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How to be more consistent?
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I'm trying to get into competitive but want to first get rid of inconsistency in my rocket dm, and mge servers don't seem to help in that regard. What are some ways that I could practice to be specifically more consistent?

I'm trying to get into competitive but want to first get rid of inconsistency in my rocket dm, and mge servers don't seem to help in that regard. What are some ways that I could practice to be specifically more consistent?
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honestly there isnt much to do besides playing the game more, consistency will come with time
if you want to get into competitive the best way is frankly just to start playing, either on tf2center or through some newbie mixes, or both
especially as soldier the barrier for entry is largely the ability to perform basic rocket jumps, most of the time the most fancy jump you will need to perform in a competitive game is the process rollout, if you can do that, youre gonna be alright
if you want to practice outside actual games and mge isnt your thing then id recommend trying dm servers and frankly pubs can also work just fine

honestly there isnt much to do besides playing the game more, consistency will come with time
if you want to get into competitive the best way is frankly just to start playing, either on tf2center or through some newbie mixes, or both
especially as soldier the barrier for entry is largely the ability to perform basic rocket jumps, most of the time the most fancy jump you will need to perform in a competitive game is the process rollout, if you can do that, youre gonna be alright
if you want to practice outside actual games and mge isnt your thing then id recommend trying dm servers and frankly pubs can also work just fine
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#3
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Have a consistent warmup routine. On scrim days I only start playing the game an hour before they take place. You don't want to burn urself out with pugs/dm/mge. On non scrim days I'm usually pugging all day.

Have a consistent warmup routine. On scrim days I only start playing the game an hour before they take place. You don't want to burn urself out with pugs/dm/mge. On non scrim days I'm usually pugging all day.
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#4
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when I was starting out my mechanics improved by leaps and bounds when I actually joined a team and started playing real scrims. up to that point I was playing mge for like 2 years and looking back it really wasn’t getting me anywhere.
learning where people want to move in actual fights is much more important than figuring out how your mge opponent likes to land around the train on badlands mid.

when I was starting out my mechanics improved by leaps and bounds when I actually joined a team and started playing real scrims. up to that point I was playing mge for like 2 years and looking back it really wasn’t getting me anywhere.
learning where people want to move in actual fights is much more important than figuring out how your mge opponent likes to land around the train on badlands mid.
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#5
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You have what’s called artist’s syndrome. “Oh I’m not good enough yet to draw that I should only be doing learning exercises.”

You should stop worrying and just play because you will never be ready. There are shitters who play IM and Main, what do you have to worry about?

As Grape juice said, the best way to learn is to join a team; especially with a good mentor and full of people who also want to learn. Scrims and pugs will help you the most and imo, they are the most fun. Remember that routines like MGE, DM servers, aim trainers and the like are only supplementary. You shouldn’t fixate on them, that’s an easy way to get burnt out.

You have what’s called artist’s syndrome. “Oh I’m not good enough yet to draw that I should only be doing learning exercises.”

You should stop worrying and just play because you will never be ready. There are shitters who play IM and Main, what do you have to worry about?

As Grape juice said, the best way to learn is to join a team; especially with a good mentor and full of people who also want to learn. Scrims and pugs will help you the most and imo, they are the most fun. Remember that routines like MGE, DM servers, aim trainers and the like are only [b]supplementary[/b]. You shouldn’t fixate on them, that’s an easy way to get burnt out.
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#6
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https://media2.giphy.com/media/KT9uS7Sznzte3vOzqk/giphy.gif

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#7
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Eat healthy, drink water and sleep enough. I do all 3 of these and im consistently shit.

Eat healthy, drink water and sleep enough. I do all 3 of these and im consistently shit.
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#8
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https://www.teamfortress.tv/57571/how-does-one-become-consistent-in-matches

https://www.teamfortress.tv/57571/how-does-one-become-consistent-in-matches
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#9
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play more 6s, my soldier DM was at its peak when I was pugging a ton on top of scrims

play more 6s, my soldier DM was at its peak when I was pugging a ton on top of scrims
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#10
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Consistency isn't just gameplay related. Eating and sleeping habits really affect you in ways you can't sense until you're healthier. If you're maintained in that area and just want to concern yourself about the gameplay; what I learned early on is you're just winging it every time you play until you build a knowledge base for yourself on what you can and can't do within the rules of the game. Start articulating to yourself what it is you are doing in game and explain within the context of why it did or didn't succeed.

