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Posted 21 January 2014 - 09:15 PM

 

Also, what the hell? Scubadave posting ideas that are somewhat decent? World is ending!

 

 

lol, so I wasn't the only one thinking that.

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Posted 21 January 2014 - 09:19 PM

Who the f*ck brought this back from the dead... Holy sh*t

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Posted 21 January 2014 - 09:31 PM

Who the f*ck brought this back from the dead... Holy sh*t

I guess a thread necro would be better than making 50 duplicate threads.


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Posted 21 January 2014 - 09:41 PM

Lamar Drive By Calls  =
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Posted 21 January 2014 - 09:51 PM

Lamar Drive By Calls  =
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Posted 21 January 2014 - 09:53 PM

 

Lamar Drive By Calls  =
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Posted 21 January 2014 - 11:13 PM

Funny thing, though, when I they've been sent after me, I've never - not once - seen the message. I know it is probably sent, I just miss it completely because I'm likely too busy being a toolbag! still, whenever the red blips show up, they are far too easy to dispense. If they were able to throw grenades or come in charging, more aggressively, then I'd be more intimidated. As of now, they're more of a light Gang Attack than anything.

As for the idea of a Lamar initiated "drive-by," I think that would be brilliant.

To add, as I mentioned in another thread, I'd also love to see a "Hire Assassin," similar to the mugger but much more deadly and who can follow a player across servers or if the player quits, re-engages (like a bounty) when the player comes back.

Just a thought. ;)

 

that cross-server thing is good, perhaps the asssasin is either a sniper on the rooftop or some smg wielding person just as you pull into LSC. bottom line is that mercenaries are too underpowered right now to be useful.

 

 

I generally use mercenaries on lower ranked players when I can't be bothered to deal with them myself. I don't think it's too much of a cost and I like that they know the mercs are coming, it give it that personal touch.

 

I think the drive by is a good idea, especially if Online goes down a more RPG route, like if you choose to be more of a gangbanger than a mob man or something. I'd like the idea of different criminal gangs with different call ins/abilities battling for territory and stuff.

 

yeah the personal touch is good, just perhaps after or when they are already on you so there is less warning.

 

i totally agree with you. they shouldn't tell the person you've sent mercs after them and they should take off the red dots so you can't see them coming until it's too late?

 

just take off the red dots completely. you see the jeeps coming a block away and at first it mite confuse people then you remember they are mercs.

 

 

Mercenaries are useless. Easy to outrun, even easier to gun down. The message isn't the giveaway...I'm not certain most people ever see the message, but you can see those big red dots coming from a mile away. I can't tell you how many times I've been refunded my money from Merryweather....the helicopter assistance is just as useless. I would rather they gave us corrupt LSPD instead...those dudes get the job done.

 

Mercenaries are an expensive distraction. You do get the occasional person with them though.

 

Also, what the hell? Scubadave posting ideas that are somewhat decent? World is ending!

 

 

thats one good thing about the mercs, use them as a distraction.... send them over, go off radar then while they are distracted lob a grenade in there. thanks, insert-coin, i will post more nuke ideas later.

 

How would drive by work if the person is driving? It would be almost the same as Mercenaries. I don't see it happening.

 

main thing is it could be more deceptive. no jeeps, no warning, no red blips, cost less, the car might be out of place and suspicious but you wouldnt notice til its too late. if your in your apt they wait til ur driving or walking ont he sidewalk, etc.


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Posted 22 January 2014 - 07:30 PM

also:

  • give the mercenaries tanks
  • give the mercenaries buzzards that actually work. the air support thing has never worked properly
  • add in an apartment invasion feature from Lamar
  • allow buzzard strikes through apartment windows
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Posted 22 January 2014 - 07:32 PM

I've used air support once against people that were trying to grief me and they did help.


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Posted 22 January 2014 - 07:35 PM

Who the f*ck brought this back from the dead... Holy sh*t

 

The OP.


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Posted 05 March 2014 - 01:27 AM

a few more:

 

★ a tank back-up. call them up and they arrive in 4-5 tanks and shoot any players in a four block radius

★ drones

★ call Lester up to remote turn off cars


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Posted 05 March 2014 - 01:28 AM

a few more:

 

★ a tank back-up. call them up and they arrive in 4-5 tanks and shoot any players in a four block radius

★ drones

★ call Lester up to remote turn off cars

 

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Posted 05 March 2014 - 01:32 AM

100% support this, paid alot of money to mercenaries that cant get the job done

 

 

How to beat the mercenaries

1. Get in your car and drive away

2. Repeat the above.

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Posted 05 March 2014 - 01:39 AM

100% support this, paid alot of money to mercenaries that cant get the job done

 

 

How to beat the mercenaries

1. Get in your car and drive away

2. Repeat the above.

 

the air support is worthless too. i tried it once didnt even know what they were doing then he leaves. the mercenaries, first of all . big red circles so everyone sees them a mile away. secondly, they stop and shoot but won't go up laddders, etc. and yes driving away defeats them %100 of the time. I would just rather be able to call up a 5 star wanted level on playerx instead and send a 5-star cop force at somebody that cannot be undone by a Lester call. And have it last a certain amount of minutes, regardless of # of deaths. So you can't just die to get rid of them. They will continue to harass you for 10 minutes straight...


