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Wannabe Geek

Topic # 66744 22-Aug-2010 20:34
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i have been practicing my my speed on the keyboard so that my movements are faster (wasd) so that i can move very quickly but this has made me think that i can dodge everything so i forget 2 use strategies which has made me less strategic in the way i play now (faster keyboard reaction = less strategy) i rely on my keyboard speed so much that it makes me the worse strategic person to the point that i hardly use strategies. i still want too be fast at my keyboard reaction but at the same time i want too be strategical i just want 2 know if you know how too be fast at keyboard (wasd movement) and strategical at the same time.

HERES AN EXAMPLE i got help too make my aim better and because my aim was really good it made me less strategic because i relied on my aim instead of strategies then i found information online from which a person had the same problem and to solve it he stopped using health packs which meant he had to be more strategic and his good aiming was just a bonus.

i am trying to solve the same problem with fast movement (quick keyboard reaction) because i am trying to hit the keys on the keyboard faster and i have practiced and now i am fast at pushing the keys on the keyboard but the "less strategical" problem has come back and i just want to know if you have any tricks for this

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Ultimate Geek
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  Reply # 371270 22-Aug-2010 22:58
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Go outside?

No, seriously though, what game?

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Wannabe Geek

  Reply # 371327 23-Aug-2010 07:55
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modern warfare and what do u mean go outside i go outside but i dont want to at the moment i want to figure this out but i need help


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  Reply # 371360 23-Aug-2010 09:51

I think you're over-thinking it... if you're better at the keyboard stuff it becomes second nature and that frees you up enough to think strategically about where you should be/what you should be doing.

You should reach the point where you don't even think about what keys you're pressing - what they call "unconscious competent".

The learning cycle works like this:

1: Unconscious Incompetent (you've never seen a bicycle so you don't know you can't ride it)
2: Conscious Incompetent (hey, that looks great but I don't know how to do it)
3: Conscious Competent (I'm doing it, look ma, no hands!)
4: Unconscious Competent (I do it without even thinking about it).

Sounds to me like you're at stage three - you are spending your time thinking about keyboard skills and have realised it's affecting your strategic thinking.

This is good because it means your brain is getting the point of crossing over to stage four - if you've got more headroom to worry about strategy then you're well on the way.

Interestingly (well, for some at any rate ;-)) businesses tend to get newbies trained by someone at stage four, but half the time they don't actually remember why they do the things they do - they just know it's right. Instead, they should get someone at stage three to do the training as they're still thinking consciously about what they're doing and why.

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