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Re: Conquer Cup I

Postby HighlanderAttack on Sun Nov 20, 2011 7:16 pm

I can promise you this--I won't join this bull shit ever again. When you have so many clueless players playing and get a suicidal dumb ass with no chance to take you out attack--it makes no sense to waste five dollars.
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Re: Conquer Cup I

Postby HighlanderAttack on Sun Nov 20, 2011 7:18 pm

Vandal88 wrote:You guys that walk around calling people noobs because they don't play thousands of games at the same time should stop complaining. I only joined CC a few weeks ago but I have been playing risk for over 20 years and I love the game. A game of risk should be fun and I personally enjoy seeking out a continent for a small bonus and proding my opponents borders until the cashes eventually end the game. I have resorted to your so called "escalating strategy" in certain scenerios but to use that as a sole strategy must get redundant and lame. Anyone can stack all their men on one territory and only attacks weak territories that surround them for a card until the cash reaches freakin' 80 or whatever, but that takes no strategy and actually makes the game boring. The game should be about maneuvering and shifting alliances, which comes about best when each player focuses on one or two key regions or continents. Not about creating "stacks". I find the Conquer Cup tournament very boring and disappointing because their are so many supposed "masters at escalating strategy" who have lost focus of the game and ruin it for those of us are here to enjoy ourselves. I got a new term, "stackers", and I won't be using it to describe someone in a positive manner.



I won't even read this mess --all I have to do is read the first sentence and then look at your rank to know you are a clueless dumb ass.
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Re: Conquer Cup I

Postby owenshooter on Mon Nov 21, 2011 12:17 am

just wondering if this still qualifies for the biggest risk or roll playing tournament in the Guiness Book, despite being half the original intended size. fascinating concept, even if the rules had to be amended to make it legal by the sites own rules. good luck with CC2, i personally refuse to pay for this as i am a premium member and don't see any added value in giving the site more money in a gambling pyramid where it seems as if newbs decimated the experienced players (from the posts in this thread)... i hope more time is put into making updates from the suggs forum for the paying members of the community that were promised some "huge mega ultra secret CC improvement" that amounted to not even a ripple in the forums... again, is this still qualifying for the Guiness Book or did the Cup fall short?-el Jesus negro
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Re: Conquer Cup I

Postby Victor Sullivan on Mon Nov 21, 2011 12:24 am

owenshooter wrote:just wondering if this still qualifies for the biggest risk or roll playing tournament in the Guiness Book, despite being half the original intended size. fascinating concept, even if the rules had to be amended to make it legal by the sites own rules. good luck with CC2, i personally refuse to pay for this as i am a premium member and don't see any added value in giving the site more money in a gambling pyramid where it seems as if newbs decimated the experienced players (from the posts in this thread)... i hope more time is put into making updates from the suggs forum for the paying members of the community that were promised some "huge mega ultra secret CC improvement" that amounted to not even a ripple in the forums... again, is this still qualifying for the Guiness Book or did the Cup fall short?-el Jesus negro

I don't think it fell short, but I can't say for sure *shrugs*

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Re: Conquer Cup I

Postby Chariot of Fire on Mon Nov 21, 2011 1:07 am

Pretty sure HA's 200th Tourney knocks the spots off this for both participation and number of games (bear in mind the C.Cup format knocks out 80% of the field in R1). Would be nice if HA posted some stats re his tourney, just for reference (I can't find anything in his tourney thread).

If CC genuinely wants to break a world record then it's well within its ability to create an allcomers tourney (with no sleazy admission fee) and maybe offer a prize to the winner. It could be for premium members only. The result.....

- a gesture of thanks to those who support the site with their membership fees
- a true 'Conquer Cup' victor, rather than an elite few who happened to shell-out $5 for the privilege
- an increase in the number of premium members, as freemiums sign-up to participate (a lot of freemiums joined this tourney yet are still not premium members)
- no ill-will caused by money being lost due to a noob move in a game (nothing invested, nothing lost)
- global publicity for the site due to an authentic record being broken
- the likelihood of renewed premiums due to ongoing participation in the tourney (one has to be premium to win, even at the time of the final)

Lack....my services are available should you wish to bring on board a PR/Promotions/Bus.Development rep :D
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Re: Conquer Cup I

Postby greenoaks on Mon Nov 21, 2011 1:22 am

Victor Sullivan wrote:
owenshooter wrote:just wondering if this still qualifies for the biggest risk or roll playing tournament in the Guiness Book, despite being half the original intended size. fascinating concept, even if the rules had to be amended to make it legal by the sites own rules. good luck with CC2, i personally refuse to pay for this as i am a premium member and don't see any added value in giving the site more money in a gambling pyramid where it seems as if newbs decimated the experienced players (from the posts in this thread)... i hope more time is put into making updates from the suggs forum for the paying members of the community that were promised some "huge mega ultra secret CC improvement" that amounted to not even a ripple in the forums... again, is this still qualifying for the Guiness Book or did the Cup fall short?-el Jesus negro

I don't think it fell short, but I can't say for sure *shrugs*

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it can't fall short if there is currently no record for it

http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/Search.aspx?q=most+people+playing
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Re: Conquer Cup I

Postby jleaux on Mon Nov 21, 2011 11:46 am

You're all majorly harshing my buzz for having made the finals. Those bitching that they fell to early n00b stupidity, just keep this in mind: All you lost out on was the opportunity to fall to my skill at drawing late round three card sets (this is where most people would insert an emoticon to let everyone know the preceding was said with tongue in cheek, but I hate those damned things and refuse to use them).

PS I don't pretend to know the finances of Conquer Club or those who run it, but I assume that they're not buying condos on South Beach off our Premium memberships. The Conquer Cup will net them a whopping extra 2k, which I assume will help keep the club running. Were I trying to find creative ways of financing the site, I might be insulted to have my idea of a very small entry fee for an occasional special tournament called "sleazy."

