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raspykestrel1

Rooftop Sniping - a Guide

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raspykestrel1

Great thread OP. My rule of thumb is that I won't attack unless provoked or defending a bounty. But great and well thought out my friend.

Thanks :)

 

i have a similar rule - although i must say, my definition of "provoked" is fairly loose ;)

 

  • In a tank? You deserve to die.
  • 2 or more players in one vehicle? Definitely looking for trouble.
  • Buzzards and Lazers OBVIOUSLY get shot down (sniped a guy out of his lazer the other day - instead of raging at me, he sent me a message congratulating me on the best shot he's ever seen xD )
  • Anyone hanging around the base of my building is obviously trying to kill me, so they're dead too.
  • Anyone who keeps popping up with notifications of them having killed other people is fair game.

 

you get the idea ;)

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concolt

I have two rules, is your dot white? Are you in range for me to snipe you. Had some epic sniping last night. Five of us on the Majestic. We are all shouting out locations, colors of cars ad direction they are traveling. No one had a chance. Everyone was driving around in the Roosevelt so they were easy to spot. We held a tank down so good that they eventually gave up and left there tank behind.

 

We held one chrome Roosevelt hostage that all four dudes in the car just left the match.

 

Also there is nothing more satisfying than sniping a guy off of a moving motorcycling

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Bozzah

If you think about it, a sniper on a roof is nearly as bad as someone in a tank

 

you're driving with your car and suddenly you die, you have NO idea where the shot came from, so you enter your car again and boom! dead again... wtf?

you cannot counter it very well so your only way out is to flee and leave your car behind

 

pretty much like tanking :p

 

But yeah, I do both tanking and sniping, it's fun to annoy people. I usually kill the same guy as often as possible (people with mics are my main target since they are likely to be heard raging)

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concolt

Sniping takes more skill than a tank. When I get sniped I look at who sniped me find there location then go off the radar and take them out. If you continue to get back in a vehicle after being sniped you are a moron.

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develvis

That's dedication holmes. Thumbs up OP, thanks for contributing something worth-while :)

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raspykestrel1

I have two rules, is your dot white? Are you in range for me to snipe you. Had some epic sniping last night. Five of us on the Majestic. We are all shouting out locations, colors of cars ad direction they are traveling. No one had a chance. Everyone was driving around in the Roosevelt so they were easy to spot. We held a tank down so good that they eventually gave up and left there tank behind.

 

We held one chrome Roosevelt hostage that all four dudes in the car just left the match.

 

Also there is nothing more satisfying than sniping a guy off of a moving motorcycling

off a bike is good - the only problem is, with the heavy sniper, a bike only takes 1-2 shot to blow up, so 'bad sport' is a risk.

 

i love taking people out of tanks, especially when they keep coming back for more xD

 

But my best shot ever is a tie between sniping someone out of the cockpit of a lazer (i came) and sniping a guy off the roof of the lombank building from richards majestic (way out of render distance, i judged his position on the roof from the map, and the direction he was facing, and took a blind shot)

 

if anyone plays on 360, add me (raspykestrel1) for some sniping fun ;)

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raspykestrel1

Theres a few other places i know that are great for sniping.. Thanks for some more options :D

 

 

But il say this..

 

Multi level parking garages are great for sniping, especially tank sniping as it almost works as a bunker.

there are a few others i use occasionally too, but i didnt want to over-crowd the map - these are just my favourites :)

 

I use the carparks myself sometimes, the only danger with them is that people can sneak up on you much more easily - you can see their blip, but its difficult to know if they coming up from below, or down from above

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raspykestrel1

That's dedication holmes. Thumbs up OP, thanks for contributing something worth-while :)

cheers bro :)

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raspykestrel1

Falling in love with the Maze bank - not much good for killing players in cars, but it's great for aircraft, and TANKS!? :O

 

You can see tanks miles away, and because it's so small, the crosshair is almost the size of the tank, so you're almost certain to hit the driver :D

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concolt

Sniped my first jet pilot last night.

 

Me and three other people were on the Richards Majestic of course. I sent a few messages to people to get them to come my way. After cleaning up for awhile we scared one guy away. He came back a few minutes later with a jet. He was doing fly bys trying to blow us up on the roof. He was terrible, so he tried to get low and come at us head on. That was his fatal mistake. Three shots, third one hit him, the jet went crashing into the building right under my feet. All I heard from him was "Oh he got me!" Best GTA feeling to date. Needless to say he quit the match.

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bucktown911

thanks to roof sniping i got the LSPD color on the weaker sniper rifle. over 600 kills and much more to come. 20 kills left for 500 headshots..

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raspykestrel1

Sniped my first jet pilot last night.

 

Me and three other people were on the Richards Majestic of course. I sent a few messages to people to get them to come my way. After cleaning up for awhile we scared one guy away. He came back a few minutes later with a jet. He was doing fly bys trying to blow us up on the roof. He was terrible, so he tried to get low and come at us head on. That was his fatal mistake. Three shots, third one hit him, the jet went crashing into the building right under my feet. All I heard from him was "Oh he got me!" Best GTA feeling to date. Needless to say he quit the match.

