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    I wake up in morning and have to remind myself i'm 30 now and not that 15 year old who downloaded the game years ago, As I get older I wonder am I finally getting worse? Reflexes are proven to start slowing from a age of 21, however how does experience, muscle memory and emotional stability counter this. A lot of players now are around the same age as me, how do you feel? Not as good as you used to be? Or just the same if not a little better? Warbird is heavy reflexed game do I need to look at other leagues?
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    Im 25 at the moment, so i still dont feel much difference in terms of reflexes etc, but i do feel like im worse mechnically, but thats mostly due to lack of proper practice. I think experience and emotional stability trumps skill most of the time, so thats why most of the old players will still be able to perform when they want. There are alot of players that while not being that skilled, compensate that by being smart and outhinking more skilled opponents.

    Personally my main issue is lack of motivation, especially in basing where i just go through the motions 80% of the games, and not on my best constantly like i used to.
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    in 2008 i started playing this game on laptop while laying on a sofa and i think that made me worse than sitting in a chair with a computer desk and a crt monitor, i'm not saying i was better before that, there were just so many good players back then still.

    the laptop is very good for subspace though. so i think the fact that after losing 4 years in a row to sk8/thunder and then finally winning LD (beat thunder 2-1 in semis) killed my desire, the will, the hunger to do what was necessary to drive myself forward. it's just a game I know but simply put, I achieved what I wanted and after that I stopped caring enough to put in the effort, practice, stay up late with squaddies and getting better. Of course Sweet did play in seasons afterwards but the attitude had gone from "WIN" to "just show up and shoot spaceships for fun".

    ps. 1 obvious factor too is that I played a lot of warbird elims daily. I'm the kind of player that needs to play alot instead of logging on once every sunday to keep my edge. It was definitely also a part of my decline of consistently breaking even in DDs.
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    can we stop and wonder in amazement at the fact that we play a VIDEO GAME that has "generations"???

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    Quote Originally Posted by kess View Post
    Im 25 at the moment, so i still dont feel much difference in terms of reflexes etc, but i do feel like im worse mechnically, but thats mostly due to lack of proper practice. I think experience and emotional stability trumps skill most of the time, so thats why most of the old players will still be able to perform when they want. There are alot of players that while not being that skilled, compensate that by being smart and outhinking more skilled opponents.

    Personally my main issue is lack of motivation, especially in basing where i just go through the motions 80% of the games, and not on my best constantly like i used to.
    100% this^

    I haven't played this game religiously in some years, but the mental aspect never goes away once you know how to play. I use to be Roiwerk, talented with no medals. I won dueling league and LJ not to long ago, but I can safely say, I wasn't the most skilled player playing and wasn't the best I ever was. I think when I played on the name kicker back in 08ish, I was 22 and the best I ever was skill wise but didn't win anything due to being younger and more dumb. I took players head on, with no fear of dying. Perfect example...I was the sub, possible starter of the dice team that won that year, but quit because of losing a duel. I quit playing for a couple few years and came back and won many years up until now due to being a smarter player. I think the dangerous players are the old players like us, attacks, who can think their way to a win. Give us any amount of practice and will quickly spring back to the top.
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    Hope you contract ebola from your, no doubt cheap, Easter Egg, you fucking shit-jav, pug-faced cunt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiny View Post
    back in 08ish
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    in 2008
    Lol this year^
    1:waven> u challenge
    1:waven> if i challenge it looks too scary

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    Hope you contract ebola from your, no doubt cheap, Easter Egg, you fucking shit-jav, pug-faced cunt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Attacks View Post
    I wake up in morning and have to remind myself i'm 30 now and not that 15 year old who downloaded the game years ago, As I get older I wonder am I finally getting worse? Reflexes are proven to start slowing from a age of 21
    2017-15=2002 / Attacks = 15 years Old

    15yo + 6yrs= 21yo

    2002+6=2008 ....

    LOL I'm seeing a trend.............................
    1:waven> u challenge
    1:waven> if i challenge it looks too scary

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    Hope you contract ebola from your, no doubt cheap, Easter Egg, you fucking shit-jav, pug-faced cunt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiny View Post
    2017-15=2002 / Attacks = 15 years Old

    15yo + 6yrs= 21yo

    2002+6=2008 ....

    LOL I'm seeing a trend.............................
    is 21 the legal drinking age in uk too? i thought only the us was retarded
    Quote Originally Posted by jerome
    can we stop and wonder in amazement at the fact that we play a VIDEO GAME that has "generations"???

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    Legal drinking age is 18 in the UK.

    Yeah I started playing in 2001 when I was 15. I spent all my free time at the computer (avoiding shitty rl), playing ss, learning how to make websites (ended up being my career). I'd be full of sugar and totally focussed on winning everything, I really cared about finding new ways to play the game, and people were shit back then so there was huge room for improvement. I got involved in running the basing world cup, and helping with the new/current tw.org redesign.

