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What's your "skill" level

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  • Ender4Ender4 milwaukee, WIPosts: 2,253Member


    Originally posted by Holophonist
    Originally posted by PieRad Originally posted by Holophonist Originally posted by PieRad Originally posted by Holophonist Depends on the genre:   RTS: Top 1% or better FPS: Considerably above average MOBAs: I suck  
    I doubt it...
    In sc2 I'm typically around top .5%
    What is your name in SC2?
    Holophonist. I doubt you would've heard of me. I'm not pro or anything.

    Made Master 8 times so that is indeed top 2% for US at least :) Good Job.

  • HolophonistHolophonist Pittsburgh, PAPosts: 2,086Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Ender4

     


    Originally posted by Holophonist

    Originally posted by PieRad

    Originally posted by Holophonist

    Originally posted by PieRad

    Originally posted by Holophonist Depends on the genre:   RTS: Top 1% or better FPS: Considerably above average MOBAs: I suck  
    I doubt it...
    In sc2 I'm typically around top .5%
    What is your name in SC2?
    Holophonist. I doubt you would've heard of me. I'm not pro or anything.

     

    Made Master 8 times so that is indeed top 2% for US at least :) Good Job.

    Well based on points I'm usually, like I said, about .5%. Masters globally is about 3.5%.

  • PieRadPieRad Odense MPosts: 1,108Member
    Originally posted by Ender4

     


    Originally posted by Holophonist

    Originally posted by PieRad

    Originally posted by Holophonist

    Originally posted by PieRad

    Originally posted by Holophonist Depends on the genre:   RTS: Top 1% or better FPS: Considerably above average MOBAs: I suck  
    I doubt it...
    In sc2 I'm typically around top .5%
    What is your name in SC2?
    Holophonist. I doubt you would've heard of me. I'm not pro or anything.

     

    Made Master 8 times so that is indeed top 2% for US at least :) Good Job.

    Ye, that is pretty good... go get gm and make some money!

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  • AnthurAnthur StolbergPosts: 686Member Uncommon

    Problem is not the player skills. It didn't really change over time regardless how people judge their skills. Problem with MMOs is that 99 % of the content is easy peasy. A brain dead monkey can master it. And next to 100 % or even 100 % is without any risk at all. There is that 1 % of challenging content (usually at endgame in level based games). But to get there you have play through the other 99 % first.

    Why not have challenging content right from the start ? Because people will be discouraged ? Are we really all little whiny girls ? (no offense intended against girls here)

    I am exagerating a little bit concerning the percentage values But I think you get my point.

  • monochrome19monochrome19 Chicago, ILPosts: 453Member Uncommon
    This question cant really be judged accurately unless you specify a specific genre or game.
  • LienhartLienhart Markham, ONPosts: 635Member
    Originally posted by monochrome19
    This question cant really be judged accurately unless you specify a specific genre or game.

    Wrong.

    Most ppl who play games regularly are above average in comparision to the entire population or average compared to other gamers. These same ppl will pick up on new games much quicker than others who do not play video games on a regular basis. When you break it into genres, then you start getting into the e-sport realm of things and MMORPGs, generally, are not e-sports. 

  • FoomerangFoomerang Portland, ORPosts: 5,564Member Uncommon

    How does this work? If you are good at something that is seen as easy, does that make you skilled? And lol at the folks that are placing themselves in some sort of % bracket.

  • AtlysAtlys Summerville, SCPosts: 69Member

    I'm not the greatest at video games. I guess I am better than the people who suck, but not at the level of a good player. I can't get my mind to grasp complicated mechanics or even such things as gear stats. I see the flood of numbers, and just lose all focus. If I didn't have tool-tips with green arrows saying "this gear is 6 higher block" than I would be out of luck.

    FPS I can be pretty good at, but I get excited too easily and start to make mistakes or get jittery. RTS I am maybe one of the worst players in the universe. My friends tried to teach me Starcraft 2 and after 5 games I was able to get an army of mutalisks together and just charge them at the enemies base, and this was like 45 mins into a teaching game. I'm not good at management.

