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Re: 2019 National Tournament: Cornell University

Posted: May 1st, 2019, 6:46 pm
by Cow481
Frost0125 wrote:
builderguy135 wrote:
pb5754[] wrote: So if I get 60th do I get an award? :?:
Yes. You just have to be good enough to lose to everyone else.
A true skill... good luck to all. :lol:
Lol, rip nats 2018, i got dead last in mystery

Re: 2019 National Tournament: Cornell University

Posted: May 1st, 2019, 7:07 pm
by bearasauras
Cow481 wrote:
Frost0125 wrote:
builderguy135 wrote:
Yes. You just have to be good enough to lose to everyone else.
A true skill... good luck to all. :lol:
Lol, rip nats 2018, i got dead last in mystery
Oof! How did that happen? I think this is going to remain a...

...mystery

Re: 2019 National Tournament: Cornell University

Posted: May 1st, 2019, 7:39 pm
by 19alekb
At this point, is everyone just mainly studying for two events that they think they can medal in? I'm basically doing that(still studying for my other events, just not as much in depth.)

Re: 2019 National Tournament: Cornell University

Posted: May 1st, 2019, 7:54 pm
by MadCow2357
19alekb wrote:At this point, is everyone just mainly studying for two events that they think they can medal in? I'm basically doing that(still studying for my other events, just not as much in depth.)
Yeah tbh i'm focusing on boomi and buggy but I'm still gonna put a bunch of work in for fossils and thermo. Especially thermo, since i suck so badly at it that it's not even funny... :lol:

Re: 2019 National Tournament: Cornell University

Posted: May 1st, 2019, 7:57 pm
by 19alekb
Our thermo team is having some issues. Density and potions are what I'm really working on. Some solar. Not much circuit.

Re: 2019 National Tournament: Cornell University

Posted: May 1st, 2019, 7:58 pm
by builderguy135
19alekb wrote:At this point, is everyone just mainly studying for two events that they think they can medal in? I'm basically doing that(still studying for my other events, just not as much in depth.)
No. If you want your team to do well you have to do all of your events, not just two. Bombing those other events is really, really bad and they add a lot to your team score. Although you might not place as well, I highly suggest focusing on all your events to not let your team down. I'm doing 6 events and working hard in all of them. It's the only way to (hopefully) be more consistent as a team and place better.

Re: 2019 National Tournament: Cornell University

Posted: May 1st, 2019, 8:00 pm
by 19alekb
builderguy135 wrote:
19alekb wrote:At this point, is everyone just mainly studying for two events that they think they can medal in? I'm basically doing that(still studying for my other events, just not as much in depth.)
No. If you want your team to do well you have to do all of your events, not just two. Bombing those other events is really, really bad and they add a lot to your team score. Although you might not place as well, I highly suggest focusing on all your events to not let your team down. I'm doing 6 events and working hard in all of them. It's the only way to (hopefully) be more consistent as a team and place better.
How do you have time to fully devote to 6 events?

Re: 2019 National Tournament: Cornell University

Posted: May 1st, 2019, 8:13 pm
by MadCow2357
builderguy135 wrote:
19alekb wrote:At this point, is everyone just mainly studying for two events that they think they can medal in? I'm basically doing that(still studying for my other events, just not as much in depth.)
No. If you want your team to do well you have to do all of your events, not just two. Bombing those other events is really, really bad and they add a lot to your team score. Although you might not place as well, I highly suggest focusing on all your events to not let your team down. I'm doing 6 events and working hard in all of them. It's the only way to (hopefully) be more consistent as a team and place better.
^ totally agree, but for lower placing teams (Marie Murphy and Community are both top-performing teams so they are excluded) it's a good idea to have each team member focus on an event or two. Since there is pretty much no way some teams will be placing, individual medals are essentially the only ways to "get a little glory". Like, whether my team places 41 or 49 doesn't really matter that much, so it's okay if we severely bomb our events as long as we can do well in certain ones.

Re: 2019 National Tournament: Cornell University

Posted: May 1st, 2019, 8:18 pm
by 19alekb
MadCow2357 wrote:
builderguy135 wrote:
19alekb wrote:At this point, is everyone just mainly studying for two events that they think they can medal in? I'm basically doing that(still studying for my other events, just not as much in depth.)
No. If you want your team to do well you have to do all of your events, not just two. Bombing those other events is really, really bad and they add a lot to your team score. Although you might not place as well, I highly suggest focusing on all your events to not let your team down. I'm doing 6 events and working hard in all of them. It's the only way to (hopefully) be more consistent as a team and place better.
^ totally agree, but for lower placing teams (Marie Murphy and Community are both top-performing teams so they are excluded) it's a good idea to have each team member focus on an event or two. Since there is pretty much no way some teams will be placing, individual medals are essentially the only ways to "get a little glory". Like, whether my team places 41 or 49 doesn't really matter that much, so it's okay if we severely bomb our events as long as we can do well in certain ones.
That makes sense. I just meant that I still expect to do well in my other events, except some events I feel very strong in that if I put in extra time for them, I could get a very high placement.

Re: 2019 National Tournament: Cornell University

Posted: May 1st, 2019, 8:35 pm
by builderguy135
19alekb wrote:
builderguy135 wrote:
19alekb wrote:At this point, is everyone just mainly studying for two events that they think they can medal in? I'm basically doing that(still studying for my other events, just not as much in depth.)
No. If you want your team to do well you have to do all of your events, not just two. Bombing those other events is really, really bad and they add a lot to your team score. Although you might not place as well, I highly suggest focusing on all your events to not let your team down. I'm doing 6 events and working hard in all of them. It's the only way to (hopefully) be more consistent as a team and place better.
How do you have time to fully devote to 6 events?
grind grind grind grind grind

ngl though since most of my events are builds/really light studies its a bit easier for me