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Default Suck at Gaming - 02-11-2013, 17:47 | posts: 15 | Location: UK

Can someone please explain to me how I can suck so very very hard at something I enjoy so much? Seriously, if any of you saw me playing games you would laugh your heads off, I am literally so s**t at games that it's not funny!
   
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Default 02-11-2013, 17:55 | posts: 235 | Location: Los Angeles

Awesome! Honestly, the activities that I enjoy most are things that I am terrible at. I love the improvement process. Whenever I am bad at a game, I end up playing it almost non-stop until I improve. It sounds like you get to enjoy all of gaming I'm jealous!
   
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Default 02-11-2013, 18:02 | posts: 1,157 | Location: UK

Just blame it on lag.
   
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Default 02-11-2013, 18:03 | posts: 2,021

Are you asking for advice?
   
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Default 02-11-2013, 18:22 | posts: 15 | Location: UK

I guess I might be asking for advice, how to I improve when I keep making the same errors again and again, i.e. I mainly play driving games, Dirt 3, Grid, Shift 2 etc and I make the same mistakes over and over, always crash at the same corner etc, i dont seem to be able to learn from my mistakes, maybe it's my age, I'm 43, yer that's it, it's my age!! lol
   
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Default 02-11-2013, 18:24 | posts: 199

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I love the improvement process. Whenever I am bad at a game, I end up playing it almost non-stop until I improve.
This is it. By the way, who cares how good you are at games as long as you enjoy the process. Keep enjoying it and be happy that you have this fairly inexpensive hobby that can bring you pleasure.
   
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Default 02-11-2013, 18:34 | posts: 2,021

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I guess I might be asking for advice, how to I improve when I keep making the same errors again and again, i.e. I mainly play driving games, Dirt 3, Grid, Shift 2 etc and I make the same mistakes over and over, always crash at the same corner etc, i dont seem to be able to learn from my mistakes, maybe it's my age, I'm 43, yer that's it, it's my age!! lol
Don't be afraid to let off the throttle or use the brakes.
   
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Default 02-11-2013, 19:00 | posts: 4,169 | Location: Oakland, CA, US

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I guess I might be asking for advice, how to I improve when I keep making the same errors again and again, i.e. I mainly play driving games, Dirt 3, Grid, Shift 2 etc and I make the same mistakes over and over, always crash at the same corner etc, i dont seem to be able to learn from my mistakes, maybe it's my age, I'm 43, yer that's it, it's my age!! lol
I've found these driving games give insufficient feedback for proper driving, even with my logitech G25 I can drive faster IRL on a backroad than I can in the game... If you drive a lot IRL, that's probably whats throwing you off.
Keep on brakes and take it slow... you need to slow down, to go faster. Slow in, fast out.
Feather the throttle instead of stomping it.


I however, suck at every game genre, from MOBA to MMORPG, FPS or RTS, alas I am terrible at them all!

Even played some of those games for years straight, halo 3, counter strike source, never got better! Keep playing them anyway. Just learned to not be upset when I lose.


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Default 02-11-2013, 19:29 | posts: 958 | Location: JerZe

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Can someone please explain to me how "I can suck so very very hard at something I enjoy so much" Seriously, if any of you saw me playing games you would laugh your heads off, I am literally so s**t at games that it's not funny!
Nice name manic its okay if u suck very very hard at something and enjoy it lol.

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Default 02-11-2013, 19:36 | posts: 26,149 | Location: Hampshire UK

nay bother, I suck as well.
   
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Default 02-11-2013, 20:20 | posts: 15 | Location: UK

Thank you for your encouraging words and advise, I do actually try to go slower and go off the gas and use the brakes, but if I do that, I come last!! LOL i can't win, I just suck, thats all there is to it, I have to accept it
   
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Default 02-11-2013, 20:24 | posts: 472 | Location: Dubai

Remind me to never get into a car with you
   
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Default 02-11-2013, 20:29 | posts: 4,169 | Location: Oakland, CA, US

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Thank you for your encouraging words and advise, I do actually try to go slower and go off the gas and use the brakes, but if I do that, I come last!! LOL i can't win, I just suck, thats all there is to it, I have to accept it
Losing is better than crashing.
   
