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.
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
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.
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.
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.
The only difference between being religious and being spiritual is that a religious person like to believe someone else's made up bullshit, while a spiritual person likes to believe their own made up bullshit.
That is incredibly well put. I have to remember that. I have no respect for bullshit, no matter who made it up.