They'll find you eventually.
Play it safe and do different ones as much as you can.
The old trolls aren't as they used to anymore, but keep an eye on the same users that continue to place high.
There are 3 users that manipulate the game and 1 user that rivals them to some way. It's all I can tell you so far.
If you recognize some people, yeah they're probably there.
Always lower your expectations going into these things and if you get comments from people that like your work, that's all that matters.
Do your research on the entries of the past 2 weeks. Notice a pattern with the ones actually trying and why they're ranked bellow.
I'm telling you this based on my POV of the whole thing.
Results will vary. I will say some that genuinely comment on your entry are the real ones that care about your work.
That's honestly how I'm meeting new people much like you, just for fun and appreciating every moment with fellow competitors.
Sometimes a decent cosplay isn't everything but take my word as a grain of salt. If you place this week, congrats. If I'm not placed, I'm going to try again as long as arena friends continue to support.
You're free to look at my entries and come to your own conclusions on your thoughts on me. I'm not there to make a scene or anything, I'm just sharing what I believe is suspicious activity.
Oh believe me, there are cosplayers out there.
You just hafta find them. Cosplay Arenas is one of those many places.
Competition these past 2 weeks are rather harsh with it turning into a popularity contests with who has the most friends.
I'm not relying on the amount of friends to win but that is becoming the case nowadays. Doing entries for fun is slowly turning to regret.