Currently Being ModeratedFeb 8, 2012 7:29 PM (in response to StrategicCommand1964)Re: Tactics for the noob
Hey - a post that's meant to help out new players! I'm certainly glad to see that people still care about other people succeeding and having a good time playing MW3.
As such, I'll toss in a couple of tips, too!
Pointstreaks TIP: Consider using Specialist pointstreaks to level up. Using the Specialist streaks allows you to gain considerable XP for each perk you acquire via kills, allowing you and your weapons to level up faster. Assault helicopter killstreaks are broken (they only kill people who stand still or do not have Blind Eye perk active), so if you choose Assault as your pointstreak system, try to avoid helos. Support pointstreak rewards are great at all levels, but try to either avoid the booby trapped care package OR use it only when someone else calls in a real care package. Toss them near each other and you will usually get a kill from the trap package.
Perks TIP: Strive for Pro perks whenever you can. Use the Barracks to view your Perks' challenges so that you can play matches while focusing on particular situations that work towards achieving the challenges. For example, creating a class with Blind Eye and SitRep will work for you in two ways: destroying killstreaks and destroying equipment will both earn you "kills" towards your pro perks. And since SitRep makes all enemy equipment and killstreaks glow red, you can use that to find all kinds of enemy stuff easily.
Class TIP: Now, for a class tip. I tend to use Overkill a lot because I like the ability to have a long range and short range weapon at the ready (and ones that I like to use, not just ones from downed enemies). Some people think Overkill is a wasted perk, but it isn't if you use it in the right situations.
As I leveled up, I created a class that I really like that seems to work well in almost all situations. I tend to rotate my SMG and AR choices depending on which weapons I am leveling up at the time, but here's what seems to work the best for me.
Primary Weapon: PP90M1
PW Proficiency: Focus
PW Attachment: Extended Mags
Second Primary: SCAR-L
SP Proficiency: Focus
SP Attachment: Red Dot Sight
Lethal: Bouncing Betty
Tactical: Portable Radar
Perk 1: Sleight of Hand Pro
Perk 2: Overkill Pro
Perk 3: Stalker Pro
Point Streak: Specialist
PS Reward 1: Assassin Pro @ 2 kills
PS Reward 2: Scavenger Pro @ 4 kills
PS Reward 3: Blast Shield Pro @ 6 kills
PS Reward 4: Bonus (+100 XP @ 8 kills + every other kill)
I hope those tips are useful! Good luck, new guys and gals!
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 9, 2012 12:08 PM (in response to StrategicCommand1964)Re: Tactics for the noob
This is an interesting thread and the advice given above is v. useful. My advice for a noob at either FFA or TDM would be, whilst you learn the maps, try to stay at the outer edge of maps, looking inwards. If you are on the edge of a map, your back is generally covered and you can focus on covering your front and sides. Also, create a private match with you as the only player and explore the maps. This is time well spent.