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Okay Dokay, been gone a LOOOONG Time - 7/22/2013 2:19:42 AM   
AU Tiger


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I used to play WitP eons ago, and have just downloaded the Admiral Edition; can someone give me a brief summary of what differences there are?

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RE: Okay Dokay, been gone a LOOOONG Time - 7/22/2013 2:29:37 AM   
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Have you noticed that in the cinemas nowadays you can hear the actors talking? WitP was discovered in Tutankhamen's grave. Most of us have no idea. Check your wrappings, mummification only works so well up to a point.

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RE: Okay Dokay, been gone a LOOOONG Time - 7/22/2013 2:30:14 AM   
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Well, I just downloaded the manual to the Olde Kindle, am going to grab a nice cold adult beverage, and begin to read......



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RE: Okay Dokay, been gone a LOOOONG Time - 7/22/2013 2:31:13 AM   
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Nice.



EDIT:
I do see that ole Terminus is still around.

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RE: Okay Dokay, been gone a LOOOONG Time - 7/22/2013 2:34:48 AM   
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Actually, there are quite a few old geezers on deathwatch around, they will respond in a bit. Those who hammer their guns into pillows will leave the best to the rest of us.

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RE: Okay Dokay, been gone a LOOOONG Time - 7/22/2013 2:38:53 AM   
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"Old Terminus" has become addicted to self applied Tasers. In between shocks he sometimes posts useful things.

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RE: Okay Dokay, been gone a LOOOONG Time - 7/22/2013 2:41:51 AM   
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Actually, there are quite a few old geezers on deathwatch around, they will respond in a bit. Those who hammer their guns into pillows will leave the best to the rest of us.


I resemble that statement! And I keep my gun under my pillow - nice and comfy!


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RE: Okay Dokay, been gone a LOOOONG Time - 7/22/2013 2:44:25 AM   
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Do not plow, lest ye sow!

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RE: Okay Dokay, been gone a LOOOONG Time - 7/22/2013 2:50:45 AM   
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I resemble that statement! And I keep my gun under my pillow - nice and comfy!



I don't remember, is that a Marx Brothers reference or Three Stooges?

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RE: Okay Dokay, been gone a LOOOONG Time - 7/22/2013 2:51:56 AM   
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I remember your handle also Rev.



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Actually, there are quite a few old geezers on deathwatch around, they will respond in a bit. Those who hammer their guns into pillows will leave the best to the rest of us.


I resemble that statement! And I keep my gun under my pillow - nice and comfy!




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RE: Okay Dokay, been gone a LOOOONG Time - 7/22/2013 2:53:07 AM   
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quote:

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I resemble that statement! And I keep my gun under my pillow - nice and comfy!



I don't remember, is that a Marx Brothers reference or Three Stooges?

Actually I know people who do that literally.

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RE: Okay Dokay, been gone a LOOOONG Time - 7/22/2013 2:57:14 AM   
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I am a little old fashioned - mine is in the nightstand. With my two Biological Intruder Alarms, I need not worry about someone "appearing" in my bedroom unannounced. Besides, I no longer live uncomfortably near the ghettos of Memphis....


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I resemble that statement! And I keep my gun under my pillow - nice and comfy!



I don't remember, is that a Marx Brothers reference or Three Stooges?

Actually I know people who do that literally.



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RE: Okay Dokay, been gone a LOOOONG Time - 7/22/2013 3:08:46 AM   
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I made it to page 47 in the manual before noting a difference: "Off board holding boxes"?!?!?!?! WTF?

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RE: Okay Dokay, been gone a LOOOONG Time - 7/22/2013 3:14:10 AM   
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quote:

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I am a little old fashioned - mine is in the nightstand. With my two Biological Intruder Alarms, I need not worry about someone "appearing" in my bedroom unannounced. Besides, I no longer live uncomfortably near the ghettos of Memphis....


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ORIGINAL: witpqs


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ORIGINAL: geofflambert


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ORIGINAL: RevRick

I resemble that statement! And I keep my gun under my pillow - nice and comfy!



I don't remember, is that a Marx Brothers reference or Three Stooges?

Actually I know people who do that literally.




Actually there are a lot of people between Memphis and here who would be amused with your (joke) and most of them have never seen an airplane and don't believe they exist. Sometimes you can count to ten on their teeth, but often you have to use base 2. I'm sure Dixie appreciates how deep you are, perhaps you should confine yourself there, but I am curious as to why you choose John Bull (veritably) with a Tommy gun as your avatar.

