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2015-05-22 17:22:58
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2015-05-22 17:22:58
26 votes, rating 5
is this life?

so playing my first few weeks in fumbbl.
first box, recently trying ranked.
most people beat the hell out of my guys.
well done ladies and gentlemen, you practiced well before my arrival!

so let me ask the experienced ones a rhetorical question to which i not really care about the answer!
if i start to have matches with underworld, finally win a few games with them and then the opponents begin to complain about dice during the match, not once, but continuously throughout the game,
obviously showing signs of honest despair and anger,
should i worry about the mental health and joy of the other or be just thankful to nuffle winning a boardgame?

what makes me wonder most about situations like that is, that it seems clear to me that NEARLY any dice throw in bb can result in a turnover, no matter how safe it seems to be probability wise not to throw a one, or two skulls, even if you have rerolls!, it could always happen. and i see it happen in every match.

this is actually what makes the games dramatic to watch and play. i enjoy to see when a piling mighty claw monster kills himself with 3 skulls, also joy when a gutterrunner breaks his neck trying to go for it in a decisive touchdown attempt or .

granted, i dont know how i will feel about this if i ever reach higher tv standards. but i try to harden my heart through underworld and goblin practice.

all in all, thanks to all the friendly coaches i had the luck to play with until now. see you guys on the pitch or in the ko box.
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Posted by Carlo_Pellegatti on 2015-05-22 17:25:10
The more they cry, the more u should feel satisfied :D
Posted by ElanTheBard on 2015-05-22 17:31:27
The more they cry, the more you should mock them :D

Btw Underworld rule! Good favourite roster choice!
Posted by easilyamused on 2015-05-22 17:44:45
He whines, that is if he even says anything at all.

When people have a whine in chat they aren't pointing fingers, well most of them don't, but are just venting to let off some steam.

I wouldn't worry about it and just enjoy the game.
Posted by Timetis on 2015-05-22 17:44:56
Nice blog, and glad to hear your fumbbling is going well! Keep at it, dicewhining is not that prevalent luckily!
Posted by Leilond on 2015-05-22 18:01:44
Dice whinning is fine if done staying in the fluff, blaming the gods, the horned rat, the Chaos Deamons, the players (not the coach)
One of the most entertaing match I had, was against a goblin team where my opponent and me, simply insulted each other (role playing) and all the players and every single dice

But when blaming dices are made to mean you're not a good coach and you're winning only because of luck and the like, it can be boring
Posted by koadah on 2015-05-22 19:16:08
It is nice to have some compassion. :)

I'd say take a look at the coach's record.
If the coach has a terrible record then commiserate with him. That it is terrible that Nuffle shows him no love.
You may want to invite him to play in the 145 Club Rookie League.

If the coach has a good record. Or even worse, a very good record then feel free to mock him and wind him up as much as you possibly can.

If you feel that the coach only picked you because he thought that you were a nice cherry, ripe for the picking, then don't let up until he puts his fist through his screen.
Posted by Roland on 2015-05-22 20:31:22
Welcome to fumbbl!
Posted by DodgyDice on 2015-05-22 23:40:09
There's nothing you can do about the dice, so no point in bitching about them. Saying that, it is very frustrating when you get double skulls, then re-roll for them to blink at you with another couple of skulls. Typing stuff to show your frustration is very tempting, but it's not worth bitching about. And there's not much point in trying to comfort an angry Blood Bowl player; they tend to bitch all the more, lol.

Nice post.
Posted by MattDakka on 2015-05-23 00:03:02
"any dice throw in bb can result in a turnover"
Actually, no.
Some examples: Kick Off, Jump Up, armour rolls, Really Stupid, Bonehead, Wild Animal, Foul Appearance, Take Root, Stab rolls don't result in a turnover.
Posted by ImpactedAnimal on 2015-05-23 02:09:50
Well a kick off can kind of result in a turnover on one result
Posted by Lorebass on 2015-05-23 02:55:18
The more they complain about dices. The more you should be fouling. (Cause I'm assuming your up on players by then as well)
Posted by Arktoris on 2015-05-23 02:55:32
chances are they saw your rookie status and thought you'd be an easy win. When it doesn't happen, that's when they go all sour face blaming the dice. This is especially true if they are above average CR.

Used to happen to me back when I was a 135CR coach. I enjoyed it :D
Posted by MattDakka on 2015-05-23 03:26:17
ImpactedAnimal: the Kick Off roll itself doesn't lead to a turnover.
A Blitz! bonus turn could result in a turnover but the 2d6 you roll for the Kick Off can't result in a turnover.
Posted by mekutata on 2015-05-23 10:01:18
Ladies and gentlemen, i think MattDakka is right.
There are failure dices where no turnover happen. So I still need to learn a lot. Eventhough sometimes Really Stupid feels even worse than a turnover! Yet I edited my posting accordingly.

Thing is, for me all failures and disasters in Bloodbowl are at least fluff wise entertaining. If I can't bear a hooligan audience throwing rocks at my elaborated defence formation I probably have to play chess instead.

So yes, most times swearing at Nuffle's dice should be entertaining aswell, for both coaches. If you can't bear the pain you probably could spectate other matches and always boo when you see other players dice some skulls ;)

So thanks for the gleeful reception - if this was a subreddit I would vote up all your comments to visualise my enjoyment for those minutes of internet social interaction - and see you on the pitch.
Posted by FatEddie on 2015-05-23 14:35:06
Crybabies are very, very annoying. Especially the ones that tell you you're not good enough to beat them normally. The quickest way to kill the enjoyment of a game of fumbbl for someone is to whine like a baby. I just stop talking to them and try to destroy them as much as possible if it happens.