turbotim66 wrote:The thing I find the most frustrating is that it does not tell you anywhere that you can't attack out of the loyelty boxes.
Actually, the current map seems to have a glitch there. The Mahdi Army and al-Qaeda loyalty boxes border their cities, and thus can attack back to them (in addition to being able to attack Mahdi Baghdad sectors or Sunni cities, respectively). The Baathist and US loyalty boxes border nothing. The Rules of Engagement say that the Mahdi Army and al-Qaeda loyalty boxes can attack out of their cities - but this is very easily read as a restatement of their ability to attack Mahdi Baghdad sectors or Sunni cities, not actually back to their own cities. There is also no explanation that the Baathist and US loyalty boxes are one-way traps. (Looking very
close, the red arrows on the loyalty boxes seem to suggest that they should all be one-way attacks. This is insufficient and effectively no explanation, IMO, as evidenced by the number of complaints this has generated - and even if that was the intent, this is in direct conflict with the apparently intended meaning of the Rules of Engagement and the XML.)
I would suggest making all city loyalty boxes border (and thus able to attack) their cities, as well as border (and thus able to attack) the other loyalty boxes in a city. If this is not done, I would suggest that the ability of Mahdi Army and al-Qaeda loyalty boxes to attack back to their host cities be removed (except, of course, for al-Qaeda loyalty boxes for Sunni cities), and that text be put on the map legend noting that the city-to-loyalty-box attacks (at least the Baathist and US ones) are one way (again, the red arrows do not suffice as an explanation, if that was their intent).