So, where has 2021 gone?
Remember us? No? Thought so.
As you may have noticed, the site has been scarcely touched since June. This only partly has to do with the usual excuses of real life stuff (professional and private), diverting attention to other and far larger projects (working on an unannounced RTS for 3D Realms/Slipgate Ironworks, maintaining and adding worrying amounts of information to MobyGames, just to name a few). For a good while now, I’ve been thinking hard about the usefulness of CNCNZ.com at present day, given that any news within the community already moves faster than we can report on it through the power of social media and Discord, and the relatively new CnC.Community site, God bless it, even has an automated feed for everything else.
So instead of threatening a shutdown yet again, I’ve decided to take CNCNZ.com in a different direction in 2022. The existing content will not go anywhere, especially not the extensive set of technical info and guides on the series nor our old original content – instead, the site will expand further on its Games section (that I’m sure most don’t go to at the moment). In addition to making the unit etc. pages more useful and informative for less skilled and new players to better understand the tools they have, each game will receive pages with information that is normally either scattered on more obscure sites or is only available when talking to the more knowledgeable people in the community. Parameters, hidden mechanics, known bugs, unused content, really any secret that a given game can have.
As an icing on that cake, I’ll be finishing the expansion of the site’s scope to Dune and Battle for Middle-earth titles which are technologically and creatively related to Command & Conquer, which some of you may have noticed we have posted but haven’t associated with the site navigation yet (Dune II, Dune 2000, Emperor, BFME1, BFME2, RotWK). These titles will also get the same content I mentioned above as the Command & Conquer titles.
Finally, we wish happy holidays and a successful and peaceful new year to all fellow commanders!