Over the last few weeks I have been in a serious downward spiral in the world of online gaming. The games I use to love have been making me want to whip my controller across the room and it has been getting worse daily. Of course competition sometimes gets the best of us but usually I will go into a small slump and then pop back out for a period of time where I am on top of my game. However like I stated before that is not how the last few weeks have been. In every single competitive game I play, Rocket League, Overwatch and Heroes of the Storm, I can not for the life of me gain any ground. I feel like I have been forever hexed and a part of me wants to just say forget it and give up these types of games completely.
So this is something I have talked about here and there throughout my time covering games and today it just something I need to get off my chest, so bare with me here. Online gaming is probably the greatest thing to ever happen to the industry and through all the good that has come of it, there has been and still is a lingering bad taste in the mouth of the good people in the gaming world because of the classless, ignorant, childish behaviors of the other half online.
I LOVE Rocket League, don’t get me wrong and of ALL the things they have done RIGHT, I feel the Rank System falls short. When Season 2 introduced the current Rank System everyone was really happy because it was supposed to be all about YOUR performance and very little about W/L, but that is not the case at all.
Okay so Season 1 is now over and the we have a Champion! It was a very long season and it had its fun moments… That being said, there needs to be some changes going forward to keep the MLD going strong. We are making our rules more strict, more fair, and more clear so that is isn’t a question if someone breaks the rules, if you break them you are out, simple as that. We have also reformatted our entire league system because of certain problems. The first being, the season just seemed to go on forever and it really started to drag. The second and probably the biggest problem we had all season is players and teams switching game times at the last minute or canceling on short notice. In the new system, this wont be a problem for the league. Let me explain to you all how the MLD will operate going forwards.
It was only a few days ago when I was playing Rocket League with a friend where I said “I wish Rocket League would change some of their quick chats so I could tell someone “Good Clear!” instead of “Nice Shot!” because some might take it as me being a dick”. I was actually getting ready to do a article on why they should change it up and then lo and behold my friend sends me a link a day later and it is Rocket League explaining all the NEW quick chat options they will have!! My first thought was “What the hell? Are they tapping my mic?!” and my next thought was “Awesome! Finally!”.
What a Conference Finals Weekend it was! (Well Thursday & Friday at least). 2 HUGE series were played and 2 teams were crowned Conference Champions! Lets first review the OCCS between the #2 Dodgers and the #3 Elite on Thursday night at 8PM! Rivals all season long, 5-5 against one another all season long and now in a Best of 7 series for the Conference and a chance to compete for the MLDSSC!
The Playoffs are here! 2 Best of 7 series to determine who plays who for the MLD Championship! Before we get into the big details of the BCCS and OCCS, lets go back and recap on the final week of the season!