So, i had an event scheduled for my Crew in GTAO and a Crew member informed me he quit the game. We're still cool nothing happened between us; although that was kind of obvious since he didn't abruptly unfriend me or anything. He just notified me that he basically lost his sh*t and quit the game. We even had a little talk while playing the other day about how it's sad that Rockstar don't even have control over their own game. Which I always DO remind people of even here on the forums. It is a very sad thing for such a wealthy and massive developer.
Anyway. Apparently, he got modded money and got banned until February 11th. And before anyone makes assumptions or jumps to conclusions... i know this guy. He's a mature player. He's not a kiddy asking for money from modders. The guy literally sat in a lobby and received modded money. And he did SPEND money after, but who the hell knows any better? He didn't purchase a Yacht. He just continued playing the game as normal. Then they temp ban him and RESET HIS CHARACTER PROGRESS that we've been working so hard to raise!?
These people focus to premeditatedly make this game difficult to accumulate in-game currency for. And they have an incredibly, shockingly, PATHETIC level of control over their own game. Cheaters that DESTROY the GTA O experience get a slap on the wrist as a consequence for their actions. A guy minding his own business and gaining modded cash, then playing the game as he normally did; then gets banned?
Every single time i log into this game, i find cheaters who have more control and a bigger impact on the game than Rockstar Games do. And this happens? I've been gaming online for many years, and i've seen horrible banning policies. I've seen neglect towards game communities by not showing proper consequences for cheating. And we've all seen developers purposefully pushing towards microtrans. But i've never seen all of these things together.
I'm still going to try and do something for my crew member and open a Support Ticket about this. He didn't even bother because he completely lost his sh*t. I am opening up a Ban Appeal on his behalf to get this sorted. I'm just writing this because I had NO idea they did this. And i'm shocked that they have this kind of policy in a game where cheaters run rampant. Instead of banning these f*ckING TARDS. PERMANENTLY.