I'm very sad to hear this, too.  Dan was a great guy and a friend, though I
also never met him in person.  He was not only a great player and a
teammate over many years, but he also helped the game and the community
through all that he did outside of just playing.  He took part in or
supported (or voiced constructive criticism against) critical changes to
game play, leagues and team balance, but most importantly, he was always
very tolerant of and helpful to newbies or less experienced players in the
game.  I have a lot of fond memories of him, and I miss him already.

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  /_  __/_  __/ /_  ___  __________   Charity, Rococo, Scamp
   / / / / / / __ \/ _ \/ ___/ ___/   Netherworld, Susie, gman
  / / / /_/ / /_/ /  __/ /  (__  )    HAPPY STAR, Zephlin, Vlad
 /_/  \__,_/_.___/\___/_/  /____/     Perseus, Battle Platform


On Wed, Oct 24, 2012 at 8:57 AM, Niclas Fredriksson <niclas at acc.umu.se>wrote:

> On Wed, 24 Oct 2012, John R. Dennison wrote:
>  One of the netrek folk discovered that Dan Damouth passed away September
>> 19,
>> 2010. I don't know if you were as close to him as some of us were, but if
>> you
>> were, I think you have to know.
> That is indeed very sad news. I had no idea. I saw your post on facebook
> and I will say here what I said there.
> I played with him for many years, both in pickup games but also on
> numerous teams. I remember him being very competitive and a very skilled
> player, especially in his aggressive CA. He could get quite angry if the
> games didn't go the way he wanted but as soon as the adrenaline had dropped
> down a bit he was a cool guy and friends with most people again.
> Back in 1998 we created a team of new hockey stars (him, me, von, rizzi
> and balcerski) to beat the famous team In Cold Milk who had won pretty much
> all seasons prior to that. In Cold Milk had superstars like Ken Hanson,
> Nathan Doss, Tom Holub, Andrew Yeh, Mike Vitale, Taric Mirza, Felix Gallo
> and, of course, the best hockey player ever: Steve Franks (Data). We
> developed a new kind of hockey to counter these great players, where every
> team member was a highly skilled dogfighter and therefore could take on
> opponents in a one-on-one situation. We focused on playing bigger ships
> (one BB, one CA, 2-3 SCs) and won the season handidly.
> He was always against stacking and that is probably why he took the
> initiative to create the anti-ICM team to beat the hockey legends once and
> for all. I remember him telling me time and time again I should leave the
> Jitesh stack in INL and WNL and create another competitive team. In
> hindsight, of course he was right.
> Me and Dan had a similar philosophy on how bronco should be played and
> because of that we also played in the draft league together on several
> teams. We won that league too, focusing on dogfighting and controlling
> space. I remember Dan being very good at coming up with strategies to use
> aganist all other opponents. He was also very good at including everyone in
> games. Many coaches would stack their teams in the draft league but not
> Dan. He made sure everyone got to play the same amount of games.
> He also did his best to keep the hockey scene alive, scheduling clue
> games. The last saved mail I have from him is from December 2004 where he's
> asking me go join a hockey clue game. I wish I would get another one just
> like that right now.
> While I never met Dan other than online, I surely will miss him.
> --
> Niclas
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