|QUOTE (mac915 @ Jun 5 2007, 14:25)|
|QUOTE (soleil @ Jun 5 2007, 15:14)|
|QUOTE (mac915 @ Jun 5 2007, 18:46)|
| I think a way to solve the, "What if you kill the landlord" problem is to just have him locked in his apartment all the time. Now hear me out.|
You buy an apartment, you stay there for awhile and suddenly you get a call on your phone. Its the landlord telling you your rent is due. You go to his door, and a short cutscene comes on. Depending on how long you wait to give him his money, he is either happy with you, slightly annoyed, or extremely p!$$ed off. Either way he tells you to slide the money under the door. If you don't pay him, you can't enter your apartment, you can't save at that location anymore, and if you continue to bother the landlord, he calls the cops.
What do you think?
I think it'd be simpler if you guys would realize that many many buildings don't just have one landlord. Many of them are leased out by companies, and so killing one guy isn't going to eliminate your source of rent-collectors. Companies own and lease out multiple buildings. Niko should just be living in one of those buildings instead of one that is owned by one landlord.
That's true, but this isn't real estate tycoon. The less complex the system is, the more enjoyable(for some people anyway). The easiest way to accomplish the bill paying aspect is to have deal with one person. If it becomes tedious it isn't enjoyable.
I don't think that's what he's getting at though. Having to pay out to a company rather than one person doesn't have to mak it any more complicated. Niko could simply have a mailbox that you walk up to and a list of options could be brought up such as 1) Submit rent money 3) Send other bills 2) Pickup mail
4) Send death threats
, etc. (sh*t, I inadvertently thought up a mailbox feature. Maybe I'll toss it in the wishlist...)
In fact, it might be interesting if a few places had a landlord yu could take out, which could result in A) A lost safe house, B) A new Landlord, C) Unwanted heat from the filth in that loction for awhile, D) Someone looking to get revenge on you for the murder. And that's a good example of what I mean when I say I want the consequences of my actions to be largely unpredictable.
I could get carrid away and go into much more depth, but I'll leave it at that for now.