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Looking for Opponent - 2/8/2009 3:52:59 AM   
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I would like to find some opponents for this great game I prefer the South but would be happy to play either side. I'm an expeienced wargamer, but am still learning the nuances this beauty and there many. Quick reply files provided and expected. Turn-around time always less than one day unless prior notice is given.

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RE: Looking for Opponent - 3/2/2009 4:57:32 PM   
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Hello:

I would be willing to try a game with you. I have plenty of experience against the AI. I have mainly played the Union and would rather stick with that if possible.

I would like to play with historical commanders though, I didn't like the 'black box' concept with the unknown leaders. I am always fast with my turn around turns.

Let me know.

Sincerely,

G. Collins


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RE: Looking for Opponent - 3/2/2009 7:11:17 PM   
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Hi, I replied to this by regular e-mail, so it probably is floating somewhere in the lost e-mail world. So to be certain I'll do through Matrix. As I said, as a masochist, I enjoy playing the south. I always use FOW and CSC. I agree that unknown leaders is a bad idea and the attachement'detachment penalty punishese hose like me too lazy to figure out appropriate assignments without suffling guys around.
Are you aware of the controversy surrounding ironclad production? My inclination is to agree as a house rule that the south produce no more than six/game. Secondly, are you aware that a beta parch is pending this week and i fso whats your position on using it. My inclination is to do so.
I looking forward to hearing from you. My e-mail is georgemeyer@msn.com.

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RE: Looking for Opponent - 3/3/2009 8:42:52 AM   
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lads- you should wait a few days and get the updated patch- some of your house rules will not be needed- and besides fixing several bugs there is a few big upgrades in terms of the overall system- basically we again find ourself morphing the game.
  on another level I cant take on any more games at the moment- but with luck I will have more free time in a few weeks and probably will be looking for some new games.  I'll look you up. Doc

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RE: Looking for Opponent - 3/4/2009 11:24:33 AM   
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Hello George:

I installed the new patch yesterday and it seems fine. If you want to send the opening confederate move I will respond right away.

Gilbert



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RE: Looking for Opponent - 3/4/2009 4:25:35 PM   
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Hi Gilbet
Once again I replied to your message via normal e-mail so it probably didn't reach you. If it did, pardon the repetion. It would be easier for me if you sent messages directly to my e-mail, georgemeyer@msn.com, rather than through this forum. The current situation is this: the patch is not compatible with the current version of the game and I am involved in three ongoing games at present. Two are near completion and we play 1-3 turns per day so it won't be long until their finished. I don't want to be discourteous to my opponents who have spent a lot time the pending games by insisting we start over. As the southern player, I'd certainly like to start two of them over since the patach redresses two issues that gave the north ahistorical advantages and, in my view, tilted the game in the northern favor unduly. I really looking forward to playing the south without having to face contential wide simultaneous amphibious assaults.

The upshot is that it will be a few days--days not weeks--before I'll be able to start playing the patched version. I hope that's OK. Alternatively were paly the unpatched version starting now, but I'd rather wait given the imbalnce that exists in the present version. Le me know what you think. Thanks.

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RE: Looking for Opponent - 3/4/2009 5:01:09 PM   
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Have you considered installing the game a second time on your computer? You can do that and then just patch one of the installs. If you have the harddrive space and can deal with keeping your games straight, it can get you through this kind of transition period. Of course, if you're almost done with your old version games, it may not be worth the bother. We try not to obsolete old saves as we know it's a major inconvenience, but sometimes it's necessary in order to add new features and rules to the game. I'm glad you're enjoying the game enough to participate in so many PBEM games. We'd certainly like to hear feedback on your future games with the 1.033 patch.

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RE: Looking for Opponent - 3/4/2009 6:17:47 PM   
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Joel,
I greatly appreciate your considerate advice and will undertake to follow it immediately--or at least as immediately as my son, who knows how to do these things, wakes up. I am truly impressed that you would take the time to attend to such a minor matter. I enjoy this game more than I have any other for many years. Its truly brillant. This is the Go of strategic military simulations: appearently simple to play, but layered with depths of complexity. I dont play a game of this without learning something new. I am glad, however, to see you've slowed the north down a bit. Not having continent wide amphibious lands in August 61 will be a relief.

A while back I wrote you about an anomally in the reaction phase--the reactor was allowed to enter an enemy occupied area that was not the site of a battle threby initiating a new battle in the reaction phase (clearly prohibited by the rules. After a lot time looking through e-mails and their attachments, I was not able to find the file in which that happened and so did not get back to you. I apologize for not at least telling you I couldn't find the file, but figured you had plenty else to do.

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RE: Looking for Opponent - 3/4/2009 11:35:05 PM   
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Joel,
My resident expert, my son, is as clueless as I am about how to install a second copy of GGWBS on my harddrive with erasing the first. Is there someone at Matrix that can instruct me? I would greatly appreciate it. Sorry to bother you.

I do have one piece of feedback although it doesn't relate to the new patch. In two games I've played, Lee has abruptly resigned for 12 months in the middle of northern offensives into Virginia. I doubt you mean this to imply voluntary abandonment of duty, which Lee considered to be the most sublime word in the English language. I assume you mean he suffered a heart ailment, but not even a heart attack requires a year from which to recover. I hope future patches will limit this phenonmena.

Thanks

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RE: Looking for Opponent - 3/5/2009 12:40:54 AM   
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All you need to do is have the installer program point to a different location when it asks what folder it should put the game in. I do it all the time. So instead of having the second copy go into the Matrix Games/WBTS folder, create a new folder to put it in and point the program at that location when it asks you where to put the game. I think you only get one set of start menu shortcuts, but you end up with two copies of the game on your harddrive.

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RE: Looking for Opponent - 3/5/2009 4:34:35 PM   
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Thanks Joel, it worked like charm. I hadn't noticed the option presnted by the installation program until you pointed it out. So I didn't have to be computer literate after all but its embarrassing to be made not literate at all.

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RE: Looking for Opponent - 3/17/2009 11:40:15 PM   
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Email me at revalry45@gmail.com.  I just got the game and am intersted in playing you.  I have alot of experience with World at War.  

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RE: Looking for Opponent - 4/2/2009 12:37:49 AM   
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This is amazing: 11 responses to an opponent's wanted posting.

I didn't read them all, did anyone ever sign up to play GMeyer? I note that there have been two subsequent postings seeking opponents.\


I wish that when i was of dating age they'd have had a "date wanted" forum. With free beer coupons.

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