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    MifioMifio MrrlendRegistered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Mifio wrote: »
    Yeah, you can create the 'death music' a player hears when you kill them. I want to make one that really loud and annoying, so when I kill people they get pissed.

    So you want to be one of those silly geese who trolls games instead of the internet? Such aspirations.

    I wish I had a computer good enough to run this, because this sounds like one of those games I would daydream about years ago.

    And the character creator, if it is still the same as it was when it was previewed last year, is a thing of dreams.

    You have made me sadface. You hurt me, hurt me deep, deeper the deep.
    But eh. Chances are, I won't even score a kill that often. I'm pretty sucky at online shooters.

    All you people who just got into the beta. I hate you, :< I'm still beta-less.

    E: I JUST FOUND OUT WHY! I never actually finished signing up for it. It turns out my current email was NOT taken. Goddammit.

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    MoSiAcMoSiAc Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Up to podcast 9 because half of the podcasts have no information about the game what so ever.

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    drunkenpandarendrunkenpandaren Slapping all the goblin ham In the top laneRegistered User regular
    edited March 2010
    So I'm not the only one with a beta invite too? Awesome. I'm doing all the preliminary downloading right now.

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    MoSiAcMoSiAc Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    APB Podcasts, (Might want to add to the OP)

    APB Podcast #1
    Nothing for importance.
    APB Podcast #2
    Introduction blah blah
    Q: Can you guys cover character creation?
    A: The first thing you do is customize your character. I've seen people spend hours at it. The variety of choices is pretty amazing, you can change height and size of character, and various aspects of character. We aren't just changing textures we're actually looking at the model underneath what you see. When you change something there's a lot going on in the background we don't want everyone to have to fight hard to not make a freak. We tried to support a lot of ethnicities in our game. (Then they show some video of what's going on, blah blah nothing important unless you watch)
    Q: Can you import your own JPEG files from which you've designed your own logos?
    A: No. But you can make your own in game. We have our own vector based deisgner that you can project all over the world. On characters, on vehicles. etc. There are a various selection of symbols that you may use within the system. There can be skewed or colorized. You can use this to really push your idenity. My only complaint with this tool is that it's often times overwhelming. When I sit down without a really strong idea of what I'm making sometimes it takes me 20 or 30 minutes to get going, but once I do it's so much fun.
    Q: These symbols are literally applied everywhere in game?
    A: Not everywhere but pretty much anywhere. You can put them on skin, or clothing, or as paint jobs for cars.
    Q: Will police equiv. have the same amount of customization as criminals?
    A: The short answer is yes. Almost everything will be available to both factions. There will be certain items that will be harder for one faction to get as opposed to the other. (something easy for criminals will be hard for police, and vise versa)
    Q: Once you've made your character is it possible to have more than one outfit?
    A: Oh yeah! You can create quite a few outfits. You can have completely different outfits or have one piece of outfit involved in all the others.
    Q: Are you able to save designs and send them to other people?
    A: Yes we will have a few different methods to do that. You can trade them or sell them and really build a reputation for yourself as a logo designer. Every item that is made by a player will have the name of that creator on it so even if you get it from someone else you'll always know who created it.
    Q: Driving seems like it will play a big role in APB. Will we be given customization options to vehicles?
    A:Well what do you think? Yes. Paint, parts, logos, etc.
    APB Podcast #3
    Floor footage from E3. No information.
    APB Podcast #4
    More about logos or symbols. Basically it doesn't take a super artist to make logos, but if you are good with graphics you'll be godlike in game designs.
    APB Podcast #5
    APB Tat's vs RL Tat's Nothing game related.
    APB Podcast #6
    Q: Is the game going to have motorcycles
    A: Currently we have no plans at release but we're looking into it later.
    Q: Will there be monthly fees
    A: We aren't going for the traditional subscription model.
    Q: I'm just wondering if there will be clans or guilds if so will clans be about to customize their own symbols.
    A: There will def. be clans in, up to 150 people. They will have their own symbols and they will have specific places they can put their "tag" up.
