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  1. I'll look into getting something like that when I get out of work, and after eating dinner.
  2. Does this paved path stop once it gets to hell or does it continue on through and out the other side? Could be like when you have to go through a period of torment and pain before you can return to a more peaceful time?
  3. USPStyle gave them the source code because LO did not know if BE would detect the advanced launcher program as harmful. This was just a precaution since most players use the advanced launcher to edit their config and start the game, and they did not want BE to give false-positives for it. What the advanced launcher does, though, is just make .ini edits easier with a GUI. You do not need the advanced launcher to change the config files, and as far as we have seen, BE does not detect harm with certain changes to user-editable config files. I could be wrong, so correct me with proof if I am. There are other config files that you can change for aesthetic purposes that are not included as part of the advanced launcher, and these do not trigger BE (as of right now at least). To make it easier to understand, you can do the same thing that the advanced launcher's main purpose is with Notepad, Word, etc. and it is not adding any additional files to the game. Crosshair shaders add additional files to the game which are not normally a part of base APB. This is technically considered illegal game modification, since APB was not built with modding in mind.
  4. I would assume there is a line between certain types of griefing and what is, or is not, allowed. Until we get an official statement though, I would take it on as per-case basis and probably a decision from individual GMs to give a warning or not.
  5. Neonis

    Joker Box

    RNG is RNG. There are JMBs that I spent $100+ before I got a legendary. There have also been JMBs where I just spent $5 and got two of the associated legendary.
  6. I do believe that Matt's response was that they are looking into ways to add crosshair options built-in to the game. They just don't like people using 3rd-party or edits because it should not be needed and is just bad game design to not have that option for your players. I could be wrong, but I have a memory of something like this being said.
  7. I use Advanced Launcher to increase every setting so my game can look the best it possibly can because I'm a man of aesthetics. (Put slider on Ultra, and the customize to increase everything else.) Since the days of RTW I have always had a rather beefy computer and played APB at "Max" settings. I'm just like most modern gamers who want the game to look the very best. I've been playing video games for almost 3 decades now (first video game I played was 27 years ago) and I'm not going back to playing them with "Low" settings. I still play at ~100 FPS with my setting choices and rarely experience any stuttering with the game (which, when I do, is easily fixed by restarting the game; it is also not a problem with APB alone but a problem with GPU drivers and certain games.) There was a time that I used a crosshair shader when I felt I needed learning assistance when I first started running with shotguns a lot back around 2012-2013, and my recorded videos from that time show the crosshair in full view. I do not need one now because I've learned how to keep my aim mostly on point through practice and muscle memory (except for my random hand muscle spasms that cause me to fling my mouse a few inches off target, but that's a medical thing).
  8. People need to understand that different tax laws where the company is located and where you live affects how taxes, etc. are handled on your purchases. Some people who have posted don't get taxed when they buy through Steam. Well, I get taxed when I buy through Steam. Some people here get taxed when buying through PayPal. I do not get taxed when buying through PayPal. PaymentWall charged tax when I used them to make a CC purchase. I'm switched to using PayPal exclusively now because I do not get charged tax as long as I go through them. Doesn't matter if I used Debit/CC or bank withdrawal so long as I go through PayPal to do it. This will obviously be different for others due to where they live and their local tax laws and how PayPal has to abide by those laws.
  9. Neonis

    Surveys for G1C Removed?

    Eligibility wouldn't be an issue for me if it didn't decide I wasn't eligible until 10-15 minutes into the survey. I managed to get two surveys to work properly and get the G1C awarded, but getting 2 out of 20 to actually work and not waste 2 hours on two different nights is not my idea of a good solution to get that 20 G1C you're short to buy what you need. In the end, though, I guess it's a small price to pay to get free G1C instead of spending $5 to get <20 G1C. I've decided it's worth it to spend the $5 instead of having to sit through that crap again. My free time is valuable and $5 is a much cheaper option. The worst survey was the one that didn't kick me out right away but kept giving me different surveys back to back for 30 minutes and then decided that I wasn't eligible.
  10. This might be a request that not a lot of people want, but is there a chance we could get a subscription option added just for Premium? This of course should be added to the current list of Premium options, just to give some of us who want it the option. Personally, I just prefer to set up subscriptions so I don't have to keep track of things. One less thing on my already extensive list of things to remember monthly would be a nice thing. Or have I been dumb all these years and missed the option? lol
  11. Neonis

    Let's talk about FC

    I have a much better description I was working on for my own post in the future, but I think there should be 2 threat levels of districts in place. A quick breakdown for current threat system would be essentially a district for Green/Bronze (Bronze if you get rid of Green), and a district for everybody. This way you can have a "new player/casual" district and then a "normal" district. I really need to finish writing up my post so I can actually post it. My idea would be much better understood with everything else I wrote.
  12. Neonis

