all i could, and can say.., its Dayymm.., at least its calmer now..,
now that i can think more..,
i honestly have not changed opinion.., i only changed my vote, cause it wasn't Multiple.., which would have made more sense..,
and im more set in my ways.., IF R* is the same as it was then, right now.., i would still say the Midwest(Carcer, and around..,)
I still only see people pointing out fleeting points.(and few that actually make sense)
While i do agree that some of the older maps, will need to expand..,(and it makes alot of sense to add the surrounding cities)
i do not see how a towel, or the fact that the Roman Numerals being VI, make it vice city.(i still don't see how R* could do it justice, at least Right now..,)
While it may not be a 100% translation from V.., there are way to many similarities in the world. Sandbox, City, Small bits of Swamp, etc.
R*'s Current Direction, points to a more modern setting.., But R* isn't Dumb.., and will most likely have to do something to pull in its Original Core Audience (since its preferred one just goes where they tell it with its logo).
So R* needs a place that has Actual Substance.., is New enough. that will not be claimed as a beaten horse. But not so out there(unfortunately) like a place outside of the US(A). While not being similar to anything in the current era(that will still be played once GTAN releases). If they go with the whole idea of bigger being better.., it will have to be a place with well known Cities within reach of each other. Dissimilar to V, or anything close to it.(Since R* might even have GTAV:O still active, when VI:O approaches).
This leaves few areas.., and more could be pilled on, if one tries to be picky, or exaggerated on logic.
SW/SE is out due to V similarities.(Unless R* Thinks it can do justice for the SE, due to previous installments. i personally cannot see it ending well right now. So far the most Current area in mind of old, and current players, and mostly developed in the world renowned locations)
Midwest is in due to lack of development.(a location in the great plains would completely Contrast the majority of the previous GTA Games, but lacks what R* in their current direction might see as attractive. while more north, and a bit east in the Midwest, has more populated areas, well known for Crime, and Manufacturers, which currently prints money for them)
NW/NE is Idling due to new incoming players, and old players creating a mix of lack of interest, or rise of interest.(While the NW has also seen a lack of development, there is a distinct lack of overall well known locations, except for certain categories~ as in only certain folks of certain walks have the highest interest in that area~. While the NE is the horse that has not healed enough, but those that haven't been around had either fortunately, or unfortunately been eyeing it. But with lots of areas, that have yet to be explored, except for its worldly-known cities)
and to be more specific..,
The Southern areas around Texas, and the like.., have seen no development what so ever..,(dead center, Option/Indifferent) but have had few attracting points recently.(aside from statistics). But does have a Variety of terrain, and thoughts of other Scenarios besides GTA. which leaves it in No-mans land. there is nothing stopping R* from going there, but if your some one away from the south, and only listens to what the mainstream media tells you, you don't hear much, unless a specifically impactfull event happens.
(as for me, Personally, i can See R* trying to pull the original audience with a story of quality, in an area in the Midwest. But seeing their direction, again, personally its gonna be a place with something milk-able near by. Known for crime, and their current scheme of milking Vehicles.., i hope for story, and hope for reasonable prices again.., in Carcer City, or R* imagining of Chicago/Detroit~or their various Nicknames~..,)