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Now that I've finished my map guides series and have other sorts of videos coming out ~ a weekly basis I'll post them here in a comprehensive listing. The videos will still be updated as I find other material to include at the end segments to link in - old MGE videos and the like.

All map guides should include a table of contents at the start in annotations that will link you to the part you want - if this is not the case please post below so I can add them - although some videos won't (viaduct, gpit - since they're only on one topic).

Map Guides series (meant for new-newish players - basics of each map)

--- Viaduct:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GShqIv-tZ2I&list=PL757vsS-wvM4kwvSGBJ00yEOo5A2G7_Al&index=1

--- Badlands:
Mid:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PdokAo7CgX8&list=PL757vsS-wvM4kwvSGBJ00yEOo5A2G7_Al&index=4
Defense: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uYYfzzKn4mM&list=PL757vsS-wvM4kwvSGBJ00yEOo5A2G7_Al&index=3
Last: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2pQEVmegzpg&list=PL757vsS-wvM4kwvSGBJ00yEOo5A2G7_Al&index=5

--- GPIT
Standard B Defense: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_7iqt0Z64c&list=PL757vsS-wvM4kwvSGBJ00yEOo5A2G7_Al&index=6
Defending C: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G935aA8UGI0&list=PL757vsS-wvM4kwvSGBJ00yEOo5A2G7_Al&index=7
Pushing B: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GWoQ1ItotOI&list=PL757vsS-wvM4kwvSGBJ00yEOo5A2G7_Al&index=8
Pushing C: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=syXjDo3Fz6Q&list=PL757vsS-wvM4kwvSGBJ00yEOo5A2G7_Al&index=9

--- Process
Process Mid: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ZL702vSWaA&list=PL757vsS-wvM4kwvSGBJ00yEOo5A2G7_Al&index=10
Process Defense: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DdUIdVQJf0I&list=PL757vsS-wvM4kwvSGBJ00yEOo5A2G7_Al&index=11
Pushing Process Last: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u_OTG3Pzj7c&list=PL757vsS-wvM4kwvSGBJ00yEOo5A2G7_Al&index=12

--- Granary
Granary Mid: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HFtUqUdfEBY&list=PL757vsS-wvM4kwvSGBJ00yEOo5A2G7_Al&index=14
Granary Defense: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TyDWfsggo4U&list=PL757vsS-wvM4kwvSGBJ00yEOo5A2G7_Al&index=15
Pushing Gran Last: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L0Pc1T6DwZs&list=PL757vsS-wvM4kwvSGBJ00yEOo5A2G7_Al&index=16

--- Gullywash
Gullywash Mid: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PIjJfEscM94&list=PL757vsS-wvM4kwvSGBJ00yEOo5A2G7_Al&index=17
Gullywash Defense: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n3eyXOxpixU&list=PL757vsS-wvM4kwvSGBJ00yEOo5A2G7_Al&index=18
Gullywash Last: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-cWBPf-L4XI&list=PL757vsS-wvM4kwvSGBJ00yEOo5A2G7_Al&index=19

--- Snakewater
Snakewater Mid: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3e3LP5TJOps&list=PL757vsS-wvM4kwvSGBJ00yEOo5A2G7_Al&index=20
Snakewater Defense: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0TUlXRsIMx8&list=PL757vsS-wvM4kwvSGBJ00yEOo5A2G7_Al&index=21
Snakewater Last: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3CQmIuQJ_Q0&list=PL757vsS-wvM4kwvSGBJ00yEOo5A2G7_Al&index=2

--- Metalworks
Metalworks Mid: http://youtu.be/ngberLuzSco
Metalworks Holds: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=24MLxqv0DJc
Pushing Metalworks Last: http://youtu.be/u7ZCREARlCk

Singular Videos, meant for new and somewhat older players:

--- Pushing in 6v6: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7euXFhjWn4A&list=PL757vsS-wvM4kwvSGBJ00yEOo5A2G7_Al&index=22

--- 10 ubers, several invite pockets - analysis: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ia2kRZ4CfkA&list=PL757vsS-wvM4kwvSGBJ00yEOo5A2G7_Al&index=23

--- 10 ubers, several invite medics - analysis: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ewO1LwqqIlE&list=PL757vsS-wvM4kwvSGBJ00yEOo5A2G7_Al&index=24

--- 10 ubers, several invite demomen - analysis: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9pvivv--rJs&feature=youtu.be

--- A rough Guide to Watching Demos https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TNTR9rmDE9w

