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Koganosi wrote:I could only suggest picking up teamgames. So you can work together with your teammate. As long as he doesnt suicide into you, you should be fine. Next to that I would be sure to take a look at the training grounds in the forum and sign up for some classes. You should be able to learn alot I quess if your new to the site. Next to that do what the person said before me foe em, so you wont play em again atleast they cant join your games. And next to that see if you can find a game with some more higher rated people, make sure its a map you can play and fair with the cards. Else it can feel a little unfair.
martin pringle wrote:Hey!
ould leave that to you.I would go the long way round.
I am certainly not a newbee either!
I first bought risk in 1972 when i was 12yrs old.I gave up when i became a parent and with a baby to look after long games were no longer for me.
inchul64 wrote:Koganosi wrote:I could only suggest picking up teamgames. So you can work together with your teammate. As long as he doesnt suicide into you, you should be fine. Next to that I would be sure to take a look at the training grounds in the forum and sign up for some classes. You should be able to learn alot I quess if your new to the site. Next to that do what the person said before me foe em, so you wont play em again atleast they cant join your games. And next to that see if you can find a game with some more higher rated people, make sure its a map you can play and fair with the cards. Else it can feel a little unfair.
Thanks for the advice. I have foed the guy. Since I'm inexperienced with team games, I'm apprehensive about playing them. I am in one team game now (my first and it's with random team members) and I was unlucky to have most of my armies taken out in the first turn. My other teammates seem more experienced and it looks like we're going to win and I have managed to avoid being taken out. I hate the fact that I haven't been able to contribute to the team and I'm like a freeloader. I am considering signing up for the Academy.
Sorry, I had to.
waltero wrote:I am not sure but I do not think I have foed a newb for this reason.
The longer you play the more you will find that it is the Vets that are Suicidal...They would rather a Higher rank player win than a newb. They will suicide at the slightest inclination that a newb is going to win. As well It is the vets (high ranking players) that team up on lower rank then work on each other. In other words the high ranks team up to kill low rank than play the game.
I Could go on and on about many high rank players and there foul game play.
This is a war game you will encounter suicidal player no matter what rank. Maybe the best thing to do is reason with somebody that is going up in you. I believe a player has a better chance of reasoning with a newb than they would with a (rude) vet.
Vets seem to take this game too serious...like it is there livelihood. Remember it is just a game.
Try not to think of it as suicide...just your enemy wanting to destroy you. Many players call it suicide when another attacks them.
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.