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  1. I have received several macro accusations in whispers lately after I made a new character that doesn't have any premium or JT guns and which means I've been using FBW as my sole sidearm lately. I guess I am screwed now, huh? (because you know, it is impossible that somebody with 1800h over 7 years in a game actually knows how to use a specific gun)
  2. I have roughly 1800h in this game, playing since 2013 on Obeya II/Citadel and been at the high end of Silver threat-wise. Been playing my Enf main all this time basically but now a few weeks back made myself a criminal character and started playing it for variety. There's some interesting things I noticed: 1. When you are low rank, your teammates expect you to be an idiot basically but didn't really notice any griefing or harassing per se (maybe because I played alright). 2. But now when I have ranked up to roughly R100, I've been noticing a lot of crap and hackusations from the opposing players. I'm not in any position to skill shame anybody nor do I intend to because I don't consider myself a "good" player, but in my observations, the accusations usually come from people who really don't play good themselves. Just yesterday got accused by a silver R170 who was getting carried by a bronze R30 who was evidently a real new player not just a new character. Seems to be an attitude issue in my opinion. First of all people don't seem to understand that rank does not determine skill because of multiple characters per account, and secondly without naming names, there are several people in the back of my head who I've seen just whine in whispers the entire mission instead of actually trying to play.
  3. It relates to it like this that I agree with your theoretical point. Giving formely premium items away for free and lowering the bar to obtain them so low that almost anybody can get them with little to no effort will not benefit LO. It is still a business not a charity. I just wanted to express my opinion that the theoretical benefits wouldn't probably justify the theoretical damage.
  4. Well cool, nothing wrong about that, But if you really are a serious collector you probably like APB and are a long time player. Therefore I really think it won't hurt you to go and buy some of those identical items on Armas and support the game or if you really don't want to do that then I'm sure you'll get those eventually through grinding too. It seems like people forget they didn't pay a dime to download and play this game (unless they bought the original release) and I don't shame people who haven't bought premium gear: that's the whole idea of a F2P game. But when some premium gear is made available for free through gameplay and then to complain that it isn't obtainable fast enough sounds quite entitled imho. Population-wise and especially concerning new players, giving them the best weapon in the game (what that would be is up to anybody's interpretation) wouldn't still solve the reason why most of them quit forever after 2-3 hours of gameplay.
  5. I don't think you're supposed to go and buy them all, just as you probably wouldn't go buying every single item on Armas. It is a valid way of letting people get formerly premium gear for just playing now and I don't think they should just be giving stuff away. Besides you can earn upwards of 1150JT (400+400+7*50) every week if you play fight club and do daily tasks from mission district contacts.
  6. Umm... you know they are cumulative, right? I would agree with you if you only got the gold prize but if eligible you also get bronze and silver prizes so 50 +150 + 200 = 400JT in total. If you ask me doubling your reward (200 vs 400) is a pretty significant difference.
  7. Yeah, I suggested N-TEC 5 to a friend and he liked it a lot. Not sure what you mean by 3 tap kills though. Unless you are talking about assists or pre-damage, that's never going to happen.
  8. Intriguing question actually, never thought about it like that, because as a player starting out, all the open slot or pre modded rental weapons are locked, leaving basically just premiums if you're not happy with the stock standard weapons. Well that's still how I grinded my way through the levels renting stock weapons and trying out what they do. Started with STAR, then tried OCA, OBIR some N-HVR. Personally I found OCA to be a pretty easy gun to play with, even with no mods (but that may be because believe it or not, in my 1400 or so hours I have never tried PMG).
  9. So it only affects the standing and payouts outside of missions (e.g. delivering/impounding stolen cars or loot)? Because it certainly affects that.
