Everybody refers to bad players as bots, mainly in reference to character movement.
I am not a great player. I can wall bounce some. But I often find myself standing still or moving very little during a gnasher battle. I’ve tried to be more mobile during gnasher fights but often end up getting so focus on shooting, that I forget mobility. Or I suddenly decide I need to try to move and I slide into cover right toward the enemy and get gibbed.
What worked for me when I played a match last night was to move the whole time. It’s good practice, and when you’re in motion already, its easier to continue that when you start a gnasher fight.
I played KOTH on Allfathers Arena and I tried to keep moving at all times - sliding from place to place. I felt like I had better visualization when an enemy showed up (because you’re moving faster when sliding and constantly changing position, you are constantly looking all around. I definitely felt like I had better awareness of 360 degrees around me). And, when an enemy showed up, I then tried to stay in motion rather than stand there like a bot. It made it harder for me to get killed, and wasn’t harder for me to get kills because as I was sliding, I could focus on turning my gun toward the enemy rather than moving. And because I was a little harder to kill, I was alive longer to get a kill or two.
I ended up getting MVP, but more importantly I felt like I played better.
I realize there are plenty of times when staying in cover or hiding makes more sense, but I’m going to focus on movement and see how it goes. Especially because movement is probably the biggest difference between skill levels.