Rocket League's best mode is its least played from smrtsmith525's blog


It's common to see over 150,000 concurrent players in Rocket League with under 1,000 of these searching for Snow Day, a mode that replaces Soccar's ball using a hockey puck. It's the least-played mode in Rocket League's entire roster of game types, just behind the newer Dropshot and Hoops modes. And that's unfortunate, because Snow Day is the better mode in Rocket League Items, at the very least if you ask the players who saved it from deletion last 2015.
So why aren't the best way to playing my favorite mode? It's possible Snow Day is viewed as a gimmick, which is how it was presented in the beginning, reinforced with the lack of ranked play. But those who've completed it know that it's just as challenging as Soccar, if diversely.
Playing on  the wall is actually always the easiest method to get the puck for the front from the goal, a disorienting maneuver every time. Predicting the travel from the puck is also a challenge, have real profit perform a "super shot" (aka ground pinch) by flipping on top of the puck at just the right angle. These powerful shots can reach 200 kilometers per hour and the puck can certainly travel throughout the entire arena without anyone touching it. It's fast, it's relentless, it's incredible.
    The same aerial that will result in a 'nice little tip' in Soccar could painfully slide off of the side of one's car.
Cheap Rocket League Items skill ceiling already seems limitless. Mastering the control of the ball in Soccar takes hundreds, or even thousands, of hours of practice, and most of those skills don't translate to Snow Day. The puck carries a habit of flipping and bouncing around. But with enough experience, you can view a puck tumbling through the air and determine if it will land flat against the wall, making for an easy clear, or hit the wall on its edge this will let you number of possible outcomes. Taking control and “settling down the puck” like real hockey players dealing with choppy ice is immensely satisfying and takes practice. Knowing how the ball bounces is something, however when the object you're playing with can also skip, flip and knuckle around from just about any contact, how much patience and observational acuity required increases.
Because on this, matches often conclude good wall play. A majority with the goals are scored by edging out of the opponent around the wall to knock the puck in front of the goal for the teammate to tap in. That's not to say aerials aren't common in Snow Day, but because the puck is flat on two sides and quite often twirling about, a similar aerial that might result in a 'nice little tip' in Soccar could painfully slide from the side of the car.
All of this makes Snow Day great, which can be why its champions persist inside their quest to ensure it is just as popular as whacking a ball around.

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