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Flaws

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  1. There was a russian guy on Citadel that told me that Citadel is a russian server about 2 weeks ago or something. It's just such an overwhelming majority of russians that they think that it is their own server and they write and will continue to write in russian with 0 regards about anyone else, but it is still the European server. Annoying but until the game gets some population, that's what it is.
  2. What needs to happen is the name wipe they promised but that is likely only coming after the server merge which will also probably happen after the engine upgrade.
  3. There are a few reasons for that in my opinion. This first one might be debatable depending on opinions but I think that years ago gamers weren't as used to games holding your hand and being as polished as today (I am aware that there are incredibly successful exceptions to "polish" such as PUBG still). So more players were fine with finding out how to do things on their own without any real proper tutorial that tells you to press WASD and M1. A lot of games nowadays are pretty fast to get into and are very polished (for example Fortnite, Apex Legends or even GTA Online, if you want to compare with a somewhat similar game). So when new players get into APB they see features similar to GTA where you steal cars and shoot civilians but they often don't know about how missions work and a lot of them don't read/do the tutorial. They just wanna hop in and game which doesn't work with APB at all right now. This is likely one of the reasons BR games are so popular these days, because you can get into a match very quickly. You open the game and you hit play and you're instantly in a match already, even on mobile devices. With APB you can't even join the right district if you don't already know a thing or two about the dysfunctional matchmaking system. Secondly, it is in the nature of online games to have some amount of players when they first come out and there is a level of hype and if it's overblown like some newer titles nowadays, a lot of people flock to them. But then as time goes by and the hype dies out, more and more of those players leave the game to go play something else and only the players who have continuous interest in the game will remain committed for the next years. In APB you can be competitive or you can enjoy the customization or you might enjoy the community (lol) or something else. There is a reason for each of the remaining players to remain because we've already climbed the long ladder of getting settled into the game and learned our way around it. The game was more lively when most of us joined it so a lot of us feel nostalgic about it too. When new players join now they see a broken, dead mess that stutters and caps out at 80fps on a 2019 PC, they get utterly devastated by veterans left and right so they leave, wondering how anyone can play this pile of trash. We're simply so ingrained into APB that to us the game isn't half as bad as it looks to new players coming in now. And APB simply is just extremely unfriendly towards new players and it always has been this way. The game, as is, isn't for everyone anyway and the amount of time and effort you need to put in to get to the level of understanding that most remaining old players are is just way too much to ask for of players who probably just want to play GTA anyway because that's what APB was advertised as (but it actually isn't GTA at all). Like others have said on the forums, it is being advertised to the wrong crowd of gamers. Then you have the broken matchmaking which forces you to deal with veterans from 2010 who utterly destroy you, the game gives you no real tutorial and it doesn't tell you what districts to join or a whole lot about unlocking mods or weapons or anything at all. And if you do decide to stick to it you are probably going to end up thinking that a large majority of the players are cheating because you stand no chance against them. On top of that the game runs like complete wack if you don't use configs and you don't have a top of the line PC from 10 years AFTER the game had even released. Who in their right mind would want to get into this game in 2020? That is the question we and LO should be asking ourselves. I'm sure that most of us have at some point attempted to introduce our friends to the game but almost no one stuck around because they just saw better options out there and they will keep seeing better options unless APB becomes proper up to date and new player friendly (which does NOT mean making it casual, those are two vastly different things). It needs to be a lot more accessible than it's ever been, especially if it wants to attract any type of competitive crowd. I believe that APB is still the best third person shooter out there and is unique, it has competitive potential and working on that potential is the only way to get this game off the ground in any capacity at all. My 2 cents.
  4. Won't happen. They don't put event items there.
  5. And yet, I don't think that anyone really thinks I mean 1px exact. It looks like about a pixel off. Regardless, 1px or 2px I think it's close enough to the target.
  6. I don't feel like shotguns (namely CSG) should be THAT ineffective if you shoot (literally) 1px off which is about as much as I get in these. Especially considering how small the crosshair is with these stats. But if that's the point then the JG must suffer greatly from what it is like in Prototype currently.
  7. 2FA + Family View I'd much rather start APB and get insta logged in than have to write stuff.
  8. Just for the record for editing configs in general: Never start the game from the updater/launcher. Always run from the APB executable shortcut. Save your custom config files elsewhere so when there's an update, you can update the game then replace everything again and run from the APB exec as usual. The updater finds any different files and downloads standard vanilla ones from the server.
  9. There used to be a way to set your own cap regardless of your monitor's refresh rate in APB through APB configs. I know that you can adjust the "Smooth Framerate" cap in the BaseEngine.ini but that's known to also do some other funky stuff that messes with game performance a bit. The problem isn't your PC, it's your screen being 60hz so the game detects the refresh rate and caps you out at 101fps. Why'd you need to go beyond 101fps if your monitor is 60hz to begin with?
