Being a Professional Gangster
A comprehensive guide by Gunz
Featured by CherrySo
, you wanna be a gangster? What's that? You want more
? You want to learn how to become a political assassin? You want to learn how to keep your weapons safe? You want to learn how to keep yourself
safe? You want to learn how to crush the enemy gang? This is the guide for you.Let's
start with keeping yourself safe, as that's the most basic skill to learn on the road to becoming a professional gangster. The fundamentals to this are: arming yourself properly, having quick and accurate fire, picking safe routes, and picking a discreet base location (which also helps to keep your weapons safe). Now, you can't expect to win every firefight with a pistol, can you? The answer is no, because you aren't James Bond. You're going to need some firepower. My personal favorite is the M4 Benelli Super 90, but it has the shortcoming of only 6 rounds in the tube. For fighting multiple enemies, I would choose the M249 SAW. Yes, these are expensive weapons, but they won't take long to afford with some printer farming. The M4's range and damage are spectacular, and you can take someone down from across the map with a few shots. It's an ideal weapon for a confined area. The M249 has the obvious advantage of firing off 100 rounds before you need to reload. That's more than enough to kill the entire server at once. Some other great weapon choices are the P90 and the SG552 Commando.
But what's a lot of firepower without the skill and reflexes to properly use them? If someone gets the jump on you, you need to be able to return fire quickly. If you're hardcore enough to have a mouse with extra buttons, you can bind your weapon (weapon type, really) to that mouse button: "bind mouse4 slot5". If not, I suggest remapping the scoreboard and binding the weapon category to TAB. Come on, how often do you need to see the scoreboard? That's prime real estate for your finger, and it's better-suited for a weapon slot. Next up is accuracy. Since none of the weapons have crosshairs or a reticule, you'll have to get good at judging where the middle of your screen is. I practiced this in Killing Floor a lot, but you can effectively practice in GMod as well. At a time when the RP is dead, grab an automatic weapon from a gun dealer and practice shooting all the windows on the map out. Try to stand still at first. Once you can do it pretty quickly and with few misses, start strafing back and forth while you shoot. This will greatly increase your targeting speed and accuracy. When using the AI AW90, this is a necessary skill. It's also effective to use suppressive fire, and to pause for a couple seconds when you have over half your magazine left, to fool the enemy into peeking out while he thinks you're reloading. When you are
reloading, take cover briefly.
Better to avoid a firefight if possible while traveling, however. You should avoid the main roads. Instead, travel along rooftops, jump out second-story windows instead of using the front door, learn to love the underground (there's a lot of it), and never
run in a straight line. Always strafe back and forth while running toward something, even if just a little. Make sure to check behind you often, too. If you're with friends, look in a direction different from your friend. Between the two (or more) of you, cover as much area with your eyes as possible, even if it means running backwards.
If your base is on the main road, however, it'll be hard to avoid main roads. Not to mention, your base will be an easy target. You'll want your base to be in a forgotten part of the map. The underground comes in handy here. No, not the "secret" base and small room at the subway station. Those are much too obvious. It's best to pick a nondescript room or building. Even a single room in a building that you own the doors to, but not the outside doors. At a glance, the building will appear vacant, and no one will think to look inside, unless they are traveling through or looking to buy the building for themselves. For the purposes of being out of the way and discreet, the building under the corner souvenir shop is a good choice. There are many more, but I'm not going to do all the thinking. I have my own secrets, after all. To summarize, less is more; it's better to be hard to find than hard to break.K
eeping your weapons safe is pretty simple. Simply take into account the paragraphs above and you'll have a good start. However, there are a couple more tricks you can use to safeguard your weapons. Always
