How does RIOT compare to other APB game modes?
For me it felt like playing Helloween 2018 and Xmas Event 2018 event mixed with BR elements. Definitely a completely difference for me so far.
Would you encourage your friends to play RIOT?
Yes, if they liked the events mentioned above and if they kinda like BR games.
How would you explain RIOT to someone who has never seen it?
Slowish teambased BR game mode with APB themed quirks and features.
What ONE THING would you change about RIOT if you could?
Remove personal loadouts and vehicles. More Weapon and Ammo drops around the map so you can pickup another gun. Maybe Joker vending mashines could drop random Weapons and stack up or refill your ammo.
Also when you got killed the first time, you are very most likely in a bad spot with only a Colby SNR 850 equiped (Obeya FBW would probably a better choice as a RIOT starter weapon).
Another aspect is that alot of players will only use meta weapons as personal loadout. RIOT could also break that pattern by forcing players out of their comfort zone and trying new loadouts and tactics.
Finnancial isn't that big of an district so cars aren't that nessesary. Also car gameplay is sadly a thing in mission districts. If players could still spawn their "personal tanks" and force enemys to waiste their ammo on it. This puts the car gameplayer in a advantagous spot and would be a mechanic that kills RIOT game mode.
What is your favorite aspect of RIOT?
Teamplay is quite relevant in this gamemode. Well rehearesed Premade teams have definitely an advantage. The ability to lockdown areas is the most unique mechanic in this game mode and adds also a stratigic element. Another thing I like is disabled character mods, makes it fair for everyone.
What about RIOT do you like the least?
When I was spectating, for me it felt like that the end game needs to be more engaging. The guys I've whatched stand around a lot.
What Bugs I have experienced?
When I was in spectator mode, I received the extra live pop up.
I was able to kill 2 players in one round but during spectating stats switched to 0 kills and at the resumption there was also 0 kills.
What things I would change or improve and some random Ideas
The environment felt a bit too quiet in my opinion. Some patrolling policemen or other random events would be nice. Things like Do a spray point, deliver a package, destroy or hack something and get a reward.
Speaking of random events I would like to see random events that have influence to gameplay something like random drops of very good equipment, money or maybe malfunctioning gas containers that make areas unavailable or available again.
Some mini missions would be nice like
A more detailed mini map would be convenient.
Extra rewards for most kills, damage dealt, collected money or most done objectives.
Not sure if additional RIOT exclusive consumables (like hazmat suit) would be beneficial.