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RE: Okay Dokay, been gone a LOOOONG Time - 7/22/2013 3:22:39 AM   
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Good question. I haven't logged in since 2008, and I am sure I don't remember why I chose that, other than I liked the pic. I have always admired Mr. Churchill frankly.

And, although I am as Southern as grits, I have, at times, lived all over these great states of ours, from Orlando to Seattle to Upstate New York and points in between. Additionally, I have literally circumnavigated the globe in years past, so I am hardly representative of the Binary-toothed brethren of which you speak.




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ORIGINAL: AU Tiger

I am a little old fashioned - mine is in the nightstand. With my two Biological Intruder Alarms, I need not worry about someone "appearing" in my bedroom unannounced. Besides, I no longer live uncomfortably near the ghettos of Memphis....


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ORIGINAL: witpqs


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ORIGINAL: geofflambert


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ORIGINAL: RevRick

I resemble that statement! And I keep my gun under my pillow - nice and comfy!



I don't remember, is that a Marx Brothers reference or Three Stooges?

Actually I know people who do that literally.




Actually there are a lot of people between Memphis and here who would be amused with your (joke) and most of them have never seen an airplane and don't believe they exist. Sometimes you can count to ten on their teeth, but often you have to use base 2. I'm sure Dixie appreciates how deep you are, perhaps you should confine yourself there, but I am curious as to why you choose John Bull (veritably) with a Tommy gun as your avatar.


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RE: Okay Dokay, been gone a LOOOONG Time - 7/22/2013 3:24:40 AM   
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Don't diss my brethren, I was born in West Virginia after all.

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RE: Okay Dokay, been gone a LOOOONG Time - 7/22/2013 3:25:47 AM   
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I will use small words then.


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Don't diss my brethren, I was born in West Virginia after all.



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RE: Okay Dokay, been gone a LOOOONG Time - 7/22/2013 3:27:18 AM   
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I will use small words then.


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Don't diss my brethren, I was born in West Virginia after all.




Good. Didn't your parents tell you where gorns come from?

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RE: Okay Dokay, been gone a LOOOONG Time - 7/22/2013 3:28:54 AM   
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LOL!!

I had to look that up, not a Trekie I am afraid.



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I will use small words then.


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ORIGINAL: geofflambert

Don't diss my brethren, I was born in West Virginia after all.




Good. Didn't your parents tell you where gorns come from?



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RE: Okay Dokay, been gone a LOOOONG Time - 7/22/2013 3:40:48 AM   
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Make sure you download the official patch and read the changes PDF. A lot changed from the beginning. The beta is cool too.

Welcome back.

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RE: Okay Dokay, been gone a LOOOONG Time - 7/22/2013 3:50:11 AM   
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LOL!!

I had to look that up, not a Trekie I am afraid.


I certainly hope you're not calling me a Trekkie! Death to Kirk! Call Nashvillen a Trekkie if you like.

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RE: Okay Dokay, been gone a LOOOONG Time - 7/22/2013 4:40:18 AM   
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LOL!!

I had to look that up, not a Trekie I am afraid.


I certainly hope you're not calling me a Trekkie! Death to Kirk! Call Nashvillen a Trekkie if you like.


geofflambert is a trek-eeee, geofflambert is a trek-eeee, na-na-na-na boo-boo!



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RE: Okay Dokay, been gone a LOOOONG Time - 7/22/2013 4:56:27 AM   
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AU Tiger, your long absence didn't go unnoticed. Not infrquently, your name would come up in conversation. More than one, you were inlcuded in a list of "old timers" that had disappeared from the game.

As I recall, when we last saw you, you were finishing up a master's degree at Auburn University. You were involved in a memorable WitP game at the time or shortly before you left.

There are many, many old timers from those days still around. Just a few that you'll know: Tom Label (dadgum Crimson Tide fan), Lickskillet (LSU Tiger), NY Giants (Klempsin Kollidge), Cap Mandrake (he didn't actually go to college; he's a former Beach Boy who likes to pretend that he's a medical doctor), and me (a Univ. of Georgia graduate, and therefore clearly your superior).

