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  Rhianne

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Joined: 5/20/08
Posts: 58

 
OP  5/28/12 11:06:00 PM#21

Hello Zanvan,

Welcome aboard. It's good to have another sociable and intelligent voice in the forums. I'd almost caution against displaying your game names here, but then very few people actually come here.

Thank you for your generous offer. I will have to look you up sometime provided my tolerance for the game lasts. Or maybe start a new account like you did--that's a good idea.

  Renoaku

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Joined: 2/10/07
Posts: 947

5/28/12 11:27:37 PM#22

I hate to say it but I logged into APB Reloaded recently and I have to say this game is done for at least on my server it is quite empty compared to when ABR Reloaded first launched, and when RTW released the game.

APB Reloaded has so many hackers it isn't funny and that right there drives me away, but what is even worse is G1 customer service, and their management of both APB Reloaded, and Fallen Earth it is very bad.

** APB Reloaded could have been so much more, the only reason I like the game really is freedom to customize characters, but better missions, and Real Story would be great. I would love to see a company who could actually turn APB into something like Saints ROW.**

For example APB Reloaded feels Pay 2 Win, they removed the old way that RTW had people selling things for RTW points which was a mistake, restricted perm guns for everyone and seriously the game is dead now.

Fallen Earth pretty much the same thing Single Player or PVE it is okay, but once you get PVP people are Aimbotting, Exile Gamers the clan are harassing peeople, and pretty much it is two or three factions with the strongest clan dictators telling people how to play their game. G1 does nothing about any of it because they as a clan have al of members when these type of dictator clans their leaders should be suspended/punished for their clan constantly harassing people which is what goes on and btw the leader of Exile is one of the ones who did harassing, along with their officer they should be gone from the FE community because what they do political was not wanted.

I spent a total of over $200 in Fallen Earth, even still have a subscription which will expire in 2 months, but in its current state with the clan harassment, and politics which G1 will not remove friendly fire because these Troll clans want to be able to have dictatorship similar to Face OF Mankind, I will say it was a wasted subscription, and currently I have no plans of returning to APB, or Fallen Earth for that matter.

G1 seriously needs new management for both these games, not only because of the stalking issue, but because their recent patch with Fallen Earth nerfs F2P members so bad that a lot of people don't like the changes but did they revert or change it back yet, the answer is no.

G1 is just a very bad company whoever is in management of these games/services needs to be FIRED, or quit their JOB and give someone who knows how to actually run a company that responsibility, and that is really what I have to say because both these games are totally dead now in my eyes.

G1 just might go bankrupt or be forced to close down some of their games/services soon if people stop paying, or in the most stop development on a lot of their games aka they need to make profit, but are going all about it wrong and have probabily ruined themselves as a company...

Anyone have a report on how much income G1 has made this year compared to the other years?

  faxnadu

Advanced Member

Joined: 3/28/08
Posts: 953

6/03/12 2:31:35 PM#23
Originally posted by Ichmen

i havent touched APB in a month or 2 i dont mind hackers or campers as i have enough skill to notice when they are cheating and how to deal with them (if im able to) but the game just makes me rage.. 1 hit kill rockets to the head or ones that miss completely and hit the wall on the other side of the street killing you. people 1 hitting you with a pistol or a stun gun from more then 20 feet away.. game has/had promise but frankly the blatant abuse ingame makes the enjoyment very low. while its fun to drive around blaring music and smashing junk.. actual battling is more of a miss and miss, while you can compete against anyone with anygun. people who RMT for bonuses will always pwn you

i thought of going back and playing it again.. but frankly id rather play war inc on steam which sucks more then apb at this point, until i know for a fact i wont run in to unwinnable matches or people blatantly cheating

first this dude says he have enough skill to deal with hackers and on same breath is raging about hacks. jesus.

 

i popped here to see if there would be a decent conversation going in about the state of game since im about to give it a go again but seems like its more of a same state where it was when i left last time.

 

conclusion until punkbuster is changed to something that actually works this game is unplayable, so i wish that server files would be released so one could run this whole game and play with non cheating friends only against computer police or criminals. 

 

cheers

  XilentStorm

Novice Member

Joined: 3/11/10
Posts: 206

Games are epic.

