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PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2013 3:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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how much beta testing and how big of group sizing were they using? Most MMOs drop tons of time and resources into this. On a multifront MP/SP title like this, resource splitting is always an issue. So I wonder what all they did.

What they should have done was given Collector's Edition suckers, I mean, purchasers early "beta" access to GTA Online, but that would have still driven headlines like "GTA V Sucks Because Online Doesn't Work" on launch day which is exactly what they didn't want.

Maybe no matter what they did it was going to have problems right out the gate.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2013 4:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Slow on the uptake? They aknowledged before launch that there would be issues and then they fixed them within two weeks and gave a little thank you gift to the fans.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2013 4:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Beta testing really is a two edged sword.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2013 7:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I will be on all weekend in case you fools wanna rob some stores online

maybe we can pool our money and get a hangout?
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2013 7:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll try and get on. Getting game blocked a lot lately.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2013 7:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got a really expensive one we can all chill in. Still, just finished doing a survival mission for a nice 20g's. Gonna take a break, and I'll probably be playing more later.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2013 8:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

UrbanMasque wrote:
I will be on all weekend in case you fools wanna rob some stores online

maybe we can pool our money and get a hangout?


I'll jump in later tonight for a bit.

Got to prepare for Pokemon tomorrow though.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 11, 2013 11:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Survival missions are the way to go.

Here's what I'm anticipating: I'll be on early and then much later tomorrow. I'm playing Xbox only. Sunday I'll be on PS3.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 12, 2013 2:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There are so many things about GTA Online that are confusing to me. I thought free roam was supposed to be semi-harmless fun. Getting in a fun shootout for a few minutes isn't supposed to cost me half of my savings. I thought money in the bank couldn't be stolen by other players...
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 12, 2013 3:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Getting in a fun shootout for a few minutes isn't supposed to cost me half of my savings.

This is probably my biggest complaint about Online. While I am loving it, I just avoid free-roam altogether because if I do a mission that gets me 5 grand and then I die twice in free-roam, welp that money is gone. Time to do 20 more minutes of missions.

While you do get a lot more big money jobs as you play more, even then I risk losing a lot of money because some idiot camped my apartment.

You should lose 500 max, definitely not $2000 or however much it is.
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used mentioned we would receive a "thank you for dealing with sh*t." So, we are and I think it'll help us out. They're giving your character $500,000. The downside is it'll be split into two different deposits of $250,000 and nor have they confirmed the dates.
http://www.rockstargames.com/newswire/article/51565/grand-theft-auto-online-half-a-million-gta-stimulus-package-this.html
I'm just happy to be able to afford an apartment.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 12, 2013 4:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sweet. Now just make the deaths cost 1/3rd as much and we'll be golden.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 12, 2013 8:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

after they given you the stimulus, they're also going to up the price of everything too.. watch
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 12, 2013 10:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

UghRochester wrote:
used mentioned we would receive a "thank you for dealing with sh*t."


Don't put curses in my mouth. It's already overflowing with them!

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I'm just happy to be able to afford an apartment


"Well, good for you..." - all of Ugh's coworkers who still live at home
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 12, 2013 10:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

About to get on Xbox 360!
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I'm about to go to sleep. Listen to that voice message I left and keep repeating it.
I could have played more, but I gotta work. Also, couldn't get to play with Icepick and spartan317 that much, because my female character wasn't able join session, had to complete the remaining tutorial. Which is complete bullsh*t. Needless to say, I had to do that tutorial again.

Here's the little bit I livestreamed.
http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/39777947
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 12, 2013 1:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Goddamn, after playing for a while, today was the day my internet decided it couldn't hold a connection.

Sorry Urban. I blew the getaway. Don't blame me.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 12, 2013 2:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just got this in the mail. Time to enjoy.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 12, 2013 3:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll be on later. I haven't been playing much since it deleted my character last week.... Twice.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 12, 2013 9:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Finally finished the campaign. Really liked how they tied off a lot of the different story lines.
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