Grand Theft Auto Online, the online component of Grand Theft Auto V, has a lot of promise. Although we can't ignore the initial connection problems, the wait was well worth it and the level of addiction to the vast land of criminal mischief is beyond imaginable.

Server growing pains aside, Grand Theft Auto Online is really unlike anything that's come before it. In a persistent online city, players race, buy property, compete in deathmatches, and have street level shootouts. It's the online GTA we've always wanted, and it's completely and utterly engrossing.

So on the off chance that you can actually connect to Rockstar's servers, you're going to need some tips before you can start wasting fools. After all, it's a brave new world out there.