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How to Win Games and Influence Teammates

In his seminal book, “How to Win Friends and Influence People,” there’s one particular anecdote that Dale Carnegie uses which I felt was particularly apropos to MOBA gaming behavior.

You Need More than Statistics

There are many apps and sites out there that track statistics for you: damage per minute, farm per minute, deaths, kills, etc. Like any other sport, it’s possible to generate all kinds of statistics, and most of it is crap.

A History of Self-help

Reiterate is a tool to help you improve yourself. It fits into a long and somewhat ignominious category of self-help tools.

Communion Skills

In this follow-up to Why Players Int I take a closer look at Communion Skills.

Why do players int?

In gamer terminology, to “int” means to intentionally feed, that is, to basically give up and allow your opponent to kill you repeatedly. Sometimes the term is used loosely, when a player might exclaim, “I’m totally inting” when he makes a poor play. But originally (and still) it can mean when someone isn’t trying at all, and in fact is helping the opposing team as much as they can. In this post I’d like to discuss that extreme form of inting.

Currently Working On: Tap to Acknowledge

Tap-to-acknowledge is an upcoming feature in the next release of Reiterate

Focus on Yourself

If you want to improve, you have to focus on yourself. That sounds simple, but there’s more to it than you might think.