Hi Karen My name is Lisa I play in the AW clan as [AW]VALKYRIE. I underwent some of the same experiences as you. yes there are guys that resent women playing (especially when you're better than them). Give Apaulo's War a chance. It's one of the BEST servers around with NO lag(well hardly ever). We have three women in our clan and a lot of regular players every night. Sure you get some a holes from time to time but they usually get kicked. We have one thirteen year old girl that really kicks major ass. I would really like to see you there. I try to be there every night when the server is up(it's not down a lot but is occasionally) around 6:00 pm central time. We also have an alternate server called AW alternate (duuuuh). Anyway come on in and give us a try. PLEEEAAASE!!!! I think you'll like it and want to make it your RTCW home as I have.
Lisa (aka) [AW]VALKYRIE
dont worry about them nerds, I bet they suck themselves and can't play properly... :frog:
Wolf was the first 1stpersonshooter I played too, and I m playing it since April 2002. When I started playing wolf I sniped a lot and was no help to my team, until somebody asked me whether I would'nt like to kill some enemy too, so I guess I really sucked. Nobody starts out number one.
Well, here s what helped me to improve my playing in a way I was asked to join a clan:
For shooting practice I got myself the maps sp_tourney0.pk3, mp_shoot.pk3 and mp_practice.pk3, and worked on them with every submachinegun. Remember: small bursts increase the accuracy significantly. It improved my shooting technique a lot. Choose the crosshair with 4 lines and the small dot in the middle and make it really small, that helps to fight at some distance. I only used SMG's, they r as deadly as the mauser when u get better, even at large distances. With venom, flamer or panzer u r too slow, but that s just me, I like to play fast and flexible. (Plz don't start using mauser or panzer. There are already too much of them. Especially on maps with documents to be carried 2-4 players who know their SMG can rule the map.)
When u join a server tell your teammates u dont know the map well, usually there is somebody who ll tell u to stick with him and will show u the map. If not, run with ppl of clans, especially if there are 2-3 of them, and look what they do (usually they know what to do).
For the character: I was and still am Medic most of the time, cause u can help your team a lot easily (and u can help yourself too). And really good meds are rare. If u want to play Lut, then please, whenever u spawn, drop all 4 packs near the spawn where your teammates can pick them up easily (still few players do that and I dunno why, its so easy and helps the meds such a lot).
For maps: start a server of your own and run around in them all alone till u know where the objectives are. Look for nice spots to defend, then u ll know where to look on offense too. If u start preferring certain maps, learn the names of the areas in the maps, cause then you know where your teammates are and where the trouble is.
For game-performance: try a resolution of at least 800x600, more s better, if neccessary decrease graphic quality. That s important for maps where u have to fight at some distance.
Well, I hope I could help u a little bit. Don't get frustrated if it's hard in the beginning, RtCW is a difficult and very teamoriented game. It takes some time to get good.
If u ever like to get an introduction into the most teamoriented and best map ever (I know this is subjective judgement :) ), drop in at 4Netplayers, map is mp_theriver and if I m there I ll show ya around.
I think it's rude when people on your own team shoot you as some sort of sick, twisted way of asking you for ammo or health. They're more likely to get gunned down that way. :)
Anyway, to the creator of this topic, don't let it get to you. I suck as a medic. I've tried being a medic in times of need, but I'm honestly much more used to being a lieutenant. In fact, when I AM a medic, I often times forget that I'm a medic, thinking I'm a lieutenant, and just pass up people that're calling for help. I don't do it deliberately or anything. I'm just much more skilled as an engineer or lieutenant.
@Karen: That's the penalty we have to pay for acts of some wannabe leader's foolishness-someone else always suffers for his or her snobishness. Besides, one medic is never enough ;) It does take practice and time to improve your skill. I've played in servers where I've been by far the most experienced player and the rest are newbies. I try to help them out if I can, but I never get upset for long over a mistake that was not diliberate
Whoa that post was abit over the top, anyway hang in there.
I've been playing the game for about 2 & a half months now but am pretty good @ it.
I know the standard maps like the back of my hand but when it comes to a new map @ first I'm like "what the hell? where do I go, huh?"
Practice makes perfect, ya think what you lot described is bad?
get this, I have had my in game name copied exactly & with the same color so it looks identical twice!
that truly sucked, I was on a 64 player server playing on the Axis side & some jerk off was blocking the spawn tunnel on depot so i voted to kick him 'cos FF was off so ppl were stuck there for 5 mins then he gets kicked & comes back in & renames himself exactly like mine.
what an a-hole.
oh yeah, RTCW is my first online game & I think the Shrub Mod kicks arse.
so @ the end of the day, whoever you are. here's the low down.
1 - play as a team 2 - Practice, practice, practice 3 - & keep ya cool.
okay that's all.
Hayate: Yep, there are some morons out there, eh? :rolleyes:
Karen: Being a medic is a good way to learn a map, you can follow around the main crowd healing them, and backing them up. But always watch your six ;)