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DuellLord

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  1. If you take the right orbs/wells there are no really problems with cliffdancers on Yrmia. There are enough takeable spots. Cant remember a game where i get into really trouble against cliffdancer or something like that. Wazhai is a bit more tricky, because its not so good to take one of the mid spots, but you need to take sure that the fire player cant reach your start base...If the cliff in front of the start bases cannot used for attacking over it with any unit/tower this map would be fine. But all in all the most important is that generated maps will be back, because atm sometimes it feels like getting the same map again and again...because there are only 6 different. Wazhai/Yrmia feels worser than it is atm because you get them so often.
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    The Stress Test Open#7 21.04.19

    Tower-ban for t1 seems to be a good idea for a special tournament, but not in general for all furhter tournaments. Especially against nature its imbalanced in the other way if you play fire/shadow t1.
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    Stress Test Open#2(vs2) 17.11.18

    Im in with TopS3cret
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    Multiple Accounts

    Sorry, but I really dont understand why you are so hyped of punishing people The anonymity is in my opinion no really problem, it could be solved like you mentioned but all in all its nothing what really has an effect on the game experience. But that the game is colorful is definitely very important for the game experience and decides about the success of the project. Its not so nice everytime meet the same 3 decks. Btw im sure if this would happen, after some weeks everybody (nearly everybode) will complains about the evil 3 overpowered decks, because nobody can play something else....Looks nice for new players reading the forum and theres so much flame about the balancing And also sometimes you dont want to play the same deck than the last 3 days before. If you cant change in this case to another deck, some players just dont play for these days and wait till they are motivated again to play their usual deck. So activity goes down. And this is nothing the game can afford. Its right, that this is not a guarantee for playing everyone on another account another deck, but experience from years are absolutely positive about my theory that nearly everybody plays a different deck on an other account. But youre definetely right that a mixed pvp of someone who gets elo and someone who dont gets cant work. Btw changing one t1 card is definitely not comparable to changing from lost souls to pure nature for example. The whole mechanic of the deck in the second case is different.
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    Multiple Accounts

    Actually i played on all my smurf just the colour it was made for (maybe a second, for example fire-nature on my fire account) but never shadow or lost souls on others. In think otherwise its not the sense of smurf anymore: One reason for smurf is I want to know how good I am really with pure frost for example. And nearly all other players i know with muliple accounts made it this way too. In this context i want to mention, that i started using smurfs even before being a higher gold player. So its not only a thing for bored highrank players. A example for the diversity: There was not much, but some pure nature players in the game. But only ones (and they was never really active the last time) was dekka and beijingguy, who wasnt smurfs. So without multi accounting some decks would not be representated in lets say top hundred the most time. This cant be the way anyone wishes. The same applies to bandits and some others. Beeing punished for playing a deck that is hard to play but increases the diversity (so acting in the interest of the game) is not the best idea in my opinion. Even the fact that in the ranking are more accounts than players in the ranking so that it is harder to be top 100, 50... i dont see as a disandvantage. What would new players (we all want to have them) think if they see that the 200. best player of the whole game has stats like 50 - 120. He would think that the game is nearly dead.
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    Multiple Accounts

    Nobody stops playing a game he likes just because of getting crushed in one or two games by a low rank...And like I mentioned the same happens if highranks have low activity after not playing some weeks. I would say this happens more often than lowranks beeing crushed from smurfs. I mentioned also that in the matchmaking system of bf you get opponents with a totally different skill level just after a minute or two beeing in queue, what happened often if your not playing in the early evening in old bf. Your reasoning is a possible point of view for someone you doesnt care for ranking or elo and sees the sence of this just as a tool for getting balanced opponents. I think there is no right or wrong. But on my experience much players care for ranking place and elo. Because of this the diversity of played decks will definitely go lower. There will be definitely a big frustration, if 90 % of blueranks play lost souls, pure fire and fire/nature. In gold ranks it will be not that worse but not much better either. Most important thing for the survival of the game is keeping the players who are still playing. We all hope for a lot of more players, but we all have to watch how potentially new players react to a 9 years old game. Which bugs on multiple characters in old bf do you mean? I had three much used characters on one account and cant remember only one bug because of this...
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    Multiple Accounts

    If you have all your characters on one account there is no problem with elo-boosting against yourself, because you cant logg in with two computers on the same time in one account. Anyway in old bf there was never a real problem with people who trade elo between their accounts. Because of the small community it would be noticed from other players, if someone wins for example 5000 elo in one night so people know that other players would laugh about them because of this
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    Multiple Accounts

