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REXX

Downtown Cab Co. - Concept

Downtown Cab Co. in GTA Online  

94 members have voted

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

    • Yes
      82
    • No
      7
    • Not Sure
      5
  2. 2. Do you think other Side-Missions could work in GTA Online?

    • Yes
      83
    • No
      4
    • Not Sure
      7
  3. 3. Would you play the Taxi Driver missions regardless of the payout?

    • Yes
      69
    • No
      9
    • Not Sure
      16


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Coleco

Goddamit YES

 

R* trying to make me play Republican Space Rangers and i'm over here like

 

I just wanna get some low-paid beaded seat action you jerks

 

 

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Mirror Park Resident

1-Yes

2-Yes

3-Not sure

 

 

I guess the participation as business associate in the taxi workshop is mandatory (maybe not for you, but for R* it will be). There goes the biggest investment of this, something like 1-2m. Then different taxis available, on the 200k-1m range, I'd say 6 of them. More expensive taxis allow you to do move more vip passengers, which is more money in the end.

 

There should be trophy unlocks in the taxi workshop after you complete 1-10-50-100-200-500-1000 fares. R* would love trade prices, so I guess all the taxis except the cheapest one would have one. A trade price is unlocked after completing 20 succesful fares, the last one is gotten after the 100th fare.

 

If missions are quick and pay fairly well, like 5k for normal passengers and 10k for vips, I'd do them inbetween other stuff like vip missions. If they're annoying I wouldn't touch them again after the novelty is gone. 

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Spectre "2K"

add the Borgnine somewhere in there and i'm 100 percent in

 

it's time for npc's guardian angel to eat some fender!

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Pedinhuh

Damn that took time and effort@REXX, good work!

 

I'd definitely play this.

 

In fact, yesterday I hailed a cab with a friend of mine driving it, after dropping off I paid him $20 and then I called in my own Pegasus Taxi.

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REXX

Thank you all for adding suggestions and providing feedback! I'll be adding a few new "Unlock Notifications" images which will include the Declasse Cabbie, Declasse Borgnine, the Schyster Minivan Cabby, Declasse Tornado Cab and Dinka Perennial Taxi. (Quote me if the Cabbie and Borgnine aren't Declasse).

 

Also, I will be adding a few minor features for more immersion! Cheers!

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Natsuki

Give me the ol' Roman Bellic Enterprises cab and I'm all in.

 

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Edited by irish.chr

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EkaSwede

Wow, that concept really takes me back to when I was grinding those Taxi Sidemissions in the 3D era (I couldn't find where the Borgnine was located in GTA3 for a long time, and disappointed it was stuck int he death zone that is Portland). Really fun.

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fw3

This is a long discussed topic and quite high on the wishlist of many players, for sure.


Police missions, Ambulance missions, and Taxi missions were a mainstay of the GTA games, and it's unclear why they chose to do  away with them.


Given their popularity, why not re-introduce them now  when the game could really use some old school nostalgia?

 

And while they're at it, how about putting the Yachts to good use and offer Yacht Transport missions?
Or Helicopter Transport Missions?

I'd love to Tug around the harbor with a purpose, or take a Dump and have it mean something.

So many unused vehicles and locations and business... <sigh> Such a waste.

This photo is from the conceptual, "Faggio Delivery Service" where you could deliver Faggios to yachts for a nominal fee.
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REXX

The main post of this thread has been updated! I have added several new unlockable vehicles to the "Unlocks" section and I have added the "Taxi Condition" feature to the "Previews" section :)

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Mrs. Buzz

tribble yes here!

 

Excellent done, REXX!

 

If only R* would listen and take some effort!

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LeakyLine

Saw Bickle 76, Borgnine, Cabby, and Cabbie

sold, yes yes yes

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Lupo-Akane

Only if i can shoot most smgs and handguns with one hand lol, and new hair, cute outfits to wear as a run over bad guys,:l

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Mirror Park Resident

Speaking about Bickle.

