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veen  ·  278 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What are you playing?

Oh lord, you just made me look up how many hours I have sank into Rocket League. It's 324, and I never train. (I'm not that dedicated to getting a good rank.)

The funny thing is that I'm in Platinum when I play with my buddies. Aerials and goalkeeping are my weakness - I can hit aerials 9/10 times, but can't steer the ball precisely. However, I am really good at blocking enemy attacks and getting the ball to the goal - I'm 80th percentile shots and 83rd percentile assists globally. One of my buddies is an amazing keeper and makes sick aerials. And the other makes the most precise goals.

We've developed our system for defense: one in the goal, one in each corner, and the person opposite the corner the ball's in takes over goalkeeping duties when the keeper goes for aerials. We actually often play with two people on the enemy's half and one just behind the halfway line, as it allows you to keep the pressure and the ball on their side. It does help that we're almost never in each other's way. (Otherwise, that wouldn't be possible.)

    And most randoms can score the easy shots.

Not in Silver they don't. The thing is that in Solo Standard, I could play defensively and probably win more often, but they're usually incapable of positioning and scoring on their own so I end up carrying the match and doing most of the legwork myself. Plus, if I play Solo Standard I don't actually care about my rank.




rezzeJ  ·  278 days ago  ·  link  ·  

If it makes you feel any better, I've got 1100 hours in the game I'm taking a break from. I never did any training in that. Not that they provide any for it, unfortunately. I make myself feel by better by remembering that my mate has 5000 hours in DotA 2.

I can respect playing more for fun than going fully-in on training and ranking up. It's a good attitude to have. I just can't totally let go of my competitiveness to not got a little try-hard. At least in ranked. Speaking of which, I just got promoted to Platinum 2!

I do actually enjoy doing the training though. I just put on an album and chill; it's quite relaxing in its own way. The team work you and your friends have going on sounds rad though. It must feel great to score a nice team goal.