Some of you know me as shade. Others as "that kitten ranger". Still others as saltbeast back when I streamed. But the majority of you are probably thinking "Hurry the heck up and get on it with it so I can kitten you".
Well fair enough. I took a long break from PvP. And I mean a LOOOOONG break.
But I decided to get back into it and try to shake off some rust. But there in lies the problem. I play largely aggressively and reactively. I don't sit there and form complicated plots or plan out every little detail I do so it can be hard for me to to realize where I went wrong beyond (I died there and had alot of people stabbing me...huh I should try not to do that again).
Now before people flame me for being a newb let me say I when I was still active I placed regularly in the top 15 during pvp season after pvp season. Regularly ending up in the top ten as well as my highest being 3rd place. Almost entirely through solo que and sometimes in metas that countered me so I atleast have a basic understanding.
I decided to do an experiment though precisely because its difficult for me to break things down. I recorded 3 matches with absolutely zero edits.
Feel free to go through them and rip them apart as you please. What you think I did right. What you think I did wrong. What was definitely my fault. Etc. Etc. Etc.
http://gw2skills.net/editor/?vNAQJATRnE8C1CiN8CuCCctgFPB7ZFEASY5j2Vbs1Zv1pSZnI9JtC-jphIQB+7CAwtDBw32fAAHBg4VGIgPAAA here is what I typically run. Though I may change small things the overal theme has been consistent for me for several years.
Things I already know
Game 1 I over committed ALOT and didn't have great map awareness. This led me to getting ganked a good bit and just play overwhelmed/stunlocked.
I messed up some rather easy combos throughout the play session (Again I admit I am very rusty)
I got SUPER over hyped during some fights (kitten it I was having fun okay?!)
Muse is godly.
Things people may not know about me. I call my playstyle a "harrier" soul beast. Its based largely around playing aggressive and just overwhelming an opponent. Or just plane being a CONTINUOUS nuisance and not letting them get a clear rest off at any point. I do not enjoy playing the more baity playstyles though I am fully capable of countering a heavily overplayed offensive as much as any player.
So with that. Have at me gw2 forums. (Also ignore the 2 minutes of me standing in the desert at the end of the third video. I was looking over the recordings to make sure things worked propperly and didn't realize I hadn't STOPPED recording.)