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Re: Newbies ----> Flame On

Postby iAmCaffeine on Thu Apr 18, 2013 8:53 am

waltero wrote:No such thing as a ''BAD'' Player when it comes to Risk!


Of course there is. For an extreme example, someone who attacks with all their regions at 3v3 for the first around is not a good player, assuming they do it regularly as some kind of strategy.
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Re: Newbies ----> Flame On

Postby waltero on Sun Apr 21, 2013 3:49 pm

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!!!
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Re: Newbies ----> Flame On

Postby Lord_Bremen on Sun May 12, 2013 8:36 pm

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.
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Re: Newbies ----> Flame On

Postby Jippd on Tue Jul 02, 2013 3:37 am

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.

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.
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Re: Newbies ----> Flame On

Postby corrupteddrake on Tue Jul 09, 2013 6:40 pm

I can think of a number of reasons why a player would attack you like that, none of them assuming that they are bad.

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.

The way to stop this from happening is to make the weak player believe that it is possible for him to win the entire game if only he would attack the strong player.

Another reason is that a player may believe that you have broken an alliance with him in the past and that if they make one with you now you will backstab them. Therefore, they should attack you to teach you that if you threaten them this way they will try to weaken you as much a possible before they get kicked out of the game.

The way to stop this is to not break alliances without either totally destroying them or to not break any alliances without good cause.

A third reason I can see why this would happen is if the weaker play thinks that he could win the game if only he had a little more territory to do so. He has only two choices on where to get this territory the strongest player on the map or you. Of course, he would attack you. He thinks that you are the weaker player and less like to be able to strike back at him.

The way to stop this is to strike back at him with everything you have saying that if he attacks you, you will totally destroy him no matter what.

These are just a few of the best reasons why someone would attack you like that and how to counter them.
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Re: Newbies ----> Flame On

Postby Lord_Bremen on Fri Jul 12, 2013 1:26 am

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.


If they would do non-escalating (escalating is even more luck-based than wading through noobs, one retard with cards gets killed and game ends), I would.
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Re: Newbies ----> Flame On

Postby Lord_Bremen on Fri Jul 12, 2013 1:28 am

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.


There is absolutely zero benefit to coming in second. So doing this would actually indicate a clear lack of skill.
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Re: Newbies ----> Flame On

Postby KawawangCowboy on Sun Jul 14, 2013 4:55 am

Judging by my recent experience, assassin games are a bad place for new players like me.

Now I admit, I got assassinated, so I can't defend the way I played too much.

However otherwise it wasn't a very welcoming experience. Green called me out for turtling before the 2nd turn ended (I wasn't planning on it!) A few turns later everyone starts congratulating blue (who had taken a big part of the map and was well on his way to taking out green) and then because I expanded too much too quickly (newb move on my part, sure), Red sweeps in and kills me off.

I got lessons to learn from there, but they tell me to stay out until I know better. Not very enjoyable from the start anyway so I'm not eager to join another.
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Re: Newbies ----> Flame On

Postby AyeTrain on Mon Jul 15, 2013 12:57 pm

Sorry you had a bad experience: assassin games are hard to grasp at first. Gameplay is a lot different from the other types, because gaining power and territory is much less important (because it becomes important to protect everyone but your target). And, you might've had some less-than-patient players.

Don't let it stop you...experience is the best teacher. Look around in this forum: there's surely some threads discussing Assassin strategy.
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Re: Newbies ----> Flame On

Postby Colemanus on Mon Aug 26, 2013 10:21 pm

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!!!


This is why I have fun. Dont mind being called the grand newbie
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