BigJus240 reacted to SOA Ryno in Topic For Discussion: Applicants, Members and 8s Lobbies
I feel like Fatal has a really good point, because in a way when 8's lobbies start up, typically there is an ass load of applicants in the lobby. Skill levels ranging from bottom to top, but I rarely ever get asked about how to play Call of Duty at a competetive level, when it clearly seems that some people who are striving to compete at that level, won't put any effort in learning. DCGN's are great because they are 100 percent directed towards improving gameplay and receiving constructive criticism on what needs to be worked on to make you perform at a higher level.
Lately to me it seems that when 8's lobbies get started there is always a lot of messing around and people talking over people and unless the host gets real stern with the party, it doesn't seem like people have the maturity and decency to shut the hell up and let captains pick their team. It still needs to be fun, but I don't feel like people take things serious enough, because like Fatal said, if you ask me for my advice and I help you with something. If you don't apply it, then you've just wasted my time.
I feel like a set of guidlines for proper 8's lobby/CGN would go a long way and improve the quality of the experience. Those are my thoughts.
BigJus240 reacted to RoBoCoX in CoD BLOPS 2 Applicant Feedback
Hey guys, update on a new app
MEMPHIS_TRASH - I JUST recently met this dude through my brother, he is extremely nice and and fun dude to play COD with. I see ALOT of learning potential both skill wise and gaming community wise in him. I will be keeping an eye on him and his progress!
BigJus240 got a reaction from Soap in Topic For Discussion: Applicants, Members and 8s Lobbies
Yeah but coming in and messing up 8s isnt the way to get recognized, I know people aren't "God's" at the game, but I'm not dealing with people who wanna get better and then mess around in search everytime we play. Like I've said before I'm willing to help everyone, but don't waste my time.
BigJus240 got a reaction from MetalFoot in IRGRLs vVv Application
I am endorsing, IRGRL.
How much time have you spent with the applicant, in-game or out?
We have spent a lot of time together, whether in 8s or smashing some kids in pubs on call of duty.
What was your first impression of the community member? Did it change at all over time? If so, how?
Very cool and chill person. It was cool to learn about the company's the she has been involved with. Not a lot of applicants have experience with being professional.
What was your favorite moment with them (in-game or out)?
We had a lot of fun singing in 8s lobbies and playing pubs. Just enjoying our time together.
What makes this applicant a good fit for vVv Gaming?
Like I said before, she knows what's she's doing in a community she has been in a different community so she knows how community's run. She is also adjusting to how our community runs. I just thinks she's a boss.
How could they improve to be a better potential community member?
Uhhh she has been doing everything that's required. Getting on forums, playing with people on Xbox, being social on social media. She's done a great job.
Anything else we should know about this applicant? Any skills or talents that no one else knows yet?
Her son has a very sexy voice hehe
BigJus240 got a reaction from _Raw 1 in xI Raw 1 Ix 's Application
I endorse xI Raw 1 Ix
How much time have you spent with the applicant, in-game or out? A lot recently, been playin 8s and recently been playing on a league team and just got masters.
What was your first impression of the community member? Did it change at all over time? If so, how? Very cool man, shows a lot of potential to what the community needs.
What was your favorite moment with them (in-game or out)? Every moment to be honest, we have a blast 24/7 no matter what.
What makes this applicant a good fit for vVv Gaming? He steps up to the plate in ways other applicants don't (not being rude but it's true). Raw is an applicant you can count on.
How could they improve to be a better potential community member? He's been improving everyday, but there's not one specific thing I can think about.
Anything else we should know about this applicant? Any skills or talents that no one else knows yet? He has a very good taste in music, the kind that makes you wanna dance and take your clothes of.
Do you feel that they know and understand the five pillars of vVv Gaming? Yes he does, we have gone over with him about the pillars.
BigJus240 got a reaction from vVv Mikeyy in MikeyXYZ vVv Application
I, endorse MikeyXYZ
How much time have you spent with the applicant, in-game or out? I wish I could have spent more but we have been playing the last couple days, it's been a blast.
What was your first impression of the community member? Did it change at all over time? If so, how? Very cool guy, he liked my man chin hair so that started It off well with him.
What was your favorite moment with them (in-game or out)? Playing cod 4 and realizing how retired the g3 looks with a red dot.
What makes this applicant a good fit for vVv Gaming? He's a very good man, loves people, and loves that game that he plays.
How could they improve to be a better potential community member? He would make people in the community feel welcome.
Anything else we should know about this applicant? Any skills or talents that no one else knows yet? I know them all haha jk, don't really know any personal talents.
Do you feel that they know and understand the five pillars of vVv Gaming? Yes I do!
BigJus240 got a reaction from Diablo in Diabolik's Application
I, endorse || DIABLO ||
How much time have you spent with the applicant, in-game or out? We have spent some time in CoD, played a lot of 8s together and some league.
