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2-02-2012 @ 3:02PM
"To borrow a phrase from Wayne Gretzky, you need to get where the flag carrier will be, not where it is right now."This can't be stated enough. In tackle football, defenders are taught this principle called "angle of pursuit," and it is basically this - take an angle to where the ball (flag) carrier will be, don't just run behind him.I found a couple of nice diagrams to illustrate this, for the geometrically impaired.In the below photo, the ball carrier (in the white jersey and red pants) has a yellow dot. The defender in the blue shirt has 2 options to pursue the carrier. The blue line is the correct angle, the red line will put him behind the carrier:http://assets.sbnation.com/assets/34513/ASUa5_medium.jpgAs you can see by this next photo, the defender too the red line, and uh oh, the ball carrier is now running past him. The extra blue line is the defender now curving around to chase the ball carrier.http://assets.sbnation.com/assets/34516/ASUa6_medium.jpgThe principle is the same in chasing a flag carrier. What makes it a bit more difficult in wow are environmental obstacles. Good luck!
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