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u/10GuyIsDrunk · 2 pointsr/CruciblePlaybook

People might shit on me here for sounding like a shill in a moment but I promise you I've got no affiliations with either of the products I will mention here. As much as that may mean nothing to you, it's the truth and I wanted to at least say it.

And I went on that ramble above because the first thing I'm going to recommend to you is buying KontrolFreaks, QCQ for left and a comfortable "ultra" for the right. These will let you control the sticks with more space to move, you will be able to make smaller adjustments without a (significant) loss to your ability to make fast ones.

Second, buy a "Strike Pack F.P.S", it will add easily assignable paddles to your controller as well as turning it into an actual wired control with actual wired controller input latency (plugging in a USB normally does not make it wired, it's still working wirelessly and simply also charging). Note though that this thing has "mod" capability (as far as I can tell, straight up cheats), do not even think about using them, you could probably get banned for it. Just leave it in "tournament mode" and all "mods" are 100% disabled and it just uses the paddles. I play puppeteer and you should too, if you don't the following recommendation wont apply to you, but you'll get the idea. You're going to set the left paddle to X (jump) and the right paddle to Δ (swap weapons). This is going to open some doors for you, now you can aim while you're jumping in the air (actually aim), this is going to let you get around the map faster with better movement/jumps as well as do things like hopping above entrances and blasting the cap of other players. It's also going to let you swap weapons while you are aiming in preparation to use them as well as while sliding, this is vital to shotgunning/snipping effectively. The goal here is that the only time your fingers leave the sticks is if aiming is literally not important at all, like when reloading or emoting. You can totally go buy a custom controller if you want to, but when it breaks it's broken and you either have to replace the whole thing or get it sent in for repair, with this attachment though, if it dies it's not expensive to replace (and it's well built imo, I'd imagine some kind of internal failure is more likely than paddle failure) and if your controller dies you can just pop it off and put it on the new one. To me it seems like the cheaper and better option, but if you really like custom controllers or have tons of cash maybe that's the better choice, your call, either way you need paddles.

Next, put your sensitivity on at least 7, I would put it to 8. Relax, relax, now that you've got your control freaks on this will feel more like 5 or 6 (or 7-8 if you jumped to 10). I play on 10 with them, but I never would without them. This is going to let you have that mobility you need to improve, it'll stop you from breaking your neck every time a shotgun ape jumps over you, and with your better ability to actually use all angles of the stick you'll be able to track these things. It is going to take you time to adjust to this, you've got new weird sticks, your sensitivity is bumped, and you've moved buttons you used to use your thumb for. It's gonna be wack, it's gonna make you want to return everything, just hold on and take a breath. Now take another, because over the next couple weeks as you relearn how to play you'll find yourself pulling moves and thinking, "huh, never could have done that before." It will be worth it. Oh and make sure you have traction on your boots, I'm sure (based on your sensitivity) that you hate this perk, but now is the time to learn to use it because it opens the door for your improvement and the reason you hate it is because you haven't stepped through that door.

This is going to give you a higher mechanical skill cap, you will, on paper, be able to do more and play better. The next few weeks of practice are about rising to meet that cap, it really won't take all that long and the new mechanical skill cap will be worth it. The rest after that is learning to take what you already have ("My strengths are map/radar/audio awareness, quick reactions and outsmarting the opponent") and implementing those strengths better in the game now that you have a larger tool box (faster/constant aiming and mobility), that will take longer, that's the infinite grind, but at least you won't be handicapped by your controls.

EDIT: If you think paddles are not critical, go ask any PC player if they would willingly take their hand off of their mouse every single time they wanted to jump/reload/swap weapons. You will be laughed out of the room. Paddles alleviate most of that issue, don't sleep on them.

u/tryptonite12 · 3 pointsr/CruciblePlaybook

I find that these things really help. (Link below). They're soft foam discs that fit just around and inside the thumbsticks. So essentially a tiny shock absorber for the joystick. I recommend the orange ones I linked, they are the best reviewed. Although I think they've become more popular as it was only $12 american for a 4 pack when I got them and they're like $30 something now, I think there's even knockoffs for sale now.

