Here's my thing.. I've been playing since the start. I play mostly casually, life tells me I can only get about 10 hours a week online. Right now I have an open race on gta, waiting for people to join. Something has started to hit me though.. the last 6 games started off with a few players, and ended just with myself. In free roam, it's just some people idiling. And this is becoming normal for me. I can't remember the last time I was part of a full lobby, in Free roam or a game. What's up???
Typically in an mmorpg or whatever, people group together and play together. The effort is worth the reward. I don't get that in this game. I've tried different crews, I have my own, right now I'm part of IGN. I thought if I use that it'll attract more people, maybe just like me. Nope.
We can now accept matches with the "on call" option. It's brilliant. I use it. But no one else does really? Why?
Am I doing something wrong? (sarc)
Why doesn't anyone want to play together? I'd love for the same group of players to do some playlists. I have only had that once.
like a lot of games, the thing that brings this game down, is the player base. For several reasons.
It's getting bland because most of my time is spent inviting people to do missions etc, and after 20 mins I do it alone anyway.
The reward isn't worth the effort anymore. Which usually leads to gamers quitting games. C'mon.
(fyi I play ps3. Half-Of-Zero is the username...)
Edit. In the time it took to write this, two players joined my race, then left.
Hey I COMPLETELY understand where you're coming from. You just have to find the right group of people and then you're sorted basically.
I myself spend a LOT of my time in GTA Online taking cool photos with the snapmatic app (insert shameless self promotion here lol) and I found a crew DEDICATED to doing that- now I'm a super active crew member who meets up with others and goes and has fun on GTAO every time I sign in!
I hope you find the right crew in the end, because it IS a game changing experience. And like many others on this forum, I came here to find like minded people, and I did! I got a random message from a guy who said he and his crew love taking photos, and after seeing my photos, he asked me to join, so I did :-)
Best of luck :-P