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POV: A zero-K player trying to get better

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10 months ago
who is carrying you on the picture?
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10 months ago
IT COULD BE HULKWOR.... BUT HIS PINCERS ARE TOO SMALL !

clack clack...
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10 months ago
One must imagine lob happy
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10 months ago
Image of a blue carrying team of two golds and a red who like to build back field shields with no power.
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10 months ago
In my defense, I AM trying to get better. I'm not just throwing to be features on 64 bit dragon as a top 10 fail.
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10 months ago
Are you sure they don`t refer to this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sisyphus
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This is indeed the point of view of a player trying to get better at the game, looking at their teammates who are not:
(1) the bittervet who has realised that getting better at the game just results in being given heavier rocks to carry
(2) the aforementioned heavier rocks
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10 months ago
On a more serious note, it is interesting to see how different player's elo evolve over time, for example (my guess would be these types will be found over and over, I just picked 3):

Time scales are not exactly equal but are similar.

Definitely for each of the above the experience will feel different. I can only wonder what influences the shape of that curve (luck? personality? age? experience with other games?)
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10 months ago
Tbh Logix's elo climb looks insane, he's really fast
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10 months ago
quote:
In my defense, I AM trying to get better. I'm not just throwing to be features on 64 bit dragon as a top 10 fail.

In every commander's defense, over time, all got better! And the most honored are those who were able to admit their defeat, and to admit that everyone can share their victory!
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10 months ago
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over time, all got better!

Are you sure? What about:
http://zero-k.info/Charts/Ratings?RatingCategory=1&UserId=471613
http://zero-k.info/Charts/Ratings?RatingCategory=1&UserId=538170

Maybe you should say "I strongly believe at some point in the future everybody will get better"...
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10 months ago
Eh, yeah, fair, it's very hard for anyone to say how people learn.

Whenever men believe they make a good explanation, they just keep falling down....
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10 months ago
Pretty happy with how fast I climbed when I just joined the game:

http://zero-k.info/Charts/Ratings?RatingCategory=1&UserId=538149&From=8%2F19%2F2013+12%3A00%3A00+AM&To=8%2F19%2F2023+12%3A00%3A00+AM

One of these days I'll have the time to climb to purple... I think it's easier to rank up when you play late at night in a 4v4 instead of a 15v15 where you can barely make a difference.
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10 months ago
Definitely one advances faster in smaller games, but I find that trolls (players doing extremely inefficient strategies and not changing play style when suggested) in small games are much worse than large games. I sometimes feel advancing is dependent on choosing when NOT to play because they are too many trolls around to get a consistent outcome.
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10 months ago
I think most zero-k players are trying to get better instead of trying to figure out ways to play worse.
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10 months ago
Some do try to find funnier ways to play and I don't think that's to blame unless they do it every game even when people ask them not to do it. Making a silly strategy sometimes in a 16v16 is fine, doing it more than 3 times in a row in 4v4 games gets very annoying (and will result in a kick at some point).
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10 months ago
"Definitely one advances faster in smaller games, but I find that trolls (players doing extremely inefficient strategies and not changing play style when suggested) in small games are much worse than large games. I sometimes feel advancing is dependent on choosing when NOT to play because they are too many trolls around to get a consistent outcome."

Exactly, I strongly believe some games are literally impossible to win, if you have a teammate doing one of those strategies. Not only does it not help, but it makes it significantly harder to win, and if the other team doesn't have a player like that and doesn't make any massive mistakes, the game is literally unwinnable.
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10 months ago
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Not only does it not help, but it makes it significantly harder to win, and if the other team doesn't have a player like that and doesn't make any massive mistakes, the game is literally unwinnable.

I like that part of a full lobpot. Win some, lose some, feel the power of random coordination. Any individual can be swept away, or carried.
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