Rockstar's decision to cut GTA Online mission cash and Rank Point payouts by half on replay via the latest GTA 5 update hasn't been terribly well received - some fans object that this is just a ruse to make more players buy Los Santos dollars with real world money. According to the developer, however, it's all born of a wish to "keep things as fair and fun as possible".
"Just to clarify for those who were asking about the adjustment made to mission replay payouts, please remember that we are continuing to regularly balance the dynamic in-game economy," reads a comment on the latest NewsWire post. "And whenever we discover that there are unintended loopholes that some players are exploiting to grind cash or RP, you can expect that we will be adjusting or closing them.
"By the same token, there are also cases where we're balancing the economy in the opposite direction such as recently reduced penalties for dying. All of this is done to keep things as fair and as fun as possible - please remember that we are looking at not only player data in our ongoing tuning process decision-making but also at your direct input, so if you have any feedback about the in-game economy or any other aspects of the game, please direct it to GTAOnline@rockstargames.com as we are actively looking at all player feedback sent to that address.
"We thank you for your understanding and patience and please stay tuned this week for more information including timing of the first GTA$ Stimulus Package deposit and the forthcoming new content such as the Beach Bum Pack, Content Creator and Heists."