Perhaps you missed this - I have already stated that I do not have the time to be playing games this week because of something's that come up in real life. I do not wish to discuss it because it is a private family matter that is of no concern to anyone here.LastNinja2 wrote:I haven't joined the tournament because i had not enough time to play and, honestly, because i don't like to play in tournaments in the first place. Nevertheless, i was honored to be part of K7 and to play against you in the finals.
That said, i think that your retirement choice in this final round is almost an insult to the coordinators and to the players that you defeated during the competition. All the players have dedicated a lot of time and passion to the MAME Knockout 8 and it's simply not right that BBH, who proved once again to be the most well rounded arcade player, just gives the win to a random player who only had the luck to not engage him in the previous rounds. I would never, NEVER accept a "victory" like that.
If you are tough enough to reach the finals of the biggest, most prestigious arcade tournament of the entire Internet you have to find the time to play and to honour the competition all the way. You don't like the game? Try it at your best. I think that's the minimum sacrifice required to show respect not only to the people that worked to put the tournament together, but also to the players that fought at their best in the past rounds.
You think I actually like the idea of giving up in the final round? I don't, but I have little choice. I have already stated that it is not my intention to insult the coordinators. See, here's the thing - when I do play a game in a tournament I want to get a score I'm happy with. If I spend 1 hour playing Pipe Dream, I'm not going to have a good score that would win the tournament. shoe-sama has more than enough time to learn the game, that much I'm sure of. Any time I put into playing this will ultimately be a gigantic waste in the end, so I would rather cut my losses. I would rather have no score at all than go down with a bad score that I would be capable of beating any other time. Asking the coordinators to change the rules and delay the tournament finals just to fit my schedule?? That would be amazingly selfish, and doesn't really work seeing how the final game was already announced, thereby giving shoe extra time to play the game if he so desired.
Where was everyone to get outraged when SprintGod never submitted a score in the finals of K4? Why do I get all the hate?Kale wrote:So no, you can say whatever you want right now, you can't change my disappointment for the worst MARP tourney final ever AND my disappointment for praising somebody in all these years and then discover that perhaps it wasn't really worth it.
But hey, guess I lose people's respect for choosing family over an online MAME tournament.