I don’t know how useful or useless this is going to be, but hopefully it will be at least a start to something useful.
I have three questions, answer whatever applies:
Have you ever gamed against someone and found yourself outmatched, overwhelmed, etc., etc., etc. . . primarily because your
opponent had much better equipment than you, and you had good reason to believe that was the case?
Have you ever gamed against someone and outmatched, overwhelmed, etc., etc., etc. . . your opponent primarily because you had much better equipment
than your opponent, and you had good reason to believe that was the case?
Have you ever dramatically upgraded your equipment, and if so, how did it affect your level of gaming success?
I’m leaving this as open-ended as possible, so feel free to tell a long story, and if you want to answer a different question that I didn’t ask, but you think is relevant, go right ahead.
This is probably not going to end up being one of those polling-type questions, simply because
I’m sure we’ll get more than a few “It must have been the shoes,” type responses.
Rather, this is more a fishing expedition to gather initial information and impressions to hopefully ask better questions the next go-round.
The answer may be damnably difficult to get, but it’s an awfully good question for an awful lot of people.
You know where to find me.