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2008-11-06, 17:17
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Dunno if this is the correct place to post this.
I get alot of anxiety from playing quake nowadays, anyone have the same problem or am i fucked in the head??
Mostly because it takes so fucking long to get good after a long break, i have to play to get as good/average as i was when i stopped playing so i want to begin but it takes so much time.. hard to explain
2008-11-06, 17:56
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?

Anxiety from playing Quake or anxiety during playing Quake?

If you feel excited while playing Quake then it is natural :>
2008-11-06, 18:31
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well i get anxiety when playing if i play bad, had a long break so i have to play many games to get as good i was when i stopped. hehe its really annoying... after i play quake i get anxiety for playing so bad..
its like u have to sacrifice time to get as good as u was..
2008-11-06, 19:44
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I see what you mean. It is very common I think. People don't like losing.

To solve this you need to build up confidence. Then the post-game anxiety will go away.

One technique which can work is if you play with "unnamed" or "player". You aren't fake nicking as someone else, just playing with no name. This way you will in a buddhist sense remove "the self" and will be able to play more clearly. Other people smoke a lot of pot or chew a lot of snus.
2008-11-06, 19:57
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yeah cannabis is the way to go... hehe or find some super div0 player to team with, i only play 2on2.
some ppl can take long breaks and play good it seems, or they just fake and the change nick when they are done practising or whatever.. to bad qw take so much time, it should be like riding a bike instead,
I really hate fakers, and im really lazy changing teammsg and stuff, and its really easy to see that its me thats playing
2008-11-06, 20:53
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cigs or weed would help
2008-11-06, 21:44
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It is like riding a bike, it just takes a tad longer to get into the groove again. You could also try avoiding playing players that you usually play in the beginning - i bet it's much more stressfull to lose/play even against players that you normally beat.
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2008-11-06, 22:17
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it's just a game ffs.
2008-11-07, 08:34
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!phil wrote:
To solve this you need to build up confidence. Then the post-game anxiety will go away.

One technique which can work is if you play with "unnamed" or "player". You aren't fake nicking as someone else, just playing with no name. This way you will in a buddhist sense remove "the self" and will be able to play more clearly. Other people smoke a lot of pot or chew a lot of snus.

hahah w0rd phil
Only one thing, you do not chew snus , that would make even the biggest lumberjack of them all puke.
2008-11-07, 11:42
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dEus wrote:
it's just a game ffs.

A game that is often more fun to play if you win.
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2008-11-07, 18:34
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Ake Vader wrote:
dEus wrote:
it's just a game ffs.

A game that is often more fun to play if you win.

sure it is. i don't know, 'anxiety' sounds kind of bad.
if you feel seriously bad if you're not winning my advice would be to focus on enjoying the game more and not to try to win no matter what.
2008-11-07, 21:54
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Can't say that I get anxiety. It's more like anger and I start to moan, yell, or beat the table with my fist. But only during play and when I play like shit. After hitting the quit bind it's all okay.
2008-11-07, 22:17
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I think anxiety has to do with the fact that you are bored with the game in general. I get that sometimes.
Whenever you feel bored with something its better not to push it and start doing something else.
2008-11-08, 10:12
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Its not that im bored with the game, its the most exciting game ever and always will be.
Its the road to get as u was before the break that sucks ass.
2008-11-08, 19:08
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i likes to looose
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2008-11-09, 03:58
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It's normal. Qw stimulates very much the adrenal glands. Persistence and marijuana, will help.
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2008-12-02, 11:24
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hey nice topic. think i know what you mean...when you're rusty a lot of your focus is on correcting your aim which takes away your focus towards the opponents. after many years of experience i've found a good way to combat this is to be over agressive, kinda like reppie on crack (and perhaps blindfolded) and just charge opponents as though you are 10 times faster than them, this way their defenses (although probably easily destroying you at first) seem slower, and easier to recognize.
2008-12-02, 11:32
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basically i mean forget tactics and aim and just use pure agression, the game and everyone else fighting you seem a lot slower then, and the rest comes back to you as you play
2008-12-02, 13:49
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try to concentrate on what you are doing
try not to miss your shots and movements
think
I know how fustrating Quake can be...
being bounced all over seems like you can't control shit
try camping, buying your own place in the map
try to play cold, forget how strong your opponent is, play by the book
if needed go play with bots to learn how a simple mistake can change the whole map control
aim for perfection
cheers
2008-12-02, 15:12
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haha u play qw in brasil where there is like 10 players that sux
2008-12-02, 15:17
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2008-12-02, 16:49
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and where are you from, drunkard?
2008-12-02, 17:15
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Heh, i get more and more for each day not playing. I will probebly have to play bots and trickmaps for 2 weeks before confident enough to show myself again. And still, no one would expect anything from me to begin with :<

Weed helps but still takes time to get in "qw-mood", and gets expensive to smoke 3 joints per warmup :> (and not always helping the tp

My plan for my next quakeperiod (no internet and crashed pc atm) is shorter sessions. I think this would help me. Its ridicilous(?) to demand oneself to perform as well after 10min warmup as if been playing 6hours straight.

I hope this will ez up on my own demands and make me perform more evenly.. playing a couple of nights a week without warmup and just for a couple of hours at a time.

And i do like to play my friends to begin with
2008-12-03, 09:20
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cannabis will enduce more anxiety
2008-12-03, 14:44
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Cannabis will induce less anxiety. I tested myself.
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2008-12-03, 14:51
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you didn't test enough then. or you're just trolling.
2008-12-03, 15:08
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I'm not trolling, obviously NOTHING worked when I played it, but I had so much fun while doing it. I thought Quake was 2 x faster. Anxiety = nihil.
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2008-12-03, 15:37
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in that case see my first point. quake&weed go together pretty well. it's healthier to deal with anxiety in some other way than smoking (much).
2008-12-04, 17:03
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Well, I suck in QW. And pretty much sure I'll always suck -- I'm old and have no talent. When I started playing, I tried to be very agressive -- I lost with a big score. I couldn't get a frag, etc. And I got sad. About 2 years later I still played agressive and I still lost games vs even new players (not newbies). But I got used to lose. Now (after about 3 years of playing) I try to play cold, camp when it's needed and attack when I have advantage. I try to win no matter what if I feel I have a chance. I try not to play a lot vs players who absolutely own me. And I play vs bots sometimes. And I don't feel sad now.

I.e. if I want to have fun I play the way that will ultimately be fun for me. Mindless running around is fun, but not for long.

BTW: There are FFA servers to have fun. But FFA fells a little bit unnatural and fake and nobody cares about you in FFA.
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2008-12-04, 17:07
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When I started I got beat badly by PzyX every day, just like Unreal I played too aggressive in the beginning and I used sens 30(!)
But I just kept playing even if I got pissed everytime I died and now I beat him more than losing, every victory was a small step towards feeling better.
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