For a few weeks now I have been checking out the Diamond leagues . I play CasaBlanca Room ,
Entry fee : 10,000 coins
Payout : 8,000 coins + Apparel = 1,800 = 19,800 / per win .
And now the Montreal Room
Payout 180,000 + Apparel = 18,000 = 198,000 per win
The Diamond League is a slow grind . Each level 3 up to 2 up to 1 . Is a challenge . Always something higher to work for .
Last week I did fairly well . In " MY LEAGUE DIAMOND 1 .Able to get in the top 10 to receive the 75,000 coins bonus on Monday .
End of last week .
Monday showing last weeks results .
Something I am not clear about is the actual level . Like last week I knew I was in Diamond II . But it says I .But the bonus was 75,000 . Which is Diamond II . Diamond I is 100,000 .
This week I know I was in " I " when Monday I got promoted .
So it began . It was a tough climb . A climb that I failed to reach the top 10 . Not for lack of trying .
( that's a lot of rounds in one week )
After hitting 11 several times . And with 1 hour left and no chance of closing the gap . I had to succumb to 14th .No bonus for me this week .
( I think even though both this one and the one above both say DIAMOND I . I think this grey one is the real DIAMOND I .)
I can definitely see the draw to this format . There is always something higher to strive for . A reason to play more . I like it .
Mon Aug 9
EDIT : This has done many things . I have gotten much needed experience . In playing and in putting all the green speeds . Tournament on down .
I have talked to many players . Made a few friends . And found out some interesting things .
One is that it is the very newest players when they see the load time before the tee taking longer than 5 or 10 seconds . They think then that they are to reconnect .That it will clear it up .
I try to explain to them that what they are seeing is my
Before the tee . Not only does it not help for them to restart . It will make my load rendering longer each time . I don't think many of them understand .
My load rendering is about 20 seconds . After that the tee loads up . The game is underway . That little delay before the tee is the only delay .
I also find that there are still many many that do not know what Ranked Rounds areb . Do not know about tiering up .
How to lower ones average to be able to tier up . And acquire better equipment .
In a 3 hole round . There usually is only enough time to type WGT.com/forums . And hope they copy it or write it down .
I have played 600 coin games this year . ( that's how many I have recorded . ) I have only played the same player twice , 1 time .
to be continued