Farming boosts you short-term, that's obvious. The question is if it hurts you long-term or not. We can check that by looking at players that are already playing a long time (higher ranked players, generally)
Rayne wrote:You can't generalize stuff like that.
Obviously people who retry a lot on pp maps are going to "improve" (their pp) a lot faster than people who almost never do so and F2 all the time.
The top 3k are already playing for a long time, so even if they had an advantage through farming early on, they surely would have lost that by now and instead started hurting themselves through their bad habits?
Not really. As I said before, it doesn't show up. If it exists, its probably a really weak effect.