How good are U?

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  1. RKnine87

    RKnine87 New Member

    From a scale of 1-100. 100 being the best. How do you rate yourself as a ptcg player? Why? What trait do you think is the most important in a ptcg player?
  2. dkates

    dkates New Member

    Most important trait? Strategic thinking, definitely.
    Last edited: Aug 28, 2003
  3. Ack. Howabout just the most important traits in a TCG player? Asking for people to state what they think of themselves as a TCG is just ASKING conceited (and in such cases, -usually- misinformed) bragging.

    Most important trait... Willingness to learn. This would do WONDERS for both new players AND veterans.
  4. PokePop

    PokePop Administrator

    Yes, let's keep it to a discussion of good player traits. Thanks, MH Zero.
  5. Tails

    Tails New Member

    Local Metagame knowledge is DEFINITELY a plus, as is player/deck synergy (Heart of the Cards!) Being well-versed in the game and its variations could be useful in casual circles.

    However, the most important traits are respect, civility, honesty, fair-play... y'know, the ones that get you far in life.
  6. TrueGamerX

    TrueGamerX New Member

    Most important traits....
    Of course respect, a guide or teacher to new players, and never to be selfish or to have hubris.
    Last edited: Aug 28, 2003
  7. Pidgeotto Trainer

    Pidgeotto Trainer New Member

    Sportsmanship is an easy one but for being a better player:
    Strategic thinking
    This sums up deck making, metagaming, & playing.
    How do you get Strategic thinking? It certainly doesn't come to you overnight. You need Experience
    About 2 years into my pokemon training did I start to notice how much better my Strategic Thinking got, & bingo I get 2nd in a Gym Challenge once I got better in my Strategic Thinking.(Especially in deck-building. "Wow, card-drawing helps.") Now I can consider myself a good player from Experience :thumb:
    As for being a teacher of the game (Gym leader, Professor)
    & with younger kids.... A LOT of PATIENCE! :D
    A little Heart of the Cards doesn't hurt either. :thumb: Perhaps heart of the Pokemon :D
  8. Marril

    Marril New Member

    You need to be able to think very strategically, and you need to know when to save your Active and when to just let it die. You need to know when to go on the defensive and when to start attacking. You also need to know your deck. The best player with a deck that he or she doesn't know will lose almost every time. How many of card X is in there? One, two, three, four? What about Pokémon Y? Can letting it die be the best strategy? Metagame knowledge is a plus, but it isn't as essential to winning as knowing your deck and your strategy.
  9. Sensei

    Sensei Team Compendium Emeritus Staff Member Trader Feedback Mod

    I think one of the most important traits for all trainers is definately sportsmanship.I have seen all the levels of it from worst to best and if someone can`t be a good sport,they shouldn`t be in any game.The overall objective(other than winning) is to have fun in any game and if someone is being a bad sport,the game just isn`t fun to play and isn`t worth even being played in the first place.So,not only should you be smart,know the strategies of the game,etc. but you should always start with good sportsmanship.

  10. Lord Ninetales

    Lord Ninetales New Member

    How do I rate myself? 1
    Most important trait? Having people under-estimate you :p
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  12. SD PokeMom

    SD PokeMom Mod Supervisor Staff Member

    PLEASE do not take a thread off topic like this.

    You might not understand, but this is not a role-playing site. The PokéGym is mainly a TCG site, though we do have anime and electronic games forums.

    As I mentioned before, please be sure you've read and understand the rules of the 'Gym. A link to them is at the top of every forum, in the 'welcome' topic.

    Thank you for your cooperation...

  13. Squirtle007

    Squirtle007 New Member

    I think the most important qualities are:

    Knowledge of your deck
    Timing (playing cards at the right time)
    Knowledge of meta-game (if Scizor is popular, play Fire)
    Knowledge of opponent
    and lastly.... Bluffing. This can be an awesome strategy. Let your opponent think something (like whisper Bye Bye Elekid on their turn) and it will freak them out. I've had people waist a Metal Energy on a bench Pokemon, or fail to see a way to victory, just by bluffing.
  14. Articjedi

    Articjedi Active Member

    Sportsmanship is definently one of the best qualities. The point of any game is to entertain people, and if your opponent can't be a good sport, there isn't a point in playing at all.

