Hey everyone, I decided to write this blog about improving and how inefficient some strategies are, and to see how everyone else learns to improve.
We all learn differently, and different strategies are more effective than others. Personally, I learn by repetition. This strategy is probably the most long term strategy and can seem slow, but it works for me. The harder the goal I’m trying to achieve is, the harder I have to work.
I set goals for myself every week and try to slowly increase the difficulty every time I check one off the list. For instance this is my list for this week’s objectives:
· Counter Strike: At least 10 kills, only use AK-47.
· Heroes of the Storm: Diablo- Land stun on ult every time and have the highest Hero Damage dealt.
I set reachable goals that force myself to try a little bit harder every time I load into the match. It’s a cycle of wash-rinse-repeat for the week and I don’t always get it, but I try again until I do. My thought process is, if I break a big goal down into several different, smaller goals, I can track my progress and really see that I’m improving rather than, “I’m not in Plat yet” but instead “Hell yeah, topped the scoreboard again.”
Thank you for reading, and leave a comment on how you improve your game!
My first game that i played seriously was Pokemon FireRed. On my original copy i have more hours logged than the actual game can log, more than 999 hours total. Truth is, i couldn't tell you how many hours of that game I've played. This is also the only game where i have never started a new game. My name was Red, the name of the actual trainer of the game instead of Ash, which EVERYBODY thought it was. When i grew a little older i got into WoW, pretty much right after the second expansion came out. It was fun for a while but i no class was really that attractive to me. The races were even harder, sometimes i would go with how badass they looked or what the endgame for a class was, but not if it was my play-style or what i really wanted to devote some of my time doing. I usually made Blood Elves because they were the most attractive. Anyways i was always floating between classes and character customization settings because i thought it was cool at the moment but about 4 hours in i hated it, only to delete the character and start over again. This same motion was always present for almost every game I've played since those days. Also in the games I've played and the names I've called myself this same theory is true. My original gamertag was "S1L3NT6utDE4DLY" (silent but deadly if you couldnt read that). i hid behind this name for a long time and really liked it, mostly because every once in a while someone would laugh at it. I've always been that kid that's xXDragonxSlayerXx and the like and i feel like i could never become this character/hero/total badass. up until recently people knew me as Jesta. The story behind this was a camp counselor was Australian and his camp nickname was Jester (they all pronounced it Jesta because of his accent). At the end of camp he told us all that it would be his last summer and that he wanted me to become the new Jesta. i laughed but immediately got onto League and changed my summoner name, corny isnt it. My first class of college starts and its astronomy. I've always liked science and definitely astronomy. the first project we had was to pick a planet and learn everything we can about it. I probably could tell you all about it or know the exact link to find out. I loved how unique it was to the other planets and how it was so much bigger than a majority of planets and that there is a significant amount of separation from it to other planets. I feel like i am just like the planet Saturn because of how much we actually have in common, even though it is a planet and i am human. I think this is the last time ill change my name because it is short, sweet, and its actually unique, just like me.
I've always loved playing video games and writing, i guess. In school i could type out a 4 page essay in an hour, then come home and turn on my computer. I have noticed after a few years of playing highly competitive games is, that I'm not very good at them... I can learn all of the information one can learn about the game but in practice i usually end up choking.
I was immediately drawn to League of Legends because of my friends and I love the fact that you never actually beat the game, you just improve... After leveling to 30 i tried my hand at ranked, as a top lane main it didn't go well. I was placed in Bronze 5 and decided to stop playing, why commit myself to something im not good at. But a few days later i found myself trying to get out. Season 4 hit and i swore to myself that i would hit Silver and i did. i feel like i am improving but not enjoying the game as much as i once did.