I have a serious question to ask everybody regarding the Humpday and our performance. What is more important to those of you out there? Beating Bungie (and keeping up their losing streak :)), or getting the most amount of Gearheads into the game as possible?
It's often been said in the various practices we've had that Average, Scott, and I would have to "carry" the rest of the team. Well, I have some proof that that doesn't really work. That game (linked) is a game of Team BRs on The Pit. I played the best I've played in a while there (not so much kill-count wise as performance-wise in the game), but we still lost. Why? Because a few good players cannot carry a team of "bad" players unless the "bad" players make good decisions, communicate well, and generally stay back and play support. I know that may not be fun for them, but it can ultimately decide a winning game or a losing game.
It's probably possible Average, Scott, and I could "carry" us to win in the first game, but the current plan in the Humpday is to rotate people out, and I assume Papi and SweetTea are staying the course of the games. So with our "top players" gone, we'd more than likely get crushed the last two games. Like.. Infinity Ward vs Gearheads crushed. The Bungie crew definitely aren't amazing players from the films I've watched, but they also aren't terrible. Our crew? Most of you haven't even played Halo in a while, or if you have it was after playing COD or Gears for a couple hours beforehand. And that just doesn't work. And that DEFINITELY won't work Pre-Humpday next Friday.
So the real question is whether to continue with the old plan and get as many people from this community into the Humpday (which I'd still like to do), or go with our "Alpha Squad" the entire match and with luck, sweep all 3 games. My vote still stands for the first option, but with a slight twist.
I'm proposing a "Training Camp" for Halo 3. We need, Need, NEED to get some of you guys better. Especially since this is such a big match, and especially since I think you all want vengeance after the IW match. Going in to Matchmaking isn't really helping anyone out since your skill isn't really improving. That's not going to make anybody better. Dying repeatedly is what I did for the large part of my Halo 3 carrier, and I'm JUST NOW getting good. However, I think with a little training we can get anyone and everyone who is looking to be on the Humpday team for any of the three games better and more or less "average". But our current skill level isn't looking too great.
In this Training Camp, I (and perhaps Average and Scott?) will show all who come some basic tips and advice, with a few advanced tactics thrown in as well. The first time for this, I'm shooting for, is tomorrow (Saturday) at 9:30 pm EST (specific time may be adjusted). I'd like to do it tonight as part of our Halo 3 MM practice stuff during FFF, but I'm thinkin' we might get sidetracked. Plus, I have some Grifball stuff to worry about tonight as well.
So, signup below for the first Gearheads Halo 3 Training Camp. This is mainly just for those who think they can make the Humpday next Friday, but you're welcome to join for either the Training part or as an extra team mate for these games.
Put your deets below; if you can or cannot make the Humpday and your Gamertag (if you're not already on my Friends List at least).