Hi guys, so as you may have read...I hate the current ELO....alot. So I've decided to issue a challenge to those of you daring enough to be a man (or very strong woman) and step outside of your comfort zone.
My challenge is simple
Play in ELO with:
- No standard cards at all
- No cards that are considered definite staples
For instance my current deck is Montana/Fang pi
Now obviously 'definite staple' is very ambiguous...but I'll define it to 'no card that ever appears on the temp ban list'
Take All Stars for example
Randy/Robb Cr/Saki are definite staples...Karen and Kang are not
This is pretty much my least favorite part about competitive gaming. People forget to put things in the context of a game.
So you're pretty good at Urban Rivals, Squirtroll? Well, I'm sure that it has made you filthy rich, and that women are just THROWING themselves at you. I'm sure that you have a perfect physique, drive an expensive sports car... It is in fact a certainty that your UR 1500s have elevated you far, far above the rest of mankind! Well done, jolly good show! I can't wait to tell my children about the time you came into this thread and talked to us lowly non-people...
Ghelas, find one part in this thread where i claimed to be good at urban rivals, read carefully sweetie
@Squirtroll: I don't think you should question my reading comprehension skills. Here is a more pertinent quote: "ok - trolling in this thread stops now." I believe that was said by one of our mods? As you have not seen fit to stop making derisive comments in this thread, I assume the mods will take some kind of corrective action. I, for one, would like to get back to the topic at hand.
@ghelas when I read the challenge, I missed the part of "No Standard". I will have to rethink my deck, as I already screwed it up this week, having played some ELO. Though right now I am on hold working on the event.
@MobiusWyrm: No worries. I wasn't trying to be critical, just pointing out that it didn't quite fit the theme. I've been focused on the event, myself -- I only managed to play a little Sunday/Monday ELO, and hit around 1100. Although I ran into a few strong players/decks and had trouble at first, the wins were coming much easier at that point, and I left off with a small series of consecutive wins.
13:52 Elo you lost by default against LW-zoreil, Legendary Warriors (6-14): 1162 ELO
13:50 Elo you lost by default against aronova, Vicious Salvo (10-12): 1173 ELO
13:47 Elo you lost by default against SpT_ZaGaZaGa, Spaghetti Tricolore (7-6): 1183 ELO
13:44 Elo you lost by default against Atreides XIII, FLiCKERS (6-7): 1195 ELO
13:40 Elo you lost against JACUX Miho (7-15): 1203 ELO
12:08 Elo you almost won against silveralen (2-3): 1217 ELO
09:41 Elo you won by forfeit against 0 Xavi, Wise Men Distracted (13-14): 1233 ELO
One thing I learned in this challenge: it's really, really hard to beat Lizbeth with Don
@Subclavian: 1233 with these rules is pretty respectable, especially if you've been focusing on winning Romanas.