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>I've never been very good at the twitchier end of the shooter market and many people, even some in this thread, have been playing CS for so long I'm always hopelessly out classed.
I'm really rather good at CS and was in the highest rank for a while when I played religiously - the good thing about CS and just about all of it's game types is that it's just as much about being in the right place and remaining undetected as it is about aiming. There's only so much practice any normal human can do on headshot flicks and the like, if you can aim for the head and control recoil even a little bit, you have a fighting chance.
I'm sure I'd be able to reliably beat you on one of the classic maps I've been playing forever, because I'd just know exactly where to go and which corners to shoot at. But I guarantee you have just as much of a chance as I do in an unknown map, or the new one on Danger Zone. If you get the drop on me I'll still die, if I miss the headshot and you don't I'll still die.
I'd also say that CS isn't quite as twitchy as your COD's and such - you don't gain anything by jumping all over the place like a distressed salmon like you see most people do in those games. The nature of how accuracy and spray patterns work in CS means you're more rewarded for controlled bursts while crouching or standing relatively still. I'd recommend trying it, I think you'll enjoy it if you're interested. If I'm wrong then I apologise.
>However, I do like the idea of it and it seems like Valve have tried something slightly different, despite a lot of people dismissing it immediately.
It seems like people who don't play CS:GO are dismissing it because it's Yet Another Battle Royale, though apparently some of the mode's assets have been found in the game files as early as last year, so they haven't rushed it out cynically.
And the existing CS:GO community is angry primarily because Valve has given everyone who previously bought the game a free Prime account, which before now was obtained by playing the game to a certain rank and keeping your 'trust score up', meaning you were a good, honest player by a few metrics - good teamwork, not being a hacker, etc. Everyone with Prime status could choose to match up with only other Prime players, which was an effective way of keeping you playing with good players. The concern is now that everyone has Prime who owned the game, and you can just pay ten quid to get it now, Valve has invited the russian hackers and mic spammers back into everyone's lobbies.
I don't think it's going to be as much of a problem as they make out, as Valve have also increased the weighting your trustability score has on matchmaking. Plus, anyone who is serious about the game typically plays on paid servers such as ESEA as they offer better tickrates than Valve servers, amongst other things.