If You Have No Cool friends, Rent Some!
My last 24 hours were very interesting.
I entered a gold Tourney. Then, I remembered how hard it was for me to break even in those tourneys, with how competitive the game has become. People are facing me with Llamas and kitties and Zakus all the time, when most of my summoners are rares and not all of them are as high as the Gold tourneys allow.
So I decided to rent me a feral friend.
I rented a Zaku for a day to see how things go. Was hoping he's pay back the rent in the tourney, or get me to the champions league (I sit in diamond 2 right when the experiment started). Of course not single-handedly. I also leveled up some of my other cards, mostly the fire splinter. And borrowed a Magnor from @saffisara, to make things even more interesting.
Practice before the real deal.
Before entering the tourney battles, I decided to play a few games with those two cards to see how good they can do, and how can things possibly go wrong if I misuse them. Played a couple of games with the mindset of "I won't have them forever, might as well make use of them". That didn't work. I lost those two games. I took the blame for the losses and decided I won't waste my temporal friends' time. I headed to the event to start battling there and get over with it.
The real deal
I didn't abuse them this time. I even won a few battles without them and only used them when it was obvious to do so. I faced some Zakus and lost to those. Maybe what made the difference was that the other guys used them better because they had more time to practice with them. Also owning them makes use invest in the cards that make them even deadlier, like the Lava launcher. Funny thing is I have enough cards to level it up but the cards were rented out and I didn't think one level can make the difference.
Now that I think about it, a few stuns may have boosted my chances of winning some of the battles.
Did they fail me? Did I fail them?
I don't know. Things didn't go as I planned. But that's maybe because I had too high expectations. Call me a Noob. But when I took those two cards. Two lvl 3 legendary cards, and leveled up many more, I thought that would make a big difference. What happened was that I barely managed to get my 15 sps back in the tourney. Which is something I usually manage to do, but sometimes I don't. I know I won some battles only because I had Zaku and/or Magnor. So maybe I wouldn't have had my SPS back without them But honestly, I was hesitating to enter and the idea of having them made me do it so maybe that's not a gain. I'm overthinking here, I know.
Also, let's talk about the ranked battles. My daily was a neutral quest. So I could use the two cards for it. And I did. What I failed to do, so far (because I still have them and I might try again) was to climb to a higher league. I was naively aiming for the champions league. But now that I see how hard it is even with Zaku and Magnor, I might settle for diamond 1. Honestly, I'm on the verge of giving up on that, too.
Here's one of the battles I won using those "Messi&Neymar" as I want to call them. I'm sure the old FC Barcelona fans would get me. Messi would be Magnor cause he finishes the thing and Neymar would be zaku? But Messi is the smaller guy so maybe it's the other way around? Not sure. hehe