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Thread: Back from banking two seasons, still enjoying the game

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    Back from banking two seasons, still enjoying the game

    I was at the top of my server, and 2 months ago, at lvl 7, landing in a league with 4+ token buyers, i decided to bank it to get 5* players on the list. I sold all my stars at the beginning of the season, and of course lost most of my games.

    Now my team is back, I had a lot of cash, 120 tokens, about 100 red packs and 120 greens, upgraded the stadium regularly.

    And things are going well: no token buyer in league, 6 wins in a row in league and 4 wins and (currently) one away draw in cup, a team averaging 4-5 stars in my top eleven and a lot of 1-2 star players for friendlies. I didnt even spend many of the tokens since the transfer list is so abundant. I might get a scout or two at the start of next season, but right now it isnt really necessary, Im just checking transfer list for promising young players now and then.

    I think, as a non-buyer, this might be my strategy: if things are going bad, stack up resources, bank it, and come back stronger one or two seasons later. I will progress slower, but be able to nab a trophy or two every other season. Right now I dont have to worry about injuries, I had 4 already but got enough reds to compensate easily, plus in a weak league with no CL running, I dont have to insta-heal players.

    The game is much more enjoyable this way, trying to compete with token buyers, farming offers, and having to be online for matches just wasnt enjoyable anymore for me. My team is healthy, it will progress, and I dont need to come out at the top all the time. Banking doesnt really hurt since you cant go into a lower league, you just miss out CL money. With a comparably big stadium and fanbase, tickets and merchandise bring more and more cash, and in banked seasons tokens come in automatically.
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    It's called Tanking... With a 'T'

    I could end up doing the same as you soon on July Fourth. I'm power training my players each season to give ourselves a chance against the best teams on my server in the cup and at one point had the highest quality than any team on our server, 3 days later some guy has decided to get the credit card out and use Personal Trainer.

    It's not as fun anymore when you buy loads of T and someone else still gazumps you!

    Anyways... Good to see you back here!
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    Yeh i tanked 2 seasons straight and im reaping the rewards now, facilities are pretty much maxed out apart from seating. Won last season at a canter and top of the league/champs league this season so far, all my players are either 1/2 points away from scout again, 7 aleady are scouts or better. Ive not really kept track of my tokens as ive not used any in the last 2 seasons, nor will i use them the next 2. After that ill start over, build a young team and go again
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    Quote Originally Posted by July Fourth View Post
    It's called Tanking... With a 'T'

    I could end up doing the same as you soon on July Fourth. I'm power training my players each season to give ourselves a chance against the best teams on my server in the cup and at one point had the highest quality than any team on our server, 3 days later some guy has decided to get the credit card out and use Personal Trainer.

    It's not as fun anymore when you buy loads of T and someone else still gazumps you!

    Anyways... Good to see you back here!
    Banking - Killing - Tanking, well is same....
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    your still enjoying the game ? have you been drinking

    welcome back, i tanked last season as when i got promoted i walked into 5 token buyer`s so thought hollocks i`m tanking as if i was promoted i`d prob get same teams for new season and as it is expected the same teams that stayed down with me but no i have completely different teams this season and best thing never met before so a new challenge this season with tactics and formations
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    Quote Originally Posted by PricopGeorgeCătălin View Post
    Banking - Killing - Tanking, well is same....
    Are you doing this on purpose? No offense but Banking has no purpose to be used instead of TANKING. Tanking is generally accepted to mean to lose on purpose, while banking means to store something for later. I believe English is NOT your first language, and if it is, then I am disappointed with you. If you are not sure of English phrases or words, you might believe others who are more knowledgeable with the language.

    That being said, Bermudo was also incorrect with the use of the term, as July pointed out.

    You can use whatever word you want to mean anything you want, but dont expect others to know what you are talking about...
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    I heard that TSB is back as a bank after all these years, so if you want to bank again ...go for them..as your Bermuda triangle I hope your stocked up stuff doesn't mysteriously vanish, if you see it from my angle you will know I am glad you're back enjoying T11 again.
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    In a way he was "banking" points and tokens.

    But yeah, I would agree that "tanking" is the accepted English term for what we mean.


    Have fun, Bermudo, welcome back!
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