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News Play new MMO APB this weekend for free

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Sifter3000, 18 Jun 2010.

  1. Sifter3000

    Sifter3000 I used to be somebody

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  2. BlackMage23

    BlackMage23 RPG Loving Freak

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    Shame I don't use Twitter.

    By the way, does it have to be a real cop or robber or can you use fictional ones?
     
  3. Sifter3000

    Sifter3000 I used to be somebody

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    Fictional is fine :)
     
  4. BlackMage23

    BlackMage23 RPG Loving Freak

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    Twitter is blocked at work for me so that's me out anyway.
     
  5. LeMaltor

    LeMaltor >^_^

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    Twitter? No thanks.
     
  6. BlackMage23

    BlackMage23 RPG Loving Freak

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    Yeah, would have been nice to try Crackdown online (which is what APB basically is).
     
  7. Idioteque

    Idioteque Telephasic Mongoose

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    looks a good game, but not good enough to make me open a twitter account *shudders*
     
  8. Unknownsock

    Unknownsock New Member

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    Theres been like 50000 keys on eurogamer for free.
    And didnt this start last weekend already?
    Although you can only play for 5 hours.

    Pretty fun game though i might give it a shot. Runs in eyefinity too!
     
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    This is one of the MMO's that I've been following for a while. I managed to get a very early beta pass but could never quite get any decent game time due to clitches and bugs. I might have to take another look and see if they've been sorted out. I think there's a lot of potential in APB but as many many other MMO's have proven, it's hard to get it right!
     
  10. BlackMage23

    BlackMage23 RPG Loving Freak

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    "runs to eurogamer"
     
  11. NuTech

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    I was in the beta for APB and while it initially showed promise, its current state is straight busted.

    Calling it unfinished doesn't even begin to cut it - performance is poor, combat is horrible and draw distance is limited to something stupid like 100ft (to reduce server strain) which makes car chases near impossible because players keep disappearing in front of you.

    Then there's the crazy payment model, it's insane. Apparently playing against 80 other people justifies ongoing fees? I guess they haven't played Battlefield, MAG or Mount&Blade.

    But the character creator is cool (when it works right).

    Fun fact: when the release date was announced, the game client version number jumped from v0.6.4 to v0.9.8 in one patch (which only contained a new tutorial, inventory screen and bug fixes) in the space of a week. I think the date surprised the devs tbh.
     
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    I can only say, that people shouldn't really bother...

    I've tried it out as it sounded very good and like alot of fun, but the game is actually plain awful.
     
  13. WildThing

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    Entered. Awaiting my key:D
     
  14. B1GBUD

    B1GBUD ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Accidentally Funny

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    I don't do tweets.... ghhaarrr
     
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    I played the beta too and it was crap. I wouldn't hold much hope of the final release version of being any good.
     
  16. BlackMage23

    BlackMage23 RPG Loving Freak

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    Sounds like I'm not missing much. Maybe after 6 months when its all patched up properly then it may be worth a go.

    Side note. It would be nice if someone could bring out a mmo that didn't feel like a beta test on release.
     
  17. aLtikal

    aLtikal 1338-One step infront of the pro's

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    So you calling a game thats not been released, or finalized "crap". Beta's are called Beta's for a reason...
     
  18. Sifter3000

    Sifter3000 I used to be somebody

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    Best answer so far: "Rebus, he drinks in my local" :)
     
  19. NuTech

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    The game is done, it's no longer a beta (v.1.2 iirc), Key to the City went live. It's finalized and still crap.

    Hopefully they get an influx of cash and make APB into the game it should of been, not what it currently is.
     
  20. iwog

    iwog Linux cursed

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    GOD DAMIT, most beta's are pretty polished. What you're talking about is an alpha, Dorf Fort is in alpha, its broken at times but it still plays.

    WoW PTRs are beta, they're for shaking down and making sure most of the bugs are out, they still have 90% of the balance there and 100% of the content.

    I have played the APB free weekend and it feels broken. Solo content is a crap shot, and there doesn't feel to be any real progression other then the odd gun here or there. You're not really given a real direction to head in and everything feels inconsequential. I will give them their dues, the editors are amazing and you can spend hours customising everything.
     
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