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  1. Yep yep=) Makes you wonder who's serving up the agenda for LO, as they're chasing down the smallest % of players who are not using the META playstyle, meta guns, meta mods etc.... Almost like a... "Get on-board with the meta, or get out!". Would be cool seeing some catering to non-meta play-styles for a good while until things start to change a bit, instead of this silly ntec privilege show.
  2. If you intend to nerf explosive ammo, can you fix so not half of it goes nowhere? :9 TL;DR: unpopular opinion being shared. Based on future balance patch notes, more specifically: "In order to limit explosive spam..." ------------------------------------- Did I misunderstand this phrase? is it referring to regular grenades? or is it generally meant versus OPGL, osmaw, volcano etc? Because...If explosive spam was powerful, then everyone would be doing it. Ntecs are powerful, it's meta. CA is powerful, it's meta. Nulander Pioner/Vegas4x4 is powerful, it's meta. If explosives was powerful... There's no mention of NTEC's in the "looking ahead" balance patch notes... I strangely get the feeling that LO is listening to advice from a group of people who would gladly see explosives entirely gone from the game. @MattScott, do you know how many OPGL grenades a player gets per respawn? Yes a lot of players won't get affected by the explosives ammo nerf, because using primary explosives is at best situational and not nearly as consistent as your typical ntec, smg, jg or whatever. I'm sure you have some data from the game of how many people use explosives etc, no? Something being; powerful, effective, easy.. or a combination of all 3 - also means it becomes meta because majority of players will always seek the easy solution. What explosives spam are you talking about and who put this agenda on your table that there's "explosives spam"? Explosives in APB is a minority use, of which very few are successful with it, but far far most stay away from it or end up 0-10. @Mattscott, you seem a developer that like to use statistics in your decisions - is it fair to ask what statistics you looked at, when you make the statement: My post might be "too soon", but I do hope not all your player advisory consist of friends who brought on their friends and mostly all have 1 shared play-style and are preaching in your ear that everything else is "lame". I fear you'll kill off APB by shredding the things that make the game unique, among them is the play-styles and if you're gonna limit play-styles you should be focusing firstly on what's being used by 98% of the players, not the 2% - this goes for mods and for weaponry. /Mr unpopular opinion - flame shield activated
  3. This game has needed a thorough cleanup for along time so certain immatures would learn "oh wait rly? if i break the tos, I actually risk my account?! just like the tos warns me on every login after every patch?? daaamm bruhh wat diz unfair!!"
  4. That's interesting and very very messy.... Certainly wasn't that way before as far as i'm aware but okay then. I also don't see how GM's would investigate reports or even take direct action if they have to understand a bunch of different languages being spoken in public. How do they know the languages are not breaking the TOS, if in public chat any language goes? 99% certain it was a rule before that public chatter was to be kept in english... else you'd need a hiring policy that require GM's to speak english, spanish, german, russian.... and so on... Or this whole "monitoring districts and player behavior" is pointless. I recall being warned for speaking non-english... did LO change this rule?
  5. I remember being told by GM's to keep chat in english, when speaking german/spanish in public chat...
  6. So this merge means the old rule of "english only in public chat" is removed from the game? because, I sure don't see any english anymore at all .... pretty much scrolling 15min of chat, its 99% russian/cyrillics.... bye bye "eng citadel" welcome innova 2.0
  7. Agreed..... plus, i felt the biggest issue with RFP was the fact that every friggin shotgun sprinter has a pocket obir...and with these changes they just made it even more so a pocket obir!! wtf O.o
  8. I've been waiting for Akiko's harness for years and years! @MattScott Please make sure it works with the jackets/coats and other wearable items, because at the moment it's mostly only arrows that work - most other backpacks removes your outer-coat/armor. There's a lot of "layer" conflicts, where the items look like they'd be perfectly usable together, but aren't - so generally that'd be nice to see fixed on multiple items (if you need help to pinpoint, just say so).
