How to improve

Post » Mon Dec 14, 2015 2:14 pm

Hi guys, I have been playing for 2 years, until now I did about 1400 hours of play.

I didn't have a positive kill/death ratio until I did about 800 hours. Crysis2 is the first FPS I play seriously.

How to improve? Why are you dying so often? Why you don't get kills?


1 AIM
Check your aim against an object train to be able to aim it while you move around it, while you jump around it. You shouldn't loose the aim on it. Then train aiming 2 points and shooting 1 bullet each (you can do it to practice also once you finish bullets).

To be competitive you must learn possibly not to miss in this 2 simple exercices.
You probably will discover that your mouse sensitivity is too high, maybe way too high (I played with sensitivity 45 for longtime with very bad results, things went better going down to 25, again to 15, to 10,5 and still going down in sensitivity)
I use ingame sensitivity of 8.5 for scar. With 800dpi on mouse.
To set the sensitivity you can open the console in the game pressing the key left to 1. Then type
Cl_sensitivity =12
There is a space before the =
With lower sensitivity you can correct the aim while shooting to compensate the recoil ;) you can aim way better.




2 use the map.
In red dot you see enemyes at your level, in a circle you see enemyes on another floor. The map has a little delay, if somebody of your team is around, it shows the actual position.

So with the map you know the exact enemy position.

If no teammates are around the dots on the map are not up to date.
Map doesn't show unspotted players with cloack and those with dead spot level 3.



3 get a sense of who is around
before entering open areas if you go straight ahead you might have people on left, right and behind you, so it's an action game but watch around before just running.
You see an enemy going in a direction he will be somewhere there or even on the way to you.
In your mind keep a virtual map of the players that are around and count on those players attacking while you engage smb. Better if you have a place/object to cover behind, to reload ammo and energy and to go if it gets too hot.



4 relink keys
so that they are very easy to use.
I relinked nanovision to the Z (or Y depends on keyboard)
I linked the binoculars to the key \ (under key A)
Bonuses to key P
Melee to the 1st mouse button for the thumb
Change fire mode to the second mouse button for the thumb.

So it's up to you, none of the functions are not of help when playing, customize as you like them, so that all functions are always reachable.



5 tag enemyes
With the binoculars (key B) you can mark the enemy, so it will have a red triangle on it. You will see him where he goes and be able to shoot him as soon as he gets out of cover. (You will be called hacker)
In bigger maps If you haven't an enemy around I suggest using binoculars to look around and not watch with the weapon in hand.
It takes 0,3 seconds to tag an enemy ;) do it



6 play smart
Be like a cat that plays with the mouse
Nobody says you have to face a situation that will get you killed. So create. If you escape 1 youll be followed, 2 he will wait for you 3 he doesn't care.
1 you know and can ambush. I sometime pretend to escape behind a corner and just reload turn and kill.
2 he is waiting for you, attack him from another direction
3 you didn't get killed anyway



7 play tactic
There are many ways to play.
You can rush on enemyes and risk more (I usually choose this)
But when needed go like in urban guerrilla. You reach a point where you have cover, watch around before to go to the next good point where to face smb. Teams that play in this way get killed less.



8 aim the head
You can kill a cloaked player aiming head with about 3 bullets. About 8 aiming elsewere.
If he isn't cloaked on head will need 8 bullets. With armor 12. (Its an esteem)
Double those values for other body parts, so if you face a player that shoots you in the head and you shoot the chest, you are dead ;)



9 train your reaction time
Be awake like a predator.
The thoughts, disappointment, things you wanna say, avoid you to act & react. To be ready it's a state of mind.
Other things like thoughts may only interfere and make you reacting slower (source The book The Sublime and Ultimate Art of the Vital Points).
The mind has the ability to act and react to events in a very very short time. What do we need to do is rediscover this ability, not interfere but somehow let it act by itself.



10 Don't stay too close to other team mates.
I'd suggest not closer than 2-3 meters. But if you wanna work in team better if you choose parallel ways in the direction that you go at about 4-8 meters distance. You will be able to cover each other. Don't left behind and beside enemyes, it will ruin your tactic.



