How you manage the three types of play streaks will have a great impact on your ability to continuously improve your KD ratio and bring your gameplay up as well. There are three primary types of play streak: good, average and bad.
Depending on what kind of player you are, the baseline for what is “good” and what is “bad” will change. As discussed in our previous post on Your Three Types of Streak, good, average and bad fall into percentage bands around your career KD to date.
Today we talk about the fun play streak–the good play streak.
1. Juicing the Good Streaks
There is not much to say here. When you are on a roll, have a good time. This is why we all play the game–to have a great stretch of games where you feel really good about your gameplay and your teammates loving your contribution. This is the time you want to squeeze every last drop (juicing makes sense now, no?) out of this stretch of games.
Pay attention to your killstreaks, where you are topping out, and why you are dying. User-controlled killstreaks (even the sentry gun) take you away from gameplay and make you an easy kill–if they can find you. You do not have to deploy that Hellstorm Missile or Lodestar right away. Find a nice place to prone out and wreak some havoc. For an added bonus, tell your team what you are doing, where you are going, and ask someone to cover you while you rain down whatever death you happen to be dealing at that time. I mentioned to have fun during this part, right?
Remember to focus on the key parts of your play that need improvement. Watch your deathcams and learn from every death. Importantly, bookmark those films and share them with us on YouTube and in the comments below.
Keep having fun when you play and keep working on your skills. I will be.
Part 2: Managing the Average Streaks