UGH! This seriously just happened to me, I was saving up cash and bought awesome clothes, and had an avi I really liked... I went offline for about an hour or so, came back... everything is gone. My profile info, my character, my progress and money. It's like I never even started. Extremely disappointed.
Yea sometimes the servers are down and you wont be able to load you players and if you make a new one you will overwrite your old one so if its not there don't play and see if it pops up later or wait until the issue is fixed and play for fun not expecting your guy will save. I went online last night and my guy was gone so I just quit and didn't play. I haven't checked to see if it came back yet.
characters are still disappearing after the updates?
was there a new update?
around 10pm est yesterday Rockstar made a post saying they know about the disappearing characters and items and are working on it with possibly a way to restore you old character and items