Make sure you are using more of the tip of your thumb than the base. Also when flicking just be fairly lazy about it. I've found gentle flick work really well when having them flow with the movement you are already making, just like scrolling on a smartphone.
Tried mapping them to the back grips for the right touch pad. It's messed up the control scheme. Sure I can fix it somehow. I'm playing purely from the couch so not trying to go any where near a keyboard. There's a steep learning curve with this but when you get things right it's lovely. Will continue to mess around.
Beat an easy AI in coh2, no way I could beat medium at the moment. Need to get the mouse more precise yet move quickly around at the same time. Lovely being able to tap Y to retreat troops or b to revers a tank.
Having better movement and aim than dual sticks. Being able to play all the genres of PC game that do not work at all with a normal controller, all from the couch. Flexibility and customisation built into Steam and easily accessible between games, apps etc. Mouse movement for the OS etc
What is the source of people's excitement for this? Is it being able to play games that traditionally require a keyboard? Dislike of current controller options? New shiny product hype?
I want to be interested in it, but I'm just not. Steam Link I am all on board for. Hell, the best thing this controller has to offer me is a simple wireless solution (because the 360 controller's wireless is so dumb) but I can achieve that with the PS4 one as well.
All that's is pretty obvious stuff, but no one is forcing you to get one, its just another option for the people that want it. Use what ever you like but there is no way I'm playing Europa, civ, Deus Ex and other old mouse and keyboard games with a ps4 controller - which is the problem I and many others have had for years hence some excitement. Mouse and keyboard isnt very comfortable in the lounge but it can work. It's up to you really. For a layed back time this Steam Controller is shaping up extremely well for the brief time I've used it. I can see the clear potential in it
Couldn't be stated enough - makes a huge difference. Rolling the thumb helps for really fine movements and aiming but I don't know about using that technique against a moving target
I've found many people who have problems with accuracy hold their steam controller like this:
I explain with animation in my guide why this is bad. It will screw with your aim and your ability to make very fine adjustments. The proper way to hold the controller is what I dub "The ballerina method":
Make sure your thumb comes down to a point on the pad, like a ballerina standing on her tip toes. This greatly improves your accuracy.