--- Team Leadership Roundtable with Sakura, Caspian, John Milter, and London Calling
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yBxNo8XZB2Y&feature=youtu.be

General Guides:

--- Roamer http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1QtGqLfTv_g&feature=youtu.be
--- Scout http://youtu.be/3ZEx5vc_hU4
--- Medic http://youtu.be/e6i2ZYAqaXw
--- Demo http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kioJ2MgH9uQ
--- Pocket http://youtu.be/VLprSMSzHVk
--- Medics and Mid-Fights http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h8OfmyDl8iE
--- Capping Points as a Team https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X84EZycOpO8&feature=youtu.be

Lessons from the Classics Series

Mix^ vs. qXg s10 Upper Round 2, cp_Badlands.

EP 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KGGy-4Ze0yY
EP 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6KfzhX5V_xo
EP 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bUBwtCsxvU8&feature=youtu.be
EP 4: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GAgoBu-EVYU

Mix^ vs. qXg S10 Upper Bracket Finals, cp_Granary

EP 1: http://youtu.be/WWxB0t2zr8Y
EP 2: http://youtu.be/ieRfXA0a8kc
Now that I've finished my map guides series and have other sorts of videos coming out ~ a weekly basis I'll post them here in a comprehensive listing. The videos will still be updated as I find other material to include at the end segments to link in - old MGE videos and the like.

All map guides should include a table of contents at the start in annotations that will link you to the part you want - if this is not the case please post below so I can add them - although some videos won't (viaduct, gpit - since they're only on one topic).


Map Guides series (meant for new-newish players - basics of each map)

--- [u]Viaduct[/u]:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GShqIv-tZ2I&list=PL757vsS-wvM4kwvSGBJ00yEOo5A2G7_Al&index=1

--- [u]Badlands[/u]:
[b]Mid[/b]:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PdokAo7CgX8&list=PL757vsS-wvM4kwvSGBJ00yEOo5A2G7_Al&index=4
[b]Defense[/b]: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uYYfzzKn4mM&list=PL757vsS-wvM4kwvSGBJ00yEOo5A2G7_Al&index=3
[b]Last[/b]: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2pQEVmegzpg&list=PL757vsS-wvM4kwvSGBJ00yEOo5A2G7_Al&index=5

--- [u]GPIT[/u]
[b]Standard B Defense[/b]: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_7iqt0Z64c&list=PL757vsS-wvM4kwvSGBJ00yEOo5A2G7_Al&index=6
[b]Defending C[/b]: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G935aA8UGI0&list=PL757vsS-wvM4kwvSGBJ00yEOo5A2G7_Al&index=7
[b]Pushing B[/b]: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GWoQ1ItotOI&list=PL757vsS-wvM4kwvSGBJ00yEOo5A2G7_Al&index=8
[b]Pushing C[/b]: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=syXjDo3Fz6Q&list=PL757vsS-wvM4kwvSGBJ00yEOo5A2G7_Al&index=9

--- [u]Process[/u]
[b]Process Mid[/b]: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ZL702vSWaA&list=PL757vsS-wvM4kwvSGBJ00yEOo5A2G7_Al&index=10
[b]Process Defense[/b]: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DdUIdVQJf0I&list=PL757vsS-wvM4kwvSGBJ00yEOo5A2G7_Al&index=11
[b]Pushing Process Last[/b]: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u_OTG3Pzj7c&list=PL757vsS-wvM4kwvSGBJ00yEOo5A2G7_Al&index=12

--- [u]Granary[/u]
[b]Granary Mid[/b]: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HFtUqUdfEBY&list=PL757vsS-wvM4kwvSGBJ00yEOo5A2G7_Al&index=14
[b]Granary Defense[/b]: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TyDWfsggo4U&list=PL757vsS-wvM4kwvSGBJ00yEOo5A2G7_Al&index=15
[b]Pushing Gran Last[/b]: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L0Pc1T6DwZs&list=PL757vsS-wvM4kwvSGBJ00yEOo5A2G7_Al&index=16

--- [u]Gullywash[/u]
[b]Gullywash Mid[/b]: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PIjJfEscM94&list=PL757vsS-wvM4kwvSGBJ00yEOo5A2G7_Al&index=17
[b]Gullywash Defense[/b]: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n3eyXOxpixU&list=PL757vsS-wvM4kwvSGBJ00yEOo5A2G7_Al&index=18
[b]Gullywash Last[/b]: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-cWBPf-L4XI&list=PL757vsS-wvM4kwvSGBJ00yEOo5A2G7_Al&index=19

