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June 6, 2001.

Downloading, lots of downloading. Took me all night to download the day 1 patch on my 56k modem.

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June 6 2001, the first battle was fought at Dinant.

The ditches, driving a tank in a huge column to resupply a town, driving 20 minutes in the column then flipping your tank in a ditch. EPIC, even driving down the road was terrifying.

The highest praised skill in the game was being able to drive an opel under fire and get your troops into town safely.

Epic battles at the tree boxes because that was the only forest we had.

Pitch black in the middle of the night 2 pz3s parked engines off in a field near the frontlines 30 meters separating us and having a Souma drive right in between us oblivious

Being an original member of "The Bastards". We gave 4th Corpse hell in the south every war.

Remembering our CO when he had to stop playing because of heart problems.

Whacko jamming his run button and going to bed so he could back cap when he woke up.

Killing DOC point blank with a stug ambush the first day the stugs were released.

Attending the first online funeral in history, axis and allies attended(No one was shot) complete with a eulogy at a huge church on the front lines - 21 gun salute(7 88s) and the missing man formation flew over. (Colhawke) you are not forgotten.

If only we had a time machine.

I am WW2Online OG - (original gangster)

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Edited by mouser

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1. 1st day of release, the madhouse that followed with forums and servers crashing all around us.

2. When aircraft had a pilot modelled that included fatigue .... fly too many high G maneuvers and your pilot would get tired and be unable to maneuver quite so nimbly.

3. REAL night

4. When damaged in flight, you could no longer bring up your map. You had to navigate back to your airfield by following terrain features, like the big valley near Bertrix.

5. When to get to a fight you had to ride in a truck .... no 'instaplay' meant actually talking to your teammates and squaddies

6. When the Breakfast Club drove the allies INSANE!

7. BIG, BIG battles ..... 30 Panzers driving over a hill to lay waste to some town, and being met by 40 Allied tanks.

The last couple of days, I thought I'd give Battleground Europe another try. Both times the place was a wasteland, with no action going on at all.

So, you other old-timers out there...... what do YOU remember?

All that. Plus long strings of bombers (before EWS) , and knowing when you saw the enemy in the air they were out there hunting YOU. Good stuff. The random action in any given area...the crowd always seemed to know what to do on their own and someone just about always stepped up to lead the gaggle. You could jump in and have the area filled with hundreds of friendly icons headed to a FB (and the inevitable Betty/Opel runs), then the connected town. Dropping bombs on a FB and getting 20 kills was always satisfying...

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- Parachuting missions to England with over 80+ people in 3-4 Junkers.

Reminded me of this event, cant remember what it was:

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I flew a Ju52 on some event (cant recall if it was the same as above) with like 50 guys on board including ton of HC and few Rats, and i CTD'd halfway across the channel sending everyone swimming.. oh the memories :-D

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Some of the best times were in year one flying a dozen stukas from Germany to England and telling the allied squads date and time. The 109 escorts had their hands full but we still made it through, with video using fraps.

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I have lots of good and bad memories from this game, but I will mention only one.

It was about the time the real world war II was actually happen, a long time ago. Well maybe that long ago, but it was a while back. The Allied side had struggled for many years, and earned several back to back victories while I was CinC. The team had come together and started to fire on all cylinders. From the top to the bottom, the HC was doing their best to work for the Allied side and it was working. The HC was working with Allied squads to unite the side. I will not say there was not any problems, but the side had come a long ways.

My fondest memory from the game, and what really made the hundreds, if not, thousands of hours that I had worked with the HC worth while. We had already won several maps, and my final campaign was coming to a close. The Axis were pushed back and were down to very few towns left. Earlier that week we went head to head with Shilling in Bertrix. That battle alone was epic, and while topping my list of memories, it is not the top. The map was looking good, and it was getting late. I communicated one more time with the commanders on my goals for the evening and then went off to bed.

I was sleeping well when my phone rang, and on the other end was 11bgod (I am pretty sure it was him, and if I am wrong I am sorry). He called to tell me that a dramatic change of events had happened and that I was needed in the game. This was not uncommon for me to get phone calls from the officers when they needed me. Expecting that the world had ended and life as we knew it was no more, I got up and headed into the game. As I was entering the game I saw the map, and decided it was not reading right. The whole thing was blue. This was when the map was on the front page. Not knowing what to expect I entered the game, and TS. It had turned out that the Allied side had captured the rest of the map, and only had one table to capture left in Lux. I had been called into the game world for the greatest honor I can think of. They told me to spawn in at a location. When I did, there was a truck waiting for me. They drove me through Lux with the streets lined with hundreds of players. I can not remember one space that did not have a plane, tank, infantry, or truck along the route. When we got to the last AB they had me capture the last table available on the map. Every town, and every other table had been captured. I captured that table and the map was 100% Allied. While most will think it weak, I will tell you, I had tears in my eyes. Just thinking about the coordination it took to keep that table from being captured by someone prior to my getting there. The coordination to get that many people to line up on the street at that time of night. I remember ITZA was the one who led me into the AB. In the AB was most of my Senior CinC Staff, Country Command, and many others. I remember Bable was standing next to the AB Table (a great CoS I must admit).

This campaign also showed that shilling was not only there for the Axis, but the community as a whole. He and his staff volunteered to come to a victory ceremony in which he was to be executed. While Shilling sometimes upset the Allied Community, it was one hell of a motivator for his team, and in the background did more for the community than they will ever know.

It has been a long time since I thought about that night. Last night iceu was on TS with me and asked me my greatest moment in the game, and it sparked the memory.

Edited by BADGER

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BADGER, the entire community respected and honored all the hours, days, months....years you put into this wonderful online experience. You certainly deserved that ceremony!!

Salute, my friend. By the way, Miss Ruthie said to tell you hi and virtually pass along a Hug. Uhhhhhh....Hug from Miss Ruthie. :D

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BADGER, the entire community respected and honored all the hours, days, months....years you put into this wonderful online experience. You certainly deserved that ceremony!!

Salute, my friend. By the way, Miss Ruthie said to tell you hi and virtually pass along a Hug. Uhhhhhh....Hug from Miss Ruthie. :D

Thank you and tell her hi back!

Edited by BADGER

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