Rockstar will be handing out $500k to all GTA Online players who have played the game to date, in what seems to be an apology for technical problems encountered so far. Is this the right move, or should they have taken a different approach?
What else could they do really. The launch for the online was a joke with a large majority not being able to play (comes with its own problems) and of the small minority that could play a large amount of people kept loosing characters and experience/money. It is the right move to do. I simple apology wouldn't sit right with a lot of people
Yeah it might be the right move, but don't you think rockstar should reset those who exploited certain aspects of the game and are now millionaires? I mean if they don't reset them, then really there is no point at all, the wholee in game economy would be a mess... But then again I do think something will be done about them, because they also rendered rockstars micro-transactions useless.. I mean don't you think we would be seeing GTA V in game money up for sale on eBay once the money share feature is back?
I'd say the $500k will ruin the element of progression for gamers in the short term. I'd rather see R* fix the unbalanced financial system in Online. The cost of dying and the prohibitive time it takes to accumulate cash need fixed.
i dont think it is personally. i like the idea of the money i have feeling earned through doing stuff ingame. now everyone can just go out and buy the most expensive apartment which iv been saving up for without any hard work at all. quite disappointing if you ask me.
"now everyone can just go out and buy the most expensive apartment which iv been saving up for **without any hard work at all.**" A lot of people have been saving up for that apartment, and then they kept losing their characters and all their money. So yes, this IS the right move. I lost my character 4 times, and across those 4 character I had nearly enough to buy that apartment. Rockstar completely botched the biggest multiplayer launch of the year, and clearly didn't learn from the industries prior online launch failures. A simple "I'm sorry" wouldn't be nearly enough.
All the luxury apartment look identical, it's a waste of money buying the most expensive.
I'll take the cash, however I wish there was an option to start out at a certain rank OR cash, that way people have the option. Again the money is nice and I'm not complaining at all, just wish that other option was there.
I'm not gonna complain. It's more than a lot of other game companies would have done. Maybe rockstar should have waited longer before launching online but I don't think they ever could have been prepared enough for the amount of traffic hitting their servers
you got people exploiting glitches to be invincible, plus exploiting money glitches to be mega rich in just a day.. so i dont know what to think about them just giving away another 500k to everyone.. so whats the point of trying to earn the money and progress if they're just going to give it away. makes doing the jobs pointless. people will just be running around mega rich killing off anyone who didnt play this month so pretty much anyone who gets this game in the future who isnt apart of the 500k october month is going to be screwed.
I wouldn't necessarily say everyone else will be screwed. Sure $500k takes a bit to achieve the honest route, but it's far from impossible. I personally get a lot of good money playing Survival matches, and they're fun as hell too. I don't think this makes anyone mega rich either. Remember, you still have to unlock all of the super weapons, this money will likely go to a lot of apartments, cars, and basic weapon upgrades.
buy a nice supercar ha! the best way to get around in the game is a crotch rocket. almost impossible to crash and you can get away from cops and other players very easily
Don't get me wrong, I'm in love with the crotch rockets.. I haven't had more fun driving around than weaving in and out of traffic on them, it's a blast. It's the griefers that have me worried about making them my primary vehicle though.
haha understood. i only play with friends, though :D
Great, now I have to delete my save if I actually want to play the game the way it's supposed to be played.
Naa, don't do that.. just look at it as inheriting some money, or winning the lottery or something! It's still a game after all, you don't have to play it perfectly. If you're dead set on not wanting the money, buy some nice cars and enjoy blowing them up.. or better yet, drop it by my house!
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