Before I start i would like to say a few things, first Welcome to my Grand Theft auto Sicily topic, i hope you enjoy it. However, many people i know will argue that this won't work for many reasons, here are a lost of reasons why it will and won't work. I beleive Sicily has alot of Potential but yet i agree the possibilities are very slim, but i'm here more to Introduce.
Why it wont work according to some people
• Sicily or Italy doesn't speak the english language as it's mother tongue
• It is out of the U.S.
Why it will work and has lots of potential
• Apart from the Above theres no Problem
• Lots of Crime, Albanians, Mafiosi, Russians, serbians
• 80% of sicily's buissneses pay Protection to The Mafia
• 80% of drugs distributed through europe are trafficked by Sicilian Mafiosi.
Gangs of Sicily
|Cosa Nostra Mafia|
|Sacra Corona Unita|
|FBI Estimate the size of the Four IOC groups to be 25,000 made members and 250,000 associates Worldwide|
Protection & Extortion
Like i mentioned above 80% of sicilys Buisnesses Pay protection to the Mafia. Store owners of buisness owners will have to pay you protection when needed, probably 100-300 euros a month. If the shop owner doesnt pay, The Mafia tend not to kill them but instead they smash up anough stuff to make the owner pay, smash to much though they wont pay, and you'll probably end up killing him.
The Sicilian Mafia in Italy is believed to have a turnover of €6.5 billion through control of public and private contracts. Mafiosi use threats of violence and vandalism to muscle out competitors and win contracts for the companies they control. They rarely manage the businesses they control themselves, but take a cut of their profits, usually through payoffs
Sicily is a major hub in the international drugs trade. In 2003, the Sicilian Mafia is estimated to have made over €8 billion through drug trafficking
in 2003, the Sicilian Mafia is estimated to have made a turnover of €1.5 billion through weapons trafficking
Certain types of crimes are forbidden by Cosa Nostra, either by members or freelance criminals within their domains. Mafiosi are generally forbidden from committing theft (burglary, mugging, etc). Kidnapping is also generally forbidden, even by non-members, as it attracts a great deal of public hostility and police attention. These rules have been violated from time to time, both with and without the permission of senior mafiosi.
(Interesting Site here, shows you whats going on Daily http://mafiatoday.com/ )
Yes i know i copied from Wiki, But i looked over it and Wiki pretty much sums it up...
Drugs play a Major role in the Game, it will be alot like China-town wars, as you can do lots of Mini-missions for this, collecting drugs, trafficking them. Collecting them from Afghan, Burmese drug runners e.t.c.
The Protagonist can also Smoke their stash, take the cocaine and get high if they want to at clubs, or anywhere really. You might have hassle with the Sicilian Police (yes sicily does have more than 1 cop car on the whole island)
It has come to the End of the Topic, Last but not least, there are Several members in this forum who have helped me sincierly with this Topic, and my general knowledge of Gangs around the world i can say half the credit goes to them, I will do the hounours...
General Goose : Helping majorly with the Characters and the Plot of the Topic, I would have found it hard to do it without him.
AnthMufc- Champs : Currently working and helping me with the Multiplayer section which is yet to come, and also very Supportive.
Brownbear : Although he didn't contribute to this topic, he was supportive but earlier before i made this topic, he answered lots of questions and helped me understand more about how certain gangs work and Operate, Thanks.
The STORY however is 4 posts below because of a Post size limit i beleive.
Edited by Sanjeem, 11 July 2010 - 01:57 PM.