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Don't do what I've done.. Story Time :): 9/9/2015 22:22:07


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Hey guys :)

I just wanted to give everyone a little story of how I fucked up. Here we go!

So... I started Warlight lets say 3 months ago..

Loved Diplomacys.. Only way I leveled up to be honest (I was a good liar) I leveled up to level 25.

All good so far...

Level 25 I decided to take the game seriously and play nothing but auto-game 1v1.. Played against some very top fake players.. Some with 90% 1v1 wins.. But owned them easily :/ I learned quickly from self-analysing.. Great way to train yourself.

I went for a clan called "Erroneous of Aspirations" Was my first clan was very welcomed but soon I left and well now.. Dr.Stupid wants my head. I've been hated from that clan ever since :( ( I thank them though as many clans never wanted me in their clan ) They were the only people who wanted me.

After I left I started doing tournaments/leagues.. I think the champions league was my first tournament? I created it got lists of people starting fights with many.. Some withdrew and some cameback. I had many fights ;) (Which mostly I won ;) ) I was realising I can't be a dick to people even if they were asking the most retarded questions ever known to man. I kept my cool and moved on.

The Champions League was a success... People liked it me and gave compliments which gave me encouragement to go on. Some were saying I was a threat to the community. So.. I started making more.. "Europa League" As I wanted people to learn like myself... I was very alone distant from everyone as no-one really knew me. So whenever I wanted that one person to help me he/she was never there. Some assisted at the forums but it was always too late.

Than I posted another thread about me looking for a clan #2.. More clans wanted me than the first.. Which I was more happy about thinking "Hey some clans may actually want me" than soon thinking they were wrong in the head about recruiting me. 101st soon approached me saying they were re-doing a clan. I accepted soon later taking a leadership role with another few people. Which we are now thriving thanks to alot of good people :)

Around 2 weeks into joining 101st I've reached the real-time ladder. I was curious about it.. Soon I played it constantly to the level I am today.. Until school started of course. Met some really wonderful people Buns... UsaBiches.. Sultan Kosmitov.. (I know I've spelt it wrong) The Icelandic Turtles really liked the Real-Time ladder. Sadly though it was dead. There always at max 2 people.. Honestly guys this was the truth. I even made a thread in the ladder about it. 28 Posts with me raising issues.. I was really upset as this was my only gate to competitive competition. Soon Szewenigen saved the ladder bring in the real-time cup. Which has just Increased Activity by 800% Honestly it has... Sadly it has came to late for me that I will explain later ;)

At this time I wanted to do more tournaments so I decided to do the Ryder Cup! Which is still in the clan forums which was knockout clan competition.. Again I was controlling it well and was getting encouragement about doing these. Than I kept making more Ideas.. More and more and more.. But I wanted to do 5 tournaments at a time as I would be a train-wreck waiting to happen. I'm dying to this minute to type up an "Olympic tournament" But I know I can't..

I decided also to do the belts.. Heavyweight belt and Clan 1v1 Belt.. They were very welcomed but it takes an awful amount of time to do the "spark" which will set it on fire with interest..

All these tournaments required moderation and leadership to run them well.. Which I am still doing luckily to this day.

At the same time before school started I was also taking the real-time ladder serious. Meeting great players which I was learning from. This is where my 1v1 Ladder has been Improved. I met this absolute brilliant person (I don't know if he/she wants to be named so I won't) who really helped about anything and everything in 1 single game.. This has gotten me my 1800 unranked rating.. Which I was only dreaming about I was interested and improving and I really took the game-play seriously.

School Started.. I was doing fine. I was in the middle of doing a diplomacy league. Which is still open! I was managing fine.. Again took alot of sparks to start the fire of intersts but it was gaining players which all mattered to me. Everything was going perfect. Until...

