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Arena War: Overall thoughts?

Thoughts?  

137 members have voted

  1. 1. What are your thoughts on it?

    • Something large and original that lived up to the hype. I haven't stopped playing it since.
      4
    • Pleasantly surprised by it. Enjoyable and will continue playing it.
      53
    • Not that great. More overpriced content for a slight edge in the modes I'm not gonna play.
      63
    • Horrible. Not worth reinstalling the game for. f*ck this, I'm going back to Red Dead.
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Now that everyone has had the chance to play it (including those who uninstalled the game after RDR2), what are your over-all thoughts? Anything you think it's missing from it? Is the theme completely missed that has no place being in GTA or is it something new and original that's not a goddamn business property.

 

If there already is a general topic about this, this thread can be closed.

 

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Lonely-Martin

Pleasingly surprised and will continue to play. :)

 

Not without flaws, but I do love bashing cars around, lol. After Sumo Remix served me well, this is right up my street really.

 

Very expensive and the unlocks being random, and the skill level unlocks being a hardcore grind is a bit naughty though.

 

Fun though.

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Quinn_flower

Where is the option fallout 76 is looking better than this hot mess?

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Vitalize

Pretty cool stuff. Nothing that will get me to stick for very long though.

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Rafae

The cars, clothes and masks are great but the actual modes aren't too memorable. I'd rate this update a 7.5/10.

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Captain_Fluffy

Extra muscle cars and some garage space is cool by me....done several of the modes so far and its a big fat meh for me. Wont get any of the arena vehicles. Prices as well...hahaha, what a joke. 

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kenmy13999

Pleasantly surprised, option 2

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555-We-Tip

Good fun but prices are laughable. 

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Talisman_83

Horrendous from start to finish. An overblown adversary mode.

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Misa.And.Her.Hubby

I was literally surprised by this DLC cuz I thought GTAO won't receive DLC anymore since RDR2. Things are cool but they are extremely overpriced (probably the most overpriced DLC in my opinion) and kinda useless in free roaming. In addition to that I don't buy any civilian vehicle since Southern San Andreas Super Sport Series (I really, really, really hate this DLC) cuz performance flags.

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nido997
10 hours ago, nido997 said:

sooo , after playing for around 8 hours (yesterday and today) , my opinion about this DLC has completely changed :

 

I was sooo excited about the new cars (I still think they are almost spot on , all in all ) , this new game mode looks rly fun too (it is fun ) ... BUT .... BUT It´s R* that we´re talking about here ... they ALWAYS find a way to RUIN EVERYTHING :

first , that stupid , rly stupid unlock , AP system or whatever... even worse than the GR one , I could care less about all these bull**** clothes in this game , yet i´m unlocking useless pixels instead of actual prices ... I´m at AP Tier 20 (8 hours pure game play) and i ´ve only managed to unlock 4 of the 5 Arena-ready cars´ prices ( and i consider myself lucky because others didn´t unlock any prices , but the one missing here is the one that i like the most : the 350Z ). 

plus the grind is sooo hard , and it becomes rly boring after some hours ( R* let us grind for these prices instead of enjoying the actual game itself) .

 

Okey , this aside , now playing the new game modes themselves : in so many modes there are cars that are OP like the Death Bike , so unbalanced ....

plus I keep hitting invisible things and dying (????) on my bike ... no it wasn´t a spectator since I always commit suicide , like WTF DID I JUST HIT EVERYTIME ???? I still don´t know till this day ...

speaking about spectators : while i understand that R* want us to be involved the the game even after beeing eliminated , It´s sometimes just depressing that someone out of nowhere drops a proximity mine and takes me out of the game , even if it´s everyone Vs. everyone (no Teams here) .... that is the worst idea ever tbh ....

 

so (sry for typing too much ) , this is a typical R* DLC , like I ALWAYS say : awesome ideas , terrible implementation .... 

pity, it could have been a real fun ....

my opinion about it went from "very good " to " mediocre at the best " , because the new cars saved it a little bit ....