11 don't get too disappointed if you don't succeed
Yes anger and disappointment can be the emotions that give you will, force and concentration to succeed to make things that you won't believe you are capable of. But aren't helping you if they are too much, or too present.
At best try to have the rest but not those ;)
It's just a game you can loose or win don't make the loss change your day in a bad one ;)
And if you are tense with your hand you will be less accurate. If you are relaxed and you hand "fluctuates" on the table, you will be fast and precise.



12 shoot single shots when aiming a distant player
Once you have aimed, the first bullet goes always to the point you have aimed.
So shooting multiple single shots gets you killing enemyes far away.
Binoculars to take the aim, switch to weapon and shoot



13 get a lower ping
Yes you can improove your ping, or there might be the possibility.
Your ping is the time it takes for your reaction to reach the server, and for other reactions that have reached the server (by other players) to reach you.
The internet provider might have setup your connection with "interleave medium" for you to have a more stable connection.

What does it do this? Every data package transferred to your router gets re-checked. Its like if the phone central ask the router "did you send 3 packages?" And the router answers "yes 3, or no 4". In the case of 4, the missing package is resent.
Result you don't loose data that are sent to you and viceversa.
But your ping will be 30-60 more than it cud be.
So ask your internet service provider to set your connection to "interleave low", packages won't be re-checked. If not too many data get lost you will have a stable connection and quite a better ping.

The data loss depends on the lenght and quality of the line (if in copper) between telephone central (or distribution point) and your router. 1,5km way =you are at the limit for vdsl, interleave low might not work well. 500mt=you are okay.




14 Extra - Recognize cheaters
There are unfortunately many different kind of cheats and no anticheat. Experience tells if it's a cheat or not. It's important not to kick good players, don't rush accusing people, look at the following to make your judgement.

I can tell you every pro player gets votekicked for just beeing too good for the other to believe his actions.

-The most visible ones are aimbot: when the aim follows the center of the head and you see it sticks to this point no matter how you mooved, and even goes instantly with no delay to the head of another player (notice 100 milliseconds do not mean instantly, that's a fast human reaction time).

-There are cheats where oft who uses them also renames, they shoot just in your direction and are like headshooting.

-how to see if a player renamed to become unkickable? Open console with the key left to key 1, go page up, in orange you see the rename.
This player is unkickable and usually has another series of cheats. It's up to him if all others will be able to play at all or not. Make him aware of it. Fortunately it's often only a caprice. But bad*sses go on until nobody and no server is left.
You can contact an admin, visit the website of your server to get him banned, write the exact name, best if you take a short vid with your smartphone (I have recently become admin of the gaming-home.eu server).

- tag hack> the player knows your position always. To proof it you must be cloacked with dead spot 3rd level, in a place with no other players around. If he continuously finds you means he has this hack. You might record it and upload to youtube, this hack is quite difficult to tell, the community thanks you for the discovery ;)

-shooting from cloack
Everybody can shoot from cloack, he will decloack after 2-8 bullets, rarely you'll see even a bug and it decloacks later.
So who has this cheat is able to shoot and won't decloack at all.

-wallhack> the player shoots through walls. Not the small walls but the cement ones. Yes you can shoot through small walls ;)

-unlimited ammo, player doesn't reload and probably don't care how much he shoots

-unlimited energy player can run no stop. Notice with nanotransfer + mobility enhance the player reloads by killing and can run very far. That's not a cheat.

-I dunno how the low profile aimbots work, the most I have encountered as a noob where actually pro players with no hacks and we now enjoy playing together.
From a youtube video I know there is a cheat that hits the trigger in the moment you'r aiming the target. Smb might use it with single shot weapons.




15 how does the KILLCAM work?
usually it tells what happened from the other player prospective, but with your time on the server. So if you where gonna hide, in the other players time you weren't hidden yet> he shoot and killed you.
Your pc gets this imput x+y ms later (x your ping + y his ping)= you see the bullet reach you through whatever object you hided behind, that is now between your new position and his gun.
So its just a timing thing not cheats.




You find me online with the nick qiplayer and N7N0V1S10N
If you have questions ask.

Have much fun ;)
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Post » Mon Dec 14, 2015 8:51 am

Hi guys, I have been playing for 2 years, until now I did about 1400 hours of play.

