In my desire to get better, I am focusing more on the beginning of the battle and the first 30 seconds/minute after the battle starts. There are many guides and shared philosophies about how and what to do during a battle. However, I can’t recall a discussion about what a player should be looking at or thinking about during the countdown and then immediately after the battle starts.
During the countdown do you think, “If lemming train goes here, I will go there”? “There are 4 arty on opposite side, I will go here instead of there” (as opposed to where you would go if fewer or no arty)? That type of thing.
Also, most decent players can tell 30 seconds into a game whether the potential for a loss is high. So, what do you do when that “OH SNAP!” thought hits 30 seconds in because of bad decisions by teammates? Do you just do “your thing” or do you compensate and try to salvage the situation?
Good/great players please be thorough in your response. I know a lot depends on each situation, but in general… do you do something different when solo as opposed to platooned? Do you put out a chat response that X flank needs more help? Do you go to a different spot than originally planned to take advantage of teammate’s bad decisions? Etc, etc.