The 2nd update for Making History: The First World War Early Access version is now uploaded to Steam and ready to play. Our focus for this release was to get the AI to start deploying Naval Mines. This system is more content driven since there are very specific locations and choke points where nations historically created minefields. At this stage, Germany, Britain, Russia and the Ottoman Empire are engineered to be aggressive about mining the areas we have defined for them. The next steps will be to decouple mining decisions from the specific nations and tie it to the territory they control. Mining Zones can then be targeted by any nation that has a strategic advantage in that area.
A significant amount of the work we have remaining to finish up in Early Access involves expanding content and game balancing. We received several helpful reports and suggestions from the users on missing elements and content errors. Everything goes into our database dedicated to tracking issues. Each update going forward should have a larger implementation improvement or addition, plus as many content fixes that we have time to complete before the next milestone.
The next scenario, The Balkan Wars is scheduled for release in 2 weeks. It’s probably ready to share now. Our reason to wait is to keep the focus on the 1914 scenario and limit the scale of possible content errors to a single source. We’ll update the community on our progress in next week's release notes and through the forums.