A decussion about it. No Flaming Allowed in Thread.
I think mental mind frames are the keys to doors in life. And also with in games as well.
I try to mold my personal mindset towards improvement and learning.
For example I've noticed setting up certain rules in my mind has helped me become a better player.
Take the Blame personally.
I try to accept inwardly (not outwardly) personal responsibility for every game (round) that I play. I take a look back at what went wrong and what went right. I record what I did right. Then come to try to come up with solutions on how to prevent the wrong from happening again. Then I look at both and ask myself: What could I have done differently that round that would have created better result?
I have yet to come up with nothing.
My mind set wasn't always like this.
When I first started playing CS I remember having an unproductive mindset, and I never looked at for I didn't realize it was holding me back. Like sometimes I would notice people complaining about Team stacking, hackers etc. So of course I would do the same not knowing any better. It seemed I was always on the losing team, and I would blame other things for my team losing.
One day I met this player, and I remember him saying this. "Don't complain about you team sucking, it is always your fault as to why your team is losing. If your team can't hold its own, you pull the weight. That’s the only person you have control of."
That one conversation opened up new doors for me, and made me a much better mind set wise. I start pushing myself allot harder, and stop making excuses. And at that moment, I started to truly learn. When another player did better than me, I didn't think OMG HAX any more. I actually watched what they did. I asked myself what are they doing different than me? Then using those answers and copying them into my own play style. When the teams were stacked, I'd join the other team and try to become the anti stack. If someone appeared to be hacking, my mind set was. "I don’t know if they are hacking or not. If their not then I'm capable of the same type of aim and movement. I will assume they are not hacking and push myself to be that good" I eventually got my aim to amazing to the point that I would get accused of hacking even though I didn't. I went through allot of improvement in just one month with the new mind frame.
I eventually found the utmost of greatest mods known as Natural-Selection
. I first started playing ns during 1.04. I only played for about 2-3 weeks of 1.04 it was pretty fun and I liked it allot. I took me about 2 hours using my mindset to learn the basics of ambushing. I remember playing eclipse and getting regeneration where I would pop out of a spot. Eat a marine, and then run back to my spot and regeneration. Around SSA I think. This was of course watching other skulks ambushing and such. Eventually I left then came back again near the end of 2.01. That’s when I really began to get into NS.
During my 2.01 era I remember playing and people saying, "Such and such is so unbalanced" etc. I started saying the same thing seeing it myself. I also started to notice that every time I played more often than not my team would lose. People started yelling out. "Stupid stacking n00bs" "Icon stax!!" etc. I noticed my score was worse than when I played 1.04. Then it dawned on me that I allowed a negative mind frame virus to enter my mental state. I quickly started to clean up the damage and reprogrammed my mind into its older state. I started watching players again, pushing myself hard to aim better and be smarter. Ambush more. And I came into the belief that the game is balanced I just don’t see it, so I will figure out away to over come the problem. And soon my score started rising and quickly it did. I learned how to fade which helped me pull the team even more so.
Soon (around 3.0 era) I started to try and organize the teams, get people to listen, etc., which in turn brought even more fun games. And when my team got beat, I tried to analyze what went wrong, and how to improve the strategy and myself, and improve the tactics of motivating people as well. Soon I noticed the teams I was on winning more.
Well that pretty much ends my story I thought was important to share. As a player all you need to worry about is playing the game. Keep your mind off if something is imbalanced or not keep open that there may be a tactic out there that counters that imbalance. Or when you notice you’re always on the losing team, it may be your fault and if you want to stop losing push yourself a little, and stay open to new ideas and strategies.
I know granted were all human and emotions will always get the better of us at one point or another, but I feel that it shouldn't stop us from learning. Heck even right now as I have typed this, I realize that I let my mind set slip some as well, and right now am working to fix it again.
thx for listening and I hope this may help a few people