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Bumping cos the original menu music was sick! Just an option to re-enable it in the audio options would be much appreciated. Just listening to it man, it takes me back... to when the M-1922 and the Nano were op as gosh darn... and the vegas still sounded beast... memories <3


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As much as the old log in background went well with loading screens, representing identity and creative options of this game, the current one fits today's APB better. It's unoptimized, sometimes broken shows what the gameplay is all about: guns, running aroundshooting and even more guns.

 

By the way, still no option to turn off the Armas pop up screen at the start?

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the old login screen was so cool.



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canT be an option in launcher menu?

 

select: Old Login, New Login. Custom Login.



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I want the old one also

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Just returned to this lovely post, the login nostalgia is real.


Edited by RoyalMaiden, 28 September 2016 - 11:46 PM.

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I just cant stand the awful sounding foghorn I get greeted with every time I boot up the game. Who even thought that was a good idea?

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Lol, thank you for posting my video.  I made that a while ago as a joke about how I see the new login screen, and its currently my most viewed video.   My view of the main menu hasn't changed.  

 

I still think the new one doesn't fit the game at all, and though this isn't an absolutely serious issue like a bunch of other things in the game that need fixed, I still feel that the first thing a player sees when they login should always be representative of the game itself.  The first time I played APB, the main menu actually did provide a really good first impression to me.  I sat there watching the background for a while actually, and really enjoying the music.  The old one actually inspired creativity, which is one of the main focuses of this game.  APB is like the LittleBigPlanet of shooters when it comes to how much creativity is encouraged.  When the new login screen was added at first I was like "Why's my game taking so long to load? Wow cool! A new background! This looks neat!"  Then very shortly afterwards the magic wore off after realizing how... hmmm, I don't know how to word it exactly.  It's not poorly done for what they have to work with, its just not APB and was an all around unneeded change and a poor design choice.  Well damn.  You got me all fired up and ranty again.

 

We're on our 3rd page of replies now, almost all in favor of the old background , I counted 2 out of 86 replies that were in favor of the new one.  Can it at least be considered to make it an option?  There were a lot of newbies (at their time of posting) in the thread that even like the old background more than the new one.


Edited by BrandonBranderson, 05 October 2016 - 10:50 AM.


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Make totally new log in screen and put the old music.


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Lol, thank you for posting my video.  I made that a while ago as a joke about how I see the new login screen, and its currently my most viewed video. My view of the main menu hasn't changed.

I view the menu* the same way. You win internets with that video.

I still think the new one doesn't fit the game at all, and though this isn't an absolutely serious issue like a bunch of other things in the game that need fixed, I still feel that the first thing a player sees when they login should always be representative of the game itself.

The only good thing that the current menu does is make connection lost/kick/ban messages more annoying. The sudden loading screen, the startup stinger and the zooming camera which then suddenly fades to a message like, "connection to the server lost," is like a huge middle finger (it does make the, "I just got banned," videos hilarious). They might as well make it worse by replacing the messages with an erect muscet.

 

*Edit: Damn auto-correct


Edited by Mr. Obeya, 08 October 2016 - 08:28 PM.

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Tactical bump, please don't tell me that idea is dead

 

At least let us choose between the new 3d login screen and the old one somewhere in options


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I hate waiting for the menu to load so I can be deafened by that fog horn. It's such a pita swapping weapons between characters. I'm temped to risk it and download one of the custom login menus at this point.


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Just came across this post as I was watching an old video showing the old character selection screen. I'd love to see G1 bring the old login screen back or as foz said, let us have the option to choose between the old and latest one!


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Judging by the fact that OTW (right?) has a different login screen, G1 hopefully is working on a new design.


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PLEASE BRING THE OLD ONE BACK !!! It even felt more next gen than the 3D one, that we have now... and damn that old menu song!!!
The new one is so annoying... (I mean the first time I saw it, it was pretty cool, but unlike the old menu, it became really annoying after a month... at least for me)

and just like Brandon wrote... "
Now to discuss the other reasons why I believe it should be implemented.  It still had the original style of the game.  All those broken glitchy sounds, combined with the moving, constantly re-adjusting graffiti in the background just gave it a vibe that was really unique."


Edited by STRIVERUS, 26 January 2017 - 05:54 AM.

