#1 Posted by Baillie (4311 posts) -

Has anyone else been able to actually do anything? I've walked out the car, and been forced into a race situation where it is 'Waiting for other players' and then nothing. Done this three times now, haha.

#2 Posted by Venatio (4493 posts) -

It launched already? I'm looking forward to checking it out after work tonight so I hope it's somewhat functional then

I hope it works for the live stream

#3 Posted by Baillie (4311 posts) -

@venatio: It sure has. Nothing seems to be working, however. Once it gets into the Waiting for other players state, I can't do anything. I have to go the Xbox Dashboard.

#4 Posted by CosmoKramer (56 posts) -

I'll try it when I get home, which is about 2 hours from now. I'll report back on these issues if it's still relevant then.

Also, @baillie, what console are you playing this on? This might be important. I'm playing on a 360 myself.

#5 Posted by Devil240Z (3461 posts) -

Still not live on PS3 (sadface) I'm just sitting here launching the game over and over hoping for the update.

#6 Posted by Asurastrike (2177 posts) -

@baillie said:

Has anyone else been able to actually do anything? I've walked out the car, and been forced into a race situation where it is 'Waiting for other players' and then nothing. Done this three times now, haha.

Expect GTA:O to be broken for at least a week, as is the case with every popular online game.

#7 Posted by Venatio (4493 posts) -

Hope it works better on PS3 then

#8 Edited by Yummylee (22663 posts) -

Rockstar have been pretty open in saying that GTA Online will be kinda busted at first.

#9 Posted by Baillie (4311 posts) -

@asurastrike: @cosmokramer: 360 for me. Also yes, I did expect the game to be broken but literally not being able to do anything, at all... Is kind of a bummer.

#10 Posted by AlisterCat (5786 posts) -

It isn't supposed to be available for another 30+ minutes. Maybe why.

#11 Posted by Manhattan_Project (2188 posts) -

Im playing just fine. About to be at level 4. That race thing is the start of the online tutorial.

#12 Posted by OtakuGamer (1319 posts) -

I got stuck in a loading screen. Trying it again.

#13 Posted by moffattron9000 (353 posts) -

Still not working here. Might as well keep clicking cookies.

#14 Edited by Morningstar (2250 posts) -


#15 Edited by DJJoeJoe (1337 posts) -

I wonder if having John Marston as your daddy is a one time thing... I fiddled around a bit there then hit random and it turned him into a fully random daddy just like my mommy... and after that I couldn't seem to change it back to marston :S Oh well... I made a pretty lady that sleeps 10 hours a day, while I stay awake trying to connect into this online video game!!!!

#16 Posted by thatdutchguy (1283 posts) -

They said it would be broken, give it some time.

Waiting for it to launch on PS3......

#17 Posted by ZeroSignal (59 posts) -

I got stuck in the first race as well, bunch of people started showing up/leaving, but it sat there for minutes saying "Launching Session..."

#18 Posted by DJJoeJoe (1337 posts) -

@zerosignal: yup and if you relaunch the game, go into SP first then launch MP from there it kinda looks different a bit but ultimately stalls at the same point, waiting to connect to peeps. Would have been smoother if it didn't force you to connect to a match the first thing out of the gate, at least let you wander and select the mission manually or something :S iunno.

#19 Edited by Yummylee (22663 posts) -

Yo, I can't even download the patch! Twice now does it ask me to download it, but then before it even begins it all just locks up... PS3 btw.

Wait, never mind.... third time's the charm ect.

#20 Edited by Happenstance (469 posts) -

Ive got the PS3 patch and created my character, no luck actually playing online beyond that though.

#21 Posted by DJJoeJoe (1337 posts) -

Can't even access the socialclub site itself... I assume high traffic on the game in all forms is going to make actually playing any part of it that's connected to the net a no go for most of today :S INTERNET WOES!

#22 Posted by Manhattan_Project (2188 posts) -

@djjoejoe: the John Marston dad seems to only pop up if you hit random or if it starts you off on him.

#23 Posted by ll_Exile_ll (1954 posts) -

It seems to me like trying to play the very second it goes online is just asking for frustration. I'll give it a try later in the day.

#24 Edited by OtakuGamer (1319 posts) -

Noticing a lot of pop-in and frame rate drops and… now the servers are down. I'm just gonna wait this one out.

#25 Posted by Happenstance (469 posts) -

The worst part for me isnt the online problems, Im sure we were all expecting those. Its the fact that when it does fail it dumps you back out into the single player everytime.

#26 Posted by SunBroZak (1474 posts) -

Must. Make. Jesse Pinkman-lookalike.

