I finally got GTA Online working by rearranging my internal network to be more standard (router is dhcp and dns server, instead of using my mac mini as dhcp and dns server). It didn't affect any other game except GTA. Weird. Anyway, now that I can play the Giantbomb PS3 crews are full. If anyone wants to play, I'm Corkandorgha on PSN. Cheers!
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I just tried connecting 10 times, and each time it displayed the same "failed to host gta online session" error. This is actually my first attempt to try GTA online since it launched, as I was hoping that with a little time this issue would be sorted out. Any one else experiencing this? Any things I can try to fix this? I'm on the PS3. This is real frustrating and real disappointing.
It looks like a bad design. I can't believe it doesn't at least have some form or face buttons or d-pad/joystick. You have four buttons you can press without lifting your thumbs of one of the trackpads. If you lift off one, you have 6 buttons, but those two surrounding the touchscreen look awkwardly placed at best. If you lift of one of the sticks on a regular controller, you have 8 buttons that you can be pressing while stick being able to move/aim. I think touch implementations of joysticks are bad, even with all the haptics and physical contours. I don't know, was super excited about the Steam Machine, but this controller seems like a miss.
Dave, what are you going to do next after the most critical years of parenthood?
Yes, I played the campaign, I played the training. But that doesn't prepare you for online, because the campaign on normal is super easy (apparently, thats the difficulty I played) and the units are so messed with and changed that it isn't applicable to the multiplayer at all. My skill level is: build SCVs, bulid supply depot, built barracks, build supply depot build SCV, etc etc. By the time I reach 50 supply and have about 30 marines, and 10 maruaders, I go to harrass their base and they already have siege/roach/whatever, my army is decimated, and I type in GG. Honestly, that has been my experience with 10 online matches. Not fun, really demoralizing. I don't see the point in putting anymore time into getting my assed kicked.
Edit: Don't get me wrong, I want to love this game. I want to be able to participate in the online, and be part of the community. But in most games I see some sort of progression or reason for me to keep playing. In this online, I just get hammered and hammered. I don't care how many replays I watch, if my basic skill of making basic units can't compete with other peoples basics skill of making units, what's the point?
I played my first 10 HOTS ranked matches and get trounced significantly in each one. I'm talking I bulild ten marines and a couple siege tanks, and my opponent has double my units. I honestly don't know how to compete or build faster. This is frustrating. Starcraft 2 is like homework, and I have enough work to do in my professional life, I can't deal with the stress and study it takes to be even MEDIOCRE in starcraft. I think I'm done. Its not worth it for me.