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About VickyFox

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  1. Modernise it? Please they hardly changed anything about the game. They saw PUBG was raising in success and added their version of Battle Royale, a move which had PUBG corp considering if there was grounds for legal action against EPIC Games. APB's resurgence (if) would be more like Tom Clancy's Rainbow 6 Siege.
  2. Taking what the OP said and making it TL;DR. A new map with a modern feel that is relatable to today's trends and a new advertising campaign may stand a good change for APB to have a fresh start for new players... Any advertising campaign now however would be a bad idea as APB needs repairs, upgrades and there isn't much new content to entice people since "Be all you CAN'T be". A new map after Engine Upgrade would be the ideal time to do an advertising campaign but that would be quite a time perioud and work load for LittleOrbit, I'd say we'll over a year and a half. The only problem is APB:Reloaded / GamerFirst's previous reputation may still linger to some former players, and it needs to be proven and shown that things have changed in game and with management. That or a change in some of the identity would be needed to distance LittleOrbit from the past (Not going to happen regretibly).
  3. Names are always on above the of a title, so top colour takes the priority. As others said, maybe a colour blindness test would not be a bad idea. Red and green are opposite colour and should be distinguishable from each other.
  4. Actually no, there is no guarantee that the contents of the account would be salvageable after ban. I'm not sure how LittleOrbit handle it but it could be done in waves Quarterly, Annually or after a set time period after the ban but I strongly suspect that in game content of the account (possibly including the characters) would be deleted. I can't imagine APB's databases is holding banned account's every single symbol, bullet, achievement... everything... It wouldn't unusual that banned accounts content to be purged to make space for other new accounts. Now it may be the socialist Brit in me talking here, But I believe people should be treated innocent till proven guilty. Ban innocent players and you're giving yourself more work load to investigate people that may get banned falsely again. If a GM suspends a player for 3 months that wasn't cheating... That player won't be f-cking coming back to APB! I mean they could make a new account but why when they've been considered Guilty of cheating wrongly, why would someone want to when they shouldn't have to and all their progress has been suspended. If that ever happened to me then that'd be someone else pulling the trigger for me. GMs online all the time... in all servers? Goodluck, I said this earlier in this thread: Volunteers are there equally under their own volition and are under no obligation to give cover. If you want a 24 hour a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year constant presence, then hire people under a contract to monitor servers but that is going to cost a arm an a leg for coverage of multiple servers and multiple districts within those servers. Just hypothetically: If each server has say 10 instances and a single GM was paid minimum hourly wage (US). It would cost $1740 a day for just 1 server to be fully covered by GMs. It would cost over 1.2 million dollars a year for Jericho and Citadel, and bare in my there is also PlayStation and Xbox versions of APB. The long and short of it is that it would be easier to just put more focus on fixing the game as scheduled and if we can have GMs then they should be focused on giving support and advice to new players and not trying to enforce the rules when Customer Support can do that at their pace. I'm sorry that you feel that this is not good enough for you, but LittleOrbit can't just make a solution to the here and now, for the here and now. It is necessary that they consider the longevity of APB. I agree with Fortune that a harsher treatment wouldn't be more effective, also quantity does not compensate for quality. You can pump a higher dose of antibiotics into a patient that is ill, but that won't speed up the recovery and would in fact cause some very serious medical complications. The same way that double the temperature won't cook food in half the time, you'll just burn the outside of the food while inside it remains raw uncooked... if it didn't catch on fire!
  5. There are suggestions that can bring APB back to life, then there is suggesting a complete remake from the ground up... We known for a while that APB is older than most eSports games and Grand Theft Auto Online exists. You cannot compare APB to Final Fantasy or Grand Theft Auto Online. Final Fantasy has been around longer than I've been alive! I mean it's a game franchise that has been on more platforms than Super Mario! Grand Theft Auto 4 was released before APB even went into beta testings. When GTA 4 was release, some modders made a multiplayer mode as they did with GTA San Andreas. And I'm sure that Rock Star was aware of APB:All Point Bulletin's emergence but the nature of the games are different and APB was so much smaller and just starting out that RockStar don't have a reason to care. Seeing the success of other massive Multiplayer Online games and with a huge fan base already, they probably didn't feel any great rush or pressure to make GTA Online. These companies have years of experience and have the capability to make new games, remake old games, hell they probably could make a full length live action movie... Then we got littleOrbit that has released 2 guns (3 if you consider the Showstopper variants), a new game mode which is still being refined, 2 new contact due. LittleOrbit has only been here for just over a year, The staff are working to capacity with the Unreal Engine 3.5 upgrade and trying to answer Customer Support tickets. Does it look like there is the capacity to completely remake APB from the ground up? I'd like everything you suggest as much as the next person and yourself but be realistic.
