ShrivelTwitch Jan 13 @ 5:51am
How is a person with only 20 games in supposed to deal with people who have 50+ games?
I currently have 20 games in, and all the ranks near me have like 50+ games in. I'm currently rank 26, and I do not understand how I'm supposed to be able to put up a fight with people who should have at least double the chance of the upgrades that I've had.

Did I just rank up extremely fast or something?

http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=216185591
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Kharnath Jan 13 @ 8:04am 
Strong subtle e-brag ;)

Care to share your strategy? I don't have a team at the moment so I can't see for myself.
ShrivelTwitch Jan 13 @ 3:25pm 
I don't think it's anything special, just a run to the left/right and a line defense...
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=216348925
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=216348859

It's gotten me pretty far, but now I'm losing to about half of the games I'm playing against.
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Nesut Jan 13 @ 11:07pm 
Challenge people that are further down in the rankings :)
Kharnath Jan 14 @ 3:48am 
To be honest, I don't like your defensive setup at all. It looks extremely vulnerable to flank attacks and passing attacks. Also, you don't really take advantage of your superior mobility. That's a big mistake if you ask me.
Bauhaus Jan 14 @ 9:49am 
Originally posted by ShrivelTwitch:
It's gotten me pretty far, but now I'm losing to about half of the games I'm playing against.

Getting to the top 30 is when the game really started for me, that's where you're sure to find teams that have obviously put time into customizing their tactics. Also, the difference between ranks becomes much more dramatic the higher up you go (because you're suddenly looking at jumps of dozens of team rating points).

Don't worry about your few games played, good tactics are much more important than player level. As for those teams with a full roster of level 5's (believe me, I stressed over this too), just be patient and avoid challenging teams with ridiculous amounts of games played until you can take opponents with 500-600 matches under their belt. That's when you know you're ready for anything.

-- EDIT: to break it down even more, I found the difference between 50 and 150 games played to be much more dramatic than say, between 100 and 600 games played. Those first few steps are definitely the hardest. --

Most importantly, do your best to stay in that top 30. The higher you go, the more you'll get flooded with challenges from teams in the 2,000-3,000 range (don't ask me what these people are thinking, lol). All those matches will only give you 0-1 rating point, but you still get normal amounts of xp. Tough it out long enough and your little guys will be level 5 in no time.

...and Kharnath's right, do something about that defense, haha!

Good luck!
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ShrivelTwitch Jan 15 @ 7:01pm 
I haven't really changed my strategy, except for the fact that I switch from left attack to right attack and randomly pick one, and now I'm 5th in circle league. Is circle league the only league?
Bauhaus Jan 17 @ 7:25am 
Looks that way. Found you on the boards today and it looked like you were losing roughly half of all the matches played. Given that you generally lose a buttload more rating on a loss than you gain on a win, that's not a very good record.
Last edited by Bauhaus; Jan 17 @ 7:26am
Nesut Jan 21 @ 9:54pm 
Would like to add that you can lose a game to someone that you should not loose to (if you have good tactics) and when you then look at the replay what was a 2-3 loss, is now a 7-0 win, so it is kinda hard to avoid loosing when you cant see what's going wrong.
Kharnath Jan 22 @ 3:41pm 
The developers are aware of the issue. Hopefully, they'll fix it soon. Here's a link to the bug report in the official forum:

http://forums.bloodbowl-starcoach.com/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=11356
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