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I have been recently playing APB, i clicked on this game and it looked interesting... but after looking into it, it would appear the game has a small player base

http://steamcharts.com/app/113420

 

Are these numbers accurate?



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edit: nvm


Edited by Queen of Love, 27 February 2016 - 01:17 AM.


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I personally don't use steam to play APB, and I think it's the same for many others.

We don't appear on the charts.

 

Edit: wait those are the fallen earth charts what


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This is also the fallen earth forums...

And yes,the game is fallen (as in lost) as well.

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The chart only covers players who play through Steam. So it's a bit higher than that. 

 

And as usual, those-who-don't-know-better  (a.k.a. Blind Fanbois) will use this as an argument that the game is a lot more populated than that.

"I see many people in the starter zone of this F2P game, so it must be like this for the rest of the game too"   WROOONG!

 

The Steam chart is a very good referential representation of the playerbase of a game.

 

If there are a lot of Steam players, then there are a lot of non-Steam players.

If there are few Steam players, then there are also few non-Steam players.

 

I long ago reached the point where finding dedicated friends/clan members who won't abandon the game to be an impossible quest.  This is an MMO where you will inevitably play solo.



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At the very least, it's 50% (or more) of the population, and even then 400ish peep is terrible.

 

Back during the start of the last large update, we had well over 1000 online. In Deadfall and Outpost (Epsilon)  you easily saw 100-200+, which is quite impressive on either map.

Fact is, even after seeing a huge surge in population that we haven't had in awhile... they didn't keep the game up to date with fixes to gameplay or content. Let alone focusing on finishing Outpost.

So of course the population steadily dies. FE's maps are extremely huge as well, thus chances are you may also very will not see people beyond S1 (at least often) without the will to locate them.


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i reached the level for have an horse, but the camera movement while riding are just terrible! there is a way for slow the track of camera while moving? is like move a drone flying XD 

 

(please copy the mount&blade camera system while using horses )



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i reached the level for have an horse, but the camera movement while riding are just terrible! there is a way for slow the track of camera while moving? is like move a drone flying XD 

 

(please copy the mount&blade camera system while using horses )

 

They probably won't be doing anything with cameras views and such.


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They probably won't be doing anything with cameras views and such.

 

controls are indeed a bit odd. That probably does generate quite a entry border for people with lesser patience wanting to get used to it.

 

 

 

 

i reached the level for have an horse, but the camera movement while riding are just terrible! there is a way for slow the track of camera while moving? is like move a drone flying XD 

 

(please copy the mount&blade camera system while using horses )

 

get a better horse the Old Nag sucks, runs out of food so quick. the other horses are really enjoyable by food consumption and stamina.


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i reached the level for have an horse, but the camera movement while riding are just terrible! there is a way for slow the track of camera while moving? is like move a drone flying XD 

 

(please copy the mount&blade camera system while using horses )

 

It does take some getting used to, that said so did Mount and Blade.  Can't wait for Bannerlord.



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Hi all, as an old farted gamer, well just my 2 cents....

Dont mix up pvp and pvm nowadays, there will be a lot of misbehaviour, dissonance touching and reflecting player base.

In my point of view FE died by that point, its only focusing, or made focusing by a bunch of pvpers on their point.

Needless to count up all the hacks devs didnt notice/ mind/ fix  at all.

Now you got the bill... games dead... well done?

Pretty sure if Pvm would be the turning point to get skilled and rewarded, there would be more peeps online.

But hey... Reaps ruling... ;p

So shutdown -h now.....

 

btw... less trolls without pvp too...



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Gamersfirst killed off FE, give it 12 months and watch APB go the same way, those are the steam numbers to watch now, wait till G1C work their 'magic' on APB....

 

FE was/is a great game, but badly managed (managed? maybe just left to terminal apathy...) to the point of destruction, you would actually have to put in hard work to run the game worse, or piss off more people.



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Gamersfirst killed off FE, give it 12 months and watch APB go the same way, those are the steam numbers to watch now, wait till G1C work their 'magic' on APB....
 
FE was/is a great game, but badly managed (managed? maybe just left to terminal apathy...) to the point of destruction, you would actually have to put in hard work to run the game worse, or piss off more people.

At best G1 may have caused gore but that was more a middle finger to pvpers than anyone else lol.

The chart only covers players who play through Steam. So it's a bit higher than that. 
 
And as usual, those-who-don't-know-better  (a.k.a. Blind Fanbois) will use this as an argument that the game is a lot more populated than that.
"I see many people in the starter zone of this F2P game, so it must be like this for the rest of the game too"   WROOONG!
 
The Steam chart is a very good referential representation of the playerbase of a game.
 
If there are a lot of Steam players, then there are a lot of non-Steam players.
If there are few Steam players, then there are also few non-Steam players.
 
I long ago reached the point where finding dedicated friends/clan members who won't abandon the game to be an impossible quest.  This is an MMO where you will inevitably play solo.

Ehh the population point hasn't been used in a couple years for a reason, but was used then as it did make sense.

The latter part of your post about getting other players is prob more based upon the area you centered on. If I remember correctly you centered around pve which prob had the biggest falloff rate really. In pvp there was a good amount of loss, but it varied from where the clans were and their quality usually decided that. Although no matter what FE tended to bleed players pretty bad.

Think for the most part this is prob 1 of the posts I've actually agreed with you on.


controls are indeed a bit odd. That probably does generate quite a entry border for people with lesser patience wanting to get used to it.
 
 
get a better horse the Old Nag sucks, runs out of food so quick. the other horses are really enjoyable by food consumption and stamina.

Yeah a good amount is odd.


Yeap buy 1 of the cheap horses off a merchant asap it will save you a headache.

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