Page 1 of 1

Some help for a noob

Posted: Sat Jul 14, 2018 10:54 pm
by Mr.Spy
Dunno if it's the right section but hopefully it is.

Well I can't improve for weeks and my aim is horrible. Basically I have troubles with getting headshots and sometimes I can't even get that body hits. I would appreciate any tips or any kind of help from anyone.

Re: Some help for a noob

Posted: Sun Jul 15, 2018 2:39 am
by SuperSaiyanGAKO
There are plenty of aiming tutorials on Youtube. The general rule of thumb is to try line your camera up with their head first, then aim your gun. Once you get this down, headshots will become a lot easier. Also, bullet sponge is a huge problem in the game for some people, so don't be so quick to blame your aim. When you are up against someone who is eating whole clips to the head, there really isn't much you can do no matter how good your aim is.

Re: Some help for a noob

Posted: Mon Jul 16, 2018 1:33 am
by president trump
I wouldn't be so quick to blame it on connections just yet, that's the easy solution and it only makes cryers, not winners.

Try enabling the in-game camera so you can learn where the center of your screen is. Keep your view at headshot level, and try using AR2. If you already use AR2, try to practice shooting with AR0. Whenever I need to get back into it quick, I practice with AR0. Playing C.C/B.B/M.M 1v1, 2v2, and 1v1v1 (with or without targets) was also quite effective. And try to stick to your own region, just in case.

Re: Some help for a noob

Posted: Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:55 pm
by Mr.Spy
president trump wrote:
Mon Jul 16, 2018 1:33 am
I wouldn't be so quick to blame it on connections just yet, that's the easy solution and it only makes cryers, not winners.

Try enabling the in-game camera so you can learn where the center of your screen is. Keep your view at headshot level, and try using AR2. If you already use AR2, try to practice shooting with AR0. Whenever I need to get back into it quick, I practice with AR0. Playing C.C/B.B/M.M 1v1, 2v2, and 1v1v1 (with or without targets) was also quite effective. And try to stick to your own region, just in case.
Normally I don't complain about connection unless I have red ping or my opponent has red ping. I know where the center of the screen (or aim) is, it's in the character's head. I'll try to practice with moving targets on AR2 though, thanks a lot.

Re: Some help for a noob

Posted: Tue Jul 17, 2018 4:27 am
by Danne Snee
Tbh there's not that much you can say in terms of tips. It's only actively playing which will turn a new player into a "gud" player.
Personally it took me like half a year before I was starting to get a positive k/d. But MGO was my first online game though, so it took me a while to even accept how it plays coming from a background where MGS was all about slow and steady stealth gameplay. I guess you can play MGO like that after all. But then you need to be in a good team so you can "fall back on" the team, rather than getting spawn killed.

Anyway, I guess one can say those tips already stated and also get used to higher camera settings than the defaults. You will need that if you want to be able to turn around to get someone shooting at you from behind or whatever. I use 10 on everything and it works quite well. Not like I'm a pro or anything. But I'm certainly in a situation to give tips as a vet player.

Also, play different maps. It's important to know the map, and I've noticed that's about so much more than simply knowing the layout. It's about reading the game. Avoiding grenades/traps by knowing the places where people usually throw/place them, performing successful attacks by the same reading or knowing where Snake spawns in SNE and so on.

And, avoid games which has only/mainly high level players. That's usually stuff like RES and mixes including CAP and those type of modes. Trust me, you'll go nowhere in those types of rooms. I still perform remotely bad in those kind of games and I'm a vet who played on the official servers for years. I would say it's better to "git gud" in modes such as TDM and SNE. I guess that explains why I'm still noob at those other modes... I only play TDM, SNE and sometimes TSNE.

Another reason to why it's not a good idea to play modes such as CAP and Base when you're new is how those scenarios usually play out. There's 0 sense of stealth in those modes (perhaps You don't enjoy stealth though?). One might argue there's sometimes stealth, but overall I would say there's no real "sense of" stealth as you might experience in modes such as TDM, RES, TSNE and SNE (or of course; MGS). I won't even mention all the other modes.
Like there's no breathing room. There's only grenades everywhere and people know exactly where to throw them because the targets are marked on the map (in CAP), unless you can use Chaff grenades. To me these kind of modes are just ridiculous. I don't understand why they even put them in the game. A game which after all is a Metal Gear game. I realized this yesterday. I remember now why I only played those modes during Survival and Tournament (official events) back on the official servers. Never liked that shit. They mostly just annoy me because I feel like if all that shit wasn't in the game then it would be easier to get people together to play stuff like SNE. I guess there would still be the competition with TDM, RES and TSNE though.

Also I think the community should be mentioned. Alot of people are very elitistic on this game so if you join those high level games you will with 100% certainty get kicked and likely even get toxic comments before that happens. It still happens to me sometimes when I might perform under my usual standard. It's like the community is often unforgiving for that. Even if it's really that you're a good player who under perform one time because you're tired from the heat or you're simply having a bad go, people will still treat you like you're a noob. I wonder what they would do to You who actually are new to the game.
It's like the elitist people only see your performance. You will pretty much be identified by your score. Yesterday for example I was literally called "This 3/15." LOL. It's just funny to me though. I'm a pretty thick skinned grown man. However, I feel like it's an unacceptable behavior since if people like You who actually are new so your usual performance might be about 3/15, then one might take it more seriously and even be put off by the game for that reason combined with the unforgiving skill gap, when in reality that kind of players are a small fraction of the community. I mostly find people to be friendly. You might get frustrated because it's always like people do what they want (I mean stuff like leaving suddenly). But mostly people are acting rather friendly I would say. But perhaps that's also because I usually don't play with the most hardcore and elitist players.

Re: Some help for a noob

Posted: Thu Jul 19, 2018 12:29 am
by chillbite
There's no tips that will help you get better. It's common sense; practice. That being said, if your aim is bad, using an AR skill only facilitates that bad aim because it allows you to spray and drag your cursor around hoping for a headshot. The idea is you want to aim close to, or immediately on the head right away. I'd recommend practicing without an AR skill on and learning how to tap your shots out rather than hold down R1.

Re: Some help for a noob

Posted: Sun Jul 22, 2018 5:27 am
by Danne Snee
chillbite wrote:
Thu Jul 19, 2018 12:29 am
I'd recommend practicing without an AR skill on and learning how to tap your shots out rather than hold down R1.
This isn't a good idea tbh.
You expect a new player to get kills by tapping out single bullets? XD
Even the most experienced players spray. Good luck facing someone spraying with AR2 as a new player who don't have remotely close to the same game sense as us experienced players, tapping out single bullets.
What will they do? Hide behind a corner releasing random bullets hoping for a hs at someone coming out from behind another corner? And if Drebin is on you'll be stuck with the AK or other cheap weapons, facing highly skilled players spraying with M4/XM8/AK/P90/M14, equipped with gun skills and throwing nades at you/setting traps. All while running around constantly trying to evade headshots. Good fucking luck!

I would say it's better to get used to playing with gun skills. It's often important to have less recoil and shorter reload time.
Remember you're giving tips to a new player, not yourself. A new player who might be used to Snake's single player accuracy or other games outright.