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Posted: Nov 9th 2010 11:23AM (Unverified) said

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i played all through the beta and then on live and what REALLY killed it is not any of the reasons mentioned here.

the fact is that alot of us initial testers left because they just couldnt control the cheating, the "aimbots" out there where very very advanced and didnt only offer aimbotting so its really not right to call em that.

and rtw was unable to stop it, they couldnt do a damn thing about it, all they did was have us record with fraps and send an email with the allegded cheater name + vid

thats not really acceptable for a fps mmo so alot of people simply got tired and stopped playing

thats why it started dying so fast and early on and no other reason, sure it wasnt perfect but most of the things you could live with. CHEATS however have a VERY large impact on a fps mmo and it really takes away the whole point. they should have been on top of the situation right away but they almost turned a blindeye to the issue

ive been arguing myself with the devs in testing where the developement of the aimbots started, but it seemed like they lacked the knowhow to stop it

in the end the cheating was so widespread it was silly, and the things you could do with the bots was incredible, you could change basicly everything. and that was a death sentence for the game

if ANYONE think it was because car controls/car hp (wich could be upgraded to get the car like a fuckin tank btw) or any other lame reason you are wrong, really wrong

if you dont believe me try and dig around a lil about apb cheating, its hard to find any complaints as official posts where SHOT DOWN by the devs to pretend everythign was ok (dont wanna scare new customers do we), but there plenty out there still

Posted: Nov 9th 2010 12:51PM Valdamar said

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That's probably a relief - MMOs are likely better off being closed down than being run by Codemasters and being slowly killed - the only thing worse than that would be if GOA decided to buy it :p

I do hope APB gets another lease of life with a new owner though - I liked the concept but not the execution - with a couple of years worth of polishing it might have been worth playing.

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