A billion bucks and 2 weeks to plug in a few servers; should The GTA Online launch have been smoother? We decided to ask an expert.
more like GTA OFFLINE
Seems to be a lottery at the moment. Ive been on since Tuesday. But i know others are still having problems. Im not on at the moment because for some reason none of the missions or activities will load, same for all my friends.
A very good read.. he explains how everything works, and why it dosnt work. meanwhile (playing on ps3) I was able to get level 14, the online part is so awesome the more I play the more I want it.. and with friends its 10 times more fun... but all those lodings and freezes.. cant they just give us a hint a message.. online is offline, try later... and thats it, instead it gives 20 types of errors and freezing time to time.. and I cant understand why I am the host every time.. and no one joins.. it takes too much time to find people.. on and on...
I've not had much problems getting on with the 360 version and currently rank 32. The only problem I've had is spending money on an apartment only for it not to show it as bought the next time I logged in. Regardless of whether they should have had the server capacity issues sorted for launch, for me, it's obvious they should have released it as an open beta to help iron the bugs out instead of doing a full release while openly admitting we should expect problems.
Sorry but i hate all this moaning. It'll all be up and running smoothly at some point. Rockstar even said before online was released that it wouldnt be a smooth journey. As for the whole I've bought a product that doesn't work... what aload of bollox.
Its a frustrating situation because on the one hand we waited two weeks for something that doesn't work 100%....but on the other they told us to anticipate these problems before release. Just find something else to do while R* fix this. People are acting like their lives depend on playing GTAO. Mine stopped working a few hours ago....so i turned my PS3 off and did something else.....like came to N4G :p @Piper Yeah.....which is STILL something OTHER than play GTAO, unless commenting on articles is the same as playing a videogame? Your argument fails.
Well said Lukas,
indeed , R*Games always shipped their games with bad multiplayer , now they're trying to rectify the shot and people are giving them shit, it's just silly.
l still love the game,it's amazing
Agreed, after 3 tries I was able to get race to load up and haven't looked back since. Got a garage and an elergy and am working my way up to affording a house.
I would understand if it was a massive mmo with hundreds of players in each area but this is 16 players in a lobby so why all the bugs? Anyway I tried once and failed. Will probably try again in a month or so when it's all fixed up.
Agree. Can sit in any popular wow city lag free, but can't even find one person to do a two to four player mission.... Fucking joke.
Ok I totally understand what this article was trying to get at, but when you set up an hive for servers (Talking from experience) you always build with the intention of expanding it. They had preorder numbers WEEKS maybe even months before release. If you guys remember they pushed back the initial release of the game, and when the first date rolled around they should have gotten a good idea of preorder numbers then. Then after the release they had 16 days (-3 from release) to see the HUGE impact the game made and should have gotten ready then. But nothing was said nor done until 4 days before the Online mode was supposed to go live. Then we heard "Oh please be patient, we didn't expect these numbers." Even after they saw the numbers!! In my mind Rockstar dropped the ball in a big way and need to toss out some GTA$ and some XP, as a form of an apology to us fans. It's only right they didn't deliver what they promised, and they still haven't admitted to their massive screw up.
Two characters and twelve hours later, I give up.
They say truth is stranger than fiction. I believe the truth could of gotten them sued. Luckily, money buys you excuses.
Well I was online. But now my character has been deleted and I can't get online. So...yeah...
Good job Rockstar keep... Terrible 2 week lazy.
Need stop GTA IV play offline of server now bye then add GTA V server!!!.
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