From: Deepest Dixie
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.
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?)
"Never take counsel of your fears."