--- [u]Snakewater[/u]
[b]Snakewater Mid[/b]: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3e3LP5TJOps&list=PL757vsS-wvM4kwvSGBJ00yEOo5A2G7_Al&index=20
[b]Snakewater Defense[/b]: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0TUlXRsIMx8&list=PL757vsS-wvM4kwvSGBJ00yEOo5A2G7_Al&index=21
[b]Snakewater Last[/b]: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3CQmIuQJ_Q0&list=PL757vsS-wvM4kwvSGBJ00yEOo5A2G7_Al&index=2

--- [u]Metalworks[/u]
[b]Metalworks Mid[/b]: http://youtu.be/ngberLuzSco
[b]Metalworks Holds[/b]: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=24MLxqv0DJc
[b]Pushing Metalworks Last[/b]: http://youtu.be/u7ZCREARlCk

Singular Videos, meant for new and somewhat older players:

--- [b]Pushing in 6v6[/b]: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7euXFhjWn4A&list=PL757vsS-wvM4kwvSGBJ00yEOo5A2G7_Al&index=22

--- [b]10 ubers, several invite pockets[/b] - analysis: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ia2kRZ4CfkA&list=PL757vsS-wvM4kwvSGBJ00yEOo5A2G7_Al&index=23

--- [b]10 ubers, several invite medics[/b] - analysis: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ewO1LwqqIlE&list=PL757vsS-wvM4kwvSGBJ00yEOo5A2G7_Al&index=24

--- [b]10 ubers, several invite demomen[/b] - analysis: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9pvivv--rJs&feature=youtu.be

--- [b]A rough Guide to Watching Demos[/b] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TNTR9rmDE9w

--- [b]Team Leadership Roundtable with Sakura, Caspian, John Milter, and London Calling[/b]
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yBxNo8XZB2Y&feature=youtu.be

General Guides:

--- [b]Roamer[/b] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1QtGqLfTv_g&feature=youtu.be
--- [b]Scout[/b] http://youtu.be/3ZEx5vc_hU4
--- [b]Medic[/b] http://youtu.be/e6i2ZYAqaXw
--- [b]Demo[/b] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kioJ2MgH9uQ
--- [b]Pocket[/b] http://youtu.be/VLprSMSzHVk
--- [b]Medics and Mid-Fights[/b] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h8OfmyDl8iE
--- [b]Capping Points as a Team[/b] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X84EZycOpO8&feature=youtu.be

Lessons from the Classics Series

[u]Mix^ vs. qXg s10 Upper Round 2, cp_Badlands[/u].

[b]EP 1[/b]: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KGGy-4Ze0yY
[b]EP 2[/b]: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6KfzhX5V_xo
[b]EP 3[/b]: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bUBwtCsxvU8&feature=youtu.be
[b]EP 4[/b]: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GAgoBu-EVYU

[u]Mix^ vs. qXg S10 Upper Bracket Finals, cp_Granary[/u]

[b]EP 1[/b]: http://youtu.be/WWxB0t2zr8Y
[b]EP 2[/b]: http://youtu.be/ieRfXA0a8kc
#2 5 6 4 Frags
nice work marxist
nice work marxist
#3 5 6 4 Frags
Thanks Marxist

-TiGR
Thanks Marxist

-TiGR
#4 5 6 4 Frags
Damn man, looks like you put a lot of time and effort into these, I respect that.
Damn man, looks like you put a lot of time and effort into these, I respect that.
#5 3 4 2 Frags
Woah, nice work Marxist!

Delivering for the community.
Woah, nice work Marxist!

Delivering for the community.
#6 3 4 2 Frags
Clicked out of curiosity, stayed for the voice.
Clicked out of curiosity, stayed for the voice.
#7 3 4 2 Frags
damn dude, you put in the time man. i like the push and uber analysis videos a lot.
damn dude, you put in the time man. i like the push and uber analysis videos a lot.
#8 2 3 1 Frags
Nice :D
Nice :D
#9 4 5 3 Frags
enigma pls add a bookmark feature
enigma pls add a bookmark feature
#10 7 8 6 Frags
The open team I played with last season treated these guides like the bible. In our steam group, I would post an announcement when you released a new video. Thanks for putting so much time and effort into these guides, it really does show. Now that the guide is complete, I'm definitely posting this on the Newbie Mixes Group :) Keep up the good work Marxist :D
The open team I played with last season treated these guides like the bible. In our steam group, I would post an announcement when you released a new video. Thanks for putting so much time and effort into these guides, it really does show. Now that the guide is complete, I'm definitely posting this on the Newbie Mixes Group :) Keep up the good work Marxist :D
#11 2 3 1 Frags
Wow nice work. Awesome
Wow nice work. Awesome
#12 1 2 0 Frags
These are great. Thank you so much.
These are great. Thank you so much.
#13 3 4 2 Frags
Great work, this has been incredibly helpful to me and my teammates.
Great work, this has been incredibly helpful to me and my teammates.
#14 5 6 4 Frags
Thanks for all the support! It took a very long time to get all of this put together and working properly, some of the early videos aren't that high quality - it took me a while to figure out a bit more about what I was doing lol.

