Sunday, August 30, 2009

VASLeague Round 4 - News! I suck!

Just wanted to let everyone know that reading is a skill that is integral to ASL. Also, "Level 1" means hills. "Level 0" is the ground. Read over your S15 scenario card... yeah, the Germans set up on the HILL, not the ground.... God I suck... That is all.

p.s. Thanks to MartijnV, my opponent for a tough, tough game so far. One other thing, does anyone have a good method of recording and transmitting HIP-status Guns to opponents in VASL? The problem being that my encrypted files to Martijn were not able to be opened by him (they are vanilla Microsoft Word 2007 files). Ease of use and infalliability a plus!

p.p.s. Wow we drew quite the crowd on VASL while playing today. Shout outs to Lorenzo, Andy, Pvt. Davis, Evan, et. al. Roll low kids!

8 comments:

Luca Andena said...

Hi Scrub! I find Delayed Notes in VASL to very useful for recording HIP status. You create a note for each unit when you setup and you simply make them public when it's time to let your opponent know.

Lolo said...

Hi friend,

very happy seeing your match !
I think Luca's method is good also...
If you want to use the "file system", it's possible to encrypt a zip/rar file, so plain text in encrypted zip/rar file is simpler than word 2xxx version...
I will be there today to assist to the continuation of this fine game.
A game never ended before last DR !!

Bien amicalement,
Laurent/Lorenzo.

scrub said...

All good ideas! Thanks guys!

Martijn Vos said...

As far as I know, VASL simply supports HIP placement. But as someone pointed out during our game, if you interrupt the game to continue later, the owner of the HIP guns can change their location offline.

I don't know if a delayed note will fix that. I doubt it. I think your method of putting it in an encrypted file is a good idea, but it needs to be a universally supported form of encryption. Apparently NeoOffice (and open source clone for the Mac) doesn't support MS Word's encryption.

Luca Andena said...

Consider that once you write a Delayed note in a file, there is no way for anybody (including the owner) to change/delete it. Therefore, if you start from a previous common logfile, there is no way for the guy with the HIP pieces to move them. After saying that, I have to say that I never met an opponent who really checked HIP placement because he didn't trust me...

Martijn Vos said...

Exactly. If you're willing to cheat, I'm sure there are plenty of other ways to do it. I prefer to just trust my opponent. Neither paranoia nor cheating adds to the value of the game.

Anonymous said...

Good job Scrub, the run had to end at some point. Semi finals is pretty good!

Prawn!

scrub said...

I'm not a suspicious person and certainly not in the VASLeague.

The gentlemanly sportsmanship of the players is astounding. May I suggest though that the effort to maintain a level of trust (such as our trying to figure out a good method of resolving HIP) is part of that great sportsmanship.