Can anyone add information about the effect (if any) of holding down the right stick - moving Marston's hand closer to the gun - before the dead eye turns on? Is this what is meant in the wiki by "drawing more quickly" - I assumed drawing quickly was drawing before the opponent draws but maybe it's not. I can't tell if moving your hand closer or leaving it where it is by default has an effect at all.
I also have experienced a problem with winning and losing randomly. I'm pretty positive I'm doing the exact same thing everytime, but sometimes I win and other times I lose. I can't figure out what it is that makes me win or lose if I'm doing the same thing everytime. Do you have to do different things for different people? Are some opponents better than others? Is there an element of luck involved? Or is it possible to do the same thing everytime and win everytime?
I had the same problem. Then i realized about the red/white flags. When u flag the opponent wait for the flag to turn white and not red then flag him. it adds more to the duel bar. or if u disarm him ull get the bar full immediatly.(Death544 18:06, July 1, 2010 (UTC))
reply by SSJ2 Samus Edit
Using the right control stick to move Marston's closer towards the gun doesn't effect the duel if you ask me. A quick draw as they mentionend in the article is referred that you draw before Dead Eye is activated and in the screen "DRAW" pops up. Doing this (draw before the pop up) reduces your accuracy greatly and might reduce your Honor, because some people refer to it as cheating.
Then there's one thing I never realized is the white and red flags used to mark your targets. After I completed the story line in Mexico I died several times during a duel. I marked the target ones on the gun/arm so I could disarm him and then pull the right trigger (xbox 360) and it failed and I got shot. It's now clear to me that I need to fill up the indicator before you can actually fire.
There is a step missing here Edit
I had to look here to find out how to duel since the instruction book doesn't provide any info on it. I keep doing the steps listed here and my meter gets filled about 3/4 the way and just stops, no matter how fast I press the R1 button. I keep losing the duels because I am unable to fill the meter. Can a better explaination than the one written be written?
How To Win a Duel: The EASY Way Edit
Simply shoot the arm of the opponent in order to disarm them, as the opponent attempts to make an escape, give the crowd something a little extra by putting however many rounds it takes into the opponent's body to kill him.