Public lobbies are turrrble. Just turrrble.
Beyond the general asshattery of people just being people, you also have to deal with.................
- God mode glitchers with $9000 bounties sucking in people. You hit them with buzzard rockets, nades, automatic fire, and they snipe you with one shot since they don't worry about damage.
- Money glitchers handing out $50 million to everyone they see on servers. Now I'm afraid my $1.9 million legit is going to get wiped. Wouldn't be surprised.
- Hiding in map glitchers who take pot shots at you from inside of a bridge, or a building, or some place where it takes a long time to figure out where they actually are. By then they've sniped you 5 times and blown up your car.
I've been doing invite only with friends and some crew, and it totally changes the game. I just don't think GTAO can use the public-MMO model. People are just too douchey to make it work.