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Re: Phase 3 - Community Vote http://elementscommunity.org/forum/index.php?topic=20045.msg258280#msg258280
« Reply #60 on: January 27, 2011, 09:46:52 AM »
For clarity let's narrow down the situation and ask a general question.

In this scenario the "next master of :earth" comes before you asking for advice on either one of these three topics: (pick one out of the three).

One relates to advice on "who (and why) you would recommend to bid on?"
Another relates to "your impression of previous wars. (advice on past mistakes)"
Another relates to "player management. (or lack there of)"

Ignore the fact that they may be "more qualified" or "more experienced" in any of these fields.  They would like your opinion and your own advice on the matter.

Feel free to be creative, and respond to one of the three requests given.
Thanks for the clarification.
Having some sort of question really helps answering it ;)

Well then, here is the answer to the first question. Not having the actual bidding at hand proved to be a little more challenging than expected, but making it a general advice should do the trick.
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Hey [insert future master of earth, if(master == Legit){add lots of "legit" in the post}],
Thanks for asking my advice, it's an honor to be able to help you out.

First off, I'd like to mention a past lack of logic some masters had during the previous bidding:
As you know, the higher a master bids on players, the more will his starting vault be reduced. So if you know e.g. the master of entropy really wants the player "10 men" (who had then ~400 score, which speaks for a lot of experiance and dedication), raise the bets there!
If you accidentally buy him for 20 cards, then there is no damage done. Having an experianced player is always great. And if entropy will bid higher, you have reduced their starting vault by ~15 cards. Giving such a strong player away for 6 cards is like giving entropy a nice advantage for free.
This might seem like an unfair move, bidding on players you don't want to buy but IMO it doesn't break any moralic rules to use this kind of tactics to reduce your opponents vault before the first battle, it's rather unlogic to NOT do it!

As to who you actually should bid on, I'd suggest to take a look at the previous performances of the players.
Anyone who participated in the previous wars, did a great job in PvP and in his war role, is a good choice. Having lots of forum awards show a lot of dedication to the game so they are also a good choice. The score isn't that important, but players with 100k+ can be considered plentily experianced.
Last but not least, players that did a great job in the trials should rather be considered your first choice. So if you see a player named Kakerlake, instantly bid 24 cards on him :P !

If you are not sure weather a player is good enough, shows enough dedication or is able to handle his role in the war, you may always ask him questions to see if he is able to handle his job.
Ask him to create a google spreadsheet, containing some stuff like the salvaging from war1, darkness in round 2. Or any other task related to the role he might get.
If he can't do it, needs too long or does it wrongly, you know whom not to bid on.

I hope that helped, if you need any moar advice, you know how to reach me ;)

Cheerz
Kakerlake

p.s. don't forget to place a 24 cards bidding on Kakerlake^^

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Re: Phase 3 - Community Vote http://elementscommunity.org/forum/index.php?topic=20045.msg258377#msg258377
« Reply #61 on: January 27, 2011, 03:43:32 PM »
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Re: Phase 3 - Community Vote http://elementscommunity.org/forum/index.php?topic=20045.msg259600#msg259600
« Reply #62 on: January 29, 2011, 04:11:20 PM »
Thanks for the votes!
Didn't expect to get more votes than my fellow earth trial challengers! (Terro excluded for obvious reasons)

 

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