[dragon] On "Whining"
Togashiheijin at aol.com
Togashiheijin at aol.com
Mon Sep 2 12:48:37 EDT 2002
In a message dated 9/2/02 1:39:02 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
qamar53 at hotmail.com writes:
> I really want you guys to be mad, and angry, especially at me. Absolutely.
> I totally deserve it. That's totally fine.
> Hate me first! I'm number one! Woohoo!
> You know what though? As long as I keep getting Top Dragon at storyline
> tournaments, or the tainted deck keeps making waves, the Dragon will
> continue to go in said direction!
> Take the fate of the clan into your hands and -win-! I see very little
> discussion and ideals upon strategy. I came on this list to observe,
> because hell, that's what Dragon's do. In 3 months, I got better at the
> clan than people who have been 'loyal' for 3 years. And I got results.
> Go out and get results. Don't waste time with your idle banter. Your
> about your 'vote' for Season of the Dragon and the direction of the clan in
> general; all the best intentions mean nothing if you can't back them up
> The Onisu of Regret is right. You sit in your mountain and talk about the
> direction of the clan, but never do anything about it.
> T. Scott Hadsall
Scott, first I want to say that I've got a lot of respect for you, although I
think your "I hate you" comment yesterday was over the top and unnecessary.
I think that the initial reaction on this list has been pretty positive to
your success with Dragon. Your choice of Kaelung has gone over very well, it
seems to me, despite some initial misgivings. If there have been threads
I've missed or private emails to the contrary, then I'm sorry for the clan -
that sucks and is immature. You're a great asset to this list and, even if I
don't agree with your choices for deck construction, you've been fair about
that as well. (On the other hand, I haven't seen you starting too many
strategy discussions, just a thought - no offense intended. I'd love to hear
you contribute more about what you see as Dragon's strengths, weaknesses,
underrated tricks, and ways to capitalize on all of the above.)
I don't think you understood what I was trying to say, however. It's all
well and good to give story prizes to top finishers at huge events, but you
have to admit that limits story participation to the 3-4% of players that
have the time, money, and skill to be able to attend those events. The other
97-ish percent of us can't do anything about it. You know why? Because it
doesn't matter how good I am or how much I play, unless I can do so at a very
elite, tight-knit venue, my choices DON'T MATTER. And there's no way that I
can afford to travel to GenCon, or especially GenCon UK. I'm limited to
Season Of events, providing I can find one close to my home, in which my
voice is one among thousands. It may not seem like that to someone who is in
that 3% that gets to affect the storyline, but that's the way it looks from
down here. Now, I'm not saying that those folks don't deserve to get their
storyline picks. That's the way the game works, and I'm ok with that. Jon
won fair and square. He gets to make the choice, and that's that. I don't
want his choice taken from him or anything like that. But it still sucks.
I'm still allowed to have my opinion on his choice, and my opinion is that
his choice blows. Even more so because all indications are that he made the
choice out of spite, out of a desire to wreck things for other people. That
pisses me off too. And, as I said before, I can't do a damn thing about it.
Is it within his rights to do what he did? Yep. But just because you can do
something doesn't always mean you should. And it doesn't mean I have to like
Dragon Clan Monk * Tattooed * Angry
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