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Happy 10th Birthday to War in the Pacific: Admiral's E... - 7/29/2019 3:16:32 PM   
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This great game turned 10 years old over the weekend. What an amazing 10 years it has been, and how remarkable is it that our community is still so active after 10 years!

Cheers to this grand game!

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RE: Happy 10th Birthday to War in the Pacific: Admiral... - 7/29/2019 3:25:16 PM   
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It's absolutely remarkable that a game that is 10 years old has such an active community.
Many more years to come.
My manual looks like it's 100 years old.
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RE: Happy 10th Birthday to War in the Pacific: Admiral... - 7/29/2019 3:26:12 PM   
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Indeed!

Now has anyone calculated how long before the game has been around three times as long as the war it represents? :-)

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RE: Happy 10th Birthday to War in the Pacific: Admiral... - 7/29/2019 3:32:21 PM   
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Best game ever. Best forum ever. We're enjoying the golden years. May they continue long into the future.

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RE: Happy 10th Birthday to War in the Pacific: Admiral... - 7/29/2019 4:12:36 PM   
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Wow!!!!

Congrats!

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RE: Happy 10th Birthday to War in the Pacific: Admiral... - 7/29/2019 5:48:12 PM   
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A birthday that a vast majority of modern games would invariably meet in a dustbin. Not so for WITP AE!

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RE: Happy 10th Birthday to War in the Pacific: Admiral... - 7/29/2019 6:19:16 PM   
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Quality lasts, either that or else it takes so long just to get through a few games.

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RE: Happy 10th Birthday to War in the Pacific: Admiral... - 7/29/2019 8:59:31 PM   
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Hear hear!

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RE: Happy 10th Birthday to War in the Pacific: Admiral... - 7/30/2019 12:35:08 AM   
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Christ it hardly feels like 10 months!

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RE: Happy 10th Birthday to War in the Pacific: Admiral... - 7/30/2019 1:05:58 AM   
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Awesome game, I enjoy it as much now as I did 10 years ago!

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RE: Happy 10th Birthday to War in the Pacific: Admiral... - 7/30/2019 1:59:23 AM   
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Happy birthday to WITP-AE. !

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RE: Happy 10th Birthday to War in the Pacific: Admiral... - 7/30/2019 3:08:16 AM   
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And Kudos to all the people who worked on the game development including patches and mods. The devotion of the players to the game is proof that their efforts were superlative!




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RE: Happy 10th Birthday to War in the Pacific: Admiral... - 7/30/2019 6:52:35 AM   
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There's nothing else like it.

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RE: Happy 10th Birthday to War in the Pacific: Admiral... - 7/30/2019 7:32:13 AM   
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Amazing decade with this community and gaming experience!!

I started to play when snowed out of a travel back for Christmas just as AE was released. Still remember that two weeks. Watched The Pacific and then searched for a decent game to play in the theatre. Found AE.

This forum is what got me through to the place where I could enjoy it and handle the level of detail. Thanks to all for the many years of drama, exhilaration and devastation this game has added to my life.

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RE: Happy 10th Birthday to War in the Pacific: Admiral... - 7/30/2019 7:50:24 AM   
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HBD WITPAE


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RE: Happy 10th Birthday to War in the Pacific: Admiral... - 7/30/2019 8:26:45 AM   
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Celebrating! Drunken like a tanker at Abadan.

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RE: Happy 10th Birthday to War in the Pacific: Admiral... - 7/30/2019 11:12:37 AM   
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I still play nearly every day. At the $100 initial cost that comes out to about .027 cents per day.

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RE: Happy 10th Birthday to War in the Pacific: Admiral... - 7/30/2019 1:47:35 PM   
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So 10 years

Happy Birthday WITP - AE

While I have only been around for 3 years there are other ways to express it must be abundantly obvious

(i) $0.0007612 cents per hour of game enjoyment (as noted above)

(ii) Approximately 2.3 PBEM GC campaigns from Dec 7 41 to ~ Aug 15 1945

(iii) Approximately 27 vs AI GC campaigns from Dec 7 41 to ~ Aug 15 1945

(iv) 67.333 things learned from the knowledgeable forumites - community

My thanks to the game and community

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RE: Happy 10th Birthday to War in the Pacific: Admiral... - 7/30/2019 3:01:21 PM   
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Time flies doesn't it! Can't believe its been 10 years!

