Ninja Cougars

#1 Edited by Platypus (11 posts) -

Love this game, glad I bought it. But theres nothing worse than roaming across the country side and all you hear a a cougars roar, and your horse and you go down. The graphical glitches in freeroam are pretty annoying, specially when trying to hunt for things.
BTW: how do you do the hunting quests in free roam?
*Edit -  Not the challenge huntig quests, the ones where "waves of wolves or bears come at you".

#2 Edited by Finstern (641 posts) -

Im killing boars at night, get everything, spending a bit of time skinning them...

GRRRRWWWWW!

Couger gets me.


Looking for armadillos just outside of armadillo, not finding anything, get off horse, use bait, jump on horse and walk a bit away...

GRRRRWWWWW!

Couger gets me.


On a mission following Bonnie, walk into a fence by accident....

GRRRRWWWWW!

Couger gets me.


Just about to score me a live bounty, roping him in....

GRRRRWWWWW!

Couger gets the bounty, rope tugs forward, I fall over...

GRRRRWWWWW!

Couger gets me.


In Mexico, roaming looking for the hungarian horse.

GRRRRWWWWW!

Bobcat shows up and flees.

#3 Posted by BraveToaster (12590 posts) -
@Platypus: You have to complete the hunting challenges you currently have in order to unlock the ones that require you to kill waves of a certain animal.
#4 Posted by heatDrive88 (2308 posts) -
@Axxol said:
" @Platypus: You have to complete the hunting challenges you currently have in order to unlock the ones that require you to kill waves of a certain animal. "

While this is true, it should be noted that you can go into those specific areas at any time to initiate the spawning of their associated animals in free roam.
#5 Edited by yyZiggurat (1015 posts) -
@Finstern:  But cougars aren't one-hit-killers.  I always survive their first attack, turn around, deadeye, and shoot them in the head.
#6 Posted by Finstern (641 posts) -
@HomemadeZiggurat:
I always have the lasso equipped and am not prepared, by the time I whip out my pistol or whatever hes got me again. When I was on the horse I fell over cos the horse died first and by the time I was standing it would hit me again.
#7 Posted by Karkarov (3067 posts) -

My best cougar moment was when me and a friend were hunting deer and coyote.  Off in the distance he sees a deer and starts yelling "over here man over here I got a deer in my sights!" I need one more deer kill for a challenge so I mosey over and start aiming but don't see it.  We get in an "argument" about it and start having our characters stand face to face spewing random taunts at each other.  After laughing we decide there isn't enough to hunt here because we haven't seen squat in like 5 minutes and we turn around and whistle for our horses.  One roar, one swipe, and 3 seconds later my horse is dead, his is running, and we are both cat food.

#8 Edited by StealthRaptor (527 posts) -
@HomemadeZiggurat:  Sometimes they do kill you in one it. Trust me :(  
The one time I survived the first hit, the mountain lion had teamed up with a pack of wolves and I was still on the ground when they finished me off.
 
Also, I have now lost three horses to cougar attacks.
#9 Posted by Platypus (11 posts) -
@Axxol:  Thanks Axxol. I thought I was missing something.
#10 Posted by yyZiggurat (1015 posts) -
@StealthRaptor:   Three horses?  Damn, I don't know how I'd handle losing the horse I paid $750 for.
#11 Posted by Etaber (160 posts) -

It must be really random because I've been playing around 10 hours and I've only seen one sign of a cougar. I was exiting out of the map screen when I heard a jungle cat growl - I booked it as fast as my A button could carry me. I never did see the actual cat.

#12 Posted by BraveToaster (12590 posts) -
@Platypus said:
" @Axxol:  Thanks Axxol. I thought I was missing something. "
No problem, I'm glad I could help
#13 Posted by PNut_Buttr_Panda (486 posts) -
@Platypus: 
i believe the ninja wildlife glitch has been patched.
#14 Posted by Pyrodraulis (2 posts) -

You think ninja-cougars are bad? Trying shooting a wild boar and then having his boar buddy knock you and your 100% loyal horse off a cliff, killing you both. 
 
