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#31

Posted 15 November 2013 - 03:15 AM Edited by awxb, 15 November 2013 - 03:15 AM.

ITs called imagination fool.... like really? I used to be an avid text role player back in the day... and Rockstar just gave me a full sandbox world that I can pretty much do whatever I want in? HRmmmmm no no I dont want that I want scripted linear story line!!! lol

That's the thing you think you can do pretty much whatever you want, but you can't. My point: you can do the exact thing in sp, except without friends. How come having 2 with you makes this thing so fun that almost nobody wants to do anything else?


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Posted 15 November 2013 - 03:19 AM

 

 I have played 4d9hrs and i'm still only just level 32 with 0mins in DM and 25mins in races.

 

If i want to race i will play GT5/6 if i want to shoot i will play BF4/COD if i want have all round fun and a good laugh i will play GTA5.

 

It not it's biggest mistake it's the biggest draw, exactly why me and millions of others bought it.

That's like saying if I want to drive a tank I'll play Panzer Elite or some other random simulation instead of BF. See where I'm getting at?

 

 

Why buy a sandbox game? to me it sounds like you don't like the idea of a sandbox game from your points about it being a mistake. 

 

See where i'm getting at?


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Posted 15 November 2013 - 03:19 AM

ok... Holding off the cops in random location in single player.... Fun but gets old

 

doing the same with 5 fully equiped crew members who are cooperating... BADASS

 

~ off roading sp.... alright.. cant really show anyone anything cool...

 

same with 5 of your hommies... fun as sh*t! you ahve people snappicing each other, crashing into one another... ect... 

 

~ Assassination missions in SP.... They are fun... no replay value..

 

Bounties in MP... ANYTHING and i mean ANYTHING can f*cken happen.... 

 

 

 

 

Those are just 3 examples.... it goes on...

 

Hitting jumps, hanging out at the safehouse, bmxing, dirt biking, random griefing of other groups of people, bounty hunting, EXISTENCE IN GENERAL....... ALL BETTER WITH OTHER PEOPLE. 

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#34

Posted 15 November 2013 - 03:20 AM

Free-Roam needs to be built on further.

 

More Functions, More Modes, More Content etc :)

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Posted 15 November 2013 - 03:26 AM

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Posted 15 November 2013 - 03:58 AM Edited by awxb, 15 November 2013 - 04:00 AM.

 

 

 I have played 4d9hrs and i'm still only just level 32 with 0mins in DM and 25mins in races.

 

If i want to race i will play GT5/6 if i want to shoot i will play BF4/COD if i want have all round fun and a good laugh i will play GTA5.

 

It not it's biggest mistake it's the biggest draw, exactly why me and millions of others bought it.

That's like saying if I want to drive a tank I'll play Panzer Elite or some other random simulation instead of BF. See where I'm getting at?

 

 

Why buy a sandbox game? to me it sounds like you don't like the idea of a sandbox game from your points about it being a mistake. 

 

See where i'm getting at?

 

I like the idea of sandbox games, I don't like that everything there is to do in free roam online is pretty much what I've done alone in singleplayer before online was released, that most of this stuff was made with 1 player mind and was simply copy-pasted from singleplayer experience. Therefore I can not see what everybody finds so entertaining after like 20 hours of playing online alone. It seems like most of you would be happy with free-roam alone, but I just feel like competitive modes and coop jobs should be the priority and not vice-versa.  


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Posted 15 November 2013 - 04:40 AM

It obviously distracts people from actually playing the game and interacting with other players. I've been changing sessions and hosting deatmatches and races for the past 30 minutes hoping to find some players, but no luck.
So really, what's the appeal of free roam in online?


free roam is the game.. u want deathmatch, play cod, u want races, play forza, simple now fk off fatty

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Posted 15 November 2013 - 05:10 AM

It obviously distracts people from actually playing the game and interacting with other players. I've been changing sessions and hosting deatmatches and races for the past 30 minutes hoping to find some players, but no luck.

 

And I have absolutely no idea what most of the players see in cruising around the city. I suppose it's fun in the beginning, even though we all explored the map in singleplayer, but I'm talking about sessions that are filled with 60+ ranks. What keeps these players just screwing around? Robbing stores and selling cars gets old really fast, nobody does impromptu races and most of the players are not even killing each other.

 

I have also tried joining jobs, but appereantly there are no games to be found for deatmatch on the maps I enjoy, and races are usually set to 1 lap.

 

So really, what's the appeal of free roam in online?

So far all my best experiences in the game are simply from free roaming with strangers. Saw a guy with a Weed Van, blew it up cuz he had no insurance, and we just did this epic duel across Blaine County, involved choppers and a final showdown with me at the top of the Industrial Plant sniping him as he gets out of his chopper.


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Posted 15 November 2013 - 06:10 AM

Deathmatch - the same as every other game, no need to play a lmg spam match in a confined area.

Races - bumper cars gets boring after awhile

Free Mode - deathmatch, races and many other funs things combined into one.

If you get rid of the open world you get rid of the population. Why do you think nobody plays DM in this game?

