Originally Posted by Kssio_Aug
Vastly negative reviews may impact their sales from now on. And it's a good way to send the message. I think that's a good form of protest in this situation.
At this point in GTA V's life, do you think a significant amount of customers are uninformed enough about the product to consider the Steam review score (but not check the actual reviews) before making their purchase?
Will those reviews dissuade people that were interested in buying it due to modding, particularly due to Youtube videos by personalities? Yes, and YT is one avenue where a lot of noise needs to be made. Will it dissuade people that are buying it for GTA Online? No, and those potential whales are what the publisher and developer care about right now, enough to kick the mod hornets nest.
Originally Posted by PhantomThief
Right. And how exactly would one consumer go about this? To tell the sharks to stop dropping money?
I'd be happy to wait while you come up with a way.
Yes? Rather than just spraying shit all up the walls actually have an angle of attack, if you want to organise a protest then make the action about not playing GTA Online and not buying any Shark Cards until they reverse this decision. If their userbase or revenue drops by any noticeable amount, then you've got their attention.
Originally Posted by Permanently A
So how are R* and Take Two supposed to know that halved revenue is a result of a protest against banning mods?
By actually telling them? Jesus, you've got voices and you're using them currently, direct them in a way that will have an impact. Tweet, e-mail, set up a Reddit post, say why you're not happy with that decision and what your action will be. Hell, get some big GTA mods Youtube personality to spread the word. If they see 30k properly worded e-mails (not just FK U ROKSTAH WERE MY MODZ?), if they see their GTAO playerbase drop 20%, if they see their shark card revenue drop 5% they will notice and act.
Noise works when directed correctly, don't waste your opportunity by being a rabble that the company decides is worth ignoring the ire of.