That wasn't even my first death though. My first death involved me trying to swim across a river I'd mistaken for a big creek. It was an embarrassing, but funny first time dying.

#15 Posted by JackG100 (405 posts) -

Cougars can oneshot you but that doesnt happen all the often! I got some experience after fighting them with my knife! ;)
 
Bears are just as bad.

#16 Posted by HistoryInRust (6293 posts) -
@JackG100: Bears might be worse, since they can take a little more damage.  
 
Also, fear the giant bear. All I'm saying. 
#17 Posted by OllyOxenFree (4970 posts) -

It's just like real life!

#18 Posted by PNut_Buttr_Panda (486 posts) -
@OllyOxenFree: 
i was planning a nice camping trip into the rockies. but now. fuck that. ill pass on the ninja bears.
#19 Posted by TheGremp (2064 posts) -

I am disappointed in this this thread.  I was expecting sneaky, attractive older women. >:-(

#20 Posted by Nentisys (888 posts) -
@TheGremp said:
" I am disappointed in this this thread.  I was expecting sneaky, attractive older women. >:-( "

My thoughts exactly!
#21 Posted by JackG100 (405 posts) -
@Sir_Ragnarok:  Buffalo-rifle in the face tends to make short work of bears as well as anything else!
#22 Posted by mrfizzy (1527 posts) -

The only horse iv lost so far was taken by a cougar. heard the grown and saw something brown in the bushes, fired, saw the blood spatter and was feeling all pleased with myself and then WHAM! hit me from behind. i got up and killed it then realised by horse wasnt getting up :( also the thing i shot in the bushes was a coyote.  
On another note, how do you know how loyal your horse is to you and how does it change the horses behavior???  

#23 Posted by CallMeRotten (229 posts) -

Cougars and freakin' water are probably my worst enemies in this game.

#24 Edited by Gabriel (4061 posts) -

fucker got my horse I had been bonding with for like 6 hours, had to walk miles to a town just to get another horse.

#25 Posted by Donos (1194 posts) -

All you people walking back to town to buy new horses... dude screw that. Walk out into the desert and lasso yourself a new one, or go kill a bandit and steal theirs. So much more affordable.

#26 Posted by RampageAssassin (425 posts) -

I had a couger earlier jump straight through my horse and kill it. Then it went on to kill me but I got my own back by killing 2 of those buggers.

#27 Posted by Catarrhal (826 posts) -
If your horse gets killed, there's definitely no need to walk back to town. You can set up camp and travel instantly back to town. More importantly, after a few minutes, you can whistle for another horse by simply pressing up on the d-pad (this worked for me, at least).

I lost my Kentucky Saddler to a cougar. I think they're scary as hell. In many cases, there's virtually no time to react. If you've seen one, it may already be too late. Dead Eye is essential when dealing with cougars due to their incredible speed. And yes, they are capable of killing you in one strike. 
 
It's too bad we didn't get to see Brad vs. cougar in the Quick Look; that could've had some serious comedic potential.
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#28 Posted by arab_prince (2053 posts) -
@Finstern: LOl thats hilarious. 
 
can you guide me in the direction of boars please?
#29 Posted by Hailinel (24387 posts) -
@TheGremp said:
" I am disappointed in this this thread.  I was expecting sneaky, attractive older women. >:-( "
I wasn't the only one, apparently. :P
#30 Posted by Shadow (4979 posts) -

I got one of those random encounters of a woman running away from a pack of dogs.  On reflex, I go into dead eye and pop them all and just as I'm coming out of it, I see a fucking ninja cougar run in from the corner of the screen and assassinate the woman I'd just saved.

#31 Posted by Phantom_Crash (298 posts) -

Cougars are 2-hit ninjas. 1st Hit knocks you down, second hit is the death blow. Iv found a pack of wolves easier.

#32 Posted by Kbm600 (446 posts) -
@TheGremp said:
" I am disappointed in this this thread.  I was expecting sneaky, attractive older women. >:-( "
THIS.
 

