ECLTP s7 Magik Power Rankings
TagPro Tier - obviously the best but bad in excess #neverget2tps Turtle Cobras : ★★★★★★★★★☆ 9/10
Jerry. | ◆◆◆◆⬖
LIFE | ◆◆◆◆⬖
teoretyczny | ◆◆◆◆◇
Jim Jimson | ◆◆◆◇◇
As always, Jerry goes ahead and drafts the players I wanted. What can you do.
Letting him get teo for cheap definitely should not have happened (and wouldn't have, if all captains were focused on the draft), but adding LIFE to that is just criminal. Both of them have their weaknesses, but there's no better captain out there to neutralize them. Fortunately he realized how great of a heist he was pulling and promptly scaled it down by drafting Jim in the last round. If it had been Q-Dex, I'd be calling gb before the season has even started.
In teo and LIFE they have two of the most gifted flag carriers in the league, both pretty adept at defending as well (LIFE more so). Jerry has by far the biggest aura buff, thanks to excellent communication and attacking support. They will dismantle the weaker teams and run up the score on the more attacking maps, for sure. Jim will be content with playing support for the main cast, likely well enough not to be dropped.
Every coin has two sides to it. With teo and LIFE being particularly dangerous on the flag, there is the issue of both of them not having the greatest off-the-flag awareness. High aggression, lack of comms, and over-reliance on Jerry to provide the direction of play could lead to disorganized defence, prone to making costly mistakes. In addition, neither of the main attackers are on the elite level of consistently finding ways to break through a disciplined defence, so being baited into fruitless, risky hold is a possibility against the better organized teams. This is especially dangerous since none of the players are rock solid on defence, even rather shaky once nerves and fatigue enters into the picture.
All these cracks won't show all that often, since they depend on the opponents being good enough to force them. One other thing that might show though, is the lack of depth in the roster. None of the other players strike me as comfortable subs, all being easily exploitable if forced to replace Jim Jimson or a missing starter. Hopefully we won't see too much of that though.
They're gonna coast through the regular season and get knocked out in playoffs, once fatigue sets in and people start grinding and try-harding the games. Whether that's semis or the Finals depends on whoever finishes 4th.
Juke Juice Tier - Good, reliable, but hardly anything special Gamer Time : ★★★★★★★☆☆☆ 7/10
Sensei Osy | ◆◆◆◆◇
unvrs | ◆◆◆◆◇
Monte | ◆◆◆◆◇
Grammar | ◆◆◆◆◇
If all goes well, unvrs might even be the weakest player on the roster, so well done to him on the draft.
Let's start from the very end with Monte. I somehow completely missed how good he was, and so did everyone else it seems like. Getting him for free in the fourth round is really the big difference between this team and the rest. It compliments the first two picks really well, because that's where all the question marks are on this team. Sensei for 61 is a fair price if he manages to reach his ceiling again, and 20 for Grammar will either be the steal of the draft of a complete waste of a pick, so all in all an accurate eval as well.
This is likely the most balanced roster in the league, and with plenty of space for improvement. Unvrs has always been better at NF and with this team he doesn't even have to play the main role. All of the players have good understanding of the game and will no doubt be one of the more difficult teams to break down. This will be especially useful in playoffs, where I could see them making a deep run.
Their depth is also a big plus (pun intended), with fake Carbon showing big potential and the rest of the team being very active and passionate about the game.
The main problem of this team is the lack of a clear attacking outlet. Compared to other above average teams, they don't have the same bite to them, which means their success depends on their teamwork and consistency. A lack of a star player, capable of winning games on their own should not hurt them much in the long run, but it will cost them a random game or two.
There's also the issue of players hitting their potential, which in the case of Sensei does not seem like it will happen right away. Add to it Grammar being a big question mark lately and it might take this team a couple of weeks to finally hit their stride. Sensei will be this team's Benzema. If he shakes off the rust, European glory is likely. If he remains a broken man you'll be hard pressed to find a suitable replacement.
