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  •  08-17-2012, 8:21 PM 965342
    samirtobias samirtobias is not online. Last active: 02-21-2014, 5:53 AM
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    Subject: The Rubicon

    I have loved this game for years.

    Everything.  The aging.  The decks.  The civs.  Even the icons for each of the cards in our deck.

    I love The Guide.  I read strats on rts, watch recordings on youtube -- like so many of you. 

    As this game is dying a part of me is dying.  I troll with this account but this is the truth ... I wouldn't be here if I didn't love this game.

    What are we to do?

    As I sleep in my mind I randomly see the counters go up .... ok 135w build a manor ... 100f another vil ... check the mini map ... what's the time ...  what are my resources ... ooops -- what's that alarm! shyt here there are at the fb ... kewl cuz i'm raiding ...

    what a great game ... I think it was so well done ... so many great players (not I) but gs and the ones that have posted here in both sup and treaty -- thanks so much and metis, musk and so many others for tech support (and of course microsoft and the mods like ryzon that do an outstanding job everyday) thanks beyond words.

    This little game has been such a great escape and a pleasant distraction (and at times such a great obsession).

    The numbers seem so low these days ... I feel like we're crossing that little river ... and 'once we cross that little river there is no turning back' ... (as a great general so long ago said to his troops returning with their leader)

    Edit:

    and one last question on the way out-- what is inside the barrel and the box for a standard house? I'm guessing corned beef and ... porn mags?

    I will miss u all brethren.


    Go here to see why I am no longer active on the forums:
    http://www.ageofempires.com/Forums/yaf_postst227p6_Age-Community-Awards---WINNERS.aspx?=
  •  08-17-2012, 11:48 PM 965351 in reply to 965342
    LordStefanIII LordStefanIII is not online. Last active: 11/12/2013, 7:05 PM
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    Subject: Re: The Rubicon

    From quickly scanning over your pointless post, from the past tense of "I have loved this game for years", followed by random sharing of nostalgia, and some nooby opinions, you then said "I will miss u all brethren". I have come to the conclusion that TacticalWillie has had something come up in his life where he has to neglect one of his agecomm troll accounts.

    Well congrats sir.

  •  08-18-2012, 12:14 PM 965379 in reply to 965342
    gs gs is not online. Last active: 29/01/2014, 11:43 PM
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    Subject: Re: The Rubicon
    samirtobias:

    What are we to do?

    teach the noobs best we can.

    and not troll them. (!) 

    if anyone is pr25+ on TAD and wants to become good, i'm up for teaching you.

    play to improve guys, not to win 


  •  08-18-2012, 12:23 PM 965380 in reply to 965351
    ThatRabbi ThatRabbi is not online. Last active: 12-13-2013, 2:13 PM
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    Subject: Re: The Rubicon
    Take me off that list
  •  08-18-2012, 1:27 PM 965381 in reply to 965380
    TacticalWillie TacticalWillie is not online. Last active: 12-26-2013, 9:58 AM
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    Subject: Re: The Rubicon

    ThatRabbi:
    Take me off that list

    Talking to myself here, so awkward Embarrassed Your neveerrr getting off that list, never ever!

    EDIT: @ if anyone has finished GS's training camp and would like to enter OP bootcamp for Pro Players and if you are at least pr35+ on TAD and would like to become OP, i'm up for teaching you.


    RainbowZ:
    TacticalWillie should stop noobbashing colonels.
  •  08-18-2012, 3:00 PM 965391 in reply to 965351
    LordStefanIII LordStefanIII is not online. Last active: 11/12/2013, 7:05 PM
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    Subject: Re: The Rubicon
    TacticalWillie:
    Ryzon. (with an O not a zero, he was actually coping me when he made his account.)
    Hahaha, you sir are worth a good laugh.
  •  08-18-2012, 5:20 PM 965395 in reply to 965381
    ThatRabbi ThatRabbi is not online. Last active: 12-13-2013, 2:13 PM
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    Subject: Re: The Rubicon

    .. Take me of the list , my accout is set so it will always appear online.

    How could I be you if we're both online at the same time.

    I feel stupid writing this 

  •  08-18-2012, 6:27 PM 965403 in reply to 965395
    TacticalWillie TacticalWillie is not online. Last active: 12-26-2013, 9:58 AM
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    Subject: Re: The Rubicon
    ThatRabbi:

    .. Take me of the list , my accout is set so it will always appear online.

    How could I be you if we're both online at the same time.

    I feel stupid writing this 

    I feel equally stupid too replying to myself yet again,

    But obviously I'm logged out of you right now and I'm logged in now. Also I have three browsers on my computer (firefox, chrome, E.I.) =three accounts logged in at the same time


    RainbowZ:
    TacticalWillie should stop noobbashing colonels.
  •  08-19-2012, 6:54 AM 965443 in reply to 965379
    Jerom Jerom is not online. Last active: 28 Dec 2013, 7:18 PM
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    Subject: Re: The Rubicon
    gs:
    samirtobias:

    What are we to do?

    teach the noobs best we can.

    and not troll them. (!) 

    if anyone is pr25+ on TAD and wants to become good, i'm up for teaching you.

    play to improve guys, not to win 

    the biggest problem with that is that many people are too stubborn/too obsedded with ranking and winning to be taught.... 


