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February 20, 2009

I am definitely not the artistic one. Put me in a room with just about anyone and I will still not be the artistic one. So, it’s a bit odd for me to make something that even remotely borders on requiring any tiny ounce of artistry (and I do use the term loosely). With that in mind, this post is actually a graphical explanation of my previous post on circle strafing.

Circle strafing: Using a strafe to move around an opponent in a circle. The idea being to move to the opponents rear without ever giving up your own rear. You may want to stop once at your targets back, so as to not look like you have ADD.


Counter strafe: Using a strafe to sidestep a circle strafe. This is done by strafing straight to your left or right in the opposite direction that your opponent will move to get behind you while keeping them in front of you. If they move counter clockwise, you move to your left. If they move clockwise, move to your right.


Counter-counter strafe: Using your brain (and possibly mouse) to keep a counter strafing target in front of you. Really, if your opponent is counter strafing, don’t keep circling them as if they were standing still. It makes you look bad and you should feel bad.

counter-counterNo dots were harmed in the making of this post.


5 Comments leave one →
  1. February 21, 2009 8:34 am

    Watching two skilled players circle strafe is a beautiful thing. A waltz of death moving in and around the battlefield. These scenes of WAR change you. I’ve seen things you people wouldn’t believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the darkness at Tannhauser Gate. All those moments will be lost in time like tears in rain.

  2. pancakez permalink*
    February 21, 2009 2:31 pm

    It’s too bad you won’t live… but then again, who does?


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