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Re: WDC 2018 - Washington DC - October 5-7

Postby asudevil » 02 Oct 2018, 23:53

You really are an ass. Now ... I thought you wanted to skip the team round which is why you wanted to skip Saturday. Now that there is no team round... why are you skipping again? I mean I’m cool with it cause you don’t really seem like a guy I want to hang out with. I’m just curious your excuse other than “unsociable jerk”
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Re: WDC 2018 - Washington DC - October 5-7

Postby NoPunIn10Did » 03 Oct 2018, 15:30

StarMonkey wrote:
Take it back. I searched for ten minutes looking for how to change my signature. I'm certainly not going to care more --or exert more effort-- than the site developers did. I'm told I can modify my signature via the UCP. Too bad, there's nothing labelled UCP that I can find anywhere on the site.


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Re: WDC 2018 - Washington DC - October 5-7

Postby StarMonkey » 04 Oct 2018, 04:07

asudevil wrote:You really are an ass. Now ... I thought you wanted to skip the team round which is why you wanted to skip Saturday. Now that there is no team round... why are you skipping again? I mean I’m cool with it cause you don’t really seem like a guy I want to hang out with. I’m just curious your excuse other than “unsociable jerk”


I’m not an unsociable jerk at all. My tolerance for bullshit —like people insulting me for no reason, or because they think it’s fashionable— is very low.

I’ve misspoken a couple times and not corrected myself. Allow me to do so now:

I believe that the best round to skip is Saturday night. The reason is two-fold:

First, from the informal chatter among the regular con players, there is a preponderance of “pro” players skipping the Friday night round.

Second, the last prelim round of a beat table tournament is brutal. Desperation, greed, ambition, and metagaming reign. For all you guys, you will be at a decided disadvantage in that regard, because all the “pro” players will have kept track all weekend of board results. They’ll know what they have to do to advance. You won’t. And if you ask them, they’ll lie.

I think that, strategically, Saturday is a good round to skip. Even more so to less experienced con players than for me.

But you go do whatever you want. After all, you have no reason to listen to me. We “unsociable jerks” don’t know jack shit —- I mean, other than how to win cons.
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Re: WDC 2018 - Washington DC - October 5-7

Postby StarMonkey » 04 Oct 2018, 04:13

I am really annoyed aboutbthisnsignature line thing.

Sinny, you’re such a good diplomacy player, you stab with no effort at all.
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Re: WDC 2018 - Washington DC - October 5-7

Postby DQ » 04 Oct 2018, 05:26

StarMonkey wrote: But you go do whatever you want. After all, you have no reason to listen to me. We “unsociable jerks” don’t know jack shit —- I mean, other than how to win cons a con.


Fixed that for you. :D


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Re: WDC 2018 - Washington DC - October 5-7

Postby DavidMaletsky » 04 Oct 2018, 06:18

Everyone is so excited for tomorrow that the energy level in this chat has ramped up maybe a bit too high? Looking forward to meeting those of you I haven’t had the pleasure of meeting yet, and to seeing old friends again. And best of luck in the Diplomacy rounds... unless you’re attacking me, obviously!
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Re: WDC 2018 - Washington DC - October 5-7

Postby Nanook » 04 Oct 2018, 07:09

DavidMaletsky wrote:Everyone is so excited for tomorrow that the energy level in this chat has ramped up maybe a bit too high? Looking forward to meeting those of you I haven’t had the pleasure of meeting yet, and to seeing old friends again. And best of luck in the Diplomacy rounds... unless you’re attacking me, obviously!

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Eric...regardless of whether it’s the right tactical round to drop or not...on a personal level, I’d rather drop Friday evening, because I’d rather worry about myself being at my best than about who is playing when. Likely a case of confidence to the point of hubris? Yes. Still what I’m going to base my decisions off of, though. 60+% of being good at diplomacy is believing that you’re good at it, after all, so I see no reason to work around others when it comes to the drop round.
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Re: WDC 2018 - Washington DC - October 5-7

Postby Jack007 » 04 Oct 2018, 08:04

kimpossible wrote:...
Also what the fuck exactly do black and white skeletons have to do with Friday?
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The white are the (amateur) nice Friday diners, and the black are the (pro) jerky Saturday skippers.

(Sadly, a joke isn't ever funny when it has to be explained.) :(
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Re: WDC 2018 - Washington DC - October 5-7

Postby kimpossible » 04 Oct 2018, 14:42

Eh. /shrug

I'm not going to win a tournament. I'm going to experience another form of tournament play and gracefully get my ass kicked. And to meet and have camaraderie with more people in this niche hobby.

YMMV and I wouldn't presume to tell you that you should have my attitude.

But I'm already going to be taking anti-anxiety meds for every board. I don't need to additionally stress my bipolar disorder with obsession about my results.
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Re: WDC 2018 - Washington DC - October 5-7

Postby StarMonkey » 04 Oct 2018, 16:57

DQ wrote:
StarMonkey wrote: But you go do whatever you want. After all, you have no reason to listen to me. We “unsociable jerks” don’t know jack shit —- I mean, other than how to win cons a con.


Fixed that for you. :D


xoxoxox


Oh my god, I’m laughing so hard. You made my morning. I knew someone would poke me in the eye over that shit.
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