Advice ?

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Advice ?

Postby Not Even Batman » Mon 7 Nov 2016 18:29

Hey,

I was wondering if a more experienced player could give me advice on how to improve my reaction and game mechanics during the game opening.
I'm trying to improve,but I'm really struggling with the first few minutes and how to control and micro all my units properly.
Sending scouts in front to spot,making sure my AA is behind, microing my infantry and choppers...

I was watching videos on youtube of how better players do it (mainly Razzman and some tournament games) and can't figure out how to copy them.
Is it just the case I need more practice or are there any "tricks" to help me improve (having better understanding of the map, new keyboard shortcuts, some interface changes, making sure to prioritize some unit types over others) ?

Any help would be appreciated.

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Re: Advice ?

Postby RedFive » Mon 7 Nov 2016 19:04

Learn the keyboard shortcuts, and how to queue commands for units.

Quickly fast move all your stuff in the right general direction at the start, once per area you're sending forces. Then refine each unit's orders once under way. Handle each unit once, queuing up its opening orders.

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Re: Advice ?

Postby throwaway » Mon 7 Nov 2016 19:07

Opener is all about shift-queue orders, you can't micro all 1000pts at the same time so you have to have queued orders good enough that the unit will do fine without intervention. Your infantry should unload by itself when it reaches the town etc.

The more of your units are under autopilot queues that you don't have to worry about, the more slack you have to look at the big picture.
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Postby cheer up » Mon 7 Nov 2016 19:13

Not Even Batman wrote:Hey,

I was wondering if a more experienced player could give me advice on how to improve my reaction and game mechanics during the game opening.
I'm trying to improve,but I'm really struggling with the first few minutes and how to control and micro all my units properly.
Sending scouts in front to spot,making sure my AA is behind, microing my infantry and choppers...

I was watching videos on youtube of how better players do it (mainly Razzman and some tournament games) and can't figure out how to copy them.
Is it just the case I need more practice or are there any "tricks" to help me improve (having better understanding of the map, new keyboard shortcuts, some interface changes, making sure to prioritize some unit types over others) ?

Any help would be appreciated.

Re-binding keys to be more comfortable for you instead of defaults could help. Making the minimap larger may be nice if you're still not able to play zoomed out. Practice is most important but I think Razz's guide covers some small tricks that would help.

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Re: Advice ?

Postby morpher » Mon 7 Nov 2016 19:18

I like to have all the important shortcuts near the wasd cluster. X = unload,. F = Fast move, G = move backwards, Q = attack move, ecc..

And a good keyboard and mouse.

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Postby cheer up » Mon 7 Nov 2016 19:43

morpher wrote:I like to have all the important shortcuts near the wasd cluster. X = unload,. F = Fast move, G = move backwards, Q = attack move, ecc..

And a good keyboard and mouse.

How does your keyboard benefit your gameplay? Yours specifically, not in general.

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Re: Advice ?

Postby morpher » Mon 7 Nov 2016 19:49

cheer up wrote:
morpher wrote:I like to have all the important shortcuts near the wasd cluster. X = unload,. F = Fast move, G = move backwards, Q = attack move, ecc..

And a good keyboard and mouse.

How does your keyboard benefit your gameplay? Yours specifically, not in general.


The tactile feedback is so nice and it let me enjoy every loosing game.

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Postby cheer up » Mon 7 Nov 2016 19:50

morpher wrote:
cheer up wrote:
morpher wrote:I like to have all the important shortcuts near the wasd cluster. X = unload,. F = Fast move, G = move backwards, Q = attack move, ecc..

And a good keyboard and mouse.

How does your keyboard benefit your gameplay? Yours specifically, not in general.


The tactile feedback is so nice and it let me enjoy every loosing game.

Oh... I expected it to have some fancy feature I'd never heard of :oops:

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Postby PzAz04Maus » Tue 8 Nov 2016 00:55

cheer up wrote:
morpher wrote:The tactile feedback is so nice and it let me enjoy every loosing game.

Oh... I expected it to have some fancy feature I'd never heard of :oops:


I don't have my keyboard I usually played Wargame with right on me, but the nice feature it had was that it had 18 rebindable keys on the left. My Pinky could reach about 6 of them without pulling off WASD, so I bound those to spaces 7 8 9 and 0 because hotkeys 6 and higher are impossible to reach . When playing strategy games, I used to keep every major unit bound to a key, but Wargame's so complicated that it quickly became impossible to do so.

So instead, I made a new system with my keyboard where keys 1 to 4 were for my front line units while 7 to 0 were my support units, 1 being my primary attacker, 0 usually being my largest RAD AA piece, 9 as the backup RAD, and 8 as artillery. 4 was also a critical key, usually reserved for an important scout. Now either I have really big gaps in the keys I bind, or I divvy up my front line force between hotkeys 1 to 4.

Without my keyboard ( I also really need to get it replaced :V ), I couldn't keep my most important support a pinky key away, so instead I usually use hotkeys 4 and 5 to keep tabs on them. I did bring my bindable mouse, though, so the more critical functions I need to worry about (move fast, unload, info card) are under my thumb.

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Re: Advice ?

Postby Boz » Tue 8 Nov 2016 01:04

Not Even Batman wrote:I was watching videos on youtube of how better players do it (mainly Razzman and some tournament games) and can't figure out how to copy them.




In this episode, about 2 minutes in, he explains how he executes his ninja skillz. Hope this helps
Much kisses, many love,

Boz

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