This is basically a scenario that started out ok, but quickly went to sh*t. Hope you enjoy redaing about as much as I enjoyed playing it!
So I was trying to do that 'death from above' mission with my friend, but we kept getting owned everytime we tried to enter on foot, or parachuted from a heli, so we tried sniping some of the bodyguards from a nearby building. To begin with it worked great, as we were far enough so that they couldn't shoot back at us, but what we didn't realise was that you got 3 stars as soon as you started shooting them. A police heli came in and we were right in the open, so we got into the heli and flew away.
We had already taken heavy damage by the time we had got clear of most of the police, and due to some shots from the police on the chasing heli, the engine on our heli kept on giving out. Because we had 4 stars now and two helis chasing us, my only concern was to fly as quickly as I could away from them, but the engine finally died completely as we were just about to fly over a bridge. I managed to pull up and just enough so that the heli was blancing over the side of the bridge, and we jumped out just as the heli began to fall back and explode upon crashing on the road below us. We jacked the first car we saw, which fortunately was a mammoth patriot, as I'm sure if it wasn't a SUV we would have been killed very quickly.
We proceded to drive to sandy shores in hope of finding a heli or plane, while plowing our way though roadblock after roadblock. Just as we were about halfway there, my controller ran out of charge. It could not have come at a worse moment, we had worked our way up to 5 stars and there were what seemed like hundreds of police and fbi cars streaming in from every direction. Incredably my friend managed to hold them off by firining out of the passenger seat with a micro-smg, and once my controller was plugged in and powered, we GTFO'd. unfortunately 3 of our tires had been shot out while we were stationary so the already heavy-handling patriot was almost uncontrolable when going round sharp corners. Both the airports were empty (why are they always empty on missions, especially seeing how most of the missions require you to have a heli to have a decent chance of completing it?!) so we just tried to lose the cops and see if we could get back to the mission objective, but we needed a change of vehical. In the process of locating something suitable, we got rammed by a police car and appeared to be trapped in a ditch, so my friend jumped out and ran over a hill, thinking that if we stayed in the car we would get shot to pieces. Somehow he got away alive, and I managed to get the patriot free and drove off again, this time heading for the mountains. I couldn't understand how we were still alive, bearing in mind that we had been chased by the cops for about 30 minutes at this point.
The cops followed me and not my friend, so he managed to 'aquire' two dirtbikes, and told me to come to him. At this point I was close to the top of a mountain, and rembereing that I had a parachute from the heli we had used earlier, I drove off a cliff, bailed out of my falling vehical, and parachuted over that lake that's in sandy shores, while watching with glee as all the cop cars that had drove off the cliff with me fell into the lake, I landed next my friend and we drove off on sperate dirtbikes towards los santos, and we lost the cops on the way there by driving through a tunnel used by trains. Just as we thought we were safe though, we went full speed round a blind corner and drove straight into a bus, killing us instantly and making us fail the mission. We spent nearly an hour on that mission just to be killed by a mother-trucking bus. Just to top it off we didn't get the $200 dollars fro failing the mission, because our deaths counted as suicides. At least we had fun though, and in the end, is that not what games are all about?!