Than everything was starting to hit massively.. School. Helping my clan. Tournaments/Leagues/ Warlight Ladders + Tournaments.. I was also training players as I saw myself fit to do so. Everything was taking place and well I just didn't have the time. I had time to do my leagues/tournaments.. But I couldn't even touch my gameplay.. I am now cringing at the fact of actually playing it I just get booted all the time.. because I always say "I will do it later" But by that time I'm booted.. I just looked at my profile and It's 7.1%... It wasn't fair but I knew I couldn't handle it.

Now It's always like this.. I just can't play the game anymore. I just even got booted from my 1v1 ladder game. I've just gotten booted from my 1v1 ladder from just plain laziness... I was getting booted from games that I wanted to improve on.

So Now.. I am fucked in all my games cause I don't have the time or effort to do them.. My gameplay is ruined. I can't play the ladders anymore and it came to me that I was either going to dump the community meaning I don't do tournaments and probably stop helping my clan to give more time to my gameplay. Or I could quit the gameplaying. Be a what you would call a "Community person" and help the clan and the community by doing these tournaments/leagues..

So the moral of the story don't do what I've done don't do all this shit and than realise you can't do it in school. I amn't in a year in my school where we don't do homework LOL.. We don't even get homework I'm still stuggling don't put yourself in the posistion I've done just don't... Your putting youself through misery which just Isn't worth it you need to decide what you want to do on this game or in anything you do in life because life will takeover and you will be slowing drifting away from your gameplay as I am now doing here. But I love Warlight so Whatever I do I love it :) So it doesn't really matter to me.

I personally love storys.. So I decided to make one, I know some people will read it because It is a story and It's real.. Not made-up or fiction/fantasy it's real life. :)

Also I made this because I'm not putting my 100% effort into anything anymore.. I'm trying but I'm stuggling so this is going to be my reason if I'm missing any of the tournaments or getting from games.. I just want you to know that this is the reason for anything I may do wrong..

Hopefully more people will find this interesting than I do as it did make me collect myself that little bit more and I completly encourage other people to do this it really is interesting for the reader (hopefully) and It's really good for you.

Thanks :)

Edited 9/9/2015 22:22:54
Don't do what I've done.. Story Time :): 9/9/2015 23:19:42


berdan131
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This text could be added to warlight diaries or sth

I personally don't like commitment so at some point I ended all my multi player and not starting any new.

Fortunately my clan is optional participation clan so I don't have to play. I am in Auxilia meaning "inactive player" and I am not kicked from clan :)
Don't do what I've done.. Story Time :): 9/9/2015 23:45:44

Quicksand 
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One more reason hate kids. Ruined day
Don't do what I've done.. Story Time :): 9/9/2015 23:52:43


Ragnarok
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^Lol.
Don't do what I've done.. Story Time :): 9/9/2015 23:52:53


Sephiroth 
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tl;dr
Don't do what I've done.. Story Time :): 9/9/2015 23:55:20


Su┼étan Kosmitów 
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I really sympathize with you Plat... but I remember people teling you that it may end like this. The only thing you might do now is to find someone (I am pretty sure you would) who will take some of the organization of your briliant ideas upon himself. Good luck! Both in school and WL!
Don't do what I've done.. Story Time :): 9/9/2015 23:55:26


Benjamin628 
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@Quicksand

One more reason to hate kids* apparently they don't teach you adults very good grammar.

Edit: ^ Sorry, that is really immature especially considering Quicksand is from Lithuania.

Edited 9/10/2015 00:58:42
Don't do what I've done.. Story Time :): 9/9/2015 23:55:59


Potatoe
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It's ok ;) Quicksand is just another eager fan of mine who follows wherever I post.. Who tries to provoke me as he knows I'm not going to speak down to him..

It's ok Quicksand.. It's ok........
Don't do what I've done.. Story Time :): 9/9/2015 23:59:51


Potatoe
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@Sultan.. Well yeah of course.. But I will finish those tournaments and go back to the gameplay .. It's all good just need to be better at the management..

