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Posted 19 April 2013 - 05:19 PM

QUOTE (GtaVComments @ Friday, Apr 19 2013, 14:53)
I'm sure this has been asked before but who thinks the blimp was removed?

I never really expected to actually be able to fly the blimp so I wouldn't be that disappointed if it was removed.

I have a feeling the blimp would be interactive similar to the planes in GTA IV.

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 05:30 PM

There could be a mission where we would have to destroy it. Similar to the hindenburg disaster.

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 05:42 PM

QUOTE (GtaVComments @ Friday, Apr 19 2013, 09:53)
I'm sure this has been asked before but who thinks the blimp was removed?

Why do you think its been removed?

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 05:58 PM Edited by DS 17, 19 April 2013 - 06:00 PM.

QUOTE (sibs44 @ Friday, Apr 19 2013, 18:30)
There could be a mission where we would have to destroy it. Similar to the hindenburg disaster.

Really doubt that. There is no funny thing in trivializing this disaster. And it was not even in Los Angeles. It was in New Jersey on a flight from Frankfurt to New Jersey.

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 06:04 PM

QUOTE (DS 17 @ Friday, Apr 19 2013, 11:58)
QUOTE (sibs44 @ Friday, Apr 19 2013, 18:30)
There could be a mission where we would have to destroy it. Similar to the hindenburg disaster.

Really doubt that. There is no funny thing in trivializing this disaster. And it was not even in Los Angeles. It was in New Jersey on a flight from Frankfurt to New Jersey.

Nothing was funny about the LA riots, either. Yet Rockstar used that as a plot point in SA.


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Posted 19 April 2013 - 06:10 PM

QUOTE (sibs44 @ Friday, Apr 19 2013, 17:30)
There could be a mission where we would have to destroy it. Similar to the hindenburg disaster.

I hope the blimp is named the Heisenberg "A parody of Hindenberg and nod to B reaking bad" cool.gif

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 07:10 PM

QUOTE (sibs44 @ Friday, Apr 19 2013, 19:04)
QUOTE (DS 17 @ Friday, Apr 19 2013, 11:58)
QUOTE (sibs44 @ Friday, Apr 19 2013, 18:30)
There could be a mission where we would have to destroy it. Similar to the hindenburg disaster.

Really doubt that. There is no funny thing in trivializing this disaster. And it was not even in Los Angeles. It was in New Jersey on a flight from Frankfurt to New Jersey.

Nothing was funny about the LA riots, either. Yet Rockstar used that as a plot point in SA.

But LA riots were in LA, while Hindenburg does nothing have in common with this. It's just also a zeppelin, but there are many e. g. marketing zeppelins in bigger cities. You say riots have been used as a plot point in SA? Don't remember that. I guess I should play one more time SA again until V will release.

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 07:45 PM

QUOTE (iiConTr0v3rSYx @ Friday, Apr 19 2013, 18:42)
QUOTE (GtaVComments @ Friday, Apr 19 2013, 09:53)
I'm sure this has been asked before but who thinks the blimp was removed?

Why do you think its been removed?

Well just for the logical reason that it's hasn't been in any of the screenshots or trailer for quite a long time. In fact, I can't recall the last pic it was featured in... Unless you can provide a relatively new pic where you can see it monocle.gif

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 07:46 PM

QUOTE (DS 17 @ Friday, Apr 19 2013, 19:10)
QUOTE (sibs44 @ Friday, Apr 19 2013, 19:04)
QUOTE (DS 17 @ Friday, Apr 19 2013, 11:58)
QUOTE (sibs44 @ Friday, Apr 19 2013, 18:30)
There could be a mission where we would have to destroy it. Similar to the hindenburg disaster.

Really doubt that. There is no funny thing in trivializing this disaster. And it was not even in Los Angeles. It was in New Jersey on a flight from Frankfurt to New Jersey.

Nothing was funny about the LA riots, either. Yet Rockstar used that as a plot point in SA.

