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What do you wish you had realized/learned sooner?
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#61
22 Frags +

paying attention to your teammates mistakes makes you play 10x worse, just learn to always react to the situation that plays out rather than judging it
also realise you only get to meet tf2 friends at most twice a year, if you get a real life hobby you'll get to see your friends whenever you want

paying attention to your teammates mistakes makes you play 10x worse, just learn to always react to the situation that plays out rather than judging it
also realise you only get to meet tf2 friends at most twice a year, if you get a real life hobby you'll get to see your friends whenever you want
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#62
-15 Frags +

Most people in competitive tf2 (especially snipers) who claim that they heard you around a corner solely by the sound of your footsteps are cheating. Most people just don't hear that shit through other ingame sounds and mumble comms. Some do but most don't.

Most people in competitive tf2 (especially snipers) who claim that they heard you around a corner solely by the sound of your footsteps are cheating. Most people just don't hear that shit through other ingame sounds and mumble comms. Some do but most don't.
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#63
2 Frags +

Just don't be a fucking drunk miserable asshole, and treat people like humans

Just don't be a fucking drunk miserable asshole, and treat people like humans
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#64
2 Frags +

its ok to lose and when you rage/toxic after a loss you just look like an idiot/asshole.

its ok to lose and when you rage/toxic after a loss you just look like an idiot/asshole.
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#65
4 Frags +

trying to play a game competitively when you've got unresolved emotional baggage from irl circumstances is a very bad idea

being a dick to people early on comes back to bite you in the ass

trying to play a game competitively when you've got unresolved emotional baggage from irl circumstances is a very bad idea

being a dick to people early on comes back to bite you in the ass
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#66
4 Frags +

lying about how keen you are will only hurt yourself in the long run + expecting people to be keener than what they really are will only lead to you being let down by your own ideas

lying about how keen you are will only hurt yourself in the long run + expecting people to be keener than what they really are will only lead to you being let down by your own ideas
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#67
21 Frags +

Don't sacrifice your life for a video game that ain't even an e-sport

Don't sacrifice your life for a video game that ain't even an e-sport
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#68
2 Frags +

dont play 6v6 with british spy mains

dont play 6v6 with british spy mains
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#69
7 Frags +
SevenMost people in competitive tf2 (especially snipers) who claim that they heard you around a corner solely by the sound of your footsteps are cheating. Most people just don't hear that shit through other ingame sounds and mumble comms. Some do but most don't.

this comes from tf2 player #150000 that plays without sound and music blaring

[quote=Seven]Most people in competitive tf2 (especially snipers) who claim that they heard you around a corner solely by the sound of your footsteps are cheating. Most people just don't hear that shit through other ingame sounds and mumble comms. Some do but most don't.[/quote]

this comes from tf2 player #150000 that plays without sound and music blaring
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#70
5 Frags +

Stop building below your buff then complain you take damage and die

Stop building below your buff then complain you take damage and die
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#71
5 Frags +

playing on a team with friends is much more enjoyable even if you lose

playing on a team with friends is much more enjoyable even if you lose
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#72
25 Frags +

https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/430060997047222282/695664270074970182/7d21d3b-1.gif

[img]https://media.discordapp.net/attachments/430060997047222282/695664270074970182/7d21d3b-1.gif[/img]
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#73
13 Frags +

+1 to anything along the lines of “making things better in real life made me a better player”. fixing out of game shit hindering u will probably go further than any amount of grinding for a lot of people. I never started getting over my performance anxiety until I started working on my real life anxiety at some point in highschool lol

also @ soldier players specifically, learn how to jump backwards and stop going for a direct and dying right after retard. use ur microphone animal.
HAVE A SHRED OF CONFIDENCE NO ONE WHO BELIEVES THEYRE BAD IS GONMA DO COOL SHIT

+1 to anything along the lines of “making things better in real life made me a better player”. fixing out of game shit hindering u will probably go further than any amount of grinding for a lot of people. I never started getting over my performance anxiety until I started working on my real life anxiety at some point in highschool lol

also @ soldier players specifically, learn how to jump backwards and stop going for a direct and dying right after retard. use ur microphone animal.
HAVE A SHRED OF CONFIDENCE NO ONE WHO BELIEVES THEYRE BAD IS GONMA DO COOL SHIT
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#74
-6 Frags +

don't spend all your time on jump maps

don't spend all your time on jump maps
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#75
6 Frags +

that i was the problem not the people around me

that i was the problem not the people around me
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#76
-15 Frags +

that i shouldve stopped playing first person shooters about 2 years ago, but sadly didnt and now it took an emotional toll on me

that i shouldve stopped playing first person shooters about 2 years ago, but sadly didnt and now it took an emotional toll on me
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#77
-1 Frags +

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#78
0 Frags +

you can have some chips as a snack or meal at any time of day

you can have some chips as a snack or meal at any time of day
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#79
-1 Frags +

comparing your skill to other players can never result in anything good.
whether thats your relationships in the game or your skill, nothing changes, it only makes shit worse.

comparing your skill to other players can never result in anything good.
whether thats your relationships in the game or your skill, nothing changes, it only makes shit worse.
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#80
-9 Frags +

grinding demoknight for 1.7k hours isn't a good idea, considering that it's not viable and I will probably be dead before valve gives it decent buffs

grinding demoknight for 1.7k hours isn't a good idea, considering that it's not viable and I will probably be dead before valve gives it decent buffs
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#81
3 Frags +

Ive already posted general advice in here, but a very specific tip that helped me out a lot is :

Find out what's the best warmup for you

For a long time I used to either play DM/MGE or jump maps until right before a game, thinking that if I can get some positive momentum going into the scrims it'll carry over. And while it did happen sometimes, most of the time I would just start being frustrated at myself, thinking "If I can't do it when there are no stakes, how am I supposed to do it". So now 1 hour before the scrim, I stop playing TF2 and I try to get in a good mental state; I go for a walk, I shower, I play single player games, I go eat with my family instead of being a gremlin who comes in 5 minutes before scrim time and snatches soup before retreating to his dark corner...

And that's what I do, I definitely know people who suck ass for the first map if they are not warmed up. Point is, there isnt a single warming up method, just do what feels right for you.

Ive already posted general advice in here, but a very specific tip that helped me out a lot is :

[b]Find out what's the best warmup for you[/b]

For a long time I used to either play DM/MGE or jump maps until right before a game, thinking that if I can get some positive momentum going into the scrims it'll carry over. And while it did happen sometimes, most of the time I would just start being frustrated at myself, thinking "If I can't do it when there are no stakes, how am I supposed to do it". So now 1 hour before the scrim, I stop playing TF2 and I try to get in a good mental state; I go for a walk, I shower, I play single player games, I go eat with my family instead of being a gremlin who comes in 5 minutes before scrim time and snatches soup before retreating to his dark corner...

And that's what I do, I definitely know people who suck ass for the first map if they are not warmed up. Point is, there isnt a single warming up method, just do what feels right for you.
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#82
Process/Gullywash Refresh
2 Frags +

I'd want to realize that I'm shit at realizing things. If I knew that, maybe I would have improved faster at the game.

I'd want to realize that I'm shit at realizing things. If I knew that, maybe I would have improved faster at the game.
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#83
0 Frags +

don't play the game while depressed, you're gonna make yourself more depressed when you play bad and not make yourself happy when you're playing well
don't play in teams with too many brits

don't play the game while depressed, you're gonna make yourself more depressed when you play bad and not make yourself happy when you're playing well
don't play in teams with too many brits
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