Holy cow what is up with this pussies in Gwent? I mean I forfight in casual a lot if I lose with 1 card down in R1 because that is pretty much GG and my fault for not playing attention.
Anyway I have recently encountered so many many pussies out there that forfight for no reason. At least it seems to me this way. I just played ocvist handbuff in rank and I went 4 cards down. I repeat, 4 cards down! I was thinking I will not possible make this. Guess what happened. He forfeit! WTF?? I mean what is going to people heads? Did he just think the deck is so strong and me confidently powering through to get my 28 point ocvist on hand means he will lose with 8 vs 4 cards r2? I mean I would have passed so 8 vs 5 cards r3. I also played one shield already so I could with triss POSSIBLY play 3 shields and one ocvist but I need to be very lucky for that with the draws.
And I am not playing this ocvist deck usually I encounter this playing all kinds all factions (except northern) and decks its so this is not about this ocvist deck that if you have no counters can be really disgusting but at least you just wait what happens before rushing for the ESC key.
Thats only one extreme situation out of many. And shockingly this happens in ranked. I often think "I will not never win this game" and they resign when I think I will be losing I really do not get it. Just because they are one card down or have a bad hand whatever ... they don't even try ... its ridiculous!
I should find another topic for that but it also happens that it has become a trend to just pass R1. I guess because Swims take on the coinflip "problem" I think people are taking it way to seriously. Maybe I am wrong, but people are just stupid about it. Why pass r1 vs a dagon? just so you can be reactionary? I mean people passed me as dagon and then I just bleed them dry in R2, its so silly. I had a break from gwent a few patches back there was never this many R1 passes at all and also not so many absolute total pussies. With so many cards in the hand everything is open why give R1 to someone just so have one more card, they can dictate how long exactly R2 goes so I am really not sure but it seems to me people may overthink this.
I just cant believe that just happened he was a level 92 player BTW. That ocvist handbuff is not that strong that you auto win with 2 cards down or am I getting this wrong. Just played it for a few games, its gets crashed at righer ranks or vs machups with high damage or lock pretty much one jade figurine and you lost but even if you do not have it its not auto lose, people really are strange. And in ranked I would just try if you act like that you are never climbing.
In casual when making a big mistake I often ragequit myself but I mean situations where its far down the game and everything is totally open (seems to me, I cant see their cars obviously) and people just pussy out like crazy for small mistakes or just because they THINK they lose. OK rant over.
Does this really bother you that much? If you'd do anything that would have significant impact on the match and make me lose in the end, I would forfeit too. Like you strengthen Ocvist the first time and I have no AC, but I know you hide a Phoenix to resurrect him if he gets killed? I forfeit, and you go make your show to someone else. Or, you spam weather effects each second move and I have no anti-weather and neither I am able to withstand the weather? Fine, I forfeit and you go play the big hero against someone who can counter you. Or, you play Emhyr handbuff or nekkers against me and I know my deck is weaker in tempo and unable to catch up with you? Nice, I forfeit immediately after your first nekker or nilfgaardian knight appears, and you go play with someone whose deck is equally strong as yours. That simple. Am I a pussy because of that? Couldn't care less. You have your victory, what do you want more - admiration? I saved us both the time, no offense meant.
Of course, more prosaic reasons might be involved too - postman/pizza man/whoever ringing at the door, phone ringing, or even a sudden need to go to the WC (I guess no one would want to piss his trousers full just because he plays gwent at the moment).
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Insulting an asshole is a service to the mankind...
Your first idea about that your opponent is maybe going somewhere couldn't be that bad.
The thing is that it's not only about card advantage. If you have 2 or more dead cards in hand, then you don't really have a chance. I also would forfeit in such a situation if I cannot get rid of them (like swapping in ST).
But my question is more about why does it bother you so much? Just enjoy the free win you got and play another match. I can imagine that it is maybe annoying not having the chance to play a full game but it's just a thing of optimism :)
Just so you know, 95% of games played at 4k+ end in forfeit. It's just good time management. If I know I'm about to lose I'm gonna just quit right then and save myself time. I only have a small window to get dailies done most days, so Im not gonna stick around to inflate somebodies ego when I got stuff to do tbh. You still win the game, so who cares?
For real Wayne is just a pleeb. Once he logs 200+ hours into Gwent I'm sure he won't care if his wins come from forfeits or not. It's a beginner's psychology because they want to see their finishers hit the board. Most of us vets already know the points that our combos generate so we don't really need to see the cards hit the board in round 3 to know if we are going to win or not.
I can see how that would affect a newer player, but truly CDPR gives no incentive to finish out. Each game takes 6-20 minutes, with the dailies they have in place they must realize that they actually create this kind of atmosphere themselves. And forcing players to finish out is too militant for an upstart game, or any game, so ultimately your best bets to see a game finish is to play practice, or get on the pro ladder (and at least half pro matches end the same way).
Plus, Pussies? They take the hardest pounding. So is OP complementing people who forfeit?
I understand where he's coming from, I like to see my Letho Regis hit for example but there's been games that I thought I was going to lose and opponents forfeit and I'm like sweet! They're not pussies everyone is just trying to save time. As far as 1st round dry pass, that's a viable strategy some decks(low tempo) rely on, just enjoy it. People actually play Swims Ocvist deck? WTF