This month, we are spotlighting a long-time Mahjong Time player: Rui Machado (username Drago3). Hailing from Portugal, Rui has been playing at Mahjong Time since all the way back in 2006! All of the MCR players throughout the years have definitely noticed the skill that Rui brings to the MCR tables! We got the chance to ask Rui a few questions:
Q: How did you originally discover multiplayer Mahjong?
A:Some years ago i bought a Mahjong set but I have not people interested in play live, so I decided to look for in net if there was some place to play online and I found Mahjongtime
Q: How often do you play online?
A: Usually I play every day, last month I had to reduce a little because I had some extra occupation.
Q: How long have you played at Mahjong Time?
A: I play from 2006
Q: What do you like the most about Mahjong Time?
A: For me the most important thing in Mahjongtime is the possibility of make a game when I want and the opportunity of know interesting people worldwide.
Q: Tell us more about yourself! What would other Mahjong Time players be surprised to know about you?
A: I think people will be surprised knowing usually I drink lovely green tea playing mahjong, and I usually I like to awake early in the morning to go fish in the sea.
Q: Which style of Mahjong do you like best? Why is this your favorite and why?
A: My favorite the Mahjong Competition Rules, because is very complex, make me thinking and evaluating several hand options and is a mix of strategy, intuition, luck, and estimate adversary tiles, so is a great
Q: What is better: playing live or playing online?
A: Are two different games, playing live you “feel “ the players and you need to know the rules very well to count the points.
Playing online is a great option to meet different players, and learn a lot!
Q: On the subject of online play, what kind of advice would you give to the online player?
A: First remember to players that Mahjong is consider a diplomatic Chinese game and people must keep the same face winning or losing. Second I remember a sentence from a Mahjong friend: “ a good Mahjong lesson always cost a lot” so I suggest to new players to choose very competitive tables to play, in the beginning will cost a lot of points but will be a great Mahjong lesson,.