Yeah Baby! For my
money the big chief makes for the most enjoyable Outlaws experience.
He sucks with guns. Boy does he suck. His pistol's slower than
a 386 runnin' Win95. I tried to shoot someone with the gatling
gun once and I just couldn't hit them, even though they were
standing stock still. See, Chief no savvy whiteman's guns.
and the man shows you what he's made of.
Namely, a lot of muscle. He becomes an unstoppable terror as
he stalks his foes, disregarding bullets as he comes implacably
onward. Two Feathers can fall farther than other characters can
without taking damage. He also recovers from fatigue very
quickly, and can stand a whole lot of punishment. I just love
leaping down from roofs onto
the 'lil guys scurrying around below. This big indian just lands
right in front of them, brandishing his big knife, a cold smile
breaking his stony face as he bears down upon them...
I'd rather kill one
hand to hand than shoot two in the bush with a rifle.
I love usin' the Chief because players learn to fear you. They
know you're holding a brutal hand to hand weapon that can kill
one or two swift stabs of yer mighty arm, so when they see you
they just run and hope you don't come after them. And when you
DO give chase, they get so scared that even if they're able to
return fire they can't aim straight. They'll often just sorta
freeze up as their terror-numbed brain tries to figger out what
to do but then suddenly IT'S TOO LATE! Gosh that's fun.
Of course goin' up against good players you quickly encounter
some problems. See, smart guys run from you, but they run
BACKWARDS and shoot at you while maintaining their distance.
In that case usin' the chief can get a bit depressin'. Nowadays
if I know I'm up against someone good I'll only use the chief
if the level we're playin on has lots of small, congested spaces
and no long hallways or open areas.
ta use Two Feathers, and those
that do usually use him poorly. I saw a guy once who just went
around usin' his pistol, an exercise in futility. I've also
encountered a person who used the chief with this weird
ducking and jumping rhythm. When I'd shot him dead a couple times
and then asked him what the heck he was doin', he told me that
ducking made him harder to hit. I pointed out that no, I just aim
down a bit, and it makes it harder for you to catch me with yer
knife because it slows you down. He didn't seem to understand.
See when I use the chief all sense of self preservation sorta goes
out the window. I tend to fall into the habit of running directly
after guys in order to get within knifing range as quickly as
possible. But runnin' straight at smart players results in a lotta
weight gain due to lead ingestion. The real trick is to learn to
move side ta side while still running forward. Me, I tend to slow
down whenever I try that. So usually I don't bother, and I get
killed a lot. But how does that sayin' go? "I'd rather kill one
hand-to-hand than shoot two in the bush with a rifle?" Somethin'
Not too many people bother tryin'
Two Feathers' character variables
from the Outlaws olobj.lab data file.