I love making tournaments/leagues for the sake of it.. I don't want sympathy I just want people to know that management of yourself in ANY GAME!! Is crucial cause my situation above is just ridiculous.. But at the same time I don't really give a crap xD.. I'm having fun while doing it.. Which in my book means everythign and anything ;)

Also guys "Olympic tournament" will be going on after the champions league. So If you would like to reserve a spot please feel free to send me a mail and I will reserve that spot for you!!!

Edited 9/10/2015 00:00:36
Don't do what I've done.. Story Time :): 9/10/2015 00:03:00


Cata Cauda
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@Quicksand

One more reason to hate kids* apparently they don't teach you adults very good grammar.

Instead of criticising other's grammar you should find a real argument.
Don't do what I've done.. Story Time :): 9/10/2015 00:13:41


Beren • apex 
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@Benjamin, I'm sure your Lithuanian grammar is excellent :P
Don't do what I've done.. Story Time :): 9/10/2015 00:15:58


Ragnarok
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^Lol.
Don't do what I've done.. Story Time :): 9/10/2015 00:16:46


Benjamin628 
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@Cata He hasn't made a real argument either?

@Beren I know, I'm just sick of him criticizing a person who does a ton for the community.
Don't do what I've done.. Story Time :): 9/10/2015 00:16:57


powerpos
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I got myself booted in something like 11.5% of my games because i took on too many multi-day games.
It was realy annoying, i had to stay active for some real slow-paced games(and some tournies)
and then i took on new multi-day games because i wanted to have some more-interesting games,
which took too much time, until a point came where i just quit warlight for a few months.
(and one of the games, which i made, is still running after 2 freakin' years)
Nowadays i take on a maximum of 5 multiday-games and if i wanna play more i 'll play RT.


My advice : Surrender the games you're struggling to take your turn,
not just because boot-rate, but also because it will be a mental note that
you have taken on too many games/tournies and you're less likely to make that mistake again.
Clanwork i got no experience in(and after reading this i think i want to keep it that way)
but i suggest to not let yourself be obligated to do anything.
Don't do what I've done.. Story Time :): 9/10/2015 00:17:00


Cata Cauda
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@Benjamin, I'm sure your Lithuanian grammar is excellent :P


Don't do what I've done.. Story Time :): 9/10/2015 00:18:19


Potatoe
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https://www.warlight.net/Forum/108071-world-championships-2015


I am just.... Addicted.. to ......... what? :/
Don't do what I've done.. Story Time :): 9/10/2015 00:27:19

Quicksand 
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Benjamin628, if i would care about something else than how to hurt kids feelings, i would never write here. I really hate kids. "Look at me, i am kid! i will flood forums with nonsense and will be troll. Or "Look at me, i am kid, I will create hundreds games for others players, but after month or two i will play other games, forget warlight, created games and I will not know how Heyheuhei is sad becouse this"
I totally hate kids
Don't do what I've done.. Story Time :): 9/10/2015 00:28:57


Potatoe
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Seriously though what is your fucking problem? You are following me on every thread posting shit about me. Why can't just go fuck yourself and do something more productive than following me around annoying me. I am still making leagues/tournaments and monitoring just not as much as I would like too..
Don't do what I've done.. Story Time :): 9/10/2015 00:55:01


berdan131
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Platinum, some famous people like you have also negative fans.

It happens, gotta embrace it ;)

Kids are great ^^ The little and bigger ones
Don't do what I've done.. Story Time :): 9/10/2015 01:00:17


Benjamin628 
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@Quicksand, I kind of agree with you now that I think about it. But you can't make a generalization about all people under the age of 18 just because of how someone acts on a video game website.

Edited 9/10/2015 01:02:58
Don't do what I've done.. Story Time :): 9/10/2015 01:02:01


Potatoe
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Benjamin. Don't reply to him and neither use my name in your posts.

I'm serious. Don't do it.
Don't do what I've done.. Story Time :): 9/10/2015 02:32:18


Epicular
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I really hate kids.
I totally hate kids

Then you should probably stay away from the forums, or maybe Warlight entirely. There are a lot more kids here than you'd care to know.
Don't do what I've done.. Story Time :): 9/10/2015 02:33:19


Genghis 
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It's funny, platinum. It really is. Because, well. ..


