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Manc_Man 05-19-2011 10:22 AM

Public Menace Method(s)
 
Ok, so I've seen a lot of people on this forum and elsewhere complaining about how to do this, some say they spent over an hour running around and got nowhere near the amount needed. I came up with two methods for this, both worked perfect.

My first effort which took a little more time I will admit, but was 100% successful (came out with more than 90k in damages). What we are looking to do is vehicle damage, this is all that counts, this is where the money is. Now start the case The Drivers Seat, as soon as you leave the police station jump in a car, turn around and drive up the hill, drive down get some speed and hit a car head on, this will cause the car you hit to start flaming, congratulations you did over 1k of damage. How do I know this? because if you go on Rockstars Social Club you can see the cars you unlocked and how much they're worth and if you manage to destroy that car then that counts towards how much damage you just did. If you look through 98% of the cars are worth over 1k. So you destroy their car and your car at the same time, that's 2k. Up and down the hill until you destroy 48 cars to be safe. Too time consuming?

Method 2 -

This kind of follows on from what I was going by before - Vehicle Value. So I was browsing through the car values and looked for the most expensive which from what I have unlocked so far is the American La France Fire Truck $12,459. These can be found at the fire station next to the Hollywood Police Station when you are at the Arson Desk. So, 5 destroyed Fire Trucks Later, it popped (Again! different GT)

Hope this helps, Method 1 takes about 35-40 mins, method 2 around 20 odd mins, those Fire Trucks are tough. Remember, head on and don't count towards your total unless the vehicle is on fire, just to be safe. Enjoy your 30G. :woop:

fresh fish 101 05-19-2011 10:50 AM

thanks for the insight... will try method 2 soon :)

xKRAIZEEMANx 05-19-2011 11:13 PM

Yeah, thanks for this. Will give it a try after I wrap up the main story and go back and redo a mission for some good ol' fashion carnage :chair

Red Testament 05-19-2011 11:56 PM

Nice. I think there is a fire truck next to the vice parking lot, so I'll try those.

DevilDawg064 05-20-2011 12:42 AM

After I complete the game, can I pick a case and play it again to do this?

DN Deathrow 05-20-2011 01:28 AM

I just drove around like a maniac for about 30 minutes crashing into cars and trying to run people over and take out everything possible. Wasn't going for the achievement and ended up with 68k in damages and a 1 star rating. Aww yeah.

solo6468 05-20-2011 03:14 AM

Will the achievement pop when you get to $47,000, or do you have to complete the case first?

DanielH 05-20-2011 05:10 AM

to post above: you'll get the Achievement Public Menace, $47,000, when you Complete the case.

1 thing:

1st post forgot to say: "the game will auto you to the missions"

so if you getting $47,000 car demo, do it quick for the auto missions make you do the missions

my Vehicle Damage is $128,576, oh yea!

superg 05-20-2011 05:21 AM

thanks for posting this! i figured this one would be a pain to get.

BruDrew 05-20-2011 06:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DanielH (Post 4236803)
to post above: you'll get the Achievement Public Menace, $47,000, when you Complete the case.

1 thing:

1st post forgot to say: "the game will auto you to the missions"

so if you getting $47,000 car demo, do it quick for the auto missions make you do the missions

my Vehicle Damage is $128,576, oh yea!

The only way the game auto makes you do the mission is if you drive by where you need to go, or have your partner drive. Otherwise you can drive like a crazed maniac all you want.

fresh fish 101 05-20-2011 09:35 AM

here was my method:

i found that not every time i was able to total the fire truck (to the point where they automatically jump out). sometimes it gets so damaged that it just slows down making it hard to further crash.
i just found a fire station with a fire truck (the one on east melrose) and kept crashing to the point where it slows down. i did this 10 times and ended up with ~ 65,000 worth of damage.

DanielH 05-20-2011 02:45 PM

to 2 post above:

i'm letting my partner drive, so i can get 5 stars every mission.

and i wasn't near the yellow flag on the map, when i went up and down the hill near the police station, between 10 and 30 mintues, when it just went black sreeen and at the mission.

however, as i drove to the next mission, i kept on crashing, got to the mission, rinse and repeat until complete mission, end result $128,576 in car damage.

