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General Discussion / Re: So this just happened!!!!
« on: 30 November 2019, 11:03:06 PM »
Freaky blacklists hand hiders because it makes the experience of spectating the match much less fun, and many people spectate his matches because he's #1 on the leaderboard. I frequently spec him, and tell him on discord if people hide hand.

I appreciate the insinuation that I'm a Freaky alt, but no :winemerchant:.

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General Discussion / Re: Getting from 55 to 60?
« on: 12 September 2019, 01:25:57 PM »
First I'd recommend playing slower and thinking more...  I'd especially recommend thinking more on turn 1, probably a minute minimum, and up to 3 minutes on complicated boards, even if you play very briskly from then on.
Just wondering: do you get a lot of complaints when you take so much time studying the initial board? One thing that scared me off of playing real people before the rating system barely started was the constant complaining if I'd take even 30 seconds before making my first move. I can't imagine what I'd get after 3 minutes. And what if you need to take some time on a move further into a game? Have you ever told someone who complained "Go ahead and blacklist me if you like. I prefer to take the time to play smartly"? Thanks.

Most people >=58 are fine with thinking on turn 1, but yes people <=55 often get salty about it. That's unimportant, though. Them snap-buying something is what's keeping them from being good at the game, and you're trying to be good, so don't internalize their bad mentality.

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General Discussion / Re: Getting from 55 to 60?
« on: 08 September 2019, 10:15:25 AM »
I played dominion online for ~3 months and climbed from 53~ to 58, quit, then came back and in a few months ago and have gone from 58 to 61.5~ish, so perhaps my advice is pertinent.

First I'd recommend playing slower and thinking more. 80% of my opponents in the mid-50's just see a kingdom and snap off a card in less than 10 seconds... basically only 63+ players are able to actually evaluate the kingdom that fast. Most games of dominion are more complicated than just buying the good cards, at the very least you need to know kingdom characteristics- lack of +buy, trashing, actions, and presence of alt vp all dramatically affect what you do. I'd especially recommend thinking more on turn 1, probably a minute minimum, and up to 3 minutes on complicated boards, even if you play very briskly from then on.

Second, as someone said, join the discord. Many top players are happy to have a conversation about whatever- my first day on dominion online I ended up talking to then rank 1 player Dan for an hour or so, with him giving me advice on the game, and then my first day back this time I saw RTT, the new rank 1 player, playing randoms with someone in the 40's to help them out. The quickest way to get better is to discuss the game with better players.

And last, review your games. You can search for "crude dominion" on YT if you like, but I feel this is what's pushing me beyond being a 59~60 level player. I frequently sit down and review an hour to two hours of games, and it has been extremely helpful in identifying mistakes. What you will usually find is that while you may have had poor luck, you still had a way to win the game, especially against people ranked 54~.

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IGN: crude

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