    I know I wrote most of the following some times before in earlier threads. But I think this is a very important question for the game. First, like @RadicalX mentioned, multiple characters/accounts are necessary for the diversity of played fractions. Especially the smaller community (@MrXLink) would mean, that in higher levels (from about earlier blue rank) you meet everytime the same 20 players (just a arbitrarily number) with the same 20 decks (maybe 5 of them will alternate between 2 or maybe even 3). Not very motivating about some month...Same effect will be in the middle ranks (gold) in a weaker expression. Just the fact that you as a lower player will meet with higher probabillity a much better player isnt really a convincingly point: Because of the matchmaking-system you meet every rank after a minute or two anyway. This was in old BF depending on the time of the day on average every third match (valued). Because of your mentioned maybe smaller community this will be not really better. But even I think this point can be adjusted: Give the multiple characters on their start an aditionally basic elo not to far away from the "main character" of this account. The Sparring ground is NO alternative to ranked for testing because of some reasons. ( @MephistoRoss; @MrXLink ) First you need a lot of more games than 10 or 20 for reaching a comparable level with a new fraction to your main fraction -> less diversity in ranked. Secondly in the ranking queue it will be even more difficult to find a good/fitting opponent because of the splitting -> more fights highrank against beginners -> more frustrating for both. @NedDeppat Do you really think I have fun to follow fleeing werebeasts over the whole map to waste 5 minutes for getting 10 elo??? Even the problem with "unfair" elo-lose isnt really a valid point. In the first weeks of ranked the elo will not say really much about the skill anyway because of the different number of games different players made. After a while, if the elo nearly says something about the skill my mentioned above suggestion with the adapted basic elo would work. A bit imbalance in elo system is existing too, if I play different decks on the same account and character, because if I play my elo down with a new deck somebody can earn easier elo, if I play it up with my usual fraction I will take away more elo of my opponents than they deserve. The problem of daily rewards can solved if you only can get it on one account (and not on each different character) only one time per day. Last thing is that I remember someone of the staff explained, that its technically just not possible to find out who is smurfing and not. I know some people playing from the same house than an other player (family, friend ....). So its doubtful to make a rule which observance can not be checked exactly. All in all i can understand there here are some concerns about smurfing, but if you think about the whole topic in details, there are some reasons pro smurfing and no indisputatable reasons against. All in all the game would profit on allowing smurfs clearly in the purpose of a higher activity of the players. So please rethink about your current decision against smurfs/multicharacters.
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    Favorite Element

    Pure Shadow. Although i think most here know me more as lost souls player. Btw Im a bit confused that there are nearly 50 percent that voted for nature
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    The PvP Deck Builder Compendium

    Never tried this. I think spam of Nox or Dreadcharger works okay both if you choose it in the right situations. But i was in general never a big fan of nightguard... But btw i wouldnt agree to all classifications from @indubitablement. Shadow without Motivate and Fire without Thugs for example isnt really a good choice.
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    Opening Tournament

    Sign me in for 1vs1 and 2vs2, too. Maybe you should ask some days before the tournament if alls who signed in here in the last months will be really there Edit: xDarkfightx will be my mate in 2vs2
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    Multiaccounts

    How should this work? if i change one card in the deck i start with basic-elo? (Serious question) Because sometimes i (and i know many others too) want to play another colour for a while. Unranked is no solution, because its not the same atmosphere And why is it disgraceful? If I play bad i lose the game and the other gets the elo... Second i dont know how you play with other decks than your main, but i play with my smurfs seriously too...
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    Multiaccounts

    Multi accounts are important for the diversity of different decks in high rank elo. If there are no smurfs allowed, high ranks use (nearly) never other decks than their main colour, because its elo-wasting. Only useful solution is to prevent, that the profit in the form of getting BFP etc is too high.
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    [Giveaway] Tell us your story !

