I love this game. I am tempted to play along this round, but I had some animosity thrown my way last time when I scored over 440,000 points.. It's probably best if I stay in INTV high score retirement, as playing in any of the high score contests seemed to cause people to dislike me. It's too bad, as I used to love the weekly rush to learn a game and adapt quickly.
Hi WisFollower, good to read from you again.
I've made a long post and suddenly I lost all the text when I reloaded another tab in the browser.
Well, first I wanted to say you should join if you still think it's a fun way to play Intellivision. I, for one, love this internet format for old systems.
I also would love to play with you again!
Then I wrote a lot about your 440,000 score and what I think was the cause of this animosity you mentioned.
To sum up the most important parts:
1) Strong players are generally praised in the AtariAge HSCs and I'm sure you're no exception. You are welcome back!
2) About the Thin Ice score.
It is not that uncommon that some rules generate big discussions raising doubts about some scores.
Regardless of the outcome, the important part is to handle the situation in an open and friendly way, thus avoiding, misunderstanding, animosity or any bad vibe.
Example of a hard situation solved in a friendly way by SBAZ and our Intv moderator: http://atariage.com/...-3#entry3263257
3) I lost two important Intv contests to you (Christmas Carol and D2K) and I didn't hate or dislike you by any means.
Actually, I have good memories from both contests.
P.s.: you can always send me a pm.