The overall ranking for Adepticon are in, so we can see how some of my predictions fared:
2. More non-core factions will place in the top than the bottom
7. And finally, after adjusting for number of participants for each faction, Directorate and Aquans will dominate the top half.
I was certainly spot on with #2. Out of the 22 participants, 10 used one of the Core Fleets, but only four placed in the top 11. Surprisingly, there were no Aquan players, and perhaps more surprisingly, the top placing Core Faction was Terrans, placing 7th.
If you look at only the Core Factions and average their rankings...
This is the order of the top placer for each faction; the Relthosa only had one player; the rest had two and Dindrenzi had three. So the Directorate still did fairly well overall (especially if you consider their Natural Allies)
Once the Army Lists are fully released, we'll look at how often Allies were used, as well as dual-list variability.
4. Several in the bottom half will end up loosing their last game because their digital devices will not last through 10 hours of gameplay and forfeiting. Most in the top half will have hard copy versions of their unit stats.
Thankfully, the two Dropped players were for other reasons. However, it sounds like most (if not all) players were using hard copy versions of the rules, so hopefully everyone realized having only digital rules could be a liability.
Started playing Firestorm Armada December 2014