Let’s discuss two topics about fantasy: The wrap up from the Fate Cup and the creation of a sustained fantasy league. Also, read through to the bottom to learn how you may be able to earn an Alternate Art Buccaneer sleeve.
Fate Cup Fantasy Wrap-Up
I had tallied the final points of the Fate Cup wrap-up a few weeks ago, published the list, and sent out the prizes. For those of you that missed it, the final list is:
|1st||LakosPolan||5000 Plat, 20 Set 2 Boosters|
|2nd||Xenavire||2600 Plat, 17 Set 2 Boosters|
|3rd||Vogar||2500 Plat, 15 Set 2 Boosters|
|4th||Derceto||13 Set 2 Boosters|
|5th||Shinshire||12 Set 2 Boosters|
|6th||Trebonia||10 Set 2 Boosters, 3 Set 1 boosters|
|7th||Rook||5 set 2 Boosters|
|8th||Havoc||Ragefire, 2 Baby Yetis|
|9th||Strife||Set 2 Primal Pack|
Congrats to the winners of the fantasy competition and the 53 people we had enter the contest. As you can plainly see, the donation rate was substantial and people were very interested in making the event happen. As a result, we will run a similar event for the Blood Cup with a twist on the fantasy contest—more on that later.
Some quick statistics and figures. The average cost of the 9 winning teams was 130.22, while the full group average cost was 132.90. This is partially a function of Strife’s team that ran a thin 109 points total, the cheapest team in the whole competition. The winners scored 13.11 points on average while the full field scored 4.32 on average. The distribution of total team costs are in the histogram below:
The top 10 picked players were:
NeroJinous was one of the cheapest, most picked byes in the game; however, he scored only 13 points for his team. In terms of performance, SaDOlution was the person on the top 10 list that earned the most points (4), while Hapson, Fridged, and Kindmime all scored 1 point for their teams. The rest of the top 10 failed to score any points. This relates to how well people did relative to their initial seeding (and cost). The top 10 players that improved over their initial seed were:
Generally speaking, these people are the best bets you can make in the game. GoldenSaucerGuy, the cheapest buy available, transcended his initial seeding and advanced 61 places. Likewise, we can see the people who may have been the worst buys:
There are a few more stats I could get into for this, but this should be sufficient for most people’s interest. If there is anything else you want to know, comment below and let me know or you can always look at and play around with the data here.
Fantasy For Every Cup
There was significant interest in the fantasy competition for the Cup of Fate, however I am not quite sure if that is general interest, or particular interest since it was the capstone tournament. As such, we will create an experimental fantasy competition for the Blood Cup. The rules for this new competition will be slightly different. Normally, a salary-based approach to a fantasy team gives you a budget to buy players. Each player costs a certain amount based on their past performance. Instead of using past performance, we will try to use a market-based approach where your costs are dependent upon what people have bought previously.
Here are the rules:
- You get a budget of $500.
- You can buy up to 5 players for your team. You cannot buy a player more than once.
- Each time someone buys a player, the price for that player goes up $20, and everyone else goes down by $0.25.
- The price of your team is locked in once you purchase all 5 players: there is no alterations.
So, this should be interesting: if you buy early, you may get some good deals on cheap players. If you buy late, you may have better information as to who is and is not playing. That $10 Cirouss buy may seem good 3 weeks before the tournament, but to find out that he is not able to play a week before the tournament goes live could be devastating.
Before I make this fantasy competition live, I need your help. As such, to make sure this works well, I need people to enter fantasy teams on this form here. Make a legal team (costs $500 or below). To see the costs of each player, simply go to the spreadsheet here. All player prices will update in real time and change, so make your picks quick. If I am missing a player, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will add them.
This initial trial is just to test out the system. If it works, I will set up a formal fantasy competition like before. As you can see, I have pre-seeded some of the prices based on Cup of Fate purchases. That NeroJinous price.
Buccaneer AA Sleeves
The competition is now over; congrats to JohnDruitt whose fantasy entry earned him the golden raffle ticket!
As a bonus, I will do a random drawing for one set of AA Buccaneer sleeves. You can enter up to two times by doing the following:
- Leave a comment on this post about fantasy, what you would like to see, what you want changed, or any other thoughts about this.
- Fill out the form mentioned above with a legal team that costs less than $500. Doing both of these things earns you two entries into the competition while doing either enters you once.
The competition to win the sleeves will close in 48 hours; the market fantasy might be up longer if I need more data.