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    What do you native speakers say about the ultimate skill when playing a game? Is"ultimate skill" the proper expression?

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    Re: ultimate skill

    Quote Originally Posted by Smoking hot View Post
    What do you native speakers say about the ultimate skill when playing a game? Is"ultimate skill" the proper expression?
    He's/She's a pro(fessioinal) is one possibility. OR as in your ID and after scoring many points/goals: He's/She's smoking hot!

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    Re: ultimate skill

    Quote Originally Posted by Smoking hot View Post
    What do you native speakers say about the ultimate skill when playing a game? Is"ultimate skill" the proper expression?
    I think a lot depends on the game being played. For example, you may not use the same vocabulary when playing football as you do when playing a computer game.

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    Re: ultimate skill

    Could anyone please explain what is meant by "ultimate skill" in connection with games?
    I know what skills are and ultimate means and also googled "ultimate skill", but it's still not clear.

    Is it
    1. Your overall ability to play the specific game?
    2. Your score/rating, like for example the Elo rating system in chess?
    3. Level of profession, for example "he/she is an amateur", "he/she is a pro"?
    Last edited by Michael84; 26-Aug-2011 at 18:07. Reason: Added 3.

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    Re: ultimate skill

    Quote Originally Posted by Michael84 View Post
    Could anyone please explain what is meant by "ultimate skill" in connection with games?
    I know what skills are and ultimate means and also googled "ultimate skill", but it's still not clear.

    Is it
    1. Your overall ability to play the specific game?
    2. Your score/rating, like for example the Elo rating system in chess?
    3. Level of profession, for example "he/she is an amateur", "he/she is a pro"?
    It's not a phrase I've ever heard in connection with games, but I imagine it refers to the highest level of skill possible. Mind you, I know nothing at all about computer games, perhaps it's used in that world.

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    Re: ultimate skill

    I did not make myself clear.I'm looking for a general expression in games. Which word or phrase do you use to express the highest level of skill the game characters got?
    Last edited by Smoking hot; 28-Aug-2011 at 08:01. Reason: Typo

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    Re: ultimate skill

    Quote Originally Posted by Smoking hot View Post
    I did not make myself clear.I'm looking for a general expression in games. Which word or phrase do you use to express the highest level of skill the game characters got?
    * Not a teacher

    If a player is very skilled, you can call it pro, leet, elite, 1337, 31337, uber elite, master, guru, expert etc..

    [irony]
    Or you call him a cheater.
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    Re: ultimate skill

    I have a feeling that the language used in computer games or by those who play them is a language of its own. It probably has little to do with "real" English.

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