|Words With Friends
||[Aug. 29th, 2013|11:19 am]
The Question Club
This is basically me whining, but there is a question|
I play WWF with several people. 6 of them are on my level or below, and my record is good overall, and I'm usually in the top ranks every week. But there's this 1 guy who consistantly destroys me. He's brilliant and way out of my league. He will use all his letters at least twice a game, sometimes 3 times. He knows all the annoying weird words that even Webster probably raised his eyebrow regarding their inclusion. Ordinarily, he'd be a great challenge. Except that the gods of scrabble have seemingly annointed him the chosen one, and his luck is ridiculous, and my luck atrocious. He regularly has either all or most of the S's, and he never has an overabundance of vowels because I have all the excess vowels every game, and he never stops dropping 30+ words every single round, regardless of opportunity. This last game we finished, he beat me by almost 200 points, as I was dealt 7 vowels before the game ended. He proceeded in setting up 2 triple word scores and I could only watch him whip up 100 points in the last couple rounds as he took advantage of both, where I had to look for ways to dump off 2 U's and 3 I's. Needless to say, it frustrates the shit out of me, and it annoys me to think that he thinks that I'm merely a subpar player because our record is like 15-1 (I beat him once). I don't want to message him with crap about how my letters sucked and that's why my score was so low, because that would be every game, but I do shoot him messages like 'Seriously, all the S's again?', indicating that he can be one lucky fucking bastard and I'm aware of it. My annoyance with my unluck in this game and the frustrations it brings makes me think about removing the app from my phone. I love the game, and I'm good at the game, but with this one player, I feel like such an untalented putz, that maybe life (and my blood pressure) isn't worth this added stress. I could always stop playing him, but that would be hard on my pride. I found the greatest challenge in the game, and I simply stopped playing him because I wasn't good enough? What's your input?
1. Should I delete the app from my phone and bring some serenity to my life, or suck it up, play harder, and maybe not take the game so seriously?
2. For those of you who do play, how do you deal with someone who's out of your league? Does hope spring eternal that you'll beat them, or do you feel that it consistantly makes you doubt your ability?