@ Agent - Your opponent probably bought cheap armor to start and had Furious Blade favor item or similar. The armor would make your normal attacks hit for less and that Favor item has 15% chance to make his attacks 30% faster. Or he had a favor item that made him hit harder.
I have long believed he equipped a ridiculously OP favor item at start. Yes - I consider it BS. Yes - I consider it illegitimate. I think it's a ridiculously stupid idea to have favor items in the game (outside of a campaign or something, which obviously doesn't exist). Why someone would want to "win" (cough) with such a thing is beyond me.
ah, i see what he's getting on about now. this is a repeated pattern with him. obviously all losses are the result of hax and cheats and have nothing to do with player decisions....
Boy, you really know how to read, transitive. I have said repeatedly that all losses are not created equal. I have lost plenty in a "legitimate" way, and I've never had a problem with it. NEVER. But I DO have a problem when I "lose" (cough) simply because you get to equip some ridiculous OP artifact at the outset, and I don't get to do the same. The "skill" you beat me with (cough) was the "skill" of clicking on the favor item list and selecting your OP artifact or whatever it was. LMFAO!
Thanks for sidetracking my thread. People have morphed it from giving newer players a tip to make their gameplay experience more fun, to a flamefest. Back on topic - I haven't seen people equipping OP favor items at the outset of the game when I've played pantheon or skirmish. Now, I don't know why this is the case. I'd like to think (hope) that this is because it is impossible to do. Someone else who knows the game better than me can perhaps shed some light on this?
Thanks for some constructive comments, Ke5strel (+1 karma). And thanks for your offer of help, however I really don't need any. I just need to stay away from people who enjoy "winning" (cough) by being able to equip some OP artifact at the outset of the game that someone else doesn't have access to. Other than that sort of thing, I do just fine at the game.