6/14/12 4:40:40 PM#24
Originally posted by m0lly
Originally posted by Ichmen

i havent touched APB in a month or 2 i dont mind hackers or campers as i have enough skill to notice when they are cheating and how to deal with them (if im able to) but the game just makes me rage.. 1 hit kill rockets to the head or ones that miss completely and hit the wall on the other side of the street killing you. people 1 hitting you with a pistol or a stun gun from more then 20 feet away.. game has/had promise but frankly the blatant abuse ingame makes the enjoyment very low. while its fun to drive around blaring music and smashing junk.. actual battling is more of a miss and miss, while you can compete against anyone with anygun. people who RMT for bonuses will always pwn you

i thought of going back and playing it again.. but frankly id rather play war inc on steam which sucks more then apb at this point, until i know for a fact i wont run in to unwinnable matches or people blatantly cheating

first this dude says he have enough skill to deal with hackers and on same breath is raging about hacks. jesus.

 

i popped here to see if there would be a decent conversation going in about the state of game since im about to give it a go again but seems like its more of a same state where it was when i left last time.

 

conclusion until punkbuster is changed to something that actually works this game is unplayable, so i wish that server files would be released so one could run this whole game and play with non cheating friends only against computer police or criminals. 

 

cheers

I honestly seem to manage, I don't see your complaints really. G1 is banning often now.

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  dragoninja

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Joined: 9/14/10
Posts: 1

7/03/12 8:20:15 PM#25

APB is a great game. I have about 400 hours logged on my Enforcer. I'm a member of WASP inc. I'll tell you right now that guns you buy with real money are never better then guns you earn. Its about time VS money. Which one do you have more of? For instance, i bought a car and got a joker box with it that contained a 3 day whisper. I suck with the whisper, i couldnt hit anything. Normally i run around with an Obeya, Joker, JG1140 or a oca. The only gun i use with mods is the JG. The others are stock. I can say that i barely ever lose. Let me tell you why.... TEAM MEMBERS! Being in WASP inc. I have many possible team mates i can play with at any time. I know how they play, i know what they are going to do and we COMMUNICATE (TS3). The key to this game is to find your niche. CQB? Sniper? Figure out your role and master it! You really need to group with people you play well with too. I almost always lose if i group via the LFG function. When i play with clan mates, I win. This game is a lot of fun. yeah, there will always be players that are better then you. If you play the game long enough though, you might get just as good as them. Now, there are hackers. I see them every day. But you CAN beat them. They arent immortal in ANY WAY. And by the way, there are no headshots in this game. I feel as though APB is a really good game. It is fair aswell. You cant assume you're going up against a random selection of players. There are A LOT of clans in this game that are tight, play well, and communicate. Find a clan to play with, communicate, cordinate and DOMINATE!

 

Seriously, a GREAT game!

  yorkforce

Apprentice Member

Joined: 8/17/04
Posts: 157

2/23/13 9:06:19 PM#26

Just wanted to add my personal thoughts about the matchmaking system...

 

Even since RTW days it has always been a flawed system, its not that it doesnt work or that the numbers are wrong, the entire problem is that it is a system designed to work with a pool of many more players than it ever gets.

If you take 90 players (a full zone), chances are 20% will be 'non ready' or not participating in the system, another 50% will already be matched and thus not in the system so you end up with around 10-20 players who are looking for a match. Now take into consideration that many of these players are already grouped and the system suddenly has a tiny pool of players to match thus the only possible outcome is that your bronze/silver guys will be matched to a gold.

There have been alot of suggestions about how to fix this problem but considering the best G1 could do was add a overall threat rating to each district and add reward penalties on these, its unlikely the system will ever be fixed.

In addition the system does not take into account your 'Rating' (note not threat rating but overall time played rating.) This results in players who have been playing the game for months being pitched against players who have been playing a day, its brutal but when you take into account the already tiny pool of players above, it would only make the problem worse.

 

There are of course those special moments when your pitched against equal opponents, and have a mission that could go either way, but if you find yourself in a loop of facing the same 'insert obsessed clan' gold god players, your best bet is to either take a 5 min break (to allow that pool of players to move into the already matched) or swap districts so that your pool of potential matches is swapped entirely.

  simplius

Novice Member

Joined: 12/12/12
Posts: 978

4/25/13 4:53:17 PM#27

the most crippling for this game are the bad parts of its playerbase

hackers and griefers on every single map, who wants to pay for a game like that?

it seems, that they are taking steps in the right direction, though

lets see , if they keep it going

  foxjazz

Novice Member

Joined: 6/18/04
Posts: 3

7/07/13 8:38:45 PM#28
I tried installing and update. No connectoin to server. Must be down or dead.
  Delusive

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Joined: 2/17/04
Posts: 122

7/08/13 1:39:41 PM#29

The game appears to be doing just fine.

