Originally Posted by DaviddesJ
Well, I've won 10 of my last 10. I don't think winning 80% or even 100% says much about how many mistakes you are making, it mostly says something about your opponents. It just doesn't matter all that much what you draw, because you're going to play all of your units eventually, and they are all useful. It matters a little bit but it's really not that significant. And you don't have to know what your opponent has to avoid anything bad happening, you just need to consider everything he might have and plan accordingly.
Unfortunately, like all internet debates this will degenerate into, "I'm better than you!" or, "Prove it!" I'm not going to dispute your right to hold your opinion, I'm just going to disagree with the opinion itself. I assume we will both agree that a decent player is going to beat a random opponent 99% of the time. That's what, to me, is the biggest issue in the longevity of the game. If I lost more games due to random luck, that would make it *more* interesting to me, not less.
Edit: just downloaded update and checked. I've won 9 of my last 10 and you're right, doesn't mean a thing and maybe your own opponents have all been pathetic and despite that, you have made constant errors that were masked by your opponents weaknesses. Who knows? I have no idea at all.
In any event, your assumption that I may be making too many mistakes is clearly vapor. You have no idea at all.
incidentally, "You will be playing all of your units eventually" is patently untrue. Most of my games have ended well before that point.
As well, I disagree with "a decent player is going to beat a random opponent 99% of the time.". The word "decent" is entirely subjective. I'd be happy to agree that a stronger player has the advantage over a weaker player.
Re longevity, clearly, only time will prove who's right on the matter. Ironically, I'd love to lose on that score. No problem at all.