EDIT: Followup to this thread is >here<
[Warning: This post is of lengthy rants and observation notes on prepubescents playing GTA Online. If you do not like reading walls of text, or personal experiences for that matter...your best option would be leaving the thread alone]
This topic has been covered many times before as you can imagine. Unfortunately, the last ongoing thread for this subject has died, and I figured it would be poor etiquette to just bump it because "F*ck you, this is relevant"
Regardless, I feel its time I just get my opinions out there and start a little discussion.
Now, I'm not much of an online gamer, but I have been lenient and invested a few hours a week into GTA Online. I'm sure everyone who has played GTA:O for as little as 10 hours, or 24/7 since October 1st will have heard the voice of an obnoxious twelve year old kid at some point. It may be the goofy, high pitched voice of an innocent girl saying "Hello". Otherwise, it may be the classic COD stereotype of...
I F*CKED YOUR MOTHER, SUCK MY TWO INCH C*CK, LETS DO DIS N-WORD, FIGHT ME BRO
I think you get the idea by now....
Its a Godsend I don't use a headset mic. I'll just be shouting "SHUT THE F*CK UP" in a Vaas Montenegro voice every ten minutes to whatever Twelvie, unclear voice and music blasting idiot is unlucky enough to be in the same server.
...I don't think that would be very kind to my parents, younger siblings or even my girlfriend if she were here to share my pain.
Anyway, I was having my occasional GTA:O session when I heard an older guy, most likely early 20s yelling and fighting with a high pitched voice that was in no doubt a spoiled child.
I did not know the full story as to why the older guy was mad, but I predict a 78% likehood the twelvie did something n00bish. I did hear the word "tank" in every sentence so I think that's your answer. The kid started crying in tears over the older's accusations, but the way the older was speaking, I could just tell the kid was the one at fault.
I personally think that b45t4rd bought all his GTA cash, used it on the classic tank and started killing everybody like a bad sport. However, since I only heard the voices, your guess of what happened up front would be as good as mine.
Now, just this morning, I was in a Last Man Standing Job through some casual matchmaking. As soon as I joined the lobby, there was a twelve year old kid shouting as loud as anything into the mic. Out of everything that kid said, literally the only word I could understand was the N-word (Yes, I mean it)
He spoke in a heavy African-American accent, in his classic high pitched voice. I believe he was singing rap songs when the game started.
I don't mean anything racist by this, but I'm wiling to bet $100 that this kid was whiter than me. Whiter than the snow most likely falling outside his American window. Although we've all done it at some point, it really bugs me when Whites and Asians pretend to be BLACK
Now, back to the N-word kid. Of everyone playing, we had a rank 7, some 3s and 4s. and ONE 55. When I saw this guy enter, I was thinking "I am so f*cked", but by pure luck and balance, the rank 55 was on our team. To ride my good luck streak, I put $2500 on my team for obvious reasons...but this is the plot twist. You ready,
THE RANK 55 WAS KILLED BY NONE OTHER THAN THE N-WORD KID
Sh*t happens, people die, reaction timing above all, but what I won't let slide was the kid's bad sportsmanship. So you killed a Rank 55, your team won and I lost a fortune at the bookie? Good for you, bro. There is no need to shout about it and pretend you're better than us.
Now, an hour later, the same story as the first one repeated itself. Twelve year old kid yelling about something he didn't do, with everyone else with a mic ganging up on him. Lets just keep in mind I DO NOT have a headset, BUT I was sick of him.
I sent a message to him hoping he takes me seriously as a respectable, (im)mature adult (see here)
About 10 seconds after I sent the message, I heard the kid calm down and say "I got a message from GTA" and read it out to us (Again, see here)
He went silent, sent me a reply
Great, its over.
But then he starts crying loudly like a four year old kid who saw his favorite toy get run over in the street.
I feel I have written enough for now, but I will bring more on this subject later on when I feel like it.
tl;dr What are your experiences of seeing kids play GTA Online