Rocket League Catch All

I did a thing! It won't last, and I doubt I'll get the requisite 10 wins to get a Champ Reward, but does still feel good.

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And hopefully this at least serves as some inspiration that anyone can actually achieve this. I would say the only "advanced" (and I use that term loosely) skill I consistently do is Fast Aerial.

The only "tactics" i try to employ consistently are a) defending far post b)knowing when to just give up on the ball and giving way for someone else to fix my mistake and c) actively avoiding being the 2nd (or god forbid 3rd) person into a corner.

- I almost never do Training... usually only when waiting for someone to finish their match or a spot to open in a GWJ game, and even then I'm just hitting the ball around. I have one downloaded training in my favorites (one with wall shots) and out of the 30 or so shots that are set up in there, I've never gotten past the 7th or 8th before I get bored.

- I play with all chat, including team quick chat, OFF. While you may miss one key team chat on a faceoff every 10 games, you will miss 100% of the BS that occurs in any online game, which I think only serves to frustrate you.

- Half of the things I see posted or hear in discord I have no clue what they are... half flip, flip reset, wave-dash, heck someone had to explain to me what "Rule 1" was. I have zero intentional turtle or backward goals.. not because I don't want to rub it in.. because I don't know how to purposefully do them. Just focus on fundamentals and positioning, that will get you where you want to go (provided you don't want to be GC).

- I've never actively watched more than 30 minutes of pro rocket league, and couldn't name a player or team if I had to. If its fun for you to watch, then by all means do.. but just like "real" athletics, there is no learning from Osmosis. I can watch Michael Jordan play for 10,000 hours straight and I still won't be able to dunk a basketball. Except for the highest levels of RL, You do not need to play like a pro RL'er to get into whatever rank you want to get to.

- I am happy to quit after losing 2 comp matches in a row, or 3 out of 4. I don't have the vegas mentality of "just another win or two and I'm back to even". Happy to stop and play another game or find something else to do.

In short, just play the game and have fun.

Carlbear95 wrote:

I did a thing!

Congrats!

Congrats Carlbear! I hope to get there someday too. Probably once all the good players get bored and leave for another game.

Congratulations, Carlbear95! Nice to see a breakdown as well of the way you play.

Congrats, Carl!

You sound just like me for all of that extra stuff. And I know we were the same rank most of last year. There's hope for me yet.

Also, don't be afraid to have Panda help you secure some of those 10 wins. I got that little push when I first hit diamond but I've kept it on my own ever since.

RL is free to play this weekend on PC and Xbox. Get ready for the new influx of PC smurfs.

Also:
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https://www.rocketleague.com/news/ro...

LOL rumble

awe poor snow day.

carried to champ

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Congrats Redneck! You people need to slow down; no one is going to care if I ever manage to make it to Champ at this rate :D.

ragin_redneck wrote:

champ

Congrats

Clusks wrote:

You people need to slow down; no one is going to care if I ever manage to make it to Champ at this rate :D.

Yes we will

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^ that name is awesome. does he also spam the "In Position" emote all game? hilarious.

Sometimes he forgets.

ragin_redneck wrote:

Sometimes he forgets.

Sad

Whenever I feel like the worst rocket league player ever I watch these.

Huzzah. I got my diamond rewards in hockey last night. I got close to falling back to platinum with a tense 0-0 seven minute overtime win at diamond 1 division 1 just to make it exciting.

Norfair wrote:

Huzzah. I got my diamond rewards in hockey last night. I got close to falling back to platinum with a tense 0-0 seven minute overtime win at diamond 1 division 1 just to make it exciting.

Congrats!

Norfair wrote:

Huzzah. I got my diamond rewards in hockey last night. I got close to falling back to platinum with a tense 0-0 seven minute overtime win at diamond 1 division 1 just to make it exciting.

Niiiiiiiice!

-BEP

I only knew about 1 of these