I know I'll get ripped....but here goes
I appreciate those that don't want advertising of other sites. I have no problem with that. However, Rikler is just acknowledging it's existence and giving his opinion of the quality of players. Warclub has been dead anyway since 2003-2004 and the MSN Gaming zone soon after. As far as AAWC, who really cares, they exist, we exist and if there was a cd rom version of the game (Revised) they would still exist and so would we. At no point
are any of his posts trying to draw members to them and I find some rather sensitive people responding based on their own assumptions.
The AAWC guys that have migrated here are very strong players. The 20 or so I know of all have good winning records and if they have any advantage its that they have played 1000's of hours online before GTO came out. Over my time here, I have learned to bite my tongue and reference AAWC only when illustrating a point....which is what Rikler is doing here.
As far as which players are better, etc...again he is entitled to is opinion and it's not the main point he is trying to make. And who really cares? It's like sometimes people take the silliest things so seriously.
I am in a game with him, he has been a gentleman, made no assumptions and has played a VERY strong game. I had a great G1 and he had a mediocre R1/B1. J1 and G2 not as well lol...but he has played the same style I have seen from many top players.
If you really think about the g10 bid vs a g8 bid...in some ways it makes sense. Not having that armor to attack or defend in egy is a big deal (BB- That's in part why you go at g4 I would guess) If your not a UKR hitter than that extra german inf is of little consequence in Ukr and again having 1 less armor in egy can be a problem for the axis depending on how their first turn goes.
Maybe his posts are a little opinionated, again this is an online game where people (SELF INCLUDED!) sometimes read into a post what they "think" the intent/meaning/subliminal message
I will say this. When MSN Gaming zone was at its heyday they had 3 clubs. BOP (Balance of Power), Spring '42, and Warclub. Without much arguement Warclub was the strongest and the best players played there.
GTO should welcome members that migrate from another site and though advertising it may not be cool....to get so mad when someone acknowledges it's existence and experiences they had there is simply childish and defensive. I mean really? Someone mentions the word AAWC and everyone gets up in arms.
I challenge anyone to show where, in any post, Rikler was promoting another site to go play on.
Rikler- I am enjoying our game very much and our (little) chat as well!