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AutobotJazz1

Should the Orbital Cannon be removed?

Remove it or Keep it  

436 members have voted

  1. 1. Orbital Cannon

    • Keep it
      140
    • Try to balance it
      69
    • Remove it
      227


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El-Gaddafii

 

I have a better question, why was the orbital cannon ever added?

I have no idea..I've used it only once and that was for the trophy.. I still have the free shot from Christmas..

I still haven’t even bought a facilty lol

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Sentinel Driver

It's just a troll weapon but I don't see it as more than a minor nuisance. I don't usually see it be used and when it is used it's mostly used by revenge hungry tryhards. Nowadays I don't even attempt to do freemode work in public lobbies so yeah... It's just a silly little pvp tool for people obsessed with pvp

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Rammer2k

Unless you have buttloads of cash to waste, it's pretty useless. I only used it once for the achievement, and haven't touched it since.

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AgentPlum

Removed? It should NEVER havebeen added.

 

When it came out with the facility and me having loads of cash (still do) I bought it as I thought it may be cheaper and of some use. To this day I have not been in the OC room or used the OC and have no intention of doing so.

 

If I want someone dead or their stock blown up I will use a vehicle and do it myself. $500-750k for a kill? People have more money than sense or are just complete twats paying that for a kill

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Dr.Rosenthal

At first I thought it should be removed, but since December Ive been struck with it twice and used my free shot yesterday. So I wouldnt say its much of a griefing tool.

 

In that case, Oppressors, Deluxos and jets should be removed first hand. Who does free mode work in public free mode anyway? The only thing reasonable to do in free mode is IE, and if Id get blown up while exporting a car I really wouldnt care too much tbh.

 

Plus, as I noticed yesterday, the Orbital cannon is a great way to get back at players who are cancerous, it really seems to annoy them. Especially if you and your friends take turns doing it and kick them afterwards lol

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Nutduster

Removed? It should NEVER havebeen added.

 

When it came out with the facility and me having loads of cash (still do) I bought it as I thought it may be cheaper and of some use. To this day I have not been in the OC room or used the OC and have no intention of doing so.

 

If I want someone dead or their stock blown up I will use a vehicle and do it myself. $500-750k for a kill? People have more money than sense or are just complete twats paying that for a kill

 

Some people have essentially unlimited money, yeah.

 

And to be honest, I've used it a few times even though I hate that it even exists. It's fun for trolling if you can afford it. I don't use it like many people do (to get back at someone who killed them in free roam and this is their only way to get revenge). Instead I use it to twist the knife. If I beat someone badly enough that he runs to hide on his yacht, I can still kill them - that's kind of funny (and a perfect example of how this game is ultimately just a pile of exploits and bad design choices fighting for air space). Also, twice now, I beat someone badly enough that they went and got a jet, so I just went into my facility and hit them with an orbital strike while they were waiting outside for me. It can be amusing. But it's still crappy.

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AgentPlum

Free shot? WHAT? Never used it but if there is a FREE shot I will have a go.

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Kushology

Free shot? WHAT? Never used it but if there is a FREE shot I will have a go.

Yeah.. Rockstar gave everyone a free shot on Christmas.. Granted, you had to sign in that day..

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AgentPlum

 

Free shot? WHAT? Never used it but if there is a FREE shot I will have a go.

Yeah.. Rockstar gave everyone a free shot on Christmas.. Granted, you had to sign in that day..

 

Damn, missed that one ... oh well

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HaIfricanHammer

No.

It makes things interesting.

You can't handle the heat?

Get out of the kitchen.

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gregg37

I haven't re-bought the Orbital Cannon since I moved my Facility - but I love it. I laugh my ass off when people get hit by it. I get hit by it once a week or so. I actually think the explosion radius (much like aircraft bombs) is a little bit too small for the price. It's quite literally not enough bang for the buck. :D I won't re-buy it unless that radius is expanded, which I expect never will happen.

 

Granted - if it's broken, they need to fix it. No free shots. No multiple shots. Shouldn't be too hard. But then again it shouldn't be too hard to get stuck Crew Logo off of bugged cars, but that bug has been around for nearly five years with no fix in sight.

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EkaSwede

Remove it and the Achievement for it to boot.

 

It's a toy for two kinds of people:

 

1. Shark Card Whales

2. Cheaters with their actual cheated money.

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Jenkiiii

This isn't going to go down well... but I say keep it!

