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Etiquette Sun, 25 August 2013 00:24
I thought I would post something to get peoples' feedback on etiquette when playing online. Generally, when I am playing for fun online (not a tournament) with a relatively random person, I play as if I was sitting across the table from them with a fun game at home. So, what does this mean? Well, a few things.

1) If I invite, I pick the lower %win side to play first.
2) If I am only planning to play one game, I say so at the start.
3) When my opponent's luck is absolutely brutal, I acknowledge it. I do when I am playing with friends face to face, so I do on line. "Bad luck old chap" or "You got hosed" or whatever, but I indicate that I understand.
4) When there is a final medal to win, and there are options for combat that do not impact on the final medal shot, I do not drag out the game and take shots to rack up my kill count. In a tournament, fine, but I would not do that across from my friend, so I don't do it online, nor do I expect it from others. This is especially the case if my luck has been absurdly bad and have been thrashed. I find this a pretty ignorant thing to do - very much of a "screw you" mentality. I know that some people will argue that the tie breaker on the match is body count, but seriously, if you are that antisocial that you "lay it on" in cases like that, I don't want to play you socially.

I had an interesting chat with a french player (friend) who informed me that I am a pariah in the French threads due to my attitude on this - I can read French, but choose not to sift through these threads. So be it. I just wanted to make my point and see what the feedback is like.

If the overall consensus is that we should all behave like every game is a world championship, then fine. I'll have to reconsider my position. But I hope that is not the case.

Comments very welcome.

Keep your barrels warm...
      
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Re:Etiquette Sun, 25 August 2013 02:41
If I am playing a 2 game match I will try to kill as many units as possible..
I have had matches come down to just 1 figure, besides it only takes a minute or less to fire all of your possible units.

I do not think that is being anti-social I love to chat with my opponent but I love to compete and try to show good sportsmanship.

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Re:Etiquette Sun, 25 August 2013 04:16
Buidheo, I've played you many times, and always found you to be a perfect gentleman (and an extremely dangerous opponent).

I'd have to assume that some of your commiserations may have been misinterpreted as having some sort of disparaging tone.
      
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Re:Etiquette Sun, 25 August 2013 06:50
sam1812 wrote on Sat, 24 August 2013 19:16

Buidheo, I've played you many times, and always found you to be a perfect gentleman (and an extremely dangerous opponent).

I'd have to assume that some of your commiserations may have been misinterpreted as having some sort of disparaging tone.



Ditto
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Re:Etiquette Sun, 25 August 2013 07:30
1) If I invite, I pick the lower %win side to play first.

If you are planning to play two games then this is irrelvent is it not?

2) If I am only planning to play one game, I say so at the start.

I will continue to hold my corner against anyone who maintains that 2 games is the default.

Not everybody who plays this game posts here or even reads here; so people should remember that.

1 game or 2 is what you should establish before you play the first game.

No one should be making assumptions.

3) When my opponent's luck is absolutely brutal, I acknowledge it. I do when I am playing with friends face to face, so I do on line. "Bad luck old chap" or "You got hosed" or whatever, but I indicate that I understand.


I have apologised if the dice have been on my side.

Again some people find that annoying.

Some people even find it annoying to be wished good luck before we start.

4) When there is a final medal to win, and there are options for combat that do not impact on the final medal shot, I do not drag out the game and take shots to rack up my kill count. In a tournament, fine, but I would not do that across from my friend, so I don't do it online, nor do I expect it from others. This is especially the case if my luck has been absurdly bad and have been thrashed. I find this a pretty ignorant thing to do - very much of a "screw you" mentality. I know that some people will argue that the tie breaker on the match is body count, but seriously, if you are that antisocial that you "lay it on" in cases like that, I don't want to play you socially.

I disagree

You train the way you fight.

Of course I play fast

If you are taking your time to consider how to convert "Mate in 1" to "Kill as many dudes as posible then Mate in 1" then that's a different matter.
      
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Re:Etiquette Sun, 25 August 2013 09:38
I always like to start by saying hi and good luck it feels awkward not to do so.
The figure count is part of the game if you play both sides, and I find it logical if my opponent goes for the most kills, after all its the way the game was designed, Some players I know would find I make an error if I do not the same.
If I invite I let my opponent choose the side he wants, but as mentioned its only important if you play 1 side only.
I met and played many French players, I'm sure they do not find you a pariah.

J.
      
