I don't think a ban is out of line personally, from Rockstar's standpoint you present them with the fact that you are not only unwilling to play by the rules, but you have no intention of actually purchasing supplemental offerings. That, and guaging by the responses just in this discussion, you sour the ones who will, which is bad for business. Same reason restaraunts chase off undesireables, because they take up space for paying customers.
If you think it's worth the risk of being prohibited from playing any other game online again to have a penthouse with 10 Cheetahs in the garage, by all means glitch your little brains out. Rockstar has obviously taken their stance on it, and warned you of the consequences, so when it happens the only place you'll find sympathy is in the dictionary between sh*t and syphilis.
Dude, U r talking about banning 70% of the community, who are probably going to stop playing anyway when battlefield 4 comes out on Xbox one . Its wouldn't be in r*'s best interest . They need the online population or the matching making will fall flat and have really long wait times . U will spend majority of your time in loading screens and lobbies due to low population . I don't think this game will have the longevity like gta IV did. Unless they keep it fresh with DLC.
Gamers will come and gamers will go, there will be an equilibrium. You also forget that xmas is around the corner and there are still millions of consumers out there that haven't bought GTA.yet (not saying millions more will buy it of course)
This is only me 2nd title in all the years of gaming that i have paid full price for so there is also the 2nd hand market yet to hit the lobbies
I still fully believe that we are all beta testers for the next gen consoles and no matter what issues we face right now, you can bet your last dollar that 95% of us that play now will buy, in fact queue up at midnight again, to get the next gen GTAo if and when that is released.
We cant help ourselves, we are gamers, we have limited memory lol