How long have you been playing?
kupo at io.com
Fri Sep 21 12:50:40 EDT 2001
From: <JonPaul4 at aol.com>
> Had an interesting conversation and wanted to test a theory....
> When did you first start playing l5r? (what set)
Two weeks before Obsidian's release - IIRC, Crimson and Jade was 'the new
thing'. In other words "far too long." :)
> Was dragon your first choice of clans?
Nope. Not even close.
> Why did you choose dragon?
Because I think that Kyuden Hitomi's ability to grab the Void ring is
absolutely stellar in the Gold environment, and I would like to abuse it as
much as possible.
Because the first tournament I won, I was playing Dragon. It was sealed
Emerald, I pulled an Akuma and saw him just about every game, so it wasn't
*that* much of a challenge, but hey, it's a tourney win. :)
Other than that, not much. I like random Zen quotes, and I had a rather good
experience with playing an ise zumi in a friend's campaign. *shrug*
Dragon's not the "right" clan for me, it's just the "right now" clan for me.
When Mantis comes back(and I'm still holding out hope it will), I'll almost
assuredly go back.
> How would you rate your skill level as a player?
> (beginner, intermediate, highly skilled, top rate)
Somewhere in the realm of intermediate to highly skilled, occasionally.
Sometimes I'll make idiotic mistakes that would make a beginner cringe, but
I'm told it happens to the best of us.
> What age are you?
> Have you noticed any trends about players that favor another clan?
disclaimer: What follows is my opinion with a healthy dollop of good humor.
If you've got a stick up your ass and can't laugh, skip this next part.
Phoenix players are arrogant. Dragon players are absurdly enigmatic(and
stubborn, and blind... one guy came on the YA list saying that the world
would come to an end if everyone didn't play with at least one Dragon Clan
personality in their decks for Strike at Midnight). Crab players are overly
blunt and thick-skulled. Crane players are either bandwagoning whores, or
they cop an attitude similar to the Phoenix'. Scorpion players, for the most
part, choose Scorpion because they *think* they're sneaky stylish James
Bond(or Kachiko) clones, when often times, the exact opposite is true. I
haven't been exposed to enough Lion or Unicorn players to make fun of them
yet. Most of the people I've encountered who favor those clans tend to be
Ratling players are self-delusional, since most of them seem to think that
they'll someday be a major player in the story, despite what Ray Lau said a
few weeks ago.
Mantis players whine too much. And then when they're done whining and you
think you've convinced them that they should stop, they'll whine again when
you turn your back.
Naga players are a little too much into their 'group mind' thing.
Spirit players, based on the vast horde of the one Spirit player I've met,
are universally clueless.
And the other dead clans don't count.
> On the Toturi's army list I noticed that majority of it members are in the
> older range of players, and most have been in the game since anvil of
> or emerald. We got into discussing each players of the clans and the
> is that most of the dragon players (at least locally in our groups) tend
> be newer players in comparison.
I imagine a lot of them gave up in frustration. :)
> Just wondering
> Togashi Akagi
Mantis Clan Fanboy * Spirit * Whore
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