I posted this over on reddit too: GTA:O Mission Idea: Free-Roam Survival
Ok so free-roam already is survival (kind of), what I want to do is make it 10x harder and act as a sort of “end-game”.
You are a young man or woman who’s grown up on the streets, hustling to get buy, working with psychopaths, known gangsters and rich informants just to make a little money to get out of the hell hole you live in and hopefully, just maybe you can someday buy that apartment in Rockford Hills and maybe a Adder or Entity IF luck is on your side. You can dream. You know you need to push hard to achieve these goals, you know you have to sacrifice friendships and make hard decisions imposed on you by forces you can’t control. Killing a friend? Really? You want me to choose between two guys that helped me get to where I am! It’s a nightmare roller coaster of emotions and it seems that every step you take though you’re either getting chased down by other gangs, cops and double-crossed by the FIB… You’re on your last legs and then you snap. f*ck this city, f*ck the double-crossing, narcissistic, parasitic, deranged assholes that roam the streets. f*ck the citizens that perpetuate the separation of the super rich and the super poor.
You’re done. It’s you against the citizens and Police of Los Santos County.
You wage an all out attack on the people and police of Los Santos County where the citizens take up arms alongside of the police to wage war against you and your ideals. They are happy with their lives and your f*cking it up.
How long can you survive?
How it Works
To trigger this war you need to kill 20 citizens. This will trigger the game mode much like the ‘gang attacks’ mode that you can walk into. The difference here is that it’s not wave based like the Boneyard missions nor do you have a set number of NPCs that you can kill. Instead NPC’s will continue to spawn around your location until your dead and progressively get harder and harder. Also don’t forget you will be battling waves of police too.
Obviously you’re going to die, but it’s up to you on how long you can survive and rid this city of the degenerates that reside within. How much of an impact one man or woman can have against this city.
No camping. How? NPC’s don’t converge on you. Instead they spawn in different locations and if you want that high score - the biggest impact on ridding this city of the scum, then you need to actively go out and find it. Sit in one place for too long without killing someone and a timer will start. When that timer ends - you end. Move or die.
Police would come in waves (sort of). You kill the first wave and there is a 5 minute gap before the next call out is made. This gives you time to move locations and kill regular NPCs.
There are perks that you can find/pickup throughout the mission for example:
Super Heavy Armour like what we use in the height mission of SP. – Rocket Launchers (for lower ranked players)
Armoured SUV’s to get to locations safely (given the map is so large)
Double HP’s and Increased Strength (Trevors ability)
Slow mo time when shooting (Michaels ability)
Slow mo double HP when driving (I know this ability kind of sucks which is why I put in double HP so that at least you can run over multiple people - Franklins ability)
- NPC’s will drop cash and lower-end ammo types + 100 RP/NPC
- Police and Riot Squad will drop higher-end ammo types and weapons + 200 RP/NPC
- Helicopters drop nothing but give you 2000 RP
We’ll need an online leaderboard to see:
a) who survived the longest
b) who killed the most NPCs (regular citizens vs. police vs. helicopters)
c) most points
d) longest kill streak
e) can’t think of more but I’m sure there is
You could also work in a way to involve the army. Perhaps every 200 NPC’s you kill, a wave of army guys come for 1 minute.
Also the Star system would work differently. I haven’t really looked into how the star system works yet but something along the lines of, 5 stars once you hit the 1k NPC mark.
Thoughts? Anything to add?