    MOBA I get nervous that I am doing poorly whenever I am playing team-based games so I tend to avoid MOBAs. Sometimes I will hop into LoL when I am REALLY bored and play bot games. I don't really die, but my item selection is pretty much whatever sounds cool and if I'm not pushing bottom, I am completely lost.

    So I answered below average. Maybe I push average, but it's hard to judge myself. You tend to be either better or worse than you think you are.

    On the eternal quest for that one perfect MMO.

  • maplestonemaplestone Ottawa, ONPosts: 3,099Member

    Probably below average given that I don't tend to seek out competition.

  • IcewhiteIcewhite Elmhurst, ILPosts: 6,403Member

    So 80% + at average and up. Confirming that gamers always overestimate themselves.

    Self-pity imprisons us in the walls of our own self-absorption. The whole world shrinks down to the size of our problem, and the more we dwell on it, the smaller we are and the larger the problem seems to grow.

  • maplestonemaplestone Ottawa, ONPosts: 3,099Member

    Ray, when someone asks you if you're a god, you say "Yes!"

  • FoomerangFoomerang Portland, ORPosts: 5,564Member Uncommon

    oh god here we go. first comes the ghostbuster quotes, then its holy grail, next thing you know we are tit for tatting dos prompts....

  • tommygunzIItommygunzII Roanoke, VAPosts: 321Member

    I voted for above average. Even though I usually feel that I am the best in most situations, there are a few people I have come across that you would swear was a robot behind the screen because of how cool under pressure they are, or seem to be.

     

    My best genre has to be racing simulators. I do feel like I am a top 1% there.

  • monochrome19monochrome19 Chicago, ILPosts: 453Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Lienhart
    Originally posted by monochrome19
    This question cant really be judged accurately unless you specify a specific genre or game.

    Wrong.

    Most ppl who play games regularly are above average in comparision to the entire population or average compared to other gamers. These same ppl will pick up on new games much quicker than others who do not play video games on a regular basis. When you break it into genres, then you start getting into the e-sport realm of things and MMORPGs, generally, are not e-sports. 

    This logic is so asinine I'm not even going to argue with it...

  • Mtibbs1989Mtibbs1989 Fredericksburg, VAPosts: 2,920Member Uncommon
     While I haven't been on the supremely hardcore circuit for raiding in quite a while. My guild and I on FFXIV just recently placed 17th in the world for clearing Twintania and we hold server first and second on some of the harder fights early on in the games life. So I personally would put myself extremely high above the average gamer; but we're not quite the top 1%.

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    Somebody, somewhere has better skills as you have, more experience as you have, is smarter than you, has more friends as you do and can stay online longer. Just pray he's not out to get you.
  • TorvalTorval Oregon CountryPosts: 7,187Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by Boneserino

    I hope nobody hates me for this but I don't really play games to test my skill.  Its just not why I play.

      Part of that might stem from the fact that I have very little skill.   I learned pretty quickly that I sucked at RTS games in the late 90's.  FPS I thought I was decent until I got owned by a nephew at Halo.  He destroyed me with childish ease.

    And the older you get the less you care anyway.  I  accurately placed myself at slightly better than a mouth breather.

    Me too. I put average because I'm at work and didn't want my coworkers watching me cry... again. :p

    Originally posted by maplestone

    Ray, when someone asks you if you're a god, you say "Yes!"

    I lol'd

    Originally posted by Foomerang

    oh god here we go. first comes the ghostbuster quotes, then its holy grail, next thing you know we are tit for tatting dos prompts....

    REM Try not to poke Foomerang

    COPY mapleston.txt >> gstbstrs.txt

  • DamonVileDamonVile Vancouver, BCPosts: 4,818Member
    Originally posted by maplestone

    Ray, when someone asks you if you're a god, you say "Yes!"

