Maybe this is more of blog material, but obviously that isn't an option right now. Plus this is a question directed at the community, so maybe it deserves to be a thread, after all. Anyway, I have a couple questions. First, how would you suggest one improve their gaming skills? To make a long story short, I suck. Part of it is probably because I don't play many competitive games and the ones I do, like Smash Bros., lack a decent online component, or don't have one at all. The other part is... idk. I'm just nowhere near as good as most of the gamers I know, even though many of them haven't been gaming for anywhere near as long as I have (for the record, I've been playing games since I was 5, which is about 18 years). The only games I truly feel good at are ones that I've been playing since I was a kid, and even then I feel a bit inadequate. So what would you suggest? I know that the answer is different depending on the game, but what would you suggest to improve one's skills? I know some of the obvious ones, like quick reflexes and paying attention to all your surroundings and details (which I'm quite good at, if I do say so myself), but what other tricks are there? Second, how would you suggest one broadens their tastes in games? I notice I have a hard time finding new games I like because, in all honesty, I'm overly picky. I don't care for most JRPGs, or shooters, or RTSes. Open world games generally turn me off too, limiting me from most things that are not a platformer or not by Nintendo. And it's not like I'm purposely trying to be a snob, I just... am, somehow. How would one open their mind to new genres? EDIT: Check my backloggery signature for a strong ideas of the kind of games I play. I update it regularly, and unless I missed something, it includes almost every game I've ever played.