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the only way to get better is to keep playing...plain and simple...just like any other skill...more practice makes you better.

play cs, the game will improve your fast twitch movement...hand eye coordination....and it will make you control the recoil of all the guns unlike any battlefield game. no more gustav noobs.
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Originally Posted by samwiches View Post

Actually, if you're playing on PC, first you want to make sure you're setup right. You need:
1. High framerates---60 FPS minimum, and try for 85+ at all times (you need a 120Hz LCD or a CRT).
2. No mouse lag whatsoever---no vsync, no SSAO lighting or anything like it, and I would use a corded mouse to be sure.
3. Surround headset---very, very important. If you have stereo/binaural headphones that you like then get a Dolby Digital processor.
Now uh.. you say you can aim but you just started playing at MW2, and if it's that often where you can't recover from being shot at first then there is another level of aiming to think about:
Do you expect opponents to appear around every corner? Better yet, do you know when they'll be there? If not, do you use the crosshair/reticle ALL the time, especially when there is nothing to aim at? Do you just look HARD at everything, everywhere?
Use your imagination during every moment you don't have an opponent. Try and visualize them popping up like those training targets.
And if you're playing well, don't stop--that's when practice counts.

Honestly, in all practicality this is excellent advice. 120Hz monitor is dominating the scene with 120+ FPS gaming, CSS.
 
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Best thing I ever did for my game was drop gfx settings to medium or low. Got loads of extra kills since and crucially started coming out on top in most one on ones.


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I don't play BF3 but I'll spit this basic advice for FPS - sorry if it is too basic:

- If possible, communicate and coordinate, this is probably more important than anything else on my list
- Improve your awareness of enemy positions, movement and friendly positions, always know where to retreat and attack
- Learn the map inside and out, quick routes, hiding spots, etc - things that have worked well in the past
- Watch successful players to see what they do, use these ideas in your play. Optimally, watch competitive play (unless comp is significantly different than how you play)
- Record your matches and watch them later to catch what you are/are not doing
- Practice against a variety of people who are generally better than you are, this will accelerate your learning
- If you can, ask people how you played. I used to do this in TF2 scrims and people give valuable advice because they have experienced your strengths and weaknesses first hand
    
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I guess first, you must play a lot. Get the hours in. While you are playing, observe what the good players do and imitate them. When you are familiar enough with a map, find yourself some spots where you will have the greatest advantage.

Equipment is important because you need a good mouse that is precise and accurate. I normally play on my G9, but because I am out of the country, I end up having to play on my laptop, with a wireless bluetooth mouse using a pair of neatly folded pants as a mousepad. It is tough, and I can never get the precision I want out of the device. When playing CS:S, it is real tough because I really need that precision. My knowledge of the map really helps me in finding locations where I don't need to best my opponent, and instead get kills rather effortlessly. But when I haven't played a map for so many hours, it is really challenging. I don't get that k/d ratio I was looking for because my equipment holds me back.

Other than that, play a lot, imitate your superiors, and your skills should naturally improve. ALSO don't only try to focus on your shooting. I think every player has a cap on their ability to shoot, and trying harder is only going to get you killed more. There will be people who can just shoot like they have an aimbot. Don't try to be like them. Instead, focus more on the strategy, and outsmart your opponents. Your shooting skills should progress naturally.
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post #46 of 131
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lol in all seriousness do not take this advice. if you get 60 fps you are fine and vsync works great with BF3 and there is no mouse lag when using it. You do not NEED a 120hz monitor. Surround sound headsets are a gimmick and should never be purchased. Buy a decent pair of headphones and use a good soundcard (Xonar DG or DX are good ones for great prices)
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I concur. /lawl.


I concur with Ghooble, that's how I play too, with a wireless gaming mice (been using a wireless gaming mice since the G7, Mamba, and to a G700 and all is good) along with music and just having fun. Its never too late playing FPS, as long as you are enjoying and having fun, its all good. For any games, pubbing or whatnot, just keep playing through more hours, try different tactics, exploring the map, watch how others play and the expereince gained will make you better.

Have fun, let whatever you feel flow and just do it. All we can do is provide some advice and info based from out expereince since we are in a state of flux in improving our skills; directly and indirectly.thumb.gif
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My two cents.

I'm not clear if you are talking about getting into competitive level gaming, but remember that practicing for a competitive league is a lot different than getting good on public servers, World A and World B. Your logic seems to be headed down that road. In the game I play most, TF2, the people who are doubling the scores of the next highest player are usually seasoned competitive players beating on a pub server.

Of course there are exceptions and you should just do what you want. Don't let anyone tell you that you aren't having fun if what you want to do is practice and get very good - and don't let that desire make you not have fun playing wink.gif

Just playing more will only get you so far, at some point you need to structure your learning or someone else that IS structuring their learning will have additional experience to leverage against you. The more structured and informed your training, the faster and closer you will get to where you want to be. If you are looking for a competitive type of advancement, you might also consider joining a team, practicing with a team, talking to people on a team or asking someone to mentor you with some pointed advice.
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For me, there's one word to improve my skills: Relax.

I'm a tryhard. As much as I hope and sometimes think that I might not be, I am. I'm a tryhard at league of legends, shooters, all pvp games.

Setting graphics to medium/low helps

120hz definitely is nice (to me, at least)

Solid input devices are very nice (naos 3200, Alienware mousepad, razer black widow)

Being in the zone is a must. I cannot play shooters at work, or anywhere other than my own desk in my own room.

But most of all, it's all about being in the zone where I care less. Sometimes a couple of drinks will do the trick, sometimes it's the banter with friends on ventrilo to take my mind off of the game, but anything that can keep me from being a tryhard is my friend.

signed, the biggest tryhard ever.
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If your games go anything like mine try running around backwards...or when you kill someone turn around while shooting right after the kill.
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Regarding the equipment etc., I think I'm doing okay in that regard! wink.gif [see sig rig]
The thing is, since I play in Surround mode @ 7680x1600, I have all the settings except shadows on Ultra. I have HBAO turned on and AF is set to x16. I can't use MSAA because of the VRAM limitation - even with 3GB cards!
At this resolution, I get anywhere from 30-70FPS

Is that Eyefinity (or whatever)?

You won't turn off HBAO??

You're okay with those framerates?????? Wow man.
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