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One thing that really helped me get back into shape after not playing shooters for a long while was finding a knife and pistol only server and playing several rounds. Really helped with CQB and my KD ratio took a noticeable upturn in after that.
    
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it just takes a long ass time to get used to. just play a LOT. and good mice definitely help.
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In console fps gaming, it takes forever to turn if an enemy comes out from your side or your back, it's why I hate it so much. In PC gaming I can turn around almost instantly. Once your used to playing on both pc and consoles, you'll start loving pc gaming a hell of a lot more.
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post #104 of 135
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One thing that really helped me get back into shape after not playing shooters for a long while was finding a knife and pistol only server and playing several rounds
Could also try playing ONLY hardcore. I know when I played cod4 back when that came out my buddy and me only played hardcore so one day by mistake we joined a non hardcore server and ran around with pistols and knives placing top on the leaderboards.
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Don't turn mouse dpi down - that is silly. Turn mouse dpi UP and turn ingame sensitivity down - that way you get all the benefits of the higher resolution and tracking from the higher dpi mouse setting, but stil have the ability to control speed with the in game sensitivity setting.

As for what helps with online fps, there are a few things:
  1. practice practice practice - the more practice you get with a consistent setup (ie. don't keep changing game settings, controller configs etc) the better you'll get
  2. low latency internet - in game latency effects time taken to see other player. The player with the lower latency connection has the ability to see other player first, and so has the abuility to kill first
  3. reaction time - the quicker your reaction the better chance of shooing the other player before they shoot you.
  4. suitable hardware - your hardware needs to be able to run the game you play. It needs to keep the lowest FPS above the refresh rate of your monitor.
  5. quality monitor - buy the best monitor you can afford. The higher the refresh rate and the lower the input lag the better. Those with higher refresh rate and lower input lag have the ability for higher accuracy, and higher accuracy = win
  6. quality mouse - similar to a quality monitor, you want a mouse that can provide you with the highest accuracy as possible. So it needs high dpi and high tracking capability. The higher the better and the more accurate it can be

That's pretty much it. The more of the points above you have, the better you can be.

But of all the points above, #1 is the most important - without practice, you will never improve.

You need to learn every map and every nuiance, bug and glitch of the game to give you the best chance of staying alive long enough to shoot the other players. And you need to learn how to fire the weapons for the most accuracy. It needs to become second nature, and the more natural it becomes for you, the better you will be.

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post #106 of 135
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Sprint for me on any game is set as shift...Try that...Heres how I play usually.
Pinky on shift always
Middle finger W and S
Pointing finger D moves to c for crouch
other finger A
I set my prone as ALT so I can quickly Jump to prone without delay (Disable ALT-TAB or do what I did and keymap switch ALT and CTRL
Crouch is always C
Knife button is always side of mouse
Turn toggle off on Aiming down your sights so you have to Hold your right click to stay in the sights (Makes aiming in and out much easier and quicker with better control)
Switch guns is Scroll for quick switching
Jump always = Spacebar
So default config?
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Hardcore trains your reflexes and instinct, while standard is more about keeping your aim on the guy and you get more chances to fight back.

In COD4 I'm a pure HC player (but I only play non-HC in BC2 and BO) and I have trouble when playing non-HC (mostly because my instinct tells me that my first 2 shots killed the guy ). The two modes are completely different ways to play a game and they teach you different things. Playing both and learning from both is IMO the only right thing to do if you want to be good.
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As long as you don't play CO-OP games, i don't mind that you suck
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[*]quality mouse - similar to a quality monitor, you want a mouse that can provide you with the highest accuracy as possible. So it needs high dpi and high tracking capability. The higher the better and the more accurate it can be
How would having a higher dpi setting help at all. If I have mine set to max (like 6k or something) how would that even help, I would be doing 720's by moving my mouse just slightly.
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