Consistent if unremarkable regular season, but stable improvement, coming into playoffs as one of the favourites. Either they go all the way of get upset early in a tight affair. Don't see them not making a big impact.
Ballmere City : ★★★★★★★☆☆☆ 7/10
Ballkenende | ◆◆◆◆◆
kutrebar | ◆◆◆◆◇
Dyballa | ◆◆◆⬖◇
Pingu | ◆◆◆◇◇
A pretty underwhelming draft from Ballk, though he appears to disagree. The way I see it he went from the best starting position to the 2-3rd best, missing out on all the sleepers in favor of old household names. Time will tell who was right, though if there's any season where new blood can be the deciding factor I'd say this is the one.
Obviously the biggest asset is the captain. If not the best player outright, he's certainly the one that makes his opponents look their worst. An elite game-changer is a guarantee of points and the rest of the team look happy enough to support him. Kutre and Dyballa are NF veterans, used to playing second fiddle to more aggressive players, and Pingu has showed promise before, playing 5th ball for the s6 finalists. This team is gonna be all Ballk, with others doing their best to get at the end of whatever he manages to create. If they all adapt succesfully it's hard to not see it working.
With all that said, it can still go wrong. Ballk being far and away the best player on the team means taking him out leaves them vulnerable, and Ballk in particular is prone to making it simple (though not easy). His off-the flag game suffers due to being so successful in possession, so if contained properly his impact on the game is greatly dimished. The rest of Ballmere don't strike me as particularily threatening with the flag.
There's also the issue of both kutre and Dyballa being far from their best, which on this lineup can be espescially costly since they're gonna have to do most of the dirty work for their captain. They're also the only ones with decent comms, so it again adds to the pressure of making this team click.
Ballk was surprised by no one bidding on Pingu, but I wasn't at all. With lag issues and questionable comms, I feel like there was plenty more valuable players in the auction, especially for BMC. On talent alone she can easily make majors, but this is a game of fine margins, NF doubly so. I can see these little cracks growing larger once the season gets going.
Ballk is Ballk, so he'll undoubtedly get his gazillion caps. Regular season is where individual talent shines the most, so I'm putting them at #2 even though I wouldn't say they're the second best team. Anything more than that depends on whether kutre and Dyballa get back to their old tricks. They'll need to if this team is to make it out of the semis.
Rolling Bomb Tier - Contest it and it's useless MeetYourMakers : ★★★★★☆☆☆☆☆ 5/10
Q-Dex | ◆◆◆◆◇
Sea. | ◆◆◆◆◇
Comakip | ◆◆◆⬖◇
nom | ◆◆◆⬖◇
Anom got his wish of having 3 players better than him, but they're not good enough to make this team a contender. Q-Dex is low-key the strongest, even though he barely got drafted (biggest oversight of the auction). The lineup looks good on paper but I'd be surprised if they MeetTheirExpectations.
Sea is still a good NF player, with more game knowledge than skill. He'll be calling the shots on this team and has some solid players to execute them. His partnership with Q-Dex will be interesting to watch, as the latter has the potential to carry this team into favourite positions, where they should excell. As long as Coma and anom stay discliplined and stick to the plan, their attacking shouldn't fall too far from the top teams.
It's the defence that's a problem, with just Q-Dex being someone I could describe as solid. Even then, it's on the micro level. Macro play will be the biggest challenge, likely causing Sea headaches when trying to tell everyone what to do. Q is still relatively unexperienced on the top level, and Coma & anom are far from the most positionally aware players. I can see this team growing more and more disjointed and disillusioned as the season progresses. Fortunately for them they have an insanely active roster, so maybe that can keep them from imploding.
They'll pick up points here and there, but ultimately I don't see them rising to the challenge when playoffs start slipping away.
