From: San Antonio, TX
I just wanted to say that I read your post and am intrigued, but cannot take on another game at this time. Also, I would not (as a Japanese player) entertain DaBabes over a stock scenario. Hope you find someone soon!
Can you say why you prefer stock of DaBabes?
You mean stock over DaBabes?
Yeah. This game is a freakin' monster. Takes years to get marginal skills, years longer to be a non-schlub. Forever to master. All this while juggling rule changes from 2009-2014, alterations to code and updates/gameplay changes, etc. etc. I decided a long time ago that I would have to draw the line at the official patches (no betas, etc.) in order to know WTF I was doing and build gameplay capabilities. It simply wasn't possible to learn how each novel iteration of the game database / coding affected gameplay-particularly on a game already underway.
So I shunned beta patches, DBB, DBC, BigB, alternate maps, John IIIs mods and all the other well-meaning but impossible to track providers to exclusively focus on stock official scenarios with official patches. To preserve what limited sanity I had remaining.