What was your first impression of the community member? Did it change at all over time? If so, how? Really cool guy when you get to know him, he's turning into a solid player.
What was your favorite moment with them (in-game or out)? It's been a while sense we played so I can't really remember
What makes this applicant a good fit for vVv Gaming? He would be very good with making sure that all applicants are comfortable.
How could they improve to be a better potential community member? Be more active on forums and shout box, getting to know more people.
Anything else we should know about this applicant? Any skills or talents that no one else knows yet? Nope sir!
Do you feel that they know and understand the five pillars of vVv Gaming? Yes I do
Ment for may 20th.... Didn't realize it said that, my bad.
BigJus240 reacted to vVv Milkyy in Becoming a Pro Gamer: What to do when you suck
Becoming a Pro Gamer: What to do when you suck
by Steven "DarkChaos" Beach
When I first read this article from the folks at vVv Gaming, I had to laugh. Let's face it, we've all been there. We've all had days when nothing is going right for us and we just can't seem to get it together. We screw up. We do really poorly. I'll just come out and say it, there are days when we just suck. So what do you do on those days when your gaming skills just aren't up to par, you're just not as good as you thought you were and you're driving your fellow players to apoplexy? You do what Steven "DarkChaos" Beach suggests, and 'embrace the suck':
There comes a time in every gamer's life when you're going to have to do a little something that I like to call (ok, ok, ok. . . I got this from Jerry "LordJerith" Prochazka), "Embrace the Suck". It's sad to say, but we can't be absolutely amazing at everything. If we were, this world would get really boring pretty damn quick. At some point in your life, you will have to admit you suck at something. Some things are easier to admit than others. If it's something that you're passionate about, but don't have what it takes to make it something of quality, it's hard; sometimes not all of the pieces are there.
So what do I mean by "Embrace the Suck?" Well, simply put, it means admitting you're bad at something. Until you can admit you're bad, you can't improve. If you think you're already skilled, you can't start to learn how to get better.
Read more after the jump!
I hate the first week to the first month of a new job. Why? Because I'm new, I don't know anything, and I suck at it! However, if at this point you embrace the idea that you are new and that you do in fact suck, it grants you the ability to learn and become more efficient and eventually not suck in whatever you're doing. Well, at least not suck as much. Let's face it; you might just be really lousy at your chosen activity.
Steven "DarkChaos" Beach
Now, how does this relate to you, Mr./Ms./Mrs. Gamer? Are you serious? How does it not? Hmm, how do I put this? Ok, here's how: I will start with me. When it comes to the campaign of a video game, whether it's an RPG, FPS, etc., I am a fleshy human Gamer God, complete with gold plated teeth, and diamond rimmed glasses, twirling a platinum Xbox 360 controller in my hand; I am just that good. Naturally, you would think that some skills would transfer over to the competitive, player versus player portion of a game. And it does...sort of. Some skills do apply, but don't make up for the missing those skills that are crucial when pitted against an actual human player. I can be good at times or at least decent in competitive play, but in the end I had to "Embrace the Suck".
When the internet was created, it opened up the floodgates for cyber gamers scattered across the globe. With such a vast pool of players there are a vast amount of skill levels. Chances are, you're going to play really good players quite often. Some will be naturally talented at the game; others will practice and become skilled players. I, as a competitive player in the grand scope of the internet, suck. Very few people are actually good. Many of the self-proclaimed "Pro Gamers" out there actually suck. The difference between me and them is that I'm not living a lie. Most people, and if you haven't experienced this then you're not really a competitive gamer, will cover up the fact that they suck through copious amount of trash talking, though it can be a skill carefully honed and designed to get underneath a person's skin. This will mostly happen in two ways. If you don't know you suck, and you're trash talking, and you continue to suck, well that's just sad. Really, who are you fooling? Now, if you're like me, this is how it works. Let's say I trash talk a lot before and during the game, and by the end of the match I played a horrible game. Invariably, one of the players will shriek,
Outraged Gamer: "You suck! You ain't nothing. You talk so much crap.--"
You get the point; you've probably heard this before.
To which I would aptly reply,
"Why yes, I do suck. So what?"
Isn't sarcasm great? It's fun to toy with people. Period. It's a sick game to play within a game.
Why does it matter if you suck or not? If you play a bad game, you play a bad game. Or if you're no good at a game, you're just not good. Just embrace the idea that you suck, take life a little less serious, and have fun at it. A lot of Pro Gamer frustrations come from players not being able to cope with the possible idea that they do in fact suck at this certain game and should probably give up trying to play it and move on to something else.
Of course, as an intelligent reader, you will have rebuttal for multiple points that I have brought up in this piece of writing. And that's ok! This is nothing fool proof, this isn't an end all be all on whether you suck at video games, that article would just be too damn long. It is simply one way of looking at this area of gaming. Also, it should be noted that this isn't the same for everybody. Just like with most arguments it's a combination of many things. There are just too many wannabe "Pro" Gamers out there that haven't come to terms with the concept that they suck and should just move on.
