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MuddledMuppet

Don't BUY a Helicopter!

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MuddledMuppet

This just applies to transport, not attack helicopters.

 

I just bought one, the Maverick. While I was saving up for one I was calling in the Merryweather Pickup (Accessible @lvl 30 iirc) that costs $1000 a go, and is delivered to your feet.

 

With the PAID for one that costs $780,000, not only does it STIL cost $1000 each time you use it, is only delivered to the nearest heli pad, making it actually less convenient than the Merryweather one.

 

f*ckin retarded.

 

Anyhoo, thought I'd warn other for five minutes before this thread disappears under a new wave of for/against farming threads

 

 

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Pinnkiepie

Hopefully they will add Private Helipads for the State of the Art Apartments in the future :)

 

Or just a lil change to Merriweather

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SilencedScream

Good heads up.
Thank you.

I'd avoided purchasing a helicopter all together, thinking that it wouldn't be able to respawn at all.

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pinky

Always a Frogger coming into land at the Heli Tours locations as well, even during missions if you are stuck.

Just kill the pilot quick once he has landed or he flys of when you approach him.

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WesleyEng.com

I was pretty disappointed when I bought the buzzard and and to drive to it, BUT I was EVEN MORE DISAPPOINTED WHEN I SAW A BUNCH OF OTHER HELICOPTERS NEXT TO MINE! FOR FREE!!!!!

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Muse182

Thanks for the advice, I probably wasn't going to get one anyway but now I'm definitely not!

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IbarakiBen

I was disappointed that the high rise apartments do not have helipads.

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MuddledMuppet

Always a Frogger coming into land at the Heli Tours locations as well, even during missions if you are stuck.

Just kill the pilot quick once he has landed or he flys of when you approach him.

I'm gonna show my n00byness here, but whre are the heli tours? i was under the impression that during missions there were no heli's around anywhere

 

@ Ibarakiben, yeah me too, they really shoulda had a helipad with a lift for the really expensive apartments

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pinky

 

Always a Frogger coming into land at the Heli Tours locations as well, even during missions if you are stuck.

Just kill the pilot quick once he has landed or he flys of when you approach him.

I'm gonna show my n00byness here, but whre are the heli tours? i was under the impression that during missions there were no heli's around anywhere

 

@ Ibarakiben, yeah me too, they really shoulda had a helipad with a lift for the really expensive apartments

 

 

Always occurs during missions for me, it starts off coming in to land, you will hear it before you see it.

It is the same heli tour place Franklin and Mike can buy in SP mode. Down at the Marina to the West of the main airport.

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Munx

The current system for helicopters, planes and boats are just awful.

 

For planes or helicopters you have to pick these up at a helipad or airport, the funny thing is if you are high enough lvl to afford these those helipads and airports will already spawn these exact vehicles or perhaps even better ones, making it completly useless.

 

They really need to nerf the random spawning vehicles at helipads and aiports down to the most basic ones (maverick and croppduster), not to mention adding helipads on the high end apartments.

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MuddledMuppet

The current system for helicopters, planes and boats are just awful.

 

For planes or helicopters you have to pick these up at a helipad or airport, the funny thing is if you are high enough lvl to afford these those helipads and airports will already spawn these exact vehicles or perhaps even better ones, making it completly useless.

 

They really need to nerf the random spawning vehicles at helipads and aiports down to the most basic ones (maverick and croppduster), not to mention adding helipads on the high end apartments.

really couldnt beleive that the high end apartments didnt have heli pad when i first saw them

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Kammakazi

It sucks cause when you call in Pegasus to deliver, they suck sh*t and WILL NOT deliver it to the nearest pad/airway.. -_- (Go to Trevor's house and call in your helicopter and I guarantee it will be on top of the hospital in LS)

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MyLittlePony

LOL you really bought a helicopter that doesn't have any attack options when there's a bunch of helicopters you could snag for free?

:miranda:

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Frank Brown

They should give the Merryweather helicopters bullet-proof windshields. It shouldn't be possible to hijack it.

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007_eleven

LOL you really bought a helicopter that doesn't have any attack options when there's a bunch of helicopters you could snag for free?

:miranda:

 

It's nice to own stuff. Owning a helicopter would allow for more consistent availability & access to the right model if they didn't screw you over.

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FlairGamerHD

Should I buy an Annihilator?

