254 players participated in the 2018 Dominion Online Championship. Only 8 players are left, and we will posting interviews with each player this week before their match.
Limetime will be playing derg17 Wednesday October 24 at 100am UTC (9 o’clock PM Eastern time Tuesday night); you can watch the live-stream of the match at twitch.tv/dominionstreams.
Here is Limetime’s pregame interview.
Tell us a little about yourself. How old are you, where are you from, what do you do?
limetime: I am a 17 year old high school student. I am from the American Midwest and I am looking to major in computer science or a related field.
How did you start playing Dominion?
limetime: I started offline in about 2014. I started my online dominion career in early-mid 2015. I steadily improved on the goko/making fun platforms until I got invited to the Shuffle It beta testing program. Because all the beta testers were top players and because I got to play with empires early, I improved to about where I am today.
What do you think was your toughest match in the tournament so far?
limetime: My match against Jimmmy was probably the toughest, partly because It lasted a long long time and partly because he is a strong opponent. That was a real test of endurance.
What are your favourite and least-favourite Dominion cards, and why?
limetime: I tend to love cards that make the game more complex without involving to much luck, especially those that interact with the trash. I love lurker, mission, procession, necromancer, talisman, shepherd to name a few. I really hate swindler, that one is definitely going on my ban list.
What cards do you think are the most overrated? What cards do you think are the most underrated?
limetime: I find Minion to be really overrated. Traditional draw is so much better because you can green and add more payload without clogging your deck as much. I find leprechaun to be underrated. Wishes are really really good and getting leprechuan to gain them isn’t all that hard.
What are your initial impressions of Renaissance, the newest Dominion expansion?
limetime: I like the direction dominion is heading. I really love priest because you can get so much money if you build your deck right. I love how some of those cards completely change how you build.
What was the most memorable Dominion game you’ve ever played?
limetime: To be honest, my memory of specific matches/games is not very great; however, I do remember building a talisman hermit villa board that ended the game turn 11 or so. I then posted it on discord and then Dan Brooks did it in a turn less than I did.
How do you like to spend your time when you aren’t playing Dominion?
limetime: I am a participant in the First Robotics Competition program. This takes up most of my free time in the spring semester.
What advice do you have for Dominion players looking to get better?
limetime: First of all make sure you have a lot of free time because that is required to master anything. Then I would recommend watching top players play. Continue to do this and start playing a whole lot of dominion. (Results may vary)