My day with GTAO
After my first go on the farcical character creation system, I had a system freeze. Maybe not GTAO's fault but this is the latest model XBOX and its months old. So I battled through it again, this time with an even uglier character than before. To be dumped into a world from around 30 feet and tumbled down a hill. Real classy. Am I supposed to take seriously a character that falls from the sky every time he enters a world? Anyway, I spent about 5 hours getting half way to rank 5, getting together around $150,000, choosing a nice muscle car to track and insure, and clothing my avatar.
I was hopping from level to level and every time I did I read an alert that said the game will save automatically. But now, nothing. My character has not been saved. Not a whiff, not a scratch. Not even an early version of my character. Not even the initial creation pre-spawn. All in all about 5 hours lost. Day one, not impressed with it.
My in game experience was also quite frustrating. It seems people are bored with GTAO already as they are doing that thing from GTA IV where they run you over repeatedly until you die. A bad server perhaps? I hope so. Another thing I've just found out is I saw nothing of the introduction mission. I did no race, I did not meet Lemar, I was dumped in a world full of icons and no guidance whatsoever. And I was only told about Passive mode after I was shot a 1/4 mile from the repair shop after nursing my chosen car halfway across the map on 4 flat tires. I had planned on keeping the first car I ever boosted as my main car but GTA even denied me that!
This happened to me too to first time.
Dropped you right behind the vinewood sign, right?
One thing you might have failed to notice was the thing that pooped up before you hit A, which said "Cloud servers aren't working" or something like that. And pressing A was "continue without saving" and X was Retry
I did this too, and It was just open world. No missions, no planes at the airport, the traffic was continuially crashing, and it was just a big clusterf*ck of a world.
Then on my second attempt, when the cloud servers did work for me, I did the race and it worked fine, I got an intro, cut scene, my guy didn't talk, Lamar was driving me around and he was like "this my jam" and made the radio louder and blahblah.
Then I got to the race, Almost finished it, Lamar was talking made black guy sh*t like "you need to get back behind me where you belong" then my game froze, and I haven't been able to get back since.
I wasted about 3 hours on the no save mode, but you should read things before you jump into them and think you're doing actual "work".