Originally Posted by Blazestorm2
Teams that win 7man have players who have been playing for a LONG time.
7-man games do take a while, don't they?
I really love people who are apparently incapable of thinking for themselves. You seem to have had someone tell you something. It seems to support what you want to believe. So you repeat it.
The problem is, the thing you're repeating isn't true.
NPPL Pro 7-man series champion:
NXL Regular Season leader:
NPPL Pro 7-man Season 2nd place:
Doesn't look like 7-man winners have any more experience than XBall winners to me.
Any spazzball can run to a bunker, shoot a lane, and move when someone tells them to.
That's true - any spazzball can do that.
But just like you had no idea what you were talking about when you said 7-man players have 'played longer', you don't know what you're talking about here. Sure, any spazzball can do that. But that's not the interesting question. The interesting question is, can they just do that AND WIN?
Tell you what. How about the first XBall event next year, I hire out the Ironmen's or Dynasty's or Legion's or American's coaching staff (your choice), and pay your team's entry.
Your team is going to win the NXL now, right? Right?
Or are you going to get your ***** handed to you?
What's your excuse going to be when you lose every match 9 to 0? Since it can't have been the coaching, according to your reasoning, that must mean you either can't run to a bunker, can't shoot a lane, or can't move when someone tells you.
And if you are losing because you can't run to bunkers, can't shoot lanes, and can't move when someone tells you to, I would submit that MAYBE the problem isn't the format. MAYBE the problem is that you're not any good.
Anyone who says that XBall is just moving when people tell you to is being stupid. It's a patently absurd statement. If it were true, there wouldn't be any Pro players. You'd have paid Pro coaches, and the players would be whoever you could pick up off the street.
We get it. 7-man is slower. You don't know where the other players are all the time. It takes time to figure it out. But not knowing where your opponent is (or your opponent not knowing where you are) doesn't make XBall any less strategic than 7-man, any more than Chess is any less strategic if you don't play wearing a blindfold.
Here's another board game anology:
If XBall is like Checkers, 7-man is like Battleship.
One is based on making the best decision knowing where your opponent is, AND with your opponent knowing where you are.
The other is guessing.