Aaron Garbut, Art Director at Rockstar North, explained with excitement the growth process behind GTA Online.
Haven't played in a while, but I have faith in Rockstars creative minds to reel me back in soon enough
I don't. It's such a major downgrade from Red Dead Redemption (except only for graphics) that I have as much faith in Rockstar as I have in Blizzard. Or no... Idk. Blizzard at least destroyed their game intentionally. Now, while GTA5 is not as putrid as the latest Diablo, it's the most beautiful and empty/meaningless world in recent AAA sandbox games. 'But look at all these activities'. Yes, I look, but you notice that they're all completely pointless. Compare with RDR outfits requirements to have a standard. Gather gold on all racing in GTA5 and what you get? Nothing. A design lesson, right? Well, in the "what not to do" chapter, but still a lesson. - At least the microtransactions piece of the game (which they succesfully lied that was a different game LOL) has a leveling system, to make the instances of the game all interconnected. Sadly the focus there is selling MT, another stupid major design choice. I hope not much people are falling for the scam.
I'm not saying that GTA online doesn't need more activities but what does RDR exactly have to make GTA online a MAJOR downgrade?!
Re: what RDR had over GTA
In-match Posses, with in-game scoring. (GTAO Crews mean basically nothing - no "crew fueds" like in Max Payne 3, as far as I've seen)
Gang hideouts (missions against NPCs, IN FREEROAM)
**ANIMALS IN FREEROAM!**(nuff said)
Online challenges on weapons, hunting animals, and more.
And on top of all this, the GTAO Leaderboards are STILL NONFUCTIONAL. I was and have been very active on R* Social club with managing my large crew. The in-crew leaderboards for members (on both systems) is still a complete mess. AND overall crew leaderboards are still completely nonexistant. (the page says return later)
What kinda game releases, and can't get leaderboard functionality within 4months?
Clearly this is a big deal for them, and they'll try to make it right.
Where is the mutha fuckin bank heist at?.
/ Buy GTAV for nextgen consoles: now with heists! / I can see it now
Not sure if they'll do GTAV for next gen, but they should port it to PC later this year.
GTA online suffers from the same issues that seem to plague ambitious open ended games.It promises great things but never seems to deliver them. I would likely give it another go if R* could deliver on the idea but I have my doubts.
If it was broken then it should never have been released in the first place. Is this what we should expect now from games ? its not right.
I'm sorry to have to argue against a few of you bit I think gta and R* get too much flack on forums. If they'd offered me an unfinished product in May last year or the September before that, I'd have snatched at the chance. I'd have played whatever story mode they had so far and played at just that until Online was launched. Imagine if they'd delayed launch until now, or whenever they release a patch that has everything you want fixed or added. I'd like destructible buildings and earthquakes but I'm not gonna boycott the game until it's on. For playability GTA can't be beaten. And now R* have a totally progressive game. They want you to play it for years not months. Don't sweat it, you won't have to wait til GTA 6 to see all those things in the game and working. I've not even read this article but I just thought I'd get my piece in.
Any suggestions or moans, email GTAOnline@rockstargames.com. And don't forget to mention earthquake sessions.
I've been off of GTA Online for little more than a week thinking I could avoid hacked monies being thrown around. What do I see when jump online yesterday; an extra $100,000,000 is what! If rockstar resets my hard earned rank or bans me, I'm done with GTA Online!
Gateway MT6706 2008
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