Perhaps it’s time to revise my previous post about Playing to the Best of Your Ability.At the end of the day, the best players/teams in the world are judged by how many championships and tournaments they win. No one remembers the losers, and no one would certainly care less if you played to the best of your ability. Remember Holland in the 1974 World Cup? They played to the best of their ability. They introduced the marvellous concept of Total Football to the world… and still lost the finals to West Germany 2-1. Soccer fans today agree that the 1974 Dutch side was the best football team _not_ to have won a World Cup. At the end of the day, your accolades and accomplishments of your goals are still measured by how much you win. Translating all this back to arcade gaming: no one wants to lose at the arcade machine and insert more credits to continue. This is a very basic human emotion that is in all of us. So yes, in an attempt to answer Kilvear’s question on why I am in on all this: 1. My personal goal is to attempt to master a fighting game like MBAA to the best of my ability. Why? 2. Because I want to prove to myself that spending too much time on gaming is not a useless endeavour. Why? 3. Because I want to win. Not just in MBAA, I want to win in life. Why do you want to win? 4. Because the sinners get away scot-free, while the righteous are unrewarded. Let’s carve our own victory on our own turf, and forge our own path our own way.