Every time when someone gets close to me in the game I start to panic a bit. My heart starts beating and it's just pure anxiety. Also get the feeling that my heart sank into my stomach. I'm kinda worried to why this is happening to me in a videogame. I play a bunch of games. Even survival horrors but they don't make me feel anxious. This game, on the other hand, does.
I probably should be asking this in a Medical site but I want to see if others are like me on here that get very panicky with this game in general.
Is it just free roam or everything? If its just free roam then two ways I would deal with it depending upon my mood...probably neither are that good.
1 - Just go into crew/friend sessions and take a little rest from it.
2 - With your biggest gun at the ready actively seek out other players until you get used to constant contact.
If its all aspects of the game then perhaps take a few days break from the game entirely and see how you feel after that.
I don't have any friends that play this game besides one who never plays and my crew is inactive. I get very very panicky when I drive away from someone on foot. I have been sniped out of my car and helicopter so many times that it has taken a toll on me. It just gives me a rush but not the good kind.
In that case I would do something other than GTA for a little while or just do closed friend sessions (you'll be the only one in the session).
So I assume when you do things like races all is okay? It's just the free roam side of things?
Just free roam. If I do deathmatches and races etc, I don't feel a thing. I am just doing what you are supposed to do ya know