- 1 - Introduction

dnjrdnjr 2013-02-14 19:09:00
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[c]ROAD TO PERFECTION[/c]
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[c]Don't read too much into the title. It's there to be, a flag we fly and march under. Yet, do we know the words of the anthem ?[/c]
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[c]INTRODUCTION[/c]
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What the hell is this ?

This is mostly a CallofDuty2 title dedicated article, however, in-game settings for most games do have the same impact and taste to them, so players from FPS games may benefit from this in general.

This article is dedicated to people, who are familiar to FPS games, but are on a verge of moving from one title to another, or are struggling on deciding on settings about their game, and don't have the time to invest into endless experimentation, and do need a few helpful tips here and there.
This article is not to say that rocks are actually liquid jelly butter hubba bubba chewing gum, nor that flying is done by jumping in the air and shouting "imaplaneubro".
This article is to explain those thin lines in-between in-game settings, which you can only feel after trying and experimenting over and over, gameplay rationalle, which will not be the Bible of all tactics, but will give you an overhead perspective on how to realise what kind of player you want to be, how to improve yourself, and how to feel good whilst playing the game of your choice (cod2), how to actually have a path in the game that you can follow and feel yourself improving, without being intimidated by the elites, who have been on top of their game for 5 years and counting.
This article is not for the faint hearted, and will touch a huge variety of aspects, but I can nearly guarantee you will find at least one snippet of information, that you can call either utter dribble, or vice versa - magically helpful.
This article is not a scientific document, it's personal opinion. However, opinion comes from experience and experimentation, the more - the more objective.
This article will not be "anal" in places you expect it to be, and vice versa.


This article will include:

- What kind of gaming gear is necessary and good for you;
- How to set up your operating system to compliment your game;
- How to set up your Call of Duty 2 to compliment you;
- How to be serious about your game - routine, choices, brain, flesh and comradeship, online play, clanbase;
- How to punch Punkbuster & it's lag in the face.


Who are you to tell ?

Played Quake3, Cs:Source and CallofDuty2 to the nerdbone, amongst other games.
This article and in-game knoweldge comes from where any curiousity does - hitting a brick wall. You go all fuzzy and start wondering.
My brick wall was Quake3 on Windows98, when I had a perfect setup of everything, on which I enjoyed playing, doing flickshots right and left with my trusty ball-mouse, untill my HDD failed. I never cared to record any of my settings, and after the failure I was heartbroken and unhappy about everything in my game. Familiar feeling ?

Since then, I started documenting anything and everything beneficial to gameplay either on paper, or in my head, proving myself wrong and right over and over again.
This article is like a long road coming to an end for me, and I wouldn't have written all this, if it wasn't for recent Cod2's activity, some new players coming from different scenes to try Cod2 out, and asking for tips.

Theres a massive ammount of information to work with, gonna try my best to connect everything correctly for a full picture.
However - if you only read one part, for example - Gaming Gear, and miss the In-Game part, you will not be happy, as different parts interlace and explain each other.


[c]The Journey[/c]

Seeing that people message me about breaking their Mouse3 buttons because of excessive scrolling, and I've noticed myself that particular parts to find in this humongous wall of text are not beneficial to anyone, let alone travelling to the comment section below. I've decided to break it into parts, for easier navigation. Instead of creating a new forum post for every single one of them, I've made them into blog entries, as formatting and the experience seems to be "more hip" there:

- 1 - Introduction - .......................................................................................... http://dnjr.tek-9.org/blog/-_1_-_introduction-1589.html

- 2 - Gaming Gear - ......................................................................................... http://dnjr.tek-9.org/blog/-_2_-_gaming_gear-1590.html

- 3 - Optimizing Windows for Gaming - ................................ http://dnjr.tek-9.org/blog/-_3_-_optimizing_windows_for_gaming-1591.html

- 4 - CallofDuty2 In-Game - ................................................................... http://dnjr.tek-9.org/blog/-_4_-_callofduty2_in-game-1592.html

- 5 - Gameplay Wisdom - - ................................................................ http://dnjr.tek-9.org/blog/-_5_-_gameplay_wisdom-1593.html

- 6 - Punkbuster Lag Fix - - ............................................................... http://dnjr.tek-9.org/blog/-_6_-_punkbuster_lag_fix-1594.html

- 7 - Epilogue - ............................................................................................. coming

- 8 - Fun Stuff. Hot links - - ................................................................................... http://dnjr.tek-9.org/blog/-_8_-_fun-1596.html

- 9 - TroubleShooting. FAQ - ....................................................................................... coming


I think it's best to comment on this thread, I will be holding my front line here most. However, if you think you have a question which, when solved, will benefit everyone, comment in the specific sections of the blog entries, that way we will keep this fast, efficient and helpful for everyone, not just CallofDuty fans.
3 Comments
saxo
way too much and a bit too late!
dnjr
omg, my bad !
danzk1
fantastic and fun to read! great job!
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