you havent colonels? i have said that a hundred times, kind of surprised. i had multiple teams in tark initially because i wanted to keep old teams, and because i enjoyed 2/day tark more than 1/day rupp. but ultimately i sought out additional IDs in tark purely to combine recruiting efforts. and its really not about the time spent - its about the time spent on a specific schedule. i cant just be free 6-8 on a given day every week. once a month, i can manage. the *ONLY* reason i had more than 1 d1 tark team is to combine recruiting sessions. i had dropped to 2 teams in tark and wanted more teams, and instead of picking them up elsewhere, i decided it *had* to be tark, because i couldnt stand the schedule hit - the reality is if i was allowed 1 team per world, i would never have had more than 2, while i got up to 4 in tark and generally had 3.
i later found its nearly impossible to recruit effectively for 3-4 teams in that initial 2 hour cycle, but you know, it is what it is. i think the #1 thing hurting my success the last 3-4 years is by far lack of interest - but after that, its no question, its having 3 teams in tark at a time. so TJ i would sort of argue multiple teams in a world makes it harder, you neglect them more. even with 2 big classes just with 2 teams in a world, i always had to prioritize - who is top dog, who takes the hit if i run out of time? with 3 teams id often find myself missing the first couple cycles on my d2 team, which more or less was a crushing blow, as i love that program intensely. i just didnt really like d2 recruiting anymore like i did d1 so my d2 team suffered mightily because of my d1 teams. under no circumstance can i see me having 2-4 teams in tark ever helping me. it just made me split my time up so i neglected all or all but one of my tark teams. with how close we got in the year of renewed interest before my retirement, having multiple teams in tark, as opposed to split getting appropriate time, probably cost me multiple titles across those teams. so i really cant see multiple teams as a benefit, unless you intentionally cheat, and still, who has time for that ****? its really a huge pain in the *** in my experience, using a recruiting tool and having to find those players within HD. im sure 2 teams is just as bad or even worse, because they are both in the browser.
the sad thing is this game is about fun, not all of us can shuffle our lives around with HD as the top priority. i had more fun with multiple teams in tark than i ever could have restricted to 1 team/world. i think my cynical attitude of late may hide the fact, or make it easy to forget, that in many respects, i am one of HD's biggest all time fans. i spent more time per team on this game for a couple years than anyone ive heard of, and then i spent more time on the forums for the following couple years than anyone ive seen. just because in the end seble ground me down, doesnt mean i didnt love this game as much as anyone else has, and most likely, more than 95% of users ever did. who else game planned a half hour a game, and loved every minute of it? i mean, im sure there are others, but i really did love this game to an incredible extent. i was a student of the game for so long, its sad things have gotten where they are now. its retarded the kind of enjoyment i had in this game is stifled to prevent the perception that maybe some idiots are sharing FSS data. its really a sad thing, for that to happen. thats the tragedy here, not that a few idiots share FSS data to save a little money and gain a little advantage. i just feel like people have lost sight of what really matters, that this is supposed to be a low-stress high-enjoyment proposition.
7/30/2013 2:45 PM (edited)