 

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THIS jacket.

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Piro

R* be like "Taxi update? Sure why not! Just remember to use your taxi jets to take out your competition"

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but seriously speaking - flying taxi should be added as well (even if its the last vehicle you unlock)
 

Spoiler


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REXX

^ you know, I like basing my concepts on older era GTA games, and adding something like that seems like something they'd definately do if were back in the 3D era. Ironically, back then we enjoyed the wacky unlocks and wotnot, so this would be welcome. It could also be the "cash grab" seeing as I used day-one pricing which nowadays is a nats piss in the ocean🤣

 

Speaking of old era GTA games... here's a small Taxi sprite I made earlier out of pure bordem :lol:

 

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Edited by REXX

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WFD1992

I actually made a thread about the GTA V protagonists returning in the post GTA V (Gunrunning+) version of GTA Online, and as Lonely-Martin mentioned in that thread, this idea could be an excuse for Franklin appearing, since he owns Downtown Cab Co.


Also, this:
Oslo_taxi_Tesla.jpg

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Lonely-Martin
On 1/10/2019 at 11:23 PM, fw3 said:

I'd love to Tug around the harbor with a purpose, or take a Dump and have it mean something.

Lol, great line fw3! One I could only imagine R* using with vehicle blurbs or job descriptions. 🤣

 

@REXX. Like any good DLC this game gets, and to be fair, any game in the franchise really. A good addition or excellent gameplay only goes on to get the creative thoughts flowing as to the potential of future GTA gaming, I feel.

 

Great to read, especially the love from many for the older GTA ways/vehicles. Makes me smile big time. :)

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WFD1992

Slightly unrelated, I wonder if the reason the Pegasus version of the Taxi you unlock by playing Arena Wars is colored black and red is a reference to the Bickle'76 (GTA LCS) and/ or Borgnine (GTA III) taxi cabs?

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slowburn29

Judging by the poll, it would seem people want what is historically gta rather than this new shareholders vision of gta

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REXX
6 hours ago, WFD1992 said:

Slightly unrelated, I wonder if the reason the Pegasus version of the Taxi you unlock by playing Arena Wars is colored black and red is a reference to the Bickle'76 (GTA LCS) and/ or Borgnine (GTA III) taxi cabs?

Nah, its paint scheme is the SecuroServ red and black. Though, I'm baffled why it was given white wall tyres.

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REXX

Oh and on another note, I'm working on a few 3D models for this concept!

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Fun 2

Great concept !

One thing I believe will improve all of this is to make all of this playable in Passive mode.

The moment you begin your shift, you're placed in passive mode until you end it.

This will allow you to do your job without being chased by jets or oppressors or deluxoes.

R* of course want to make it risky, the solution is simple.

Let them spawn vehicles around the map that griefers should use to ruin your work.

This way, you won't end up being destroyed every 5 secs by a jet or oppressor. You could also avoid any griefers if you play it smart.

Edited by Fun 2

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REXX
5 minutes ago, Fun 2 said:

Let them spawn vehicles around the map that griefers should use to ruin your work.

Very clever. This could would work. As for Passive, I personally would drop the "Tip" given as its risk free, just how I had it planned if it were to be played Invite Only sessions; going by Rockstars' mindset: less risk, less dosh. Tip given at the end of a fare (if the bar isn't depleted) is determined by the amount of players in the current session.

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les999

I like the idea of an update that doesn't involve weaponised/fantasy vehicles but is more of a conventional business activity (even a 'legal' one) in GTA online, although would like to see some more depth to it.

 

And how do you guard against your cab and fare being destroyed en route by a flying motorbike? Perhaps a much stronger law enforcement for this type of crime would work. Typically there is no consequence when you kill another player in the game (sometimes a 1 star wanted level), but what if this changed? If cops made it very difficult to continue as normal after killing another player this might make the game more interesting. Having a heavier wanted level would make some difference, but other in-game sanctions could help like having your bank account frozen for a period or having your phone cut off.

