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Am I Good Yet? Reddit Users Ask The Tough Questions

Miss_Maomi poses the question of when to consider oneself as “good” instead of “okay”.

In World of Tanks, a lot of players live and die by their WN8, a system used to judge whether your effectiveness in battle is considered good, bad, or just okay. Sometimes it can be tough to know exactly what “good” means and whether you, as a player, have actually improved.

In a Reddit post, Reddit user Miss_Maomi asks the tough question of how to know when “good” actually means you’re good. They go on to state that after owning several World of Tanks accounts, their ranking has improved to “good”, yet they often find themselves feeling like they’re underperforming when compared to other players. They then pose the question to the community: how do you know when you’ve moved up to being a good player?

The responses have been positive, even offering means of improving overall skills and knowing how to judge whether you’re getting better. User Chowriit suggests that being “okay” is when you’re not actively dragging your team down, but you’re also not carrying your own weight. When you’re only “okay”, tasks like reading the mini map, recognizing team compositions, and figuring out positioning doesn’t come naturally. This is the hardest part to pull yourself out from as there are so many variables going into improving.

Chowriit goes on to say that a “good” player will not only be able to do all the above, but will be able to hold their own and even carry some of the dead weight on the team. Other comments suggest that stats aren’t always everything as they can even be padded by players who opt for “seal-clubbing”, which is the act of using low-tier tanks to prey on new players.

In the end, the only way to tell if you’re improving is a mixture of stats and gut-feeling. Having a decent win rate and knowing how to make decisions and where to move are sure-fire ways of knowing that your skills have transcended from "okay" to "good". Where do you think your skill level sits? 

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Sam Chandler

Sam loves all things shooters, whether it's a cheeky chicken dinner in PUBG or diving into a raid in Destiny, he'll be there.