When you spawn at the start of the game there are 3 ways to go: 1) The fast way to the main room where you drop off the ledge at the top of the ladder. 2) The fast-but-not-as-fast way to the main room where you drop off the ledge at the top of the first stairs. 3) The long way around to the other stairs where you have to go through the whole back hallway..
1) & 2). The best thing to do is get to the ledge and look across to scout your opponents direction. They can only come out three exits. Unless cheats. Wrap em' up, then head to the latter number 3) for control and vantage views. Watch kill feeds, nothing happening then secure zone, head for the next zone. Always gotta clear the path;)
...when the game starts, in TC or Heroes, just sprint whatever direction you happen to be facing, and think "Welp, I guess I'm going this way.", because after 2 years you still can't immediately tell what is what, like I do?
If not -- any pointers?
I do the exact same. I know that I want to make the quick through the middle approach to immediately hit the other team, but in the first 5 seconds can never work out which way that is!
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