Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Roseburg, Oregon
Personally, I think that 3++ is a terrible blight upon the hobby, as their guides boil down to listing the two or three optimal lists and then saying everything else sucks. If they really are tactically skilled, they'd be listing useful tactics for every unit, not just saying that it's not worth taking and discarding it. They're also geared entirely towards tournament gaming, which is only a small subset of players. Hell, they're a small subset of the 20% mentioned above.
Any website, YouTube channel or blog that only ever advocates spamming the same combinations that are mathematically optimal in a vacuum loses a lot of points with me. They rarely take into account local meta, local terrain, terrain at all (And tournaments routinely have far too little), personal preference, or the enjoyment of either player. That last one is the most important part of the game, and all of the internet wisdom seems to completely forget about it.
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