Carrot Bunny Hops : ★★★★☆☆☆☆☆☆ 4/10
xcv | ◆◆◆◆◇
weisbrot | ◆◆◆⬖◇
Soulja Ball | ◆◆◆⬖◇
Muccy | ◆◆◆◇◇
Not the draft you want to make when given extra coins. Weis for 70 is an enormous overspend, seeing as he was shaky even after a full ELTP season. He'd have to really step it up if he's to live up to the price tag. Yum is in a similar position, albeit with better chances of improvement. Still, it's two big question marks as the entire budget of the team. xcv isn't that much worse than the top captains but he's not a gamechanger either. He'd do well making the best use of someone else's plays but as the main flag carrier I think he'll struggle. Muccy is honestly a mystery to me. I had him low on the list of potential sleepers but as much as an asset, he could also be a liability. Consistency has never been his strongest suit, so this could go either way.
There is potential for growth. If all of the players hit their highs this could be a solid team. They definitely don't lack experience and are strong on the communication front, it's just a matter of being able to use it successully. With AAron running an active minors team they should have plenty of possibilities to work on developing a good understanding with each other, potentially swapping players if one's not working out. The bench is strong enough to not make it a big issue. If they're gonna do well it's going to be thanks to solid fundamentals and a strong macro game. Unfortunately in a regular season that's prone to make way for RNGesus and individual performances.
There's a serious lack of firepower on this team, which is especially costly in the regular season. Without someone to make the opponents think twice before committing they're likely to come under pressure a lot, which is not fun to deal with in NF. The players aren't particularily prone to tilt but they're not very defensively solid either. Weis has been leaking caps left and right in early scrims, and yum has not yet shown the majors quality he's known for either. They will need to improve or they'll find the gap to playoffs growing really big, really quickly.
Some early losses and everyone else growing stronger will make chasing playoffs too difficult of a task. I can see them causing an upset or two in the ending weeks but not consistently enough to bridge the gap to 4th.
Rubber Band tier - You might not believe it but this is an actual thing that once existed プジアンバンド : /10
Water type pokemon
You know the drill. Two meme seasons for a good third one. Time to stock up for ELTP s18.
Obviously all of this is based on a gut reaction, without even scrimming half the teams. Can't wait to be wrong about 90% of this.
When's minors? Haha.
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I finally did it. I quit!
I have posted a few times on here about my (now former!!!) NPs added on tons of extra responsibilities (extra kid, extra housework, virtual school, etc). I became their maid, their mover, their teacher, and so much else. I asked for a fair pay raise, and was quickly shut down.
I got lots of excuses like: “we don’t have it in the budget to pay you anymore” “we never asked you to do all that, you took it on yourself” (this was false.) “we paid you a retainer while we were socially distancing and didn’t need you so you would be available to us when we did, and we don’t feel like you’ve worked that off yet”
And so much more....
I was feeling so defeated and dreaded waking up at 5:30 in the morning every day to drive almost an hour in traffic every day to walk into complete chaos and an absolute mess of a house. This was seriously affecting my mental health (I suffer from bipolar depression) and I was getting into a really dark place.
I got on indeed and landed my dream job. I thought I was getting only a part time position, but was offered a full time position.
I gave my NF my 2 week notice and even offered to find them a new nanny and train them before I left and was immediately guilted into stay... “how are we supposed to work while watching 2 kids, doing online school, and cleaning the house” “we can’t find another nanny right now” “our kids don’t like anyone else.”
I wasn’t having it. I respectfully told them that I had to focus on my future, and my new job offered almost double the pay I’m getting now, so it would be crazy for me not to take it. What I really wanted to say was “that’s not my problem, don’t treat the next nanny as shitty as you treated me.”
Anyways, they told me that they couldn’t stand to have someone in their home that was “screwing” them when they needed me most, so not to show my face after today.
2 weeks of self care and doing neglected house chores, sure I’ll take it!!!
That’s it, just needed to tell someone!!
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