Don't be embarassed to admit your mistakes

Arenas
Something in arenas is that people really don't like admitting they did something wrong.

It is beneficial to the player to make light of their mistakes. It is what makes us better at the game. Don't think too critically of it, just know how you can change it.

Don't confuse admitting your own mistakes with admitting others mistakes either. Because I'm sure they knew they made the mistake. If you can offer advice, do it in a constructive way... but you can't put the blame on one person. If that person is a critical part of making an arena match work, then perhaps you need to support them more. At least until you find a groove.

Being humble is a really great quality to have in arena. Raging at someone because you might think they are not as good as you are, is not the way to win arena matches.

Kind of went on a tangent there. But I feel as though if you can notice your own mistakes before others, you'll be well on your way to being a MLG player. Because while it is a team game, there is also a lot of personal experience needed.
Good thread, I wish more people thought this way
This is actually really freaking important. It's so nice playing with two DPS with positive attitudes and the ability to say "hey, I screwed up."

...and to laugh it off when they die in a bomb.
02/14/2014 01:48 PMPosted by Xvvll
02/14/2014 01:42 PMPosted by Fortunedays
This is actually really freaking important. It's so nice playing with two DPS with positive attitudes and the ability to say "hey, I screwed up."

...and to laugh it off when they die in a bomb.


I wish I could find fun ppl to play with, everyone I find think they're the greatest player at their class and played perfectly and it was the healers fault (this was when I healed)

Now I play DPs and ppl always say it's awesome to play with a DPs that knows how to help their healer.


So much this. It is a lot of fun playing with hybrids that know how to heal/life grip/ground/etc.
It's just higher brackets that attract undesirables. Oqueue 2s and yolo RBGs are usually fine.
I am Suolis. I am flawless.
02/14/2014 02:05 PMPosted by Suolis
I am Suolis. I am flawless.


+1
I never blame others but I tend to make excuses for myself... That's what criming said but idk

If I don't trap at the right time or something ill say its because I couldn't
02/14/2014 02:00 PMPosted by Lothy
It's just higher brackets that attract undesirables. Oqueue 2s and yolo RBGs are usually fine.


Oh wow Lothy... So TK is still a thing. I remember you guys from the Archimonde days.

Anyway back on topic.

Not admitting your mistakes is like the worst thing ever. I played with a supposedly 2.4k exp hunter who couldn't trap for his life. He tried trapping a healer on full scatter but missed it entirely. He then tried to say his teammates ate it, when in fact no one ate the trap and its just sitting there. He couldn't land any traps, and kept blaming it on other things. I didn't see him land any traps in any of the games we played. After a while he just left the group and we disbanded.
Very good read, thanks for sharing your thoughts! I totally agree. Whenever I lose a match, I try to think back and see if there's anything I could have done differently. Even in cases where I don't think I was the reason we lost, I can often think of something I could have done that may have improved our chances (even if it's something as simple as communicating better).

Constructive advice to teammates is extremely important as well. If your partner is clearly doing something wrong (or not doing something they should be), it's perfectly fine to give some suggestions, but I find I get much better results by being polite about it and not demanding or abrasive. "Could you try to LOS more?" goes a lot farther than "omg noob why are you out in the open?!"

It can be easy to get frustrated in any sort of competition, and WoW is no exception, but I find taking a step back and analyzing my own play to be a great way to curb that frustration and improve myself. :)
02/14/2014 02:05 PMPosted by Suolis
I am Suolis. I am flawless.

Make a hex dispel macro plz

i see you manually targeting
I approve this message. I live by this in arenas and finally have achieved gladiator rating. I missed blocks, missed counter spells, wore no armour. I'm glad someone brought this to light. I started to record my own game plays, and look back on them after we were done queueing to see what we did wrong.
http://i.imgur.com/G4te7h9.jpg
02/14/2014 02:29 PMPosted by Jorandrett
I started to record my own game plays, and look back on them after we were done queueing to see what we did wrong.


That's something I've started doing myself, and it's amazing how helpful it is. For example, I discovered that I had an issue with noticing when defensive cooldowns were coming up and would sometimes die despite having something available that would have saved me. Going back and watching myself play let me realize that, and set up my UI in a way that made it much easier for me to see when those cooldowns were active.

02/14/2014 02:29 PMPosted by Fairadey
http://i.imgur.com/G4te7h9.jpg


I am a burning kitten, and I approve this message.
It would be awesome if more people could be like this. The couple of times I've gotten the guts up to try and do arenas, as soon as they see that I am not an expert they wig out on me. Even though I am upfront with the fact that I am an Arena noob.

As soon as that happens I'm just like "Screw this, if I wanted to get yelled at, I'd leave the toilet seat up." and I stop trying to do arenas.
02/14/2014 02:29 PMPosted by Sugarbeet
02/14/2014 02:05 PMPosted by Suolis
I am Suolis. I am flawless.

Make a hex dispel macro plz

i see you manually targeting


But alt shaman macro hard :*(
Hey Lore can you comment on any targeted nerfs to classes/fixes for absurd PTR damage before the release?

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