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Yo whats goin on with Red Hill now?
As i was playin tonight in financiel i didnt saw anything like that.
now i played in waterfront and saw that https://imgur.com/a/X32vuW8  (hope link is workin, i dont do this often with images 😞  and sry for shit quality), its near the cop base to Chiza.

Something new is happening now or in future?

 

Merged.

 

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well this is the picture, when the link isn't working

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This billboard is also seen in other places in San Paro (for example, on the south-east corner of the building directly north of the City Hall in Financial) and was a part of last year's RIOT ARG (alternate reality game) which was organized by the fine folks at Little Orbit to tease the now-inaccessible Riot gamemode.

 

The ARG consisted of accessing the site whose address was written on the billboard in one of the corners ( https://www.redhillinstitute.com/ ) and solving puzzles regarding the Redhill Institute of Technology. Among the puzzles, we were guessing passwords to RedHill IOT employee mailboxes, deciphering scrambled images, and putting codes together.

 

Worth mentioning is the fact that the billboards were not the only in-game development related to the ARG.

Devil Dog, the Prentiss Tigers specialist contact, was relocated to the St. Medina Hospital in South Havalynd shortly after the RedHill website posted a news article about a mysterious virus killing two patients of that hospital (presumably to oversee its vicinity for suspicious activity).

 

The gamemode was scrapped. Ultimately, it did not capture many fans due to many technical shortcomings (and being released during the process of working on the Engine Upgrade, which made a lot of people say that LO really should have focused on the Engine Upgrade instead of content) — however, it allowed Little Orbit to gather more technical information on how APB's mechanics work, test their skills at programming a new gamemode, and prove that they are interested in expanding APB beyond what it already is.

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i know what happend in last year to this topic, i was just wondering why this boards are sprayed now 😃

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7 minutes ago, Hausman said:

i know what happend in last year to this topic, i was just wondering why this boards are sprayed now 😃

someone probably told them riot was a stupid idea and theyre poking fun by putting 'graffiti' over the billboards

 

makes sense considering riot was a huge failure

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4 minutes ago, Hausman said:

i know what happend in last year to this topic, i was just wondering why this boards are sprayed now 😃

Presumably the people of San Paro got upset at the Institute for some reason.

Maybe the vandalism is meant to represent San Paro calling out RedHill IOT's plans and giving them bad reputation as a result. Maybe it's meant to represent the criminals of San Paro vandalizing whatever they can for shits and giggles. Maybe it's some author acknowledgement/meta nod towards the negative perception of RIOT by the playerbase. Regardless of what it is, the billboards have been vandalized for a long time now.

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I can't imagine playing with those play-dough graphics. But anyways...

 

My hope is that they do plan on trying to bring back RIOT (but improved) with the new engine upgrade. Maybe that's what that is hinting at. Time will tell, though.

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