sculpt wrote: Prince_Yackerz wrote: dsbr-mode wrote:
And yes, Yack, your connection was very rough for me, you would always be teleporting/blinking for me, very hard to have any hits stick on you. Yes, you were a great saberist -- but having played at least 90% of the best that ever played, I never thought you were better than me, rather you had a very nasty connection for me, and you weren't the only one. Just the way it was. But I always knew you would never cheat. That's all that mattered. Naturally I loved to team with you, because a lot of players had real hard time with your connection and getting a hit to stick on you.
Yes, you are right Sculpt. You did start playing about then, but I regarded you as a nobody / newbie aspiring to be good for a long time probably when you first began ladder. I eventually came to respect you though as a decent saberist probably when I started insisting on you joining Prince for awhile. You did surpass me for career wins on ladder mainly because I stopped playing ladder before you did: http://www.igl.net/php/page.php?p=hall& ... vr=cgi&pl=
That is still a lot of wins for both of us. Also, my name is there twice, not sure why?
Maybe, you didn't regard me as better than you move wise. Yet, I somehow managed to win consistently against you. I think a lot of people didn't regard me as better than them move wise, yet I beat them consistently again and again.
It could have been the lag, or it could have been I was just more used to my lag and exploiting it to win.
One example that could attest to that is Morthe_Hap or Eugenius who I frequently beat at sabers.
Same with "Neo", one of the top 5 ladder saberists of all time. He was in Prince under different alliases Prince_Neo, Prince_CopyRite. Maybe even Nova "Prince_Bison" would agree to that, even though he occasionally won against me
. Of course when he joined Prince, he wasn't that good yet. I beat him after he left though too.
Anyhow my connection was pretty laggy up until I got cable. Not too many people could hit me; not just you.
Lag was part of the game back then. I managed to hit people plenty well, so I kept playing and perfecting the lag.
Once I got cable, I think I was equally as good, however. I could time my hits on people a lot better without worrying about lag. Anyone who played me in 2001, 2002 and when I played some in 2005 with the reemergence of JK could attest to that. We will have to play sometime this summer when I have time, and I'll remind you
In that chat log: Prince_Gemini was Prince_Oconnor. Supposedly a cheat, but I never pursued / caught him. Didn't really have time. He won 50 ladder games or so in a row, a few tournies, and then got bored with JK.
I didn't have much time or patience for 4 hour tournies in 2001 and onward nor to play in Ladder where you had to wait for an hour to get a game in 2001 because of the few number of people playing in it.
I was #1 on ladder, top 20 numerous times, won a handful of 1 v 1 and 2 v 2 tournies, and decided I had nothing left to prove. In my mind, more importantly than my individual accolades was the fact that numerous people that were in prince were winning tournaments too. People that I trained, convinced to join Prince by beating myself were then winning tournaments against other people. I could then take pride in each one of their victories as my own in a way. If someone that you are better than, wins a tournament that means that you could have won that tournament.
I remember the first tournament I won ever; I believe I beat Judgement_Day in the final round:http://princeclan.limewebs.com/trophy/trome.jpg
I also remember, when they made an alternate ladder because someone didn't like how cases was running. Then in this ladder I made it to #1: http://princeclan.limewebs.com/trophy/number1.jpg