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Posted 15 November 2013 - 06:28 AM

I had a blast for about an hour today with three friends driving bulldozers through fences and what not. Then break out the baseball bat and break sh*t. Too fun


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Posted 15 November 2013 - 07:10 AM

To really have fun in freemode you need some friends, and a little....

 

 


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Posted 15 November 2013 - 07:33 AM

FM is great for the role playing. Breaks the grind of doing missions.  How my my lvl 9 char spent his day on Sunday

 

* Had him go for a workout jogging around that track in Vinewood. 

 

* Had him fly a chopper up to Mt. Chillad, parachute out and do that suicidal bike race down the mountain.

 

* Then I had him take a cab to the trolley station and from there to the beach area where he bought another mask for his convenience store robbery collection. 

 

* Then he hung out for an hour or so at muscle beach, enviously wondering why bull shark testosterone couldn't make him look as buff as the body builders there. And for the 100th time why he couldn't seem to use the gym equipment on the beach....or that basketball court.....

 

* Then he window shopped at Smoke on the Water and wondered why he couldn't buy a joint there....

 

* After that, he borrowed a sea doo and drove around the beach waterfront area for an hour or so. 

 

* Then he ate some bad tasting fast food at a convenience store and rode the amusement park rides at the pier until sunset. 

 

* Then he went to the Vinewood theater to watch the Loneliest Robot in Britain, got depressed, called a taxi and went home.

 

* Then he called his favorite stripper over for an after party of debauchery, hitting the bong and binge drinking.  :cool:

 

* Then right after a tantalizing late night lap dance, he promptly took a cold shower and went straight to bed--alone. :cry:   But apparently woke up with an interesting hangover the next morning though.  He still looked like a serious meth head. :lol:

 

FM can really be a lot of fun (as long as their aren't any griefers around to ruin your char's day).  The only limit is your imagination.  I hope R* adds more immersive activities in future besides arm wrestling, darts, tennis and golf.  In particular, I'd love to see BoGT cage fighting, GTA V hunting mini game from SP, and GTA III : SA dancing & basketball mini games make a comeback.  And bring back the BMX and motor bike mini game challenges, especially since there are several bike parks around the city.

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Posted 15 November 2013 - 07:37 AM

Apparently you don't have many friends to play with because playing with friends in free roam horsing aroundmissions by a mile

this.

 

You should try Meetups OP, they're rather fun.


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Posted 15 November 2013 - 07:39 AM

Mistake? That's absurd. It's the core of GTA online, every other mode is a side activity for when you want to take a break from free roam. 

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Posted 15 November 2013 - 08:18 AM

OP I can't imagine you're going to be anything but lonely in this thread, which makes sense because it's a lonely viewpoint you're espousing, imho. If you honestly think Freeroam is a "mistake", and not just a mistake but the "biggest mistake" of the game, then no one here can or should try to change your mind. This game just isn't for you. 

 

Me, I enjoy Freeroam 100x more than any of the missions I've encountered. I enjoy jumping in the crappiest car my friend and I can find, going on a store robbing spree, and seeing how long we can last until that car is just a smoking pile of twisted scrap metal.  I enjoyed dressing up in flip flops and running shorts, sporting a striped winter hat and some cool shades, and sneaking around after pedestrians in city alleys and streets. I called myself The Creeper, and lo I did baseball bat many an unsuspecting person upside the dome.  I have a blast bounty hunting from a Buzzard, teaching myself to aim a reticule that's bouncing more than a porn-star doing a reverse cowgirl. I like finding the lowest level person on the server and giving him or her a nice, shiny new tank to play with.  And holding a 5 star wanted level for an hour in a chopper, leading a swarm of cops all over the city while other players below are wondering why every intersection is now clogged with riot vans.

 

If you want your entertainment scripted for you, that's cool. I appreciate that, and there's plenty of predictable jobs set-up for you that you can access with a phone call. It's not my thing, but I won't say jobs are the biggest mistake in the game, either.


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Posted 15 November 2013 - 08:21 AM

Free roam is ace on your own or in a busy lobby. Just a different dynamic.
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Posted 15 November 2013 - 04:00 PM

It obviously distracts people from actually playing the game and interacting with other players. I've been changing sessions and hosting deatmatches and races for the past 30 minutes hoping to find some players, but no luck.

 

And I have absolutely no idea what most of the players see in cruising around the city. I suppose it's fun in the beginning, even though we all explored the map in singleplayer, but I'm talking about sessions that are filled with 60+ ranks. What keeps these players just screwing around? Robbing stores and selling cars gets old really fast, nobody does impromptu races and most of the players are not even killing each other.

 

I have also tried joining jobs, but appereantly there are no games to be found for deatmatch on the maps I enjoy, and races are usually set to 1 lap.

 

So really, what's the appeal of free roam in online?

 

 

That's your opinion and your welcome to it. But any hardcore GTA fans find that free roaming the map when not doing missions is quite fun, and entertaining.

 

It doesn't get old to people who actually did this in all versions of the game. If you don't know the appeal that your not attracted to the real concept of the game. Thievery!


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Posted 15 November 2013 - 04:03 PM

 

 

 

 I have played 4d9hrs and i'm still only just level 32 with 0mins in DM and 25mins in races.

