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Lassoing players and avoiding the lasso.


Saesee Tiin
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Nothing, but nothing, is more fun than tying someone up and dragging them around. That said, it's kinda hard when they have a gun. Here's a few little tricks and tactics I've learned to help you out with that.

 

Offensive (You're doing the lassoing)

 

On foot

On foot, you have one major advantage. If you run up on someone while equipped with a lasso, you can just press B (or O) and you're done. This is basically the best method of lassoing while on foot. Throwing the thing just takes too much time, so don't do it unless they have a shotgun.

 

On horseback

This is a bit trickier, since you have to dismount before you can hogtie, I find it's best to just drag em to death. There is no safe way to approach someone with a lasso on horseback, but if you can get close enough, riding around them in a tight circle will break their auto aim. (Your's too, but at least you're expecting it.)

 

Defensive (You're being lassoed)

 

On foot

KEEP YOUR DISTANCE. If you have a shotgun, I'd have it ready. You absolutely must kill them before they get close enough to melee. If they throw the rope and catch you, quickly swap to your knife and your character will automatically cut themself free, but you'll need to be quick drawing your pistol or sawed-off if you're going to kill them before they melee tie you. Opponents on horseback aren't all that much of a threat. Just use your knife if they manage to rope you.

 

On Horseback

Just keep your distance and kill them with a rifle or repeater. It's very difficult to lasso a mounted player.

 

Other tips

You cannot dodge a lasso with the dive mechanic.

You can actually use the lasso to pull players up cliff faces and lower them down as well. This doesn't work very well on trains.

You can't lasso horses, but you can lasso deer. Reel them in for a knife kill that won't hurt the pelt quality.

You can lasso people who are midway through tying up your friends. It's very convenient.

If someone or something jumps into a river to escape you, jump in after them on horseback and lasso em. You can drag them to shore.

If you equp a sawed-off shotgun before you pick up a hog-tied victim, you can immediately hipfire into their gut if they break free. Just spam RT (R2)

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On 12/15/2018 at 7:21 AM, Saesee Tiin said:

Nothing, but nothing, is more fun than tying someone up and dragging them around. That said, it's kinda hard when they have a gun. Here's a few little tricks and tactics I've learned to help you out with that.

 

Offensive (You're doing the lassoing)

 

On foot

On foot, you have one major advantage. If you run up on someone while equipped with a lasso, you can just press B (or O) and you're done. This is basically the best method of lassoing while on foot. Throwing the thing just takes too much time, so don't do it unless they have a shotgun.

 

On horseback

This is a bit trickier, since you have to dismount before you can hogtie, I find it's best to just drag em to death. There is no safe way to approach someone with a lasso on horseback, but if you can get close enough, riding around them in a tight circle will break their auto aim. (Your's too, but at least you're expecting it.)

 

Defensive (You're being lassoed)

 

On foot

KEEP YOUR DISTANCE. If you have a shotgun, I'd have it ready. You absolutely must kill them before they get close enough to melee. If they throw the rope and catch you, quickly swap to your knife and your character will automatically cut themself free, but you'll need to be quick drawing your pistol or sawed-off if you're going to kill them before they melee tie you. Opponents on horseback aren't all that much of a threat. Just use your knife if they manage to rope you.

 

On Horseback

Just keep your distance and kill them with a rifle or repeater. It's very difficult to lasso a mounted player.

 

Other tips

You cannot dodge a lasso with the dive mechanic.

You can actually use the lasso to pull players up cliff faces and lower them down as well. This doesn't work very well on trains.

You can't lasso horses, but you can lasso deer. Reel them in for a knife kill that won't hurt the pelt quality.

You can lasso people who are midway through tying up your friends. It's very convenient.

If someone or something jumps into a river to escape you, jump in after them on horseback and lasso em. You can drag them to shore.

If you equp a sawed-off shotgun before you pick up a hog-tied victim, you can immediately hipfire into their gut if they break free. Just spam RT (R2)

WHAT A WANKER! 

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I understand (from watching a video) that if you switch to your knife as your being lassoed, you'll cut yourself free immediately. This should give you a quick opportunity to pull out your shotgun and say "howdy" right back.

 

I haven't tested this method, as I haven't run into this type of fool recently. If this is an effective method and is used more frequently, perhaps this stupidity will end.

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1 hour ago, Sourdough Jack said:

I understand (from watching a video) that if you switch to your knife as your being lassoed, you'll cut yourself free immediately. This should give you a quick opportunity to pull out your shotgun and say "howdy" right back.

 

I haven't tested this method, as I haven't run into this type of fool recently. If this is an effective method and is used more frequently, perhaps this stupidity will end.

The knife thing does indeed work. It's gotten me out of a few situations so far. 

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A couple of nights ago I was lassoed in free roam.  First time, I broke free with my knife quickly enough.  But before I could get sights on the enemy he grappled me down with the lasso and this time I was hogtied.  I broke free while he was putting me up on his horse and had my repeater out immediately.  I was able to hit him in the face with the butt of the rifle and put two shots into his belly before he could recover.  I waited for him to come back for another attempt but he never did. 

It's the small victories that I savor.  :) 

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