GamingHow You Can Improve at Your Favourite Online Game

How You Can Improve at Your Favourite Online Game


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Finding the time to connect with your hobbies when you have so much to do regarding your other responsibilities can be difficult. Part of this problem comes from the fact that you don’t just have to find free time within your own schedule, but you have to then align that available time with what your friends have available – if you prefer to play with a specific group, that is. 

When it finally comes to it, many of these games can be competitive, meaning that you don’t want to sit down and relax only to find yourself massively outclassed by your lack of familiarity. Therefore, there might be some techniques that you’re interested in adopting.

Practice Makes Perfect

The most obvious way that you can get better at one of these games is simply to practice, but that might be difficult if you are indeed struggling with your free time. Well, you have a few different approaches here depending on the game that you’re playing. If it is one that you’re struggling to find time for because of the availability of your friends, you could play the game in your downtime anyway, keeping your skills sharp for those occasions when your friends are available. 

While this might not in itself solve the problem of time, if the online game that you enjoy is one that also has a presence on the mobile platform, such as Fortnite, you can practice this game while you’re away from home in various circumstances.

Consider a Booster

You might be familiar with the term ‘booster’ in a variety of other settings, but perhaps not when it comes to online games. If you feel as though your character is in need of some grinding, but you simply don’t have the time to commit to it, that’s where this option shines brightest. MOBAs, such as Dota 2 or Heroes of the Storm might be where this approach is most relevant, and investigating outlets such as can quickly lead you to an option that saves you time while still getting you to the point that you want to be at. 

You play these games to have fun, and if you feel as though you’re stuck at a point where you can’t get the most out of it, this might be the best path forward.

Transferrable Gaming Skills

If, once again, you’re having trouble aligning the schedules of your gaming group, perhaps consider the kinds of skills that you need to succeed in your game of choice, and look to where else you can sharpen them. Many different games rely on the same kind of skills, and you could even look to one of a similar genre if you felt that was the best way to do it – but you’d still be getting the practice in even if it didn’t feel as direct.

An additional benefit of going in this direction, is that you might discover some new favorites along the way like Honkai: Star Rail, even some that you can introduce to your friends in an effort to revitalize your free time if your current game of choice grows stale. 

Andrew Edney
Andrew Edney
I am the owner and editor of this site. I have been interested in gadgets and tech since I was a little kid. I have also written a number of books on various tech subjects. I also blog for The Huffington Post and for FHM. And I am honoured to be a Microsoft MVP since January 2008 - again this year as an Xbox MVP.

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