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What it Takes to Be a Gaming Master

Posted September 4, 2017 by Felisha "Nightingale" Silva in Editorials

Becoming a gaming master isn’t easy; it takes a lot of hard work and dedication, as well as bags of natural talent. If you are becoming frustrated that your progress isn’t moving along fast enough, this guide is here to give you some assistance. Take in a few of these tips and you will hopefully be able to move yourself up to the next level and dazzle your friends and competitors with your abilities.


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Learn About Your Games

They say that knowledge is power, and this is certainly the case when it comes to video games. And with so much information available online, it makes sense that you read up on guides, watch video tutorials and listen to podcasts. You are more than likely to discover some new strategies that you never thought of before, and learn a few tricks that can give you the edge over your rival gamers.

Get the Right Equipment

If you are a PC-based gamer, the equipment that you use can make all the difference to your gaming ability. Just check out the difference between a 720p vs 1080p monitor to start off with. Like anyone who does things well in life, they give themselves the best tools with which to succeed. So, look at the different options when it comes to controllers, keyboards, headsets and monitors. Even sitting on the right type of chair can have a big impact!

Take a Break When You Are Frustrated

You will probably be already only too aware of the extreme levels of frustration you can end up experiencing because of video games. It rarely helps to keep restarting the level over and over again. Instead, take the time to walk away for a few minutes to gather your thoughts. Not only will you come back feeling calmer, you may also have devised a strategy that will help you come back ready to tackle the challenge in a better way.

Play with Both Friends and Strangers

When you are playing online, try not to just play with your friends over and over again. You will become used to their individual strategic approaches and won’t advance as a gamer as quickly. Playing with strangers online opens up a whole host of challenges, and you will be much better equipped when you come back to taking on your friends once again. Sure, you may find yourself getting beaten a lot, but sometimes, throwing yourself in at the deep end is the best strategy that you can take.

Don’t Blame Other Factors

Many gamers look to blame other factors for their poor performance, with bad luck being one of the main ones. Instead, you should try to look for the mistakes that you are making and ways that you can correct them. Essentially, to be a better gamer, you must be willing to be challenged, ready to spot your own failures and adapt to them as necessary. In fact, this is a good way to live life in general!  

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About the Author

Felisha "Nightingale" Silva

Salutations! I'm Nightingale, also known to the internet world as 'Geek Mom of Awesomness'! I'm an avid gamer, artist, anime enthusiast, cosplayer, & blogger! I'm a huge Nintendo fan, & a Legend of Zelda fanatic. Growing up, while average little girls were busy playing with Barbies, I was busy mastering the Legend of Zelda, & battling Mother Brain on Super Metroid... I live for my family, my video games, and my art! Hey, wanna game with me? Here are my gamertags, feel free to add me! PS3: Myojin_of_Souls Xbox 360: xXSadisticaXx Wii U: SkywardPrincess

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