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post #91 of 135
practice

and a new mouse and keyboard aren't gonna help your skill
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post #92 of 135
don't just settle for messing with your current mouse. i had a logitech mx518 and it just didnt work right for me. i went back to a rosewill laser mouse, its the only mouse ive never had to mess with settings right out the box. Plus it has 3 programmable profiles and a quick profile change button, the mx518 had a change dpi button but more often it got hit in game and would just throw everything off.
There is just so much that goes into a indepth game like BC2, theres alot to get used to and alot that can kill you. Learning the killboxes on the levels is your biggest advantage. Learn where snipers snipe from and where thier blind spots are. Using the terrain is also very important, stay just on the other side of hills so you can duck down and come out somewhere else.
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I had it the other way around I used to play fps on my pc and then switched to fps on ps3... I was horrible for very long time I'm still not that great, but I'm able to stay positive k/d so I'm happy...

The rule to get good is, patience, patience, patience and more patience. If you get frustrated, take a break!
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since uve been playing for 3 days only, find some noob servers, those are usually easy to find, and then stick to then, have fun, dont think ull be the best after 3 days of playing, thats ludicrous...
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post #95 of 135
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Originally Posted by PrimeSLP View Post
practice

and a new mouse and keyboard aren't gonna help your skill
a new mouse DRASTICALLY changes performance. not going from one gaming mouse to another, but going from something bad to a gaming mouse is an enormous difference
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just game on the console if your better on that
http://www.gamertell.com/gaming/comm...ox-360-gamers/

Not to hard to be good at the console I guess.
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post #97 of 135
Very odd that you don't find the mouse and keyboard natural feeling. I also went from controller to the mouse/keyboard way back in the dreamcast days so that I could play quake 3 on everyone elses level. It just felt perfect the first moment I touched the "WASD" keys and that's when I realized what the hype behind the keyboard was about.

And ever since then, I've been completely biased against any sort of console controller for an fps game. I haven't even touched halo for that exact reason honestly.
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post #98 of 135
PC fps is all about general principles.

Pre-aim around corners. If you are one of those guys running around looking at the floor you will never be good. Keep your aim steady at neck/head level and aim where you expect them to come from (around the corner). If you don't have your pre-aim right you will never be as good as someone that doesn't have to take the time to look from floor to head level before they can shoot.

Use your sound to your advantage. If you hear them coming, be ready to prefire.

Be comfortable with your controls. It may take some getting used to, but FPS with a M+KB are WAYYYY better than controller FPS. There is way more precision in aiming.

Check out my CS:S guide and use some of the same principles with BF:BC2 or whatever FPS game you will play.
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post #99 of 135
Hitting the correct buttons for abilities need to be quick and instinctual. If you have to think about it or hit the wrong one all together, that can easily mean the difference between life and death.

Another part of the equation is strategy. Two things play into that: how well you know the map and how well you use the map to your advantage. They're similar but not the same. Someone can know every square inch of every map, but that doesn't mean they use it well. Knowing the map well just comes down to you playing it. The more you fight on it, the more of it you'll have in memory. To learn the best strategies, watch other players. Many people play these games 30-40% of their life (I'm not even close to exaggerating). Watch where they take cover, which weapons they use, how they use them, when they use them, where they use them from, how they approach various situations, etc.

You can't get everything down by watching, though. Every situation is a little different. This is where people will hit their plateau due to reflexes, cognitive ability (strategy), or both.

Practice, get everything into muscle memory (movement and button mashing needs to be instinctual), and be observant. That's what it all boils down to.

Of course many times people exploit things you can do in games that obviously were not intended by the developers. Sometimes you should just take the morale high-ground and not stoop to their level just to get the best KDR. Some people will tell you to go read [insert book about war] because nothing is more important than winning. Odds are they have never even read the book and are just saying it because someone said it to them and it sounds cool. In the end, this is a game. Play it to have fun. If it ever stops being fun, play another game.

edit:
Something I forgot to hit on is getting a pair of decent headphones. You'll be surprised how many times you'll cheat death because you heard someone's footsteps or rustling in the bushes when you otherwise wouldn't have with speakers.
Edited by Kaldari - 2/13/11 at 3:38pm
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post #100 of 135
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Originally Posted by EpicPie View Post
I noticed my KDR would be horrible in most FPS games because my cursor speed was to fast, I have to turn my deathadder down to 800 DPI when I play FPS games otherwise i'll fail with my crosshair moving to much since my mouse is more sensitive on higher DPI settings like any other mouse would be. lol
My play style is different to most people... I tend to match my DPI settings to match the movement speed of the character you play, in a fast paced fps game, example being Unreal tournament 3, I had my DPI set to 4400, not kidding, mostly because it was so fast paced that after a while I got used to it and was able to keep up with that speed and totaly running circles aruond my opponents, then going back to games like bc2 where its sort of slower paced, more realistic, I lowered it down to again match movement speed.
Its a stratergy not too hard to master thou, and very effective imo.
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