 

The comments I'm reading are something like "I've never been hit with it or used it, but it's ridiculous, so please remove it". Why do you even care if you've never had any positive or negative experience of it?

 

I've used it once only out of experimentation, and been hit by it twice - each time seeming funny as I'd been behaving like a turd anyway and probably deserved it. I take it as a compliment that someone would spend 500-750k for a single hit on me! Are they serious? They tend to leave the session in a heroic glow of glory with their tale between their legs too. It's sad.

 

It's not as bad as people are making it out to be, at least on consoles, and if someone wants to spend that much money and admit they're out of ideas just to kill me... you get the picture.

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Prenihility

Rebalance? lol. Rebalance my f*cking nuts. Me and a crew member did a meth RESUPPLY and a guy sitting in the Land Act Facility just decides to Orbital Cannon us. Why? No idea. He was in the session with us for a whole half hour. We didn't even interact with him. But he must have a lot of money.

 

The OC must be a way for Rockstar to gather data on GTAO players and their bank accounts. I'm TELLING YOU. How willing people are to spend up to $750,000 to blow someone up. But yeah, it's incredibly irritating to constantly open your map in a very populated session and quickly go to Maze Forclosures and look at where the Facilities are to see who's in their facility. And then go passive. Wait for retard to leave facility. Leave Passive and continue with your GTA day.

 

Orbital Cannon is however a great way to identify tards. It's almost the exclusive way. I used to simply listen to the people on voice chat talk to see who's a tryhard ebonics kid. Then promptly kill them over and over again and troll them. But on the PC, that's very rare. People don't use voice chat. They use third party apps like Discord to talk. So do i, but i always leave my channel open to Everyone for this purpose. I almost find PS3 superior in these regards.

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Dragon_Of_Tragedy

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Shadowfennekin

Boo hoo,

You babies won't stop crying about this will you?

 

I've been killed with it once and that was in March.... three months until I got nuked.

The orbital cannon's not that bad as you pussies claim it is

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Sanches

The orbital cannon's not that bad as you pussies claim it is

Who ye callin' a pussy?

 

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Nutduster

This isn't going to go down well... but I say keep it!

 

The comments I'm reading are something like "I've never been hit with it or used it, but it's ridiculous, so please remove it". Why do you even care if you've never had any positive or negative experience of it?

 

 

For what it's worth, I've been hit by it multiple times. The first (and another one very recently) were just random trolls killing anyone in the lobby, I guess; the others were all the results of top-shelf butthurt. I get into protracted wars in free roam a lot, and the more you do this (and especially if you tend to win), the more likely someone will run (or more likely teleport) back to their facility for some expensive revenge. I've learned to get myself to an interior as a counter, but it's not always feasible, especially if you prefer not to take advantage of teleportation exploits.

 

So my individual perspective is that it's obnoxious, a cheesy way for people to get a kill when they can't do it via any other method that requires at least one ounce of skill and strategy. But from a meta perspective, I actually think it's a lot worse than that. It is only somewhat mitigating that the cooldown is so long; simply from a game design point of view, it's completely absurd: you can kill someone remotely with zero risk to yourself, and zero warning for them. Literally the only way they can avoid it is to A) see you're in your facility, B) anticipate you might do this, C) go passive or get into an interior, and then D) wait you out. There's no other viable counter whatsoever. A "weapon" like this would get laughed out of the development offices if someone wanted to add it to most PvP shooters. It can only exist in GTA without people losing their sh*t because GTA Online was already a mess. That's not much of an endorsement of either the game or the weapon. And sadly, the other supposedly mitigating thing (the price) is yet another downside, IMO, because it clearly only costs that much to drain bank accounts.

 

The whole existence of it is embarrassing.

Boo hoo,

You babies won't stop crying about this will you?

 

I've been killed with it once and that was in March.... three months until I got nuked.

The orbital cannon's not that bad as you pussies claim it is

 

There's the nuanced opinion of a mature adult. Thanks for weighing in.

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AutobotJazz1

Boo hoo,

You babies won't stop crying about this will you?

 

I've been killed with it once and that was in March.... three months until I got nuked.

The orbital cannon's not that bad as you pussies claim it is

Ok look I know we're entitled to our own opinions but you don't need to come on my thread acting like a bitch towards everyone else. I'll say it again since it seems like you havent read through the damn comments. There's a damn glitch out that allows players to have free infinite orbital shots. Call people a pussy all you want but you know damn well it gets aggravating as hell when someone does it over and over again.

