[LoE] wildcardx Jul 20 @ 7:42pm
CoD it a little....
Please dont flame me yet as we need to get a couple of things out of the way.
1. I love this game. It is my sequal to COD:OU that I always wanted.
2. For new players this game is very frustrating.
3. New player who stick around often learn to like this game.

So here is my idea. Just make a few small maps that are more runNgun layout with tweaks to guns and players and maybe a different game mode or two. The idea here is to give new players a safe harbor so they may explore the game with out getting overwhelmed.

The idea came after several attempts to get one of my old cod friends to play it. Eventually he did start to like it but we almost lost him. Had he had a rifle only map like we used to do on COD:UO it would have been much easier for him.
Showing 1-15 of 37 comments
< >
Moskeeto Jul 20 @ 7:44pm 
There is "action mode" which adds crosshairs and makes weapons less deadly, but no servers run it.
Lapis Jul 20 @ 7:57pm 
Use action mode to get used to how the game plays, then slowly ease over to realism mode, which basically all servers use. To get him used to the game, if he does like rifles a lot, have him stick to more of a longer range defensive or offensive role, let him cover you in outdoor maps.
Last edited by Lapis; Jul 20 @ 7:58pm
Praxius Jul 20 @ 8:19pm 
Originally posted by Moskeeto:
There is "action mode" which adds crosshairs and makes weapons less deadly, but no servers run it.

Yes, there is Action Mode which does the above (as well as removed free aim so your weapon is always fixed to the centre of the screen)

There is also Fire Fight game mode, which is a Team Deathmatch game mode.... both of these together are perfect for new players to get familiar with the weapons, classes and the maps for Fire Fight are reduced in playing area (smaller) so you can't get as lost.

Try and find an empty server that has voting enabled and vote for a FF map like FF-Apartments or FF-Barracks.... they're small enough for just shooting each other and having some fun.

He could also load up a Workshop match against bots with his own desired map (Fire Fight) desired game level (Action) and pick however many bots he wants to shoot at..... great for practice..... just set those bots to an easy level so they don't snap shot you in the brain in half a second.
Last edited by Praxius; Jul 20 @ 8:22pm
[LoE] wildcardx Jul 20 @ 8:21pm 
Yes we did do action mode to get him into it. I just feel that we loose out on a lot of players who wont even look at the game. Id like them to do something along the lines of BF3 close quarters maps. I know a lot of people who got into the BF series through that. And then they released BF4 and chased them away but that a whole other issue and diff game.
[LoE] wildcardx Jul 20 @ 8:24pm 
Didnt realize there is a fire fight mode. First thing I did in the game was set my server filters.
Well learn something new every day.
Chocolate Treats Jul 20 @ 8:42pm 
No reason to play anything than as hard as possible, so much more fun that way

too many servers have instant kill feeds which ♥♥♥♥n sucks. There are times where you dont know if you killed that guy or not, but the kill feed tells you. ♥♥♥♥ that ♥♥♥♥
SO MANY BADGERS! Jul 20 @ 8:54pm 
When I first started playing, I often jumped into empty servers with full bots. I practiced shootin ( (learning about bullet drop, leading targets, penetration, etc.) as well as how being a squad leader/commander work. It also let me get a feel of the maps, learn the choke points and the obvious camper spots to look out for when I eventually played multiplayer. I feel like doing this was one of the best ways of reducing my "newbness" in multiplayer matches as well as reducing my overall frustration with the initial learning curve.
Praxius Jul 20 @ 10:27pm 
Originally posted by SO MANY BADGERS!:
When I first started playing, I often jumped into empty servers with full bots. I practiced shootin ( (learning about bullet drop, leading targets, penetration, etc.) as well as how being a squad leader/commander work. It also let me get a feel of the maps, learn the choke points and the obvious camper spots to look out for when I eventually played multiplayer. I feel like doing this was one of the best ways of reducing my "newbness" in multiplayer matches as well as reducing my overall frustration with the initial learning curve.

Yup... empty servers with bots are good to jump into with your friends when everybody is new (or most are new) You can pick whatever class you want and play it as long as you want to learn their strengths and weaknesses without having to worry about other players getting all uppity and PO'd that you took their class or aren't doing as well as they think you should.

There aren't too many servers that host Action Mode and most players vote for Territory matches, but there are some out there that have the Fire Fight maps available for voting.
Last edited by Praxius; Jul 20 @ 10:28pm
Lapis Jul 20 @ 10:56pm 
Originally posted by LoE wildcardx:
Didnt realize there is a fire fight mode. First thing I did in the game was set my server filters.
Well learn something new every day.
I've been playing this game a pretty long time, and I'm still learning stuff. Small things, but still useful things.
=(e)= Lemonater47 Jul 20 @ 11:15pm 
You suggestions don't teach new players anything.
Praxius Jul 20 @ 11:45pm 
Originally posted by =(e)= Lemonater47:
You suggestions don't teach new players anything.

They help teach the basics of the weapons, classes, cover system, etc more than the basic training missions in the game.

But as others have already mentioned, a similar method of introducing new players to the game already exists.
skydancer Jul 21 @ 1:05am 
Originally posted by =(e)= Lemonater47:
You suggestions don't teach new players anything.

Big quote.
Go the hard way or go away. :)

This game is truly selective. If you don't like to die a lot in the first game, the game is not for you basically.
R5CYA Jul 21 @ 1:58am 
no. just, NO!
Nequis Jul 21 @ 4:04am 
I jumped straight into realism,"easing" things over will only toughen them later for when he gets into realism servers. As "safe harbors" there are bots servers,all the others are "pearls". It's similar to the survival of the fittest,either you survive the first immersion in the game or you drown.
[~SoØ~] Fenriaks Jul 21 @ 4:30am 
Its perfect the way it is. Its a play style not everyone likes but i do and ithink me and alot of ppl who play it want to keep it that way. You like it or you dont, period.
Showing 1-15 of 37 comments
< >
Per page: 15 30 50
Date Posted: Jul 20 @ 7:42pm
Posts: 37