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Offline 83gu7z

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F2P Beginner and Expansions
« on: 24 June 2017, 02:29:32 AM »
F2P: Free-to-play, having no Dominion subscription

For a F2P player who is familiar with the Base set but have little experience of Expansions games, what is the best way for him/her to learn the Expansions cards? There are so many Expansions cards and I guess players are more likely to learn them by playing rather than just studying the text/wiki. However it also takes time for him/her to know what a card does in a game, which may be treated as "slow rolling". F2P players cannot initiate a bot game with Expansions - the cards will only be from the Base set.

Dear paid players, which one do you play more often, rated or practice games?
If you happen to meet an Expansions beginner (may be very experienced with the Base set but no knowledge in Expansions, or just very very new Dominion player), will you feel frustrated or mad?

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Re: F2P Beginner and Expansions
« Reply #1 on: 24 June 2017, 02:07:22 PM »
If you write a quick message in the chat, most people are more than understanding in my experience. A lot of people will also answer your questions if a card is not immediately understood.

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Re: F2P Beginner and Expansions
« Reply #2 on: 26 June 2017, 08:07:58 AM »
For a F2P player who is familiar with the Base set but have little experience of Expansions games, what is the best way for him/her to learn the Expansions cards?

Spend a dollar, will get you about a week of Gold subscription, then play the hell out of the bots for that week.

(I promise I'm not a shill)

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Re: F2P Beginner and Expansions
« Reply #3 on: 26 June 2017, 11:14:57 AM »
For a F2P player who is familiar with the Base set but have little experience of Expansions games, what is the best way for him/her to learn the Expansions cards?

Spend a dollar, will get you about a week of Gold subscription, then play the hell out of the bots for that week.

(I promise I'm not a shill)

The minimum duration for a subscription is a month (or actually 25 days), so it will cost around 3 dollars to try the cards out against bots.

Personally I would never get mad at someone that explains the situation to me. If you just wait a long time while being silent/unresponsive that might cause some frustration.

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Re: F2P Beginner and Expansions
« Reply #4 on: 27 June 2017, 05:53:10 PM »
I'd ask in chat window.  If I see someone say they're new, I'm definitely fine with them taking extra time, and will point out mechanical techniques and explain mechanics. (like play your treasures before Fortune, pay your debts after fortune)

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Re: F2P Beginner and Expansions
« Reply #5 on: 28 June 2017, 12:41:20 AM »
I suggest just quickly looking up the card here:  http://wiki.dominionstrategy.com/index.php/Main_Page

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Re: F2P Beginner and Expansions
« Reply #6 on: 01 July 2017, 10:28:22 PM »
So here's me, a subscription player, with all expansions (except empires). But havent played in months, so my rating is low. Matching gives me players who are scared **** when they see all the cards they dont know, and 1 out of 10 posts that in chat. So my response is always; tkae your time, no rush, just take a look at the cards first. And 9 out 10 just resigns after a few rounds, without even saying anything. But: shouldn't they NOT be matched with me, or have the forgotten to box out the familiar cards? Why is it such a surprise to them to see unfamiliar cards?

I'd really like to have the option to setting up a table with a remark; got all expansions or something. (btw; i've set the min rating level in matching at +10, and max at +100. Shouldn't I be matched with more experienced players then?...

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Re: F2P Beginner and Expansions
« Reply #7 on: 02 July 2017, 12:17:02 AM »

I'd really like to have the option to setting up a table with a remark; got all expansions or something. (btw; i've set the min rating level in matching at +10, and max at +100. Shouldn't I be matched with more experienced players then?...

If higher ranked  players haven't changed their default settings, they won't match with you if you're more than 10 levels below. The way to get more higher ranked players is to set your minimum equal to something like your own level minus five.

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Re: F2P Beginner and Expansions
« Reply #8 on: 02 July 2017, 06:45:41 AM »
So here's me, a subscription player, with all expansions (except empires). But havent played in months, so my rating is low. Matching gives me players who are scared **** when they see all the cards they dont know, and 1 out of 10 posts that in chat. So my response is always; tkae your time, no rush, just take a look at the cards first. And 9 out 10 just resigns after a few rounds, without even saying anything.
I had a similar experience when I started playing a few days ago.  The good news is that all those quick resignations soon (overnight in my case) boost one's rating enough that one gets to play against people who aren't terrified of the expansions.

Like you, however, I found it strange that the other players weren't happy to get experience of the cards they didn't know by playing someone who was willing to be patient.
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