New arrivals to GTA Online are noobing all over the place, causing vets to lash out like jerks

    
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Just when you thought people dressing up as aliens to participate in gang wars was the tip of the Grand Theft Auto Online community iceberg, in comes a glut of new faces thanks to the game being offered for free on EGS, which has reportedly caused a whole lot of general unrest in the online world.

According to a report on Polygon, new players are making life difficult for regular players of GTAO as they foul up carefully planned heists and crash into cargo escorts, causing missions to fail and thousands of digital dollars to be lost. This has caused veteran players to lash out on new arrivals, who often bring significantly more powerful weapons and vehicles to bear on characters that have almost no assets and no ways to defend themselves. New players attempting to organize heists of their own are also seeing their calls for joining up on missions go unheeded as established players ignore them.

So, basically, if you grabbed a free version of GTA Online, you might want to find some high-level friends to play with for both the purposes of learning and for protection. It’s unfriendly out there.

source: Polygon

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Gareth Thomas

Do people take this seriously ? It’s a game FFS. What would these people do if it was something in real life. If they put the same passion they have for GTA online into getting a life then sky’s the limit. WTF like

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aeden

I haven’t had much trouble as a new player, thankfully. I was kicked once, 5 seconds after joining a session. Then the next day 2 different players fowled up my cash delivery mission.
I didn’t realize there was an unspoken rule about not messing with other people’s cargo, that explains why I’m usually left alone during deliveries. I don’t like messing with other people unless they engage first, so guess I’ve been kinda lucky.

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Jon Wax

Can’t really blame vets on that one

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Neurotic

Ech. GTA V was brilliant. GTAO not so much.

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Sorenthaz

Well that’s kind of to be expected. New folks come in thinking they can play it like a regular GTA game by causing chaos and messing with other players. They then learn that it’s a bad idea to do that.

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Stormwaltz

GTA is now an actual mafia film plot.

Young, violent upstarts confound the careful plans of Legitimate Businessmen, instigating a turf war.

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losludvig

I feel like the entire business model of GTAO is to get you griefed enough that you buy shark cards to even the battlefield.

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ihatevnecks

Unfortunately that’s not even really a thing, because all the good gear is level-gated.

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losludvig

sure, but getting the exp is one thing, getting the money is another entirely. and with most if not all of the decent ways to make money painting a large target on you – you see where this is going?

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ihatevnecks

If you’re on console then I guess? If you’re on PC, last I heard it was still hard not to run into people dropping endless cash in public lobbies, and as long as you’re not openly asking for the (probably hacked) money then you’re completely safe from any R* repercussions.

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dreamer

Ah, yes. The state of nature of any game which forces PvP interaction.

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Ashfyn Ninegold

Chasing away new people interested in the game you love is traditional behavior of gamers, handed down from generation to generation and carved in rock on every game forum for, like, forever.

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Utakata

Also says a lot about their sense of “community”. /le sigh

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Snax

I got the game free on EGS and played for about 1-2 week, when I checked my play time, I’ve racked up about 70 or 90 hours, can’t remember. I had fun when I was maxing out my skills and doing the Lamar quests/missions, but after those ended, it felt like all I was left with were repetitive daily missions and event and from that point on I had to decide on my own what to do and without and overarching storyline or something, I kind of lost interest and stopped playing, I might pick it up sometime later, but not now, I don’t see a point. The online game somehow feels pointless and it’s very flawed and filled with modders who can get you in trouble.