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Kuwong
anyone feel a bit miffed by these? Sure there have been some great ones, seen a few unique ones myself (I think, hard to tell) but there's so many that are the same. Just once I'd like the woman by a broken cart needs protecting from pursuing bandits, or a random person who claims he is "lost" wants a ride into town, not to just steal my horse.

It seems for all the random encounters Rockstar put into the game, none of them vary from their originally intended event.
bOnEs
i agree that there are a lot of the same ones but, there are some really cool ones out there too... i've seen a man shoot his wife, then shoot himself... i've seen TNT makers blow themselves up laugh.gif... i found the cannibal campsite... i've seen a circle of dead bodies like it was a mexican standoff or a deal gone wrong... a woman sobbing over her dead husband and drinks herself to death...

while i get sick of helping a shop owner with a thief, or helping someone with their stolen horse, i still do enjoy the random events i find out in the wilderness... i am at the point right now where i pretty much ignore the pleas inside a town... i hate arriving to a settlement, only to be asked to leave and help someone... fuck that, i need a drink and some sleep...
ViceMan
QUOTE (bOnEs @ May 30 2010, 03:21 PM) *
i found the cannibal campsite


I found my first one yesterday, just south of MacFarlane ranch and east of Warthington ranch. funny that I spent so much of my time there early in game and I saw nothing. I killed the cannibal and freed the tied up woman.
asthenia
I killed the cannibal and ate the woman.

Not a scripted "random" event, but I shot a man off of his horse yesterday and he fell off the horse to his right, smashed his face into a tree and proceeded to spin around the tree as if he was lasso'd to it. Was absolutely hilarious.
Massacre
Awesome. I made a-post death pinata once, while paying more attention to the guy I was dragging than to the approaching cliff. Draped him right over a tree on my way down.

But back to the topic, I'm not sure how many unique events there are, but I've found that most of the events that I thought were unique will happen again eventually, so I'm not even sure if any of the things I've seen were unique at all. I've run up on a dozen or more cannibal campsites.
Psy
I was helping a guy free his wife who was being hung and after Dead Eye-ing all of the enemies, I accidentally dead eye'd her right in the side of the face and practically blew half her head off lol. Needless to say she died. Got a screenshot of her mutilated face handing there in the noose. I'll post it later tongue.gif
PabloHoneyOle
QUOTE (Psy @ Jun 1 2010, 07:53 AM) *
I was helping a guy free his wife who was being hung and after Dead Eye-ing all of the enemies, I accidentally dead eye'd her right in the side of the face and practically blew half her head off lol. Needless to say she died. Got a screenshot of her mutilated face handing there in the noose. I'll post it later tongue.gif

Good stuff. I have had this "random" event happen a few times, not once have I managed to save the wife.

I've been too late to save her, but I've also blown her head off instead of hitting the rope.

Last night I was in the southern part of Mexico waiting for Luisa's mission to be available, when I decided to do some on foot exploring/hunting. I found a few dead bodies at the base of a cliff. I hadn't done any missions down there, so I didn't kill them and they didn't have guns, but I was able to loot their corpses.

I'm thinking mass suicide.

QUOTE (bOnEs @ May 30 2010, 10:21 AM) *
i've seen a man shoot his wife, then shoot himself...

This is one of my favorites, if only for the maniacal laughter.
Chicago51
I've managed to save the hanging woman a few times. Its fairly easy since I'm still on dead eye lvl2 and it automatically picks the rope as a target. Haven't come across the cannibal campsite yet. I came across a shootout between 2 deputys and a guy hiding behind a wagon. Decided to help out and hogtied him. The deputies open fire on me and killed me before i had time to react... Dirty Bastards....

Hardcore Ottoman
Those guys unloading dynamite... hilarious the first time because they weren't in my line of sight and I didn't really hear them so suddenly I hear an explosion and an Asian guy lands several feet of to the right of me. I was in awe.

Reason for edit: weren't*
asthenia
Still haven't seen the dynamite one... waiting... !
Marney1
I came across the dynamite one the other day and walked up to them expecting a conversation but they ignored me. I rode out just within sniper range and sent a round into one of the boxes of dynamite then walked over expecting to just open the chest that was there but I couldn't find any bodies or the chest. Was a mighty big explosion though so I suppose it made sense.
Joeyshmoe69
Just had my easiest random event.

