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Grand Theft Auto: Online |OT2| Life's A Beach

Circle Jerk

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I just popped this in, and this is literally unplayable. Random freezing, games timing out, can't even join a lobby on the first try. Is it normally like this? It's been over a year, and I'm just watching a frozen screen on the first job I tried to join.
 

waypoetic

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I just popped this in, and this is literally unplayable. Random freezing, games timing out, can't even join a lobby on the first try. Is it normally like this? It's been over a year, and I'm just watching a frozen screen on the first job I tried to join.
I haven't played for a couple of weeks but that doesn't sound right to me. PS3 here btw
 

Wolfe

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It's a Bobo t-shirt today.
It's been a Bobo shirt all weekend for me so far, they really need to figure something out to prevent getting duplicate items in situations like this.

I just popped this in, and this is literally unplayable. Random freezing, games timing out, can't even join a lobby on the first try. Is it normally like this? It's been over a year, and I'm just watching a frozen screen on the first job I tried to join.
I still play regularly on PS3 and it's been more stable than ever. I still can't join online from the main loading screen (it's been like this for me since I bought the game) so I have to join through single player, but other than that I rarely have any connection or freezing issues now.
 

Jason Frost

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It's been a Bobo shirt all weekend for me so far, they really need to figure something out to prevent getting duplicate items in situations like this.
It's because there was only one t-shirt per day this weekend:

Friday was Flash FM t-shirt
Saturday was Bobo t-shirt
Sunday was Fever 105 t-shirt
 
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I still play regularly on PS3 and it's been more stable than ever. I still can't join online from the main loading screen (it's been like this for me since I bought the game) so I have to join through single player, but other than that I rarely have any connection or freezing issues now.
I just started playin a good amount this weekend from a little hiatus, and I concur. It's pretty great all around. All aside from the need to load single player first, not sure why that's an issue.

But it felt good comin back, I lost more hours than I expected. Glad to see that is something that hasn't changed for me.
 

Mastah

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Well, it's better than last weekend, when there were 4 shirts spawning in crates, but people were getting 10 or more of the same shirt in a row :/ Very few got all 4, because spawning was definitely broken, so this weekend is a marked improvement over shambles we had a week ago.
 

Wolfe

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Well, it's better than last weekend, when there were 4 shirts spawning in crates, but people were getting 10 or more of the same shirt in a row :/ Very few got all 4, because spawning was definitely broken, so this weekend is a marked improvement over shambles we had a week ago.
Granted I'm just bitter that I didn't know they changed it for this event and missed out on Fridays shirt and spent a bunch of time getting around 10 special crates before finding out. Not a big deal though.

Ok now that I've finished venting, it really would be nice if they put a system into place that prevents people from getting dupes or no item at all (I got plenty of shirtless crates last event). I mean it's not like the radio station shirt crates were the first instance of this going poorly. Remember the beer hats?
 

Mastah

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From what I heard I'm glad I missed that weekend event. 6 hats, only 4 obtainable without glitching/cheating, chaos all around - yeah, sounds fun.
 

Wolfe

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As someone who was there for each of these events, they all sound the same in that regard lol.

I will say though that there is definitely a lot of competition for these special event crates now. In every lobby I was in that one dropped there was at least one other person going after it with me and in most cases multiple people. I definitely can't complain though, in every lobby I was in where a special crate dropped this weekend I was able to obtain it (I got at least 10 before finding out it was based on the day), feels good man.

Special crates are a great example of fun free roam activities that I hope they add more of when the new version drops this month. Kill targets are cool but like a flash in the pan they're over before you can blink, Simeon cars half the time just get trashed and I almost never see armored trucks anymore. Special crates have that nice 10 (in game) hour build up to, you have to race to the map location, fight off the NPCs and other players and then the payout is great.
 

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My attempts to chase special crates this weekend were at best comical, at worst a sign I should just hand the controller on to a suitable teenager!

Every single time I decided I was going to go for one I'd either crash into something just before arriving there first or miss a single NPC, get killed darting for the crate and then re-spawn outside of the drop area and be beaten to the crate by someone else! If there was anything on the map to crash into, hit whilst parachuting, fall down or be shot by, I was there, doing it, in spectacular dumb thumbs style.

