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mp5
Jan 1, 2005

Stroke of luck!



Cage posted:

LOL who has a stopwatch I used my smartphone. 8)

My point was the dude was clearly over exaggerating "saving 5-8 minutes by using a ssd". There was plenty of people in the lobby.

Still should use a ssd. Load straight to online and go get a drink.

You're either stupid or intentionally misunderstanding me but either way grats on your single self-reported data point.


Katamari Democracy posted:

I purchased the bunker and it seems to be sucking money out of my account. I keep purchasing cargo so my workers can make products but the return on it does not seem great. Am I doing anything wrong?

You need both the Equipment and Staff upgrades at the bunker laptop before you do anything with the bunker or else you will lose money by buying supplies. That's why there are so many one-time activities at the start of the guide.


Dr. Chainsaws PhD posted:

that $9000 hourly charge is a bitch, though

They don't hit you with that charge if you aren't in a CEO/MC when the bill comes due. I spend most of my time in-game not in CEO or MC and only start one when I want to use Ghost Organization, sell cargo, or do a Casino/Cayo Heist.

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Cage
Jul 17, 2003



mp5 posted:

You're either stupid or intentionally misunderstanding me but either way grats on your single self-reported data point.
Single self-reported data points become multiple self-reported data points when other people do it which can be useful in figuring out if something is abnormal.

You should time yours, it probably doesn't take as long to load as you think.

Inspector Hound
Jul 14, 2003



I feel dumb, it keeps loading into first person camera automatically but I can't find where to set it to third person automatically. I've been through what I think is all the options, what am I missing?

Cage
Jul 17, 2003



Inspector Hound posted:

I feel dumb, it keeps loading into first person camera automatically but I can't find where to set it to third person automatically. I've been through what I think is all the options, what am I missing?
What does it load as for single player? Load single player, set camera to 3rd person, quick save the game, go back online.

See if that fixes it.

Medullah
Aug 13, 2003

FEAR MY SHARK ROCKET IT REALLY SUCKS AND BLOWS


BonerKid posted:

If you buy supplies before you have the staff and equipment upgrades purchased you're barely breaking even. With both upgrades purchased buying supplies will make you 135k profit.

edit: Only buy supplies when you're empty. buying partial supplies gives you less for your money because you pay 15k per 1/5th of a bar needed and it always rounds up, costing you more.

You can pay 15k for supplies when you're just about full and then pop into a mission and idle in your apartment before they get delivered. Then if you idle long enough, when you come back the you'll still have been building guns but the supplies won't come until you are done with the mission, so you'll get full supplies for cheaper.

As far as griefers, there are plenty of ways to get into a solo public lobby but there's also getting into lobbies with goons to grief the griefers.

Inspector Hound
Jul 14, 2003



Cage posted:

What does it load as for single player? Load single player, set camera to 3rd person, quick save the game, go back online.

See if that fixes it.

Hey that did it! Now to tear up these mean streets

mp5
Jan 1, 2005

Stroke of luck!



Cage posted:

Single self-reported data points become multiple self-reported data points when other people do it which can be useful in figuring out if something is abnormal.

You should time yours, it probably doesn't take as long to load as you think.

Just drop it dude, I said what I said because it doesn't work, and anyone else still actively playing and on the discord will say the same thing.

Cage
Jul 17, 2003



mp5 posted:

Just drop it dude, I said what I said because it doesn't work, and anyone else still actively playing and on the discord will say the same thing.
I just think its silly to not recommend a ssd for this game!

mp5
Jan 1, 2005

Stroke of luck!



Cage posted:

I just think its silly to not recommend a ssd for this game!

It's 2021, SSDs are a given for anyone who cares enough about games to post about them on a forum. I have GTA on a Samsung 860. I never said "don't put the game on a SSD"; obviously single player loads exceptionally quickly that way.

My whole point is that SSDs don't actually speed up the parts of "Loading Directly Into GTA Online" that are slow and miserable, which I've now said like three times.

This is more likely to happen when you get dropped into a session with lots of people, or modders. When players use mods to gently caress up a lobby it dramatically slows down load times for everyone whether you're loading into the lobby initially or trying to walk into your own garage.

