WCO 2017-2018 Player Interview: Losermaker
Posted 03 October 2017 - 10:18 PM
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Posted 04 October 2017 - 12:52 AM
If I could have asked one more question, I'd like to know if maybe Losermaker had two or three bits of advice (or more ) for newbies or those of us struggling to get higher out of the gold zone and into platinum.
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Posted 04 October 2017 - 11:10 PM
To fill-in Gary's question here is my advice to anyone looking for new ways to improve, based off my own experiences;
1. Try to play the highest players you can as often as you can, but don't play with the thoughts of looking bad or trying too hard to win. Try to really focus on learning and watching how they move and organise their base during game, their trapping etc.
2. Experiment! people don't try enough stuff. They get a tactic that works for them for a while, then they encounter a higher player or two, the setup doesn't work, they have sort of lost confidence in it, but they still use it. Then they hit a stale point and stay where they are without progressing for a while.
I tried all sorts of stuff when I was struggling to get higher, sure you lose quite a lot of games but it is worth it to come out the better player at the end.
I have tried flag in 2nd row in a ranked game, I have done the bombed off side that people say you shouldn't do. I have done a crazy marshal attack, then put it in the back row for the next game. I have put 4 bombs in a square in the centre back rows, 1 of which will only be hit by something other than a miner in less than 5% of games. But after having tried all these things in multiple games, I have learnt how to play all those ways and in a lot of different situations that you don't normally get into. I have bombed off a side and won against some of the very best including Sohal and Nortrom, not to mention a good number of plat marshals on here. After much trial and error (I did lose a lot of games), I found a way to make it work.
I have found that although 2nd row flag is very hard to defend, it is possible. Its not my favourite tactic, but I use it very occasionally. Front row spy in the lane is also interesting, but you have to be willing to play the game and think you can win without it. There are so many things to try though; just in attacking alone you can try attacking with marsh, or gen or col attack. All of which can work well.
So just experiment!
3. Often if I really want to concentrate and win a game, I have to slow down a bit, and often put yourself in your opponents position. Looking at things from your opponents view makes you understand a lot more about their setup and what they are trying to do to bluff you or trap you.
Hope some of it helps and makes sense
Edited by Losermaker, 05 October 2017 - 04:04 AM.
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