r/gaming Dec 08 '21

Let me show you the ropes kid...

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u/StarCougar Dec 08 '21

My nephew was displeased when I told him that his dad, our brother, and I were not great at Rocket League.

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u/iamkeeeng Dec 08 '21

is anyone even good at rocket league?

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u/DefinitelyNotThatOne Dec 08 '21

Rocket League is at that point where if you want to play competitively and haven't been playing since launch, you probably just shouldn't. Great casual game to play tho

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u/Snoo61755 Dec 08 '21

There’s a lot of games out there with ridiculous skill caps that would be great fun if you just found enough people your level.

Age of Empires was a big one for me. Playing AoE2 with a bunch of fellow noobs, setting up castles and endless sieges in big 3v3 brawls is a blast. Similar deal with AoM, lots of memories of players making endless Priest armies to back someone’s comp of Minotaurs, but every time some smurf joins what’s supposed to be a noob game, it gets shot for all the others.

Rocket League, Starcraft, Halo, DotA, it’s all fun and games until the Master Ranked player decides they want to feed their ego.

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u/MrChristmas Dec 09 '21

I have a cousin who played AoE in world tournaments, and sometimes I’d pit all my friends against him and he’d destroy us all. 1v7. Good times

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u/[deleted] Dec 09 '21

To be fair some people are naturally good at some games, their not trying is still better than the majority of the player base.

Example, a high ranked CS player can mess around in casual or against a lower ranked team and still get told that "he's try harding"

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u/EmPrexy Dec 08 '21

This is completely wrong unless you’re using the word competitively to refer to playing professionally. I had a buddy start last year and is already champ 1. There is so much information out there for the game now that makes newer players able to grind much easier than us veterans. I’ve been playing for 6 years and I’m hard stuck in GC2, but my friend in just a year has caught up 3/4s to me

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u/Valek27 Dec 08 '21

see it's much better when it's enjoyable and you are slowly learning while enjoying yourself. grinding for skill in a game where everyone is years ahead of you is rough.

In sim racing I always come last and stuff but like, me being slower doesn't mean I get shit on repeatedly or don't get to practice to get better.

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u/EmPrexy Dec 08 '21

It depends on what you play games for. Some people play casually to relax and have fun while others sweat and grind. No reason to say one persons preferred way of playing is “better”

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u/Valek27 Dec 08 '21

I've seen it kill multiplayer games repeatedly, It's only okay if there is a skill based matchmaking in place.

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u/EmPrexy Dec 08 '21

Yeah, and the case of rocket league which this discussion is based on has skill based matchmaking in both competitive and casual modes to keep things fair

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u/Valek27 Dec 08 '21

It's still important to be conscious of which games you apply this mindset in

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u/EmPrexy Dec 08 '21

I don’t understand what you mean, all my argument was is that people can still pick up rocket league this late into its life cycle and be able to play competitive matchmaking which OP heavily discouraged just because “other people have played it longer than them”

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u/MR-MOO-MOO-MAN Dec 08 '21

Yeah I have one friend that constantly tries every other friend to download the game. He’s good but not good at hearing no for an answer

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u/[deleted] Dec 09 '21 edited Dec 09 '21

When it first came out me and my friends had a 80%+ W/R

This was mostly because we played "super acrobatic rocket powered battle cars" on PS3 religiously while having drinks. We had a massive advantage just because we knew how to hit straightish. Nowadays whenever I load the game up I just get stomped and rarely touch the ball it feels like </3

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u/Significant_Walk_664 Dec 08 '21

I am not sure what is the more insulting implication... that you got old and your reflexes are shit, grandpa or that you were never that good in the first place...

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u/WillDeletOneDay Dec 08 '21

Honestly whenever I look back to how we used to talk about games in the 00s and watch some footage of what we thought was high level gameplay; I realize that we were all pretty ass back then, too.

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u/ProgandyPatrick Dec 08 '21

Samus in Dread dying to the same boss twenty times: “didn’t break a sweat!”

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u/Neoxite23 Dec 09 '21

And then there is Asgore when you tell him you have been killed by him 20 times and his only response is to nod slowly as to say "and I regret I'll do it the 21st time now".

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u/thisshiteverytime Dec 09 '21

I used to say something like this to my elder brother whenever we play Mario 3. I'd be like "Watch and learn!" then die 2 seconds into the stage. Lol

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u/Thomas_JCG Dec 08 '21

I would be anyone if I had 3 more frames.