I thought the team matching was absolutely amazingly wonderful and could not have been managed better by a deity. (I have to say that so as not to upset you).
On the attack, I was really genuinely impressed that they had a progressive increase in the opposition points. I liked starting off ahead and then at game three be even and have the last two as an inferior force. It was thoroughly enjoyable thinking about what the defenders were thinking when they set up. I saw some tragic mistakes and all but one person my defense team beat had teams that were more than 10% numerically superior: My 2049 to 2352 as an example.
Getting attacked 17 times on day two just excited me all the more because who just plain does not live for losing and then getting whipped? I know it gets me out of bed. Seriously, losing like that is not much better than sliced bread.
When the attackers had from -100 up to +350 more points than my defense team I knew these coding guys were well more than 10% on top of their game. What else could explain things being a source of such seeming oddness? I can see the comments in the computer code transcript:
IRRAY PRINT CATZ COM “Cop that.”
COM “That’ll teach you for being cocky while you were winning”
COM “I let you win, now it’s my turn”.
COM “You seriously thought defense would be the same?”
Of all my loot, I’m not sure which I’m most excited about? The token, that delivered, by some amazingly bizarre, but also an extremely fortunate coincidence, yet another blue 1* troop (which I will treasure and covet with his many brothers too expensive to use in levelling). 3 pieces or 4*'s worth of loot (they will look lovely with 200-400 hard farmed buddies already in my inventory. The generosity that most deeply touched me however was the 2 gems!! I had never dreamed of such largesse. To think that we live in such a privileged society. That works out to a mind blowing AUD$ 0.04; seriously, that could have bought someone a cornflake; a wholesome precious cornflake. Why they give us food and steel, I’m not sure as by the time you can afford to have spare teams sitting around to engage in battles and such; one thing for sure is that Food and Iron is being belted out at about 600,000 each per day. So 45 minutes worth, I’m sorry, but it is kind of worthless to anyone over level 13.
Thank you again very wonderful SG games for arranging the tournament, without which, life would have less meaning, it was an absolutely 10 -25% ball to play, but my mistake on the defence team gave me a class C experience. I loved it actually, and as my ego is not win dependant, that helped.