I gave up in the end and started playing co-op with randoms which turned into quite a lot of fun when I hitched onto a good group doing missions in a "crime simulator" role play kind of way. Disposing of cars used in getaways, arriving and leaving mission check points together in a group (often with a van and supporting fast getaway vehicle/heli) and not just using a super car for every driving segment and trying to min/max the missions.

Good fun.

I then returned to useless on Sunday night and spent half an hour on a rooftop trying (and failing) to take down a lil' black heli user who in an entirely unwarranted fashion just blew Raza and I up in an SUV as we ran from the law (probably).

As Raza racked up the kills on everyone else who appeared near my rage-roof I stalked heli-boy with my trusty sniper, I got a few shots in but almost every fucking time he showed himself in the distance I was either falling off something or looking at something else.

Honestly! My attention span is just so terri...ooh shiny thing over there.

SEE! Fuck...
 

Razakin

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As Raza racked up the kills on everyone else who appeared near my rage-roof I stalked heli-boy with my trusty sniper, I got a few shots in but almost every fucking time he showed himself in the distance I was either falling off something or looking at something else.
Don't know what happened there, I'm usually really bad at shooting other people. I blame me being too old for this CoD/BF-generation of energy drink juiced up youngsters. Really annoying that we didn't get that heliguy, but at least I got my revenge on some other guy few times.
 

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Don't know what happened there, I'm usually really bad at shooting other people. I blame me being too old for this CoD/BF-generation of energy drink juiced up youngsters. Really annoying that we didn't get that heliguy, but at least I got my revenge on some other guy few times.
Hehe!

Yep, for the likes of me Cod is simply something to be battered, deep fried and eaten with chips smothered in salt and vinegar. Preferably outside, served in a paper bag.

And now I'm hungry...
 

Tigress

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I'm so going to get sucked into flying even more with first person mode.

I'm so hyped now (I read the rumor but I refused to believe it until it was official as it seemed way too good to be true and now it is!)
 

Wolfe

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I'm so going to get sucked into flying even more with first person mode.

I'm so hyped now (I read the rumor but I refused to believe it until it was official as it seemed way too good to be true and now it is!)
Yeah I wasn't all that interested in the idea until seeing it in action, reminds me of how playing Fallout and Elder Scrolls in first person and how much more into the game I get like that.
 

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Has anyone been able to complete Effin' Lazers recently? I have now played that mission in the last couple of days with three of four different people (including a GAF'er) and every single time when we land back at the field both of us are (as usual) given the getting out of the plane forced animation when heading into the marker but then when out of the jet it still says deliver the plane.

If you try to get in either plane you are forced straight back out as soon as you are seated. Whilst getting in the blip re-appears momentarily and then disappears when you are forced back out making the mission impossible to complete.

Anyone experienced this or be willing to try it (without me in the lobby)?

On a related note, if anyone is down for some co-op missions and races tonight I'll probably be on from about 2200 GMT - EDIT - probably now later.

▼ Thanks for confirming I'm not going mad Jason. :)
 
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Did they mention anything about first person being available for Online?

Hope its not an SP only thing.

I wonder if there will be first person only lobbies too.
From what I was reading, I think the FPS mode will be just another camera option, available all the time unless the host diasbled it. It was stated you just push the PS4 touch pad to go into FPS mode. Well, since the PS4's "select" button is the touch pad techinically, should just be a part of the cycle.

I think the only forced perspective times will be in jobs, how the host sets the game up. I can't wait for it...first time ever playing GTA in a proper FPS mode...I can barely contain my excitement. Been plowing through Skyrim to try and clear as much as that as I can...cause I just want Grand Theft Skyrim now...less than 2 weeks now.
 

Tigress

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So, anyone think it would be fun to split the neogaf crew into two (sub) crews and do stuff like for example our own missions in free roam where one side has an item the other side wants (like maybe a bank truck) and has to guard it while the other side tries to get it. And have mini maps off so you can't see where anyone is either. Could be like NeoGaf Red and NeoGaf BLue (I want on the blue team if you guys name them that!).

I say split the crews so each side can talk to their side without the other side hearing it.

Or stuff like a hostage situation where some one plays hostage, one side tries to defend while the other side tries to free (have a time limit that they have to free the hostage by).

Or I saw an idea that wouldn't require two crews where everyone dresses in camo and goes into a forested area and everyone hunts each other (once again, no maps so people can't see where everyone is).

