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Wooly Wugga Wugga
12-10-2011, 10:50 PM
It's just that it is the sort of unique content that really makes RPS shine amongst the dreary press releases. I'd actually fo so far as to say that it is the best thing on RPS these days.

While we're at it would it just be possible to get more unique content in general?

arienette
12-10-2011, 11:51 PM
You want it every two weeks? That seems like a loss to me.

Wooly Wugga Wugga
13-10-2011, 05:51 AM
You want it every two weeks? That seems like a loss to me.

The British usage means twice a week. Although it is ambiguous.

Alex Bakke
13-10-2011, 09:02 AM
Every two weeks would be 'Fortnightly'.

Wooly Wugga Wugga
13-10-2011, 09:41 AM
Every two weeks would be 'Fortnightly'.

I actually looked it up on wikipedia (Yeah, yeah, I know.) and biweekly meaning twice a week is a British thing but it means fortnightly in other parts of the world so I don't begrudge arienette his confusion.

But back to the topic : I don't even play many wargames and sims. (I dabble occasionally but end up giving up when I run out of time/patience) Tim Stone writes with such wit and infectious enthusiasm that I want to play more and that is a rare talent and worth twenty punny news releases any day.

arienette
13-10-2011, 10:08 AM
I am British and I'll have you know it can mean both! I was just being an arse.

Rossignol
13-10-2011, 10:34 AM
I get Tim to do as much as possible, but I think bi-weekly would be stretching it.

Alex Bakke
13-10-2011, 11:32 AM
Such an article is a treat - Something to be savoured. Too much would devalue it.

Capt. Eduardo del Mango
13-10-2011, 11:44 AM
I'm still relatively new here but The Flare Path is my personal highlight on RPS. The games Tim covers in it are usually mighty complicated affairs, and asking him to knock stuff out twice a week would probably just mean you'd end up getting the weekly version's content split across two columns. As much as I'd love more of TFP, I can't imagine it's really do-able.

It would allow us to compete for more presitigious FP points, though.

Oak
13-10-2011, 08:03 PM
Such an article is a treat - Something to be savoured. Too much would devalue it.

True. And it's only appropriate that Tim Stone would have a cooldown timer.

Wooly Wugga Wugga
14-10-2011, 09:07 AM
I get Tim to do as much as possible, but I think bi-weekly would be stretching it.

I demand that you find more Tim Stones somewhere. Demand it I tell you!

vinraith
22-10-2011, 12:46 AM
If Tim's doing all he can (and I greatly appreciate his contributions to the site) you guys should go hit up Rob Zacny for some additional strategy/wargaming stuff. Or does PC Gamer own his soul, now?

Kevin
22-10-2011, 10:28 PM
There's a writer for IGN who's the go-to guy for simulation games whose writing is quite similar to Tim Stone's. His name is Gord Goble. He wrote some excellent reviews on DCS: A-10C and Il-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover:

http://pc.ign.com/objects/099/099816.html

http://pc.ign.com/objects/097/097918.html

Trees_are_pretty_cool
27-10-2011, 09:43 PM
News Corp filth.

Hydrogene
01-11-2011, 02:44 PM
Tim Stone is unique! don't try to clone/build a new one, it can only end badly!

The Flare Path is also my favourite read on RPS, but it's perfect as it is: a once a week delight!

By the way, why is it called the "Flare Path"? Any joke/pun I'm missing ?