[Mega Resource] Everything I’ve learnt going from noob to unicum-recent in Core Skills & Mechanics Discussion Posted September 3, 2015 Good read OP. It's nice to see those thing written again, even if you have already internalized some of them.Glad you found it useful!- you turn off the XVM win chance => I have turned off completely XVM coloring. It helps focus on what's important (Tanks, tiers, and the game) rather than stare at the pretty colors on the team list (and sometimes cry when your team gets close to infrared).This is something I've been thinking about recently – it doesn't serve me any purpose to see the colours and WN8 before or during the battle. This is definitely a personal thing but I know I'm susceptible to the psychological effects of seeing rankings and things pre-battle so it makes sense to turn it all off and not waste mental effort predicting the game outcome before it's even started.- Not berating people in chat => TURN OFF the chat, period. It's useless. You basically see the same messages each game (MM sucks, ahah you're a bot, let's rush in the open field), that range from midly funny to completely idiotic comments. As a game progresses, you start having more and more "Armchair Generals" that died early and feel that their great experience at Dying should be shared. It can be frustrating, and leading to bad decisions. Worse, YOU can be lured into responding or commenting as well, thus preventing you from noticing that TD that just popped up lining a shot on you. Is the chance of having one game saved by ingame chat worth having 20 runined by it? for me, no. Just turn off that thing.This is a more severe option but also one I've been considering for a while now. You're definitely right that the times chat works in your favour are few and far between so you really don't lose much by turning it off. I often find myself putting my self-control aside and responding to messages in chat rather than focusing on the game, which has almost certainly got me killed a few times. I'm even guilty of turning into an Armchair General once in a while if I'm having a bad run, which isn't helpful for anyone.I might as well give it a go for a week or so and see how I feel after that – that's what I did with a few other things and I never looked back (eg. predicted WR and game modes).