Are we being too kind to the publisher behind the year's biggest release?
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Well yeah... you can't just sit there and fap to the title screen.
Definitely. They had two weeks to prepare, and they already knew the traffic would be enourmous
But did they know it was going to be Call Of Duty beating numbers? How can any company prepare for that?
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.
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
Yes... when it takes years to release a game they should have checked things over before they sold the game!
No cuz no one bought GTA V for the online it's just an added extra now if it was a game that revolved around online like COD then yes
Just last night a friend of mine lost his 300k apartment due to a random glitch and lost all the money as well. So hell yeah we should be more harsh.
Wow, that sucks! To be honest i think R* should have just shit the Online down until they fixed the issues....
I agree 100% Lukas... people who do get in and then lose everything??? Wow... I think I'm happier with not being able to get in at all at the moment.
I meant to say "shut the online down" not sh*t XD Lol
No because crap happens sometimes. Its not fun, no one likes it, and I am sure Rockstar isn't pleased with it either. It doesn't solve anything to throw stones at Rockstar though. We can all cry and complain to them all over the net. It will only serve to frustrate you more and make your experience less enjoyable. Some people have waited over 5 years for this game. A little longer to get things really going is not a big deal. Especially when we do know they are absolutely working on it.
Bubble up for well said. There are kids without water in some parts of the world and we are crying that a game mode isn't 100% fine at launch because we are so used to getting things when we want.
Bubble up x 2 - well said sir. Agreed again w/ Lukas... what is being harsh going to do? What do you want from R* in exchange for perpetual bitching? They owe you NOTHING. This was anticipated, they announced launch issues prior to launching the game. They are working on it. To Lukas' point - go spend your time with a charity while you wait, do something productive instead of just mounting a pointless argument.
If anything - we're not bitching enough! The amount of forgiveness is astounding. If this was cod or bf4? The net would be razed! Ironically....once you get in and play several hours, it's fun - but not innovative or great at everything. Much of it is weak mechanics for great variety. Still fun.....loads with friends. But it's load times really hurt it.
4 days and I cant even get passed character creation(which in itself is atrocious)
With the scope of this game you have to be prepared for issues and setbacks for a bit after launch. It's just the nature of the beast.
I'll be honest and say that the amount of negativity that's being spewed in regards to this is just shameful to say the least. They're working as hard as they can to fix the issues at hand yet gamers everywhere are flipping out because they can't handle the delay. I'm frustrated too as I've had little luck signing on and have experienced numerous corrupted character saves but I also happen to be a life long gamer and I've been around the block. Online launches usually aren't very smooth at the beginning and even R* themselves said to expect bugs. In the end, I just hate to think that the people crying and complaining like it's the end of the world are being looked at as representing the gaming community as a whole.
Hmmm.....it's kinda odd to me that gta5 online is what gamers have been waiting for for "5yrs". Not that others can't have their own views. I mean, new consoles are a month away. I'm far more excited for the future than what us essentially a game on 6yr old hardware. I'm ready. I'll be punting gta5 on nov 15th. That's just me. Own two consoles is both costly in terms of software and time. I'll be invest fully in ps4 gaming. I imagine I'm not alone. Will be interesting to see how many people stick to gta5 after nov 15.
I think that Rockstar should man up and take it offline until it's fixed and working properly. Letting people start it up and then lose everything so they can start over again is bullshit. They knew it was going to be a huge launch and judging by their pre-release notes, they knew that what they had wasn't going to cut it. Push back the release and fix it, devs dropping unfinished games to fix with patches later got real old real quick and this is no exception.
Oh no it's the end of the world lol
No we shouldnt. 1. GTA V is a masterpiece. 2. Everyone knew this game would sell Millions upon millions the moment it hits shelves. 3. Once Oct. 1 was announced for Online "create a character", everyone and their mother who bought GTA V was gonna try to play it. servers overloaded. 4 days later and GTA Online is absolutely amazing. Nothing but praise and love for Rockstar
I have no idea WHY its not working. BUT I am sure they planned for it to work on October 1st and it didnt....that sucks for them and us. But like others have said...the ONLINE portion os almost like a bonus. We all would have paid $60 for the SP alone. Now lets take a game like Titan Fall or Destiny...games that are MP only (im assuming this for Destiny..correct me if im wrong) but anyway....I expect those games to work from Day ONE!!!! And i would be pissed if they did not work. GTA5 Im pissed...but not pissed to the point I want to cuss Rockstar out for it.
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