Grand Theft Auto Online Review

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Posted 2:33pm on Fri 25 October 2013
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Posted 2:33pm on Fri 25 October 2013
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I agree that GTA Online is most fun in free roam but I remain completely baffled by Rockstars insistence on adding persistence and ranks to what should just be a giant sandbox. I just want to login with my mates and run around doing daft stuff but everything is set against my doing that, from locking you to the worst cars and guns via the rank system to the repeated server issues.

The lobby system is almost egregious in it's uselessness and if you simply try and join a friends instance it forces a world load every time it fails to match you to your friends adding even more wasted time and frustration. Maybe this will be something I'll try when the inevitable next-gen or PC version launches but the obtuse design and awful server issues (I lost progress post the 1.04 patch) make this a 'pass' for me.
Posted 2:49pm on Fri 25 October 2013
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I agree that GTA Online is most fun in free roam but I remain completely baffled by Rockstars insistence on adding persistence and ranks to what should just be a giant sandbox. I just want to login with my mates and run around doing daft stuff but everything is set against my doing that, from locking you to the worst cars and guns via the rank system to the repeated server issues.

The lobby system is almost egregious in it's uselessness and if you simply try and join a friends instance it forces a world load every time it fails to match you to your friends adding even more wasted time and frustration. Maybe this will be something I'll try when the inevitable next-gen or PC version launches but the obtuse design and awful server issues (I lost progress post the 1.04 patch) make this a 'pass' for me.

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Sorry had to!

Posted 3:07pm on Fri 25 October 2013
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i agree that it's awesome fun and i have logged many an hour hosting missions with friends but you cannot just write off the problems as technical hardships jon. i have been lucky to have a good, active crew but have also lost a lot of time with the connection problems constantly separating me and my friends,and lost a few hundred grand in mods and purchases going missing or not saving.
the other main problems are based on poor decision making at camp rockstar, like nerfing mission payouts and the bad sport system.
Posted 3:21pm on Fri 25 October 2013
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According to the Social Club my online playtime is 5D 11H 46M. I'm not sure what the world record is for grinning ear to ear but my mouth hurts. And I'm only level 95 so I've still got a bunch of toys to unlock for my sandbox, so things can only get better.

Technically I've been lucky, I was stuck between levels 44 and 45 for a bit where it wouldn't save progress, but other than that all has worked pretty much as intended, and where it hasn't I've been having so much fun I've been able to overlook any obstacles.

Had I suffered a character wipe and had to start over would I do it? Probably, leveling up stealth by whacking guards at the golf club at night was kinda fun, long runs on the beach, a few drownings, loadsa golf, those are all parts of my journey that I actually miss now as I no longer have to pursue them.
Posted 3:46pm on Fri 25 October 2013
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"Those who hate griefers should avoid"
just read this and i have to disagree. i hate griefers with a passion and had a ball hunting them down and finding creative methods to deplete their precious scrilla.
Posted 11:23pm on Fri 25 October 2013
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Grin My choice actually predates both that and the teletubbies it was chosen because of the 8 character username limit on the original PC Zone forums, I do love that tune though!
Posted 12:45pm on Mon 28 October 2013
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Guys should I wait for the PC release or get GTA now?
Posted 5:11am on Wed 12 February 2014
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I agree with everything this article has to say about it in brief detail, but let me dwell some bad pointers on this game. 1st There isn't enough activities being done without having to go to a single lobby. It isn't being hosted in the open world. 2nd Enabling passive mode isn't truly ''passive mode'' for immature players will run you over thus causes an impact that can kill you and same with explosives such as tanks, rockets etc. 3rd As you rank and request to play high playing jobs or offer allot of RP points... It's a gamble. So you would have to play allot now that GTA online has been patched. ( Older methods of ranking such as Races will not work anymore ) 4th After rank 120 ( last unlock Mini gun ) The rest of the rank is pretty much just for show... Rockstar needs to add more additional items to unlock thus playing and ranking continuously to keep the game from losing it's fire. These 4 pointers I believe would improve the game.
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