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Posted: Apr 11th 2011 11:05AM Grumms said

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Let me just say...

The game feels exactly the same.

Posted: Apr 11th 2011 11:26AM Mendus said

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@Grumms Was about to say exactly the same thing. Nothing much has changed, not yet at least.
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Posted: Apr 11th 2011 11:29AM Apakal said

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@Grumms

I lasted about 3 hours in closed beta and then uninstalled.

You definitely don't need a vivid imagination to see why the first rendition failed.
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Posted: Apr 11th 2011 12:06PM kasapina said

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Actually, it's not the same, I loved the previous game. This one is a lot, lot grindier (you used to be able to get any item in less than a day if you knew what contact to max, most people have been unable to reach the high-end cars in over a month in this version), and it also lags a lot more. For me, unplayable, at least until they release the EU servers, though there have been people sitting on top of the data centers and experiencing ridiculous latency.
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Posted: Apr 11th 2011 11:36AM Arkanaloth said

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I was in the first beta test for this game and it was *ok* but I can see why it would have turned many off. I got an invite to the second beta and accepted it to see if anything had changed... then I got an email that I was accepted for the SWTOR beta.

Sorry APB...

Posted: Apr 11th 2011 1:42PM Thasri said

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@Arkanaloth
>:P I hate you.... I want a SWTOR invite!!
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Posted: Apr 11th 2011 1:02PM Zyrusticae said

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The game is still much the same at its core right now.

However, there are very big changes in store for Open Beta... don't judge the game based on what you see in the CB.

Posted: Apr 11th 2011 1:07PM Apakal said

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@Zyrusticae

Sounds familiar...
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Posted: Apr 11th 2011 2:43PM Suplyndmnd said

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@Zyrusticae It's really hard to not judge a game based on open beta when they are talking about open beta already. This game lags, there are all sorts of issues with playability like tutorial pop ups that cover part of the screen and there's no "X" or "next" screen to move it or get rid of it. There is rampant cheating that i've encountered, heard others complaining about and seen video of. I've had people who are over a street away kill me in about 4 shots fired.

I still have the game installed but i quit the closed beta because these cheating antics were in the other version too so they've done nothing so far to stop it. Open beta they will ignore the elephant in the room as well and when it goes live cheating will still be rampant. People will leave except cheaters then they will leave, game will die.
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Posted: Apr 11th 2011 2:45PM Suplyndmnd said

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@Suplyndmnd graarrr I meant hard to not judge a game based on closed beta..... clooooosed beta.
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Posted: Apr 11th 2011 2:41PM (Unverified) said

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When I played in CB, it felt like they just reworked the game so they could stick a "pay to win" style micro-transaction store in it. APB was/is a game that cant be fixed by just moving some numbers around; its a game that practically needs to be redesigned from the ground up. Gamersfirst is just converting it to a pay to win style micro-transaction MMO so they can get some 12-year-olds to spend all of their parents' money on weapons and gear that would take other players months to grind.

Posted: Apr 11th 2011 5:30PM ultimateq said

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I'm not really sure why anyone thought the game would be VASTLY different. They aren't building a new game here, they are just tweaking an already built game.

They are patching some of the major holes such as match making, driving (which I don't think was so bad to begin with) and performance. Hopefully they'll fix some of the other MAJOR flaws; such as gun mods, variety in missions, and give me the damn zombie district already! :).

The game was brilliant before, but it did have it's share of major problems that was keeping it back from being truly enjoyable. I hope GF does a good job of patching up some of those flaws.

Posted: Apr 12th 2011 6:36AM Mystal said

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What are the improvements that are going to make this version not suck like it did originally?

Also, does any one else find it odd for them to talk about entering a "monetized beta?" When it comes to MMOs, doesn't "monetized beta" typically mean the same thing as "Live?" Especially since it would be an open beta, I don't see how that's not the same as going live, except that they're sort of giving themselves an excuse for poor quality by saying "it's still just beta."

I loved the character customization in APB, but apart from that I didn't see much game to be had. Some one please help me and explain how this new version is going to be much better.

Posted: Apr 17th 2011 10:48AM (Unverified) said

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is "mass invite" for applicants meaning that those with their key + app in will get their invite? All of us? Sooo happy.

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