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clowncar wrote:Hi gang,
I am a newbie and certainly have a lot to learn as far as strategies of the game is concerned. I apologize in advance for any dumb gameplay. But I do want to help you understand that some of the boneheaded "risks" that newbies take are often not the worst strategy for them.
In a protracted game ( whether it be risk or most other games ) where I am thoroughly outmatched, I find that I am often better off taking a higher risk approach. To put it into context, imagine you are an out of shape boxer fighting a prize fighter. The longer the fight goes the less chance you have to win. You are going to tire or make a mistake that the prize fighter is not and you are more likely to lose. In order to have a decent chance of winning, I would be going all out for an early round knockout. Or imagine playing roullette. The more spins, the more likely you are to lose because you have the disadvantage and the power of multiple trials will draw you nearer and nearer to expected results.
Therefore, I may watch my more skilled opponents and learn from them but I am also going to try my hardest to give myself the best chance ( As I know it ... I am a newbie with a lot to learn as I said ) to win.
Let me explain it another way .... If you are more skilled than me it may be in my best interest to take a gamble at a bad % play this turn because the likelihood is that with each passing turn, my chances of defeating you will likely decrease. I think that sometimes this very basic concept in game theory is forgotten. One of the reasons underdogs in sporting events like to eat clock and limit possessions is because as you increase the number of plays/possessions in a game where you are outmatched, the more likely you are to lose.
So just a little perspective about why a newbie may take a gamble now that he may not take several months down the line. It doesn't mean he is an idiot or even lacking in the knowledge that it is a negative EV maneuver in a vacuum.... it may well be his best chance to win.
Happy hunting and please don't foe me.
trevor33 wrote:Who hasn't lost the plot in a game at some point and crashed into an opponent ruining both your chances?
We've all done it, especially those who use the chat function.
waltero wrote:Very little Strategy to be learned in this game.
This is a game of dice. As it stands now it is a game of luck!
Luck on cards luck on placement luck on Internet conctn luck on defense luck on attack.
If players wish to play their game based on luck so be it!
Game play is limited. Implement Card play and weather along with many other variables.
Probably the only way to reduce the dice factor (luck).
Try a game called Imperial! Risk with no dice. If you want more info post on my wall. Online and many games to chose from. All free
waltero wrote:No such thing as a ''BAD'' Player when it comes to Risk!
Lord_Bremen wrote:I wish we could put point minimums on games. I have to wade through 1-2 suiciders a game, it's really annoying. I'd estimate half my losses are from them.
Jippd wrote:Try joining games in the 2000+ or 1800+ section in the callouts forum. You will generally find higher caliber players that know how to play games better than just open games.
corrupteddrake wrote:If there are three players left, a strong player, you, and a weak player, the weak player may be convinced by himself or the strong player that he will lose no matter what happens and that getting second is better than getting third. So, he will attack you and leave the strong player alone hoping that the strong player will attack the bigger threat first, namely you, and leave him for last.
waltero wrote:True dat...A game can be won using that strategy.
Bad at risk good at playing the dice. Children like this game because they can suck at it and still come out ahead. Thinking that they are not that bad of a player at all.
A guy who consistantly attacks at a 1 to 2 odds and wins every now and then...would think he OK player.
Having fun is the name of the Game. Only the players who get pissed off while playing risk are the ''bad'' players!
Pissed off because a silly player can Kick their Arse!!!