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AutobotJazz1

Should the Orbital Cannon be removed?

Remove it or Keep it  

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  1. 1. Orbital Cannon

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    • Try to balance it
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PwnageSoldier

imo if the Orbital Cannon was restricted to manual targeting and there was no radar blips for targets that'd be fair enough

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secrecy274

While I disagree with, or rather quite frankly loathe its addition to the game, it hasn't been that much of a headache. It's far too restricted in its use, so outside of a shot from one or another butthurt tryhard with loads of money, I rarely see it used.

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MadTitanThanos

Ok so in the last update Rockstar added the Orbital Cannon. A weapon of massive trollstruction to the likes we've never seen besides modders and all the other crazy sh*t in GTA of course :bored: However pretty recently there's been a glitch that allows players to constantly use the orbital cannon with no cooldown. In my opinion this is obviously horrible given that people will obviously abuse it to the max there by just completely making any lobby unmanageable. Once again though in my personal opinion I believe that it should be removed completely from the game since it just seems so overpowered and unbalanced. Wha are you guys thoughts?

 

It is not "obviously horrible". I've never experienced this. I think I've seen it used twice ever. The orbital cannon is fine.

 

Also you should be banned for the word "trollstruction".

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foursquare

If i see someone with a barcode(lIlllllllll-x) name i use it as soon as I can, Ewo kings of tryhards.

 

I like to have it and if someone is willing to pay 750000$ to kill me fair enough.

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AutobotJazz1

 

Ok so in the last update Rockstar added the Orbital Cannon. A weapon of massive trollstruction to the likes we've never seen besides modders and all the other crazy sh*t in GTA of course :bored: However pretty recently there's been a glitch that allows players to constantly use the orbital cannon with no cooldown. In my opinion this is obviously horrible given that people will obviously abuse it to the max there by just completely making any lobby unmanageable. Once again though in my personal opinion I believe that it should be removed completely from the game since it just seems so overpowered and unbalanced. Wha are you guys thoughts?

 

It is not "obviously horrible". I've never experienced this. I think I've seen it used twice ever. The orbital cannon is fine.

 

Also you should be banned for the word "trollstruction".

Yo ass should be banned for making a ignorant f*cking statement. Just because you've never experienced it doesnt make the problem make problem any less than.

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Black-Dragon96

 

I don't want to be that guy...but why do some of you feel that it needs to be removed? It has a 45 minute cooldown and only allows for you to kill a person a single time (or group of they're in the same vehicle/area) for 500k-750k. I'm not sure I'm seeing what's bad about this. Personally, I think the price per use should be lowered and the cooldown raised slightly (no extreme cooldown though). Why do some of you feel like it should be removed?

It's a no-effort, instant kill button.

 

I think that's enough of a reason to want it removed or at least heavily nerfed.

^ This. +there have been multiple glitches wich allow multiple use without cooldown.

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AUScowboy

I must add, it is kinda nice and always funny when you see somebody being a sh*tter in a session only to be blasted by the OC a while later.

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Smooth Longsack

I might hold the record for number of times hit with the orbital cannon, overall AND in a single lobby. I'm nearing being blasted at least a hundred times. Today I caught the orb ten times in one lobby by nine individual users. Color me impressed.

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Black-Dragon96

^ Dafoug!

And I thought I get nuked a lot.

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Smooth Longsack

^ Dafoug!

And I thought I get nuked a lot.

Me and mattoropael stayed in that lobby a bit too long lol. They couldn't handle our jet fu.

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MadTitanThanos

 

 

Ok so in the last update Rockstar added the Orbital Cannon. A weapon of massive trollstruction to the likes we've never seen besides modders and all the other crazy sh*t in GTA of course :bored: However pretty recently there's been a glitch that allows players to constantly use the orbital cannon with no cooldown. In my opinion this is obviously horrible given that people will obviously abuse it to the max there by just completely making any lobby unmanageable. Once again though in my personal opinion I believe that it should be removed completely from the game since it just seems so overpowered and unbalanced. Wha are you guys thoughts?