  6. I think the question should rather be what makes anyone think it'll be any faster regardless if someone posts on a forum which sony are not going to look at! I take it by the tone of OP that you have an idea what Sony are like.
  7. I wouldn't say Little Orbit don't care, rather they are enthusiastic but came too late and were learning on the job... When APB is that far on a decline, the margin for error and planning is thin. While one can forgive naivety the once, Little Orbit was foolish in repeating the same mistakes and seeming to learn things the hard way rather than taking a moment to learn from mistakes the first time.
  8. Little Orbit are already working on it... Rank doesn't only really gives a context as to contact standing. It doesn't reflect a player's skill level or even how long they have played missions, or APB as a whole. It used to be that criminals can increase their contact standing without increasing threat by stealing vehicles, items and mugging people and then laundering the money. (not sure if that was patched out) Anyway It is a waste of GM's time and would not be practical to try and get 24/7/365 coverage of all servers. They game can kick players for being inactive, or team killing... It can be programmed that certain players can be kicks for being in the wrong district but what good would that do? further thinning out the population and besides new charaters on the same account would undermine the system. I mean hackers are happy to spend 10 minutes making a new account when their previous one gets banned... When people but hours upon hours trying to keep their threat level low... 10 minutes every few days isn't really much of a loss to try and circumnavigate GMs / Autokick system. TL;DR for @Rat1oNRUs It has been suggested before and the cons do not outweigh the pros when the threat and matchmaking system needs updating and rebalancing. It's a patch that won't last a week for something that needs a complete renewal.
  9. Not matter what you think, the FFA is handles, behaves and fires the same way as the OBIR and whatever mods used with the FFA will feel and behave the same as using the same mod with a OBIR. It's a placebo affect. As for why are some guns on PC and not on Console... PC runs on Unreal engine 3.0 Consoles are on Unreal Engine 3.5. Little Orbit are actively working on bringing PC up to date and then it should be easier to make the console version of APB feel more stable and transferring PC content which is not yet on Console. LittleOrbit can't just do updates on consoles like they do PC instantly. Most non-PC platforms will require a app developer to submit their updates to be verified and scrutinised by the platform's approved staff. This is to make sure that the updates doesn't cause the consoles to burst into flames, or that the update doesn't make the app attempt to do anything unauthorised. This can take a few working days to months! MattScott has stated that the priority will go to unifying the game engines, and then all platforms can get stabilised and optimised. It is about then some features missing from consoles will be added.
  10. How did you not see this coming... If someone can dethreat from diamond to gold, what is to stop them from dethreating from gold to silver and then silver to bronze. An extra layer doesn't fix the broken system. And to be honest, a temporary ban I think would be fair... dethreating is an exploit to which I question why Little Orbit doesn't impose permanent bans for some more offences!
  11. Learn the map and practice situational awareness. literally I have never ran out of ammo in both gun in over 2000 hours. There are Resupply boxes consumables, Mobile supply units for cars and field supplier character mod... those are on top of the fact you can resupply from Joker vending machines and even car spawns. If someone runs out of ammo for both guns, then you already know what the problem is and why. You can't fix stupid lol
  12. I would hazard a guess that some underlying limitations was the reason why the timer on marketplace is so low. While you may think it is not an effective money sink, I disagree considering that scaling values in transaction opposed to ammunition and car spawns. Any and all transactions need to be balanced out in a artificial economy (real economies are more dynamic) and some of the biggest transactions in game are though player market place.
  13. VickyFox


    When you actually put that much effort into trying to be funny... then it wasn't going to be funny.
  14. Some good publicity although slight typo with the word Everyone.
  15. Not so sure about tattooes but hair styles, colours and jewellery however, I can understand being changed out with outfits.
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