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Runyan99

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About Runyan99

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  • Birthday 09/28/1975

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    Los Angeles, CA
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    Military History, Wargaming
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  1. Scenario Designers. PLEASE GIVE US A BREAK WITH THE GODDAMN ARTILLERY. Recently I've been playing both CMBN and CMFI scenarios PBEM. I've played a lot of CM. A lot. It is a game. I am trying to use my tanks and infantry, primarily, to defeat my opponents tanks and infantry. That is the heart of the game. Artillery acts like a bolt from the sky, and kills tanks and infantry. I can't stop artillery. It kills my troops, and there isn't anything I can do about it. That takes the game totally out of my hands. That isn't fun. Too many scenarios included on the CDs are drenched in artillery. Artillery included and available in many scenarios is sufficient to wipe out half of the forces involved in most given scenarios, in the typical 1-2 hour long scenario. If the scenario consists of two forces making contact, and then the artillery comes in and kills one side or the other, what is the point in that? I don't see it. Scenario designers, consider allowing me the player decide the outcome of the game. Let me conduct a small arms firefight. Let me hold an infantry position. Let me flank and infantry position. I can't do that if the artillery will decide the issue in every case. If you are working on a scenario, please consider making it artillery free, or artillery light. Whatever you are planning on using, cut it in half maybe. If it is enough to cover the whole front twice, that might be too much. Thank you.
  2. Scenario Designers. PLEASE GIVE US A BREAK WITH THE GODDAMN ARTILLERY. Recently I've been playing both CMBN and CMFI scenarios PBEM. I've played a lot of CM. A lot. It is a game. I am trying to use my tanks and infantry, primarily, to defeat my opponents tanks and infantry. That is the heart of the game. Artillery acts like a bolt from the sky, and kills tanks and infantry. I can't stop artillery. It kills my troops, and there isn't anything I can do about it. That takes the game totally out of my hands. That isn't fun. Too many scenarios included on the CDs are drenched in artillery. Artillery included and available in many scenarios is sufficient to wipe out half of the forces involved in most given scenarios, in the typical 1-2 hour long scenario. If the scenario consists of two forces making contact, and then the artillery comes in and kills one side or the other, what is the point in that? I don't see it. Scenario designers, consider allowing me the player decide the outcome of the game. Let me conduct a small arms firefight. Let me hold an infantry position. Let me flank and infantry position. I can't do that if the artillery will decide the issue in every case. If you are working on a scenario, please consider making it artillery free, or artillery light. Whatever you are planning on using, cut it in half maybe. If it is enough to cover the whole front twice, that might be too much. Thank you.
  3. Runyan99

    Want to play Italy scenarios

    Got one. Could use one more. PM me.
  4. Runyan99

    Want to play Italy scenarios

    Need opponent to play CMFI scenarios. Want to use Gmail and dropbox as needed. Will play almost anything. PM me for email.
  5. Runyan99

    Do you want to live forever?

    Space Lobsters is going to be an awesome iPad port.
  6. Runyan99

    PC Gamer review

    Maybe you just didn't really want a hard look. You really can't claim that the controls are intuitive, or the graphics are on par with other contemporary games. I don't see a problem with the review.
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    Patch problems

    It is broken for PBEM if you don't follow the special procedure in the Read Me. Would have been nice if the read me was clearer on this point, as PBEM did not appear in the document. I was confused by it. More info here: http://www.battlefront.com/community/showthread.php?t=99244
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    Patch problems

    Huh? The Read Me doesn't say that for PBEM, only saved games. It's unclear if PBEM is broken with the patch or not. I have one opponent reporting the game crashes when he tries to load a PBEM file we started under 1.00.
  9. Well yes. If you read "Clay Pigeons of St. Lo" the battalion commander seems to rely on his phones constantly. I'm a little suprised the phones seem not to be represented at all.
  10. So, you want tanks with hitpoints?
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    Mines for newbies

    Well, Hiding is not the correct status to display. Fix or somefink.
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    Mines for newbies

    I am having trouble with the Mark Mines Command. I put the command over the minefield marker, but the engineers seem to lay down, and their status displays "Hiding". Are they hiding, or working? Shouldn't their status show "Marking Mines" at some point?
  13. So, everybody jumps in online and controls one man or one tank? Will most play it online or offline? My Flashpoint experience was limited to about an hour I think, I'm not real familiar with these types of games.
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    War in the East

    The Old MS-DOS game? Um, no.
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