They seem stupid I know. But they actually work very well. They compress almost completely so you don't lose any range of motion but firm up the joystick enough that I feel comfortable bumping my sensitivity up 2 to 3 from where I would have it; without a loss in accuracy.

Also you might try changing up the style of thumb grips or Kontrolfreeks you use. I like the Vortex Kontrolfreeks. A short concave one on the left stick and a tall convex one on the right with one of the discs on the right. People like different styles of height and shape. Maybe another one will do you better. Good luck guardian.

TL:DR; they physically decrease the sensitivity so you can digitally turn it up giving the same or better accuracy with a faster turning speed.

u/-Finnmeister- · -3 pointsr/CruciblePlaybook

Just constantly play skirmish and rumble to improve gun skill. Also, either use a sniper OR a shotgun OR a sidearm and stick to that and dont keep switching, for instance, I'm a sniper although as I've perfected my sniping, I have used a shotgun occasionally.

Choose a set of guns that you prefer and use them until you have mastered them. Remember, no gun is overpowered or underpowered in the current meta (unless there is a glitch with it and excluding Grasp Of Malok cause that weapon is just spam and little skill IMO(!!)) My setup is doctorine w/ counterbalance and i use rifled barrel(!), 1KYS w/ hidden hand, shortgaze, last resort, rifled barrel and I use the IB rocket with G&H and tripod.

If you want some tips, you have come to the right place! If you want to get better easier, don't use stormcaller or bladedancer or sunbreaker (unless you main these subclasses and are a veteran with them) as they are high skill subclasses for 3's. Supers such as striker, nova bomb and golden gun can shut you down instantly so I would recommend striker, goldie or nova bomb.

Communicate more!

If you face a higher skilled team than you, do an aggressive push at the start of the match to put them on their back foot. (use !!) If you face the people who shotgun rush, use a universal remote with a sniper, I love to use this setup as it gives me extreme versitality but it is only for people who are highly skilled and can snipe like a god IMO.

Personally, run trials with my cousin who is lower skilled than me but is still top 16,000 for trials whereas I would be ~3,000 if I had been able to play in the last 2 months (my cable broke and I can't find a vga (I think is what's called) to HDMI converter that works (spent +£100 on them still no luck) so I am ordering a new monitor! Yes, it's overkill but I am also an avid CSGO player!
Furthermore, we (I) usually carry our friends to flawless.

Add me ps4: (i will be playing soon and I will add you if i feel like carrying/playing trials! (make sure you say 'sent by finnmeister in reddit' in the message box when you add me!)

Thanks!! Hope this helps :D

u/InvaderJ · 1 pointr/CruciblePlaybook
  • Riding the Kontrol Freeks suggestion…I would start with a pair of the CQCx pads. They're mid-rise, convex, and grippy, giving you a much wider + uniform surface compared to the PS4 pads. These will be much more forgiving than the PS4 pads when it comes to fine motor control.
    (EDIT: What I mean specifically is, because of the width and super grippy-ness, your thumb can be/can float almost anywhere on the pad, even at the edge, even with a tiny amount of force, and you will still maintain superb control!)

  • Definitely reduce your sensitivity. Drop down to 4 and play it for at least a week.

  • Lastly, you might want to look at SquidGrips. They are very grippy covers for the PS4 controller. You'll find you can relax your grip a bit using these, plus there's the added benefit of making the controller overall a bit larger in-hand.

