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Discussion in 'Competitive' started by Evan R, Jun 18, 2017.
How Rockstar make decisions:
Damn thats beastly...
I have to say that I HATE to see people abuse any mechanic. But at Rank 47, I join a mission, heist, job, etc.. and after 1 fail the host quits, I get dumped into FreeMode beside a lvl100+ and he finds it funny to repeatedly kill me, simply cuz he has the better weapons, stats, and nothing to do. Now I have 4 choices. 1. Passive Mode(get called a pussy by a dick greifer.) 2. EWO (and still have to change lobbies to avoid the dick) 3. Place the MAX Bounty and hope he leaves to claim it, or someone kills him to claim it(distracting him from me) 4. Stand there and take it, cuz YOU ARE A PRICK 100+ with a MAXED SNIPER, Armor all day, and get some EGO thrill from being a BULLY. I think we all know why R* makes the decisions they do about FreeMode. The MINORITY that have an issue, are those that want to ruin the experience for new players, and chase off R* much needed income. Sorry to be aggressive about it. But you are only looking at it from your own perspective of how to maximize your enjoyment of griefing peeps.
Valid to a point. I maybe speaking for myself, while I am guilty of the above Im not agitated by ppl using passive correctly which your application is. What peeves me and needs to be fixed is a willing participant in PvP that goes into passive simply to sucker punch you the moment he/she has the chance then goes back in and out of passive to shirk retaliation. There's no real reason someone in a death machine designed for PvP to be allowed to hover in front of you with their cannon miniguns and rockets trained on you to be in passive waiting for a clear shot on you before they come out to blast you. It's a pure troll and rockstar is feeding them.
There's little to counter you're point because you're right, but likely the ppl who lack the sportsmanship of a fair fight are the same ones who butcher low levels to pad their KD and egos. I feel there could and should be a better system. Or the one in place has a lot of room to be improved or balanced. Like maybe a 10min counter to get out of passive... idk something less convenient for griefers, trolls, and general abusers
Indeed, I realize that it is the TOXIC players who are both abusing the current mechanic, and creating the need for a safety system. I think the Mental State mechanic needs just as much tweaking as the EWO and Passive. If there was a greater penalty for killing someone lower Rank, like maybe a progressive automatic bounty that increased with every consecutive kill on someone lower Rank(and I mean much lower rank) as well as the increased RP reward for having a higher Mental State, then a lot of the greifing issue would solve itself. Also I frequently see high rank people hitting lower rank players FM objectives, and almost never see lower rank players(even in groups of 3+) being successful at taking out higher rank players shipments. I really like the idea of FreeMode, and creating conflict, but I feel that the divide between low rank players and those running Smuggler Content, is far too great. I mean, I have to hit lvl 100 to get the RPG, and the amount of RL cash I would have to spend in order to be a threat to ANYONE makes it obvious that R* cares more about selling Shark Cards than they do about players having fun. Again this is all my opinion, and I am still relatively new to GTA Online.
Im rank 166 and have most weapon upgrades but personally I dont kill players just because its convenient, I also find it irritating when another player makes me his bullseye. Im one that pretty much has to be provoked before retaliating but I come back at you with a vengance.
My issue is when Im trying to make money and other players try to sabatoge my progress. Im like screw off dude and let me make cash in peace.
But I do totally agree with you, give the little guys time to get to a competative rank before provoking. I still get alot of players agressing on me at rank 166 but I do have the advantage over lower ranks with a full arsenal of weapons to retaliate with.
So I feel for the lower ranks when there bullied and taken advantage of.
Go Tar Heels
I actually find that the lower ranked players are usually the ones that start a fight.
I only take pity on rank 20<
Seems at my rank I have stupid mfs attack me to see if I'm modded 665. I've had ppl rank 200+ try to shame me saying that I'm picking on low levels because I killed them. It's all mundane to me now. If you're on my street while I'm killing or attack me... I don't bother 2 look at the rank, if you can't fight I'm not going to spend much time working your ass over. Unless your mouth starts writing checks that i intend to cash in on. So I may grief low levels idk. But when I'm running down the street shooting at everything that isn't on my friends list you might catch a bullet. But I only stay on someone if they're fun to kill. Otherwise, I'm moving to the next
Lol yeah then they mad AF when they get skullfuct. Call you a modder because they don't have basic infantry skills
Thats def true also, Ive had level 10's try to buck up and test me of course failing miserably but I can't believe they even have the balls to test me.
Myself I only play in free aim lobbies which kind of weeds out the rift raft but we still get our share of Aholes...
Very true. I had a lev 30 (I'm a 262) start shooting me in my back so I rolled quick and killed him, happened just tonight. I killed him several more times and then saw he was rank 30. I messaged him that I was done and he starts begging me to 1v1 him. First off we just did a 1v1 and secondly I don't want to 1v1 a level 30.
I'd 1v1 the dude in my rocket apc
I don't think free roam pvp it's something I really get into unless provoked. I'm one of those free mode grinders and I'd have to say, mixing it up every now and then gets the heart rate up.
It has diminished but Rhett is always opportunity.
I'm lvl 752 now (I think rockstar fucked with my rank when I was deployed) and some players think I have a modded acct. so they come right after me not knowing I'm just a GTAV addict! I happily beat the shit out of them and send them running.
Often times my crew jumps in to help because I'm the leader and I keep the squad with me...1v1 turns into a bloodbath and passive modded out running shortly after.
To stay on topic, I feel there is nothing but opportunity to shoot mfer out the air and disrupt his earnings, starting your own wars right there. It's plenty of people online, I don't think it has stopped much at all.
If you are worried about being labeled a 'griefer' so be it. It's GTAV, pull your panties out your ass and get with it!