I understand the appeal for SP but the point of a game is to compete to win and I see how gta online is painfully hard by pitting yourself with REAL competition. What bothers me is the hate for shark cards because its no different from a cheat code, and a LEGAL cheat code at that to gain the upper hand.
I never said any of that. God am I arguing with a brick wall or something?
Ok so let me get this straight..you want to play but dont want to deal with competition, you want to make money but don't want to spend money to buy a business to make more money, and you don't want to cheat because it forsakes your values?
Its almost as if they are BEGGING us to cheat so we can understand the difference between walking the path and knowing the path. It is frustrating to try to explain this but in a game where we are meant to rob, cheat and steal, one would think to keep that same mentality to try to get whatever you need by any means necessary.
Its just a game bro. When in Rome, do what the Romans do. We are in Los Santos, so either own or get owned. Or don't play. Very simple.
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Shark cards get the hate they rightfully deserve.
Yes their optional, no the game ISN'T FORCING YOU TO BUY ONE. You have the choice to say Yes or no to purchasing one and Rockstar isn't going to hunt you or anyone else down if you see no to one. It's just that unless you have a lot of time on your hands and don't mind the constant, Go to point A, pick up Goods, run back to the warehouse and start it again back to Point A and pick up another lot of goods it's really frustrating to get anything done.
Everything is so pricey and expensive these days that it isn't funny. Want to skip the long grinding? Sure you can do that if you either A: Glitch the money which defeats the purpose of the game of being a criminal or B you can buy a shark card and get the money instantly and skip the hard work in the meantime. I'm one of those that just does the grinding because I'm not going to be paying $20 or $50 or even $100 for virtual content. Paying for online membership is enough as it is. The game won't be around forever either and I'm not also going to be paying for something I can use now but may never able too in the future long after the game is shutdown.
I see what you mean by cheat code but I sorta disagree with you there. Yes shark cards are like a cheat but no cheat should require spending real money to get money if you get what I mean.
Online is a total mess. You need to have patience and the sanity to do work online because if you pick the wrong lobby to do work in your in for a rough ride.