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Trying to better my skills as soldier/maincaller.
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#1
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First season ever. I'm a maincaller too so if you have advice that applies to that i would also appreciate that.

First season ever. I'm a maincaller too so if you have advice that applies to that i would also appreciate that.
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#2
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To help people help you: What soldier role do you play, what div are you in, what's your warmup routine, are you looking for a mentor or do you have specific questions you'd like answered in this thread?
I know Makkabeus (invite player) has been doing demo reviews for lower-level teams lately but I don't know the submission process.

To help people help you: What soldier role do you play, what div are you in, what's your warmup routine, are you looking for a mentor or do you have specific questions you'd like answered in this thread?
I know Makkabeus (invite player) has been doing demo reviews for lower-level teams lately but I don't know the submission process.
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ɟʇ˙pɐolʎɐd
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keep playing and do demo reviews and learn more

keep playing and do demo reviews and learn more
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#4
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Main calling from soldier is ass and encourages you to take to many heals. This will become more obvious in higher divs. If you want to main call i would suggest changing mains to combo scout.

Main calling from soldier is ass and encourages you to take to many heals. This will become more obvious in higher divs. If you want to main call i would suggest changing mains to combo scout.
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#5
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One thing I think newer players tend to undervalue is being really talented at jumping. So be sure to incorporate some jump maps into your practice routine. If you're good enough at jumping, it opens up a lot of new plays, and is a big part of what makes soldier the most fun class in the game imo.

Another thing I did when I was new at soldier was use tr_walkway, and shoot bots out of the air using the launchpad. tr_newbots, and tr_rocketshooting are both good warmup maps as well. Other than that, join a team, play the game a lot, have someone experienced look at your demos, and mge/dm as much as you can without burning out, consistency is better than massive bursts followed by nothing, and making that kind of stuff a habit will slowly improve you as a player over time without having to think much about it.

I don't know how good you are at air strafing but this map (https://www.teamfortress.tv/54678/tr-turner) is a good way to gauge if you're good enough at air control, and a fun way to practice it as well.

One thing I think newer players tend to undervalue is being really talented at jumping. So be sure to incorporate some jump maps into your practice routine. If you're good enough at jumping, it opens up a lot of new plays, and is a big part of what makes soldier the most fun class in the game imo.

Another thing I did when I was new at soldier was use tr_walkway, and shoot bots out of the air using the launchpad. tr_newbots, and tr_rocketshooting are both good warmup maps as well. Other than that, join a team, play the game a lot, have someone experienced look at your demos, and mge/dm as much as you can without burning out, consistency is better than massive bursts followed by nothing, and making that kind of stuff a habit will slowly improve you as a player over time without having to think much about it.

I don't know how good you are at air strafing but this map (https://www.teamfortress.tv/54678/tr-turner) is a good way to gauge if you're good enough at air control, and a fun way to practice it as well.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C2Bm1lmLIpk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C2Bm1lmLIpk
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#7
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Watch top players stream scrims/demo reviews and see their decision making. Put into practice what you learn from them in pugs and scrims. Practice mechanics until you can replicate what you learned from them basically.

Watch top players stream scrims/demo reviews and see their decision making. Put into practice what you learn from them in pugs and scrims. Practice mechanics until you can replicate what you learned from them basically.
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