Masters T50 vs Spring Battle Roads

Discussion in 'Battle Roads' started by JandPDS, Apr 20, 2008.

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  1. Scizor

    Scizor New Member

    As awful as this system is (as proven by Ross doing nothing in large events and being in striking distance), it still greatly hinges upon Nationals performance. I guess that was the intent in the first place, so it has accomplished that at least.

    I went to two and went 8-1 overall, gained 9 points. 6 events all year, so far.
  2. Pidgeotto Trainer

    Pidgeotto Trainer New Member

    Or you could look at it as I did extremely well in many events and happened to have bad luck in two particular events that alone kept me (so far) out of the top 25. States and regionals arguably matter too much to this point this year. (and I've certainly had better state/regional performances before this year). I mean I was 13th after cities, had the most battle road wins in the country, and still am not in top 25 because I didn't happen to win in 2 particular tournaments.
    Now I still was incredibly fortunate to be able to play in that many battle roads and climb back, but I still think your argument of 'not doing well at large events' is a two-edged sword. The guy that knocked me out of regionals I am 4-0 or 5-0 against the rest of the season, yet that game (not counting the subsequent rounds I missed) counted just as much as the other 4-5 together over the season. That isn't entirely fair either.
  3. Scizor

    Scizor New Member

    In the end, I performed at Nationals, and Ross didn't. Despite only 7 events on the entire season, it looks like I'm in.
  4. Pidgeotto Trainer

    Pidgeotto Trainer New Member

    Does that prove something Chad? You didn't have my hands at nats. Three other people played MY list and got records that would've sent me to worlds. To try to take my record at nats to prove something is a flat out joke. Look how luck based this game can be.
  5. Cyrus

    Cyrus Iron Chef - Master Emeritus

    Does it really serve a purpose to kick Ross when he's down? You know him better than I do, so there might be more to this story, but not winning tournaments larger than cities=/=being undeserving or whatnot.

    In a system where playing the world's largest tournament has the potential to be disadvantageous, him playing it out when so many others wouldn't have "risked it" is to be commended. In the end, he made the right cost-benefit analysis.

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