Ahh but do they have a little blue star?Well, Stef has one (for 2012 DS Champion) and deserves another one (for 2013 Dutch Championship). I don't have a blue star, but I have something different: a very surprised look realizing that I'm above Davio
On Isotropish yes, not on Goko, where I just grabbed the #10 spot.
I just don't play that often anymore, certainly not often enough to keep a good Isotropish rating. Goko is a little more forgiving and you can keep a good rating there with no more than 1 game a day on average, as I tend to do. Heck, I don't even own any sets, I just join whatever random game seems interesting, even if it's a casual game.
But lately, it seems like I just can't lose a game on Goko.
Which is of course due to a pretty good combination of luck and skill, I just don't know which part's luck and which is skill.
In any case, I never considered myself a "pro" player, even if I did win that Dutch championship 2 years ago and can keep a decent rating. I just don't take a "pro" approach to the game. I don't play high level players exclusively and I'm not just looking to increase my rating. I'm just looking for fun games with fun people. Maybe that laidback approach is why my rating has increased over the last weeks. I don't care if I'm top 10 or top 100. Of course I'd rather be the former than the latter and I always try to win, but I also try to take a more healthy approach to the game.
Some time ago before Goko I took a couple of months timeout, because I was playig too compulsively. Now I can just play a few games to relax and have some fun and don't worry too much about it. My family is not suffering from my playing, my work is not suffering and those are way more important to me than this silly game we call Dominion.
I consider myself a competitive player and think I can hold my own against anyone and that's good enough for me.