Then how do you explain RTwP games having a TB option? This same argument should equally apply there as well, yet the TB mode in P:Km works very well according to TB fans themselves. Seems like this is a very convenient one-sided argument being made only from the TB side, that all RTwP games should have a TB option but not vice versa because TB games cannot have a RTwP mode something something. I don't buy it for even a second. Seems like a self-serving argument from TB fans so that they can have everything their way.
We don't really know how difficult it is to accommodate both. We can only speculate. It might be easier to add TB to a RTwP game, or vice versa, or more likely, depends on the mechanics of the game itself. As for Kingmaker, if I understand correctly, the game had an underwhelming reception, so it was in their best interest (i.e $$) to try to make it more appealing/accessible. Conversely, DOS2 had no such need to add a RTwP option, because of how well the game did (and probably continues to do). If it hasn't started already because of the success of DOS2, a hit with BG3 might spell the end of RTwP (or slumber, at least).
The thing is, adding TB mode to a RTwP game is VERY easy for at least some games because the IWD and BG games already do that for all practical purpose. All a player has to do to play those games in turn based mode is select the "round" option for when the game automatically pauses and the it will pause at the end of each round, which is functionally the same thing as pausing at the end of each turn. The word "turn" has ambiguous meaning that varies from game to game. So, if a "turn" is the period of time during which characters/units execute the orders they were given until a timer expires or until all of the actions are complete then the IWD and BG games ALREADY make it possible to functionally turn a RTwP game into a TB game. Just select the timing for the pause to only "Turn" or "Round" or whatever works for a particular terminology of a game and never pause at any other time. And walla, it's a friggin TB game.
Last edited by Vlad the Impaler; 23/08/2004:43 AM.