Not going to beat around the bush with a bunch of introductory B.S. You don't care who I am and you only care about what I have to say if it gives you a chance to voice your own opinions. and that's fine. Not much different myself.
This is an honor code. I spend most of my time online unbiasedly murdering every player I come across ((or getting murdered, depends on how my day goes)) and I still feel that as part of a somewhat civilized society, there are certain rules that should be considered when looking to have a good time via senseless violence. You will either agree or disagree, but I hope that these tiny adjustments to our routines and habits will be adapted by more people, if only to make the online world slightly less hair pulling. Here's my list.
1. Don't harass people in shops-In my experience, this rarely comes up. Though when it does it's a bit of a pain in the ass. If you are doing any of the following you wouldn't really want a dickhead showing up and blowing your brains out, try to extend that courtesy to others. Buying new clothes, changing your hairstyle, shopping for masks, and restocking health supplies ((ego chasers, p's and q's, meteorites, typical convenience store stuff) are all moments where you wouldn't want to be attacked, and you definitely wouldn't want to be trapped by some dick parking a car in front of the door. Also, either wait until I'm done restocking health supplies to rob the convenience store, or assume I'm going to rob it and pick another one ((or help me escape and make a buddy)) The 1.5k in cash you're going to average for robbing it, is not really worth the pissing contest that will erupt if you shoot me in the back.Because most people can't really let things go when they have thousands of bullets and can't be permanently killed.
2. Don't attack afk people-Maybe they're smoking a cigarette, maybe they're rolling a blunt, maybe their mom or dad called them,Maybe their girlfriend((or boyfriend,nothing is too strange in the realm of man)) is currently bitching them out about playing GTA online too much, Maybe they suddenly had to take a huge dump. For whatever reason, at some time or another, most of us have to step away from the game suddenly. There is no pause mode, passive is as broken as it was when the game launched. Leave people the hell alone when they aren't there to defend themselves. You're not a tough guy for shooting a stationary target that can't defend itself, you're a sissy who only wants to fight when the other person can't defend themselves, and sooner or later you're going to be on the receiving end of a sound ass-whooping. If you don't run away like the sissy you are. Don't feel too bad if you are a sissy though. I had a lot of fun with those last time I was in prison.
3. If you are up on someone by 5 or more kills- This one has a caveat to it ((Look it up dumb ass)) But first the rule. If you are up on someone by 5 or more kills and it's not a deathmatch or any other pvp based mode, leave them alone. You aren't proving anything by picking on inept players, and eventually this kind of behavior will turn players off from the game. It goes without saying((but I'm saying it anyway)) that an online multiplayer experience isn't much of an experience without multiple players. Two exceptions to this rule, If they won't back off, keep whooping their asses until they do. If they started it, don't stop hunting them until they rage quit. Maybe next time they'll think twice about picking a fight with a stranger ((but probably not))
And that's it. Not a terribly long or complicated list of rules. Even the most kill happy of people can add these rules into their game-play experience and not feel terribly limited. It's all just common courtesy. and if you can't, don't worry too much. society caters to douche bags who only care about their own personal gain anyway, you're already on the fast track to social and career based success ((assuming you stop playing GTA online so much.))