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 Post subject: calling your shots
PostPosted: Wed Apr 15, 2009 11:02 am 
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Joined: Fri Jul 18, 2008 10:30 am
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Location: Mt. Home AFB
Realm: De-Treba Mora
Unit: Reavers
Favorite Fighting Styles: Smile sweetly then pierce the mans heart... Oh you mean for Belegarth. LoL. I like flail and board.
Any advice on these issues would be wonderfully appreciated!

Issue one- I am having trouble getting some of the guys in my realm to call light or graze on the shots that are a light or a graze shot. They just keep running in and fighting without calling it. I am trying to fix this by making them take the hit if they don't call out what they were hit with, but this of course * some of them off. Some of them argue that they are out of breath so they can't say it, so I give them a few seconds to regain there breath before I make the call for them. Is there a better way to do this?

Issue two- There are a few new kids who have been coming for a couple of months and whenever I am looking at them when they get hit they wait for me to make the call. I have told them they got hit they know were it was so take the hit. Then I wait for them to do so, but it is getting frustrating... Has anyone else had this problem?

 Post subject: Re: calling your shots
PostPosted: Wed Apr 15, 2009 12:55 pm 
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Joined: Fri Apr 27, 2007 12:38 pm
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Location: Bremerton, WA
Started Fighting: 01 Sep 1995
Realm: Washington Wash ing ton
Unit: GELF
Favorite Fighting Styles: Crafty
1) Keep harping the point... Common speech I hear goes something like, 'Call every strike, if people think they hit you but you don't say anything, they think you are cheating. If you know the shot was close but did not strike, say 'NO'. If the shot made contact but barely so, say 'GRAZE'. Anyone, regardless of how hard they are running can eke out a single syllable. Don't let the weak excuse fly.

2) Keep swinging and hitting until they call it. It's a newb thing, they'll grow out of it.



 Post subject: Re: calling your shots
PostPosted: Wed Apr 15, 2009 3:53 pm 
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Location: Numenor
Started Fighting: 30 Aug 2003
Realm: Numenor
Unit: Black Company
Favorite Fighting Styles: sword and shield
1. Emphasize that taking hits is up to them and calling shots is not Mandatory, but letting an opponent know what happened to clarify a 'near-strike' is common courtesy on the field. Not doing so may lead to negative feelings and a bad reputation. A few words here and there can go a long way and are much better and easier than trying to make up for a "cheater" label.

2. Tell them that it is up to them to take the hit. If they felt a hit and do not take it, they are cheating. If they keep asking you to call it for them, call them dead for cheating.

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