    Hopefully these and the other suggestions here help get you more comfortable in blasting faces off! :)
u/Nefarious289 · 3 pointsr/CruciblePlaybook

I’m by no means a pro with M&KB but my simple advice is to just commit to it and don’t go back to controller. I’ve been using M&KB for a little over a year now and while I still have a lot to improve on, I’ve definitely learned a lot and gotten much better than when I started. As for mousepad, I strongly recommend getting a large one when the funds allow it. I got this Corsair one and I love it. I see it on sale from time to time for like 15 dollars.

u/Zerufos · 1 pointr/CruciblePlaybook

I do not own a BenQ, but have spent a fair amount of time in monitor calibration. These few points are universal across all monitors and TV's

  • You want to turn everything that has a On/Off setting to Off. Here's a small list: Motion Smoothing, Black Extension, Vivid Color, Noise Reduction (NR), and C.A.T.S.. The only exception is Game Mode.

  • Ideally, a 1080p monitor will be it's clearest at 0 Sharpness when running 1080p content. Although, I have had the pleasure of owning some sets that were defective and looked worse at 0. :/

  • The vivid setting makes colors too colorful, which makes details more difficult to see. The Standard and Movie/Cinema presets are almost always much better.

    If you would like to take it a step further, a blu ray calibration disc + blue filter glasses would be the easiest and cheapest way to go. The disc that I use is Disney WOW, and it's easy. It explains each pattern before introducing them and is very user friendly. I found the links if you're interested:



    Edit: You use the glasses on the color pattern ;)

    Edit 2: Monitors use full range. So you have to go to your PS4's Video Output Settings and change RGB Range to Full.
u/[deleted] · 1 pointr/CruciblePlaybook

YES! And there are 4K gaming monitors. Just make sure it has HDMI.

I have ASUS 28" 4K

(It also has on-screen reticle, which I haven't used yet, but helpful if you wanna learn to aim better)

Other benefits having a gaming monitor vs. a TV

  • quicker or reduced latency
  • super fast refresh rate
  • smaller screen for quicker reaction

    I used to play on a 65" Vizio and believed I could see further into the battlefield, because everything is bigger (on a big tv). I was hesitant about gaming on a smaller screen that I couldn't see distance, but turns out, the smaller gaming monitor allows full view of the battlefield for quicker reactions (bigger TV you might have to move head or eyes to see left and right), and no issues seeing further into the battlefield.

    Overall, everyone is right. You'll feel the difference playing on a gaming monitor. I won't go back to a TV. I even tried playing Overwatch on a friend's TV last weekend, and I swear I thought his PS4 controls were so sluggish that I was screening around with movement speed in the options. When I got home, I realized his control movement settings were on default (as mine has the same numbers), but moving and playing felt so smoother on my gaming monitor.

    Lastly, if you love it. Buy a monitor. It's an investment that will make you happy. Then, buy a SCUF when ya can. :)
u/Cqrbon · 1 pointr/CruciblePlaybook

Okay, I will have to try the warm water thing this weekend, thanks!

Taking breaks is a good idea, although I still want to play the game so my breaks will probably just be PvE or private match 1v1s/rumble. I will look into incorporating that more often.

These are the headphones I am currently using. They are super comfortable but I don't think they are closed back, I can still hear everything pretty well when I have them on. This is the other pair I own. These ones have good sound quality and get quite a bit louder than my other pair, but they are pretty uncomfortable to wear for longer than an hour. I have glasses, and they press them into the side of my head, which is not very pleasant after awhile. I would prefer to not have to buy a new set of headphones, but I might have to if they can help with this.

u/OddFu7ure · 1 pointr/CruciblePlaybook

You can also get switch testers online if you don't want to go test them out in a store, but it's obviously not the same as getting to type on a full keyboard. Good luck and I hope you get a keyboard you love.

u/Araceil · 1 pointr/CruciblePlaybook

I picked up this set of headphones off amazon for half the price of the ones you linked.

They're not amazing in their own right, but for the price they are incredible. I was previously using a $600 set of Sennheisers I used to use in a studio, but wanted a headset with a built-in microphone (that I also wouldn't have to worry about rage-breaking), and these have not disappointed in any way.

The manufacturer seems to have products ranging from $15 to $250 so there's definitely one at your ideal price point. I did read a lot of reviews saying to look out for fakes because this is apparently a popular brand to counterfeit.

