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#1 Posted by Zaccheus (1794 posts) -

@adam1808 said:

Didn't buy it. Maybe it's just me but I'd like them to try something new with counterstrike. CS:GO seems like another stopgap measure to unify the playerbase again and I'd love it if Valve gave up on that and develop new maps (maybe even leave out dust) and change the formula.

If this is your first CS then it's probably the best version, but you are going to get so worked over by the veterans. They are animals.

I just don't see the point of that. Make a new game. Counter-Strike is what it is, it's much like DOTA but with more maps. If you change the game; change the name. Also there isn't that many games like it, it has it's own place in the market. I think it's admirable that they didn't put ADS and a perk system in the game, that's what many other developers would have done.

I have really enjoyed the game, but I also feel like I'm a part of the target demographic. I played a lot of 1.6 eight years ago and didn't like CS:S. It feels great to jump back in now to a new game that still can offer those CS moments that I haven't experienced in any other game. I wonder how many people like me there is through.

#2 Posted by Zaccheus (1794 posts) -

@TheSouthernDandy said:

All I want is for Rorie, Alex, Will and Norm to be there. Anything else is gravy. Oh also Brad Muir. He better show up or no sale!

Now I'm hyped! You have put the exceptions too high.

#3 Posted by Zaccheus (1794 posts) -

A bit weird it's auto downloaded, but it is the full game for 60 minutes so that's still pretty nice.

#4 Edited by Zaccheus (1794 posts) -

I think @Tim_the_Corsair: really covered the most important stuff.

One tip I have is that if you want to learn the levels at your own pace you can select offline bots and after selecting the map you want to learn you can select no bots. Now you can wander alone as much as you want. Also if you want to improve your aim you might want to play 1 vs 5 against the bots (competitive classic). To do this enable console from the settings menu go into the map you want to play as instructed above and then type into the console (tilde) these commands:

mp_autoteambalance 0 - this disables team balancing so you can be alone.

mp_limitteams 0 - this lets you add all five bots to the opposing team.

bot_add_ct / bot_add_t - this command adds a single bot to the specified team.

These bots will be easy difficulty and they basically stare at you for 2 seconds before shooting. This doesn't really help you be better at the game itself but you can practice keeping your crosshair at head level, flick shots, fast scopes and also try different weapons in general. If you want to make it even easier you can use these command as well:

sv_cheats 1 - this is required for the other commands to work

bot_dont_shoot 1 - this makesit so the bots don't shoot you so you can practice your aim in peace.

Few other fun options:

bot_snipers_only - for some good sniper battles.

bot_knives_only - this makes all the bots just rush you with knives (bring a shotgun = fun).

bot_pistols_only - this is good if you want to practice your pistol round skills.

In competitive classic mode you can only have a 1 vs 5 but if you want to go crazy you can add dozens of bots in the casual classic mode. This might hinder your performance thought. These can be useful learning tools and also a lot of fun.

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Another thing that can be useful are buy binds. This makes you much faster at the start and you can focus on different things. It's also just convenient. Here is a great how-to article. I will also just post my binds if you are too lazy to do it yourself (you can find a lot of ready made ones from the internet).

1. Navigate to C:\Steam\steamapps\common\Counter-Strike Global Offensive\csgo\cfg

2. Open the config.cfg file in notepad

3. Add these under the unbindall text:

bind "KP_INS" "buy mp7"

bind "KP_DOWNARROW" "buy defuser"

bind "KP_LEFTARROW" "buy hegrenade"

bind "KP_5" "buy flashbang"

bind "KP_RIGHTARROW" "buy incgrenade; buy molotov"

bind "KP_UPARROW" "buy famas; buy galilar"

bind "KP_MULTIPLY" "buy sg556; buy aug"

bind "KP_MINUS" "buy deagle"

bind "KP_PLUS" "buy awp"

bind "KP_ENTER" "buy m4a1; buy ak47"

bind "KP_DEL" "buy vest; buy vesthelm"

It should look something like this:

4. Save it.

Now your numpad is your fast shopping menu. It's easy to modify and add shortcuts once you get the hang of it.

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Edit: Since I went all out crazy with this post I might also add a few other binds that I find useful:

bind "MWHEELUP" "use weapon_hegrenade" - mouse wheel up selects frag grenade.

bind "MWHEELDOWN" "use weapon_flashbang" - mouse wheel down selects flashbang.

bind "MOUSE3" "use weapon_molotov; use weapon_incgrenade" - middle mouse selects molotov/incendiary.

bind "MOUSE4" "slot2" - thumb button selects pistol

bind "MOUSE5" "slot3" - second thumb buttons selects knife.

The last two are dependent of the mouse you use. You can check which button is which number by going into the settings keybind menu and binding it there first. The customization options are pretty infinite here, so experiment! If something would go really wrong you can always just delete the config.cfg and steam will make you a clean one.

#5 Posted by Zaccheus (1794 posts) -

First thing to do: put everything in classic mode and turn all the graphics down. Really getting that CS feeling for the first time in a long time.

#6 Posted by Zaccheus (1794 posts) -

Interplay still exists? That's a surprise.

#7 Posted by Zaccheus (1794 posts) -

I haven't really bought many bad games... I guess God of War 3. Not really a bad game, but I didn't like it.

#8 Posted by Zaccheus (1794 posts) -

It all depends on the PR/developer. I think they are usually very informative, but not as funny as normal QLs, which sometimes seriously misrepresents the actual game. So it's kind of a toss up between fun and information. I think they have their place on the site.

#9 Edited by Zaccheus (1794 posts) -

That's ridiculous. Most things are worth 1€, but you have to be pretty crazy not to buy this game for that. It's good.

#10 Posted by Zaccheus (1794 posts) -

I think Mass Effect is done for me... When I reflect back to when I played ME2 this seems insane, but still true. ME3 ending was bad, but I realized few days ago that I didn't like the game as a whole either. The gameplay was fine, but the way the story went around and tried desperately to tie everything together in a extremely unreasonable way. I just didn't care. Pains me to even say it. Fuck.