  9. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1.1 Completely agree. It was already a big big problem and getting interest back from a majority of rightfully banned cheaters was never going to do the game any good, quite the contrary. It was like a political decision I felt like lol, in a game with no politics and no voting:P "We feel there has been some unjustified bans, therefore we revoke all bans" ... it's crazy, needless to explain why it obviously has played a big role in wrecking the plans of reviving APB imho. When you wanted to throw APB a life-line, you'd have gained so much more interest and potential ppl giving APB a chance again by sponsoring/persuading someone like Summit to stream a few hours of APB(he expressed his interest in it, though waiting for new engine also, but i'm sure he could be persuaded a couple of hours on the current engine). Instead you broke your own support system for god knows how many months by telling literally the worst part of the ex-APB community that "hey you should all come back and give the game a 2nd chance, we've released all your old stuff/accounts!" ... Ye sorry, on that decision I'll never be able to really forgive LO, not that they care, but just my personal opinion it was a really bad strategic decision, which I hope the game eventually can overcome, though I'm not sure of it. 1.2 Yes, the skill-gap and the many ways of fighting/gameplay styles, is what makes APB unique in terms of 3rd person shooters I feel. I also really really hope that there are people working for LO as advisors/spcts or whatever, who are not all flooding them with the same agenda. No offence to the current SPCTs/advisors, but from what I can tell.... it's a lot of the same friends of friends of friends, who happen to all be in that same circle.... and most of them all have the same playstyles and thoughts about how APB should be played and they all hate the same other playstyles that don't fit with theirs. I've already seen their influence on Matt I feel with how he describes explosives as being a problem etc. Realistically, I've I feel if you can beat a bunch of ntecs or tryhard pre-made 4mans with an OPGL or rockets that you actually hit... Well, I often see tryhards claim "its easy doing volcano etc" but any time I've convinced such ppl to try, they've literally missed all their shots on moving cars or misjudged the drop of the volcano or the travel-speed and angle or OPGL/osmaw etc etc, there are a lot of things that go into becoming GOOD, both with rifles, smgs and explosives. Yet I feel all the current advisory consist of 1 playstyle and I really hope matt and his team has some more broadened view on things to not end up narrowing APB down to a bunch of people with rifles(ntecs) and conc nades because "yolo/perc = lame" "explosive = lame" "conc/ntec = cool". 1.3 I say stop making a fuss for hackusations. At the end of the day, it shouldn't matter. I've been hackusated many times, I've also hackusated others. When someone hackusate me, I don't feel bad or anger lol, I feel "ok cool" since obviously I know that I play the game legit, so for me it's just a compliment. I feel like the game simply has such a large pool of less than totally legit players, that it's become the norm that they drive the politics that it should be "illegal" to hackusate etc etc lol... because obviously, if I was getting hackusated and I know i'm on the -gear-, then yeah it's annoying seeing my name spammed around and people constantly reminding that; " yo, nobody thinks you're legit dude, you're a fkin cheater" etc etc... If you're legit, then why would you care. If your friends dis-own you over false hackusations, then you better make new friends. Let people express their frustrations if you had a really powerful game vs them but you know you're legit. Or /ignore them, it's one of the reasons the option is there - so simple. I feel it's far worse when game starts censoring video material, even when nobody uses any cheat words or accusations in the posted videos and instantly it still gets removed under "name and shame" because the mod know/feels that what he is seeing is video of someone cheating. Stop hiding what's going on anyway, it only makes things look worse. I'm sure after the 50th speedhacker or spinbot video has been posted, people would stop caring about them and they'd get no views or conversation - but you guys (LO) removing them and censoring and "name and shaming" them even if no names are called out or any accusations added.... well, it just makes the problem seem far worse. 1.4 I would've loved to advice with RIOT, since personally I think that mode is really cool, but they made some really big mistakes which turned off a lot of players from the start. The most recent mistake is only a few days old, so it's obviously not among the main mistakes I'm referring, but I'm just saying that even as recent as a few days ago they "multiplied" the mistakes with adding a new one. They made all JT weapons available as permanent. That's cool imo, but it's terrible that in the same patch, they didn't fix so RIOT offers some joker tickets. With the previous main mistakes, RIOT itself already had troubles claiming an audience and now after the weapon JT patch, there are 24/7 towers/baylan running because people are farming for JT and there hasn't been ANY riot (I tried multiple times) even on EU, there has been extremely few games of RIOT since that JT patch and there was already very few before it. Worst part is, I really do love riot and think with a few simple changes it could be a really really nice game-mode that far more people would enjoy. Anyways, nice post, worth reading /
  10. I'll copy my post here: I think they've made a step in the right direction. Profitability should not come from weaponry imo, but from clothing packs, services, premium, decals and other non-weaponry related merchandise/services. Because even if veterans understand that most armas weapons are just duplicates of existing f2p guns, the general public and a new player or anyone looking into APB, won't understand that fact and will just see a game that sells P2W weaponry on it's website for $$. I'd much rather that guns in general was all earned in-game. It gives incentives to play and it gives the game a better outlook. No-one can be apphauled that they're selling clothes/design packs etc etc for $$, that's what every F2P game does (and should do in fairness). Besides, I think in the long run, LO is planning to focus on premium, rather than filling armas with new content every few months to "earn". I think they wanna find ways to make premium more useful and one way could definitely be the ability to earn more JT's and therefore access more guns sooner, than non-prem accounts. Indirectly, it's same as putting guns on armas for $$, but it's an organic way of doing it, that won't make the game look bad or give the taste of P2W for new players checking APB out.