Or have it where one person gets chased by a group (He gets a head start) and they have to find him and kill him (no maps again).

(Disclaimer, I stole all these ideas from either reddit or watching FailRace but I think they're pretty nifty ways to play).

Just thinking this might be fun when the current gen GTA V comes out :).
 

Reule

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I haven't played in a month or two, came back and it took three tries to get into GTA Online. Kept timing out while trying to load session. There is also this little stutter every now and then when playing. :(

Everything seems square with my guy though. Hope the transfer goes alright.
 

brokenbeans

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I was thinking the same thing.

I will not be the first to transfer my guy over I'll let everyone else go first to see how smooth the process is.
 

PHOENIXZERO

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Kind of expecting an update tomorrow and it being a part of a day one patch for the current gen next week.

I haven't played in a month or two, came back and it took three tries to get into GTA Online. Kept timing out while trying to load session. There is also this little stutter every now and then when playing. :(

Everything seems square with my guy though. Hope the transfer goes alright.
There's an issue since the last patch where when you tap down to either bring up the larger map or the player list where things pause for a second which is very annoying, is that what you're referring to?

So, anyone think it would be fun to split the neogaf crew into two (sub) crews and do stuff like for example our own missions in free roam where one side has an item the other side wants (like maybe a bank truck) and has to guard it while the other side tries to get it. And have mini maps off so you can't see where anyone is either. Could be like NeoGaf Red and NeoGaf BLue (I want on the blue team if you guys name them that!).

I say split the crews so each side can talk to their side without the other side hearing it.

Or stuff like a hostage situation where some one plays hostage, one side tries to defend while the other side tries to free (have a time limit that they have to free the hostage by).

Or I saw an idea that wouldn't require two crews where everyone dresses in camo and goes into a forested area and everyone hunts each other (once again, no maps so people can't see where everyone is).

Or have it where one person gets chased by a group (He gets a head start) and they have to find him and kill him (no maps again).

(Disclaimer, I stole all these ideas from either reddit or watching FailRace but I think they're pretty nifty ways to play).

Just thinking this might be fun when the current gen GTA V comes out :).
All of that would be nice, even better if they had more stuff that would happen in the lobby as events.
 

Reule

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There's an issue since the last patch where when you tap down to either bring up the larger map or the player list where things pause for a second which is very annoying, is that what you're referring to?
Yeah. Had a small stutter here and there when driving too but I was mainly referring to the player list issue.
 

Jason Frost

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Kind of expecting an update tomorrow and it being a part of a day one patch for the current gen next week.
Since July or August, there are many rumors about a Military Update for the Veterans Day (or Remembrance Day).

Seriously, I really think that this is false and there will be no update, but if there is one, cool.
 
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I've got some questions, and I haven't seen anything answered yet, but I also haven't been able to research much due to work & moving. So I'm reaching out to you all.

We know progress goes from last gen to new gen, but does anyone know if progress can go back? As in I play with my PS4 buddies, but for my friends who haven't gotten a PS4 yet, would I be able to take my updated character and *shudder* go back to the PS3 version?

Also, will crews be universal to old/next gen? Wondering if we can keep the current crew for all Playstation newcomers. Xboxers...you might be better off creating a new Gaf crew....unless it has started to have some activity again. I have been a little absent lately...

Oh also, in moving I get to rename my wireless network due to stupid routers. I've looked a little, but didn't come up with anything super good...but does anyone know of a cable provider in Los Santos? Or like a satellite company? As of now I got it to Los Santos Bell, but I feel there is something a little more subtle out there. I might just fire it up for a few minutes today after work and drive out to the desert to see what name is on those giant satellites. I also looked on the stock exchange websites, but I only had my phone, and the browser was being laggy. Thanks in advance all!
Info like this is ao amazing. I can never get enough of it. It's one thing to have access to some of this information about yourself and friends on the social club....but to have everyones combined, and to this detail is something else.
 

TheAbsolution

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I've got some questions, and I haven't seen anything answered yet, but I also haven't been able to research much due to work & moving. So I'm reaching out to you all.

We know progress goes from last gen to new gen, but does anyone know if progress can go back? As in I play with my PS4 buddies, but for my friends who haven't gotten a PS4 yet, would I be able to take my updated character and *shudder* go back to the PS3 version?

