Posted 12 May 2007 - 10:37 PM
Edited by Hope, 12 May 2007 - 11:01 PM.
Let me explain it, for those who don't know. If you jump off of a building and hit the pavement, your body will still be completely intact, except for blood oozing on the ground. That is the only thing that you will notice, no guts, bones laying everywhere, or just plain turning into a clear liquid would happen. The only way that could happen is if you're not falling on pavement, rather something jagged that could pierce you, or by some small chance, you fall really strangely and a bone protrudes out of your body. That is it. The reason for this is terminal velocity. Once you fall from so far, your velocity stays at a constant and doesn't increase. This velocity, which reaches it's maximum at 125, I think, is not enough to make your body squished or whatever. It's simply too little, and I don't see how you could do that, it would take so much speed, and I don't even know what would happen. It's all a giant misconception, so I hope I have cleared it up. I also hope Rockstar realizes this, and judging based on San Andreas, apparently they understood.
EDIT: If your head was to impact the pavement directly, it could crack open. Though, if you fall from high enough, you should be able to aim so your feet hit first. That is why if you are destined to terminal velocity, it is better to fall from a mile up than from 1,200 feet (The minimum height for terminal velocity). With a longer fall, you have more time to prepare your body's aim so you can minimalize injury.