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geeves
Sep 16, 2004



This is why I hatedrive Obstacle What. The real obstacles are the pubbies.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jni3YFkP0B0

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Agent Burt Macklin
Jul 3, 2003

Macklin, you son of a bitch

The apartment customizer would be cool except I haven't been in my apartment in months. I guess GTA's new direction is to emulate the success of The Sims? Who is going to spend money (I assume it'll cost money) upgrading their apartment more than a time or two?

Does anyone here use their apartments?

BitBasher
Jun 6, 2004

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

Kelly posted:

The apartment customizer would be cool except I haven't been in my apartment in months. I guess GTA's new direction is to emulate the success of The Sims? Who is going to spend money (I assume it'll cost money) upgrading their apartment more than a time or two?

Does anyone here use their apartments?

I see my apartment every game session. I load into my apartment by default when I log in and I prefer it that way. I can change my suit, pick a nice daily driver car, and chill out without being dropped into the world as a target. I often launch the game then go do something else for a few minutes while it loads safely into my Alta Street digs. When I'm killing time or cleaning the house IRL I plop down and spectate people on my apartment TV and occasionally put bounties or mercenaries on them. It's fun.

Policenaut
Jul 11, 2008

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

Kelly posted:

The apartment customizer would be cool except I haven't been in my apartment in months. I guess GTA's new direction is to emulate the success of The Sims? Who is going to spend money (I assume it'll cost money) upgrading their apartment more than a time or two?

Does anyone here use their apartments?

Apartment customization could be a goldmine if Rockstar does it right. A lot of people really like collecting and designing things, just look at how popular games like Animal Crossing and Saints Row are, and tapping into that could be a whole new racket for them.

So let's start with a bunch of super-cheap "empty" apartments, just completely unfurnished with nothing in them. Now you open an IKEA (let's call it "DIKYEA") and put a whole array of furniture up for sale, you know like beds, tables, chairs, sofas, and the like. Now make a ton of different "styles", which come in a bland vanilla color, and then offer to pay more for a different color or special design. I'm picturing Los Santos Customs but you're inside an IKEA and the teenager working there is trying to upsell you from the Egg Cream Loveseat to the Cheetah Print one. Wallpapers, carpeting, maybe make the apartments expandable with more rooms (some being exclusive to said apartments) and tack huge costs to them. Imagine them charging 200 grand to add another garage to your apartment, so you don't have to travel across the map to get specific cars, maybe that's not a one-time purchase and you can buy more.

Maybe integrate it with Heists, like "If you buy the 420 Blaze It coffee table then everyone gets a 15% starting bonus to health in your next Heist!" to reel in the tryhards. You could do so many stupid things with this, like imagine the little Jimmies who buy fleets of chrome Adders to show how rich they are, tell 'em "you can buy the never-gone stripper pole for 300k and your favorite stripper will stay for as long as you want!" and hey suddenly they might go and grab Mom's credit card. "Celebrate Independence Day with the all-new Uncle Sam fireworks and explosions barbecue kit! (Must buy the High Roller's Apartment Balcony [$400,000] to use)"

Rockstar can't keep pushing out weapons and cars forever, because the people who've been here for a year already have millions of dollars that paid for a fleet of favorites and every gun. They want people to buy the Shark Cards and give them more money, and while Heists are shaping up to be an investment as is, having something with a lower cost of entry that feeds into the lizard part of peoples' brains to collect poo poo would definitely push those cards. At least until Rockstar finally caves and introduces a Casino, because holy poo poo a Casino in GTA Online would be merciless. Rockstar could take us to the cleaners so easily with that Casino if it ever goes operational.

circ dick soleil
Sep 26, 2012

by zen death robot


Policenaut posted:

(let's call it "DIKYEA")

It's already called Krapea.

Policenaut
Jul 11, 2008

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

poo poo, I have to pay more attention to the loving world sometimes.

Psion
Dec 13, 2002



Policenaut posted:

Ah poo poo, here we go. That's the next step after Heists isn't it.

Optimist.

PUNKS DIET SODA
Nov 24, 2007

John. What are you doing.

Wee Bairns posted:

I took pics of jay and Lasagna reenacting Titanic on the beach, but the Social Club isn't cooperating..
I do have a couple of other snaps though...

