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#61 Fanfan

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 08:41 PM

I was there during the whole finals, sitting next to you since your first match against Dom (I am Francois, the french guy with red hair)

 

I have a huge gaming experience including in high reward tournaments.

 

And I chose to play and watch X-wing among dozens of games at GenCon, even if I was just a beginner in this game.

And I wanted to tell you, even before reading your post:

 

YOU  EPITOMIZE  WHAT  I  LIKE  IN  THIS  COMMUNITY.

 

 

You were humble, focussed, but not stressful (and I insist on this combination as being really unjoyable to play against)

you played the original squad you liked, although you were listening to others point of view, even humble beginners.

 

I am convinced that you would have returned the favor in the opposite situation.

 

I want to win my games by playing them well,

not because my opponent kind-of-forgot an obvious action.

 

We are 'trained' to play 'shamelessly' as the right way to go, especially in other competitive games -

My salute to all players who play as they feel it should be the best experience for everyone.


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#62 Skargoth

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 08:53 PM

 

So was this loudmouth a regular on here or TC or BGG? Was he lacking in social skills? Did he have a neckbeard?!


lol I post somewhat frequently and try to keep a nice goatee.

 

The post order worked just right! :3


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You don't need to strip your miniatures, painting over is fine. No, there should not be a fourth faction, three is the magic number for countering flavor lists and to break up faction distribution. Someone else has likely thought up and posted your amazing new build, so you don't need to stroke your ego when reposting it. The prequels sucked and so would a game based on it. YES, there should be a Custom Forum for terrain and repaints! Moving on...


#63 Skargoth

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 08:55 PM

This is the official "Don't Lose Faith in the X-wing Community" thread.


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You don't need to strip your miniatures, painting over is fine. No, there should not be a fourth faction, three is the magic number for countering flavor lists and to break up faction distribution. Someone else has likely thought up and posted your amazing new build, so you don't need to stroke your ego when reposting it. The prequels sucked and so would a game based on it. YES, there should be a Custom Forum for terrain and repaints! Moving on...


#64 HunterEste

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 08:58 PM

Anyone who gives you a hard time about this is just a WAAC toxic little child who shouldn't be a part of the X-Wing community.
You did good!


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#65 s1n

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 08:59 PM

As long as you catch the mistake before moving on in the game, there really is no harm. It's not like Whisper died before you realized you were supposed to be cloaked.

 

Don't sweat a few people getting upset. Heavy is the head that wears the crown.

 

Congrats on your win. Enjoy it and look forward to Worlds!



#66 BigMrDonut

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 09:04 PM

I think the focus should be on the positive here. Rather than focus on the mistake, how about centering on the fact that during the finals of a tournament, both players were able to "fly casual". Let's see that in any other tournament finals!
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#67 catachanninja

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 09:05 PM

Rick not only are you an x wing champion you are a champion of flying casual. Glad to have a world champ who enjoys the game. Definitely keeps us all flying casual


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#68 AtomicFryingPan

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 09:06 PM

 

Rick, don't let that idiot in the crowd get to you. I happen to know that guy really well, he comes from a competitive martial arts background and this is his first minis game and first time at gen con. He definitely was out of line and didn't even think about your feelings and his poor etiquete during your guys' match. He had 3 days of x wing and was super pumped to see his friend fellow ohioan/store player make it to the finals! He did come up and ask why he was allowing you to recloak which was incredibly rude and unprofessional of him. He then went back and talked to Jeff's brother about how he should have vaped that phantom. But Jeff is a class act and knows about the pressure of the cameras and the crowd and this unempathetic idiot clearly wasn't thinking about it. I know for a fact that guy has definitely moved on and after reading your topic feels like an ass and is truly sorry. He definitely respects you as a player and person and hopes you can forgive him. He was just super excited for his friend and behaving like a football fan and being a jerk.

