I just realized that to play the 3v3 Europe ladder at my highest possible level, I will have to play LSAT logic games...https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Law_School_Admission_Test#Analytical_reasoning
Is that a problem? YES! Who wants to take a logic game TEST for 30-60 minutes just to be able to PLAY one GAME at a high level? I am considering quitting the ladder. I don't have time for this! I just want to play a fucking GAME!
The top 1-3 teams on the 3v3 ladder are going to be playing these LSAT logic games. Are you playing the logic games? Below are the THREE STAGES of 3v3 Europe LOGIC GAMES:
STAGE 1 - When Picking: Based on possible cyclical picking order, how should we order our 1-6 picks in relation to our 7-12 picks (and our 13-18 picks in relation to our 1-6 and 7-12 picks, etc.), to increase the likelihood that we get good spots and good board coverage?
I didn't do this in any of my games so far, and the pick lottery has hurt me in two games. I could have avoided being at a disadvantage if I spent an extra hour on Stage 1 of LOGIC GAMES.
STAGE 2 - Immediately After the Distribution of Picks: Based on what I did and didn't get from my picks, as well as based on where visible enemies are located, what else can I deduce from pick order?
- 2.1: How much about MOVE ORDER can I figure out?
- 2.2: Which enemy got which starting spot? If ENEMY A is in LOCATION X with CYCLICAL ORDER of AabBCc, what do MY PICK ORDER, HISTORY, and CYCLICAL ORDER allow me to know about each ENEMY's other locations?
- 2.3: Are there any other assumptions I can make regarding likely starting spots, based on 2.2 above?
STAGE 3 - Throughout the Game:
As we play, we gradually complete the LOGIC GAME puzzle, by viewing and reviewing HISTORY to remember the finer details and fill in the missing pieces regarding MOVE ORDER, KNOWN ENEMY LOCATIONS, LIKELY ENEMY LOCATIONS, etc.
------------------------------------------------------------Total Time Dedicated to Logic Games per 3v3 Europe Ladder Game
Well, if you want to harness the power of the PICK LOTTERY, know MOVE ORDER so it works in your favor, and know as much as possible about the LOCATIONS of EACH ENEMY, you must play these logic games.
If you just want to play a GAME and have FUN, you will likely lose to players who are spending 30 to 60 minutes per game on each of the above three stages. Yes, that is correct. The top players will spend 30 to 60 minutes per game per stage on logic games. That's 1.5 to 3 hours per game, just thinking about how CYCLICAL MOVE ORDER influences the structure of the game...
I can play 0% WR without this much thought. Yes, there is analytical reasoning involved. But by no means do I need to analyze so much just to play at a high level.
The three estates of Europe 3v3 will coalesce as follows:
First Estate: These players are the clergy. They dedicate their lives to the Church of WarZone. They will be top players investing their time to play all necessary logic games to glean as much intel as possible from HISTORY.
Second Estate: These players are the nobles. They are holy, as lords in feudal WL society must be, but they are busy with worldly matters and are not nearly as dedicated to the Church of WarZone. This estate is comprised of top players who will not put in the same time and energy.
Third Estate: Everyone else. If you aren't a lay or ecclesiastical prince, then you just don't matter when it comes to the 3v3 Ladder. The Third Estate will never beat a team from the upper estates.
Edited 9/29/2015 14:18:37