i've found that since i'm solo, i need to ask more information about what I want instead of waiting for this info to come. I keep a good image of the radar constantly in my head, when i notice sudden movements, i ask. this works both for the info i want and for a little 'nudge' for the 4stack to remember that i'm there, and i need comms too.
a few days ago i joined one of these games and the dudes asked me to play inferno apartaments, which is my weakest position, but ok.. i figured they must have been training cross, trading, whatever.. Naturally i got spanked but since the comms were flowing nice and albeit i wasn't really being able to stop T's, i was dealing enough damage for easy retakes. we won, but i finished the game something like 15/10/22. next thing, they added me and we proceeded to win the next 5 games together, but this time they asked where i wanted to be and things started to workout better for me.. cool dudes
one thing i've learned with my almost 20 years of cs is that being nice pays off. even if you lose, you still learn, you still play and you can still enjoy if the people around you are not toxic. if they are, the mute button becomes your best friend hehe