Yes, I did refer to you as that "other guy" because I forgot your name. I am not very good with names, I do apologize about that. I think I know it now, Scott.
My primary goal all along: make enough of an impression that you'd remember me. I had to berate both Mitch and Ethan for a week before they finally came around. Mitch kept calling me Steve, and Ethan thought my name was Brian. Aside from Steve beginning with "S", and all 3 being 5-letter names, I never quite identified the source of confusion (j/k guys, no replies necessary).
We had a good conversation when we first met and at that time I playfully said that "I was coming for you". For some reason I took to heart that "many have tried and failed to obtain the coveted 17th place" and I guess I took it as a playful challenge.
As I mentioned in chat last night, I had forgotten my comment until I heard you repeat it."Many have tried and failed to take over the highly coveted 17th position on the TG scoreboard."
Yeah, that certainly sounds like me.
Playful challenge issued, accepted and met in admirable fashion.
Though once I submit my score, it will be a coveted 18th place, lol.
Actually, once the dust settles, I expect to be out of the Top 20 completely. We've had 5 MAME killscreen games (that we know of) since September 2012, although 2 were achieved by players already ahead of me (Jeff H and Phil). When TG reopens the gate for MAME submissions, there could also be one or more 800-900k non-killscreen games in the queue.
Clearly, I have some work to do.
After I beat my best, I was not thinking about the killscreen at that very moment, although this was the ultimate goal, I was thinking about what you said in our first conversation. That is what came to mind and that was my encouraging self-talk.
I hope to secure a killscreen of my own. In the meantime, it's nice to contribute (in some small way) to another player's success.
I may embark on a new career as a CAG motivational guru, although from what I've been told, the pay is terrible.
Thank you for watching my game by the way.
I only wish I had been there for the live event. I already knew the movie's ending, but watching the home stretch is always enjoyable.