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Published on December 29th, 2012 | by Guest Author

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Three Things Every PC Gamer Needs to Become the Best At Their Game

In order to be a great PC gamer in the modern world, you need to be better than the competition. And let’s face it… the pro-gamer_designcompetition is stiff.

There are a ton of gamers out there who are incredibly skilled.

So, if you want to beat the best and become an elite gamer, then you need to get to work. You have a long way to the top… but if you want it bad enough, you can get there.

Here are the three things you will need in order to become an awesome PC gamer…

1. Dedication

Just like with anything else in life, you will need to be dedicated to becoming the best PC gamer you are capable of becoming. You have to sit down and make the commitment. You have to already know that you are the best. And, you have to reaffirm that commitment every single day.

In other words, you need to practice because practice really does make perfect. I guarantee you that the best PC gamers out there are also the PC gamers that have spent the most time playing.

Now I’m not recommending you go on some crazy 48-hour gaming marathon at the risk of your own life. In fact, that would probably do more harm than good…
What I’m suggesting is that you work at becoming better at your favorite game every single day. You do need to play a lot…

…but simply playing is not enough. You have to become a student of the game. You have to learn from the best. And, that’s where knowledge comes in…

2. Knowledge

progamingKnowledge naturally attaches to dedication. The more dedicated to becoming the best at your favorite PC game you are, the more knowledgeable you will become.

The best way to acquire knowledge is to learn from the best.

Are there strategy guides written for your favorite game? Is there a popular blog dedicated to the game you play? Do some of the best at your game have their own YouTube channels?

These are great sources for gaining knowledge. However, just reading strategies guides or watching related videos on YouTube will not make you more knowledgeable.
Knowledge only truly comes when you have applied what you have learned. So, you need to implement what you have picked up from the guides you have read.

In fact, you can break down gaining knowledge into five easy steps (and you can do this for anything):

1      Take action

2      Learn from your successes and failures

3      Study, Study, Study

4      Apply what you have learned

5      Repeat

Taking action means playing your game. When you’re playing your game, you need to be aware of why you are succeeding and why you are failing. In 99% of the cases, you don’t win or lose because of luck. It’s because of strategy. So, you need to be honest with yourself when you lose a battle or fail while playing your game. Ask yourself why you got beat and try to honestly answer that question.

On the flip side, when you win, you need to figure out why you won. Was it a certain strategy you used? Were you quicker than the other player? What did you do to help you achieve victory?

The funny thing is that you learn more from losses than you do from victory. So you need to understand that failing isn’t a bad thing. It’s a part of the process.

Once you have determined why you have failed or succeeded, then you need to start studying the solutions. If you failed because you were too slow, maybe you can find information on how to be quicker. If you succeeded because you were faster than the other player, then you know that being fast is a huge advantage… and then you could look for ways to become even faster.

The point is you need to take what you have learned during the time you have played and you need to find out some solutions to your problems.

Then you need to apply those solutions in your game. The solutions might not work right away. Heck, they might not even work at all. But you need to apply what you have learned in order to become better. Then, you keep what works and you toss out what doesn’t work and you repeat the process.

If you do that long enough, you will soon find yourself as one of the best players in your gamer.

3. An Awesome Gaming Computer

Finally, the least important of the three things you need–but still incredibly important–is your computer. It doesn’t AcerAwesomeGamingComputermatter if you are the greatest gamer in the history of the world, if your computer is old and outdated and you are getting low frame rates, you will get beat by the worst player alive every time…

Go ahead and check out what the best players are using. I bet they aren’t playing on some 5 year-old computer that cost them a few hundred bucks. More than likely they’re playing on an awesome gaming computer.

We can talk about the effects that a good gaming computer can have on a gamer’s ability all day long, but in the end, playing your favorite PC game on a crappy computer is like taking a knife to a gunfight..

If you are using a old and outdated computer, you are lowering your chances of winning. And, depending on how bad your computer is, you could potentially be eliminating any chance you have of winning.

Fortunately, getting a solid gaming computer is not as expensive as you think. If you’re willing to build your own gaming computer, you can get an awesome machine at an affordable price.

And, building your own PC isn’t as hard as it sounds. There are many computer building guides out there that will help you through the process.

So, whatever you do, make sure you have a quality computer to play your games on. Otherwise all of the dedication and knowledge in the world won’t be able to help you on your journey to becoming the best.

 

Author Bio

Brent Hale runs EliteGamingComputers.com—a site dedicated to helping educate gamers on how they can get a good gaming computer. He is a PC gaming enthusiast who enjoys building gaming computers to play the best games on the highest settings. So, if you need some help getting a quality gaming PC, just contact Brent and he’ll help you out.

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