Whoa Nelly! The problem with email / text is that there is often ample room for mis-communication. Intent is not always best conveyed in a simple line or two and it is easy to misconstrue and to over-react. I have experience playing both Runyan and Lebatron and believe that both players are interested in the game and are seeking to make it better for everyone. That said, Lebatron and Wanderinghead have done a HUGE amount for keeping the game fresh and new. It is sometimes a little too easy to publicly play the critic, without regard for the how the modder feels or was seeking to achieve. I don't always agree 100% with every change made, but I generally find that the mods and patches have provided more variety to the game. I have three different versions installed. At the end of the day, folks like Brian and Jesse are doing their hard work for 0$. Yep, for free. As such, I can understand that they can get a little testy in defence of their efforts. For our part, I think we have a lot to be gracious for. Thanks guys.
Having said that, I think Lebatron's change in the Vichy event does not actually result creating fortresses in Southern France. But, I can see how you might have misconstrued his wording. Rather, I think the event un-freezes Southern France so that Germany can move troops in to 'fortify' the area (correct me if I am wrong). As for the fortresses in Eastern France, they really only have a slight effect in game play (if at all). I still find that there is a prediliction to pull back to Western Germany. So, I wouldn't really get up in arms about it. As you can appreciate, there is a measure of abstraction in the attempt to promote a certain type of game flow. I understand why W France is not fortified -- it is often way to strong to crack. Hence all the Spain invasions.....
Lets have fun out there!
< Message edited by Lucky1 -- 1/24/2010 2:42:18 PM >