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viewbob

everything is ok, the ap is the only big no

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Overlord Jr.

High paywall low reward as per gta online tradition, only old players with too much money could afford to compete, so much for not wanting paid dlcs to fragment the userbase

 

but im pretty well off so its better than nothing I guess, for a game technically on life support

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Commander S
6 hours ago, Quinn_flower said:

Where is the option fallout 76 is looking better than this hot mess?


Come to think of it, where's the "Red Dead Online isn't looking much better than Fallout 76, either" option? :p

 


But nah, this update's a bust for me - the Clique is nice, but the ZR380 is a joke (it's like the Elegy Retro was a lucky fluke - why does R* suck so badly when it comes to sports cars?). The Impaler looks fine - not usually my nice, but possibly worth the garage space - and there's maybe one more new muscle thing that I might pick up. Meanwhile, the Imperator is a bad take on what should have been a good idea, and ...nah, I just can't get behind anything else.

 

Factor in the fact you have to buy the workshop just to take part (which is nonsensical - imagine having to buy Benny's back in the day...), the clothing is both garbage and a laughable waste of resources (no decent items with After Hours, but they bothered doing all-new spacesuits and alien costumes for this?!?), we now have friggin' laser guns in GTAO, the new cutscenes/voiceovers are just irritating, and the new modes are basically 'adversary modes, but pay-to-win' (and no-one's going to be playing them anymore in a few weeks from now, anyway), and...


 

...like I say, it's a bust. And I'm amused, because I just started playing both Assassin's Creed Odyssey (which is a much better open-world game) and Forza Horizon 4 (which has better cars/customisation/character customisation/properties/racing/modes than anything added to GTAO in the last few years.

 

Going to log in for the free stuff (can't complain about an Annis t-shirt, I suppose - and the one really impressive car being this year's free Xmas gift is not bad at all!), but this really wasn't worth the effort, IMO. I dread to think what fresh hell we're going to wind up with next update... :*(

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Zaniness

You get an ability to make your own death truck and slam it into other rusty junk on a silly arena. Great variety and the car models are simply gorgeous. Some of the Future Shock ones make me wiggle in joy. Whoever modeled them should get a triple rise. Pretty fun game modes. Finally we get Lazlow's shoes. Colored headlights!

 

On the other hand, it's the worst paywall I've seen in a while. The setup and ONE competitive vehicle will cost you well over 5 millions. You can't play the modes with preset cars, unless you enjoy playing deathmatches with no weapons for yourself - well done, R*. The prices of essential upgrades are horrendous. Like really really bad. The disgusting grind of some stupid points. And the lootbox wheel - really?

 

I've never had such mixed feelings about a DLC in this game before. Drop the grind, make things cost at least 50% less and I'd be sold. But as it is now I can't give it my approval.

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StevenR

Worst dlc ever, what kind of f*cker thought it was a good idea to add gay ass laser weapons, alien costumes, ugly mad max clothes, and ugly ass apocalyptic cars in gta. Keep that garbage for saints row and twisted metal. Only good thing that came out of this dlc was the Ferrari 812 and the Mercedes amg gt but of course those are dripfeed and coming in 3-7 weeks.

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Nihilist.

Not the worst DLC, but close. Easily the most out of place, though, beating even Doomsday Heist. The problem I have with it is the fact that Arena War is just a glorified adversary mode, and as any other of its kind, it will be forgotten in two weeks. If there was something to do with the new property, I would consider purchasing it, but since it serves as just a million dollar paywall to PvP mode, I have zero interest in it. Maze Bank Arena had tons of potential, and could have been used for kart racing, dirt ring point collecting, or as a hub for some post apo missions involving these new vehicles, but all its potential was wasted. As I said - two weeks from now nobody will play arena wars, thus there will be even less to purchase the property, anf the downward spiral will continue, lealing this DLC's fate.