    Q: Will the game be on xbox or ps3?
    A: Current plans are PC release only, after that we will be looking at consoles.
    Q: Rough amount of guns and cars?
    A: Over 30 different types of weapons, and a wide variety of cars 30+
    Q: How does gameplay work?
    A: There are no lobbies, when you're going about your business the servers are looking behind the scenes so the other parties can be combined quickly and seemlessly
    Q: Have you guys ever taken any ideas from the ABP evolved forums?
    A: We have taken a look at the ideas and looking how to apply those. Do we take specific ideas? Not really but we modify what you say.
    Q: Please can I come in an Alpha test game?
    A: No. (Dated info, now in beta)
    Q: Are there any emotes in APB?
    A: Yes, we do have emotes in APB. You can flip the bird in game.
    APB Podcast #7
    Clothes.
    APB Podcast #8
    Vehicle customization. They goto a car show and say "Yeah you can do that in game"
    APB Podcast #9
    Gameplay Vid part 1
    Game ships with 3 districts in it Financial district, Waterfront district, Social District.
    Game runs on unreal engine 3 (as of this podcast and I assume currently)
    Game is really easy to play, eas to communicate, VOIP.
    Right mouse button - marksman mode
    Mousewheel - gun change
    Service station = car repair
    APB Podcast #10
    Gameplay part 2
    The game is at low quality at the taking of this video.
    Last.FM is linked to game.
    Standard rules sorta PvE Chaos rules = full time pvp always flagged
    Some missions sent on the fly and you are just asked if you would like to do it.
    APB Podcast #11
    Nothing of use
    APB Podcast #12
    Base weapons are upgradable.
    Number rating above you is sort of your level, but they didn't seem to want to say that.
    Call for backup scenario = friends are in trouble and they need help they can call other people in the local instance to come party up and help.
    Gunplay shown again. Crackdown esque no lock on targets it seems though.
    Arrest takes a person out for longer than just killing them from 5 seconds to around 20 to 30 seconds
    Q: Will the game be coming out on 360 or PS3
    A: First release PC ONLY!
    Q: Can the car which you design be stolen from you?
    A: No. Player owned vehciles can not be stolen.
    Q: Will there be voice chat with toggle
    A: VOIP is there, you can have PTT or voice active
    Q: What kind of weapon customization is there?
    A: No visual changes, but you can change functionality.
    Q: Can we have some min system reqs?
    A: Beta reg specs for unreal 3, no solid answer
    Q: Will the game have player or clan housing.
    A: Not yet, but we're looking at adding it for later.
    Q: Difference between standard and chaos
    A: Standard is core it's the basic design we want. Chaos is an experiment to sort of let players go wild. We have great plans for Chaos post release.
    Q: In podcast 11 we saw characters lean what's this?
    A: In marksman mode you get a better shot and you can lean in a basic cover system.
    Q: How does the limit of 100 people work?
    A: Multiple instances of mini maps split over the world.
    Q: Are there death penalties and spawn times?
    A: We don't think it's suitable. This is more action packed.
    APB Podcast #13
    Lore
    APB Podcast #14
    Lore part 2
    APB Podcast #15
    Q: I was wondering if you guys would be offering browser version of the editors before game release.
    A: We are looking at this coming in later after the game has been released.
    Q: Is there a limit for a number of custom images for a piece of clothing or limit of layers in an image.
    A: There are some limits.
    Q: How many characters per account?
    A: More than 1.
    Q: Do cars have damage states?
    A: Yes their are, but no breaking glass, yet (as of podcast)
    Q: When is release
    A: still spring 2010
    Q: How is ammo handled in game?
    A: You buy it and you can store large amounts of ammo. Various places in game to refil and upgrades for players and vehicles for mobile resupply.
    Q: will there be weather?
    A: There is day / night but no effects like rain.
    Q: Do you have to pick an organization when we start?
    A: You have to pick a faction at character creation but organizations are groups you can work for but you may choose different ones as long as they are willing to work with your faction.
    Q: How does leveling work?
    A: We don't have abstract stats, you play with skill. However there are items that will upgrade your character.
    Q: Are we getting dual wield.
    A: Not at first release, but could happen later.
    Q: Will there be performance customs on vehicles.
    A: There's a nitro boost, and health and armor upgrades, and ramming damage.
    Q: Will there be nudity?
    A: No.
    APB Podcast #16
    The music editor
    You can create themes, songs,
    APB Podcast #17
    In game music
    A troll or orc is appearntly the lead sound director for APB.
    Uses mp3's or Last.fm. Also 100 liscensed tracks in game.
    You can upgrade amps and speakers as your car gets better