But LA riots were in LA, while Hindenburg does nothing have in common with this. It's just also a zeppelin, but there are many e. g. marketing zeppelins in bigger cities. You say riots have been used as a plot point in SA? Don't remember that. I guess I should play one more time SA again until V will release.

Dude, the entire ending of the story had riots everywhere. How do you not remember that? Lol.

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 07:55 PM

QUOTE (GtaVComments @ Friday, Apr 19 2013, 19:45)
QUOTE (iiConTr0v3rSYx @ Friday, Apr 19 2013, 18:42)
QUOTE (GtaVComments @ Friday, Apr 19 2013, 09:53)
I'm sure this has been asked before but who thinks the blimp was removed?

Why do you think its been removed?

Well just for the logical reason that it's hasn't been in any of the screenshots or trailer for quite a long time. In fact, I can't recall the last pic it was featured in... Unless you can provide a relatively new pic where you can see it monocle.gif

Trailer 2, first shot.

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 07:57 PM

QUOTE (GtaVComments @ Friday, Apr 19 2013, 13:45)
Well just for the logical reason that it's hasn't been in any of the screenshots or trailer for quite a long time. In fact, I can't recall the last pic it was featured in... Unless you can provide a relatively new pic where you can see it  monocle.gif

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From the December screens. It also appeared a couple of times in Trailer 2. Just because it wasn't shown in the only ten screens we've gotten in 2013 doesn't mean it's magically gone from the game.

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 07:58 PM

QUOTE (kesta195 @ Friday, Apr 19 2013, 20:55)
QUOTE (GtaVComments @ Friday, Apr 19 2013, 19:45)
QUOTE (iiConTr0v3rSYx @ Friday, Apr 19 2013, 18:42)
QUOTE (GtaVComments @ Friday, Apr 19 2013, 09:53)
I'm sure this has been asked before but who thinks the blimp was removed?

Why do you think its been removed?

Well just for the logical reason that it's hasn't been in any of the screenshots or trailer for quite a long time. In fact, I can't recall the last pic it was featured in... Unless you can provide a relatively new pic where you can see it monocle.gif

Trailer 2, first shot.

Ah I see the back of it now. Never even noticed that tbh turn.gif . I suppose as it was predicted, it moves around so...

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 08:44 PM

QUOTE (Choco Taco @ Friday, Apr 19 2013, 03:21)
RockStarNiko,

You don't think these are the same?

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I been looking at these two screenshots again comparing these mountains and I really don't think they are the same at all

If I look at the up and down sloping pattern, then yes I can see a resemblance

But when I look at the size of each mountain and compare to each other and also compare to surrounding environment, I see no resemblance at all

In first screenshot, if we label them A, B an C from left to right.

Mountain B appears considerably larger than mountain A, with mountain C being MUCH larger than A or B.

Mountain C is so much larger than mountain B, both in height and volume.

In second screenshot, if we label them A,B and C from left to right.

Mountain A is larger than B and B larger than C, but the difference in size is not the same as in first screenshot.

Also in the second screenshot I look at the radio telescopes, they seem to be at a similar distance away, so I compare the size of those telescopes with the mountains.

In the first screenshot look at the size of the "town" compared to mountain C.
If we were to take the telescopes and put them inside the town I think they would appear much smaller compared to mountain C than they do in the second screenshot

In the second screenshot, I think we can see the base of the triangular mountain, the one we see from various city screenshots and also from trailer 1 (muscle car and hookers, mountain in background)

In the first screenshot I do not think that triangular mountain is one of the mountains in the foreground, but the one we can see towards top left of screenshot.

Triangular mountain is a desert mountain, we know it is in the desert because we know desert is North of Los Santos.

The mountains in foreground of first screenshot are not desert mountains. They are the same type of mountains we see in various screenshots such as parachute and train, and they have the rive flowing through them.

