Dwaynes backup really is a great feature, I just was stuck in an explosive gunfight between them and some spanish lords near the pjs in east holland, shots from every direction, me in the middle, very confusing (I died lol). It was amazing !!
As well how these boys shoot at the cops during the escape looks fantastic.
But sadly I hadn't many big shootouts so far, most of the time when I attack one gangbanger Dwaynes backup shoot him up and the nearby standing bangers run away like pussies.
For example I was at Firely Projects and at least 10 MOB were present, I fired a shot and only two answered, Ballas in V defend their block better ..
The russians in Hove Beach and the spanish lords seem to be more aggressive for me, but that's not a big issue for my gameplay anyway, because I roleplay to work for Dwayne and to bang on MOB with MOB backup doesn't make much sense
One big moment in Firefly pjs nevertheless: A russian gangster pulled out an AK and wanted to see Niko dead, but one MOB 'ally' gunned him down with his UZI
Vigilante missions are fun too, but for me it feels wrong to get in a cop car as a criminal with criminals to shoot other criminals...
I will try that ND3 thing when I'm finished with the main story
You gotta be patient at times, crazy, wild shootouts won't always happen with this move. Sometimes when you start trouble with Dwayne's boys, rival gang members will just run away at the sound of gunshots, or Dwayne's boy's will shoot em' up so fast that they are dead before any shootout happens. But on another day, there may a be whole bunch of them ready for a gunfight, and a big gunfight will erupt indeed. M.O.B gang members in the Firefly Projects are generally always ready for gunplay, but sometimes they are not bothered for it, and they run, but it's the same with other gangs. You just gotta keep creating new shootout scenarios get a really good one. Having said that, the Russians are the most violent gang in the game - however, I prefer to keep my shootouts in IV more realistically placed in the Black and Hispanic ghettos and projects.
Dwayne's boys belong to the North Holland Hustlers, not the M.O.B. The NHH and M.O.B are of the same ped models, but they are not the same gang, having said that, the two appear to be closely affiliated in some way. NHH stay in North Holland only, while the M.O.B. are to be found in the Firefly Projects in Broker, and Acter in Alderney. You can roleplay with Dwayne's boys to bang, because remember, it's likely many NHH members will not be pleased at Playboy X's death and they may wanna make a move to kill Dwayne in revenge, I roleplayed that really good.
With Vigilante missions, what I do is I go to a call out where gang activity is taking place, and then I call Dwayne;s boys just before I get there. I park up the police car away from the scene.Dwayne's boys follow me and straight away they will blast the gangs there, who of course shoot back. The gangs on Vigilante missions are well-armed and they never run away, so a great shootout is pretty much guaranteed. I generally never join in, I just stand by and watch the grand show !
You gotta try the ND3 thing too, those shootouts......words can't even describe them, the brutality is stunning. In TLAD, you can also start shootouts with the Uptown Riders and NHH in North Holland, they spawn in the same area.
Finding out all this stuff, was one of the things that made me like IV even more, when I used to criticize it for lack of gang action in the streets. I would still prefer stuff like this to be random without player activity, but it was better than nothing, and it is crazy fun seeing the gangs blast at each other and shoot up the place.