Meanwhile, the SimHQ Iron Front server sits all cold and alone waiting for players. Sooo sad.
Guod, I think the problem there might be the co-op mode. I certainly can't speak definitively for anyone else but I find the AI's super-human spotting ability about as satisfying to deal with as actual human cheats. Sure, the Franz server isn't very well populated but even 5 vs 5 can be fun. God knows it's kept me entertained for a good few hours already.
I'm not sure this game can be pulled back from the brink. Once upon a time yes, but these days the buying public just doesn't want to give second chances. As I've said elsewhere, if they'd released v1.033 right off the bat this game would be flying right now, it really is, in my opinion, that good (despite it's game-balancing compromises). I hope I'm wrong, I've not been this engaged since Darkest Hour.