Spades History - In Search of a Home
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On July 15, 2004, I join Coyotees and withdrawn from Fantasy Player.  I had no business in Fantasy Player because, no one else was playing.  As for Coyottes, they wanted me to help them out as TD and Admin.  However, I never got involved with the league.  I ended sticking around for about a month before leaving.  That league wasn't going anywhere.

Also on July 15, 2004, I recieved an email from hokie.  It was a letter to the league.  It was an updating letter that I had no business of knowing.  I responded to her with this...

Well... This is the only thing I got from you.  I already took out my platinum.  I can't withdraw because, I get this.... the_rattlesnake_of_spades is in the penalty box until Wed Dec 31 15:59:59 1969 and cannot be withdrawn.  So you need to finish the job or have someone else do it.  I don't care.  I'm not going to return to the league.

It was strange to me to see that I couldn't withdraw from the league.  I never seen anything like that before.  No matter, nothing more I need to say about any of this.  I'm still a platinum member of Cases Ladder...

From time to time, I check to see how my former leagues are doing.  Spadez went to hell and I had nothing to do with it.  It went from a "Christian" league to the typical type of league.  Months later, the league was deleted.  Coyotees couldn't get started and it died a month or so after I left.  Fantasy Player also parished about the same time as Coyotees.  Maiden went through a couple of HA command changes.  It's still a decent league and it's a member of the BOLs.  I'm happy that Maiden is where it belongs.  Maiden's own Battle Leagues had a good run.  I'm not sure when it was no longer of use.  The championships it had were great, just to bad I wasn't much a part of it.  Spadeslite is still around.  I don't know all the details of how it manage to survive.  They got rid of the admin that wasn't really there and now have a fully active administration.  A friend of mine, Kenny, is still a member of the league.  He told me that things are better but it took a couple of months for this to happen.  He almost left, a couple of weeks after I did, due to the fact that people said he was cheating to get to the top.  I know this isn't true.  We were partners during my run with Spadeslite and cheating never crossed our minds.  He plays in the same fashion as I do and the reason why we clicked so well.  When he threatened to leave, a few other players were willing to follow suit.  However, the admins were able to fix the problem, proving his innocence, and worked on getting better.  I know back then that they were still having troubles on getting members to play.  I also asked Ducky about the league.  She said things are better and wondered if I wanted her to ask Steve to get me back in.  At the time, I said no and I wasn't coming back....

What matters to me is that I need to find a truely active league.  A league that can handle the spades skills of this Rattlesnake.  A league that is true to it's word and not being hypocritical to it's own rules.  All I want to do is to play spades with true friends.  I'm willing to host tournaments too, but only if I am asked to do so.  I can be admin, if need be.  If I become admin again, I might as well create a league of my own...

I haven't played a single game since I left Spadez.  Not until January 2, 2005, when I went into a Yahoo! spades room and played a few games with the bots.  Those bots don't change.  I played against a few real players.  I won the first four games of this year, to start the year out right...

July 27, 2005, I still haven't found a new home.  I've been looking but not as I should.  The past year, I took off from league play.  I wanted to give more than enough time to let all the bullshit end.  However, different leagues with the same problems.  I don't understand why no one else can learn from past mistakes.  Ok, Bragging Rights is known as Battle of the Leagues and they are doing things in the manner that I once suggested.  This suggestion was shot down when I presented it.  I love how my ideas won't work until someone else comes up with it a couple of months later.  I don't care about getting the proper credit.  All I care about is that it's being done the right way.  Just one thing, there're still too many leagues that play in Yahoo! rooms.  I still feel that Yahoo! leagues should be slit up into divisions, to ease the BOLs.  However, I haven't heard of any problems of how things are being done.  By the way, I like the idea of being able to play in a special tournament without qualifying for it.  Now, I just need to find a league, modify my name to be able to participate in this monthy event!

I want to play in a league again.  I am able to play, and possibly host, at any time.  I can devote some of my free time to the game I love the most, Spades.  All I need is to be given the chance to spade again...

I know my Spades History won't end here... To be continued!
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