circle strafing

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13:11 Dec 28, 2009
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English term or phrase: circle strafing
Definition from Wikipedia:
In video games, particularly in first-person shooters (FPSs), circle strafing is the technique of moving around a target in a circle while facing it. Circle strafing allows a player to fire continuously at an opponent while dodging counterattacks. By rapidly circling the opponent, the player evades the opponent's sights.

Example sentence(s):
  • But the ability to turn quickly with your mouse is a good way to counter circle strafing tactics, in my opinion. And it really irritates circle strafers when your always facing them.
  • Soldiers are good targets for circle strafing. Unless they rocket jump out of the center of the strafe and shoot at the scout while in the air.
  • Of course, Circle Strafing isn't meant to be a free win against a good player. It's meant to crush baddies into dust by taking advantage of the lag inherent in online games. IGN Entertainment, Inc.
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4sivuttain ympäri liikkuminen
Juho Karhu
3Kohteen ympärillä streiffaaminen


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Kohteen ympärillä streiffaaminen

Definition from own experience or research:
Kohteen ympärillä streiffaaminen vaikeuttaa vastustajan tähtäämistä sinuun, vastaavasti osuminen vastustajaan on helppoa...

Example sentence(s):
  • Streiffaus: Sivuttaisaskeleiden ottamista. Pelihahmon liikuttaminen sivusuunnassa, kylki edellä. - Livegamers Slangipankki  

Tietääkseni "strafing" sanalle ei ole suomalaista vastinetta, vaan yleisesti käytetään "streiffaus" - slangisanaa
Local time: 13:42
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sivuttain ympäri liikkuminen

Definition from own experience or research:
Vastustajan ympäri sivuttain liikkumisella yritetään vaikeuttaa vastustajan osumista sinuun. Vastustajan on vaikeampi pitää itsensä ympäri sivuttain liikkuvaa pelaajaa näköpiirissään.

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  • Missä streiffaus, eli sivulle kävely? Tulee niin mahoton epävarmuuden tunne, kun liikkuminen on turhan rajoitettua, ei tiedä missä viholliset luuraavat. - Forum  
  • Nuoli vasemmalle - Liikuttaa henkilön vasemmalle sivulle ”streiffaus” - Document - Tietokonegrafiikka  

Can choose between "juokseminen", "liikkuminen", "lentäminen" etc. depending on the game. Could also say "sivuttaissuunnassa ympäri liikkuminen" if more clarity is needed.
Juho Karhu
Local time: 13:42
Native speaker of: Native in FinnishFinnish
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