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Posted 05 March 2014 - 01:44 AM Edited by fw3, 05 March 2014 - 01:45 AM.

The only way mercs can be effective - yes, I said "can be" - is when the toolbag in question already has a 4-5 star wanted level. They're so busy trying to hide, flee, or fight back, that the mercs just add an extra level of painintheassedness to the situation. Personally, I don't find it an efficient use of $7,500, but some people still do, which is why I drive this baby, whom I affectionately call Gretyl.

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Posted 05 March 2014 - 01:53 AM

Just necro it like everything was okay.


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Posted 05 March 2014 - 06:35 PM

The only way mercs can be effective - yes, I said "can be" - is when the toolbag in question already has a 4-5 star wanted level. They're so busy trying to hide, flee, or fight back, that the mercs just add an extra level of painintheassedness to the situation. Personally, I don't find it an efficient use of $7,500, but some people still do, which is why I drive this baby, whom I affectionately call Gretyl.

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nice merryweather jeep. i think the mercenaries are so underpowered while the police are so much better perhaps just because of the sheer number and persistence. for $7500 we should just be able to call up a 5 star wanted on somebody and let them deal with that for ten minutes. they can't just die to get out of it either.


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Posted 05 March 2014 - 06:39 PM

Great suggestion OP.
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Posted 10 May 2014 - 07:14 AM Edited by scubadave, 10 May 2014 - 07:14 AM.

Great suggestion OP.

thanks. it just seems that they underuse everbody except lester and mayweather, everyone else has one thing they an help u with. lamar could do dozens of things from the gang point of view, maybe even have a contact in the LSPD that u can bribe to tail somebody or just send SWAT to somebody (5 minute cooldown). etc

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Posted 10 May 2014 - 08:16 AM

I'd like to see gang backup from Lamar like Dwayne gave you in GTA IV. That would be awesome.

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Posted 10 May 2014 - 10:52 AM

wow dave had some nice ideas before it when tank crazy hahaha

i agree with the main post. letting the target know that you send mercs after them is dumb.

lamar should have more gang options, drive bys, have a couple goons escort you or send some goons to attack a player, much like the mercs but less effective and more cheaper.
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#52

Posted 10 May 2014 - 10:59 AM

I want to pay Lamar to get all the gangsters in downtown to fire automatically at anyone who passes by for 5-10 minutes

 

or

 

I want Lamar to set traps (gangsters waiting at a specific location on the map you can choose from, excluding some off limit areas) that will fire at possible threats.

 

Lastly I want Lamar to get me more doggy treats for chop.

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Posted 10 May 2014 - 11:04 AM

it would be nice if the drive-by was done by you tho. The car picks you up and automatically takes you off the radar. They then get to the target and you complete the drive-by meaning that 1) you get the satisfaction/disgrace of the kill/miss and 2) there is a chance of actually missing the shot and not the dreaded accuracy of the NPC's shooting skills. They then drop you off a block or two away again and your white blip comes back on. Now I'd like that to be implemented. deffo :-)

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Posted 10 May 2014 - 03:18 PM

Gang backup and driveby would be cool, also like the idea of assassins, maybe Lester could do it and tie it into the bounty, and whatever you set the bounty at depends on the skill level of the assassin. If you pay $2k a crackhead will run up and attempt to shank em, if you pay $10k a sniper will hunt them relentlessly and their only escape is to kill him first. An extra challenge for bounty hunters to beat the assassin, and no more just hiding in private sessions to wait out your bounty.

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Posted 10 May 2014 - 07:57 PM

I ky1e1792 verify OP's point.

 

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Posted 10 May 2014 - 08:15 PM

 

Great suggestion OP.

thanks. it just seems that they underuse everbody except lester and mayweather, everyone else has one thing they an help u with. lamar could do dozens of things from the gang point of view, maybe even have a contact in the LSPD that u can bribe to tail somebody or just send SWAT to somebody (5 minute cooldown). etc

 

If our creepy hacker friend Lester can take away wanted stars for us, why couldn't he add them for other players?  You could make the cost depend on how many stars you wanted to add to the target player.  As for lamar, I'd like to have the ability for him to provide us with a gang posse similar to what we could do by recruiting gang members ourselves in San Andreas.