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Re:Etiquette Sun, 25 August 2013 10:04
I have not played you many times, but in the few instances I didi I also always found you to be a perfect gentleman (and an extremely dangerous opponent).

You do tend to be "vocal" in the lobby if someone did not behave. Very Happy


1) If I invite, I pick the lower %win side to play first.
I could not care less who picks what side. Anywhere anytime anyplace is my motto. If an opponent wants to try to beat me with the "good side" and then leave, so be it. If I manage to win from the bad side that will get on his nerves even more, no? Twisted Evil

2) If I am only planning to play one game, I say so at the start.
That is greatly appreciated and would befit every gentleman or lady to do so.
I agree with van Voort that there is no obligation to play two games. Yes, we consider it "good form" to do so. But especially new players do not know this. Patience is indeed a virtue.

3) When my opponent's luck is absolutely brutal, I acknowledge it. I do when I am playing with friends face to face, so I do on line. "Bad luck old chap" or "You got hosed" or whatever, but I indicate that I understand.

I totally agree with this sentiment. I know I appreciate it when my opponent acknowledges my bad fortune.

4) When there is a final medal to win, and there are options for combat that do not impact on the final medal shot, I do not drag out the game and take shots to rack up my kill count. In a tournament, fine, but I would not do that across from my friend, so I don't do it online, nor do I expect it from others. This is especially the case if my luck has been absurdly bad and have been thrashed. I find this a pretty ignorant thing to do - very much of a "screw you" mentality. I know that some people will argue that the tie breaker on the match is body count, but seriously, if you are that antisocial that you "lay it on" in cases like that, I don't want to play you socially.

I tend to agree, and go for the fast kill before racking up the body count. One exception: if it is the end of the second game and the medal count is even. I do tend to go for the extra kills to get the match win.
      
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Re:Etiquette Sun, 25 August 2013 14:45
All very nice responses from experienced players whom I respect. I think I will have to adjust my thinking on the body count issue. It is just not something I would do with a friendly match - competitive and friendly are not, in my view, mutually exclusive. My group of friends are all ruthless players, but we don't prolong games for the sport. I guess I just have to see that some people play for body count as an accepted part of the game. It is just a bit annoying when you have rolled 20% infantry and your opponent takes pot shots at you to beef up the kills.

Any other etiquette discussions would be welcome.

Also, I talked to the DOW guys at GENCON - I wouldn't hold our breaths for any significant development in the next while. The ipad seems to be keeping their attention.
      
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Re:Etiquette Sun, 25 August 2013 15:15
If it has been agreed to play BOTH sides, then i would definately play for the extra figures on the last turn before securing a 'dead cert' final medal .. in both battles.

If has been agreed to play just one battle, then I would end the game quickly with the crucial medal.


If it hasn't been agreed beforehand how many battles are being played, then i would destroy the extra figures before securing the final medal again ... just in case !


Smile Smile


      
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Re:Etiquette Sun, 25 August 2013 15:54
And remember, in the end the gentleman officer always get's the girl. Smile

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Re:Etiquette Sun, 25 August 2013 16:09
Hello Buidheo,

I'm the player you play with and played the figure of the discord.

Excuse my poor english, but I will try to respond to your post and explain my point of view, with no angry at all, beacause sincerly, I'm not a nervous person.

First of all. I don't consider you as a pariah and I think no one in the french forum do so.
It's a game and I don't want to be ennemy with anyone for a game.

On the french forum, I explained the situation I live with you with a kind of kiddings, (thinks like : "I prefered to quit before you manage to put your hand and through the computer and strangle me", or "Days of wonder should warn the players and tell them it's not for nervous persons that could better knitting").
Afterthat, a few player told me I was right to play the figures and that wasn't unfair, even for a freindly game. Another player said he had the same story with you and choosed to ignore you as a player, and a third player spoke for you and told to the communauty you are a good and fair play player.
I answered that I noticed that and I will never refuse another game with you. For me the incident was finished and gave us a small debate about playing or not playing figures, and the mind in the game.

In this story, it's your reaction about my behave, that astonished me and I wrote it in the french forum. It was the first time it happenned to me. You looked very very angry about my behave. Too much in my opinion.
I first even thought you were kidding.

I played a few games of M44, and I don't have your experience, but I met many hard players. No hello, no good bye, always complaining about their dice or cards, criticising the victory of their challenger, complaining again about his luck, saying bad words, leaving the match before it ends and after winning with the strong side, and so on.
I never got angry for those behaviours.
I stayed calm and quiet.
It's not serious for me. Again, it's a game and doesn't deserve to over react about an unfair behave.

