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by dawnchorus
Tue Dec 05, 2006 2:00 pm
Forum: Think Tank
Topic: Grammatical Error
Replies: 23
Views: 3666

It's a spelling error, not a grammatical error. But yes, it should be Pearl Harbor because that's its name. Even in the UK. just like the World Trade Center. We do have our own names for places that are spelt differently (e.g. Munich), are pronounced differently (e.g. Paris) or have completely diffe...
by dawnchorus
Tue Dec 05, 2006 1:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Disarm?
Replies: 10
Views: 2391

I never realised there was any secret about disarm ... I've used it loads of times because when I'm launching an all-out attack I have a habit of clicking on a launching unit and then on the next launching unit when I haven't properly clicked on the target. The nuke starts following a course differe...
by dawnchorus
Thu Nov 30, 2006 8:49 am
Forum: General
Topic: Nearly Perfect
Replies: 11
Views: 2122

I think what AoD is referring to is his lack of deaths, not his own score. Why he chose to post it on the forum is a matter between him and his psychiatrist.
by dawnchorus
Sat Nov 25, 2006 10:16 am
Forum: Think Tank
Topic: Simplicity is the best, plus one really good suggestion!!
Replies: 12
Views: 2420

Surely the trouble with this WOPR system being laid out in DefCon 4/5 is that at that point you don't know where the enemy buildings are. You could only use it to target cities. And Xander is right - having all your silos launching simultaneously is a bit like walking single file into the enemy trne...
by dawnchorus
Fri Nov 24, 2006 3:36 pm
Forum: Think Tank
Topic: Empty Carriers
Replies: 6
Views: 1891

When I saw the title of the post, I thought someone was raising an issue I have with empty carriers: sonar. Without planes on board they default to anti-sub, as it's the only possible option. It would be nice if they had a "passive mode" when empty, as they can easily give away their posit...
by dawnchorus
Thu Nov 23, 2006 4:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: the spectator cheat
Replies: 27
Views: 4731

It might well be true - I'll check it out. But for those of us who just want to turn up and play it's a bit of a pain in the ass to have to check every single variable, especially after a 10-min search for a game. What I'm saying is if the game settings are Default, that should mean spectators not a...
by dawnchorus
Thu Nov 23, 2006 3:54 pm
Forum: Think Tank
Topic: Spy Plane
Replies: 15
Views: 3372

I've always thought everything about fighters was a bit silly, to be honest. Their stupid fuel range (although in real life it would be quite impressive), the fact that you have to send them on suicide missions to gain intelligence, and the fact that they basically ignore your instructions and have ...
by dawnchorus
Thu Nov 23, 2006 3:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: the spectator cheat
Replies: 27
Views: 4731

I can't see how it can be considered fair to hide from newbies the fact that a game is easily exploited by cheaters. Sure, most games are eventually, but allowing spectators by default is quite clearly tantamount to an open invitation. Imagine if the same system was used in an online poker game, whe...
by dawnchorus
Thu Nov 23, 2006 1:00 pm
Forum: Think Tank
Topic: Spy Plane
Replies: 15
Views: 3372

Actually, that's not bad. The idea of having continuously feedbacking (backfeeding?) spyplanes never appealed to me as it makes hiding your building pointless, but this is a nice compromise. The only issue is what happens when it sees mobile naval units? A ghost image, presumably.
by dawnchorus
Thu Nov 23, 2006 12:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: the spectator cheat
Replies: 27
Views: 4731

Absolutley, SH. In fact, every now and again I like to cheat myself, so I don't think it should be eliminated completely . Yes, there are a thousand ways to cheat, but if I know that only I can see my units, I can't see how anyone else can use that information. If I choose to ally with someone, that...
by dawnchorus
Thu Nov 23, 2006 12:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: A question before I buy:
Replies: 10
Views: 1809

Support these guys work they did a fairly good job. I think that's called damning with faint praise. There are loads of fairly good games out there. I would say to Firebase that there are indeed not that many games advertised, but if you host one yourself you'll probably find it gets filled within ...
by dawnchorus
Thu Nov 23, 2006 11:31 am
Forum: General
Topic: the spectator cheat
Replies: 27
Views: 4731

Au contraire, Monsieur Sunburn1979 ... Sorting out the problem by talking it through and not sweeping it under the carpet is best. New players turning up, playing and being beaten through cheating is a surefire way of scaring them off. There are so many things you have to check nowadays before a ga...
by dawnchorus
Thu Nov 23, 2006 8:55 am
Forum: General
Topic: Video
Replies: 43
Views: 10530

What a waste of time - rubbish. I'm joking, of course. It's brilliant. I love the way that solitary missile suddenly turns to hell unleashed - so realistic.
by dawnchorus
Wed Nov 22, 2006 11:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: the spectator cheat
Replies: 27
Views: 4731

my panties are perfectly unknotted. thsi isn't a life-or-death thing, but I wish I could hve the hour and a half of my life back that I just wasted playing at worst a cheat or at best a naif. That said, the remaining player could not have been in on the scam, the cheater could well have been the one...
by dawnchorus
Wed Nov 22, 2006 10:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: the spectator cheat
Replies: 27
Views: 4731

the spectator cheat

So it's 2v2, ScoundrelSkinner and Dawnchorus v Psychobomber and DimmuBurger. Just around Defcon1 Dimmu drops, then enters as a spectator. Wthin a few minutes all my skulking subs are sunk with no trace of sonar scouting - I mean they just disappeared. I call foul, as do two other spectators. It's ob...

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