Tournaments?!?! (in General)

Kingkiller December 16 2010 2:51 PM EST

I would like to give a sincere “good job!” to those people who do well in tournaments. I know I have only been playing for 50 days as of today, but I find tournaments extremely difficult. I truly admire those of you who excel with tournaments. Hopefully one day I will at least be a competitor in the realm of tournaments. As of right now I am far from even keeping up. So again thanks for giving me something to aim for and also the opportunity to at least try in them.

horseguy001 December 16 2010 3:46 PM EST

It's just something you have to keep at. I can still do pretty bad in them (one of the previous ones I didn't even get a participation prize hehe), and I won the first CB tourney, so time spent in game doesn't always matter much :D

Kingkiller December 16 2010 4:09 PM EST

Thanks Horseguy, I most definitely plan on keeping at it. I just get amazed by some of you more experienced tournament players for example starting with a 100000 bonus and 50 fights later you are at 3 mil score and I just completed 100 fights standing at 40k score I know that is stretching it but I think you get my drift. I hope to get lucky and win one, but I donï¾’t foresee that happening lol.

I think one of my main problems concerning tournaments is patience which ultimately turns to frustration. Which seems to come 2 fold; I get frustrated when I win a match in the first fight add them to my favorites and then find out my average is 4 fights to win one against what was apparently a fluke in the first place lol. Second is when I go to distribute my experience and divide it evening throughout 3 skills or so I think (1/3, 1/2, MAX) and hit the apply changes button only to find out it all went to one, then waste 5% trying to fix it (which never seems to work out right). Iメm a firm believer in モpractice makes perfectヤ so I will continue with practicing :D

Xenogard [Chaotic Serenity] December 16 2010 4:33 PM EST

Yeah, most of the high bonus tourneys Novice runs are really target hunting tourneys, the trick is to find the biggest person you could possibly beat and beat them. The very experienced players find 100%CBs and just ride them the entire tourney, switching to new targets when the need arises, what takes time is figuring out how to do that, which is all part of the learning process.

It indeed comes down to having a lot of patience as well, there have been times where I will spend upwards of 10-15 minutes if not more scrolling through the entire targets list looking for the perfect target, and even then I am sometimes foiled by missing something simple like them having a familiar that I didnt notice, or they happened to have GA and I wasnt paying attention or whatever the case may be.

Bottom line is just keep playing in them and have fun, you'll learn more each time you do. Also if you need some more help pay attention to the kinds of things other players are doing, look at their fight logs: who are they fighting?, whats their setup?, how is that countering their opponents setup? The combination of all these things is whats really going to help you get better in the tourneys, and better as a player over all.

=) Keep aiming for the top and your bound to get there.

*points to self* total newb right here.

Xenogard [Chaotic Serenity] December 16 2010 4:36 PM EST

Oh and one more thing, which I recently found out myself by accident. Apparently the training ratios only work top to bottom, meaning that if you do something like put HP to Max and then set ST and DX at 1/2 and 1/3, HP takes priority and all the XP is placed into that instead.

Its a good tip to keep in mind, and is never mentioned anywhere to my knowledge.

Phoenix [The Forgehood] December 16 2010 4:48 PM EST

for even distribution, you should do 1/3, 1/2, max. Takes a while to notice :3

AdminQBnovice [Cult of the Valaraukar] December 16 2010 5:15 PM EST

Thanks for playing in them!

As far as target picking, using the character standings and character attributes pages are a must.
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