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I am an Elitist.

I believe that if you are better at WoWS, you should get rewarded. More wins, more credits and exp, more flags and special consumables, and access to additional content such as pennants, premium camouflages and event rewards. 

I believe that if you choose to play a competitive game mode (Randoms, Ranked and CB) you implicitly accept any criticism of your play, whether valid or not. You should always make an effort to improve, considering any and all advice, weighting it based on the source and results it brings. 

I believe that if you wish to play in an environment where performance expectations do not exist, you should play Co-Op battles and Training Rooms. Operations count as random battles, as significant rewards and penalties to earnings exist based on success and failure. 

If you want to play in a competitive environment, accept that you will run into competitive people. We are human, we get angry, we might attack your play. It is text on a computer screen - just ignore it and move on. If it is unjustified, we are in the wrong - take that knowledge and go to the next battle. 

If you make a mistake, accept it, acknowledge it and learn from it. If you don't think you made a mistake, look at the results. If they win more games than you, they are probably right. Results matter in the end, and with a large enough sample size statistics  converge to the true result of your play.

If you don't want to improve, take advice, or honestly believe you are not subject to the above - there is nothing I can do. I will keep criticizing your play within the limits of the terms and conditions of the community. These ships fought in SALT water after all. 

Elite players earn their rewards and accolades. Everyone gets the same chance, plays the same game in the same ships. If you accomplish more, you deserve more. Everyone gets enough to enjoy the game anyways, so what is the problem?

This makes me an Elitist. Keelhaul me.

 

 

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I believe you need to get over yourself 

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Riddle me this Mr elitist....

Why would elitists play a game that's filled with casual players?

I mean other than to beat up on them and stroke your ego? Isn't that kind of like a Alabama football player going to the local high school and getting into a pick-up game? 

Personally I'd be embarrassed to take such an attitude in a ftp, massively casual game, but I guess it takes all kinds...:Smile_teethhappy:

WG forces players into random with events, they force players to throw team play out the window in pursuit of rewards and they don't seem to care whether or not they can actually compete.. 

So you you want to cry over random teams, perhaps you should start at the top?:cap_hmm:

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I play WoWS and played WoT because I was good at them. That includes the effects of whatever the playerbase is - I honestly doubt there is that big of a difference between multiplayer games as a whole anyways. People are people - they are all drawing from basically the same pool. 

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I get angry at my teams often, they tend to be garbage, but would you call someone you met on the street sh*t? No. Why? Because you're going to get into a fight. Just because there are no direct repercussions from insulting people and teams doesn't mean you should. If you're mad at your team go back to port or close the game, don't start insulting people because it's going to do absolutely nothing to improve their gameplay. 

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12 hours ago, MaxL_1023 said:

I believe that if you choose to play a competitive game mode (Randoms, Ranked and CB) you implicitly accept any criticism of your play, whether valid or not.

This alone shows your true colors as an 'elitist' and what is bad about them....  The idea you can meet out criticism even if it is NOT valid and you want to get away with it scott free.  Sorry but you are one of the problems with the players in the game.

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Just now, Fog_Battleship_NCarolina said:

I get angry at my teams often, they tend to be garbage, but would you call someone you met on the street sh*t? No. Why? Because you're going to get into a fight. Just because there are no direct repercussions from insulting people and teams doesn't mean you should. If you're mad at your team go back to port or close the game, don't start insulting people because it's going to do absolutely nothing to improve their gameplay. 

It improved mine. I have only ever learned from being insulted in one way or another - must be a mental illness or something. 

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interesting

i would say apply this to yourself, but don't expect the same from other people

 

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Just now, jason199506 said:

interesting

i would say apply this to yourself, but don't expect the same from other people

 

I can expect whatever I want to - I know I have no real power to change how other people play, but if trying to makes me feel better why not?

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2 minutes ago, MaxL_1023 said:

I can expect whatever I want to - I know I have no real power to change how other people play, but if trying to makes me feel better why not?

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I'm all for being the best player I can, but I don't lose track of the fact that it's a game.  I already have one job with full of people who are less competent and handsome than me. :cap_old:

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I don't think you should get better access to modules and ships because you do better. Flags, maybe. They are a decent award for a well played game (or a detonation...), but I think it's pretty dumb to have reward ships better than the tech tree  versions. For example, if ever there's a T9 ranked why bother bringing in a DD that's not Black?

Also, ships like Belfast and Lo Yang ruin ranked, but that's another story...

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46 minutes ago, MaxL_1023 said:

I am an Elitist.

I believe that if you are better at WoWS, you should get rewarded. More wins, more credits and exp, more flags and special consumables, and access to additional content such as pennants, premium camouflages and event rewards. 

I believe that if you choose to play a competitive game mode (Randoms, Ranked and CB) you implicitly accept any criticism of your play, whether valid or not. You should always make an effort to improve, considering any and all advice, weighting it based on the source and results it brings. 

I believe that if you wish to play in an environment where performance expectations do not exist, you should play Co-Op battles and Training Rooms. Operations count as random battles, as significant rewards and penalties to earnings exist based on success and failure. 

If you want to play in a competitive environment, accept that you will run into competitive people. We are human, we get angry, we might attack your play. It is text on a computer screen - just ignore it and move on. If it is unjustified, we are in the wrong - take that knowledge and go to the next battle. 

