I recently played a game with someone (sorry, I can't remember who you are) and he asked me if I could give him some advice after the game. I was in a good mood that day so I decided to critique his every move and instead of evaluating him at the end of the game, I coached him throughout. This guy was not a bad player by any means. He made several well thought out, strategic moves. However, he also made a number of small mistakes that I didn't make. Every wrong move ultimately decreases your chances of winning, especially against a better player that is aware of the best possible move in nearly every situation. And likewise, every time you make the best possible move, you increase your chance of winning. If one player is constantly making the best possible move and the other player is making a few mistakes here and there, obviously the second player is more likely to lose.
You see Lurch, this is what separates the good players from the great. The middle tier players pay less attention and generally do not put as much thought into every move as the top tier players. You may not be making the wrong move, but if you don't understand what the BEST move is then you're not helping your chances of winning. The best players consistently make the BEST moves, which add up during the course of a game and make it so they are in a better position to win.
Most people who complain that Quadradius is mostly luck do not understand what I'm trying to say. They think they are playing just as good as their opponent, when in reality they aren't aware that every wrong step decreases their chance to win. Is there luck involved in Quadradius? Of course. Does it ruin the game? No. The "luck" argument is merely an excuse for players who aren't as mentally aware of the ins and outs of Quadradius to make themselves feel better for not winning as much as other players.
Oncobyte wrote:This is a luck containing game. We like that. The randomness means that you have a tremendous variety of options and almost every game you play is different than the last. The same strategy doesn't work every time. Sometimes, you will lose entirely because of bad luck. Play another "hand" of QR and get over it.
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