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When to consider yourself member-worthy?: 6/17/2012 02:10:10


Abraeneas
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Hello,

Just a quick intro; I'm a player from Mx, I've been playing on&off for a while a now.
This question is directed towards anyone, but mainly to members. I might have a totally misconstrued concept of the whole membership ordeal, but I can't help thinking that there is a certain "status"stigma associated with obtaining your membership. In my experience, most of the members are really good players, mostly really mature when playing (usually keep calm, don't lose it when someone screws up, if there's a novice player they'll try to help instead of scolding him for joining a game that said >200 games), but I do want to underscore the fact that they are for the most part GOOD players. For example, as a non-member, when I join a game, and there is a member on one of the teams, I'll usually want to be on their team haha. Anyways, so these are my questions:

-When do you consider yourself "worthy" of acquiring a membership?

-Once you're a member, do you mostly play ladders, or do you still play in non-member games?

-Does anyone else share this opinion on members?

Thanks in advance for your input!

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When to consider yourself member-worthy?: 6/17/2012 02:21:58


Kenny • apex 
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1. I don't think there was a thought of "Am I ready?" It was more, this game was becoming a game that I enjoyed more each day, therefore wanted to support Fizzer for making such a great, solid game. Also, I felt I wanted to get involved more in what was going on and the only real way to do that was to play a much harder, more competitive breed of players.

2. I really haven't changed in the type of games I play. Of course I participate in the ladder now, but I do so to meet new people and to learn exactly what I'm doing wrong. And trust me, play the right type of people and you'll notice some things that you're doing wrong :)

If you feel that this game is becoming a more integral part of your life, then why not throw Fizzer a bone for doing such a great job making it? :)
When to consider yourself member-worthy?: 6/17/2012 02:27:35

JSA 
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And you also might want to get one if youve got a teammate you enjoy playing with and want to team up with them for the 2v2 ladder.
When to consider yourself member-worthy?: 6/17/2012 02:55:27


[中国阳朔]TexasJohn 
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I consider myself a solidly average player. I got the membership for pretty much one reason: I had a 6-week holiday from work, it was winter, and I really really really really hate 75% luck games. So, I parted with the $30, and now I can make games that are actually fun (for me).
When to consider yourself member-worthy?: 6/17/2012 03:03:21


lobstrosity 
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Membership does not indicate you are a good player, it indicates you care. So I would say on average members are better than non-members (many non-members care, and caring means putting the time into becoming good, but it is a lower rate compared to members), get a membership if you care to, don't worry about skill level.
When to consider yourself member-worthy?: 6/17/2012 03:03:41

Dr. TypeSomething 
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I don't think you should be afraid to become a member. I don't think it's any exclusive club... as far as I can tell, it's mostly players who decided to become a member because they wanted to join the ladder, they wanted less luck, or they wanted to support Fizzer. So while the average member is probably slightly better than the average non-member, I think that is just due to the fact that, on average, they probably have played more games. There are a lot of good non-members and a lot of not-so-good members. The ladder if you join should tailor games to players that are of similar skill level.

I almost exclusively play in ladders, but I don't think that is all that common. Again, it's just preference.
When to consider yourself member-worthy?: 6/17/2012 03:08:51


lobstrosity 
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Is there an echo in here?
When to consider yourself member-worthy?: 6/17/2012 03:37:48


[中国阳朔]TexasJohn 
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I think the only members who are truly "worthy" of membership, as opposed to being someone who just really enjoys the game for the aforementioned reasons, are ones who have earned their membership by winning a free membership tourney. Zibik and Lobstrosity are two great examples I can think of.
When to consider yourself member-worthy?: 6/17/2012 04:56:12


[REGL] Pooh 
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What if you win your free membership in a bet?

