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  1. 1 hour ago, Westford said:

    "Should they disable explosive weapons in Asylum" ?


    Absolutely not.

    Grenades, and more so the OPGL, are great tools for clearing out or softening up targets in hallways and rooms.

    Shock & Awe baby..




    Now, to follow up on this topic, concerning the removal of explosive weapons in Asylum.....

    From my experience , which is a bit limited, the explosive weapons do add a moment of "unpredictability" .


    Unpredictability can and in fact, and has caused problems for some players.


    A bouncing grenade is not a trajectory that is easily tracked.

    Where will it land ?


    Do I need to run like hell for the door on the opposite side of the room ?

    Will I be safe ?


    Yes, explosive weapons do initiate a certain level of unpredictability .

    This could be a problem for the opposing team.


    As far as FPS.

    My personnel thoughts might be to ;

    - upgrade your graphics card

    - add more RAM

    - Swapping out the Mother Board is a huge step, will probably need to ;
           - New CPU

           - New GPU (graphics card)
           - New RAM


    Until then...



    Play safe




  2. 2 minutes ago, claude said:

    no I think it would just weed out all of the right-leaning players. probably would kill off the game, a lot of gamers hate minorities and women for w/e reason.

    Umm... I did not mean to trigger you , and for that, I am sorry.  😟

    A prejudice attitude is not healthy for the soul.


    And just to provide a bit of enlightenment, if it helps, right-leaning players love all people.

    That includes minorities and women.


    Hell , I do. 😁



  3. 40 minutes ago, MattScott said:

    Yep. Missed it. We'll get that pulled down too.


    Anyone who previously purchased it can keep them. We aren't removing them from inventory - just not selling them any more.

    Thanks for the quick response Matt.


    G1 added these masks to make a buck.
    It's a novelty.

    Not a big deal really.


    The Nixon Mask has more of a Mafioso kind of look to it, more so than the Trump mask.

    Kind of like Humphrey Bogart seeee....
    So get your Nixon mask now while still available, and, 20% off.  😀


    I personally was never triggered much by these masks, I just thought they were funny.

    And yes, some people do get more triggered than others.

    Not sure if @MartinPL recommended IQ test for registered players would weed out some these overly sensitive players.

    Hell, it might even reduce the number of griefing reports.
    That's a good thing right ?



  4. 16 minutes ago, MattScott said:

    For the OP,


    Our predecessors made the Trump mask, and after some analysis I made the call to remove it a while back. 


    This was not done for political reasons.


    Like many other mafia style games, APB is set in an alternate reality where San Paro represents a hybrid of cities in the US. While the world of APB does have politicians, none of them are real figures like Trump.




    Will you also be removing the Richard Nixon mask which is still available on ARMAS,

    or will that be staying ?
    (20% off BTW)





    Also, for those people that did purchase the Trump Mask,

    will these player be allowed to keep them, or do you plan on removing them from players inventory ?


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  5. 8 minutes ago, Saxtus said:

    BattlEye is giving temporary bans. That's why you saw 3 day ban. 

    Then during that period, the ban is reviewed by the LO personnel and is switched to permanent after a violation is confirmed.



    I have heard through the rumorville, that accounts are getting banned for using AutoIt, AHK and whatnot.

    Triggerbots, no-recoil and such.


    Those players got a 3 day temp ban and subsequently a permanent ban.


    This is not related to the OP's situation, as he has a new laptop.

    Not sure what the Make and Model is, hopefully he gets this resolved with support.


  6. 2 hours ago, CookiePuss said:

    If using the cross style crosshair that might suck as far as no red crosshair especially for those pixel shots, but you dont have to use a cross style, use a circle, Y shape, X shape, etc
    you could also use a simple center dot, so you can still use the in game one for bloom and the redness, but always have the center dot to put on target


    Or just wait for the release of 2.1, we should have more crosshair options then.

    Until the new engine comes out , and restrictions to custom crosshairs that bypasses the "in-game" bloom mechanics,

    I choose to use Custom Crosshairs.


    This will be great.


    Thank you.


    I will have an advantage, and maybe that is all I need.


  7. 19 minutes ago, CookiePuss said:

    You could choose to ignore the thing that tells you when you can land a shot vs miss, sure.

    No idea why you'd want to though.



    So I would no longer rely on the "in-game" cross hair turning Red (because of crosshair Bloom) ,

    but I could effectively stay on target with the custom crosshair ?


    I choose the custom crosshair.

    My eye sight is good.

    Enemy is in my sights.


    And no, I do not care if I have an advantage..



    I think I said that right ...

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  8. On 6/22/2020 at 5:52 PM, CookiePuss said:

    crosshairs in no way prove legitness... I've never even heard that excuse
    a custom crosshair only proves that the person uses a custom crosshair

    customizable crosshairs exist in many shooters but not in apb, this is why 3rd party crosshair overlays are allowed (much like they are in other games)


    I recommend HudSight, but a lot of people use PlayClaw.

