The most recent remakes of the Castle Wolfenstein series are great also.
Of course it is! My nephew was raised on Halo and by the time he was 13, there was a clear shift in the balance of FPS in my brother's house. He was no longer in awe how his dad and uncle could compete... he was thrashing us.anyone else think age is directly proportional to being rubbish at FPS's
Sure is and I m certain this is the case for everybody, just some people accept and admit it and others dont. Remember when first physical limitations became noticable? I am talking about being a bit slower on your regular 2 mile run, or being a bit more out of breath after that hike. Feeling groggy for hours on the next morning after drinking with your buddies? Stuff like that. Getting old is a slow and gradual process.I used to be King of the Hill back in the early day's of Rainbow Six (late 90's). But now in my mid 50's I'm completely rubbish.
Put few hundred hours into PUBG and every time it's the same: Jump out of plane > Find gun > Die.
Anyone else think age is directly proportional to being rubbish at FPS's
Yeah my old WoW buddies were too chicken to come with me and playing it with strangers is a wild roll, often resulting in even more frustration and truth be told when I watch some high skill players on stream it just drives home the point that I am hopelessly outclassed = no funOverwatch is sort of an outlying example. That game is particularly difficult and has many players of complexity that go beyond the casual player. It's a fantastic game though if you play it on comms with a group that knows how to play it.
Overwatch is my favorite PvP game these days. It's as much a chess game as an FPS. Maybe you were trying too hard. Assuming you're playing 6v6 and you have a decent team, there's no reason to be "mopping the floor" once you pick and learn a character that's more of a support role. You probably won't ever be able to play as Tracer, but you could play as Symmetra, for example. Don't underestimate the power of well-placed sentry turrets!My last attempt into FPS PvP was Overwatch. It was very appealing because of the different heroes/classes and the focus on teamplay. I dont think I put in more then 20 hours because I was usually mopped the floor with regardless how hard I tried.
As someone who finds Overwatch to be incredibly frustrating I find this insight great. It's nice to see people using brains and that using brains actually matters.Overwatch is my favorite PvP game these days. It's as much a chess game as an FPS. Maybe you were trying too hard. Assuming you're playing 6v6 and you have a decent team, there's no reason to be "mopping the floor" once you pick and learn a character that's more of a support role. You probably won't ever be able to play as Tracer, but you could play as Symmetra, for example. Don't underestimate the power of well-placed sentry turrets!
Regarding the chess side, Overwatch is all about countering your opponent's strengths. I recently played a match against a team with a Widowmaker who was particularly deadly. Nobody on our team, including myself, could match her sniper-v-sniper, and it gave the enemy a huge advantage. That's when I changed rolls and switched to Sombra, making my primary purpose to frustrate and assassinate that Widowmaker. Long-distance sniping skills don't help against and invisible opponent who can empty an Uzi into your head at point-blank range. That one strategic decision helped shift the game into our favor. That's the key - every player has a counter, and a change in team composition can radically swing the outcome of a game.
I think it's about the whole atmosphere, too.A big part of getting older is acceptance I think. I remember how much more capable I was physically in younger years and how incredible youth was, something I was taking for granted at the time. My parents and older friends were trying to tell me what I experience right now but I always laughed it off....only now when I experience it for myself can I really comprehend what they tried to do. And I m staying before the same problem when trying to transport my understanding to younger people.
Theres advantages in getting older too. For one I m more empathic and able to see things through other peoples eyes. My relationship really has blossomed in the last 15 years once I got calmer and lost my "drive" for competition and my natural agression decreased.
In hindsight its very unnerving when I remember how often I was risking my life or health in unnesseray demonstrations of courage or because I was triggered so my life has gotten more stability.
Its a balancing act between giving up and refusal to accept limits. For example I have had a healthy phase about 12 years ago when I started to eat better, train and generally become more powerful with my decisions. I have since lost a lot of my buff and muscle mass but refuse to accept that I m "old" and instead try to reach whats possible. And doing so only outlines how "good" the young have it without realizing it
At 37 you can and will compensate any lost reaction time with strategic thinking and preperation. You ll also be more patient then somebody 17 years younger then you. You ll eventually lose that too. My final shift to less twitchy games happened around 42 or 44 I think when playing competitive games simply was stressful and not enjoyable anymore. I have my memories, that has to be enough