    As far as being a good player, experience is the strongest quality of all, because it will usually make up for raw talent. The best players aren't made overnight, it takes lots of practice and determination to reach that coveted rank of, dare I say it, pokemon master.
  15. Dek

    Dek New Member

    I think one of the best traits in a card game is overall strategy. Without strategy in a deck, everything falls apart. And when your deck falls apart, you would want to sell your soul just to win :lol: .
  16. mysterioustrainer

    mysterioustrainer New Member

    How good am I?

    I am the square root of 10000 - 234 plus 5 times 50 plus 64 divided by 4. HAH!

    Reallisitcally I am as good as my abilities have taken me to this point.
  17. Shining Umbreon

    Shining Umbreon New Member

    I remember a personal experience of mine where I got to see the high and the low of sportsmanship one right after the other. It was in a booster draft at my local Pokemon league. I played one person who didn't really want to be there, wasn't really into Pokemon, and didn't know all the rules. My deck wasn't that good, but I was beating her without even trying.
    Almost every time I made a move, and especially when I would knock out one of her Pokemon, she would argue with me, and when she couldn't get me to change the rules for her, she'd go off in a sulk, until I made my next move. I was winning the whole time, but I was miserable. It wasn't any fun at all.
    Next, I played one of my friends who came to league every week. He was a little better than me(not so much better that I couldn't beat him occasionally, though :D), and like I said, my deck wasn't that good. I got creamed :lol:. But you know what? IT WAS FUN!!! It was one of the best times I'd ever had at league. We were joking back and forth the whole match and it was great. I had a million times more fun losing to a friendly person than winning against that sulking girl.
    Strategic thinking, knowing your deck, and all of that is very important, but if you don't have sportsmanship, if you don't have fun, the game's not worth playing. Not to me, anyway.
  18. Sensei

    Sensei Team Compendium Emeritus Staff Member Trader Feedback Mod

    Strategic thinking, knowing your deck, and all of that is very important, but if you don't have sportsmanship, if you don't have fun, the game's not worth playing. Not to me, anyway.

    Well said Shining Umbreon,well said.That deserves a thumbs up! :thumb:

  19. Pidgeotto Trainer

    Pidgeotto Trainer New Member

    Using the order of operations:
    (100 - 234) + (5 * 50 )+ (64 / 4)
    (-166 + 250 ) + 16
    84 + 16=
    100 :rolleyes:
    You can't get Math past me :thumb:
    Last edited: Aug 29, 2003
  20. Dunjohn

    Dunjohn New Member

    Traits? Well, in Magic terms, I'm what Wizards R&D call a "Johnny". That means I prefer to use my own ingenuity when building decks. I don't go for the latest net-deck, and I like to hit my opponent with something cool.

    Which takes my 1-100 rating to about, oh, 37, but that helps too :)

    For the record, Magic R&D have three classifications of player:
    Timmy: Likes big creatures, big effects and big costs. Likes to impress his opponent. If Timmy could somehow squeeze 4 of every Charizard ever printed into a reasonable deck, he'd do it.
    Johnny: Loves comboes, and using obscure cards and tactics that the opponent will have a hard time planning for. Likes to confound his opponent. Even while winning, Johnny will often drag a game out just to show you what his deck is trying to do.
    Spike: Competitive, ambitious type who believes that winning is what it's all about. Attends all the big events, only looks through his own cards when a new killer deck has surfaced on the net. Likes to simply beat his opponent. Spike probably holds the banning of Sneasel as the most traumatic experience in his life so far.

    It's not set in stone, of course; you can be a combination of two or even all three player types.
    Last edited: Aug 30, 2003

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