Roster: Irevall (1), Madsen © (2), ZaikS (3), Elpie (4), Ben1 (5)
Unlike usual I don’t really have a long blog to start this season review with, as most of what I have to say about the team in general will come through in the individual player reviews.
On an overall note, the things I do think I’d mention are:
Too many damn power rankings in a row I’ve relinquished my opportunity to kick it off with an entirely too long introduction that no one reads. No longer! I will no longer be subject to this tyranny. You’re reading a random prologue whether you like it or not!
Shit I ain’t got much to say actually. Ah fuck it, power ranking tim-wait, no, actually, disclaimer time.
This is all my personal thoughts, and for the most part, they’re very much initial reactions. That includes roles — this isn’t one of the season reviews where I combed through everybody’s Dotabuff…
Roster: Madsen © (1), Neon (2), Raikiri (3/4), Yunai (3/4), Holy Harry (5)
Second time in a row I’m writing one of these much earlier than I would’ve liked to, and let me tell you, it never feels great.
A lot of the time when my teams would underperform, I’d feel like there hadn’t been an earnest attempt at working on the issues we’d have. For better or for worse, this isn’t something I’d say was true of this team. I think we did try to tackle the issues we’d had, but ultimately I’d attribute our early elimination to a…
The days of long introductory blogs are gone — I know what you’re here for.
I get shit talked for my power rankings a lot, which, don’t get me wrong, makes sense, because I’m usually the only one to do them…except this time Polarbear did an amazing job and gathered up multiple people to do power rankings for most of the divisions, so we have something to compare my rankings to. Admittedly, that’s just a cheap excuse to look back at the season and compare general sentiment around the league to the end result (and maybe ease back into writing a bit — maybe.)
A short disclaimer before I get into it: excluding myself, only…
Roster: Acid (1), SMMN (2), Frasse (3), Muffinsan (4), Madsen © (5)
Mini is apparently my domain. One win, two 2nd place finishes and a top 4 in the past 4 seasons culminate here in another win in season 8. While I’d like to think that I’m a good player and get these consistently high finishes in the most competitive event RD2L has to offer for a reason, I’m well aware that I’m very much on the lower end of positive impact players and have been largely lucky to get on a number of very strong teams.
Lest someone assumes…
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Not gonna lie, that felt like the longest season of all time.
I’ll preface this by saying that this post will have very little to do with RD2L itself; if you’re here for RD2L content, it’s not the entry for you. This will purely be me talking about creating that content; the process, the ups and downs, the stats and a whole host of other random things that come to mind. It’s essentially a glorified and unstructured venting session, but just in case you’re still reading, I’ll start with what I’m assuming is the only bit people might find interesting.