10 games, a retrospective.
- 10 games behind me and what do I have to say about Tengaged so far.
It's interesting, I joined because I had a friend on the site, spending most their time here and I got curious... so much that I eventually made an account and joined a game, #7823. Can't say I remember much about that one, I said two sentences and didn't come back lol, came 19th.
I pretty much dismissed Tengaged for a few months, but then something pulled me back, I decided to try again and in my next game I opened up a little more and met some nice people (who I'd like to say I'm still friends with now) but I still held back.
It was by my 4th game I'd started to learn the basics, I still acted like a fool though, plus everyone and be friendly. Doesn't really work as a tactic. I even kept along these lines in Rookies, much to the chagrin of my friends who strategized and worked out the best way to win.
It wasn't until my 3rd Rookies and 8th game till I really learned what this meant, the way people play you, how to fight back, and even then I would say I didn't do the best job of it, I got further than most expected... it was really hairy for a day or two, but I did my best and I got 2nd for it. I like to think I learned a lot in that game, it's pretty much kill or be killed to some people... forgetting the social aspect. Why make friends when you have an established group you can win with every time? Why indeed.
It can be fun to play with friends, but it can be just as fun to make new ones.
The fact is I find these kill or be killed tactics running through rookies as standard fare, it's understandable, people are careful, it's a group of 10, there's risk, HoH, PoV.
In 2 of my 6 Casting games I've had the same happen, a strong alliance pushing out the people just having a laugh, trying to enjoy themselves, some still learning the game... what I wonder is is this the best game to be teaching these people right from the start? Neg, lie, back stab, fight your way to the top. Is it really?
It only breeds more of the same... they realise that's the way to win and it's what they do, while it only leads the more caring of players, the ones like me who just want to chat and have fun to want to leave the site in utter frustration. It's painful, I like this site and I like the friends I've made here, but I don't want to play in stressful games, where I have to watch my back and I don't know who is after me, you could say in that case the alliances are doing their job well but still... for the individual do you think it's fun? Would you like to be that person? Have you been?
10 games behind me, I'm a little wiser to it all, but not wise enough.
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