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    Ash-HousewaresAsh-Housewares TARDIS Hunter Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    I was going to post in this thread seething with jealousy.

    After checking my spam folder, I will not.

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    EnigEnig a.k.a. Ansatz Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    I didn't get in. At this point I can't remember if I signed up for beta or not though. Oh well, I don't mind waiting. Hopefully there will be an OB in the summer.

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    MifioMifio MrrlendRegistered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Adding MoSIAcs transcripts to the OP. Thanks.
    E: Transcripts are added. Again, thanks MoSIAc :D

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    MrVyngaardMrVyngaard Live From New Etoile Straight Outta SosariaRegistered User regular
    edited March 2010
    I can't wait to see some of the more musically inclined people messing around with their ingame music creator. Hopefully there will be some good tracks over time.

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    MifioMifio MrrlendRegistered User regular
    edited March 2010
    I'm definately gonna be one of those people to muck around with music. I've always been interesting in audio.
    Anyway. I saw a comment on youtube about some guy who sort of went off saying that why are they adding all this audio crap when its a game about shooting people.
    I wanted to strangle him. Some people have no brains whatsoever.

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    MagicPrimeMagicPrime FiresideWizard Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    70's porn music.

    Wakka-chicka Wakka-chicka Wakka-chicka

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    KrunkMcGrunkKrunkMcGrunk Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Oh God. I want to talk about the Beta site, but I don't know if I can!

    Can't wait to try this game out.

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    EnigEnig a.k.a. Ansatz Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Mifio wrote: »
    I'm definately gonna be one of those people to muck around with music. I've always been interesting in audio.
    Anyway. I saw a comment on youtube about some guy who sort of went off saying that why are they adding all this audio crap when its a game about shooting people.
    I wanted to strangle him. Some people have no brains whatsoever.

    I can see that point actually. In general I'd have to say that custom audio is not one of the features I expect, or even desire, of a video game. Still, it is pretty cool and I'm sure it will be fun to mess with.

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    MoSiAcMoSiAc Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    I'm afraid this game is gonna fall in one of two camps. One will be the people that love sandboxing in mmo's and designing all their own stuff. There seems to be so much you can do with the logo's and with the music and with character deisgn that you could spend way more time doing that then playing the game.

    The other camp is going to complain that there isn't enough content. They aren't creative types and don't really care so much for how they look but making sure they have stuff pushed on to them to do.

    It's sort fo the same set of arguments that came with swg, but in that situation both sides were upset because there was only a little bit for either camp to do. It looks like with APB we'll get a lot of stuff to spend time with that isn't so important to playing the game, but for making the game you play enjoyable to look at.

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    MoSiAcMoSiAc Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    I was going to post in this thread seething with jealousy.

    After checking my spam folder, I will not.

    Honestly it's posts like this that make me check my spam filter constantly.

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    PeewiPeewi Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    I just received an email that I'm in the beta! I've been interested in this game since I first saw a video showing off the character creator.

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    SygnonSygnon Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    I assume that means the EU beta Peewi?

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    A Flock of WalrusA Flock of Walrus For the Greater Good! Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    I'm looking forward to trying this out this evening. I really don't know what to expect from it.

