Man, i continue to love this stupid game.
I could go on for some time about the VIP work vehicles, and the insane amounts of cash i've been racking up running Fortified, and Plowed, and Velocity, for me and my associates, and how much i love the Khengali tank for using the Most Wanted challenge to grief the griefers with my pals in the LSPD all over the place just itching to do my dirty work, but maybe another time.
Last night, while it was happening, i knew i would have to post this story here. I was in a very unfriendly session and a handful of tryhards were attempting to molest my organization (me and three bodyguards level 175+) and getting real close but just failing to stop us from completing the jobs and getting our money. Wrapped up Fortified in the downtown area, counted my $35k and teleported back to my facility, filled the snacks and jumped in a Pegasus buzzard, called in the Akula and grabbed it, then headed over to my nearby yacht and launched Piracy.
The rest of my guys were all still down in LS fighting the good fight, but a pair of noobs spent a good seven minutes failing to realize that i was going off the radar (or whaever they were thinking--dunno) as they would repeatedly try to take a chopper or a seashark and get out to my boat. I was almost too busy to take a bongrip, i was having so much fun wrecking them. Almost. 8)
THE AKULA IS THE GREATEST VEHICLE IN THE GAME, BY THE WAY.
Anyways, by the time there were about two minutes left, one of my bodyguards had made it up there, and one of the tryhards followed him in a Hydra, and proceeded to bombard all of us (me, my bodyguard, the two noobs, and i think maybe one other opponent showed up, and i had to EWO to get onto the boat because i couldn't keep all three of them from reaching it from the air) to no end with explosive cannon fire until, yes, i was counting my $30k from that job, too.
So, really, here's the best part. The job ends, the invaders respawn back on shore, and the Hydra flys off. I jump on one of the seasharks and my bodyguard joins me, and i start Point to Point down the coast a little way off, near my bunker. I always launch that one, just outside the red circles, just to give one of my boys an extra $10k if i'm waiting for a timer on another VIP job. (That's why i keep getting rid of your waypoints, btw.)
You can imagine the look on the tryhard's face as he's heading away in his Hydra and sees two stupid boat icons appear near the yacht. I mean, *of course* he comes back to strafe us, right? Right. Well, i'm here to tell you this was about the most fun four minutes i've ever had playing this game. It was raining, dusk, waves were choppy, lightning flashing, and me and my bodyguard were swerving and dodging and juking missiles on our seasharks for ages, while three dudes on the shore fired Homing missiles at the plane. He kept getting lower and lower until i was actually hitting him with fire from my AP pistol as i just repeatedly went under him over and over again and kept him spinning in circles, and eventually somebody got him with one of those missiles. To be honest, it doesn't seem nearly as freaking cool as it actually was, summed up in this little paragraph. Guess you sorta had to be there. It was rad.
I wish i'd had the presence of mind to record some of it, but i didn't.
p.s. if you see me in session on xbox1 and you're not accepting my invites to be an associate, then i guess you just don't like free money. cheers.