 

You could still kill other players of you wanted to but you would have to suffer consequences. 

This type of change would be required to make a taxi ride or other business to work in free roam. 

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REXX
2 minutes ago, les999 said:

I like the idea of an update that doesn't involve weaponised/fantasy vehicles but is more of a conventional business activity (even a 'legal' one) in GTA online, although would like to see some more depth to it.

 

And how do you guard against your cab and fare being destroyed en route by a flying motorbike? Perhaps a much stronger law enforcement for this type of crime would work. Typically there is no consequence when you kill another player in the game (sometimes a 1 star wanted level), but what if this changed? If cops made it very difficult to continue as normal after killing another player this might make the game more interesting. Having a heavier wanted level would make some difference, but other in-game sanctions could help like having your bank account frozen for a period or having your phone cut off.

 

You could still kill other players of you wanted to but you would have to suffer consequences. 

This type of change would be required to make a taxi ride or other business to work in free roam. 

 

As Fun stated above, specific vehicles could be used to prevent this. If someone wants to engage while a fare is in progress, they must use that vehicle. These vehicles will NOT be weaponised, instead, will be used for ramming (depeleting the Tip bar and Taxi Condition). Vehicles such as the Armored Kuruma or Duke'o'Death. Note that these rammimg vehicles will be out of arms reach so, someone must be desperate if they get one.

 

As for weapons, while Taxi missions are active, a similar feature like the "Active Yacht Defences" mixed with Organization friendly fire will come into play. You are essentially invulnerable as players are to you. You can only be rammed to decrease fare payout (as I stated). I tried to keep it a kill-free environment and I think that settled it.

 

For Cops, you can still get a wanted level during Taxi Missions, however, doing so will Cancel your current fare completely and you cannot start another til' the wanted level is lost.

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WFD1992

I see this being handled like VIP/ CEO Work, able to do any type of session, and accessed through the interaction menu. Also, while some fares will give you a bonus for driving cleanly, others will give you a bonus for driving recklessly (read: crashing into stuff)

Edited by WFD1992

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Iroquois

would there be generated revenue?

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Lupo-Akane
16 hours ago, WFD1992 said:

I actually made a thread about the GTA V protagonists returning in the post GTA V (Gunrunning+) version of GTA Online, and as Lonely-Martin mentioned in that thread, this idea could be an excuse for Franklin appearing, since he owns Downtown Cab Co.


Also, this:
Oslo_taxi_Tesla.jpg

Think I'll skip it if Franklin is in it....hate that character..

Now if it was CJ in it sign me up but not Franklin.

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REXX
24 minutes ago, Iroquois said:

would there be generated revenue?

No. At first I was flicking through the idea of actually owning a Taxi Business instead of working for the Downtown Cab Co. The business would have had the player have a Passive income from hired drivers. Quite simply put: "No deliveries, no bullsh*t". I scrapped the idea as businesses are taking over GTA Online as of now and I wanted something different, as well as a nod to older 3D era GTA's.

 

The money earned is through fares and that's it. Plain and simple, yet fun (yes, fun).

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Lupo-Akane
19 minutes ago, REXX said:

No. At first I was flicking through the idea of actually owning a Taxi Business instead of working for the Downtown Cab Co. The business would have had the player have a Passive income from hired drivers. Quite simply put: "No deliveries, no bullsh*t". I scrapped the idea as businesses are taking over GTA Online as of now and I wanted something different, as well as a nod to older 3D era GTA's.

 

The money earned is through fares and that's it. Plain and simple, yet fun (yes, fun).

  Idk, I would not mind having a business like that.

  If it was a simple business and not a reskin of just collectin crap in a room and than selling when your full it could be fun.

  Having them in other parts of the map and not only in LS would also help, like if you buy one in Paleto Bay you work in that area and mbe Grapeseed.

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