From: Covington LA via Montreal!
I'll second Dr. Hal and a couple others: the most important thing in an opponent is an understanding that, jokes in the forum notwithstanding, there is life outside the game! Accepting that a daily turn isn't always possible goes a long way (especially during tax season, for those of us in the accounting business).
Thanks Dave.... I would add "sportsmanship" to the list. Yes this is an electronic game, but still a game that requires decorum and constructive exchanges. Sadly we see the demise of sportsmanship in many aspects of our lives today, including on TV and in our schools or other "playing fields". I've run afoul of players in this game that have "cheated" and this was a sad situation for me. Sure I like to win, but if I loose honorably then I don't feel so bad, as I did my best. I can't understand folks playing a game that appear to need to win at all costs. As many have stated here, it's the process that is the most fun, not the end result. I think most of us realize that Japan can't really "win" in the end.... So one needs to enjoy the ride, not the end results...there is a lot more fun "rides" in this game in relation to the outcome.
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