OK, it's time I posted an update of what I've learned and get back to the people who've replied to me. First, the responses:
I play on PS3 but i use Proximity Alarm, Stealth Enhance and Mobility Enhance. Proximity Alarm is useful because it beeps loudly when a person is close or cloaked near you. Which is why its on all my setups i am horrible at spotting cloakers. lol.. And TAGGING when you see someone and then you can hunt them down. Even gives yous points and helps your team.
Thanks for the tip on tagging. For the most part, I had ignored that ever since I tagged enough to get my achievement, but I have been finding it pretty helpful in routing out the annoying guys who want to camp the roof of the greenhouse on Skyline or any other place where non-confrontational ginnygoats like to hide.
As far as proximity alarm, I'll have to pass on that. It's like the third best module in that category for me, and I just CANNOT give up energy transfer for it. If I played a slower style, that or nano recharge might not be as important to me, but I'm full on cloaked sprinting the entire match. When I get a kill, I'm coming out of a full blown cloaked run directly into armor or staying cloaked and leaping around a bit to get the guy to reveal himself... so I'm so low on energy by that time, that without energy transfer, I'm going to be left standing there heehawing like a jackass waiting to get my birth certificate revoked.
I also think proximity alarm can be a minor distraction. If I am using it and hear it start going off, I'll start slowing down and looking around for the guy. It's probably about 50/50 who finds whom first, thus the confrontation is a coin-flip for me. I'm better off finding guys on my own and setting up the confrontation so that I have the advantage going into it. Then the odds are 80 or so percent in my favor. Although, I suppose effectively using the jumping technique along with the proximity alarm would push the odds more in my favor... but I still can't give up energy transfer for it.
I was waiting on pins and needles for a plethora of information and advice in response to your post, sadly, I expected the underwhelming amount of responses you received.
I have found that most of our community is tighter than a beer barrel bung when it comes to sharing information. Keep playing well, and sooner or later you will be accepted into the fold. Once you make that transition,(assuming you have the talent) you may be privy to certain techniques that will help elevate your game.
Blasphemy!, questioning the abilities of the "Anointed One." That sir is an abject lesson in futility. Nobody will broach that subject for fear of reprisal. Lets just say he is the best at what he does. Please lets not have a deluge of examples of how he played badly "once." He has folded everyone in this game like Origami. The only defense is to be on his friends list.
For a true test of your mettle try to play in an Elite lobby, its a whole different world.
lol That's one way to look at it, I guess. As far as Noobified goes, I wasn't really questioning him, and if I were, it wouldn't do any good because I've never seen him post or interact on these forums, so there wouldn't be any answers. I've just seen people accuse or defend him. I don't know what's up with him and I really don't care, but common sense tells me that something is up, although for all I know it could be as simple as him having some crazy fiber optic connection.
I was just wondering how he was able to move the way he did in some situations. I have seen other players move similarly. For instance, they'll be uncloaked and meleeing another player and I'll take a shot at them, but nothing hits them. They'll put on cloak and come zigzagging toward me and elbow me to death like some kind of Tazmanian Devil/Tonya Harding hybrid. From what I've read, it looks like they're playing on 100 sensitivity. I have been playing on 45 or whatever the default was. I cranked it up to 65 and meleed Noobified to death once yesterday, but he got me like 15 times, 9 in one match. Out of all the games I've played with him in the lobby I've probably only killed him 10 or 15 times. The most satisfying was killing him as part of a double kill with a shotgun blast to the face. It was complete luck, but it felt satisfying.
Yeah, try to play with elite players, you can learn a lot of them. Maybe you can find someone who will teach you a few things and give you some tipps. I would also admit Proximity Alarm, Stealth Enhance and Mobility Enhance. Use the Feline with ext. mag. Find some good spots to re-load your energy. Hit the Armor mode button quick and don`t shoot when your`e cloaked lol. Never played with or against you so i really don`t know how good u are. Keep up the work and you will getting better!
