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Santa Catalina Island (New Map Area/DLC Idea)


jakebehnke21

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jakebehnke21

So the GTAV map of Los Santos and the surrounding countryside, beaches, mountains, etc. is very large and detailed, but there is still more to be desired from a lot of us. While there is plenty of water around the map, the empty oceans have very little purpose and exploration value, especially in online. A lot of people have talked about being able to explore Liberty City, or perhaps North Yankton in a future DLC with new map areas...but I have an idea that would make sense geographically and should be easier to implement than putting together an entirely new city.

 

In the real world, Santa Catalina Island (commonly just Catalina Island) is a rocky island about 20 miles from Los Angeles. The island is 22 miles long and up to 8 miles wide, has a few small population centers, and has a history ranging from smuggling, pirates, gold prospecting, and development into the tourist destination it has become today. There is a marina in the city of Avalon, and the major landmark of the island is the Catalina Casino (round building pictured below). Most notably, it is home to the (f*cking) Catalina Wine Mixer.

 

In the world of GTA, the addition of a Catalina Island area would definitely add to the possibilities in both Story Mode and Online. Here are a few things that a new map area/DLC would add to the game.

 

- new story mode missions (both side missions like drug running, and main storyline missions that would take place on both mainland and the island)

- new online missions and jobs

- functioning casino (the casino in Los Santos would also be opened)

- new marine vehicles (seaplane, larger yachts, etc.)

- an area of ocean that is frequently traveled by both users & NPCs

- new airstrip (potentially more aircraft)

- new properties to purchase on the island

- coast guard patrols (boats & aircraft that could interdict drug running missions)

- new land vehicles (cars are limited on the island, so some smaller carts & atvs could also be added)

- pirates?

- new terrain and underwater treasure to explore

 

These are just a few starting thoughts, feel free to comment below with any more ideas you have that could be implemented with the addition of an island area to the Los Santos map.

 

 

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t5367214-105-thumb-drooling-homer.gif?d= Yes, yes to all of it

edit: Also Yacht wars, 8 vs 8 mega money purgingly expensive yacht wars.

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adamsowilliams

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genuinely one of the best dlc ideas ive heard. good job OP, shame it ain't gonna happen.

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Quinn_flower

Nice op. How would it fit with Ls? It would be nice to take a flight to there make use of lax in game

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Deadly Aviator

This is a great Idea, I'd love to be able to see it in game.

 

I think it would be cool if they also added a new radio station to listen to relaxing oldies such as this whilst on the island:

 

 

 

The ability to buy boat trailers for vehicles would be awesome too (depending on the size of the vehicle you are using you could tow different sized trailers and boats). Maybe you could buy a pier but it would be super expensive and having trailers would let you store them in a cheaper garage.

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Flūttershy

Nice idea, but I would prefer a dlc that includes the rest of San Andreas, as well as some real mountains like the Sierra Nevada.

God if I have to die you will have to die
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JFC, every few days some random makes a "Derp, dis should be added" thread and everyone fellates OP...nothing to see here, not going to happen

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Deadly Aviator

JFC, every few days some random makes a "Derp, dis should be added" thread and everyone fellates OP...nothing to see here, not going to happen

Even if the idea will most likely not be added it is still interesting to discuss and think about. It's better than all the stuff I've seen you've post about like ranting that people call the adder a bugatti.

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JFC, every few days some random makes a "Derp, dis should be added" thread and everyone fellates OP...nothing to see here, not going to happen

Even if the idea will most likely not be added it is still interesting to discuss anud think about. It's better than all the stuff I've seen you've post about like ranting that people call the adder a bugatti.No, it's not, it's something that won't likely happen and definitely won't the way OP thinks it should/could...and if you noticed, someone else made the same thread and many people agreed
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Don Maximus Meridius

Santa Catarina on Brazil:

 

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We have some digletts on walls.

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JFC, every few days some random makes a "Derp, dis should be added" thread and everyone fellates OP...nothing to see here, not going to happen

 

No one cares bro. Move along.

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Anything please to make boats more useful!

Ironically, the island will be incredibly detailed and will be Rockstar's greatest creation, but when you take your boat out to the island, the boat's engine will die and your health will go to 0% when you get within 1 mile of the island because they forgot to remove the map border. :p

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This would definitely add more life to the game that certain people were looking for..

 

Would definitely by a new apartment on the island...

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