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Hello all,

I was wondering if anyone knew of a Discord Server where good players are willing to play with lower ranked people. I wanted to run a few 3v3 games with some Champ 3 - GC players, but I don't think i've found a server yet. I'm low Champ 2 but can play at a low Champ 3 level. If anyone knows of one, please list it below.

Thanks, Platniss.

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Hello all,

If any of you are familiar with League of Legends, there were 2 coaches that I heard about. They coached very good teams (pretty sure both were pro teams), but they themselves were low ranked players. How is this possible? Game knowledge. Same with Rocket League. A platinum could coach a GC player if that platinum had a very good understanding of the game, how it works, and how to play it. I've had times where I didn't like when someone told me what to do. Maybe they were lower rated than me, so I got angry because I knew I was a better player, yet they were telling me how to play. But there's no need to get angry or be like, "LOL, you're lower ranked than me, don't tell me how to play." If someone has extensive game knowledge, regardless of the rank, they can coach a lot of different skill levels. Do you agree?

Thanks, Platniss.

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In league of legends you have a lot of strategic thinking to do, if people are good with it, they can bring a team of pro players who are oriented on mechanics and execution to victory easily. In my opinion that is why coaches in LoL can be lower ranks, in my group of friends I can clearly see who has strategic vision and who doesn't.

Not sure if in RL it is the sameit's less strategy and more execution. and to me a plat or diamond cannot coach champs because they don't have the same level of anticipation and reflexes.

As well the 5 minutes games of RL are nothing compared to the average 45 minutes games of LoL, it goes too fast to do in-game coaching.

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Original Poster1 point · 20 days ago

Well in-game coaching would be kinda hard. Instead they could review replay.

Original Poster3 points · 24 days ago

Thanks for all of your thoughts!

The text on Wally specifically excludes Pokemon-EX.

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Original Poster1 point · 25 days ago

Thanks, I always thought it said "including". Misread it.

Mega Pokemon cannot evolve using the Wally supporter card, IIRC (If I recall correctly).

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Original Poster1 point · 25 days ago

Thanks, that would explain it.

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Hello all,

Should there be a set number of ranks that someone can queue with someone else in? For example, you could only queue with someone within 3 ranks of your own. If you're champ 1, you could queue with d1, all the way to c3. Or maybe you could make c1+ only able to queue with purple ranks. Idk, what do you think?

Thanks, Platniss.

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Hello all,

So Gibbs made a YouTube video 2 years ago defining smurfing and boosting. In the video, he says that this is not boosting: If 2 players want to play together on their normal accounts, they can. No matter their rank. If a Bronze 1 wants to play with his GC friend, they can. And there's nothing "wrong" with it. The system will balance the ranks out so it should be "fair". Now, if a bronze 1 plays with his Gc friend, who is using an alt account at a lower rank, this is boosting.

Do you agree with this?

Thanks, Platniss.

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Hello all,

I have posted about this before, but it would really be cool if this made it into the game. As we all know, there are skill gaps in Rocket League. Well, top 100 players are a lot better than people who just hit GC. I mean come on, a lot of professional players who are some of the best in the WORLD get the same rank as someone who barely got onto the leaderboards? Anyway, my idea would be to keep the overall look of the GC rank, just modify it a little. Like, make it glow or radiate light. Make people go, "Wow, that actually looks kinda cool, I wanna grind and get on the leaderboards!" It would give people incentive to push into the top 100 and would add SOMETHING to the ranks, as they have been exactly the same since Season 4. Once you reach top 100, it could feel like another "Promotion". Your rank would go from the regular GC look to being surrounded in light that radiates outward from it. It would glow and maybe the rank itself would get brighter because of all the light. It's like in Overwatch when you reach top 1000 or whatever it's called. Your rank glows and emits light and it looks really sick. I hope someone sees this and shares it with others, let's spice up the game a little!

Thanks, Platniss.

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I don't have a serious problem with more rewards for the top 100 players in theory. However, there are some complications because of alt accounts.

I'd also like to add that just being on the leaderboard itself is hella cool.

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Original Poster1 point · 1 month ago

Yeah it is cool. Idk, the ranks haven't really changed too much and I thought it would be cool to throw the idea out there again.

Why do you care? Neither of us and 99% of players will never ever make it so?

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Original Poster1 point · 1 month ago

I thought it would be cool for the really high ranked players to want to play more. It can get boring getting GC within the first few weeks of a season and everything be the same. Idk, I know some people would like the idea. The fact that you said I, along with 99% of the players won't EVER make it to top 100 tells me that you probably know you can't do it yourself. I'll hit GC one day and then make it to the leaderboards if I continue improving. Sorry but it really irks me when people tell me I can't do something just because it's hard. Also, my friend thought it would be cool to have, as he is Top 100 in 1v1.