What it boils down to is this: If you "Embrace the Suck" then you will spend a lot less time worrying about whether you suck or not, because hey, you already do, you can only get better right? It will allow those mean spirited comments that some ignorant/moronic idiots throw around to have no effect on you, which they really shouldn't anyways. More importantly though, just have fun with the game. If you're not having fun then what's the point? If you don't want to suck, then put the time into the game to get better, open your eyes more, study what other players do. Personally, that's not my gig. I don't care to spend my time improving my strafing, my gunplay and my teamwork. It's just not that important to me. So, I embrace the suck. I will lose some, I will win some. One way or another I will die trying, but I will do so happily, because it's ok to suck. So why not embrace it?
And that, dear friends, is MY philosophy when it comes to gaming! I suck and I know it! LOL.
Thanks again to the folks at vVv Gaming for yet another great article from their supremely talented and generous stable of pro gamers. If you enjoyed reading this as much as I did, be sure to share it with others. You can use Twitter, Digg, Facebook or any social networking tool you prefer (the buttons are right there on the bottom of the post).
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BigJus240 reacted to vVv LordJerith in Clutch versus Choke: Breaking the Illusion #4
Clutch versus Choke: Breaking the Illusion
In a perfect world, when one team has the advantage, such as being up four players to three, if both teams make every perfect move, the team with the advantage wins. Therefore, the question of whether or not someone chokes, or someone clutches, seems to have a simple answer: if you have the advantage, and you do not capitalize on it, you have choked. Of course, we don’t live in a perfect world, and it is more likely that one player will make all the perfect moves than three players making all the perfect moves. The more players you have, the greater the chance for error. Fortunately, having the advantage means that even less than perfect decisions can still result in a victory.
Before we examine gameplay, we need to understand one very important difference. The difference we need to understand is between being a player and being a spectator. Spectators watch sports to be entertained. Having heroes is very entertaining. The way we create heroes is by saying that they clutched or that they did the impossible. Being a player is very different. As a player, you are not here to be entertained. You are playing to entertain others. You have to see through the illusion of heroes and ignore all the hype. As a player, you have to stop thinking as a spectator. Stop thinking about heroes. Stop thinking about being a hero. Stop imagining yourself doing the impossible. The sooner that the illusion is lifted, the sooner that you will be able to analyze what actually happens.
Let’s examine a typical claim that players make about clutching:
This one is easy. No, you did not. The other team choked. You did not clutch. You are not good. The other team is terrible. You are not amazing. The other team is awful. They choked. You did not clutch. It is important to understand that the way that the other team blew it was to be so far out of position that they were unable to work as a team, and they made so many mistakes that you were handed the opportunity to win. You did not clutch, the other team choked. To be fair, we understand that it feels good to win. We understand that in the excitement you feel like a hero. Remember, you are not a spectator, you are not a hero. You are a player. You are a soldier. And a good soldier knows that the other team played like warriors (they choked) and handed you the victory.
Many novice players like to talk about how good someone is because they clutched a 1v4. These same novice players will then want to team with that “clutch” player because they believe that this player is good. The truth of the matter is as we said above. It was not a clutch situation, it was a choke situation. Do not team with players because they “clutched” a 1v4. Instead, try and scrim against a better fucking team!
Now let’s look at this from the other perspective:
All we can say is no, no, no. Every time we hear something like this, we cringe. Your perspective when you say something like this is that of a spectator. The truth is that you actually choked. You’re avoiding your own team’s failures by making the other team’s player a hero. What you should say, “We had a 4v1 and we blew it. We choked.” This is very important.
It is important for your team to realize and learn from your mistakes. If you say that the other player “clutched,” then you are saying that he is the hero. In reality, your team made many, many errors. You must identify these errors and learn from them. Never say that someone clutched a 1v4 against you. They did not clutch, you choked. Always understand that you choked, and you must learn from it.
This example can be used for 3v1s, 2v1s and basically any situation where a team has the advantage. As a player, you must understand that when a team has the advantage and loses, the team choked. Leave it to the spectators to create the heroes who “clutched.” If you want to improve your game, you must analyze why players choked.
Another novice mistake happens when watching footage of a player winning a 1v4. Many novice players look at the video trying to figure out what the player did to “clutch.” This is completely pointless. What you should be doing is watching the video to figure out the how the other team choked so badly. By learning how a team chokes, how the team breaks down and fails to capitalize on its advantage, you can ensure your team does not make the same mistakes.
Hopefully, you have realized that “clutching” is an illusion. You can’t win a game, the other team loses it. Armies are not led to victory, but other armies are led to defeat. Heroes are myth. They are created to inspire us and to entertain us. You are a player. You must see through the illusion. You must learn from mistakes and always try to do your best. If you do this, other teams will lose to you. Remember, there are no clutches, just chokes.