Behind the Plan Paris

Behind the Plan: Paris

Once the young impressionable teenager of the community. Paris these days is the premier tournament host who ends up captaining most teams he’s on because noone else wants to. I was curious to see what his thoughts were this year.


Dantski

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Do you think a 7 man roster is enough considering its 7v7 max?


Paris

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Hmm could be.

I think 7 or 6 man roster is enough.

Considering the week 1 turn out, I’d say 7 seems enough for sure.

But after the DE ? Or a roster lock?


Dantski

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Well thats up to the TO’s isn’t it?


Paris

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Well looking into the future changes things a bit, its not as favorable with just 7 over 4 weeks, it could work, but probably won’t.

As of now, seems fine.


Dantski

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So you think the majority of your players can be there each week?


Paris

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Hmm i’d say everyone but sam, probably.

Chron should be able to make fallbacks from here on out.


Dantski

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How do you feel about constructing a team within the 25 point limit?
Did it feel limiting? Or do you feel like it was a good chance to exploit value picks on players you felt were underrated?


Paris

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Hmm seems alright but clearly some trouble last weekend, fielding 17.6 for one game, 13.5 for 5 all the while neglecting to change my roster after the first game. I think the roster lock rule should now be thrown out as tirri was very upset his team’s points would be deducted for adding a player not rated, not on his roster, after the first game.


Shaister got a really fucking awful rating. I think he’s a great player, but he’s not anywhere near as active in the past 8 years as the other players ranked above or around him. Sam’s rating didnt come until round 2, when peopel were being much more generous with their ratings after coming to realization they would impact the course of mwc’s rosters. Otherwise I’d think his would be higher, as well as a few others. A clear limitation to any roster is being ranked high, but this handicap is easily overcome with some smooth play that contributes to your team’s close games and victories.


In regards to exploiting the picks on players who are underrated, they could just give their account info to a better player right? I think the only legitimate way to ‘exploit’ this phenomenon would be putting that player in an environment and unit set where you can bring the best out of that player. The only good chance to exploit a value pick on a player here is up to the player outperforming their peers expectations. at that point, their value can’t be questioned.


Dantski

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Is it fair to say with your small roster that you didn’t think it was worth sacrificing one of your better players to pick up 2 decent players instead?

Thus boost your chance of better attendance?


Paris

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Yes but since you currently only have until the first game to decide whether to do that or not.
Wait im saying yes to the first part.

Nah I knew sam couldn’t play, but since we had 4-5 people in the game who weren’t going to sub and were going off to play, there was no room to add a player last minute.

I would have done the same with chron but he ended up signing on after game 5 and we played some dota instead.
It was certainly considered and would have been worth taking both off the roster to add 2 more players, but ended up distracted and unable to do so.


Dantski

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That’s my understanding of the rules too.

Once the first game has started, rosters are frozen until the match is over.


Paris

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Or perhaps I would have gone to the lobby to find the players who were player 8 for the 8v8 match.

Well tirri added migraine at game 5 and he wants his qr points to count so I think it will be changed and other members of the committee seem to side with tirri on this.

Smells like bullshit, I’m not saying 7L should get the forfeit win of that game, but they chose to play with someone outside of roster restrictions, we’re all playing for fun.

Qr points are just qr points.

Limp lost his chance at points for his team, so why doesn’t tirri?


Dantski

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Are you planning on captaining every game?


Paris

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Adren captained some games.
I don’t know, in the DE? Sure.
In qrs I dont really care.


Dantski

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Could we see some old shaister specials or even zak capping?


Paris

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Could do.


Dantski

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So its very much spur of the moment?


Paris

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Yeah why not.

First week I put forth little effort making strats for games, so maybe I’d be a bit defensive then, that could change in other weeks but we’ll see.

I wouldn’t have made strats for 4 or 5 players lol.


Dantski

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Russ is still fairly new, do you think he has plenty of potential improvement?

Is this your secret weapon? A relatively lowly rated rated player who could blossom?


Paris

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He’s learning and having fun, I don’t know, he blew up trev’s fetch with his warlock so anything is possible. (this is a reference to a previous tournament)


Dantski

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In recent tournaments you’ve usually been the main trower for your team, will that change with multiple players able to handle the role?


Paris

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Well it apparently already has with me taking 0 trow or fg in week one! But if I gotta take the trows, I’ll take the trows. I can handle anything, so I prioritize player’s comfort units over what I end up using.


Dantski

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What’s the goal for your team this MWC?


Paris

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They change every week, except to play myth while having fun. That one covers every week by default.


Dantski

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Who will win mwc?


Paris

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Not you, that’s for certain! : )


Dantski

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TMNT3?


Paris

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TMNT3 one of the few teams who could be the winners by the end of September.
I’d bet on it.


Dantski

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Anything else you’d like to say about your team?


Paris

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All of our opponents are fortunate Dantski isn’t playing with us.