Thanks, and you’re welcome. I think it’s important if you ask for help that you respond to and interact with the people offering to help you!
I had a .500 record in the last BBTL(2) over about 50 games, although I was a bit above that until the last day, when I crammed games trying to push for the cut and missed in explosive style! I’m playing BBTL3 and so far also have a .500 record over 14 games. My goal is anything over a .500 record and playing more games than I did last time.
In all honesty, deckbuilding is not my favourite part of the game - I struggle with it and get easily overwhelmed. My housemate has played MtG a lot before and has taken to the deckbuilding side a lot more than me - contributing several of the decks we now play at home, while my contributions have been more netdecking and then adapting to our meta of 2 people.
[quote=“tvaduva, post:30, topic:9101, full:true”]How’s your local community? If it’s friendly enough, maybe you can go to one of the best players there and see if they’ll mentor you?
If you haven’t joined a regular local netrunner group (and it sounds like you do have one because there’s GNK’s), then please go and make sure you attend regularly. It’s a great way to find more experienced players consistently and even form teams for testing for big events.[/quote]
I live about 30-40 mins from my “local” meta (I’m in Weston-Super-Mare and travel to Bristol for GNKs), so it’s a little tricky to attend a lot, but I’ve made both of the GNKs they’ve run since I started being interested in OP. There is a Wednesday night for Netrunner at the store, which I’m going to try and attend (and ideally bring one or two people along to try and help build the player pool, which I think is super important from what I understand about the current state of the Netrunner scene).
[quote=“tvaduva, post:30, topic:9101, full:true”]If you’ve been on these forums for a while, you may know that it’s something that not too uncommon. It’s been inactive for a while, but we even have a mentor/mentee thread:
May not be able to find a mentor there, but it does have some good guidelines and discussion on how such a relationship could function if you can find a mentor.[/quote]
I did not know about that thread, but I will be posting there immediately to see if I can find anyone, thanks you for pointing that out!
[quote=“tvaduva, post:30, topic:9101, full:true”]You’ve probably read this already, but just in case, here is the great article on getting better and note-taking:
No, I have not read that, but it’s the next thing on my to-do list now! Thanks for that.
Thanks so much for taking the time to write up such a detailed and helpful reply - I really appreciate it!