shoot the crate your weapons are in. This will make sure they don't despawn if you are bountied. Keep in mind that weapons that have been pocketed will despawn upon job change. When building anything, make the object/prop weights all 251 or greater. They will not be able to be gravgunned if they weigh at least 251. Learn to use hydraulics effectively (in conjuction with sliders or ball-socket joints) in place of fading doors. Fading doors are vulnerable to CP battering rams, and hydraulics are just much cooler. The last trick I have for you is to set a camera (not an RT cam) set to the same key as the first fading door into your base (won't work with a hydraulic or a toggled fading door). This way, if the keypad is hacked, you will be forcibly notified of the event and, hopefully, be close enough to your base to stop the intruder. Just make sure the door opens, too. Making the camera invisible (color tool) doesn't hurt, either.B
eing a political assassin is possible by combining all of the above knowledge, in addition to knowing how to effectively infiltrate bases (the PD, in this case). There are four ways into the PD: the front door, the back door, the roof, and the "secret" entrance. The front door is usually forced by the CP by having all the other entrances blocked. Unless this is the case, you should not attempt to pick the front door. Ever. The back door isn't a bad choice. It's good to have a lookout if you're attempting this entrance. The secret entrance is a pretty solid choice, and you should attempt to utilize it as often as possible. The roof is the last option. There are a number of ways to get up there (no, you can't prop climb), the easiest of which is jumping on a buddy's head. The roof is also the best escape route, as you can simply jump off the roof onto the building next door and escape through a window to the elevator to the underground. Plan your escape route beforehand
Once you're inside the PD, you'll need to find the mayor. If you're lucky, he'll be in his office. If not, he'll probably be in the CP's bunker. If he isn't in either of those places, start checking every room in the PD, being mindful of CP presence. Listen for doors being unlocked, get against the wall sideways when picking locks, that sort of thing. Never let your guard down. If you still can't find the mayor, he's either out and about in the streets, or he has a base of his own somewhere (the fool). At this point, you can try to bribe a CP into revealing his location. It's safer, however, to ask your neighborhood courier to ask a CP for you. Despite rules against metagaming, a CP will be much more suspicious of a gangster (especially
a bounty hunter) asking where the mayor is than any other job. You just can't get around that, so start making friends with the neutral jobs. Yes, as tempting as it is to raid that gun dealer, you may need his help in the future. Once you find the mayor, you can try to hold him ransom. This will backfire horribly if the mayor is armed, so I don't recommend trying too often. You should hold him ransom for about $5000. As I very much doubt the CP will stop trying to kill you, you can inform the mayor that he can pay the ransom himself. In case he doesn't play ball, you can order the CP to use a courier to deliver the money, and that any CP presence at the drop point will result in the mayor's death. It's also a good idea to threaten the mayor to keep the police off your back, for fear of a return visit, or death on the spot. If you succeed in getting the money and escaping unharmed, congratulations!H
owever, there is one thing you need to be mindful of, more than anything else: the opposing gang
. If not taken seriously, they can and will seriously impede your operations. The best way to deal with them is in open firefight, in a war of attrition. If you can shoot faster and better than the enemy gang, you will usually wear their weapon stock down. Not only that, but it's good to snipe them from a random window with a view of their favorite gun shop. I find it's more morale-defeating if you kill them as they exit
the shop. Just make sure to use a different sniping position after every few kills. Eventually, they'll be bone-dry of weapons, and you can take a crack at their base, if you so wish. I'm usually content with keeping them out of my hair, but everyone has their own agenda.Y
ou now possess all the knowledge required for being a successful, if not, professional gangster. Get out there and cause some mayhem. Hold up some businesses, break down the government, and crush your opposition! If you're not sure on anything, just follow these simple maxims:
- A Professional Gangster always keeps himself armed and ready for anything.
- A Professional Gangster keeps his reflexes sharp and accuracy honed.
- A Professional Gangster uses stealth to confuse and deceive his targets.
- A Professional Gangster never initiates an even fight; he always ambushes his enemy.
- A Professional Gangster never lets his guard down, even for a moment.
- A Professional Gangster always avoids the beaten path.
- A Professional Gangster earns the trust of neutral parties.
- A Professional Gangster never leaves witnesses alive.
- A Professional Gangster never makes his intentions known until it is too late.
- A Professional Gangster strikes like a bolt of lightning and disappears like the thunder.
- A Professional Gangster will be known as the hand of God.