I didn't have a positive kill/death ratio until I did about 800 hours. Crysis2 is the first FPS I play seriously.

How to improve? Why are you dying so often? Why you don't get kills?


1 AIM
Check your aim against an object train to be able to aim it while you move around it, while you jump around it. You shouldn't loose the aim on it. Then train aiming 2 points and shooting 1 bullet each (you can do it to practice also once you finish bullets).

To be competitive you must learn possibly not to miss in this 2 simple exercices.
You probably will discover that your mouse sensitivity is too high, maybe way too high (I played with sensitivity 45 for longtime with very bad results, things went better going down to 25, again to 15, to 10,5 and still going down in sensitivity)
I use ingame sensitivity of 8.5 for scar. With 800dpi on mouse.
To set the sensitivity you can open the console in the game pressing the key left to 1. Then type
Cl_sensitivity =12
There is a space before the =
With lower sensitivity you can correct the aim while shooting to compensate the recoil ;) you can aim way better.




2 use the map.
In red dot you see enemyes at your level, in a circle you see enemyes on another floor. The map has a little delay, if somebody of your team is around, it shows the actual position.

So with the map you know the exact enemy position.

If no teammates are around the dots on the map are not up to date.
Map doesn't show unspotted players with cloack and those with dead spot level 3.



3 get a sense of who is around
before entering open areas if you go straight ahead you might have people on left, right and behind you, so it's an action game but watch around before just running.
You see an enemy going in a direction he will be somewhere there or even on the way to you.
In your mind keep a virtual map of the players that are around and count on those players attacking while you engage smb. Better if you have a place/object to cover behind, to reload ammo and energy and to go if it gets too hot.



4 relink keys
so that they are very easy to use.
I relinked nanovision to the Z (or Y depends on keyboard)
I linked the binoculars to the key \ (under key A)
Bonuses to key P
Melee to the 1st mouse button for the thumb
Change fire mode to the second mouse button for the thumb.

So it's up to you, none of the functions are not of help when playing, customize as you like them, so that all functions are always reachable.



5 tag enemyes
With the binoculars (key B) you can mark the enemy, so it will have a red triangle on it. You will see him where he goes and be able to shoot him as soon as he gets out of cover. (You will be called hacker)
In bigger maps If you haven't an enemy around I suggest using binoculars to look around and not watch with the weapon in hand.
It takes 0,3 seconds to tag an enemy ;) do it



6 play smart
Be like a cat that plays with the mouse
Nobody says you have to face a situation that will get you killed. So create. If you escape 1 youll be followed, 2 he will wait for you 3 he doesn't care.
1 you know and can ambush. I sometime pretend to escape behind a corner and just reload turn and kill.
2 he is waiting for you, attack him from another direction
3 you didn't get killed anyway



7 play tactic
There are many ways to play.
You can rush on enemyes and risk more (I usually choose this)
But when needed go like in urban guerrilla. You reach a point where you have cover, watch around before to go to the next good point where to face smb. Teams that play in this way get killed less.



8 aim the head
You can kill a cloaked player aiming head with about 3 bullets. About 8 aiming elsewere.
If he isn't cloaked on head will need 8 bullets. With armor 12. (Its an esteem)
Double those values for other body parts, so if you face a player that shoots you in the head and you shoot the chest, you are dead ;)



9 train your reaction time
Be awake like a predator.
The thoughts, disappointment, things you wanna say, avoid you to act & react. To be ready it's a state of mind.
Other things like thoughts may only interfere and make you reacting slower (source The book The Sublime and Ultimate Art of the Vital Points).
The mind has the ability to act and react to events in a very very short time. What do we need to do is rediscover this ability, not interfere but somehow let it act by itself.



10 Don't stay too close to other team mates.
I'd suggest not closer than 2-3 meters. But if you wanna work in team better if you choose parallel ways in the direction that you go at about 4-8 meters distance. You will be able to cover each other. Don't left behind and beside enemyes, it will ruin your tactic.



