Hey, im Ketog, a long time player of APB
I've been playing apb for years just like a lot of you guys here, and some of the people i met early in the game still play today and also are friends i can count on today.
To all the long time players, have you guys realized how everything about apb is always hidden, or secret ? From how teams are managed, to development, and roadmaps , how the community always asks for things and never get an answer, or where actions are taken and the reason behind them is always blurry.
One of my APB friends told me yesterday "Ketog, do you know why GM's always have to hide who they are, while you have the spct kinda guys in open sight and their fancy tag?"
For all the GM's that have been in citadel, and talked to me, you guys know how much people appreciate when you guys are just being yourselves.
I've always wondered, what's the reason , anything APB related has to always be hidden, in my opinion people are so much happier when they're open about everything:
Imagine if players knew exactly what Little Orbit was doing on the engine upgrade, what they were planning
what they try and what fails/works, LO never gathers proper feedback from the community always because they hide so much,
Gm's , or team members always appear and vanish all the time and somehow get replaced, we never have any true contact with our community manager, and no one ever properly represents the player base neither LO themselves as a whole
The day LO talked about RIOT every single veteran of APB knew it was about to fail, and a huge waste of time and ressources, but guess what, LO was too far in the development to stop, and they kept going on
What if they told the community their interests into trying new things, and asking for opinions before any movements.
Players wouldn't expect so much from APB content if they knew everything they see on forums is always Experimental.
APB is a small game and it has a hard time living when managed as if it was a huge Brand.
What's the real reason behind APB being so closed from the outside ?
What prevents LO from taking a more Open minded path with APB, im sure having a PR person sharing all the work LO does on a daily basis, would bring incredible positive support for the game, rather than daddy matt having to do all the work himself.
Anyway, i know this is not true for everything, but in my case, me being completely open about what i am, made me much happier, rather than wearing a mask and hiding things that i am unhappy with
Now people like me for what i am, instead of a mask i wear all the time.