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  1. First of probably a number of procedures yesterday went very well. So we pulled out of the dive. The wings held. Hope it doesn't stall.
  2. We're hitting 9g, and the ground is looming large in the windshield ... but I swear I'll pull this thing up if I hafta rip the wings off and bail out in the recovery. Which is a little low but maybe I'll land in a snowbank.
  3. I appreciate the love and support more than you'll ever know. I have said a lot of stuff over the years but I have no words that can convey my thanks for what you have all done. The struggle continues but I'm still punching. There's no need to do more, you have done more than anybody could expect. I am humbled beyond expression. Kudo's to you all.
  4. This totally (well it used to be when I was there) dependent on what facility (flag building group) the AI is tagged to. If the City CP has 4 AI guns, then that's the one's that go down when you cap it, and come back on YOUR side when it rebuilds. There was no fixed number of AI for the city CP, or any CP ... but yeah there is usually 8 (four AA and 4 ground based) AI for the city CP. Could be more, could be less, most often it depended on the approaches and how the terrain builder chose to lay it out. ALL the AI are tied to one CP or another, the number of AI they owned each depends on a number of factors. If you cap a CP, all the AI THAT CP owns are now yours, after they rebuild, as long as you still own it. When the timer for AI rebuild is up, which starts at 0 with each subsequent capture ... that's when the owning flag will determine who get's to have the AI on their side. That's how it used to be at any rate, it could well have changed under CRS 2.0
  5. Yes and no. Don't go having your heart attack just yet Xoom. It's way too soon.
  6. You don't need to eat, Xoom. I got down to my svelte 180 pounds by not eating. It really works.
  7. Appreciate that Jwilly, I really do. I like to think of myself as someone who can git 'er dun but it's difficult to impress that upon people who are merely assessing you by the numbers they think they see in front of them. It's a by rote CYA world we live in.
  8. Slightly bad news gang. At today's follow-up it was revealed my earlier "all clear" was premature, ie: I still have cancer. Somewhat devastated I have to admit. I just about lost it when they told me at the clinic earlier. Just wanted to share the "don't ever take your health and stuff for granted like I did message" ... the consequences can be crippling and not just to your health. Your total well being can be affected in profound ways. I was trucking along nicely looking for work etc.. (there's no denying that cancer is a really good way to go bankrupt and there's nothing to be gained by homelessness except a more responsive social welfare response) and while recovery was slow, I was ahead of the curve by all reports and looking to get my life back on track. Then, out of nowhere .. BANG. A garbage truck runs a red light and you're back behind the 8 ball. I know I'll bounce back but not today. I have a couple of extra months of medical "wait and see" and then a more complicated recovery ahead of me. It's not going to be much of a lead up to the festive season for me so if you're in a good place this Christmas, thank your lucky stars, the universe, whatever and take care of yourselves and your families the best way you know how. In a flash your ordinary peaceful existence can be gone and you'll be in the fight of your life. I wouldn't wish this on my worst enemy and I don't even know what that is. I hate passing out bad news, especially about myself but I owe this community so much I feel bad not telling you exactly what is up. I'll be ok they haven't killed me yet, but today the rug was well and truly pulled out from under me. Godspeed and god bless and whatever else I can say to wish you well.
  9. Things are going well, if as slow as a lizard crawling across a glacier. I'm very slowly getting my strength back but I'm only at about age 5 years old so far. Maybe 8 if I was being generous. With the endurance of a 95 year old. Food has settled and taste is coming back to something within render range of being normal. Swallowing is still weird and I have to drink gallons of water to clear throat blockages. After some specialist testing it would appear the nerve damage to my hearing is expected to be permanent, oh well. I am enjoying being down to 180 pounds, that's about what I was in my avatar picture 30 years ago ... if only 90% of the weight lost wasn't muscle. Hormone production has resumed so if I can find the strength, watch out girls ! Biggest issue right now is no income. I am strong enough to get out of the house and walk around (and being driven by a desire to not become homeless in about 2 months) so I'm seeking employment now. It seems a bit dire out there for a 60 year old cancer survivor as far as I can tell so far. Financially this year of cancer crap has wiped me out completely. I doubt I'll ever pay back the hospital 100%. This chemo/radiation/MRI/CT Scan/surgery [censored] is expensive. Six months of it was brutal, both physically and as I said ... financially. Just touching base with you all and saying thanks to those who helped me out when this was just starting. I couldn't have made it without that help. I am humbled beyond words (me without words ? WTF ?) and you taught me a valuable lesson about accepting help. Something I was never able to do before, let alone be ok with. I feel as if this has helped me become a better person, and I thank you. I wish I had learned this a long time ago. So wish me luck at finding decent employment. My search so far, although only having just begun ... is making me cautiously concerned. I salute you one and all of WWIIOL.
  10. A con of some sort. Any sort. I'd like to come and show my appreciation. And get drunk of course.
  11. PS: food is great isn't it ? I should be a beach ball in no time now.
  12. You are being deliberately disingenuous ? Population biased area capture (where a heavily underpopulated side cannot compete at ANY level with the overpopulated side in the capture race) was the bullet we dodged. If however all you seek is belittlement rather than an actual discussion and the revelation of greater understanding that it seeks to foster, then well done.
  13. There was a time when area capture was being put up as a feature to be added. Strongly. There was opposition and it never happened. Dodged a bullet I'd say, but you could hear it whiz by it was so close.