 

If i want to race i will play GT5/6 if i want to shoot i will play BF4/COD if i want have all round fun and a good laugh i will play GTA5.

 

It not it's biggest mistake it's the biggest draw, exactly why me and millions of others bought it.

That's like saying if I want to drive a tank I'll play Panzer Elite or some other random simulation instead of BF. See where I'm getting at?

 

 

Why buy a sandbox game? to me it sounds like you don't like the idea of a sandbox game from your points about it being a mistake. 

 

See where i'm getting at?

 

I like the idea of sandbox games, I don't like that everything there is to do in free roam online is pretty much what I've done alone in singleplayer before online was released, that most of this stuff was made with 1 player mind and was simply copy-pasted from singleplayer experience. Therefore I can not see what everybody finds so entertaining after like 20 hours of playing online alone. It seems like most of you would be happy with free-roam alone, but I just feel like competitive modes and coop jobs should be the priority and not vice-versa.  

 

 

Your coming from games like Call Of Duty where killing is priority. This is Grand Theft Auto where stealing & stirring mayhem is king!


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Posted 15 November 2013 - 04:24 PM Edited by Zwenkwiel, 15 November 2013 - 04:24 PM.

you have to take into account that any1 who is doing jobs gets dropped in a free mode lobby in between
so not every1 in free mode is cruising around some just stop by on their way to the next job

I think the lack of players in certain game modes has more to do with poor matchmaking and crooked payouts causing people to only play the short jobs with a large payout

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Posted 15 November 2013 - 04:26 PM

I stopped doing jobs and went into free roam and have fun...

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Posted 15 November 2013 - 04:39 PM

I find your viewpoints completely backwards..

Missions get stale after a while even with friends. (Drive to location, kill enemies, collect package, kill more enemies, drive away.)

Races, same thing. It's not like forza with tons of cars with customization and tuning.

Deathmatches aren't fun either because of so-so mechanics and the spawns are terrible.

Free roaming with friends is not only the best way to have fun, but it's pretty much what gta is. Being able to do whatever you want however you want.

Not even trying to be a dick head, but it seems like you've never even played with friends before. Either that or clearly gta isn't your thing.

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Posted 15 November 2013 - 05:04 PM

The only jobs I do are survivals.

Freemode is where it's at, we just need more and more content

Clubs, fishing, gym(only to build strength), hunting, car shows with rewards, drug wars, restaurants, award shows, weed shop, classified ads(to find real drivers, hitmen), houses, mansions, fight club, etc

Just more to do, AND MORE INTERIORS!
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Posted 15 November 2013 - 05:28 PM

I enjoy the missions but getting good people that all want to play well can be the challenge.

 

Free mode is pure fun, inpromptu races, inpromptu gun fights, RP, modding, pure awesome.

 

If the payouts were better, or you got different clothes/cars/guns from missions then itwould be better and more worth doing, now there is no incentive.  This is proven with many many games, WoW is probably the best example and PvP/PvE items obtainable.  R* put too much emphasis on currency for it to currently work.

 

I love it though, just need imagination.  It feels as GTAO is getting better because the players are getting better.  More likely to drop everything for WW3 in LS and fun carnage.


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Posted 15 November 2013 - 05:31 PM

Apparently you don't have many friends to play with because playing with friends in free roam horsing aroundmissions by a mile


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Posted 15 November 2013 - 05:34 PM

I'm pretty sure OP is a retard.
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Posted 15 November 2013 - 05:56 PM

Free roam is what made GTA Online. If you don't want distractions or just wanna play without freedom of boundaries. Then play a playlist, or go play call of duty where there are no such things as free roam lobbies.


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Posted 15 November 2013 - 06:07 PM

Free roam is like the coliseum was in Rome.



What would be awesome is if the missions could be started IN free-roam, with everyone else present. You would have an option to choose...

Standard Mission
or
Free-roam Mission

Now that would be bonkers.

this. that was what i was hoping for when they said "persistent world".  What would be better than hijacking a tanker with 3 friends. then a couple guys see you getting chased from afar and decide they want it for themselves?  badass written all over it.


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Posted 16 November 2013 - 01:16 AM

I like to roleplay as a stuntpilot
Or just fly around and practice dead stick landings
Or role play as a legal citizen following traffic laws and stuff like that or playing air traffic controller with crew mates simulating emergency

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Posted 16 November 2013 - 01:18 AM

It obviously distracts people

I made it this far.  If you're not trolling in saying that a game "distracts people" from playing that game, then you're the most articulate moron I've ever encountered.


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Posted 16 November 2013 - 04:15 AM Edited by awxb, 16 November 2013 - 04:19 AM.

 

It obviously distracts people

I made it this far.  If you're not trolling in saying that a game "distracts people" from playing that game, then you're the most articulate moron I've ever encountered.

 

Free roam is not a game. It's a style, genre or a component of a game. And I am talking about free-roam as a default lobby here.

 

And please before insulting people with retard, moron and troll just read the whole topic and posts. Plus a little more tolerance to the people who disagree with you wouldn't hurt you aswell.





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