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neato9611

Upgrades should be introduced, alongside helipads similar to SR3. Select the one you want, and it appears for you. By upgrades, I mean things like reinforced rotors, bullet-resistant (not bullet proof) glass, and maybe even door guns. Then people would be encouraged to use their own.

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Prywante

Thnaks.

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Toastmasta

Should I buy an Annihilator?

It's what I'm saving for considering it doesn't spawn anywhere in mp or sp.

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dream3r

So far the only thing preventing me from spamming merryweather is if you shoot the pilot often enough they stop taking your calls. "One of the benefits of working through Merryweather is that we can decide who we work with. You are not one of them." or "Due to your recent behavior, our services are no longer available to you."

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FlairGamerHD

 

Should I buy an Annihilator?

It's what I'm saving for considering it doesn't spawn anywhere in mp or sp.

 

So you can't use it at all?

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dream3r

 

Should I buy an Annihilator?

It's what I'm saving for considering it doesn't spawn anywhere in mp or sp.

 

Thoght so too until last game I played. Some dick kept blowing up the Cargo heli at Trevors and I though he was just being a dick but no soon enough a annihilator spawned and he got in....so I slammed my heli into his propeelers rendering it useless (didn't mention the part will he killed a member of my crew before so he deserved it)

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KingGladiator

 

Should I buy an Annihilator?

It's what I'm saving for considering it doesn't spawn anywhere in mp or sp.

 

Don't buy it. It is EXACTLY the same as in GTA IV. Slow, bulky, awkward. It's hard to aim properly because it's not as responsive as you would expect.

 

Imagine the Cargobob with guns on it. The Buzzard has the EXACT same guns on it, with missiles, and it much more maneuverable and agile.

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MuddledMuppet

Thanks for all replies, i'll address a few points,

 

The annihilator has started spawning for me in free roam, not accessible for missions tho, i think i was about level 30 when they started spawning, find them at sandu shores or heli park in LS

 

The helicopters that spawn in free roam are never there for me when starting jobs, they may be for others, but never for me, so yes, i thought it made sense to buy one.

 

Upgraded heli's would be awesome, not the attack ones, may be OP to some people, but the transport ones a definite yes.

 

Helipads on the most expensive apartments would be awesome and would make sense too.

 

I've had a call from merrywheather not allowing me to use heli's again, but i think it was cos i tried to call one too soon, in the same way as the mechanic has a cooldown before delivering again. After a short period i was able to call merryweather again as normal

 

it would make perfect sense for merryweathers heli's to be unusable if you shot the pilot, even tho i would of course prefer it the way it is now!

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Aizcold

 

Should I buy an Annihilator?

It's what I'm saving for considering it doesn't spawn anywhere in mp or sp.

Yes it does, it just depends on your rank...

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MuddledMuppet

 

 

Should I buy an Annihilator?

It's what I'm saving for considering it doesn't spawn anywhere in mp or sp.

 

Don't buy it. It is EXACTLY the same as in GTA IV. Slow, bulky, awkward. It's hard to aim properly because it's not as responsive as you would expect.

 

Imagine the Cargobob with guns on it. The Buzzard has the EXACT same guns on it, with missiles, and it much more maneuverable and agile.

 

I completely agree, it's unusable as an attack vehicle, practically zero chance of killing anything consistently with it. (waits for some clown to tell me i'm a nub and to get gud)

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Toastmasta

N/m missed topics above

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Toastmasta

 

 

 

Should I buy an Annihilator?

It's what I'm saving for considering it doesn't spawn anywhere in mp or sp.

 

Don't buy it. It is EXACTLY the same as in GTA IV. Slow, bulky, awkward. It's hard to aim properly because it's not as responsive as you would expect.

 

Imagine the Cargobob with guns on it. The Buzzard has the EXACT same guns on it, with missiles, and it much more maneuverable and agile.

Thanks for the input! Gonna go for buzzard. But question though. If you have a full crew isn't that more effective since you have so many guns then? (Potentially two sets of AR on each side)

 

Also I would assume it has more hp than the buzzard? But i guess being so slow that wont matter.

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Omnifarious

 

Should I buy an Annihilator?

It's what I'm saving for considering it doesn't spawn anywhere in mp or sp.

 

I'm like lvl 35, and they spawn for me at the heli tours. So no, don't buy them.

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Joreus

This is a good post, man. Totally agree with you. I use the merryweather taxi copter service all the time. Buying one is totally inconvienent. If you're just using it for transport.

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