Some of you are experts at Gauntlet. Some of you aren’t experts but don’t get too worked up over not doing very well.
I am happy for both of these groups. I wish I were in one of them. But I am not.
I am instead one of those people who wants to do Gauntlet, but is very initimdated by it. In ladder, I don’t really care all that much if I lose a pile of games, because my rank isn’t very important to me. If I screw up, fine, I just play something else.
But in Gauntlet the “three strikes and you’re out” thing unnerves me. I feel very pressured to play well and get more upset when I lose than other games. I even stopped doing Gauntlet entirely for about two months because of it.
I’ve watched videos. I’ve read guides. I even got some coaching. I feel like my knowledge has improved a lot, but the psychological impediments (which I am sure some of you will find silly) mostly remain.
I have been told to just keep trying it and I’ll get better. Maybe that’s true. I just did a draft, I haven’t tried any games yet as I am too tired right now, and maybe I just need to keep diving in until I “get used to the water”. But maybe some of you have some other ideas.
I am thinking I’ll try it maybe 10 more times. If it doesn’t get any better, maybe it’s just not for me.
Thanks for “listening”.