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Winning runs and the fear factor
So, somehow I have managed to go on an unusual (well, for me, at least) run over the past few days.

16 games unbeaten

14 wins in a row

and most oddly

12 games without conceding a TD.

Now, while I'm obviously fairly pleased with how I've been playing, and also with the luck that is always involved in such runs, I'm more interested here in how this is affecting my game style.

The longer I go, the more cautious I am becoming. This is odd, as one might think that I would be full of confidence, as most things seem to be working lately, but I'm not: every move I dread the nuffle bite-back, where I'll rolls 1s all game and get beaten by someone like Russo. Horrible thought. :)

Anyway, just my random musings. How do the rest of you deal with winning runs? What does it do to your state of mind? I'm curious.

And now, after posting this blog, nuffle will inflict a run of 10 losses on me, no doubt.

Pyth

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Comments
Posted by harvestmouse on 2012-01-02 12:34:58
Hmmmmmm I was definitely nervous, and I think I played pretty conservatively. I was young back then (in FUMBBL terms) and I'm not really proud of the matches I was taking!
Posted by Purplegoo on 2012-01-02 12:57:04
Just throw one mate, fixes everything. ;)
Posted by ultwe on 2012-01-02 13:09:31
Never had that problem, to start with :-D
Posted by Electric_Wizard on 2012-01-02 13:09:46
I'm not even playing my box necros anymore, after having a run of 4/2/0. Though I love them and should continue playimg them. :-/
Posted by pythrr on 2012-01-02 13:13:55
yeah, good point pgoo. To be honest, I am looking forward to losing, so I can go back to not caring. Pfft, lammer, etc. :)
Posted by koadah on 2012-01-02 13:24:08
I assume that this is the so called 'competitiveness' that we keep hearing about.

It seems pretty normal that with many people it only seems to kick in when they realise that they have a chance of 'winning' something. That may be a Major or just high CR, good record, Awards etc.

The cautious play is just a sign of feeling the pressure. Now if you were really competitive you'd feel the pressure in every game. Even snakes & ladders vs your 4 year old niece. ;)

Anyway it was a nice bit of bragging Pyth. ;)

There's not enough bragging in IMO. We could do with a bit more of it.
As long as it's not based on cherrypicking and/or cheeseballing that is. ;)
http://fumbbl.com/index.php?name=PNphpBB2&file=viewtopic&p=485148#485148
Posted by pythrr on 2012-01-02 13:48:44
oh, koadah, me love, i'm always competitive. It is just that usually I try as hard as I can, but don't really care beyond that as dice are involved (and thus unreliable). Anyway, I think my CR (etc) demonstrate that I'm fairly competitive even when I'm not in the middle of a run.

Anyway, my point was that thinking about preserving a run makes one (well, me, anyway) change the way one plays. I've experienced similar in sports teams, where the mentality of a team can change when they are on a run. It can be hard for a coach to keep a team focussing in the game at hand, rather than the run of results as a whole.

Anyway, I find this stuff interesting.
Posted by koadah on 2012-01-02 15:15:43
Heh heh.


I put competitive in quotes because people define it differently.

I'm defining it as how much you care about winning. If you didn't care it wouldn't be affecting your playing style.

I'm just saying that you care about the streak more when you are well into a big streak. At the beginning it doesn't seem to matter so much as it is easy to start again. So by my definition 'more competitive'.

Personally I don't care much about streaks, CR or Awards. 16-0-0 is nice as it is certain to get you to the playoffs. But if you don't win the Super Bowl it's no better than 15-1-0 or even 8-8-0. ;)

In the Box I always play to win. But it wouldn't bother me if I lost unless I was going for a Sprint title.

I don't find wins easy enough to come by to let anything outside the game affect my playing style. ;)

If I am not going for a title I might think twice before leaping my star player into a cage for a certain kicking ;)
Posted by pizzamogul on 2012-01-02 20:54:13
The best part is: when you do finally lose, the losses will come in a bunch and you'll start to wonder if you've forgotten how to play at all.
Posted by Enigma179 on 2012-01-03 09:45:40
When I get a winning run I usually become a crap player, because I came to rely on luck. So I get one game at the end with average luck and I lose horribly and I'm like OMG MY DICE SUCK NUFFLE HATES ME AARRRGHHH!
Posted by pythrr on 2012-01-03 16:58:32
hehe

and yes, next game = horrible dice molestation.

right, now back to normal service.

:)