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All Points Bulletin.

Postby thorbinator » Mon Apr 19, 2010 10:43 pm

Its in beta, its an MMOFPS, its awesome.

http://www.apb.com/

Tons of customization on everything, faction warfare, actual skillbased shooting, no bullshit stats that you grind up, dynamic matchmaking and missions.

Its basically what you wish GTA was.

oh, heres a video.
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Re: All Points Bulletin.

Postby bauxite » Mon Apr 19, 2010 11:18 pm

that looks pretty good.

cant wait to see how it plays.
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Re: All Points Bulletin.

Postby Juan » Mon Apr 19, 2010 11:54 pm

they never sent me a dang invite
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Re: All Points Bulletin.

Postby Omnigord » Tue Apr 20, 2010 12:42 am

Im too invested in eve to change MMOs now.

This looks pretty cool though.
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Re: All Points Bulletin.

Postby Esoj » Tue Apr 20, 2010 1:10 am

Juan wrote:they never sent me a dang invite


a lot of people recently got in via sites that were giving them away.
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Re: All Points Bulletin.

Postby Juan » Tue Apr 20, 2010 1:31 am

yeah and I found out about those sites a week after the fact Image
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Re: All Points Bulletin.

Postby Ichi » Tue Apr 20, 2010 7:32 am

thorbinator wrote:Its in beta, its an MMOFPS, its awesome.



not to split hairs here but its not a FPS if you're in third person mode. Thats not a FPS at all
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Re: All Points Bulletin.

Postby anton_es » Tue Apr 20, 2010 7:54 am

I find it just mildly entertaining with great, great technical problems and the worst UI I can remember by a major developer. Unless they pull this build and substitute it with something completely different it is not a game I will play or recommend, more on the contrary. don't waste your money, this is not even alpha quality. Think "hellgate:london" as a measure. but then again, don't take my word, I found GTA4 the worst "openended gameworld" game in memory while the rest of the planet thinks it's video gaming history. I'm sure APB will get lots of awards as well.
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Re: All Points Bulletin.

Postby LordTrolley » Tue Apr 20, 2010 10:22 am

You only just discovered this, this has been in the work for donkeys years.
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Re: All Points Bulletin.

Postby Sgt Crise » Tue Apr 20, 2010 11:33 am

Played already and it's pretty damn good. Can't wait for next testing window to open.

I have never seen so customisation so deep in a game and I've played a lot of customisation-heavy MMOs.
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Re: All Points Bulletin.

Postby bauxite » Tue Apr 20, 2010 11:39 am

anton_es wrote:but then again, don't take my word, I found GTA4 the worst "openended gameworld" game in memory while the rest of the planet thinks it's video gaming history. I'm sure APB will get lots of awards as well.

pgup to that.

APB might actually turn out ok though, who knows, we can wait and see.

and btw wiki describes the game as an "action MMO" whatever that is.
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Re: All Points Bulletin.

Postby Sgt Crise » Tue Apr 20, 2010 12:00 pm

It's basically a multiplayer shooter with 100 people per instance.

Some of the best experiences are among being dispatched against another group of players and engaging into furious shootout between two cars while sitting on the car's door, speeding.
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Re: All Points Bulletin.

Postby KindredPhantom » Tue Apr 20, 2010 1:14 pm

I have been playing in the beta since October, it really is a fun game. The best way to enjoy it is to play with others, join one of the clans or find a group of players to play with. I say grab a beta invite when they are being given out and make up your own mind, the game won't be using a subscription fee or micro-payments.
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Re: All Points Bulletin.

Postby Mice! » Tue Apr 20, 2010 2:52 pm

That looks fucking awesome.


Ichi wrote:not to split hairs here but its not a FPS if you're in third person mode. Thats not a FPS at all


lolz.
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Re: All Points Bulletin.

Postby Juan » Tue Apr 20, 2010 3:35 pm

bauxite wrote:
anton_es wrote:but then again, don't take my word, I found GTA4 the worst "openended gameworld" game in memory while the rest of the planet thinks it's video gaming history. I'm sure APB will get lots of awards as well.

pgup to that.

what about saints row 2
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Re: All Points Bulletin.

