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Post by Eorl @ 11:15am 12/10/13 | 10 Comments
It's no secret that the past two weeks for the launch of Rockstar's online multiplayer portion of their sandbox title Grand Theft Auto 5 has been somewhat plagued by a variety of issues. Ranging from characters being deleted which results in players losing tons of time and money to my own character appearing in-game with invisible legs and arms looking somewhat out of place, the launch hasn't been the greatest.

Rockstar has been hard at it though, with the third patch having gone live within the past few days that helped ellevate the deletion issue and also fix up some of the server networking for smoother performance. To help celebrate the now functional multiplayer, Rockstar are giving out free in-game cash for all.
iven some of the recent technical issues during these first days of GTA Online, and now that things are starting to look much smoother (touch wood!), we are planning to provide a special stimulus package for all who have played or will play Grand Theft Auto Online this month. We will be dropping a cool half a million GTA$ in the GTA Online bank accounts of all players this month, starting as early as next week.

In order to keep the current worldwide in-game economy balanced, we will be providing this GTA$ to players via two deposits of $250,000. We will announce specific dates as soon as possible, but are currently hoping to be able to make the first deposit by the end of next week (after we’ve confirmed that issues causing game progress loss have been fixed) with the second installment to happen by the end of the month. For players who experienced cloud server errors, connection issues, and lost game progress and characters in these first days of GTA Online, we hope this GTA$ helps to facilitate a fresh start or makes your continued life in Los Santos and Blaine County extra sweet.
Free cash is always a nice addition, and I won't personally say no to any rewards for sticking it through the rocky launch. Rockstar's Newswire post has the full details on how exactly this will all work, but look forward to the cash stimulus come sometime next week with the launch of update v1.04.

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Posted 08:20pm 12/10/13
Still haven't managed to have a proper game of this, I'm about ready to give up. When it does actually work I end up in almost empty sessions, and I dunno if nobody is ever online from the crew or something is screwy, but it always fails to find any friends or crew to join. I did manage to get into one death match last night, for about 5 minutes anyway, till the host dropped and the game ended and I was back in an open world session with 3 other people. Considering how long the loading times are it makes the whole experience feel pretty lame.
Posted 08:59pm 12/10/13
Wow Khel I've been playing GTA Online for a few days now and haven't encountered any drop out issues I've had smooth and fun filled games.

I haven't seen or been able to play with anyone within the AUSG crew either so I am not sure if I'm just unlucky with the times I am playing or it's bugged.

I was playing a mission before it was two teams of four racing to get the Coke and had to deliver it, bloody good fun.
Posted 09:07pm 12/10/13
Yeah, I don't seem to be dropping out anymore myself, but it seems if the host drops out of a job it just ends, and thats happened to me fairly often :( I dunno if the host is just rage quitting or dc'ing.

But yeah, whenever I end up in an open world session, it just seems to be almost empty, maybe I'm just unlucky and getting shoved into new sessions or s*** sessions. I'm not dc'ing anymore though, but yeah, I still haven't actually had any decent games. I'll keep trying for a bit longer, but its getting pretty frustrating.
Posted 09:09pm 12/10/13
Khel did you try that delete patch and then re-download? Apparently that fixes some of the issues. I guess you could try a full reinstall if that is possible?
Posted 03:47am 13/10/13
Seems to be working now, got a few games in tonight, yay!

Would definitely be more fun with an organised group of people though, but still had some fun times. Fun fact: You can kill other players by spraying them with the water hose on top of the fire truck.
Posted 07:19am 13/10/13
Yeah definitely need am organised group sometimes you get lucky with a couple of people on a microphone but the players that don't communicate suck
Posted 03:30pm 13/10/13
The mic is so muffled you can't understand anyone anyway on PS3 at least. That and screaming kids is all I ever hear or people annoyingly screaming random sounds into the mic etc.
You don't need much co-ordination in any of the GTA missions, just engage 1/10th of a single brain cell is enough to work out what to do, what the other player is doing and what you need to do.
Posted 03:35pm 13/10/13
Xbox Live Gold is plagued by errors for the last 12days so I cant buy any sub time to even get on the have a look.
Posted 08:29pm 13/10/13
Anyone else on PS3 have issues this evening? jumped on to play and all 'quick jobs' wouldn't find any games and would start trying to host something totally different to what I selected.
I think only once I found a world with players in it and that was when I joined someone from AusG crew and there was only 2 other people in the world.
Posted 08:58pm 14/10/13
Is it just me or is the fact that all the players are shown on the map really s***?
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