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 10:20 PM

QUOTE (GtaVComments @ Friday, Apr 19 2013, 14:58)
QUOTE (kesta195 @ Friday, Apr 19 2013, 20:55)
QUOTE (GtaVComments @ Friday, Apr 19 2013, 19:45)
QUOTE (iiConTr0v3rSYx @ Friday, Apr 19 2013, 18:42)
QUOTE (GtaVComments @ Friday, Apr 19 2013, 09:53)
I'm sure this has been asked before but who thinks the blimp was removed?

Why do you think its been removed?

Well just for the logical reason that it's hasn't been in any of the screenshots or trailer for quite a long time. In fact, I can't recall the last pic it was featured in... Unless you can provide a relatively new pic where you can see it monocle.gif

Trailer 2, first shot.

Ah I see the back of it now. Never even noticed that tbh turn.gif . I suppose as it was predicted, it moves around so...

So far it appears the blimp doesn't move. It appears to stay mottionless on the western area of LS.

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Posted 19 April 2013 - 10:37 PM

QUOTE (iiConTr0v3rSYx @ Friday, Apr 19 2013, 22:20)
QUOTE (GtaVComments @ Friday, Apr 19 2013, 14:58)
QUOTE (kesta195 @ Friday, Apr 19 2013, 20:55)
QUOTE (GtaVComments @ Friday, Apr 19 2013, 19:45)
QUOTE (iiConTr0v3rSYx @ Friday, Apr 19 2013, 18:42)
QUOTE (GtaVComments @ Friday, Apr 19 2013, 09:53)
I'm sure this has been asked before but who thinks the blimp was removed?

Why do you think its been removed?

Well just for the logical reason that it's hasn't been in any of the screenshots or trailer for quite a long time. In fact, I can't recall the last pic it was featured in... Unless you can provide a relatively new pic where you can see it monocle.gif

Trailer 2, first shot.

Ah I see the back of it now. Never even noticed that tbh turn.gif . I suppose as it was predicted, it moves around so...

So far it appears the blimp doesn't move. It appears to stay mottionless on the western area of LS.

Doesn't it move in a circle?

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 01:50 AM

QUOTE (GourangaMaster @ Friday, Apr 19 2013, 06:41)
QUOTE (Choco Taco @ Friday, Apr 19 2013, 06:56)
IMG**

No offense but not much of a revelation. Imo GTAkiwi has mapped accurately most (inculding this one) of the angles of camera shots in his map and is the most comprehensive layout until we get some new screens.

There are still question marks and unknowns at this point. Finding reference points can add some clarity and help to make sure things are correctly positioned.

Try to think about that.

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 02:01 AM

QUOTE (iiConTr0v3rSYx @ Friday, Apr 19 2013, 14:20)
So far it appears the blimp doesn't move. It appears to stay mottionless on the western area of LS.

Yes, based off 5 still images and 3 2 second clips we can obviously tell it doesn't move..


Seriously why would they put a blimp in the that doesn't move? That'd be stupid..

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 02:09 AM

I said it "appears" not to move. Of course we wouldn't know if it moves or not with the limited sightings we've had of it.....

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 02:51 AM

QUOTE (iiConTr0v3rSYx @ Friday, Apr 19 2013, 18:09)
I said it "appears" not to move. Of course we wouldn't know if it moves or not with the limited sightings we've had of it.....

Well usually not much 'appears' to move in still screenshots.

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 03:25 AM

QUOTE (Choco Taco @ Saturday, Apr 20 2013, 01:50)
There are still question marks and unknowns at this point. Finding reference points can add some clarity and help to make sure things are correctly positioned.


I still do not see the importance of your image. The reference point you are showing is visible in GTAkiwis map already among many others. Obviously there will always be unknowns until we have the game map in our hands. I never said GTAkiwi had answered all the geographical questions or was 100% correct. I just think his map and all the included reference points already show the most accurate positioning of everything given the images we have to work with right now.

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 03:54 AM

QUOTE (GourangaMaster @ Friday, Apr 19 2013, 21:25)
QUOTE (Choco Taco @ Saturday, Apr 20 2013, 01:50)
There are still question marks and unknowns at this point.  Finding reference points can add some clarity and help to make sure things are correctly positioned.


