I Keep Getting Worse!!

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Re: I Keep Getting Worse!!

in reply to Runandgunerring

Hey guys, Wow, and Thanks for all of the suggestions. I appreciate it, and thought I posted how I did last night using the class setups you shared with me. Obviously I failed to send it.

I used the honey badger class setup you gave me, on Warhawk, and wen 7-2 while playing extremely cautious. The other match I got in, core tdm, was on Whiteout where I have been notoriously lousy at as anythibg but a sniper, but everyone snipes there, so I used the R5 class setup, and went 11-10. There are so many things I have been doing wrong, I cant believe it. After reading the notes that Outrageous gave me, I found myself going, "Yeah, I agree with that. How did I not realize this. How did I forget to do that" etc, etc. When I was doing decent, I was doing a lot of "where will they be coming from" thinking,  versus my new, and worse, approach which had become, "They'll never expect me to come from....(BAM, Im dead) dam it."

I did want to address the headset issue. I have a crappy set of turtle beach xla's that I use because, well, I got them for 17.99. Problem is, they perform like an 18 dollar headset. I have the other, nicer pair that fit around your ear, but I always run into issues with a buzzing sound the whole match, so I just use the junkers. That is my fault, and I know this.

RnG, you made a great point about monitors. At my very best, I was using an LG 22" LCD monitor with around a .185ms delay. I went to a Samsung 32", and have not adjusted fully to being further away from the screen. The input lag response time is only .325ms, lost my train of thought

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Re: I Keep Getting Worse!!

in reply to JRN00498

JRN00498 wrote:



Hey guys, Wow, and Thanks for all of the suggestions. I appreciate it, and thought I posted how I did last night using the class setups you shared with me. Obviously I failed to send it.


I used the honey badger class setup you gave me, on Warhawk, and wen 7-2 while playing extremely cautious. The other match I got in, core tdm, was on Whiteout where I have been notoriously lousy at as anythibg but a sniper, but everyone snipes there, so I used the R5 class setup, and went 11-10. There are so many things I have been doing wrong, I cant believe it. After reading the notes that Outrageous gave me, I found myself going, "Yeah, I agree with that. How did I not realize this. How did I forget to do that" etc, etc. When I was doing decent, I was doing a lot of "where will they be coming from" thinking,  versus my new, and worse, approach which had become, "They'll never expect me to come from....(BAM, Im dead) dam it."


I did want to address the headset issue. I have a crappy set of turtle beach xla's that I use because, well, I got them for 17.99. Problem is, they perform like an 18 dollar headset. I have the other, nicer pair that fit around your ear, but I always run into issues with a buzzing sound the whole match, so I just use the junkers. That is my fault, and I know this.


RnG, you made a great point about monitors. At my very best, I was using an LG 22" LCD monitor with around a .185ms delay. I went to a Samsung 32", and have not adjusted fully to being further away from the screen. The input lag response time is only .325ms, lost my train of thought


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Very glad to have been of some help Bud...

The "buzzing" in your Turtles will stop if you unplug the "chat" lead from your controller, or your "play and charge" lead from your controller...

Samsungs have a "Game Mode" setting in their set up options which will help with the input lag...

Important thing to remember is when I have a 20+ kill TDM game (which is more often than not), Only half or so of those kills

are gun kills... It's all about staying alive and getting your kill streaks slowly and surely does it... =)

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Re: I Keep Getting Worse!!

in reply to JRN00498

JRN00498 wrote:


RnG, you made a great point about monitors. At my very best, I was using an LG 22" LCD monitor with around a .185ms delay. I went to a Samsung 32", and have not adjusted fully to being further away from the screen. The input lag response time is only .325ms, lost my train of thought


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Is that the response time or input lag? If that is the input lag then you have around 20 frames per second of input lag. You will definitely lose gunfights against people like me who have sub 1 frame of input lag. IMO, in a fast paced game like COD, having a good gaming monitor can make a huge difference.

About the headset, the most important thing is that it needs to be able to decode Dolby. There are a lot of mid range headsets out there but they're only stereo. Go get a Turtle Beach DSS1; they're really cheap on Ebay. You can use any kind of earphones with them and it will help you a lot in this game. You will be able to hear accurate enemy positions and you will have enhanced awareness.

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Re: I Keep Getting Worse!!

in reply to Run_N_Gunning_C

Hey, RnGing

  I had to look at the file that I saved of the conversation I had with the Samsung Assistant Chat, and what I was told is that the figure she gave me pertained to "Input Lag Response". I loved playing on my LG monitor, but I need it for work related items at the moment, as I am doing a lot more of that than I am playing Call of Duty lately (by the way, side-note to anyone in here not yet in the workforce; Never bring your work home with you! It sucks.)

