If you are looking to challenge yourself, then taking your gaming to the next level is one way. Advancing your gaming is not just for fun, it has other benefits. When you challenge yourself and move to a new level, you feel a sense of accomplishment and your creativity comes alive.
In this quick guide, we share with you advanced tactics you should use if you are serious about taking your gaming to the next level.
Ready? Let’s dive straight in!
Use gaming simulators or skill-building games
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Game simulators or skill-building games train your brain in exercising memory, increasing processing speed and enhancing problem-solving. When your mind is focused, you can notice things in the game at lightning speed and know how to react.
To help you get started, use the following resources to build your brain skills:
- Kovaak’s Aim Trainer or Aim Hero
- A mind–building site like Lumosity
- A puzzle book like Journal 29
- A game like Tetris
These game simulators will train your mind to think and react faster, thus helping you advance your gaming skills a lot quicker.
If you feel like your gaming life has become boring, it’s probably a good time to try something more challenging like speedrunning. This process will get your adrenaline rushing as you furiously hit the controller’s buttons trying to finish the game in the shortest time possible.
To get started, look for a few games that are not complicated or too long to finish. Watch how others speedrun it then try to replicate. Sure, it won’t be easy but the fun lies in the challenge. Keep watching and practicing until you get a grip on it.
Speedrunning will let you discover a whole new world of gaming you had not experienced before. You can connect with other speedrunners through forums to discover even more speedrunning activities you can engage in. You can also check out online guides on speedrunning including this one compiled by Avid Achievers.
Upgrade your gaming tech
You may be an excellent player but if your gaming tech is dated, it will hold you back from moving to the next level. Graphics cards are one of the most popular upgrades but they are extremely expensive. If you can’t afford it, consider upgrading the following:
- Gaming headphones and speakers
- Gaming keyboard and mice
- Gaming monitors
- Gaming laptop
- RAM And SSDs
These simple upgrades will make your gaming experience a lot more fun and adventurous.
Play with or watch pro players online
Find better players than you and play with them. Even though you may have already accepted defeat before you play with a pro, your goal is to survive for as long as possible, not to win.
Pro players have mastered the art of the game and your aim is to learn how they counteract their moves. What are they doing differently from you? Look out for which abilities they apply the most and then apply it to your own games.
Alternatively, you can watch pro players on streaming platforms. Though you might not be able to replicate everything you see, it still gives you an idea of how they do it. A few good places to stream them include Twitch, Mixer and YouTube.
Join online gaming forums
Most games have specific forums dedicated to them. If your friends or those around you are not gamers, it can get lonely for you. Below are three gaming forums you can research and join.
In this forum, players talk about games or discuss some Steam features like SteamVR or Trading Cards.
This forum provides user-written walk-throughs, all kinds of FAQs and reviews. It also has a board dedicated to videos.
IGN publishes news, reviews, and previews of all games. It also features a wiki where gamers share walkthroughs and guides.
Such gaming forums are a means for you to network with other passionate gamers, where you will talk about gaming to your heart’s content.
It’s time to take your gaming to the next level!
For these tactics to work, you have to be dedicated to applying them to your gaming. Keep improving your ability to think fast as this is one of the most important skills you need. Be patient too, otherwise, you might throw your controller through the wall in frustration.
Also, train yourself to coordinate your hand and eye movements by trying to juggle three balls in the air without letting them drop. This trains your eyes to follow the ball’s movements and helps you with coordinating them with your hands. You need this coordination while gaming.
Lastly, do some regular shoulder, arms and finger exercises to release the tension accumulated from playing. Good luck!