This guide will teach you how to improve your aiming skills, not just in PS2, but in all competitive First Person Shooter (FPS) games in general. while playing FPS games competitively, it is important that your Framerates (fps) and mouse sensitivity remains consistent and before we start messing with our fps and mouse sensitivity, we need to disable a few features that mess with it. Let's start with fps. This is different for everyone cause not everybody has the same specs I have. This game is a huge resource hog and unless you have the newest GPU SLI-enabled with 8GB ram and a Hexa-core processor (I'm exaggerating offcourse) your computer is gonna have problems playing the game. Personally, if my fps drop anywhere under 60 frame per second, I actively get worse at the game. One of the culprits is; VSync. What this feature does is it syncs your fps Hertz to your monitor Hertz. You might think "Wow, this is a good feature!" well, yes, IF your monitor is lower the 75 hertz. If it's higher, I recommend disabling it since in an FPS game you'll want to have an fps as high as possible. The higher your framerates, the better. Next you will want to tweak with your graphics settings to achieve the desired fps (I recommend 80-120fps). I found that disabling shadows and putting Rendering Quality to 85% drastically improve framerates. I mean it's like a night and day difference in performance and the game still looks amazing. To disable shadows entirely go to your Planetside 2 folder and locate your UserOption.ini file. Open it with any HexEditor program and in [Rendering] find ShadowQuality and change it to 0. On a sidenote: Changing your RenderDistance to 1000 also drastically improves framerates. I also advise you to not put Graphics Quality to low. This setting doesn't render distortion in the infiltrator's cloak and renders them completely invisible (even when moving) which would mean a huge disadvantage for you. For those who are interrested, here is my UserOptions.ini [Rendering] setup: This disables most everything and still renders distortion on infiltrators. I get 120 fps in the gateway and ~80 fps on largely populated areas. If with these settings your computer still has problems with fps in Planetside 2 (~60 to 30 fps) I advise you upgrade. This concludes the fps portion of the guide. On to mouse control. In games there are a lot of features that actively mess with your sensitivity. These features need to be disabled if you want to improve your aiming skills. The first feature that we need to disable is called; Enhanced Pointer Precision. What it does is make your mouse pointer react to the speed of the mouse you're handling. In other words, a quick jab in one direction will make your mouse move conciderably faster and cover more area of your screen. This ends up messing with your mouse sensitivity in-game as well, as a quick jab moves your view faster than normal. The next features are no Planetside 2, but are present in most other games; Mouse Acceleration: Commonly found. It's basicly the same as Enhanced Pointer Precision, but this time it's an in-game feature. Disable it for the same reason. Mouse Dampening: Rarely found. Mouse Dampening is the opposite of Mouse Acceleration and Enhanced Pointer Precision. The slower you move your mouse, the slower your view moves and you'll be unable to track your target. Disabling it is advised. Mouse Smoothing: Commonly found. This feature is probably the worst feature to have on if you want to improve your aiming skills. It actively changes your mouse sensitivity based on the current fps you have. The lower your Framerates, the higher the sensitivity to compensate. Since Framerates are constantly shifting as you play means your sensitivity is constantly shifting as well, resulting in inconsistent aiming. This concludes the mouse control portion of the guide. I hope this guide will be of use to those new to FPS games and give them a better fighting chance.