Dreamdancer wrote:But i think it has to do with expierence and intuition.
To use this to explain how it was possible for me to both learn and be annoyed with q3's play at the same time which confused ChasGB. It's obvious that his overall gameplay is top notch when it comes to this footwork - every one of his moves was an attempt (great many of them sucessful) to optimize his resources.
But from my perspective, that much footwork isn't necessary - it's awesome to watch, but not necessary. When I make a thorough dungeon meltdown vid, my footwork is only barely good enough to get me a small edge here and there - very often I can't be bothered because I know you mostly don't need to be that good individualy. Some of my vids made q3 cringe because I avoided footwork almost entirely, on purpose, just so this "you're a vet, you know these small things" doesn't get involved.
Awareness of certain features and options being there, and were talking huge, powerful features and game defining options - that's the real deal. All the footwork in the world will not get you anywhere in warmonger old Magma Mines would get you anywhere if you didn't know the 2-3 ways in the entire game which let you make you attacks do magic damage.
EDIT: Again, that is also expirience and intuition, except if you made it to vicious you're supposed (by the game) to have it, and due to unfortunate circumastances, most don't.