Lately i've been fighting a lot of oponents who spend little to no pillz when attacking, and when they are defending they always spend the right amount of pillz to stop your card, even in the most random situations you can imagine.
Now at first i was like "Meh, some guys are damn lucky, or damn random!" but as the opponents stacked up with this sure win strategy i began to wonder, and talked with other friends i have that played the game and they confirmed they had seen such amazing strategy, few to no pillz when attacking and always the right amount of pillz when defending.
What i'm asking here, is:
-First: Has anyone else been victim to such flawless strategy? I don't mean just once... but frequently, in the last month or so.
-Second: Does anyone know what kind of strategy this is? Do you add a special LD leader to your collection? Is it a special LD family? What what? I'm getting nervous because i cant seem to beat that all powerful strategy.
Oh well, i hope you guys can help a fellow player, who would hate to see such a cool game be ruined by these kinds of awesome strategies.
I thought it was just me! I've run into players with this strategy a few times over the past few days - they ALWAYS seem to be able to see through my bluffs, and then play just enough pills to counter any attack I throw. At first I just thought that I sucked (I recently switched from a GHEIST deck to a Jungo), but now that you mention it I was seeing it before the change over. Furthermore, it's not people who you would expect utilizing this strategy, but rather folks who are low-levels playing Montana decks.
I'm not accusing anyone of anything... but... recently, it does seem as if there is a wave of "magic players" who always seem to know exactly what I'm thinking before I play the card. So no, Insaminus, it's not just you... I just can't explain it.
If you are facing such perfect strategies, maybe your deck or strategy is predictable. Try to change on those.
LD cards are legendaries: they are part of the clans, but special that you cannot buy them, only earn them by doing a series of missions.
leaders on the other hand is a clan: representing an individual strong enough to change defeat to victory. Too bad only one leader ability can work at a time.
My strategy is often this: I hold the game. I constantly force opponent to play the game the way I like it to go. This means I am pretty hostile = Force opponent to use counters first or second round - and I have always next step figured out. So the opponent must play really tight game to give edge over me.
I use leverage. When I play card I select the amount of pills that forces opponent to spend pills generously if they desire to beat my cards, so no freebies (or if I bluff it has a good reason why I do so, I wont bluff if I go to disadvantage if opponent succesfully checks me. I bluff only when it fits my game and I have alternative.)
Those opponents who shy on pills and try to save them are in so much trouble with me. That often leads to me winning by a little margin (thus it gives impression I use perfect pilling and anticipate). On the other hand gifted players manage to beat me the same way - they simply know when to pill one more than usual... .and that usually ruins my game even in first round.
Also my game has a tendency to go a lot harder against bluffs. I often end up in situations where I win with my first or second card but I'm something like 5-6 pills less than opponent, so it becomes often a game of quessing. The greatest metagame in this game is "Pill all in 3rd or 4th round or pill half on both?".
I've seen this happen in ELO and I thought I was really unlucky... but then when playing DM, the same adversary would block me every single time with just the right amount of pills, sometimes even getting the exact same attack power over and over every time I played against him. I mean... you can brag all you want about your strategies and experience and bla bla bla but this is unnatural, I even tried making plays that made no sense at all and he always played accordingly.
And well... After seeing this week's ELO table I'm pretty sure there's some sort of package reader out there, there's more than 100 ELO difference between first and second. it's like... LOL no way.