  11. I think they've made a step in the right direction. Profitability should not come from weaponry imo, but from clothing packs. Because even if veterans understand that most armas weapons are just duplicates of existing f2p guns, the general public and a new player or anyone looking into APB, won't understand that fact and will just see a game that sells P2W weaponry on it's website for $$. I'd much rather that guns in general was all earned in-game. It gives incentives to play and it gives the game a better outlook. No-one can be apphauled that they're selling clothes/design packs etc etc for $$, that's what every F2P game does (and should do in fairness). Besides, I think in the long run, LO is planning to focus on premium, rather than filling armas with new content every few months to "earn". I think they wanna find ways to make premium more useful and one way could definitely be the ability to earn more JT's and therefore access more guns sooner, than non-prem accounts. Indirectly, it's same as putting guns on armas for $$, but it's an organic way of doing it, that won't make the game look bad or give the taste of P2W for new players checking APB out. Imo, its a smart move @MattScott @Evagelyne exactly.
  12. now add more ways to earn JT or increase amounts you get from the mission gameplay....
  13. Can you follow head from tails in your own agenda? honestly.. I've argued that you're trying to undermine the problem of cheating in APB. You've argued that "people as me" are trying to "exaggerate the problem" Result: I produced a bunch of statistics and material on the case of cheating in online games. I produced a website actively used to discuss cheats for APB, as actively as everyday with latest aimbot thread having 11 replies and 510+ views in 12hours. There has been others than me quoting that there is a really deep rooted issue with cheaters in APB and their mentality. You have a forum in which you've confirmed yourself there's been no less than eight different threads concerning cheaters in 3 days, from different players. Yet you continue to argue saying it's exaggerated. No no, I didn't "finally get it" - I just took the stance of treating you with modest respect by using actual real world data and linking you facts, as opposed to dismissing your negligent opinion under bias of some alleged encounter you've had with a player in the past. I've had many of those, it doesn't color the facts or distort what I presented you. There is still a daily active cheater forum, right now discussing the latest aimbot and AHK scripts for APB and offering them up for download, with as recent as 11 replies and 510+ views in 12 hours, those are not facts colored by who presents it to you.... It's simply you choosing to be ignorant, because you personally have a beef or bias against the person presenting it. Interesting, to me it seems you definitely took a big leap, going from "it's exaggeration and delusional" to>>> : Specially the bold part:) I'd say that's a giant step forward, even if you're backpedaling slightly at the end with the "small sample size" - There are multiple reports and studies made, so you don't have to settle for this alone. That's mighty kind of you. See, things are so much easier when you from the start simply say what you believe, even when it's stupid and negligent of the facts in-front of you:) But it's better than using broad strokes and trying to present your argument as you helping APB by: "i feel a duty to step in and say these people are just exaggerating, upvoting eachother and being delusional about any cheater pandemic". Your reaction to most of what I presented, honestly seem to just boil down to the simple: I'm an elitist veteran god of APB that have usually np with cheaters in my 4man group and you're a sh***er that hackusated me, so everything you say is irrelevant and f**k facts and your source links debating the matter of cheater mentality and comparing studies with current situation of APB. Anything you say Tigrix, I'll invalidate based on my personal opinion of you! So much easier when we know where we stand:)
  14. Exactly this. I can't stress this enough. If you know someone who has been on that inside or experienced it 1st hand, then you really are repulsed at whats going on and what a friggin' insane culture of "it's okay because my friends do it too" it has become in our small game. Oh, I do believe the quarrel of this back and forth, was you stating that people as me and the topic OP are delusional:) Which is a bit more confronting than just saying you're disagreeing with an estimate. Which led to me presenting you a lot of facts and sourced material on the area of cheating in online games and then comparing the situation of APB and what we can find surrounding APB and cheaters, by merely doing simple google searches and investigating on our own, while adding the experience we're having and the so called "number of posts" regarding the issues of cheating. But I'm glad that eventually it seems you've more or less come closer to agreeing on the numbers i'm arguing, rather than just touting that everything is an exaggeration by delusional players and that MY personal credibility to YOU, means I can't discuss this topic, which is what you heavily imply. On top of that, I can only quote GoaBea, to again say; in APB, we really do have a disgusting problem with some extremely resilient players that have managed to make it a style that their friends and their circle fully accept and embrace even. I think that feeling is something a lot of players are having and that's why you see 8 topics about cheating in 3 days I'd bet you. Not so much cause "delusions".
