From: The Coastal Elite
John sent the email below with the turn.
For the record, I never asked for a long break, but rather one or two weeks. I also told him if he was not happy with our pace, he could find another opponent, otherwise I'd be very happy to continue to play and try to sink his carriers. I think this was pretty reasonable, he agreed to continue, and I thought he had the understanding that there'd be a short break followed by a bit slower pace at times. It just feels to me like John is being a bit disingenuous here because the email exchanges we had were pretty clear on the match continuing if he wanted and, once again, I don't feel like he really wants to continue the match. He seems to be very focused on Floozy Dan - nice moniker by the way ("starting a new match that would be massively followed on the Forum led me to drop the AAR").
And, again, he's doubling down on the fact that he would never have made the decisions he did make regarding his recent Midway moment if it wasn't for our earlier break initiated by me. Grasping for straws there.
Sorry that took so long. Got it fixed. Cannot believe that I wasn’t smart enough to think of simply logging in the Matrix and retrieving all my download info from there. STUPID!
Want to explain the last week of game-time turns.
When you wanted to take that break earlier, I was pretty sure our match was finished. Totally understandable with new job and life taking over. I have had to quit matches before when life took over! At any rate, I was convinced that you weren’t coming back.
That change of mind really opened a few doors that I hadn’t realized were shut. Had some new Mod ideas that really excited me and got that rolling. Thinking I had no game, I called Dan down in Georgia and opened that thought of another re-match with him. When he accepted, I was EXCITED. Dan and I have played each other for nearly—perhaps over—20 years dating back to Uncommon Valor. We’ve had two WitP matches epically reach 1945 and they are the stuff of fond memory. We will start a new match once one of his current pair of games is done. CANNOT wait! As an added benefit, playing will allow Michael and I to see what bringing in Brian’s work (Big B) does. I am hoping for a much more realistic China, tougher 4EB defense, added bases, and check out our latest Mod changes. Should be great!
Realizing I now had to get the Mod work DONE and that I would be starting a new match that would be massively followed on the Forum led me to drop the AAR. Hadn’t really done anything to it for a couple of game turns weeks so it was no big deal. Logical move to save time for getting other stuff finished.
Surprisingly into the middle of this, you wanted to get going again. I thought a few turns, you would be seriously busy, and decide to drop the match. Chickenboy commented in my AAR about RL and the chances of seeing the match continue.
Thinking the game was over or soon would be led me to not care as much with what I was doing. My CARDIV1 and CARDIV2 were at Horn sitting and waiting for a chance to pounce on one of your TFs when I decided to jump it into the Coral Sea just for the heck of it and see if you would come out and try to catch me. As you know many times I have come to Horn, sat for a while, and then retired. I had the option of joining up with my CVs at Truk and could have gone back around New Guinea turned east and reached Truk without any issues. If we were still before your mandated break from action that is exactly what I would have done instead I took the leap into the CS just for the hell of it. The rest is history. Looked back on the turn (I have nearly two weeks of turns saved) today and just shake my head.
Want to apologize, I really underestimated your desire to continue play and that has led to this.
Thought you deserved this note so you understood. Please share it in your AAR. After our break, I never expected you to re-start that either!
On the BRIGHT side, the install is fixed. Here you go.
< Message edited by Anachro -- 12/9/2019 6:03:22 PM >