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  • RE: [GUIDE] How to Climb the Ranked Ladder A&A 1942 SE Online Beamdog

    yea sorry it is. ok enough

    posted in Axis & Allies 1942 Online
  • RE: [GUIDE] How to Climb the Ranked Ladder A&A 1942 SE Online Beamdog

    @DoManMacgee said in [GUIDE] How to Climb the Ranked Ladder A&A 1942 SE Online Beamdog:

    IRL if you play with multiple players in some kind of tournament setting, the good players are going to dictate to the lesser players.

    Not necessarily true, lessor players have no idea who a “better” player would be unless they watched their games and this kibitzing feature is not possible on 42 online. You can always send messages, but nobody has to follow. And Psychology of how you approach other players is one of the traits that was part of the real war. AA being unrealistic has zero to do with it being a simulation. It is a simulation, albeit unrealistic but painting the broadstrokes of History. It is not an abstract game.
    I would not want to play 2 player Monopoly or 2 player Risk because you lose everything in terms of a multi dimensional-- dynamic game. You learn alot more when you deal with more players who have their own way of playing and in turn you need to be flexible enough to interpret what they are doing.

    So according to you its not a simulation but a ‘Wargame’ which means what? A wargame is a simulation.You mean they make abstract Wargames? I think your being disingenuous to say the least.

    So you play 1vs.1. You beat a lessor player or lose to a better player. It’s the same as playing 4-5! You lose to USUALLY a dominant player who brings his team to a win, or vice versa. But playing 1 v 1 only gives you one player to learn from or a shallow win against that one other player. Also, note that conventions with FTF Tournaments ALWAYS HAVE TEAMS, so control freaks will have to learn to get along with others and learn compatibility in different approaches to the game. In these we play as a team, where all decisions are made together, but deference is granted to the controlling player. If you fail too many times in a team setting, the weakest player is YOU.

    Now that you don’t buy AA as a simulation, playing 3-6 nations as one “robot” with perfectly syncopated parts in unison is even less than a simulation as you protest it is. I think the problem is you don’t play many games except with one other guy who lives nearby, if a bunch of people lived near you, you would enjoy such games more.

    The Historical aspect of playing a game based on History 1940-45 is replete with examples of at times divergent and competing strategies of leaders fighting together! AA is a Historical based game and a wargame ( light) and you lose alot of what the game can be if you avoid multiplayer games.

    posted in Axis & Allies 1942 Online
  • RE: The Saharan Dessert

    Planes can fly over of course. We were talking about land

    posted in General Discussion
  • RE: The Saharan Dessert

    very small villages. The area has gotten better, but a modern army has no business staging in the Sahara.

    posted in General Discussion
  • RE: The Saharan Dessert

    Large formations could not be sustained or cross. Rommel had enough problems just providing logistics for his forces even with established roads and climate near the ocean. Their is NOTHING there.

    posted in General Discussion
  • RE: How does Russia stay alive in KJF?

    Well its funny that i beat him 2-0, and NOW he cant give out his 4 number ID…saying i can just easily look him up which is another excuse in a long line. Bottom line is he does not want me to expose his record so the wall of text in terms of credibility is nothing more than cotton candy. Heck if somebody with a proven record had something good to offer, i would seriously listen…Cow are you reading this? My ID is #2799 BTW and i stand behind my record even if im convinced the Dice Roller is messed up and i only play 4-5 player games. This compounds the difficulty in dealing with different attitudes toward the games conduct. We could even post the on-goings of the game so everyone could follow. The good thing is if i ever play him a third time, i will post his ID here.

    posted in Axis & Allies 1942 Online
  • RE: [GUIDE] How to Climb the Ranked Ladder A&A 1942 SE Online Beamdog

    The game does not account in the rule book for more than 5 players so your statement is without merit. The game may allow 1v1 but it is also a simulation and most of the tests to demonstrate how well a player performs will be when he can successfully navigate the strengths and failures of each of the the different players including ones on the other side. The diversity of such trappings allows for a greater sense of this skill, whereas an easier choice and lesser ability is evident when fewer players are involved. Therefore, it is a much more difficult and compounded task awaits players where their skill is put to the test with as many players as the game allows.
    In the real war, this same mechanism awaited the very combatants as they had to interpret how to fight a war with many different personalities running countries and that same problem is totally absent when 2 men run every country on Earth. I know it’s difficult to appreciate this ‘problem’ but it is the best problem to have!

    posted in Axis & Allies 1942 Online
  • RE: [GUIDE] How to Climb the Ranked Ladder A&A 1942 SE Online Beamdog

    Its ranked and what? So you lose and everybody loses…and? Everyone get a 0-1. They win and all go 1-0. The Lakers win and go 1-0. They lose and all go 0-1…and?

    Over time you accumulate wins and loses …yea its ranked and other people may suck or not. Just like any other team sports. The game isn’t 1 v 1, it never was.

    posted in Axis & Allies 1942 Online
  • RE: 3D Printed Axis and Allies Board Game Pieces Available

    Oh and sorry for slagging your 3D printed pieces earlier. It thru me for a loop because all of a sudden you just appeared with 20 sculpts and they were all over the place in terms of type and nation. I get your direction now.

    posted in Marketplace
  • RE: [GUIDE] How to Climb the Ranked Ladder A&A 1942 SE Online Beamdog

    Why cant ladder system be set up for 4-5 players? What’s this 2 player garbage? 2 player is nothing but a game for control freaks. The beauty is to watch how others win with you using different methods that you never though possible and the creativity found in another interpretation of play style. If you want 2 players , you might as well play yourself because your learning from only ONE other person.

    posted in Axis & Allies 1942 Online