Rocket League Catch All

Shadout wrote:

Did they really remove the quick match button, joining the same game type you just played. I must be missing something, because that would be really weird to do.

Same here, the logic behind this eludes me, now you have to wrestle with the menu to find a new game after finishing one. Bonkers

And you can’t search across multiple game types at once? Ugh.

firesloth wrote:

And you can’t search across multiple game types at once? Ugh.

Yes you can but you have to hit the "multiple selection" button on the play menu. Once you've pressed that it will stay selected for you.

Feeank wrote:
Shadout wrote:

Did they really remove the quick match button, joining the same game type you just played. I must be missing something, because that would be really weird to do.

Same here, the logic behind this eludes me, now you have to wrestle with the menu to find a new game after finishing one. Bonkers

The new menu could definitely use some more refinement. Pretty much everything I commonly do now takes more clicks. I expect to see them re-enable some faster menu navigation patterns over the next couple months.

Oh man, thanks for pointing that out. It’s subtly placed, at least on the Xbox version.

So is the account linking up? I might reinstall this weekend just to get that done.

Stele wrote:

So is the account linking up? I might reinstall this weekend just to get that done.

Yes, it's technically been up for a very long time. If you already have an Epic account already log into the Epic app or webpage and go to accounts and link there. I would recommend linking before you open the game again. Simplifies things.

Once you've linked all accounts there is a new page over here for selecting your primary account:
https://www.rocketleague.com/activate/

Oh thanks, I already had Steam, Switch, and PS4 linked to Epic for other stuff. So yeah, just had to go to the activate and choose Steam. Nice.

Mertzy explaining how to quickly queue for games using the new interface
https://twitter.com/MertzyRL/status/...

Now that (on the 23rd) everyone can easily get a new account who’s up for a “road to (your rank)” challenge? Brand new account with no rank. Solo queue all the way back up to your regular rank.

pandasuit wrote:

Now that (on the 23rd) everyone can easily get a new account who’s up for a “road to (your rank)” challenge? Brand new account with no rank. Solo queue all the way back up to your regular rank.

I'm game.

pandasuit wrote:

Now that (on the 23rd) everyone can easily get a new account who’s up for a “road to (your rank)” challenge? Brand new account with no rank. Solo queue all the way back up to your regular rank.

At the rate I'm going that won't take long. I'm close to dropping down to Plat 2.

Forcing yourself to solo queue through all the ranks again is a good way to practice adapting to different skills and styles of players (opponents and teammates).

You'll start at a rank where you are way faster and more reliable than everyone else on the field and you can carry your team as needed but eventually you'll end up at a rank where many teammates are fast enough to get in your way but unreliable enough that it costs you the wins (bumping and cutting you off and stealing your ball). The rank this happens depends on your speed/skill but I guarantee you'll hit it eventually. Really depends on your rank. That will be the most annoying rank to play at. Persevere. Learn to be the most reliable player on the field. This is the rank that you will learn the value of being the best teammate you can be and the value of being the best defender on the field.

To begin with you'll rank up relatively quickly since Psyonix does a pretty good job of ranking new accounts out of lower ranks fast if they are winning most matches.

I'd recommend doing this in whatever game mode you play the most. Standard or doubles. Even better do both of those.

As soon as I heard the Merc hitbox was going to be its own thing, I knew this was coming

part of the Llama-Rama Event

I cam here just to post this, but you beat me Cragmyre.haha
You did call out the battlebus in the season 1 trailer if I remember correctly.

Today’s patch notes:
https://www.rocketleague.com/news/ro...

“””The Play Menu will now correctly remember the last chosen Competitive or Extra Modes Playlist between sessions”””

I was hoping the patch note might read something like:

"We have reverted the menu system back to how it was prior to the update. We have realized that our new menu does not improve on the old one in anyway and in fact is much worse. We are sorry for our stupidity."

Welcome to ranked season 1

Also, looks like Unranked MMR got a big reset today that pushed all the top players way down so good luck finding equal matches for a while. I just finished dragging myself back up to 2300 from that 600 reset bug and now they reset me to 1580.

It’s free to play day!

Half a million players online at once and the servers crashed.

I’m excited to see if this really results in a huge influx of long lasting players.

Oh man, I can't wait to log on to casual and start getting dunked on by all the GC smurfs hanging out with us lowly diamonds.

Well that didn't take long. Literally my 2nd placement game last night and I run into a player that is obviously champ or higher and drops 5 goals and almost 1000 points on us.

I'm wondering if it would be best to not do any ranked for a few weeks and just chill in casual.

pizzaddict wrote:

I'm wondering if it would be best to not do any ranked for a few weeks and just chill in casual.

Definitely not your main modes. I always do solo duel or alt modes like rumble first couple weeks to burn through early reward wins and avoid the mess that is normal ranked while everyone is still jumbled together.

Yeah, looks like I need some extra mode wins for challenges so might spend some time hanging out in hockey or basketball.

Pizza! Choose your tag!

Also, they passed a million concurrent players today.

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Sunless is doing a RL 101 series for Psyonix. If you know anyone just getting into Rocket League for the first time now that it is free this might be a good place for them to start.

Squishy Muffinz also did a beginners guide. Not sure how approachable that really is for new people tho because he is really targeting new players who want to take the game seriously not just to have fun and TBH truly new players should be figuring out whether they find the game fun not trying to rank up. Heck Squishy talks about mechanics in his video that a lot of champs can't even do.

I have a curated playlist of videos I recommend for newer players but only after they've played a little and are familiar with the basics:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...

Shoot, IGL signup deadline is today!

I got me, Norfair, Anti. Pizza or Crumbo I think one or both of you guys were up for it as well?

FlamingPeasant wrote:

Shoot, IGL signup deadline is today!

I got me, Norfair, Anti. Pizza or Crumbo I think one or both of you guys were up for it as well?

I'm down for it.

I'm in

pizzaddict wrote:

I'm in

Sweet!

https://www.indygamingleague.com/joi...

You guys will all need to sign up at IGL, then PM me your IGL name or email. Message me here or in Discord.

PM'd you Flaming