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What do you think is the bestway to acquire mechanics in arenas ? Fotm comp, or the "hard way" ?

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#1 Reil

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Posted 04 February 2015 - 03:59 PM

Hi peeps !
What do you think is the best way to acquire mechanics in arenas ?
Should I focus on playing a non-top tier team and learning the game the hard way ( deep understanding of the mechanics, needs a lot more time, but at least I'm sure to master something ), or play a top tier comp, as a Mage, shatterplay or RMD I guess ( faster pushing, more time to play vs decent teams instead of facerollers who plays fotm classes / comps, but carried by comp, in a way ).
What are your thoughts on this ?
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Posted 04 February 2015 - 04:52 PM

No point playing shit comps, I don't think you will learn any faster that way, so that leaves you two choices as a mage: godcomp (resto druid, mage, shadowpriest) or rmd.

You should play godcomp if you want to learn mage. In RMD the only thing you will learn is how fucking stupid combat rogues are.

The best way to get good fast is to record all your games and watch them whenever you arent queing. Find your mistakes from the replays and try to fix them in the next session, repeat a few times until you get good :^)

Edited by Knaittiz, 04 February 2015 - 05:26 PM.

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#3 hertzuk

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Posted 04 February 2015 - 05:20 PM

Playing a good comp with good players is the best way to learn the game (though obviously this is easier said than done if you don't have anything to show them that you're good, or at least want to be good).

Playing a shitty comp will likely end up with you, or the other players, getting frustrated and not enjoying playing and then you won't learn anything.

Also, try and find a few people to play consistently with and you're comfortable with. If you (and they) sit in relative silence on TS/Skype you won't pick anything up. Between games you should be talking strats etc, not sitting mute.
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#4 Ziddy

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Posted 06 February 2015 - 12:36 AM

Learn what each class is capable of so you can best exploit their weakness and prevent them from doing the opposite. Watch videos. Constantly play. Make macros and get comfortable with your keybinds. Pretty much what everyone else said too.
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Posted 22 March 2015 - 11:04 AM

If you wanna become a better player, stay away from fotm comps. They leave you way too much space for mistakes, in which case you will often not notice something you did wrong, because you won anyways. Fotm comps are only good for quick rating/titles without actually doing too much for it.

This will on the one hand help you find other higher rated players to play with, on the other hand, if your spec/class/comp isn't overpowered anymore at some point, and you're forced to play something that isn't free rating, your mates will find out pretty quickly that you're not as good as your max rating says, so... not worth it imo. No one says you should play shit comps, but try finding a comp that is viable, but not overpowered.

In your specific case, and in the current metagame, that would mean stay away from RMD and Godcomp.
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