    I always wondered about the custom crosshair.


    I have to assume that with a custom crosshair, that you would not experience any (in-game) crosshair bloom when firing.


    That would be great.

    I would no longer have to deal with the "in-game mechanics that expands the crosshair between shots,

    and I can actuality stay aimed on target.


    Or is this a misunderstanding ?


  9. 2 minutes ago, Sakebee said:

    If you experience an issue (like a crash, etc), the beta client will bring up a report window. Please be sure to submit that to us. All the relevant data that you would get by posting a log will be captured that way. No need to do so manually.

    Good to know.


    Looking forward in participating.


  10. 23 minutes ago, MattScott said:

    Hi everyone,


    I also want to acknowledge the hard work put in by SPCT and our closed testing group of players.

    This was very tedious work, and a lot of it wasn't fun. It wouldn't have been possible with them getting on week after week and reporting issues.


    I also want to level set expectations.


    I'm releasing the Beta because we need a lot more concurrency and mass testing now. Expect crashes and issues.

    This is going to be bumpy, but at this point we can't do this without the community.

    We needed to cross this threshold so we can start focusing on mission districts and better matchmaking.



    Great news.


    Hopefully a lot of players will hop on and test the new engine.


    I'm assuming that your team will have all of the appropriate monitoring tools on the server end,

    to record any server issues, anomalies, performance metrics and what not.


    Is there anything specifically the playerbase can do regarding client side issues, crashes. errors,  or in game bugs ?


    Are you expecting players to submit Bug Reports, and any relevant log files as part of these public Beta tests ?

    If so, is there a process that we should follow, or use the current Support Web site, specifying that this is the "Beta" instance ?


    I'm assuming the more bug reporting the better.


    Thank you



  11. 16 minutes ago, Musul Man said:

    Personally, after the switch to BE, for a few days the population went downhill very fast. But now I'm seeing new accounts with low level characters that are gold and clearly hacking, more and more. Its probably that they are testing with new throw away accounts, and others are waiting for the coast to clear just like someone in here said.

    But the problem feels is getting worse. There are more suspicious new characters than before. It could be that BE is not that good.

    Also I'm seeing people that I know are cheating going online like nothing is happening.

    Ya see.


    I knew the population would start to increase.

    We just need to give it 1 or 2 more weeks, and the pop will come back.


    Just have to be patient.


    Life is good.  😀

  12. After playing this game for a number of years, my experience has been,

    that after switching to a new Anti Cheat, there is a drop in population.


    It is anyone's guess as to why.

    • Players had decided to play another game   (/shrug)
    • Players were banned   (they will be missed)
    • Players decided to lay low as they test "throw-away" accounts
    • Players are waiting to hear if the "coast is clear", with the appropriate settings of course

    I am confident that the population will come back to the same levels as it was prior to the switch to BE,

    and some highly skilled players will be back to challenge us all.


    Life is good.  😃


  13. From what I see, N5/P5 still showing up in district, (not sure about the map view),

    and as confusing as this change has been, I faltered to my lesser instincts and have been attacking ALL N5's through out the districts.

    In mission or not.


    My sirens blaring as I chase down the nefarious N5 scrub.

    I may not be able to shoot them, but I will do what I can to remove that "Badge of Honor" from their tag.


    God bless you.





  14. 3 minutes ago, Fortune Runner said:

    its like ........    A  UNICORN lol



    now if we count hackusations ,  I've been accused for  :

    running people over in a npc vegas

    shooting an opgl on a bridge making it bounce so it can kill someone running to me

    killing someone with one of my guns who ran out of cover at a 90 degree angle to me so they couldnt see me ( i flanked )

    requesting leadership because someone didnt know how to call backup ( omg the scandal )

    using a greande to do a lovers suicide type of death on a burnign car in the team kill ending of the mission ( get so many kills and you win so i blew everyone to high heaven while i was by myself )

    using an osmaw to blow up cars they used for cover

    ....... and wearing a bunny outfit


    edit : forgot arresting peoele with the basic LTL and finishing them with percs when i hid around a corner to survive ( omg you didnt die and arrested me yo cheater - sort of thing)


    i dont get it lol

    You tell 'em Broski ..






  15. 14 minutes ago, Fortune Runner said:

    title : It is a cheaters game!


    op post :


     me : two different topics again ?


    nope its 3 : they don't exist like before so people see what they want rather than admitting they had lag from a less than great internet service or just played terrible even if they had a great service.

    i have seen one the past month..... Jericho.



    I'm with you on this one bro ..   lol.

    They do not exist ...  




  16. 18 minutes ago, CookiePuss said:

    All I wanna know is... do I not see cheaters because I'm that good? Or because I'm that bad?



    ... its the second one isn't it

    It may be option 3...

    You don't play the game as much.


    Hell, that's my excuse.


