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Bad Sport Timers Resetting: A Possible Solution?


ninjaontour

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ninjaontour

A few days ago I was put into Bad Sport for 16 days. Over the next few days I noticed that the timer was counting down in my current session, but would reset back to a full 16 days if I changed session or restarted my machine.

 

A quick look around the web and I discovered that a lot of people are having the issue of the resetting timer. I took to Rockstar's Twitter to see if I could get some help there, as their e-mail responses blow. I got someone at R* on Twitter, but again got a cookie-cutter bullsh*t response.

 

Then, a rogue tweeter appeared and told me that if you unlink your social account for 24 hours, then re-link it, the problem will be resolved. I checked the guy out and it seems he has helped a bunch of people on their Twitter page who Rockstar have let down.

 

So, does anyone know if this is legitimate? Has anyone tried and succeeded with this method?

 

TL;DR: Apparently unlinking and re-linking your Social Club account for 24 hours resolves the issue of Bad Sport timers resetting.

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ninjaontour

Solution: Don't be a bad sport.

 

That's not a solution to resetting timers. Pay attention.

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Solution: Don't be a bad sport.

 

That's not a solution to resetting timers. Pay attention.

 

Don't be a bad sport and you won't have to worry about timers.

 

I win.

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ninjaontour

 

 

Solution: Don't be a bad sport.

 

That's not a solution to resetting timers. Pay attention.

 

Don't be a bad sport and you won't have to worry about timers.

 

I win.

 

 

Being a bad sport is fun, according to R* we shouldn't destroy people's shiny toys. In that case, they shouldn't drive them headlong into 120mm shells.

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If you don't give a sh*t about ruining someone else's gameplay sessions, why should R* give a sh*t about fixing the part where they alienate you for it? I hope bad sport lobbies are the last thing they fix...if ever. The timer you have in them increases everytime you're sent back, plus you have to go through these hoops so that it doesn't reset? Can't get more poetic than that.

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The whole system is f*cked. I got 2 or 3 bad sport notices this weekend when griefing, but nothing unusual there. Then I ran a few people over in passive mode who were actively being assholes. After I squished the last one I got a notice I was a bad sport for 3 days. So I drove to my house and got out and had no dunce cap, had no "bad sport" status in my player profile. I left the garage and received good sport cash and notice.

 

I logged in last night into a normal lobby wearing a dunce cap, classed as clean player, but was told I was in bad sport for 16 days. I played a few minutes and left. Signed in again later, this time in a bad sport lobby with bad sport status and a timer of 7 days.

 

How many f*cking failure points just happened? I sent a ticket in to R* and got the canned response about how it works but ignored my concerns that something wasn't working right.

 

And the bottom line ultimately is this bad sport system is f*cking broken.

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xInfamousRYANx

Yes I was in for a month for recieving a 2 billion bounty. Then the timer went to 2 weeks in 2 hours then after playing halo 4 I came back and was gs for 2 days earned like 100k legit cash and never did bs things and then was back in bs for 2 weeks again with no money. Its a broken f*cking system. Good idea but they cant fix the broken timer its like the Bermuda triangle

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maybeanotherone

you can just share money from bounties and stores, get out legitimatly regardless of timer.

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Bounties and stores dont work when you have the timer bug idiots

 

Everytime I turn my ps3 off and restart gta my time goes back to 1m1d ive just robbed 45 stores 6 bounties 3 gold awards 6 armoured trucks turned off and back on and the timer went from 1m back to 1m1d after a whole day of playing

 

Im currently trying this method now unlinked 12hours ago will report back

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ninjaontour

Bounties and stores dont work when you have the timer bug idiots

 

Everytime I turn my ps3 off and restart gta my time goes back to 1m1d ive just robbed 45 stores 6 bounties 3 gold awards 6 armoured trucks turned off and back on and the timer went from 1m back to 1m1d after a whole day of playing

 

Im currently trying this method now unlinked 12hours ago will report back

 

It seems to have worked for me. I was doing the usual, robbing stores and sharing the take with everyone in the lobby, as well as a few missions. Sure enough after a couple of hours after unlinking the timer was going down, and then just disappeared.

 

EDIT: I went to "Dodgy" status first, and kept repeating the above task until I was a "Clean Player" again. Unlinking your profile will stop your timer being stuck.

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Aquaticwonder

OP, I felt bad for you at first but then I saw your K/D in your stats.

 

:barf:

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Clarence Hayworth

I was in bad sport for 1 month 1 day. The timer never changed.

 

Someone on here a few weeks ago posted a solution. Sometimes after a mission the game mistakenly places you in a regular good sport lobby. When this happens, stay in this lobby and don't do any missions. Stay in the lobby for a few hours - I put a rubber band on my controller and ran in circles inside an Ammunation overnight. The next morning when I checked, bad sport was gone and it never came back.

 

It also helps, apparently, if you save regularly during this time (such as entering and exiting your garage).

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ninjaontour

OP, I felt bad for you at first but then I saw your K/D in your stats.

 

:barf:

 

I didn't ask for your sympathy, nor for your opinion.

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Didnt work for me unlinked for over 24 hours started playing again and it jumped from 26d to 2m2d

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ShadeShow

The timers reset but they dont mean anything. THe internal timer on Rockstars end is working just fine.

 

You just need to do the time for the crime.

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CarimboHanky

the timer reset thing is a really pain in the ass...

 

R* know about this issue but do nothing to fix it.

 

anyway the best thing to do at the moment is to go play any mission, 10-15minutes after the mission your dunce cap would disappear, that allow you to join friends or other players in regular lobbies.

 

once you spawn at the regular lobby, you would receive 3 notifications, one that say "you have been forgiven" other that say "you have entered bad sport" and the third with your timer.

 

you would have to repeat the process of doing the mission thing everyday, til R* decide to officialy let you go from bad sport. contacting R* support wont help, i spend 51 days in back and forth communication with support people and none of them could figure out what was happening.

 

 

The timers reset but they dont mean anything. THe internal timer on Rockstars end is working just fine.

 

You just need to do the time for the crime.

thats not the deal mate...

 

i when into bad sport with a 4day sentence, everytime i switched session or turned off my console, my timer would reset and multiply. 4 days turn into 8, 8 turn to 16, 16 into 1month and 3 days, etc etc etc...

 

in the end my 4 day sentence turn into 51 days thanks to the timer reset.

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ninjaontour

Didnt work for me unlinked for over 24 hours started playing again and it jumped from 26d to 2m2d

 

Post exact details pls.

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TheForgottenOne

the only way to fix this stupid timer resetting glitch is submitting a ticket.maybe someone will get you out.

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alijahgreen

Op you were reported that's why you have the timer bad sport doesn't mean anything anymore. its there to teach you self control


Vermin

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ninjaontour

Op you were reported that's why you have the timer bad sport doesn't mean anything anymore. its there to teach you self control

 

Vermin

 

Nobody asked for your opinion, ya f*ckin' skip-rat.

 

Also this thread is weeks old. I got out of bad sport that night and have been back to terrorising children ever since. Keep your impotent rage to yourselves, thanks.

Don't think it will work, but i'll try this.

 

Worked perfectly for me man, unlink profile for 24 hrs and play as you normally would.

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JohnDoe7125539271

 

Don't think it will work, but i'll try this.

 

Worked perfectly for me man, unlink profile for 24 hrs and play as you normally would.

 

 

Just unlinked, isn't much work. I'll let you know tomorrow! But something did definitely happen...

 

Timer has been stuck at 30D since 4th or 5th May, now its showing 26D. Atleast something... wonder what happens if i change session, lol.

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