I’ve recently been promoted back to Gold Nova 3 in CS:GO thanks to having a pretty cool group of folks to play with and the fact that I finally figured out how to manage a stable 60fps playing experience on my MacBook Air and I’ve come to the following conclusions:
- I can’t wait for the day when Macs aren’t complete shitboxes for gaming,
- I may be have a toxic nature but if I mute people, I can reach obscene levels of zen,
- I need to get better at entry-fragging on maps that aren’t de_dust2, and
- I’m not as bad as I think I am.
Yes, I understand that the true ranking metrics aren’t related to the visible group ranking in my profile, but I can’t get over thinking that I am making some sort of progress. I have a few ideas on practicing to become a better entry-fragger on maps that aren’t de_dust2, and I’m going to be giving those a shot this weekend as well as taking de_dust2 out of my competitive matchmaking rotation for a little while.
If there are better ways to improve aim/skill that don’t involve buying a new computer or watching a professional player’s stream like a fanboy, I’m definitely open to suggestion.
Regardless of the effort that I put into playing better, I know that I didn’t reach this rank solo queuing all of my matches. I’ve played with some skilled friends who carry me more often than not. They’re pretty good, I won’t deny it.
Gold Nova 3, on a MacBook Air, running at 640×480, averaging less than 60fps.
I don’t even know how.
Usually don’t play alone, though.
— Brad Carr (@bcarr) March 10, 2016