I'm by no means an audio equipment expert and had never heard of this brand before buying one, so if Sades is the Comcast of headset manufacturers or something please feel free to let OP know. Happy with mine though.

u/MDavidP · 1 pointr/CruciblePlaybook

I guess it depends on what stick type you use for the Elite. My suggestion would be to use the default length sticks with the CQCX. It's a convex version of their CQC stick. They don't sell it on their website anymore but hey Amazon.

Another thing you could do is try the longer stick with the Alpha. It's a slight concave but the shortest length you can get from them. It also has a wider surface thumb area.

I've tried both and I've defaulted to the longer stick that came with the elite. All in all once you use something for so long you just get used to it. Just like the first guy said. These are good for raising your sensitivity without losing a huge amount of accuracy.
Either way good luck

u/avillegasg · 2 pointsr/CruciblePlaybook

I would encourage you to repair it yourself if your soldering skills are OK and have the equipment. There is plenty of really good DIY content in youtube about this issue (it is pretty common).

If this is not the case, just find someone with soldering skills to do it for you. You can even just buy the part yourself and get someone to fix it.

The faulty part is the same as in the xbox one normal controller, or at least it can be replaced by it. My replacement was just the normal part.

This is the part:

Good luck!

u/JT_PooFace · 2 pointsr/CruciblePlaybook

I moved from a 42inch tv to a 27inch monitor and love all the extra detail i can see and better control - i have this and love it but ive seen some pretty good specs on more reasonably priced Acer monitors

u/mckinneymd · 1 pointr/CruciblePlaybook

Hey OP, not for nothing but after doing a quick google search, it looks like you bought a different converter than I have.

While I'm sure their "Super Converter" is good, I would be remiss if I didn't highly recommend you return it and get yourself their "X ONE Adapter".

It's totally wireless and allows you to use your Elite on PS4 and Switch.

I got mine here, for $50:

u/Morkaii · 2 pointsr/CruciblePlaybook

I have tried the Xbox Elite and the Scuf Vantage. I MUCH prefer the standard DS4 controller with a Strike Pack attachment.

The Elite was very nice, but the joysticks are a lot looser than the DS4. For someone like me who likes to snipe, it proved insurmountable. However, the quality of the controller is excellent and I use it with my Xbox. The resistance that the DS4 joysticks provide gives you a greater degree of control and accuracy in my opinion.

I pre-ordered the new Scuf Vantage thinking it would be the answer. Unfortunately, the quality is noticeably subpar and cheap. The sticks are better than the Elite, but not as good as a stock DS4. The upper paddles are difficult to reach to the point where I gave up on even using them. I returned it after a week of trying to make it work. Not at all worth the price, IMO.

u/JoeyBagO-Donuts · 1 pointr/CruciblePlaybook

One of the affordable monitors that is accepted for competitive play is below. I just got one this week and it is awesome.

I think you should try to google a few ways to rest/relax your eyes while staring at a screen for a long time. I have to do things like this as I am on a computer almost all day as an engineer.

The other thing that this brings to mind is blinking when you shoot a scoped rifle. I'm not sure if it will help, but you could try googling how to avoid doing this.

You might also want to try using different scopes. One with more range might be easier to see.

Hope you get it figured out bud. If you have resolution, do update this or make another post because I'm sure others have the same issues.

u/Juheebus · 1 pointr/CruciblePlaybook

I'm on Xbox and previously used bumper jumper. But I recently bought this and mapped the right paddle to jump and left for reload. I use puppeteer and switched the bumpers in the Xbox controller settings so melee is LB and grenade is RB. Now I can skate/jump pretty well, shadestep/slide/TG, aim my super better, and melee quickly after firing.

