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Posted 25 September 2013 - 06:28 PM Edited by Strimix, 25 September 2013 - 06:51 PM.

http://www.rockstarg...uto-online.html

For those that didnt know.
Looking good, i like the plans they have exept for the part of ingame gta$/real money.

Dear All,

We are humbled and overwhelmed by the response to Grand Theft Auto V literally overwhelmed in the case of some of our servers! We sincerely hope you're enjoying your visit to Los Santos and we know many of you have plenty of questions about Grand Theft Auto Online. First, we thought it would be useful to provide some details of the roll out of GTA Online, and how we hope you will be involved in making the game everything it can be.

Grand Theft Auto Online is going to be something brand new for us: a fully realized and living world for multiple players that will continue to grow and take shape over time.

The ultimate shape of GTA Online will be determined as much by you, the player, as by the work we put in. What you like and dont like, what you play and what you want will determine how the game develops and what it turns into.

Everything we do will be informed by feedback from you all from the types of missions that roll out to all kinds of future content.

We are planning for a constant stream of new content, tweaks and updates in the weeks and months ahead.

The first couple of weeks we expect to be heavily focused on tuning the experience as it goes from internal testing to the reality of being played by tons of people in the real world so that all the usual teething problems for an online game are overcome. We hope it will all run incredibly smoothly, but please bear with us if it doesn't, and help us fix any and all problems!

After that, we will begin releasing content updates and giving you the opportunity to make your own content.
GTA Community Feedback Needed from Day One
This is vital for the ongoing success of the game. The first few months of Grand Theft Auto Online will be critical as everyone enters this dynamic new world for the first time. Plenty of issues are bound to occur. Remember this interesting character?

One thing we are already aware of, and are trying to alleviate as fast as we can, is the unanticipated additional pressure on the servers due to a significantly higher number of players than we were anticipating at this point we are working around the clock to buy and add more servers, but this increased scale is only going to make the first few days even more temperamental than such things usually are. This is part of the problem some of you have been experiencing with the iFruit App and some Social Club services we apologize in advance for this and thank you for your patience in this area.

More than ever, we need your help to report your experiences, findings, likes, loves, dislikes and hates and we will be looking at your feedback constantly to tune the game into its optimal shape and help guide how Grand Theft Auto Online will grow and evolve past this initial period. We will be checking out how people are playing and what they are not playing or not enjoying, while also monitoring feedback via two other new Rockstar channels:

[email protected]: This email address will be active from launch day as a place to send your input and feedback direct to us relating to the game.

GTA Online Forums at Social Club: At some point this fall after the initial release of GTA Online, we are planning to launch Social Club Forums where players can chat with one another about their online experiences as well as access a GTA Online Suggestion board to post about any suggested features, tweaks and changes you want to see.
Heres a rough overview of what you can expect on day one as well as initial details about how the GTA Online world will evolve from there.

The Launch of Grand Theft Auto Online:
From launch, up to 16 players can enter the world together to partake in everything from:

Open-World Crime and Chaos: Go on your own or round up your friends to explore the open world together catch a movie, go mountain biking, hit the shooting range and much more. Want to test the law? Knock over a convenience store, take down a gang or rob an armored truck for easy cash and Reputation.


Jobs: Los Santos and Blaine County are ripe with opportunity for the ambitious and criminal minded. Take on Missions and an array of other Jobs as a lone wolf, team up with your Crew or join fellow mercenaries and degenerates to pull off a wide range of robberies and illicit activities together.


Races: Everything from classic street competition and off-road tracks to boat racing on the open ocean, or take to the skies in aerial events. Jump into the madness of a GTA Race, or try out a brand new race type, Rally, where driver and co-pilot work together to navigate treacherous courses at high speeds.


Sports: Join your friends / any random stranger for a game of tennis, a round of golf or go base jumping and more, all for cash and Reputation.

Customization: Create your character using the Character Creator then earn some cash and spend it getting dressed for success. You can also collect and customize cars for your garage and personalize your full weapons cache.

Reputation and Cash Flow: Reputation is earned from all your online exploits in everything you do in GTA Online and will help you rank up, providing access to new features, weapons and criminal contacts. Spend cash youve gained on cars, clothes, guns, properties and much more. You can either quickly accumulate cash through profitable activities like knocking over armored cars, winning street races, doing stick-ups or a host of other cash-making endeavors or if youre the completely instant gratification type, you can choose to buy denominations of GTA$. You will have the option to purchase GTA$ through the in-game Store. The game and its economy have been designed and balanced for the vast majority of players who will not buy extra cash. There is no in-game paywall and nothing that should disrupt the balance of the game. You dont have to spend real money to attain the cars, guns, clothes, flash and style of a high-roller in Los Santos, but can if you wish to get them a little quicker. The economy is balanced differently from the single player economy, and cash earned in one cannot be taken over to the other. Most players will earn cash much faster Online than in Story Mode.

