WhiteDragon2 wrote:Like with most of these discussions it's somewhere in the middle. No need to see it black and white
If you have the broken cards and play them without much strategy than surely you'll get a decent amount of wins just because the high power of the cards compensate your lack of skill a bit (especially if you play a less complicated files like prenerf dilate emana control to play, over something more complicated like EN). However to truly be good and get a lot of wins you also need the skill to go with it regardless of the cards you play. Simply put if a beginner with a starter can get 1300RP, a beginner of the same skill using broken cards could get 1650RP. Better players using those broken cards might get 2000 RP with them though.
Pretty much this ^
I mean, when I was playing on my low lvl alt in crest, I played this player with set 11 cards who was terrible. He thought it was a good idea to play overdose on his Augmented MD on turn 4, while only having 2 units on the field, over another unit. On my side, I had the two undeads in the lawtia starter (so I wasn't exactly gonna lose sp). He made a whole bunch of other bad moves as well.
Needless to say, I was surprised when I saw his win % was at over 56%. Usually when I encountered a player playing their starter this poorly, their win % was somewhere around 25-30%. Don't tell me the cards you have in your file don't make a difference.
Now that's not to say the cards in the starter are bad cards, because they're not bad at all. The thing is, though, simply putting together a bunch of good cards doesn't make a good file. It also doesn't help that the SS lineup is still kind of sub-par. I will say that the new starters are definitely an improvement over the old ones, but the stupid card restrictions placed on the starters need to be eliminated to create actual decent files.
Also Rom, I've met a lot of friendly new players over the past few days who seem interested in the game. Honestly, I'm guessing it's just that most newbies aren't aware that these forums exist. Either that, or most people probably don't use forums at all. I'd say the playerbase in any game that uses the forums would probably be in the minority. And who knows, maybe some newbies are lurking.