In case you guys haven't figured it out I'm the guy Rick is referring to and I feel absolutely terrible for my behavior. I didn't think about etiquette and had no business being visibly upset. Please don't take it personal as it had nothing to do with you! You and Jeff and better players than I and in that scenario a better person. I am humbled and feel ashamed of my actions and I hope you can forgive me as I was just an excited fan who didn't realize the consequences of his actions. I hope you can forgive me and we meet across the table as friends and have an amazing game!

My sincerest apologies

Ben.


I was really pretty conflicted about whether or not to even publish this post. When I finally decided to do so I told myself I wasn't going to reply, I wasn't going to "like" I was just going to move on.

Reading through all the replies so far I'm blown away. Thanks to everyone for their support. Some of the stories you all shared were just awesome. This is an amazing community and sometimes posts like these really give people the opportunity to share just how awesome it is. So many "likes' to you all.

So I wasn't going to respond until I read Ben's post. Ben, thanks bro. You are a stand up guy. All is definitely forgiven and I hope we have the opportunity to play some time.


...Ohh and to the rest of you...keep your hands off my new ships!!!!

Have fun and fly casual all!!

 

Thank you so much Rick I truly appreciate it and can rest easier. I do love competing and winning but I never wanted to be "that guy" who takes the fun from someone else. We've got it really good! We have a solid, fun, inexpensive star wars game with great designers who listen and are involved with the players. But most importantly we have awesome community and player base that truly makes us stand out. So thank you for accepting my apology and helping me realize that I was being "that guy" and I'll make sure not to do it again :)


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#69 winters_night

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 09:11 PM

Just gonna skip all the back and forth.

 

Whatever happens on the table is between the two people playing it and the judge.

 

If you made a mistake and your opponent lets you correct it, rock on.

 

If you made a mistake and he didn't let you correct it, rock on.

 

 

edit: ha should actually read posts :P, glad it all got sorted


Edited by winters_night, 18 August 2014 - 09:15 PM.

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 09:14 PM

I was going to post something, but it seems like you all worked it out just fine.  Congrats to our new national champ!  Your next mission is to get your wife to let you go to Worlds - you have that bye after all. :)


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#71 mwfendt

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 10:08 PM

Congrats on the win Rick! It was fun playing with you at Event Horizon! Matt.

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 10:18 PM

Rick, don't let that idiot in the crowd get to you. I happen to know that guy really well, he comes from a competitive martial arts background and this is his first minis game and first time at gen con. He definitely was out of line and didn't even think about your feelings and his poor etiquete during your guys' match. He had 3 days of x wing and was super pumped to see his friend fellow ohioan/store player make it to the finals! He did come up and ask why he was allowing you to recloak which was incredibly rude and unprofessional of him. He then went back and talked to Jeff's brother about how he should have vaped that phantom. But Jeff is a class act and knows about the pressure of the cameras and the crowd and this unempathetic idiot clearly wasn't thinking about it. I know for a fact that guy has definitely moved on and after reading your topic feels like an ass and is truly sorry. He definitely respects you as a player and person and hopes you can forgive him. He was just super excited for his friend and behaving like a football fan and being a jerk.In case you guys haven't figured it out I'm the guy Rick is referring to and I feel absolutely terrible for my behavior. I didn't think about etiquette and had no business being visibly upset. Please don't take it personal as it had nothing to do with you! You and Jeff and better players than I and in that scenario a better person. I am humbled and feel ashamed of my actions and I hope you can forgive me as I was just an excited fan who didn't realize the consequences of his actions. I hope you can forgive me and we meet across the table as friends and have an amazing game!My sincerest apologiesBen.

I was really pretty conflicted about whether or not to even publish this post. When I finally decided to do so I told myself I wasn't going to reply, I wasn't going to "like" I was just going to move on.Reading through all the replies so far I'm blown away. Thanks to everyone for their support. Some of the stories you all shared were just awesome. This is an amazing community and sometimes posts like these really give people the opportunity to share just how awesome it is. So many "likes' to you all.So I wasn't going to respond until I read Ben's post. Ben, thanks bro. You are a stand up guy. All is definitely forgiven and I hope we have the opportunity to play some time....Ohh and to the rest of you...keep your hands off my new ships!!!!Have fun and fly casual all!!