I still do not see the importance of your image. The reference point you are showing is visible in GTAkiwis map already among many others. Obviously there will always be unknowns until we have the game map in our hands. I never said GTAkiwi had answered all the geographical questions or was 100% correct. I just think his map and all the included reference points already show the most accurate positioning of everything given the images we have to work with right now.

I pointed out that the radio telescopes could possibly be seen in the screenshot overlooking the water. I don't believe that was mentioned before. Every little thing can help. Plus, it doesn't really matter if you see the importance or not.

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 06:53 AM

Can someone tell me where this screenshot is on the current map?

http://www.gtav.net/screenshots/#458

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 06:56 AM

QUOTE (FiendishDog @ Saturday, Apr 20 2013, 17:23)
Can someone tell me where this screenshot is on the current map?

http://www.gtav.net/screenshots/#458

What one?

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 07:13 AM

QUOTE (Choco Taco @ Saturday, Apr 20 2013, 03:54)
Plus, it doesn't really matter if you see the importance or not.

True but the point is that it remains an already known detail none the less. GTAkiwis map already indicates that would be the logical positioning of the dishes in that image regardless of you pointing it out, which imo is the only way one could truely come to that conclusion anyway because that image is far to pixelated to be used as a reference on its own.

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 07:23 AM

QUOTE (ChillyPhilly @ Saturday, Apr 20 2013, 01:56)
QUOTE (FiendishDog @ Saturday, Apr 20 2013, 17:23)
Can someone tell me where this screenshot is on the current map?

http://www.gtav.net/screenshots/#458

What one?

It's the one where Trevor is on an ATV being chased by the cops and you can see LS in the background. That link should work confused.gif

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 07:27 AM

QUOTE (FiendishDog @ Saturday, Apr 20 2013, 00:53)
Can someone tell me where this screenshot is on the current map?

http://www.gtav.net/screenshots/#458


Northeast Los Santos


QUOTE (GourangaMaster @ Saturday, Apr 20 2013, 01:13)

True but the point is that it remains an already known detail none the less. GTAkiwis map already indicates that would be the logical positioning of the dishes in that image regardless of you pointing it out, which imo is the only way one could truely come to that conclusion anyway because that image is far to pixelated to be used as a reference on its own.


Keep crying about it. I find it amusing.

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 08:16 AM

QUOTE (Choco Taco @ Saturday, Apr 20 2013, 07:27)

Keep crying about it. I find it amusing.

Im just replying to your comments what are you on about? I dont know what tone you think you detected to cause you to make such a snide remark but ill leave it at this before this misunderstanding turns into an argument. Theres enough of that nonsense derailing this thread as it is.

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 09:20 AM

QUOTE (FiendishDog @ Saturday, Apr 20 2013, 09:23)
That link should work  confused.gif

It does.

Could be Northeast of Los Santos but I would like to know where this assumption comes from.. maybe from the perspective of the buildings in the background.

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 09:36 AM

Yes, Trevor is North east of Downtown Los Santos.
We know this because of the location of the LS Forum, the bridge behind and the orientation of the buildings Downtown.

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Posted 20 April 2013 - 09:45 AM

QUOTE (Freezer89 @ Saturday, Apr 20 2013, 09:20)
QUOTE (FiendishDog @ Saturday, Apr 20 2013, 09:23)
That link should work  confused.gif

It does.

Could be Northeast of Los Santos but I would like to know where this assumption comes from.. maybe from the perspective of the buildings in the background.

Am I the only who thinks this being mid east of Los Santos makes more sense? From this perspective, it looks like the bridge in the far distance is the one in the west side of the city, south of Santa Monica. And it also looks like the mountains on the right side of the shot would be the Vinewood/Observatory hills. For this location to be northeast, wouldn't those things not be visible from this angle? Or am I looking at it wrong?

Also on a side note, I think they put the blimp there so we would attempt to land on it and find some sort of easter egg on it.




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