From: PDX (and now) London, UK
Guys, guys... Brad has been very gracious to me. He offered me the "victory", saying i had won anyway, even if he hasn't decided yet.
It's not a problem for me. To win, to lose, it doesn't really matter if the game has been fun. In this kind of game (a long term commitment), it's not the destination that matters, it's the journey. and this has been a great journey.
The battles, the defeats, the hopes, the disillusions... simply great.
If Brad drops, i won't pick up another opponent. The game is really bound to the person you play with...the style of his you learn to understand... the mind "intra-game"... to change opponent would be like...i don't know, like a treason.
The war ends in 1944? Who cares? we've already lived thorugh the most interesting moments (1942-1943 and half 1944).
Will do an aftermath report. Will be interesting...
I would have put money on this response. I completely understand. You've played for a long time.
My mind always thinks of possibilities. When there is such a challenging game still undecided it makes me think of the different options available. I can imagine five different players all taking over the game and coming up with five different new paths to take it down. In fact that would be a really interesting thing to try sometime. Taking a suspended game and playing out the remainder with several players. Like scenario almost. Or a tournament.
We could all benefit from being able to try these major parts of the game more often, with less on the line, not after years of playing. I think players would learn more and experiment more if they knew it was only for 6 months of game time. Or even a year.
Imagine if you were playing the Allied side. What would you do now?
"Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm." - Winston Churchill