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outlaw hunting

nevyn25nevyn25
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so these last few days I've been hunting outlaws, but out of I think 30 attempts now I haven't seen a single outlaw yet. is my luck just that abysmal, or is their spawn rate just that low? and if you hunt outlaws, how many attempts does it take (on average) to get one to spawn? because I'm starting to believe they just can't spawn for me

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  • BlissfulkillBlissfulkill
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    Just a loose estimate, but 10% is what I would say. It isn't quite abysmal until you factor in the time and drop rates of Outlaw Homestead Passes. That being said, it isn't horrible in my experience.
    nevyn25
  • SebastianSebastian
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    Just wait until you encounter the issue where the bandits vanish into thin air when approaching them, that's where it gets worse.
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  • NegumikoNegumiko
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    sometimes bandits are just in a very far area. just check each area, sometimes you might have to circle around the whole continent to get them to show up.
    nevyn25Crimsọn
  • NilremNilrem
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    I've had opposite luck before.

    Where I would find bandits fast and get a outlaw HS pass right away.
    Normally I was going "yay more bandits to kill" (I was doing Grandmaster Merch's bandit hunt mission at the time)

    But then RNG went "Hey, want to get that rare outlaw boss encounter? No? Too bad, you're getting it for 5 outlaws in a row!"
    The one time I want bad luck and the game decides to make me lucky against my will.

    RNG is cruel.
    nevyn25
  • SherriSherri
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    Sebastian wrote: »
    Just wait until you encounter the issue where the bandits vanish into thin air when approaching them, that's where it gets worse.

    I get this all the time. Why I don't go outlaw hunting unless I'm desperate. For something, I honestly don't know.
    nevyn25
  • IyasenuIyasenu
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    Whenever I get the disappearing bandit thing, I just get a horse cart and stock a single good and then run around looking for bandit spawn points.
    I don't run into them, just get them to appear and note where they were.

    When I feel like I've found enough, I just ditch the cart and enter Pursuit mode and return to the spots where I saw bandits during commerce.
    Those never disappear for me, though more than this issue, I've run into the one where hardly anyone is commercing, and there are no bandits left to hunt!
    Maybe because they were already hunted and no one was commercing or maybe because people just weren't getting robbed enough! :lol:
    nevyn25
  • nevyn25nevyn25
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    Sebastian wrote: »
    Just wait until you encounter the issue where the bandits vanish into thin air when approaching them, that's where it gets worse.

    yeah, I have that sometimes too, like... am I really that scary or something?

    anywayz, guess I'll just have to hope my rng gets better someday
  • ShouKShouK
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    I encountered outlaws when I don’t want to like when I just need to kill bandits for a quest. I never encountered outlaws when I need to. Happens every time.
  • CrimsọnCrimsọn
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    Negumiko wrote: »
    sometimes bandits are just in a very far area. just check each area, sometimes you might have to circle around the whole continent to get them to show up.

    This, don't circle in just one area like Dunbarton. Go north and south into other areas. That usually helps me.
  • nevyn25nevyn25
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    Gaea wrote: »
    Negumiko wrote: »
    sometimes bandits are just in a very far area. just check each area, sometimes you might have to circle around the whole continent to get them to show up.

    This, don't circle in just one area like Dunbarton. Go north and south into other areas. That usually helps me.

    yeah, I do. it's not so much the fact that ambushes can be scarce, as it is the fact that no outlaw ever was in their hs in like 30 or so tries. but... today is my day, I finally got not one, but no less then two to spawn. in a row even. so they've proven to me they can actually be at home sometimes
  • CrimsọnCrimsọn
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    That reminds me... I still have to collect the elusive zippy. X_x
  • nevyn25nevyn25
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    edited November 6, 2017
    yeah, only seen him once on the board I think these last few days, so he's quite elusive indeed

    also, just curious... but does anyone know if bandits can even spam in the emain map? I mean, even in dangerous areas I never had a spawn in emain yet. making it not so dangerous after all
  • CrimsọnCrimsọn
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    nevyn25 wrote: »
    yeah, only seen him once on the board I think these last few days, so he's quite elusive indeed

    also, just curious... but does anyone know if bandits can even spam in the emain map? I mean, even in dangerous areas I never had a spawn in emain yet. making it not so dangerous after all

    No they don't spawn there for some reason despite the warning.
  • Sphyra21Sphyra21
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    Sebastian wrote: »
    Just wait until you encounter the issue where the bandits vanish into thin air when approaching them, that's where it gets worse.

    When this happens it usually means someone is in the Outlaw's HS fightin' said Outlaw. This I figured out from quite often havin' this happen and not long after the message "The outlaw has been captured" pops up.
    Other times I just need to CC and/or stop the pursuit and grab it off the wanted board again.
    Sherri
  • XCalibieXCalibie
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    edited November 8, 2017
    Bandit spawns are generated when people participate in Commerce.
    You can generate your own bandit spawns by picking up a few goods and driving around.

    After you cancel Commerce or hand in your goods, enter Pursuit mode and go to the places where you saw the bandit spawns, they'll be there.
    (Unless someone else has already taken them)

    I personally find the area south of Taillteann's Trading Post to be very useful for this.
    Sherri
  • LeiliciaLeilicia
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    Um. I have no issue on locating bandits when I'm hunting for them. I do get the issue that they disappear when I approach, but then another spawns right on top of me. I also have a pretty good chance on getting the hs with the outlaw in it. Am I just lucky?
  • BlissfulkillBlissfulkill
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    Leilicia wrote: »
    Um. I have no issue on locating bandits when I'm hunting for them. I do get the issue that they disappear when I approach, but then another spawns right on top of me. I also have a pretty good chance on getting the hs with the outlaw in it. Am I just lucky?

    I haven't tried many of these methods, but there does seem times when every area is a "dead area", similar to exploration field droughts.
  • nevyn25nevyn25
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    yeah, I usually experience those 'dead areas' when I've been hunting for a while. usually going to a different area helps