Multiplat Rocket League

Xtreme

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Slowly getting back into the groove (again) after having a break for a while. It's kind of amusing to me how I nail the timing of striking the ball instantly after not playing the game for some time (weeks/months) yet give it some time and my "timing" goes back to being very hit and miss (jumping up to intercept the ball too early etc).

I've had some ripper games where I've played defensive, but when I've taken my chance to attack.... I've finished off well and scored :D. Had a few great wins and a few mind numbing dumb losses (eg: was 4 - 0 up with 2 minutes to go.... ended up losing 5 - 4 lol). The irritating losses are when they happen in a last second score attempt. Although I had to laugh at one which went in my favour....... the guy was going for goal to level the score and force overtime......had the ball moved another cm he would have had it, but the timer beat him :D.

Pulling off shots on the rebound. Launched a ball on the wall, gave myself an air boost, caught the ball in mid air and watched it sail into the goal.
 
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picko

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Slowly getting back into the groove (again) after having a break for a while. It's kind of amusing to me how I nail the timing of striking the ball instantly after not playing the game for some time (weeks/months) yet give it some time and my "timing" goes back to being very hit and miss (jumping up to intercept the ball too early etc).

I've had some ripper games where I've played defensive, but when I've taken my chance to attack.... I've finished off well and scored :D. Had a few great wins and a few mind numbing dumb losses (eg: was 4 - 0 up with 2 minutes to go.... ended up losing 5 - 4 lol). The irritating losses are when they happen in a last second score attempt. Although I had to laugh at one which went in my favour....... the guy was going for goal to level the score and force overtime......had the ball moved another cm he would have had it, but the timer beat him :D.
I find it changes from night to night how responsive it is. Certainly some nights you can be off your game, but others you can really feel how slow the car is elevate and react to steering changes. Makes a huge difference.
 

dwwaino

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So true. Last week I went up 3 ranks and could hardly lose a game, everything I touched turned to goal. Last three nights on the other hand it’s whiff city. I’ve only won about 3, dropped a rank and it doesn’t help that I’m getting matched with some really.... special teammates. Last night one game with a teammate that refused to play anything with conviction - he always stopped balls in the back half to attempt slow dribbles, never came up to goal to attempt my crosses, never cleared from our goal etc. The next game I had a bondafide ball chaser that was flying backwards and crashing into me every time I was attempting aerials at goal. No amount of Wow! got the message through.
 

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^ Basketball is hard lol I stick with Soccar. Sometimes change pace and play Dropshot.

I suggest playing against AI or even without bots for a while just to have a run to get used to the game physics.
 

dwwaino

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Just banging the ball around in freeplay is so underrated. Some of the custom training drills are fantastic but just knocking the ball around is great. Not even necessarily trying to score, just hitting the ball whatever way it bounces.
 

nahnah

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Massive confidence booster: Played on my mates console who had maybe played 5 games in his life... scored 8+ goals in every game.. and my random little nooby teammates worshipped me

Slowly getting back into the groove (again) after having a break for a while. It's kind of amusing to me how I nail the timing of striking the ball instantly after not playing the game for some time (weeks/months) yet give it some time and my "timing" goes back to being very hit and miss (jumping up to intercept the ball too early etc).
yeah this happens to me
 

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That awkward moment when my "defending" ends up costing my team a goal - I attempted to deflect the incoming ball, I managed to hit it... but of course it deflects the wrong direction (diagonally right instead of left) which results in a goal for the opposing team.

Of course I managed to redeem myself 1 minute later by nailing an attacking goal scored from an acute angle. This leads me to troll myself by saying I've now scored 2 goals :D. My team managed to win in overtime, which could have been avoided had I not stuffed up at the start of the game.
 

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dwwaino

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I haven't played in a while, is there really much RNG in the game?
I reckon there can be a few games that can feel like they're decided by a lucky deflection or something, but in the long run as your games average out it comes down to skill. I only play half and hour to an hour a week and am comfortably stuck between gold 2 and 3, and while a few games come down to a lucky hit either way I found they mostly come down to 50/50 aerials and aerial whiffs. Both are improved with more practice.
 

picko

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How fanbois think this game is all skill is beyond me
You can get on a bad run where every bounce/contest seems to go against you, but still, you gotta have the skills to create and finish chances. Reading the play and learning to read how your team mate plays (if with randoms) also a big key.

I will say that (at least on PS4), connection and input lag has a huge impact. Some nights you can barely win an aerial contest despite looking like on your screen that you're well above the opponent, only to see on the replay that you're well below him.
 

Dockerjonz

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I agree you do need skill in the game but you don't win games purely on just your skill-i just find it funny when fanbois type the usual "ez".
 

mickelboy182

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I agree you do need skill in the game but you don't win games purely on just your skill-i just find it funny when fanbois type the usual "ez".
I mean, 9 times out of 10 you win games on skill...

It's just typical bait that comes with any online game. It bothering you is exactly what they want...
 

YippeeYiYeo

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dammit i was at Plat 3 Div 3 just then and thought i might finally break through to Diamond. Lost about 6 games in a row and now back to Div 1. If anyone would like to carry me that final 2 steps to diamond that would be greatly appreciated :)
 
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