Sunday, September 30, 2012
Should I stay or should I go? Tactical Tips
Should I stay or should I go?
First I'll explain the basic issue that this covers. It seems like folks get tagged out of the game all to easily when they're not thinking about how they're moving. You can have the most tricked out laser tag blaster that shoots a gazillion feet with a rate-of-fire that would make the A-10 Warthog blush. You can have a full-auto pipe-dream air blaster that slings homemade slugs the length of a football field. However, if you're not moving correctly, or just making poor decisions in general when it comes to your movement, none of that matters. Knowing when to stay put and when to be on the run is an important part of staying in the game and having an edge on the competition.
My golden rules for movement are easily broken down into a few points of observation. In the same way that the tourists at Jurassic Park were instructed not to move when the T-Rex was trying to devour them, don't move when you think you've been spotted. The movement will only confirm what your enemy thinks they already see. OR they may not even see you at all, but any movement on your part could change that instantly for them. That being said, if you are spotted and your opponent is on the attack, holding your ground is no longer a good idea. Knowing when to compromise your stealth is a key element to winning the shootout.
Posted by Reverend at 9:27 AM