porphyry wrote:Hey everybody! I looked at the rules earlier this year and got super excited because the topic seemed really interesting. But all of the tests I've taken in invitationals and through trading (with the exception of Garnet Valley and a few others) have been really off topic and underwhelming, with almost nothing about composition, internal structure, atmosphere, or surface features. It's mostly been about why things are named, eclipses, and stuff about comets for some reason. Even the Cornell test was really disappointing. Has anyone else had this problem?
I had this problem at the beginning of the year, in October, there was an invitational at OSS. It was terrible, really, it had maybe 4 or 5 questions that related to the rules. Although, I have taken a lot of tests, around 9-12, and most of them are on topic. Today, I took a test, and to be honest, a lot of questions weren't on the rules. There were things about Neptune, satellite of Jupiter and Saturn, and other unrelated things. I'm going to have to agree (even though I haven't written a SS test) with Adi and say that SS is a hard event to write a test on. You just have to hope that the writers will do there research and write good questions. But, I see things related to eclipses on almost all SS tests, so I would study up on that. You should learn about liberation, tides, and resonance, even though it doesn't really say it in the rules. Every now and then I see things such as "What was 2007 OR10 nicknamed", but not that often. That's why you need to take multiple invitational tests in order to become familiar on the questions that the REAL DEAL tests will ask.