Feelings about opponent concession...
Posted 11 November 2012 - 02:07 AM
So that brings me to my question... I find myself losing against you all (a lot), and rather than making you chase me around the board to pick up the last few of my pieces, when I'm certain it's just a matter of time, I concede the game and surrender. So I'm wondering how you all feel about this... Is this considered sportsman-like behavior, or would you prefer to chase me around when you've obviously won?
Posted 11 November 2012 - 11:10 PM
I'm sure many Stratego players are also fans of chess, I know I am. In this case, it is considered good etiquette to surrender when there is no hope of winning.
Posted 12 November 2012 - 11:00 AM
no point in dragging it out right?
Posted 12 November 2012 - 01:07 PM
Posted 13 November 2012 - 01:38 AM
Some people just out right leave the match, but I always try to put in that extra effort and press the surrender button, your opponent deserves that.
I always type "Well played! I surrender!" or something along those lines in the chat box and then press the surrender button... I really don't want to come across as a sore loser (because I'm not-I just know I've lost). I think it bothers me though because once I press the surrender button, it kicks me out of the room, so I don't really know that my opponent knows I'm surrendering (rather than just exiting the room in a fit, which I consider to be in poor taste). No one has surrendered against me (yet ), so I don't know what my opponent is seeing on their end... Is there some indication that I actually surrendered?
Posted 13 November 2012 - 10:15 AM
I'll talk to the team so see if we can change the immediate leaving of the room when you surrender.
You can see if someone else surrendered in the game over screen (it will say whether your opponent has left or has surrendered).
Posted 13 November 2012 - 11:09 PM
Posted 14 November 2012 - 12:57 AM
Posted 14 November 2012 - 01:13 AM
Posted 27 November 2012 - 02:37 PM
I'm sure many Stratego players are also fans of chess, I know I am.
i don't like chess at all to be honest
to be a really good chess player, you'll need to be einstein or stephen hawking
and memorize more than 1000 ways to open games and react to it
stratego is not like that, it has more to do with poker than with chess
the game is also statistics, maths and having human knowledge but with chess, i have the feeling you need to be a scientist who studies the game for years and years in order to be really top
i've never heard of a kasparov or karpov in the stratego game,....
unless it's Pim Niemeyer perhaps,...
fact is,....in stratego you can always lose due to the position of your army pieces or a little bit of luck
but if you play it well, you can turn the luck factor on your side
i don't think that's possible with chess because it's an open game and stratego is closed
in chess you only need skills, maths and statistics to pull it off, waterproof
in stratego and poker there is always a percentage of luck that you can force in your favour or not
that's the real difference and that's why i don't like chess
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