Monday, July 11, 2011

Ever heard of the term, anti-intro?

Last weekend's tournament was a disaster for me in my ways.  Its ok to lose but to not fight at all is something I find hard to accept.  Usually when things go wrong, I try to bundle up all that anger and use it to propel me in something else.  So, I decided to go AWOL for the next tournament and set my sight on the racing game Trackmania Nations Forever.  I've for long been a fan of racing and this seemed like the perfect opportunity to see whether I've still got it in me to compete.

I went berserk; bought myself a new Xbox controller and started practicing like crazy.  I kept playing till my fingers hurt.  It has been just three days though but I've already seen around 20 videos of the game, the last year's finals and the various tactics in the listed maps.  The city level qualifier is on 23rd & 24th July and so, I laid out a plan to practice in an organized fashion, with one map on each day.

I even set myself a target which I hoped to achieve considering all went well.  My target was a podium finish at the national level.  That maybe a hard target but what's there in competing if you don't aim high!  I got all geared up, even started listening to some uplifting music.  And suddenly, like all things in life, it came crashing down! (as usual)..

You see, the national finals is on the weekend in August.  I had agreed a month back to go on a trip with my family on this particular weekend, which I obviously forgot.  Damn!  I've heard of anti-climax, but this is anti-intro..  Do I feel dumb right now!!  :|

Oh well!  I fell in love with the game in these past three days and so, gonna continue the practice and at least compete at the City Level..  I do hope I get some opponents to make this worth my time..

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