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Posted: Nov 11th 2010 8:43AM (Unverified) said

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I am a part of the small hardcore fanbase of APB, and I am thrilled. Mircotransactions worry me a bit, but I love this game so much and I can't wait for it to return.

Posted: Nov 11th 2010 8:50AM (Unverified) said

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I might have to come revisit APB in the near future!
It was an interesting game much better than CrimeCraft where all you could be was the Criminal element in various gangs
APB you can be the law and pretend to be like Judge Dredd "I AM THE LAW!!!" lol

Posted: Nov 11th 2010 8:49AM (Unverified) said

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was never really a huge fan of APB, but still this is good news, good for them I hope for all the best :)

Posted: Nov 11th 2010 11:30AM krakead said

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I'll add my 2p's worth as well.

Really pleased to see APB getting another shot. Didn't play it myself but know what it's like to have a game you love shut down :( Might give it a go once it's back.

NCSoft - if you're listening sell Tabula Rasa to these guys so it can live again!
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Posted: Nov 11th 2010 8:50AM (Unverified) said

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Someone call GamersFirst and tell em I hear Tabula Rasa is a potential gold mine too lol

Posted: Nov 11th 2010 9:50AM Faryon said

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I agree, hopefully this sale might convince NCSoft to sell it to another developer/publisher.
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Posted: Nov 11th 2010 9:58AM darkinchworm said

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Yes please. These are the two MMOs outside of WoW that actually captured my interest, and both were left to die... :(
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Posted: Nov 11th 2010 10:14AM nevin said

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^ what he said
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Posted: Nov 11th 2010 12:19PM arodriguezc said

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Would love to see tabula rasa live again... hope they are listening...
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Posted: Nov 12th 2010 7:26PM cray said

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I would love to see ArenaNet revive Tabula Rasa.
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Posted: Nov 14th 2010 10:42PM Transientmind said

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While I'm really looking forward to seeing if an APB re-vamp can pull off what it needs to, it's a little sad to see this happy resolution give false hope to fans of the amazing Tabula Rasa.

Guys. Tabula Rasa is dead. It's not coming back, because not only have NCsoft buried it at the crossroads with a stake in its heart, but they've surfaced the crossroads with asphalt, street-lights and set up high-traffic business on all the corners.

APB is lucky because RTW went under. They no longer had to worry about the competition picking up their IP and turning it into a strong competitor against their own products because they're no longer in the running. They don't care. NCsoft cares a LOT. They don't want to maintain it, but they sure as hell don't want to see someone ELSE maintain it and cut into their market share of the MMO audience.

The best thing for Auto-Assault or Tabula Rasa is for the owner of the IP to go under. And with their current strongs stable... that's just never going to happen. Sorry.
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Posted: Nov 11th 2010 8:59AM angrymatt said

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Woot!

Posted: Nov 11th 2010 9:10AM Syesta said

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Wait...
So they bought a game with an alleged $100M investment for just shy of $2.5M?
Sounds like a bargain to me.

Posted: Nov 11th 2010 9:16AM Psychotic Storm said

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Spending for something 100m does not mean it worth 100m.
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Posted: Nov 11th 2010 9:15AM Psychotic Storm said

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Was never interested in the game, but glad to hear it.

I understand the loss and the happiness to get a favoured game back.

Posted: Nov 11th 2010 9:18AM Averice said

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Number one problem with f2p shooters is hacks, I can already see this game being overrun with them. That said, I'll probably check it out if it goes f2p, if just for the art section.

Posted: Nov 11th 2010 9:34AM Snichy said

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Spot on - it was bad to start with and now aimbots will rule, unfortunately.
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Posted: Nov 11th 2010 9:46AM pcgneurotic said

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... and the difference between an FTP shooter and a sub shooter is... ????
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Posted: Nov 11th 2010 10:34AM paterah said

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@Neurotic

It's that in sub based shooters if you hack, you risk your account and therefore the money you paid for it.
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Posted: Nov 11th 2010 4:58PM alucard3000 said

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last I looked all shooters were either f2p or b2p
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