Going from Single Player to Invite Only removes this as a possibility and lets you start playing the game faster, more reliably.

So, really, drop it.

Cage
Jul 17, 2003



All I'm saying is this game really benefits from a ssd so I don't know why I should drop it! We agree!

Load into online load into single player who cares about a difference of 30 seconds.

Cage fucked around with this message at 22:39 on Feb 3, 2021

El Padrino
Dec 24, 2005

No es nada personal, solo negocios.

Well there was a goon who spent a good 20 min in loading screen hell when connecting to online. No SSD will fix that

Katamari Democracy
Jan 18, 2010

Oh, We understand.
A trip to collect a million votes, yes.
Oh, we know why.
We get the point of rolling up a million


Wedge Regret

El Padrino posted:

Well there was a goon who spent a good 20 min in loading screen hell when connecting to online. No SSD will fix that

That was me last night. And this was trying to get in solo.

I did purchase an 860 EVO and reinstalled the game on it. I saw a noticeable improvement to my FPS but the connection does not help. I usually just play solo and hope for small lobbies when I need to play online. It's helped me tremendously with my time online.

Also I cant thank you goons enough for the help on here and Discord. Don't mind me as I preach to the choir. I have been experiencing things in the game for the first time and poo poo is insane on my end. I never had this much fun playing a game in a long time so I look forward to what this game has in store. I still plan on getting this for my PS5 because I have friends that are waiting on it to release on it. So I can look forward to having two accounts.

Earlier today a hacker tried to put me into a cage and blow me up. I died a few times but apparently timed it just right to disconnect online and keep the 500k that was dropped in front of me. That and I got lucky on the casino spin and won that cheetah. It's great.

E- Add me on PC: Katamari_Dem

Katamari Democracy fucked around with this message at 02:56 on Feb 4, 2021

Katamari Democracy
Jan 18, 2010

Oh, We understand.
A trip to collect a million votes, yes.
Oh, we know why.
We get the point of rolling up a million


Wedge Regret

Thanks again for the carry so I can have my own Submarine.

Fart.Bleed.Repeat.
Sep 29, 2001



This week might be further proof that R* has lost they drat mind

1.5x on primary targets and safe at the cayo heist. targets are normal 900k-1.4m, and the safe is around 100k, so its entirely possible to do this heist for a 2 million dollar payout, completely solo, in under two hours start to finish, plus an extra <$500k for secondary loot as usual
Oh, and the $25k setup fee is waived this week
Oh, and the sub is 25% off, including sonar, missiles and workshop
And both the Stromberg and Toreador are on sale if you need more water based toys

For collectors of the weird, the Paragon R Armored is on the prize wheel. The only other way to get this car is buying a casino penthouse and hosting all 6 of the Ms Baker missions

Squaddie/Humvee is the drip this week, looks like a lot of customization options, and its a personal vehicle (NOT pegasus)

Cage
Jul 17, 2003



Fart.Bleed.Repeat. posted:

For collectors of the weird, the Paragon R Armored is on the prize wheel. The only other way to get this car is buying a casino penthouse and hosting all 6 of the Ms Baker missions
Oh poo poo, I didn't even know that car existed. Won the regular version on the prize wheel a few weeks back and its a blast to drive.

Floppychop
Mar 30, 2012



The paragon armored has a wicked cool livery too. WW2 spitfire style.

Fart.Bleed.Repeat.
Sep 29, 2001



I really like it. The armor is on par with the lesser armored things, like the Cognoscenti, Baller, Shafter, and the guns are weak as heck(nightshark, most other grille mounted mg's). It is fun to drive, handles pretty well, moderately fast, has some nice and some super tacky livery options

KoRMaK
Jul 31, 2012

Easter was an Inside Job


I should really settle in and dedicate Friday Saturday to playing this game

Katamari Democracy
Jan 18, 2010

Oh, We understand.
A trip to collect a million votes, yes.
Oh, we know why.
We get the point of rolling up a million


Wedge Regret

KoRMaK posted:

I should really settle in and dedicate Friday Saturday to playing this game

I dont want to get into personal business of my own but I am heavily active in this game for the next few months. So if you or anyone see me online I am down for whatever.

