A Little Siege For Thought
For those who are looking to venture into the streaming scene, the PC scene, or even the shooter scene in general, the general player will find that Rainbow Six: Siege is amongst the popular titles that have been widely present in the video game industry.
With such a massive range of shooters to choose from, some might find Rainbow Six: Siege to be a promising route for those who are looking for more competitive action than your average gun-wielding adventure. And while the game can most definitely provide such satisfaction, there are some aspects to be aware of if you are playing this game for the first time around; or if you’ve given it a shot, but might require some further guidance into the experience.
We’re going to look at five essential tips to keep a mind of whilst diving into the world of Siege.
5.) Fix Your Gear
Upon playing Siege, you’ll find some free time in-between dying in matches and matchmaking to find a suitable and connecting game. Don’t take this time for granted, though. There will be periods when you’re away from the screen, and the game will select an Operator for you. At times, this Operator might not be fully tricked out for your style.
That’s why it’s imperative to look through every Operator you have available and pick out the best loadout before you’re stuck with a weapon you loathe utilizing in battle. Some are accustomed to assault rifles while others may favor the shotgun route. Still, it’s important to select your weapons before the game randomly picks an individual for you. It’ll help in the long run, and it’ll make the random generation of an Operator more satisfactory to your liking.
4.) Switching Between Casual and Ranked
As your skills are further developed in Siege, you might inclined to stick with Ranked mode for the long-run to really stretch your finger talent on the keyboard. But the atmosphere of Siege can be stressful but also fun, if you know how to balance yourself internally and with the game’s other modes. Training Grounds is obviously used to combat against AI opponents while getting used to the game, but the selling point of Siege is battling against others online.
The Casual mode is a lot more laid back, and it gives you enough time to learn the curves of the game as you follow the flow of the many Operators Siege offers. It’s a nice breather from the Ranked realm where you can go from the Copper ranking to Gold within a day if you allow yourself to delve into the game like that. It’s more pressuring and demanding since many Siege players take the game seriously, but thankfully there’s the more peaceful route with Casual that can make the title more inviting. Not to say that Ranked is toxic or anything among that line, just that Casual is very much appreciated to being in a game where real tournaments are taking place and streamers are playing this game within the top listings on Twitch.
Above all else, know when to take a breather from such an addictive game, and Casual may just be that perfect break from the madness of Siege.
3.) Play Training Grounds
Siege‘s Training Grounds provides an area for players to test out their abilities in a PvE setting without other player interruption.
The narrations are voiced by Angela Bassett, whose character is in charge of commanding the missions for Team Rainbow. Each situation deals with a different danger aspect that’s featured in the game, such as hostage situations and wiping out the enemy team.
It’s plenty of time for a player to used to the mechanics in the game, and it gives them a chance to adjust their key bindings, discover their weapon comfort, know which Operators fit their best play style, and so on.
While the narrative of the game is mostly ignored by all who play Siege, it’s a solid route to go into if this is truly your first rodeo into Siege. Plus, it feels more of a grounded experience if you’re used to the earlier Rainbow Six titles since no other players are in the session – which means less moronic disruption and hacking.
2.) Assemble Your Crew
Queuing into the matches of Rainbow Six: Siege can either be a hit or a miss. As a lone wanderer without mates, you’re bound to match up with other clans and players who might be on their own or with a team. At times, they can ruin the experience for you by killing you in the game or throwing away the match; yet most of the time you’ll team up with some pretty awesome individuals who actually play the game.
With that being said, I think it’s important to find some friends and assemble a group who can play with you. Therefore, the unnecessary and unnerving encounters of negative randoms is significantly reduced to a bare minimum. You can play with your closest gamer buds, you won’t have to deal with a futile actions of bratty players, and it just saves you an immense amount of trouble that oftentimes comes with pairing up with people you don’t know online.
Siege is really a team-based game once you realize that teamwork truly makes the dream work, for cooperation and trust among one another can score you a victory in the end of a match. With the right folks and right direction, you can conquer the many evils of Siege with the proper team establishment.
1.) Ignore The Negativity in Rainbow Six: Siege
Rainbow Six: Siege is home to many players, and unfortunately that includes the most heinous bunch that one can think of. From racists to game throwers to even team killers, Siege is no stranger to toxicity.
All that negativity shouldn’t drive the general gamer away, though. As aforementioned, Siege can be a lot of fun, but it’s crucial to keep in mind that people will be people, both good or ill. As someone who has dedicated many hours to Siege (over 750), I’ve run into a great amount of jerks and assjunkies who have hindered the entire experience of a Siege match. I still find myself running into a bad bunch, but it’s not enough for me to turn away from the game forever. Siege happens to be one of my favorite games at the moment, and I try not to let the negativity bring me down.
That being said, it’s critical to use the mute buttons in the game if you do encounter a mad soul on Siege. Some of the remarks from the bad folks can be harming, but luckily the developers have continuously worked on their policies and progress by moderating player content and conversation, so much as to censor certain words that can immediately reported to the team for investigation. As someone who witnessed open racism be allowed on the chats for Siege, the game has grown up over the last couple of years. It’s definitely not as toxic as it used to be, but that doesn’t mean it’s gone entirely.
I only wish for those beginning players to be cautious if they wish to enter the Siege realm of awesomeness and shooter galore. I can only hope that the negativity declines, but that’s merely a pipe dream for someone who wishes to have a good game rather than a spoiled one.
What other tips do you have in mind for new players of Rainbow Six: Siege? Let us know in the comments below, and be safe out there!