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#1 Edited by MB (13075 posts) -

Figured we should start a place for people to share & talk about things they find in the game - I'll start! Please avoid story spoilers altogether in this topic.

- Sometimes totally random people you meet on the street will end up being possible crew members later, or helping you in other ways- It pays to stop for random events.

#2 Posted by Hitchenson (4682 posts) -

I'd have stopped anyway, but that's cool to know! My delivery is mere minutes away, so hyped.

#3 Posted by Paul (166 posts) -

Do you know how to recover a car from the impound lot? Where do I go to do that?

#4 Posted by BasketSnake (1285 posts) -

Shoot or be shot.

#5 Posted by jimmyfenix (3859 posts) -

@paul: For me their was a icon on the map.

#6 Posted by SecondPersonShooter (619 posts) -

Can anybody tell me where to easily obtain a bicycle?

I wanna do some Premium Rush shit but the only bike I've found so far was at the end of one of the early Strangers and Freaks missions that Michael had.

I want a way to get one reliably when I want one

#7 Edited by jimmyfenix (3859 posts) -
#8 Posted by mattjam3000 (445 posts) -

I found its faster to jump up stairs than run.

#10 Posted by A_E_Martin (315 posts) -

@secondpersonshooter You can store bicycles in your garage, at least if you buy one off the internet on your phone.

@pantzing_nome You can interact with people with the action button (right on the d-pad on PS3, same on the 360 I guess).

When unarmed and riding a bicycle, you can give people the finger by holding L1. Aiming it around causes people to... react.

#11 Posted by RonGalaxy (3275 posts) -

I have a slightly spoilerish question about stocks. It involves the mission where clothing stores are introduced.

So, the life invader stocks go lower because of that thing that happens. Then lester links you to the stock trade and talks about some business that you should trade on because of what happens. What's the company I should put money on after that?

Also, is there a purpose for that move that makes you fling yourself forward? You know, when you're sprinting then press jump then press punch you fling your body forward. Is there a reason besides being awesome?

#12 Posted by Clonedzero (4196 posts) -

Change your Weapon Target to Complex in the display settings, WAY easier to see your crosshairs than the tiny white dot that gets lost easily.

#13 Posted by Rebel_Scum (774 posts) -

Invest in stocks as early as possible. Also robbing corner stores and gas stations is quite lucrative early on.

#14 Posted by Krullban (1062 posts) -

People die really easily, so make sure they are fully in the car before driving... many missions restarted.. many random event peds killed.

#15 Posted by Sparky_Buzzsaw (6385 posts) -

Here's a tip for the low vision gamers out there playing on an SDTV. don't bother trying to read the text in the upper left. Instead, just pause the game and try to read it from the Brief menu option. It's a higher contrast. Also, if you're having trouble with missions that require you to see a nigh-fucking invisible black dot on a FUCKING BLACK AND WHITE MINIMAP (seriously, fucking kudos to the assholes who keep refusing to admit color blindness is a fucking thing), you can skip missions once you've failed them often enough. Sure, it strips away the part of the game that's supposed to be fun - you know, the gameplay, Rockstar? - but I guess it's easier for their programmers to just include a solution like that rather than fix the actual fucking problems. I love paying sixty bucks for fucking cut scenes.

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#16 Posted by Humanity (10037 posts) -
#17 Posted by falserelic (5407 posts) -

Anyone knows how do I train my dog chop? It says download an app, but I can't find it.

#18 Posted by believer258 (12176 posts) -

You can Quicksave from your phone. I don't remember the game telling me this.

#19 Posted by probablytuna (3822 posts) -

@falserelic: The app is actually a real life app that you can download on the App Store. Apparently the Android version is coming soon. I thought the app would give you exclusive tricks but I didn't know that you couldn't train Chop without it, which kinda sucks.

@believer258: I think that was one of the help hints on the loading screen. I saw that when it was installing and I got all excited.

#20 Edited by Chaser324 (6739 posts) -

I found its faster to jump up stairs than run.

I haven't tried this out, but it seems like NPCs can run up/down stairs far faster than you can. A bit annoying at times.

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#21 Posted by Krullban (1062 posts) -

@mattjam3000 said:

I found its faster to jump up stairs than run.

I haven't tried this out, but it seems like NPCs can run up/down stairs far faster than you can. A bit annoying at times.

Yeah, I raced a crazy lady and she almost beat me because she blew right by me on the stairs.

