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What's your technique for playing an unknown game in competition?


By fattdirk

6 years ago



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    #20 6 years ago
    Quoted from ralphwiggum:

    I hear people complaining about coaching too, and just laugh. Don't know of any "sports" that don't have coaches.

    Coaching is NOT allowed DURING play!
    And it is no laughing matter, really.
    You can't tell my opponent, "You're jackpot is lit on the right ramp!"
    "Shoot the spinner you just lit, it's huge points!"
    "Just shoot that green arrow to start multiball!"
    "Turn around, you have a ball save!"
    Etc,...

    You CAN tell my opponent ANYTHING you want when he's not actively playing a ball.
    Once his ball is in play, I'm playing him, not you.

    #32 6 years ago
    Quoted from LOTR_breath:

    Dino, I agree with all of that except for the ball save. If a player walks away from a ball save, SOMEONE is gonna shout it out. It always seems to happen that way.

    Well, SOMEONE is gonna be on my shit list!
    The higher the level of play, the less this is an issue,
    as top tier players generally don't walk away from ball save.
    But also, there are different interpretations you might not think of:
    I was playing PAPA finals one year, and a player went up to the machine and was just about to plunge my ball!
    I ran up frantically and was able to catch him just before the plunge!
    Everyone was cool, but another opponent in the group COULD have argued that I coached him out of a DQ mistake.
    (costing them points)
    Probly wouldn't have flown because it wasn't his ball to play anyway, but you see what I mean.
    In A div. finals, the collective gasp of the gallery at PAPA would let you know you have ball save.

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