Can't think of many other wargames residing on my hard drive as long....probably just the HPS Panzer Campaigns series.

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RE: Happy 10th Birthday to War in the Pacific: Admiral... - 7/30/2019 6:17:14 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Miller

Christ it hardly feels like 10 months!


Oh, take my word for it, it does. In fact everyday now feels like 10 months, but that's another story.

As far as the game goes, its fantastic.


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RE: Happy 10th Birthday to War in the Pacific: Admiral... - 7/30/2019 6:23:16 PM   
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quote:

While I have only been around for 3 years


quote:

(ii) Approximately 2.3 PBEM GC campaigns from Dec 7 41 to ~ Aug 15 1945

(iii) Approximately 27 vs AI GC campaigns from Dec 7 41 to ~ Aug 15 1945


Crikey!!!! I just can't compete with those kind of game turns. I'm in June '43 in my current AI game and its taken me 2.5 years.

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RE: Happy 10th Birthday to War in the Pacific: Admiral... - 7/30/2019 8:20:55 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Macclan5
(i) $0.0007612 cents per hour of game enjoyment (as noted above)


Is that $0.0007612 cents per hour Canadian or US?

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RE: Happy 10th Birthday to War in the Pacific: Admiral... - 7/31/2019 3:05:49 AM   
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Thanks to everyone involved for the best game on the planet, maybe even the universe. Yes, on a cost-per-hour basis, this is the least expensive game out there.

Cheers,
CB

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RE: Happy 10th Birthday to War in the Pacific: Admiral... - 7/31/2019 7:21:50 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: CaptBeefheart

Thanks to everyone involved for the best game on the planet, maybe even the universe. Yes, on a cost-per-hour basis, this is the least expensive game out there.

Cheers,
CB

Well, for me it has been the most expensive game in my collection if I count on a cost-per-hour basis. Yet, somehow, I count it as one of my best investments.

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RE: Happy 10th Birthday to War in the Pacific: Admiral... - 7/31/2019 7:23:01 AM   
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Happy Birthday, War in the Pacific: Admiral's Edition.



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RE: Happy 10th Birthday to War in the Pacific: Admiral... - 7/31/2019 7:33:05 AM   
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Uh-Oh! Ten years already!!! And still the only game I play for ages :D

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RE: Happy 10th Birthday to War in the Pacific: Admiral... - 7/31/2019 10:11:54 AM   
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Salut! It is the only game with three services represented, so the only one that seems to not have taken a lobotomy...

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RE: Happy 10th Birthday to War in the Pacific: Admiral... - 7/31/2019 1:06:22 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Chickenboy


quote:

ORIGINAL: Macclan5
(i) $0.0007612 cents per hour of game enjoyment (as noted above)


Is that $0.0007612 cents per hour Canadian or US?




At that amount I will speculate the exchange 1.35 (my side i.e. 1USD=1.35CAD) makes little difference


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RE: Happy 10th Birthday to War in the Pacific: Admiral... - 7/31/2019 2:06:28 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: USSAmerica

This great game turned 10 years old over the weekend. What an amazing 10 years it has been, and how remarkable is it that our community is still so active after 10 years!

Cheers to this grand game!


The electronic 0s and 1s which constitute AE do not merit any thanks. It is the team of talented individuals who developed the game who deserve the gratitude of the players.

For those who have forgotten or never knew who those individual were, this thread:

http://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tm.asp?m=2173764&mpage=1&key=team�

identifies the devs and provides brief biographies.

Alfred

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RE: Happy 10th Birthday to War in the Pacific: Admiral... - 7/31/2019 4:12:58 PM   
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Happy Birthday to WITP-AE. Personally I never got the game (although really tried) and have finally scratched that itch. That said, I probably got my money's worth in the two attempts to get into it.

But 10 years on and still a very active forum with lots of AAR says something about the game's longevity and replayability that's for sure.

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