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  1. It's a bad idea and pretty much removes the...

    It's a bad idea and pretty much removes the entire purpose of elo, which is to assign a numerical value to represent the probability to win. I've had plenty of matches where the two best players on...
  2. Best algorithm to shuffle by elo assuming the...

    Best algorithm to shuffle by elo assuming the skills were described perfectly would be making the scores as even as possible. Which is what it currently does. And it does work in general. It's just...
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    You get better with dedicated and focused...

    You get better with dedicated and focused practice.

    Anyway, check the name of the server before joining. If it says "elo 2000+ only" or similar, don't join. Also, get extraQL. Then you can check...
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    No. No. No. No. No.

    No. No. No. No. No.
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    Good players who get caught hacking never live it...

    Good players who get caught hacking never live it down. Competitive community pretty much treat them like serial killers for the rest of their lives. Just read the ESR threads on the big cases like...
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    Vids are here:...

    Vids are here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3k61Vw3aFvusZ-EwLaYQ0g/videos

    I see nothing fishy.
  7. Thread: Headphone Advice

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    Feels good, though. You can never have too much...

    Feels good, though. You can never have too much bass. :p
  8. Thread: Headphone Advice

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    Low frequencies can resonate with your head or...

    Low frequencies can resonate with your head or body, though. You get a standing wave when the length of a solid object is a multiple of half the wavelength of the sound wave, and you can really feel...
  9. Thread: Dota2 Vs Quakelive

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    Poll: Actually, a typical thing about old games is that...

    Actually, a typical thing about old games is that you needed an instruction manual to do pretty much anything beyond turning it on. It took a good while for "game design" to become a thing. Wasn't...
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    He's not saying it's important. Just that profile...

    He's not saying it's important. Just that profile statistics were getting screwed up when name switches happened.
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    The second computer my family owned (an ancient...

    The second computer my family owned (an ancient mac) had a demo of Quake 1, which I played over and over again when I was a kid, though I never played the full game. When the N64 came out I saw Quake...
  12. Thread: Headphone Advice

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    As for frequency range, lower than audible is...

    As for frequency range, lower than audible is actually useful for music, because even if you can't hear the low frequency sound you can still feel them. Makes it more like having a big loudspeaker or...
  13. Thread: Headphone Advice

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    For gaming all you really care about is the...

    For gaming all you really care about is the soundstage. A good soundstage means good positional awareness. Surprisingly effective are the earbuds you get with an iPod or similar.
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    Thanks for the warning. Gonna be checking whether...

    Thanks for the warning. Gonna be checking whether or not I've downloaded it by mistake already.
  15. Where did I ever claim to be good with the PG? My...

    Where did I ever claim to be good with the PG? My best weapon has always been the LG. I used to have a good railgun back when I played every day, but that was years ago. My rockets are good enough to...
  16. These servers are generally named stuff like...

    These servers are generally named stuff like "1800+ elo or kick", so it shouldn't be hard to avoid them...
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    I blame stats and elo. They make basically every...

    I blame stats and elo. They make basically every game serious mode since pretty much everyone feels they have something to lose (whether they admit it or not). I find myself having a hard time...
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    At one point abso had close to 70% railgun...

    At one point abso had close to 70% railgun accuracy on his profile. Might even have been above that at some point. While playing CA with him we used to joke every time he missed one. His aim got a...
  19. ^You've never faced redentore. This Wednesday he...

    ^You've never faced redentore. This Wednesday he was melting me and others' faces more often than not with the plasma. I was hitting a decent bit over 40LG on him while he was doing it too....
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    Check your lagometer with \cg_lagometer 2. Might...

    Check your lagometer with \cg_lagometer 2. Might be your ping is unstable or the server itself is having issues. If your connection is stable and nothing weird is happening with the server both the...
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