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  1. I just don't think this is true. Skill is the one factor that can allow you to not hard cap the skill ceiling, which inevitably every mental game reaches. You give the best chess player in the world a losing board with a king and a pawn, it doesn't matter how smart they are - they will never win. Skill can overcome that differential. Also a lot of mental skill comes down to making conjectures on whether or not the opponent is skilled enough to do something, which I think is inherently less random than trying to think 15 moves ahead as to whether or not the enemy will make any number of given choices down a T-chart.
    4 points
  2. That’s a bold claim soldat
    3 points
  3. Successfully exercising your thumb skills in a fps game is about as impressive as someone being good at beer pong, or flip cup. A novelty party trick. Get wrecked nerds, video games should reward mental skill overwhelmingly all thumb motor skills should be present only enough to engage the player and immerse them in a first person pov, and you don't need high aiming difficulty to achieve those two goals. Make the projectile thicc af and remove aim assist and magnetism which just feels bad and is a dishonest mechanic When fps vr games utilise larger muscle groups to a more elaborate degree then we can start taking motor skills seriously in games, and stop pretending thumb skills are valuable
    3 points
  4. Not good, not bad. Just started a delivery job and my car's rear driver side window popped out of the mechanism. Might have to replace something, but at least it'll be fairly cheap to fix. Otherwise just started a 16 hour semester, so fairly standard stuff. I've already found free PDFs of the textbooks for all of my classes that don't require online access, so that's cool. Already makes up for the repairs lol
    3 points
  5. Lets just say there is reason people end up coaches rather than players and this includes esports. Fuck it, look at aim gods. The game is all about stringing a bunch of abilities together while still forcing the player to hit the majority of their shots. Even if your ability usage is perfect your skill cap is still going to be lower than someone with good aim because all they have to do is copy how you played while hitting more shots. It doesn't matter how much better of an understanding you have of how to play the abilities because the talented can mimic you without needing to know the ins and outs of the strat. They just need the strat in it's most basic form.
    2 points
  6. Soldat do you feel that way about games that feel good to aim in (opposite of halo 5) but with a projectile system done right. More brain power to know where to aim relative to where the enemy is, opposed to requiring a set of thumbs from the gods to combat tedious aiming systems
    2 points
  7. Strategic mimicry is a fundamentally derivative method, though. If you're constantly copying your opponent's strat, they have the opportunity to make the first move to either 1/ change strat or 2/ come up with a completely new one, if they can, neither of which will be necessarily mental or physical alone. The central question here is the same one that soldat brought up last year about how input is not ascended like pure mental play. People argue about this in fighting games more than they do in FPS, usually. You could make the same arguments w/re. to a game like golf - but then you'd realize that without the capacity to actually implement your ascended thoughts through action into the world, you can't win, let alone actually interface with the system. Mental ascendance in games just doesn't apply to FPS the same way it will apply to T-BS or RPG games, where you can come up with a complete strategy before you even hop in and then just play it out like a slot machine. And even then, you gotta press a button or two. It's a false dichotomy, because both play into each other in real-time and turn-based games. I guess you've played one too many games of CS:GO recently, eh @Soldat Du Christ?
    1 point
  8. Just don't make aim gods. Shit is boring.
    1 point
  9. I'm not leaving anything out, any game can do this, they just need to have their settings adjusted so aiming is not a primary skill, it should take a back seat, developers need to find out how to supplement this loss by introducing more depth in every other category
    1 point
  10. Entirely up to you, though I want to clarify that my spare time is going to be slimmer. Still looking for work in this crazy world and all. Certainly hope he is adept in the Word; there's far too many pastors and ministers out there that twist the scriptures to their own destruction, like Peter warned. Here's to hoping he seeks God with all his heart.
    1 point
  11. Soul, an old friend of mine is likely going to be ordained as a minster soon, would you like me to introduce you? I'm sure you two could have a lot of interesting discussions re. scripture
    1 point
  12. S0UL FLAME

    What Are You Working On?

    The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth His handywork. Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge. There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard. Their line is gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. In them hath He set a tabernacle for the sun, Which is as a bridegroom coming out of His chamber, and rejoiceth as a strong man to run a race. His going forth is from the end of the heaven, and His circuit unto the ends of it: and there is nothing hid from the heat thereof. The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple. The statutes of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes. The fear of the LORD is clean, enduring for ever: the judgments of the LORD are true and righteous altogether. More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold: sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb. Moreover by them is thy servant warned: and in keeping of them there is great reward. Who can understand his errors? Cleanse Thou me from secret faults. Keep back Thy servant also from presumptuous sins; let them not have dominion over me: then shall I be upright, and I shall be innocent from the great transgression. Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my Redeemer. Psalms 19
    1 point
  13. So how is everyone doing today?
    1 point
  14. S0UL FLAME

    What Are You Working On?

    ...Where shall wisdom be found? and where is the place of understanding? Man knoweth not the price thereof; neither is it found in the land of the living. The depth saith, "It is not in me": and the sea saith, "It is not with me." It cannot be gotten for gold, neither shall silver be weighed for the price thereof. It cannot be valued with the gold of Ophir, with the precious onyx, or the sapphire. The gold and the crystal cannot equal it: and the exchange of it shall not be for jewels of fine gold. No mention shall be made of coral, or of pearls: for the price of wisdom is above rubies. The topaz of Ethiopia shall not equal it, neither shall it be valued with pure gold. Whence then cometh wisdom? and where is the place of understanding? Seeing it is hid from the eyes of all living, and kept close from the fowls of the air. Destruction and death say, "We have heard the fame thereof with our ears." God understandeth the way thereof, and He knoweth the place thereof. For He looketh to the ends of the earth, and seeth under the whole heaven; To make the weight for the winds; and He weigheth the waters by measure. When He made a decree for the rain, and a way for the lightning of the thunder: Then did He see it, and declare it; He prepared it, yea, and searched it out. And unto man He said, "Behold, the fear of the LORD, that is wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding." Job 28:12-28
    -1 points
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