Like I said on the discord I am right now in the growing phase in my career in GTAO. Plenty of goons have carried me enough to get some things out of the way and allow me to skip a couple areas in Mp5 / Goku's guide. But I am still looking at it from time to time for any tips. So far its been a huge help for me, even if I do ask stupid questions in Discord.

My goal is to unlock a cocaine / Meth lab Forge office so I can get my other two technicians to work for my nightclub to make more profit.

Getting a vehicle garage for my CEO work is also on top of my list. I can easily solo do that work online.

Also Lester is pestering me about an Arcade. So a little down the road I need to get my hands on that.

After all that is said and done I would really like to learn and master all of the heists this game has to offer so I too can be the resident money printer for the community.

namlosh
Feb 11, 2014

I blew up


Awesome!

Thx for the help selling yesterday katamari. Iím draining all of the product I had sitting in my MC businesses so I can move them. Hit me up if you need help with anything and if I can I will

Also, is there a way to quit a Del Pueblo heist? I was getting my poo poo pushed in after blowing stealth and I donít think thereís a way to quit. I got up and took a leak and my girl was just sitting there soaking up bullets and restarting

HORMELCHILI
Jan 13, 2010



Can you run the cayo heist in a private lobby

BonerKid
Jan 3, 2002

Chill

HORMELCHILI posted:

Can you run the cayo heist in a private lobby

Yes. The Cayo Perico heist can be set up in an invite only session and completed solo, so you don't even need to risk dealing with the unwashed masses!

Katamari Democracy
Jan 18, 2010

Oh, We understand.
A trip to collect a million votes, yes.
Oh, we know why.
We get the point of rolling up a million


Wedge Regret

namlosh posted:

Awesome!

Thx for the help selling yesterday katamari. Iím draining all of the product I had sitting in my MC businesses so I can move them. Hit me up if you need help with anything and if I can I will

Also, is there a way to quit a Del Pueblo heist? I was getting my poo poo pushed in after blowing stealth and I donít think thereís a way to quit. I got up and took a leak and my girl was just sitting there soaking up bullets and restarting

Hey no problem, and yeah I might try and get the Cayo heist setup today so I may need some help running that heist a few times to get some money in my pocket.

eonwe
Aug 11, 2008



Lipstick Apathy

can anyone recommend any RP servers?

Presto
Nov 22, 2002



Finally got the elite challenge for Cayo Perico. Got a lucky draw and had clothes and the truck at the airstrip.

*And* I won the Master Hentai doll out of the Shiny Wasabi Kitty Claw machine (just need SWK herself now).

*And* I won the car using the 4 second trick.

A good weekend.

namlosh
Feb 11, 2014

I blew up


Presto posted:

Finally got the elite challenge for Cayo Perico. Got a lucky draw and had clothes and the truck at the airstrip.

*And* I won the Master Hentai doll out of the Shiny Wasabi Kitty Claw machine (just need SWK herself now).

*And* I won the car using the 4 second trick.

A good weekend.

Dude, gently caress that machine... Iíve ahkíd my way trying to get those things for hours and only have the crappy ones, lol. Congrats on all your success!

AzureSkys
Apr 27, 2003



Getting rid of custom music significantly improved my loading times, though they still aren't great. I did have it linked to my full music collection, though, so that might have been why even though I disabled the scan at launch option.

SplitSoul
Dec 31, 2000



AzureSkys posted:

Getting rid of custom music significantly improved my loading times, though they still aren't great. I did have it linked to my full music collection, though, so that might have been why even though I disabled the scan at launch option.

That is definitely a factor, made worse if you're just using shortcuts to a regular HDD or something, but for online it's mostly the whole connecting to 29 other computers that makes it intolerable.

A Strange Aeon
Mar 26, 2010

You are now a slimy little toad


The Great Twist

We almost lost our minds on the CP heist this weekend. Three of us had a pink diamond and I'd gotten killed leaving the compound, so the two of them were trying to get off the island.

