Posted on Saturday, January 16, 2016
What I do instead is make sure to get off screen from my pursuers(they do not have sight of you). This means I would have needed to know about a potential threat before I saw it by using the tips I mentioned above (listening, knowing zones, watching map) and have a very fast reaction time so that the moment I see a red player I use the spears dash, into double speed boosts (w first because it causes a tiny pause in movement while insta-casting) then INSTANTLY followed with run/flee (f) for about 7 seconds of sweet getaway.
Then I head somewhere unexpected, not the direction I was escaping in and not the Albion Gold Mall of my pursuers (obviously). This depends entirely on the zone you're in, the vegetation, potential aggro mobs. All things that you may not know but if you do it will help a lot.
So, instead of using up my speed boosts to try and get me closer to another zone that I already know I won't reach before the enemy mounts and catches up to me. I head into the woods or ore node area. Anything with lots of room away from roads and the more directional options the better.Avoid areas with mobs as they will attack you which makes a lot of noise which will probably tell your pursuers which direction you went.
That last point being said you can often "smell a gank" coming. Players in this game are incredibly obvious with their intentions. Example: If you run into another gatherer in your spot and he begins coming back to you every now and then or even following you. This is strange behavior as any other normal gatherer would just ignore you and get their materials. He has most likely told his guild about you and is keeping track of your movements. Take what you have and go right away.