A player used passive mode to get up on a roof I was at today where the cops came up also. While I wasn't ready he came out of passive mode to kill me. So passive mode to get in a position to kill another player is a pansy tactic, that might as well be used since it's available. I texted the guy about it and said thanks for the trick.
LOL So not crying about it. It's part of the game but a really bad idea for GTAO. If you have a problem with getting killed by other players then go back to Story mode. Passive mode shouldn't really be in the game if ya ask me. Only reason for it is if you gotta pause the game. Like if ya gotta leave the game for some reason or your pulling up your map, or on the phone, then I can see a need for the passive option.
So we have to miss out on content we paid for because some people want to be dicks?