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    Standard Member soft wizard
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    My apologies for making what amounts to a giant brag, but a few minutes ago, I became the number one-ranked player on the wargear warfare board. I am kind of psyched about this.


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    soft wizard wrote: My apologies for making what amounts to a giant brag, but a few minutes ago, I became the number one-ranked player on the wargear warfare board. I am kind of psyched about this.

    Congratulations!

    As for my part, no apologies needed.  I'm just envious.  Maybe some day I'll have something to brag about...


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    Strategist Yertle
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    Congrats! Cool achievement and a tougher one as well, take a screenshot or two to save!

    If I could figure out how to draw a line in Photoshop I would be a lot more well off with the Mac thing...

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    Congrats soft wizard! Perhaps a name change is in order. Maybe 'sneaky' wizard or 'badass' wizard?


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    I told my wife that I'm the best Risk player in the world. Boy was she proud!

    If I change my name I'll be doomed! I think maybe people go easy on me because of it. If anything, I'd change it to "cuddly puppy"--I mean, who could kick cuddly puppy's quickly-amassing armies out of New Guinea?

    Anyway, thanks for the kind words, guys.


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    soft wizard wrote: I told my wife that I'm the best Risk player in the world. Boy was she proud!

    If I change my name I'll be doomed! I think maybe people go easy on me because of it. If anything, I'd change it to "cuddly puppy"--I mean, who could kick cuddly puppy's quickly-amassing armies out of New Guinea?

    Anyway, thanks for the kind words, guys.

    It sounds like you need more challenges.  Try some other boards.


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    soft wizard wrote: ... a few minutes ago, I became the number one-ranked player on the wargear warfare board. I am kind of psyched about this.

    Congrats!  This is a big achievement for the #1-played board on the site!

    "If an incompetent chieftain is removed, seldom do we appoint his highest-ranking subordinate to his place" - Attila the Hun

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    >Congrats!  This is a big achievement for the #1-played board on the site!

    Especially for a standard member.  Nice job Soft Wizard!


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    I'm even impressed with this and I am usually only impressed with myself.  Well done.

    I don't know whether to scratch my watch or wind my butt

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    Thanks, everybody! I'm not entirely sure how it happened.


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    Amazingly, almost all of your games were not fogged.  I would have not thought that possible.

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    M57 wrote:

    Amazingly, almost all of your games were not fogged.  I would have not thought that possible.

    Why? What's the impact of no fog?

     

    Congrats, soft wizard, well done.


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    Congratulations - that is a very impressive achievement!


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    I have thought that the #1 player on this board should get more recognition - considering there has been (as of now) 90,156 games played on this and 112,744 on all other boards combined.  (Stats from the list of live boards available to board reviewers)  (The next closest being Colossal Crusade and Antastic! with 10,278 and 10,038 respectively and then it goes downhill quickly from there.)


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    M57 wrote:

    Amazingly, almost all of your games were not fogged.  I would have not thought that possible.

     

    Huh. I wouldn't have necessarily thought fog made it easier to win (unless you happen to be uniquely good at playing with fog, which I don't believe I am).

     

    I've been playing online off and on for 10 years and learned a lot from some truly great players in online version of the old Risk II computer game. Some of those guys would do very well here, but I have no idea if they still play. I think my true advantage is in 7, 8, and 9 player games because of that. Those are the types of games we played, and those were the types of games I played on the fairly short-lived Facebook version of Risk. But for whatever reason, those 7-9 player games are in my wheelhouse. Ten player games haven't been so far, though. Maybe it's small sample size or lack of experience with that. I apparently suck in those, though.

     

    Out of curiosity, what is the best/most popular board on this site other than Wargear Warfare?

     

     


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    Amidon37 wrote:

    I have thought that the #1 player on this board should get more recognition - considering there has been (as of now) 90,156 games played on this and 112,744 on all other boards combined.  (Stats from the list of live boards available to board reviewers)  (The next closest being Colossal Crusade and Antastic! with 10,278 and 10,038 respectively and then it goes downhill quickly from there.)

    Unfortunately, unless my next result is a win, I'll be banished back behind that Hugh guy. That jerk. He just sits there resting on his laurels, and I've been chasing him for months. Hah.

    Edited Fri 8th Mar 12:19 [history]

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    soft wizard wrote:

    Out of curiosity, what is the best/most popular board on this site other than Wargear Warfare?

     

     

    You can sort by rating or popularity on the grid view of the boards page.

     

    By Rating:

    #1) Collosal Crusade - A straightforward big world map.

    #2) My Kingdom - This is a *simulgear* board.  Gameplay is radically different

    #3) Invention - Kind of like a cross between civilization & Risk

    #4) Civil War - Straightforward map of the USA.

    #5) Wargear Warfare

     

    By popularity:

    #1) Wargear Warfare

    #2) Collosal Crusade

    #3) Antastic - fairly straightforward ants in tunnels map.

    #4) War - Also the standard risk board

    #5) Micro Mission - a minimalist version of the Risk board.


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    You could try for the trifecta by being first on WarGear Warfare, Global Warfare, and War :P

    If I could figure out how to draw a line in Photoshop I would be a lot more well off with the Mac thing...

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    soft wizard wrote:
    M57 wrote:

    Amazingly, almost all of your games were not fogged.  I would have not thought that possible.

     

    Huh. I wouldn't have necessarily thought fog made it easier to win (unless you happen to be uniquely good at playing with fog, which I don't believe I am).

    It is not that fog makes it easier to win.  It is that fog increases the skill differential.  In non-fogged games people can see what you're doing and gang up on the leader.

    I've been playing online off and on for 10 years and learned a lot from some truly great players in online version of the old Risk II computer game. Some of those guys would do very well here, but I have no idea if they still play. I think my true advantage is in 7, 8, and 9 player games because of that. Those are the types of games we played, and those were the types of games I played on the fairly short-lived Facebook version of Risk. But for whatever reason, those 7-9 player games are in my wheelhouse. Ten player games haven't been so far, though. Maybe it's small sample size or lack of experience with that. I apparently suck in those, though.

     

    Out of curiosity, what is the best/most popular board on this site other than Wargear Warfare?

    That is a question of personal taste, you'll need to try and see.  There are a ton of boards, and people like different ones.  Given that I don't like Wargear Warfare very much, I'm probably a bad guide for what you'll like.  But f you like playing large groups, then large boards like Colossal Crusade, Europe 1560, and Medieval Europe may be to your taste.


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    btilly wrote:

    It is not that fog makes it easier to win.  It is that fog increases the skill differential.  In non-fogged games people can see what you're doing and gang up on the leader.

    This was my thinking.  Additionally, people don't play the numbers as much as I thought they might. See this thread.

    http://www.wargear.net/forum/showthread/3081p1/Who_do_you_hit

    https://sites.google.com/site/m57sengine/home

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