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AxelWolf
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January 25th, 2022 at 4:53:48 PM permalink
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Thanks for your stupid answer…what does it matter how long ago I joined?…go back to your video games
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Poll - Should Romes go back to video games?


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WHY CAN'T I VOTE ON THIS???
♪♪Now you swear and kick and beg us That you're not a gamblin' man Then you find you're back in Vegas With a handle in your hand♪♪ Your black cards can make you money So you hide them when you're able In the land of casinos and money You must put them on the table♪♪ You go back Jack do it again roulette wheels turinin' 'round and 'round♪♪ You go back Jack do it again♪♪
Donuts
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January 25th, 2022 at 5:02:38 PM permalink
Click the link - it's a close race 50% of people want Romes to switch careers and be a pro gamer.
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January 25th, 2022 at 5:22:57 PM permalink
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Click the link - it's a close race 50% of people want Romes to switch careers and be a pro gamer.
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I kinda thought Romes already played games for money.
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AxelWolf
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January 25th, 2022 at 9:13:00 PM permalink
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Click the link - it's a close race 50% of people want Romes to switch careers and be a pro gamer.
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I kinda thought Romes already played games for money.
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More than you know.
♪♪Now you swear and kick and beg us That you're not a gamblin' man Then you find you're back in Vegas With a handle in your hand♪♪ Your black cards can make you money So you hide them when you're able In the land of casinos and money You must put them on the table♪♪ You go back Jack do it again roulette wheels turinin' 'round and 'round♪♪ You go back Jack do it again♪♪
Romes
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January 25th, 2022 at 10:44:36 PM permalink
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Click the link - it's a close race 50% of people want Romes to switch careers and be a pro gamer.
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I kinda thought Romes already played games for money.

I have in the past, but it's been a while. We would pay for teams to drive to lan with us in Halo 1 as long as they played a min of $1k/game and a min of 3 games. Back before online play if people could beat everyone in their friends circle/town they just automatically thought they were one of the best in the world. Seriously amazing how many thousands we made and the games were total blowouts. We literally never lost a money match, but were apparently too content & stupid to lookup MLG (Major League Gaming) and go to real tourney's. Then the internet came along and humbled a lot of people (not from being trolls, but from betting money anyways).

...but my options of going pro gamer at this point are pretty slim, simply due to age and slowing reaction times. Maybe pro streamer? (had to throw that in to keep axel's excitement level up)
Playing it correctly means you've already won.
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January 26th, 2022 at 11:03:47 AM permalink
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Click the link - it's a close race 50% of people want Romes to switch careers and be a pro gamer.
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I kinda thought Romes already played games for money.

I have in the past, but it's been a while. We would pay for teams to drive to lan with us in Halo 1 as long as they played a min of $1k/game and a min of 3 games. Back before online play if people could beat everyone in their friends circle/town they just automatically thought they were one of the best in the world. Seriously amazing how many thousands we made and the games were total blowouts. We literally never lost a money match, but were apparently too content & stupid to lookup MLG (Major League Gaming) and go to real tourney's. Then the internet came along and humbled a lot of people (not from being trolls, but from betting money anyways).

...but my options of going pro gamer at this point are pretty slim, simply due to age and slowing reaction times. Maybe pro streamer? (had to throw that in to keep axel's excitement level up)
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Do you remember Super Smash Melee pre-internet/streaming? Everyone thought they were the unbeatable if they could beat their friend group.
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January 26th, 2022 at 11:56:55 AM permalink
Many years ago, I had a friend that was a true pinball wizard and then got into some video game that he was the best at. He wanted to go to a tournament in an amusement park in Ohio but as usual, he was flat-busted. We raised $400 for him and he agreed to split his winnings with us. I think he needed to finish in the top ten or so for us to get all our money back but he convinced us he would win.
He came in 297th out of around 800. He came home crushed. He'd honestly thought he was the best in the world.
The difference between fiction and reality is that fiction is supposed to make sense.
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January 27th, 2022 at 3:05:03 PM permalink
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Click the link - it's a close race 50% of people want Romes to switch careers and be a pro gamer.
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I kinda thought Romes already played games for money.

I have in the past, but it's been a while. We would pay for teams to drive to lan with us in Halo 1 as long as they played a min of $1k/game and a min of 3 games. Back before online play if people could beat everyone in their friends circle/town they just automatically thought they were one of the best in the world. Seriously amazing how many thousands we made and the games were total blowouts. We literally never lost a money match, but were apparently too content & stupid to lookup MLG (Major League Gaming) and go to real tourney's. Then the internet came along and humbled a lot of people (not from being trolls, but from betting money anyways).

...but my options of going pro gamer at this point are pretty slim, simply due to age and slowing reaction times. Maybe pro streamer? (had to throw that in to keep axel's excitement level up)
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Do you remember Super Smash Melee pre-internet/streaming? Everyone thought they were the unbeatable if they could beat their friend group.
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Oh even better, that's the only other console game we played people in for money... well the n64 super smash original anyways. Still play it randomly from time to time with my brother/friends now. Such a good game.
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January 31st, 2022 at 9:03:40 AM permalink
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Thanks for your stupid answer…what does it matter how long ago I joined?…go back to your video games
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Oh, right, you're just a supreme human being that is allowed to be super selfish and post things that can be found JOKE EASILY on the same site you posted on,but expect others to do it for you for some reason. Sorry I didn't jump all over helping you sooner since you've contributed zero to these forums other than showing just what type of person you are. Have a nice life.
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Geez man. Did your dog die or something?
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On an internet forum, having other people respond to your requests and be helpful is NOT a right. It is a privilege. And such a privilege usually must be earned with some minimum standards of courtesy.

BTW, Romes is a well-known long-time member of our forum who has written how-to articles on card counting the game of blackjack. I have had some off-forum association with Romes and he has earned my respect on many levels many times over. I am proud that he is a member of WOV forum and grateful that he occasionally takes time from his busy life and tries to help people here who are genuinely asking for help.

And I know that Romes doesn't need me to defend him, but dammit, that needed to be said.
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I know who he is, his contributions, have met him, and have several mutual acquaintances. I meant to be sarcastic, perhaps came off wrong. If Romes takes any offense to it, I apologize for that.

In this case it has no effect on my opinion, but if anything, you vouching for someone would lower my opinion of said person because of your “my shit don’t stink” way of carrying yourself. Go find a double amputee to vouch for. Good day or week or whatever comes.
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Did your dog die or something?
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My bad….must have woken up with a kink in my neck or something.

Geez, what do I have to do to get suspended around here…was counting on 7-30 days.

For whatever reason you just don’t vibe with some people and I tend to react when gordo moderates me or I perceive him as doing so, that’s on me to deal with better though.
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January 31st, 2022 at 9:35:21 AM permalink
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Geez, what do I have to do to get suspended around here…was counting on 7-30 days.
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If you think you've violated a rule and deserve a suspension, you are invited to PM a moderator.
May the cards fall in your favor.

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