    I hope it's well made and the missions are fun. I have this fear that it will feel like Champions Online or City of Heroes. Great customization but the content is total garbage.

    I'm crossing my fingers. 7PM Est.

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    MoSiAcMoSiAc Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Well from what I'm gathering is a lot of the content is created by the two groups sorta warring with each other. Like yeah you might get a quest to deliver a security deposit, but once you take that then the bad guys get a tip off that some cops are carrying a case across town and you need to jack that money for the gang or something, and then mass violence ensues.

    I just hope that the 100 person maps are big enough that it doens't feel like a giant fps or something. This was something i didn't like about CoH and CO. Sure I was a superhero but I also say a bunch of other heroes all over the place. When everyone has powers you're not really all that super.

    I also don't expect a lot of variety in missions but I'm ok with that.

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    PeewiPeewi Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Sygnon wrote: »
    I assume that means the EU beta Peewi?

    Yeah.

    Apparently the NDA means that no discussion of the game is allowed outside of the official forums.

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    DouglasDangerDouglasDanger PennsylvaniaRegistered User regular
    edited March 2010
    It is neat that this character creator comes with a cops and robbers game.

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    MoSiAcMoSiAc Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    It is neat that this character creator comes with a cops and robbers game.

    Character creatior, art editor, and music mixer comes with a cops and robbers game :lol:

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    AlegisAlegis Impeckable Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Hi Alex,
    You have been selected to be an APB beta tester! You are about to enter San Paro and choose your path as a criminal or an enforcer!

    Let's give this a go

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    KrunkMcGrunkKrunkMcGrunk Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    MoSiAc wrote: »
    Well from what I'm gathering is a lot of the content is created by the two groups sorta warring with each other. Like yeah you might get a quest to deliver a security deposit, but once you take that then the bad guys get a tip off that some cops are carrying a case across town and you need to jack that money for the gang or something, and then mass violence ensues.

    I just hope that the 100 person maps are big enough that it doens't feel like a giant fps or something. This was something i didn't like about CoH and CO. Sure I was a superhero but I also say a bunch of other heroes all over the place. When everyone has powers you're not really all that super.

    I also don't expect a lot of variety in missions but I'm ok with that.

    It seems like a lot of the stuff is going to be player-generated. I don't expect this game to be the next huge blockbuster, but it seems like it would lend itself well to fans of FPS games whom also enjoy role-playing.

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    MoSiAcMoSiAc Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Alegis wrote: »
    Hi Alex,
    You have been selected to be an APB beta tester! You are about to enter San Paro and choose your path as a criminal or an enforcer!

    Let's give this a go

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    Racist!

    That's messed up because the beta app has win7 as a choice for OS the program should totally be ok with it as well.

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    KrunkMcGrunkKrunkMcGrunk Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    You can still install the game. They probably just haven't updated the installer.

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    AlegisAlegis Impeckable Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    I am installing and updating, although it breaks off download with errors all the goddamn time.

    Bit disappointing there' just a 2h session this sunday.

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    MolotovCockatooMolotovCockatoo Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Alegis wrote: »
    I am installing and updating, although it breaks off download with errors all the goddamn time.

    Bit disappointing there' just a 2h session this sunday.

    You sure? My understanding was it was 48 hours - 6 pm CST tonight to 6pm CST Sunday.

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    No jeez Orik why do you assume the worst about people?

    Because he moderates an internet forum

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    AlegisAlegis Impeckable Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    As I understand there are 3 groups and each group has a specific schedule


    I'm with the Furious Fighters

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    MolotovCockatooMolotovCockatoo Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    I just checked the forums, and now it says the playtest will be open 2 WEEKS, not 2 days! Where are you seeing those groups? I'm talking about the NA beta btw, if that makes any difference.

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    Killjoy wrote: »
    No jeez Orik why do you assume the worst about people?

