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skill levels too low on new patch?

Postby kizut1659 » 11 Apr 2017, 03:37

I’ve always felt that my skill levels were too low no matter how many (or few) tournaments I played, but on the new patch its reaching crisis proportions. I am playing on Pro/Master and the highest skill levels I’ve reached have been 970 total points and that if I play every other week. I don’t have a single category where I am above 66%.

If I take more than one week off, the points I gain from the prior tournament are not enough to make up the points I lose for taking 2 weeks off, so my points then drop to low 900s. Most top players have combined skills of 1200-1300.

Is this normal? I know I can "cheat" to increase my points but I guess I am curious if the game is designed in a way that a human player is supposed to have skill levels that are significantly lower than skill levels of computer players.


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Re: skill levels too low on new patch?

Postby manutoo » 11 Apr 2017, 08:02

Hello,

yes, it's normal.
At this difficulty level, you're expected to sacrifice some skills to put points in the ones that really matter... :)
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Re: skill levels too low on new patch?

Postby kizut1659 » 11 Apr 2017, 21:57

Unfortunately I play Varied style and I like to volley so its impossible for me to put points in skills that really matter since I still need decent baseline to secure my approaches to the net. As such, I have baseline in low 60s and volley in mid 60s and it has been difficult for me to compete on high levels since I get overpowered on baseline and my volleys are not quite accurate enough given my mediocre skill level. What do you recommend? What counter level is generally sufficient?
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Re: skill levels too low on new patch?

Postby manutoo » 12 Apr 2017, 07:38

Try to favor Net Presence as it's the most important volley skill.
Also, you might be able to lower your BH power & precision, but keep the consistency up.
You can have your Stamina about 10 or 15% under your Speed as you shouldn't do too long rallies, nor do too much accelerations.

Finally, try to always choose a tournament where you have a good chance to win the title, as it'll bring you extra XP points. Like this, you might be able to play 2 weeks out of 5.
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Re: skill levels too low on new patch?

Postby kizut1659 » 14 Apr 2017, 21:54

Thank you I'll try! The only tournaments though where I gain enough points to last 2 weeks are grand slams and Indi and Miami masters.
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