Also, will crews be universal to old/next gen? Wondering if we can keep the current crew for all Playstation newcomers. Xboxers...you might be better off creating a new Gaf crew....unless it has started to have some activity again. I have been a little absent lately...

Oh also, in moving I get to rename my wireless network due to stupid routers. I've looked a little, but didn't come up with anything super good...but does anyone know of a cable provider in Los Santos? Or like a satellite company? As of now I got it to Los Santos Bell, but I feel there is something a little more subtle out there. Thanks all!

Info like this is ao amazing. I can never get enough of it. It's one thing to have access to some of this information about yourself and friends on the social club....but to have everyones combined, and to this detail is something else.
To answer your first question, no. Once the data is transferred, A copy stays on the the old gen but it is not synced between the two systems. Progress from then on is separate.
 
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To answer your first question, no. Once the data is transferred, A copy stays on the the old gen but it is not synced between the two systems. Progress from then on is separate.
Yea....that's kind of what I thought, and really fairly obvious. It'd be too much to have it be universal, constantly changing between systems...a man can dream though!!

Thanks though :D
 

Razakin

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Youtuber named Broughy1322 has done interesting analysis of all the vehicles in game that can be driven / upgraded fully. Which had some surprising things coming up, like how bad Adder is on races (unless it's just straight) compared to a sports cars like Elegy RH8 or Massacro. The spreadsheet of laptimes and extra statistics is here and whole playlist of the testing/laptimes here.
 

Rekki-Maru

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plenty of youtubers doing these vehicle analysis. I recommend not putting so much stock in just one..there's going to be the same 2-3 vehicles at the top of all these lists.

Just remember "fastest" is split into 2 (acceleration/top speed). I keep getting asked "which is the fastest?" trying to find the middle ground is the key, if your going to settle on 1 vehicle. Although, more often than not - every serious racer has at least 2 supers, 2 bikes, 2sports cars they'll decide which to use by the the look of the track.
 

Ted

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Given the new gen release is around the corner, do you think we should start compiling some useful information, hints and tips etc. for those just moving to our friendly city of Los Santos?

I'm sure us old hands have got plenty to share. Y'know, tips for what items should be prioritised for purchase as a low level player, how to rank up, how to make cash, mission tips, free roam survival, crew listings etc. etc.?
 
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Given the new gen release is around the corner, do you think we should start compiling some useful information, hints and tips etc. for those just moving to our friendly city of Los Santos?

I'm sure us old hands have got plenty to share. Y'know, tips for what items should be prioritised for purchase as a low level player, how to rank up, how to make cash, mission tips, free roam survival, crew listings etc. etc.?
This is a fantastic idea. A while back I made a huge list for co workers of mine just getting in to GTA Online. About 6 pages in Word, with pictures and diagrams, though some of it is a little outdated now. It's a good start for people, perhaps. The list has about 31 points, detailing selling cars, high priority vehicles, losing stars easier, where to find heli's, things like that. I made it back in March of this year. What do you all think, maybe I could post it somewhere, and we improve on bits where we can?
 

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This is a fantastic idea. A while back I made a huge list for co workers of mine just getting in to GTA Online. About 6 pages in Word, with pictures and diagrams, though some of it is a little outdated now. It's a good start for people, perhaps. The list has about 31 points, detailing selling cars, high priority vehicles, losing stars easier, where to find heli's, things like that. I made it back in March of this year. What do you all think, maybe I could post it somewhere, and we improve on bits where we can?
Sod the noobs, I could do with a look at that XD
 

Screaming Meat

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Lol, yea you got it. I uploaded it to my Gdrive, but I am going to make some changes before I share it. I'll post it here for sure when I am done with it...hopefully will be in a few hours as I am at work, and my home pc *just* broke last week....so here goes!
Nice one, Von Beans!
 
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Ok, I think we are good to go. I think I'm going to just post a link to the file on my Gdrive, and you all can make comments on it if you like, but all editing is still up to me. In my changing things around, the almost 6 pages turned into 9 and a half, with images and things to help out. A post like that here would be MASSIVE.....