If you make a mistake, accept it, acknowledge it and learn from it. If you don't think you made a mistake, look at the results. If they win more games than you, they are probably right. Results matter in the end, and with a large enough sample size statistics  converge to the true result of your play.

If you don't want to improve, take advice, or honestly believe you are not subject to the above - there is nothing I can do. I will keep criticizing your play within the limits of the terms and conditions of the community. These ships fought in SALT water after all. 

Elite players earn their rewards and accolades. Everyone gets the same chance, plays the same game in the same ships. If you accomplish more, you deserve more. Everyone gets enough to enjoy the game anyways, so what is the problem?

This makes me an Elitist. Keelhaul me.

 

 

Heh.  Wow.   Lighten up Francis.  ( Movie Stripes)  :Smile_glasses:

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33 minutes ago, awiggin said:

Riddle me this Mr elitist....

Why would elitists play a game that's filled with casual players?

 

To be fair, same reason Cole Trickle and Rowdy Burns raced vanilla rental cars.

It's what was available.

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1 hour ago, MaxL_1023 said:

I believe that if you wish to play in an environment where performance expectations do not exist, you should play Co-Op battles and Training Rooms. Operations count as random battles, as significant rewards and penalties to earnings exist based on success and failure.

I don't get how you include Operations as Random Battles?  It does appear to be true that, like Random matches, winning or loosing an Operations match will draw greater rewards that comparable wins in Co-Op matches (and the training room gives nothing either way).  But what penalties are you referring too?  I haven't suffered a penalty in any match of up to T6 any any mode.  I cannot speak to higher tier Randoms.  Perhaps there is a significant penalty at T7 and above that occur in Random matches, I don't know...yet.  If so then, perhaps, you should claim an elite position because you play only T7 and above as well as your other statements.  As to "performance expectations".  Isn't that something that is unique to the individual?

 

Is Elitism a good thing for this game?  Any game?

 

54 minutes ago, MaxL_1023 said:

It improved mine. I have only ever learned from being insulted in one way or another - must be a mental illness or something. 

This is either a flippant response or a very sad thing.  Haven't you ever driven yourself internally?  Consider my example above regarding performance expectations.  Haven't you ever looked at your stats and used those as a metric for improvement rather than the bullying of others?  Or is that why you asked to be Keelhauled?

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1 hour ago, MaxL_1023 said:

I believe that if you choose to play a competitive game mode (Randoms, Ranked and CB) you implicitly accept any criticism of your play, whether valid or not.

I believe I"ll accept all criticism critically, and if it's not valid then the person who delivered it can take a long walk off a short pier, stats be hanged.  If a broken clock can be right twice a day, the best player can be wrong about the game no matter what results they normally achieve. 

And if the deliverer is a jerk about it, they can just keep their criticism.  Anyone who isn't trying to catch the flies with honey is really only interested in splashing everyone with vinegar anyway.

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Ironically enough, they did a test. Vinegar caught more flies.

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5 minutes ago, MaxL_1023 said:

Ironically enough, they did a test. Vinegar caught more flies.

C'mon, man, you're getting that stuff everywhere!

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1 hour ago, MaxL_1023 said:

I am an Elitist.

I believe that

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This makes me an Elitist. Keelhaul me.

 

 

 

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So skill-gated content is bad, but paywalled content is fine?

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45 minutes ago, Skpstr said:

To be fair, same reason Cole Trickle and Rowdy Burns raced vanilla rental cars.

It's what was available.

Nicole Kidman was so hot back in that movie. Nice Jerry Bruckheimer film reference. 

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1 hour ago, MaxL_1023 said:

I am an Elitist.

I believe that if you are better at WoWS, you should get rewarded. More wins, more credits and exp, more flags and special consumables, and access to additional content such as pennants, premium camouflages and event rewards. 

I believe that if you choose to play a competitive game mode (Randoms, Ranked and CB) you implicitly accept any criticism of your play, whether valid or not. You should always make an effort to improve, considering any and all advice, weighting it based on the source and results it brings. 

I believe that if you wish to play in an environment where performance expectations do not exist, you should play Co-Op battles and Training Rooms. Operations count as random battles, as significant rewards and penalties to earnings exist based on success and failure. 

If you want to play in a competitive environment, accept that you will run into competitive people. We are human, we get angry, we might attack your play. It is text on a computer screen - just ignore it and move on. If it is unjustified, we are in the wrong - take that knowledge and go to the next battle. 

If you make a mistake, accept it, acknowledge it and learn from it. If you don't think you made a mistake, look at the results. If they win more games than you, they are probably right. Results matter in the end, and with a large enough sample size statistics  converge to the true result of your play.

If you don't want to improve, take advice, or honestly believe you are not subject to the above - there is nothing I can do. I will keep criticizing your play within the limits of the terms and conditions of the community. These ships fought in SALT water after all. 

Elite players earn their rewards and accolades. Everyone gets the same chance, plays the same game in the same ships. If you accomplish more, you deserve more. Everyone gets enough to enjoy the game anyways, so what is the problem?

This makes me an Elitist. Keelhaul me.

 

 

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