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Thaxxas
Dec 17, 2010


Yea, PSN: Thaxxas

Is joining friends working better than joining crew members? I've tried constantly to join crew members and one of three things usually happens. I end up on a server by myself, I end up on a server with one other goon and he's either afk or doin his own thing or I get into a fairly full room with a few goons in it and get an error message and dropped within 5 minutes of getting in so I've been entertaining myself by running missions solo in the buzzard I bought this weekend.

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Agent Burt Macklin
Jul 3, 2003

Macklin, you son of a bitch

Thaxxas posted:

Yea, PSN: Thaxxas

Is joining friends working better than joining crew members? I've tried constantly to join crew members and one of three things usually happens. I end up on a server by myself, I end up on a server with one other goon and he's either afk or doin his own thing or I get into a fairly full room with a few goons in it and get an error message and dropped within 5 minutes of getting in so I've been entertaining myself by running missions solo in the buzzard I bought this weekend.

Friends SEEMS to work better in that you'll get dumped into a lobby with friends automatically when you connect. I've had the exact same scenario happen as you - in a lobby with Goons and people start dropping before I can even hook up with them in free roam. I think I am going to set my spawn point to last location so cut out the bullshit of getting out of my apartment once it decides to load.

MrLonghair posted:

Oh

I'm the best helicopter pilot I've seen and come to think of it the only reason the few tank invasions happen is because there's nobody with a Buzzard around to easily safely take them out. Just that I'm a million rockstarbucks away


e: using golf to grind strength data incoming

I'll be around this weekend too. I usually get on weekends when my son is napping, so like 12:30-4ish and then at night after 8:30 for a couple hours.

Regarding tanks in free roam, I saw one a day or two after launch on the PS4, but can't remember the last time I saw one on PS3. As soon as they changed the icon on the map to match that of a tank that just about killed it for people.

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Psion
Dec 13, 2002



so how does Blow Up II work for this exactly? You go and move the Banshee out of the line of fire, destroy everything else, repeat x200 cops, then turn in the Banshee?

Agent Burt Macklin
Jul 3, 2003

Macklin, you son of a bitch

Psion posted:

so how does Blow Up II work for this exactly? You go and move the Banshee out of the line of fire, destroy everything else, repeat x200 cops, then turn in the Banshee?

Yup.

Back the Banshee behind the building in the parking lot, behind the dumpsters. Destroy all the cars, kill cops for around 10 minutes, go grab the Banshee and call Lester to remove your wanted level.

They spawn continuously - you could do it for as along as you want and they don't stop going. 10 minutes or so seems to get you around 200 kills which is when you get the 9200 RP. Going longer doesn't seem to get you any extra RP.

Croccers
Jun 15, 2012


geeves posted:

I don't think I have seen a tank in online with the latest release.
I was fighting one today.
On that note new Passive Mode loving sucks. The shitlord instantly dropped into it once I killed his tank so I followed him around. He didn't drop out of Passive until just before he hopped in his new tank (Which I tossed a decent number of stickies on to burn it ASAP but still). I'd still like to see a PvP cool down on it. You kill a player you have to wait x amount minutes/deaths without a killing another player until you can switch it on.
Calling Muggers on tankers still works though

Also I'm always up for Pubbie Shenanigans if you see me online, look for ArfCroc on PS4. I can gun/drive/fly. I tend to terrorize mic mouthbreathers, horrible names/crew tags and tankers/supercar kiddies. Races and missions are cool too. Until server connection issues are sorted I'm playing on Auto-Aim.

Ghosts n Gopniks
Nov 2, 2004

Imagine how much more sad and lonely we would be if not for the hard work of lowtax. Here's $12.95 to his aid.

Using Golf to boost strength. 5 bars, 162 px total width, 32 per bar, 3 px space between them.

Nine hole round = +2, single hole round = +2. Same five minute waiting time returning to lobby after finishing a round. (The capture card sucks with the colour blue)

Now to check out punching cows.

Ghosts n Gopniks fucked around with this message at Nov 25, 2014 around 17:30

Feenix
Mar 14, 2003
Sorry, guy.


MrLonghair posted:

Oh

Just that I'm a million rockstarbucks away




Also about a mill shy. There's a Playlist Challenge (5 laps on Criminal Records) for 250k (or there was an hour ago. I think the name was rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.

I got my 250k for the day.

Nintendo Kid
Aug 4, 2011

Trophy-ko says:
~death to capitalism~

Hilalry is 45


Single best benefit of max strength : you climb ladders a lot faster.