 

It is not "obviously horrible". I've never experienced this. I think I've seen it used twice ever. The orbital cannon is fine.

 

Also you should be banned for the word "trollstruction".

Yo ass should be banned for making a ignorant f*cking statement. Just because you've never experienced it doesnt make the problem make problem any less than.

 

 

Don't hurt yourself, sweetcakes.

 

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I might hold the record for number of times hit with the orbital cannon, overall AND in a single lobby. I'm nearing being blasted at least a hundred times. Today I caught the orb ten times in one lobby by nine individual users. Color me impressed.

 

Do you get blasted in the face mostly, or in the chest area? I know you get blasted more than most.

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JohnnyXR

Hell no I love using it.

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Smooth Longsack

 

 

 

Ok so in the last update Rockstar added the Orbital Cannon. A weapon of massive trollstruction to the likes we've never seen besides modders and all the other crazy sh*t in GTA of course :bored: However pretty recently there's been a glitch that allows players to constantly use the orbital cannon with no cooldown. In my opinion this is obviously horrible given that people will obviously abuse it to the max there by just completely making any lobby unmanageable. Once again though in my personal opinion I believe that it should be removed completely from the game since it just seems so overpowered and unbalanced. Wha are you guys thoughts?

It is not "obviously horrible". I've never experienced this. I think I've seen it used twice ever. The orbital cannon is fine.

 

Also you should be banned for the word "trollstruction".

Yo ass should be banned for making a ignorant f*cking statement. Just because you've never experienced it doesnt make the problem make problem any less than.

 

Don't hurt yourself, sweetcakes.

 

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I might hold the record for number of times hit with the orbital cannon, overall AND in a single lobby. I'm nearing being blasted at least a hundred times. Today I caught the orb ten times in one lobby by nine individual users. Color me impressed.

Do you get blasted in the face mostly, or in the chest area? I know you get blasted more than most.

Creampied. Sadly, the health testing standards are lax and the demand for hardcore is up :/ Edited by Smooth Longsack
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MadTitanThanos

 

 

 

 

Ok so in the last update Rockstar added the Orbital Cannon. A weapon of massive trollstruction to the likes we've never seen besides modders and all the other crazy sh*t in GTA of course :bored: However pretty recently there's been a glitch that allows players to constantly use the orbital cannon with no cooldown. In my opinion this is obviously horrible given that people will obviously abuse it to the max there by just completely making any lobby unmanageable. Once again though in my personal opinion I believe that it should be removed completely from the game since it just seems so overpowered and unbalanced. Wha are you guys thoughts?

It is not "obviously horrible". I've never experienced this. I think I've seen it used twice ever. The orbital cannon is fine.

 

Also you should be banned for the word "trollstruction".

Yo ass should be banned for making a ignorant f*cking statement. Just because you've never experienced it doesnt make the problem make problem any less than.

 

Don't hurt yourself, sweetcakes.

 

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I might hold the record for number of times hit with the orbital cannon, overall AND in a single lobby. I'm nearing being blasted at least a hundred times. Today I caught the orb ten times in one lobby by nine individual users. Color me impressed.

Do you get blasted in the face mostly, or in the chest area? I know you get blasted more than most.

Creampied. Sadly, the health testing standards are lax and the demand for hardcore is up :/

 

 

Well played. Much better answer than I was expecting.

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MisFit-138

^^pretty hilarious exchange. I'm on xbone, I was hit by an orbital cannon once on Christmas. I have literally never seen it used outside this one instance. The "problem" seems to be PC modding/hacking/pcmagic or modded/glitched money. Is this a problem on ps4?

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AutobotJazz1

 

 

 

Ok so in the last update Rockstar added the Orbital Cannon. A weapon of massive trollstruction to the likes we've never seen besides modders and all the other crazy sh*t in GTA of course :bored: However pretty recently there's been a glitch that allows players to constantly use the orbital cannon with no cooldown. In my opinion this is obviously horrible given that people will obviously abuse it to the max there by just completely making any lobby unmanageable. Once again though in my personal opinion I believe that it should be removed completely from the game since it just seems so overpowered and unbalanced. Wha are you guys thoughts?