 

haha well done bro ;) good feeling huh!?

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raspykestrel1

thanks to roof sniping i got the LSPD color on the weaker sniper rifle. over 600 kills and much more to come. 20 kills left for 500 headshots..

What are your favoured rooftops? any ive missed?

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EyeMacHunt

 

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Green – the triangular Celltowa building - some great long straights to aim down, and for some reason there always seems to be a war going on in the area between a number of players, so just pick them off one by one

 

 

 

 

 

I do a fair bit of sniping and I just thought I'd mention to avoid this building. It is glitched and you fall through the floor of the roof and die, very easily. A better building is just across the road from it at the south east corner of the intersection immediately south of richard's majestic.

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WH1SP3RS_91

any fellow snipers on here wanna have some fun with all the people that will be trying to glitch the new cars into multi player?

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Unknown_33

not being ab;e to snipe tanks now...so gay...we can never have nice things.

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raspykestrel1

not being ab;e to snipe tanks now...so gay...we can never have nice things.

is this confirmed? i couldnt see it in the patch notes, but i havent managed to snipe anyone out of a tank all week - maybe ive just been off my game, i dunno?

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raspykestrel1

any fellow snipers on here wanna have some fun with all the people that will be trying to glitch the new cars into multi player?

sh*t yeah! ;) u on 360?

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raspykestrel1

 

 

1624608_10152238654994813_609637398_n.jp

Green – the triangular Celltowa building - some great long straights to aim down, and for some reason there always seems to be a war going on in the area between a number of players, so just pick them off one by one

 

 

 

 

 

I do a fair bit of sniping and I just thought I'd mention to avoid this building. It is glitched and you fall through the floor of the roof and die, very easily. A better building is just across the road from it at the south east corner of the intersection immediately south of richard's majestic.

 

i've noticed a glitch in the northeast corner of the building, where i fall over repeatedly, just stand up and fall over again for about 6 repetitions - it seems to happen if you run into the corner too fast - but ive neevr fallen through or died from it?

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Bozzah

 

 

 

1624608_10152238654994813_609637398_n.jp

Green – the triangular Celltowa building - some great long straights to aim down, and for some reason there always seems to be a war going on in the area between a number of players, so just pick them off one by one

 

 

 

 

 

I do a fair bit of sniping and I just thought I'd mention to avoid this building. It is glitched and you fall through the floor of the roof and die, very easily. A better building is just across the road from it at the south east corner of the intersection immediately south of richard's majestic.

 

i've noticed a glitch in the northeast corner of the building, where i fall over repeatedly, just stand up and fall over again for about 6 repetitions - it seems to happen if you run into the corner too fast - but ive neevr fallen through or died from it?

 

I died several times there :/

 

 

 

not being ab;e to snipe tanks now...so gay...we can never have nice things.

is this confirmed? i couldnt see it in the patch notes, but i havent managed to snipe anyone out of a tank all week - maybe ive just been off my game, i dunno?

 

I can confirm it

 

I tried it at max range, but it didn't work.

The tank was so far away it disappeared, maybe if it disappears you can kill the driver, but good luck with that...

I was on the Talles building in the City and the friend was almost at the by the way

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Jimrod

I can't help but feel since the tank-sniping was patched I'm also finding it much harder to snipe players in cars, just me? At long range (where I can't see the driver) I'm shooting at the driver's seat area through the windows and getting nothing, this is even when the car is slowly manoeuvring so I know the driver is in it and lag shouldn't be an issue.

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Bozzah

I can't help but feel since the tank-sniping was patched I'm also finding it much harder to snipe players in cars, just me? At long range (where I can't see the driver) I'm shooting at the driver's seat area through the windows and getting nothing, this is even when the car is slowly manoeuvring so I know the driver is in it and lag shouldn't be an issue.

it's because of the "improved" rendering over the distance

 

before the patch, the game only rendered the player and the image of the vehicle from a certain distance, but not the actual vehicle... it was like the vehicle wasn't there. Now it's as it meant to be, but it SUCKS.

 

Now you have to shoot through the windows of the vehicles in order to hit the players, this is why it's harder ;)

 

But it's definitely still possible. I was sniping people for roughly 2 hours and I didn't get bored ;) Just need to get a good spot so you have a nice angle on people.

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ashbashbluesfan

I've seen a lot of people doing this lately and whilst it is fun, I find that it's pretty much on the level of tank griefing, albeit with more skill involved.

 

I personally really enjoy doing this but I've had a few real assholes kill me this way and message me crap in an attempt to antagonize me.

 

1 time i was driving along towards my apartment and get shot from no where, I knew it was a sniper so i passive mode before spawn whilst i find out where he is, literally he shot me right as i spawned, without that passive mode i'd have died instantly, he then messaged me 'pussy fa**ot'.

