Ok first off hey my name is Patrick :) but i have a question. I wanna be a better gamer and here is my situation. I play a small fps game and some of them are really good, i can kill the good players no problem alot but i die alot from the less gifted players who aren't nearly or even close to as good as them, anyway alot have told me i'm good but i don't believe them, i wanna be better and i even say to myself i suck (which i know that wont get me anywhere saying that), i have hot and cold days like almost every gamer. I wanna be a really good player. The first or second time i forget, i had one of the top scores in ut2k4 all the time i played and after that i wasn't so hot, and even got no points for killing players (not to mention alot took 5 minutes to kill) :/ anyway i have only been playing online games for just over a year now (i'm 20 btw) so maybe that's not enough time to be good? (but i can kill players who have been playing for 10+ years easily sometimes) since i first started back in really late december of 2003 i sucked like i should (but since then and now the server i used to play in i am accused of cheating by everyone when i wouldn';t be caught dead being accused of that by anyone). I've played single player fps but not for long, atleast not long enough to hone any skillz for playing online, and not many fps games as i liked playing all types back then. My ping sux in this game though (like 140 and higher) and it's kinda buggy but my good days i can play and own the server with the back of my hand and the bad i play really bad unless i alias in which it's hard to have a bad game. Anyway is there a chance at my age i can get better? or am i too late? i wanna be an elite so badly that i yell at my monitor when i get owned:( my reflexes aren't good and my hand eye sux (well kinda sux...it's been improving since this game). Also i've tried hl2dm and i was doing pretty good for playing it for the first time imo.
My only suggestion to you is too keep practicing in the games that you wish to be good at. We all have our good and bad times in terms of scores and display of skill, it's just something you have to deal with on you own. It's best to find servers where you find yourself having pings under 100, which I assume you're aware of. Besides that, practice as much as possible. ;)
That's the thing with fps games...all the online fps games i've played are always high pinged, but i sometimes take that as a challenge and try and show skill with that high of a ping (this game my best ping is 140 but it spikes alot and i been getting packetloss alot and giving up but going back and giving it another shot aswell). I also used to own in one of the euro servers even with euro's with pings like 40-60 and me like 250-300 as the hardest class and i still did well but things have changed and too much lag with my shots have happened. BTW this game requires skill as you gotta be able to use the mouse and shoot people dodging people way up in the air. My game is unreal 2 XMP if you've heard/seen/played it.
I haven't heard of Unreal 2 XMP (unless I have and you're terming it in an unfamiliar way), but I understand your problem. Most servers that you come across on a list do have high pings; it take some time to search for those with desireable pings and a decent number of players for the appropriate level of competition.
Well here is alittle preview of it..some jumps from u2xmp. http://www.poopbored.com/downloads/TheBoredMan3.wmv http://www.poopbored.com/downloads/TheBoredMan2.wmv http://www.poopbored.com/downloads/TheBoredMan.wmv http://www.poopbored.com/downloads/2gay.zip edit- my bad, these are made by a guy named berserk.
Never heard of XMP? If it's anything like Unreal Tourny 2004, it doesn't require that much skill :) Run, shoot, jump, repeat. Kinda like Q3. All I can say is practice if you want to be good.
I watched the trick jump movies and it reminds me of my Quake 3 trick jumping days :) The trick jumps took some skill, or should I say a lot of practice and were fun.
BeeF FlaPsIf it's anything like Unreal Tourny 2004, it doesn't require that much skill :) Run, shoot, jump, repeat. Kinda like Q3. All I can say is practice if you want to be good.
Actually, UT 2004 requires quite a bit of skill and much practice, I think (as does everybody I know)...especially in DM mode.
Μαjïç MushrøøMActually, UT 2004 requires quite a bit of skill and much practice, I think (as does everybody I know)...especially in DM mode.
DM mode requries absolutly zero skill, that pretty much goes for any FPS in DM mode. Now Tourney mode takes a little more skill. DM mode you just grab a gun and shoot anything that moves, easy enough. Team Deathmatch is fun, at least you have to be carefull not to shoot your teamate. Although some noobie admins turn FF off :rolleyes:
All games require practice to keep up with the experienced players. Hurry up Quake 4. then we can battle 1v1 :) (if they don't screw the MP up like they did on DOOM3 )
I find that the more realism orientated games make you better and more aware of your surroundings during a game.
I for example play a lot of Forgotten Hope, which is an excellent mod for BF1942. It's based on realism such as one shot kills, and more realistic plane and tank combat. I also play Day of Defeat and Counter Strike online and at a LAN at my school.
After playing Forgotten Hope I find it very easy to do well in the more arcade style games like UT 2004 and Day of Defeat. After all, it's a lot harder to stay alive in an FPS that takes on a realism approach.
That's my main suggestion, but like others said just keep playing the games you find to be the most fun. After some time, you'll be amazing at them.
Just keep playing and have confidence, but remember games arent just about winning or being better than others, it's about the experience and the fun.
Here's a link to Forgotten Hope if anyone is interrested:
I think the best advice is practice makes perfect. However, dont over do-it. Play for 4 nights a week, trying to have a day on/ day off scheme, as that way you wont overload yourself, and you should begin to see improvement.