KnightOfDebaseCountenance, on 02 October 2012 - 10:19 PM, said:
Meh, i dont see what is wrong with auto lock... click and shoot, seems good to me.
He was talking about shooting out of cars, which as you probably remeber was free aim wether you had auto on or not.
And on that topic, I hope they get rid of autolock in multiplayer. There should only be free aim and soft lock. Soft lock is good for people who have difficulties aiming as it will place your reticule on an enemy close to your sights, but it wont stay locked on if you try to aim for other body parts. This way getting headshots actually takes at least marginal amount of effort, where as hard lock you stay locked on as you move your reticule up the body towards the head so there is basically no chance of failure (or effort).
I'd say abolish aim assists all together if it weren't for the fact that at least 75% of rockstar gamers apearently can't be fucked to aim for themselves. This is pretty appearent when you look at max payne 3 where there are still hundreds who play at a time in the soft lock lobby, but well under 100 that play in free aim. But since this is the case, and most people (including myself) have become accustomed to aim assists, soft lock makes sense. Landing a quick headshot with softlock is much easier than it is just to land a few hits in free aim, but at least it takes some effort and has margin for error (and therefore a very slight degree of skill), as apposed to autolock which an infant could successfully use.