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Hello all,

So I was wondering, if I hit champ 3 this season, should I be able to hit GC Season 9? Is there really that much of a skill difference between low C3 and low GC?

Thanks, Platniss.

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I know it's possible to re-skin the ball and the decal's on your car. I've heard it's possible to re-skin the rank images to older ones, so if there is anyone out there that would know how to do this, please comment below. Thanks.

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you'd need ALL textures on ALL possible places... ingame, menu, mm-window, scoreboard and so on... would take ages to replace them with textures, but possible tho^ could imagine there is an easier way with programming stuff, but not sure...

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Original Poster2 points · 1 month ago

That's true. But I had in mind just re-skinning the textures in the lobby. Like when you go to queue up. It would be so much work to reskin the ranks every place they pop up. Thanks for the info, though!

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Hello all,

So I wanted to make this as a vent/rant towards Diamond 3's and low Champion 1's who think they can win against higher ranks. I can play at win at a mid Champion II level, and can beat low Champion III's if me and my team are doing well. I have experience at a Champion II level, and have played with and against numerous Champion III's. My main is mid Diamond III, after falling from Champion II. I got lazy and stopped watching my replays after coming back from vacation so yeah. However, I have an alt that is still Champion II and I can play at that level just fine. I feel more comfortable in there than in Champion I and Diamond. Why? Because Diamond and Champion I players are less skilled. By a margin. It's not insanely huge, but very noticeable. After the match ended, I said something to my teammate and he said "haha shu* up" So I told him that I can beat Champion III. He said that he does too, in fact, all the time! Seriously? I HIGHLY doubt that. You would probably struggle against that rank, and you DEFINITELY don't "beat them all the time". You can't even queue into them because your rank isn't high enough. Get out of my face and stop talking to me like you're better than me or something, because I guarantee you can't play with some of the people I queue into.

Thanks, Platniss.

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Dude not gonna lie that interaction makes you seem kinda rude.. What was the "something" that you said to him?

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Original Poster1 point · 1 month ago · edited 1 month ago

I don't remember what I said to him. I didn't tell him to shu* up. I was frustrated because no one in this rank range plays how I wish they would. I'm LFT because I want to find people that perform at a certain level. These players don't meet my expectations and it gets very frustrating having to play with them over and over. It would be like a Grand Champion having to constantly play with Champion 1's or 2's. It get's annoying. But like I said, that's why i'm LFT.

I was frustrated because no one in this rank range plays how I wish they would.

gl finding a team when you require them to adhere to how YOU want them to play. Also something tells me you don't just face roll champ 2 on your 'alt' when you can't get out of diamond 3 on your 'main'.

so at this point you really want some mid-high champ level players to carry you all while playing how 'you' want them to play.

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Original Poster1 point · 1 month ago · edited 1 month ago

https://rocketleague.tracker.network/profile/steam/76561198368604496?utm_source=recentgames&utm_medium=link&utm_campaign=recentgames I lost a couple games after being 2-3 away from Champion 3, after solo q'ing from c2 div 2. I have beaten plenty of Champ 3's and I can hold my own and do just fine in champ 2. Also, I'm not saying they HAVE to play how I WANT them to; they can't do that to begin with. The skill isn't there yet, or else they'd be higher. What I mean is, I want them to have decent defense, and be quick to the ball, get good clears, pass, etc. (Yes, I can do these things , but passing needs work). They can't do all of those things "good enough". That's why I like playing with c2/c3 because they can actually do those things decently which is what I want/expect from my teammates at that level. So when I get in a lower ranked game it frustrates me because they can't perform at the level I'm used to my teammates performing at. And nope, I don't get "carried" in mid c2. I contribute a lot. I don't struggle. I don't freak out every 2 seconds when the ball is coming to me. I'm fine. And no, I don't "face roll c2" because that's my current skill level. I can't carry my own skill level. Unless I was playing super well. Last season I got champ rewards on my alt, meanwhile I never even hit champ on my main. That might of been because of inflated mmr. But i have around 200 hours on that alt now, and I can tell that im playing with people that aren't boosted. Idk man, some people just really don't understand what I'm trying to say, and I don't know why they don't. Whatever, I'm done with this. I made this rant in the first place to get out my frustration about the skill difference in the rank im playing, as opposed to what I'm used to. Have you ever been in your placements with someone who was GC last season? When you lost they might've said "ur trash" why? Because they are frustrated that they have to play with someone that's not at their level. Same thing for me. I'm done idc if you reply calling me names or not, or whatever. I know me, and that's all that matters. I can get out of diamond 3.

