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Do skins improve your skill?

Hey I really dont know if this has been posted but i wanted to find out my self. I was once in an ED clan, The servers in this league dont allow skins, I was a bit annoyed at this, so just before I had a match. I had to go and delete every skin I had. This was about 2 months ago, I have never really noticed me playing better? When you have skins do they make you play better, peformance wise and have more skill and accuracy? Or do you just have them to look good? Please post in your opinions, Really want to hear them. Because I might go back to getting them. Thanks

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    Maybe the skins have hacks D: o noes you hacker!
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    Skins just make the game look more visually pleasing to you. They usually do not improve your skill unless a custom model makes it easier for you to focus your shots.
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    Yeah so if this model was to happen this would be described as cheating. Swifty dont spam, I am not hacker they dont allow skins on ED server, the say it is an advantage.
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    Its not spam inferno it has been know that people put hacks into the file i think :S
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    When I have skins with different animations, sometimes I play better. Because the recoil looks different when you have a different animation set on it. So the less recoil I get on the gun, the more I know where to aim and stuff. It doesn't make the game better in any aspect but visual, but it sort of depends on the player.

    Skins to me sometimes make me play better.
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    Some people use skins that show only the hit boxes. Those could increase accuracy.
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    I use Millenia's AK-47, the new one and that one makes me aim good like hell.
    It's just if you really like the sounds and such, it makes you more confident.
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    Yeah i see what you mean. the sounds make me better.
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    Don't delete the skins, just rename the folders, add a 1 or something at the end of the name.
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    I dont play css but I play dods. Skins help me because they look cool. The custom sounds also make a big difference. i think its because it makes it more fun to have your own customized setup. For css tho, i remember using skins and man were they cool
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    I had some skins that made me somewhat better with some weapons. I found it to be very noticeable.
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    More centered origins make me shoot so much more accurately its unbelievable.

    I think they make you play better, because you feel really happy with your weapons ect. The rest is just about looks. =P
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    Yes i do seem to feel more powerful and unstoppable when i have custom skins probably because you have the weapon you want to use ;)
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    Not really like the player models like a bright color to see better there for you see em thats like the main advange : \
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    Negative.
    Skins do not improve skill due to the looks, style, sound etc. of the gun. This makes you think that the gun is so powerful, you could pwn anyone in one bullet. People tend to reload faster after shooting a couple of bullets at an enemy because they think that he/she should be dead, however he/she is still alive and they end up killing you.
    Some skins are good, yes, but in general, skins can make you feel more powerful therefore playing worse.
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    If there was a skin where the desert eagle seemed to break your hand, I would definitely use that! I would feel so weak, but the gun would feel so powerful.
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    Skins can improve skill. There are ways, bigger, smaller, sounds. Just find the right one for you.

    Also some guns are better default.
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    Yes they do. Especially mine. So go download.
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    You could get pizza patch, and theres an option that avoids the custom skin filter. :D
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    I just have them because they look cool, but if the animations are bad or the model is wtf crazy(Uber USP for example)then they will make me worse. I haven't seen any skins that made me do better or worse. I actually prefer the default stuff seeing as how low poly and low res stuff isn't too popular these days. ;)
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    Skins without any kind of weird hack on them can actually improve your skill.

    It's a psychological effect actually. What looks more pleasing to the eye is always good. Having something butt ugly on the screen can really detract from your experience. When you apply a new cool skin, you feel really optimistic and have the mind set that you wanna "pwn some noobs with your 'new' crazy guns".

    Its completely psychological, and it works for some people, and it doesn't for others.

    Being honest here, but when I played Natural Selection, I sucked ass. The marine starter rifle was the ugliest gun design I had ever seen. I later replaced it with the Aliens Pulse Rifle. Now I started racking up kills. Lots. I couldn't wait to kill some aliens!
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    I tend to play a LOT better with silence skins. Maybe it's because the gun feels weak, I dunno, but I'm using a silenced AK-47 as we speak, and let me tell you.... BOOM, HEADSHOT!
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    To be honest i reckon skins make my skills go away. they distract me if they look "to good"
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    They do for me, cause my skins are uber sexy. ^_____^
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    Lol thanks for the comments please, i am very interested and tell me what you think?
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    Dunno, but with stock weapon skins i SUCK..........
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    I'm good with some default weapons including deagle, AK, M4A1 and USP. With the default glock I suck. I suck with glock even if I'd have a skin replacing it.
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    Lol thanks any more comments on this.?
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    Custom skins and models can easily give you an unfair advantage in leagues. Custom skins can be programmed to be visual through walls, they can ge turned into a certain colour and allow a colour based aimbot to work correctly, which is simply impossible to detect using VAC. Custom models are worst, they can be designed with massive spikes on them, so they poke though walls. AT the end of the day, all custom stuff does need to be banned from leagues, but thats why sv_pure has been intorduced.

    At the end of the day, cause I'm playign in ED, I just don't look at the custom skins and models on FPSB, only the maps.
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    It doesn't really improve your skill, but if you really like the skins you have, it could change your state of mind and make you play better. I guess it all has to do with how much you like the skin. It would probably help if it was a piece of your own work that you are especially proud of.
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    I don't use too many custom skins. But I can say that some skins that I have used "feel" better that others when I play. And I could say that it does make me play better, idk.
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    Funny, when I played the CSS DWP beta, I did really well. I do agree that the custom sounds make the game better and I have more fun with them. Being a sound artist, I love just to mix sounds and hearing them in game with other sounds is a wonderful feeling.
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    Skins generally don't increase your skill, unless, they are made for that purpose. If you got bright red and blue player skins, that obviously would make you play better because you could see everyone easier. I like skins, because they make the game much more visually appealing.
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    This is totally not true my friend. I used the defaults for a round of a DM and i got 21-14. Used skins and i went 42-19.
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    Most skins just make it easier to see. They don't generally increase your skill, but some gun skins are made with less recoil, therefore improving accuracy.
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    They kinda do... I found out today.

    You know the auto-sniper for Counter... Well I can reload it alot faster with the skin...
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    Exactly. They just change the way the anim's are on the guns and make character models easier to see.
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