Episode 54 - Cooperation
This week John joins Ben to talk about the importance of the word cooperation in two of his hobbies. John talks about his college experience so far, playing lacrosse, and precision first-person shooters. For once Ben tries to keep up, asking John questions about a sport (lacrosse) and a game (Riot Games’ Valorant) he’s not very familiar with.
00:00:40 - Thoughts on cooperation, and learning “the power of friendship”
00:03:20 - Group projects, John’s humble brag, and Ben’s college experience
00:08:35 - Going to High School and College during a pandemic
00:11:04 - Ben’s work environment email pro tip… READ RECEIPTS!
00:13:25 - “Many hands make light work,” and John explains the intricacies of lacrosse
00:18:44 - John’s relation to Casey Powell ( caseypowell.com )
00:20:50 - Ben has more questions for John about cooperation in team sports
00:24:17 - Differences between Club and NCAA Division teams in college
00:28:35 - John’s previous and current PC game obsessions, CSGO and Valorant
00:33:21 - Player rankings in CSGO, the Elo rating system in Valorant, and blunders
00:39:10 - How Elo ratings in Valorant promote teamwork, and SOCCER CARS!
00:42:32 - Exploring why John prefers team based FPSs to “Battle Royale” games
00:44:50 - How Riot Games maintains a healthy gameplay environment… bans!
00:47:05 - PVE vs PVP games, Competitive mode, and Valorant agent roles
00:54:18 - Discussing effective Valorant agent power combinations
00:56:10 - Duelist Raze’s floating knives, and buying guns each round
01:02:15 - Spray patterns and how they behave in CSGO vs Valorant
01:07:07 - John clears up Ben’s misconception about gaming rigs
01:09:25 - Wise parting words about cooperation
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