I can't get better at this game and I'm not sure what to do next...

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  • moose004
    151 postsMember, Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Battlefield, Battlefield 1, CTE, BF1IncursionsAlpha, Battlefield V Member
    dcs500 wrote: »
    Run some tests on you network connection before you beat yourself, if you have latency issues you’re not going to have a good time.

    My network is generally pretty stable and I run a wired connection. I average about 30 ping to US East servers but on rare occasions my packet loss goes nuts and my ping spikes to an indicated 999. It's so obvious when it happens, though, that I just immediately redeploy and wait it out for 30 seconds or so until it settles down.
  • spartanx169x
    873 postsMember, Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Battlefield Hardline, Battlefield, Battlefield 1, Battlefield V Member
    moose004 wrote: »
    heresPaul wrote: »
    stop caring? I’m terrible, was terrible 15 years ago when I was young and am terrible now when I’m old but I don’t care and it’s fun to play :|

    I wish it was that easy. I'm a fairly competitive person...not so much with other people as with myself. I want to improve. And in BFV I don't seem to be. I'm still mired in the worst slump I think I've ever had in an FPS. Part of that is trying new things and new guns to find a combo that I hook up with, but still, way too many 1- and 2-kill games while getting thrown in on the losing side of matches, which of course doesn't help. I have more fun when I help my team to wins, by whatever means I can. :)

    Don’t keep switching guns you are probably hurting yourself more than you know. There are only 3 guns you should use until you master them.

    1. KE7 playing support use all the customizations that improve accuracy.
    2. The Sturm 1-5 playing suppprt. I’m my opinion maybe the best all around gun.

    3. If you must run as medic use the Sten. But I would use the other two before this one.

    Don’t bother with any other guns until you master those.
  • Agente_Silva
    158 postsMember, Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Battlefield Member
    Moose... mini map... it may sound a minimalist hint but... check your minimap often. I know enemies won´t blink as many as in BF4 but you can realize where the action is coming from by checking where your team is: enemies should be on the other end right?

    Do you notice lag or miss hit registration? Are you being insta killed? Your connection might be playing a role there as well...
  • Agente_Silva
    158 postsMember, Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Battlefield Member
    1800dpi and 20% sensitivity!!

    Dude, 1100 dpi and 13% sensitivity. I just fixed your aiming problem.

    He has short range of movement on his desk...
  • SumwhatKrazy
    557 postsMember, Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Battlefield, Battlefield 1, Battlefield V Member
    Yeah i still cant work it out. I'll have a good night or maybe 3 good nights on the run, then i'll have runs where i cant get a positive KD at all, all night.
    Just constant negatives by 1-4 deaths or something.
  • Alaedrea
    49 postsMember, Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Battlefield Hardline, Battlefield, Battlefield 1, Battlefield V Member
    My suggestion for all people in this game regardless of skill is to play with other people as much as possible. This game is not friendly to individual players, and that only gets amplified by skill level. You talked about having a group you run with consistently and that's great to have, but even when you are queueing solo, you have to try and find a squad that is willing to work together, or at the very least stick together with the main group on your team. This gives you a much higher likelihood of getting traded if you are killed and then rezzed by a friendly medic or squadmate.

    This might not lead to you getting significantly more kills, but that's just the nature of your skill level. Until you get comfortable with the gun play and aiming, you arent going to go nuts on the scoreboard, but you could easily get to a solid 1.0-1.5 kd with an average game of 10 kills 7 deaths and a decent score per minute just by sticking more with your team and your squad.

    You should also try not to be the first person into objectives, as you will typically not get a even fight that you have a chance to win at your skill level. Obviously this can lead to very boring gameplay when you are on bad teams and no one is pushing objectives, but that is just the nature of the game, not even the best individual players in the game can carry bad teams.

    I understand your competitive nature with yourself, but pressing when you are doing bad only makes things worse. If a match isnt going your way, either take a step back and play more passively, or find another server where your luck might be better. Hope you can find something that works for you.
  • mikebostonmike
    92 postsMember, Battlefield 4, Battlefield Hardline, Battlefield, Battlefield 1, CTE, Battlefield V Member
    I'll go 19-3 or 22-2 one game and be top of the scoreboard (I've been mostly playing Squad Conquest, because it's a bit more forgiving in that you aren't constantly seen by 10 other players from 10 different campy spots) and next game with the same teams I'll go 7-7 or 8-9. A lot of times you just run into bad luck in some games. Constantly running into full squads that you couldn't predict would be where they are. It's weird in this game because in BF1, the last year and a half or so of it, I could consistently go like... 40-7 or 50-10. It's just weird how much differently this game plays than the previous game.
  • Kranden
    121 postsMember, Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Battlefield, Battlefield 1, CTE, BF1IncursionsAlpha, Battlefield V Member
    1800dpi and 20% sensitivity!!