    Let's talk about FC

    Open Conflict should be taken out. I can agree on that point. Fight Club is my bread, and the main reason I still play APB. I've been playing since RTW, I have no max rank character (R217 highest) and Fight Club is my favorite part of the game. Even most of the money I've spent in Armas (Thousands of $) was spent to improve the levels of fun I have in Fight Club. I'll wait another period of time (6 months, 1 year, etc.) to see how all of this goes, and I really hope the new mode does a good job replacing the amount of fun that Fight Club brings to me. I don't want to quit APB, I still have so much money to spend in Armas , but Fight Club (or a game mode similar and of equal, or more, fun) is the only enjoyment I currently have in the game. Please let the new mode rock. Thank you. Edit: Let me say some more things to explain my position better. I'm all for doing missions, but the way everything is right now just feels so boring to me. I did missions up until around 2014/2015 and finally made my switch to exclusively play Fight Club. I currently see mission districts as a means to unlocking game content to use in Fight Club. Maybe this means that I feel mission districts need a huge makeover before I will feel comfortable going back to them to play missions. The only time I go to a mission district right now is so I can casually drive one of my cars around and relax while playing music. Either way, here's hoping a to a bigger and better future for APB.
  13. Neonis

    [Forum] Request your title here!

    "Dr. Mr. Sadira, MD" Let's just keep the schtick rolling.
  14. LTL being boring or not is subjective to the user. I personally find it to be the most fun when compared to lethal weapons. Harder to use? Of course it is, that's part of the fun and appeal of LTL. Why use LTL? Because I worked my butt off to hit Cop 15 earning majority of my arrests in Fight Club. It's also a challenge to use and anything that provides a challenge, is looked down upon and gives me a disadvantage when going up against everybody else is my cup of tea. LTL adds a challenging way for Enforcers to fight criminals, that has the added bonus of ruffling some feathers along the way. It is most definitely annoying for Criminals, but I find it more shameful to be honest. When I get stunned/arrested when playing my Criminal, even I throw my hands into the air and yell expletives. LTL also provides Enforcers with a much harder counterpart to Ram-Raiding to get increased rewards. LTL awards money just for stuns, and awards more money for arrests than you get from kills. I have found that majority of the people who complain about LTL are either Enforcers who cannot use it or Criminals who are usually good players, do not play Enforcers and get salty when they get arrested (even though they'll get arrested maybe twice compared to the 20+ kills they get every mission). Leave LTL alone, or change it, there will always be a group of people who complain about it and I like to think that they will probably be the same people who have always complained about it. (Let's add more numbers! ...and a short rest for the eyes.) I've extensively used PIG + Perc and while it seems OP when performed perfectly, that happens less than you might think and it mostly only works against less skilled players (which I tend to avoid unless they are in Fight Club) or when RNG kicks in and the gods part the skies to bless you. You will probably get 1 arrest out of every 5 (at least) attempts when fighting players of equal or greater skill than you. The NL9 and CCG are fairly "balanced" when it comes to 1v1 against lethal weapons. Once again, most of your stuns will be against less skilled players, players who are not firing back at you, or when the luck of the gods shines own upon you. Stun nades and OPGL-CD are probably the greatest LTL weapons at your disposal, as long as you have the skill to use both. Also, you need to reach Cop 15 (1,500 total arrests) to unlock the OPGL-CD. Finally, the TG-8. It is the FBW of LTL and is the only weapon that has a TTS that is equal to the TTK of the FBW. The best way to think about it is a LTL FBW with a very unforgiving bloom. Even the pre-mod variants of every LTL weapon don't make them all that more easier to use. One last thing to mention. Good luck getting those arrests! It's one thing to get the stun, but another to get the actual arrest. If there was a counter for stuns, then I would probably have five times the number of arrests I have or more. Honestly, I welcome a nerf to the PIG + Perc combo. Not because it is OP (I personally do not think it is) but because I see it as a greater annoyance to players than the entirety of the rest of LTL combined. Maybe my input is not the greatest as I only have around 1600 arrests in total (Less than 400 of those are from mission districts and the rest are from Fight Club), but I feel I have made some valid points. At least when it comes to my perspective regarding LTL. I feel it is safe to say that, with an exception of a few outliers and when used by extremely skilled players, LTL should always be the underdog when compared to lethal. Now, if you will excuse me, I just watched the Resident Evil 2 Remake trailer and I have to go and scream like a giddy schoolgirl. P.S. Please provide your own input on my opinions and other points. All criticism is welcome. Edit: I tried adjusting the color to help ease reading all this text. Let me know if this experiment helped or made things worse.