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RE: What makes a good opponent? - 12/14/2019 2:36:30 PM   
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When some one sink your japanese carriers with level bombers doing naval attacks is pretty annoying

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RE: What makes a good opponent? - 12/14/2019 2:41:25 PM   
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Finding one?

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RE: What makes a good opponent? - 12/14/2019 3:09:31 PM   
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Finding one?


Who will stick around....GP

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RE: What makes a good opponent? - 12/14/2019 5:21:15 PM   
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quote:

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Finding one?


Who will stick around....GP


And likes to play the same type of game as oneself.


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RE: What makes a good opponent? - 12/15/2019 2:18:49 AM   
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I'll second Dr. Hal and a couple others: the most important thing in an opponent is an understanding that, jokes in the forum notwithstanding, there is life outside the game! Accepting that a daily turn isn't always possible goes a long way (especially during tax season, for those of us in the accounting business).

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RE: What makes a good opponent? - 12/15/2019 6:30:18 AM   
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As somebody who always likes the challenge of playing the Japanese side ( yes I know : a masochist), I have been lucky that that my various opponents have all had the following qualities :

1. A sense of humour. Without this the sometimes horrific outcomes of hours of careful planning would be too much to bear.

2. Patience. I stand in awe of those who can produce one or more turns a day. I certainly can't do this. Not just because of the demands on my time, but also because I have found that I actually enjoy checking the detail of the game each turn( yes a nitpicker). And this takes time. And I often travel away from home for extensive periods. This year I was away for seven weeks. I did inform my poor opponent in advance but I did feel guilty about it.

3. Tolerance. I have made numerous mistakes in my games, some of them quite ridiculous. In my current game I managed to inadvertently invade Russia ! My advice to new players is do not try to sneak along the Russian coast with an amphibious task force set to unload. Thankfully my opponent is a very tolerant person and we managed to find a way to continue the game.

4. A gentlemanly acceptance of playing the game not to win at all costs but to enjoy the journey. No cheating,no gamey moves,no whining.


My current Canadian opponent has all of these qualities. Unfortunately he is also too damn good for me ! The Japanese are having their butts kicked and then some. I am learning from him but it is a hard way to learn.

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RE: What makes a good opponent? - 12/18/2019 3:28:18 PM   
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Now this makes me think Billy must have another game going too!!

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RE: What makes a good opponent? - 12/18/2019 9:07:40 PM   
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quote:

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I'll second Dr. Hal and a couple others: the most important thing in an opponent is an understanding that, jokes in the forum notwithstanding, there is life outside the game! Accepting that a daily turn isn't always possible goes a long way (especially during tax season, for those of us in the accounting business).

Thanks Dave.... I would add "sportsmanship" to the list. Yes this is an electronic game, but still a game that requires decorum and constructive exchanges. Sadly we see the demise of sportsmanship in many aspects of our lives today, including on TV and in our schools or other "playing fields". I've run afoul of players in this game that have "cheated" and this was a sad situation for me. Sure I like to win, but if I loose honorably then I don't feel so bad, as I did my best. I can't understand folks playing a game that appear to need to win at all costs. As many have stated here, it's the process that is the most fun, not the end result. I think most of us realize that Japan can't really "win" in the end.... So one needs to enjoy the ride, not the end results...there is a lot more fun "rides" in this game in relation to the outcome.

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RE: What makes a good opponent? - 12/19/2019 2:32:37 AM   
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Haha pontiouspilot !!

My response to your offer is : no way mate :-)

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