#22 Posted by Seppli (10250 posts) -

Can anybody tell me where to easily obtain a bicycle?

I wanna do some Premium Rush shit but the only bike I've found so far was at the end of one of the early Strangers and Freaks missions that Michael had.

I want a way to get one reliably when I want one

2500$ purchase vie your iFruit phone's internet app. Travel & Transport tab, I believe. A shop called *Pedal Something*. Bike will be delivered to your garage (30,000$ real estate purchase).

#23 Posted by believer258 (12176 posts) -

@krullban said:

@chaser324 said:

@mattjam3000 said:

I found its faster to jump up stairs than run.

I haven't tried this out, but it seems like NPCs can run up/down stairs far faster than you can. A bit annoying at times.

Yeah, I raced a crazy lady and she almost beat me because she blew right by me on the stairs.

I raced the same crazy lady and only beat her because I awkwardly leaped down the stairs.

#24 Posted by A_E_Martin (315 posts) -

@seppli said:

@secondpersonshooter said:

Can anybody tell me where to easily obtain a bicycle?

I wanna do some Premium Rush shit but the only bike I've found so far was at the end of one of the early Strangers and Freaks missions that Michael had.

I want a way to get one reliably when I want one

2500$ purchase vie your iFruit phone's internet app. Travel & Transport tab, I believe. A shop called *Pedal Something*. Bike will be delivered to your garage (30,000$ real estate purchase).

Each character also has their own garage in town right from the beginning (besides the ones at their respective safehouses, I mean).

Is there any way (or need) to insure your cars in the singleplayer?

#25 Posted by Krullban (1062 posts) -

This is off-topic, but here is all the voice actors together.

#26 Posted by Chaser324 (6739 posts) -

@krullban: Wow! That photo is so weird. Are they cosplaying as their characters?

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#27 Edited by I_Stay_Puft (3792 posts) -

Um this kind of a spoiler well more of an easter egg type deal but I'll spoiler block it just in case you haven't reached the point. This occurs when we see Trevor in the current timeline.

If you didn't think Johnny Klebitz was dead with Trevor's rendition of curve stomping, you can actually run over both him and Ashley Butler to confirm their deaths and their insignificance to the story of GTA V. On a side note I am really sad to see what Meth has done to these two characters as I really enjoyed GTA IV: Lost and the Damned.

#28 Posted by Clonedzero (4196 posts) -

Does anyone have any advice on what stocks to get? Im kinda clueless on it

#29 Edited by mbdoeden (196 posts) -

@clonedzero said:

Does anyone have any advice on what stocks to get? Im kinda clueless on it

Trying to do this without spoilers, but if you haven't unlocked Lester and worked with him as both Michael & Franklin past the first heist mission I wouldn't read it.

Lester will give Franklin a series of assassination missions. The easy way to make money on stocks is to invest into the direct competitors of the assassination targets. That's about it. Don't fret too much about it, you really don't need to go crazy with it, you'll make plenty of money throughout the campaign to fuck around with.

#30 Posted by Clonedzero (4196 posts) -

@mbdoeden said:

@clonedzero said:

Does anyone have any advice on what stocks to get? Im kinda clueless on it

Trying to do this without spoilers, but if you haven't unlocked Lester and worked with him as both Michael & Franklin past the first heist mission I wouldn't read it.

Lester will give Franklin a series of assassination missions. The easy way to make money on stocks is to invest into the direct competitors of the assassination targets. That's about it. Don't fret too much about it, you really don't need to go crazy with it, you'll make plenty of money throughout the campaign to fuck around with.

Ok thanks, im actually at that exact point in the game.

#31 Posted by DystopiaX (5359 posts) -

@mb: Does that mean like the weird unmarked side missions (the equivalent of the stagecoach robberies or w/e from RDR) you see on the side of the street that you can do, or literally random people?

I've only seen a couple of those that pop up, ran down a dude who stole a woman's wallet and gave it back and that was it, but if this is true they might be worth doing.

#32 Edited by MrMazz (1030 posts) -

Anyone have tips in how to fly better in this game? I just got Trevor and am doing some of his specific missions, which involve flying plans. I suck at flying planes aparently sicne I can't keep altitude to save my life.

Also does the garage at your safehouse only save the last car you parked in there? Because I've been using motorbikes since thye seem to handel better. I should probably buy one of those garages on the map huh.

#33 Posted by MB (13075 posts) -

@mb: Does that mean like the weird unmarked side missions (the equivalent of the stagecoach robberies or w/e from RDR) you see on the side of the street that you can do, or literally random people?

