Do people still read these columns? 2006-04-01

This column is going to be a scattering of thoughts I've had since I've become LPB.

The very first few hours I played LPB I thought I wasn't going to be able to adjust at all since QW seems literally 5x as fast. I lost the ability to time items, and my movement even was worse. I gradually adjusted. Now I can click into my ping after a while much easier than when I was HPB. QW seems like a totally different game however, and I notice how much stronger tactics, and LG can be.

I get pretty nice ping to most places. Nothing lower than 26ms, but I get 39ms to some places in Texas and Denver which is nice. I do kind of agree with the Europeans now about pings however. Once you get above 39ms it starts to feel not as natural.

I don't have a problem playing in EU with the 105ms to 155ms, but I am not as interested in playing there as I thought I would be when I was HPB. This is mostly due to the fact that EU players in general are fairly good compared to NA players and most ping very well. I did signup to play in NQR and EQL with the Paramedics(tag + ), but unless we practice I think it's going to be a tough season in both leagues.

I used to have infinite patience as a HPB, but now as a LPB I have lost most of that. Perhaps it's just a temporary phase, but I am not sure. That translates into me being fairly bad at 1on1, but sometimes I have a breakout game in 4on4. It's like Skitter told me months ago, it's just more fun to play +forward and you can play +forward almost non-stop in 4on4.

In a bit of irony I have access to two LPB connects now, I guess I must be making up for all that time without one.

 
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