|QUOTE (Yofriends @ Wednesday, Jul 3 2013, 19:18)|
|QUOTE (Rockstar Cake @ Wednesday, Jul 3 2013, 17:48)|
| I think one of the many reasons they're hiding Chiliad and so much of the northern part of the map is because of Rockstar's inclusion of snow into the game. MP3's leaked vehicle list mentioned some snow vehicles, like the bobsleigh, and it would make sense, seeing as how high mountains such as Diablo (Chiliad) often are snow capped. I think it would be awesome to see snow in the game, and I'm fairly certain it will be included. I think theres much, much more to this game we haven't seen and a lot of people are underestimating. I mean, we've hardly seen any desert, any forest, any wetlands or hills or countryside at all for that matter, nothing to the north, nothing to the east, nothing to the west, pretty much just most of Los Santos and Sandy Shores. I think we're in for a big surprise, especially if we haven't seen Chiliad again with the 140 screenshots and 4 trailers Rockstar's released since then. |
I'm lost again...
Because most of the people in this thread think that this mountain:
is the other side of this mountain:
Therefore these two mountains would be in fact the same one, located near the Alamo Sea and Sandy Shores, and so the hikers mountain wouldn't be located further north on the map.
So what is your thought about this statement?
In my honest opinion, the answer is simple: they're wrong.
First off, there's a bit of an observable difference in climate. Mt. Alamo appears to be a fairly dry, sparse mountain, but in some screenshots it shows what people have claimed to be Alamo covered in lush, green forest. Sure, this can be explained by the fact that one side of a mountain often gets more precipitation than the other, but there's more to suggest that Mt. Alamo (Mt. Josiah if I recall correctly from the previews) is not the elusive Mt. Chiliad.The peaks don't match up!
The peaks of the two mountains just don't seem to line up at all. It's been speculated that Chiliad will in fact be a mountain range
, instead of a singular mountain, as the hiker screenshot closely resembles a famous range in SoCal (it escapes me the name, if someone could help me out with this, it would be much appreciated!), and resembles what Chiliad looked like in the 3D era.
Plus, by what we have see so far, the hikers pic is completely missing that strange building-shaped rock face off to the left which is characteristic of Alamo (Josiah).
Also, it would make sense for Rockstar to be hiding Chiliad. It's likely been placed far up north where there could
be the presence of a fairly large town (not another city, but something larger than Sandy Shores if you know what I'm getting at). What doesn't make much sense to me though is the fact that in the first round of previews IIRC, GameInformer stated that you could see Mt. Chiliad's silhouette from Los Santos. By what we can tell, the game has a pretty strong draw distance, but if Chiliad is hidden that far north, is it possible they were wrong and in fact Chiliad is not
visible from LS?
It's quite hard to say for certain, but I do believe that that hikers shot is the only footage or screen we have of Chiliad, and that the mountain (or range) is hidden far to the north.Edit:
Silly me, forgot to close a tag.