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Wednesday, November 16th 2016, 3:02am

I can totally empathize with you on the contrast issue. I'm not even sure that's it, but the very first thing I noticed playing this game is that I had a very hard time seeing people. A lot of times I spot my own target just so I can shoot right below the icon. For a lot of guns, the recoil totally blocks your sight for a brief moment, so tracking moving targets for a follow-up shot is hard. This is especially true with pistols, so I almost never ADS. Following that theme, the shotgun has been my most effective weapon since you don't need to ADS. I was pretty good at BF4 and really good at Counter-Strike, but right now I'm feeling very mortal as BF1 doesn't seem to fit my talents very well. I've wilted flowers cussing at this game.

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Wednesday, November 16th 2016, 1:09pm

Try using the AA Sights for the Madsen MG rather than the plain iron sights, since they themselves are not visually obstructive and make the gun block much less of the screen with it being in a lower position when aiming down sights.


I actually find the default Madsen sights clearer than the AA sights. A lot less clutter, it's just a thin metal post compared to the clutter of the large circular AA sights.

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Wednesday, November 16th 2016, 1:20pm

thin

that's very much arguable, and the reason why many people prefer the AA sights, it's i'mho especially problematic if you don't use weapon dof.
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Wednesday, November 16th 2016, 2:01pm

I found some iron sights to work better, especially the ones that resemble modern iron sights. The MG 15 I believe has one rather similar to the M60. Basically anything than brings the barrel and the bulk of the weapon away from the aimpoint. The Model 10 I found to be extremely problematic, because the barrel is so wide as well.
Since I always aim at the upper chest all is left to see is basically the head, which can be missed easily with fast movements.

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Wednesday, November 16th 2016, 2:45pm

Hey Vincent

I feel like i know you guys here as despite posting very infrequently, i loitered for years before even registering.

I too had the car crash entering into BF1. This was made worse by my abject refusal to engage with the BF1 alpha or beta. I dint want to ruin the game for myself by playing buggy stuff and i didnt trust launch would be smooth (i was there for bf3 and bf4 launches and the tear stains are still on my desk). So my clan, who did play alpha and beta were kinda settled into the mechanics on launch day. My experiences of the first two days post launch turned the air blue and cracked my mouse when i raged trying to keep up with:
A) my clan mates
B) my bf4 performance

Big mistake.

I took a week off. Didnt play bf4 or bf1. I just chilled and did other things. Then i came back to bf1 with a different attitude:
1) its a very different game, you need to learn to play bf1
2) you have zero map knowledge. My global 1.9 bf4 k/d was latterly based on knowing all the lanes, shortcuts, tricks etc of moving tactically through maps i loved. This essential component is missing in my bf1 play right now
3) my beloved cyote sight is gone. Mourne its passing and move on.

My own goals when i play bf1 (or 4) are in this order: win the match, be top squad, do all that with a good k/d.

I know k/d is divisive, but i personally prefer the feeling i get when i cap a flag, kill 3 people on it and move on to the next rather than approaching a flag and kill trading. But thats just me. If im ptfo'ing and having a positive k/d then im taking down more of them than they are of us. I can only control my own performance.

My bf1 kd got to 1.5 globally in day 1 post launch and in day 2 i got cocky then frustrated and it fell off a cliff ending at 0.6 after a string of ugly operations engagements where my cycle of frustration and risk taking escalated. This was when i took the break. I really did throw my toys out the pram mentally. Bf1 was shit, frustrating and no fun. Or was it? Was that just compared to bf4? Or more specifically my own comfort and performance in bf4?

So how did i get my shit together?
1) i slowed down my play so i could learn the maps. Rather than chasing kills i just focused on the flags, cappingvthem and observing the lanes of attack the enemy were taking. Once familiar with flags i started to learn how to move between them as safely as i could
2) once i was comfee with flags and intra flag routes i learned my own flanking routes. I live to flank. If im not flanking then i dont have the advantage and control i desire in an engagement. This was when things started to click for me
3) i stopped class hopping. Get killed as medic, rage. Spawn as assault. Die. Rage. Spawn as support etc etc. I chose a mid range class (support) which can also do cqb and stuck to it. I unlocked the masden then the mg15 and stuck to the two tools. Things continued to improve.
4) i threw in a bit of light tank. I was a good bf4 tanker and running around the maps in a light tank afforded me a different perspective and also taught me where tanks tend to run.
5) i spent a little time in an empty server learning recoil control for my go to guns at various ranges. And also unlearning my tap-fire / microburst style i developed in bf4. This style royally fucks bf1 support guns.

In the last week i have genuinely started to enjoy bf1. Kd has risen to 2.2 global (i think) but more importantly i go into each game with a positive attitude, where learning from mistakes is more likely than raging from them.

And yes, the aa sights are helpful on suppor guns...but they feel like a crutch i might take off soon.

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Wednesday, November 16th 2016, 2:58pm

that's very much arguable, and the reason why many people prefer the AA sights, it's i'mho especially problematic if you don't use weapon dof.

I have the setting for weapon depth of field turned on because that was the default. Why is not having your weapon blurred a crutch for aiming down sights?



The MG 15 I believe has one rather similar to the M60. Basically anything than brings the barrel and the bulk of the weapon away from the aimpoint.

Turns out that the Germans liked this design for machine gun iron sights so much that they ended up using it for a century.

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Wednesday, November 16th 2016, 3:19pm

Why is not having your weapon blurred a crutch for aiming down sights?

because it can make confusing what's your sight's aimpoint and what not, this can be very noticeable on things like th ebuckhorn and smle sights.
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Wednesday, November 16th 2016, 3:30pm

Ah, that makes sense. For the iron sights on the SMLE MKIII Infantry, I thought that the three vertical posts were all at the front regardless though,

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Wednesday, November 16th 2016, 6:45pm

welli just have a bad memory.
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Headshots / kill percentage RANK:25947 TOP:13%
MVP ribbons RANK:18824 TOP:11%

*= 6 if we not count the EOD BOT headshots

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Saturday, November 19th 2016, 6:03pm

Therefore you absolutely have to go LOW everything on graphics. I run two 1080s @ (EDIT) 1440p and I still go LOW from day one (i made exception for campaign), as it gives me more or less stable 180-200 fps, which translates into movement precision directly. After a day or two you'll forget you're playing on low.


This is good advice. I hadn't realized how low my framerate was until I read this post and turned it on. I haven't gone to these extremes and got near 200 fps, but I did turn the effects down and slid the resolution slider down a bit. It definitely made a difference in my game performance. It's strange how something so barely detectable by your eye can have such a big effect on your brain.