Violet you and I must have different radically different ideas on what constitutes irony. I would think would be a tragedy.
Lol, it's irony. I think tragedy is much too strong a word for an online game. Sometimes you have to just laugh at things.
BoganGod wrote:All the hard work, dedicated play, hours of game chat, thought. All wasted.
It is never ever wasted. Even if we lose, all of our full efforts deserve applause. Most importantly, we had fun (only in the actual games). Second, we improved in skill tremendously. Third, we know we would have won and we know that we are good. You guys know you got lucky. And all we can do is leave it at that. When a war comes down to 1 game, it's really a toss up and can easily slide either way. And of course, the slightest mistake can push it in one clans favor over the other, as what happened here. But we played very well and gave you guys a scare
While of course, I would have loved to win the war, and I'm disappointed that we didn't, I also would have wanted to win by more than one game, so it wouldn't just feel "lucky."
In particular if this is the 5th time it has happened. Hopefully you will take heed of Shaneback
I will definitely take heed! I had this add-on two years ago, but lost it when changing computers. When I went to re-install all of my add-ons, I couldn't remember this one. More irony, is that I was looking to add this before the Batch 3 games went out, and just couldn't find it. Now that I know the name (Tour Stats), I will look for it again. It's a life-saver!
Before, I would just use game finder, go to tournament, click on player name, search all games. For instance, if it listed Jano's name, it would say 16 games. So then I'd know, okay, I can invite him to 4 games and that will make 20. Foul-proof method right......Hundreds of times, yes; five times, absolutely not.
When your best isn't good enough, delegate! You then get to blame someone else!
Your surrounded by knowledgeable, skilled players, start handing those tasks out.
I'm in the best position for this task. Overall, it is my responsibility. But when this happened the first time in clan league, I did "loosely" ask for some help. I always try to send lists and game counts to everyone involved in the games. But normally, if I don't catch something, no one else will. As we are in three events, and the rules are different for all three (clan league- 3 games, NCC4- 15 games, CC4- 20 games). They can't keep track of it all
I think most of my clanmates are relieved not to have the responsibility
Also, I burden my clanmates so much with game loads. I tell them, focus on the games and communicate and I'll handle the admin stuff. But many do help out when they can in various ways. It might not necessarily be an "administrative task," but more like a cheerful pep talk, game idea discussion and things like that.
I'm not by any means complaining, but when you have and as you already know- I'm not the type to kill myself doing anything extra and unnecessary. I spend a minimum of 4 hours on this site daily just doing the bare minimum things required of me, let alone anything extra. When it's time to send invites, makes games- it's closer to 7-8 hours. Considering that I go to school full-time and work part-time, it can be brutal. I don't feel this makes me lazy, I feel this makes me prioritize.
So with this type of situation, even doing my best, things may get overlooked sometimes and mistakes will happen. The mistakes normally happen due to vacations and last minute game swaps.
BoganGod wrote:Leadership is a lonely and thankless role.
This is true to a degree and can't really be denied. But I think it describes more of a moderator/admin type role than a clan leader role. I love being in charge of RA and my clanmates are always extremely grateful to me. I am lucky to have a very supportive group. It is a ton of work, no doubt about it, and quite stressful at times. But I enjoy every minute of it.
While the public is thinking "oh she has again had a player in too many games," they are thinking, "at least she had had 18 players with the correct number of games
BoganGod wrote:You don't get to call people on not pointing out your mistakes to you. You have to deal with their mistakes. Your clan trusts you, assumes you have things under control and get on with what they are on CC to do(play). Meanwhile your doing all the thankless admin tasks, typing your fingers to the bone, and having opponents point out your mistakes in public. Even if you find members of your clan that are willing to help by running threads, challenges, map ranking, training new members etc, you still have to make sure that everyone is on the same page.
QFT! No argument there. But again, I have a very grateful bunch of players, and they never give me a hard time for administrative mistakes. It happens, and oh well.
I've sent out invites to the new game, but I believe I was the one who was supposed to make the game with the correct labels. But I will gladly join the one that you guys already made, as it's less work for me
If it's fine with chemefreak, it's fine with me.