At base strength "sprinting" by holding a up the ladder in the crane that's next to the tallest unfinished building takes about 5 minutes. Max strength reduces it to between 3 and 3.5 minutes.

Psion
Dec 13, 2002



Kelly posted:

Yup.

Back the Banshee behind the building in the parking lot, behind the dumpsters. Destroy all the cars, kill cops for around 10 minutes, go grab the Banshee and call Lester to remove your wanted level.

They spawn continuously - you could do it for as along as you want and they don't stop going. 10 minutes or so seems to get you around 200 kills which is when you get the 9200 RP. Going longer doesn't seem to get you any extra RP.

The only problem with this is I don't have a tank, so I'd have to buy a tank and then run it ~75 times to break even

I tried it with a Buzzard and it's doable, you get money (not 20k) but the police helicopters are a real pain in the rear end. And if you move around to get rid of them the ground cops don't stop and bunch up.

Agent Burt Macklin
Jul 3, 2003

Macklin, you son of a bitch

Psion posted:

The only problem with this is I don't have a tank, so I'd have to buy a tank and then run it ~75 times to break even

I tried it with a Buzzard and it's doable, you get money (not 20k) but the police helicopters are a real pain in the rear end. And if you move around to get rid of them the ground cops don't stop and bunch up.

Ah, yeah...that is a bit of an issue. Are you on PS4?

Run the crew challenges for 250k on your character - your alt too if you have one. They get access at lvl 5 I believe. If you do it once each with them today you're half way to a tank.

Then you can focus on the RP in BU2.

Psion
Dec 13, 2002



Nah I'm still a last-gen scrub. Challenges don't work. I'll upgrade to PC when there's a steam sale.

I mean this is sort of academic, I have $4m in the bank so it's not like I need the money. But a lot of people do so it's good to know!

Bruce Boxlicker
Jul 26, 2004


Fun Shoe

Psn and social are youcallmenny.

I'm down for grinding out whatever with goons. In my 30's.

Raskolnikov2089
Nov 3, 2006
Schizzy to the matic

So you can't run over and kill people in Passive mode anymore?

Wee Bairns
Feb 10, 2004

Jack Tripper's wingman.

My absolute favorite time playing GTA Online was the night a bunch of WEZL relentlessly hunted down two twerps with a Nazi swastika as their crew emblem.
Felt good. We need more of that.

Also, chalk me up as another who has yet to see a tank online except for the one I brought out briefly to test it's first person view.

geeves
Sep 16, 2004



Wee Bairns posted:

My absolute favorite time playing GTA Online was the night a bunch of WEZL relentlessly hunted down two twerps with a Nazi swastika as their crew emblem.
Felt good. We need more of that.

Also, chalk me up as another who has yet to see a tank online except for the one I brought out briefly to test it's first person view.

What is its FPV?

Also, not that I saw many of them on the last gen, but has anybody seen an armored truck?

Crew challenges are also grayed out for me

Thaxxas
Dec 17, 2010


geeves posted:

What is its FPV?

Also, not that I saw many of them on the last gen, but has anybody seen an armored truck?

Crew challenges are also grayed out for me


Yeah, I've seen a few in single player and 2 online that were spawned empty. no drivers, no money but totally stealable.

Wee Bairns
Feb 10, 2004

Jack Tripper's wingman.

geeves posted:

What is its FPV?

Also, not that I saw many of them on the last gen, but has anybody seen an armored truck?

Crew challenges are also grayed out for me

The FPV is more or less down the barrel, sadly not a badass interior view. And now that you point it out, I don't think I've seen an armored truck either....

circ dick soleil
Sep 26, 2012

by zen death robot


MrLonghair posted:

Using Golf to boost strength. 5 bars, 162 px total width, 32 per bar, 3 px space between them.

Nine hole round = +2, single hole round = +2. Same five minute waiting time returning to lobby after finishing a round. (The capture card sucks with the colour blue)

Now to check out punching cows.

Do they have cows in online?

Prokhor
Jun 28, 2009

In one moment, Earth; in the next, Heaven.

Had some martial arts mastery going on last night
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m-J8jVTiSjE

BitBasher
Jun 6, 2004

You've got to know the rules before you can break 'em. Otherwise, it's no fun.

circ dick soleil posted:

Do they have cows in online?

Nope, no animals at all.

