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Worst 1 vs. 1 Ladder Player?: 4/22/2011 23:45:50


Maximus 
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Worst 1 vs. 1 Ladder Player?: 4/22/2011 23:46:23


Ruthless 
Level 36
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this made me giggle a bit. thank you.
Worst 1 vs. 1 Ladder Player?: 4/23/2011 00:19:32


Duke 
Level 5
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See R -- being top 15 is pretty damn good. A lot of people are fighting to get abvove .500.

Come back to the ladder!
Worst 1 vs. 1 Ladder Player?: 4/23/2011 00:37:19

Fizzer 
Level 58

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Hey, you have a couple wins. That's more than a lot of people people can say! (most of the really bad people end up leaving the ladder, so it's hard to tell how your rank against them). You're clearly not the worst.

The ladder is a harsh mistress! The best way to climb up is to study each loss, figure out why you lost, and try to brainstorm ways to try to avoid losing that way again.
Worst 1 vs. 1 Ladder Player?: 4/23/2011 02:01:25


Maximus 
Level 10
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I can post at least 6 instances where I clearly had the better start and because of pure hast I screwed myself. Like not attacking a territory when I should have because I forgot to put that in the order list.

Yes I'm a whiner. :(
Worst 1 vs. 1 Ladder Player?: 4/23/2011 05:07:58


Vamp - EZSTreet 
Level 32
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Your Not last now :p and Fizzer is Right, 3 people I have beat Have left the ladder (clearly not because of me :P)
Worst 1 vs. 1 Ladder Player?: 4/23/2011 05:51:50


Perrin3088 
Level 44
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also alot of players are still unranked so..
Worst 1 vs. 1 Ladder Player?: 4/23/2011 07:18:20


Doushibag 
Level 16
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Only 4 players by my count are really 'unranked'. In that all the other players marked as unranked have simply left the ladder. There are currently 68 players on the ladder, 64 of them are ranked. There are however 97 people that have joined the ladder. So that means 97-68= 29 have left the ladder. No idea how many of them achieved a rank before leaving (versus quitting with less than 10 completed games).
Worst 1 vs. 1 Ladder Player?: 4/23/2011 18:07:28


NecessaryEagle 
Level 56
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I'm in contention for "WORST" for sure........
Worst 1 vs. 1 Ladder Player?: 4/23/2011 18:42:04

majokun 
Level 60
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Do people actually leave the ladder because they lose????
Worst 1 vs. 1 Ladder Player?: 4/23/2011 18:49:55

The Impaller 
Level 9
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Being low ranked or losing on the ladder is nothing to be ashamed of or feel bad about. A lot of the ladder players are very experienced playing 1v1 games and know the ins and outs. As long as you bother to take the time to try to improve (aka, if you actually care about winning) then you will see improvements and move up it.
Worst 1 vs. 1 Ladder Player?: 4/23/2011 19:02:11

Guy Mannington 
Level 40
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Im open to playing some games to help out(only ranked 30th though). These setting arnt for everyone either, but not impossible to improve on. I think Craftys post awhile back on starting positions could help a beginner out alot, with these settings a bad start is a sure loss.
Worst 1 vs. 1 Ladder Player?: 4/23/2011 20:20:44


Troll 
Level 14
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I agree completely with Impaller here. Losing is nothing to be ashamed of on the ladder, especially if your goal is to improve and become a better player. Each loss, even for the best players, is a learning experience for what to do, what not to do and when to do. If you would like to improve I would suggest studying the tactics and strategies used by the top players to figure out why they do what they do.

Understanding why they choose territories why and how they attack/expand etc. will make you a much better player, as opposed to simply trying to mimic someone's actions in a game they won. Lastly, with the 3-month ladder decay system, your early learning losses won't affect you at all down the road when you have improved and learned from your early mistakes.

Many players, like Guy posted above are more than willing to play a game or two with you to try and give you some pointers and to help you improve. So, if you want to be competitive and improve, there are plenty opportunities to do so, even if you feel you aren't a good player yet.

Another thing I would suggest is following the thread on The Impaller versus The World to see how many top players think about situations.

Hope this helps.
Worst 1 vs. 1 Ladder Player?: 4/23/2011 20:38:33


Maximus 
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The abandons have literally lost me several games.

I can't memorize the map on each matchup.

Sometimes I start off well but then I find everywhere I go there's a wasteland.

I wish the ladders didn't have so many, but yes, thank you for the info, I'll certainly work on that.
Worst 1 vs. 1 Ladder Player?: 4/23/2011 20:41:50

The Impaller 
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Here's a tip: If you go to the history, and go back all the way to the beginning of the game, you can see the locations of all the wastelands. Nobody can remember the location of the wastelands in all of their games. That's an easy way to check to see where they are at any stage of the game. Hope that helps.
Worst 1 vs. 1 Ladder Player?: 4/23/2011 20:42:21


Troll 
Level 14
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One of the things you absolutely HAVE to do it look at the history, and often. Go back to the distribution turn and check all the bonuses for wastelands to help you expand, and also to know where your opponent will be expanding to.
Worst 1 vs. 1 Ladder Player?: 4/23/2011 20:52:46

Basil 
Level 28
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Not to mention it allows you to track how many armies per turn your opponent has been playing over the past turns you've been next to him. You can then judge where he might be, where he could be expanding into and how fast, and how many armies you might have to deploy to a specific spot in order to block him or capture his territory. It's important to play smart by watching the history.
Worst 1 vs. 1 Ladder Player?: 4/23/2011 21:40:01


Tick 
Level 56
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At the beginning of every turn, hit the Home key, see where the wastelands are, then hit the End key and you're back where you were.
Worst 1 vs. 1 Ladder Player?: 4/23/2011 23:44:10


Maximus 
Level 10
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D'oh......thanks a ton guys, def use that home key now.
Worst 1 vs. 1 Ladder Player?: 4/24/2011 03:02:48


NuckLuck (Retired) 
Level 30
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Haha, don't worry maxi, I didn't know you could do that for the longest time either. Eventually resorted to writing down all of the territories with wastelands before games :P
Worst 1 vs. 1 Ladder Player?: 4/24/2011 04:22:34


Polaris 
Level 55
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same

it was one of my first 1x1's with Duke when he mentioned it to me. I felt like a moron ~_~
Worst 1 vs. 1 Ladder Player?: 4/24/2011 10:34:54


Daryl
Level 42
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I feel like a Idiot asking whats the "Home Key" I may call it something else
Worst 1 vs. 1 Ladder Player?: 4/24/2011 12:38:48


Matma Rex 
Level 12
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The one that says "Home" on it? May be missing on some laptop keyboards. On mine, it's the top-left one in the 6-key block above arrow keys.

Or just open the History and scroll to beginning (it's a hotkey for that).
Worst 1 vs. 1 Ladder Player?: 4/24/2011 12:56:28


KniFe 
Level 9
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trust me when i say i really am the worst
Worst 1 vs. 1 Ladder Player?: 4/24/2011 14:12:20


Daryl
Level 42
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Found it ROFL I feel like a Nub. On mine its above Num lock
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