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Posted 11 May 2014 - 07:51 AM

wow dave had some nice ideas before it when tank crazy hahaha

i agree with the main post. letting the target know that you send mercs after them is dumb.

lamar should have more gang options, drive bys, have a couple goons escort you or send some goons to attack a player, much like the mercs but less effective and more cheaper.

 

great idea... I like the goon escort, either one option they will ride shotgun in ur car and use a shotgun on people you yourself start shooting at OR they drive in their own car but basically tail you around town and provide back up (again shoot at anything you shoot at). goons sent to another player another good idea, like mercs but without the slow, completely unstealth jeeps and red dots......

 

I want to pay Lamar to get all the gangsters in downtown to fire automatically at anyone who passes by for 5-10 minutes

 

or

 

I want Lamar to set traps (gangsters waiting at a specific location on the map you can choose from, excluding some off limit areas) that will fire at possible threats.

 

Lastly I want Lamar to get me more doggy treats for chop.

 

another great idea about the gangsters shooting everyone downtown. i like the setting up at a specific location, like a roadblock, but dont block the road just filled with people with SMGs.... it would be up to you to funnel someone down that road into your trap.

 

it would be nice if the drive-by was done by you tho. The car picks you up and automatically takes you off the radar. They then get to the target and you complete the drive-by meaning that 1) you get the satisfaction/disgrace of the kill/miss and 2) there is a chance of actually missing the shot and not the dreaded accuracy of the NPC's shooting skills. They then drop you off a block or two away again and your white blip comes back on. Now I'd like that to be implemented. deffo :-)

 

excellent idea. you still have to participate but they pull up in some driveby car, you hop in and they take u to the target and either tail or pull up beside him, or etc. and the stealth white blip.

 

Gang backup and driveby would be cool, also like the idea of assassins, maybe Lester could do it and tie it into the bounty, and whatever you set the bounty at depends on the skill level of the assassin. If you pay $2k a crackhead will run up and attempt to shank em, if you pay $10k a sniper will hunt them relentlessly and their only escape is to kill him first. An extra challenge for bounty hunters to beat the assassin, and no more just hiding in private sessions to wait out your bounty.

 

that differing type of assasin would keep it intersting. go cheap with the crackhead and see what he does (like th mugger, usually ineffective but sometimes gets him) or some highly trained spec ops guy who will snipe him from a rooftop while the target is in getting a haircut.

 

 

 

Great suggestion OP.

thanks. it just seems that they underuse everbody except lester and mayweather, everyone else has one thing they an help u with. lamar could do dozens of things from the gang point of view, maybe even have a contact in the LSPD that u can bribe to tail somebody or just send SWAT to somebody (5 minute cooldown). etc

 

If our creepy hacker friend Lester can take away wanted stars for us, why couldn't he add them for other players?  You could make the cost depend on how many stars you wanted to add to the target player.  As for lamar, I'd like to have the ability for him to provide us with a gang posse similar to what we could do by recruiting gang members ourselves in San Andreas.

 

 

I had a similiar idea in another thread: basically yes, adda 4 or 5 star level on anybody and force the cops to chase them around. like a "frame job" or something. also, either the same, or an extra option---it doesnt' just go away with one death (too easy for somebody to just let the cops kill them and then u just paid 10k for a 5 star wanted that lasts 30 seconds). no, the 5-star wanted wiht the army of cops follows you around for 5 minutes straight, no matter how many times you get wasted. and it follows you to other sessions and does not run when in ur apartment. even maybe have the cops bust down ur door if u hide in ur apt.

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Posted 11 May 2014 - 09:25 AM

If someone is giving you grief and spawn killing you, you would be able to call 911 and LSPD goes after the griever!.... If he escapes LSPD then players can capture him dead or alive and get a reward from LSPD say around 8k like selling a baller!?...
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Posted 11 May 2014 - 10:28 AM

When someone calls mercs on me i just suicide, stops them getting a refund so they wasted $7500.


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Posted 11 May 2014 - 10:35 AM

 

also:

  • give the mercenaries tanks
  • give the mercenaries buzzards that actually work. the air support thing has never worked properly
  • add in an apartment invasion feature from Lamar
  • allow buzzard strikes through apartment windows

 

+1 for the apartment idea. Theres always people inside their apartments and it gets pretty annoying. Theres only 16 slots in the server so when you got 6 people hiding in their apartments it kills the action.

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