Riding along and could see a 1 man cart trying to walk through a tree. As I got close, could hear a lady saying "please help...". Couldn't see her but turns out she was just the other side of the track from the cart!
coreyko_2003
The most recent unique random event was about a week or so ago when I was riding through Mexico and saw a firing squad about to shoot someone........I just stood there and watched, they shot him, and I went on my way.
DuPz0r
QUOTE (Psy @ Jun 1 2010, 12:53 PM) *
Got a screenshot of her mutilated face handing there in the noose. I'll post it later tongue.gif



You never did post that image.. I was looking forward to seeing that as well! Bullshit.gif
DiO
QUOTE (bOnEs @ May 30 2010, 10:21 AM) *
i agree that there are a lot of the same ones but, there are some really cool ones out there too... i've seen a man shoot his wife, then shoot himself... i've seen TNT makers blow themselves up laugh.gif... i found the cannibal campsite... i've seen a circle of dead bodies like it was a mexican standoff or a deal gone wrong... a woman sobbing over her dead husband and drinks herself to death...

while i get sick of helping a shop owner with a thief, or helping someone with their stolen horse, i still do enjoy the random events i find out in the wilderness... i am at the point right now where i pretty much ignore the pleas inside a town... i hate arriving to a settlement, only to be asked to leave and help someone... fuck that, i need a drink and some sleep...

QUOTE (KoreyKo @ Jun 30 2010, 07:16 PM) *
The most recent unique random event was about a week or so ago when I was riding through Mexico and saw a firing squad about to shoot someone........I just stood there and watched, they shot him, and I went on my way.



I haven't seen any of this. Where the fuck have I been?
ViceMan
I dread entering Armadillo, 80% of the time after saving there or just passing through you'll hear "IT'S HERBERT MOON!... I'm Herbert Moon, i've just been robbed!" I hate that guy so much I cheated at poker just to duel him and kill him. Then lo and behold I enter his shop and he's leaning nonchalantly on the counter, I turn round in the doorway to see his doppleganger's brains oozing into the dirt behind me. Then I shrug my shoulders and leave.
bOnEs
QUOTE (DuPz0r @ Jul 1 2010, 03:20 PM) *
QUOTE (Psy @ Jun 1 2010, 12:53 PM) *
Got a screenshot of her mutilated face handing there in the noose. I'll post it later tongue.gif



You never did post that image.. I was looking forward to seeing that as well! Bullshit.gif

he did biggrin.gif...

ViceMan
I think i've finally figured out the woman being held up by bandits encounter; every time i've shot the bandits and her blip turns red too, which leads me to believe she is part of the gang and acts as a lure to draw passers-by in, who then get robbed by the bandits. Usually I just shoot the bandits and leave, but last night I shot her in the face too and didn't lose any honour.
Chicago51
QUOTE (ViceMan @ Jul 4 2010, 06:06 PM) *
I think i've finally figured out the woman being held up by bandits encounter; every time i've shot the bandits and her blip turns red too, which leads me to believe she is part of the gang and acts as a lure to draw passers-by in, who then get robbed by the bandits. Usually I just shoot the bandits and leave, but last night I shot her in the face too and didn't lose any honour.



It all depends on when you shoot her. After ya kill the bandits if you walk up to her she gives ya the money she was paid and runs. If ya kill her after she pays up, you'll lose honor. If ya still do it while she still appears as a red blip ya don't lose any.
Marney1
That fella who always appears in the middle of nowhere saying something like "Howdy pardner, could sure do with a lift into town" gets gunned down before he reaches the word "pardner.." Was stunned the first time he had my horse away though, I was so pissed off that I ran after him for ages but had to use a rifle on him to get my horse back. I then told my horse he should never go with strangers and gave him an apple.
coreyko_2003
^ Haha

I have it on pause right now for the sake of having a snack, but I noticed that there seems to be a lot of random events in Chuparosa........people just randomly shooting at each other =/
ViceMan
QUOTE (Cecil Bumfluff @ Jul 7 2010, 01:23 AM) *
That fella who always appears in the middle of nowhere saying something like "Howdy pardner, could sure do with a lift into town" gets gunned down before he reaches the word "pardner.." Was stunned the first time he had my horse away though, I was so pissed off that I ran after him for ages but had to use a rifle on him to get my horse back. I then told my horse he should never go with strangers and gave him an apple.


