So I built a gaming PC not too long ago, and have been downloading games like crazy from Steam. In the past two weeks, I have downloaded Tribes: Ascend, Team Fortress 2, and a couple other FPS games, but for some reason I have been too intimidated to play anything with multiplayer since downloading them. It's most likely because I have a lack of confidence in my skill to use the keyboard and mouse to much effect in a FPS context, and I'm fully aware that if I don't actually play using this control scheme I won't get any better at using it. Still, I freeze up every time my pointer hovers over the "play" button on my Steam library list.
The general answer here should be, "man up, dude. You can't get better if you don't play", but I don't know why I have this irrational fear of failing hard on these games. I've always been a console player, and the analog sticks have been my home for years. From what I have experienced so far, I really like the accuracy and control that the mouse and keyboard give me, but it's just such an adjustment. I will most likely get over my hangups soon, but for now I'm still staring dumbly at these games, and waiting for the proper push to get it over with. Oh well.
I would like to play with some of my friends, but they all seem to be too caught up playing LOL or DayZ (which I love, but don't like running around solo since my friends all seem to play at 1 AM) and it doesn't feel the same playing alone. At least on Xbox, I have enough skill to enjoy a few random games without feeling too incompetent. Anyway, that's just my insecurity talking. I'll get over it eventually.