I'm getting absolutely sick and fed up of ELO and I wanted to reach 1200 regulary but ALWAYS (repeat: ALWAYS) go off on a losing streak.
This happens EVERY. SINGLE. WEEK. And I CANNOT EVEN REACH ANYWHERE NEAR 1200!!!!
(For those who say it's easy: NOT WHEN YOU'RE CONSTANTLY FACE AND LOSE TO ELO EXPERTS!!!!!)
Absolutely fed up with 2 credits and now wanting to move on to 5 credits BUT IT IS NOW IMPOSSIBLE!!!
Is there any decks that's GUARENTEED to work and get me to the impossible, unachieveable target of 1200?!?!?
Well obviously, but you wouldn't try and argue that the ability to have some high priced choice cards in your deck doesn't make a difference to any kind of player would you?
But the point i was trying to make is that there is no continuity between weeks and because of this the format suffers, you can win a handful of games against any type of player: people who are obviously quality players down to complete novices, and then be unlucky enough to meet another couple quality players who know what to do with a big budget, who, because they are just starting elo for the week drag your ranking down disproportionately.
If players kept say a proportion of their elo score above 1000 from the previous week (eg. if it was 40% a player finishing the previous week with 1500 would begin the next on 1200) then there would be far less randomness in quality of opponent and people unfamiliar with the format could attempt to work their way up to consistently better levels of competition.
Think tennis for example, andy Murray doesnt run the risk of meeting rafa nadal in the first round of every tournament does he? And Kramnik doesn't beat club level chess players every second game.
Best time to play elo is either really early in the week....
or play mid-week
get to the score you want, factor in all the deductions that will happen, and stop playing. for example if i start mid-week i will get a score of 1340 and stop since its good enough to end above 1300
worst time is at the end of the week... you will get a rush of ppl wanting higher scores.
i play on Friday/Sat till i get 1310 or higher then i stop. im sure im not the only one who does this.
Look through the clans and find a few that is right for you. once you do,obssess about them and practice alot.
@UM_Fnord: thanks for the advice, i usually play a handful of games on a friday afternoon and then work out the deductions. If i start playing elo seriously i'll try playing in midweek. And yeah 1200 looks easy needing nothing more than decent tactics.