    My play time has dropped quite dramatically over the last 6-8 months,

    and the 1st thing I noticed is "Hey,,, I don't see as many cheaters as I used to"


    Oh the irony ,,, I reduced my play time to improve my gametime.


    Welp ....




  17. Why only old players stick around?


    "Can't teach an old dog new tricks ?" 😁


    I've been playing since the summer of 2011.

    Back then I was playing with a group of friends I made in game.


    We had a clan of about 6-8 of us, and had a great time for a few years.

    Missions with voice comms was great.


    Then the all left.

    Too many cheaters they said.


    I stuck around just cause I liked the game, and I figured I could still enjoy the gun shooting aspect,

    less the competitiveness and questionable players, by sticking with Fight Club.


    Questionable players in FC was less of an issue for me than missions.


    I also like going into Mission Districts just to drive around.

    Great fun racing at high speeds avoiding traffic and what not.


    Waterfront is probably my favorite, and there is always some commotion/cluster f*ck going on at the Double B gas station.


    As an Enforcer, I also chase down runaway garbage trucks that are wreaking havoc in an attempt to pull them over.


    It gets pretty intense when 4 or 5 more enforcers are chasing after the garbage truck, sirens blaring,

    cars are being plowed through.


    It's all good fun.


  18. I think this is a great option, to try a weapon, vehicle .. whatever for free.

    for 30min.


    I would like to see this "TRY FOR FREE" option extended to at least,

    a 24h period.


    WHY ?


    In the case of weapons, the clock starts ticking, when you click the link.

    Logged in, was gonna head to FC to take full advantage of my 30min evaluation period.


    FC was full.


    OK, I'll do some missions.. and waited , a few times, before missions started.


    I was able to get a sense of the weapon I am thinking of purchasing,

    but was disappointed in the total allotted time for a 30min evaluation which amounted to maybe 13min.


    I suppose I could pony up some G1C for a full 30 day evaluation....


    I just hate playing patty-cake, and would like an opportunity to fully evaluate the weapon/vehicle of interest,

    before I make a financial commitment.


    Am I wrong ?






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  19. 1 hour ago, Solamente said:

    provided you or the n5/p5 player is on a mission


    the previous system:

    • n5 player and you are an enforcer/p5 player and you are a criminal - a yellow nametag, a yellow star on the minimap, and a red crosshair when aimed at
    • n5 player and you are a criminal - a yellow nametag, a yellow star on the minimap, and a green crosshair when aimed at
    • p5 player and you are an enforcer - a green nametag, a green star on the minimap, and a green crosshair when aimed at
      • all n5/p5 players can be interacted with 


    the new system:

    • a grey nametag, no star on the minimap, and a white crosshair when aimed at
      • no n5/p5 players can be interacted with

    This helps.


    Thanks for the explanation.


  20. On 2/9/2020 at 9:55 PM, Flaws said:

    Even if you look at the bounty icon first, you can easily see what color the name is as it's literally right below it...


    Either way, neither me nor anyone I know has any issue with that but making the icon not visible to people out of your mission would be fine too. Makes no difference if you pay attention.

    Hmm, an interesting point.

    This, I did not know.


    Things have changed, and I need to take note.

    Thank you.


    This is helpful.


    On 2/9/2020 at 9:56 PM, Solamente said:

    it's only confusing to you because you're used to the old even worse system, and now you know better


    i'm willing to bet you're in a very small minority that doesn't operate based on red/green nametags or crosshairs


    edit: i guess i should add that i don't have any issue with the icon not appearing, it just seems like a really small nitpick to me when you would have had the same issue under the old system where friendlies had n5/p5 icons as well





    If only this little "tid-bit" was shared with us all.

    I was not aware of this.


    Documentation, Patch Notes , I should have read.


    It escaped me.


    Thanks for clarifying.






    What colors ares the name tags of someone that has an N5/P5 Icon above them ?

    Red - Vunerable ?

    Yellow = ?

    any other colors ?


    I did not see any mention of this before.





    What, the discussion has ended ?


    All I ask is for some clarification after my observations have been proven lack of knowledge.

    Help a "brother" out, and other unknowing players.


    We can't just "lambast" someone without providing guidance and clarification.

    Or can we ?


    How does it now work ?

    Link to Patch notes I would read.




  21. 3 minutes ago, Solamente said:

    the icon won't appear unless the name is visible

    If the N5/P5 Icon would NOT appear, that would be helpful.


    In these instances, they do appear, so , not very helpful.


    These players have the "Appearance of N5/P5" as it has always been.

    The only difference is, they take no damage.


    Confusing ... ?



    1 minute ago, Flaws said:

    Almost everyone looks at the color of the nametag first before even the bounty icon... How do you not see that the name is grey for such a long period that you manage to "unload a hail of bullets" without seeing that......?

    Not true ...


    All players look at the N5/P5 Tag first, Player name second.,

    We are playing the same game ?

    Yes ?

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