ISSUE #2: LONG TURNS. There are different styles of play. When Gullsjakal asked me to join this tournament, I was like “I don’t know about this 36-hour time limit. That’s pretty gruelling. But I’ll give it a whirl.” If I had known people actually wanted us to move faster than that, I think I woulda bailed. You guys might like to move every hour or so, but I like to dwell on my move. I think about it; I sleep on it; I analyze it. That’s how I compete.
How do you guys think I beat Random Task on Long Nine? I can’t actually beat Random Task! That’s ridiculous! But I went to OSN and watched all his relevant games on Long Nine about 50 times each. He uses the same strategy every time, so I tried to design something to beat it. I spent a long time thinking about it. As the game went on, I spent even more time. In fact, on turns 15 and 17, I spent over 4 hours straight looking at the board and playing out scenarios. I needed every second of those 36 hours, and I wished I had more. Yeah, I’m obsessive.
Anyway, if your play style differs from mine, I’m sorry, but not that sorry. I’m not using up 34 of your 35 slots; there are plenty of other tourneys or league games to play. A 36-hour time limit is playing quickly to me. 'Nuff said.
Again, please don’t blame my team for any beef you might have with me. They’re cool guys/girls; I’m not. I’m an overly-competitive, obsessive power gamer with big boss envy. Still, I hope everyone is having fun despite the bumps in the road. Really great idea for a tourney, Mr 13en; I have some suggestions for you later.