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Shoot 'em ups

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Anybody into first person shooters ? Old JB thinks he has a disability here -

See I like crpgs (Pathfinder 2 is out tomorrow BTW), I've never managed to get on with shooters, even down to Witcher 3. Picked a controller up for that and

Always seems to be"oh it's easy just press " - z-y-x left button click and a-b for forward roll and then right button, b - a sword slash, back jump and then ..

I'm sitting at me PC, tongue stuck out frantically mashing buttons. It's like texting - old school style, I couldn't do that either.

Is there some kind of knack to this or what ??
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i play CS GO sometimes. it runs on linux and is for free on steam. not that i would like it that much but i can't persuade my friends for battle for wesnoth.
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CSGO or slipgate, now this is a fun game
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So, is there some technique to actually learning how to mash fifty buttons at the same time ? Every time I try, I have that scene from the "Orville" in me head.
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I used to play Q3 alot, (both defrag and FFA), I was never a very good player, even though I've played 4+ hours a day. Skill based duel mode FPS are not just about aim and reaction, it's also about strategy. Many times I saw how a good player totally destroyed some one with obvious AIM bot, the cheater simply couldn't keep up with mega spawn and couldn't collect enough armor/health to kill the skilled guy.
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the key is not to think
for twitchy FPS (quake, slipgate), thinking gets you killed so you concentrate on the key buttons (jump, duck, reload...) and the mouse becomes 2nd nature

for the more strategic ... well configuring a layout that makes sense to you helps alot
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