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REXX

Downtown Cab Co. - Concept

Downtown Cab Co. in GTA Online  

92 members have voted

  1. 1. Would you take part in Taxi Driver missions?

    • Yes
      80
    • No
      7
    • Not Sure
      5
  2. 2. Do you think other Side-Missions could work in GTA Online?

    • Yes
      82
    • No
      4
    • Not Sure
      6
  3. 3. Would you play the Taxi Driver missions regardless of the payout?

    • Yes
      67
    • No
      9
    • Not Sure
      16


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Lonely-Martin
Posted (edited)

Yes*

Yes

Yes

 

An awesome idea here REXX, I'd absolutely love it and feel these side missions, and stuff like vigilante/paramedic etc would work a treat here in GTA:O.

 

Payout don't matter too much to me, though feel they'd need to be on par with at least contact missions or even VIP just for viability to encourage these still. But I'm loaded and would do it even if matched nightclub promo pay, lol.

 

The * comes through me wanting this in invite/solo/crew sessions too as I'm spent with public crap. If they're that flexible, definitely. If not, I'll do enough in solo public to get unlocks, lol. But I get many enjoy the thrill of public too of course, just not my bag with all those broomsticks cleaning house. :)

Edited by Lonely-Martin
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Endjinn

Great idea, very well thought out and clearly a lot of time and effort has went into your presentation. Well done. I'm surprisingly surprised.

 

One question though, I don't have to work alongside the current Downtown Cab Co employees do I? I've murdered so, so many of them for outright refusing to take me to my chosen destination and doing a 180 degree turn in the middle of the road and heading the opposite way.

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REXX
1 minute ago, Endjinn said:

I don't have to work alongside the current Downtown Cab Co employees do I?

Nope, just you on your own 😛

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kcole4001
Posted (edited)

Would I?

 

Absolutely f*ckin' A I would!

A well thought and cohesive dlc would be very welcome.

 

Great idea!

Edited by kcole4001

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J-Scott-D

As long as it isn't some kind of PVP/public session only kind of thing, I'd like it.

 

The first thing I asked a friend of mine when he unlocked the Pegasus Taxi was "Can you pick up fares with it?" I thought that would have been a fun little bonus from the Arena unlocks.

 

Pardon my cynicism, but R* wouldn't accept your pricing. A Taxi would be at least 1 million. :)

 

 

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REXX
6 minutes ago, J-Scott-D said:

Pardon my cynicism, but R* wouldn't accept your pricing. A Taxi would be at least 1 million. :)

 

:lol: probably, yeah! I kinda' used Day-1 prices :whistle:

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Big Molio
Posted (edited)

I like immersion and realism, so I would only play it if NPC fares asked me;

 

”Been busy tonight mate?”

 

and

 

”What time you on ‘till?”

Edited by Big Molio

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Snoopbr

Hmm side missions are not bad. That's a good way to make the game more enjoyable and sociable, but I think there should be an interesting reward system that gives you cosmetic items instead of money such: car rims, window tints, pulse neons, new horn sounds, etc.

That would be a good complement without carnage stuff.

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deadx23

Yes but only if we get this in

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Otherwise NO DEAL......

 

 

:p

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REXX
12 minutes ago, deadx23 said:

Yes but only if we get this in

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Otherwise NO DEAL......

 

 

 

  Hide contents

 

:p

 

Deal🤣

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Hazzardtohimself

All the YES (although with the same caveats as Lonely-Martin about not having to be in populated server). Great idea Rexx! 

 

The basic mechanics could be lifted from single player so I'd say it was a no brainer (although this is Rockstar we're talking about) like fare dodgers that have to be 'hunted down'. And extra gameplay as you mentioned like being flagged down randomly and yelled at to "Follow that car!", or maybe vice-versa with other cars trying to tail your passenger and you having to lose them before dropping them off. 

 

Also as a nod to your 'repair perk', some passengers wouldn't want to get into a ruined car of course, but also your character has to look unmenacing / unbloodied before they'll hop in / before they'll tip you. So ditch the rebreather and bullet-holed jacket before starting your shift (says the guy mostly wearing a pumpkin mask 99% of the time)

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Voodoo-Hendrix

Hey hey hey!

It's time to make some crazy money!

HERE! WE! GO!

 

 

 

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Big Molio
Posted (edited)

Unlockable bonus vehicles could include the Black Cab, the Tuk-Tuk and the Bicycle Rickshaw.

Edited by Big Molio

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crybaby17h16

i would prefer it to be attached to a dlc, 

 

like i imagine someday rockstar finally put a dlc where they don't tells us what to do every goddamn second and let us figure out our ways to solve missions..

maybe a casion dlc like oceans 11, where we need to find a contact but we don't know where they are, but sure we conna have so small details..

 

maybe he is a cop, gonna retire soon, poor and corrupt, there is ways to find this person, one way is to bribe the cab co, offers free rides to officers, so we gonna wait in a cab on free mode whenever we got an opportunity, just listen the calls coming from police stations, we gonna keep an eye on someone old, rude, harsh voice..

when delivering the sucpicious clients for more like more than 3 times, we gonna notice each one where he goes, some goes to his house, some goes to sports club, one may go  frequently to an  abandoned or dark place, meet some suspicious mafia members, then we can take a bet on him and kidnapp him and hope hes the contact we need. 

