|QUOTE (Jack Reacher @ Oct 1 2009, 18:33)|
|I dont think it adds another 4. I had 2 stars in LS, i went to SF and got 4 stars and i only had another 2 wanted things added. Anyway at least the no Pay N Spray challenge is still possible, maybe no cop bribe sttat as well|
I reloaded a save before i dated Katie, she is still on 15%. I dated her, got no jelousy date and she was on 10% so i reloaded
So i tried again, Barbarra popped up. I went into the marker before she got near me and what do you know, she popped off the stat screen again. so im loading my latest save. This one has Katie off the stats, she isnt dumped and i havent gotten the last Oyster. Do you think if i try to date her again she will go back on the stat screen at 5%?
OK, I double checked and you only seem to get one more star when it bleeds off to three and goes back up, I thought I'd seen it add 4 sometimes, I must have been hallucinating or conflating it with some other cause.
However, note that (successfully) completing missions normally clears your wanted level (but that doesn't count as an evasion), therefore in 4-star territory it will apply another 4 stars (though some missions don't if you have already completed them, they all will the first time though). This includes the stadium events, the courier missions, NRG challenge, and Chiliad. Hence it is not possible to keep attained/evaded stars equal in a master save.
No sprays is easy, I've done that several times (Taxi is the only hard part about that, just take it easy, there's plenty of time, ignore the tip, drive carefully, assume everyone is out to get you and be ready to swerve/brake accordingly, especially at intersections). As for bribes, Vigilante is the only tricky one, you don't need bribes for anything else. I did a quick test of Vigilante with no bribes (in a 100% complete game so I already had 150 armor), it's possible, but haven't yet tried it in a master save yet.
Regarding legitimate kills, note that you can get credited with a kill even if you had nothing to do with the incident. For example, if a car explodes and kills someone you usually get a legitimate kill for that, though not always. For example, I was in LV, north of the police station, on the road where the police cars spawn in mid-air and one flipped over as it spawned and exploded and I got 2 kills for that, even though I was nowhere near it and didn't shoot or touch it in any way. This has happened in other places too.
Thus, during Vigilante, even if the proofed ranger and homies techinque worked, you'd probably end up with legitimate kills anyway. The obvious technique of shooting the cars until they smoke black then running the criminals over is unlikely to be reliable, a random car could crash into the smoking car causing it to catch fire (the danger of this obviously increases as you get up to 3 and 4 stars with cops flying everywhere, assuming you are aiming for no bribes) with a good chance that someone will be killed by the explosion. Since you shot the car to begin with, you'd almost certainly be credited with the kill(s).
So while it may be technically possible to do Vigilante without any legitimate kills, I don't think it's going to be feasible. At least, it would be largely dependent on luck, rather than skill. In any case, I can still see no way to raise respect without racking up legitimate kills? All the rest is feasible with no legitimate kills though as long as you are careful to avoid any cars exploding, so if someone can figure out a technique to do Vigilante reliably without causing any explosions and max respect without shooting anyone, it may be possible, but that seems to be a tall order.
|QUOTE (Jack Reacher @ Oct 3 2009, 21:06)|
Update: just a quick update, got the bandito by grey hell, seems i was driving off the wrong part of the map. Anyway while storing it, i had no stars and a cop car started chasing a guy in a perenial. they killed him, and only one got in the cop car. the other was too retarded and got into the perennial instead. They rammed around and eventually blew up. Has anyone seen a cop drive around in a different vehicle like this before?
Yes, I've seen the same sort of thing happen. Some guy bumped into a cop car and the cop chased him down the road, trapped his car against a wall, then the cop (there was only one) got out and blew the guy away, Then instead of getting back into the cop car he got into the victim's car and drove off in it. The odd thing is he didn't act like a cop anymore, I followed him and shot his car and I didn't get a wanted level, he just ignored me and carried on driving.
Another time, two cops jumped out of their car and wasted someone, then they both tried to get back in their car at the same time, but for some reason they both tried to get into the driver's side. So one of them got in first, then the other one jacked him and drove off, with the first cop running down the road after him. Funny stuff.