It has been brought to my attention that request and the over all posting in here has become an cluster *bleep*. And after some review myself I see that it really has.
To those making request, STOP SPAMMING!!!
Make your request for whatever mission(s) you need done, and then wait. Don't come back in 5 mins, 1 hours, 12 hours, or any time, asking if someone has done your request yet. Give it time, some people have lives outside of GTA that they must take over first. The more crap trying to "bump" your request the longer and harder it is for the helpers to find your request and other people's request, so think about someone other than yourself.
I understand this is a new game. I also understand that many of you can't fly the planes or the helos, this is something I know all to well from helping out the VC SnP topic (Dildo Dodo and Demolition Man are the #1 and #2 top requested missions). Just give the helpers time to do their job. Last I checked this game disc doesn't explode or anything after some many days from it's purchase. It's DVD, not a head of lettuce.
Also it's been suggested for those making request to start using a format simular to what the helper's result format is. Personally I think this is a good idea, half of the time I can't even tell what mission(s) someone is asking for. There for the here is format for submitting mission request:
Mission(s): <enter mission names>
Link: <paste the URL of your saved game here>
Note: <any additional notes you feel are absolutly required>
Which should look like this when done:REQUEST
Mission(s): Learning To Fly, Paramedic, Rampage by the docks
[or Click Here
](using the URL it self or in use as a text link are both allowed)
Note: While you're at it please find any missing Hidden Packages
(personal note: I don't have the game so I'm just making this up as an example)
This doesn't mean that if you do not use this format your request won't get fulfilled, however it will make it easier for the helpers to: find your request, know what you want done, and there for get it done.DO NOT COME HERE ASKING FOR A SAVE GAME FILE!!!!!!!
If you need a saved game that is already done after a mission, search the topic looking for the helper's result format for one that list it. Keep in mind that just because that mission is done for you that other things that you might have done already are done. Some people perfer to just run through the story missions and worry about the side missions for last or some time later, where as others do side missions ASAP to get them out of the way. Also keep in mind that some side missions don't show up in the stats which makes it harder to tell if they were done already or not (Vice City had a few thiings like that).
A note for everyone:
Please keep the chit chat down to a bare minimum. Helpers, if the link or the file is bad let that person know and move on.
To the helpers:
PLEASE USE THE CORRECT FORMAT!!!
Many of you are which is good and I thank you as done Tornado Rex who has been helping me with the stats table.
But I'm still seeing many that are not and I can't tell if you've completed a request or are posting a new link for some other reason. Example:
|QUOTE (s-paco @ Jul 3 2005, 15:31)|
|QUOTE (rufial @ Jul 3 2005, 20:13)|
|QUOTE (s-paco @ Jul 3 2005, 20:10)|
|QUOTE (rufial @ Jul 3 2005, 19:46)|
|QUOTE (rufial @ Jul 3 2005, 16:47)|
Could someone please do Flying School and N.O.E. for me?
Here's my savegame SAVE
well i can get silver for fliying school and N.O.E.... but u'll have to wait ..
here it is dude
http://rapidshare.de...GTASAsf4.b.html (scroll down & press Free and wait)
It took me 3 mins to figure out, 'oh ok after 4 quotes, s-paco has done a mission for rufial'
This is also a great example of all of the points covered above:
1. No need to "bump" your request. Have patience.
2. Needless chit chat: It's nice and all that you can get for him is silver, if he wanted gold then he should have requested that.
3. More needless chit chat: Helpers love to hear that their work is appreciated but save it until after the request as been completed because more than likely when it's done you'll end up thanking him/her again.
4. No 'helper result format'. 1 quote of the request doesn't help much, much less 4 quotes where 3 of which have nothing to do with anything.