What Sherpas expect from Sherpees
Eagerness to Learn
As many sherpas will tell you, it’s easy to tell when someone in the fireteam doesn’t want to put in the effort. Showing that you are eager to learn and optimistic about the activity, look for the learning point in every wipe and ask where you could improve yourself and for tips on your loadout are all signs that show you are willing to admit that you don’t know everything and that you are coachable.
Willingness to Listen
Your Sherpas are your guides. If you’re not listening when we are explaining tactics and strategies or suggesting subclasses and loadouts for encounters, it comes across as being disrespectful to someone who is offering his or her time to make you better. Listen to your Sherpas and act on what they are saying. If you don’t understand what they are saying, ask them why; and, they will be happy to answer.
Our Sherpas do a thorough job of explaining strategies and loadouts for each encounter. But, if you’re inquisitiveness leads you to want to know more, ask questions. Enthusiasm is infectious and appreciated.
Come with an aim in mind
Sherpas are, unfortunately, a finite resource; there simply is not enough of us for everyone at every second. When you do get the opportunity to run with one of them, ask yourself what are you looking to get out of your time playing with a Sherpa and where you want to improve. You’ll get 100 percent more out of your time if you come with these things already in your mind.
Assess the situation
Sometimes, taking a second to think what’s best for the team is just as excellent as learning how to shoot off an add’s face. Recognizing the situation you are in and what it takes to successfully complete an encounter comes with a great deal of practice. The earlier that you can learn to do this the more of an asset you will be to the fireteam.