Now with the all new update i wonder... How comes Rockstar never mentions all the changes? Like, that you can't replay missions anymore.
Or the RT fix.
How comes it is never at any point mentioned that you lose 2000 everytime you die? (Not even with an -$2000 prompt)
Are they so desperatly trying to make us frustrated with getting money so that we buy those bloody moneycards?
Expecially with the heists being one of the last things we get?
Well, not saying i'm not enjoying the game, but this smells like serious bullsh*t to me.
a) They didn't release patch notes instantly, but they are now available.
b) Why wouldn't you lose money? You guys in America have to pay medical bills. So that's a sense of realism. Maybe it could be reduced, but personally i think it's good. It's an incentive not to be a moron and die so often.
c) You can't buy the moneycards at the minute to avoid you losing money if your character gets deleted. The money cards are there for people that don't want to play the game, they just want the best stuff from the word go and aren't actually looking for any exploration or enjoyment, just want to show off what they've got.
d) It's your top lip.
a) they accidently forgot to mention they removed the ability to press RT to vote for a replay
b) the problem is, money is so tight if you play properly, you can't really spend much time in free roam
c) Correct, but they've made money tight on purpose, so that we go buy the cards. I have no problem with the cards, but I feel they've purposely made the payouts on missions low to encourage their sales
d) Na, it is a little dodgy, I'm a Rockstar fan and it makes me nervous - I don't want another EA.
What I was doing was playing normally, but when I came across farmers, I'd join in for a little bit. This ramped up my $ just enough that I could mess around in free roam if I felt like it, but didn't mean I had millions of dollars or anything. Last night I got the update, and bought an apartment, go off and do a random mission - just anything anyone wants to do - and I earned a respectable 10K for about 15-20 minutes game play, then I went to free roam and found a bunch of guys messing around at the airport.
Being a good sport I jumped in, passengered in a helicopter, helped shoot out people attacking us, was fun, until I spotted that I'd ended up undoing all my work in the mission within the space of a few minutes. It may be realistic, but it's not fun, and this is a game not real life, the point is to be fun.
If you don't ass around in free roam, and don't mind very slow progress, it's fine. But I still feel like their low payouts are reducing the fun factor for many players purely for the sake of selling more cards. You can spend 25K just changing the horn on your car for gods sake.
TL:DR - game is a lot more fun with a little bonus cash - suspect this was on purpose