Growing Pains: There will be the typical growing pains for an online game, including but not limited to crashes, glitches, crazy bugs, gameplay modes and mechanics that need re-balancing and other surprises! Even in GTAV Story Mode, some of you may have seen a few odd and even amusing little glitches out there last week. This sort of thing is inevitable in a massive open-world game and therell surely be lots more unexpected oddities like this in the Online world next week rest assured well be monitoring and actively doing all we can to smooth such things out as they happen, but we need your help to find them, as well as your feedback to help fine tune all of the game's systems so everything is perfectly balanced.


Currently Planned GTA Online Content Updates:
Here is a quick overview of a few initial things were working on for the first few weeks of Grand Theft Auto Online, alongside an aggressive period of tuning and finessing the game. We will give you dates for all of this content as soon as we have them bear in mind that the order of things may well change, and we will probably add some extra stuff as well!

The Content Creator: The Content Creator will launch with tools to tailor and publish your own Deathmatches & Races.

The Beach Bum Pack: Featuring 4 new amazing beach fun vehicles, over 300 new items of incredible down tempo leisure wear and 2 new but not remotely relaxing weapons.

Capture the Flag: GTA Onlines take on the classic CTF mode including the ability to make your own using The Content Creator.

Heists: This update will introduce full-on cooperative Heist missions that will require careful planning, teamwork and sharp execution along with the Heist Planning Board for your apartment.
Just to be clear, all of these updates will be free. Well have more info on this and much more additional content as our plans develop through the launch period, and as we get feedback from you. Please stay tuned for further info and updates. And remember we need your help to make this experience all it can be.

Thank you everyone,
Rockstar Games

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Posted 25 September 2013 - 06:38 PM

Cheers buddy


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Posted 25 September 2013 - 06:41 PM

Hate to be pessimistic but this is what stood out for me. It sounds like they may not be as prepared as they hoped;

 

 

The first couple of weeks we expect to be heavily focused on tuning the experience as it goes from internal testing to the reality of being played by tons of people in the real world so that all the usual teething problems for an online game are overcome. We hope it will all run incredibly smoothly, but please bear with us if it doesn't, and help us fix any and all problems!


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Posted 25 September 2013 - 06:43 PM

its says that u  You don’t have to spend real money to attain the cars, guns, clothes, flash and style of a high-roller in Los Santos


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Posted 25 September 2013 - 06:45 PM

Thanks for the post ita calmed me a bit about paying out of the arse for this

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Posted 25 September 2013 - 06:46 PM

Hate to be pessimistic but this is what stood out for me. It sounds like they may not be as prepared as they hoped;
 
 
The first couple of weeks we expect to be heavily focused on tuning the experience as it goes from internal testing to the reality of being played by tons of people in the real world so that all the usual teething problems for an online game are overcome. We hope it will all run incredibly smoothly, but please bear with us if it doesn't, and help us fix any and all problems!


Yeah, let's just hope for the best! Even though we might run into some problems.. There is a big chance anyway! If you look at the amount of copies sold from lauch up to now there oughta be online cennecting problems! They couldnt even get the ifruit app to work and connect propperly so i fear for that problem.

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Posted 25 September 2013 - 06:49 PM

its says that u  You don’t have to spend real money to attain the cars, guns, clothes, flash and style of a high-roller in Los Santos


Yes, what i mean is that some will have loads of money, thus taking away the real feeling of rich and poor. Someone could just buy sh*tloads of money while others became rich for actually spending time on the game and plan things to get to the top.

On the other hand i hope we can rob the money other people payed for, that will teach them ^_^

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Posted 25 September 2013 - 06:49 PM

I actually think the outlook is very promising. At least for once they are acknowledging that there will be problems that are inevitable, especially for a game as ambitious as this. I like the idea that they will tailor the online experience to what we want, which perhaps will address the biggest issue many of us have with the lack of interiors.

The airport, mall, stadium and prison, as well as several other places, need to have fully explorable and interesting interiors.


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Posted 25 September 2013 - 06:50 PM

Sick! Next week will be amazing!  :D


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Posted 25 September 2013 - 06:53 PM

Update: quote in the original post for those who can't enter the rockstar website for some reason.

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Posted 25 September 2013 - 06:53 PM

Beachbum pack sounds kwalitee

 

Fingers crossed its Fweeeeee


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Posted 25 September 2013 - 06:56 PM

I really hope they show some love for single player as well. Free expansions for single player (opening up the casino, more clothes, hairstyles etc) would be like a dream come true


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Posted 25 September 2013 - 06:56 PM Edited by JohnGazman, 25 September 2013 - 06:57 PM.

Not impressed that Heists and Content Creaton aren't going to be included from the start, that seems pretty crap to be honest - especially since content creation was shown in the Online reveal - but at least they will be added for free later. The Beach Bum Pack sounds rad, 300 customisation options is pretty cool simply for one pack.