#33 Posted by jmrwacko (2443 posts) -
@HomemadeZiggurat said:
"@Finstern:  But cougars aren't one-hit-killers.  I always survive their first attack, turn around, deadeye, and shoot them in the head. "

If they pounce on you, it's a one hit kill. It only happens if you're stationary, though.
#34 Posted by Shirogane (3568 posts) -

Sounds horrible, but hilarious to watch. If you're not the one playing that is.
#35 Posted by themangalist (1731 posts) -
@TheGremp said:
" I am disappointed in this this thread.  I was expecting sneaky, attractive older women. >:-( "
win.
 
spartan grannies coming up next.
#36 Posted by PNut_Buttr_Panda (486 posts) -
@TheGremp: 
the 12 other websites in your browsers recent history just called me. they want you to visit more often.
#37 Edited by Capum15 (4872 posts) -

Just had my first fuzzy kitten experience.
 
Hunting beavers for that Stranger mission with the glider, and I was hanging around the river to the Northwest of Blackwater.  One attacked my horse (but fucked up the attack and ran under my horse), so I shot it in the face. Thought it was a bobcat until I skinned it. I notice another, so I shot it in the face too. Then I run back to my horse, and about halfway another one hits me and sends me rolling. Got back up, Dead Eye and shot it four times in the head to make sure.
 
If the first one didn't screw up and managed to kill my horse, I'd probably have fallen off the cliff I was near and into the water to drown.
 
And I still need one more damned Beaver.

#38 Posted by fox01313 (5069 posts) -

Thinking for the later quests in hunting (single player) to just try out grabbing a loose carriage, either stealing it or waiting to encounter a team near a stalled carriage to ambush people. Thinking that at least I can stand on top of the carriage to stay alive a little longer as I'm tired of dodging one large cat or bear only to find that they are suprisingly roaming in a pack.

#39 Posted by luce (4045 posts) -

Did anyone post a vid of Cougar Man yet?

#40 Posted by NikoAlexander57 (359 posts) -

I hate walking through the southwestern country side, and some random 50 year old women pounces on top of me. What a weirdo.

#41 Posted by jmrwacko (2443 posts) -

Cougars made me want to break the game the other day. I spent 30 minutes in the Great Plains trying to complete that god damn cougar knifing hunting challenge. Needless to say, I failed.

#42 Posted by Platypus (11 posts) -

Brad said Ninja Cougars on the cast!

#43 Posted by Tebbit (4460 posts) -

Can't sleep. Cougars 'll eat me.

#44 Posted by ThePhantomnaut (6197 posts) -

I did fast travel, when I got there I got ninja cougared.

#45 Posted by GioVANNI (1285 posts) -

Cougars are wusses, unless I'm on a horse, in which case they always kill my horse!

#46 Posted by DaemonicGrim (184 posts) -

cougars DEFINITELY 1 hit kill in free roam. Did the hunting mission last night where you need to survive waves of them, did the wolves and boars first try each, spend a half hour getting mauled by cougars. (I ran in circles with a shotgun 1 shotting them all but they're too fast and there's too many, also dead eye works different online) finally found a rock where they couldn't quite reach me and finished them off easy. Also tried hiding in the tanners cabin but shooting out from inside buildings is a massive pain. Then nailed the bears in one go as well....
 
cougars are by far the toughest. and more so in free roam...

#47 Edited by LordXavierBritish (6320 posts) -

When the hear the Cougars comin' that's when you know it's time to pull out the twelve gauge and shoot da bitch in the face. 
 
Interestingly enough this piece of advice has served me well in real life as well.

#48 Posted by bigsmoke77 (788 posts) -

I started the Attack on Fort Mercer Mission, came out of the cut scene for a second while the sound of a cougar attacking could be heard and then screen came up saying one of the deputies died and you have to restart. lol

#49 Posted by ninjakiller (3405 posts) -
@Tebbit said:
" Can't sleep. Cougars 'll eat me. "
Oh man, too much.
#50 Posted by Platypus (11 posts) -

All you can do is ride a horse around, atleast that gives you an extra hp :)

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