#27 Edited by HoM3R (209 posts) -

The intro drive with Lamar looked like the (disc2 install movie) everything was just pop-in. (360 with disc 2 on usb)

Then stuck on loading session like others, seems like Rockastar saying "go to school!".

#28 Posted by Tofford (532 posts) -

keep getting stuck at various points during the race set up

#29 Posted by Yummylee (22663 posts) -

I at least got to the character creation process, but yeah, as expected it's pretty busted right about now.

#30 Posted by moffattron9000 (353 posts) -

Just got into my first online, competitive match. The first guy on the other side I saw was in a Dumptruck. It's great.

#31 Posted by fox01313 (5089 posts) -

Based off time spent with MMO launches & how freaking big this game is in sales, best thing is to just wait a week or two for them to get it all fixed.

#32 Edited by D0tti (786 posts) -

Mine froze at the "create player" screen.

#33 Posted by thatdutchguy (1283 posts) -

character creator sucks so bad .......

#34 Edited by Rafaelfc (1560 posts) -

@thatdutchguy said:

character creator sucks so bad .......

Yeah, idea seemed interesting, in practice it is completely frustrating.

#35 Edited by TwinkleTwinkle (26 posts) -

Is anybody surprised by this news, Ithis game sold like crazy and I'm not sure Rockstar knew how popular it's online would be. As they really don't have much Experince with popular online games.

#36 Edited by I_Stay_Puft (3948 posts) -

Character design looks like shit, connected for a second and disconnected forever. I think we were all expecting this, with a little itty bitty hope of this being good. Just sucks they put about half the trophies/achievements for this game on the online portion of the game. Also sucks I woke up at 4 am in the morning just to see what this is all about.

#37 Posted by Chaser324 (6793 posts) -

Not really surprising, but yeah, it's kinda busted at the moment. I got to that first race event and my 360 totally locked up while waiting for "Creating Session". Restarted and it couldn't load my character and got stuck on a loading screen.

#38 Posted by ReCkLeSs_X (461 posts) -

Welcome to online launches! Surprised that the update even downloaded!

#39 Edited by Devil240Z (3461 posts) -

If you cant get into the online try starting a solo session from the online tab of the pause menu. at least you can do that for now until the servers get sorted out.

Okay got to the race and it failed out. I guess even solo mode cant fix it.

#40 Posted by ZeForgotten (10397 posts) -

Oh good, at least it's broken.
If not then we could've been sure that hell would've frozen over and the world would've ended.
This only means that everything is still as it should be

#41 Edited by I_Stay_Puft (3948 posts) -

Welcome to online launches! Surprised that the update even downloaded!

I think what's really jarring is the initial setup because there really isn't much to the create a character feature. I can understand what they were going for with the whole create your family hierarchy to figure out what race you will be but wouldn't it have been easier to just create some sliders and allow a little bit more flexibility with your character instead of the randomness of it? I honestly was hoping for something on par with Saints Row 3rd and 4th, seriously rockstar don't you have 100 of millions of dollars on hand to do this.

#42 Posted by Manhattan_Project (2188 posts) -

Guys driving around robbing stores is great.

And I was just doing a job for Simeon where me and 3 other dudes had to go steal some rich dudes cars and decided to race to his house and it was awesome. Then my game froze up and I had to quit. But it was fun while it lasted.

#43 Posted by RandyFIN (9 posts) -

Well, I will wait and try the MP on the weekend...

#44 Posted by Nodima (1319 posts) -

Like most everyone else, PS3, made my character smooth as silk, can't get into an actual game. Expected this though. As far as I'm concerned they have...*scrolls up*seven hours and 58 minutes to get this under control. LOL.

#45 Posted by Sessh (1116 posts) -

No surprise there, but no biggie, I still got some stuff left to do in single player.

@nodima said:

As far as I'm concerned they have...*scrolls up*seven hours and 58 minutes to get this under control. LOL.

I very much agree with your sentiment.

#46 Posted by DonChipotle (2876 posts) -

It locked up for me during character creation.

#47 Posted by Ferros (223 posts) -

Got through the drive with Lamar and got to the point where it said "drive to the race trigger" and was unable to trigger the race. Tried it a second time and it has lost my character.

#48 Edited by thatdutchguy (1283 posts) -
#49 Posted by DJJoeJoe (1337 posts) -

I tried desperately to make a female character that didn't look like a dude in drag... seems 95% of the time I fail, I think only the black grandparents offer up a female looking female character some of the time and anyone else it's dude lookin' ladies. Crazy, almost reminds me of Oblivion style monstrosities haha.

#50 Posted by rachelepithet (1396 posts) -

Never got online. Did get to create a character and check who was in crews. Looks like the update fixed the time display of Nasdaq stocks.