One guy, who didn't have the diamond, got to the boat and booked it, and the guy with the diamond was swimming while getting shot at. The diamond guy dies, our total goes from 2 million to 111K from secondary stuff, Get the Pink Diamond appears on our screens and then it fades to the cutscene because his boat was far enough out.

So it seemed like we were going to split 111K three ways, but somehow the timing was such that we got the full heist amount, which was a relief!

Mandrel
Sep 24, 2006



this CP bonus has been great, Iím running out of poo poo I want to buy

AzureSkys
Apr 27, 2003



I miss that bonus already. Doesn't help that I've had the tequila item 3 times in a row now, too. Still a real quick way to get a million or so.

El Padrino
Dec 24, 2005

No es nada personal, solo negocios.

Last week was the only time it's been acceptable to scope the tequila if you're doing cayo heist solo. I usually take the reroll if that's what shows up

Floppychop
Mar 30, 2012



Wait, you can reroll? I've been getting pretty much nothing but the tequila.

Fart.Bleed.Repeat.
Sep 29, 2001



Floppychop posted:

Wait, you can reroll? I've been getting pretty much nothing but the tequila.

There's no quick mode like the casino, but yeah you can call to cancel and then start again with scoping

Presto
Nov 22, 2002



Floppychop posted:

Wait, you can reroll? I've been getting pretty much nothing but the tequila.
Friend, can I interest you in this truck full of ruby necklaces?

El Padrino
Dec 24, 2005

No es nada personal, solo negocios.

Floppychop posted:

Wait, you can reroll? I've been getting pretty much nothing but the tequila.

Like Fart.Bleed.Repeat said, there's no quick way but it can be done. As soon as you scope something undesirable, session hop, get out of the Kosatka if that is your spawning point, call Pavel and cancel the heist. Then go back in and start Cayo again.

Katamari Democracy
Jan 18, 2010

Oh, We understand.
A trip to collect a million votes, yes.
Oh, we know why.
We get the point of rolling up a million


Wedge Regret

Game is getting more and more open for me. Almost hitting level 60 so I can get some better upgrades for my vehicles. The Progen Tyrus was on sale and I picked that bad boy up and ripping people up in online races.

Inspector Hound
Jul 14, 2003



Katamari Democracy posted:

Game is getting more and more open for me. Almost hitting level 60 so I can get some better upgrades for my vehicles. The Progen Tyrus was on sale and I picked that bad boy up and ripping people up in online races.



What did you end up putting into it, all told, to start winning? Besides raw skill and passion obvs

Katamari Democracy
Jan 18, 2010

Oh, We understand.
A trip to collect a million votes, yes.
Oh, we know why.
We get the point of rolling up a million


Wedge Regret

Inspector Hound posted:

What did you end up putting into it, all told, to start winning? Besides raw skill and passion obvs

I have gotten lucky in all of my races so far. One lobby the person smoking us ended up stopping a bit to let us catch up.

The other times people just try to ram everyone into the first lap.

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Otacon
Aug 13, 2002




Inspector Hound posted:

What did you end up putting into it, all told, to start winning? Besides raw skill and passion obvs

I haven't played much over the past few months, but the meta has not changed - it's about 25% the driver, 25% the car, 25% knowing the track, and 25% luck.

To stack the odds in your favor, go here:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1nQND3ikiLzS3Ij9kuV-rVkRtoYetb79c52JWyafb4m4/edit#gid=999161401

At the bottom, look at the "By Class" lap times and top speeds. Try to find an affordable car at the top 5 for your class. If you know the map has a lot of straights (some stunt tracks are notorious for mile long straights) pick a car from the Top Speed sheet. If you're doing a general race or aren't sure if the track has a lot of straights, pick a car from the Best Lap sheet.

You really cannot go wrong with the Emerus or Krieger for Supers, and the Itali GTO or the Pariah for Sports. (I prefer the Krieger as it's AWD and easier to control, and the Pariah is a more comfortable driver for me.)

If you're still working on your cash, you can start your own solo race and try the stock cars out - handling won't change much with upgrades so it's decent to figure out which cars feel better for you. Or of course ask in Discord - surely someone will let you borrow their ride for a test drive!

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