 

Rally sounds...interesting.


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Posted 25 September 2013 - 06:56 PM

I am excite.

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Posted 25 September 2013 - 06:56 PM

Nice! Thanks for the heads up, I can't waaaaaaaaait

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Posted 25 September 2013 - 06:58 PM

This is why I love Rockstar Games! :r*:


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Posted 25 September 2013 - 07:01 PM

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Posted 25 September 2013 - 07:02 PM

Well, the saving grace for me as far as online is concerned is that R* just reassured me that I can play alone. So online, here I come. Still would have been nice to keep the 3 protagonists feature though, or just have most of these features in single player.

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Posted 25 September 2013 - 07:05 PM Edited by Cyper, 25 September 2013 - 07:06 PM.

Sure,

 

Now fix the issues in Singleplayer which I bought the game for.

 

Unless it's exclusive for multiplayer.


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Posted 25 September 2013 - 07:18 PM

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Posted 25 September 2013 - 07:31 PM

I'm excited that Rockstar are going to be shaping the game the way that we want it to be shaped.


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Posted 25 September 2013 - 07:32 PM

Don't be mad at the people who buy in game cash.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

They are paying for you to use the servers.


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Posted 25 September 2013 - 07:47 PM

Hate to be pessimistic but this is what stood out for me. It sounds like they may not be as prepared as they hoped;

 

 

The first couple of weeks we expect to be heavily focused on tuning the experience as it goes from internal testing to the reality of being played by tons of people in the real world so that all the usual teething problems for an online game are overcome. We hope it will all run incredibly smoothly, but please bear with us if it doesn't, and help us fix any and all problems!

Well, look at it this way, they made more than a billion dollars in the first week of launch which equals a lot of players, most of which are definitely going to being playing GTA:O, which could cause a bunch of problems as far as the server set up goes. I don't think this necessarily means that it wont run smooth at first, but they're covering their bases. Hopefully, they invest a lot of the money they profited into a good amount of servers, which would make sense considering the fact that multiplayer doesnt launch until two weeks after it launched. I think they needed a feel of how many players would be logging in to their servers for the online portion instead of making an educated guess, which I think is a smart way of doing it.

 

But, yeah, let's just hope for the best, but in the end, everything is gonna run smooth.


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Posted 25 September 2013 - 07:48 PM

Not impressed that Heists and Content Creaton aren't going to be included from the start, that seems pretty crap to be honest - especially since content creation was shown in the Online reveal - but at least they will be added for free later.

 

I thought that, although I figure I'll want to spend a lot of time ranking up before attempting the more complicated heists anyway, so I can live with that provided there's plenty else to do.

 

I'm a bit worried about the character creation aspect though, moreso the variety of character looks and styles. Most of the images didn't show any much (all wearing helmets, or in planes), but I'm hoping this image just involves lazy creation, because the characters look pretty samey and bland...

 

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Granted, the original trailer showed a little more, but I really hope there's a fair bit of scope to how we can make our characters look, otherwise what's the point of being anal about customising cars, buying clothes, etc if everyone's using generic character models.


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Posted 25 September 2013 - 07:50 PM

Hate to be pessimistic but this is what stood out for me. It sounds like they may not be as prepared as they hoped;

 

 

The first couple of weeks we expect to be heavily focused on tuning the experience as it goes from internal testing to the reality of being played by tons of people in the real world so that all the usual teething problems for an online game are overcome. We hope it will all run incredibly smoothly, but please bear with us if it doesn't, and help us fix any and all problems!

 

Keep your chin up, they're just being realistic. Anyone who has played an online game from day one knows that there are always issues that pop up the moment the servers go live.


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Posted 25 September 2013 - 07:53 PM

love the fact that they want our imput can't wait


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Posted 25 September 2013 - 07:53 PM Edited by Munx, 25 September 2013 - 07:58 PM.

Thanks for posting this, been starving for some gta online info.

 

A little bit sad that heists wont be in at launch, that said im sure we'll have plenty to do in the meanwhile.

 

For those worried about customization variety did you even read the part about one of the first updates having over 300 leisure wear items.. thats insane.. very few games have that many clothing items total, and thats just from one update thats focused on the beach..

 

Now I just wish rockstar would post a vid of the character creation! give me something to obsessivly watch until online releases!!! (already watched the gta online trailer a good 30+ times :p)


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Posted 25 September 2013 - 07:53 PM

I really hope they show some love for single player as well. Free expansions for single player (opening up the casino, more clothes, hairstyles etc) would be like a dream come true

 

Exactly.. i prefer playing by myself just enjoying the SP experience.. go on GTAO ocassionally.. seems that all the love is going out to GTAO


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Posted 25 September 2013 - 07:55 PM

its says that u  You don’t have to spend real money to attain the cars, guns, clothes, flash and style of a high-roller in Los Santos

 

That means you can, but dont have to. 


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Posted 25 September 2013 - 07:56 PM

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