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July 26th, 2012, 07:28 PM #1
Sup I'm awful at this videogame, LFT
I'm looking for a team because matchmaking is boring as fuck and I'd like to work at getting better with the same consistent group of people. I'm a little rusty as I haven't played since realizing matchmaking was a good way to invoke suicide, but I'll pick up where I left off pretty quickly.
There isn't anything under low-tier so I guess I'm that? 25 year old dude, gainfully employed and can usually play from 6:30-11pm cst on weeknights. On weekends we can have a super bestfriends virgin party and play dota 2 all night long.
I'm best at a 2-3 and I can manage to not embarrass myself too terribly on the other roles.
Yo didn't this dude just call himself a terrishit? Why should I pick him up?
I'm good at a few things that might make your team better if you're low tier also.
I have both ran my own and managed other people's successful (read: esea-i, cevo-p) competitive teams in other games, I know what it takes to get better (hint: it's not just mindlessly grinding through scrims day after day).
I write coverage for ESFIworld. This doesn't mean I'll write awe-inspiring pieces about our shitty team. What this does mean is that I watch a shitload of dota. I've probably watched more dota than I've played in the past month or two. It's unreal.
I'm good at learning from both my mistakes and my team's mistakes. I get a boner for replay analysis. It's really one of the best ways to get better. If your team isn't okay with sitting down and watching our own games as part of practice, I want nothing to do with it already.
I'm a chill dude. The only time I yell is when I get drunk and start roleplaying pudge.
July 26th, 2012, 07:36 PM #2
Now THIS is what Leoj's post should've read like.
Good luck to you sir. Best LFT I've seen yet.Honestly, nadota has been overrun, or grown, or whatever you want to call it so it's no longer a little club, but a big fucking commercial/public site. Go 100% with it. Make money off ads/wongs/a store. Put streams up. Do your own content. Stop trying to hold on to the notion that we can keep the close knit club we have historically been, because it's gone at this point (and I think you know it too spit)
July 26th, 2012, 07:43 PM #3
Thanks! I haven't embroiled myself in nadota yet (2posts2stronk) so I'll take any endorsement I can get!
Other notable things:
I wrote two shitty guides for dignitas.
I know a lot about kpop.
My laugh is just ridiculous enough to be contagious without breaking your ears (maybe).
July 26th, 2012, 08:02 PM #4
- Join Date
- Jun 2012
Good luck man!
Edit- The Kpop is a huge selling point... No joking
July 26th, 2012, 08:05 PM #5
July 26th, 2012, 08:09 PM #6Honestly, nadota has been overrun, or grown, or whatever you want to call it so it's no longer a little club, but a big fucking commercial/public site. Go 100% with it. Make money off ads/wongs/a store. Put streams up. Do your own content. Stop trying to hold on to the notion that we can keep the close knit club we have historically been, because it's gone at this point (and I think you know it too spit)
July 26th, 2012, 08:12 PM #7
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July 26th, 2012, 08:19 PM #9Honestly, nadota has been overrun, or grown, or whatever you want to call it so it's no longer a little club, but a big fucking commercial/public site. Go 100% with it. Make money off ads/wongs/a store. Put streams up. Do your own content. Stop trying to hold on to the notion that we can keep the close knit club we have historically been, because it's gone at this point (and I think you know it too spit)
July 26th, 2012, 08:30 PM #10
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July 26th, 2012, 08:46 PM #12
- Join Date
- Feb 2012
- Steam ID
kpop is a deal breakerEverything is phony, and everyone is pleased.
July 26th, 2012, 10:24 PM #13
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- Jun 2012
July 26th, 2012, 11:13 PM #15
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- Sep 2011
message belieb|exiled. or dilatedmind -- they are the vouchers i believe
broodstar selling vouches for dota2 items (his nadota name is changeofpace)
imo c9dl isnt a good productive environment, and I would suggest finding a scrim team on other sites like reddit, playdota, etc. or just meeting some decent players in mm
However, you have sparked my curiosity with your remarks. Obviously you have to actively interact in scrims and learn from your mistakes with each other -- replay analysis is a good tool here. Get used to playing with each other. I feel like that's the point of playing scrims a lot and I don't believe it is "mindless". I would love to hear your input on how you believe improving should be run?
July 27th, 2012, 07:37 PM #16
kpop is the future. <3
July 27th, 2012, 07:47 PM #17
if you message chrome, he always lets you in inhouses
good way to network and play organized games
jing: first time i saw my girl
jing: i mumbled for like an hour
jing: i couldn't even keep eye contact
jing: and she was like "can you speak up"
jing: and then i just fucking left
jing: i tried eating the girl out but i had no idea what i was doing
jing: i felt like she faked moans or w/e
jing: cause i had 0 idea of how to eat a girl out
jing: i flicked it with my tongue
jing: but eventually it got kind of repetitive and i had no idea what to do next
jing: what a fucking horrible story
July 27th, 2012, 08:29 PM #18
Keep it clean in here guys.
July 27th, 2012, 08:34 PM #19
Step 1: Get everyone who can practice there. Typically we'd have one to two more people on a roster than were required to play. No one was really a backup, but we played to people's strengths regarding specific maps and positions. The rule was everyone sat in vent if they were available to play, muted if they needed their sound. When we had enough, we played till we couldn't. The real magic happens after this, but this is a step that's often ignored. Scheduling practices for specific times works worse than this method; I don't know why, but it does.
Step 2: Watch the replays. Usually this was only done by one or two people on behalf of the rest of the team. That's probably because people are either really interested in watching their own replays or not at all interested. Nobody ever has a middling opinion.
You're watching for a lot here, so let me break it down into what I watched for.
* Specific weaknesses in new strategies we were trying as a team
* Specific weaknesses in new strategies individuals were trying
* Mistakes we made as a team that need to be worked on
* Mistakes we made as individuals that need to be worked on
* Improvement over past mistakes we decided to fix
The last bullet is the biggest. Every practice, we pick one very specific mistake for each person to work on, and for the team to work on. An example is that I often pushed catwalk too much on dust2 and got picked, or I often went for medic kills as scout when I shouldn't have. We figure out what specifically needs to change to fix those mistakes (playing passively and judging the medic's protection respectively) and we analyze the improvement during the next time we watch replays. Similarly we look for specific mistakes in our teamwork. We also theorycraft how we can make our strategies better by watching how our opponents were able to deal with it, or by watching for more holes in our opponents that we weren't exploiting.
Goto step 1.
What I refer to as mindless scrimming is what a lot of teams do, and that's eliminating step 2. When you just play day after day you will improve, but it's a lot quicker if you know exactly (and very specifically) what you're improving and you have a plan to improve it through a single practice session.
Don't get me wrong, chemistry is important. The only way to get chemistry though is through time spent playing, and there are far more important improvements low and mid level teams can make through playing a little bit less and watching a little bit more.
July 27th, 2012, 08:36 PM #20