- Nov 6, 2007
Really? I thought you said you just started picking as an entrant for this season as Plain Cow midway?
My post actually said "mid-season 5" (that's back in 2020). Plain Cow even won a picking contest that year (I think game 8). In season 6 Plain Cow entered every game, had several top 3 finishes and ended quite highly in the final standings. Sullla keeps the historic Survivor table forms on his site, so you could verify this if you want.
Season 5 tables
Season 6 tables
Although I never watch the games live, I do always follow the games afterward. So I know that Plain Cow has been mentioned a few times before by Sullla and in the chat. I'm 99% certain that when you arrived in the streams this year Sullla and co would have naturally assumed "Plain Cow and "Plains-Cow" were one and the same. After all, what are the chances of there legitimately being two persons who independently came up with almost identical names.
You might be shocked that Plain Cow exists, but look at it from my perspective. The CFC civ4 forums have been low traffic for years. What are the chances that:
1. In 2022 a new Plain(s) Cow user signs up.
2. The user happens to be a vocal member of CFC.
3. Sullla starts a new season of Survivor.
4. This new Plains-Cow is a Survivor fan.
5. Plains-Cow watches and participates in Sullla's live streams
6. Plains-Cow even infers to Sullla that "Plain Cow" is the imitation.
I didn't think there would be ANOTHER cow appreciator here. Where did you get the name?
I wasn't lying when I said I chose Plain Cow to be distinctive, as at the time I believe it was original. I'm actually surprised the name wasn't taken sooner, as the resource seems to carry a fair amount of notoriety among elite players (as I'm sure you know).
Edit: Just to clarify, Season 5 was my debut as well as Plain Cow's (I've never entered as The Rook). I was very slow to follow Survivor, even though I've been playing cIV since release. The great thing is Sullla's site has links to every stream since season 2. So if you are suffering Survivor withdrawal, there's tonnes of original material if you are new.