 

It is not "obviously horrible". I've never experienced this. I think I've seen it used twice ever. The orbital cannon is fine.

 

Also you should be banned for the word "trollstruction".

Yo ass should be banned for making a ignorant f*cking statement. Just because you've never experienced it doesnt make the problem make problem any less than.

 

 

Don't hurt yourself, sweetcakes.

 

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Post all the gifs and memes you want, you know im correct though.

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rlk232

With as many super powerful war weapons as there already were in the game, why was this necessary? Oh, right, just a blatant cash grab. Get rid of it.

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MisFit-138

^^pretty hilarious exchange. I'm on xbone, I was hit by an orbital cannon once on Christmas. I have literally never seen it used outside this one instance. The "problem" seems to be PC modding/hacking/pcmagic or modded/glitched money. Is this a problem on ps4?

In the time passed since I posted this, I've been hit by 5 strikes!! For no reason that I can see. They immediately left the game too.

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Prince_Polaris

Earlier today, me and my two friends were taking crates to her hangar. All three of us were in my bombushka, cruising along when we got blown out of the sky by some level 5000 with his orbital cannon. he never spoke to any of us, and I passed him in his Avenger on the way to the hangar, and once we delivered everything we kicked him.

 

like... why? heh, when I get killed by that thing it's honestly pretty funny, also, if you're on a mission it doesn't send you back to a hospital which is nice

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So you've never been in a situation where you're just flying along in a buzzard or whatever and you hear and see you have locked on to someone below. Simply pressing one button would give a good chance of killing. Many scenarios offer easy, no effort kills without a huge cost and long cool down.

There is a massive difference, IMO, between a weapon that sometimes, occasionally gives you a no-effort kill and a weapon that only exists to do that exact thing every single time you use it. Even when you get a kill on an unsuspecting person using the Buzzard missiles, they will probably respawn close enough to fire a homing rocket or a few sniper bullets at you. What happens when you're done using the orbital cannon? Oh yeah: you're safely ensconced in your facility. The thing is dumb by design.

 

I'd say it's more than just occasionally. Practically every time I pass the Vinewood sign and head up north I'll lock on to someone and could easily kill them with no effort. If in a Buzzard I'd say I could easily fly out of range for a retaliation and hide away. I'd say this happened more often than once every 45 minutes which, glitches aside, is more occasional than the cannon.

 

I'm not arguing the design is dumb, I'm saying it's not a huge headache and isn't exactly a million miles from what we already have as far as no effort/little effort kills. I expected it to be a nightmare when it was first out, it wasn't, not even just after Christmas with the free shot given to everyone. It's crap but it's not a huge deal.

 

What about my point about proxy mines and LSC? Or even proxy mines and any store that a player is in?

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YELLOW ZOOMER WITH DRONE

^you still have to set up those proximity mines, that takes way more effort than the Orbital Cannon.

 

Literally any way of killing other players takes way more effort.

 

It doesn't matter if it had a cooldown of 24 real life hours or a price of 8 million per shot, it's literally an instant kill, how can't you see that as an issue?

 

Anyway, slightly related but why when I get Orbital Cannoned in Paleto Bay I respawn all the way to LS? It's stupid.

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SqualidCoyote

In the time passed since I posted this, I've been hit by 5 strikes!! For no reason that I can see. They immediately left the game too.

 

This is because the 'glitch' is that you are charged for the strike after you have blasted someone. If you log off sharpish then you don't get charged. The obvious way to fix this would be to charge people before the blast. But that would require logic and common sense.

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Kushology

 

In the time passed since I posted this, I've been hit by 5 strikes!! For no reason that I can see. They immediately left the game too.

This is because the 'glitch' is that you are charged for the strike after you have blasted someone. If you log off sharpish then you don't get charged. The obvious way to fix this would be to charge people before the blast. But that would require logic and common sense.

