Like with everyone else, it took me hours of trying to finally get past the first few mission. Did it in a solo session and managed to play pretty flawlessly for an hour or so. After that I started getting the message that goes something like "Failed to join job / activity" with almost any activity I tried to join. Eventually I reached rank 7 before my character was deleted. After that I've created several new characters, which have all gotten deleted. That doesn't really matter, since none of them got past the first mission anyways.
Now something weird has happened. I started a new (solo session) yesterday, and the intro video started. I was hoping I'd have back my rank 7 character and he somehow got "reset" (liked his looks) since I didn't currently have a character which wasn't deleted as far as I knew. That was not the case, however. This new guy was completely bald (which I'm not even sure is an option elsewise), he was wearing a white sweater with some text on, jeans, ear defenders and a watch. And I'm serious, he looked like Voldemort. Pretty sure he has dark make-up that outlines his evil eyes.
How does he even start off with clothing items that must be bought? I know you can start off with sunglasses and / or hats but is it possible to start off with ear defenders by altering the lifestyle or something? Also, Voldemort hasn't gotten past the first reason yet so he didn't bring his magic. f*ck.