8 April 2012

How "Newbee's" can get points

Upon my friend Kingen's request:
Kingen Nov 27,2011 13:39  
Maybe you can wright something about Newbee's getting points.
Well, I'll give a few tips that helped me get above Lieutenant. 
Tip #1- 
Don't play against players higher ranked than yourself. (The points to be awarded is calculated as the loser's score ÷ the winner's score × 20).

This hardly ever happens!

This would be an example of a more balanced game!

Believe me, I played a lot of games like the first picture, with the exemption of my name being crossed out of course. I did win some of them, probably 1 for every 6 I lost. So I made 50 points in a high rank game, but lost 10 points per game I lost. I was moving back an average of 10 points every 7 games... Not very smart, hey!
So I started to play guys the same rank as me, and played only 1vs1 games. As you can see from the equation above, if the two player's ranks are more or less the same, you gain/lose 20 points. I then suddenly started to win more games (I also found all the guys on CC aren't masters at this game!) I started wining probably 3 out of 5 games, so I climbed an average of 20 points every 5 games... Sound more logical doesn't it!
Tip #2- 
Play one 6 to 8 player (preferably escalating) game at a time.
This will give you that boost you need, while you play your 1vs1 games,(make sure the guys are not much higher ranked than you again). This will if you lose, not make you lose more than 20 points, but, if you win, you win a 100+ points!

This is what Escalating game's troops can look like!

For those big games I play it Escalating Spoils, because if you now the skill it makes those big games quite "easy".
I join The Society of Cooks "SoC" (go to Sign up here for Training) back then! They are a team of good CC players that help you improve your CC skills. They specialize in teaching you the art of playing Escalating Spoils, a very useful skill!
Tip #3-
Don't play more than 7 games at a time (this only applies if you have premium).
Let's be honest, you only have so much brain space. If you play 30 games at a time you can't possibly focus on them as good as you can on 4 to 7 games... Once you get better and your strategy improves you can add more games to your list at a time.
Tip #4-
Get one or two maps and specialize in them.
I took the Classic map and The Third Crusade map and learned to play them very good.

Classic Map

The Third Crusade

You don't have to chose The Third Crusade, but I really suggest you play a lot of Classic ones, it's easy to play and if you get the hang of it you'll have lost of fun! If you chose a map like The Third Crusade, make sure you read Everything on the map so you know how it works.
Tip #5-
Get a team mate(s).
This will take Conquer Club to the next level! I have got a lot if team mates now, but didn't have any for a start. They came one by one (well, 3 of them came together, and they are the best ones I have, The A-Team). Play team games, they are lots of fun (most of the times...), (there are some games where you will have a team member that doesn't talk, and that can be frustrating, though). Start with Doubles team games, search for games that have two teams of two players each and learn to work together, share information and communicate. If you see you got the hang of the Doubles, start playing Triples and Quadruples. 
The truth is, right now 90% of my games are team games, I play 1 or 2 standard games and the rest are all team games!
Tip #6-
Get Firefox and "BOB."
Conquer Club is written for Firefox, and there are dozens of add ons for CC if you have Firefox installed.
I will have a whole post written about the add-ons for CC soon. Go look here so long. 

Example of the menu "BOB" adds to the game

Tip #7-
Play for the fun of it.
There is no use playing this game if you don't have fun while playing it. Also remember, the best teacher on Conquer Club is your opponent!
Well, that is what helped me get above Lieutenant, try it and see how it works for you!
See you on the battle field.

The Major

7 April 2012

A-Team Special Tournament Series

I started my first Conquer Club Tournament called the A-Team Special.

It is a team Quadruples Tournament which means you have 4 team members in a team.

Link to Conquer Club page

I am even giving the winners and Runner-ups digital trophies, Link to the Trophy Room

The first one started on the 1st of April 2012 and it's real fun!

Head on over there and take a look.

The Major

11 November 2011

Conquer Etiquette

This can also be called “Pride and Honor in war”!
So I’ll give some tips here, I feel are required if you have “Pride and Honor!”


Firstly, I think it is good to have a decent Profile Photo and Signature on your wall, 

I would say the top picture is a lot more honorable than the bottom one!

High Rankers 

It is honorable to have respect toward players Higher ranked than yourself! If they talk to you in the Game chat, talk back to them with respect. If you play in a team game with new team mates, let the highest ranker in your team make the first suggestion, after he/she made the suggestion then only state your suggestions (if however the player don't say anything in the chat and don't respond to your comment, then state your thoughts to the rest of the team). This also applies to the Form.
To the High rankers, do not be disrespectful to lower ranked players (remember that you also were a lower rank player once)!

