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SABAOTH #1 Posted 05 January 2018 - 11:12 AM

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I noticed many of them continuously wiggle the gun in a weird way when aiming at covered or moving targets, is there a point in this or is parkinson?

 

I had to reduce the sensitivity of my mouse because it was way too much, I would say that kind of wiggling would reduce the amount of hits, but they are actually performing pretty decently (for their wn8 league), so maybe is some sort of skill trick to compensate for dispersion?

 

And how is the optimal setup of the mouse to get steady but fluid aiming?

 

And where is qpranger?

 

And what did you get for Christmas? (I got a pair of sockets that you can use as mittens)

 

And I am an idiot so I am out of stupid questions, but felt so poor that I had to add some random thing. :P 



Ankara_Aatu #2 Posted 05 January 2018 - 11:17 AM

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When I'm trying to see if I have a shot at someone (partially) behind hard cover and if the line of sight is covered by bushes, I wiggle the gun to see if I can get their highlight visible. Other than that, I can't think of any reason to wiggle the gun when aiming.

SABAOTH #3 Posted 05 January 2018 - 11:20 AM

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View PostAnkara_Aatu, on 05 January 2018 - 11:17 AM, said:

When I'm trying to see if I have a shot at someone (partially) behind hard cover and if the line of sight is covered by bushes, I wiggle the gun to see if I can get their highlight visible. Other than that, I can't think of any reason to wiggle the gun when aiming.

 

probably too sensible mouse

_EXODUZ_ #4 Posted 05 January 2018 - 11:24 AM

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I actually notice tomatoes can shoot quite well, they don't know how play a tactical game though.

cmgamesro #5 Posted 05 January 2018 - 11:29 AM

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View PostSABAOTH, on 05 January 2018 - 11:12 AM, said:

I noticed many of them continuously wiggle the gun in a weird way when aiming at covered or moving targets, is there a point in this or is parkinson?

 

I had to reduce the sensitivity of my mouse because it was way too much, I would say that kind of wiggling would reduce the amount of hits, but they are actually performing pretty decently (for their wn8 league), so maybe is some sort of skill trick to compensate for dispersion?

 

And how is the optimal setup of the mouse to get steady but fluid aiming?

 

And where is qpranger?

 

And what did you get for Christmas? (I got a pair of sockets that you can use as mittens)

 

And I am an idiot so I am out of stupid questions, but felt so poor that I had to add some random thing. :P 

 

they were trying to avoid a critical damage in their guns.



clixor #6 Posted 05 January 2018 - 11:36 AM

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View Post_EXODUZ_, on 05 January 2018 - 11:24 AM, said:

I actually notice tomatoes can shoot quite well, they don't know how play a tactical game though.

 

yeah because shooting is hard? You point your mouse and click. 

 

But you're right though, i think 80% of how good you are is determined by tactical awareness, and the rest by how you can use your mouse/keyboard/reaction skills.



WhoCares01 #7 Posted 05 January 2018 - 11:43 AM

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Considering myself still a n00b, with respect to covered targets I will first wiggle to get an outline at all, and wiggle again to see whether I can actually get a reliable green pen marking, for a better chance to  - pen (captain obvious).

For moving targets it is more like aiming well ahead to give the bloom some time to drop, and then small adjustments...

I am going with a fairly low mouse sensitivity as well, for similar reason, and I am old and used to slow mouses...


 

Otherwise, I don't particularly miss qpranger, and I got cookies - all gone by now, the cookies at least, I fear qp might raise his head again...



SABAOTH #8 Posted 05 January 2018 - 11:53 AM

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View PostWhoCares01, on 05 January 2018 - 11:43 AM, said:

Considering myself still a n00b, with respect to covered targets I will first wiggle to get an outline at all, and wiggle again to see whether I can actually get a reliable green pen marking, for a better chance to  - pen (captain obvious).

For moving targets it is more like aiming well ahead to give the bloom some time to drop, and then small adjustments...

I am going with a fairly low mouse sensitivity as well, for similar reason, and I am old and used to slow mouses...


