That is what drives business, customer satisfaction. Everyone held HOB in high esteem at different points in its journey through TPP. Sometimes it exceeded expectations and sometimes it disappointed. HOB was and is a net very positive contribution to ASL and speculating that two people with legitimate complaints brought down a publisher is just that, rank speculation.
But if you have hear directly from HOB that Pit and Port brought them down, state it as such and not your opinion.
I want to thank you and the folks who worked with you. You have put out some great stuff - and you should be proud.
Getting beaten by newbies since 1980...
I never complained about the Kreta map a few years back. I just commented that I didn't think it was great that HOB released a product which didn't meet their own quality expectations (which they admitted publicly at the time).
Like Loquitor, I also was unaware I possessed such great power over TPPs.
The IIFT is still king.
It saddens me to see HoB disappear. I bought every product of theirs that I could get my hands on.
With regards to the Kreta map, I was happy enough with the original map, but bought the replacement as insurance against coffee and cats.
The only unfinished business I have with regard to HoB is with regard to the CG table in Long March, see
There never was a final answer on that matter. All other errors or ambiguities on LM were resolved.
Also to be clear, it was the paper 'type/quality' of the map and not the art work 'on' the map or the ASLness of that artwork hampering play or understanding of how to play.
I note this in case some when reads this without the context of those earlier posts.
"I hope for nothing. I fear nothing. I am free." Nikos Kazantzakis
HOB were my first TPP. I bought BRV and the SS packs from "The Gameskeeper" in Oxford. They had HOB products available to them even before I was on the internet and had ever heard of any other TPP. This must have been around '98 time.
It's just a game, but it's expressive of warfare.