nuclear cocaine wrote:
we beat battletron and toast decisively and was verry entertaining to watch .tron got so mad he said fuck you to me and he loves all lmao .it was rare for 2 suposid noobs to beat 2 pros like that
I was a witness to this game though I didn't see it as a decisive victory. It was a very, very close game, the outcome of which was determined by two decisions: 1) an early one by Battletron to launch on South America's silos before getting Julian's silo location in southeast North America, not realizing that Julian's silos would eat up a good proportion of his nukes; 2) Toast deciding maybe 30 seconds to a minute before Cocaine planned on popping his subs to move his battleship away from them. If that battleship had stayed put, Toast would have pissed all over Coke's subs and that might have been the margin.
That being said, I took Cocaine's comments more as tongue-in-cheek. He was understandably happy to have a big win over the folks he views as pros. They may not count as pros in the eyes of the old pros, but to those of us who play mainly in these time slots, Battletron and Toast are great players. I'd feel comfortable betting money on them against anyone, depending on circumstance (i'm biased more by geography). So cocaine got excited and wanted to talk some smack. I don't mind since I think he knows his view isn't the absolute truth and it's fun to see him geek out on his victory. Might be good for the game too to get people wanting to win, talk about their own victories, even if they seem insignificant to the veteran bulls.
Now my reaction doesn't preclude others from having a different one to Cocaine, especially if they have had different sorts of interactions with him than I've had. I tend to like his shit talk, because it is all the more enjoyable to beat someone who talks smack. And while he's far from a pro, I think his game has gotten a lot better thanks to the 2v2 ladder. The game in question was definitely a fun one to watch.
I'll leave Detroit alone. This probably isn't the place for a discussion of American urban history or figuring out which problems are a result of pathology unique to Detroit and which are systemic features of American society.