Can't tell for sure who "we" is in that sentence. I don't know if there was any collaboration between the Albany and KToD folks, when it comes to Day 3 deck selection. If "we" is just yourself and Baroni, then it's less of a mistake, but if "we" is all 5 of the players who used Profit in Day 3, then it is a huge mistake. And not just because several (if not all) of the 5 of you had used Profit the day before, but just because you're all playing the same deck. If all 5 of you had switched away from Profit, but you all switch TO the same deck, that's not really much better, because you're all still playing one deck, and if someone brings something that destroys that one deck, then none of you are likely to get past it. Diversity is the name of the game, when it comes to team success in a Day 3 type of setting. Again, I don't know if you and Chu were working together, when picking your Day 3 decks, but IF you were (and IF you had any sort of a money split) then your deck choices for Day 3 should be very near to polar opposites. Dan is very unlikely to be able to fend you off, and then fend Chu off too, if you are attacking him from completely different angles. But if he can beat one of you who is playing Deck X, he very well might beat the other, if the other is also playing Deck X.allstarz97 wrote:Day 3 we stuck with profit cuz it was so good for us day 2 (and it was so good for us last year day 2 and day 3) that we couldn't bring ourselves to switch but that was a mistake.
5 Profit decks and 4 Endor Ops decks in Day 3. Three of each went down in the quarterfinals, and sure enough, the rest got polished off in the semis. 0 Profit decks and 0 Endor Ops decks in the final, despite representing 9 of the 16 Day 3 decks. So IF you guys did discuss your Day 3 deck selections, then you definitely shot yourselves in the foot by not diversifying enough.
But, having stepped on more than my share of Day 3 Landmines, I can certainly attest to the fact that navigating through it is never easy. So congrats to all of the Day 3 participants.