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Old 2009-08-12, 00:15   Link #141
Malintex_Terek
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Don't feel too bad, I've been playing for three years and haven't even gotten to 3 Dan.

A big part of it is skill, but it's also luck. If you have average luck, you'll never go anywhere. If you have above average luck, you'll improve but only after a long time.

Alvin's bot, which one can argue is one of the best programmed mahjong AI ever, made its way to 2 Dan but is slowly losing ground back toward 1 Dan. It plays everything on odds, so that should say a lot about how important luck is.
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Old 2009-08-12, 09:40   Link #142
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Hm, today was kinda .....odd.

Dropped back to 1 kyu now.

Not motivation left, i am out of this.
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Old 2009-08-21, 01:15   Link #143
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Don't feel too bad, I've been playing for three years and haven't even gotten to 3 Dan.
Now you made me feel proud for advancing to 5-Dan after 3 months.

Though I'm now stuck in lower 4-Dan (<800 points). It's very hard for my hands to come together, and I really experience that my opponents can ron on any tile I throw.

The only happy thing for me so far in the game is getting my first chankan. Now my aim is to go for a Nagashi mangan.
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Old 2009-08-29, 17:08   Link #144
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How can you teach a new person about Japanese Mahjong without confusing the heck out of him/her? I don't even know where to start, and it ended up being more confusing than before I taught them.
Start playing without required yaku or furiten, let him get just the basics of the game order/melds, then introduce the more intricate rules as he gets comfortable with the basics.

It also helps to have a set of tiles with Arabic numerals for characters (1,2,3,etc) and "E," "W" letters on the winds. You can find such sets on amazon.com for cheap.
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Old 2009-09-03, 23:34   Link #145
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I gave myself a demotion back to 一般 since I just was completely outmatched against the better players in 上級.

But I have been on a roll lately.



My return to 上級 hasn't been all rosy but I'm determined to get from -0.34 back into positive territory.

My reign of terror in 一般, LOL

[2009/08/27/東喰赤速] A:drybones(+61) B:咲-.saki-(-39) C:ウホッャキ(+4) D:山田太郎(仮名)(-26)
http://tenhou.net/0/?log=2009082701g...6c1709f43&tw=0
[2009/09/02/東喰赤速] A:あへあへ(-18) B:NT1(+4) C:drybones(+48) D:syrup**g(-34)
http://tenhou.net/0/?log=2009090201g...904659cfb&tw=2
[2009/09/02/東喰赤速] A:drybones(+41) B:エディー(+4) C:ヴェルト(-28) D:elife(-17)
http://tenhou.net/0/?log=2009090208g...95077a96f&tw=0
[2009/09/02/東喰赤速] A:10kasu(-37) B:アンコキング(-22) C:ヤシガニ(-1) D:drybones(+60)
http://tenhou.net/0/?log=2009090209g...fc9952c09&tw=3
[2009/09/03/東喰赤速] A:drybones(+47) B:焼肉達人(-21) C:山田さん(-34) D:ブルーステー(+8)
http://tenhou.net/0/?log=2009090302g...b41953bbc&tw=0
[2009/09/03/東喰赤速] A:なっこ(+5) B:奇術師(-17) C:drybones(+42) D:挽きたて工房(-30)
http://tenhou.net/0/?log=2009090306g...7ebecdc8c&tw=2
[2009/09/04/東喰赤速] A:錬習生(-15) B:yataro(+11) C:@鷲巣麻雀(-39) D:drybones(+43)
http://tenhou.net/0/?log=2009090412g...3e45d971b&tw=3
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Old 2009-09-04, 19:40   Link #146
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Got my avg score down to -0.11 before I took a nasty loss earlier. Now the avg score stands at -0.21.

I dealt into a haneman where the guy had two han for having a pung of East (he was dealer) and East was ALSO the dora, LOL
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Old 2009-09-05, 21:04   Link #147
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Malintex_Terek View Post
Don't feel too bad, I've been playing for three years and haven't even gotten to 3 Dan.

A big part of it is skill, but it's also luck. If you have average luck, you'll never go anywhere. If you have above average luck, you'll improve but only after a long time.

Alvin's bot, which one can argue is one of the best programmed mahjong AI ever, made its way to 2 Dan but is slowly losing ground back toward 1 Dan. It plays everything on odds, so that should say a lot about how important luck is.
The statement about luck is very true. I still think *some* skill is involved but that ties in with luck (knowing when to make the most out of discards).


Luck's been a main reason for my latest hot streak. I hope it lasts for a while—haven't had numbers as good as these ever before



And one of my winning hands today:
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Old 2009-09-09, 15:47   Link #148
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I started playing on Tenhou around a month ago.

http://arcturus.su/tenhou/ranking/ra...to=20090910&l=

I'm not really sure if this is good or not.
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Old 2009-09-09, 16:31   Link #149
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http://arcturus.su/tenhou/ranking/ra...to=20090827&l=

Whoa, I just realised how awesome that is.

Out of 20 games, I came 1st 11 times, 2nd 5 times, 3rd 3 times and 4th 1 time.

I doubt I'll ever have a day as good as that again...
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Old 2009-09-10, 17:07   Link #150
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I'd kill to have a day as dominant as yours.

平均得点: +3.715

Expect this number to drop precipitously...not trying to come off sounding like a killjoy but on Tenhou, momentum can go both ways--sometimes rather suddenly.

My avg score is back in the negatives, somewhere between -0.23 and -0.18.
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Old 2009-09-10, 18:15   Link #151
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It seems like I've become cursed since I started using an ID.

My 4th place percentage is .473...
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Old 2009-09-10, 19:01   Link #152
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I had to take a couple days off from playing because the losses kept mounting -_-
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Old 2009-09-11, 06:59   Link #153
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Well, it's down to .375, but my others are all .208...
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Old 2009-09-11, 10:23   Link #154
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Do you have to pay for the ID after a while or something?

It's not letting me play anymore :/
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Old 2009-09-11, 10:25   Link #155
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You have to switch from Premium mode to economic mode in the login screen.
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Old 2009-09-11, 11:09   Link #156
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Ah, works now.
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Old 2009-09-11, 11:39   Link #157
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Damn, my stats suck now...


I hope this bad luck streak doesn't last much longer...
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Old 2009-09-11, 14:12   Link #158
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Well, managed to get it back up to a respectable ratio.

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Old 2009-09-11, 14:14   Link #159
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You seem to be an all or nothing kind of player there.

My style is more of a small risks with bad luck type sadly

http://arcturus.su/tenhou/ranking/ra...to=20090915&l=

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Old 2009-09-11, 14:30   Link #160
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I'm the kind of player who'd rather risk coming last than give up a hand that could boost me up into first place.

Although, if I'm already in last place I usually try to avoid risk and hope someone else deals into another players hand, boosting me to 3rd.
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