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#1 crazychicken17

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Posted 23 April 2004 - 06:18 PM

In the next GTA game, your charecter will be able to break into cars, run for miles, shoot with pinpoint accuracy. He will outrun the army, fly helicopters with no training, assasinate, joyride, carjack... but he will not be able to swim.

Part of what makes GTA so great is it's keeping in with the atmosphere. When you walk into Ammu-nation, you don't have menu screens to remind you you're in a game: the camera merely zooms in on the weapons on the wall. The game doesn't even have a main menu - if there is nothing on the memory card, it starts a new game for you! Maybe the reason R* won't let us swim is because a thwocking great oxygen meter will shatter the atmosphere? After all, Oxygen meteres are the only way to do it, right?

Wrong. Half-Life perfected this system, and Half Life is the best game ever, so Rockstar should learn from it. It works like this:

When you jump into water, for a short period you can swim normally. Then, as you run out of oxygen, your health slow goes down, 5hp at a time. The lower your health goes, the faster it goes. When you come out of the water, your health will gradually go back to whatever it was before you jumped into the water (minus any damage you might have taken in the water from guns, etc.). This perfectly represents it: the less your health is, the shorter you'll be able to swim for. When you come out, you gradually recover your breath (ie. health), so, unless you drown, swimming won't do you any permanent damage.

It might sound complicated, but its not. If you havn't played Half Life (shame on you!), do so and you'll see how well it works. It would be perfect for GTA, and it would bring an end to all those frustrating, annoying deaths you constantly suffer, through no fault of your own, when a police car rams you into the water, or you don't see the sea until the last moment.
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#2 insane_pyro28

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Posted 23 April 2004 - 09:58 PM

that idea sounds pretty good CC


but the way I see it would save them even more trouble. Who said the main character has to swim underwater? All I'm looking for is the ability to swim across the water, just like regular swimming, I wouldn't even mind if if it didn't have the option to dive underwater...

That option right there would still save you from all of the annoying deaths, and accidents, I mean if you think about it it's kinda pointless to actually go underwater anyway, there's nothing to do :mellow:

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Posted 24 April 2004 - 02:27 AM

that sounds like agood idea

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Posted 24 April 2004 - 05:04 AM

Good idea Crazy, now i can fullfill my dream of swimming with Mantarays

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Posted 25 April 2004 - 08:09 AM

I totally agree with Pyro. All I want is to at least have some chance of surviving when I zoom over the hill, only to discover that it's a cliff.
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Posted 25 April 2004 - 09:14 AM

The drowning system in VC sucks because if you go about 2 feet into the water you start drowning? Anyway, good idea CC17
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Posted 25 April 2004 - 01:31 PM

Its a good idea but i see one problem. At the beginning of the game people could swim to the second island and that would cause problems. And an invisable wall would take away the effect of gta.
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Posted 25 April 2004 - 02:47 PM

did you even bother reading it? You can swim for a limited time. Jeez. R* aren't stupid enough to let you swim for long enough to reach the other islands.
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Posted 26 April 2004 - 05:20 AM

Pyro, who cares if its pointless? Its fun to explore the stuff they put under water. Super jumps are pointless, but people do them, just flying the plane around town is just as pointless too. Hell half the game is pointless, its only purpose is for fun.

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Posted 26 April 2004 - 06:18 PM

Sorry cc never thought of that. Swimming would be cool if you got eaten by sharks.
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Posted 04 May 2004 - 11:46 AM

yes R* we what to swim!!!!!!

and dive under water (to find hidden packages maybe)
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Posted 04 May 2004 - 06:10 PM

Maybe but it ud be too hard to find packages.
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Posted 04 May 2004 - 07:23 PM

Yeah I agree because you could be swimming around for ages looking for packages
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Posted 04 May 2004 - 10:08 PM

Swimming shouldn't be used for getting secret things, or whatever. It's only purpose would be to prevent annoying pointless deaths by drowning.

Getting eaten by sharks would really be annoying... And what wuld you be able to do int the water anyway?
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Posted 05 May 2004 - 08:57 PM

that's what I'm saying.

Swimming under water is pointless

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Posted 06 May 2004 - 01:15 AM

It wouldnt be pointless, well yeah, but it would still be fun cause it would give you something to do.

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Posted 06 May 2004 - 06:35 PM

How can anybody find swimming around for nothing fun.
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Posted 07 May 2004 - 11:55 AM

it will get the cops of your tail
eg....
... drive off the edge of the ... err ... road thing and get out of the car under water and swim to a boat and nick that

if police can't swim that would be better
but if they can then you'll have to lose them.
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Posted 07 May 2004 - 09:35 PM

How can anybody find swimming around for nothing fun.

For god's sake, how many times will I have to explain?:

I WANT TO SWIM SO THAT I DONT KEEP DROWNING! THAT IS ALL I CARE!
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Posted 08 May 2004 - 02:44 AM

If the cops were chasing you in the water, you could probably throw a fun size snickers bar the other direction and I bet they would go swim for it...




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