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 Post subject: Draft Mode
PostPosted: Sun Jan 23, 2011 12:38 pm 
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we allready talked about this during the beta and it looks like there are more and more complaints about the luck factor in sealed so i wanted to bring up the idea again ;)

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 Post subject: Re: Draft Mode
PostPosted: Sun Jan 23, 2011 3:27 pm 
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It is a great idea and we want it badly. I don't think luck is a real issue frankly. There is some, but if there were none it would be chess. The top players always seem to win.

However, draft is amazing for its fairness and fun. We will be adding it asap.


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 Post subject: Re: Draft Mode
PostPosted: Tue Jan 25, 2011 6:29 pm 
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Draft sounds awesome! :D

But I have a question, will you then know your opponents cards?


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 Post subject: Re: Draft Mode
PostPosted: Tue Jan 25, 2011 11:00 pm 
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I feel dumb for asking, but what on earth is draft mode?

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 Post subject: Re: Draft Mode
PostPosted: Tue Jan 25, 2011 11:03 pm 
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Bubbles wrote:
I feel dumb for asking, but what on earth is draft mode?


Play fantasy football (or basketball, or baseball, or hockey). 8-)

But in all seriousness, I too would like to know the details of how it would work.


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 Post subject: Re: Draft Mode
PostPosted: Wed Jan 26, 2011 12:36 am 
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In a tournament, the number of players would be broken up into 4 player groups. Each player in each group would have 3 packs. Each player would open 1 pack, pick 1 card and pass the other 7 cards right. The packs would either circle and hte player would also pick the 5th card from the pack, or it could reverse and the player would get the 8th card from the pack. Assume a reverse;

Player 1 opens pack with: Light Tank Hero, Enlist Recon, No Fly, Lethal Artillery, Enlist 2 light tanks, marksman recon, last line of defense, tech heli.

Player 1 would pick first and might take -- Light Tank Hero
Player 2 does not know what 1 took and he takes -- Enlisth 2 light tanks
Player 3 takes No Fly
Player 4 gets two picks and takes Enlist Recon, and Lethal Art
Player 3 takes Tech Heli
Player 2 takes marksman recon
Player 1 takes last line

Simultenaoulsy, Player 2 opens a pack with Aviation Octane, Octane, Armor Art, Special Forces, Enlist Heavy, Enlist Art, Marksman Art, Heavy Merc

Player 2 picks first and takes -- SPecial forces
Player 3 takes -- Enlist Art, etc, etc.


Every player ends up with 24 cards. However, since you are all picking from the same packs, there is a lot of skill in evaulating cards, evaluating what cards would be good in your deck, etc. The best card for your deck might not always be the best card (e.g. enlist art might be better than Air overhaul, but if you have a tech fighter with a repair and a squad leader, you might take the air overhaul, especially if you have a lot of enlists; enlist inf and recon may be better than adrenaline, but if you have enlists and no inf speed, you might pick the adrenaline). It is an EXTREMELY fun format. Doug, you will like it because it is more skill intensive and balances out sealed deck luck. Plus, the actual draft itself is very fun.


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 Post subject: Re: Draft Mode
PostPosted: Wed Jan 26, 2011 1:45 pm 
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this sounds extremely complicated..

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 Post subject: Re: Draft Mode
PostPosted: Wed Jan 26, 2011 2:40 pm 
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Once you see it in action, you will notice that it's really not complicated at all. Especially when the program takes care of it all for you. You will simply see a set of cards, pick one, see another set of cards (-1 in amount), pick one, and so forth.

I'm assuming there will be time limits on each pick. And if time expires, maybe they would get one of those cards at random, or something like that.

I'm really looking forward to it!

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 Post subject: Re: Draft Mode
PostPosted: Wed Jan 26, 2011 4:27 pm 
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I've always loved drafts, so this sounds cool. Only one question... if every player ends with 24 cards, do you then select 12 among those 24 cards every time you start a new game in that tourney? The obvious answer is yes and that is what I'm assuming, but it wasn't clarified.


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 Post subject: Re: Draft Mode
PostPosted: Wed Jan 26, 2011 6:00 pm 
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Yes to Doug's question. You have a time limit for each pick. If you time out you are giving the rarest card left at random (if mroe than 2 uncommons, or commons).

It is actually quite simple and very fun.


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