Re: point of confusion: her chasing vs giving attention
The point of indirect is so that she can perceive, for herself, your interest in her growing naturally. When you are in attraction phase you are doing things that essentially show that you are not interested in her. Until she says or does certain things that "make you just notice her" then you become a little more open with your interest in her. It comes across as more genuine when she sees for herself that your interest has grown from when you first entered the group. This is also considered low risk/low reward.
Direct is obviously making your intentions apparent. This is considered high risk/high reward because if you pull it off then you have just cut short a lot of things that indirect gamers have to go through to get to the same spot you are in. I think the key with direct is to let her know you are interested, but not won over yet. Of course you can be so direct and say "Hey let's go back to my place and fuck." But that simply means it's a higher risk with an even higher reward if you manage to pull it off.
They are two sides of the same coin. One is not really better than the other. With indirect it is a lot smoother and feels more natural, but takes time and she could leave or something else could happen to cut short your game. With direct, you cut all that extra stuff out, but your body language, style, and confidence have to be off the charts. Not to mention she may simply just not be interested since you didn't take the time to build attraction. So her interest will be based purely on your looks and how you carry yourself. Not a lot for her to judge you on vs indirect that shows that there's a lot more to you than just looks and confidence. The general guideline is that direct is used for day game while indirect is used for night game. But they are still interchangeable.
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