Guys (and i mean all of you dear readers and contributors),
you know how important for me has always been your judgments, your suggestions, you "backing me up" throughout the whole game.
You know (and in case you don't, well, now you know ) how much i esteem (!?) your words, your logic, your thoughts in general.
This community - and especially, for what concerns me, the inner community grown inside this AAR thread - has earned my biggest and deepest respect: here i know i'm facing, arguing, jocking with true men of true intelligence, knowledge and honour.
That's why it's really hard for me to ask you, in the most polite and whispering way, to refrain, from now on, on commenting about my opponent.
I ask you please...
...i'm in the very strange and unpleasent situation of being the only (well, not the only one but...) voice that stands in his defence in this AAR (a place that he cannot read and so he cannot defend himself properly).
And i'm not the best defender he can have...first because my lack of competence in english, secondly - and obviously - because, despite i try to be as much objective as possible, i am nonetheless on the other side of the hill and my view cannot be completely "super partes".
This is a game after all...a game which requires a great investement of time and efforts...and i agree (i truly do) with Rader that a game to be fun needs to be as balanced as possible.
The HRs don't really matter as long as we both have our fun... and i had the best possible gaming experience of my whole life. The challenges of the HRs have made this game even funnier for me cause through the "slings and arrows of an outrageous fortune" you really experience what means the struggle for victory.
Anyway, i know that me and Rader can find an agreement that suits both of us...and we can keep on playing, having fun and, thorugh our AARs, maybe let you taste a bit of "this" fun... but the attitude that has grown in the forum against Rader is really putting me and him in a strange and unplesant situation...a situation where he feels guilty for advocating his POVs (fearing that me and the community could feel he's abusing me) and where i cannot defend my own position cause i feel i need first to defend my opponent, my friend.
I don't deny that it's probably also my own fault...at the beginning of the match i felt so "abused" (due to my lack of experience probably) that i felt good when someone pointed out that our HRs weren't fair... So i apologise for this bad attidute...towards Rader and towards you all.
But now please, for the goodness of this gaming experience...for the goodness of this AAR... let's simply move over and leave the whole HRs stuff to be decided just by me and Rader.
Hope (sincerly hope) you all understand.