There's a glitch floating around to use it with no cooldown and completely free. I haven't seen it on the usual website. I was in a lobby where someone used it repeatedly for 10 minutes on the entire lobby. I was lucky enough to be going inside my office when he started so I wasn't hit. There was around 25 people in the lobby so can imagine he got around a few hundred kills in that time.

 

He never left and rejoined, just one after the other, made it rain.

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YELLOW ZOOMER WITH DRONE

^and some people still claim that the Orbital Cannon it's totally fine smh

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^you still have to set up those proximity mines, that takes way more effort than the Orbital Cannon.

 

Literally any way of killing other players takes way more effort.

 

It doesn't matter if it had a cooldown of 24 real life hours or a price of 8 million per shot, it's literally an instant kill, how can't you see that as an issue?

 

Anyway, slightly related but why when I get Orbital Cannoned in Paleto Bay I respawn all the way to LS? It's stupid.

You really think placing a proxy mine down or hitting the fire button when you get a random lock on is effort? How can you see that as effort? Sure, it's not as easy as scrolling through a list but effort, really? You're having a laugh.

 

I never said it isn't an issue, I said it's not as big of an issue as some are making it out to be. Big deal, someone can pay $750k and kill you once. It's no worse, in fact it's not nearly as bad, as someone spawn killing you with a jet, sniper, whatever they prefer to use.

 

You're making a mountain out of a molehill.

 

^and some people still claim that the Orbital Cannon it's totally fine smh

If you're referring to me I suggest you read my posts and stop being an ass. If you're not, you can ignore this.

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FrugalDangerMan

The problems I see are that trolls use it to annoy players as a way of saying I'm so rich spending 750,000 for a single kill is nothing to me.

 

And trolls killed by it feel great because they did their job so well someone was willing to spend 750,000 just to get a single kill on them.

 

I seriously never use it except on friends. I know, sounds weird, but it's fun when the guy on the receiving end is laughing with you and not at you.

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thepiebaker

 

^^pretty hilarious exchange. I'm on xbone, I was hit by an orbital cannon once on Christmas. I have literally never seen it used outside this one instance. The "problem" seems to be PC modding/hacking/pcmagic or modded/glitched money. Is this a problem on ps4?

In the time passed since I posted this, I've been hit by 5 strikes!! For no reason that I can see. They immediately left the game too.

 

I wouldn't doubt that there are trolls here that took your post as a challenge just to prove you wrong.

 

in the few hour or so a week I spend in a non SPL I have only seen an orbital strike the inaugural week or 2 from people looking for the achievement/testing it. Or from the xmass freebe. I've fired twice. Once because the universe gave me an opportunity to troll a former bud who raged and held a grudge for 3 years from a surprise RPG. Second was my xmass freebe which was an attempt with having a bud record the destruction and not only did it strike the target but we miscalculated the blast radius and took out the camera guy.

 

but as people said it's an "easy, no hasstile, instant kill" Which is the entire reason for an orbital canon. I don't agree that it should be in the game but it's here and I doubt R* will remove it because shartcard lashback.

 

Under intended use it works perfectly. However R* should have had the foresight to know that cooldowns were already being bypassed before they even released the OC with some money glitches well in full force. As far as PC the OC shouldn't even be within your top concerns.

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Kushology

If you're referring to me I suggest you read my posts and stop being an ass. If you're not, you can ignore this.

He was talking to me, my post was the most recent, instead of quoting it all, he just added to it using the "^" :pp

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MisFit-138

 

 

 

^^pretty hilarious exchange. I'm on xbone, I was hit by an orbital cannon once on Christmas. I have literally never seen it used outside this one instance. The "problem" seems to be PC modding/hacking/pcmagic or modded/glitched money. Is this a problem on ps4?

In the time passed since I posted this, I've been hit by 5 strikes!! For no reason that I can see. They immediately left the game too.
I wouldn't doubt that there are trolls here that took your post as a challenge just to prove you wrong.