But anyways, speaking of free membership, I have a 3 Round Free Membership Tournament Series open for sign up. Just check out the forum threads.
When to consider yourself member-worthy?: 6/17/2012 08:26:44


Ⓖ. Ⓐrun 
Level 57
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exactly, perhaps this misconception exists because you see the top players on the ladders but I'm not sure

i got this for myself as a birthday treat, because i was going on war light more and more, and wanted to make better games, join the ladders, and make tourneys (for my clan)
When to consider yourself member-worthy?: 6/17/2012 15:51:02


Perrin3088 
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I see membership as a way of saying thank you to Fizzer for providing such a great game for soo long...

when the membership system was implemented, I had already sunk more hours into warlight than many many games that I had spent 30+ USD on, and I was one that had been very near demanding a method for donation to show our thanks for his time and effort.
When to consider yourself member-worthy?: 6/17/2012 17:52:39


Ironheart
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i would buy a membership if i could
When to consider yourself member-worthy?: 6/17/2012 20:50:13


Diabolicus 
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I have spent far more money on games that have kept me entertained for only a fraction of the time Warlight that has, so buying membership was really a no-brainer for me.
When to consider yourself member-worthy?: 6/17/2012 20:51:19


Diabolicus 
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Bad English mine fear, you must!
When to consider yourself member-worthy?: 6/18/2012 16:31:40


J Russell Mikkelsen 
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I think the only members who are truly "worthy" of membership, as opposed to being someone who just really enjoys the game for the aforementioned reasons, are ones who have earned their membership by winning a free membership tourney. Zibik and Lobstrosity are two great examples I can think of.
Well, you can think of not enough! Dr Typesomething won the first ever double-elimination free-membership tourney. He went undefeated and beat Heyhuiheu twice, once in semi-finals and again in the final to take the trophy.

On-Topic: I joined because I wanted to be in the ladder. I think that's why most people join. And to create large games.
When to consider yourself member-worthy?: 6/18/2012 16:56:36


ChrisCMU 
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I am holding out for a working ipad app. I don't have the time to play tournaments now without that available. When and if that gets done I will probably spring for the 30 bucks.

I consider myself pretty good (I am better than the 10-12 people in my circle of friends on here IMO, but could probably learn a lot since the amount of maps I have played and some of the more advanced settings is somewhat limited.
When to consider yourself member-worthy?: 9/17/2012 01:02:06


[WG] Warlightvet 
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this general arun is an imposter
When to consider yourself member-worthy?: 9/17/2012 01:02:54


[WG] Warlightvet 
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the one without a picture, just so you know (sorry for double post)
When to consider yourself member-worthy?: 9/17/2012 01:21:18


{rp} hay 
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If you like playing in/creating roleplaying games on this site a membership is definitely worth it. You get way more options for the settings and can invite a lot more people.
When to consider yourself member-worthy?: 9/17/2012 23:03:04


dodo comander 
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Hey one question that has not been answered, do members only play strategic games.

When I started playing WarLight I liked the savage 12v12 games on USA Big and for the first 5 months I played lots of big games including FFA. I still did play 1v1 but I was really bad I therefore liked better team games and FFA!

When I became a member and started playing on the ladder my skill level increase significantly. I now prefer playing strategic games on median sized maps such as 1v1, 2v2, 3v3.
Hope you join the member club! See you in the secret lounge, Were members chose the the destiny of.!"/$¬¤£%?%$¨^¨:*¬¤¢£¦²¬¤£&?%$/¢¤³¦¬£±±^]{~ I ev said to much there coming for me.
When to consider yourself member-worthy?: 9/18/2012 00:17:25

The Duke of Ben 
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I've seen members play in just about every game type there is. Myself and a number of friends, most of which have membership, play FFA and large team games on a regular basis. I think non-members play a lot more 3v3 than members, purely because that's the biggest team game you can have without membership.
When to consider yourself member-worthy?: 9/18/2012 15:36:44


[中国阳朔]TexasJohn 
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I think that since Membership is a product, not an honor, there are really no standards. I have seen non-Members with over 5000 games and 60% win rate, and I have seen Members with 50 games and a 15% win rate.

What it boils down to is who is willing to pay for the added privileges. If you want to join the ladders, if you want to create better games (my personal reason), whatever. If it's not worth it to you, then don't do it. But clearly, for many it is. I think the idea is great, because it lets casual players have some great GREAT free fun, but it also lets serious players do more, AND Randy gets some money for all of his hard work.

And seriously, it's only $30. That's not really very much.
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