I'm going to miss this series. Oh well, I'll play the last 2 missions and update this post with my thoughts.
Thanks, bro I hope it won't disappoint you I took it to let's say memorable ending as if it was an on-going journey.
EDIT to Odyssey: Thanks on the fast feedback, man
Well, Leon and Ricky were never a part of Swiping Kings series until the last mission. I decided to bring them as 2 new characters (as well as Tanya, Leon's sister) to show that Jason had made some good friends during the month he spent in LV after the crew got exonerated for bringing down Riley. But, I also wanted to show how Jason's true friend (John) decided to pay last tribute to Jason with finding out who his friends in LV were and to race them in Jason's honor.
If I ever decide to expand this mission series (I'm not sure if it's ever going to happen), it will be in a different direction and that would be focusing on the story of Leon and how he got to LV and pretty much that one month period while Jason was alive.
About Donny, Scott and Lucas.. Yeah, I've thought about that. Scott and Lucas were always on their own and John reffered to them in the second mission of ''Swiping Kings: Sequel'' telling Zack that he doesn't know where they are. That way I wanted to show that Scott and Lucas were independent and other than helping John and Zack with a job in Los Santos, they aren't really that important. However, with Donny, it's the other way around. Donny was a good friend of John, but still not good enough. They had one common thing back in the day - Killing Franklin. Besides, the only time Donny and the rest of the crew spent time together was on a job in Los Santos (ripping Charles Luther's money off) and catching Riley in San Fierro. Donny was a some kind of a ''bussines friend'', not a real friend like Jason. That's why the team mourned Jason so much more than Donny. Jason was with John from mission one of the Swiping Kings franchise.
I hope I cleared that out for you