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Hello all,

I know watching my replays is key, but is that all I need to do in order to climb back to where i'm more comfortable? Im currently champ 1 div 1 on my main in 3v3 standard and its very frustrating because I can't understand my teammates sometimes. When they have the ball, I don't really know what they are going to do with it. I have an alt account that I also play on, and I was playing with champ 2s, occasionally c3. I feel more comfortable because I know what is going to happen (for the most part). I need to adjust to their playstyles I guess?

Thanks, Platniss.

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I have a similar problem. I was C1 Div4 last season in 3s. Threw my placements so hard I tore my rotator cuff. Now I'm stuck misreading everything my D3 opponents are trying to do. Only thing I've found that helped me is I kept playing with my teammates that are still high C1/C2 so our opponents are the same level. If that's not an option then I have no idea, but if you find out please let me know so I can get champ back. I keep recovering MMR just to watch it go

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Original Poster1 point · 1 month ago

That would be a good idea maybe. Playing with people around where I'm comfortable will at least stop the frustration. Plus since my mmr would be so much lower than theirs, we will face lower opponents and most likely win.

I found the MMR effects matchmaking oddly. I'm still D3. Most of our games were still against C1/C2. But had 1 game where all 3 were D3 lol

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Original Poster1 point · 1 month ago

Yeah sometimes I'll be low c2 and get a wild c3 on my/enemy team. I like it though because I get to face off against higher opponents.

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Hello all,

I had an idea for more titles to be included in Alpha Console. If you don't already know, Alpha Console has a place where you can Set-Title, or you can Set-Special-Title. The Special Titles are for things such as being an Alpha Console Twitch Sub, a Giveaway Winner, an Alpha Console Partner, etc. What if Alpha Console held a huge tournament (No Pros) and gave out "Special-Titles" to the players that make it so far in the tournament?

**ACL= Alpha Console League**

Like this:

"ACL Season 1 Contender"

"ACL Season 1 Elite"

"ACL Season 1 Finalist"

"ACL Season 1 Champion"

Not 100% on what color these titles would be if implemented, maybe Glowing Yellow? I know that color goes well with the "Elite" and "Champion" ones, but I'm not sure about "Contender" and "Finalist", since we see those 2 in RLCS and they look good being light blue.

It would be similar to how getting an RLCS title or ESL title works; you make it to a certain point, and because you got that far, you get a title. These "Special-Titles" would work the same way the other Special-Titles do. Only certain people can equip them; the ones that earned them.

I just thought it would be cool to see what everyone thinks about this. My friend TheCar thought it would be cool if they actually implemented the titles into the game / made them "real" titles instead of it being something you have to have Alpha Console to use.

Anyway, I was going to make screenshots of the titles, but I'm not home at the moment and I couldn't get Alpha Console to work on my Mac. But hopefully you are interested in this idea.

Thanks, Platniss.

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Im in champ 2 right now in 2v2 and literally NO ONE CAN GIVE ME A GOOD PASS. ITS SOOOOO IRRITATING. YOU'RE NOT PLAYING 1V1. WHen they try and pass its literally the weakest touch imaginable and it goes 2 ft away from their car, forcing me to drive all the way up near them and try to shoot from a really hard angle. PASS IT M I D D L E not 1 ft from you and expect me to try and score it because most likely I won't even go for something like that. It's so hard to tell when someone is passing and i hate it so much. I'd rather play with higher ranked people who can actually pass than with this

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Original Poster1 point · 2 months ago

Thanks for all the comments people

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Hello all,

I was wondering what level you need to play at in order to get an ESL title. I am c2 but would this be enough? Do you have to consistently be able to beat GC's to make it far in the ESL?

Thanks, Platniss.

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Original Poster1 point · 2 months ago

Thanks for all the responses!

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Hello all,

This will be very similar to my last post, but I thought I'd make a new one anyway.

Believe it or not, I would get very, very toxic sometimes. I would complain and get so angry with my teammates and blame them for countless losses in my games. I even got a 1 day ban for it. I always thought "I can play at a higher rank than c1" but yet I was stuck in my rank and couldn't get out. Sometimes I would get on and only be able to play 1 game because I would get so frustrated with my teammate. If you're reading this then maybe you are in the same boat I was in, or maybe you're just reading out of curiosity. Anyway, here's how to stop being toxic towards your teammates:

  1. Stop blaming them for everything / every loss.

In my last post I discussed how to improve quickly, and I'm going to say the same thing here that I said there:

Watch your replay after every game you play (whether you won or lost) and skip to where you got scored on. Figure out what mistake you made that led to the goal. You may have to rewind 10 seconds before the goal before you see something you did wrong. Once you know why you got scored on, come up with a solution to prevent it from happening. Go into your next game, play it out, save the replay and analyze it. Do this every game and you will start to improve.

