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Thread: Weekly AAR Showcase: All Hope Lies in Rome

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    Congratulations Stormbringer! Excellent work in a few AARs recently.

    In other news, I've updated the game standings for all time and within the last 12 mths and the numbers are perhaps instructive:

    For the Glory (1) [1 in last 12 mths]
    Europa Universalis II (30) [1 in last 12 mths]
    Europe Universalis III (33) [9 in last 12 mths]
    Europa Universalis: Rome (5) [4 in last 12 mths]
    Crusader Kings (38) [8 in last 12 mths]
    Victoria (49) [6 in last 12 mths]
    Hearts of Iron I (7)
    Hearts of Iron II (54) [16 in last 12 mths]
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    As you can see, HoI2 remains popular, which is great! However, we might try and think about spreading the love around a bit more if possible. EUIII, Vickie and CK have some fans, to be sure, but they could use a bit more attention if anyone has the time to check them out. Goodness knows the writAARs there would love to see it. After all, let us recall the purpose of this award - to showcase an AAR that may not get the attention normally. It is to help a writer get a few more eyes. Nothing wrong with rewarding a great AAR with plenty of followers to "get it on record" as it were. But let us not forget how big this place is and as much as possible, we wish every author to get some kudos one way or the other. The showcase has always been a great effort towards those purposes.

    EDIT - I should also mention a great thank you to all of you who had to pass the award on this past year. Out of 52 weeks, the award was passed on 47 times. That's just 5 weeks missed out of the whole year. Way to go!
    Last edited by coz1; 09-01-2010 at 20:19.
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    nice one this week, nice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by coz1 View Post
    As you can see, HoI2 remains popular, which is great! However, we might try and think about spreading the love around a bit more if possible. EUIII, Vickie and CK have some fans, to be sure, but they could use a bit more attention if anyone has the time to check them out. Goodness knows the writAARs there would love to see it. After all, let us recall the purpose of this award - to showcase an AAR that may not get the attention normally.
    What are these elusive 'Other AARlands' you speak of? most certainly, machinations of the devil himself!

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    Well, it has been a week or so and I am going to pass the torch to another great writer. I know that I am supposed to pick a different game/genre but the only non-HOI2 AAR I read has already gotten lots of praise here. So instead I am going to pick Colonel Ironboot's Speak Lithuanian or Die! (http://forum.paradoxplaza.com/forum/...d.php?t=441813)

    The AAR has everything a good AAR should have - great gameplay descriptions, lots of humour to keep the readers entertained, and lots of interactions with the readers. Those of you who haven't read it yet need to check it out.

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    Okay, how about we toss this one back to EUIII now? Triple hattrick suffices

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    Congrats Ironboot!

    And yes - a pick outside HoI2 would seem to be a good idea next time around.
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    I tried guys, but the only AAR I've read outside HOI2 is Millite's Paris Isn't Worth a Mass, and it already got the award.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coz1 View Post
    Congrats Ironboot!

    And yes - a pick outside HoI2 would seem to be a good idea next time around.
    ...After which we'll fetch it right back, and pass it among eachother for another month or six prolly

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