Luck, Skill or Both?
Once in a while we like to head to a more philosophical direction and ponder about certain questions that are truly important, in your gaming life that is. Luck and skill are perhaps the two most important components when talking about most games’ mechanics, and are often things to rely on or master when wanting to achieve victory.
In WoW Arena fights, a player might try their best but be fighting against the odds of fate that are heavily stacked against them, if for example their opponents are playing a more advantageous combination of classes. A lone protection warrior left to fight a healer won’t end well for the warrior, who can’t heal and can’t deal enough damage.
Whilst skill is often a reason for those who lack time to lose motivation, luck is equally frowned upon, as those who have the necessary skill might lose to someone who has never played a single game in their life. Certainly food for thought, with many different opinions on the matter.
That being said, we do have a few fun quotes to ponder about as you happily trot along, playing your favorite games.
Luck is believing you’re lucky.
Tennessee Williams, playwright (A philosophy discussed in a book named The Secret.)
True luck consists not in holding the best of the cards at the table; luckiest he who knows just when to rise and go home.
John Ray, naturalist (Source)
No pro wants the skill taken out of the game, but less skilled players should give themselves ample chance to ‘get lucky.’
Jeff Kimber, professional poker player
Depend on the rabbit’s foot if you will, but remember it didn’t work for the rabbit.
R.E. Shay, humorist
Source material can be found here, if you’re interested in reading up on some different ‘lucky’ customs in other countries, and other fun facts.