Had to say something...

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wortsenawl
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Had to say something...

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So, I have had my share of games that didn't go my way, or where I was a dead cert. to win, but ya know... fate transpired against me and I snatched defeat from the jaws of victory. To be fair, I think we have all been there. I ignore that sarcastic voice in my head that tells me that "this happens way more against the top ranked players, than those lower down"... who wants a hard truth, right?

But, never have I ever!

So, having just snatched a victory from from another player and typing the customary "gg" (which sometimes I cannot bring myself to do as I am smarting from the beatdown I took, and I have both said and had said to me "only for one of us," but always sending a polite message after so there are no hard feelings), I got a rather odd/rude reply and I had to share.

"yes, but I am better than you!"

Then followed a rant about luck, and how he can't beat me if luck stops him.

I said "um, okay... well you know the old saying! Better to be lucky than good"

I don't think the person liked that very much.

Just viewed the profile of the person and see that they won their first game 2 days ago, perhaps etiquette hasn't found them yet.
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Meeplelowda
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Re: Had to say something...

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wortsenawl wrote: 16 November 2022, 17:59 "yes, but I am better than you!"

Then followed a rant about luck, and how he can't beat me if luck stops him.
This person sounds like an immature sore loser. A harsh reality that some players face is that they may be the best in their personal over-the-board gaming group because they've played a game 100s of times and their friends haven't. Then they come on BGA and run into people who have literally played the game thousands of times against tougher competition. It just doesn't compute for them that they aren't nearly good as they thought they were as a big fish in a small pond. I thought I was pretty decent at Carcassonne until I played on here. Nope. I am completely outclassed. The ability to have a little humility softens the blow.
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wortsenawl
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Re: Had to say something...

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Totally agree re humility. I mean I have good days and bad days. I make stupid mistakes and stuff, which means I can beat the best, but not consistently. I know where my weakness is, I try to improve. Try.

I also know that some days I don’t present the best version of me. In those moments I tend to stay quiet, or end up looking / sounding foolish… and then comes the regret.

I don’t think I’ve ever got into hot water over being too humble.
DebbieMJ
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Re: Had to say something...

Post by DebbieMJ »

I can totally relate to not always wanting to say gg (cos sometimes it realllllly doesn't feel like a good game lol).

I can also relate to sore losers...

Won an Arena game just now against someone with higher ranking than me - it was a fairly close game.

So I put 'gg' - cos never hurts to be polite - right?

Well, clearly my opponent didn't feel the same...their response was "You want a medal?". Just feels so rude...

Surely saying nothing if their nose was out of joint would be better than clearly being a sore loser? Needless to say I've red thumbed them as really would prefer not to play against someone like that ever again
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