This is immediately following the pool escape.




Here's the video of the pool escape:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C2UTzHIP27M

Craptacular
Jul 11, 2004



Policenaut posted:

Rockstar could take us to the cleaners so easily with that Casino if it ever goes operational.
This is why I'm surprised the casino didn't go live a year ago.

Agent Burt Macklin
Jul 3, 2003

Macklin, you son of a bitch

BitBasher posted:

I see my apartment every game session. I load into my apartment by default when I log in and I prefer it that way. I can change my suit, pick a nice daily driver car, and chill out without being dropped into the world as a target. I often launch the game then go do something else for a few minutes while it loads safely into my Alta Street digs. When I'm killing time or cleaning the house IRL I plop down and spectate people on my apartment TV and occasionally put bounties or mercenaries on them. It's fun.

I do the same...minus the clothing in my garage. I'm set to spawn in my garage. I haven't been in my apartment since I looked in to check out the Christmas stuff. And before that...probably early summer?

If I change clothing I usually just go to a store out on the map.

Policenaut posted:

Apartment customization could be a goldmine if Rockstar does it right. A lot of people really like collecting and designing things, just look at how popular games like Animal Crossing and Saints Row are, and tapping into that could be a whole new racket for them.

So let's start with a bunch of super-cheap "empty" apartments, just completely unfurnished with nothing in them. Now you open an IKEA (let's call it "DIKYEA") and put a whole array of furniture up for sale, you know like beds, tables, chairs, sofas, and the like. Now make a ton of different "styles", which come in a bland vanilla color, and then offer to pay more for a different color or special design. I'm picturing Los Santos Customs but you're inside an IKEA and the teenager working there is trying to upsell you from the Egg Cream Loveseat to the Cheetah Print one. Wallpapers, carpeting, maybe make the apartments expandable with more rooms (some being exclusive to said apartments) and tack huge costs to them. Imagine them charging 200 grand to add another garage to your apartment, so you don't have to travel across the map to get specific cars, maybe that's not a one-time purchase and you can buy more.

Maybe integrate it with Heists, like "If you buy the 420 Blaze It coffee table then everyone gets a 15% starting bonus to health in your next Heist!" to reel in the tryhards. You could do so many stupid things with this, like imagine the little Jimmies who buy fleets of chrome Adders to show how rich they are, tell 'em "you can buy the never-gone stripper pole for 300k and your favorite stripper will stay for as long as you want!" and hey suddenly they might go and grab Mom's credit card. "Celebrate Independence Day with the all-new Uncle Sam fireworks and explosions barbecue kit! (Must buy the High Roller's Apartment Balcony [$400,000] to use)"

Rockstar can't keep pushing out weapons and cars forever, because the people who've been here for a year already have millions of dollars that paid for a fleet of favorites and every gun. They want people to buy the Shark Cards and give them more money, and while Heists are shaping up to be an investment as is, having something with a lower cost of entry that feeds into the lizard part of peoples' brains to collect poo poo would definitely push those cards. At least until Rockstar finally caves and introduces a Casino, because holy poo poo a Casino in GTA Online would be merciless. Rockstar could take us to the cleaners so easily with that Casino if it ever goes operational.

The thing about SR is that you were able to customize you and your car - two things that were with you throughout the game. The apartment strikes me as something superfluous but it sounds like I am in the minority. I can see spending some time once or twice tinkering with it but if as you mentioned heists are going to be an investment I'd prefer to spend my money on things that impact my gameplay.

Agent Burt Macklin fucked around with this message at Feb 14, 2015 around 19:21

Heartstrings Tugboat
Sep 5, 2002



Life imitating art this morning.


Shoutout to niceboyonline

Heartstrings Tugboat fucked around with this message at Feb 14, 2015 around 19:29

Pretzel Rod Stewart
Aug 6, 2008


Happy to help.

BitBasher
Jun 6, 2004

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

Policenaut posted:

Rockstar could take us to the cleaners so easily with that Casino if it ever goes operational.