 

in the few hour or so a week I spend in a non SPL I have only seen an orbital strike the inaugural week or 2 from people looking for the achievement/testing it. Or from the xmass freebe. I've fired twice. Once because the universe gave me an opportunity to troll a former bud who raged and held a grudge for 3 years from a surprise RPG. Second was my xmass freebe which was an attempt with having a bud record the destruction and not only did it strike the target but we miscalculated the blast radius and took out the camera guy.

 

but as people said it's an "easy, no hasstile, instant kill" Which is the entire reason for an orbital canon. I don't agree that it should be in the game but it's here and I doubt R* will remove it because shartcard lashback.

 

Under intended use it works perfectly. However R* should have had the foresight to know that cooldowns were already being bypassed before they even released the OC with some money glitches well in full force. As far as PC the OC shouldn't even be within your top concerns.

 

That's what it felt like and it was definitely my first thought lol. But I wasnt being singled out or anything, pretty sure it was just a crap lobby with trolls cause it was happening to everyone. And like pointed out above by SqualidCoyote and Kush, there is a 'glitch' resurfacing...it sounds like literally spending 90% of ones gta time loading and reloading the game. Fun

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Nutduster

 

 

So you've never been in a situation where you're just flying along in a buzzard or whatever and you hear and see you have locked on to someone below. Simply pressing one button would give a good chance of killing. Many scenarios offer easy, no effort kills without a huge cost and long cool down.

There is a massive difference, IMO, between a weapon that sometimes, occasionally gives you a no-effort kill and a weapon that only exists to do that exact thing every single time you use it. Even when you get a kill on an unsuspecting person using the Buzzard missiles, they will probably respawn close enough to fire a homing rocket or a few sniper bullets at you. What happens when you're done using the orbital cannon? Oh yeah: you're safely ensconced in your facility. The thing is dumb by design.

 

I'd say it's more than just occasionally. Practically every time I pass the Vinewood sign and head up north I'll lock on to someone and could easily kill them with no effort. If in a Buzzard I'd say I could easily fly out of range for a retaliation and hide away. I'd say this happened more often than once every 45 minutes which, glitches aside, is more occasional than the cannon.

 

I'm not arguing the design is dumb, I'm saying it's not a huge headache and isn't exactly a million miles from what we already have as far as no effort/little effort kills. I expected it to be a nightmare when it was first out, it wasn't, not even just after Christmas with the free shot given to everyone. It's crap but it's not a huge deal.

 

What about my point about proxy mines and LSC? Or even proxy mines and any store that a player is in?

 

 

I'm not a huge fan of proximity mines in any game, especially one like this where a lot of players aren't intentionally engaged in PvP and will be doing innocent things like clothes-shopping when you blow them up. Nonetheless, the proximity mine at least has other purposes. So ultimately my response is the same as with the Buzzard: has problems, is maybe too easy to use, but is nowhere near the stupidity of the orbital cannon. And I agree with Voodoo Hendrix that at least to get a prox mine kill, you have to physically go there and put it down, giving other players more of an opportunity to be aware of what you're doing.

 

I will also say that I am not a fan of homing rockets either, and have posted on this forum very recently about my desire to return things to how they were when the game first came out: they should only lock on aircraft and NPC vehicles, not player-driven land vehicles. So if you're looking for support in an argument that the game is too easy in general, you would have mine.

 

Nonetheless - if we accept that, by this point, the game is what it is and is not likely to change, I would STILL advocate for removing the orbital cannon, or at least nerfing it in a couple different ways. And to your point that it's not used so often as to be a giant problem, I agree with you. I just think it's awful anytime it's used, and shouldn't have been in the game in the first place. It is a completely skill-free weapon with no real counters, infinite range, and no way to kill the person using it. The limitations placed on it are just acknowledgements of its ridiculously OP nature. It also makes PvP incredibly annoying sometimes - anytime you're in a long battle and the other player ducks into their facility, you have to get into an interior yourself or go passive just in case they're going to nuke you. I find that to be a deeply stupid change to the already-kind-of-dumb cat and mouse games of free roam.

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