:eek: Good evening, ladies.
I’m making this thread as a discussion place for general in-game tactical evolution. Whether you’re playing a one-off online or a tournament set in another state, everyone has a gameplan that they’re trying to carry out. The plan may be as simple as “I must win,” and sometimes as complex as “I have to perform this particular series of actions to exploit a particular reaction from my opponent, react in a particular fashion and take as much damage as possible for now.”
Now, this isn’t talking about a “bag of tricks” that players employ. What I want to discuss here is the different battle plans people roll into matches with, how they feel about those plans, whether they’re successful and what happens when things go awry. I want to discuss options as well. Do you use all your options? Do you try to take away your opponent’s options? I also want to talk about what happens when tactics clash; if someone is banking on a certain move or strategy and their opponent has successfully guarded or stuffed that strategy, should the first player try again? Should they keep that option on the table and keep their opponent honest? Should the second player continue to respect the now-exposed strategy of the first player? Should they force a counterattack on the first player’s option so much that they can regard the strategy as “dismissed”?
I want this discussion to go beyond having a “well, there’s no way they’ll do that again…” feeling without delving into the King of Iron Theory tournament. Let’s talk about the real way players approach situations. I’m really interested to hear what people have to say, even if it involves strategies that wouldn’t hold up in a long set but would win you a tournament match or even strategies for online warriors. Everything is fair game.