Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: South Australia
(This post isn't directed at anyone in particular. Just players in general)
Look at it this way......
A game finishes, and one player slaughters the other player.
Should the winning player be thinking....
A) "I think next game i should make mistakes and play poorly to give him a chance"
B) "Maybe i should point out a couple of things to help him with his game"
Should the losing player be thinking...
A) "My opponent is a dick, and he should be playing with less points so i can win too"
B) "I can see that my game needs improving, and should be an enjoyable aim for me to work towards"
In my opinion, both answers should be "B".
I know there are people out there that only play "powerful" lists to win with minimal skill involved, but these people are less common than you might think.
On the other end of the scale, there are a LOT of people who are quite terrible with their tactics, and have trouble thinking multiple turns ahead or calculating mathhammer.
Rather than trying to improve their game, they find it easier to complain about the better players being "jerks".
It would be like going to a poker game, and getting smashed by some of the big names, and then demanding that we have a rematch except they have to show their cards at all times.
I am dead against the WAAC players, but i am also dead against the people who show no effort to improve their game and would rather complain about it.