i only have this to say to you: it took me many losses before i started to win in folrart
and those were the times when Nehless and Mavel ruled folrart
no one else was playing. one of the two were always on.
i kept on playing... every single day, i would meet EM and Big Blue and would get clobbered
still i kept playing. and advancing on games where i managed to meet other players besides the two
still, it was a very tough match up. gowen hits too hard, too fast
lawtia ruled at night and then had dalos (and back then lebeu was something)
and there was simply no catching up to falkow and surviving the vordore boost
and all refess had to boast of (without EM) was Zagar..
players online then could only be counted in two hands
you were lucky if more than 20 ppl were online at the same time (at any time of the day)
Alteil has changed so much then. the GM has implemented some very nice changes (new lvl arenas, npc's, community tourneys, point cards) and they continue to host so many events and promos (free avatars, there's an upcoming great spirits give away..) i think that if they continue on this direction, keep listening to the community, we'll get to see Alteil growing and developing into a real big community. now, it isn't such a rarity to see more than 100 ppl online. there was a time when you had to wait for hours before you can even duel anybody...
so yeah, Alteil is going in the right direction. we just need to give them more time, more support, and hey, keep badgering them about what they're doing wrong, and hopefully, they'll heed us and implement changes (it'll also give them motivation if you support the game financially. afer all, it's hard working on an empty stomach) if you want to enjoy the game, spend a bit. save a bit every month just to spend something on Alteil. it's not much. but it helps keep the game alive.
like peralisc, i'm also planning to write up a general strategy guide (very much unlike darklogos')
i will focus more on common sense things all iczers should know (and practice) but do not
more than over powered cards and level gap, there exists a huge knowledge gap between vets and newbs that you all should know and accept. it is this gap, which keeps you from winning and keeps them from winning. bridging that gap, and then crossing it is what will make you win more games in folrart (and admittedly, there are files that really cannot be beaten even with all the knowledge simply because you lack the cards to beat it) but you always increase your chances if you come into a game, not admitting defeat outright. there's this one time (at the height of the dagon craze) wherein i put up an incomplete dagon deck just because so many ppl were quitting right at the dagon open. lol. i had so many free wins even tho they never realized i just had 2 dagons, and no eskatia. i bet if i opened shinclone/primclone style, i'd also get many free wins today. moral? battle until your last LP. you never know what might happen. the other guy just migh get disconnected. he may misclick or make a wrong move because of inattention (this happens, i've lost games wherein i just had too many things calling my attention) also, enduring until your last LP allows you to see the other guy's last moves, last SS, right unitl you get iczered to death. this is an important part. learning every step of the deck that beat you allows you to find ways to beat it next time.
My goal is not to win, but to have fun.
But since winning is fun, I can't help but to make winning my goal.
Bear killing axe-man was meant to be what it's name suggests - a killer unit. Sadly, there were no bears to kill in Alteil.