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Looking to "start" but not sure how...
« on: March 10, 2018, 04:35:35 am »
Howdy. I'm new to competitive L4D, but am very interested in becoming a part of the community and getting better at my favorite game on Steam. In the last few weeks that I've been focusing on getting better, I've been watching pugs on Twitch, watching videos that I can find on YouTube, and playing public games as much as I can between the griefers and trolls. This is great and everything, but like everything else,you have to actually practice to get better.

I tend to do pretty well in public matches on both the survivor side and the infected side, but I know I am nowhere near the level that others in pugs, and even some other public players, are at. And with groups like Left2Learn appearing to be inactive now, I'm not sure what to do. It's not so much that I am afraid of getting yelled at in a pug game as much as I don't want to be letting the other players who are much better than me down, and getting a bad reputation like that. Does anyone have any ideas, or am I just overthinking it to much? Any advice is greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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Re: Looking to "start" but not sure how...
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2018, 09:04:14 am »
you're overthinking it too much. just play your first pug and it'll be easier after that in my opinion. i guarantee you will not be the worst player to ever play pugs, and i bet you'd sometimes not even be the worst player in an ongoing pug. from my experiences, the only time someone gets "yelled" at is when they don't listen to a single thing they're told. at least make an attempt to do what someone tells you. even if you fail, that's okay. so here's some rules i think every new player should follow.

on survivor side:
1. i think you should grab uzi and focus on insta-clearing your team when they get capped until you get accustomed to the more synchronized attacks than that of your average pub
2. let your teammates lead through chokepoints
3. stay close to your team but not close enough to stumble them if you get capped
4. focus on doing as much damage as possible to the tank. seriously. you want your name to be at the top of the tank damage stats. it doesn't matter if you hear the SI spawned. shoot the tank. clear your team though if you hear them get capped.

on infected:
1. attack with your team. it doesn't really matter if your SI play is awful as long as you spawn in sync with your team. even the decent puggers suck at playing SI.
2. don't spawn boomers/chargers miles away
3. ask for guidance if you get control of a tank where you're unsure of what to do

that's all i can think of right now. there's a common misconception that the competitive community is completely toxic and that is far from the truth. there are a few bad eggs but they're avoidable and get temporarily banned when they act up. be nice and generally everyone else will be nice back to you. don't bother getting to know anyone on a personal level. also, the best player you can watch to learn from is dusty (twitch.tv/dustea_). if you have any more questions or concerns you can add me http://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561197978304800

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Re: Looking to "start" but not sure how...
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2018, 09:15:49 pm »
you're overthinking it too much. just play your first pug and it'll be easier after that in my opinion. i guarantee you will not be the worst player to ever play pugs, and i bet you'd sometimes not even be the worst player in an ongoing pug. from my experiences, the only time someone gets "yelled" at is when they don't listen to a single thing they're told. at least make an attempt to do what someone tells you. even if you fail, that's okay. so here's some rules i think every new player should follow.

on survivor side:
1. i think you should grab uzi and focus on insta-clearing your team when they get capped until you get accustomed to the more synchronized attacks than that of your average pub
2. let your teammates lead through chokepoints
3. stay close to your team but not close enough to stumble them if you get capped
4. focus on doing as much damage as possible to the tank. seriously. you want your name to be at the top of the tank damage stats. it doesn't matter if you hear the SI spawned. shoot the tank. clear your team though if you hear them get capped.

on infected:
1. attack with your team. it doesn't really matter if your SI play is awful as long as you spawn in sync with your team. even the decent puggers suck at playing SI.
2. don't spawn boomers/chargers miles away
3. ask for guidance if you get control of a tank where you're unsure of what to do

that's all i can think of right now. there's a common misconception that the competitive community is completely toxic and that is far from the truth. there are a few bad eggs but they're avoidable and get temporarily banned when they act up. be nice and generally everyone else will be nice back to you. don't bother getting to know anyone on a personal level. also, the best player you can watch to learn from is dusty (twitch.tv/dustea_). if you have any more questions or concerns you can add me http://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561197978304800


+rep, good guy good player, great father

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Re: Looking to "start" but not sure how...
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2018, 08:47:05 am »
Check out eFreak Initiative. Their goal is to grow the pugging community for L4d2.

They will hold instructional games for new comers to competitive L4D2 PUGs, similar to Left 2 Learn.

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Re: Looking to "start" but not sure how...
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2018, 06:21:49 pm »
This right here, PUG survival guide

from my experiences, the only time someone gets "yelled" at is when they don't listen to a single thing they're told. at least make an attempt to do what someone tells you.


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Re: Looking to "start" but not sure how...
« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2018, 11:57:25 pm »
great advice apathy

 

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