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Should we be harsher on Rockstar for GTA Online’s issues?

Are we being too kind to the publisher behind the year's biggest release?

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HebrewHammer1810d ago

We absolutely should, and for a number of reasons:

1. They anticipated this traffic given that A) They allocated this many copies, and B) analysts have been projecting it to be the biggest entertainment launch in history, and for some time too.

2. They were given an additional two weeks to get everything in order. That's what they said they needed, so that's what consumers expected.

3. For the people who have miraculously made it past the tutorial of doom, their characters are being deleted, money is disappearing and apartments / cars are no longer owned.

It's a disaster that makes even the worst of MMO launches look acceptable. And GTAV Online isn't even remotely close to being an MMO.

xHeavYx1810d ago (Edited 1810d ago )

II think "we" should stop bitching so much about it. It's not working, they are trying to fix it. They may not have anticipated such a high volume of people trying to get in at the same time, and it's the first time they try an online mode of this magnitude, just give them a break.
Don't like it? Either sell your copy or create your own multi-billion franchise with perfect online MP

-Foxtrot1810d ago (Edited 1810d ago )

Lets not forget how much money they've made off GTAV

We shouldn't just say nothing because it's "Rockstar", you start to do that and the developer will end up thinking they can get away with anything they want.

If this was going to happen with the online then I would of rather they spent all the resources from the online on the single player.

Audiggity1810d ago

They aren't "getting away" with anything... haha, you guys act like this is easy. Like they are laughing in piles of cash while doing cocaine and the servers burn.

This is not a recycled Call of Duty game. This isn't even based on existing MP code. They wrote this from scratch, almost as its own separate game.

What other FREE multiplayer game is planned to evolve this drastically over time? While supporting such advanced game mechanics and millions of players? Spoiler alert: NONE!

Don't get me wrong, it is frustrating. Do I want to play? Yes! Have I tried all of the "fixes" to play it? Yes! Would I expect to save any cash, progress, cars or properties IF I did get in? No! Not until it's actually fixed.

We aren't letting them "off the hook" and you can't put them "on the hook" either. They can only do what they can do, and I'm pretty damn sure they are doing it.

When it is working, it sounds like it will be amazing. So, like xHeavYx said, if you really feel entitled and you truly believe they "owe" this to you, and you can't find something else to do for another day or two - go "sell your copy" and then "create your own multi-billion franchise with perfect online MP"

Or, you can just go play CoD's yearly update of the same game.

Knightshade1810d ago

We absolutely should not. There is a full game that could stand entirely on its own irrespective of how this launch worked that is worth the full price of admission. This is a freebie that is attached. We didn't 'give them two weeks'. They could have launched much later, and I suspect they would have, had they not already announced it.

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Activemessiah1810d ago

Well yeah... you can't just sit there and fap to the title screen.

fredrikpedersen1810d ago

Definitely. They had two weeks to prepare, and they already knew the traffic would be enourmous

GarrusVakarian1810d ago (Edited 1810d ago )

But did they know it was going to be Call Of Duty beating numbers? How can any company prepare for that?

GarrusVakarian1810d ago (Edited 1810d ago )

Even as a blatant R* fanboy, im annoyed that so many people can't play online (lobbies take forever to fill). I don't understand what the 2 week gap inbetween SP and MP was for.....

But, it's been working for me and my friends for 3 days straight, so for ME personally, the launch has been a success. But i feel for people who can't experience this type of fun. I think people should be mad at R*, not the Online mode itself because when it works its amazingly fun.

xActionBasturdx1810d ago

Well for me and my friends GTAO has been a success...minus all the pop-ins this game is ridiculously fun online. I feel for those who cant get past the tutorial of dispair

My_Outer_Heaven1810d ago

Yes... when it takes years to release a game they should have checked things over before they sold the game!

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