    Dude, 1100 dpi and 13% sensitivity. I just fixed your aiming problem.

    came here to post this. I play at 1440p and play at 10% ingame at 600-650 dpi. You need to lower your sens significantly. Get a bigger desk or make some more room, you cant possibly aim like that.
  • CanonFodder23
    354 postsMember, Battlefield, Battlefield 1, CTE, Battlefield V Member
    There's some great advice here. I'll just add a few of my tips.
    It might help you to stick to one class, play to its strengths and only use one gun and get familiar with it. Unlock all of its specialisations and play around until to get a combination that works for you. Try to take things a bits slower. Crouch run a lot, zig zag when running and hit the dirt if you're in open ground. Use cover a lot. Don't dive straight into a building, people like to camp in this game more than BF1. Don't stay still too long unless you're in cover. Stick to a game mode that you really enjoy. You'll become more familiar with that mode's maps and where people lurk as well as possible flanking manouevres. Some game modes can be more forgiving for certain styles of play. Use smoke if you're a medic. And don't stress about it. The game is still off-kilter and (hopefully) it will improve as time goes on.
  • naitch44
    666 postsMember, Battlefield 4, Battlefield Hardline, Battlefield, Battlefield 1, Battlefield V Member
    edited February 2019
    The obvious first point is play assault, its the easiest class to play. So start there, don't play anything else until you're comfortable with a specific weapon. Id recommend the G43 with a 3x.

    Secondly if you're getting killed out in the open then try and learn the maps, the routes, the camping spots, the likely flow of the zerg etc. Some of that can be luck but if its common place you're moving at the wrong time.

    Squad up and stick with your squad mates, if you do get hit by a Stuka for example at least theres a good chance you will get a revive.

    Which game mode are you playing? CQ is hectic and you can get shot from all sides, id hazard a guess to say every single player thats ever played BF5 has gone on a death streak, it happens. Try one of the small game modes, might help to not get overwhelmed by the action whilst you're trying to improve.

    Most importantly try not to put pressure on yourself, if you do that you will tense up and your aim will suffer.
  • moose004
    151 postsMember, Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Battlefield, Battlefield 1, CTE, BF1IncursionsAlpha, Battlefield V Member
    I'm actually having a little bit of success finally with a combo I wasn't expecting...assault with an AG m/42. I don't normally like semi-autos that much but the AG m/42 is very accurate, takes four shots to kill no matter what the range, has a high enough fire rate to spam in an emergency, and makes me play slower and more patient because it's not really a run-and-gun weapon. It is making me follow y'all's advice to slow down and play a tad more cautiously.

    I hadn't used it before and was running through assault guns, getting them to rank 4 to unlock the specs and find one I liked, and I did. So I'll finish getting assault to 20 with it and see how it goes. When I go back to Medic, while I had the MP40 halfway to gold, I'll drop those assignments and try the SMGs until finding another one I like (probably the Thompson). The MP40 is very accurate but I just can't get hits or kills with it for some weird reason, which is odd because I have over 400 kills with it already. Go figure.
  • Kevang039
    108 postsMember, Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Battlefield Hardline, Battlefield, Battlefield 1, Battlefield V Member
    moose004 wrote: »
    I've been playing games in the BF franchise since BF4 (I went back and got BF3 later on sale). I've never been what you'd call a "good" player...a TEAM player, yes. I can sling health and ammo and revives with the best of them, and I always play the objective as much as I can. But in terms of the whole shooting-mans things, not so much. I'm kinda oldish (52), my reflexes have never been great, I'm congenitally incapable of sitting back and sniping, so I die a lot. My k/d in BF4 and BF1 is, if I remember right, around 0.65ish in both. In both games, I started off truly awful but then gradually got better.

    BFV is not going that way for me.

    After 73 hours of actual playtime, my k/d is 0.47. And it's going DOWN. What's worse is how it happens. I get stuck into these ruts in BFV, worse than any other shooter I've ever played (500+ hours in BF4 and BF1, and a lot of Planetside 2 back in the day) where I just die and die and die. Six, eight, ten straight. It doesn't matter what I do. I move, I get shot. I stay put, I get shot. I hole up and wait, I get shot. There's ten of us crossing a field, I'm the one that eats the bomb from the Stuka. I push forward, I get shot. I hang back, I don't contribute to the team and then I get shot. I snipe, I get instantly counter-shot. And it doesn't help that my aim is not tremendously good...OK, it's mostly rancid. Improving a bit, but still potato. I have a fairly small desk area to work with so I can't do a lot in terms of turning my sensitivity down (I run 1800 dpi, 20% sensitivity, uniform aiming ON @ 133% default).

    Doesn't seem to matter what class I play or what gun I use. I can start off doing pretty well--which for me is just going positive and my team winning, that's it--and then my gameplay turns into a Final Destination movie and I end up 8-19 and we lose. If I play with my outfit, which are a great bunch of guys, I can get wins. Those guys are amazing. And they put up with me. But my individual performance is still garbage unless I do something like go medic and turn into a human medpouch. And if that's what we need, I'll do it. But it's not *all* I want to do in BF. And if I solo queue, you can only imagine, with the "matchmaking" the way it is and my stats, what kind of teams I get stuck in. I don't know why BFV is stomping me so much harder than the other BF games did. But it seems to be.