  15. So you got no issue with people making up their own minds as long as they do it in private, okay, well then whats the problem? A whisper is private right? a clip of gameplay is a clip of gameplay, it's not accusation unless text or title provides an accusation, right? So you agree people should be free to make up their own minds from what they see, right? and as for in-game, there's /w and ignore function right? Ah, so here we're getting closer to the real issue aren't we... I think I got a good idea why you're so defensive about it.... personally, nobody calling me cheater affects me or my game-play or feelings. I think you're affected by it, because you're such an elitist that you actually believe only a certain small % of veterans are able to justifiably feel that they're opposed vs a cheater. Same goes for your entire attitude about topics discussing the cheating problem in APB. You respond these topics as if a bunch of players are "all wrong" and "blowing things out of propotion", yet the only person here not presenting any facts to backup your claims are you. I've explained why APB is in a much worse state in regards to cheating, than your average F2P online game and both myself and others have linked and commented towards REAL sources you can freely read. I've given you real world examples of cheater forums discussing APB, EAC, scripts, aimbotting and so on. You're easily able to visit and get a feel for how many are active those places. (and those are just the open ones that guests can browse) It doesn't then take a brain surgeon, to understand why such a tiny community as we now have, that barely can fill 1 gold-threat district (aka silver district), why most players agree that the experience is that there's a prevalent number of cheaters in APB, regardless how much you try to downplay it and say people are "exaggerating". To my knowledge I've not accused anyone in public, aside from times where they themselves speak out in public to me first. If there's been an instance where that wasn't the case, then that's my bad, we're all just human. I say again, I believe that anyone who feels they're vs a cheater, should keep it in private /w and on that notice, ignore does the trick if someone feels threatened/annoyed. And as for public clips/video, I feel it should be totally allowed, as long as there are no titles or incriminating text. Everyone should be free to make up their own minds from what they see. If you didn't skim it, then idk how you didn't notice it was 4 numbers added up that made the 37%. You didn't quote Kitty, you quoted me.. it's literally still up there. screencap Indeed, 18% would be a hell of a scary number. If you got 100 players actively doing missions daily in APB and potential 18 of them are cheaters. However that's not a number I used or referenced, I was referring to the "hard-core" cheaters and saying THEY have a far far larger number here in APB. I'm glad you're slowly coming around to my numbers though, as opposed to just stating that everyone is wrong and are blowing things out of proportion. I'm keeping my estimates down to things you can reference and look up. Hell, it's not hard to visit that "other forum" and do as the OP did and which was the reason for this thread in the first place! I think it's great when the population are seeking out answers of their own and are going out to justify their feelings with real world data. Wish more people would do as the OP. I think the numbers won't change for the better, until the community itself starts being a lot more vigilant at self-policing their own clans. EAC alone can't fix a problem that is this deeply rooted as it is in APB and that's where the studies and science came in, to show how a small problem can spin out of control and what the tell-tale signs are and that indeed cheaters do tend to sway their legit friends into cheating as well. It's funny because you speak as if the people using cheat, don't have access to exactly the same things as those you mention as a legit player. Again, I think you're just feeling very elitist and "on another level" and you're trying to justify that everyone should feel as you do. Not everyone plays in 4man veteran premades. Not everyone can out-ttk aimbotters at close range etc (hit every single bullet to min-ttk). Cheaters got access to grenades too and in APB, they sure as hell often also play in groups of likewise buddies:) Hell, in APB it's a well known phenomena to speak of entire "cheater clans" that are blatantly bypassing whatever is current anti-cheat and not even scared to brag of it. So far, I've linked you multiple articles and back-sourced you to the original research, to explain the situation of APB and why it's worse than your average F2P game. I've linked and quoted text and images taken from real world examples from active cheater forums and real world studies and the only thing "kindergarten" about anything here, is that I've explained these terms to you at such level that it's only now interesting that you continue to disagree and defend your position. Do you agree that if you have a playerbase of roughly 400 online players, out of which barely you fill 1, sometimes 1 and a half gold threat district. That's 80 players in a district. Can we assume most cheaters will be gold threat, considering how easily that is obtained yes? If we follow even the most conservative thinking and link it up with the situation of APB, then it's really easy to understand why there are so many topics regarding cheats, don't you think? Idk why you came to this topic from an OP being repulsed at this APB subculture, to argue and tell people that they're exaggerating and blowing things out of proportion. And yes, it is a subculture, exactly for the reasons as stated in the research and studies. Cheaters tend to breed cheaters among their friends.
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