I found it quite funny because this guy was shooting people unaware in their vehicles whilst headglitching miles away on a rooftop with a heavy sniper, if that's not being a pussy i don't know what is..

 

That being said I do find it quite fun but I try not to grief people and tend to kill 1 guy and fly off to get someone else.

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Fivester

r* said, that sniping ppl in tanks shouldn'tbe possible and it is more a glitch. they want to remove it (or already have?!) :/

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raspykestrel1

r* said, that sniping ppl in tanks shouldn'tbe possible and it is more a glitch. they want to remove it (or already have?!) :/

they already have :\

 

they just dont want to be getting grief from 12 year olds who want their tanks (bought with cheating money) to be indestructible.

 

So i have a new mehtod for hunting tanks - i've recently bought one of my own ;) ONLY to be used when someone else is being a dick in one. I call up my tank, highklight them (if they dont already have a bounty on them, which they usually do), get close enough to them, approaching from behind, and call lester to take me off the radar, then take them out with 3 quick shots to the rear of the tank, usually before theyve even had chance to figure out where the shots are coming from. If they dont learn their lesson, and go for a new tank, I repeat the process, only this time i spawnkill them till they get out of my session. Then i ditch the tank in the sea and get back to playing :)

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EW200

 

 

 

1624608_10152238654994813_609637398_n.jp

Green – the triangular Celltowa building - some great long straights to aim down, and for some reason there always seems to be a war going on in the area between a number of players, so just pick them off one by one

 

 

 

 

 

I do a fair bit of sniping and I just thought I'd mention to avoid this building. It is glitched and you fall through the floor of the roof and die, very easily. A better building is just across the road from it at the south east corner of the intersection immediately south of richard's majestic.

 

i've noticed a glitch in the northeast corner of the building, where i fall over repeatedly, just stand up and fall over again for about 6 repetitions - it seems to happen if you run into the corner too fast - but ive neevr fallen through or died from it?

 

Its a wall breach. If you stay tucked right in the corner and jiggle around a bit you will fall thru the floor....and die. once inside and falling thru the building you can open your chute but never enough time to be able to stick a landing.

 

If you stay away from that corner this is a great sniping spot.

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EW200

Sniping takes more skill than a tank. When I get sniped I look at who sniped me find there location then go off the radar and take them out. If you continue to get back in a vehicle after being sniped you are a moron.

First rule of sniping that no one seems to follow - Shoot and move.

 

I fly a chopper to a good spot, take my shot, confirm kill, get in the chopper and dust out of there.

 

Fly to another spot and repeat.

 

Rarely will I stay on one rooftop for more than one kill, if I do it's because A.)there are a lot of players grouped up and B.) the roof is large enough to afford a secondary position that blocks return fire from the freshly spawned player whose face I just drilled a hole thru. I confirm this by moving position and checking map for spawn location of said player.

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concolt

 

 

r* said, that sniping ppl in tanks shouldn'tbe possible and it is more a glitch. they want to remove it (or already have?!) :/

they already have :\

 

they just dont want to be getting grief from 12 year olds who want their tanks (bought with cheating money) to be indestructible.

 

So i have a new mehtod for hunting tanks - i've recently bought one of my own ;) ONLY to be used when someone else is being a dick in one. I call up my tank, highklight them (if they dont already have a bounty on them, which they usually do), get close enough to them, approaching from behind, and call lester to take me off the radar, then take them out with 3 quick shots to the rear of the tank, usually before theyve even had chance to figure out where the shots are coming from. If they dont learn their lesson, and go for a new tank, I repeat the process, only this time i spawnkill them till they get out of my session. Then i ditch the tank in the sea and get back to playing :)

I usually just send a mugger after them, then message them to get them to stop moving. While they are messaging me back the mugger steals their tank. Then you snipe them or watch them try for 15 minutes to get their tank back. It's hilarious.

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raspykestrel1

 

 

r* said, that sniping ppl in tanks shouldn'tbe possible and it is more a glitch. they want to remove it (or already have?!) :/

they already have :\

 

they just dont want to be getting grief from 12 year olds who want their tanks (bought with cheating money) to be indestructible.

 

So i have a new mehtod for hunting tanks - i've recently bought one of my own ;) ONLY to be used when someone else is being a dick in one. I call up my tank, highklight them (if they dont already have a bounty on them, which they usually do), get close enough to them, approaching from behind, and call lester to take me off the radar, then take them out with 3 quick shots to the rear of the tank, usually before theyve even had chance to figure out where the shots are coming from. If they dont learn their lesson, and go for a new tank, I repeat the process, only this time i spawnkill them till they get out of my session. Then i ditch the tank in the sea and get back to playing :)

I usually just send a mugger after them, then message them to get them to stop moving. While they are messaging me back the mugger steals their tank. Then you snipe them or watch them try for 15 minutes to get their tank back. It's hilarious.

 

wait... the mugger will actually STEAL their tank!?

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concolt

Oh hell yeah it's the funniest thing ever. Give it a try.

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