Glad you guys like them and find them to be helpful :D

This started like a year ago, my original intention was to have tf2-e-famous types help me, but ultimately I decided that wouldn't be a good thing to do because I had intense technical limitations, so I just did it on my own in the hopes of learning as I went without adding the extra step of including a guest. Maybe in future editions I'll have some guests for small talks on specific topics :D
Thanks for all the support! It took a very long time to get all of this put together and working properly, some of the early videos aren't that high quality - it took me a while to figure out a bit more about what I was doing lol.

Glad you guys like them and find them to be helpful :D

This started like a year ago, my original intention was to have tf2-e-famous types help me, but ultimately I decided that wouldn't be a good thing to do because I had intense technical limitations, so I just did it on my own in the hopes of learning as I went without adding the extra step of including a guest. Maybe in future editions I'll have some guests for small talks on specific topics :D
#15 1 2 0 Frags
The difference this has made in our team already is incredible.
The difference this has made in our team already is incredible.
#16 1 2 0 Frags
Awesome videos Marxist! btw, could you do something like 10 quick fix ubers analysis?
Awesome videos Marxist! btw, could you do something like 10 quick fix ubers analysis?
#17 2 3 1 Frags
After LAN we'll see what the consensus is on the QF.
After LAN we'll see what the consensus is on the QF.
#18 3 4 2 Frags
Added a new guide for Roamer... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1QtGqLfTv_g&feature=youtu.be

Working on 2 longer videos that will come out during the week and also a rough guide to metalworks since it's staying in the rotation.

One of them will be a sort of case-by-case walk over of one of my favorite matches, and the other will be a video with a few interviews about team building - sort of like what extv (I think it was extv) did with Schwan when Vector made invite.
Added a new guide for Roamer... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1QtGqLfTv_g&feature=youtu.be

Working on 2 longer videos that will come out during the week and also a rough guide to metalworks since it's staying in the rotation.

One of them will be a sort of case-by-case walk over of one of my favorite matches, and the other will be a video with a few interviews about team building - sort of like what extv (I think it was extv) did with Schwan when Vector made invite.
#19 2 3 1 Frags
Marxist you rule.
Marxist you rule.
#20 0 1 –1 Frags
These look great! I am a sucker for overhead views and lines. Do you think you will be doing anything for Highlander?
These look great! I am a sucker for overhead views and lines. Do you think you will be doing anything for Highlander?
#21 0 1 –1 Frags
I have no clue how you have only ~250 subs considering the incredible quality and time you must put into this channel.
I have no clue how you have only ~250 subs considering the incredible quality and time you must put into this channel.
#22 1 2 0 Frags
these are amazing <3

please make an 8 precepts video for all of the other classes!
these are amazing <3

please make an 8 precepts video for all of the other classes!
#23 2 3 1 Frags
#20, no I won't be. I haven't played highlander in.... a long time. It's just not my cup of tea.

#21 lol it's a slow growing process.

I probably will capn' but there will be different numbers :D I'd pry struggle to get 8 outta' demo lol.
#20, no I won't be. I haven't played highlander in.... a long time. It's just not my cup of tea.

#21 lol it's a slow growing process.

I probably will capn' but there will be different numbers :D I'd pry struggle to get 8 outta' demo lol.
#24 0 1 –1 Frags
Awsome work Marxist :D.

They really should put a bookmark button...
Awsome work Marxist :D.

