Thursday, February 25, 2010

The House Always Wins

So I was going to let this one go. Wasn’t going to comment about it. It doesn’t really matter to me or affect me or how I play in any ways. And I bet it doesn’t affect most of you at all either. We just like to talk about it, similar to how we always like to talk about Paris Hilton and the octo-mom.

Before we go further, I want you to go rent and see 2 movies.

The first one is Rain Man (1988) with Tom Cruise and Dustin Hoffman and then you need to fast forward to 2008 and watch the movie 21 with Kevin Spacey and Jim Sturges.


Ok fine, if you don’t want to waste your time again… you can just read the synopsis at imdb.

Rain Man overhere:

21 overehere:

Now I’m going to draw some parallel from the 2 movies listed above. They both tell about a story on attempts in beating the house. They also came into the same conclusion that as far as the game goes, the house always wins.

Dustin Hoffman (Raymond) and the smart Harvard guy (Ben) are both card counters. They’re both blessed with the brain power to do things we ‘normal’ brain folks can’t.
However, Rain Man doesn’t know if counting cards is not allowed (according to house rule) and the Harvard guy fully knows that the house doesn’t like it and will do… things to you if they found out.

They both did it, one without the knowledge that big burly dudes are going to hurt you if they find out and the other with it.

Now it’s up to you and me to decide which one is Ensidia when they had their moment of weakness in front of the Lich King. They claim that they’re more along the line of Raymond instead of Ben. Better yet, take this parallel and apply it to future guilds or past guilds with questionable intent when they kill a boss. Are (or Were) they Raymond or are (or were) they Ben.

Whichever story you believe, whichever sideline you stand on, we are still playing a game and let me repeat it again, the house always wins.

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