I miss the old days

 MindRoTT


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Posted 30 January 2013 - 9:53 pm
experenced players don't teach, they only want to improve their score.
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 mich


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Edited 30 January 2013 - 10:06 pm by mich
SuNo_DeHuN wrote:
I miss the old days

Jes indeed. AoK DM wars <3

MindRoTT wrote:
experenced players don't teach, they only want to improve their score.

Not true.

http://www.voobly.com/pages/view/211/Honored-Members
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 [MaJoR]_Sinder


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Edited 31 January 2013 - 12:12 am by [MaJoR]_Sinder
Not being funny but it isn't easy to teach. From my experience people that want to learn from "better", higher rated players either want to skip corners and naively believe they'll be your rating in 2 weeks, or be ignorant to your teachings and only hear that which they want to hear. It's also hard to get the meaning of what you're trying to say across. If people could be taught through the internet with ease it would be more publicly desired. You can't get the right tone across to emphasise things and it takes an enormous amount of time to compile and structure that which you want to say so that it is easy to read and pick up by the player. Then you've got criticism to look forward to, a general lack of thanks and credit once the player is gifted with the knowledge he/she wished to acquire and the flaw of subjectivity as one player may not see it as you do.

Try it sometime on something you are above average at. It's no mean feat.
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 [MaJoR]_Sinder


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Edited 31 January 2013 - 12:21 am by [MaJoR]_Sinder
MindRoTT wrote:
experenced players don't teach, they only want to improve their score.

P.S no one held my hand to get the rating I achieved and took the time to obtain. I kmow the community is dying but score and rating is a reflection of skill if earned fairly so why shouldn't an expert be allowed to enjoy his increase of "score"? If you were an expert now I bet you wouldn't bother to reply here. You would join in the ranks.

I don't mind streaming tips and lessons, its just finding the interest. PM me and I'll arrange a time to give something back.
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 [Eot_]WannaDJ


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Posted 31 January 2013 - 9:31 am
Most of people here were 12~15 years old, obviously they used to enjoy it a lot more due to their age. The same to me, I never played in the MSN Zone before cause as soon as I started playing on-line it was gone, so I moved to GameSpy Arcade, but yeah anyway I miss those days, I was younger and enjoyed a lot more playing, let's say what we all miss is to be 12~15 years old :P
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 Good


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Posted 6 February 2013 - 2:14 pm
I don't remember MSN Zone being drastically different from the way Voobly is now. There was still hostility, still smurfs... there were still people that "bully". It's not the same any more. The reason there are only 50 players is because the game is like 12 years old and DM is not as favoured a game type as RM, which was kind of the whole basis Age of Empires The Conqs was built on.

DM is just an addon, lets face it. DM was never balanced properly and that means that in team games it's harder to win consistently, even if you are very good. If anything that brings about its own balance to the people that try to dominate. Okay, DM lobby doesn't have the best qualities but you are judging a very small corner of a once dominant and proud community. Minority is just bitter for the losses it has suffered.

FYI it doesn't take 12 hours a day to perfect this game... I don't play much these days and IMO the game is less about practise and more about understanding.

If you spent 1 hour next to an experienced player you would see that, same as in RM. Best RMers don't become 1700 overnight, takes long extended periods of inactivity.

I used to believe that tho, that practise made perfect, play everyday... if my mood is bad, I will be bad. It's all BS at the end of the day. Either you know how to win or you don't: it's that simple.

Off tracking a bit but really my 2cents is past was great and it will exist in our memories as great but MSN had its flaws too and Voobly do a GREAT job so don't knock them too much for trying to save a dead game that you still come to play, bullies or not.

Top post, along with your others. Very, very well said Rich.
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 Inconspicuous


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Posted 12 February 2013 - 2:42 am
Ah, the good old days when KD_ZOET wasnt a moderator :D and Scary_Worm was the best member+
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 Nazgul_Megatron


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Posted 24 February 2013 - 4:05 pm
I miss being 14 :(
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 [dv8]xMag


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Posted 24 February 2013 - 4:45 pm
Most of people here were 12~15 years old, obviously they used to enjoy it a lot more due to their age. The same to me, I never played in the MSN Zone before cause as soon as I started playing on-line it was gone, so I moved to GameSpy Arcade, but yeah anyway I miss those days, I was younger and enjoyed a lot more playing, let's say what we all miss is to be 12~15 years old :P
Agreed. And i wasnt even born 15 yrs back when AoC was released xD
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 NociaM


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Edited 12 March 2013 - 6:45 pm by NociaM
Damn alot of noobs here talking... rsrsrs jokin yall.. good to see some names here still... take care! hopefully i be back!

SiCk_FLuSh
sL_4YoU
mYsTiKaLMiNd and others...
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Posted 21 March 2013 - 9:37 pm
[dv8]xMag wrote:
Agreed. And i wasnt even born 15 yrs back when AoC was released xD

Oh god how to make us feel very VERY old ;tears
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 [MM]_MuZZa


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Posted 21 March 2013 - 10:39 pm
Do you think it's possible for voobly to have more users online than LoL before we all get too old? I'll go grab some sun lolly ice creams and Haribo star mix whilst I'm waiting :P

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=finPQLzOLUU
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Posted 21 March 2013 - 11:21 pm
[MM]_MuZZa wrote:
Do you think it's possible for voobly to have more users online than LoL before we all get too old?

Voobly is only as big as what the community makes it, with help I dont see why we couldnt have more players but for this we also need the help of the community to spread the word. All we can do is make it a good place for people to come play, which I dont think we are doing too bad a job on at the moment. Our sigh ups are up for new accounts so here's hoping.

And thanks for the youtube video now I know I'm getting old ;cry
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 silver_beard


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Posted 22 March 2013 - 12:53 am
whats to miss?
msn, over run with cheats/hackers using tormentiums hacks.
little to no lobby moderation.
MS doing sweet f,,all.
should have closed sooner, typical MS.
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 [ToI2n]ToI2n_Templar


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Posted 28 April 2013 - 3:40 am
If you have AIM, add me: totorrance
Or find me on voobly DM lobby: [ToI2n]_Templar or polishedlake
I haven't played in years, but aoe is like riding a bike. :]


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