BloodGodAlucard 05-21-2011 11:44 AM

Thanks for the tip about the firetruck. I got the achievement using that method. :)

cheevo360 05-21-2011 12:06 PM

I got achievement yesterday what I did is drive smash through stuffs on path and I had killed some people and change cars repeat to do it on path so took me about over one hour and achievement pop once story case over :) i got about over $70,000 for it :)

JuSt BLaZe 05-21-2011 02:39 PM

I did METHOD 1 (Cars) (THANKS FOR THE INFO) since the American La France Fire Truck took to long to respawn, I simply crashed in one car after another and switched as soon as it broke. I ended up with 146.204 $ Vehicle Damage, waaaaaaay too much haha but Achievement Unlocked, hehe. :woop:
Here is a video for the Fire Truck location if someone is interested:


SWAGGART 05-21-2011 04:04 PM

Thanks for the tip, Ill do method 2

JonathanT32 05-21-2011 06:34 PM

Thanks for this man. I'm going for method #1. :Bounce:

attackedbullet 05-21-2011 07:14 PM

good achievement lol
 
Can tell me when is best do this Achievement after ive finished the game ? i thought the idea of game was to be good cop laugh ? and u have to RANK UP etc ? so if i start smashing stuff wont my police profile drop down ? i dont really understand it sorry.If anyone help me with info this would be of help to me.Thank you.

GalaxyRed13 05-21-2011 07:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by attackedbullet (Post 4240394)
Can tell me when is best do this Achievement after ive finished the game ? i thought the idea of game was to be good cop laugh ? and u have to RANK UP etc ? so if i start smashing stuff wont my police profile drop down ? i dont really understand it sorry.If anyone help me with info this would be of help to me.Thank you.

The game only saves your highest rating in a case. So if you already beat the game, and have 5 stars in each case, replaying a case to get this achievement won't overwrite your 5 star.

Annalie 05-21-2011 07:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JuSt BLaZe (Post 4239845)
I did METHOD 1 (Cars) (THANKS FOR THE INFO) since the American La France Fire Truck took to long to respawn, I simply crashed in one car after another and switched as soon as it broke. I ended up with 146.204 $ Vehicle Damage, waaaaaaay too much haha but Achievement Unlocked, hehe. :woop:
Here is a video for the Fire Truck location if someone is interested:

YouTube - ‪LA Noire - Rare Car - American La France Fire Truck‬‏

Thanks blaze, i ended doing that method though because destroying fire trucks takes to long so i just destroyed 2 and went and crashed everyone else. by the end i made like 50,546 damage, what a relief. ;)

JuSt BLaZe 05-21-2011 08:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Annalie (Post 4240440)
Thanks blaze, i ended doing that method though because destroying fire trucks takes to long so i just destroyed 2 and went and crashed everyone else. by the end i made like 50,546 damage, what a relief. ;)

Yeah, ya welcome & no problem. I figured out doing it with a car is waaaay faster. Glad you have the achievement now too. :cool:

batman5273 05-22-2011 03:54 AM

What case woudl you say is the easiest to just finish?

JuSt BLaZe 05-22-2011 03:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by batman5273 (Post 4241219)
What case woudl you say is the easiest to just finish?

I'd say Traffic-Case #1 "The Driver's Seat". That's where I did it. Just crash/destroy about 5-10 cars in between the crime scenes & interrogations because of the auto-saves.

Alpha X 05-22-2011 04:48 AM

I would like to point something out about the fire trucks taking so long to total.

I believe that if you drive them into a gas pump at a gas station, it will instantly total the truck, even when it's driving really slowly as it does when it gets too beat up.

I can't help with the respawn times but that does seem to be a quick method for totaling them if you can find a gas station which is not hard to do.

EDIT: It appears that this method is risky as I just died trying to do this a second time.

JuSt BLaZe 05-22-2011 12:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Alpha X (Post 4241286)
I would like to point something out about the fire trucks taking so long to total.

I believe that if you drive them into a gas pump at a gas station, it will instantly total the truck, even when it's driving really slowly as it does when it gets too beat up.

I can't help with the respawn times but that does seem to be a quick method for totaling them if you can find a gas station which is not hard to do.

EDIT: It appears that this method is risky as I just died trying to do this a second time.

Nice info right there. I was already wondering this. Thanks for trying this out Alpha. ;) So I guess we rather stick to cars. I'd suggest so.

DBurchHero 05-22-2011 12:54 PM

Im doing mine with a car. These fire trucks dont wanna catch fire for nothing

Insane11 05-23-2011 12:06 PM

Did method 1 with cars in 15mins. 55k of damages. Now, to finish the case for achevo

I use social club to check my damages btw

I got hit by a car when I got out of my damaged car and almost died. My god was that scary.

Seems hard but easy when you do it surprisingly

Graivul 05-23-2011 12:28 PM

Yeah method 2 does sound the best way, will try that out after my 5 star playthrough :)

Nubinatub 05-25-2011 06:31 AM

So what is classified as a destroyed car in this game? The point in which your car no longer runs and there's smoke coming out from the engine? And if so, I should do that with about 50 cars?

JuSt BLaZe 05-25-2011 09:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Nubinatub (Post 4248584)
So what is classified as a destroyed car in this game? The point in which your car no longer runs and there's smoke coming out from the engine? And if so, I should do that with about 50 cars?

Simple, as soon as the engine starts to burn, you can't drive anymore and both are leaving the car.


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