I've been on GTAO since it launched, and lost 3 characters before the fix, a lvl 15, 9 and 36. So that's a grand total of 60 levels lost. Add that to my current character, who's now 57...and I'd be a LEGITIMATE level 117 right now, 3 levels shy of the minigun, without the use of Criminal Records. Is half a mil adequate compensation for all of that now lost game time? Hell f*ckin' no. R* could've kept their money if they could've restored characters instead. What good is even having a truckload of cash when you don't have the level to unlock the higher grade weapons? Buy a super car you say? $500K doesn't even buy you one of the high end ones. So basically for the price of losing hours of work in characters that are now like the snow from last year's winter...gone from existence...they've given everyone enough money to buy the $400K condo and have a lil' spending cash. BIG WHOOP. I already have 2.7 million from doing activities, jobs and survivals. What's another $500K gonna do for me?
Don't get me wrong, for all of the people happy about the payout, I understand why. But for someone in my position, and I know there are plenty more out there, it's fruitless compensation no where near the value of what we lost in hours playing the game. And with no news as to when we're getting the add-on stuff, I'm finding my incentive to come back growing smaller and smaller every day. [/rant]