They really should put a bookmark button...
#25 7 8 6 Frags
Metalworks guide will be up in full in ~ 3 days.. Also added a general guide to scout - Will be making a medic guide of a similar type that should be ready in a day or two.
Metalworks guide will be up in full in ~ 3 days.. Also added a general guide to scout - Will be making a medic guide of a similar type that should be ready in a day or two.
#26 2 3 1 Frags
These videos have been invaluable for our team of mostly new players.
Really great work, Marxist!
These videos have been invaluable for our team of mostly new players.
Really great work, Marxist!
#27 1 2 0 Frags
i really enjoy your analysis and insight into the meta-game - i spend probably too much time watching these videos while i have downtime at work. thanks for doing these!
i really enjoy your analysis and insight into the meta-game - i spend probably too much time watching these videos while i have downtime at work. thanks for doing these!
#28 1 2 0 Frags
Thanks Plinko, glad I could help - I know when I was just starting out 2 years ago there wasn't a whole hell of a lot - besides when MGE went free and then to youtube :D When I was very, very first starting out there were like 1-3 youtube videos of middle range invite teams scrimming and we watched those (ricco was in them) at least 10 times like they were pornography or something. If you ever have anything in particular you want made I'll see what I can do.

I know somebody has been bringing my average view duration up. Which videos have you been watching jodd? I could always make more of the same type :p
Thanks Plinko, glad I could help - I know when I was just starting out 2 years ago there wasn't a whole hell of a lot - besides when MGE went free and then to youtube :D When I was very, very first starting out there were like 1-3 youtube videos of middle range invite teams scrimming and we watched those (ricco was in them) at least 10 times like they were pornography or something. If you ever have anything in particular you want made I'll see what I can do.

I know somebody has been bringing my average view duration up. Which videos have you been watching jodd? I could always make more of the same type :p
#29 1 2 0 Frags
specifically, the past 2 days, i've watched your precepts of medic, DBJ vs Fragophilia on process, and Sal's Canal vs Rent A Homies on granary.

i enjoy watching streamed casts and particularly enjoy your insights/analysis, as i mentioned above. however, i think i was most impressed with your videos breaking down "10 ubers" for the multiple classes you've done. i just think it's great how you show the footage and put it under your educated analysis. appears to be a tad tedious editing wise and i just appreciate the content/learning opportunity.
specifically, the past 2 days, i've watched your precepts of medic, DBJ vs Fragophilia on process, and Sal's Canal vs Rent A Homies on granary.

i enjoy watching streamed casts and particularly enjoy your insights/analysis, as i mentioned above. however, i think i was most impressed with your videos breaking down "10 ubers" for the multiple classes you've done. i just think it's great how you show the footage and put it under your educated analysis. appears to be a tad tedious editing wise and i just appreciate the content/learning opportunity.
#30 3 4 2 Frags
Not to steal BSC's thunder, but because of my relatively open schedule I will be willing to take on a medic mentee regularly. I'm already mentoring one medic directly, but I doubt having me looking over their shoulder all the time will be any fun for any of us.

So, here are my conditions:

(If you're a UGC player I would strongly suggest you to simply check out my plethora of videos on the subject of TF2 - those contain literally everything I would normally tell you).

- Be in Open or IM and play Medic
- Scrim regularly (at least 3 nights a week)
- I will be perfectly willing to mentor the rest of the team at the same time (it's kind of necessary).
- Be willing to have some of our sessions be recorded and put to youtube
- Be willing to meet with me AT LEAST once a week - if you miss several weeks I will pick somebody else
- I will assign "homework" I will not meet with you again until you have completed this task.
- Be prepared to meet after 11 PM/12 AM Eastern.

Apply here or msg me on steam (I should have space).

Also if you're one of the folks who occasionally msg me for advice this doesn't mean I'll stop helping out ;)
Not to steal BSC's thunder, but because of my relatively open schedule I will be willing to take on a medic mentee regularly. I'm already mentoring one medic directly, but I doubt having me looking over their shoulder all the time will be any fun for any of us.


So, here are my conditions:

(If you're a UGC player I would strongly suggest you to simply check out my plethora of videos on the subject of TF2 - those contain literally everything I would normally tell you).

- Be in Open or IM and play Medic
- Scrim regularly (at least 3 nights a week)
- I will be perfectly willing to mentor the rest of the team at the same time (it's kind of necessary).
- Be willing to have some of our sessions be recorded and put to youtube
- Be willing to meet with me AT LEAST once a week - if you miss several weeks I will pick somebody else
- I will assign "homework" I will not meet with you again until you have completed this task.
- Be prepared to meet after 11 PM/12 AM Eastern.

Apply here or msg me on steam (I should have space).

Also if you're one of the folks who occasionally msg me for advice this doesn't mean I'll stop helping out ;)
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