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  •  08-19-2012, 7:15 AM 965450 in reply to 965443
    gs gs is not online. Last active: 29/01/2014, 11:43 PM
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    Subject: Re: The Rubicon

    yep, hence the last sentence of my post. most people don't play to improve which is why most people will never be good players


  •  08-21-2012, 12:34 AM 965581 in reply to 965379
    drew1405 drew1405 is not online. Last active: 05 Oct 2012, 8:44 AM
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    Subject: Re: The Rubicon
    gs:
    samirtobias:

    What are we to do?

    teach the noobs best we can.

    and not troll them. (!) 

    if anyone is pr25+ on TAD and wants to become good, i'm up for teaching you.

    play to improve guys, not to win 

    I sent you a PM about this GS

    Are you serious? Like I said, Im no PR 25 but I will gladly accept any teaching you have to offer, I could pass it to my son and his mates aswell


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  •  08-21-2012, 2:44 AM 965585 in reply to 965581
    Thranduil81 Thranduil81 is not online. Last active: 05-25-2013, 6:43 AM
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    Subject: Re: The Rubicon

    He put the pr25 restriction because you can get to that level just by looking stuff up on the internet and working hard. Doing that demonstrates you're actually committed enough for it to be worth his time to coach you further.

    I would disagree with the "play to improve, not to win" Playing to win is good, and can often drive that improvement. It only becomes bad if you use temporary success as an excuse for not continuing to improve (or winning my means other than skill as Jerom referenced)  Unless I'm misunderstanding what you meant by that.

  •  08-21-2012, 4:05 AM 965596 in reply to 965585
    Jerom Jerom is not online. Last active: 28 Dec 2013, 7:18 PM
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    Subject: Re: The Rubicon

    I think the pr 25 thing is there because teaching people below that can be pretty boring.... Most of the time their strategy is really flawed, they don't herd well, they mismacro etc. etc.. Once those things are gone a bit it's a lot of fun to teach someone how to play different match ups and stuff.

    Though if people aren't too stubborn I like teaching them (especially if they are nice guys aswell). Mostly though the trick to teaching them things is to link them to a few good guides lol. 


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  •  08-21-2012, 4:23 AM 965602 in reply to 965596
    Masinkov_ Masinkov_ is not online. Last active: 01-08-2013, 7:15 AM
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    Subject: Re: The Rubicon
    the problem is if you are under lieut you have plenty games in the browser. if you are a higher rank its hard to find some games. than you are pr25+ and get teached from gs to pr30+ ... there is almost nobody who you can play. so teaching you to get better in this old game makes you lonely.
  •  08-21-2012, 5:35 AM 965618 in reply to 965585
    gs gs is not online. Last active: 29/01/2014, 11:43 PM
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    Subject: Re: The Rubicon
    Thranduil81:

    He put the pr25 restriction because you can get to that level just by looking stuff up on the internet and working hard. Doing that demonstrates you're actually committed enough for it to be worth his time to coach you further.

    I would disagree with the "play to improve, not to win" Playing to win is good, and can often drive that improvement. It only becomes bad if you use temporary success as an excuse for not continuing to improve (or winning my means other than skill as Jerom referenced)  Unless I'm misunderstanding what you meant by that.

    yeah playing to win is a good drive to improve too. there's a trade off i think. when i say play to win i'm thinking of players playing 1 strat to pr25 while still knowing almost nothing of strategy. or someone refusing to learn control groups, because he will lose the first 10 games he plays with them because he won't be used to it yet. they play to win and not to improve. these players will get better, more refined, at what they do, but what they do is wrong because they aren't good players. they will be refining the wrong kind of play. this is why i think you should start by playing to improve:

    someone who plays to improve isn't scared to test stuff he isnt sure about because he might lose, he just does it and gains info from the result. this is what i've been doing my whole aoe3 career and i've reached an understanding of this game's balance and match ups in that time that few other players can say they achieved, even top players. my mechanics however were always sub-par compared to top players which is why they were always better. at a sub-expert level, playing like i did is the quickest way to improve (you won't be refining the wrong kind of play). then, as you get to an expert level of play start repeating the same strat over and over to refine your play. this sequence makes a great player. i neglected the second part simply because i'm not very competitive minded and always kept testing. this is why i was good, not great, and why players like sam or h2o wére great.

    anyway i think this trade is apparent in everyone. playing to win will get you strong mechanics and playing to improve will get you superior knowledge. doing both, in the right order (and also putting a lot of time in the game of course), will make you a truly great player.


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