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tank commander
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advice to new online players Sat, 01 December 2012 14:25
Please do not "expect" a game to take 10 to 15 mins to play out. While this may be true on many occasions some scenarios (like Meat Grinder) probably will take a bit longer.

I just played a game against just such a player (which promted this post) and 15 mins in he informs me that he is running late and has to leave in 5 mins Shocked I bluntly asked him why he started a game to begin with and his answer was he expected the game to only last 10 to 15 mins Rolling Eyes But the game, which started out well for him was starting to turn against him so I do not know if he wished to bail out of a probable losing situation. I had to finish the game against a bot which is not why I got online in the first place. I only have limited time to go online and play and will not start any game unless I have at least an hour to play in case I play a match. This player wasted my time today by starting a game he could not or did not wish to finish. So this player earned his way on my ignore list.

Also, different players play at a different pace. Your opponent may ponder his move a bit more carefully and take more time than you to do his move. Please respect this. I have never made a comment on a player's pace although I have had a few fired my way. One player even went so far as to state "this is the longest game I have ever player". Yikes, reminds me of the kids in the back seat of a car crying out "Are we there yet?"

That being said, I do welcome new players and will continue to game against them in spite of the occasional bad apple.

[Updated on: Sun, 02 December 2012 13:50]

      
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Re:advice to new online players Sat, 01 December 2012 15:50
Yes Memoir 44 is a slow game, slower than it used to be since the Beta days. In a 30 minute game I expect to spend 20 minutes staring at a screen waiting.

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Re:advice to new online players Sat, 01 December 2012 22:27
stevie02 wrote on Sat, 01 December 2012 09:50

Yes Memoir 44 is a slow game, slower than it used to be since the Beta days. In a 30 minute game I expect to spend 20 minutes staring at a screen waiting.

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Not sure what you are saying there. You mean that in a 30 min game you only take 10 mins (if so you are a better man than I Gunga Din) to play out your moves and then have to spend twice as long for your opponent?

[Updated on: Sat, 01 December 2012 22:41]

      
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Re:advice to new online players Sun, 02 December 2012 13:29
Yeah, pretty much. I am a quick player in my opinion. However, there are time lags and delays out with the players control.
      
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Re:advice to new online players Mon, 03 December 2012 01:42
Luckily, something like what happened to tank commander never happened to me. Players without much experience may have wrong expectations about match duration, though. A situation like that can be irritating, but it's not too serious, in my opinion.

About the gaming pace, I wouldn't consider myself a slow player (I've been accused of that only once, by gamer who revealed himself a total void of principles), but occasionally I admit I may drag things a bit too long, mostly when my young son comes nagging around. I very much welcome a "Cof-cof, could you please speed things up?.." at such occasions. Nothing wrong with being honest and clear about issues that trouble us, provided people don't put in a rude manner.
      
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Re:advice to new online players Mon, 03 December 2012 04:04
The length of the game is relative.

Yesterday Brigadier Jeronimon and I played the match and rematch at Twin Villages. The first battle took an enthralling 37 minutes and the rematch a mere 31 minutes. These were close fought 6-5, 6-4 battles and the battles seemed to play quickly.

I was surprised at the length of the battles 32, and 31 turns respectively. Tight games with a lot of tactical play due to poorish cards and dice kept the games interesting. Both games were close entering the last turn 5-5, 4-4 so that interest and opportunity was high right to the end.

      
    
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