I don't maintain reams and reams of HBD spread sheets like The Godfather. I'm more of a wing it kind of a guy. So I'm never going to be able to refute The Godfather and his acolytes when he makes his outlandish arithmetical claims about how 20 worlds have filled since the world I'm in rolled over, how WIS can't possiblely merge 170 HBD worlds in the spring into 120 worlds in the fall, or merge two long idle worlds into one, and other such claims that he often makes in his neverending war against strawmen.
The Godfather is well practiced and adept at snowing us with numbers. To be fair, often his numbers, his calculations, and the deductions and inferences he makes from them, are useful and help to enlighten many of us on the nuances of HBD. I am grateful for the contributions The Godfather has made to my enjoyment of HBD.
But oftentimes The Godfather gets lazy. Oftentimes, when he thinks some cub is not showing sufficient respect for his position as HBD Godfather, he'll just start throwing numbers and combinations and permutations of numbers to "prove" said an idiot, a jerk, and a threat to the peace and prosperity of this our scared birthright, this game, this blessed game, His game - HBD.
He did it just now. He threw out a bunch of numbers regarding worlds filled while my world (More Cowbell) sat idle to "prove" - arithmetically, scientifically, and positively - that I am selfish, I am dishonorable, that I am a liar, that I am unworhty to play HBD, nor post in its forums (and that, also, More Cowbell is a crap world).
I am tired of Godfather Mike's defamations and libels. I am tired of his hubris, his belief that he is Chief HBD Doorkeeper and his kneejerk assumptions that if anyone disagrees with him they can't possiblely have HBD's best interests at heart and must be acting out of selfish, unmanly motives. I am also tired of his sophomoric statistical techniques and the disingenuous conclusions he draws from them - but that's a different story.
World More Cowbell rolled over 17 days ago with six openings. It presently has four openings. It will fill one of these days; particularly after it gets down to one or two openings. Things usually break pretty quickly after that.
More Cowbell is not a bad world. Plenty of long term, committed owners, an ernest commissioner, tight pennant races, a frequently amusing chat box, an average turnover rate. All in all a pleasant place to kill time, a fun experience. That is to say, More Cowbell is about like most HBD worlds - it's a nice game. Not a highflying, cutthroat, "elite" game like the ones The Godfather commissioners, but a nice game.
MikeT23 is just wrong to state catagorically - using specious numerical "proofs" - that More Cowbell is out of the ordinary, that it is a bad, outlier on Mike's normal curve and that it is soley my selfish embitterment at being stranded in this bad, corrupted world that motivated me to start this thread.
Almost all of us have been stuck in a "stale" world like More Cowbell from time to time. It is routine - not a statistical outlier. The whole thrust of this thread was to spur discussion of WIS's longstanding indifference and silence regarding the "stale" HBD world openings page. MikeT23 is out of line in using his habitual bluster, pseudo statistical arguement, and snide satire to stifle honest, concerned discussion of a legitimate shortcoming in WIS's management of HBD and CS. MikeT23 is doubly wrong to impune my honesty and my honor by stating that my purpose in starting this thread was a selfish one. His aroggance, browbeating and vanity have gone over the line this time.