I used the glitch to make some money.
I was so sick of every penny being taken from me by complete idiots. Every time I use my car it gets blown up - cant afford the insurance, and if I do manage to pay - cant afford the bill to replace it.
Then you spend the next 10 minutes driver a stolen car to go and get your car back.
I go to buy a gun - car gets blown up - I then get killed walking out store - then killed again as it re-spawns me - then again. Oh - that's all my money gone again.
I don't see the point of wasting 10 hours playing the same boring mission over and over to make money - where is the fun in that. I have a family and a job which also means I cant play for that long each day.
All I do in GTA Online is custom my car - drive around - have fun. I don't go round killing people, blowing up there cars or steeling there money - but I will be labelled a bad sport or banned.
The glitch does not improve any stats or unlock anything I should not have at my level. It has no use in missions or races.
I think the people who farmed mission or pay people to do it for them create an unfair advantage as they unlock everything before they should have - now the farming cant be done as fast are they going to reduce the levels of players that did it?
If not then they have DO have an unfair advantage. This is because I am not allowed to farm the mission in the same way they where.
I think that R* are giving everyone money to remove the glitch advantage anyway. Now everyone can simply get the best apartment without doing anything at all.
you realize you won't have these issues if you first login to the Invite Only sessions directly from SP right? The same goes for SP online mode. There's also ways to bank your money from missions if you initially log into free roam. After doing the free roam mission, immediately opt out and switch to an Invite Only session at the voting screen. That will take you away from the griefers in the current server to a safe solo session (without ppl if you set this restriction).
You can also set your spawning from the options menu to be inside your safehouse (or gararge) whenever you come online. Just set this with the properties option from the online menu. This works regardless of whether you directly login to free roam or an Invite Only.
If you don't have a safehouse/garage and/or insist on NOT logging in from an Invite Only session, you can still set where you want to spawn to the nearest hotel/motel on the map.
I've done these tactics from SP solo, Invite only and free roam sessions and have yet to experience the extent of griefing that you experienced. But that's also probably because I don't proactively seek out other players whenever I login to free roam. So you just need to be smart about how you logon (and when you bank your money from missions) whenever you first logon.
I'd highly recommend initial logon to Invite only (especially if you don't have a safehouse/garage to spawn in). So you can plan what missions you want to do solo (like Survial & Violent Duct if you get these on your phone at login). Or take care of whatever money transactions you need to do. Same for the random solo car theft and drug missions you get from Solomon/lamar etc.
When you get tired of these, simply change the session to return to the carnage on free roam. But don't forget to activate passive mode first though. It might be a broken feature, but a sh*tty insurance is better than none at all.
Invite only is the best/safest way to go if you don't want to do solo SP online. Because that's about the only way you'll get to safely bank your money after doing missions online.
"..I think that R* are giving everyone money to remove the glitch advantage anyway. Now everyone can simply get the best apartment without doing anything at all...."
Unfortunately, I'm thinking this could have an undesirable side effect. Once deprived of their need to constantly grind, the cheaters will have absolutely nothing but free time on their hands. And when this becomes the case, it's quite possible boredom could transform some of them into griefers. I also doubt the stimulus will do anything to change the griefer mindset at all. Because this brand of GTA gamer doesn't give a flying f*ck about game play mechanics---only how well they can ruin this for everyone else.