But what you're saying "the game is buggy plain and simple" would also imply that EVERYONE's game had such problems. Why is it that I never ran into any problems? That is all I want to know. Seems too many people like glitching and cheating. Idc if it's flawed thinking or god-like thinking, it's just an opinion. As for past GTA games, if you used cheats, it also affected your game. I bought a Gameshark long time ago when PS2 came out and used a gameshark for GTA III before I was serious enough to actually beat all the GTA's too 100% and I remember things freezing, disappearing, etc all cuz I used CHEAT codes. If you cheat, you deserve to have something disappear on you imo lol
As for your problem, I have no idea. I guess I can just say I am lucky when it comes to GTA V, I never experienced one problem with it to date and had it since the first week of October and it's now 100%, got all my cars, bought all properties, full stats, etc and I continue getting texts/calls.
Any previous problems you may have had (on previous console versions) would be related to saving with a cheat enabled which the game warns you about doing- and in my experience (I've been the vice city area moderator for 9 years)-- any issues I've seen reported with cheats would only be ones that could not be turned off-- Car Spawns, Health, Armor, were considered safe cheats--- ones like peds have guns, peds riot could make the game impossible to finish if you can't turn them off and were considered unsafe cheats... (FYI-- I have played all the GTA's but consider myself an expert on VC just because I've moderated that section for so long)
In my opinion-- the problems people are experiencing with GTA V in singleplayer are related to integrating GTAO with singleplayer-- I heard of virtually no problems until GTAO launched and it seems that with each new patch their seems to be a "rash" of new posts of problems-- so what it seems like is that depending upon where you are at in your game progress is related to when/what problem you experience when a particular patch is released. In my case, I cannot confirm absolutely but the GTAO patch occured at about the time as my missiong mission-- the mission I reloaded to get it the second time through was "the ballad of Rocco" and it was dated 9/28/13 (3 days prior to the GTAO launch)-- I happened to be lucky in that I created a new save slot about every 5 or 10% of game completion.
I've been a member here for over 10 years and have never seen a console version of any GTA have as many issues as this one--- I seriously doubt the game developers did this out of spite about glitching/cheating.
If I follow your reasoning-- they programmed the game to 1st allow glitches that they don't want you to use, and secondly punish you for using them-- then they have to pay people to handle all the support tickets they have to deal with for people having problems and also have to deal with the negative publicity of the bugs and the resultant loss of sales they would undoubtedly experience as a result of the bad press. I have already told a few people to hold off on buying this game if they are a completionist like me until they get these issues fixed.
We are getting off topic on this and I apologize--
I had issues with the one next to the above mentioned one also--- if I'm reading the map right--- #40 and #41--- they are both VERY LOW--- and I had to go under each of them about 10 times to register.... all others came up right away for me.
Just a minor clarification... The stats on social club only update after you save...loading the save doesn't update the stats, you have to save it too for the stats to show up... It usually updates right away... In my 100% hunt i had a laptop or my smartphone next to me and was checking stuff frequently.