Consistency isn't just gameplay related. Eating and sleeping habits really affect you in ways you can't sense until you're healthier. If you're maintained in that area and just want to concern yourself about the gameplay; what I learned early on is you're just winging it every time you play until you build a knowledge base for yourself on what you can and can't do within the rules of the game. Start articulating to yourself what it is you are doing in game and explain within the context of why it did or didn't succeed.
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#11
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Ironically, sometimes playing more consistently requires sacrificing consistent playtime. I would play so much worse when it felt like I had to play out of obligation rather than actually wanting to play. It’s all about finding what works for you, because everyone has a different toleration for how much they can play and still enjoy the game

It’s similar to study cramming. If you try to force all of the information in your head it just won’t work and you’ll forget it all the next day. Unless you’re a tf2 savant or some shit idk

Ironically, sometimes playing more consistently requires sacrificing consistent playtime. I would play so much worse when it felt like I had to play out of obligation rather than actually wanting to play. It’s all about finding what works for you, because everyone has a different toleration for how much they can play and still enjoy the game

It’s similar to study cramming. If you try to force all of the information in your head it just won’t work and you’ll forget it all the next day. Unless you’re a tf2 savant or some shit idk
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#12
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but is it worth stressing about this????

https://www.teamfortress.tv/60244/is-consistency-always-a-good-thing

but is it worth stressing about this????

https://www.teamfortress.tv/60244/is-consistency-always-a-good-thing
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#13
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might sound silly but actually make sure your chair is not sitting either too low or too high relative to your desk. also remove your chairs arm rests if you can. you want to make sure that your arm can bend and move properly and youre not limiting your range of movement with stupid shit like this. needless to say posture is very important too, dont have your knees up to your chest, sit up straight, etc.

t. i sat wrong for over 10 years

might sound silly but actually make sure your chair is not sitting either too low or too high relative to your desk. also remove your chairs arm rests if you can. you want to make sure that your arm can bend and move properly and youre not limiting your range of movement with stupid shit like this. needless to say posture is very important too, dont have your knees up to your chest, sit up straight, etc.

t. i sat wrong for over 10 years
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#14
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just pop an addy before scrims

just pop an addy before scrims
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#15
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kovaaks

kovaaks
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#16
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I drank 2 large baja blasts then did 58% acc
eating actual food matters

I drank 2 large baja blasts then did 58% acc
eating actual food matters
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#17
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first of all make sure your equipment is adequate (like using a laser mouse when you should have an optical or a mouse pad that you run out of space on or a computer that causes random frame drops)

first of all make sure your equipment is adequate (like using a laser mouse when you should have an optical or a mouse pad that you run out of space on or a computer that causes random frame drops)
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#18
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just dont ever miss or always do miss

just dont ever miss or always do miss
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#19
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go for every direct until you stop missing directs, being too afraid to improve is a real thing especially for soldier, safe rockets arent improvement

go for every direct until you stop missing directs, being too afraid to improve is a real thing especially for soldier, safe rockets arent improvement
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#20
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just start playing 6s if you wanna play 6s. just do it. join a team and also start playing newbie mixes/pugs. if you wanna work on your dm and mechanics then play mge, dm servers, or jump maps. the more time you wait the more time you delay in actually find out if you enjoy it at all. your ability will come in time whats important is that you start learning sooner rather than later. true for tf2 and for life

good luck and have fun.

just start playing 6s if you wanna play 6s. just do it. join a team and also start playing newbie mixes/pugs. if you wanna work on your dm and mechanics then play mge, dm servers, or jump maps. the more time you wait the more time you delay in actually find out if you enjoy it at all. your ability will come in time whats important is that you start learning sooner rather than later. true for tf2 and for life

good luck and have fun.
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#21
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Just play more :tf:

Just play more :tf:
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#22
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play mge against friends, play scrims, practice in tryhard pubs, really the most important thing you can do is play the game. what grape juice said earlier is also v important, u wanna anticipate where the enemy will go to hit those sw33t juicy airshots

something overlooked is to check ur posture frequently and readjust. Ergonomic positioning urself is something i find very helpful, and i anchor my elbow as close to my body as possible so that i am aiming more with my forearm, and not wrist - during fights it is easy to lose track of your arm position and you may find yourself with your arm overextended enough to throw off your shots bc muscle memory, etc. Obviously everyone has their own position they prefer, but i would give this a try to see if it works out for you :)

Source: trust me br0, I Am A TF2 Scientist

play mge against friends, play scrims, practice in tryhard pubs, really the most important thing you can do is play the game. what grape juice said earlier is also v important, u wanna anticipate where the enemy will go to hit those sw33t juicy airshots

something overlooked is to check ur posture frequently and readjust. Ergonomic positioning urself is something i find very helpful, and i anchor my elbow as close to my body as possible so that i am aiming more with my forearm, and not wrist - during fights it is easy to lose track of your arm position and you may find yourself with your arm overextended enough to throw off your shots bc muscle memory, etc. Obviously everyone has their own position they prefer, but i would give this a try to see if it works out for you :)

Source: trust me br0, I Am A TF2 Scientist
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