Great to have you back after all these years. As good and fun as WitP was, AE makes it look like a tricycle compared to a Ford F-150 pickup truck. Lots of good stuff that you'll like. It'll take you awhile to come to grips with everything, so just go ahead and find an opponent and play. You'll be glad you did, unless Real Life has you hamstrung. (Probably, being an AU grad, you need to take a few score remedial classes, right?)


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RE: Okay Dokay, been gone a LOOOONG Time - 7/22/2013 5:11:42 AM   
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What the Hell are you wasting your time reading the manual for?


Just start a game. You will figure it out. If you run up against something incomprehensible, just throw yourself on the mercy of the court, feign incompetence and post a question.


Oh, as to your question, I think the "off board holding box" is where you put your beer.

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RE: Okay Dokay, been gone a LOOOONG Time - 7/22/2013 6:17:39 AM   
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Superior? Well, maybe on the field over the last few years! lol We will see what our mad German scientist, Dr. Schpeed, will do for us now that Cheezit is finally gone. So far I like what I see, but the jury is still out IMO.

Before I start a game with someone I would like to understand the mechanics a bit better. I just started a game against the AI as the Allies, and built the typical massive supply/base force transport TF in SF for PH, and it tells me something about the port size isn't big enough?!?!?!?!?! There are a lot more switches and widgets to explore before I venture forth into combat with one of y'all.

I have made it through about 1/3 of the manual, and I like all of the tables - they were kind of intuitive inside the WitP engine after a few hundred hours of play, but having them at the fingertips is nice.



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AU Tiger, your long absence didn't go unnoticed. Not infrquently, your name would come up in conversation. More than one, you were inlcuded in a list of "old timers" that had disappeared from the game.

As I recall, when we last saw you, you were finishing up a master's degree at Auburn University. You were involved in a memorable WitP game at the time or shortly before you left.

There are many, many old timers from those days still around. Just a few that you'll know: Tom Label (dadgum Crimson Tide fan), Lickskillet (LSU Tiger), NY Giants (Klempsin Kollidge), Cap Mandrake (he didn't actually go to college; he's a former Beach Boy who likes to pretend that he's a medical doctor), and me (a Univ. of Georgia graduate, and therefore clearly your superior).

Great to have you back after all these years. As good and fun as WitP was, AE makes it look like a tricycle compared to a Ford F-150 pickup truck. Lots of good stuff that you'll like. It'll take you awhile to come to grips with everything, so just go ahead and find an opponent and play. You'll be glad you did, unless Real Life has you hamstrung. (Probably, being an AU grad, you need to take a few score remedial classes, right?)





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RE: Okay Dokay, been gone a LOOOONG Time - 7/22/2013 6:36:50 AM   
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Not to nit-pick, but I just read a line on page 140 of the manual that just gave me heartburn: "Fighter-bombers can fly either fighter or bomber type missions, but are not as good at either as their specialty counterparts"

Really? Yeah, the P-47's ("Jabos") were awfully mediocre at chewing up ground targets in Europe in '44 & '45.

Sheesh!


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RE: Okay Dokay, been gone a LOOOONG Time - 7/22/2013 11:59:46 AM   
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The Jug's 8 x .50s didn't seem to tear other planes apart either.

Welcome back.

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RE: Okay Dokay, been gone a LOOOONG Time - 7/22/2013 1:12:25 PM   
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Most fighters carry bombs, that doesn't make them fighter bombers. The US didn't build any. The Brits did and they're only good for training. If you're smart as the Japanese, you won't build any (maybe the Nick, but not I). For the USN/Marines the game lets you use float planes to train fighter pilots which is a good idea early on, you just have to remember to look for them in the patrol reserve.

I should make an exception for the Mosquito. Not a great fighter but a very good bomber.

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RE: Okay Dokay, been gone a LOOOONG Time - 7/22/2013 1:35:40 PM   
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I can't speak to the differences between WitP and WitP-AE, but an AE patch now lets you impose stacking limits that impose a supply penalty on units in a hex if they are over-stacked. These limits greatly enhanced AE, IMHO, and are worth a look. You can search the forum under "stacking limits" to download the map file that introduces stacking-limits.

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RE: Okay Dokay, been gone a LOOOONG Time - 7/22/2013 7:24:30 PM   
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I should make an exception for the Mosquito. Not a great fighter but a very good bomber.


Bah! The Mosquito is one of those newfangled monoplanes - nothing more than a fad I tell you.


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