We agree on something great.
The black prince is a upgunned version of a acutual tank. Simaler to the sherman firefly yet the bp didnt see action/deployment. Its retarted to go ape over this. But for wheraboo it isent aperently. The horror of axis not having an armour advantidge in a coh game must blow their minds.
Also going full extreme to the ratte wich is a non excisting/working concept so over the top it wont even work to try and justify not adding the bp is actualy retarded.
Look I know what the BP is in a historical context and what lelic attempts to make out of it.
However, one cannot overlook the fact that it sets a dangerous precedent in the way this kind of games are handled. COH games, for all their shortcomings, were right on the razor's edge of historical accuracy.
Sure, tanks don't jus point blank shoot at each other nor is it realistic for planes to be lazer accurate BUT
said tanks existed and said planes existed. Their way of moving is historically accurate IF somewhat simplified to make a fun game.
Sure, all the Sturmtigers combined cannot exceed 20 (some historians put their real numbers on 12 lol) BUT
they existed, they functioned as portrayed in the game and in the army that utilizes them.
Fallschimjager-Gewehr-42 (the wep Falls have) total production volume must have been less than 7k pieces (peanuts compared to kar98k or M1) BUT it existed and it actually serves as the model for all modern assault rifles due to its technical excellency.
Putting a BP in COH3 on the other hand sets the precedent of going off-history completely, in to the realm of historical fiction. As you may understand, a conflict like WW2 spanned just over 6 years, but served as the making of the world for centuries to come. So it's natural to feel the need to make every inch of it count. Ignoring the monstrous real life developments to go slightly into the unreal is --to me-- a dangerous step and sets a bad precedent.
But, ofcourse, it remains to be seen.
If the bp is released shut up and cope, to please the axis fanboys and get some cash they will release all the good old wunderwaffe we saw before such as kt ele jagd st tiger ace etc for sure.
Of course I will cope if it gets released what am I a non coper