    Thx for that. I lol'd

  • PpiperPpiper Horsham, PAPosts: 648Member Uncommon
    very average including my posts!
  • xeniarxeniar Posts: 805Member Uncommon

    Humz what to vote..

    it depends on the gametype and what u consider skill.

    ive been part of the old core raiders having cleared evrything up to the 4hm in naxxrammas that would put me at the top 1%? Im generally well in MMo's on the PvE front.

    PvP however im abit slow on reactions i also don't play any straight up PvP like arenas i like open world PvP/ Bg's more (randomness) not using macro's doesn't really help in the pvp department.

    FPS im above average meaning in an unknown map (lets say when a game just releases) i own the place. When people start to figure out hiding spots and whatever my skills deminish abit.

    RTS below average. Im a slow builder a early zerg could destroy me quite easily.

    so yeah what to vote. i think i lie somewhere in between of above average/better. i pick up things very quickly

  • JaedorJaedor Denver, COPosts: 1,140Member Uncommon

    Some awesome and hilarious posts in this thread, thanks guys.


    I put myself above average. Was a progression raider years ago but mostly now just look to have fun. I have a decent head for RTS games but I pretty much suck at any kind of PvP. :D

  • KalSirian2KalSirian2 LyonPosts: 35Member

    Depends on the game, in some games I was at the very top, some others I feel like i'm average or above average, and then there are games that I plain suck at (like SC2).

    I MMOS I'd say that i'm above average (skill wise), though it depends mostly on my time investment.

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  • VengeSunsoarVengeSunsoar Posts: 5,310Member Uncommon

    I actually think I'm a little below average on most games.

    Now mind you I think I learn the game in and outs faster than most people, however I don't think I spend enough time in any particular game to really master well anything actually.

    The few games that do keep track of dmg, i'm usually on the lower end, I have more deaths.

    But I don't really go into details in the game anymore, I don't bother researching anymore (other than an occasional build) I don't go looking at gear or stats or anything anymore.  Ireally could care less about all that.

    I just care if I'm entertained or not. 

    Quit worrying about other players in a game and just play.

  • FdzzaiglFdzzaigl Somewhere in nowherePosts: 2,309Member Uncommon

    What "skill" are you talking about though?

    If you're talking about duels: I'm probably in the upper average part.

    If you're talking about small sclae pvp: I'm probably up there pretty high

    If you're taking about skill in large scale pvp, I'm in the high fields.

     

    But...

     

    If you're talking about skill in making money, crafting, getting my feet wet in the economy of the game etc., I'm probably in the lower averages.

     

    There are many things that determine if someone is skilled imo, not in the last their social intelligence as a person. That might be the biggest skill ever.

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  • donpopukidonpopuki Dearborn, MIPosts: 591Member
    We're on a  MMORPG forum so I assume most of the people here are above average.
  • greenreengreenreen Punchoo, AKPosts: 2,101Member Uncommon

    Have to choose above average.

    Reasoning. I don't need controls explained to me if they are similar to other games. I like to PVP so I have seen all the treachery that goes along with that. This isn't my first year at the rodeo having played these games for years. I've written guides that became stickies, been class lead in multiple guilds and I even had a developer start private messaging me to talk about my thoughts on a class I was playing. I'm good at figuring out min-maxing combinations or quirky ways to play a character with success. I have made videos of things I soloed that were extremely challenging to others so I gave them proof it could be done.  I also have plenty of opinions about the state of gaming from the past and what can be forecasted. I'd say that's a bit over average for at least commitment level. Because I'm humble I won't choose the top. You never choose the best option because everyone can get better.

    Being an American too I think that you have to have confidence at some level. You no longer compete with other Americans alone, you compete with every other country on the planet especially in the IT set because the internet takes away traditional offices. Without the ability to speak for why your skills are worthwhile in this economy you can't even get someone to consider you for a project because Indian programmers will gladly do your job for $2 an hour unless you can explain why you should get more. Just saying "It costs more to live in my country" isn't good enough. They need something you can put numbers behind. The job market is teaching us to know our strengths and weaknesses and to be ready to toot our own vuvuzela if we don't want to be overlooked. 

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