I've only seen a couple of those that pop up, ran down a dude who stole a woman's wallet and gave it back and that was it, but if this is true they might be worth doing.

I meant the unmarked side missions that appear as blue dots for the people that start them. So far I've met two crew members by stopping to help randoms on the street...one was in a car accident and one had a bike stolen which I returned. Another random person I helped later on ended up revealing that he was a wealthy entrepreneur and sent me $100,000 worth of stock in his company.

#34 Posted by DystopiaX (5359 posts) -

@mb said:

@dystopiax said:

@mb: Does that mean like the weird unmarked side missions (the equivalent of the stagecoach robberies or w/e from RDR) you see on the side of the street that you can do, or literally random people?

I've only seen a couple of those that pop up, ran down a dude who stole a woman's wallet and gave it back and that was it, but if this is true they might be worth doing.

I meant the unmarked side missions that appear as blue dots for the people that start them. So far I've met two crew members by stopping to help randoms on the street...one was in a car accident and one had a bike stolen which I returned. Another random person I helped later on ended up revealing that he was a wealthy entrepreneur and sent me $100,000 worth of stock in his company.

Damn ok, cause most of the one's I've done are just snatch-and-grabs - although I did also get the stolen bike one, although he didn't indicate at all that he would be a crew member.. But it's cool that those are worth doing. I wonder how many of those random crew members there are though, if there are a ton with different side missions or it's the same few and you'll almost inevitably see them in every instance of the game.

#35 Posted by GetEveryone (4458 posts) -

Can anyone tell me whether you are able to gather a crew/driver outside of missions?

I want to go roll up on some Ballas, San Andreas-style.

#36 Edited by AlisterCat (5711 posts) -

Get the iFruit app ASAP. Training Chop is cool, but the real bonus is a free car upgrade.

When you use the app, your first car customisation is free. No matter what upgrades you choose. Give Franklin's car the best of everything that you can get, right from the beginning. A lot of the better stuff is locked for later in the game, but you can still start out with a much, much better car. Again, it's only once, but gives you a great advantage early game. Since each character has their own permanent car in this game it's definitely worth upgrading those.

#37 Posted by DystopiaX (5359 posts) -

Get the iFruit app ASAP. Training Chop is cool, but the real bonus is a free car upgrade.

When you use the app, your first car customisation is free. No matter what upgrades you choose. Give Franklin's car the best of everything that you can get, right from the beginning. A lot of the better stuff is locked for later in the game, but you can still start out with a much, much better car. Again, it's only once, but gives you a great advantage early game. Since each character has their own permanent car in this game it's definitely worth upgrading those.

Yeah, the biggest benefit is that the car won't suffer from the "custom/save car disappearance" bug.

Training Chop is cool but what's cooler is getting all the shit out your yard.

#38 Posted by TWISTEDH34T (84 posts) -

I was wondering, if I fail a random event, will it respawn?

#39 Posted by I_Stay_Puft (3792 posts) -

@mrmazz said:

Anyone have tips in how to fly better in this game? I just got Trevor and am doing some of his specific missions, which involve flying plans. I suck at flying planes aparently sicne I can't keep altitude to save my life.

Also does the garage at your safehouse only save the last car you parked in there? Because I've been using motorbikes since thye seem to handel better. I should probably buy one of those garages on the map huh.

Flying it a bitch especially when you get to the point where you are forced to do the flight school for a mission. I didn't enjoy it in GTA San Andreas I don't enjoy it now. It's weird but I've actually had helicopters spawn in my parking spot cause it was the last vehicle I used before entering a mission, it just sucks cause if you hop in it the blades will get stuck in the roof and wall and immediately explode.

#40 Edited by Chaser324 (6739 posts) -

@twistedh34t: Yeah, don't worry too much about failing a random event. I think most of them will occur again, but some occur far more frequently than others.

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#41 Posted by Krullban (1062 posts) -

@twistedh34t: Yeah, don't worry too much about failing a random event. I think they'll all occur again, but some occur far more frequently than others.

Do you know if the one with Packie in it happens again if you kill him?

#42 Posted by Klei (1768 posts) -

@mrmazz said:

Anyone have tips in how to fly better in this game? I just got Trevor and am doing some of his specific missions, which involve flying plans. I suck at flying planes aparently sicne I can't keep altitude to save my life.

Also does the garage at your safehouse only save the last car you parked in there? Because I've been using motorbikes since thye seem to handel better. I should probably buy one of those garages on the map huh.