Farming or Vultures 

Farming (also sometimes called Vultures) is not very honorable, high ranked players usually do this to get “easy points”. This is a name given to players that join games with players of a much lower rank than themselves (e.i. a Major joining a Cadet). This happens a lot to New Recruits.  This obviously does not apply if you are training the specific player or if the lower rank player joins your game.

Secondly I think it is good not to leave nasty Ratings...! 
This is only my opinion, but I think it’s not honorable to give a Player less than 2 stars...

...like this...

...this is a good rating...!
Now don’t get me wrong, you don’t have to go give a guy that had secret diplomacy, were reckless or rude a five star rating, but don’t go spitting tags at him...! Rather just don’t rate him and if you really want to, foe the guy and forget it...
If someone gives you a bad rating (below 3 stars and nasty tags) don’t go wild and shoot back with a nasty response. Rather PM (private message) the person and straighten it out like gentlemen (or ask for a Rematch)
My aim is to get my whole first page filled with ratings over 4 stars...!
Game Chat
I always like talking to my opponent in the game chat, I also like saying “Gl and Hf mate/everyone” (Good Luck and Have Fun) when the game starts... If the opponent don’t even bother to say u2 (you too), then I give him a “Silent” rating...!
DO NOT have secret diplomacies! But its fine to make “Above the table truces”  but don’t be unfair...
I have a Team on CC called “The A-Team” (see the A-Team members below).
Every time we win a game we say “The Famous Words: I Love It When A Plan Comes Together!”  
The A-Team
We won 14/20 which is 70%
CJ Lues (from South Africa),
Blitzstrahl (from Denmark),
Joemaya (from Kuwait),
Kingen (from Sweden)

The A-Team Signature:

We are a Proud and Honorable Team! 
If you want to challenge us, send one of us a message on CC or leave me a comment here in the Fort. 
Honorable Players I know on CC
Belgian Blue,
Mr. Lee,
Nation Conquerer,
H.D. Keyter,
lt. Futt,
Master Fenrir,
General Roy,
So go Conquer honorably!
The Major

4 November 2011

How to do your first move

(These instruction are for the “Classic Map." Note: the territory names are from another map.)

#1 Click the “Begin Turn” button...
#2 You will see you have 3 or 4 (on the Classic map) "troops" to deploy (the Number is the number of troops you have)...

#3 Decide on what "region" you want to deploy your troop(s) (there is a drop down box with your region names in it)...

 #4 Once you have the region, select how many troops you want to deploy, then click the "Deploy" button...
 *continue step 4 till all your troops has been deployed...

Now comes the fun part! 

#5 Select the region you want to "Attack From" and then the region you want "To Attack"...

*the region with the "Yellow Box" around it, is the one you "attack from" and the one with the "Red Box" around it is the one you "attack to"...

*To "Attack" click the "Assault" button...

DO NOT Click the "Auto Assault" button (if you click this button it automatically keeps assaulting until the region is conquered or if you don’t have any troops left)..!  
“The outcome of combat is determined by comparing the strongest dice of either side. If the assaulting die was higher, then the defending region loses a troop. If the defending die was higher or equal, than the assaulting region loses a troop. This process is repeated once more if other troops remain involved on both sides.”

#6 Once you are done with ALL your attacks, Click the "End Assaults" button...

#7 Now you can "Reinforce" (move your troops around), as long as they are connected (adjacent)...

#8 If that’s all done, you click "End Turn" and receive a "Spoil" (or as in "Risk" a card), you will see the "spoil" under the map in Red, Green or Blue... 

*that ends your turn and its the next players turn...! 

For more detailed instructions Click this link.
Have Fun!
The Major

2 November 2011

What is Conquer Club

"Risk all your troops on a daring land grab. Use diplomacy to coordinate a group assault on the game leader. Feel the thrill of victory as you crush your last opponent!!!"

Do you love the board game “Rick” like I do, but don’t have the time (and players) to sit down and play for a whole day? GOOD NEWS!!! You can now play a similar game online at Conquer Club with thousands of players all over the world!!! You can take your turn in 5 to 10 minutes with your morning cup of coffee or while eating your lunch! A game typically lasts several days, but hardcore risk takers can play multiple games at once and stay up all night strategizing their next move! You can play up to four games at a time FOR FREE! So what are you waiting for Register now!

Conquer Club has got 190+ maps that you can choose form to play!

Fight for the world….

 Bacome the King of the middle ages... or the Queen of the hive...

Become the ruler of empires...

Lead famous battles...

Conquer nations…

 Get points as you Win and work your way up in ranks!

Play honorable because you will be raited at the end of each game!

If you have questions, feel free to leave comment or find me on Conquer Club as CJ Lues!

See you on the Battle Field...!!!