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Counter Strike - Am I missing Something Here???

Discussion in 'General Video Gaming Chat' started by Juzminator, Sep 21, 2001.

  1. Juzminator

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    Just downloaded the new version (1.3) yesterday (for the hell of it).

    Why is this game so damn popular???? Don't get me wrong - I play loads of online FPS games (Urban Terror, Kingpin, Quake 3, Wolfenstein etc.), but I really just can't see the appeal of CS.

    It's a pain in the neck to get connected (takes ages compared to other games....even with my broadband connection), and once you're in the game you very often get kicked for no good reason.

    My main gripes are these though:

    1. Am I just a useless £$"% for not being able to identify team members before I've blown holes in 'em, or is it near enough impossible to (quickly) see who's on your team?

    2. Once dead (frequently, for me), you have to wait till the end of the round to rejoin.

    <br />I'd be grateful for any tips on how to improve my enjoyment of this game, but at the moment the other FPS games I play just seem to be so much more fun than CS. <img src="frown.gif" border="0">
     
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    Yeah - I've seen that identifier....usually about 2 seconds after either a) they've ventilated my head, or b) I've put a couple of holes in my teammate. <img src="wink.gif" border="0">

    The other games I play usually have a far quicker and easier way of identifying the enemy (usually at a decent distance too)...is CS purposefully "hard" in this respect in order to boost its claims of "reality" gaming?
     
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    I've started having a go at CS recently. I have some friends who just rave about it all the time.

    The main problem I have is that you can't really practive on your own and most of the people online really seem to know what they are doing - resulting in very short rounds for you. Try spectating on them while you're dead to pick up some tips on what's going on. Or you could try downloading a bot - I've heard there's a couple of good ones.

    The main problem I have though is that a lot of the people who play a lot of very intolerant of people who aren't up to speed, and take the attitude that people who don't know what they are doing are spoiling their game. It does seem to attract a few ******s.
     
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    IIRC the map screen at the top left only shows your team members. Keep half an eye on it and if in doubt shoot first and ask questions later ;-)<br />You should also be able to find servers with friendly fire protection on (can't remember the exact term) so you can't kill your team mates.<br />The difficulty in spotting friend and foe is supposed to make it more realisitic.

    I found it very hard to get into at first but once you're half competant then its unbeatable fun. I used to play at work in the evenings with the guys and it was fab but I tried on a dial up when I changed jobs and you're just cannon fodder if your ping is over 100ms.

    The waiting around can be very annoying, I used to take the mickey which can get you kicked<br />, but so what? You may also not be getting kicked at all but the server is changing level or restarting the senerio and is timing you out. I've only seen a couple of people successfully voted off servers.

    The biggest pain were the clan members with names like 'i[D]I07!==' who think that they own the place and get abusive with you if you don't live there too. Forget them, I always found "chill out its only a game!" was a great way to really get them wound up.<br />There were a lot of aimbots and wall cheats in use when I stopped playing which really spolit it. Getting shot from behind a wall by someone you can't see is very tedious if you know they're cheating.

    Persevere you'll get into it, its a top game.

    AMc
     
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    Join up in games with only a few people and use it as practice to start with. It's great fun once you are of a reasonable standard.

    There should be a little identifier to show who's on your team.

    Keep playing you'll love it!
     
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    The difficulty in identifying your own team is more realistic is it not??

    Anyway, this only matters in friendly fire servers.

    Counterstrike is the most popular on-line FPS the world has ever seen. People have been playing it for yonks (I have for almost 2 years) and their is a snobbishness in the game's players.

    My suggestion is to ignore any abuse you get from these A-holes and just play your own game.

    <a href="http://www.barrysworld.com" target="_blank">Barrysworld</a> have a CS guide for newbies and also a Newbie forum which is helpful.

    Oh, and the CS1.3 release has disabled the wallhack problem now.

    [ 23-09-2001: Message edited by: Ono ]</p>
     

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