 

Also, as for the theme, I can't stretch enough how tired I am becoming with post apo. First vampires, then zombies, now post apo, serve as gimmicks for multi-billion corporations to monetize their low effort products on gullible, reactionary crowds. It's a meme update, ruining what's left from the original GTA Online, from before R* started to turn it into a Saints Row clone, except contrary to Saints Row not being actually fun.

I'll be perfectly honest here - I'd much more prefer a conventional vehicle pack, like in 2014-2015. Yeah, some new rides to buy and customize, instead of obnoxious meme copypastes with laser guns, spikes and ability to jump.

 

Of course, there's no new hairstyles and tattoos, both being pretty important in post-apo franchises, don't you think? Clothing mostly sucks, but there may be few items that people find cool. There were fans of Lazlow's glowing shoes, and I've found myself a pair of pants that look pretty decent. I guess at least it's not yet another retexture of old clothes, like in After Hours. Still pretty disappointed.

 

Overall terrible update, with a paywall to an adverary mode. 3/10 at most from me, since the only thing so far I genuinely like from it is the Impaler.

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Piro

I didn't expect anything and i'm still disappointed. Even though they added a lot of things I wanted...

Previous dlcs - You want overpriced items? you buy them, thats it. Sometimes theres a paywall but thats obvious at this point.
This dlc - Either spend months and months playing glorified adversary mode 2.0 with random unlocks (+ spend extra money on lootboxes aka Spin2Win) just for the change to buy that overpriced item you want.

or 

Pay twice as much for literally anything. You can't even get shirt a this time without months of grinding...

I had no problem with GR research but this is just ridiculous. Are they loosing active players so now they are trying to trick investors?  Easy way to pump up those stats... "look at those stats! so many active players after 5 years? very impressive!"

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alkaline_

very very sparkly: the dripfeed cars, the ability to wheelie the crunchy muscle cars, the cooldown for the mechanic reduced to two toot toot minutes, the burger, tace and food masks hihihi also akula fixed!

very sparkly: not my cup of fish, but the customization of the mad max cars are nice. the gamemodes can be fun with a pearly team

 

sparkly and not sparkly at the same time: the arena (why i have to buy one - garage space welcomed tho), the "let it rain" action (why 1000 dollares morales tho, make it a flippy fifty or something), the sparkly champagne action (5000 per champagne a little bit uhm), there are some nice new trousers for females i likey, but all other clothes not! depressor mk2 speed glitch fixed (i guess ok, i used it to grind tho and it was literally a breeze with it hihihi). i also like the spinny wheel, but make it free hihihi and only be used once during a stay in the spectater room

 

not sparkly: the ap system (well i likey some longlivety to some stuff, butt... 1000 ap for a flippy tractor, ok), prices, trade prices, no stock version of some arena cars, most clothes.

 

 

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Bandersnatch

What a mixed bag for me....

 

Lots fun of to be had with crew/friends,

 

Cool classic muscle cars !!! 🙂

 

For the moment fair amount of people playing arena modes,  can see a lot less people playing when there's no 2xcash RP.   

 

The paywall prices and grind this time  are pure revolting and leaves me concerned for R* next online GTA game.

 

Some good has come from this dlc ramp buggy now usable daily driver .

 

I do wish ellie had them handling flags removed. 

 

That poxy Deathbike at times ! ...

 

Edited by Remapped

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Happy Hunter

Haven't played yet. No aircraft or decent buff for aircraft. Meh. Might come back when it snows.

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viewbob
1 hour ago, Remapped said:

What a mixed bag for me....

 

Lots fun of to be had with crew/friends,

 

Cool classic muscle cars !!! 🙂

 

For the moment fair amount of people playing arena modes,  can see a lot less people playing when there's no 2xcash RP.   

 

The paywall prices and grind this time  are pure revolting and leaves me concerned for R* next online GTA game.

 

Some good has come from this dlc ramp buggy now usable daily driver .

 

I do wish ellie had them handling flags removed. 

 

That poxy Deathbike at times ! ...

 

what did they do with the ramp buggy?