Agent Burt Macklin
Jul 3, 2003

Macklin, you son of a bitch

I did a fists only deathmatch last night, so naturally I have to ask: how were people punching me at super speed from no where near me? Near as I can tell it's got something to do with spamming a second button as you punch?

BitBasher
Jun 6, 2004

You've got to know the rules before you can break 'em. Otherwise, it's no fun.

Kelly posted:

I did a fists only deathmatch last night, so naturally I have to ask: how were people punching me at super speed from no where near me? Near as I can tell it's got something to do with spamming a second button as you punch?

No, the engine's lag prediction is totally and completely hosed for melee fights with other players to the point of comic absurdity. They will see you doing it to them also. I have no idea why anyone does those.

Reo
Apr 11, 2003

That'll do, Carlos.
That'll do.




Edit: Nevermind! That was about grinding, not efficient completion.

Policenaut
Jul 11, 2008

On the moon... they don't make Neo Kobe Pizza.

Thugz Prison Brawl or whatever it is is the worst deathmatch ever and I have no idea how it got verified. Every time I draw it I make an effort of playing it by running up the stairs, jumping out over the railing, stealing a cop car, and just loving around on the map while Lag of the North Star goes on.

Ghosts n Gopniks
Nov 2, 2004

Imagine how much more sad and lonely we would be if not for the hard work of lowtax. Here's $12.95 to his aid.

circ dick soleil posted:

Do they have cows in online?

They should put them in there >:(

Along with the other animals :(

e: and Far Cry 4 devilhawks

e: solo lobby = framerates are alright, AI alright, can stay connected forever. Lobby with players = it fucks up within five minutes, most cases. I'll take free SP DLC for an excuse, Rockstar.

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EL Bombastico
Oct 13, 2004

* power up

Last night, launching GTA:O straight from the initial loading screen made the game automatically quit itself twice last night. I successfully loaded up online after launching it from single player a couple, only to quit it out on me again after 10 minutes. The lobby had maybe 10-12 pubbies in it.

Is this happening to anyone else? I'm on Xbone btw

PS: who's up for some Horse Factory???

Feenix
Mar 14, 2003
Sorry, guy.


I just joined a death match in fixed first person which was fists (and melee pickups) only.

Some dudes dropped so it was me against 3 in a prison yard. One guy drove a prison bus and the rest of us fought on top of it. I went like 13 & 25 (not bad when you're getting triple-teamed by dudes with baseball bats and knives.)

It was equal parts lame and ridiculous and funny.

Real hurthling!
Sep 11, 2001





any word on patches for ps4?

SLICK GOKU BABY
Jun 12, 2001

A Little Known FACT: Burger King's Bacon King is superior to the Baconator.


Real hurthling! posted:

any word on patches for ps4?

Rockstar is still blaming their userbase for most of the issues in the game...

Feenix
Mar 14, 2003
Sorry, guy.


Real hurthling! posted:

any word on patches for ps4?

@Realhurthling We're sorry to hear you're having trouble connecting. Please try the troubleshooting here: http://t.co/VB3mlFtyPa *MCM

(no)

Agent Burt Macklin
Jul 3, 2003

Macklin, you son of a bitch

When I run a network test on my NAT settings it fails every time on my PS4. I'm using wifi - absolutely can't connect it via a wired connection. I've read NAT 3 might read as failed - could that be complicating things for me when I try and play?

I have a very basic knowledge of this stuff to the point I am a bit wary to start screwing around with my router.

We don't have any other issues with gaming online. Destiny ran fine on the PS4.

Ghosts n Gopniks
Nov 2, 2004

Imagine how much more sad and lonely we would be if not for the hard work of lowtax. Here's $12.95 to his aid.

Kelly posted:

When I run a network test on my NAT settings it fails every time on my PS4. I'm using wifi - absolutely can't connect it via a wired connection. I've read NAT 3 might read as failed - could that be complicating things for me when I try and play?

It could be complicating things, NAT3 is the tightest, NAT1 is the most open access the PS4 can report, and I've got issues too with this. Destiny and every single other game, no problem!


Now about farming copkills and extending earnings during missions where the final objective is to turn an item or vehicle in such as Blow It Up 2: Get in here with whatever you need to deliver carefully parked a bit inside at the wider part

Then take your sweet time, the largest threats are rappelling SWAT and not not hearing the tram

Time-consuming but functional, easy to do, very rewarding. Just gun through the railings, throw grenades and plastics.

e: Some missions need you to just sit with the stars you get during the "chase" aspect or they won't let you gain stars again, you can do anything without gaining stars until you turn in whatever (like Blow It Up 3)

Ghosts n Gopniks fucked around with this message at Nov 26, 2014 around 01:34

BitBasher
Jun 6, 2004

You've got to know the rules before you can break 'em. Otherwise, it's no fun.