I have paid $60 for video games that gave me 15 hours of enjoyment. In the year and a half since joining, I'm sure I have hundreds of hours of enjoyment from this site. Premium membership, plus an occasional tourney entry fee are a bargain by comparison. So you got knocked out early? Big deal. You participated and helped support the site.
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Re: Conquer Cup I

Postby Butters1919 on Mon Nov 21, 2011 1:26 pm

jleaux wrote:You're all majorly harshing my buzz for having made the finals.


Ignore what folks say. You made the finals by winning 3 games in a row. Luck will play a part of that, as it will for the other 4 (regardless of rank) that make the finals with you. But skill will also play a role for the 5 finalists.

Good luck to you in the final game!
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Re: Conquer Cup I

Postby HighlanderAttack on Mon Nov 21, 2011 1:47 pm

jleaux wrote:You're all majorly harshing my buzz for having made the finals. Those bitching that they fell to early n00b stupidity, just keep this in mind: All you lost out on was the opportunity to fall to my skill at drawing late round three card sets (this is where most people would insert an emoticon to let everyone know the preceding was said with tongue in cheek, but I hate those damned things and refuse to use them).

PS I don't pretend to know the finances of Conquer Club or those who run it, but I assume that they're not buying condos on South Beach off our Premium memberships. The Conquer Cup will net them a whopping extra 2k, which I assume will help keep the club running. Were I trying to find creative ways of financing the site, I might be insulted to have my idea of a very small entry fee for an occasional special tournament called "sleazy."

I have paid $60 for video games that gave me 15 hours of enjoyment. In the year and a half since joining, I'm sure I have hundreds of hours of enjoyment from this site. Premium membership, plus an occasional tourney entry fee are a bargain by comparison. So you got knocked out early? Big deal. You participated and helped support the site.



When you have three players left in a game

Pink-most armies
Blue -about 20 less
Whatever color I was 20 armies less

Blue bashes into me with no opportunity to re-cash or take me out

To me that is one of the most blatant forms of dumb-ass-ness I have ever seen--yes that is my word. All that did was give the game away to pink. Pink played great don't get me wrong-doing the bonus thing early (not my way), but it worked for him and I give him props, but for blue to give the game to him is truly a joke. This is the kind of noob moves I believe most players are speaking of.
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Re: Conquer Cup I

Postby jleaux on Mon Nov 21, 2011 2:52 pm

I'm not arguing that it doesn't suck. I agree, it does! My only point is that the tourney is not the travesty people in this forum are making it out to be. I personally approached it as a lark and as a way to throw $5 extra to the site that I feel has already given me considerable value for my money.

In the end, I've enjoyed the tourney and I guess I just want to pipe up in the middle of all the naysaying and say, "Hey Lack, thanks for doing this. I've had fun." Which, I understand, is easy for me to say.
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Re: Conquer Cup I

Postby Victor Sullivan on Mon Nov 21, 2011 7:24 pm

=D> Congrats for making the finals, jleaux! It's nice to see a fellow Ohioan made it all the way to the finals! Good luck in the final game! :D

Glad you're having fun :)

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Re: Conquer Cup I

Postby Chariot of Fire on Mon Nov 21, 2011 7:50 pm

Ohioan


Is this a real word? It's incredibly difficult to say, especially in the sentence above.

And yeah....congrats and good luck in the final jleaux.
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Re: Conquer Cup I

Postby Butters1919 on Mon Nov 21, 2011 8:02 pm

Victor Sullivan wrote:=D> Congrats for making the finals, jleaux! It's nice to see a fellow Ohioan made it all the way to the finals! Good luck in the final game! :D

Glad you're having fun :)

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Hear hear! (not that I'm from Ohio, or the US for that matter, I just echo the the congratulatory nature of the message)
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Re: Conquer Cup I

Postby Dukasaur on Tue Nov 22, 2011 1:28 am

jleaux wrote:You're all majorly harshing my buzz for having made the finals. Those bitching that they fell to early n00b stupidity, just keep this in mind: All you lost out on was the opportunity to fall to my skill at drawing late round three card sets (this is where most people would insert an emoticon to let everyone know the preceding was said with tongue in cheek, but I hate those damned things and refuse to use them).

PS I don't pretend to know the finances of Conquer Club or those who run it, but I assume that they're not buying condos on South Beach off our Premium memberships. The Conquer Cup will net them a whopping extra 2k, which I assume will help keep the club running. Were I trying to find creative ways of financing the site, I might be insulted to have my idea of a very small entry fee for an occasional special tournament called "sleazy."

I have paid $60 for video games that gave me 15 hours of enjoyment. In the year and a half since joining, I'm sure I have hundreds of hours of enjoyment from this site. Premium membership, plus an occasional tourney entry fee are a bargain by comparison. So you got knocked out early? Big deal. You participated and helped support the site.

Well, you're a lieutenant, so you can't be that much of a noob...:-)
(Sorry, but I like emoticons.)

I agree totally with your last paragraph. I mean, a ticket for a movie which lasts 90 minutes is $12. In many places you can't even get a coffee and a sandwich for $5. I paid it with no regrets, and yeah, I got killed first round. Oh, well, Crimea River. Not the first or the last tournament where I got killed first round.
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Re: Conquer Cup I

Postby jleaux on Tue Nov 22, 2011 12:14 pm

Chariot of Fire wrote:
Ohioan


Is this a real word? It's incredibly difficult to say, especially in the sentence above.



What else would you call a person from Ohio? Ohioite? Ohioer? Ohiogander?

Partial to "-gander' myself, but only Michiganders use it.
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