Absolute Zero wrote:_Anshin_ wrote:Absolute Zero wrote:That's like a day's growth for you. Well, this is both good and bad. Bad that I lose. Good that it proves that more XP you have, the more you can gain (though, not as high of a difference as I expected), and also good that it proves that I'm pretty close to keeping pace with you. Another couple mil on Gauntlet, and he'll keep pace with Darq pretty well.
Believe it or not I actually feel bad about this, although I it was a fun race. As for proof, I thought it was because I had a strong build and you have a fast build. Keep in mind you have a repair/strafer so this means you should be getting double the XP because you can work both side of the fence while I just have a few to feed off of. As far of a difference I am not sure what you expected in terms of difference between XP gained.
Don't feel bad. I went into this expecting to lose. Strong builds require more XP then fast builds, so even though our strength I believe is the same, and our speed should be pretty close, the few points you have over me in courage and I imagine endurance make the difference. You invest more XP, you should be getting more of a return. Maybe I should think of it more in terms of banking. Power builds have a low risk, medium yield on their investment, fast builds have a high risk, and can have a high yield, but can also have a low yield, so they flux more. I've been trending to low yield (especially my last few missions) which has really hurt my gain...
Wrong, once again... Power builds do not have a low risk medium yield: in fact they have a low risk, HIGH yield on their investment, which _Anshin_ proved, and which I am proving every day. Fast builds like yours do have a chance of getting a high score once in a while, but about as much chance as any lower level has of hitting a high level.
You are trying to run when you can't even walk. And it's a real waste of XP to make a fast build when that same XP could make a perfectly fine lower level build providing a higher yield.
Absolute Zero wrote:And I've had a lot of down time actually. I ran into some bad juju with the RNG and seen my survival rate plummet, and was out for a good chunk of friday and saturday so my play time was limited. Those are all excuses though, you've been winning fair and square, and you will win fair and square. If you're having fun though, we can extend the amount out further, see if that helps balance things for us.
Excuses like 'bad RNG' are completely bogus.
I've been looking at just Gaunlet's missions that I'm able to recall:
http://www.seibertron.com/heavymetalwar ... n_id=95539
http://www.seibertron.com/heavymetalwar ... n_id=95653
http://www.seibertron.com/heavymetalwar ... n_id=95744
http://www.seibertron.com/heavymetalwar ... n_id=95773
http://www.seibertron.com/heavymetalwar ... n_id=95836
http://www.seibertron.com/heavymetalwar ... n_id=95905
Gauntlet is ending up at the very lowest end of the XP scale EVERY time. You can't tell me that's 'bad RNG' or 'bad luck': that's just a bad build getting thrown into missions way out of his depth.
You know, I don't have a say in the terms of the bet, so take it or leave it, but if it was up to me (and I know it isn't, so stop giving me a hard time!), the rules of this bet get changed so you don't have to change the names of your team, but you would have to reconfigure a couple of your builds, according to what _Anshin_ would consider a good build with the XP available. BINGO, everyone wins, including you!