    Now, I'm 31, I work full time, and I play EVE Online too. SS is dead for the first half my evening, so I tend to get in a couple of games and then it's bed time. I don't care about squads, twd, twl, etc. at all. I like TWDT and TSL just because it provides a schedule, I know I can turn up at a certain time and get a game, without any waiting around. I'm definitely slower in terms of reaction times, and I'm not pumping myself full of sugar anymore, and I'm usually playing while tired. My eyesight is also much worse than it used to be, I often die to stuff I didn't even see. I used to put a lot of thought into games, trying to set up plays etc, but now I'm really just going through the motions and relying on my knowledge/memory/experience. I did learn to shark recently, which is something I'd never done before, so that's something. I'm also really impatient with people who still have the same internet connection they had in 2001. I also used to tailor my play heavily based on who the opponent was, I'd know everyone and their weaknesses, but some people are new and some are aliased, so I've lost a lot of that advantage over time.
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    Started in 1998 when I was 40, so I was already old and slow. Iím 59 now but there are three things that have impacted me; eyesight is affected by the chemo, brain fog from the dialysis; and timing is affected by having to puke into a bucket on my lap as I play. But itís not all bad; having my kidney and bladder removed means not having to jump up to go piss. LOL
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    When I first started in 2005, was like 17 yrs old and I was shit. Skip to today, im still shit and my marriage has gone downhill (too much time on this game, and less attention to her at night) this has caused her to have an affair with a woman and now im fked lol. Its cool if it was just a fling but she loves her and doesnt love me anymore. Wheres the rope when I need it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ephemeral View Post
    Started in 1998 when I was 40, so I was already old and slow. Iím 59 now but there are three things that have impacted me; eyesight is affected by the chemo, brain fog from the dialysis; and timing is affected by having to puke into a bucket on my lap as I play. But itís not all bad; having my kidney and bladder removed means not having to jump up to go piss. LOL
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    Ah to be 30 again. The infamous "Saturn Return" and other aging things. When I turn 55 this October, I will play Trench Wars and be thankful my reflexes are still quick enough to place me in the top 100.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mewtilant View Post
    Ah to be 30 again. The infamous "Saturn Return" and other aging things. When I turn 55 this October, I will play Trench Wars and be thankful my reflexes are still quick enough to place me in the top 100.
    How right you are, I have been playing on a saturn emulator and having a wave of nostalgia.
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    Attacks and the other top level players please do some Twitch Streams with VOIP then post them on TW Facebook/Youtube and pass it around as much as possible! I know there are those of you out there with the skills to make the youngsters say damn!
    Yes this may be a old game
    But it still takes skill
    Same reason people play CS ok yes CS is still wayyyy ahead of TW but ok look its an idea..

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    I started this game back in like 2000 with my bigger brother and I was like 13. We used to use the same user name and we were pretty casual. I would quit for months and was just a huge newbie for a few years.

    Didn't really get serious in EG till like 2006 or so, I forget. It was really fun back then and competitive, constant shit talking in EG dueled drama and hate. The game was more fun back then with a bigger population.

    Fast forward a few years and a lot of players had left or quit EG, I heard TW was still popping sorta and I came here. It was fun and refreshing to see a lot of GOOD players active and competing on a regular basis.

    That era seems to be over as well but TWDT/TSL keeps it fun. I don't think I'm as good as I was but I'm serviceable in more TW ships than back then, where I was primarily a spider.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Omega Red View Post
    I started this game back in like 2000 with my bigger brother and I was like 13. We used to use the same user name and we were pretty casual. I would quit for months and was just a huge newbie for a few years.

    Didn't really get serious in EG till like 2006 or so, I forget. It was really fun back then and competitive, constant shit talking in EG dueled drama and hate. The game was more fun back then with a bigger population.

    Fast forward a few years and a lot of players had left or quit EG, I heard TW was still popping sorta and I came here. It was fun and refreshing to see a lot of GOOD players active and competing on a regular basis.

    That era seems to be over as well but TWDT/TSL keeps it fun. I don't think I'm as good as I was but I'm serviceable in more TW ships than back then, where I was primarily a spider.
    but ur unfortunately still dookie.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rothe View Post
    Attacks and the other top level players please do some Twitch Streams with VOIP then post them on TW Facebook/Youtube and pass it around as much as possible! I know there are those of you out there with the skills to make the youngsters say damn!
    Yes this may be a old game
    But it still takes skill
    Same reason people play CS ok yes CS is still wayyyy ahead of TW but ok look its an idea..
    Or stream some events.
    Only thing I found on Twitch was hockey zone (SubspaceHZ), but videos won't load.

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    Call Superb at 703-564-9887 and ask about the status of ticket #553598. Server IP is 66.36.247.83. The more who call, the better chance we have of getting it fixed
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