  10. People who say that bounty system is useless and has no effect to gameplay should remember that bounty is tied to the prestige/notoriety system which directly affects your payouts and contact standing at the end of missions though a multiplier corresponding to each level. The only thing is that the lvl.4 multiplier is 1.8 I think and lvl.5 (bounty) is 2.0 which is not enough. If that multiplier was significantly higher, it would introduce a challenge to try and survive until the end of the mission to cash out on a huge reward. Otherwise, I don't have anything against the bounty system. Personally, I don't think I have ever lost a mission directly because of having a bounty on me and getting killed. Not competitive, yes, maybe, but that's the entirety of APB with the big open districts and random people driving around the streets.
  11. Care to explain? When a silver is dispatched against a bronze one, the bronze one can call backup to even the stakes. How's it not related to matchmaking?
  12. Back in the G1 days when I was vouching for threat segregation, I was almost skinned alive for such a stupid idea, but that of course was when you would find 2 full silver districts of both Financial and Waterfront. My point is that gold districts were empty even then so all golds were in silver, silvers in bronze but where should the bronze go? What's the point of even having those "skill groups" if you will, if you don't use them and make people play against equals? I have brought up to 5 friends to APB over the years and I have seen even friends quitting forever after maybe 2-3h in game and this is something that this game can't afford at this time. One other point I'd want to make is that imo the skill difference between a gold and a "good gold" is too big - it is too easy to become gold. I have played for years but never enough in one go to become really good. I am fluctuating between silver and gold all the time but I admit without shame that I get absolutely molested by some golds and usually drop to silver again after a few games as gold threat. So perhaps the bar to becoming a gold should be raised a bit too.
  13. I was reading this thread, remembered I have 2 AMG Medusas which I probably haven't used in years so took one, popped into Baylan and I think it was pretty fun ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Got a killstreak as soon as I entered the game but my luck turned later on. Still pretty fun
  14. Hi again. So the patch is live now and @Amayii you said I can contact again if the problem goes unsolved. The fairy legs are still missing from the "add new item" in the wardrobe. I noticed that the following bullet from the patch notes: Fixed role rewards that were not delivered correctly. If you achieved an undelivered Nutcracker role reward, it will be delivered on your first log in after the patch. mentions "Nutcracker role rewards" but that's not what the problem is. I got all the Nutcracker rewards, including the Santa Claws clothing set just fine. What is missing is the Fairy legs that were supposed to be an achievement reward for "Naugty List". I will try to link the picture from the official thread for clarification.
  15. Can this be officially confirmed though @MattScott? Because if I'm not understanding something wrong or just plain blind then we have a case of players not unlocking a reward they are eligible for. Thanks in advance.
  16. Following bullet copied from official event thread: Naughty List – Kill 100 Nutcracker Soldiers as a Sugar Plum Fairy – Rewards the Title: Naughty List & Fairy Dress (F) / Leggings and Top (M) Playing as a male character, got the achievement, got the title, got the "fairy top" but no fairy pants. The achievement description explicitly says they are part of the outfit, they are even shown in the post on a male character and equipped in game so why are they not awarded as promised? Is that a glitch or oversight or what? And to prove that I'm not hallucinating about unlocking the achievement, here's a picture of my add new item menu where the fairy top (Waistcoat and Tie Shirt) are unlocked: https://ibb.co/X8jF5jM https://pasteboard.co/IPPleaQ.png (two links just in case because insert from URL didn't work) Am I the only one who has this or am I the first to notice?
  17. Hi there! First of all good luck to Little Orbit! You have been doing a great job so far. Now the question: I was reading the news about Mid-September Update where it said I could post comments in the forums but the corresponding post is locked for comments so I'll ask this here: The new trading system, I am glad to see you implementing something completely new since this was one of the main problems about scamming but since Matt said "without system tax" my question is: what about inflation? Of course nobody really likes the tax, me included but the whole reason for this was to take money out of circulation. Since there is no other way of taking money out of circulation and more and more money is constantly given out to players, this is going to lead to a massive inflation where the market prices are driven up by veteran players with loads of money and new players have little to no hopes of ever being able to afford anything. What are your thoughts about that or have you in some way addressed this issue?
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