I don't know what Rockstar were thinking when they implemented this system, but anyone who plays Deathmatches knows the Combat Roll breaks the auto lock on an opponent.
And before anyone says 'play free aim', good luck spending a couple hours trying to gather enough free aim players in a lobby.
As a result....
Every gunfight you're in your opponent will be spamming cartwheels every 2 seconds where the only solution is to roll yourself so they can't hit you... so guess what keeps happening until someone dies? Yep guessed it.
The hilarious thing about this now is, that the only way gunfights happen now is roll, shoot, roll, shoot, roll, shoot, roll, shoot. I mean who enjoys playing like that? It's just tedious and boring.
Either tweak it so that it doesn't break the lock on you have on an enemy. Or SIGNIFICANTLY increase the delay time of being able to pull off consecutive rolls, 5 seconds would be about right, forcing you to use it tactically.
Okay, quite a few haters here are missing the point. ''ohh why can't you aim yourself for a few seconds while the auto lock is broken? boo hoo keep crying you auto aim reliant scrub noob fag!!''
The main problem is when our auto lock is broken on an enemy as they roll, they STILL GET TO KEEP THEIR LOCK which they have on you.
This results in a Free aimer vs an Auto aimer which = Auto aimer winning 90% of the time.
And for those saying ''Predict and adjust your aim to shoot the roller as he rolls, and you can kill him duhhh!''
First of all, a roll can be performed in all directions - left, right, back, forward, and in all diagonal directions. Am I just brain dead? Or can everyone of you perfectly predict which of those possible directions someone will roll?
Second, a roll is relatively fast, so you may not even have enough time to adjust your free aim onto a roller or put enough bullets into him before he is up onto his feet and ready to blast you while he's already locked on.
Third, distance is dependent on this 'strategy'. If you're with 5-10 meters, yeah you'll be fine if you're already using an auto shotty. However, if you're being machine gunned and rolled against from 50 meters away, good luck getting those bullets into someone while being forced to free aim at him as he can auto lock those machine gun bullets perfectly your way.