Postby Sgt Crise » Tue Apr 20, 2010 4:47 pm

KindredPhantom wrote:the game won't be using a subscription fee or micro-payments.


Are you sure?

If so, I guess GA just got a strong opponent for me.
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Re: All Points Bulletin.

Postby trigger_hurt » Wed Apr 21, 2010 3:47 am

I like it alot. May be due to some similarities with MxO tbh, i miss that game alot.

Anyhow, i really like missions where i get dispatched against someone trying to complete an objective, it's kinda like Dys with cars, wimpy guns, third person camera and much bigger scale.

The UI, however, is truly atrocious so far. I know they're trying to keep it minimalistic, but it's just completely unintuitive.
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Re: All Points Bulletin.

Postby thorbinator » Wed Apr 21, 2010 4:22 am

trigger_hurt wrote:The UI, however, is truly atrocious so far. I know they're trying to keep it minimalistic, but it's just completely unintuitive.


AKA its exactly like dystopia. Awesome game, bad learning curve and UI.
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Re: All Points Bulletin.

Postby Teddy » Wed Apr 21, 2010 6:11 am

I want in. How do I get a beta key?
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Re: All Points Bulletin.

Postby anton_es » Wed Apr 21, 2010 6:16 am

can you give invites when you are in the beta ? 'cause then I could give you one for sure. nobody I showed the game had any interest and I stopped playing it after a few sessions. not my cup of tea. I don't get where the dystopia comparisons come from, the UI for example is leagues WORSE than any UI in any game, mod or not. I don't see that game going anywhere than into obscurity.
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Re: All Points Bulletin.

Postby LordTrolley » Wed Apr 21, 2010 6:55 am

trigger_hurt wrote:I like it alot. May be due to some similarities with MxO tbh, i miss that game alot.

Anyhow, i really like missions where i get dispatched against someone trying to complete an objective, it's kinda like Dys with cars, wimpy guns, third person camera and much bigger scale.

The UI, however, is truly atrocious so far. I know they're trying to keep it minimalistic, but it's just completely unintuitive.


i also miss matrix online, years of my life went into that game. All hope left for that game now is MxOEmu, if they finish that and get the go from SoE, then MxO will be reborn hopefully.
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Re: All Points Bulletin.

Postby trigger_hurt » Wed Apr 21, 2010 2:54 pm

anton_es wrote:can you give invites when you are in the beta ? 'cause then I could give you one for sure. nobody I showed the game had any interest and I stopped playing it after a few sessions. not my cup of tea. I don't get where the dystopia comparisons come from, the UI for example is leagues WORSE than any UI in any game, mod or not. I don't see that game going anywhere than into obscurity.

Nope, its a closed beta atm. You can just give your account to someone else if you don't like it that much, ivve heard of people doing so despite it being forbidden. Just make sure you change the hardware profiles.
Anyhow, the dystopia comparison was a bit misplaced i guess. Yet, so far, imo the game looks unique enough to stay afloat for some time.

And hahah Trolly, do you really think that Sony, Warner Bros and Monolith, after decades of neglecting their own products, will suddenly allow some unknown third party who has been playing scrapheap challenge with their software to go commercial? :P
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Re: All Points Bulletin.

Postby Esoj » Wed Apr 21, 2010 3:52 pm

well speaking of friend invites they seem to have just given everyone in the beta one invite to send to friend
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Re: All Points Bulletin.

Postby Sgt Crise » Wed Apr 21, 2010 4:26 pm

Esoj wrote:well speaking of friend invites they seem to have just given everyone in the beta one invite to send to friend


Are you sure? Maybe it's only Heavy Hitters who's got the code...
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Re: All Points Bulletin.

Postby Juan » Wed Apr 21, 2010 5:03 pm

the gmail model, eh?

edit: someone invited me to the EU beta :fuzzkatana:
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