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How to get into 6's?
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First off, let me state that I'm currently a Iron UGC HL Sub. In other words, I'm very, very new to competitive tf2 (I watched my first competitive game about 6.5 months ago), and i've been trying to get more involved in the scene, so I thought I might try to start playing 6's as scout or roamer/pocket. The thing is I really don't know how to start playing with people that are about as experienced and skilled as I am (I have about 950 hours right now). Whenever I check on tf2center (once again, let me stress that I'm very new to comp tf2, therefore tf2center is where I go to play comp) for 6's games, all of the queued players have 2000+ plus hours, so a bit above me skillwise. Anyways, I guess what I'm asking is where should I go to learn how to play 6's? Are there any good guides/groups that would help?

First off, let me state that I'm currently a Iron UGC HL [b]Sub[/b]. In other words, I'm very, very new to competitive tf2 (I watched my first competitive game about 6.5 months ago), and i've been trying to get more involved in the scene, so I thought I might try to start playing 6's as scout or roamer/pocket. The thing is I really don't know how to start playing with people that are about as experienced and skilled as I am (I have about 950 hours right now). Whenever I check on tf2center (once again, let me stress that I'm very new to comp tf2, therefore tf2center is where I go to play comp) for 6's games, all of the queued players have 2000+ plus hours, so a [i]bit[/i] above me skillwise. Anyways, I guess what I'm asking is where should I go to learn how to play 6's? Are there any good guides/groups that would help?
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Newbie Mixes help a lot

Newbie Mixes help a lot
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huds.tf
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Finding out about stuff like newbies mixes is a great way to get started. I'm sure someone can give you a link to somewhere you can get involved.

In terms of TF2Center, just join them anyway dude. I have 5,000+ hours and there are people with thousands of hours less than that who are better than me. Hours don't always mean they're too good for you. Give them a shot, you'll learn from better players, get shouted at, get headshot by perma-snipers and all kinds of other dumb shit. But it's okay, just keep at it, you'll notice an improvement every time you play, as long as you're not ignorant to improving.

Finding out about stuff like newbies mixes is a great way to get started. I'm sure someone can give you a link to somewhere you can get involved.

In terms of TF2Center, just join them anyway dude. I have 5,000+ hours and there are people with thousands of hours less than that who are better than me. Hours don't always mean they're too good for you. Give them a shot, you'll learn from better players, get shouted at, get headshot by perma-snipers and all kinds of other dumb shit. But it's okay, just keep at it, you'll notice an improvement every time you play, as long as you're not ignorant to improving.
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A few nlpg mixes with uberloff telling me what to do improved my game more than hundreds of lobbies. You also get to make friends with lots of people in such mixes, and that's often a route into your first team.

Otherwise, work on your dm, watch some narrated povs of top players in whatever role you're trying to fill (and preferably other roles, just so you know how they interact with you), and just try to join a team. You'll learn far more about the game that way.

Good luck.

A few nlpg mixes with uberloff telling me what to do improved my game more than hundreds of lobbies. You also get to make friends with lots of people in such mixes, and that's often a route into your first team.

Otherwise, work on your dm, watch some narrated povs of top players in whatever role you're trying to fill (and preferably other roles, just so you know how they interact with you), and just try to join a team. You'll learn far more about the game that way.

Good luck.
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FayngNewbie Mixes help a lotomniFinding out about stuff like newbies mixes is a great way to get started. I'm sure someone can give you a link to somewhere you can get involved.

In terms of TF2Center, just join them anyway dude. I have 5,000+ hours and there are people with thousands of hours less than that who are better than me. Hours don't always mean they're too good for you. Give them a shot, you'll learn from better players, get shouted at, get headshot by perma-snipers and all kinds of other dumb shit. But it's okay, just keep at it, you'll notice an improvement every time you play, as long as you're not ignorant to improving.

Thanks, I'll check out these fabled "newbie mixes"

[quote=Fayng]Newbie Mixes help a lot[/quote]
[quote=omni]Finding out about stuff like newbies mixes is a great way to get started. I'm sure someone can give you a link to somewhere you can get involved.

In terms of TF2Center, just join them anyway dude. I have 5,000+ hours and there are people with thousands of hours less than that who are better than me. Hours don't always mean they're too good for you. Give them a shot, you'll learn from better players, get shouted at, get headshot by perma-snipers and all kinds of other dumb shit. But it's okay, just keep at it, you'll notice an improvement every time you play, as long as you're not ignorant to improving.[/quote]

Thanks, I'll check out these fabled "newbie mixes"
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#6
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Limb-ohhFayngNewbie Mixes help a lotomniFinding out about stuff like newbies mixes is a great way to get started. I'm sure someone can give you a link to somewhere you can get involved.

