Noticed something about my own game today and wondered if anyone else out there has the same issues. It seems lately that the only thing that has been consistent for me is my inconsistency.
Allow me to explain. Played today, had nobody on my friends list when I jumped on. Played my first match of HC TDM with randoms, went even. Jumped into a friend's match and ended up on a team opposite him and a few of his Clan members on Interchange. As I came in late, ended up negative but got the winning kill for my team. From that point on, it was a crazy day. I was either at the top of the list or not successful at all. One streak went like this-
First match- 23-12 on Dome, including a crazy run at the beginning of the match where I was something like 16-2. (Scar-L with Red Dot and Launcher (working on my challenge))
Next match- 2-7 on Piazza (We had left the previous lobby to change a class, I was playing with two friends of mine I had picked up) Same setup
Third Match- 16-6 on Liberation (Ran around with a silenced ACR Sniper hunting )
Fourth match- 17-11 on Seatown (Silenced G36 using Specialist)
Fifth Match- 7-15 (ouch, nothing seemed to work on this one started with Scar-L with ACOG/HB, then M4A1 with Red Dot, finally ACR with Red Dot)
Sixth and Final match- 18-3 on Mission (Scar-L with Acog and HB as I was working on both challenges)
Today was one of my better days, more positive than negative, but I can't help but notice that when I do well, I seem to do very very well. But when I do poorly, its G-d Awful!
I think, analyzing my own game, that one of the reasons for my insconsistency is that I am an average player. My aim has never been outstanding and while my strength is my age and experience, that sometimes adds to my disadvantage as my eyesight isn't fantastic and my reaction time isnt what it used to be. I sometimes play when I am just too tired to be effective.
But sometimes there just doesn't seem to be a reason. Take the second dome game, where I went 7-15 (as bad as that sounds it wasn't bad compared to how I started out in that game). My aim was on target, but it just seemed like nothing worked for me. I got numerous hit markers, spawned into fire and got fired on around corners several times. My best guess is that its just a combination of poor decision making on my part, the inconsistent connections this game has, and, dare I say, just running into better players.
Wondering if anyone else runs into this? Do you have games where you can do no wrong followed immediately by matches where you feel like you've never played this game before? For those who are able to have success consistently, what kind of constructive advice could you offer for those like myself who experience this kind of up and down play?