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So I'm also getting into CSS but I'm a complete noob to it having been stuck with console games such as cod and bf. Are there any good tips and the like that I could know to help?

I feel as though everyone is an expert and I just suck ass.

Thanks!
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Is this your first time playing an FPS game on a computer? If so, don't beat yourself up about it, as it takes awhile to get used to. Advice I have is:
  • Most concepts that you learned playing console FPS still apply, such as not looking at the ground while you're running (I did this a lot when I started CS 1.6), standing still makes you more accurate (but also more vulnerable), etc.
  • Don't "rage". If you're getting frustrated to the point where you can't enjoy the game and improve, move onto something else! Remember to have fun. thumb.gif
  • Getting good takes lots of practice. I know there are plenty of "natural gamers" out there who can pick up a game and just get good at it right away, and I wasn't one of them. If you aren't either, just stick with the game. When I started CS, I played at least 2 hours a day (I started in high school, so this was much easier to do than now), and I eventually got good. If you can join a team and Scrim (not sure if Scrims are still happening nowadays), that would make you better faster IMHO.

But above all, don't forget that everyone was a "noob" at some point. If people you're playing against make fun of you or try to "troll" you, just forget about them. They were probably even worse than you when they started.
Edited by onoz - 1/30/12 at 9:29am
 
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If you're using mouse and keyboard you can configure the buttons to make it more comfortable. For example, I use C and V as my two buy buttons.
I believe CSS comes with bots right? You can always get some quick practice with them. Find the weapons you like and get proficient with them. The most used weapons in that game are the AK-47 for T and M4A1 for CT, but all the guns are different and you may find you like one more than the others. This site has lots of good info on the weapons, maps and general strategy: http://www.counterstrikestrats.com/ Lastly, I would say find some friends to play with or try to get some of your old console buddies to start PC gaming with it. If you already have a few weeks under your belt, you'll feel like much less of a noob than they will. Happy gaming smile.gif
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I have not played an FPS on PC before this week. I made my pc on saturday and have been playing Metro 2033 (an FPS game), Mass Effect 3, and CSS. I suppose it's better to join a decent clan eventually right?
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When shooting at someone from distance the rhythm of your shots has a big impact on how accurate they'll be. If you time it just right you can get nearly as many shots off as if you were spraying but it'll be a lot more accurate.
From far away, the first couple of shots will hit but, if you're spraying, after the first three round burst or so you'd struggle to hit a barn door. Two or three round bursts are important if you're above a certain distance away.

I tend to aim for the neck area rather than the head when spraying from up close as it'll probably HS anyway and I can't miss as easily because there's more of the enemy near where I'm aiming than if I was aiming for their face.

Just random stuff really, map knowledge really helps in CS:S though so tactics videos by professional players on youtube would really help you out.

Good use of the radar and sound are very important in CS:S, they give you such an advantage over people who don't look at them enough.

EDIT: If you're just struggling because you're getting used to a mouse, there's a flash game called camperstrike that's based on CS1.6 which I finid helps a lot if you're trying to be more precise with your shooting.
It requires you to hit targets on moving cardboard cutouts but they're slightly smaller than the hitboxes are in CS:S so the actual game might seem more forgiving after playing that one.
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Deathmatch servers on CS. There are tons. Pick a weapon, pick a camping spot, and camp and pay attention to sounds/surrounding to help you figure out where your next enemy is coming from
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Lower your mouse speed.
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I dunno if It's just where I live or what, and I have never really had experience in looking for servers, but I seem to get the worst choices for servers. All of the servers are dry and the ones that do have people on are focusing on something completely different than actually playing. Am I missing something?
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I have played CS since the last beta before retail 1.2 i think. I have played without sound 90 % of the time. Try this and just get used to where people are going to be.Then add sound back after a few rounds and start listening for the footsteps.
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