47 wrote:Tom one thing that i learned in a 2 vs 2 is that communication is necessary...if you are refering to the game with eral last night then imo you did made few mistakes...
1. you never looked at WB
2. He asked you to stoped nuking japan but you still kept on doing it
so in one way he had a valid reason to bully you but on the other hand he was wrong cause he was being very rude...
Playing as a team means that if you know other player is better then you then listen....and let them know what you think and why..this can help you to avoid a lot of prob...
I would like to beg your pardon mister, it is a fact that i talked to you very rudely. Too much. For the time i speak about player's behaviour...
But, if you permit a little explanation wich has not value of criticism, i would like to try to tell you my point of view. 1v1 or 2v2 are very similar. Tactic and strategy are the heart if the gameplay, because everything on the map is known or could be (no hazard, no chance, no psychology/policy,"opportunities" to take or almost). And against great players - i mean players at least at your own level- there are not so many" faults" (term wich deserves more explanation but not here) that you can do. And, i think the pleasure of a game in such circumstances is the application and the focusing you do by playing, taking the facts of the game, finding a good plan and finally execute it to the victory... if possible. In 1v1 you have alone the responsability of success or lose. In 2v2 of course you have to take as a part of the victory, the skills and mental of you partner. In any victory (or almost) in 2v2. Communication is of course the first way to success. But it's not enough. In 2v2 i couldn't manage your own fleet. And from it, I have to consider my partner skills. Lacks and forces. To define a strategy.
The point was that i accepted to play this friendly game with you, because i hoped to play with you -i watched a few of your games and played with/against you-. , because i though of course you can play as a good partner. I wasn't forced. Ok i could have speak more with you explaning all from the beggining (hard with no pause). Or try to suggest you in my fucking bad and short frenglish what i could have done -with you- if you had let me the time.
That you don't look at whiteboard focusing on placing and fighting is a thing. That you ignore my comments rushing for points, another thing. But, as i told, there is in 2v2 no lonely victory. And it really doesn't matter that A or B have the more quantity of points at the beggining (or even at the end). Just because we share the points, the victory is a TEAM victory. And if i do with you, you have to do with me. (I dont' want to enter into the details of that game- i could if you want). What, nerved me really at this game was your "will" to work alone in a part of the map. One time, two times, three times... and then for me it was really enough. How could i let you hear me without to begin to be so provocating, rude and insulting? You never heard me.
I'm not saying that your a shitty player. Neither that we lose or win because of you or that it is the most important thing of a game. For everyone here, a 2v2 game is won by the better sharing of the tasks. Who eliminate who, what and where. We never played as a working combination. Of course you can ignore me. So why to play with me. Ok, you can be lazzy in micromanaging, so why to play? Since i feel pleasure for playing a 2v2 game, i ever tried to aply with and for
my partner. THERE IS NO OTHER WAY in that variation of this game to win.
I mean, a game is a game. Nothing more. But playing a game, ignoring your teammate, as much as you could ignore what does your opponents is not to play, it is simply a waste of time. Where is the fun, especially in defcon? I ask you really. I was totally frustrated that you acted with so much carelessness -kill all hippies-. Maybe i was with you too demanding. I was certainly too insulting and i'm sorry for that. You deserved better as form of expression. I can't be sorry to tell you frankly what i mean on the moment, when i mean it.
There are of course no God of defcon. -kill all gods-. But there are better or at least, more experimented players. You can't imagine the number of time that i was spanked at this game. Doesn't matter. Errors could teach you something. If you copy. If you want to win. Not if you win always! Little shade very important that i would have liked you hear.
P.S.: Of course we know you have a serious life keeping you busy. We all have. (right?)
Dont' forget we are here to fight and to unwind. Not much, it is enough.
P.P.S: misanderstood, it is not:
"let he who is free of sin cast the first stone"
"let he who has fired first with his silos cast the last stone"