At your place, if I was schoking by the behave and wonder why, I asked my challenger quietly why he did so, but after his explain, I said ok and that's all. If I juged this behave unfair, I didn't play again with him, but I didn't "shout" after him with my fingers on my computer.

Personnally, online, with somenone I don't know, I generally play the strong side first (not like you), because in case of victory of me, an unfair challenger will play easily the return match.
I never complain about dice and cards, never criticize or minimise the victory of my challenger beacause his luck, and exactly as you do, when during the game I see he's unlucky, I say it to him.

I admit that all our game (Mont-Mouchet) was fair, until the last turn of the second match. I wrote in the french forum that you had awful dice and I felt you boiling about that, but with a kind of british contain.

Finally, why I play the figure during a game ?
Because, for me, a game is 2 matchs.
Days of wonder gives the victory of the game counting the medals and the figures in case of equality.
When I don't play in a tournament, I training myself (and I need it believe me, because I'm not a strong player) and I play the 2 matchs with fair play, but I do my best and try to win the game (victory on the 2 matchs).
That was the only reason of my behave. I didn't want to drag out the game at all. I just did it to be sure to win the game. And it seems to me that winning the battle is the goal of the game.

I add that there's a friendly challenge beetween generals and colonels, a kind of tournament. I thought you were aware about that. It's obviously for fun.

I understand your point of view. Out of a tournament You play cooler. But I noticed for myself that I play differently the game when I play it like you do. And in tournaments I noticed that I was less efficient. So I would like to be better and for that, improve my level. How ? By training in playing as I would do in a tournament, against strong challengers. Now, I only play this way, in tournament or for fun.

If we meet again on the online, I will accept a game with you with pleadsure, but please, don't be angry if I play figures.

Sincerly

Albanrey

      
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Re:Etiquette Sun, 25 August 2013 19:34
Merci pour le response. Yes, for sure I got upset when people play for figures after an especially bad luck game, and based on the responses from many people, I shouldn't. So, I won't. I won't play that way (unless of course, it is in a tournament), but I will not react if someone else does. Different people have different views - I saw it as a "F*** you" reaction by people, but I guess this is not the case (for most, although I have found some who do). It is just not at all how I would play for fun with my friends but different people have different friends, I guess.

Mais je pense qu'il est bon d'avoir cette discussion et s'il vous plaît, accepter mes excuses pour ma réaction.

A la prochaine.

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Re:Etiquette Sun, 25 August 2013 20:19
Dear Buidheo,

I'm very happy of your reaction.

You don't have to excuse yourself, because I understood that your are a gentleman.

I promise, that next time we play together (it was the second time for Mont-Mouchet), I will please you and not play for the figures.

You're right to explain your point of view. It allowed a debate on this very interresting subject.

See you soon with pleasure on the field.
      
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Re:Etiquette Sun, 25 August 2013 23:18
It's nice to have discussions about etiquette, as intentions over the internet and chat can always be interpreted much more differently than the intention. I don't have many games played online here but here is how I would respond to your thoughts:

1) If I invite, I pick the lower %win side to play first.

I don't do this as I usually intend to play two matches as it gives both players a kick at each side, but I don't see an issue with doing this either.

2) If I am only planning to play one game, I say so at the start.

It's nice form to do so in my opinion even though I don't necessarily do it myself, but again I think the vet players generally do play two matches. I guess think twice when playing new players, give them some info Smile I benefitted from some strategic, tactical and functional advice by some players with more experience than I....I played about 40 matches before I realised you could right click to get terrain/unit info LOL

3) When my opponent's luck is absolutely brutal, I acknowledge it. I do when I am playing with friends face to face, so I do on line. "Bad luck old chap" or "You got hosed" or whatever, but I indicate that I understand.

Every one here gets crappy cards or rolls and its always nice to acknowledge when things are going poorly.

4) When there is a final medal to win, and there are options for combat that do not impact on the final medal shot, I do not drag out the game and take shots to rack up my kill count. In a tournament, fine, but I would not do that across from my friend, so I don't do it online, nor do I expect it from others. This is especially the case if my luck has been absurdly bad and have been thrashed. I find this a pretty ignorant thing to do - very much of a "screw you" mentality. I know that some people will argue that the tie breaker on the match is body count, but seriously, if you are that antisocial that you "lay it on" in cases like that, I don't want to play you socially.

