Over the past few months, it has come to my attention that there are a large number of potentially successful competitive TF2 players in our local community, however, even with the incentive to improve, it appears they lack the means or knowledge of how to unlock that potential.
For that reason, I present to you: Community Request. Here’s how it works:
- Post a question or request, right here as a comment.
- We answer it and/or make it happen.
Make sure you use a known alias so we can get back to you.
Questions and requests can range from anything from: how to improve you aim, how to stop sucking on a map like cp_granary, personal 1-on-1 help, any question on competitive TF2, class strategies, help-my-team requests, what to do on gravelpit, bring back certain maps, improve the pickup system, server requests, bring back highlander, you name it. We’ll make it happen.
To start things up, I’ve got a ready-made request that I feel a lot of players could make use of, if it garners enough support. I’ve been getting numerous messages on a weekly basis; players asking for help on a certain aspect of TF2, or just looking for some useful config and network settings and whatnot. As much as I enjoy helping each and every single player individually, it is inefficient and somewhat time-consuming.
For that reason, I’m going to start up TF2 lesson sessions. At least 6 players (a team can participate, optionally) can come to me with a similar topic, or just a general need for help or improvement, and I will organise a time and day, and have everyone get on a server and get cracking. (max. 12 players at a time, for the sake of convenience)
Like this idea? Post about it and let me know, in that case. And maybe throw in a topic for the lesson. When to push or fall back on pushmaps? What’s the best roll-out on cp_badlands? What is a roll-out? Want to be more specific with the topic? How about, how to aim projectiles properly? How to be more consistent with the Scout’s scattergun? If you want to get even more basic: the best methods to rocket- and sticky-jump, basic map strategies, the most simple and widespread dos and don’ts. Whatever it is, name it, and I’m confident I can help you improve and/or rectify whatever aspect or part of your TF2 experience you feel needs a helping hand.
I expect very basic requests, because that’s where I see most people going wrong. And these aren’t things that take a lot of time to improve and/or implement, such as consistent aim and advanced strategies. We’re talking about basic stuff that’s holding people back from being a tier above their current skill-level. Things that can be taught and implemented within the hour. However, if it’s something more advanced, feel free to ask out. This is why I feel these lesson sessions can be effective and useful for anyone and everyone.
Remember: knowledge and practise (and knowing what to practise) = experience.
So have your say, let me know what you think.