kemal81 wrote:I probably always look at things from a PBEM player's POV. With PBEM, I don't mind if somebody surrenders quickly.
Matter of taste I guess, but I would say a quick PBEM surrender is even worse because you spent 3 coins for what? a half turn of a game? Not what I'm looking for...
kemal81 wrote: About that a player getting lucky with risky moves, I always like a challenge. It is not exactly a coin flip. Yes they might have 50% (imo even less) chance to have the advantage after the first round.
Nothing wrong with making risky openings. It can drive an opponent nuts when it hits, but that's definitely part of the game and adds a level of variety and enjoyment to the game I think. The problem isn't the play, its the quick surrender if it doesn't work that is a problem for me. I just had a recent league game where my opponent, with a solid record, decided to mix it up and open with a Russian Triple. It failed for the most part and I think we both kinda knew where the game would go from there. But he hung tough, played it out to the very end with numerous gambits to try and fight back into it. He lost, but the game was a very fun one. That's the right way to play I think.
kemal81 wrote: But I didn't surrender quickly either when things didn't go well.
And you have the same mentality. You get it, but not everyone does.
kemal81 wrote: They are paying GTO to have some entairtainment, and they feel they are entairtained this way.
But so is their opponent, and I think ts a bit disrespectful of their time and interest in playing to have a quick surrender "strategy" if things don't go well.
kemal81 wrote: But I think the best way to stop this kind of behavior would be if GTO changed their ranking system.
Would be nice...