Does it help that I came to the franchise from offline (never played GTA IV online)? Sh*t, not even sure I've ever finished the story mode on most of em along the way. My main online thang has been Battlefield over the years and well... between things they took out, crap added and the constant freezing on some maps, I got tired around LVL 90 and came over here when my daughter got it for Xmas (yea, Ima Xmas nub).
While I ain't quite a 'sh*t-bucketeer' I'm not far off. BF4 came out in late Oct and I had some 300hrs in before moving to GTA V. And yes... I did get bored, as well as frustrated.
At this point I am just fricken thrilled with the Sandbox. Damn, we have 3 copies of it as my kids play (often with me) on their own consoles/TVs. If I want structured, I can do missions, races, DMs, survival and their lessor cousins, tennis, darts... and erm... arm wrestling (lulz). If I want a less structured experience, I can muck about with the many things I mentioned in my 2nd reply here. I have been gaming since the dawn of it all and really, it's one of the best experiences I've had (your results may vary... hehe)
Will I get bored of it when I am LVL 120 and have some 400hrs in? More than likely. But that's the nature of gaming. Did I get my money's worth? You fckn bet I did. I'd blow the $40 I paid in an hr or so in the bar. Could the game be better? Yup... but problems tend to plague most games it seems lately since the corporations in charge are in a push to 'one up' the other guy for our precious bucks.
At the end of the day it's about friends for me. I met some folks playing hockey in Sept (NHL 14), we started playing Battlefield in late Oct... and now I have a few of those same peeps playing with me on GTAO. I play to hang with my friends and family as much, if not more so, than I do for the game play itself. Ya know?
I will patiently wait for R* to add/fix things as I will with BF4... complaining is pointless. If the love is gone, move on. Or hey, maybe try meeting some new friends and potentially experiencing the game differently that you had before.
Fck it... gonna start a "things to do when you're bored of GTAO" thread lol... we can list things that might help breath life back into the game for those that have lost their way....
Anyway, sorry for the rambling folks, just wanted to try and put something constructive into the convo. The peeps bitching about threads that have people bitching, is getting tiresome. To each their own my friends. All are allowed an opinion including the OP. Aight? Thanks...
“But if you do not find an intelligent companion, a wise and well-behaved person going the same way as yourself, then go on your way alone, like a king abandoning a conquered kingdom, or like a great elephant in the deep forest.” - Buddha
EDIT; right then... decided to at least give it a go and start a thread - http://gtaforums.com...in-gtao-thread/