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Ninja Champion wrote:this isn't technically cheating nor is it an exploit once you understand the freestyle game.
There are too many differences to list between how a sequential and freestyle 1vs1 game play out that given two players of equal strategy sequential is a game of who starts first should win (this actually isn't true of a handful of maps where speed of sweeping the board is important, take the same two hypothetical players of equal strategy and give one a slightly faster internet/computer speed. The slower player may end up feeling a little Jippd/ripped off and eventually give up trying... an inside joke was made here.) Apply the same two players of "equal strategy" to the freestyle game play and speed is now your main game determining outcome, assuming dice/cards average out over the duration of the game; this never happens but over a span of 20+ games is more likely.
If your opponent ends first or you run out of time your opponent has the option of starting anytime before 1/2 the round is over, in the past with 5 min speed games as the only option this could be huge (wait 1-2 mins and quickly break a bonus/eliminate a player/etc to hopefully catch your opponent off guard) but now with the 1 min option as you've experienced the faster player could just wait the 30 seconds giving both players 30 seconds to make their moves. Obvious edge to the faster player and there's really nothing the slower player can do but to anticipate what the faster player could do and try to prepare for it (drop 2's in the opponents attack route, place a stack elsewhere and follow your opponents attacks, etc). This is usually why those with slower connections scream abuse but freestyle is a game of speed and strategy, more one than another depending on the map/settings, but more often than not speed.
There are a number of ways to increase your speed, some more questionable than others, with the most affordable to start:
- Using the default in game clickable map or the community developed clickable map, I'd be shocked if all this time the game default is faster and I didn't know about it
- Optimizing the community clickable map, there's a few posts on this
- Which internet browser you use, google chrome feels faster but firefox in my opinion feels better for whatever reason
- Computer maintenance, the programs that clean up all the background noise/junk. You could also include the numerous that claim to increase performance by stopping non essential programs from running, could be essential if your computer was cool in 1998
- Mental alertness, how much sleep you get, any enhancing substances, your peak physical conditioning, ask tdans, play starcraft like a boss, run marathons, etc
- Your internet connection, what speed, is it a direct connection or shared with others, etc
- Your computer hardware, playing on a bad ass computer from 1998 will score you retro points
- How close you live to the CC server, wherever the poor thing is to reduce your ping, probably the most expensive option.
Seems like a bit much to play a board game. This is why there should be scoreboards for sure. But some people think that it is the same as sequential.
But ya don't play those games I seen it happen in games I have played so stopped playing them they wait till the last seconds play click maps. Your next turn they already done played and your screen which you were starring at say start turn and your looking around with those clueless eyes like WTF!