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Jumping and Surfing!

Post by The Domer » Sat Jan 12, 2013 2:36 pm

So I've recently gotten into both jumping and surfing... and I'm really enjoying it. I've been sticking to beginner maps mostly, but even having only been at it for a short while I am noticeably better than I was when I started. Surfing is super relaxing, and I feel like even though I'm still not great at both it and trick jumping, I've seen noticeable improvement in my actual play. For instance, I can actually do quite a few rocket jumps consistently that I couldn't before, and my airstrafing is much improved.

Any other Villuns enjoy either of these game modes?
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Re: Jumping and Surfing!

Post by M's » Sat Jan 12, 2013 4:52 pm

What is this "Jumping/Surfing" you speak of?
Sounds like it is for hipsters.

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Re: Jumping and Surfing!

Post by The Domer » Sat Jan 12, 2013 5:35 pm

<eVa>mlite wrote:What is this "Jumping/Surfing" you speak of?
Sounds like it is for hipsters.
Surfing and Jumping.

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Re: Jumping and Surfing!

Post by YoullNeverWalkAlone » Sat Jan 12, 2013 5:48 pm

As a resident of Southern California I love surfing.

Jumping has never been good for me, even with all the volleyball I played.

Fano tried to help me be better at rocket jumping on a jump map and we quickly found that a trackpad is not ideal for jumping. I still don't play much soldier or demo except on maps where rocket jumps aren't expected.
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Re: Jumping and Surfing!

Post by jonnosferatu » Sun Jan 13, 2013 3:43 am

I use jump maps a lot (mostly just rocketeer) when I'm working on my soldier play, but I'm not really into the dedicated jump/surf maps thing...

...that being said, I might want to try it out at some point given that nailing rocketeer with Ronald Jenkees in the background makes me feel like I'm flying.

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Re: Jumping and Surfing!

Post by Larry » Sun Jan 13, 2013 1:04 pm

I've tried both but jump maps I usually get stuck on then 20 minutes later I give up.
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Re: Jumping and Surfing!

Post by The Domer » Sun Jan 13, 2013 2:49 pm

6Larry9 wrote:I've tried both but jump maps I usually get stuck on then 20 minutes later I give up.
That's why I've been sticking to beginner maps. They tend to be a lot more forgiving, and don't require ridiculous trick jumps. At least, not early in the map!

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Re: Jumping and Surfing!

Post by Daryldime » Sun Jan 13, 2013 5:07 pm

I play a TON of jump maps! My favorite is still pagoda!
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Re: Jumping and Surfing!

Post by Cat Square » Tue Jan 15, 2013 10:51 am

YNWA -- why not get a mouse and a pad for that there lappy?



I don't personally like jump/surf maps, but I do love to jump/airstrafe -- very useful skills indeed.

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Re: Jumping and Surfing!

Post by Pwnstar » Tue Jan 15, 2013 6:20 pm

I beat jump little man, Does that mean I can rocket jump now?
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Re: Jumping and Surfing!

Post by Buzzy Beetle » Tue Jan 15, 2013 7:30 pm

Absolutely love jump maps but I haven't been playing a lot of them.

Anyone who's looking for a good primer should look up rj_rocketeer or jump_adventure. Both are good (albiet old) maps for practice!
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