I was in my moc and just closed the map when I see a player running up to me, my impulse was to shoot them but something made me hold back. Turns out they were a new player and just wanted to ride in my phantom.
So I let them drive it for a bit, then gave them a tour of a couple of my garages and told them to pick a couple of cars to test drive if they wanted. They picked the Cheetah classic first, after taking that for a spin I let them do the same with my elegy retro. Drove up to the airbase because they wanted to check out my hanger, did a few missions, gave them some ammo, held up some stores etc
It was like the early days of gtao when more people seemed more relaxed. Made a refreshing change, It had been a while since I ran Into someone who didn't try to shoot me or blow me up.
Yeah I've spent so much grinding I don't know how to enjoy the game anymore. A buddy who dropped the game for 2+ years showed up once and I got to enjoy the game again because I was showing him the fun new stuff.
I honestly wish I had a newbie to adopt and show the game to and use my excess funds to help him through the university of Los Santos and hand my Empire off to as I enjoy my retirement as a hermit on mt gordo while waving my prick at oncoming traffic.
Next time their on I'm going to take them on their very first heist.
A tip though, even a relatively short break can freshen up gtao. I've taken a few breaks over the years, the first was on the longside though, 18 months. But I took a 1 month break in December & it was fun coming back. found out you could now open the cargobob ramp, which makes it faster and easier to ride my bmx down mountains...if you want fun, give that a try! And things just generally felt fresher.
I also cut back on my grinding again, after the last break, so I have more time when I do play, to just do what I feel like doing.