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    711 months ago

    What is your topic? I’m shit for OC but I am a slut for commenting (I’ll even argue with you and get you nostalgic for Reddit if that’s what you’re into). You just gotta pick one of my ADHD hyperfixations.

    I can generate engagement like a crazy person. Too much even. I have too many opinions and you people are my only outlet outside of my partner.

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      711 months ago

      Kansas City Chiefs is the community I started here. But I was active on Reddit in that, Kerbal Space Program, Baduk (Go), and space and science communities.

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          311 months ago

          There are dozens of us! Dozens! Life was busy for a few months so I haven’t played much recently so I probably lost 2 ranks as it goes but I always come back to it.

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            411 months ago

            Hahaha, I’ve never played seriously enough to get all that good. I’ve always been very firmly double digit kyu, but I love getting in a game when I can find someone who will agree to play. I’ve been getting more into online play, but I used to do pretty much exclusively physical games.

            • @moeggz
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              211 months ago

              If you are on OGS send me a correspondence game (same username.) I also prefer irl but I have exhausted all of my friends and families patience with Go a long time ago lol

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        311 months ago

        Our overlaps are currently only space and science. Go as in the game? I think I can get into it, I’m just scared of the rules. Seems complicated. How can I get decent at it so that I can kick my partners butt? He kicks my butt at chess because he’s been playing for years but he vaguely knows about go but never played. Nothing would please him more than if I learned it decently and destroyed him at it. Im not lying, he loves when I’m randomly good at something because he loves when I become his main opponent, he’d get obsessed with the game.

        And if he gets obsessed with it, he floods me with random information about it and then eventually I use that info as ammunition to talk shit on the internet. I’ve played maybe 5 games of foosball in my life but I could probably get into a fight to the death in the comments over Tornado vs Garlando vs Leonhart because my partner just infuses that information into me.

        All this to say is that I’d love to comment and I can talk about any fucking thing. This is my third paragraph and I’ve said nothing of value. It’s a gift. But someone needs to sell me on Go.

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          211 months ago

          https://online-go.com/learn-to-play-go

          Is a great starting resource. I also came from playing chess first and most chess enthusiasts do love go once they learn it. Once you play through those instructions your best bet is to play some 9x9 until the rules click and then go up to 13x13 and then 19x19.

          There are only three rules so it’s one of those easy to learn but hard to master things. If you think it’s something you want to learn after going through that link and playing a bit message me and I can play a teaching game with you on online-go.com one teaching game with a person walking through the game usually helps a lot then you’ll be all set to destroy your partner at a game he will hopefully become obsessed with.

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            311 months ago

            Thank you for the resource. I’ll give it a “Go” tomorrow. If it makes my brain monkeys dance, you’re gonna be in luck (at least from the perspective that I’m gonna be filling at least one of your hobbies with endless comments and engagement).

            For a successful community online you need two types of people: content creators and fillers. I’m a filler. I don’t provide value 99% of the time but I can generally keep a discussion going for long enough to make communities busy enough to attract content creators. I know people are pessimistic about Lemmy but if just a few fillers start passionately bickering in the comments, this whole project is fine.

            Anyway I’m gonna tell you if I like Go. I might also take you up on the match when I’m comfortable with the rules. I’ll do my best, but the ADHD really runs this ship and I just do what the dopamine tells me. Wish you well in your Kansas City journey - not even sure what sport that is.