Credits to Paranoid for the above definition about life.
Things haven't been easy. For those who was asking why I was missing for the past few days , I was back at my hometown settling some of my stuffs.
Good news is I get to have some rest.
The bad part is I got CHEATED by a KID! DARN! He traded me his Pot of Duality for my 2 Scrap Beasts!
A confirmed explanation here on the 31st Malaysia Open. This competition is the 2nd Malaysia Open for this year and we allowed PROMOS due to the pre-selections include promos too.
But you can only use DT , PP , VJMP etc . Korean , TCG and TCG exclusives is NOT allowed.
Stated clearly already.
It is on this weekend dudes this SUNDAY! Come down and have fun!
Revenge of the Scrubbers.
Nice title by Andrew again. (BTW , Andrew's a Chinese mix , not Malay although he 99% looks like one)
As expected , I will probably be handling the tournament along with Karl I think. And I hope that things would run smoothly as this is my first big one since I join in the work.
And so , I don't want to see any betting tables there betting on Wong Fei Hung vs Andrew on a rate of 1 : 100.. No no no , I don't want to see any of these.. Although the outcomes seems promising... LOL.
I'm sort of wondering why everyone now is looking for me to buy cards and asking prices at Gamers Arena. You have Mr.KC here. The best worker in Malaysia. I'm just his kid trying to rub his shoes.
Mr.P wants me to all sorts of work which includes 'his'. Promoting stuffs and sales , learning and teaching card games , tournaments. What the hell he do then? Sit down there and play PSP?
( He plays Tag Force 5 and build a retarded Quickdraw Dandy deck with no Debris )
But Mr.P just expect too much from me due to me having a better education and better knowledge on this card game. I don't mind though. He treats me KFC today. =D
I've finally decided to rebuild my Machiners after taking a look at LimGQ's blog.
I still kept them actually just that I sold the staples away.
I don't really have the chance to enjoy dueling anymore.
But still , keeping this deck is one of my pride.
I don't care how they say Machiners is noob shit.
You won't know how much love you have gained towards it.
Enough of stupid ranting.
I think I should go to sleep and wake up early for work again.
Weekdays at Gamers Arena is boring.
Feel free to come and visit me.
Before that , what is the meaning of a good 'judge'?
Everyone can be one. Just go and get the test.
It's as easy as primary exams.
But does that make you get respected?
I'm only got acknowledged just because I'm working for the company.
I'm not really sure the duelists , players out there will know me or acknowledged me.
All they think is 'what is this newb kid acting like a judge doing here'...
I read on rulings everynight before I sleep.
I just want to give a better service.
You know why?
Go and see how improved other countries is...
We don't really have any official judge here until now...
I hope everyone out there can give me support on my job and my duty as how much as I have sacrificed my passion for dueling.
And before my ending , here's a post quoted somewhere from Pojo.
I know you had read a very long post , but maybe you can finish it..
There really never has been nor ever will be a written test that will determine if someone is a good judge, that is something that is determined only by one's performance and attitude in the size event they most often judge at.
There are those who do quite well on a local level but buckle under the additional strain and stress of a major tournament. There are also those who do well at major events but don't realize that judging at locals takes a different and more nurturing attitude and should stay judging only major events.
Someone can also be a very good judge or less than desirable depending on what role they're assigned. Different roles require different skills. At major events the HJ is seldom the most knowledgable person on staff for RK but is often the best or one of the best when it comes to PM, leadership, and tournament and staff organization. The AHJ often "balances" the HJ and is often selected to do very well what the HJ may feel they need improvement on. The Floor Team Lead is often one of the strongest on staff in RK, the Paper Team Lead is often good under pressure and demostrates excellent hustle. The Deck Check Team Lead needs to be a good teacher, highly organized, and detail minded.
At regional or local events a "good judge" needs to have a nice mix of the traits detailed in above paragraph as they often wear many hats.
A "good judge" on the local level should be someone who is a good teacher, knows the local players, encourages and helps new players and to promote the game, and has a long term commitment to the game in their area.
I grow quite weary when I hear the people define a "good judge" only by their rules knowledge. Reasonable rules knowledge or more importantly understanding of the game mechanics is obviously important, however, so long as one uses their rescources only a reasonable understanding of the game is needed, more important are other admirable character traits. Give me someone with a great attitude, work ethic, and character traits and a good judge can be made in a year's time. I'll take that over someone who has great RK without the character and work ethic any day.
No one is ever perfect.