I've really enjoyed the Pyromania Update and Pyrovision in particular. Meanwhile, my game has improved. I used to be slaughtered on public servers and now I'm regularly getting a kill/death ratio around 1. (Both before and after the update I gravitate toward playing as a Pyro.) Maybe that's not the best metric, but I do feel like I'm scoring more points and helping the team better with Pyrovision enabled. I have three theories:
- The simpler graphics of the mode improve my framerate, which improves my game,
- The simpler graphics of the mode make finding enemies and other important game objects easier, which improves my game, and/or
- I've just gotten better/lucky since the change.
I'm looking for answers that either demonstrate objectively the plausibility of #1 or #2. Basically, I'd like to know if there really is a difference or if I'm being fooled by all the balloons, lollipops, rainbows and whatnot.