    I don't want to be Ravic. I just want to not feel like putting my fist through my monitor after every game.

    I'm not griping at DICE, because I really like BFV and that's the frustrating bit. It sucks to suck at something you like to do. Particularly when improvement seems not to be happening. I guess I just needed to rant a little bit and see if anyone had any advice other than trying Hello Kitty Online (is that even still around?). Thanks.

    Well, I do that really have any clue, here is what I do know that may make you feel better.

    I had 3 matches where I totaled 6 kills.

    Yeah, one game I had 1 kill and died 15 times.

    After the frustration and race really kicked in I loaded up battlefield 1.

    Oh my Lord, I felt like a super soldier, I joined mid match and was in there 8 minutes, I racked up 18 kills, died 5 times.

    BF1 moves slower and the times where I was getting hit first, I wasn't dead before I knew it like in 5.

    I could aim so much better in 1, I knew I had higher accuracy and I could keep them in my crosshajr a lot easier.

    I believe the struggle I am having in 5, possibly you as well, is the game, in general, moves so much faster like Call of Duty speed and the time to kill is a lot faster and that is where I struggle in 1 on 1 battles because of how fast I get hit and die before I can either turn around and fire or pull the trigger to fire back.

    Maybe I need to mess around d with some more settings and make adjustments or I'm just gonna have to play 5 and suffer because of how fast it is, then load up 1 and wreck everybody to feel good before calling it a night.

    Maybe, in time, playing 5 I will feel like I did in 1 last night but I dont that see it.
  • Johnny__Rogueps3
    99 postsMember, Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Battlefield, Battlefield 1, CTE, Battlefield V Member
    Another suggestion that may help is to change your map size to 135%. It makes life easier being more aware of what's going on around you.
  • ackers75
    2651 postsMember, Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Battlefield Hardline, Battlefield, Battlefield 1, Battlefield V Member
    Play with a ping thats all over the shop and your good to go
  • Kevang039
    108 postsMember, Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Battlefield Hardline, Battlefield, Battlefield 1, Battlefield V Member
    1800dpi and 20% sensitivity!!

    Dude, 1100 dpi and 13% sensitivity. I just fixed your aiming problem.

    Not mine, lol, I'm on Xbox.
  • moose004
    151 postsMember, Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Battlefield, Battlefield 1, CTE, BF1IncursionsAlpha, Battlefield V Member
    Thanks to everybody for all the advice. So far, not much has worked, I still suck. But I'm trying. It's hard, though, when you're convinced going into a game that you're gonna lose every gunfight because their aim is superior (or more likely because mine's inferior, heh) or that any move you make will be the wrong one because you'll get sniped or picked off by a DMR or tank. But I'm stubborn so I keep on it, even if sometimes playing this game feels like I'm sticking Little Moose in a pencil sharpener. :)
  • spartanx169x
    873 postsMember, Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Battlefield Hardline, Battlefield, Battlefield 1, Battlefield V Member
    Kevang039 wrote: »
    1800dpi and 20% sensitivity!!

    Dude, 1100 dpi and 13% sensitivity. I just fixed your aiming problem.

    Not mine, lol, I'm on Xbox.

    i play on xbx. Here is a simple rule of thumb for sensitivity because each game is a little different. Pay close attention to your aiming. If you are often moving too far past your target when they are going left or right. Turn down the sensitivity just one notch. Then try a few matches, then adjust again as needed. But only make a 1 notch adjustment at a time.

    now, if you find your self being too slow, then you need to increase it a notch as time.

    Lastly, keep the reticle level with the ground you are on. If you are going down hill you will have to aim a little low and going up hill aim a little high. Both of those are of course with the expectation that is where you expect to see enemies.

    Good Luck!
  • Pelliy
    2228 postsMember, Battlefield 4, Battlefield, Battlefield 1, CTE, BF1IncursionsAlpha, Battlefield V Member
    moose004 wrote: »
    Thanks to everybody for all the advice. So far, not much has worked, I still suck. But I'm trying. It's hard, though, when you're convinced going into a game that you're gonna lose every gunfight because their aim is superior (or more likely because mine's inferior, heh) or that any move you make will be the wrong one because you'll get sniped or picked off by a DMR or tank. But I'm stubborn so I keep on it, even if sometimes playing this game feels like I'm sticking Little Moose in a pencil sharpener. :)

    are you still on the high sensitivity?
  • moose004
    151 postsMember, Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Battlefield, Battlefield 1, CTE, BF1IncursionsAlpha, Battlefield V Member
    Pelliy wrote: »
    moose004 wrote: »
    Thanks to everybody for all the advice. So far, not much has worked, I still suck. But I'm trying. It's hard, though, when you're convinced going into a game that you're gonna lose every gunfight because their aim is superior (or more likely because mine's inferior, heh) or that any move you make will be the wrong one because you'll get sniped or picked off by a DMR or tank. But I'm stubborn so I keep on it, even if sometimes playing this game feels like I'm sticking Little Moose in a pencil sharpener. :)

    are you still on the high sensitivity?

    1800 dpi, 15%. Probably going to drop it to 1500 and 13%.

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