10 Replies Latest reply: May 4, 2012 12:12 AM by WKMMS RSS

Panic Knifing sensitivity

cassthehamster

Is it possible that the left thumbstick has a sensitivity measure when pressing it as opposed to being clicked or not clicked?

 

I only ask because I played a whole evening of Black Ops recently and did an accidental panic knife once whereas when I'm playing MW3 it seems to happen at least once every game - you know, when you've lined someone up, you squeeze off a couple of bullets giving away your location and then out of nowhere do a big swinging stab action and before you can recover your composure the enemy has killed you. It's bloomin' annoying especially when using specialist!

 

If anyone knows the workings of the xbox controllers I'd be interested to know whether there is a sensitivity measure as it seems strange that it only happened once all evening on Blops but happens all the time on MW3.

  • Re: Panic Knifing sensitivity

    I dont know about sensitivity on analog sticks. But I do know if you play on the button layout, tactical, you wont be panic knifing on accident any longer

    • Re: Panic Knifing sensitivity
      cassthehamster

      Cheers Hardhat - I have thought about changing the layout a few times in the past but never got round to doing it as I'm sort of stuck in my ways, middle aged, memory getting worse and worse etc. etc. but I will definitely give it a go and see if I can remember the buttons :-)

       

      Many thanks.

      • Re: Panic Knifing sensitivity

        sure I've just switched over myself, and its a tough change, but worth it. Its very frustrating when you click that stick a little too hard while firing and end up knifing the air and looking like a fool. Best of luck.

        • Re: Panic Knifing sensitivity
          cassthehamster

          Holy Moly - I've tried it, not sure I can stick with it though. What I'm perplexed about now is how come I didn't try and stab someone every single time I shot at them because I can't now shoot at someone without crouching and then going prone. It helped keep me alive for a few seconds longer in a gun fight but I invariably died as suddenly I was lying on the ground aiming at their toes. With a bit of work I might become as annoying as all those prone divers but found it quite frustrating.

           

          It was interesting crouching behind a box - as I just stood there for 30 seconds continuously stabbing it wondering what was going on...doh!

           

          I'll give it a few more goes but I suspect I might end up changing back and living with the auto-knifing unfortunately but thanks anyway Hardhat.

  • Re: Panic Knifing sensitivity

    This happens in every COD more than ever in MW3.It has nothing to do with the sticks it's a flaw it happens on both set ups.I think it has something to do with the aim assist.Just to let you know i've had it happen when not even touching the sticks or button .......

    Try knifing a few times it clicks everytime auto knifing as I call it doesnt.

  • Re: Panic Knifing sensitivity
    Bisto17

    Yeah tactical button layout for no panis knifing and the ability to drop shot! I'm amazed everyone hasn't switched over....

  • Re: Panic Knifing sensitivity

    That's why I switched to Tact layout.

     

    Makes dropshotting easier, and once you get used to it, you can panic knife just as fast as regular layout when the situation calls for it.