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How do you amby? (Ambassador tips)
As the title says. What are some tips I or anyone should know when trying to use the amby. I know for sniping you can turn off mouse accel and it improves aiming but otherthan that, what are some things I can do while practicing? Or better yet, what are good maps for practicing my headshooting abilities?

edit: Also another thing, is there a way to make the amby cover less of the screen? I panic a little every time thier head is blocked by the amby from the right side.
Last edited by Mister Fahrenheit; Feb 25, 2014 @ 7:09pm
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Who Goes Thar Feb 25, 2014 @ 7:06pm 
You can google tr_walkway. It's a training map with a bunch of controls you can use. Won't be disappointed.
slop Feb 25, 2014 @ 7:07pm 
It's hitscan.
Just click the head and enjoy easy ♥♥♥ mindless kills.

On a slightly more constructive note; line up your xhair at head level, strafe/let them strafe their head into the crosshair, and click.
WE WAZ KANGZ Feb 25, 2014 @ 7:10pm 
click heads
grounded in reality (Banned) Feb 25, 2014 @ 7:11pm 
it's a point and click adventure
Magic Mike Feb 25, 2014 @ 7:58pm 
here is the only real advice: point to the head, wait till the reticle is at normal size between shoots and try enabling the advanced option "auto reload when not shooting" auto reload is a nasty "exploit" for revolvers, it gives alot more of accuracy
PenguinOfPwnage Feb 25, 2014 @ 8:00pm 
Facepalm unsuspecting enemies while disguised... WITH LEAD.
Originally posted by Lenny Koggins:
here is the only real advice: point to the head, wait till the reticle is at normal size between shoots and try enabling the advanced option "auto reload when not shooting" auto reload is a nasty "exploit" for revolvers, it gives alot more of accuracy
Uh.. No.

All revolvers go to perfectly accurate in 1.35 seconds, except amby, which cools down in 0.95 seconds. It just so happens that the reload time is roughly 0.95, so when you reload the cooldown takes the same time as the animation. It doesn't make it more accurate, it helps you time when you can get headshots.
Ace42 Feb 26, 2014 @ 5:43am 
Advice:
Use a FOV changing script to "zoom in" while a key is depressed; use a script to lower your mouse sensitivity under the same circumstances.
Don't fire it off like a machine gun.
Satsujin Jiken Feb 26, 2014 @ 5:45am 
^ Bad advice. Toggling sensitivities never improved anybody's aiming.
Ace42 Feb 26, 2014 @ 5:59am 
Originally posted by Satsujin Jiken:
^ Bad advice. Toggling sensitivities never improved anybody's aiming.

It's actually first-rate advice.

Higher sensitivity is better for rocket-jumping snaps, for quickly checking your back for spies, or in the case of spies doing snap-n-stabs.
However, higher sensitivity means that your mouse WILL pick up on unintentional minor inputs, which means it's significantly harder to click heads as you will often over-shoot.

Switching sensitivities is the only way to address this dichotomy; and it works very well - lowering my sensivitiy on Sniper instantly made me go from "mediocre" to "head-clicking beast".

Sniping requires lower sensitivities, trick-stabs require higher sensitivities.

Satsujin, we've already established you're a bad player who cacks their pants at Pyros; you should refrain from pretending your opinion on anything is authoritative.
Satsujin Jiken Feb 26, 2014 @ 6:14am 
That is BS. Toggling sensitivities wrecks your muscle memory and thus pixel aim precision. I have plenty of experience in pixel aiming games and even though TF2 isn't about it, the one specific area of (ambassador) headshots are (and sniping ofc).

You should play at one constant sensitivity. It is totally doable but requires special hand movements because you can't accurately aim one pixel at a time and do a 180 using the same motion. This topic was thoroughly discussed 15 years ago when the hottest shooters started to gain popularity and the whole "professional gaming" scene was given birth to. I trust you were "late for the party".

The key to good aiming is not sensitivity changing scripts, special mouse, custom UI, or anything else but muscle memory that you get by practicing at constant sensitivity.

I'm going to ignore your attempt to dig up topics and debates that you ragequitted on.
Last edited by Satsujin Jiken; Feb 26, 2014 @ 6:14am
Originally posted by Ace42:
Originally posted by Satsujin Jiken:
^ Bad advice. Toggling sensitivities never improved anybody's aiming.

It's actually first-rate advice.

he has 300 hours played, stfu hes pro.
Originally posted by Ace42:
Advice:
Use a FOV changing script to "zoom in" while a key is depressed; use a script to lower your mouse sensitivity under the same circumstances.
Don't fire it off like a machine gun.
Satsujin Jiken Feb 26, 2014 @ 6:24am 
^ Like I said pixel aim skills are pretty trivial in TF2 and depending on what class you play you won't likely even learn proper pixel aiming by playing TF2. Since you're about nothing but hours I have way beyond 10000 hours in FPS games like Q2, ACQ2, HLDM, CS, DoD, CS:S, DoD:S and I know aiming topic pretty well.

As much as I'd like to steamroll your arrogance here as well, the people gathered in your own thread of shame would be disappointed.
Last edited by Satsujin Jiken; Feb 26, 2014 @ 6:25am
Fleep (Banned) Feb 26, 2014 @ 6:28am 
If you want full accuracy, wait a second before shots
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