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  1. If you start doing this, you will being to see WHY you are getting scored on / losing games. You will then realize that YOU are making loads of mistakes and you're not perfect. Once you realize this, it becomes a lot harder to just say, "I shouldnt of lost that but my teammate was so bad." You can start to focus on your gameplay and fixing your own mistakes instead of trying to blame everyone else. I am no longer saying really bad things to people and I never will again. This completely changes your perspective on the game. If your teammate makes a mistake and gets scored on, it's easier to say, "Oh well, they made a mistake." It's easier to accept losses because you know you more than likely had something to do with it. The reason people get "stuck" in a rank is because they keep repeating the same mistakes every single game and because of this, they aren't doing what's necessary to get out that rank and climb. The higher you go in rank, the less mistakes you need to make. A bronze game has a ton of mistakes, whereas a GC game has little. So, if you start fixing your mistakes, you will start to climb. Seriously, don't put it off any longer. It IS worth it!

Thanks, Platniss.

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Save your replays (regardless if it's a win or loss) and look at where you got scored on. Figure out what you did that led to the goal, and come up with a solution. Implement that solution into your next game. After the second game is over, save THAT replay and analyze it again. Do this every game you play for the rest of the season and you could hit champ 1, maybe higher!

After every game you play, save the replay and look at when you got scored on. Figure out what you did wrong and come up with a solution, then implement that solution into the next game you play. You will improve fast.

NOTE: Go into your settings and turn off camera shake. It makes the game so much easier to play.

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Hello all,

I thought I would make a post about how to improve fast at Rocket League. Whether you're a bronze who just picked up the game, or a champion 1 trying to push the top ranks, this is for you! Before I get started I would like to give you a video I watched from C9 Squishy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j2i1LTnkjrE listen to what he has to say because it made me stop blaming my teammates so much and being in a negative mindset.

So here is how to improve at a fast pace: WATCH YOUR REPLAYS.

I know, you're thinking " Yeah yeah, I've heard that a thousand times. Is it really going to help me improve that much?' The answer is yes, it will. Trust me. I was struggling to hit champ 2 last season, but I just got it today because of doing this. Go into ranked and play a game (I played standard), then save the replay regardless of whether you won or lost. Now, skip to every time you got scored on and see what you did that led to you getting scored on. Then figure out what you could've done to prevent that from happening. Write the solution down on notepad or something. After this, queue up again and glance at your notepad if you need to (it will help you remember what you need to be doing). Now that you know how to fix your mistake, when the situation DOES come up again, you can handle it appropriately and not get scored on. After the second game ends, save the replay (again, regardless of whether you won or lost) and do the same thing, writing down what you need to do in order to fix the mistakes you're making. Do this every single day until the season ends and I guarantee you you will improve a ton, and your rank will be a lot better.

Thanks, Platniss.

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Solid advice. Ive been telling myself to try this out so many times. But I always fail at doing it in the end. I must succeed this time, as im pretty sure I will improve a lot by doing it. :D

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Original Poster1 point · 2 months ago

I put it off for so long but I'm actually doing okay with it. I'm not hating it really.

One other thing I'd add: watch replays from different perspectives. Watching only yourself doesn't ever give you the full picture. Obviously you can't do this for every game, but every third or fourth replay you watch, watch it from your perspective, and a teammate's perspective, AND an opponent's perspective. In particular, watching from an opponent's perspective gives really good insight into whether or not the pressure you feel like you're applying is actually FELT by the other team.

But yeah, in general, replay analysis is the absolute best way to improve once you hit a plateau (particularly at the high ranks).

If this is what the video says, then I'm stupid because I didn't click on it. But yeah, this is basically the best thing you can do for yourself after a certain point.

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Original Poster1 point · 2 months ago

That will help as well. Thanks for sharing!

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Watch your replays and look at every time you get scored on. Most of the time it will tie back to you somehow. Once you figure out what mistake you made, figure out a solution to it and implement it into your next game. Do this after every game you play and you'll get out of those ranks.

Original Poster1 point · 2 months ago

Well in champ 1 when you are playing smurfs 24/7, close one is never a compliment.

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1 point · 2 months ago · edited 2 months ago

I disagree. I don't get people that are clearly smurfing that often. Unless in solo standard. *I said that wrong, there aren't smurfs in my solo standard games, just good people*

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