I live in Las Vegas, so the casino has no special appeal for me

Slim Killington
Nov 16, 2007

I SAID GOOD DAY SIR


Kelly posted:

The thing about SR is that you were able to customize you and your car - two things that were with you throughout the game. The apartment strikes me as something superfluous but it sounds like I am in the minority. I can see spending some time once or twice tinkering with it but if as you mentioned heists are going to be an investment I'd prefer to spend my money on things that impact my gameplay.

Nah, I'm with you. I could give a poo poo less about the apartments, I'm never in them. Unless they add something to it that earns me RP or cash, gently caress it.

Policenaut
Jul 11, 2008

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

BitBasher posted:

I live in Las Vegas, so the casino has no special appeal for me

It's all about the rewards beyond just the cash, man.

I've played some games that offered exclusive rewards to high rollers, like in Test Drive Unlimited 2 or PlayStation Home, and GTA Online could easily fit into that niche. Whip up some goodies, like exclusive cars, gun-skins, clothing, or even apartments then tell people that they need to win X amount of dollars in their career at Y game to unlock them. Divide the place between low and high rollers, give it that mystique that makes people want to be a high roller (where they'll lose money even faster) and then dot the place full of convenient ATMs shelling Shark Cards. It's so predatory but something I see the community falling for hook, line, and sinker.

Quicksand_Jesus
Dec 19, 2005

Lasagna Miracle



I'm shocked that it worked out as well as it did. Not only did I clear the beach, but I took out a fellow goon in the process. If I didn't know any better, I'd say I practiced that scenario just in case it ever came to fruition.

an AOL chatroom
Oct 3, 2002

The important thing is that you tried


I made a couple of races today. I know *someone* will really like this one

Quicksand_Jesus
Dec 19, 2005

Lasagna Miracle


I love you fish tickles.

And I will TOTALLY win that. Even if I do granny shift and not double-clutch like I should.

Croccers
Jun 15, 2012


Kelly posted:

The apartment customizer would be cool except I haven't been in my apartment in months. I guess GTA's new direction is to emulate the success of The Sims? Who is going to spend money (I assume it'll cost money) upgrading their apartment more than a time or two?

Does anyone here use their apartments?
They need to make more money sinks somehow, why not apartments?
$100,000 GTA Fun bux for a new big-screen TV.
$80,000 GTA Fun bux for a tiger fur rug.
$120,000 GTA Fun bux for that sweet pimp stripper pole in the main room.
Buy more SHARK CARDS

Pretzel Rod Stewart
Aug 6, 2008


bisticles posted:

I made a couple of races today. I know *someone* will really like this one



Sorry I didn't accept your invite, I was in and out of the room! I can join a playtest group tonight though >:~)

Mice Everywhere
Sep 7, 2007

I love animal porn! So F* you if you don't accept that!

I'm gonna be severely disappointed if the casino is instanced or some sort of safe-zone, and I can't blow people at the poker table away with a shotgun when I lose.

Croccers
Jun 15, 2012


Mice Everywhere posted:

I'm gonna be severely disappointed if the casino is instanced or some sort of safe-zone, and I can't blow people at the poker table away with a shotgun when I lose.
RDR style, get caught cheating and drag a duel into the street.

omg chael crash
Jul 8, 2012

I'm a toxic manchild who hates everyone. I should put down the controller and get a life outside of SA and video games, but I won't. I'll also try to laugh this title off and roll with the punches like the dickbag that I am.

bisticles posted:

I made a couple of races today. I know *someone* will really like this one



Literally awesome.

I knew you cared.

gileadexile
Jul 20, 2012


So after acclimating myself to the PS4 controller enough to not feel embarassed, I tried joining my crew members..drove around with someone for a while last night and caused brief shenanigans..

Already WEZL, but would it be considered bad form to ask for friend requests to fellow goons?

Game..tag or whatever the PS equivalent is Gileadexile. No period obviously.

Pleads
Jun 9, 2005

pew pew pew


gileadexile posted:

Already WEZL, but would it be considered bad form to ask for friend requests to fellow goons?

BOOM

(*disclaimer: a goon-made batch friend request app thing that requires your PSN login)

Wee Bairns
Feb 10, 2004

Jack Tripper's wingman.

A few pics I wanted to share real quick...
Jay and Lasagna reenacting Titanic on the beach...with the actual music playing it was absolutely priceless.....