To me in friendly matches, I go for the win, I don't count kills for anything unless they count for something I am unaware of....but in a tournament, you go for any advantage but still play as a gentleman or lady...be polite and friendly Smile

Good luck all Smile
      
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Re:Etiquette Tue, 04 November 2014 02:05
This did happen to me today.

Opponent wins the first game handily and is on the verge of winning game 2. This will give him the match win regardless of the fig count (14 medals to my 10). He plays a 2-2-2 and moves in three units on a 1 fig inf on my left and he could also throw in his center arty if need be. I also have a 1 fig infantry in the center. Instead of finishing off my left 1 fig inf he first targets my 1 fig arty with 2d. He then targets a 2 fig infantry. Targeting the arty to begin almost ensured that he would drag out the game longer than it needed to go. Firing at the 2 fig infantry would bump up his fig count by 1 fig-really!

I had played three prior games against him and all three went his way as far as dice go. I had had several misses on a 1 fig units all night long So I was a bit frustrated and that did not need to be prolonged any longer. Needless to say I was not pleased with the last turn targeting choices of my opponent.
      
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Re:Etiquette Tue, 04 November 2014 02:35
tank commander wrote on Mon, 03 November 2014 20:05

This did happen to me today.

Opponent wins the first game handily and is on the verge of winning game 2. This will give him the match win regardless of the fig count (14 medals to my 10). He plays a 2-2-2 and moves in three units on a 1 fig inf on my left and he could also throw in his center arty if need be. I also have a 1 fig infantry in the center. Instead of finishing off my left 1 fig inf he first targets my 1 fig arty with 2d. He then targets a 2 fig infantry. Targeting the arty to begin almost ensured that he would drag out the game longer than it needed to go. Firing at the 2 fig infantry would bump up his fig count by 1 fig-really!

I had played three prior games against him and all three went his way as far as dice go. I had had several misses on a 1 fig units all night long So I was a bit frustrated and that did not need to be prolonged any longer. Needless to say I was not pleased with the last turn targeting choices of my opponent.


I can certainly understand your frustration, particularly if it were a casual game. If, on the other hand, it occurred in one of the Troika's tournaments (currently Season 13), then in the round robin phase every figure counts. And I guess some people might (whether consciously or unconsciously) take that same style of play into a casual game.
      
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Re:Etiquette Thu, 06 November 2014 18:53
JAParker wrote on Mon, 03 November 2014 20:35

tank commander wrote on Mon, 03 November 2014 20:05

This did happen to me today.

Opponent wins the first game handily and is on the verge of winning game 2. This will give him the match win regardless of the fig count (14 medals to my 10). He plays a 2-2-2 and moves in three units on a 1 fig inf on my left and he could also throw in his center arty if need be. I also have a 1 fig infantry in the center. Instead of finishing off my left 1 fig inf he first targets my 1 fig arty with 2d. He then targets a 2 fig infantry. Targeting the arty to begin almost ensured that he would drag out the game longer than it needed to go. Firing at the 2 fig infantry would bump up his fig count by 1 fig-really!

I had played three prior games against him and all three went his way as far as dice go. I had had several misses on a 1 fig units all night long So I was a bit frustrated and that did not need to be prolonged any longer. Needless to say I was not pleased with the last turn targeting choices of my opponent.


I can certainly understand your frustration, particularly if it were a casual game. If, on the other hand, it occurred in one of the Troika's tournaments (currently Season 13), then in the round robin phase every figure counts. And I guess some people might (whether consciously or unconsciously) take that same style of play into a casual game.


In tournament play I understand that winning by the widest possible margin drives players to try and do just that as do I.

When I go online to game, I do not expect for that to happen in a non tournament game. When an opponent wins the first game and can try and end game 2, I think it is just had form to take potshots first.

I had it happen again the other day. My opponent was up 4 to 2. He used a center assault and had several units lined up to attack my units backed up on my own baseline. Instead of trying to win the game he fired off two 1d attacks on a unit he could not possibly kill off. So he netted 2 more figs in a match which was already decided by medal count anyway. Those 2 fits had no immed
Impact on the match. Now if he had not made the 2 needed kills in the center, I could see conducting those other attacks.

At any rate, if a player cannot turn off his tournament mode or just plays that ruthlessly, I would prefer to avoid him.
      
