Hey, ive been playing UR for a very long time, and i still fail to understand how, ten minutes into a tournament, i see someone with 100 points.... even when i play well i only manage like 150... i could use some basic tips.. im already using some low level cards, trying to have more life and pills at the end... it seems like even if i do the things that increase your points during tourney hours i cant keep up.. what is it?
You've got the basics down, but in DT the one thing you need to keep in mind is the amount of matches your squeezing into the hour. If your only getting around 10-15 matches in, your taking too long for your matches. Most of the DT players are going for quick games/2hko and are ideally trying to squeeze in around 26-32 matches in the hour.
Yes, even if you are playing non-random, you still need a little luck and quick opponents to get to that range of games played.
When I first started playing DTs' seriously I set 350 points as my goal. So your looking at around 87-89 points every 15 minutes. 350 got me into the top 10 consistently. Once your comfortable with that, reset your goal to 100 points every 15 minutes. That should net you around 400 points by the end of the hour.
Nothing is guarenteed in DT, and with your opponents also having this general knowledge means that if you really want to win a dt, you have to play play play! The more you play, the more consistent you'll get.