At least post a pic of the unboxing!

And may I suggest a "fly casual" upgrade design.

#73 Blail Blerg

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Posted 19 August 2014 - 12:07 AM

Just gonna skip all the back and forth.

 

Whatever happens on the table is between the two people playing it and the judge.

 

If you made a mistake and your opponent lets you correct it, rock on.

 

If you made a mistake and he didn't let you correct it, rock on.

 

 

edit: ha should actually read posts :P, glad it all got sorted

 

Actually, a thought on this.  Was playing in a Magic tournament, where people had crowded around me.  I drew a card that would let me surprise my opponent and take the win.  Some idiot behind me went "OOOOOOHHHH!".  

Thanks.  

 

I think that the audience should not have any reaction that affects the game.  While I would not want a rule that says that the audience can't speak or make noises, even things like explaining how something works in the game in the rules to a new player can have an adverse effect when a game starts to have numerous complicated interactions.  X-wing is getting to that point.  

 

I agree.  The happens of the match are between the two players and the judge and beholden to none other.  I think that should just be a general, casual, social rule.  =)


ROLL RED, STAY THIRSTY FRIENDS. 


#74 Keffisch

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Posted 19 August 2014 - 01:27 AM

DT,

 

Anyone who's been to an X-Wing event that ran for more than 12 hours and have made the top cut, only to face excitement and anxiety in a semi- or final game can tell you that your brain is mush, well and truly smashed at that point.

 

Mistakes will happen.

Your opponent was not only a good sportsman, he was also a nice person when he let you cloak.

Don't feel bad about it, because if it was in one of the earlier games, you would have remembered to place the cloak token and he knew this.

 

What kind of victory would it be for him anyway if he didn't beat you at your best?

That he lost due to that crucial cloak is what WOULD have happened, had your brain not locked up because of the 3PO + DTF chimachanga.


Edited by Keffisch, 19 August 2014 - 01:28 AM.


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Posted 19 August 2014 - 01:41 AM

Mistakes will happen.


Sure, but minimizing the number of mistakes you make is part of being a good player. The fact that you're tired doesn't mean you're entitled to fix your mistakes. You're obviously entitled to be generous and let your opponent go back and change something, but I strongly dislike this attitude that good sportsmanship requires letting them get away with it.
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Posted 19 August 2014 - 02:08 AM

Your honour is satisfied.

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Posted 19 August 2014 - 02:15 AM

Mistakes will happen.

Sure, but minimizing the number of mistakes you make is part of being a good player. The fact that you're tired doesn't mean you're entitled to fix your mistakes. You're obviously entitled to be generous and let your opponent go back and change something, but I strongly dislike this attitude that good sportsmanship requires letting them get away with it.

Really, I mean really. You've come a long way from this thread http://community.fan...ette/?p=1024499

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Posted 19 August 2014 - 02:41 AM

I'm laying here at 5:30am after reading the forums for the past hour waiting for my first grand-child ... . This thread has giving me much more faith in the X Wing community and particularly this forum. For a few weeks I was getting bummed with a lot of negativity, a tiny bit mine even, but wow to see so much support given has been awesome.

Thanks for being so candid and vulnerable. You deserve this win, so does this forum.

Stay Classy :-)
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Posted 19 August 2014 - 02:53 AM

White knights lose at life and games. Embrace being strong, intelligent and having standing. You can't enter into all these one sided social contracts and expect a jerk to not be a jerk.

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Posted 19 August 2014 - 03:10 AM

 

 

Mistakes will happen.

Sure, but minimizing the number of mistakes you make is part of being a good player. The fact that you're tired doesn't mean you're entitled to fix your mistakes. You're obviously entitled to be generous and let your opponent go back and change something, but I strongly dislike this attitude that good sportsmanship requires letting them get away with it.

Really, I mean really. You've come a long way from this thread http://community.fan...ette/?p=1024499

 

Consistency is great innit' :P


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