Hrm, I don’t know how I feel about that comment; it seems to suggest that you might not think that you are one of the strongest players currently! Sure, you aren’t doing very well in LLO, but that’s an oddball format that I am currently winning (so you know something is wrong with it ;)). It might feel bad to lose in what could be fallaciously perceived as a “more skilltesting format” but I think that’s the entirely wrong outlook.
Sure, you use in hard matchups; that’s actually the correct thing to do? I play him against and now and then to take some pressure off of , and even though I’m comfortable against I will probably switch to if I lose a game early in the set before I have a read on the player.
Here are a few ridiculous statements that a scrub could make about 19XX/LLO:
“mysticjuicer only does well in regular tournaments because they crutch on top tiers, they aren’t REALLY good at Yomi”
“Leontes does great in 19XX/LLO because they are actually good at Yomi and can win with bad characters”
I think those are both wrong and/or fucked up ways to look at it. Instead, how about this:
“Leontes does really well in 19XX/LLO because he’s spent a lot of time developing his low tier characters like and less time on top tiers; mysticjuicer plays a lot of , so he’s not going to do well in a format where all of his characters are banned/discouraged”
In essence, I’d say don’t discredit yourself for taking the time to learn and develop top tier characters. It’s given you a lot of success in what many would consider the “real” tournaments of the game, and winning IYL5 was a big part of cementing your Yomi legacy.
Who cares what characters you used to get there. Imo enomus and I are idiots who wasted a lot of time with low tier characters and gave ourselves the hard route; some may call this hype and honorable, but at the end of the day I’d just call it foolish. Nobody should be discouraged from playing and spending their in-game time FAR more effectively than we both did. We had to play out of our minds to get there and we haven’t been that good ever since. Maybe I would win more stuff now if I had spent more time on my or , but I haven’t, so I have to keep struggling with the Dragon man.
This goes for anyone playing any game and using the strongest characters/tactics, btw. Don’t discredit yourselves. You are winning; no one can take that away from you.
Props to @ThreeHeadedMonkey, proud player. Keep rockin’.