How can I practice long range LG?
Another question, anyone have any ideas for maps ( or an alternative suggestion) that will force the bot to stay at mid / long range for LG practice (I wonder if a gap with lava, so they don't jump across or down, would be suitable or something with levels at the right separation) ? I normally use thunderstruck and sit in the main square which works well but the bot (bones) tends to close to close range and I've noticed in duels that I've been getting too close to the opponent when using LG (perhaps this isn't a bad thing, but my current assumption is that is is because I'm going inside the range where RL is difficult to dodge)
Ive started keeping distance with LG but am getting frustrated that I'm missing so much, hence the desire to specifically practice this scenario. If I keep backing up vs the bot then the practice gets skewed and I find I'm not not focusing on the aspect I want to.
Thanks for any ideas/suggestions
Just off hand I was thinking you might be able to use eyetoeye, as the bots often get stuck on the platforms.
If you or a friend have a pro sub then spawn a private CA server with infinite ammo and spam away at each other.
If you are exclusively practising with bots, you can also try some of the larger maps. For instance, Theatre of Pain's large central area gives me sufficient room to move in such a way that I can maintain sufficient distance between myself and the bot. So you get enough time to continuously shoot as compared to the other common maps such as thunderstruck or almost lost.
Also ensure that you are setting bot_thinktime to a low value like 0 or 10 to get them to do some sideways dodge. I have found Slash slightly better than Bones as she tends to jump less.
But to have the best control on the practise situation, you would need to practice with a friend like the others have suggested.
Thanks for suggestions
Tried eye to eye, they do stay on it as you've suggested. The triangle shape of the platform seems to affect the bots dodge a bit.
Friend would be ideal, but more difficult to arrange; wish QL chat package was better
Large maps o s a nice idea, might try that CA map where rail rules, monastery or something?
Will try slash
Slash is definitely the best bot to practice on if you must practice on a bot, quite erratic strafing movement that resembles a human players dodge a little bit.
Originally Posted by RAC_Questions
Siberia is pretty good for getting bots to stay at a distance. The middle room is easy to put distance between yourself and the bots.