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2015-06-07 00:02:50
20 votes, rating 2.7
ranked nonsense
So, I hardly ever play ranked, as I find the horrible picking annoying (yes, yes, there are ways of "picking" in B too, but at least you get a game...)

However, with XFL looming, I've decided to get my humans a few games to try to build them for the draw, so back to GF I go...

OMFG.... hours of putting a fairly average 1500 ish human (HUMANS!!!!) team on GF and greenlighting every thing +/- 200 TV, and NOTHING, NADA, IGNORED by Everyone...

It is the gamefinding equivalent of playing vs a 4+ minuter....

So, my question is this... How do you ranked players put up with the nonsense of trying to get a fair game!?

I'm really curious. do you take up knitting? Watch TV? Paint the fricking walls?

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Posted by pythrr on 2015-06-07 00:04:13
update!~ I got a game offer! from a human team 520 TV bigger than me. Go die in a fire, Mr Picker who shall remain unnamed...
Posted by pythrr on 2015-06-07 00:09:12
more update! joly crap! I gotta game...

a nice delf coach challenged me! weeee


Amazeballs.
Posted by koadah on 2015-06-07 00:10:44
XFL? Pffft.

They won't let the HLP in so how important can it be? ;)
Posted by Harad on 2015-06-07 00:11:02
Play box (as you do) and just put teams on gamefinder whilst you are waiting for the next activation in the box. Then it doesn't hurt so much that you only get one offer an hour. And that's normally not sensible.
Posted by Mr_Foulscumm on 2015-06-07 00:16:00
This is pretty much why I gave up on Ranked :(
Posted by pythrr on 2015-06-07 00:16:02
Posted by footballolb16 on 2015-06-07 00:30:37
It really depends on the time of day that I play, when I play during European peak hours, I prefer black box because it guarantees (almost) me a game, I don't mind playing harder games every now and then, the box usually gives somewhat fair match-ups but obviously you get the occasional one-sided one... But when I play Ranked, it's often hard for me to accept a game I know would be "hard" when I could quite easily get an "easier" game... That is not to say that I only cherry pick weak teams, but it is my prerogative to avoid claw/Mb/PO or some combination thereof.

When I played ranked, it's usually because it's either North American peak hours and the box is dead, or because I'm trying to prep a team for a tournament... In which case, I'd rather not suffer major setbacks because I usually don't have infinite time to recover the team.

If I wanted to prep a team for a tournament and was planning to play lots of BB that day, I'd search on game finder for a little while and if nothing particularly interesting pops up then I'll activate for box and get a game that way.

Also, when I play with Ogres, Halflings, Vampires, etc. I get plenty of game offers :).
Posted by pubstar on 2015-06-07 00:35:51
Honestly, I just don't bother trying to find a fair game. I generally do the following:

1. Green check every match that doesn't give either side inducements
2. Look to see if any of the coaches I checked are jerks, and uncheck them
3. If no one bites, green check every other match

It rarely gets to step 3 unless I'm offering a bash team. Outside of very slow times, I've inevitably checked a match that puts me at a small disadvantage in step 1, like say, my 1300 tackle-less HE's vs. 1340 Lizards or something.
Posted by Lorebass on 2015-06-07 01:06:59
Yeah, i just greenlight about 200 +/- TV that doesnt contain 4+ clawpombs...

though even those dont usually say yes (ever.)

I play FTL in the downtime.
Posted by Kryten on 2015-06-07 01:16:59
I usually glove slap in IRC to whip up games in Ranked. With the right opponent, one can get reasonable matches.
Posted by pythrr on 2015-06-07 01:19:52
woo, does IRC still exist?!

;)
Posted by mrt1212 on 2015-06-07 01:29:51
Lorebass, you and I have the same routine - FTL when the fish aren't biting in Box.
Posted by Arktoris on 2015-06-07 03:23:55
tips for getting a game:

#1 don't BS. Select games that you'd accept if the teams/coaches were reversed. Start with the most even matchup not the least.

#2 talk and be friendly in game. too many today act like saying "hello. thanks for playing me. good luck and have fun" is a chore. If you're friendly, win or lose your opponent has fun too and will more apt to game with you in the future.
Posted by Arktoris on 2015-06-07 03:27:31
#3 have diverse teams. If you only play claw teams, orcs and dwarves. You're telling your opponent you're more interested in the attrition than the game. If you are willing to be the "mouse" once in awhile, opponents are more likely to let you be the "cat" in the future.
Posted by Arktoris on 2015-06-07 03:29:27
oh, and watch Netflix

if no one wants to play, you're not bored. If they offer a BS match, chuckle once and flip back to Dr. Who.
Posted by Kam on 2015-06-07 04:06:03
#4 respond to blogs while waiting.

But yeah, Arktoris is right. I'm generally the cherry (even though it's often a poisonous one :D), and I often play against stronger, bashier, or simply teams I don't stand a chance against if I know the coach is fun and talkative.
Posted by Cavetroll on 2015-06-07 06:28:02
Enter Scheduled Smacks. It's not instant gratification, but it actually is a decent way to get some games in between majors with any team. And sometimes you get lucky and win a few.
Posted by PeteW on 2015-06-07 09:13:09
Your humans have 2 mbpo. That is an auto-cross for me. Thanks for letting me know so i can now just cross you without having to look at your team.
Posted by JimmyFantastic on 2015-06-07 09:36:36
Never let it be said that PeteW is not a brutal cherrypicker! ;)
Posted by Verminardo on 2015-06-07 10:04:02
Haha yeah, it's a tragedy that you can't get a decent match-up for a fairly average 1500 Human team (read 2 rerolls + Leader, 11 players, 2 TackleMBPO).

In fairness gamefinder can be rather frustrating. Especially when you're looking for prep games, aka games that won't leave your team in a worse state than before.
Posted by MattDakka on 2015-06-07 12:51:52
Omg 2 human pombers are too stronk!

Posted by truckerpunk on 2015-06-07 12:52:44
I play flings... Problem solved :D
Posted by akaRenton on 2015-06-07 12:53:23
The Cranberries would play you, but then you're building for a tournament and whilst you'll probably win the chances are we'd maim a fair few players.

I greenlight matches, then I work on the Welcome to FUMBBL PM, and the FUMBBL Image Library. I'm just as happy playing or doing those so it's no biggie for me.

I can imagine it's frustrating for you though, and I'd bet very few ranked players willingly face pomb teams which is probably why you're finding it hard to get matches.
Posted by PurpleChest on 2015-06-07 15:56:52
I'm your huckleberry
Posted by garyt1 on 2015-06-07 16:17:26
Can't play against pombers. Bah that is puny folks, whether agile or bash.
Posted by fidius on 2015-06-08 07:23:50
I picked up FTL on mrt's recommendation. Quite good.
Posted by the_Sage on 2015-06-11 00:01:05
What Arktoris said.
So often I'll put up a dozen teams, and the opponent has a few as well, but then will only offer his dorfs vs my stunties.
Banter and decency both help a LOT too.