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Old 11-25-2007, 02:34 PM
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You probably just don't play enough, which is a good thing.

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Yep, the typical profile for many of these hardcore online fPS clowns consist of out-of-shape, pimple-faced nerds sitting in their underwear all day while drinking Mountain Dew and munching on Doritos..
They usually have a forearm that is slightly bigger than the other for reasons that are quite obvious.

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Wish I could live that way. I can't understand how people always act like that would be a bad thing. LoL . . .
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Old 11-25-2007, 05:57 PM
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Mountain Dew and Doritos would give me cancer in about 10 minutes flat, so I'll pass. However, the underwear thing is really cozy.

I think this image of an FPS addicted person isn't quite accurate. Anyone heard of Fata1ity (Jonathan Wendel)? He's one of the world's best FPSers, and he's by no means out of shape, pimple faced, or constantly in a state of undress. (Although, judging by one picture, one of his forearms IS slightly bigger than the other... >.&gt
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Old 11-26-2007, 02:29 AM
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And I thought all 2+2 mancrushes were reserved for Antonius.
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Old 11-26-2007, 03:20 AM
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You may have some bad habits from playing on normal. Definitely know the spots people like to camp in a given map and keep your head on a swivel. Make sure you round corners so that you're ready to shoot anyone if they're there as well as work on reaction time for knifing. For COD4, you may want to try using a silencer to keep from being seen on everyones radar. I often end up running down people that pop up on my radar. Think about how you're going to attack a position and how to approach without being seen. And don't immediately run over someone you just killed. [img]/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]
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Old 11-26-2007, 02:08 PM
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Imo, there are 2 (maybe 3) things that you need to do to become better at FPS multiplayer games: Communication and Situational Awareness. The third one is skill, but that is a maybe.

Communication:

For the most part, you will only be as good as your team. Sure, some guy might be killing everything is his path, but if he is on a horrible team, he will also be dying a lot. This will get you to the top of your leaderboard, but you will never win games. Talk with your teammates, call out contact, where you died, how many there were. If you had a heads up on what the other team was doing, you would be able to counter that much easier. [censored], sometimes the counter is to run!

This doesnít happen as much in random on-line games, but if you really seek this kind of stuff, join a clan.

Situational Awareness:

I think that this topic is the most important. There are so many things that you can do to live a bit longer, or kill one extra person, or maybe even stop you team from sucking.

Fulfill a role. If you see 5 people sniping, donít be a sniper. On the flip side, if nobody is sniping, snipe, ONLY IF YOU THINK IT WILL HELP. If everybody is charging forward, it might help if you hand back and cover the rear, or get an accurate single shot rifle to stay back from grenade range and pick people off. If everybody is being timid, grab that assault rifle and aggressively move at the opposing team.

Donít find yourself alone. It is much easier to stay alive when the enemy has 2 or 3 targets, and not just one. It is also much easier to kill someone when 3 people are shooting it.

Plan ahead. If you are going to run across a huge open space, have a good idea what you are going to do in different situations. If 3 guys pop out as you are running, maybe you should just keep running and try to make it to cover. If two guys pop out, strafe and try and take one down on the way to cover. If one pops out, shoot him in the head.

Know the maps. If you see on your radar that a bunch of guys are coming around from the left, think about how they are going to approach your position, and think about how the terrain behind you will help counter this push. If they are coming down a hall or corridor, can you plant a claymore, find cover, and lob grenades? If you take a stand, can they come from two different directions? If so, run.

Understand peopleís tendencies. Do not get killed in the same spot twice by the same person. In smaller maps in CoD4, sniping isnít very effective because if you kill someone, they know where you are. If they have half a brain, they will figure a way to counter this. Grenades, counter-sniping, or the most under used counter: not going down the same damn street!

Skill:

Practice. You will get better. Also realize though, that you will never be the best. There are some freakish folks out there that will probably own you no matter what, but if you pay attention and pick up on what they are doing, you might not die as much.

Random thoughts:

-Have fun.
-Game selection ([censored], poker reference) For real though, if you find that you are playing on a scrub team against 8 people from a clan, leave, that game will not be fun.
-Find something you are good with, and stick with it for a while. I mean, branch out, but get good with a gun, so it feels comfortable. If you are getting kills tossing grenades at a spawn, keep doing it. If you [censored] own with a shotgun running around like a madman, keep it up.
-Weapons are different, so use them correctly. Donít try and head shot a guy with a MP5 from across the map, this is retarded, wastes your ammo, gives your position away, and makes you look stupid. Plus you will be shot in the face by a sniper, and you will be dead.

Words for the OP:

Keep it up, you will get better as you learn the maps and get a bit more skill. Make sure you stay at the center of your pack of teammates, and keep yourself out of the open spaces. Donít run alone. The main thing you should focus on is your Kill to Death ratio. Honestly try some rounds where you just practice not dying. If the leaders go off with 50 kills and 40 deaths, and you only have 5 kills and 1 death, I would call that a success. Stick with that M4 for a bit. A high percentage of competitive gamers are using that right now for all the reasons you stated above. Donít spray and pray, you should never empty a whole clip in one burst unless there are 10 people vs you in a hallway.

Also, like some have said before me, never play a game on an easy setting right when you get it. If you are not great at these games, play it one level away from the hardest, and as you get better, play each game you get on its hardest level. Sure, it can get frustrating, but when you can beat it, you will be GOOD at the game. At least in regards to the mechanics of the weapons and game play.


Wow I am bored at work, and after the holiday I really donít feel like doing [censored]. Hope this helps.
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Old 11-26-2007, 09:45 PM
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Default Re: Why do I suck at multiplayer arghh

Nice post.
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Old 11-27-2007, 03:46 AM
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Thanks for all the advice again, that last post was very helpful especially. Anybody who has put in time to make a post or sent me a PM with helpful multiplayer strategy feel free to shoot me a question about something poker related like hands, general strategy, etc and I'll help you out.

Right now in COD4 I'm playing mostly Free For All, as they are the best for achieving kills for various weapon challenges, and for me they are the funnest. With TDM there is a lot of camping and stuff which I'm pretty weak at defending against and it just ends up frustrating me. I'm typically getting killed a ton and not killing many people which ends up pissing me off. When I play FFA I'm now frequently among the top points leaders (although I've yet to get first place, although I tied once but lost technically due to more deaths) and although I still die often, I get quite a bit of kills.

I was using the M4 for a while but I'm trying to rank up and get some of the better weapons / perks so I've been trying different weapons and trying to beat the various challenges with them which give a lot of XP, not to mention makes the game a bit more fun imo using different weapons and finding out what is a good weapon to use in different situations.
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Old 11-27-2007, 07:54 AM
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Another tip I'm culling from an old story on Planet Fargo and a Scrubs episode: Moderate the temp where you play. You don't want it so cold that your hands start freezing up. Consider 'flogging the dolphin' before you play. It'll really loosen you up. If not for your score, do it for the team!
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Old 11-27-2007, 10:43 PM
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Default Re: Why do I suck at multiplayer arghh

one thing that seemed to help me is watching my ping rate and making sure I am not lagging.
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Old 11-27-2007, 10:58 PM
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Default Re: Why do I suck at multiplayer arghh

using a silencer helps a lot. Newbs tend to be less accurate fire a lot more ammo and not move around enough so not popping up on radar when firing help a lot.
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