Whee, this is going to be fun...
Tenkai wrote:@luckysvn777: good for you that you can pull wins with your so called lackluster refess file, whether it's true or not. There are now decks out there, which can't be beaten with just a modified starter, no matter how expierenced you are. I watched alot of games through the last week and believe me, there is a reason, why ppl like Mavel, Beezneez, Hinata... are constantly getting winning streaks. Sure they lost too but most of the time against another highlvl player with a very strong meta deck. Free to play players and small spenders have no chance to compete against them in the near future without spending a small furtune on alteil: thats exactly the reason why most of the ppl quit the game. Like I said before you either spent ALOT or nothing. Spending a little bit of money is like throwing money out of the window.
This was back in set 3 with minimal spending. We are talking $20 max. Back then EM, EN, Allind were the so called "unbeatable files". And the file beat them. And you know what? I have no doubt that that can happen in this set as well, except maybe vs Primclone. Yes, there is a reason why people like Mavel and Beez get high win streaks. They know how to play the game. Simple as that. Yes, their file helps, but I would not be surprised that if the roles were reversed, but experience remained the same, that those Iczers could still win. Believe me, i've seen plenty of people play meta files with no clue what they are doing, and it shows. Same goes with starters.
Oh and here's a fun fact, I lose just as often to low level players as high level ones. If anything, the low level players are less predictable.
Sooo, looks like I'm an exception to your point there.
You both (or lucky777 at least) are actually testaments to the fact, that you have spent money in order to be still competitive: and I guess at least lucky 777 spent alot compared to the small time spenders.
Do pay attention. We were competitive with the minimal spending we did. I just chose to pay more because I wanted variety and I love the game. However, for the first few months, I was a small time spender. We are talking about back then, not now. That should be obvious.
Do you expect ppl with a winrate of 40% or below to report it here in the forums LOL? Seriously if there are ppl with winrates of 60% and above there are bound to be ppl with winrates of 40% and below. And guess what? These ppl mostlikely quit alteil... The winrate isn even that Important, the RP value is way better to judge an iczers strenght. I saw a player with around 62% winrate but a RP of around 1230: does it tells you something? That guy probably got his 62% winrate by beating only even lowerlvl iczers with even lower rp values than him.
I think both of you lucky and Kamerynn are missing another an important point: most ppl or like 90% of the free players and small spenders out there don't have the patient to wait several months to get the right cards and be slightly more competitive. By the time they have a playset there will be new sets out with even better cards. No matter what the staff is saying: the card distribution and circumstances to get a playable set are just ridiculous. I just spent 6$ today (thats usually the amount the small time spenders are willing to pay here and there) and bought 4x Set 5 boosters: I didn't get a single playset out of it, let alone a playset for my sphere... I pretty much got ZERO value for my money.
RP of around 1230 means he just entered Folrart. And you are seriously going to demean someone's accomplishments? Its certainly not the only case of a newer player doing well with minimal cards. And I have no doubt (having been one of those new players) that it wasn't just low-level iczers. Its possible for those who actually try to learn. Coincidentally, they also seem to be the people willing to come to chat an learn about the game. Hmmm, talking to people and getting better... I seriously don't know why that's such an unheard of concept.
Once again, my case. Mod Refess starter. Never went below 1500 RP. Minimal spending. Played plenty of high level players. I just prepared myself beforehand, got help, and made sure I knew what I was doing first. It took me a week of preparation before I went to Folrart. I was PAITENT. Coincidence? I think not. It took me one loss to EM to figure out what to do to beat it the next time I played it. Because I used my brain and planned.
Of course, we also have the case of Galandros, who took a gowen and falkow free alt account to level 20 in days with good RP and win% for both. Effortlessly. I watched it. So apparently, just the darn starters themselves with no payment whatsoever can still do well in Folrart... with EXPERIENCE. So, I seriously wonder what your excuse is to deny that example.
You are right, 90% of iczers don't have patience. And that is exactly why they are doomed to fail from the start. Not because of the game, but because of themselves.
Oh, and its what, a 60 card set? You are getting 20 cards. You seriously expected 3 out of those 20 cards from a set of 60 to be the same? Be realistic. That wouldn't happen in any CCG of any kind.