I suspect we won't be seeing the official DLC for V anytime before Halloween seasons, so we'll have plenty of time to make imaginary scenarios.
Or rant some more in neighboring topics, or just, well, burn down the forum and leave for good, or something.
Sigh ... not boding well is it, regardless of what we do at this point ...
Eh, much like Johnny we gotta learn to stop caring about the canon game. At least for a short while until they come out with something else, then we can care a little to give whatever they do a chance and if they bugger it up, stop caring again.
In any case...
As I mentioned in the opener the DLC in question is very heist focused with a handful of filler missions in between but the emphasis is on the heists. With that being the case I'm going to go over minor details in what would be the first heist and as always the details are very sketchy, hardly set in stone and open to ideas. Forgive typos, I just memory typed this and get into a zone to do it, otherwise it doesn't get done. So mock away... or whatever.
Setting up the story (Jim)
Angus tracked Jim down to North Yankton a few years ago but decided to let him live his own life away from the decline of The Lost. Or at least The Lost he knew. However Johnny's continually deteriorating state plays on Angus' mind and knows Johnny is suffering under a terrible weight but of course Johnny will not confide in Angus or even begin to let him help as the meth looks set to take yet another brother from Angus. So he turns to Jim.
Jim who is bored out of his mind with his menial truck driving job is surprised but not unwelcoming of Angus' presence and heads out with him discreetly to have a drink where Angus tells him all that has happened. Jim concludes that he can't really help as much as he wants to and decides to leave it at that. However Jackie spotting Angus and Jim leaving fears the worst and it being the last drop in a cup already full with other disagreements, issues regarding their growing son and her belief that Jim cannot live without the violence and activity of his life before regardless of how much he denies it.
Jim returns to his empty house finding a note that Jackie had left for a few weeks and to do as he willed in that time frame. Even though Jim knew Jackie was testing his loyalty, he couldn't turn Angus down and he began to think that maybe Jackie was right, maybe he couldn't live without the excitement he used to have. Furthermore he couldn't refuse Angus now he had a real chance to help him. The pair then fly out to Los Santos.
New Beginnings (Elias/The Bounty Thomas the Tank Engine)
Elias Shannon (name pending) is a former US Army Captain who worked alongside Michael Klebitz. The pair had begun to uncover a conspiracy involving the United States Army, terrorists and Fargoal Security which would become to be known as Merryweather (I don't know if Merryweather's former name is documented anywhere so I put another preliminary name there). However before they could get conclusive proof the pair were court marshaled and dishonorably discharged on trumped up charges before being publicly shamed for being involved in a scandal that didn't exist.
Not content with that, Merryweather then attempted to assassinate the pair in Los Santos a year ago while Michael was trying to hook up with his brother, to what end neither knew but there was nothing else left. Michael K was shot and killed at long range but the shot intended for Elias was delayed and wide allowing him to escape. After this Elias met up with Johnny who was clearly not in a state of mind to really help and the news of his brothers death had hit him fairly hard even though Johnny wouldn't show it, Elias knew.
The Lost and Elias had somewhat rocky start due to his 'soldier' personality but because of this he connected to Clay especially who helped him ease into things and shed his skin a little. After this he became close friends with Terry, Angus and two others, Mika Jarvinen a Finnish man who appears as a quiet loner but is quite reliable and Tara Warwick, a very strong and determined woman with a dislike of corrupt authority and has a strong drive to prove herself. Although he rode with The Lost on occasion and Johnny offered him membership he did not want to connect himself with The Lost on official terms.
In addition to this he made a reasonable income for himself by working with Maude Eccles who appreciated his no nonsense approach to a job, his reliability and preferring to bring targets back alive with a variety of methods yet still not being afraid to do what was necessary in that despite technically working for the law, he wasn't too fussed on breaking it if the job required it.
Things progressed relatively smoothly for a year until the arrival of a certain congressman.
An Unusual Bounty
Having read up on the details of Elias' and Micheal's trial, Congressman Stubbs knew there was way more to this. He had looked into varying angels of the problem over the year and even his far reaching influence could not unravel the problem entirely. There was clearly much to be gained for a corrupt politician looking to win votes and move his political career and/or influence even further.
Unlike Merryweather who were unable to track Elias down despite him hiding almost in plain sight, Congressman Stubbs made the connection between Michael and Johnny Klebitz and it didn't take him long to figure out where he went and then connected him to Maude Eccles. He knew another angle of the case, a woman, Illyena Faustin had been arrested from her new home in North Yankton but Stubbs knew that it was Merryweather who had made that call and that she had been taken to Bolingbroke Prison in Blaine County he wondered why Merryweather would take her there. He knew of Mikhail Faustin but doubted it was anything to do with him, so in order to kill two birds with one stone that may or may not be connected he made a special request to Eccles requiring Illyena Faustin to be sprung from prison.
Maude contacts Elias with the details and the congressman himself briefs him on the story and also tells him about Merryweather's involvement and how he knows Elias has a special grudge against them.
At this point Jim arrives in Los Santos and travels out to meet Johnny. The conversation is predictably uncomfortable (I'm sure you Grevious have many ideas on how this plays out) and ultimately has Johnny leave in a huff when he learns of Ashley's whereabouts to events that have been well documented.
Angus is then contacted by Stubbs who knew of Jim's arrival due to keeping tabs on him to make sure his disappearance which he helped created wouldn't cause him any further problems. Stubbs talks to Jim requesting his assistance in the Faustin case and that a bit of muscle would be required to pull it off. Although initially reluctant to deal with Stubbs again, Stubbs agrees to provide a ridiculous sum for the job, a take of two million to be divided as necessary, fully aware of Jim's financial troubles which changes his tune.
Angus contacts Lester Crest who he considers this to be much more of his forte and the pair come up with three possible plans to extract Illyena Faustin. There are also alternative objectives including another person who is being held unlawfully by Merrryweather and some valuable files, some stored on a hard drive others the old fashioned way which have value to both Stubbs and Lester.
A) Full on Assault TLAD Style. Needs no explanation. The benefit is less technical specialties required thus there is more money on offer for the team but the drawback is that side objectives could be destroyed or killed.
B) Stealthy Night entrance. Use of stealth and technical abilities. Unless detected, all objectives should be obtainable but it requires more technical specialty
C) Hybrid. One goes in as a lawyer (Jim) on the excuse to see Faustin before a decoy assault is set up to divert resources. It still requires some technical skill and some stealth to achieve the side objectives but less than previously.
The exact details of how the heist itself would play out would remain a mystery but it'd be a little more dynamic than some of the ones in GTA V in which everything almost always goes to plan. The escape route for instance would likely be different in all three cases.
It's also possible to hire various characters from GTA IV and V for this and there's a bigger emphasis on this.
So that's that for now. I got more inner details but I've crushed people enough with long walls of text.