I last played on 7-5-13. I played from around 9am to about 8pm EST on the Joker server (with a lunch break of course). My cousin came over since we were both off for the holidays and we played for hours.

We just broke into R100 and on the contact to get the grenade launcher. We typically play about once every two weeks, but this gaming session occurred after over a month break (real life got in the way lately).

The game has flaws, but it is fun. Each instance now holds 45 players of each faction. Our gaming session took place entirely in the financial district. You can now select instances that are one threat level below you. We were both gold, but the only gold server was full, so we thought we would have to take a penalty to play on a silver instance. Luckily there is no longer a penalty for this. Also, they made it so a gold can't join a bronze at all. So that is good for new players.

The match making was okay for the most part, although it did on occasion throw us against low rank players, but their status was gold so they were either good or had been playing with other good players. The game lets you call for backup, so it never was long before it was 6v6 with pretty even teams.

In past gaming sessions, we would have two or three lag spikes within an hour, each lasting for several seconds. This time, we had two or three lag spikes during the entire session with each lasting one or two seconds. The server performance has greatly improved.

As for hackers, they either had a recent ban or there just isn't that many anymore. I encountered one definite hacker in the last match of the day. The person was R9 with nearly 30 kills and 1 death. They have made it where you can chose a spawn point after death. I tested by hiding instantly after spawn, no where near the objective, and after a few seconds I was found by the hacker. He/she always knew where we were and was killing us with the starter pistol...even at sniper range. I tried to convince the other team to kick the hacker, but they wanted the rewards from winning.

I played the entire day as a free player and my cousin had a sub. When we started he was one level higher with the contact. When we finished he was three levels higher with the contact. Also, he earned probably about 20k more money than I did. So if that kind of progression is important for you, then it is worth a sub. I had enough Gamersfirst credit to buy a sub, but didn't want to pay for a month if we weren't going to play regularly for a while. All previous game sessions I had a sub.

I have made some real cash purchases for this game. To start I bought the game from Amazon for $8 which gave me a 30 day sub, a car with nos, a pistol, and a choice of gun (out of 4 choices). I took a whisper. This whisper isn't that good. I since have bought some joker boxes which usually give game time or temporary guns. I have also purchased one gun that is account wide, in case I decide I want to play criminal at some point (did I mention I am an enforcer). I also bought a better vehicle. I look at it this way, and the older crowd of this site probably will agree. Back in the day, to play an mmo, a sub was the only option. So I don't mind to spend $15 a month on this game. Also, with the sub, everything else is 20% off. Not to shabby. Now for new players with the recent shift to F2P, then I can see why you might be upset by spending money. I'd like to point out that the guns you buy with real cash aren't that much better than what you can get in game. The in game guns are rented for 10 days, and can easily be purchased after a one day gaming session. I had an old account that I lost to someone who hacked my email account. I was a criminal at about R130. That character only had real money spent on the sub. I only bought weapons with in game currency and I competed just fine.

Every gun, whether it was acquired in game or for real money, has a play style or gun type to counter it. It is all situational. The real cash guns my have some advantage, but they also have a weakness. Take for example a good whisper. These guns are great close range weapons, are silent, and have no recoil. How do you fight it? Multiple ways. One way is an automatic shotgun, enough said. Another is to use a similar weapon, like an oca that is slotted well, and you can compete. Another, would be to get a mid range gun and keep them at a distance. I like the joker carbine. It's not a fully automatic weapon. So while the spray at me from a distance, I take little damage and continue shooting them while they reload. Also, most matches aren't 1v1. Lure the whisper into an ambush or multirush them for the win. It's called strategy, and every gun type has a counter. In this sense, which is the way I approach the game, it is not P2W. The only people who can P2W are people paying for a hack.

I am sure I am leaving something out. I was interrupted by work midway through typing this, my bad. If you have any questions feel free to ask. I will try to answer them, but I am by no means an expert on the game.

  Dren_Utogi

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Joined: 8/21/10
Posts: 1468

7/12/13 12:00:27 PM#30

still one of the greatest post WoW non clones ever made. Harsh pvp and a lot of pvp, makes for a great game. The cars and all of the extra little things still feel fresh and fun. IT is a harsh learning curb for this game and it will take time for a new player to find his weapon and load out that makes them successful.

 

APB , amazing title. For people who really don't understand the term "niche" APB IS niche.

reviews are !@#$ing stupid. Play what you love.

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