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Offline SirPartyMan

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Ladder Teamer Training Games
« on: December 06, 2008, 09:15:02 PM »
Dear New Member:

Ladder teamer games are very popular, but there's a learning curve which sometimes discourages new players.  To overcome this, and to generate a new batch of experienced teamer players, we will be holding weekly "Ladder Teamer Training Games" where a combination of experienced players and newcomers will play a game under normal teamer conditions, but at a slower pace, with time for discussions and instruction. We will agree not to report these games, as they are for fun and instruction only.

If you would like to become more proficient in teamers, please sign up here.  Tentatively, I am planning a game for this Sunday starting at 6:30 pm EST.

Best, SPM

PS: If you are an experienced teamer player who would like to assist us with this effort, please post here or email me.

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Re: Ladder Teamer Training Games
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2008, 06:50:29 AM »
i dont mind trying to help

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Re: Ladder Teamer Training Games
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2008, 10:17:38 AM »
can you post the times in CET too please SPM!

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Re: Ladder Teamer Training Games
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2008, 12:51:45 PM »
Maybe make an announcement on the main-page, so more people note this. I doubt many new players check the forum regularly.
« Last Edit: December 07, 2008, 12:51:58 PM by [PPP]Shizanu »

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Re: Ladder Teamer Training Games
« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2008, 01:54:25 PM »
Maybe make an announcement on the main-page, so more people note this. I doubt many new players check the forum regularly.

Done :) .

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Re: Ladder Teamer Training Games
« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2008, 05:34:00 PM »
Central European Time (CET) is GMT+1.

Eastern Standard Time (EST) is GMT-5.

So 6:30 pm Sunday EST is 12:30 am Monday CET.

We can try to come up with scheduled practice/training games which are better for this time zone. Perhaps someone from there would like to volunteer to host one?

Best, SPM

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Re: Ladder Teamer Training Games
« Reply #6 on: December 07, 2008, 08:17:14 PM »
I would help in those games for euro timezone, if there are people that are interested in playing them. I don´t think the problem is finding people that are willing to help, it´s rather about having those around that are interested in playing.

Tell me at what date I will encounter a bunch of interested new players and I´ll be there.
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Re: Ladder Teamer Training Games
« Reply #7 on: December 07, 2008, 09:51:23 PM »
I would help in those games for euro timezone, if there are people that are interested in playing them. I don´t think the problem is finding people that are willing to help, it´s rather about having those around that are interested in playing.

Tell me at what date I will encounter a bunch of interested new players and I´ll be there.

Well I'm going to try it tonight.  I think a key thing is to be in the lobby for a while before the game advertising it.  I'll post later what happened with my first attempt, and we'll hopefully improve going forward.

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Re: Ladder Teamer Training Games
« Reply #8 on: December 08, 2008, 02:41:47 PM »
Central European Time (CET) is GMT+1.

Eastern Standard Time (EST) is GMT-5.

So 6:30 pm Sunday EST is 12:30 am Monday CET.

We can try to come up with scheduled practice/training games which are better for this time zone. Perhaps someone from there would like to volunteer to host one?

Best, SPM

If it was saturday 12.30 am would be possible, but sunday its too late for europe
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Re: Ladder Teamer Training Games
« Reply #9 on: December 08, 2008, 06:02:02 PM »
Yes, my first attempt was unsuccessful, probably because the time was too late. A "regular" time that was convenient across the most popular time zones would be the best. Perhaps on a weekend, like 2pm EST which is 8pm CET.

I appreciate feedback and assistance.

The next time you are hosting a teamer and there are one (or even better two noobs) consider inviting them in and making it a training/recruiting session.

I think the Ladder Guide will be a real asset too once that project is completed.

Best, SPM

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« Reply #10 on: December 08, 2008, 06:17:38 PM »
@SPM:

I found out with my efforts on hosting tourneys that 2 pm EST seems to be a quite unpopular time for playing Civ in the US. I guess 4 pm and thus 22.00 CET would work better...

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Re: Ladder Teamer Training Games
« Reply #11 on: December 09, 2008, 06:38:54 PM »
@SPM:

I found out with my efforts on hosting tourneys that 2 pm EST seems to be a quite unpopular time for playing Civ in the US. I guess 4 pm and thus 22.00 CET would work better...

Imhotep

Thanks for the feedback.  What about we schedule one for this Sunday at 4pm est thus 10pm cet?  If you are willing to participate (either as a noob, or a mentor) please post here or email me.

Best, SPM

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Re: Ladder Teamer Training Games
« Reply #12 on: December 10, 2008, 12:16:11 PM »
Hi to all,

A big thx to Sirpartyman for initiating this teamer training.
I am sorry 1st attempt was not succcesful ..but every begining is hard.
Time 22 CET is great i think.

I think i can speak in the name of MANY noobs:
Playing civ (occasionall) since civ1 (skipping civ3); and started 2 weeks ago MP. Did a few ctons, duels, 2 OCC, ...and was politely removed in one teamer by world No player ;D.

So this MP world is tottaly different than SP, and there is a big gap and hunger for practical knowledge. On the other side is frustrating playing duel or cton and looking the good once running over you with big unit stacks and not figuring out how they did it.
So in long term your initiative WILL have success  :)
Because of more than 700 member of the ladder in the lobby you always see the same 100 ..and i have the felling that many new once are "hiding" and looking for (not blazing) teamers with experienced players with the goal of sharing practical knowledge.

So one more time ...a lot of succes, fun , and a looooot of noooobs  for this weekend.
I will gladly join if i manage the time  ;)

sorry for my English

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Re: Ladder Teamer Training Games
« Reply #13 on: December 10, 2008, 12:22:05 PM »
I would love to try this out, but sunday night with a start after (will prob take 1/2 hour before we actualy start) 22.00 CET is not possible, if you got an early morning monday.
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Re: Ladder Teamer Training Games
« Reply #14 on: December 10, 2008, 12:23:20 PM »
SPM, Great job taking the lead on this one!

I can't guarantee any specific times, but if you're hosting one of these training games, give me a shout and I'll be happy to join in and help out.
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