One of the things I found interesting about playing in the final battle was how I lost certain skills at different rates. I am trying to figure out if it teaches my something about my game, or something generic about the types of skills.
At the end of the tournament, the following seemed true.
- reaction time got worse on unexpected things (obviously)
- flipper skills got worse (catches, passes, etc)
- accuracy got a lot worse.
Surprisingly, my on the fly play still seemed strong. Even on the last bank of the night, I had a really good game on jackbot, where on the fly multiball play just felt right.
Does this mean that I am just better/more practiced at on the fly play, so I was better at playing that way when tired? Or is on the fly just easier then control when tired.
Does this mean I need to force myself to practice my control more until it becomes as intuitive, or should I give up and just rely more on my on-the-fly when under pressure.
Or maybe my memory from my sleep deprived mind is completely unreliable.
Anyone else have similar (or better different) experience?