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Old 04-07-2012, 08:11 PM   #1
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Quick question regarding a tactic I've seen

Hello, everyone. I'm a long time pub player, planning to try to get into comp play sometime soon. I've been reading various strategy guides and watching gameplay videos to prepare, and one thing I occasionally see is people constantly switching between weapons while out of combat (mostly while running from spawn to the front lines). By this, I mean at least once per second they'll switch weapons, not even allowing their last choice to be fully pulled out before swapping back again. Why is this done? Is it just a random habit of some players while on their way to fight, or does it serve some tactical purpose?
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Old 04-07-2012, 08:54 PM   #2
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It's partly to check that the secondary is loaded, partly random habit that people have.
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Old 04-07-2012, 08:58 PM   #3
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It's a way of wasting time, mainly. It also makes it easier to double-check everything's loaded, as Theyleon said.
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Old 04-07-2012, 09:41 PM   #4
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Keeps you focused, and mostly a random habit. Some players switch to their melee when running as it's an old habit from Counter-strike when you ran faster with your knife.
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Old 04-07-2012, 10:37 PM   #5
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I do it out of habit. Constantly switch weapons when nothing is going on.
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Old 04-08-2012, 05:25 AM   #6
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Some people do it so they know that their "q" will take them to the correct weapon. But yeah doesn't mean much.
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Old 04-08-2012, 06:21 AM   #7
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It holds my interest slightly more. When you get in to a game you become really focused but you also get pretty ADD in the process. Switching and changing something is just slightly more interesting to do.
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Old 04-08-2012, 08:39 AM   #8
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i do it because i find it funny that i can swap between my degreaser and reserve shooter faster than the speed of light
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Old 04-08-2012, 11:27 AM   #9
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Mostly out of habit. However when you do not have viewmodels on it helps to verify that you are using what you think you are using. Rocket jumping with shotgun is a pretty big fail
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Old 04-08-2012, 12:46 PM   #10
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umm, i tried to turn off viewmodels, but i couldnt figure out which gun i was holding... any help?
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Old 04-08-2012, 01:01 PM   #11
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umm, i tried to turn off viewmodels, but i couldnt figure out which gun i was holding... any help?
Use broesels crosshair switcher so you can keep track of them.
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Old 04-08-2012, 01:54 PM   #12
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I switch simply to check if my secondary is loaded.

BTW How can people have problems with forgetting which weapon do they have without viewmodels? Weird 0.o
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Old 04-08-2012, 02:34 PM   #13
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Mostly out of habit. However when you do not have viewmodels on it helps to verify that you are using what you think you are using. Rocket jumping with shotgun is a pretty big fail
I use different color crosshairs for that.
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Old 04-08-2012, 04:05 PM   #14
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Use broesels crosshair switcher so you can keep track of them.
Use Aron's :P haha (:

And crosshair switchers tend to glitch up every now and then (mainly when you die)
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Old 04-09-2012, 06:34 AM   #15
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Use Aron's :P haha (:

And crosshair switchers tend to glitch up every now and then (mainly when you die)
That's why you switch around your weapons the second you spawn so it's dependable.
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