Thanks dude, but most of those tips are beginner tips. It's hard to learn anything from elite players because there is no theater mode and the killcam is plain broken. I'm never exactly sure what they did, but most of the time it involves running past me and then turning on a dime and elbowing me in the back. I was looking for a way to avoid that rather than reproduce it. But yeah, it is hard to see what they did between the cloak and lag and broken killcam. I've seen a few killcams where I died and the guy was shooting at air.
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Thanks. I've watched a few videos from that guy and I'll get around to watching more later. The most helpful Crysis 2 video I have seen was this one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9HLL8h8VC6I
. The guy basically tells you to leap around a lot until you get the advantage on the guy. This has helped a ton for the problem I was having where a guy would be running toward me and somehow melee me to death. I can just leap when I see him and keep leaping until I get position on him or he reveals himself. I had tried jumping tactics before, but I only jumped once. Keep jumping was the most helpful thing I learned.
As far as progress goes, there's been good and bad. I've had the best game of my career since I posted this (35-11), as well as a few other 30 kill games. I have also had the worst match in recent memory since posting this. I went 5-15 or 5-17 or something against iNFeCTions/Magic Mike and some other guys in NFCT. I was in a match with randoms against them and went 13-14 or 14-13 or something like that the first time, but in the next match on Parking Deck it just all went to pot.
The majority of that horrible match was due to the fact that they're just plain better at the game than I am. I can accept that. They worked together and I just ran around doing what I do. Usually, that's why I come out even when I play with randoms against a clan... they run together and I just take off running by myself, so whenever I get a kill, I also get killed. But not this time. Anyway, he seemed like a nice enough guy, sent me a message after the match.. said he saw me on the forum and wanted to say what's up. If I never get as good as those guys I'll be OK with it. I just want to be good enough to beast randoms every now and then, and I'm pretty much there now, but I know it is still within my ability to improve - just probably not improve to elite status.
I also got to play against 2 S2K guys and my team won, because I was also lucky enough not to get paired with randoms against them. I think there were 3 or 4 guys from JoKr there. We beat Meltingface and some other S2K guy. I went 12-8 and I think 3 of the 4 JoKr guys had a better match than I did, but I'll take an 12-8 in that situation and be happy with it. I just remember Meltingface being one of them because he sent me a message saying C4 was not respected. lol He also said good game though. I was just doing my C4 skill assessments because I was working on getting back to level 50 on my 2nd reboot. He can live with those 2 C4 deaths I gave him, and one of those deaths was part of a smart play and a completely legit use of C4. I threw it in the stairwell because I saw a guy heading toward me and as I was running away I was getting meleed in the back, and about to get double meleed when I detonated it. I was just beyond the radius of the blast and he was just inside the radius of the blast, and I accidentally caught 2nd guy for a double kill that was just in the wrong place at the wrong time. But the point is, if I can live with the double melee deaths, he can live with the C4 deaths.... LIKE A MAYUN LIKE A MAYUN LIKE A MAYUN.
I also added a little melee to my game. I wouldn't melee at all normally, now I've started throwing elbows like Method Man and Redman. It's been helpful. I've gotten a lot more double kills and a few triple kills that way: just give 'em a little what for with the feline and finish 'em off with an elbow. It's a much quicker kill and it's been helping me stretch out a feline clip to 3 or 4 instead of 2. It doesn't always work, though... and sometimes I get meleed when they're on the ground and I'm in the air. I don't like that.
Maybe I'll join a clan sometime. People are always sending me invites or messages for tryouts for clans they're starting, especially when I'm in a lobby and have several good games in a row. I generally ignore them, but it would be nice to play on a team with people other than randoms so I would at least have a chance at playing against and winning against another team. I should be able to find something to join. I do as well or better than 2/3rds of HOWL and as well or better than the bottom JoKr or B0SS players. On the other hand, better teammates means less kills for me, thus less fun for me, since it's more fun for me to kill 20 guys and lose than it is for me to kill 10 and win. I dunno.