Kelly posted:

When I run a network test on my NAT settings it fails every time on my PS4. I'm using wifi - absolutely can't connect it via a wired connection. I've read NAT 3 might read as failed - could that be complicating things for me when I try and play?

I have a very basic knowledge of this stuff to the point I am a bit wary to start screwing around with my router.

We don't have any other issues with gaming online. Destiny ran fine on the PS4.

If I remember right NAT type 3 can't connect to NAT type 2, only NAT type 1. Type 2 is by far the most common and Type 1 is the least common. I would think that if you were on NAT type 3 it would cause a lot of issues in a mesh network game like GTA where you are connecting to up to 29 other dudes. I would think it would exclude you from most games and cause you issues.

E;FB

Agent Burt Macklin
Jul 3, 2003

Macklin, you son of a bitch

BitBasher posted:

If I remember right NAT type 3 can't connect to NAT type 2, only NAT type 1. Type 2 is by far the most common and Type 1 is the least common. I would think that if you were on NAT type 3 it would cause a lot of issues in a mesh network game like GTA where you are connecting to up to 29 other dudes. I would think it would exclude you from most games and cause you issues.

E;FB

I never had an issue on my PS3 with GTA: - it's just been since this launch. I only looked initially before I realized everyone was having the issues that I was having. Last couple days I've been in full lobbies, I just get booted everyone now and again. Better than it was, definitely not as stable at it was on the PS3.

I guess I'll know for sure once no one else is having issues.

Thanks!

BitBasher
Jun 6, 2004

You've got to know the rules before you can break 'em. Otherwise, it's no fun.

Of all this game is, stable is not one of them. Online, at least.

Cute as heck
Nov 6, 2011

Cutie Pie Swag~


Kelly posted:

I never had an issue on my PS3 with GTA: - it's just been since this launch. I only looked initially before I realized everyone was having the issues that I was having. Last couple days I've been in full lobbies, I just get booted everyone now and again. Better than it was, definitely not as stable at it was on the PS3.

I guess I'll know for sure once no one else is having issues.

Thanks!

http://portforward.com/english/appl...forwarding/PS4/

I haven't used this in forever but if it's anything like it used to be, this should be a decent guide/walkthrough on how to forward your ports/set up your router to get your NAT down from 3 to 2.

WoodrowSkillson
Feb 24, 2005

It's my new shirt



So is there any easier way to play missions as a group on online other then choosing one, and then waiting for near 5 minutes for the game to load again, and then redoing it?

A c E
Jun 18, 2007

Is this weird? Is this too weird? Do you need to sit down?

EL Bombastico posted:

Last night, launching GTA:O straight from the initial loading screen made the game automatically quit itself twice last night. I successfully loaded up online after launching it from single player a couple, only to quit it out on me again after 10 minutes. The lobby had maybe 10-12 pubbies in it.

Is this happening to anyone else? I'm on Xbone btw

PS: who's up for some Horse Factory???

I haven't tried launching it directly from the loading screen but will later tonight and report back (probably). What's your GT so I can add you if you aren't already on my list. My GT is Matazar.

And I never ended up responding a few pages ago but yes, I was annoyed that it never seems to give me the option to vote to play a new mission after completing one. I agree that it should always have at least 1 option for the previous game type but I have yet to see a mission appear on the vote screen. I've been playing them a lot more recently too. Its pretty dumb but we all know Rockstar can't do anything right.

Psion
Dec 13, 2002



I just played a string of missions with a random player who had a Sandking XL and was pretty drat good with using it as a weapon - like on those "escort a vehicle to X" missions, this player was awesome at smashing enemy vehicles off the road and absorbing bullets for the van, like A+ team player here. I drove the slow boring poo poo, they rammed things off the road nonstop so we won. It owned.

so I sent them a message saying they were really great to play with, because I've played with some good random people but never one who was this good at using a vehicle as a weapon to accomplish objectives.

in other news, I found a unicorn and won the lottery.

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insaine
Aug 29, 2006


What is the best way of finding the "cheesey" challenges for the 250k stuff? Ones that are basically impossible to fail because I am Bad At Videogames. I found an easy 100k one yesterday but that was dumb luck.

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