Episode 43: PvP Bad Habits (Ft. FamousBirds)
This week, FamousBirds from Crucible Radio invades the Massive Breakdown cast with his signature brand of positivity, seasoned analysis, and pro tips that get deep. Warning: If you're not ready to hear a detailed discussion of how your own bad habits are holding you back, don't hit that play button.
This week it was tough to write up the notes, because our discussion was so wide ranging, tangential, and frankly hard to summarize. That said, here's an abbreviated list of PVP bad habits we've fallen prey to (and be honest, so have you).
PVP Bad Habits
- Don't blame someone else for your performance, & don't blame the game for your performance.
This one goes right at the top because if you do this, you'll never get better. You either take ownership of what happens, or you don't. Okay, that's all, I'll let the rest stand on their own.
Don't peak (or double-peak) sniper lanes
Don't blindly round a corner without sliding or jumping
Don't forget you can use sitting, swords, or emotes to see around corners
Don't die running down the same path 2 or more times in a row
Don't stay in ADS for more than a few seconds
Don't go airborne in mid battle unless using hand cannons or sidearms
Don't play hyper aggressive like CoD
Don't chase somebody who's retreated into an area your team doesn't control
Don't hesitate to run away at the first sign a firefight isn't going well
Don't charge in without your health, your grenade, and your team
Don't engage when you're outnumbered (even when you have a teammate)
Don't change weapons and subclasses constantly
Don't be afraid to try something new every now and then
Don't sit waiting with no cover in or on heavy/control/relic/bubble
Don't wear bright color shaders or helmets that draw the eye to your head - for real, y'all
Okay, that's it, that's what we've got! What mistakes do you make that you'd like to tell other? What big ones did we miss or forget?