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This is what you idiots sound like.

 


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Judging by the fact that OTW (right?) has a different login screen, G1 hopefully is working on a new design.

 

I hope so, also here's hoping that they make this old one an option.  Really hope they don't just stick with that one of the center of Social.  Social just looks flat out boring without players running around.



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This login screen should make a comeback along with the mythical engine update.

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This brings so much nostalgia!


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i still love and listen first main menu song for remember old stories.



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G1/RP staff whoever the heck reads this, can't you see the literal mass majority of people replying to this thread are in favor of reverting to the old main menu, just gosh darning do it, I bet you guys even think your own new menu is mommy. admit it, it's mommy. You're only choice is to revert it to the original or create a better one using the old theme.

 

G1/RP always seems to make poor decisions for APB:Reloaded all the time, I don't think I'll ever understand



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G1/RP staff whoever the heck reads this, can't you see the literal mass majority of people replying to this thread are in favor of reverting to the old main menu, just gosh darning do it, I bet you guys even think your own new menu is mommy. admit it, it's mommy. You're only choice is to revert it to the original or create a better one using the old theme.

 

G1/RP always seems to make poor decisions for APB:Reloaded all the time, I don't think I'll ever understand

should be easy.

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Haha.. With all the rooting for the old screen, I feel intimidated to be that guy that's like: "New stuff! etc.". But here's my suggestion: I'm down for the old theme displayed in the video above, yes the guitar really does it for me! Haha.. But when I instantly heard it, I couldn't shake the thought that I would like to see a cutscene that plays to this theme song roll in the background while signing in. Picture this:

 

Maybe they could make use of your character (or the average Chaning Tatum look-like placeholder avatar for new players who haven't got the chance to create a character yet). Maybe they could construct a intro cutscene of one's character sitting on a subway, staring at the ground mentally prepping themselves for battle, with the chick's voice (who I think is Akiko X) playing in the background. As if  her words are giving them some peace. I feel like a scene like that would compliment the "Calm before the storm" feeling of the themesong.

 

Or, one's character sitting against a wall, smoking a cig to calm their nerves before battle while the old theme song plays. Also, I do like with the new intro screen how the scene changes depending on if one is a criminal or enforcer. So, for criminals, maybe it can alternate to a scene where one's character is sitting in a interrogation room, with a cigarette lit in their cuffed hands, calming their nerves while being barked at by some of the enforcer contacts like Miguel Estebano and Saul Linklater, or whoever.

 

Thing is, I'd love to see the old mix with the new. What you think BrandonBranderson? Guys? I can take backlash. Hahaha


Edited by Celesto, 07 September 2017 - 08:08 AM.


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Not a bad idea at all, but I feel like it would need to be animated for it to look right.  That's one of the main problems with the current background.  Everything is just posed, the only motion is the camera lazily (and somehow laggy) floating around the scene, which was one of my main points in the first post.  It's just boring as hell to look at a frozen action scene and kind of embarrassing when a game from 2001 did it and made it look way better.  The way Twisted Metal Black did its menu was cool.  For each option you picked the camera would quickly shift to another area in the scene, not afraid to do close ups either.  It's embarrassing because you can definitely see what they were going for, and because of that you can see how short they fell of achieving it.

 

 Wow I'm getting off topic.  The reason the original one was so great was because it was simple and it still managed to give off both the creative vibe that this game is supposed to have, and it gave the calm before the storm feeling without feeling empty or cold.  The frozen action scenes have a lot going on right in the center, but when the camera turns a little bit you can see that they are surrounded by absolutely nothing other than buildings.  No other cars on the street, no pedestrians running, nothing.  Oops going off topic again.

 

 What your scene says to me is "Yes this is an action game and sh*t is about to go down", which is good, but it doesn't give the creative vibe that is so important in this game.  In the original version, moving graffiti pretty much was the whole background.  Graffiti is street art and is usually associated with both creativity and urban, sometimes high crime rate areas.  Prepping for a fight and being interrogated is really only associated with the action part of the game.  Sorry if this is turning into a jumble of words lol.  Hopefully you understand what I'm saying.  Not a bad idea, but it misses the huge creative part of this game.



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This idea has my vote. Bumping so that it hopefully reaches the higher ups.




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