That was an incredible funny evening of KO2. Kostas had his debut in online KO2. While Rayge and I were helping to set him up, Logos checked into the chat-room as well. Then shortly after Gianni also visited the chat-room to say hello and chat a little. Kostas patiently worked with his set-up -- of course there were some firewall problems -- it always feels like it is the KO2 Gods saying to new online people: "OK, how interested are you really in playing KO2 tonight?". Luckily, Kostas was very interested, and we eventually managed to play a test game.
After Gianni checked out (I guess he had to work on his Yorkshire chronicles!), we contemplated our options. The thing is, Rayge is "retired"
. But here we had this obviously hijacked Rayge nick mantraing: "cough tournament cough". Some girlfriends were out, so we soon settled on a 4 player tournament. But, alas, no tournament without a proper autoslide debate first! The fun just took off to new hights from there.
As for the games, I had a lot of fun in each and every one. Congrats to Rayge on an excellent performance, after a rusty start. He is the old master, having to deal with the hard task of keeping the silly upstarts away from conquering his crown. Congrats to Kostas on a great and patient debut. He obviously had issues with getting used to the lag, but I could clearly see in our second game that the worst laggish war dances around the ball were getting rare, while the slick, well-timed turns were getting more and more common. Besides fun, I hope Kostas will find these games great practice. The basic skills are very good, only the finishing and trapping need more practice. Congrats to Logos on a skilled performance. This guy is getting sick good
. He could as well have finished 1st in the table this time.
After the tournament, Kostas and Rayge checked out as it was getting scarily late. Then I had a long practice session with Logos, until the early morning. This was for me a perfect end to a great KO2 evening. Lots and lots of fun, both on and off the pitch.