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  1. The only time that I remember when Name & Shame was allowed by G1, was about 3 or 4 years ago. They had a massive Ban List as a sticky, and said they would keep it open for a while. That thread was about 50+ pages before G1 locked it after a year. This was before FF if I remember correctly. Yep... good times.
  2. I agree that understanding the root cause for players dethreating should be a focal point, but that effort, in my opinion should be a part of the matchmaking/phasing overhaul. My suggestion, which echos many others in the last two years, as a "quick fix". Not perfect. Does not require a lengthy design/development or testing phase. (The logic/code already exists to check player threat) A quick fix to plug a finger in the dam that would probably help alleviate/minimize one huge issue that plagues new player retention.
  3. Without over simplifying the development effort, as many have mentioned quite a few times over the past year or two, it would seem that either disabling a Gold player to join a mission or kicking them back to lobby when in a Bronze district, might provide the biggest bang for the buck for an intermediate solution until a matchmaking/phasing overhaul is provided. I mean, the code already exist that checks a players threat level before entering a district. Ergo, Gold players cannot join Bronze districts. All they would need to do in Bronze districts is after each mission, check the threat level of all mission participants, and if they're Gold, either kick them to the lobby, or disable the ability to join any other missions. There has been no mention that I have seen, of a timeline/roadmap regarding a matchmaking/phasing overhaul. A significant effort I'll guess, considering the design, development and testing involved. But I would conservatively guess that we won't see this for at least a year or more. I realize that their development team is probably stretched pretty thin, but @MattScott should consider this interim solution to alleviate/minimize issues with new player retention. Matt Scott, thoughts ?
  4. I think what you are trying to say, is that no self respecting True Gold(™) would ever dethreat. It's kind of like a code of honor thing with True Golds(™). lol
  5. My apologies. My experience with Online Translators has been a mixed bag. I applaud your efforts.
  6. As a former developer myself, I have looked at some AHK & Autoit scripts. Pretty damn impressive what you can do. I messed around a bit with Logitech scripts in the past, not sure if the scripting software that comes bundled with Gaming Mice today, are on par with AHK & Autoit. But yes... You make a great point with regards to other "Scripting" utilities. Should it be allowed ? How does a Gaming Co. restrict 3rd party applications (scripting utilities) in usage of their software ? (Edit: 3rd party applications is too broad) Many of us are still waiting for an answer.
  7. Well, the word is out, on some unknown public cheat website, that this iteration of EAC implementation does not kick (detect ?) AHK. Given that news, it would be fair to assume that any "Auto-click", "Trigger-Bot", "Reduced-Recoil", etc ,,, would be fully functional. Good news for some. Not so good news for others. But why ? In a 10 year old game ? Seriously... ? Oh well.
  8. Yood, Either "Google Translator" is failing you, and we are the victims, or you like to speak in metaphors, in which case, we are still the victims.
  9. I thought this was a great write up. Very detailed..., walked us through the whole process. I have not played RIOT yet, but your synopsis gave me a detailed view into this gameplay. The RIOT mechanics, as I understand it, is a bit confusing, not intuitive. I think @SilverCrow had made a similar analogy. Appreciate the time and effort you put into this,
  10. I have not played RIOT yet, but have seen some feedback related to the 4 man group, and how this mode is geared towards premade groups, and not solo players. Probably the biggest reason why I have not tried it yet. PUB groups in standard districts is usually a choir, so the most fun I have is usually Fight Clubs, which can cater to both premades and solo players. Not sure how viable or successful RIOT would be, if the matching was similar to FC. Enforcers v Crims Whether the cap for both sides is; 10 v 10 15 v 15 or as in current FC 20 v 20
  11. I was in a Silver Waterfront district the other day, and was told in district chat that I should go to the Bronze district. "But I am a silver, shouldn't I be in the Silver District ?" "No" was the reply, "Only Golds should be in the Silver District." There was a bit of confusion when I followed up with the question: "What would happen if all the Golds that are in the Silver District moved to a Gold District ?" The response was, "There are not enough Golds to populate the Gold District" The level of confusion at this point escalated. "But if only Golds should be in Silver Districts, and the Silver District is now populated with Golds, how is it that there are not enough Golds to populate a Gold District ?" I think at that point whatever sensibility might have prevailed, resulted in a rapid change to a different topic. It can get confusing.
