This isn't supposed to be a flame or anything, but an honest question, I don't know how to enjoy the game
When i first started playing this,i hated it.Now there i am starting to like it after learning a bit more,this game cant be learned in one hour, i know.i am still trying to figure out how the command (HQ)structure breaks down and how to merge units.i am really wondering how to merge units so that they are a combined arms army groupor is this possable?anyway there must be a simple way to do this do you know how to merge units?can units be merged?
Well as for the issue of lag, yah near the 1940s and up, the game gets laggy and slows down. What i do to usually speed it up if I have to is I scroll out all the way and move to a completely shaded area with no units and it tends to go back to almost the same speed but its faster then the 3-10s per Hour tick. As for enjoying the game, you have to be able to tolerate game flaws at time, especially in this game where there are many sadly. The game is being updated at paradox's fastest I suppose but until then you simply have to be able to tolerate its lag. Once you can do that, when playing the game itself it depends if you like being a militaristic guy in an RTS. This game is pure military strategy, hence why its an RTS, and you have to be an actual avid fan of it since in this game it is more complex and has many more factors to it then your standard say starcraft,warcraft, or Age of Empires game. The way you want to play and "enjoy" the game is all up to you and what you want to do in it, but if you can't really like try and tolerate the lag, because yes it does get annoying, then might as well not continue to play it.
As for merging of units, if you drag over a number of divisions, you will see it will like do a sound of a gun and then it will have all these units selected normally on the top left side of your screen. There is a button near the top of all of the selected units and its a yellow one with two arrows going like this ---> <--- . Thats the merge button
Use the USA. Join the Axis. Invade North and South America. That was my favorite.
^^God yes that was a fun campaign (although I never joined the Axis, I just went solo) I took over Canada in eight hours through judicious use of light tanks, IIRC they don't have a single VP that's not adjacent to your border.
If you have a problem with lag i suggest that you lower the resolution and other graphical settings and close firefox and other programs running in the background, I've never had a problem with lag and i have played with 12 players online.
Unless you play a very neutral country like Sweden or Ireland (which is boring) you don't have to lower your neutrality much but if you want to declare war on another nation that is not in a faction or not gained from events you also have to use spies in that country to increase the threat they pose to you.
It's also better and easier to play with counters (letters instead of units) and you know that you are winning a battle when the arrow is green, when the arrow is yellow the battle is even and when red your losing. When attacking it's good to have a higher number on the arrow and when defending a low one.
The best tactic is usually flanking and using units from many provinces in the same battle and then advancing slowly with one unit at a time. But you'll probably get better the further you play. Once you learn the game you'll find out how awesome it is.
I understand. Sometimes it can take a long time to start to see your plans start to unfold. It can be frustrating. Once I got past some of the learning curve, which I think is steep, the game became more rewarding. I started in 1936 and just figured out the HQ system now that I'm in 1943. Once more complex controls are learned the game makes itself easier.