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Have any of you guys ever thrown a game? Maybe a friend is getting discouraged so you give them a win to help motivate them to keep at it. Maybe someone was having a bad week and you wanted to make them feel better. Maybe you really didn't want to play anymore so you just got it over with. Whatever the reason, have you ever lost on purpose or do you always try and play your best?
Cant say I agree with people throwing games. I remember when I was new to the game, I kept losing, which is normal. It wasnt discouraging, in fact it was the opposite. It teaches you valuable lessons & motivates you to win the next one.
I think people who get discouraged by losing (in general, not just warhammer) have the wrong mentality.
I wouldnt say I have ever deliberately 'thrown' a game.
Once or twice I've felt I was winning too often, so, Id play a little less seriously to make things more fun.
For example: if I try, I'll usually spend a good few minutes thinking about where to deep strike those precious Terminators.. If not, straight into the action they go & damn the consiquences! ^^
I also found that one particular player kept rolling misfires for his artillery almost every game (and early in the game too), and more often than not they would self-destruct.. This is pretty funny the first few times, but after that it became frustrating for him and also made things too easy for me, so I allowed a re-roll. (I think I still won, but he couldnt blame it on the dice that time).
This obviously has nothing to do with the skill of the players, its just negating some unrealistic bad luck. Even though I have my fair share of it too ;p. You'll never get the same favor in return unfortunately, but that shouldnt be why you do a favor in the first place..
In short: I never throw a game, but I might take a more relaxed approach to it - After all, fun is what it's all about
Dark Elves - Game #28 vs High Elves: Draw
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I have, but in LOTR. This one opponent of mine was always convinced he was right. He would literally scream until his face was red that he was right and why he was. I tried to be reasonable, but it was simply no fun, so I forfeited and told him that I wasn't about to play against him in this life. Of course, I then became a sore loser.
A couple of games previous, he forfeited so he could say that Aragorn had never died (he was losing quite badly, see).
The problem with him is that LOTR has their rules written so poorly it simply isn't funny, leaving loads of room for misunderstanding and loopholes.
As for WHFB and 40K, no I haven't. though I'm tempted to throw a Lorenz game right now, my luck started off well but now nothings working 9his canon got a perfect shot and took out my general, so my plan is utterly in tatters). Otherwise, I keep on playing, mainly because I wouldn't want my opponents quitting on me if I were winning.
Yeh, just with this one mate, he says his not a bad general just that his army is crap (1000pts of orks with only 28 boyz, just imagine the massacre), i wonder whose fault that is?
Against some players who are new or arent the best in terms of tactics i take a weaker list, i even used guardians and hawks (not against crons either) once.
Signed Sealed Saint
Fortius Quo Fidelius
@ ArchonFarseerGuy: By 'throwing' a game he isnt talking about forfeiting, he means losing on purpose.
As in- not quitting, but deliberately making bad moves and decisions to try to let your opponent win.
Dark Elves - Game #28 vs High Elves: Draw
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21 5 5
I intentionally lost a game in a competition. It was the last game and neither of us were qualifying, also my football team were playing in the bar next door. I said I wasn't really keen on playing so he whined, so I played a 2000 point game of fantasy in 45 minutes flat. Just charged forward without casting spells or shooting and not dispelling it. The guy seemed happy that he won as well, maybe he hadn't worked out I had no intention of winning just getting it over with as quickly as possible.
Helper monkey, bring me beer and donuts
No I have never thrown a game and I don't think I ever will. What is the point of playing the game at all if the result is already decided before a dice is thrown? And if someone needs to win to stay in the hobby then the hobby doesn't want them. I will help someone who is a poor general by helping them with their list or giving tactical tips but giving them a win would be counter productive (because they would be encouraged not to change tactics).
I cant say that I have thrown a game, but I have thrown "units".
Turns a massacre into a just win, but I think newbies need something to take home from the game.
"I lost but did you see me cream your terminators when they deep striked near my demolisher".
They'll go home with a grin on their face, and thats what its all about right (as long as i still won hehe):party2:
Last edited by Azure Fade; October 27th, 2007 at 14:15. Reason: grammer
I've never outright thrown a game (I'm already bad to begin with ). I have, however, fielded awkward lists when playing in games that don't matter, which usually leads to an ugly loss.