I have been an avid player of endwar since the game came out and I must say that I absolutely LOVE it. Unfortunately, I am writing in regards to an issue that is affecting multipls factions in varying ways. This is the attack from nowhere rule in TOW.
Simply using Reagan seabase as an example, the attack from nowhere rule is making it extremely frustrating for players of both the EEFC and the JSF. It is as some of you may know, currently a stale mate due to no progress in either direction. The EEFC players keep trying to take the territory, and are unfortunately repaid by having their squads consistently beaten and countless units killed. However, despite the consistent winning at the seabase for the JSF, they are not allowed to counterattack, for example, Glen Albyn, which is the source of the european attack, or Wilstermarsch, which they could easily do from Copenhagen, which the JSF had held for several turns without using it at all.
Thus, since reagan has been a great place for the JSF newcomers to build up their forces since their winning percentage is so high, not to mention a fun place for the JSF AND the EEFC to play, it has consistently been the JSF primary front. However, since it is considered an attack from nowhere, there is no forward progress ANYWHERE for the JSF, and the best they can do is attempt to hold on to the territories they have, and then slowly lose them, which is what the JSF has been doing now for the majority of war 2.
I am speaking as someone not representing any faction, because while this rule is certainly frustrating for the JSF, it also affects the ability of the Europeans to have a shot of making a better offensive in the northern US or at least to have the JSF come to eruopean territory and have their units killed for a change.
Ubisoft, you guys have done a wonderful job making corrections from war 1 to war 2 in order to make the playing more fair and fun for everyone. Please, PLEASE continue to provide excellent service to your players by getting rid of the attack from nowhere rule so that there can be an end to the stalemate in the northern US and a chance for the JSF to gain a territory.