  12. I have seen many players , playing a Team based game. and not playing like a Team. Not the first time. You are not the last. Do not take it harshly ... You are a good player. Just not a Team player, judging by your responses. Let's review... This is GOLD ,.,, Yes,, I would like to group up with this player ,,,, maybe ... Anyways .. Please do NOT invite me to your group. Much thanks Merged. Great answer.... I may not be the 1st player, playing an online game, constantly hitting the ESC key ...... to get into game. "did I miss the Intro, ?" "what screen was that ?" "I'll ask in district ... they'll tell me" ? EDIT: So the question still remains. If a player cannot get a straight answer even on the forums, (without some wrangling) , how can they hope for an answer in district ? Or is District more reliable ? NO ,.,.
  13. I have read your comments with great interest. Some I understood, most .. I did not understand. It may be a Language thing. I am not one to run away from a fight, but your demeanor is not one that I would sign up for. You do not appear to have the composition of a team player.... just my thoughts. I wish you the best.
  14. Yes... I agree, the Tutorial , more than likely, is starring you in the face. and when it is not, you saw how many forum posts required to get an answer. 3 How many District Chat inquiries would you guess , before an answer was provided ? You see my point ?
  15. Ahhh , yes... Another learned response by an experienced APB player. DO NOT HELP ANYONE.. for they will drag you down. I still have questions .. ? Too fucken bad. We have our Motto.... But I just started yesterday ,,,, And your point ?
  16. Ahh , a Knight in the dimly lit veil. Thank you. So we have an idea as to what a player may experience with the same question in district. Your Honor... the Defense rests.
  17. Great news... I will look for it. Hoping for the best.. praying for the worst. Curious, how do I invoke the Tutorial ? 3rd time I have asked in the forum. A place of sound mind .. and ... EDIT: Can you imagine the responses in game .. ? I have asked twice, in the forum. A place of decency and forgone of district chat hypocrisy. But no answers here. You get my drift ?
  18. Uhhh, yeah... good advice. How do you invoke the Tutorial ? Do I press 'T' Any help would be great. Thx
  19. Reading this thread, there are three issues that stand out. The 1st issue which the OP has expressed, that any questions that new players ask to the playerbase to understand the gamplay, what do I do ? how do I equip a weapon ? How do I get a car ? how do I ........? "git gud" are met with toxic, nonsensical or otherwise useless replies. The other issue, is just toxic or harassing comments in general. The 3rd issue is deathreating. @LittleGamersFirst raises an interesting solution to one problem. The problem with this approach is, that as new players ask questions in district, in order to "git gud", and are met with anything other than advice, but more toxic, nonsensical or otherwise useless replies. Those players will have a difficult road to "gitten gud" Cause, no one is helping them to "git gud". @LittleGamersFirst, please take note. Please keep in mind, that one of my primary objectives when I play APB, is to NOT, in any way, ruin someone else's gameplay. This is my first, and foremost objective... in any online game. Their entertainment and enjoyment of the game, during my playtime, is of the utmost priority and importance. The hell with what I want. Even, if I want to "git gud" and ask questions. As far as just toxic trash talking, This !! This may very well help with a fair amount of issues. I never really did follow down the Tutorial path. Not even sure how to invoke it. T ? I'll look in to it, as I am curious what is offered to new players.
  20. Haha... Only when you use a USB adapter. ERP - Enterprise Resource Planning
  21. I totally appreciate the effort and can't imagine the level of frustration that Matt Scott and team are feeling as a result of these delays. One suggestion, unless already being performed, and if there are enough resources to implement, (hardware/team availability) would be to conduct "dry run/practice runs" of the cutover to a "copy of the Production env". Testing patches in a Test env is one thing, the deployment of a bundle or upgrade can introduce their own issues. My background is with ERP business applications, and our team would perform dry run cutovers to a copy of production to test the technical aspects of the deployment, as well as the speed and timing of each task. One project I was on, we had to perform 4 dry runs before the actual cutover to production. (Starting on Friday 5pm thru Monday 3 or 4am was typical run time for our Upgrades) The 1st two cutovers would identify and resolve any technical issues, the 3rd run would identify tasks that could be sped up. (running multiple processes in parallel ... etc) Anyways, good luck next week.
  22. @MattScott, if possible in future updates, would it be possible to add Consumables to the Joker Store. Right now there is one Consumables available. Medium size Mobile Supply. Thanks
  23. Pretty damn impressive. A separate company not affiliated with Gamersfirst other than a licensing agreement for the use of a Gamersfirst product, shutsdown, and Little Orbit makes an effort to compensate those players from another companies system. Impressive !!
  24. Well this is most disappointing .. My biggest nemesis has been @NotZombieBiscuit, as he has forcibly encouraged me to "git gud".... And I have. I have excelled my skills beyond all means. I "got gud"... And now this .. ? I don't know....
  25. What the hell are you saying man.. ? We have been told countless times that there really isn't a cheater problem and we all just need to "git gud" I'm so confused.
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