Hey Quakefans this is the dumbest things you are probably doing while you are playing Clan Arena.
Are you a culprit to any of these? Be sure to a comment on the video! These can apply to Quake Live, Quake Champions, Diabotical and other Arena FPS games that include CLAN Arena.
Never weapon switching
While you are playing Clan Arena and well for the most part any Quake Arena FPS game. There really are 3 weapons you need to focus on at first. That is the Railgun, Lightning Gun, and the Rocket Launcher.
The problem you are having is you never switch weapons at the correct time… or even at all! If you want to do well in Clan Arena you must know when the best times to switch are.
The other weapons are very subjective and require different scenarios on when you should use them. Knowing when to use them will come with experience.
You done little to no damage at all
Keep in mind while playing CA it is a very team focused mode. A good player can carry a game a little bit but the overall goal is to output damage.
Unlike other modes there are no pickups and you start with a full stack of armor, health, and all the weapons. You must be putting out damage. While in theory you could deny people megahealths and armors in other modes. That simply doesn’t exist in CA.
If you are not putting out damage you are going to be pretty useless to the team. A team would rather have someone who outputs damage than is just a meatshield.
You’re Positioning Sucks
How many times have you been caught in the wrong place? Do you even know where you are suppose to go?
A good rule of thumb is since Clan Arena is such a team focused game, its good to go where everyone else kind of is. Experience of the map will play a key part on knowing where you need to be.
Normally a really good player will call out where everyone needs to be and to hold that position. You probably don’t have a clue what they are talking about. Luckily for you, you can see your teammates names just go to them and do your best.
In a perfect world or a tournament setting everyone would be using voice communications. That really doesn’t happen in a PUG Public Server.
Chasing bad fights
This is even one I’ve had to break myself from multiple times in many game types and modes. Chasing bad fights.
I’d suggest using my rule of thumb, just because you put some damage on someone doesn’t mean you got to go directly after them!
Great you shot someone in the back, go back and help your teammates that are probably in trouble. You’ve already done a good job by making someone weaker than they previously was before.
Whenever you go full on bullrushing after someone cause you saw them. It’s not going to end well for you in CA.
Most likely you are going to be facing multiple enemies as soon as you hit the corner, or greeted with a rocket to the face.
You are trying to be the Hero
It’s easy to get greedy thinking you are the best on your team. In Quake Live CA, people have been playing for years and years. You most likely are not the MVP on your team.
Stop trying to rocket jump all over the map thinking you are better than the whole other team. Not only will you be greeted with 3 lightning guns spamming you to the ceiling. You will instantly die and be out the entire round.
Leaving your whole team to pick up your slack.
If you realize you aren’t the best on the team, it’s probably a wise decision to start protecting the MVP. Most great players at CA stick out in the first few rounds of the match if you don’t recognize a name. Wait till about round 3 and see who is leading in damage and try to protect them.
If it really is you! Great!
Still don’t try to be a hero, you are important and need to start alive until the match concludes.
Stupid Things you are doing in Clan Arena Conclusion
This is made for people who like me and still learning how to hang in Clan Arena.
I’ve made multiple mistakes in CA and hoping that this video and guide will help maybe some inexperienced players do a little better.
Clan arena is a fun gametype and it will help you do better in other modes as well. Helps you learn the maps in a pretty decent competitive fashion.
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