Ms. Pacman endorses Suregrip Fugitives.
Playing it Straight - No Intentional Fourth
This is the strategy to choose in the following situations:
- You're a blocker and there is more than 10 minutes left in the game.
If you're a blocker and get the intentional fourth every time you have three, you will end up spending more total time in the penalty box than you would have otherwise, penalizing your team more. Play clean for as long as possible.
- You're in the game as a jammer.
Never never never ever ever ever commit an intentional fourth as a jammer. No nyet nein nicht nanka. Not unless you're ticked at your own team and want to give them the in-game version of the one-finger salute.
Riding the Perpetrator Pine - Comitting the intentional fourth
This is called for in certain specific situations:
- You're normally a jammer but in the game as a blocker.
Serving a penalty as a jammer hurts your team far more than serving as a blocker. A jammerless team can only lose ground to the oppostion or hold even if they're lucky. Checking in as a blocker and clearing your slate can help you avoid causing your team the agony of jammerlessness, the number one cause of scoreless jams.
- You're a blocker near the end of a close game.
If the game is close and you suspect it will be tight at the end, you might want to get your intentional fourth fairly near the end of the game when the team is at full strength so you know you won't be tossed during a critical game-deciding jam. The 10 minute mark is an approximate guideline, adjust according to your own fouliness.
- Its a blowout.
If you're winning, this gives the other team an extra glimmer of hope. If you're losing then, you know, screw this B.S., time to chill for a minute and look for hotties in the audience.