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Nutduster

^ On that subject, I saw a guy recently who was hopping lobbies and using that glitch over and over again. He'd blow someone up with a strike, immediately leave, then pop into another lobby and do it again. I'm not sure how we kept ending up in the same session - I'm not friends with him, so either he's following me or we have some mutual friend he was hopping in with. Anyway, I was the lucky recipient of one of those kills, and I saw him do it to at least three other people over the course of a couple hours. It seemed like he might have just been doing that all afternoon, because I never once saw him outside his facility.

 

That's obviously a bug that should be fixed regardless of what they do with the orbital cannon itself, but I don't think it says anything good about the cannon that such an obvious exploit exists and lets you farm infinite free kills.

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No Use For A Name

f*ck the orbital cannon. All it does is reward cheaters

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YELLOW DOG WITH CONE

No.

It makes things interesting.

You can't handle the heat?

Get out of the kitchen.

What's interesting about a risk free, near uncounterable one hit kill button?

 

This thing shouldn't be added in the first place, literally the only times I have been Orbital Cannoned is by either people glitching it or by salty players that want to get a kill on me at all costs.

 

Sadly, I think it's a little too late to remove it, so yeah, "rebalance" (aka, neuter thr sh*t out of it) it, it should be the last resort, not a free kill button.

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stagolee

I've never been killed by the Orbital Canon and I'm not worried about it, I'd like to see the Deluxo and Oppressor removed instead

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Nutduster

I've never been killed by the Orbital Canon and I'm not worried about it, I'd like to see the Deluxo and Oppressor removed instead

 

They are indeed obnoxious. I think both should be nerfed - tone down their homing missiles substantially, and remove insurance costs from them for anyone but their owners (same should happen for all weaponized vehicles).

 

Deluxo missiles in particular are just absurd. They don't need to be anywhere near that good.

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Piro

How could you even nerf something that was created only for cheap kills and selling sharkcards?

 

Free shot? WHAT? Never used it but if there is a FREE shot I will have a go.


Yeah.. Rockstar gave everyone a free shot on Christmas.. Granted, you had to sign in that day..

 

yeah... "free"...

Buy something for more then a million so you can use it once for free...

I still can't believe people fall for that trick. It's drug dealing 101.

Its like buying an old car with the biggest fuel consumption on earth just cause they gave you a full tank as a bonus...

Boo hoo,
You babies won't stop crying about this will you?
I've been killed with it once and that was in March.... three months until I got nuked.
The orbital cannon's not that bad as you pussies claim it is

"Boo hoo I been killed once so that means my personal experience has to be THE ONLY TRUE ONE and it has to apply to literally everyone else on earth cause I'm a special snowflake but at the same time I also represent everyone else and if you disagree you are a pussy"

Internet in a nutshell...


I voted to remove it.

Why? - Cause its embarrassing that something like this even exists... If they added something like that 4 years ago people would riot. But now? no one is even surprised by it at this point. All I can say Its a low blow even for R* or EA lvl of scumbaggery. Its so obvious what they tried to archive with it... Its more retarded then that 10mill golden dildo plane.

Will they remove/nerf it? - Ofc not... Its a way to milk money from brain dead idiots. Why would they?

Do I care? - not rly... gta been a sh*tshow for a long time now. And Its funny to think that someone willingly wasted 750k on a single kill. But on the other hand? I just feel sorry for those losers.

Edited by Piro

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CA42

Keep and make less expensive.

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Natsuki

It should absolutely be removed. It's an embarrassment.

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IamCourtney

I wouldn't complain if they removed it, but I'm not complaining about its existence either.

 

Its rarely used and even when it is, it seems to come as the salty climax to an ongoing free roam war rather than a total troll.

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Dr.Rosenthal

To build on my previous post on this topic; If R* would have asked me if I wanted the Orbital Cannon in the game, I'd have said no f*cking way. But it's there now, and it probably won't be removed. From R* perspective, I guess it would be a way to easier spot modders or dupe glitchers because they're the ones most likely to use it.

 

It is also a "rich mans pastime", meaning that it's a great way for R* to make sure the rich guys in game keep spending their money. If you've played for a long time and you own everything you want, having a one-time-use weapon that costs 750k per shot can be a money-drain like no other.

 

And as I said back when it was released; if someone is willing to spend 750k to kill me once, it brings a smile to my face.

On the other hand, knowing there are players out there who own pretty much everything plus >$100M in the bank, 750k isn't much money and can actually be worth it just for the lulz. It's basically one simple bunker sales worth.

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