A big Thank You
to everybody who stopped in to chat on TeamSpeak and to all those who took part in our worldwide broadcast of The April Fools on Saturday. It was great to speak with Bad Actor, Shay, Piper, Momzrule, Gambit, Snorkel and all the rest who stopped by. I was hoping to speak with konjina. I truly enjoy his art work here and generally stop playing the game and simply watch him fly when he is on the server. Maybe next time.
I recorded gameplay from several maps during the broadcast but cut out the map "Tobruk" for pasting on to YouTube. I have this crazy Sony Movie Studio software here and I am quite sure if I wanted to take the time I could create Jurassic Tobruk Park if I had the patience. It can pretty much do anything with special effects and such but nobody likes that shit. They just want to see what happened. So, I linked it for you here below.
The most compelling reason to watch the video .. besides the musings of the always entertaining Hillbillyninja in the audio .. is the analysis of the way people play this map at this point in time. This has changed as the years go rolling past. That's an interesting social comment in itself as the focus seems to be mostly on personal statistics rather than the actual concept of winning the game you are playing. Some still play this way, no doubt, but the people have changed over the years and so has the strategy. It's a compelling look at people and their motivations in the year 2017 .. the beginning of The Trump Era on Planet Earth. It is what it is and it is here for you to view.
In addition, this server .. for whatever reason .. almost always "jumps" the map Tobruk in the map rotation and goes from Midway to Bocage. It's odd and I don't know if that is just all the admins total distaste for the map because it has no airplanes or .. if it is a malfunction on the server side. I have observed this with no other maps in the rotation. So, that's another reason I chose Tobruk .. it's a rarity to see it played on the aX server.
If you do find time to watch the whole thing .. which Tobruk is presented here from the very start to the very finish ..you might watch the way the map unfolds strategically and envision how it could be modded to create more compelling gameplay. Out of habit from over a decade of being a Commanding Officer in CAL and TWL clans, I tried to mount a counterattack with Hilly and myself and Snorkel. It failed miserably. The strategy is a standard response to a collapsing defense. The moves I employed in the championship CAL match, in which Tobruk was the arena to decide the title, was a devastating galactic nuclear sledgehammer of highly mobile counterattacks .. roving, probing, searching for weakness. When a flag would turn, I would order streams of armor, ordinance and men to repel them .. sometimes feigning, sometimes committed. It was an eclectic take on the strategy of fighting Tobruk but one that proved effective. We beat what I would consider a superior clan to ours .. as our clan was mostly based on having the best pilots to ever fly in BF42. In Tobruk, there are no planes and I was forced to scramble.
Alas, da shitz didn't work Saturday. Here's the video evidence.
Tobruk Complete 04-01-2017 aX server:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4IFwfrMORUE