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tank commander
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incomplete game Wed, 10 April 2013 22:48
I had a strange "gaming" experience online recently.

With the score tied at 1-1 (in a 6 medal game), my opponent played TFH on his 4th turn. But his 5d roll produced no orders. Right after that he stated "thank you for the game" and left so that the bot took over. I thought something sudden had come up and it was perhaps the reason he left. I played the game out against the bot and "won".

I then reentered the lobby and there is my former opponent as if he was waiting to play another game. I questioned his leaving our game and his presence in the lobby and then he disappeared. I was surprised by his actions considering he had over 300 games to his credit. Later when I went to post the results and enter his ID, it came back as not found. I went to my officer page and found he had changed the ID he had when playing me to a rather ironic one Shocked

All in all a bad experience Rolling Eyes
      
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Re:incomplete game Wed, 10 April 2013 22:53
I guess if you play long enough you will have folks quit on you out of the blue. It is not always intentional, as I myself have had a power outage kick me off only to come back to find I lost a game I was leading in.

In your particular case, the name your opponent chose as his/her moniker is not one that would entice me to play against him/her.

[Updated on: Wed, 10 April 2013 23:23]

      
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Re:incomplete game Wed, 10 April 2013 23:02
John, I know it's little consolation, but at least he thank you for the game Razz
      
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Re:incomplete game Wed, 10 April 2013 23:05
stevens wrote on Wed, 10 April 2013 16:53

I guess if you play long enough you will have folks quit on you out of the blue. It is not always intentional, as I myself have had a power outage kick me off only to come back to find I lost a game I was leading in.



Right-I was willing to give him the benefit of the doubt but his actions after the fact made it appear the reason his stepped off was his empty TFH.
      
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Re:incomplete game Wed, 10 April 2013 23:07
clorofila wrote on Wed, 10 April 2013 17:02

John, I know it's little consolation, but at least he thank you for the game Razz



He should have thanked me for the partial game Razz
      
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Re:incomplete game Fri, 12 April 2013 02:24
In addition to the 300+ games, he's a pretty skillful player.

Although, now that I think about it, I wonder how much of that is due to his 'bailing' whenever he's losing?

      
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Re:incomplete game Fri, 12 April 2013 02:27


[Updated on: Fri, 12 April 2013 02:27]

      
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Re:incomplete game Fri, 12 April 2013 14:21
jamesherrell wrote on Thu, 11 April 2013 20:24

In addition to the 300+ games, he's a pretty skillful player.

Although, now that I think about it, I wonder how much of that is due to his 'bailing' whenever he's losing?





Yes, I noted his skill level too. I am not sure the effect of leaving a game has one a player's skill level(if any?). I know it affects his honor. Of course with the number of games he has played, it may take a while to impact that.

The other thing was that in the short time I went to my officer page(to help record the AAR) he had played 2 other games to completion against 2 other players. So I know no time element was involved in his decision to leave my game.

The funny part was he left when the game was very much in doubt. I think sometimes players look at their and and do not realize the other player may be holding weak cards too.

I think the best players play on and make the best of a bad situation. I try to follow that example.

      
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Re:incomplete game Fri, 12 April 2013 14:29
stevens wrote on Wed, 10 April 2013 16:53

In your particular case, the name your opponent chose as his/her moniker is not one that would entice me to play against him/her.


You right, his new name may hurt his chances of being invited to games.

I saw another player with a name with a few "colorful" words in it which I shall not repeat here. Once I saw his player name, I placed him on my ignore list.
      
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Re:incomplete game Fri, 12 April 2013 16:20
tank commander wrote on Fri, 12 April 2013 14:21

I think the best players play on and make the best of a bad situation. I try to follow that example.

If all you hold is probes, "probe" yourself to victory. If it works the satisfaction is overwhelming.

(If it doesn't the cards made you loose. Now why does that make me think of dice and luck? Wink )
      
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Re:incomplete game Fri, 12 April 2013 19:24
Jeronimon wrote on Fri, 12 April 2013 08:20

tank commander wrote on Fri, 12 April 2013 14:21

I think the best players play on and make the best of a bad situation. I try to follow that example.

If all you hold is probes, "probe" yourself to victory. If it works the satisfaction is overwhelming.

(If it doesn't the cards made you loose. Now why does that make me think of dice and luck? Wink )



Self-probing Jeroen? Just doesn't sound too enticing, but the sight would no doubt stun your opponent and would probe-ably lead to victory! Laughing

True, make do with the cards you are dealt, not always the best or a "winning" hand, if you pull out a victory all the more satisfying!!

@TC,

A shame, for whatever reason, that your opponent would leave and then continue playing someone else, good job in "carrying" on and continuing the fight elsewhere!
      
    
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