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2017 with my alchemists. Git Gud?

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Goals and aspirations sound great, but I wonder about your 10.

2 Mascots do give you options, but in my mind they don't out weigh the opportunity to have Crucible or even Merc as an option for a flex spot. What is it that makes you feel the need for both mascots?

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I'm with @burroboskov on this one - Naja is more versatile than Flask, even with Smoke, Flask does less. Admittedly in some situations Flask can do a lot of damage, but those situations aren't going to come up often, whereas 2" melee crowd out will happen all the time, the snake will almost every game be a good place to hold the ball, it's fast and protected enough with UM that it is actually a good 3rd kick retrieval option (I tend to use Vitriol or the snake as retrieval, favouring the snake if possible to give me more T1 goal threats) and 1 INF for a decent chance at giving poison with damage or a clutch Hypnosis to kill a play can be (situationally, as with Flask) great. Is being able to change Naja for Flask every so often worth removing the option of Crucible (or Venin, if you actually like him)?

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I suppose I could plop in Venin for Flask, I was being greedy and I'm not a massive fan of Venin my self. I could see Venin being somewhat useful with his 4/2 and good chance at retrieving the ball in some situation useful though. Thanks guys.

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I'd put in Crucible or Mercury over Venin. I do want to try out Venin some more, but I feel like Crucible can be game breaking, and Merc clearly has a role in a Smoke team for the AOE, and even in Midas he provides a strong ball passer, and Tackle on 1.

However it certainly is the flex spot. Looks like the decisions you need to make for your line up are...

Smoke/Midas

Flask/Naja

oKat/VKat

Calc/Compound

Harry

Vitriol

If you are happy to just have 2 options for flex, thats fine. But I don't think I was trying to push you towards Venin.

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4 hours ago, RTOAHB said:

This weekend is the fiances birthday, or I would of been all over this. Keep me informed on the next one!

That's probably the main thing holding you back.  You're letting your social and professional obligations take priority over Guildball like some kind of responsible adult.

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4 hours ago, RTOAHB said:

This weekend is the fiances birthday, or I would of been all over this. Keep me informed on the next one!

Buy her tickets as a gift? Women like surprise weekends away, right? :D

 

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Have played 3 games these last few days, 1 into butchers and 2 into Mr Dan Harwoods morticians. Will be doing some informal battle report this evening.

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Awesome blog dude, really well written and the description of play is really vivid. Certainly sounds like you unlocked boss level with the Alchemists, looking forward to the next instalment. 

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12 hours ago, Totes McAwesome said:

Awesome blog dude, really well written and the description of play is really vivid. Certainly sounds like you unlocked boss level with the Alchemists, looking forward to the next instalment. 

Thanks for the kind words mate! Looks like this week I have 6-7 more games lined up so plenty more to come.

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So sad times. Asthma, hayfever and the heat kicked my ass Saturday and I had to give the tourmaline a pass on Sunday as it was a 2 hour drive and I couldn't hack it. 

I have a event this Saturday, it's only 25 minutes drive so I can make it 1000%.

I'll be taking Midas, Smoke, Naja, Calculus, Vitriol, oKat,vKat, Crucible, Compound, Harry. 

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More rain, less sun, that's what we need.

Also, good luck in your event at the weekend. I'm looking forward to seeing how you feel Crucible goes.

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Have been following this discussion and your blog with interest, it has been interesting to see the tournament line up development.  This has been particularly good as I definitely do not have the luxury of as much regular gaming in my current area.  However, also have tournament this weekend and have decided on similar staring ten based on following:

  • Midas
  • Smoke
  • Naja
  • Vitriol
  • Harry
  • Calculus
  • oKat
  • vKat
  • Compound
  • Crucible

Potential preferred line-ups being as follows (favouring those not in italics):

Line Up (Midas)                                    Line Up (Smoke)

Midas                                                      Smoke

Naja                                                       Naja

Vitriol                                                      Vitriol

Harry                                                      Harry

OKat/VKat                                               Calculus

Compound/Crucible                                  OKat/VKat

Thanks for your efforts and I wish you good luck with your event.  It is likely that I won’t end up using Crucible though I do feel she may well be better inclusion than Mercury.

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Thanks for the kind words, I'll be taking photos of the event and will be doing a blog post for it. 

I like both your lines up, both what I would to play (Compound in Smoke is a solid choice as well).

Most of luck! 

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I've been loosely following this thread, and I've got mixed reactions about this. On the one hand, I hope you do well on Saturday, as you are putting a lot off effort into improving your game, but on the other hand, I want you to do really badly as I'm also attending the same tournament. :D

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