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News APB will relaunch as free-to-play MMO

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 16 Nov 2010.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. deathtaker27

    deathtaker27 #noob

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    I saw this still on sale at hmv, and wahoo ish, microtransactions = meh
     
  3. DragunovHUN

    DragunovHUN I want to change my name but I also don't

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    Woo! No need to tolerate the private server scum community anymore!
     
  4. mug2monkey

    mug2monkey Join the club

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    More interested in being one of the unlucky ones to buy it then play less than a hour (played alot during beta) to find it still unbalanced cannon fodda. Loved the creative designing but the deaths and being ganked put me off. Bought through steam so would like a in game bumper for the loss of money thrown by customers.
     
  5. Hovis

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    Any company hoping to re-release it needs to put work in, but there's a very, very good game at the heart of APB. Driving cars, shooting people, fast paced dynamic team missions, that stuff is always going to be good, but getting that sort of gameplay balanced and making it fun for everybody, that's damn hard to do. RTW never managed it, and indeed were chasing a few wild geese for much of the way.
     
  6. Floyd

    Floyd Wire Twister

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    Might play it again if its free. Im done paying to play ANY game for quite some time.
    Hope they deal with the maxxed out players hacking on the noobs. It was always one sided when I was playing.
     
  7. kosch

    kosch Trango in the Mango

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    100m development bawhahah.
     
  8. cheeriokilla

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    I doubt I'll play it even if it's free... My major turnoff was the cars responsiveness, terrible terrible terrible terrible terrible coding
     
  9. HourBeforeDawn

    HourBeforeDawn a.k.a KazeModz

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    I might take a look now that its free... maybe...
     
  10. Plugs

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    i hope the new team working on it listen to opinions given to RTW...
     
  11. Blackie Chan

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    okay, i would try a free to play APB
     
  12. Cafuddled

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    Indeed they better fix things in this game or there really is no point... After all what will be the difference between reading that it's bad and not buying it or playing it and finding out that it's bad then not playing it anymore and personally I hate microtransactions, as the only people who have fun are the ones that spend insane amounts of money making everyone else cannon fodder. And lets be honest here, who likes playing just to be other players cannon fodder.
     
  13. Xtrafresh

    Xtrafresh It never hurts to help

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    What put me off the most in the beta (aside from bugs, unbalance, unclear objectives, bad learning curve and unresponsive controls) was the utter lack of drama i felt when playing. It was all so bland and unspectacular. I got a car up to top speed and slammed it into another, waiting at the traffic lights. Both stop with a mild 'thud'. I wanted at least one of thecars to be flying or tipping over as the bare minimum, but nothing. The whole game felt that way.

    Untill i see some ingame footage that proves this has changed substantially, i'm not going to revisit, even for free. It's a pity, the concept is quite good.
     
  14. DragunovHUN

    DragunovHUN I want to change my name but I also don't

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    If that's what floats your boat, then fair enough. I have different memories regarding car physics though.

    Like when i was cruising in my Crown Vic enjoying my donut, when all of a sudden a punk flies past me in a Bishada, with a rookie cop giving chase, albeit kitted out with a really posh car. The second guy's car barrel rolls into a bunch of pedestrians and comes to a stop on its side. So i pull up next to him and proceed to flip his car back over with my cruiser. While he gives me a /bow emote i realise that he'll have a really hard time without someone riding shotgun so i promptly get into his car and off we go. In the end we catch up to the guy and shut his ass down.

    I guess it depends on what you're looking for in a game...
     
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    does anyone know if APB is going to be released world wide? i've been following the game for some time and couldnt find a copy of it in australia.
     
  16. Twist86

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    Doubt I will buy it now even though its free. The gameplay looked dull and boring and I heard it was poorly coded. I guess I am just getting sick of gaming companies in general with all the BS that comes with them anymore.
     
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