This is now built into the game options/settings! Much easier to use now, just open settings and go to HUD to change your colors.
1. Go here to find a color: http://www.colorschemer.com/online.html
2. Copy these “x” values:
3. Open americas army and join a server. (this might work without joining a server, I tested this while in a server)
4. Open the console (hit ~ key)
5. For friendly color change…..Type: nameplatecolor 32 182 28
6. For enemy color change…..Type: enemynameplatecolor 255 0 0
7. To revert back to default yellow…..Type: nameplatecolor -1
This guide will be broke down into 3 main parts: Gameplay, Awareness, Equipment
Attention writers: I am not a writer, 2 fucks not given in how I wrote this as far as punctuation, grammar etc….so don’t bitch.
PART 1 – GAMEPLAY (SHOOTING, TEAMWORK, MAP KNOWLEDGE, PREDICTABILITY)
Clarification….there are 2 types of noobs.
1 is the new noob that just got the game and is clueless about basics. We help this one as much as possible to get better and enjoy the game.
2 is the dickbag noob that is highly ranked but sucks ass at the game. He is basically a waste of a server slot but useful in populating the server until more experienced players join.
You can also use supported fire “press Z” next to various map objects that highlight the supported fire feature. This means that you can mount your gun to the object and use it to steady your fire. It’s useful but more often than not…not used by too many players.
Lastly you have leaning “press Q or E” which helps you fire around corners without giving away too much of your body to shoot at. This is useful when firing at positions while still maintaining some sort of cover. Mastering the lean and creep will make you a corner killer in no time!
Probably the most ignored skill of this game. This is the difference between winning and getting fucking wrecked in a match. Teams that have great teamwork will easily pwn any other team that doesn’t work together.
Special Note: quickly clear the area when reviving! Nothing shittier than getting a revive and then shot in the face because the enemy is right behind you because your dumb ass didn’t clear the area first. If a teammate says “don’t revive me”…don’t!
Bored? Alone on a saturday night as usual? Load an empty server with your map on it and run around and try shit out. Practicing throwing nades and angles can result in godlike gameplay. If you take the time to learn what other lazy bastards don’t….they will rage quit while you stockpile points from wins.
Constantly going to the same spot to try and kill the guy that rapes your face will only earn him more kills because your dumb ass won’t change up your gameplay. Don’t feed the other team easy kills! Learn to kill and move quickly to avoid being predictable. I can tell you where 30 players will be as soon as they join our server because they do the same shit over and over…..learn to change it up.
PART 2 – AWARENESS
You can get by on “gamer headsets” but the sound quality is shit compared to a real high quality pair of headphones. Ps…razer is dog shit if your wondering.
Always watch your ammo count! Gunfights with 2 bullets left = you dead. Keep an eye on your mags too, if your low then look for a gun laying around and pick it up. Be sure to switch to it and reload it before getting into a firefight, better safe than sorry.
Watch the clock and make sure you have enough time to win! If you have to recover the flag before you extract, make sure you give yourself enough time!
Enemy player count
Some servers have player count “on” which means you can hold down the “Tab” key to see how many enemies are still alive. This will help you make that last minute decision on where to make your final stand or how to negotiate that last ditch effort on extracting the flag. (our server keeps it on) iSOLATION KILLHOUSE
PART 3 – EQUIPMENT
Gaming mobos: MSI, Asus, Gigabyte
Get a motherboard with a gui interface.
Nvidia Geforce is my choice.
AMD/ATI Radeon is ok.
The control panels for video settings are extensive…I’m not going into all that shit here.Hard Drive:
SSD – Solid State Drives are faster than the older typical moving part hard drives.
Western Digital, Corsair, Intel and Samsung are some good quality SSD’s to buy.
Get a card with 7.1 for tv and movies but it can hinder your gaming audio. Make sure you tweak your sound if you have 7.1 surround so you don’t get false positives from the surround sound effects. Most cards have a control panel to tweak settings.Power supply:
At least a bronze certified with dual 12+ rails minimum.
Seasonic, Antec, Cougar, Raidmax are good psu’s.Case:
Raidmax, LianLi, Antec, Thermaltake are some good cases.
Dual band or Tri-band, Gigabite wired with high speeds.
Netgear, Buffalo, Linksys are good routers.
Redragon is my choice. (Mammoth mouse)
Logitech, Sentey, Corsair, Razer are good mice.Keyboard:
Logitech, Gskill, Coolermaster, Corsair, CougarMousepad:
Logitech, Razer, Steel Series are good pads too.Headphones:
Gaming Headset if your on a budget. 3.5mm do not buy a usb set!Microphone:
Condenser mic with 3.5mm jack to sound card
Find a cheap quality mic on amazon.
Anything over 8mb is sufficient.