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Default 02-11-2013, 20:34 | posts: 2,878 | Location: Evans Ga,USA

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I guess I might be asking for advice, how to I improve when I keep making the same errors again and again, i.e. I mainly play driving games, Dirt 3, Grid, Shift 2 etc and I make the same mistakes over and over, always crash at the same corner etc, i dont seem to be able to learn from my mistakes, maybe it's my age, I'm 43, yer that's it, it's my age!! lol
Grid is very tough to master.

Dirt and NFS are alot easier...Use your e-brake into corners and turbo out...

What do you use KB/Mouse or Controller?
   
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Default 02-11-2013, 21:49 | posts: 15 | Location: UK

I use an Xbox 360 controller
   
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Default 02-11-2013, 21:50 | posts: 13,389 | Location: USA

Maybe you should read a book or something. PC games are evil and they will rot your brain and they will turn you into a usless member of society. And we don't want anymore of those freeloaders hanging around.
   
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Default 02-11-2013, 22:25 | posts: 235 | Location: Los Angeles

I feel like people often approach racing games backwards. Instead of starting fast and learning how to brake, sometimes it's better to start slow and get faster. My approach has always been driving painfully conservatively and after completing a few races without going off track I'll start to give the cars more gas. It may not be your style but learning what it feels like to complete laps perfectly first can make it much easier when you finally start speeding up.
   
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Default 02-11-2013, 22:37 | posts: 7,197 | Location: Sunny Scotland

set max pre-rendered frames in nv control panel to '1', some games have this setting in-game like sniper elite v2 (reduce input lag), it'll be more demanding on your system but not much, it reduces input lag, (1 is the lowest setting).
   
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Default 02-11-2013, 22:40 | posts: 94

Well a game is there for entertainment. Whether you play like a pro or a newb, if you enjoy playing it then you are doing it right. As to how to get better at games, I guess you just have to play a lot. Practice makes perfect.
   
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Default 02-11-2013, 22:43 | posts: 10,371 | Location: United kingdom

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Can someone please explain to me how I can suck so very very hard at something I enjoy so much? Seriously, if any of you saw me playing games you would laugh your heads off, I am literally so s**t at games that it's not funny!
Playing Manic Miner way back in 1983 on the Zx spectrum should make you a force to be reckoned with.

You get slower but you dont lose your timing which is the difference between failure and success in any game.

Im actually a better player today than i have ever been, I play all my games on the hard setting which i find most relatively easy tbh.

Not like days of old anyhow.
   
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Default 02-11-2013, 23:32 | posts: 2,878 | Location: Evans Ga,USA

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I use an Xbox 360 controller

Great^.....Once again...>Use your e-brake into corners and turbo out...

Keyword=e-brake, NOT full brake!...If you ever have to use full brake in a racing game...<You already screwed up

Do you play FPS? (Im looking for a club)

Crysis 3 Guru3D Multiplayer Club maybe?......

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Default 02-12-2013, 00:21 | posts: 5,836 | Location: Tacoma, Washington

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set max pre-rendered frames in nv control panel to '1', some games have this setting in-game like sniper elite v2 (reduce input lag), it'll be more demanding on your system but not much, it reduces input lag, (1 is the lowest setting).
Pre-rendered frames ahead doesn't work in SLI when forced in the NV control panel. Nvidia's words not mine.
   
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Default 02-12-2013, 00:22 | posts: 1,182 | Location: Indonesia

As long you enjoy the game, just keep on gaming..
About cornering, my advise is enter the corner from the outer lane, go to the inner lane, exit to the outer lane. If you can't take the inner lane, you're too fast

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Default 02-12-2013, 00:53 | posts: 6,562 | Location: USA

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Setting 0 Pre-rendered frames ahead doesn't work in SLI when forced in the NV control panel. Nvidia's words not mine.
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Default 02-12-2013, 01:13 | posts: 16,426 | Location: US East Coast

A lot of people suck at gaming. I suck at FPS games.... I'm usually the player with the highest number of deaths in multi-player....

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About cornering, my advise is enter the corner from the outer lane, go to the inner lane, exit to the outer lane. If you can't take the inner lane, you're too fast
Physics at it's finest!!! This same thing applies to racing IRL as well.


   
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