11 don't get too disappointed if you don't succeed
Yes anger and disappointment can be the emotions that give you will, force and concentration to succeed to make things that you won't believe you are capable of. But aren't helping you if they are too much, or too present.
At best try to have the rest but not those ;)
It's just a game you can loose or win don't make the loss change your day in a bad one ;)
And if you are tense with your hand you will be less accurate. If you are relaxed and you hand "fluctuates" on the table, you will be fast and precise.



12 shoot single shots when aiming a distant player
Once you have aimed, the first bullet goes always to the point you have aimed.
So shooting multiple single shots gets you killing enemyes far away.
Binoculars to take the aim, switch to weapon and shoot



13 get a lower ping
Yes you can improove your ping, or there might be the possibility.
Your ping is the time it takes for your reaction to reach the server, and for other reactions that have reached the server (by other players) to reach you.
The internet provider might have setup your connection with "interleave medium" for you to have a more stable connection.

What does it do this? Every data package transferred to your router gets re-checked. Its like if the phone central ask the router "did you send 3 packages?" And the router answers "yes 3, or no 4". In the case of 4, the missing package is resent.
Result you don't loose data that are sent to you and viceversa.
But your ping will be 30-60 more than it cud be.
So ask your internet service provider to set your connection to "interleave low", packages won't be re-checked. If not too many data get lost you will have a stable connection and quite a better ping.

The data loss depends on the lenght and quality of the line (if in copper) between telephone central (or distribution point) and your router. 1,5km way =you are at the limit for vdsl, interleave low might not work well. 500mt=you are okay.




14 Extra - Recognize cheaters
There are unfortunately many different kind of cheats and no anticheat. Experience tells if it's a cheat or not. It's important not to kick good players, don't rush accusing people, look at the following to make your judgement.

I can tell you every pro player gets votekicked for just beeing too good for the other to believe his actions.

-The most visible ones are aimbot: when the aim follows the center of the head and you see it sticks to this point no matter how you mooved, and even goes instantly with no delay to the head of another player (notice 100 milliseconds do not mean instantly, that's a fast human reaction time).

-There are cheats where oft who uses them also renames, they shoot just in your direction and are like headshooting.

-how to see if a player renamed to become unkickable? Open console with the key left to key 1, go page up, in orange you see the rename.
This player is unkickable and usually has another series of cheats. It's up to him if all others will be able to play at all or not. Make him aware of it. Fortunately it's often only a caprice. But bad*sses go on until nobody and no server is left.
You can contact an admin, visit the website of your server to get him banned, write the exact name, best if you take a short vid with your smartphone (I have recently become admin of the gaming-home.eu server).

- tag hack> the player knows your position always. To proof it you must be cloacked with dead spot 3rd level, in a place with no other players around. If he continuously finds you means he has this hack. You might record it and upload to youtube, this hack is quite difficult to tell, the community thanks you for the discovery ;)

-shooting from cloack
Everybody can shoot from cloack, he will decloack after 2-8 bullets, rarely you'll see even a bug and it decloacks later.
So who has this cheat is able to shoot and won't decloack at all.

-wallhack> the player shoots through walls. Not the small walls but the cement ones. Yes you can shoot through small walls ;)

-unlimited ammo, player doesn't reload and probably don't care how much he shoots

-unlimited energy player can run no stop. Notice with nanotransfer + mobility enhance the player reloads by killing and can run very far. That's not a cheat.

-I dunno how the low profile aimbots work, the most I have encountered as a noob where actually pro players with no hacks and we now enjoy playing together.
From a youtube video I know there is a cheat that hits the trigger in the moment you'r aiming the target. Smb might use it with single shot weapons.




15 how does the KILLCAM work?
usually it tells what happened from the other player prospective, but with your time on the server. So if you where gonna hide, in the other players time you weren't hidden yet> he shoot and killed you.
Your pc gets this imput x+y ms later (x your ping + y his ping)= you see the bullet reach you through whatever object you hided behind, that is now between your new position and his gun.
So its just a timing thing not cheats.




You find me online with the nick qiplayer and N7N0V1S10N
If you have questions ask.

Have much fun ;)


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Post » Mon Dec 14, 2015 7:52 am

I didn't know that N7N0V1S10N its you man :) BTW nice instruction for the newbies ;)
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