luckysvn777 wrote:I guess I'm the only one then that, thinking back to when I was a new player, if I got those wins by a handicap I would have been insulted more than happy.
is that all your issue? so, because you only think of yourself, you don't want others who might want this option to enjoy the benefits? how selfish can you get? anyway, that "self-esteem" issue can easily be solved by incorporating in the handicapping system a way of allowing the opposing player either to accept or reject the offer of a handicap.
example: you meet a newbie, you click the handicap button, an option appears in the newbie's screen:
iczer <name> offers a handicap in this game. would you like to accept? yes. no.
there. that saves all your pride for those too proud to accept handicaps. and still gives a way for others, for both vets and newbies to enjoy a handicapped game.
and btw, if this does get implemented, don't you ever dare accept any handicap from anyone you hypocrite.
Hmmm, another rude reply from you towards me I see. This isn't the first. Please try to be a bit more mature in your posting, or i'll just stop taking them seriously.
So, by posting my view of it, I'm selfish? In my opinion, its not a benefit to the new player at all. It just lets them win. Doesn't give them more experience. Doesn't make them any better. Just hands them a set of training wheels so they don't have to put any actual effort into the game.
There's a distinct attitude difference i've noticed between those who succeed and those who don't. The former learn from their tough match-ups. They accept their loss, ask for advice, think about it, re-vamp their file, and eventually come up with a winning strategy. The latter just whine about the new players, refuse help, and essentially lose the match from their own mindset before the first turn is even played. They lack the patience nor the understanding that you need experience to play the game right, and that its all a process; the game won't hand you everything from the get-go. These "training wheels" as i call them, will simply allow the latter to not have to make that effort and learn how to play the game.
At one point, for the players to do well, they'll have to play Alteil without the training wheels. If they refuse to do that, and just get handicap wins and/or whine about the "big players", then why even bother?
Oh, and I wouldn't ever accept a handicap. I was fine back then through perserverance and actual effort. I'm more than fine now. I'll certainly be good enough to beat the one or two people actually crazy enough to sacrifice themselves for a voluntary handicap.
Oh, and by the way, its my opinion. Get off your high-horse and realize that other people have opinions different than yours, thanks.