I’ve recently noticed in alot of gameplay videos that players frequently mix up what mixups they do when an opportunity presents itself. What I mean by this is that they’ll forgoe the lower risk an/or higher reward mixup for another sort of mixup. For example, one type of tick might allow you to go for a throw or a cr. forward, and another tick may only allow you to go for a throw or a cr. short. Obviously, the first mixup as higher rewards for guessing succesfully. Assuming equal risk in initiatiing the tick, the first mixup is superior to the second. However, I frequently see people switching between option one and two.
This begs the question: why? All I can think of is that these people are doing different mixups so that you don’t have to reconstruct the gametheory/risk rewards table in your head before they’ve already forced their action upon you. In a sense, they’re trying to force you to make an uniformed decision, or make you failt to realize that a mixup exists in the first place.
In my opinion, you might catch unwary scrubs with these tactics, but decent players will quickly realize their potential options as well as yours. Therefore, I believe its best to always go for the mixup that presents you with the loswest risk and/or highest reward.