In terms of TF2Center, just join them anyway dude. I have 5,000+ hours and there are people with thousands of hours less than that who are better than me. Hours don't always mean they're too good for you. Give them a shot, you'll learn from better players, get shouted at, get headshot by perma-snipers and all kinds of other dumb shit. But it's okay, just keep at it, you'll notice an improvement every time you play, as long as you're not ignorant to improving.

Thanks, I'll check out these fabled "newbie mixes"

they usually happen on the weekend, keep an eye on the event sidebar.

[quote=Limb-ohh][quote=Fayng]Newbie Mixes help a lot[/quote]
[quote=omni]Finding out about stuff like newbies mixes is a great way to get started. I'm sure someone can give you a link to somewhere you can get involved.

In terms of TF2Center, just join them anyway dude. I have 5,000+ hours and there are people with thousands of hours less than that who are better than me. Hours don't always mean they're too good for you. Give them a shot, you'll learn from better players, get shouted at, get headshot by perma-snipers and all kinds of other dumb shit. But it's okay, just keep at it, you'll notice an improvement every time you play, as long as you're not ignorant to improving.[/quote]

Thanks, I'll check out these fabled "newbie mixes"[/quote]
they usually happen on the weekend, keep an eye on the event sidebar.
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#7
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Though there's no substitute for experience and practice, try and learn as much about how 6s is played beforehand if you're not confident (though newbie mixes are awesome for learning so do those instead). The fact that you're asking us how to go about certain things is damn nice as is, and if you've been watching streams of comp games and stuff like that I guarantee you that you're starting off better than the majority of the people who are new to comp. A lot of what happens to players new to comp (such as yourself) is they run into things at the wrong time continuously and die unnecessarily (and spend a lot of unneeded time dead - which sours their experience a little bit, but it does help in learning how to kill things too).

If you're not confident in your mechanical ability (aka 950 hours vs. someone else's 2000+), that means you gotta practise your mechanics - get familiar with scout/soldier through things like soapDM, MGE (both very good for helping your aim/movement and awareness), get used to airstrafing through just jumping around on local servers and trying out some jump maps (helped me personally a lot in getting more familiar with movement limitations and how rockets work). And play pugs/lobbies - putting yourself in 'real-game' situations is one of the best ways to get familiar with comp maps and learn how to kill things in 6v6 rather than 1v1 MGE or 4v4-chaotic DM (do all of those things though cos they all help).

All of these things basically could be summed up with "play more tf2 and you'll improve" but hopefully there's some more specific shit here that you find useful. Good luck!

Though there's no substitute for experience and practice, try and learn as much about how 6s is played beforehand if you're not confident (though newbie mixes are awesome for learning so do those instead). The fact that you're asking us how to go about certain things is damn nice as is, and if you've been watching streams of comp games and stuff like that I guarantee you that you're starting off better than the majority of the people who are new to comp. A lot of what happens to players new to comp (such as yourself) is they run into things at the wrong time continuously and die unnecessarily (and spend a lot of unneeded time dead - which sours their experience a little bit, but it does help in learning how to kill things too).

If you're not confident in your mechanical ability (aka 950 hours vs. someone else's 2000+), that means you gotta practise your mechanics - get familiar with scout/soldier through things like soapDM, MGE (both very good for helping your aim/movement and awareness), get used to airstrafing through just jumping around on local servers and trying out some jump maps (helped me personally a lot in getting more familiar with movement limitations and how rockets work). And play pugs/lobbies - putting yourself in 'real-game' situations is one of the best ways to get familiar with comp maps and learn how to kill things in 6v6 rather than 1v1 MGE or 4v4-chaotic DM (do all of those things though cos they all help).

All of these things basically could be summed up with "play more tf2 and you'll improve" but hopefully there's some more specific shit here that you find useful. Good luck!
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#8
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As people have mentioned before Newbie Mixes are a great way for new players like yourself to get into competitive tf2. Top quality coaches, positive learning environment, and a great place to meet people as well. They are held Fridays at 9edt. You can find the group page here http://steamcommunity.com/groups/na6v6newbiemix (i think). I'm an admin of the group. Add me if you have any questions http://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561198045569070/

As people have mentioned before Newbie Mixes are a great way for new players like yourself to get into competitive tf2. Top quality coaches, positive learning environment, and a great place to meet people as well. They are held Fridays at 9edt. You can find the group page here http://steamcommunity.com/groups/na6v6newbiemix (i think). I'm an admin of the group. Add me if you have any questions http://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561198045569070/
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Watch some 6's matches on YouTube. i49 matches. Also try out a few tf2center lobbys. If you enjoy it just keep playing pugs and eventually look for a team. It's pretty easy haha.

Watch some 6's matches on YouTube. i49 matches. Also try out a few tf2center lobbys. If you enjoy it just keep playing pugs and eventually look for a team. It's pretty easy haha.
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