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I just installed UT3, and got it up and running, and I must say, the the graphics are stunning but getting to the point, I'm a CS:S guy myself, and I find myself getting raped in all the games that I join...its a lot different than CS:S, so got any tips/tricks for a UT newb?
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I just installed UT3, and got it up and running, and I must say, the the graphics are stunning but getting to the point, I'm a CS:S guy myself, and I find myself getting raped in all the games that I join...its a lot different than CS:S, so got any tips/tricks for a UT newb?
You'll get the hang of it eventually, it's because UT3 is very fast paced. Try using the link gun or the mini gun and these don't require you to aim much and they do quite a bit of damage. Try to get really into the game, like really pay attention what's going around you and be sure to ready to jump like a tiger onto an enemy.
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yeah, I've been doing the 'ol spray n pray with the stinger...I guess its just a matter of playing it alot, guess i gotta allocate more time to UT3 now =P
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Don't try for headshots. Get power weapons and aim at people's feet.
    
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jump A LOT. but yea, use the minigun and linkgun....try and get good w/ the flak cannon as well.
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theres no iron-sight aiming, theres no grenades, there's no prone, theres no military-based tactics. basically you try and survive for long enough between spawns to get some kills, or to capture the enemy base etc. its fast, pretty, awesome fun. i have so many games like CS. To have UT3 and COD4 they are the best of both worlds so yeah you will find yourself getting raped at first but accept UT3 for what it is and get on with the "fragging" and not the "pwning" once you get used to it
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My best advice to a n00bie...

1) Never stand still
2) Go for the health and shields to boost up your HP
3) Learn how to "dodge"
4) Learn the maps and practice getting into a good "fighting position".
5) Learn the differences between the weapons (some are better at long, mid, or short range) and how to use them properly.

My best suggestion... go buy the UT3 Player's Guide (it's about $20). It will give you all kinds of helpful tips and info about the game which will help you to develop better strategies against opposing players.
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(a little late I know)

It'll certainly take some time to get used to it. Most importantly you'll want to stay moving as much as possible, secondly I'd say be aware of who/what is around you. Knowing whats going on is key - it only takes a second for someone to blind-side you. If you know whats going on, you can focus on killing a certain person (objective, etc) or back off if you're getting pinched in between people.

Biggest of all: Practice
    
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Look man, the key to being good at UT3, is to control the major power-ups yourself. Control the shield, rocket launcher ammo, health boost. Just run circles doing that. Pre-fire as much as possible, stay alert, and just practice. Eventually you will beat the average joe and will; if you keep at it, be number 1 on public servers a lot. Quite simple actually!
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Look man, the key to being good at UT3, is to control the major power-ups yourself. Control the shield, rocket launcher ammo, health boost. Just run circles doing that.
Good luck running in circles doing that... it takes a lot more than just 'checking' if they are there periodically.

If you must know, everything respawns using a multiple of 27.5seconds. All weapons (if you have weapon stay off) and ammo spawn every 27.5seconds, belt is 2X 27.5seconds, and DD/invis at 3x27.5seconds.
    
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