I've been playing Halo for years on and off and somehow it was just tonight that it dawned on me to turn off the rumble in my controller. Immediately, I got way, way more accurate, especially on the DMR and needler rifle. Anyone who plays Halo on a regular basis knows that those are the defining weapons in multiplayer that determine whether or not you can play effectively. What I can't get past is how incredibly stupid I have to be for the idea of turning off controller rumble to only now dawn on me. I'm also making this thread for those with heads of equal thickness and density who, like me, are dumb enough not to have realized just how much this can improve your game. I was wondering what people were doing to be so much better at the game than me, and I guess I have my answer. I'm by no means the best at the game, but I find that I'm no longer coming in last on my team.
I'm a genius! No...wait...I'm a massive dumbass.
Hmm that's weird. I don't play Halo or anything, but I would think that a slight rumble has no impact on aiming with a thumbstick. You learn something new everyday.
I also don't think this makes anyone a dumb. Now, I'm not saying that you're not a dumb-ass. You could very well be one. All I'm saying is that this has nothing to do with it.
then I must Truly Be a genius...upon first using rumble on starfox 64 I opted to never use it again and turn off rumble in my general settings on xbox so every game I play never rumbles...oh and then I open my controllers and remove the rumble motors making them lighter to boot.
Never played with it on in games where FPS precision is key. Works well in third person single-players that rely on atmosphere, but it's annoying as hell when you're relying on being able to move with precise accuracy.
@ShaneDev: XMB -> Settings -> Prefferences -> Vibration.
Also, it's good for your battery life.
" I turned off rumble the minute it was invented. What was that, the PS2? It was instantly annoying to me and I am just happy the option has always been there to turn it off. "Well the N64 had a rumble pack, but I don't know if it was the first console to have rumble capabilities.
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