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Ryan5252

Has anyone tried their hands at this utter, utter hell?

 

I played a few back at the start when I was trying everything out and didn't think too much of them. Then, last night on a break from Showdowns I was in free roam collecting herbs, crafting and cooking and got an invite to join King of the Castle. Thought why not mix it up a bit. What an absolute sh*t show it turned out to be. Down in Tumbleweed and basically the gist is you spawn, shoot and die. A posse leader had the castle defended by 3 others in his/her crew. The only way to get near is with the Bastard but it's never ends well when you get there. I ended up just sitting on the perimeter with the bolt action (yes, I realise the hypocrisy of complaining about being spawned killed but it's either that or wait to be shot).

 

The absolute highlight of it all was when the timer ran out. Miles away from the green grass of West Elizabeth where I was before, spawned into Tumbleweed with 30 other players who were too simple to notice the game had ended and continued to kill on sight. Activated the bastard and got out of there. 

 

I wanted to ask if anyone actually bothers with these modes but evidently they do. So my question I suppose is, why????

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Chrismads
18 minutes ago, Ryan5252 said:

Has anyone tried their hands at this utter, utter hell?

 

I played a few back at the start when I was trying everything out and didn't think too much of them. Then, last night on a break from Showdowns I was in free roam collecting herbs, crafting and cooking and got an invite to join King of the Castle. Thought why not mix it up a bit. What an absolute sh*t show it turned out to be. Down in Tumbleweed and basically the gist is you spawn, shoot and die. A posse leader had the castle defended by 3 others in his/her crew. The only way to get near is with the Bastard but it's never ends well when you get there. I ended up just sitting on the perimeter with the bolt action (yes, I realise the hypocrisy of complaining about being spawned killed but it's either that or wait to be shot).

 

The absolute highlight of it all was when the timer ran out. Miles away from the green grass of West Elizabeth where I was before, spawned into Tumbleweed with 30 other players who were too simple to notice the game had ended and continued to kill on sight. Activated the bastard and got out of there. 

 

I wanted to ask if anyone actually bothers with these modes but evidently they do. So my question I suppose is, why????

Its a sh*tshow indeed. But when you think about it, the xp is VERY good, if you just camp spawn kill everyone. How much xp do you get for a player kill? 25 - 35 xp?

+5 xp for headshot +5 xp for special ammo

Edited by Chrismads

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IamCourtney

"Free Roam Event" is quite a misnomer, when I first heard of them I thought they were going to be something more like the free roam events in GTAO which just pop up from time to time within a session and don't require you to leave. I hope we get something like them eventually...

 

They are indeed sh*tshows, but... I like em. They remind me of "Fast Respawn" servers I used to play on in old FPS games on PC, where the chaos is part of the appeal. They're pretty damn lucrative if you manage to win or place near the top and as said above, you can rack up some good XP from kills without even trying for the objective. They aren't a main event feature for me but they're an enjoyable change of pace sometimes, just going hog wild in an anarchic bubble for 10 minutes without particularly caring if I win or lose.

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CosmicBuffalo

If you thought spawns were bad in showdowns....these will have your stress at heart attack level.

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2 minutes ago, GenericGTAO said:

If you thought spawns were bad in showdowns....these will have your stress at heart attack level.

What I read on here was exaggerated until I tried it out myself. Turned out it wasn't so bad. Those dots would appear on map as faded colour. That means I had time to prepare for them to become vulnerable. And easy spawn killing.

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CosmicBuffalo

^bro, im not saying your experience doesnt matter, but I am gonna call outlier on your opinion.  You clearly love PVP.  I enjoy it, but after more than 10 showdowns, I am ready to sprint down the street and do pushups when I cant run anymore.  The 1st free roam event I played, was king of the castle and I was spawn killed repeatedly because I actually tried to play.  Since that time, the few I have played, I just spend mt time killing.  I normal have triple the amount of kills that other people have.  But even so, when 3-4 people are translucent in lock on range, it gets my blood pumping.

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Rammer2k

I did the 5 types to get the achievement, and that was it for me.  It's basically a free for all deathmatch where everyone pretty much ignores the objective.  And if you're of low rank, or starting out, good luck.  I suppose it could be a good way to rack up kills for some of the pvp awards when grinding for them.

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Rafae S

Just for the trophy. Never again.

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DeadEyeAdler

Same as above, played them just to unlock the trophy. I'll probably never bother with them again, unless they're completely reworked.

 

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On 2/17/2019 at 11:31 AM, Rafae S said:

Just for the trophy. Never again.

I'd honestly rather get killed by a crocodile while doing something interesting on my own in free roam.

 

I get that kind of PvP crapola anyway from the occasional griefer whether I like it or not, so I prefer to limit those encounters...

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fryday

it feels like a mode from 2002. just added quickly and unfinished

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