Really the only downside is I can't wombo combo (smoke/grenade) too fast or else I'll activate my super.

u/elightbo · 1 pointr/CruciblePlaybook

Good question. I've had it with broken PS4 controllers. Gone through three in the past year between my son and I. Really hoping this is going to be as good as the specs say it is

u/georgemcbay · 1 pointr/CruciblePlaybook

I've used this for years:

It works fantastically well. I use an Xbox One Elite controller on Xbox/PC/PS4 (via this converter on PS4) and on the PS4 it feels almost exactly the same (the response curve feels very slightly different but not in any meaningful way).

Brook have a newer version which seems to do things the one I use doesn't do (like carry audio through to the controller headset jack), so that might be the better option to buy, though I don't have any personal experience with it.

u/SpaceMagic403 · 1 pointr/CruciblePlaybook

PS4 Strike Pack FPS Dominator

Pick up those. Far cheaper, awesome quality, and can be switched between controllers, as ps4 controllers don't last very long.

Also kontrol freeks, great for stick customization. I personally run this, KontrolFreek GamerPack Classic - PS4

If you or your kids are slightly DIY you can get trigger stop kits you can add to the controllers, and even do the "gamer grip" stuff that scuf does by getting plasti dip, there are tutorials and vids on YouTube.

Canadian links, you can find all of that on US links on Amazon.

Scufs quality is always hit or miss, and their customer service is bad. Use caution if you buy from them, once they get your money they don't give a F about you.

u/lovaigne · 1 pointr/CruciblePlaybook

>I should add that I’m on PS4 specifically, so if an Xbox elite controller is a suggestion that’s unfortunately not an option

Try a strike pack. I've used mine for over a year now. Great durability, maps to whatever buttons you want, and won't break the bank.

u/WhimsicalJape · 1 pointr/CruciblePlaybook

If you still have the Xbox Elite controller you can buy one of these:

I’ve had a PS4 Scuf and now use this setup on PS4 and the elite is way better than a scuf.

u/Goosebeans · 2 pointsr/CruciblePlaybook

The FPS Dominator is an awesome choice. Only problem I have with it is the included cable, which with the shroud can be problematic. I had a couple of the cables fail on me until I took my Dremel to the shroud and shaved it off so I could use a higher quality cable. Served me well. I played around with other controllers and they all seem to come with their own host of issues. Ultimately I landed on the C40 TR despite its issues so I could play with the offset analogs on it, and muck around with increased tension in the right stick more easily (no soldering required).

u/Farming-For-Gil · 1 pointr/CruciblePlaybook

I bought a mod pack off amazon that gives the same effect as the elite Controllers(xbox). It was $30 and totally worth the investment. I hated taking my thumbs off the sticks to jump or slide so the mod pack has improved my moviement tremendously. Here is the one for PS4 Collective Minds Strike Pack F.P.S. Dominator Controller Adapter with MODS & Paddles for PS4

u/gatorglaze · 1 pointr/CruciblePlaybook

Assuming you are on PS4;

This thing is amazing for the price. I have gone through 3 scuf controllers, 2 still going and my first one died of my own stupidity. The only reason I have not ditched the scuf for stock controller + this attachment is because of adjustable trigger pull. I cannot go back to a full trigger pull after having the scuf for so long, once I figure out what to do to get adjustable trigger stops on my stock controller, I will prob switch. The only con, HAS to be wired at all times. But I play at a desk with a monitor so its no big deal.

if your on Xbox they make one for the xbox controller as well.

u/bodaddyhurst · 6 pointsr/CruciblePlaybook

Collective Minds Strike Pack F.P.S. Dominator Controller Adapter with MODS & Paddles for PS4

u/DemonDeacon86 · 3 pointsr/CruciblePlaybook
Less expensive paddle pack, I've had a relatively seemless transition with mobility and at $40 it's a steal IMO. Could prib het this and a decent monitor. I'd still recommend monitor if u can't swing the $40 and use jumper or make L3 your X button to jump

u/thedirtyscreech · 1 pointr/CruciblePlaybook

I'm also looking to hear more about the controller leaked on by Emio, and this controller plugin as well. I'm hoping at least one of the four options here will be wireless, but I'm kinda doubtful that will be the case.