Farmer Bob wrote:
Post subject: Re: Online V-Card Intent to Play Tournament
Post 3MW0J8: Posted: Sun Jun 21, 2009 2:23 pm
Abandon hope, all ye who send Ben Kline your home addresses, deck lists, and Paypal monies.
And seriously Reid; I'm not going to even bother 1) with this argument, 2) with your denials, I was at GenCon those years, I was with Drew and Rory, I was standing there when you walked by and would say *, its of no consequence to me how you want to try and spin it; you can do whatever you want.
This argument is done.
Right ... that post was made tongue-in-cheek ... in the INTENT TO PLAY thread. You promptly overreacted and proceeded to attempt to vilify and exclude me.
Face it, Ben. Your reputation as an internet troll will precede you in this community forever. Your very name is synonymous with trolling. (Which is likely why you do not even use your real name in attachment to this tournament. Every player's real name is known, but anyone who might not know who you are has no way to know the TD's real name, because you have not posted it.) Anybody who is unfamiliar with your exploits can simply search for "Rypcord" on the Decktech buzz boards and find that you are one of the very few people ever whose trolling got SO bad that they were banned from the most liberal, tolerant, mostly unmoderated SWCCG discussion forum of all time.
Now you can either embrace your reputation, and humbly accept the jibing (as Tyson does with Post Office jokes, as I often do with Hunter minion jokes), or you can continue to act belligerently and allow YOUR past behavior to negatively impact the present.
And yes, those years at GenCon or wherever I DID come up to you and talk smack. To your face. Not behind your back as you accused me of in the post I quoted. Not on the internet as you had become so famous for doing. I did it in real words, in real life, to show the difference between you and me. To show that what I've typed on the internet, I would also say in person. And what did you do in real life? NOTHING. Classic internet tough guy.