Becoming an expert gamer, just like becoming an expert football player or an expert in online roulette, isn’t something that happens overnight; it’s something that requires dedication and discipline. More and more people are enjoying video and online games and matching their skills against others – earning some good money and prestigious titles while doing it – and we can all see them in tournaments, on TV, or follow them online. Watching these pros at work can be breathtaking, and it could make you wonder ‘How did they get so good?’
To reach such a level, you need to keep some things in mind; you need to develop a certain attitude. Skills are grown and nurtured, not bought. How can you become an expert? Here are tips and tricks for being a total success at video gaming.
Choose your game
There’s no use playing a game that you don’t like, no matter how attractive the rewards may be for a while. Your first obligation is to yourself: make sure you enjoy the game, or at least that you have a great interest in the game, no matter how difficult it may seem at first. There needs to be a challenge, one that you are willing to meet.
Master your controls
You may be using your mouse and keyboard, or you may be using a control – but it’s important that you understand what you can do with it and what your options are. Study your controls; master them. It’s silly to use only a few buttons or mouse strokes when you have a whole range available, simply because you didn’t take the time to study the controls.
Practice, practice, practice
Practice comes in many forms and can really be fun. Think about the following:
– Single player. Start with that – it’s the easiest way to learn a game. If you can’t make it in single player, your chances of reaching the jackpot in multi-player are next to zero.
– Easy level. Just like with the single player idea, it’s good to start with an easy level – even if you’re experienced, it’s good to go back to the easy level now and again. It gets you reacquainted with the basics of the game.
– Copy experts. Look at how the great ones are doing it, and try to copy their moves. It’s a good way to learn.
Don’t get frustrated if you don’t succeed at first; it’s crucial that you have patience, both with yourself and with your game – if it were easy, everyone would become an expert. It’s going to take some time, and if you feel you’re having a bad day, it’s better to set the game aside for a while and try again another day. Give yourself permission to make mistakes. To become an expert, you need to be dedicated, but above all: you need to have fun.