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Re:Etiquette Thu, 06 November 2014 22:34
tank commander wrote on Thu, 06 November 2014 18:53



At any rate, if a player cannot turn off his tournament mode or just plays that ruthlessly, I would prefer to avoid him.


I'm curious. Why does it bother you (this is directed to anyone who it bothers) that much when a player takes those few extra shots?
      
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Re:Etiquette Fri, 07 November 2014 02:47
Quit2 wrote on Thu, 06 November 2014 16:34

tank commander wrote on Thu, 06 November 2014 18:53



At any rate, if a player cannot turn off his tournament mode or just plays that ruthlessly, I would prefer to avoid him.


I'm curious. Why does it bother you (this is directed to anyone who it bothers) that much when a player takes those few extra shots?



Perhaps I have a better question for you

Is there any good reason to take those extra shots?
      
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Re:Etiquette Fri, 07 November 2014 03:49
tank commander wrote on Thu, 06 November 2014 20:47

Quit2 wrote on Thu, 06 November 2014 16:34

tank commander wrote on Thu, 06 November 2014 18:53



At any rate, if a player cannot turn off his tournament mode or just plays that ruthlessly, I would prefer to avoid him.


I'm curious. Why does it bother you (this is directed to anyone who it bothers) that much when a player takes those few extra shots?



Perhaps I have a better question for you

Is there any good reason to take those extra shots?

I believe I have an answer, at least a somewhat reasonable one. It could be that the person believes the dice are somewhat sequenced and in order to avoid a sequence which they may believe will cause them to miss the intended target to win the game, they roll the dice in advance to clear out what they perceive may be a bad sequence. It seems a little superstitious and fiddly, but I know that when I am targeting units and get a run of a certain type I sometimes change up my targeting accordingly. And so my conjecture is that it could simply be your opponents way of solving his imagined dice problem and not an intent to pummel
you without mercy. Does this make sense?

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Re:Etiquette Fri, 07 November 2014 05:04
Perhaps players who behave that way are looking for a higher match score to climb up the ladder.
Or perhaps they are enjoying the game and want to extend it a little bit further.
Or they want to give you an extra chance to turn the game in your favor.
I am sure there a lot of other reasons we are not thinking of... or they can be just trolling around. In any case, while I understand that kind of behavior can be frustrating, it does give you an extra chance to come back in the game, even if a tiny little one.
      
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Re:Etiquette Fri, 07 November 2014 15:50
tank commander wrote on Fri, 07 November 2014 02:47

Quit2 wrote on Thu, 06 November 2014 16:34

tank commander wrote on Thu, 06 November 2014 18:53



At any rate, if a player cannot turn off his tournament mode or just plays that ruthlessly, I would prefer to avoid him.


I'm curious. Why does it bother you (this is directed to anyone who it bothers) that much when a player takes those few extra shots?



Perhaps I have a better question for you

Is there any good reason to take those extra shots?


There are a few.
- Making it a habit so one doesn't forget to do it in the first game of a match or a tournament game.
- The player is or has been distracted from the game (TV, Family, Family watching TV, ..) and isn't aware that he's this close to winning.
- Extending the fun. The player did pay for the game. He wants to get the most enjoyment out of it.
- The player keeps track of all his medal and figure scores, and wants to out best himself on all scenarios he plays, or wants to up his average scores.
- ...

The first 2 are why I do it on occasion. And since I don't mind when it's done to me, I don't always realise that it could bother an opponent.

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Re:Etiquette Mon, 10 November 2014 01:10
stevens wrote on Thu, 06 November 2014 21:49

tank commander wrote on Thu, 06 November 2014 20:47

Quit2 wrote on Thu, 06 November 2014 16:34

tank commander wrote on Thu, 06 November 2014 18:53



At any rate, if a player cannot turn off his tournament mode or just plays that ruthlessly, I would prefer to avoid him.


I'm curious. Why does it bother you (this is directed to anyone who it bothers) that much when a player takes those few extra shots?



Perhaps I have a better question for you

Is there any good reason to take those extra shots?

I believe I have an answer, at least a somewhat reasonable one. It could be that the person believes the dice are somewhat sequenced and in order to avoid a sequence which they may believe will cause them to miss the intended target to win the game, they roll the dice in advance to clear out what they perceive may be a bad sequence. It seems a little superstitious and fiddly, but I know that when I am targeting units and get a run of a certain type I sometimes change up my targeting accordingly. And so my conjecture is that it could simply be your opponents way of solving his imagined dice problem and not an intent to pummel
you without mercy. Does this make sense?


