I have been browsing the forums for the last few days in the background, came across dyslecsix's guide (Probably spelled his name wrong, but just been out drinking please forgive me) which was engrossing, and beautifully in-depth, I definitely would think about buying a TrackIR for myself for xmas.
Now to the issue at hand, I do not usually like tactical FPS because, well...My reactions and eyesight are not what they use to be, I am only 26 years old, but I am short sighted and I feel this has a great effect on my ability to play this game (In-case people wonder, I sit 8 feet away from the screen, using a 32" plasma in 1920 x 1080 res).
Regardless, I still stubbornly log into sniper team deathmatch maps, and try and "outsmart" my opponents (Flank them from directions they do not expect and such). The trouble is, even when I hear a opponent is firing really, really close to me (They sound about 20-30 feet away through my headphones, and I can pinpoint the direction), I still cannot spot them...No matter how hard I look, through the dense forests and grasslands combined with their camo I can no make out heads nor tails of a enemy.
Yet they funnily enough still manage to spot and kill me with ease, even if I am hiding underneath a pine-tree's leaves, prone, and using nothing but freelook to scan the horizon (so as not to turn my whole avatar and be more visible to the enemies). I still get capped by a distant sniper (Can tell they are far away since I do not even hear their guns go off.
Now I am not going to believe they are cheating (Not my style to shout that at every person that kills me), but I do still struggle to understand how these people manage to see these things and I find it so hard?
Am I the only one here that struggles to see the enemys in this game? Is there a trick to it I do not know of?
Some tips would be greatly appreciated, I really enjoy this game and have a pretty competitive streak about me, but im at a loss for tactics on how to shoot a enemy I cannot seem to see, or cannot seem to hide from...
Tips and advice, and the occasional "stfu noob" welcome