Horse Factory is always a clusterfuck, and then this happened to my "General Wee"...


Later on we went flying, though my clip of the Jay/Lasagna Micheal Bay hangar landing didn't survive...


edit: The smoke from the Dodo was because I'm a dumbass who shot the fuselage by mistake...

Scyron
Aug 27, 2005

I am sure a hacker knows all about rewarding and accomplished behavior. I mean, raping a chick with some mickeys is the same is getting laid right? Same result amirite guys? Nothing like work and not having to do it and get that sweet sweet payoff.


Anyone on, right now? I mean I will be hopping on, but I guess, can I get an invite if a group is going?

Quicksand_Jesus
Dec 19, 2005

Lasagna Miracle


Wee Bairns posted:

A few pics I wanted to share real quick...
Jay and Lasagna reenacting Titanic on the beach...with the actual music playing it was absolutely priceless.....


Horse Factory is always a clusterfuck, and then this happened to my "General Wee"...


Later on we went flying, though my clip of the Jay/Lasagna Micheal Bay hangar landing didn't survive...


edit: The smoke from the Dodo was because I'm a dumbass who shot the fuselage by mistake...

Never let me go, Jack...

Dang It Bhabhi!
May 27, 2004

Thank You,
Thank You,
Thank You GOD!


loving pubbies cant go on call for racing without having to do their ramp ten miles into the sky to jump some poo poo to make the first checkpoint over and over and over and over.

AggroJagg
Mar 7, 2007
Hermits aren't broken, just favoured.

Apologies to otiosely, my flying skills are not quite theres yet, buzzard for lyfe yo.

Pretzel Rod Stewart
Aug 6, 2008


Wee Bairns posted:

edit: The smoke from the Dodo was because I'm a dumbass who shot the fuselage by mistake...

Oh, is that why I could barely keep that thing in the air?

Scyron
Aug 27, 2005

I am sure a hacker knows all about rewarding and accomplished behavior. I mean, raping a chick with some mickeys is the same is getting laid right? Same result amirite guys? Nothing like work and not having to do it and get that sweet sweet payoff.


some guy is showing me all of the hotspot glitches. this is a cool pub.

we duped 2 of my cars using meth'd up and his oddball garage thing.

Scyron fucked around with this message at Feb 15, 2015 around 10:43

omg chael crash
Jul 8, 2012

I'm a toxic manchild who hates everyone. I should put down the controller and get a life outside of SA and video games, but I won't. I'll also try to laugh this title off and roll with the punches like the dickbag that I am.

Rally races are pretty okay

Aardmania
Jan 1, 2007

Ruining newspapers since 1993.

Shredded Hen

Wee Bairns posted:

A few pics I wanted to share real quick...
Jay and Lasagna reenacting Titanic on the beach...with the actual music playing it was absolutely priceless.....


Horse Factory is always a clusterfuck, and then this happened to my "General Wee"...


Later on we went flying, though my clip of the Jay/Lasagna Micheal Bay hangar landing didn't survive...


edit: The smoke from the Dodo was because I'm a dumbass who shot the fuselage by mistake...

Here's my view of the hangar incident.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4WTj0oynqH8

Jedi Knight Luigi
Jul 13, 2009



"gtachevrolet has sent you a friend request"

BitBasher
Jun 6, 2004

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

Jedi Knight Luigi posted:

"gtachevrolet has sent you a friend request"

That dude had tenacity I'll give him that. he also was pretty decent. His kill ratio wasn't bad at all for going 4 on 1.

Wee Bairns
Feb 10, 2004

Jack Tripper's wingman.

Aardmania posted:

Here's my view of the hangar incident.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4WTj0oynqH8

I'm glad you got that. I went back after tossed if it was a recorded clip, but alas, it was not.

Quicksand_Jesus
Dec 19, 2005

Lasagna Miracle


Aardmania posted:

Here's my view of the hangar incident.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4WTj0oynqH8

This has me laughing like a complete idiot. I like your view of it much better than mine.

Pretzel Rod Stewart
Aug 6, 2008


omg chael crash posted:

Rally races are pretty okay

I still need a co-driver win lmao

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Heartstrings Tugboat
Sep 5, 2002



I'm down.

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