 

 

when we complete all dlc missions then we are free to bribe that cab co whenever we want to be a taxi driver..

 

but not just without goal like that, we can take any random call from an npc. but rockstar every week should made some list of npcs that are attached to some kind of missions, riddles, challenges.. so if happens and you get the call from some listed npc in black list, you can take the mission and earn money and unlock rewards..

 

some npcs may be scripted to ask you for a help against a gang or to kidnapp someone or to search for a treasure you know..

 

love y, sweet topic ❤️

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WFD1992
Posted (edited)

An idea to expand on this is to add different models of Taxis to be bought and used in Taxi missions, such as a return of the Vapid Cabby (Vapid Minivan Taxi) from GTA IV, as well as "luxury" taxis (like a taxi version of the Bravado Buffalo S) that will allow you to pick up more elite passengers who will pay you more.

Also, hopefully this will be able to be done in Invite Only lobbies.

Edited by WFD1992

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MisFit-138
55 minutes ago, WFD1992 said:

An idea to expand on this is to add different models of Taxis to be bought and used in Taxi missions, such as a return of the Vapid Cabby (Vapid Minivan Taxi) from GTA IV, as well as "luxury" taxis (like a taxi version of the Bravado Buffalo S) that will allow you to pick up more elite passengers who will pay you more.

Also, hopefully this will be able to be done in Invite Only lobbies.

A rusty "Kaufman" cab would be pretty cool too. 

 

I like it, Rexx👍

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WFD1992

Also, the Albany Esperanto should return as well.

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crybaby17h16
Posted (edited)

you know that film taxi, well now i want that goddamn taxi dlc lol

 

 

 

 

 

 

Edited by crybaby17h16

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Quinn_flower

Got the Quinn seal of approval 

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Mach1bud

Throw in a drag car taxi and you have a deal.

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MisFit-138
Posted (edited)
8 minutes ago, Quinn_flower said:

Got the Quinn seal of approval 

..and that isnt easy, just ask the R* dlc team😄 

 

Edit: a 1936 Cord 810 wouldnt be too out of placeZ14SEFU.jpg

Edited by MisFit-138

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Aghakhi
1 hour ago, Big Molio said:

Unlockable bonus vehicles could include the Black Cab, the Tuk-Tuk and the Bicycle Rickshaw.

Don't forget the Bickle'76 and Borgnine :D It's a nod to GTAs of old after all

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REXX
12 minutes ago, Aghakhi said:

Don't forget the Bickle'76 and Borgnine :D It's a nod to GTAs of old after all

Bickle '76 is there 😋

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Piro
Posted (edited)

I would prefer Kaufman cabs but yeah I was pitching that concept more then once thats for sure.

My idea was:
- Taxi upgrades and taxi liveries for old vehicles (and let us convert any car we want)
- Pick and hire npc drivers for passive income
- Fully customizable. Let us pick the name, different styles, colors, drivers, cabs for npcs and for you
- Drive yourself to boost income and unlock new upgrades, liveries and special rare missions (like being a getaway driver in a heist) 
- Customize your cabs, add countermeasures, armor, ability to jump, landmines (but no missiles. Make it the perfect passive escape vehicle)
- Let other players call your cabs (boosts popularity and low lvl players could call them as backup) 
GTA-pic-2.jpg

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Intro from VC:

Spoiler

 

 

 

 

 

Edited by Piro

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Voodoo-Hendrix

@Willy A. Jeep check this out ;)

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gtafan26
Posted (edited)

Uh yeah, like you even have to ask, Silly Rexx

2 hours ago, deadx23 said:

Yes but only if we get this in

 

Otherwise NO DEAL......

 

 

 

  Reveal hidden contents

 

:p

 

 I prefer this one

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Edited by gtafan26

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Willy A. Jeep

I'm always for more things to do in this game, and taxi missions already fit in simply for how much driving is already the biggest time sink. I can't imagine it would pay out too much, but I would personally hope that you'd make more than the cost of a Super Heavy Armour vest per fare. We already get $2,000 for "good behavior," and with some freeroam jobs paying out ten times that, $1,000 wouldn't be bad per fare, right? Still far less efficient than doing Terrorbyte Client Jobs, but probably not involving any of the shooting.

 

At any rate, of course I'd love for some cool vehicles to make an appearance in-game, fitting with a taxi theme. Preferably with stock variants, too!

 

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Edited by Willy A. Jeep
Wow That Image Formatting Is Weird...

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God-eater

So much good work there, OP. Well done.

 

But...

 

Where is the multi-million dollar buy in? The forced-PvP to ensure an acceptable failure rate? The .0001:1 grind to ensure that all associated costs are sunk forever? In short, how will this sell Shark Cards? 

 

Sadly, these are the questions that R* would need answers to before getting behind this. You've developed something that would only be lots of fun, which goes against the NFA policy.

 

Seriously, nice work tho. o7

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Sanches

But how do you taxi if there's Oppressors flying around? This needs a bit of tuning.
Let's add monster truck wheels for extra bouncing, ugly armor plates, maybe a machine gun which fires in a single direction, literally zero explosive resistance, minimap icon with a notification to blow you up steal your passengers and slap some handling flags on top of that. Literally over 5 million business cost!!

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