  10. Very insightful, Golderlight123456789, thank you.
  11. I could go on and on about how you understand nothing about the topics you talk about the most on these forums but knowing you at this point, it's a complete and utter waste of time and energy. You don't understand APB enough to even hold gold which is very easy (that alone already speaks volumes, believe it or not). You keep making completely (objectively) wrong statements about APB and other shooter games and other good players who reply to you confirm it over and over and over. But alas here we still are. The ones who know the littlest are the loudest. That goes for everything.
  12. Here we go again.... APB is the furthest you can be from a solo game, the entire premise of the game is to play as a team. For example the fact that players only have one hitbox, hints that taking down multiple targets is much more difficult than it is in games such as CS:GO or R6S where one good aimer can take down entire teams over and over (headshots). In APB that's a lot more unlikely due to the fact that you still need to hit multiple shots on each of those players while they are most likely also targeting you at the same time. That is also one of the reasons top teams never take 1v1 engagements unless absolutely necessary and only stick to 2v1s, 3v1s, etc. That is the reason you have multiple roles to fill in such as close, mid and long range and different roles need to position themselves differently and have varied playstyles. I've stated the exact reasons why the game is not competitive and it has nothing to do with the fact that APB is a team game. It's not flawed game mechanics to be able to perform better with a full team than when soloing, it's how it is supposed to be because it is a team game. You are supposed to play it with friends.
  13. "n-tec premades"? Is that what silvers call good players nowadays? Even if you are a top tier player, if you play alone you won't stand a chance against a full group of good players because APB is not a solo game. The strategy is to not expect much from these matches and just do your best, whatever that might mean, knowing full well that your skill isn't the reason for the loss 99% of those times.
  14. Yes, I agree with most of these and they all must be addressed eventually. Edit: I mostly want to emphasize on these select few as I am most familiar with: - N-tec was indeed nerfed for no actual good reason. I won't go explaining why for the 3000th time. - Nerfing the OCA and then just leaving shotguns and the PMG as they are for such a long time is a big mistake. Either nerf the whole CQC/SMG category together at once or nerf nothing at all. The OCA is currently useless and a weak choice when it comes to close range combat. - Thunder is ridiculously overpowered due to it's range and it's capability of 3-shotting people from financial to waterfront. - CSG is a literal nerf gun without IR3. Shotguns should not need IR to begin with. - HVR's current status is abysmal, it's a terrible band aid fix to a problem that's not even addressed by said band aid fix, which is indeed the DAMAGE it deals, even at 90m. Quickswitching and jumpshooting was never the main problem of the HVR and it really wasn't the real reason the HVR was so problematic (and still is). I have some better ideas in mind to nerf quickswitching and the damage whilst maintaining it's heavy sniper rifle role as it should. - Radar tower needs to be fixed already. - I don't personally care about bounties not showing on the map and not being killable after the mission is over, as long as you can't be seen by current mission opposition, and can't be damaged by players out of the mission whilst it's going on, I'm fine with it.
  15. I didn't ask for a reversion specifically, just for further rebalancing because right now live is god awful.
  16. I figured that might have something to do with EU vs NA. As far as I know, most of the "good" players on Jericho just play like total scum most of the time. We don't consider those competitive players on EU, just fake golds, regardless of their win ratio. We have fastly different standards here and it's likely one of the many reasons we still have more players too.
  17. Even if you look at the bounty icon first, you can easily see what color the name is as it's literally right below it... Either way, neither me nor anyone I know has any issue with that but making the icon not visible to people out of your mission would be fine too. Makes no difference if you pay attention.
  18. Almost everyone looks at the color of the nametag first before even the bounty icon... How do you not see that the name is grey for such a long period that you manage to "unload a hail of bullets" without seeing that......?
  19. No good players who take the game competitively use cheap tactics against newbies. Those are the exact same people who dethreat to bronze district (not necessarily, but that kind of mentality). Real good players are much more likely to go secondary only against proper newbies than use cheap tactics. The players you speak of are not the players I speak of when we say "competitive". I speak of the players who quit the game for the day if they don't get opp that is equal/around that level of skill within the first 10 missions. Competitive players have 0 interest in farming new players, they get nothing out of it. Fake golds farm new players, because it makes them feel good at the game and it feeds their ego. You speak of the latter and they do drive players away indeed, but nothing drives players away more than the matchmaking system because the matchmaking system can give players a whole variety of reasons to dislike playing the game. They might think everyone is cheating (as we know, that's extremely common even nowadays where cheaters are mostly extinct), they might think it is too late for them to get into the game, being 10 years late or they might just hate the matchmaking like everyone else does and so on.
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