Elo changes my game
Probably for the better, but i notice i take less risks now than when i play online than irl because now the game is more than about getting 10 points. Coming second matters for reducing the elo loss.
@Wootah I can see this changing all sorts of tactics... why rob the leader if you can't win, rob the weakest player so you don't lose. I've even been robbed heavily in some games not due to position on the board, but due to my ELO. Plus, since the AI doesn't factor into ELO, you can game that somewhat to secure your ELO points.
Makes me wonder if ELO actually adds anything to the game from that perspective, or perhaps just re-enforces ruthless tactics.
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@MonkeyZ I absolutely agree with your statement