From: Republic of Cascadia
Hard to quantify this, when dealing with different skill levels, ghosters, early quitters and other factors.
I had 24 MP matches since Feb 2020. Of those, 4 ended with ghosters. 2 were super early quitters that at least told me they were out. I was gaining the advantage in those playing both sides...so I counted them as wins. Real bummer dealing with folks like this...huge waste of time.
Another one was epic...all powers still standing early 1918. I was CP...and finally took Verdun...opponent inexplicably threw in the towel even though he was replacing Russians faster than I could kill them. sad quit...never really chatted over 3 months of play...wierd.
Lost 6 out of the 24 to two separate opponents..Fafnir and ThisEndUp.
Went to the bitter end with both of these geniuses. (Seriously, I think ThisEndUp would beat Fafnir...regarded as the greatest SC player ever)
Those matches totalled 3 Entente/3CP. All of these matches were fun as hell btw.
The other 11 that I have won were 7 Entente, 4 Central Powers. Most ended in late 1916 to late 1917. These ended early by mutual consent and an official resignation via the pbem++ server. Quite a few were too early during mid game imho but some people don't enjoy playing a game unless they are winning from the get go. Still..better than asshat ghosters and I don't begrudge a resignation. Btw, I played the Entente more because everyone else I met last spring and summer wanted to play Central Powers, and so was forced to learn Entente strategy haha.
Side note..some of my most memorable games were the ones I lost against Fafnir, whom I traded Verdun 7 times...and ThisEndUp where I almost took Istanbul and overran half of Hungary with a Russian/Romanian Gambit.
Memorable wins were against Tanaka who plays the CP...he fought tenaciously to the bitter end both matches we had in SC-WW1. Our last match he almost had my Russians in total collapse and resumed a grinding advance in France, wrecking the British up in Flanders. It took a seaborne invasion of western Anatolia coupled with a UK/Greek thrust into eastern Bulgaria and Turkish Trace to knock the Ottomans out. He was closer to winning then I think he believed at the time.
Side note: Played two Race to Paris and one Ludendorff matches and lost these to Zarevic...to the bitter end also. Zarevic and I had great fun with these operational scenarios.
Played two hotseat campaign matches vs Dark Taboo. 1 loss and 1 stalemate.
Was Entente in the loss. Was CP in the stalemate.
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