 

Otherwise, I don't particularly miss qpranger, and I got cookies - all gone by now, the cookies at least, I fear qp might raise his head again...

 

SO it is a thing after all.

 

I am just surprised because I learned in wot you need to keep the aim as steady as possible or the accuracy would just go out of the window.

 

In the past the average player used to be really bad at any engagement over 100 m, nowadays they are all pretty good and competitive.

 

I wonder if I have to relearn how to shoot (still can't snipe crap with Leopard 1)



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View PostSABAOTH, on 05 January 2018 - 11:12 AM, said:

I noticed many of them continuously wiggle the gun in a weird way when aiming at covered or moving targets, is there a point in this or is parkinson?

If you spaz out the reticule over a spotted target behind cover and any of them is sticking out it will instantly highlight their outline so you can shoot an exposed part, it's much quicker than carefully aiming around the edges of the cover to find them.  Also if you're behind a bush or bushes so can't see the cover you can use the armour pen indicator to figure out what's exposed (it will be grey if you're pointing at the cover).

 

 

View PostSABAOTH, on 05 January 2018 - 11:12 AM, said:

And what did you get for Christmas? (I got a pair of sockets that you can use as mittens)

I got a Bosch electric screwdriver with attachments for opening wind bottles, grinding salt/pepper, disc cutter for plastic/paper/card/fabric, etc.  It's pretty cool:

 

https://www.bosch-do...ixo-product.jsp


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Xandania #10 Posted 05 January 2018 - 12:29 PM

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View PostSABAOTH, on 05 January 2018 - 10:12 AM, said:

And where is qpranger?

 

View PostSABAOTH, on 05 January 2018 - 10:12 AM, said:

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And what did you get for Christmas? (I got a pair of sockets that you can use as mittens)

 

I got a picture of drunk hamster :(

 



UserZer00 #11 Posted 05 January 2018 - 12:35 PM

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How many tomatoes do you own and just why do you watch them?

Frostilicus #12 Posted 05 January 2018 - 12:37 PM

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Best guess is the wiggle for outline, as mentioned above - on the pressie front I got some leather m/c trousers and a biker sweatshirt



Ankara_Aatu #13 Posted 05 January 2018 - 01:23 PM

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View PostUserZer00, on 05 January 2018 - 12:35 PM, said:

How many tomatoes do you own and just why do you watch them?

 

Legend has it that house plants grow faster if you talk to them. Maybe watching tomatoes has a similar effect.

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View PostAnkara_Aatu, on 05 January 2018 - 11:17 AM, said:

When I'm trying to see if I have a shot at someone (partially) behind hard cover and if the line of sight is covered by bushes, I wiggle the gun to see if I can get their highlight visible. Other than that, I can't think of any reason to wiggle the gun when aiming.

 

That's it most likely, they see streamers do it, so they copy it without thinking about why those streamers do it.

fisco77 #15 Posted 05 January 2018 - 07:14 PM

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Might be the weird camera bug we have, the one when you zoom out then back in and your reticule is pointing slightly higher althought you haven't moved the mouse/had the right button pressed?

_Dunc_ #16 Posted 05 January 2018 - 07:16 PM

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As per previous post - I'll wiggle the mouse about to see if I'm missing a partially obscured target. 

 

It could also also be the touchpad brigade... they're still a thing y'know 



UserZer00 #17 Posted 05 January 2018 - 07:24 PM

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I know that it's useful to do if the enemy is behind cover. It allows to see if a part of the enemy tank is exposed and if you wiggle it at the right speed the reticule isn't impacted.

znapper74 #18 Posted 06 January 2018 - 03:35 AM

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I've always done that in my ugly-a$$ S35 CA.

 

It's to gauge if a part of the enemy is exposed, but also how of the enemy.

 

You can get a sense of the object blocking the enemy tank and only shoot once he moves past these invisible borders, and thus successfully hit something critical instead of bouncing.

 

For me, it rarely is much of a movement, i an usually zoomed in 100% on a very distant target, so the aiming-circle rarely twitches too much.






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