Also can you fanboys stop defending rockstar at every waking moment? You know the online is f*cked up when a BETA (Battlefield 4) runs better than your DELAYED BY 2 WEEKS, TOOK 5 YEARS TO MAKE FINAL PRODUCT (GTAO). Then they feed you a BS excuse like
"Oh yea we sold 1 billion dollars worth of copies in 3 days but we didnt think many people would play the online hurr durr"
Then what happens? The fanboys eat that sh*t up. WHy?
1. They have no backbone
2. Feel obligated to defend Rockstar at every waking moment
3. Would believe Rockstar even if Rockstar told them they totally did not pay reviewers to rate GTA IV 10's.... Oh wait... Umm lets use another example because they already believe that. They would believe Rockstar if ummmm. R* said santa was real? Yea lets go with that one.
You're comparing Battlefield 4, a non-open world shooter, to GTA 5, a sandbox? Lol, sure, why not? Also, GTA 5 is WAY more popular than BF4, and, just like the rest of the idiots, you think the delay of 2 weeeks means everything's gonna be perfect. Way to be smart
Edit: And just let me leave this here...
Firstly, you have people saying sh*t like "Oh, they had a billion dollars and 2 weeks to make it perfect! They f*cked up hurr durr!"
^^Those are the kind of people who have no idea what they're talking about. My friends said the same thing, and I told them they were idiots, and to stop thinking so simple.
FIrstly, R* doesn't just instantly get that money. No, they get it over time.
Secondly, people's expectations were WAY too high. When you expect a game, that sold $1 bil in 3 days, to run perfectly on the first day, you're gonna get punched in the crotch with reality. That's exactly what happened, and people cry about it.
Thirdly, it's not all about R* "Preparing". They did prepare, and they did expect A LOT of people. But, you can never prepare for something like this unless you have a beta. Unless you have an extreme surplus of servers, millions upon millions of people trying to connect at the same time is gonna make the servers overload, and they're gonna crash. There's no other way to look at it. When you have millions of people connecting to something at once, it's gonna have a hard time. It's the same premise as a busy grocery store. Even if you keep adding cashiers, the lines are still gonna be big, and it's still gonna be slow.
And now let's look at the business standpoint of it. R* could not have avoided this problem unless they bought a massive amount of servers, way more than they would ever need. However, this is business retardation. What R* did, is have an estimate (And I can assure you, it was a big estimate, the people trying to connect was just bigger), and get servers for those. Then, when everything gets going, and people are connecting, they record ALL the data. This'll continue to past the weekend. Once they see the highest amount, they'll get enough servers for that amount, or a little below, to be safe. Then everyone will be happy.
Last, but oh, certainly not least, is the fact that R*, SPECIFICALLY, said that they would have troubles, and to expect it, and to be patient. And what does everyone do? Flip the f*ck out and threaten to sell their game because of inevitable server troubles that happens with every big AAA game.
So, once again, I reaffirm that all people bitching like the OP, are retarded, and I advise them to sell their game, so they don't ruin it with their stupidity.