I think people get stuck on a given elo because there's a difference in playing more and playing to improve. You can grind 10k games without analyzing your gameplay and seeing where you made mistakes or have bad habits. If you don't identify those and try to change them I think you'll never get past certain tresholds. This is also fine of course. I'm around 1400 myself, and I'm not active enough as well to try and really improve my gameplay as I like it where it is as of now.Yes, but only if you have enough time. You can never become 2k if you are playing everyday for 2 hours. But, on the other hand some people have 4k games and still remain 1500/1600. I don't understand why they are not improving as well.
You think anyone who isn't crippled has the potential to make it into the 99.4th percentile of aoe2 players?Yeah everybody has the potential for that, unless you're a cripple I suppose.
Yes, I do. If you study and train to become the nearest to 100% efficient like you would to become a get a degree, a successful job etc.You think anyone who isn't crippled has the potential to make it into the 99.4th percentile of aoe2 players?
Anyway there was a decent thread about talent not too long ago: https://www.aoezone.net/threads/is-talent-king.176391/
I'm very surprised by the amount of people saying "everyone" or "most people" can (like the post above). This is not true at all. Gaming requires talent. So many people here saying if everyone has the time to grind like the pros, they can reach 2k, or higher. Very delusional.. You DO need magical talent to get to a certain level. Maybe 2k needs "less" talent but 2.4? you are literally putting yourself in the top 50 players in the world in a game with very high skill ceiling. Even 2k, trust me, most people CAN'T make it because most people are not "talented enough". It's cruel to say, but it is true. But hey, do you have to be that talented to enjoy the game? you can still enjoy a game of basketball or playing guitar as a hobby even without talent. Not being talented enough to have the potential to become top 2% of everyone who plays this game is almost "normal".Yes, everyone can reach 2k or 2,2k or 2,4k. You don't need any magical talent for that. You have to make sure you are improving by recognizing and correcting your mistakes. If you are 1k elo and can't reach over that, you need to work on your basics and stop repeating same mistakes over and over again. Find what you are doing wrong and work on that. A small improvement each day will make you a 2k player in a year, two or three.
The mistake people do when they don't improve (in all areas, not only aoe2) is that they autopilot, do the same thing all the time and don't really try to correct their mistakes. If you ignore your mistakes, then yes, you won't improve much even if you play 10k games.
I recommend you to watch replay of every game, even if it is a game you already (thought) you knew why you lost. And try to point your finger at one or two moments where you lost/won the game.