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Rocket League

Discussion in 'Gaming and PC Discussion' started by Uncle Stojil, Sep 17, 2015.

  1. Quick Ben

    Quick Ben In ur docs, stealin ur werds.

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    You get better with time..its just a matter of getting used to the mechanics and timing of the ball.

    Also just a little tip..try and avoiding going for every single ball..be smart about it and if you have teammates let them make the first try at the ball before you do.

    This way you can get the ball if they miss..which is often or if they do hit you'll have enough time to evaluate where the ball is going and make a follow up.


    Simply..stay back and be patient.
     
  2. Uncle Stojil

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    I got to Gold I for Doubles, Silver III for Standard and Silver II (although I lost it soon after) for Duel. Now I have a decent success rate with aerial shots (as in I almost always hit, but sometime not exactly like I want to) and I'm trying to get better at wall-shots and dribbling (that's why I started to play 1v1 again).

    For 3v3 and in a more limited fashion 2v2, I suggest you learn about the rotation (roughly explained here). Not everyone knows it or knows how to do it, especially at low ranks, but it's the best way to proceed imho, not only because that's how you play at higher ranks, but also because you'll get to practice pretty much every role.

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    I got to Gold I for Doubles, Silver III for Standard and Silver II (although I lost it soon after) for Duel. Now I have a decent success rate with aerial shots (as in I almost always hit, but sometime not exactly like I want to) and I'm trying to get better at wall-shots and dribbling (that's why I started to play 1v1 again).

    For 3v3 and in a more limited fashion 2v2, I suggest you learn about the rotation (roughly explained here). Not everyone knows it or knows how to do it, especially at low ranks, but it's the best way to proceed imho, not only because that's how you play at higher ranks, but also because you'll get to practice pretty much every role.
     
  3. Uncle Stojil

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    Top Goals of the Week #9.

    Top Saves of the Week #9.

    Touched Gold II in Doubles and Gold I in Standard, but lost both again. I'll try again tomorrow.

    On the other hand, I got Silver III for Duel and I can honestly say, 1v1 is really amazing to hone your skill and, more importantly, your decision-making and boost management. I definitely recommend it if you want to improve more quickly, even though I have much more fun in 2v2 and 3v3. 4v4... heh, it's nice every once in a while but fuck, it's called Chaos for a reason.
     
  4. Banta

    Banta The Chosen One DLP Supporter

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    2v2 is a hell of a lot of fun, way more than 3v3. Teamwork is easier with less people to worry about, and the extra space can make for some fun plays.

    I can also attest to the fact that playing 1v1 is a great way to hone your skills. I hit literal rock bottom a few weeks back and couldn't pull myself out; once you're that low, 3v3 games turn on how good you are more than anything else. I started doing 1v1s to improve, and it worked. Today I've (finally) pulled myself out of the unwashed masses of Unranked today.

    Having that Bronze soccer ball next to Solo 3v3 feels so good.

    Gibbs, one of the best players in the world, started a series on youtube where he comments on games of Solo 3v3 while he is playing.
     
  5. Uncle Stojil

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    When done right, 3v3 is the best mode, imo, both to play and to watch. It has a faster pace, more chances of team play, setting up, defensive plays and demolitions, and less chances of being punished for things that go beyond a simple mistake.

    That series by Gibbs is great and I recommend it, too, but right now, if you're interested, MLG finals, Flipsid3 Tactics vs. Swarm Gaming, an all European best-of-seven series to decree the best team in the world (Gibbs' squad was eliminated in a first-round upset). You can watch it here.
     
  6. Banta

    Banta The Chosen One DLP Supporter

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    I caught the last two rounds, and holy shit, Flipsid3 dominated that last round.
     
  7. Uncle Stojil

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    Those guys are so gooooood. Kuxir the Italian wizard pulls out the most insane moves and Mike just rules. But Marky is the engine, with the super smart plays that make eveything work for Flipsid3. I wish MLG would do a more "professional" job, with stats and graphics, because I would be super curious to see his Assist numbers on this tournament, for example. He's the least flashy (although that dribble on the last goal <3) and yet the best, imo.

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    Sorry for the double-post, but the (arguably?) 4 best teams in the world (at least the best 2 from Europe and the best 2 from the US) are about to play in a tournament. You can catch it here. First up: VQ Untethered vs. Swarm Gaming.
     
  8. Uncle Stojil

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    The new and improved Rocket Royal tournament is here. Check out the best 8 teams in the world battling it out. They're all really good and the casting is nice (both camerawork and commentary).
     
  9. Banta

    Banta The Chosen One DLP Supporter

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    I'm having one hell of a slump right now. I almost got into Bronze III before three games timed out in the middle, and I've lost almost all games since then. I've stabilized at around 150, but jeezus is that a drop from where I was yesterday.

    Guess it's back to 1v1s for now.
     
  10. Uncle Stojil

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    I feel you. Last night I got to Gold III in Standard for the first time, then plummeted down to mid 800 with a losing streak. It can be a grind sometimes, but I don't play for the rank (not really) so I don't get discouraged too much and when I get back to it, I at least recover what I lost, usually.

    Today's the day of the new Rocket Royale, which can be watched live on twitch at 5:00 PM GMT. Last week's games can be found on youtube here.

    A DLC came out recently, with new cosmetic items, new maps (sort of) and new cars (Zippy and Scarab) in Revenge of the Battle-Cars.

    A car pack was released as well and now you can play the freaking Delorean from Back to the Future.

    Also, some special Halloween-themed comsetic items are and will be available for a limited time.

    As for some top tens:

    Top Goals of the Pre-Season

    Top Goals of the Week #10
     
  11. Uncle Stojil

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    Brilliant strategy, really.

    I'm sure the hardcore players never stopped playing, but maybe they noticed a falloff from the casuals and had this up their sleeve for that eventuality.

    I know I've been dying for a low gravity mode for ages!
     
  13. Seratin

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    I came into this thread expecting a cool new pokemon mod.

    Still seems cool and I'll check it out but... damn.@
     
  14. Uncle Stojil

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    New Rocket Royale in about 30 minutes. You can find it here. The best teams in the world (minus some because of missing players and such) with some drama and salt added to it. A must watch! :p
     
  15. Uncle Stojil

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    The mutators are up. Pinball, Cube, Time Warp and much more (custom made game-mods).
     
  16. Banta

    Banta The Chosen One DLP Supporter

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    Season 2 has started and I like a lot of the changes. The new ranking system is working very well for me; I haven't had a bad game since my qualifying matches were over. I like the reporting feature a lot (though reddit is oddly not a fan). The only change I don't like is that Wasteland was added to the competitive map rotation, and that is only because I'm not used to it yet.
     
  17. Jon

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    Anyone have any crates that they're not going to open? I'd appreciate them.
     
  18. Uncle Stojil

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    Sure. I'll trade them for keys or painted stuff. ^^
     
  19. Jon

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    If anyone gets any Overdrive crates that they arent interested in opening, hit me up!