Hey guys. I thought I'd share some info about a player named Madtown both for its comic value and because this guy seems like he needs knocking off his high horse in order to progress in this game. :P
His name is Madtown: http://warlight.net/Profile.aspx?p=272382729
And the game in question:
After his first turn, I tried to make a friendly suggestion that he may have been better off only taking one of his north bonuses, Dalmatia or Panoia, rather than moving in both but taking neither. At this point he got pretty defensive, saying:
"look at my bonus situation now."
"i ain't no greenhorn, son."
I noted that he could have had an extra 2 troops from getting a bonus earlier, to which he responds:
"trust me, I know what I am doing."
I noted that I meant no offense, and was only trying to make a friendly suggestion, and in response, he suggested that my starting picks were bad. Now they may be, but I didn't see a problem with them. I feel if I had had a bit more support from him we could have eliminated the red player. Anyhow, he started to blame me for my lack of success in greece, but when I tried to suggest anything to him, he responded with:
"tell you what, you hit even 10% of the total number of games I've played, we'll have a discussion. til then, stay alive."
So, I called him out. I said his play was bad. I also challenged him to some 1v1 games, to which he responded:
"An elephant does not fear an ant. You, son, are an ant. You lost your positioning in this game because of shitty picks, you just completed your first bonus, and you left your Ps completely without help. Your play speaks for itself. That's all, sweetheart."
Well, I have to say that I disagreed with his analysis. I offered him games, but he just kept coming back with "you are an ant, and an elephant won't play an ant". Seemed like a lame excuse to me... :P
Now, I'm not yet an expert, but I would say this guys play WAS pretty poor. He wasn't using "microattacks" where they seemed very appropriate, and he didn't seem to be considering the opponents objectives and likely moves when deciding his own.
For somebody who has played so many games he seems to vastly overrate his ability. I'm wondering if maybe such criticisms came from somebody with more games themselves he might be more likely to consider them :P.