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Where is everybody?: 4/21/2011 00:42:21


Duke 
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WL seems especially slow this week. Is it springbreak at all the schools that's causing it? Passover and Easter trips? Has everyone caught Troll/Doushi/Gaia disease and started playing 1 turn a week?

I have 20+ open games and got to make moves in two of them today.
Where is everybody?: 4/21/2011 00:46:56


Daryl
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I think it has slowed down considerably normally when I'd turn on the PC I'd have to make a move in 20/30 of my open games today its 10
Where is everybody?: 4/21/2011 01:35:24

Fizzer 
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Portal 2 release, I bet! (It's very good.) Easter weekend is also probably part of it - I know I'm going out of town for it and WarLight always dips around the holidays.
Where is everybody?: 4/21/2011 04:16:19


Math Wolf 
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Very different reason for me.
I had a virus on my computer, so I was basically taking turns quickly at work or on a different computer for about a week. Fixed since yesterday night, but still busy re-installing everything and now 6AM while I have to be at work tomorrow. Ah well, I got to see the OKC win over Denver while taking some turns, so I'm happy.
Where is everybody?: 4/21/2011 04:19:27

Pinkbladder
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youre from okc? and you shouldve told me before the series itd be like this, im losing major money on this series with my friends (although i took celtics against all my knicks fans as well as dallas so not doing too bad)
Where is everybody?: 4/21/2011 05:38:20


Perrin3088 
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not much difference for me today.. normally have between 15-25 games.. logged in to 19 games..
Where is everybody?: 4/21/2011 10:04:46

Fizzer 
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Actually I checked and there's no dip in overall traffic at all. Perhaps a couple of your friends just happened to be absent.

I tend to invite my fast-playing friends to almost all of the games I make (slow ones get fewer invites), and I recall a time when one of my fast friends went absent for a couple days and suddenly almost every one of my games was stalled.
Where is everybody?: 4/21/2011 10:55:07


Ragingpikey 
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Pink, who in their right mind would take the Knicks over the Celtics this year...easy money. Denver was doing well after the Melo trade, and I thought they would be a tough draw for OKC.
Where is everybody?: 4/21/2011 11:58:43


KniFe 
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Portal 2 = awesome
Where is everybody?: 4/21/2011 13:25:44


Duke 
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You're right Fizz. It's 1 player in most of the games.

I also thought the ladder games were ending slower than usual, but they're about on average too.
Where is everybody?: 4/21/2011 19:40:57


Mian 
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What is Portal 2 ?
Where is everybody?: 4/21/2011 19:42:09


Duke 
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try google. I did.
Where is everybody?: 4/21/2011 20:52:58

Pinkbladder
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knicks fans lol. i mean theyve kept the first 2 games really close but they have no depth
Where is everybody?: 4/21/2011 22:04:01


Math Wolf 
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I'm actually from Belgium, I watched it through League Pass at 2AM-5AM at night shortly after having formatted my hard drive. :-)

And my guess/hope would be a 4-0 for OKC, Denver is good, but too inexperienced in my opinion. With the game on the line, Durant and Westbrook can step up for the Thunder, but I've yet to see a Denver player who can do that consistently. I'm rather fearing the Spurs in the 2nd round (although I hope Memphis can give them a serious scare and maybe wear them out a bit).

Boston, they won't get far without a proper big man and the stats don't lie, they need either Perkins back (too bad, he's ours now!) or Shaq and at this moment a considerable amount of healty minutes by Shaq is as unlikely as Perkins returning to Boston. (hey, maybe in the finals, I'd sign for that!)

@ all my annoyed ladder opponents: I'll be taking my turns tomorrow morning when I'm not as sleepy as I am now, I don't want to stall!
Where is everybody?: 4/22/2011 05:29:24


Perrin3088 
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Fizzer, so is that why I am getting less game invites then before? lol

I am highly inactive now, taking sometimes days to play, but still managing to keep 30+ ish games up without being booted.. nothing compared to how I was "before" I got my latest job..
Where is everybody?: 4/22/2011 20:32:17

Pinkbladder
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if youre from belgium whyre you an okc fan? bandwagon jumper or you got some sort of connection?

and i dont see okc making the finals, i see them taking 2 series at best, still a year away in my opinion.
Where is everybody?: 4/22/2011 22:09:09


Math Wolf 
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I'm actually a fan from around the time of the relocation, I loved the play of Kevin Durant at that time, so I started to follow the team more. The underdog, coming from 3-29 to finish the season 23-59, I kinda liked that. And once you start to follow them more, you discover they really are a great team, nice guys who know how to play.

So no ties, they were basically the team I thought 'most interesting' when I started to follow the NBA more intensively. I also kinda like (but not as much) Dallas (Nowitzki, Kidd), Phoenix (Nash) and Chicago (Noah) and I would still like the T-wolves if they wouldn't make an art out of losing.

And our only 'Belgian' in the NBA isn't exactly a great player (DJ Mbenga, back-up center of NOH, previously of the Lakers, Dallas and GSW; double nationality: Belgian and Congolese) so I don't really care for him. I'm more interested in some other (better) European players like Nowitzki, Noah, Gasol, Milicic or Sefolosha.

I agree on OKC not making the finals though, I give them 10% or so, although in the west a lot is possible if the Lakers don't wake up in time.

(quite off topic discussion)
Where is everybody?: 4/24/2011 21:52:51

Pinkbladder
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i hate the way europeans play like dirk, gasol, bonner, etc. Almost all of them can fit under the generalization of no athleticism, great jumper, bad defense, flopper, always complaining to refs, soft, finesse players.
Where is everybody?: 4/25/2011 07:16:35


NuckLuck (Retired) 
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^you can throw Barggani in there while your at it.
For the most part I agree with your generalization there pink. Although I have to say that for myself I hate the athletic, great defending, horrible shooting Americans who get all their points on dunks and blocks (most overrated plays in sports).
I.E Dwight Howard
Where is everybody?: 4/25/2011 20:55:38


Math Wolf 
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lol, I can agree on the generalization too, but at least most of them are better players than Mbenga!
I agree on NuckLuck too though, although numbers 1, 3 and 5 in blocks per game are Bogut, Ibaka and Milicic, all international players. :-)

Only on the complaining I don't agree at all, but maybe I just didn't notice yet. However, if you look at the list of technicals (freely available in the stats section of NBA.com), I don't see any European in the top 20. The highest international players are Nash, Nenê and Ilgauskas, each with 7 (and 2 of those aren't even European).

Feel free to argue about my opinion, I'm sure I'm seeing things differently because I'm not American. ;-)

And I'm hoping tonight my 4-0 prediction for OKC-Denver will come true. If my computer isn't lagging too much, I may even be able to take some turns during the time-outs.
(although unlikely, this is the first time ever that I had a computer turning out worse after a reformat, battery life reduced to 10 minutes, CPU constantly at 100%, overheating when watching a movie)

/end{rant}
Where is everybody?: 4/26/2011 20:07:07


NecessaryEagle 
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for anyone like me who's in college/university it's exam time. I know that's why I've been off lately
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