I PREDICTED ALL OF THIS AND WAS CORRECT. SUCK IT , BITCH.
Don't do what I've done.. Story Time :): 9/10/2015 02:54:48

Odd
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I hope you get things figured out, Platinum, you deserve recognition for your efforts :)

there are a lot of decent kids on here, but they act like adults. there are also some immature adults here who may as well be kids. :P
Don't do what I've done.. Story Time :): 9/10/2015 03:29:49


Ω Cat Juggernaut 
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@Plat

5 options:

1. a life
2. school
3. forums
4. forum-organized games
5. normal WL games

You can pick any 3. Choose wisely.


LOL I picked 2,3,5
Don't do what I've done.. Story Time :): 9/10/2015 03:34:52


knyte 
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Pfft. If you think that's a fuck-up, here's one of mine: https://www.reddit.com/r/tifu/comments/30qf1e/tifu_by_getting_hacked_at_a_hackathon/
Don't do what I've done.. Story Time :): 9/10/2015 03:46:11


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Way too long for me to read, but if it's any consulation prize I think you're alright.

And there are a crazy amount of kids on this site, but that means either get used to it, or move on. There's no point in complaining about 75% of the playerbase.
Don't do what I've done.. Story Time :): 9/10/2015 04:37:19

wct
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Point #1: You are in too many games. Stop joining them until your sanity is restored. You may have to surrender some (better than being booted).

Point #2: You may have ADHD.

Elaboration on point #1: When I started getting more involved with multi-player, I joined game after game, until I was at like 50-60 multi-day games at once. For those lazy days when I had nothing to do, this kept up the pace and let me play pretty much continuously, with the odd break here and there for sleep/eating/etc.

But then I realized that I would have to keep up that pace pretty much every day in order to maintain it. No time for other stuff. And when I was doing other stuff, I kept worrying about whether I had taken all my turns, etc. Too many games = anxiety.

I had to wean myself off of starting new games and just play out my existing games until the numbers started coming down. It took surprisingly long to get it down to 20 or so. Now I'm at less than 10, which is easily manageable.

Elaboration on point #2: I say that because I myself have ADHD. The long and the short of it is that I get too caught up in too many things at once and I just don't have enough 'focus' to go around for all of them. Maybe you *don't* have ADHD; but even if you don't, you still should strive to become self-aware enough that you can recognize when you take on too much and put yourself at risk of getting overwhelmed with anxiety. Take your mental health seriously; if you're getting too stressed out, slow things down; give yourself a break; prioritize what's most important and focus on those things. But seriously, you may have ADHD. Might be worth looking into. :-)
Don't do what I've done.. Story Time :): 9/10/2015 05:15:11


Master Ryiro 
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yeah you're in too many games right now
playing 30 games at once is always difficult,you need to cut down on your games count
don't join all the tournaments you've been invited to,they never end,and play only as many ladder games as you can at a time

if you play too many games it also affects your winning rate,since you'd much rathr want a game to end so you can move on than think for longer so you can try to win that one
if you have limited no. of games that you can manage easily,you'll also be able to improve your skill as you can analyze each game longer
Don't do what I've done.. Story Time :): 9/10/2015 06:17:57


Dr. Stupid 
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Dr.Stupid wants my head. I've been hated from that clan ever since

Lol. I don't want anyone's head. I politely declined to be in one of your events because I questioned your leadership abilities. One of the abilities of leadership is to manage your time wisely. Another is to recruit other team members and/or other leaders to help you bear the load. In retrospect, it would seem that I may have been correct in my assessment. The good news is, you aren't the first person to overextend themselves (See Kasparov/Forbidden Knowledge) and you won't be the last. This is a learning experience and if you handle it well, it will greatly mature your leadership abilities.

Hated from the clan? I didn't mention our conversation to anyone else in my clan, nor do I speak for them. If anyone dislikes you, it's for their own reasons, not anything I said to them.
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