I just did the calculations, and I only need 1181.2 SOSD equivalents a day to hit Double All Star before I leave town. My daily goal is 1400 per day, so even if I have a day or two where I'm a bit shy, I should easily make it. I'm not keeping track of "rank," just SOSD equivalents, and if I celebrate every 1000, that means I get to celebrate nearly 3 times every two days.
I also hit 2000 YYB goals for the Cup yesterday.
Congrats on all the rank-ups, Daze and Pickles. (You All Star yet, Daze?) How are you doing, CW and Blue?
ETA: Don't forget to make your staff tourney picks by midnight tonight (*cough* I wonder who on earth would make that mistake? *cough*). I just made mine.
I hit 10,000 games of SOSD yesterday, substantially higher than any other year (even last year, when I made All Star). I looked at my numbers compared to previous years, and I'm already nearly at my highest number of games in YYB and SS, too (won't be coming anywhere close in MSN -- I never liked the game, anyway, and since I can only do it on my old laptop, and I do most of my playing on my new one...).
The staff tournament even was like "Wow, you loser, you haven't been paying attention, have you? But there's still time, get your guesses in by midnight Friday." Sure, tell me a time now. As long as you get them in before the results come in, that should be fine.... (though I totally suspected it was midnight and really meant to get it done before then... still, salt + open wound, TNT)
Yay, congrats, Daze! Glad you're taking care of yourself.
Today I'm trying to maximize my scores as well as try to double-max, so I'm playing the games one at a time. Trying that with YYB made me realize how much I hate new YYB. Why is it still so glitchtastic? You'd think fixing the glitchiness of the main game would be a priority...
I'm ashamed to say I've had to resort to 1-goal games for the most part. I'm still throwing in some 5-goal games...but with 2 sick kiddos this last week (one of whom is now getting teeth !?! and just had her next round of shots today and has consequentially been held most of the day by one of us or the other), I just haven't had the time to play all out, and I've been playing catch-up for days. I've finally gotten back on track (just shy of Rank 17).
On a completely different note, I'm very bummed that the HW team managed to beat VP. I was really hoping that the ASG's would triumph against the ACG's.
Virtupets did manage to have one draw against HW -- which was repeated by Tyrannia the next day. If HW's scores for the two days had been flipped, Virtupets would have gotten 2 wins and a draw instead of the single draw. That's probably the additional effort of the "real" HW players stepping it up against a hard opponent, maybe? I've heard TNT has been hampering the bots, especially in YYB, but it's a cat-and-mouse game. *shrugs*
I think the Tyrannia-Virtupets match today should be very interesting. I'd love to see Tyrannia pull ahead of Moltara and knock one of the ACGs off the podium, at least.
ETA: I was right; Tyrannia gave Virtupets their only loss (besides HW, of course). Looks like they focused exclusively on YYB to get the win.
I'm currently about 3800 points from double All Star. I'll definitely make it by the time I have to leave; I'd love to make it by tomorrow. My goal for this AC is 1k games of YYB and SS each, an even 500 of MSN (already there), and maxing SOSD every day from here until Saturday. Not sure if I'll play any Sunday before I leave or not. Probably not.
ETA: Oops, forgot to post when I made double All Star -- which was indeed the "tomorrow" mentioned above. Don't have much time to play the rest of the tourney, but I'm happy with where I've gotten to already. Could have made twice my prize points from last year if I'd had the whole Cup, but I should hopefully have enough points for the top prize this time.
I totally forgot to do the Staff Tourney again, so only 7500 points for me. As long as I shop before the shop closes, I'll still come out ahead of the two years TNT closed the shop early with no warning.
I ended up with 22,208 prize shop points. I got the book right off because I always get the book so Melisandale can read it (my Aisha is *such* a bookworm), and the rest of these I'll probably wait for price settling.