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Rocket League: Positioning, Rotation and Defensive Strategy

May 13, 2016
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This stuff is obvious, but now that it has been said, now that you know that I know that you know, I promise to do my best to maintain good positioning.

And I saw this one live.

It is a crazy game, where the actual “game” is trying to control a vehicle with purposefully loose, difficult controls!

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  1. May 13, 2016 5:41 pm

    First, the clip is absolutely sick. Corn Dog is a beast.

    Second, I disagree with the statement “It is a crazy game, where the actual “game” is trying to control a vehicle with purposefully loose, difficult controls!”. It is definitely a hard game to master, but I can’t imagine any other control system that would work better. It’s pretty much as easy as the controls can be in order to support the game mechanics.

    I should be on tonight (later) and this weekend (likely later as well).

    • May 13, 2016 7:23 pm

      Ha ha You misunderstand me. I didn’t articulate that well, and I certainly wasn’t meaning it as a criticism of poor coding or game design.

      The game mechanic IS the controls, or rather, the controls are the game mechanic.

      As with almost all sports, the rules, or in the case of of Rocket League, the game mechanics, are arbitrary: like not being able to use your hands in soccer, or having to dribble the ball in basketball. How much “easier” the game would be if you could use your hands, or you could just run holding the ball. But it is the very restrictions themselves that make the game.

      So it is with Rocket League. Getting the ball in the net is simply the metric to measure how well you can control your F%&#`# car.

      LMAO!

      And I hope to be there tonight and tomorrow.

    • May 14, 2016 8:23 pm

      Totally understood! Red and I got several rounds in today (Saturday) we have kind of gotten to that “next stage” in terms of competitiveness. Pretty much routinely destroying the Veterans en route to Expert ranking. With Corn dog as a trio, we get ish done. The real thing I need to work on is watching where teammates are, deciding when to not go for a hit for example if a teammate is likely to be able to setup a shot. It seems once you reach a certain level of competition, normal single shots just aren’t going to cut it. It’s all about the team “plays”.

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    May 14, 2016 10:44 pm

    You cannot be serious with that second video…my RL skills are so far below this, I’m a bit embarrassed.

    Edit: Should’ve added, Corni that was incredible. Bravo!

  3. May 15, 2016 6:49 pm

    OT

    Here is the Lionhead story for those who are interested.

    http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2016-05-12-lionhead-the-inside-story

    And here is how to find out what Google knows about you.
    http://www.businessinsider.com/everything-google-knows-about-you-2016-5

    (Both links are from Dubious Quality.)

  4. May 16, 2016 6:11 am

    Found a great video for study:

    • May 16, 2016 11:37 am

      Cornie, tragic news after playing last night with Red… we lost a ranked match 😦 WHHHYYYYY. It was my fault too, this dude did an awesome “dribble” over my head immediately into a goal shot.

    • May 16, 2016 10:10 pm

      Noooo! That is a very difficult play to counter. We’re going to have to win a lot to make up for that. 😉

  5. May 16, 2016 8:05 pm

    LOL@Zos!

    And there is more. Makes a person want to up their game. This week’s RLCinema best plays. So worth watching.

  6. May 17, 2016 6:23 pm

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