What an amazing day in GTA 😃
Sorry for the optimistic and happy post but that was a really fun day.
Downloaded and installed within half hour of DLC going live. Loved the intro movie Wandered around the Casino floor, marvelled at being in the same proximity and rubbing shoulders with other players who were not in passive! Went outside for some fresh air to look at the exterior of the new building and took some photos. Enjoyed seeing so many player vehicles all parked up and it was nice to be able to check them out in relative calm. Discovered that passive mode has changed in three major ways, 1. Passive mode has five minute cool down 2. Passive mode cannot be used for two minutes after killing a player. 3. All weaponise vehicles are now in permanent non-passive mode
Thought about the implications of that a lot, weighed up the pros and cons and decided it was definitely evidence of Rockstar addressing some of the problems with griefing/ cheap kills/ passive popping etc Checked out all the websites to see if anything was new or on offer and scored some really good deals 1. The scramjet reduced by $3.5 million 2. A gorgeous Volatus helicopter (needed for aircraft concierge) reduced by just over $1 million) 3. Beautiful new stunning Enus (Bentley Continental) which I was able to transform into a GT3 car, all for less than $1 million.
Discovered that when you phone Pegasus now on your mobile, all of the menus for the different types of vehicles are separate - so no longer do you have to scroll through all of them!
Then time at last to actually visit my high roller penthouse..! Absolutely blown away by the level of detail and the sheer size of it. It’s like 4 luxury yachts together with a CEO office on top... The best interiors ever created in GTA. Spa, Hair stylist, private blackjack table, 2 exclusive arcade games, Champagne... all of it free.
Used the limousine service from the phone in the penthouse lobby and was openmouthed to realise that I could get from the Casino to Paleto Bay in 7 seconds flat. Along with nine other preset locations around the map.
Helicopter concierge requires you to pilot the aircraft yourself (much in the same way as the CEO works) and also landing on the helipad gives you the option to ‘auto land’ which is nice. (love my new Volatus with its sleek profile and retractable wheels)
Stunning panoramic sunset view over the city from the south end of the penthouse with its curved windows and a very pleasant rooftop area with nice pool (which I had great fun doing cannonballs into from the helipad) lol
Back into the casino and after a few games of roulette and blackjack I was up by about 15,000 chips and then I spun the wheel and won another 25,000... Tried some slot machines and a couple of horseraces, Went shopping, had a chuckle over some of the wall art and other trinkets and avoided the temptation of buying a mask that turned my head into a large Strawberry 🍓 Admired the new Bugatti on show and hoped that I can win it! Checked out the public garage and my own private 10 car penthouse parking. Easy to access and looks really good.
And then just a short while ago I realised that I hadn’t even thought about conflict or weapons or the usual BS that goes on on the streets of LS...
In conclusion, the Diamond Casino and Resort is a quality update and already it feels like before it - GTA was missing something.
With all of the things listed above I spent $13.5 million but I had a great day and I am actually really looking forward to spending some time here again.
It is a very long time since I have said this but -thank you Rockstar; you did OK with this one 👏
Things the Penthouse doesn’t have:
CEO Office (There is an office but the terminal is just for Internet) Snacks Sprunk/Cola machines.
Things the Penthouse does have:
Limited decor colour options Included Wall Safe and Weapons locker.
I think if I parked my Terrorbyte outside the Casino, I would have everything I need in one place!
By the way they also changed the interaction menu so that the Avenger, Terrorbyte, MOC etc are all listed in the same place under Services.
Along with the Pegasus menu, those are some pretty good quality of life changes.
Yes it’s super easy to be cynical and ungrateful but for a game I bought four years ago for about £30, I’m pretty happy I haven’t been shortchanged 😃
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Potential landlord requesting credit report, employment letter, payslip, T4, references, etc. for monthly lease
Hi all, I moved to the GTA last spring for a work contract and have stayed mostly in short term rentals like airbnb / paid cash to extend my stay afterwards. As my work contract is wrapping up and I'm facing the reality of unemployment, I decided I needed to cut my expenses now and move into a cheaper room. The place I'm looking at is in a GTA suburb, I met the homeowners, there will be just 3 renters (2 current ones + me, potentially). Rent includes furniture and utilities except Internet, it's just under $1100/month and the house is very nice and clean inside, includes wall to wall carpeting and a nice kitchen, plus private bathroom with glass shower , hot tub. It sound great except for 2 issues:
- The landlords are very careful people in that they requested the following documents to even consider my application:
- Credit report showing my name, address, date of birth, credit score and loans/credit card balances
- Employment letter showing my name, position, salary, status (full time, perm/ contract, etc.)
- Copy of payslip
- Last year's T4
- References: past airbnb hosts + current landlord (airbnb host)
Note that all of the above will be reviewed by private landlords. I've convinced them to let me try the room on a month to month basis, but am hesitant to send them the documents (with airbnb, I have a verified account and never have to show hosts any ID, I just book on the app, pay with a credit card and move in). I'm a private person and uncomfortable sharing so many person details/ docs. I already provided solid references, why can't I just pay cash and we go from there?
- The second reason I'm hesitating is parking: There's a small garage for 1 vehicle where you have to watch out not to hit the walls, and one spot driveway that I have to share with a current tenant. The problem is that he'll leave early in the morning (that's good when I'm parked in the garage and he's parked behind me on the driveway), but the issue is he'll likely finish work before me, so he'll park on the driveway blocking my access to the garage, while street parking is forbidden without a permit. Apparently the basement tenant was issued the home's only street parking permit. The landlord says that I can just swap positions with the driveway parker, but I can see this being a hassle, I don't want to have to move my car each time he has to go and vice versa.
I'm currently staying in an airbnb another week while I decide what to do. When I moved into an upper duplex in 2011 in another province, the landlord (who lived below) didn't ask for any docs, although I did sign a 1 year lease. He never raised my rent in the 5 years I lived there. I wish I could find a casual landlord like that in the GTA with ample parking, non smoking quiet tenants to share a house with, all for under $1000/month.
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