    Hello guys, some of you, especially the more experienced players might know me as DuellLord or xDuelllordx (shadow smurf). I stayed in the top ten most time the last year (if active) and with my friend xDarkfightx we was rank one in 2v2 but i have too admit there were 3-4 Teams with higher base elo. The start of my playing was in autumn 2010, when a friend of mine told me something about a game called BattleForge. So I started pretty late. However back then I already played many other games such as „WarRock“, „Urban Rivals“ or „Last Chaos“. But not one of them caught me. This game stood out of the rest because it was a strategygame, a genre I havent touched before. In addittion to that it also consists of some TCG elements which was my favourite genre back then. It was just like the Yu-gi-oh tv series where you played a card and it apeared on the battlefield. The first step was too choose a name. I couldnt take one of my previous names because they wasn’t really good. I think that I thought DuellLord is a nice name is enough to give you an impression on my previous names First I played with some friends (all of them accommpanied me until the end: xDarkfightx, Powermachine, Koloser) and we mainly played 2 vs 2 sparring matches. Our gameplay and tactics were, as you might guessed, pretty suspect at beginning. However due to this there were some pretty funny situations. Once I ceased fighting all the game until I went T4 before anyone else so I used my Giant Wyrm to decide the match. Pretty soon I noticed that I wont advance further with the cards I got. From the beginning my main interest laid in the PVP and obviously to get as high as possible ( At this time I wouldnt have dreamed of becoming the first). However BFP were expensiv, you had to pay 50€ for a full deck, Nature and Shadow were even more pricy. And I was, I dont know why, stingy so I played for points to Upgrade my cards instead of spending money. Furthermore I traded with some pretty cheap cards, the seed capital was the 1BFP per day. Still it took very long so a freind of mine lend me some cards too frame myself a accapteable Lost Souls deck that I can play with him. Soon my Deck look like one of the best players and my excuse for loosing against my freinds didn‘t work any longer^^ I started playing ranked games but I got crushed at beginning sometimes because I lacked the knack. Still I somehow figured it out and started winning. I worked my way up the rank ladder and then I got stuck in Gold 2. I just had moderate success but I didnt really know what was the difference between me and some pro players. I had the perception that I am not playing bad but in the end I didnt know anything about highranks. I started studying, I watched youtube videos (for exampleI liked the playing style of DragonDampfi who had a channel there in contrast to most players in community). And I started to notice the small perks that differentiated me from the pros. There had to be some hidden mechanics I didnt know and as I talked to my friends which was studying after the principle of „learning by doing“, I started to browse through the Forums. Still it took some time for the success too arrive because I didnt play much because of losing sometimes (I am not a good loser…) Meanwhile I created a second account, xDuelllordx, I know it wasnt very creative but I wanted other people to know that this accounts belong togehter, that I can play more than one element. I also overcame myself and bought some BFP and build myself a shadow deck . With this deck T1 was still the same but in T2 I had the Harvester, the only XL unit in T2 and the Shadowmage which was a neat counter to all S- and M- units. However I had to learn to keep the enemies away from my walls because I had to play without frostsplashs from now. Not easy for someone like me who prefered playing passive and waited for the enemies too make mistakes. Still it didnt take long to get to the same level as I was with my main account which I neglected bit . Now I already saw myself reaching the first goal I set myself. I played myslef in the elistist (like I thought in past) circle of the Top 200 and played both of my decks because I wasnt sure about which suited me the best. Now starts the time where I was very motivated because I wanted to advance. I rapidly roe with both of my accounts. I started to play around the void manipulation with Furnace of Flesh and Embalmers‘s Shrine even if it took some practice. Sometimes I bet top 20 players and sometimes I lost against total newbies and before I truly understood this tactic it got nerfed and I had to go back to the classic shadow variant. After some time I finally joined the platin players and I had to notice that I relied too much on the power I had during T2 and started to work on the weak points in T1. I had to handle this before I could advance because players in this level tried to fight me while I was in T1. And as I finally did it I was climbing up again and I realised again that the game was more fun if I learned how the game really worked. Then I started to create more accounts and I played nearly as succesfull as I played with my other accounts, at least as I used pure fire, nature wasn‘t my strong side. Interesting enough I always played on the same level with my shadow deck as I played with LS. However people still mainly saw me as LS player, maybe because in 2vs2 I nearly every time played with my main account. In 2vs2 I had some different partners, but mainly I played with xDarkfightx like you even note at beginning of this text. Unfortunately it was really hard to earn ELO at a higher level, because it wasn’t enough to find good opponents and beat them, because some of them was a new team playing together so they had ELO like a beginner Team, so there was no ELO to win, but much to lose Nevertheless I liked this mode, the playing in here was much more dynamic as in 1vs1 and no tactical waiting. In the last year of BF the 3vs3 mode appeared. It had some weaknesses in my opinion, like the definitely too big maps but it was still amusing because matches here developed in a new way. I was very excited because of the 3vs3 tournament, which occurred for some weeks. I remember on some evenings my mates xDarkfightx and Powermachine (we was one team in this tournament) tried to make a 3vs3 sparring, but trying it for some hours wasn’t enough At most 2 players took place in the other team and before one more came in, one of the previous players left. Unfortunately the tournament wasn’t such a big success, we lost the last two games and get the third place. Cheering was that we still got a promo Juggernaut for this, so I hadn’t to use a normal Jugger on my fire smurf. In the last month of the game the number of players went down, nevertheless my motivation to play the game was as high as before even if I thought that more players would make this game even greater than it is/was. In the end of the summer EA announced that the game will be closed. I was very disappointed about this and for some weeks I didn’t play. But in the last days I made one last matches (although we now know that it really wasn’t the last ones J). In the following month I heard from the project Legacy Reforge, but after some time it was clear that this would go to nothing. In the summer of the last year there was announced a new project called BattleForge Reborn. I was skeptic but happy at the same time, because the plan was to recreate the old BattleForge in its former style. Now, especially since the last days we all see that this project will start in a short time and we can enjoy this great game again. I think beside the excellent game play the special thing in this game is that there is some contact to other players, at least in the higher ranks players know each other. I hope to that most of them will play again, of course some new players would be great too. See you in the forge!
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    Preventing Multiaccounting: Restrict Trades

    Yes, staff clearly knows about that some people in this game want to play with the same ip together. Because of this i cant imagine a one ip - one account system.
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