Where is the Ladle (and Fortress) heading in the future?

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Where is the Ladle (and Fortress) heading in the future?

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It's too often and there are too many other tournaments nowadays.

EDIT: This is meant to start a discussion, not a flaming topic.
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Re: The Ladle has lost its spark

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I like the ladle occurring so often, so when you fail one month, you only have one more month until you can give it another go.

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Competitive fort is boring. The only reason teams play now is to win, not for fun. Fun can not be achieved except by winning, which often occurs in a dull fashion of waiting.

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Re: The Ladle has lost its spark

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Um Durka, you said you only play in tournaments. Playing every weekend is too often?

None of you are being forced to play btw, if it's too much for you then you can choose not to enter and take a break.

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Re: The Ladle has lost its spark

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You are trying to get everyone out of the 50th anniversary of ladle!

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winning is the most vulgar way to earn the recognition of one's peers.

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Re: The Ladle has lost its spark

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Concord wrote:winning is the most vulgar way to earn the recognition of one's peers.
y so deep tho?

teen wrote:You are trying to get everyone out of the 50th anniversary of ladle!

Good try!
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Re: The Ladle has lost its spark

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You've lost your spark.
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23 Ladles later and I'm still not bored and having a great time playing them. All the haters can just go do something else on Sundays, thanks. Apparently 19 teams still find it fun too. I would think if Ladle "lost it's spark" we would be back to an 8-team bracket. Hell, even 14 teams and it would still be as exciting as a last year and the year before.

Good luck in L-50 all you non-haters. :D

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True , andd all these sumo torneys. We need some more fort then just ladle.

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My mates and I still find the Ladle a lot of fun, my enjoyment of it is always increasing, though we've yet to get that whole "winning" thing down - so winning isn't necessarily related to your enjoyment of it.

Maybe having so many tournaments all the time detracts from the fun of any of the tournaments? Just a thought (though nobody should ever be precluded from hosting a tournament)

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Re: The Ladle has lost its spark

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It is just that TX has only won 2 of the last 21 ladles. That's it, Durka wants to win more and is getting sick of losing every month!

Pls don't take that seriously...though it is statistical.

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Mkay1 wrote:Competitive fort is boring. The only reason teams play now is to win, not for fun. Fun can not be achieved except by winning, which often occurs in a dull fashion of waiting.
But why would people care about winning if the ladles lost its spark? I'm not sure how relevant your post is to this topic, let alone supportive of it.

As far as trying to win in a tourney (which i consider to be a lot more fun than dropping out the first round), no one is asking or expecting you to. You can sit out if you'd like, or just be like the increasing number of players in these tournaments who don't even expect to win, and yet sign up consistently (to play and have fun).

More concretely, I doubt many of the players in the MyM v. CT semis match found it very "dull". You can have fun while losing, but that doesn't mean its absent from winning.
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Re: The Ladle has lost its spark

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I made this topic to start a discussion, that's all.
INW wrote:I like the ladle occurring so often, so when you fail one month, you only have one more month until you can give it another go.
I like this part too, I'll agree with that.
Mkay1 wrote:Competitive fort is boring. The only reason teams play now is to win, not for fun. Fun can not be achieved except by winning, which often occurs in a dull fashion of waiting.
This part is very true. Go back 4-5 years ago and boy, competitive fort was waaaaay different.
prettylights wrote:You've lost your spark.
Thanks.
VorTeX`' wrote:True , andd all these sumo torneys. We need some more fort then just ladle.
I think that's the main/big point I was hitting at. Sumo, sumo, sumo sumo. The Ladle had been around for quite some time before sumo tournaments began. Granted, the Ladle wasn't as popular back then as it is now.
INW wrote:It is just that TX has only won 2 of the last 21 ladles. That's it, Durka wants to win more and is getting sick of losing every month!

Pls don't take that seriously...though it is statistical.
That is a dumb statistic. You could also way we've won 2 of the last 6 ladles. That statistic looks a lot better now amirite?

Also, if I wanted to win more why would I hint at having the ladle less often?

Jeez guys, I was just trying to "spark" a discussion.

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Imma call you "Sparky" from now on. :P

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