It depends, actually. I've lost 1% Like and 3% Respect, but at other times, I've lost 5% on both at the same time. I don't know who is different or why it drops more than other times, but it's still annoying. A good example is this (since I am actually doing another IV Save right now): I was taking Packie out today (the annoying grind for 100% Like/Respect after Three Leaf Clover) and BEFORE I could drop him off, I saw in the bottom left hand corner of the screen, a Thumbs Down for Roman. Apparently he was "trying to call" while I was on an Activity with Packie already, so after the Drink with Packie, I had to yet again take Roman out to go eating or something to bring the Like/Respect back up to 100% which I've already done a while back when I was still in Broker/Dukes. There is times where I "schedule an activity" with someone and while I am on the way to pick them up, the Phone rings once more for ANOTHER Friend calling to do an Activity.
Bottom line is, it's f*cking annoying having multiple people calling you at once and they give you Thumbs Down while you're on an Activity with someone else. Some of the guys (Roman, Little Jacob, etc) even call you to "pick them up and drop them off" somewhere. It can't be any more annoying when you're driving to a Mission only to get these calls and have to abandon your game plan of what you're doing to cater to these guys...
This is why friend hangouts are so much better in V because you aren't bombarded with constant calls and distractions while doing other things. You can hang out, but only if you choose, and you aren't in any way penalized in V if you never go on a Bromance date the way you are in IV.
@ChiroVette, yeah, I somewhat agree with Collectibles. I don't mind the classic "walk into item" and collect it type of stuff, but I hate VCS 99 Red Balloons as well as IV, TLaD, and TBoGT Pigeons/Seagulls as you constantly are bombarded with an annoying Wanted Level. Also the Pigeons in IV are in clusters in a designated area around the Map which you may need to shoot one, leave the area to lose the Cops, and then come back to the SAME area and do another nearby Pigeon. It just drags on due to the Wanted Level. Most things just drag on in IV.
I agree completely about how bad it was that you had to shoot the pigeons and I remember almost always incurring a wanted level for my troubles. It isn't that losing the cops was hard, because it wasn't. But when you are trying to collect them for the milestone or reward, and you had to go through 200 of the damned things, with a 50%ish chance of getting wanted level, the whole thing adds a level of nightmarish tedium to collecting. Like you said, you are trying to collect a bunch in one area, and there are no bribes and Pay 'n' Sprays aren't reliable or common on the map, so you end up toiling away at collecting a pigeon, spending the time to lose the heat, going back to trying to get some more, losing the heat, and it just becomes so obnoxiously boring.
V does collectibles much better.
As you can see, I took the liberty to actually do 200 Pigeons in my 11.95% Starter Save in IV and have all 200 done before "It's Your Call," the second Story Mission in the game. Granted, even with having all 50 Stunt Jumps, 200 Pigeons, and 30 Most Wanted done before It's Your Call, I am still getting bored by some of the tasks that unlock later on in the game. I thought that if I put myself through the torture of doing all of this with a 6 Star Wanted Level early on in the beginning so it never needs to be done again each time I want to do a IV Save, that it would be much more enjoyable, but turns out it's not.
Understandable. That's because the missions, S&F encounters, events, and activities themselves in V are actually fun, have more variety, and are much higher quality, whereas in IV they are very lackluster and the game reduces the player to being some errand boy with an accent.
I wouldn't say modding cars in V costs a lot. Cars in GTAO on the other hand...
It felt much more needed in V especially due to the fact how much money the Properties cost and how much money modding Vehicles cost.
I don't play Online, for probably the same reasons you don't lol, but I see his point about how expensive the vehicle modding costs. But I also think that's a good thing considering how much money is available to make in this game. The car modding prices are high for GTA games BUT very much in line with what you can make during the course of the game. The one area where I think V makes money a little too valuable is with the purchase prices of the Golf Course and the two really expensive theaters that Michael can buy. If they really needed to make these properties cost so much, then they should have handled it better, which could have been accomplished in one of two ways or a combination of both: One is to give the player a lot more money from The Big Score for all three protagonists, and the other is that the stock market should have been a lot more predictably lucrative during the course of the regular career. The big problem with the stock market is that in order to acquire the money you need to buy those properties, you really have to use that tedious Assassinations-exploit, which in my opinion makes the end of the game somewhat anticlimactic.