Dutched!

February 8, 2012 in Speed News, World News

The .net speed team (2-1) finally met their match. Maybe I shouldn’t have mentioned the fact we had yet to be tested, or maybe there was nothing we could’ve done to change the outcome. Only time will tell…

The .nl speed team pretty much annihilated our .net team. Just like our victories, it all started early on with an impressive startup no one on .net could match. Out of the entire match, the startup skills shown by the .nl players are something to learn from and watch out for.

A lot of our players quit early when it became painfully obvious it would be impossible to catch back up. That accounts for a lot of the zeros on the list, players not caring enough to even restart for the points. In this match, it was all about the ODA and ODD. While points were hugely lopsided, both sides put a lot of effort in their troops.

We gave them a fight and thats a good sign for the future. While we didn’t make it out on top for the first time yet in international matches, we have a much better idea of what talent is out there and how much we have to improve to win.

I had the opportunity to talk to a .nl player shortly after the round to get his thoughts…
Aaron: What did you expect of today’s match vs .Net?

Sven: I was expecting an exciting battle but was convinced we could win if we worked good together.

Aaron:
What gave .Nl the advantage so early on?.

Sven: To be honest I don’t know, I was pretty surprised we were already with 7 man in top 8 after 10 minutes, at the scouting later on we saw .Net didn’t upgrading their resources as much as we do.

Aaron:
Whats your usual startup strategy if you don’t mind sharing?.

Sven:
Directly barracks and making spear to farm, when making spear also upping resources, especially wood to make more spear, when around 100 spear, I am going for stable and upping the iron mine also, then going for LC and farm like crazy.

Aaron:
How high do you get your mines?.

Sven:
Around 14-13-15, can differ sometimes.

Aaron:
Okay.
Did the .Net team put up a good fight trying to come from behind?.

Sven:
Yeah, they tried some things, think that especially jobson tried to clear some players but we had pretty much people with defence and could pretty simple block the attacks.

Aaron:
If you had to write the .Net effort from 1-10 what would you give them?.

Sven:
6, They tried some things but we were from start till finish pretty sure of winning.

Aaron:
What would you rate your own effort compared to the results you see on your own server?.

Sven:
I went defence for the team and on my own server I am never going defense so hard to compare ;).

Aaron:
What about your teammates?.

Sven:
Think that the people that are normally very strong on our own server also were the top players this round.

Aaron:
If we played against each other again in the future, who do you think would win?.

Sven:
We weren’t playing in our strongest team but we were working great together, I think we would win again but when our strongest players are playing the ego is also much higher and that will probably affect the team effort.

Aaron:
Awesome, thanks mate :)

 

There you have it, we’re 2-1 internationally with a long road ahead of us. What comes next? We’ll have to see.

~ArmyOfLoners~