It is with a sad heart that I am writing this, as I am a victim of a Forum Troll. This is a first experience and I was surprise that it happened in the AGEOD forum, as I always thought that AGEOD gamers are of more depth and culture.
I had this CW2 game with a veteran member of this forum. I had proposed Game and AI settings which he accepted with no objections. He proposed a House Rule that I was not in favour of, so I was about to reject his game offer but he then accepted the game without any House Rule.
We were dual-hosting. Several turns in our game, he unilaterally change the Veteran Activation rule to the 3rd setting of “a high chance pf NOT being able to move at all” during his execution of the turn and informed that his reason is
“Back in the past when I played, it was normal to not use Veteran Option. The feeling was that playing with the Veteran Option added lucky/unlucky die rolls, and prevented a contest based upon strategy and tactics.”
I have Veteran Activation Option in all my games since the first day I was out of boot-camp against Athena and in PBEM games. But my main gripe is that he just change Settings without my consensus, citing that he had compromised in the non-inclusion of House Rules.
I mean we can always not have a game if don’t agree on Game Settings and House Rules, no need to cite any compromise in future changes. Changes in settings after a game begun should be based on explanation and mutual agreement. I discontinued my game with him.
But worse was to come, he went on to share my strategies and moves with my other current opponent. Imagine my disgust