Originally Posted by Fat GMLW
Fuck man, seriously? Either you can read minds through computer screens, or you're lying, I have never seen a new player play this spectacularly. Teach me, man.
Great warstory. The only thing that bugged me was the lack of capitalization and the run-on sentences, but that's OCD for ya. :/
i say i'm new because i only played for maybe 3-5 months in gen 4(in the span between chomp's banning and sala banning, i played infrequently. managed to get around 1300 points in rank before stopping) and then started playing gen 5 when it was first enacted on PO. i think starting again from the beginning of gen 5 has helped me learn the current metagame a little better. i think the real difference has been i recently started watching the tournaments in smogon's tournament room, which has shown me high level play and i've tried to adapt it to my own game. but i also think that this specific game between me and Eo, it was my first ranked match after i registered my name, and so i really wanted to do well and i was 100% focused(the match started out lazily, as you see with the death of rai. that loss really woke me up and i started trying much harder). my normal game is a little more lazy and i tend to fumble with overpredicting >_<. plus human psychology is the same no matter what game you play, so predicting becomes possible even for us rookie players ;)