Discalimer - This was written for people I work with that were JUST getting in to GTA. You may know almost everything on here, but I was still learning new tricks hundreds of hours in, so you may too. This was written for PS3 players, but I tried to make additions to include 360ers and Xboners as well. Also, despite it being written originally back in March, some info might be out dated, and I updated it as best as I could. But that is why I left comments on, because I *know* there are likely mistakes there. I haven't really done much in my Google Drive, so I hope this all works as it should. Welll...without further ado...

GTA: Online tips for the new and old alike :D
 

Screaming Meat

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Ok, I think we are good to go. I think I'm going to just post a link to the file on my Gdrive, and you all can make comments on it if you like, but all editing is still up to me. In my changing things around, the almost 6 pages turned into 9 and a half, with images and things to help out. A post like that here would be MASSIVE.....

Discalimer - This was written for people I work with that were JUST getting in to GTA. You may know almost everything on here, but I was still learning new tricks hundreds of hours in, so you may too. This was written for PS3 players, but I tried to make additions to include 360ers and Xboners as well. Also, despite it being written originally back in March, some info might be out dated, and I updated it as best as I could. But that is why I left comments on, because I *know* there are likely mistakes there. I haven't really done much in my Google Drive, so I hope this all works as it should. Welll...without further ado...

GTA: Online tips for the new and old alike :D
Has anyone told you that you're a beautiful human being? Cos you are. So many things I never knew. Thanks for posting.
 

CaptNink

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Ok, I think we are good to go. I think I'm going to just post a link to the file on my Gdrive, and you all can make comments on it if you like, but all editing is still up to me. In my changing things around, the almost 6 pages turned into 9 and a half, with images and things to help out. A post like that here would be MASSIVE.....

Discalimer - This was written for people I work with that were JUST getting in to GTA. You may know almost everything on here, but I was still learning new tricks hundreds of hours in, so you may too. This was written for PS3 players, but I tried to make additions to include 360ers and Xboners as well. Also, despite it being written originally back in March, some info might be out dated, and I updated it as best as I could. But that is why I left comments on, because I *know* there are likely mistakes there. I haven't really done much in my Google Drive, so I hope this all works as it should. Welll...without further ado...

GTA: Online tips for the new and old alike :D
Wow - this is awesome! Thank you so much for sharing!
 
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Has anyone told you that you're a beautiful human being? Cos you are. So many things I never knew. Thanks for posting.
Wow - this is awesome! Thank you so much for sharing!
Haha, thanks and my pleasure, happy to share :D I'll likely be tossing it around more once the next gen drops, as things are likely to be buried once it happens.

Also...I've been thinking....should a new OT be created for the new version? Primarily for Online, as I am sure the game will get it's own OT. I know the OP here, and he's been extremely busy to the point of not logging on to GAF for a while. Couldn't hurt to have everything new in one place...on one hand I don't *really* want to do it, mainly because of lack of time I have, but , on the other hand I really do want to...
 

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Does anyone know if I transfer my PS3 character to my PS4 game and then sell my ps3 copy of the game, if I re buy the PS3 copy at some later time, will I still have my PS3 character? I mean I know that I would lose any progression I made while on PS4, but would I still be able to access my ps3 character as I last played her on PS3?

Edit: And then I realized it's a dumb question as long as I don't wipe GTA V off my PS3.... ok, here's the refined question. If I delete GTA V off my PS3 cause I need space (and I no longer have the game), would I be able to re access my PS3 character if I re installed GTA V? Like does the PS3 save the save data or will it delete everything (or is there a way for it to at least not delete the save data?).
 

Mistel

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Does anyone know if I transfer my PS3 character to my PS4 game and then sell my ps3 copy of the game, if I re buy the PS3 copy at some later time, will I still have my PS3 character? I mean I know that I would lose any progression I made while on PS4, but would I still be able to access my ps3 character as I last played her on PS3?

Edit: And then I realized it's a dumb question as long as I don't wipe GTA V off my PS3.... ok, here's the refined question. If I delete GTA V off my PS3 cause I need space (and I no longer have the game), would I be able to re access my PS3 character if I re installed GTA V? Like does the PS3 save the save data or will it delete everything (or is there a way for it to at least not delete the save data?).
As far as I understand it there will be a copy of your character on the PS3 servers if you delete it from your console and it should come back if you re install it. Progress won't be synced between PS4 and PS3 though so not sure why you want to go back.