I saw somewhere that if you whistle for your horse while a stranger is riding it, it'll buck them off. But I tried it with this and it didn't work, so I just shot the guy in the head as he rode off on my horse.

And I don't think i've ever seen another two people duelling in the street, the only NPC gunfights i've seen are ones that i've started by aiming at someone.
Chicago51
QUOTE (Cecil Bumfluff @ Jul 7 2010, 01:23 AM) *
That fella who always appears in the middle of nowhere saying something like "Howdy pardner, could sure do with a lift into town" gets gunned down before he reaches the word "pardner.." Was stunned the first time he had my horse away though, I was so pissed off that I ran after him for ages but had to use a rifle on him to get my horse back. I then told my horse he should never go with strangers and gave him an apple.



I usuallly let em take the horse just so I can whistle and watch the bastard get thrown off before i punish him with a lil old fashion Western justice..
Marney1
I'll give that whistle trick a try sometime.

Another random encounter I had was in the Tall Trees area where I was just exploring. I noticed a figure off in the distance kneeling over a stiff crying and as I approached he said "WHY AM I HERE?" and blew his own brains out.
ViceMan
QUOTE (Chicago51 @ Jul 7 2010, 02:13 PM) *
I usuallly let em take the horse just so I can whistle and watch the bastard get thrown off before i punish him with a lil old fashion Western justice..



QUOTE (ViceMan @ Jul 7 2010, 12:48 PM) *
I saw somewhere that if you whistle for your horse while a stranger is riding it, it'll buck them off. But I tried it with this and it didn't work, so I just shot the guy in the head as he rode off on my horse.


I'll try it again however...
Chicago51
It should work as long as it's your saved horse.
TreeFitty
I got the horse to buck prostitutes that stole it from me but didn't seem to work with other people. Maybe because it was during a mission it didn't work?
Marney1
I came across the two men with all the TNT at their camp again but I'm confused. They weren't hostile to me or anything and I couldn't find any sticks of dynamite I could take so is this random encounter just for our own personal enjoyment when we blow them sky high?

Also, I was murdering some grizzlies in Tall Trees and spotted one in the distance creeping up on a man standing with his horse at a camp. Looking through my scope I saw the bear jump on him but the man managed to stand up and get 2 or 3 pistol shots off at the bear before a final swipe killed him.

Also had an unexpected encounter with a bear while trying to hit a bird with a throwing knife and seeing as I didn't have time to change weapon I threw one at it. One throw one kill, works every time.

Dunno if anyone's already posted this but it's a serious WTF moment....

Do not watch this video if you haven't finished the story!!!!
Hardcore Ottoman
Ha ha, I talked about this... I got killed by the top hate gang fuckers while trying to duel in town. I managed to kill my dueler before the gang finished me off. I don't find this an epic fail at all but a cool feature.
ViceMan
QUOTE (Chainsaw Fellatio @ Jul 12 2010, 10:33 PM) *
Ha ha, I talked about this... I got killed by the top hate gang fuckers while trying to duel in town. I managed to kill my dueler before the gang finished me off. I don't find this an epic fail at all but a cool feature.


Walton's gang in Armadillo? I've never duel one of them, how do you force them to duel? Or was it a random person you were duelling and they were shooting at you as well for some reason.
TreeFitty
QUOTE (bOnEs @ May 30 2010, 10:21 AM) *
i've seen TNT makers blow themselves up

I just saw TNT guys twice in 15 minutes. Both pairs were smoking cigarettes/throwing matches, and nothing happened. The first guys I took money out of their chest and then they threw dynamite at me but instead blew themselves up. The second pair wanted me to take their wagon somewhere.

QUOTE
a woman sobbing over her dead husband and drinks herself to death...

I got that but opposite just before.
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