R* promised "Free DLC" throughout GTA Online, but banked that "Free DLC" entirely on cash card sales. When those underpreformed due to money glitches/exploits, R* decided to punish legit players by nerfing the sh*t out of payouts while still keeping everything the same ridiculous price since day one. Instead of actually trying to fix all those gamebreaking issues right away, they were more concerned about the sales of their precious cash cards. The fact that they introduced a brand new "Whale Shark Card" before anything that would actually add to the game such as HEISTS should be an immediate indicator of this.
Free DLC is made entirely of Shark cards, eh?
I wonder what the BBDLC, Creator beta, Capture mode & VDMDLC are then?
- ""n" DLC is crap"
That's entirely subjective, and even then...it's still DLC.
-""z" is stupid and plain sucks"
Same as the above.
- ""y" & "x" should have already been in the game"
Why? Because you state so? The only things that should be in the game are the essentials. The game runs fine without any of the DLC. The DLC us just that, extra content for you to download...and look at that, it's free.
$66 million is underperforming? Pfft...
Kid, the reason R* nerfed the payouts were because people were grinding/farming 1-2 activities and ignoring the rest. Not because they weren't selling cards. Hell, the cards weren't even in effect that early. Get your facts straight before you preach.
Lol, do you think gamebreaking issues can be fixed "right away"? They take a lot of man-hours to find, correct & prevent while not breaking anything else because, as their name says, they are game breaking issues. Unless of course you are an accomplished programmer/coder who can prove me wrong by showing off your vast catalog of development experience....
Even if, for the sake of the argument, they were only concerned about Shark Card sales...why exactly is that a bad thing? They're a business, not your Godfather. They don't have to give you a damn thing after your initial purchase. Your $60 or whatever currency entitles you to everything on-disc, it does not turn you into a Take-Two shareholder for you to demand R* make new, free, professional content on a weekly basis. Where has there ever been such an occurrence that makes players believe R* owes them as much?
The "why" of the release of the whale shark card is not because they want to shove more of them down your face, it's there because there's obviously a demand for them. If no one was buying these cards the last thing you would do is make another of an even bigger amount.
C'mon, this is sophomore High School economy/business class level logic here...
And they didn't add them "before anything else", just look at all the updates they've made. You're moaning simply because you love to.