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Finding the right opponent - 12/22/2006 8:35:19 PM   
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I've been very lucky with my recent step into the world of PBEM. I'm now playing against 2 opponents, in 2 different games, who pump out the turns on a regular basis. One of them has nursed me into my 3rd game with him. My 1st opponent was lost while I was cutting my teeth on the proper procedures and then I had computer problems. I guess he just lost patience with me, although I'd like a crack at him again. How many of you have found it difficult to find opponents who will grind it out through thick and thin? I suppose it's frustrating as hell to play the Allied side only to have your Japanese player leave the game as you start to to turn the table on him. Maybe if we all compiled a list for a new thread on players to avoid because they quit mid game we could save later grief. Just a thought....
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RE: Finding the right opponent - 12/22/2006 9:08:31 PM   
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The first big CV battle is a big factor. If the US player losses they still have the time and resources to mount a comeback.

If the IJN player losses its game over.

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RE: Finding the right opponent - 12/23/2006 1:01:38 AM   
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True, but at least both players should be in agreement that there is no reason to play on if one or the other is at a huge disadvantage and it's pointless to continue the game.  I'm refering to people who bug out the minute things start to sour.

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RE: Finding the right opponent - 12/25/2006 1:49:02 PM   
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I've never tried a PBEM, as I don't have the time to sit at my pc so often. But I enjoy reading the AAR's, very often the AAR's just stop in mid battle and I always wonder what the outcome was. Or did, as you mention someone give up or just packed the game in.

Not really fair to someone who takes the game serious, and who has planned his strategy in to the smalleast detail. Only to find out his opponent can't be bothered anymore.

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RE: Finding the right opponent - 12/26/2006 1:06:04 AM   
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AARs are a problem as they can give your opponent valuable intel.  I think vague reports are the only way to go concerning losses, for example.

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