I expected more transparency with Rockstar. They marketed GTA Online as free, we started to play, and they they nerfed everything. The "nerfing process" was extremely frustrating for me. It's like giving a kid a whole bag of candy, then taking it away and telling him he can only have three pieces. I got distracted from the fun and started feeling like I was being "restricted." They cut mission payouts in half, took away the quick replay button (for all my day one players), buffed the cops, and added a bunch of little things that dwindle players money away slowly but surely such as:
- Cars blowing up almost instantly when you shoot them in close proximity with an AP as opposed to far away (insurance).
- Daily Mechanic and "Utility" bills that accumulate every 48 minutes even when you're not playing.
- Extremely expensive vehicle mods and paints.
- An inconvenient car impound (one location) that destroys your car after a set period of time, or when you bring another out the garage (insurance).
- Annoying cops that harass you for every little thing, give you stars after you've just respawned, and see you even when you kill a random hiker out in the wilderness with a suppressed pistol.
- Expensive ammo (esp. stickies and rockets).
Also add in Medical bills and Insurance for blowing up PV's
But i also laugh at the cops now. They spawn even more then usual and they can shoot through walls. I mean, i was underground and the cops could still somehow see me and shoot me through the road above me? Its like they either want me to call Lester or die, which either way costs about $600. I mean, not that i cared i was in a bullet proof car anyways so it was more funny then anything.. But WTF?
This is why i do everything i can to avoid Rs* bullsh*t.. I use bullet proof cheap cars and stash my cash.. I save so much cash like that its just too funny.
This game is become more like real life. The 'MAN" trying to chip away my income while i stash it and say "f*ck YOU" i ain't got sh*t.
But the cars blowing up when they get close.. Thats so f*ckin retarded. Im glad i only use a cheap car mostly because this happens all the time
Why is it they never.. ever blow up easily when they are futher way.. But.. every single time any car gets close.. a few bullets and BOOM. lol