|11/14/2006, 11:18 AM||#26|
Hauntastic said it: Sportsmanship.
I emphasize it at my Gym. I wish all my opponents a good game when competing in tournament, and
shake their hand. I allow takeback in my own matches if nothing has been done following to complicate the conditions.
I have a reputation at my FLGS for doing this no matter what I play, and it seems to have a positive side-effect on the atmosphere in the room. (Psych students: sell me a clue why?)
I overheard some teenage players at my Gym recently say a few things that added up to "I wanna be like the Gym Leader", and I drew strength from that context that my message was getting across.
The best we can do as Good Gamers is to set an example. Sportsmanship is the cornerstone.
When it ceases to be a game for me, I'll cease playing. When it ceases to be a game for my son, I'll cease GymLeading.
In The Spirit Of The Game,
volunteer Gym Leader (orig. WOTC, HP-on), Professor-in-Training
|11/15/2006, 04:50 PM||#27|
*joins pokemom and madhatter in cheering*(see first 2 posts in this thread)
[QUOTE=bullados;2050969]Again, follow the Mario Marathon model. They just pushed over $112k towards CP./QUOTE]
|11/18/2006, 11:51 PM||#28|
Honestly, coming from someone who attributed a lot to the flaming, I really don't see who you are trying to reach with a post like this. Talking about, a family member of yours being tormented for preforming successfully at this game. Geez, I woulden't know how that feels! The double standards in this game are ridiculous. Plus, just because you see conflicts on a forum, does not mean the moral of the game is at an all time low. The game does not revolve around this forum, or any on the net. Believe me.
2006 US National Champion (14-0)
2009 US Nationals (4-0)
2011 US Nationals Top 32 (10-2)
|11/19/2006, 06:45 AM||#29|
Also, conflicts on the forum are created by people in the game. I don't think people are going to be hating eachother online and being best buddies as soon as they get to an in person tournament. So while nothing revolves around the forum, or any forum, the forums can be a good way to gauge the feelings of many of the more competitive, most well known and active players.
@ ryan - That's just you. Some people have fun not being competitive. I enjoy being competitive (even though I never win), but, I still feel that the competition is just one part of Pokemon's appeal.
Jim - Great article, as others have said.
|11/19/2006, 11:05 AM||#30|
i think this article is awesome.....but in ways i agree and disagree with this article
i agree some people are wayy too competitive my friend ian ( a guy that plays in my league i think got t32 in worlds this year)that played in the cities with me complains that i dont play in cities cause he said "pokemon isnt fun unless u play competitive." in my opinion thats not true. pokemon is what u make of it it can be competitive it can be fun but it depends of what u make of it
you can make it fun and play at a casual levels. play fun deck but u are getting ur own pleasure outta it because u are happy playing it. but alot of people also like the competitiveness and its fun cause of it i think that u have a fun on a game depending on the person.
but i do agree some people take the game wayy to seriously its a fun hobby and can be competitive and people need to calm it down alittle cause in the end you need to let the fun your having with others
really really good article man