    Because he moderates an internet forum

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    PeewiPeewi Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Alegis wrote: »
    As I understand there are 3 groups and each group has a specific schedule
    Heavy Hitters: Closed Beta Playsession
    Saturday 13 March 2010
    1800 GMT – 2200 GMT

    Furious Fighters: Closed Beta Playsession
    Sunday 14 March 2010
    2000 GMT – 2200 GMT

    I'm with the Furious Fighters

    I'm in FF too. We should play together or something.

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    MolotovCockatooMolotovCockatoo Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    I can log in right now, btw, just messed with the creator. I have to go somewhere tonight, WHYYYYYYYY

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    Killjoy wrote: »
    No jeez Orik why do you assume the worst about people?

    Because he moderates an internet forum

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    AngryPuppyAngryPuppy Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Just got into the beta and I'm getting consistent 'client update failed' now, currently a few gigs into the download. Anyone have any advice? Should I wait this out and try again later or do I need to clear whats currently there and start over? :/

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    AlegisAlegis Impeckable Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    I just checked the forums, and now it says the playtest will be open 2 WEEKS, not 2 days! Where are you seeing those groups? I'm talking about the NA beta btw, if that makes any difference.

    EU beta.

    So US gets 2 weeks and EU gets 2 hours. >:(

    And my client fails to update every few seconds. ERROR
    Peewi wrote: »

    I'm in FF too. We should play together or something.

    We should! If I can get the client to dl at all

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    KrunkMcGrunkKrunkMcGrunk Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Careful what you talk about in here. Still under NDA.

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    Flippy_DFlippy_D Digital Conquistador LondonRegistered User regular
    edited March 2010
    My client has taken to simply shutting down seconds after I open it, handily saving me the hassle of sfjksgkjgndgkdhdnbmbcb

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    MifioMifio MrrlendRegistered User regular
    edited March 2010
    MoSiAc wrote: »
    Well from what I'm gathering is a lot of the content is created by the two groups sorta warring with each other. Like yeah you might get a quest to deliver a security deposit, but once you take that then the bad guys get a tip off that some cops are carrying a case across town and you need to jack that money for the gang or something, and then mass violence ensues.

    I just hope that the 100 person maps are big enough that it doens't feel like a giant fps or something. This was something i didn't like about CoH and CO. Sure I was a superhero but I also say a bunch of other heroes all over the place. When everyone has powers you're not really all that super.

    I also don't expect a lot of variety in missions but I'm ok with that.

    I'm all for big maps, but if its too big, people might not be able to get to the missions in time. Say your in a city with 24 other players, and your an enforcer. If the map is huge, and your in one corner of the city with maybe 5 other enforcers, what if theres maybe one 1 or 2 criminals nearby. When they get the mission, they will be the quickest to respond, and then its an unbalanced game.

    Still. I hope they figure something out, cause I want this to be good.

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    KlykaKlyka DO you have any SPARE BATTERIES?Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Guess who just got into the beta!

    UNF UNF UNF More excited about this than about StarCraft 2.

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    MifioMifio MrrlendRegistered User regular
    edited March 2010
    GODDAMMIT! I hate my luck. I'm reading this thread seeing, "I got into the beta!" "Me too!" "Me three!" "I got into the beta!"
    And I'm sitting here, with no beta invite in my inbox. :< Makes me sadface.
    Curious, does everyone who got into the beta have Windows 7? Cause I only have Vista.

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    MrVyngaardMrVyngaard Live From New Etoile Straight Outta SosariaRegistered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Who's running the organization for PA on the beta server? Want in, if possible.

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    MolotovCockatooMolotovCockatoo Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Mifio wrote: »
    GODDAMMIT! I hate my luck. I'm reading this thread seeing, "I got into the beta!" "Me too!" "Me three!" "I got into the beta!"
    And I'm sitting here, with no beta invite in my inbox. :< Makes me sadface.
    Curious, does everyone who got into the beta have Windows 7? Cause I only have Vista.

    I only have XP :P

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    Killjoy wrote: »
    No jeez Orik why do you assume the worst about people?

    Because he moderates an internet forum

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