  To be honest with you, the thing I liked best about the monitor was the size. It was not too small, and yet, not too big. I have always had ADD to varying degrees, and when I am playing on a huge, giant TV, I get tunnel vision, and almost always end up dying, repeatedly, due to my lack of peripheral awareness. When I can, I will be transferring all my gaming back to the monitor, even though I need to get closer to see it, I can see all of it.

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Re: I Keep Getting Worse!!

in reply to JRN00498

The best way to get better is to ignore all biased answers. Basically any post telling you what play style to use and what load out to use is not going to help you. Practice is the key to getting better if you want to improve your accuracy get a pistol or marksman rifle and disable aim assist and aim centering if it allows you. If doesn't you can still use this tactic basically use the marksman rifle and pistol until you find your self doing well with both gun types after that go back to fully automatic guns or any gun that you were good at using. Your accuracy should be improved. Another way you can get better is by learning the maps from top to bottom learn every spot that allows you to aim inside a camping spot. Learn the layout of the map and the flank routes and any secret pathways. After you learn the maps learn the players learn where people camp and rush this will allow you to address any situation on any part of the map. After you do these things find the perfect load out for you basically anything that clicks use it cause it doesn't have to MLG to be successful. Once you have found what load outs work and what doesn't work which you can do by testing any load out in private match against veteran bots saving you squad points, you then need to figure out which way you like to play and which way you play best. If you like to camp since you like Domination the best spot to camp is always where the flags are people have to go to those spots to win. If you like to rush around rush to each flag continuously you will always find players that way. Your best bet would be to use a play style when it's best for that situation. Also always have a specific load out for the most common situations you never wanna get caught off guard. Hope this helps.

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Re: I Keep Getting Worse!!

in reply to TheDarkOne123

don't give a rats ass about K/D and play...Believe it or not, if you know the maps, you will do better than trying to play something you're not accustomed to. I hate campers yet I kill the hell out of them, I run I gun and if I get killed oh fricken well! Point is, play like you normally play and to hell with the stats. Your stats will be better at your style of playing plain and simple!

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Re: I Keep Getting Worse!!

in reply to SirDiesAlot62

You act like I told him to camp.

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Re: I Keep Getting Worse!!

in reply to JRN00498

Do exactly what you were doing a month ago when your game started to improve, don't start making knee jerk reaction changes, it worked before and it will work again. You sound like me, if you play for hours you get on a roll and gain momentum and it all becomes better and better and then when you stop and leave it for a while, you feel you are back to square one when you resume.

Maybe go on "squads" for a bit and get your mojo back, it is all about confidence and practice.

Last night I was on "flooded" and I nearly lost my shoe because it spent so much time up the other teams ass and then, the next game on "strikezone" which is my favourite map I got totally d!cked. If you do really well all the time you will get bored and find a challenge elsewhere, being low quality from time to time is what gives you your edge.

If you only hear one thing hear this;

It happens to absolutely everyone but only some have the nuts to admit it. The fact that you care means you are enjoying the game and that is all that matters  

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Re: I Keep Getting Worse!!

in reply to greyfryer67

Thanks, greyfryer67

I figured that most of you who come here and post on a nightly basis have probably been able to tell from my previous posts that I am not a great player. About a month ago, I would have told you that I could hold my own, as I was doing very well in FFA matches, finishing in the top 3 repeatedly. I like that you said to forget about the K/D for awhile, because I think that I became fixated on raising my K/D, and subsequently went to hell in a handbasket.

  Part of why I really do not care about my K/D is because when Ghosts first came out, I made the mistake of playing FFA almost exclusively. I have no idea why I did this. I found that it was easy in black ops 2 to complete camo challenges in FFA, and mistakenly jumped into the newest iteration under the same assumption. Needless to say, it's going to be awhile before I see any improvement in my K/D. I do hate that my win/loss ratio is so damn low, though. It is very misleading to see that my win/loss percentage is hovering around .350, considering that for the first month or so, I was only playing FFA, and unless you finish top 3, you lose.

Live and learn, right?

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Re: I Keep Getting Worse!!

in reply to JRN00498

Taking a break can cause you to loose your shot but you will get it back.  I always warm up with bots or squads before I play online.

Pay attention to what is getting you killed and try to build loadouts to counter. 

Also, one of the things I don't like about running support streaks is it locks you in to using only one loadout for duration of the game or at least until you earn something.  I prefer Assault streaks or specialist because being able to change my loadout during a game in order to counter the other team is much more important to me.  Some games you won't even get the 3 kills for a SatCom but then other games you will get it, a dog and a trinity rocket.

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