Yeah, that set felt bad to lose even though it doesn’t look close as a 3-1. But I feel like I really misplayed a few turns - the last two turns specifically! If I Sun & Moon on the first of those ye could be in a rough spot even if ye have a Joker, but I got caught trying to block a dodge both of those times instead! I should have been able to figure out why ye were willing to do that (Because ye had a Joker!), but at the time that wasn’t clear to me.
I also hadn’t fully considered how annoying it could be to play Gloria against a very good , especially in regard to 5 Throw, 7 Throw, K, & MA. I occasionally dealt with these well, but on many of my pretty essential Healing Sphere turns I didn’t read ye properly and get caught unawares. That K that was combat-revealed one turn after a 5 in game 4 was particularly painful!
It was also surprising to me how often ye went for T1 block, though! I think that happened every game. Maybe I don’t understand Zane, but I didn’t expect a T1 block to come every time! Maybe ye didn’t have solid enough follow-ups/wanted me to throw to start my offense, which does make sense, though!
In short, the better player on this day definitely won! Thanks for the lesson & good luck in the rest of IYL, @CKR!!
Note to TOs: We are all in Morningstar Sanctuary!