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Bottleneck Thread: 2/23/2019 23:10:54


Serperior
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Bottleneck from M'Hunters, some of you may know him for this thread.

https://www.warzone.com/Forum/68452-warlight-masters-spread-out?Offset=0

Who is he? Bottleneck is a player from MH who has been a part of the competitive Rise of Rome scene since 2014. He learned how to play the game quickly, and ever since then has has been widely regarded as one of the best RoR players in Warlight history, and one of the founding fathers of RoR. Bottleneck's approach to RoR was unique, as he bought psychology to RoR.

Bottleneck was one of the first high skilled players to play with an unorthodox methodology. Bottleneck played mind games with his opponents, and his picking style in full dist games was often one of conventional picks mixed with counters, although sometimes he would cluster in one area for fun. Bottleneck is important because he has influenced a whole scene of RoR players for many years, and he has played 11400 total RoR games according to his profile stats, making him at one point the most active RoR player on the website.

Cloud Strife has regarded him as the best RoR player ever, and many skilled players immediately jump on Bottle's team whenever he would start a game. He has left a lasting impression on many players from MH, NWO, and other clans. But what has happened to this RoR icon? He rarely plays anymore, and players like sanax are beginning to take his spot. The legend only earns 7,500 points per month and hasn't been spotted very often lately in general. Hopefully sanax will be able to fill Bottleneck's role as a very very active and high skill high level RoR player.

Thank you for reading my story time :)

Edited 2/23/2019 23:13:14
Bottleneck Thread: 2/23/2019 23:12:00


Cowboy 
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Delete your account.
Bottleneck Thread: 2/23/2019 23:13:38


Serperior
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Lol mail me your discord account ID so I can friend you :)

Edited 2/23/2019 23:14:32
Bottleneck Thread: 2/23/2019 23:14:16


Min34 
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He probably stopped playing because after 11400 RoR games you have seen every scenario imaginable
Bottleneck Thread: 2/23/2019 23:14:58


Serperior
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Lmao :'D
Bottleneck Thread: 2/24/2019 00:27:49


Lightning McQueen
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I think he got a new job in new place and busy working there.
Bottleneck Thread: 2/24/2019 00:35:55


Norman 
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Yeah, we have some RoR threads in our clan forums about how to play the template properly. In some sense we have our own small M'Hunter RoR strateg guide. As for myself I have specialised in playing with really bad teammates, picking last and turning their nonsense picks into something that can actually work.

and many skilled players immediately jump on Bottle's team whenever he would start a game.

Imo winning to many games isn't fun. I mean winning is sweet of course but if it's just the 10th slaughter in a row against some B team guys who clustered all in Partha then it just doesn't feel right any longer.

Edited 2/24/2019 00:39:21
Bottleneck Thread: 2/24/2019 01:07:56


Venus Angelic
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^ On the flipside, having reliable partners saves you stress.
Bottleneck Thread: 2/24/2019 05:30:27


Xenophon 
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agree with cowboy
Bottleneck Thread: 2/24/2019 08:26:34


Onoma94
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As if Monkey Hunters deserved a hype thread

Delete your account
Bottleneck Thread: 2/24/2019 12:34:39


BasilBerylium
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In the next episode: Wulfhere
Bottleneck Thread: 2/24/2019 12:42:46


Norman 
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^ On the flipside, having reliable partners saves you stress.

Yeah but then also the opponents have to be good in order to make this enjoyable. For me the most enjoyable RoR games are the ones where I distract all 3 opponents from the start and thus give the victory to my clusterpicking teammates while I stay a low income pain in the arse. The ultimate topping is then when my teammates congratulate themself to their victory while criticising me for struggling and not having contributed anything meaningful. It just feels so great taking out a 70 +X% win rate A team with some 30% B team guys.
Bottleneck Thread: 2/24/2019 14:01:43


Venus Angelic
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Well yeah, that's fair.

Honestly while I enjoy beating casual players players, it definitely feels a lot nicer to win against good teams. I think what I need is more humility (not humiliation, humility), so that I'm more willing to risk potentially embarrassing myself by getting steamrolled. Casual players don't even care that much what happens to them, I want a brutal counter to feel good.
Bottleneck Thread: 2/24/2019 17:08:58


Beren • apex 
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The ultimate topping is then when my teammates congratulate themself to their victory while criticising me for struggling and not having contributed anything meaningful. It just feels so great taking out a 70 +X% win rate A team with some 30% B team guys.


Exactly this. Though I think evenly matched high level games are still more fun as long as people aren't taking them too seriously. Ten minutes per turn in rt is not fun no matter what is happening.
Bottleneck Thread: 2/24/2019 17:24:51


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Yeah I've seen that happen a lot, and that's why casual players are really frustrating partners.

You can't blame us more serious players in the community for teaming together on team A when we risk having to deal with all of these casual narcissistic dullards who don't know how to play as a team, who criticize your hard work while they've accomplished nothing. So the best games are definitely 3 decent or good players vs 3 decent or good players.

Edited 2/24/2019 17:25:51
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