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alkaline_
4 hours ago, viewbob said:

what did they do with the ramp buggy?

you can have fun with it now... doesn't smoke after hitting one or two fluffy cars... it's crunchy now and you can have fun flopping car up left and right!

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Coleco

Imagine someone slouched lazily in an armchair and looking thoroughly unimpressed while blowing a prolonged but painfully half-hearted raspberry.

 

That someone is me.

 

And those are my thoughts on Arena War

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KazzMajol

Can’t give it the A+ treatment for all the reasons listed by everyone else already, but...considering that i hadn’t played in a couple weeks because it’s the holidays and i’m busy trying to wrap up buying gifts for the fam and i figured the GTA$52million i had with nothing to spend it on was good enough...certainly do appreciate some new content on LITERALLY my favorite game of all-time (and the only one i can be bothered to spend time on.... no thanks, Red Dead).

 

although the payouts are definitely going to be total sh*t once the 2X event ends, i think the Arena events are pretty fun.   I like some of the stuff where you get to drive an RC car or a drone, etc. to try to f*ck up the other team.     I only had a couple hours to play so far, but i enjoyed it, and i hope the player count stays high for a while.    

 

Also, the modded out Gargoyle with the boost and and the jump abilities (kept to a street-legal look) is pretty damn sweet.    The variant that IS cool-looking, of course, not the other two retarded ones.    Probably gonna have to buy another one to keep in the original condition, because it was my second favorite bike already.   

 

i’m hoping to get some points/ranks or whatever and unlock some trade prices and/or wait for the discounts before diving in on too many of the other rides, but i guess the Dominator will probably get the treatment next.     Last night i was playing the capture the flag variant, and some bastard had a big gas truck thing on the ramp blocking sh*t up and spraying fire all over the place, but i was able to hit my jump and boost and fly over him to get the flag.

 

I don’t know, man.   Works for me, with all this fine northern CA weed to smoke, anyway.    But like i said, this was the game i was turning on anyway, with or without the update, so... there’s that.

 

I can’t imagine how salty some of you would be if you had to, you know, use your imagination to entertain yourself, or go outside and have a dirt-clod fight for fun?    I mean, this is better than tossing a pair of shoes over the telephone wire, isn’t it?  Sorry, not trying to judge.    Different eras, and all.    

 

P.s.:  another new hot spot for PvP trolling at the MB Arena in free-roam, too?   Yeah, baby....   

 

Edited by KazzMajol
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WildBrick142

The only thing I don't like about it is how extremely pay-to-win this is. If you don't grind or buy shark cards, you're f*cked.

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MisFit-138

   I unapologetically love this update. It's not without its flaws, but it is a million times better than After Hours, imo. The only vehicle I dont want is the new Issi. Female clothing sucks as usual, but my male character looks Badass. I never had much of a problem with adversary modes to begin with, just the crap ones, so no issue on the content here.

   Wish I had been grinding cash the last few months...or at least had people to do sell missions with 

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Smokewood

I moved all my Benny's modded cars to the arena and plan on getting some more.

Plus plan on getting a few of the new arena cars.

all in all I really like this DLC - it's a great change of pace.

6 hours ago, Happy Hunter said:

Haven't played yet. No aircraft or decent buff for aircraft. Meh. Might come back when it snows.

They fixed the Akula

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Deltroid

I absolutely love the carnage and destruction since i played a lot of derby games when i was young, but damn those prices are absurd for upgrades, also the rank grinding.

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Commche

Game mode itself is fun for a bit, but just like the adversary modes the value diminishes quickly. None of the vehicles are better for free roam combat than what's already available, so the fact that they're all extra pricey just seals their fate for me. 

 

New headlight options are cool, but locked behind a million dollar paywall and each headlight option is $50k unless you get a lot of arena wins. The new guns look like they might be good, but 2/3 aren't coming for 2 months anyway. The new mines are mostly junk and only work on the new inferior vehicles. 

 

Overall really pointless for me; the patch notes were better than the actual release. 

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