7. Brucie's Jobs
These jobs I believe will come up after the first Manny mission in Bohan, but I'll put them here anyway.
Out of the Closet...
Okay, so, go to @ and use the computer. Feel free to check your email if you want, then go to the link to love-meet.net and look under males for French Tom; FYI, don't open the emails from Bruce about the cars as you are on a mission. Once you have him click the "DATE" button at the bottom and then log out.
Now, you have to let some time pass, so why don't you go to your email and look at that message from Brucie about the Banshee? Just go to the corner of the island and kill the three dudes protecting the car, then run away from the cops if they spot you, and return the car, undamaged, to the garage.
Now go back to @ and check your email for another job.
Again, just go kill the two goons holding the bike and then take it back, and use the Pay N Spray if you are wanted or need it fixed.
Out of the Closet... Part 2
Now you should get a text from Roman to check your email, so do it. You should check the email from French Tom and reply to it kindly. Now he should request a date at the diner by your old safe house at around 18:00, so check your phone clock and get over there at that time. Go in, meet the guy in the booth, and after the scene you two will be chatting it up. Now, you can get up and ice him right off, but you may want to stick around and listen to some of this. But once Niko mentions his debts, that is you cue to stand up and quickly kill this guy. Run outside and quickly get in a car to outrun the cops, and feel free to use the old Pay N Spray in the area.
Once you shake the fuzz, you claim your money. Brucie has another real job at his place, but go to your email again to get another car.
This car will be on the move, but not on the run. It seems like a few good hits from the back, or just making it spin a few times, will make it stop. And you can try to just steal the car while the woman is in it, but good luck with that. Just keep bothering her until she flees the car, then get in. Take it to the garage.
If you notice, the next mission is here too, so step into the marker.
Just get a ride, sans the cops watching, and drive him east. Get out when close to the car and get in. Yep, roll up the starting line down the street and get ready for your first race. Do you have to go full throttle? No, in fact, you can just go at a hurried-but-not-speed-racer pace and still maintain a good lead. Are dirt tactics allowed? Yes, and not just allowed, encouraged. Just spin somebody out from behind and on top of their normal mishaps they should be crashed more than a few times. The key for you is to always know where the next marker is, and if you can't see it use the radar. All I can say is take it easy on the turns and you should win in a walk, and make sure to blast it down the home stretch.
After the race, drive him home, but pull over to hear his conversation out before you let him off. And then that's it for Brucie's missions. He is now a friend, so yes, you have to go on man-dates if you want him to like you - ugh.
Now, there are some people hanging around town I would like you to meet. First, let's go back to where your old safe house was and at the police station you should see a green man marker on the radar. Get out and go see the drunk.
Breaking Mel's Habit
Yes, good ol' Whatshisname from the bar. Get in your car and drive him up north by the park, and make sure you health is good. Yep, gotta shoot these guys. The quicker the better as you will both have the cops on you, and Mel will be fleeing. But if you kill the three thugs quickly and get in a car, Mel should run back to you. If not, chase him down and wave him in, then flee the cops. After that, take him back to his spot, by the police station, and it's $500 for you.
*NOTE: If you die, just go back to the spot you found Mel and he will pop up, even if the marker is not there and he isn't. Just go there and he will be there.*
With that done, remember Brian? The first green marker guy you helped buy a rock? Go to the area around the gun shop and you should find him standing around. Go see him.
Breaking Brian's Habit
Drive him down the road and to the marker, just like you did for Mel. This time, just chase away the thugs with a gunshot and they run. Then take Brian home for your $500 tip.
Now, I'll remind you here and maybe never again, make Jacob like you a lot so you can get his weapons delivery.
The rest of this section will be over the cars Brucie wants you to get. You can do them now or wait, doesn't matter. And I hope you realize you must reply to Brucie's emails for each mission.
Don't forget Brucie still has vehicles for you to nab. He wants a Sanchez, so reply to the email and head to the docks. When close to the point, it's best to run over the first two guys, then back up and run over the other two as they get on the bike, or just get out and shoot them; whatever you do, don't let them get away or it's a long chase, but they are easy to knock off the bike and just hard to catch up to.
After you bring the bike back, hopefully just across the street from where you got it, go back to @ and read the next email.
This one is just across the park from the cafe, and when you get there the guy who owns it has been pulled over by the cops. Yes, the Pay N Spray is right down the street, but if the cops see you go in it won't work. Your best bet is to swing around the block and then speed into the Pay N Spray. The alternative is to speed down the highway, and you don't want to do that. Get a new coat of paint and return the car to the garage.
Next car up is the Intruder.
Just go east, grab it, come back to the park, and hopefully the cops are just out of view as you enter the Pay N Spray; if not, just drive around the block. Then take it back, easy.
Just chase it down and put it in a gentle tailspin to get the driver to flee. Then get it and take it to the garage. It's such a sweet ride, but oh well.
This one is in Bohan. Just walk up the guy as he tries to pick up a hooker and toss him out of his car, or shoot him because he will shoot you once you throw him out. Then just cruise all the way back to the garage.
Last one is pretty easy. Just go to the park and ram the guy off his bike, then pick it up and drive it back. Brucie will text you confirming this is the last vehicle he needs, so congrats on the easy money.
Just phone him up about the races and he will send you to one. Speed is not the name of the game. These races are usually competitive for the first ten seconds and then it's just a matter of hitting each checkpoint in a timely manner. The key is not to get the fastest car, or even the best handling car, just slow down for the turns and punch the gas when your car is pointed in the direction you are going; you know, kinda like a real car? If you do want a fast car, there are lots in the streets and around, they aren't that rare.
Basically you are interested in the helicopter ride and boat ride, not just for the sake of helping him to like you but also to learn how to pilot said vehicles. The copter is not has hard to drive as it seems, just tilt the LS in the direction you want to go and either ascend or descend as you wish, and then pull the LS back if you want to stop. Takes practice, but this ride will help you get the controls down.
The key for Brucie is that if he likes you by 80% (check stats screen) he will let you use the chopper whenever you want, which is not that awesome, but still good to have.