Some interesting things they bring up.... 1) They've basically confirmed micro-transactions and will be available IMMEDIATELY when the Online launches in a couple of days. 2) It seems like Heists are going to be released in an Update, and NOT available immediately from the get-go. Now personally, I don't think Micro-transactions are going to break this game. A lot of people do but, to me at least, all the fun and activities in this game are built around making money. Heists on the other hand... I'm not sure if I like them releasing something, they've been toting as one of the big features of the multiplayer, sometime later without even a release date. I'm still super-stoked for the Online, and I trust Rockstar and I have a gut feeling they're gonna pull off something real special with this. So Flood, how do you guys feel about this new information about GTA Online?
Rockstar: [quote]The game and its economy have been designed and balanced for the vast majority of players who will not buy extra cash. There is no in-game paywall and nothing that should disrupt the balance of the game. You don’t have to spend real money to attain the cars, guns, clothes, flash and style of a high-roller in Los Santos, but can if you wish to get them a little quicker.” Rockstar added that “the economy is balanced differently from the single player economy, and cash earned in one cannot be taken over to the other. Most players will earn cash much faster Online than in Story Mode.”[/quote] So there will be no glass ceiling, its designed with the "free" player in mind, money is even easier to earn than in single player. If they deliver on these 3 points there is no reason for anyone to be bitching and moaning.