Flying it a bitch especially when you get to the point where you are forced to do the flight school for a mission. I didn't enjoy it in GTA San Andreas I don't enjoy it now. It's weird but I've actually had helicopters spawn in my parking spot cause it was the last vehicle I used before entering a mission, it just sucks cause if you hop in it the blades will get stuck in the roof and wall and immediately explode.

I went through like 3 missions from the flight school and bailed. I don't even think you're forced to do it, its entirely optional.

#43 Posted by probablytuna (3822 posts) -

@twistedh34t: Yeah, don't worry too much about failing a random event. I think they'll all occur again, but some occur far more frequently than others.

I heard there are some that are non-repeatable, for example: the one at the construction site where the guy is stuck inside his vehicle by fallen debris and needs you to help him out.

#44 Edited by I_Stay_Puft (3792 posts) -

@klei said:

@i_stay_puft said:

@mrmazz said:

Anyone have tips in how to fly better in this game? I just got Trevor and am doing some of his specific missions, which involve flying plans. I suck at flying planes aparently sicne I can't keep altitude to save my life.

Also does the garage at your safehouse only save the last car you parked in there? Because I've been using motorbikes since thye seem to handel better. I should probably buy one of those garages on the map huh.

Flying it a bitch especially when you get to the point where you are forced to do the flight school for a mission. I didn't enjoy it in GTA San Andreas I don't enjoy it now. It's weird but I've actually had helicopters spawn in my parking spot cause it was the last vehicle I used before entering a mission, it just sucks cause if you hop in it the blades will get stuck in the roof and wall and immediately explode.

I went through like 3 missions from the flight school and bailed. I don't even think you're forced to do it, its entirely optional.

Really? thought it was forced during the Trevor Heist if you selected the "B" Stealth option.

#45 Posted by Chaser324 (6739 posts) -

@chaser324 said:

@twistedh34t: Yeah, don't worry too much about failing a random event. I think they'll all occur again, but some occur far more frequently than others.

I heard there are some that are non-repeatable, for example: the one at the construction site where the guy is stuck inside his vehicle by fallen debris and needs you to help him out.

Yeah, I guess some of them probably are not repeatable. That one and the one @krullban mentioned make sense that they wouldn't occur a second time.

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#46 Posted by Krullban (1062 posts) -

@klei said:

@i_stay_puft said:

@mrmazz said:

Anyone have tips in how to fly better in this game? I just got Trevor and am doing some of his specific missions, which involve flying plans. I suck at flying planes aparently sicne I can't keep altitude to save my life.

Also does the garage at your safehouse only save the last car you parked in there? Because I've been using motorbikes since thye seem to handel better. I should probably buy one of those garages on the map huh.

Flying it a bitch especially when you get to the point where you are forced to do the flight school for a mission. I didn't enjoy it in GTA San Andreas I don't enjoy it now. It's weird but I've actually had helicopters spawn in my parking spot cause it was the last vehicle I used before entering a mission, it just sucks cause if you hop in it the blades will get stuck in the roof and wall and immediately explode.

I went through like 3 missions from the flight school and bailed. I don't even think you're forced to do it, its entirely optional.

Really? thought it was forced during the Trevor Heist if you selected the "B" Stealth option.

No. Just the dialogue changes if you don't do it or do it.

#47 Edited by Chaser324 (6739 posts) -

@krullban: About the flight training for that mission -

Even though I did all of it and maxed out Michael's flight skill, the dialogue was still mostly about Michael not practicing much. Does flying time impact that dialogue?

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#48 Posted by Krullban (1062 posts) -

@krullban: About the flight training for that mission -

Even though I did all of it and maxed out Michael's flight skill, the dialogue was still mostly about Michael not practicing much. Does flying time impact that dialogue?

Really? I did all the flight school and Michael said "Of course I did it" and Trevor said some stuff about Michael doing it.

#49 Posted by Chaser324 (6739 posts) -

@krullban: For me -

Michael did say that he did it, but he also said he didn't do all that much. Then during the mission there's bits with Trevor yelling at Michael about "Next time I tell you to practice something, practice!"

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#50 Edited by Krullban (1062 posts) -

@krullban: For me -

Michael did say that he did it, but he also said he didn't do all that much. Then during the mission there's bits with Trevor yelling at Michael about "Next time I tell you to practice something, practice!"

Never said any of that for me. It was mostly about how Michael was doing alright.