Today, almost 40% of the world’s population can be considered “gamer”. In mid-2020, about 3.1 billion people consumed games, according to the company DFC Intelligence, which focuses on market research. But did everyone manage to dedicate themselves in an ideal way to their favorite games?
Just as it takes dedication and strategy to level up or move to another stage within the game, a good player needs to set goals to improve performance, make better use of time and have balance to mix with other everyday tasks.
To help with this, we have separated some tips for you to play more and better:
1 – Create a list of games to play
Giving priority to a specific or newer game doesn’t mean having to put others aside. Get organized and put together a list of some titles you want to know in order of priority. And move forward little by little.
When in doubt or lack of time (I fit in both cases), start with the shortest or simplest. At the end, you will be aware of what the next one will be and how to move forward.
2 – Organize your time
Knowing how to program is essential, especially for those who like to play online, when being interrupted or having to leave in the middle of the game for some reason is almost the end of the world.
Have a list of your tasks for the day and fit the games at the time that works best for you.
The game can enter as a reward for what is accomplished or in small breaks throughout the day.
3 – Keep calm and focus on training
For those who are a fan of competitive games, such as FIFA, Valorant, League of Legends and many others, or are looking for new challenges, training to improve skills is never enough. Link this to the fact that you can form teams with friends and have victories or even defeats together, making the experience a positive one for the bonds of friendship as well.
When you are new to eSports, it is very common to think about your level, skills and desire to win. This is evident in the competitive communities and in the complaints of some users.
However, it is necessary to keep in mind that first of all, games were created for fun and relaxation, not to become an addiction or a reason for obsession. Losing is also part of the process.
4 – Watch your money
Currently, many games rely on battle passes or microtransactions. We want to buy skins, make improvements to the team, acquire new accessories. Therefore, it is essential to keep an eye on expenses.
A good alternative is to stipulate a weekly or monthly budget and only buy what is within that plan.
Remember: investing too much in items will not necessarily make you a better player overnight.
5 – Get out of the box
I know everyone has their favorite genre or franchise, but it can be interesting to explore games that go beyond your everyday experience. Which can even lead you to discover a new favorite game or wake you up to a hitherto unknown type.
* Gabriela Bispo, planner and content writer at InfoPreta collaborated.