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  1. Ikonoclast

    Ikonoclast Just Joined

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    I'd like to join TOG. I'm 52 years old and an RTS gaming "tragic"; meaning I really like RTS but I'm not necessarily that good at it. I have read and agree to the acceptable use policy and server rules. My New Year resolution was to keep playing RTS and never join a bowls club. (Apologies to those who enjoy lawn bowls.)

    My favourite games are Total Annihilation and Cossacks. I am really keen to play Supreme Commander when it is released.

    I have some personal theoretical areas of interest in RTS. These are to do with both the economic and military simulation aspects of RTS and how they mesh tactically and strategically. I played the OC Mod version of Cossacks for a while (a very small community of players). The Mod version was so interesting I wrote a 60 page strategy and tactics guide to it. It was not just a build list guide or tactics guide. It attempted to take a very "military" angle and dealt with issues like scouting, indirection (feints etc), concentration of force, manouvering for advantage, accepting or declining force engagements, strategic centres of gravity (schwerpunkt), the differing requirements of the economy (spread) and the military (concentration) in the game and so on.

    In addition, I am very interested (at a design concept level) in the issue of scale and realism in RTS, how realistic time/distance scales and "playability" are in conflict and how this conflict might be resolved to create a new generation of RTS games. In particular, I think there might be a way to meld strategic and tactical timescales into one game all in real time(s). This would not entail a clunky turn based strategic time scale followed by a tactical battle time sacle as tried by one game I could name.

    But in the interim, I am real keen to play Supreme Commander when it comes out and to meet like-minded TOGs. And of course, I want to play with mature, honest players because my biggest dislike is the hackers and cheaters out there.
     
  2. Latch

    Latch Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to TOG
     
  3. CannonFodda

    CannonFodda Retired Administrator

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    Welcome to TOG mate. I'm sure you'll find some friendly folks to play some RTS with you:)

    An Admin will be along to TOGerise you shortly:)
     
  4. mayday

    mayday Well-Known Member

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    G'day and welcome to TOG. :)

    Yes Supreme Commander does look very good. If you haven't tried Company of Heroes, that's another good RTS, really enjoyed that one.
     
  5. Jello63

    Jello63 Well-Known Member

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    Hi & Welcome to TOG :).

    You have now been made a member & have access to all TOG member only forums.

    The first place to start is the Forum Index.

    Find the game forum you are interested in, there you will find threads called "Sticky" posts, which contain a lot of very handy information.

    Introduce yourself & you'll find TOG members coming from all directions to help you get settled.

    The social hub of TOG is the Lounge where there are many topics discussed, TOG social gatherings & Lans are posted.

    Enjoy your stay.:)
     
  6. ausgamer

    ausgamer Active Member

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    Welcome to the TOG's mate

    Now that you have joined the rank's of TOG, check out the CODII forums

    Enjoy your stay

    Cheers
     
  7. Bor@c

    Bor@c Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to TOG! Please stop by the COD division forums, check in with the peeps there, and find out what COD is all about and what the really really dark side of TOG is playing. JK. You will be more than welcome to stop by and say hello. Once again welcome.
     
  8. Ikonoclast

    Ikonoclast Just Joined

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    Thank you all. :) I'm looking forward to getting fully Togged out!
     
  9. Major Conspiracy

    Major Conspiracy Well-Known Member

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    welcome to TOG :D
     
  10. pentu

    pentu Retired Captain

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    Welcome mate and as the others have said, drop by the Fox Hole and find out about COD.
     
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    beowulf2947 Retired Captain

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    Welcome aboard!
     

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