Perhaps an answer but in this case his dice were very good. Plus on the turn in question he had something like 12 attacks against units with my retreat.
      
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Re:Etiquette Mon, 10 November 2014 01:13
clorofila wrote on Thu, 06 November 2014 23:04

Perhaps players who behave that way are looking for a higher match score to climb up the ladder.
Or perhaps they are enjoying the game and want to extend it a little bit further.
Or they want to give you an extra chance to turn the game in your favor.
I am sure there a lot of other reasons we are not thinking of... or they can be just trolling around. In any case, while I understand that kind of behavior can be frustrating, it does give you an extra chance to come back in the game, even if a tiny little one.


I do not believe the score of a given game or match has anything to do with player ratings. So any additional figs eliminated would have no bearing there.

In this case, they did not extend the game, just the turn they played by two 1d attacks. Hard to believe one could get extra pleasure there.
      
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Re:Etiquette Mon, 10 November 2014 01:27
Quit2 wrote on Fri, 07 November 2014 09:50

tank commander wrote on Fri, 07 November 2014 02:47

Quit2 wrote on Thu, 06 November 2014 16:34

tank commander wrote on Thu, 06 November 2014 18:53



At any rate, if a player cannot turn off his tournament mode or just plays that ruthlessly, I would prefer to avoid him.


I'm curious. Why does it bother you (this is directed to anyone who it bothers) that much when a player takes those few extra shots?



Perhaps I have a better question for you

Is there any good reason to take those extra shots?


There are a few.
1)- Making it a habit so one doesn't forget to do it in the first game of a match or a tournament game.
2)- The player is or has been distracted from the game (TV, Family, Family watching TV, ..) and isn't aware that he's this close to winning.
3)- Extending the fun. The player did pay for the game. He wants to get the most enjoyment out of it.
4)- The player keeps track of all his medal and figure scores, and wants to out best himself on all scenarios he plays, or wants to up his average scores.
- ...

The first 2 are why I do it on occasion. And since I don't mind when it's done to me, I don't always realise that it could bother an opponent.



I will address your points above for non tournament play.

1) Sorry, I really do not consider that a valid one.

2) Perhaps, I have lost focus in certain situations.

3) Extending their fun. Well, when all things are going my way in a game I consider the fact my opponent is probably not having any.

4) I keep track of my Mem '44 record but do not go this far. I realize unusually good results for one side means the card / dice combo has fallen firmly on one side. Again, not a very valid reason-IMO.

You also asked earlier in the thread if any one else is bothered by such "piling on". There are a few other posters who stated such. I am such there any many online gamers who are also bothered by such actions.

I guess I am old school and still believe in a bit of sportsmanship. Toting up a few extra figs in a match in which I am already going to win by a lop sided score and perhaps putting off an opponent is not my style.

Well, I have made my last post on this matter.


      
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Re:Etiquette Mon, 10 November 2014 02:37
tank commander wrote on Mon, 10 November 2014 01:27



3) Extending their fun. Well, when all things are going my way in a game I consider the fact my opponent is probably not having any.
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You also asked earlier in the thread if any one else is bothered by such "piling on". There are a few other posters who stated such. I am such there any many online gamers who are also bothered by such actions.

I guess I am old school and still believe in a bit of sportsmanship. Toting up a few extra figs in a match in which I am already going to win by a lop sided score and perhaps putting off an opponent is not my style.

Well, I have made my last post on this matter.


I only quoted what I want to reply to:
I still enjoy a game when my opponent has everything going his way.

When my opponent does it to me, I don't consider that he's piling on. That's why I often forget that others might see it that way when I do it. I really do make an effort to take those feelings into account, but sometimes I forget.

I also believe in sportsmanship, but I don't consider "toting up a few extra figs" as bad sportsmanship.

I just don't get why it is such a problem when your opponent takes 10 to 15 seconds to take a few figs before the kill.
When I play on the board, I will even encourage my opponent to finish all his battles of that turn, even after he scored the required number of medals, just to see how many more hits, and possibly medals, he could have got.

      
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Re:Etiquette Tue, 11 November 2014 01:16
Sorry John, I missed the fact that your opponent was extending his own last turn, not the match - so no increased chances for you in any way. I still think he was looking for a higher figure count, for whatever reason.
      
    
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