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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

CB4 update (release 68)

Hi guys

So today we launched CB4 (build 68) of the game, in order to perform some tweaks before the next big release. I have outlined the release notes below. The key take-away is that we are making room for the new upgrade system, new progression and new rating system, and in the processes we have temporarily 'suspended' most of the current upgrades, so we can slot in the new system seamlessly.

Also, as a further update on the EU servers, we have some continuing bad news; we are still in waiting mode to get the equipment cleared, and at this pace we don't anticipate it will happen until next week. In order to stop this frustrating process we have also taken some drastic contingency measure and are shipping MORE equipment with a different carrier just to get the stuff (at this point ANY stuff) in to the country. If all goes well it will be there first part of next week.

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CB4 (1.4.3.68) Release Notes

General
  • Upgrades: All upgrades except Field Supplier, Happy Landings, Mobile Field Supplier, Blast Radius and Nitro temporarily suspended (set to 0% effectiveness) until we release the next big update with the new upgrade adjustments.
  • Bug Fixed: 'SuperCop' and 'Busted' achievements now complete at correct times.
  • Bug Fixed: Audio display points show correct description text.
  • Bug Fixed: “Just like Momma used to make” mission.
  • Kill requirement removed from 'capture and hold multiple checkpoint' missions.
  • Kill requirement removed from 'capture and hold item' missions.
  • Improved network latency in Social Districts (nearly doubled the frame-rate)
Vehicles
  • Dolton Fresno: Slightly raised rear end.
Weapons
  • NFAS: Damage Reduced again, slightly reduced spread, increased ammo available.
  • OBIR: Reduced Horizontal recoil.
  • JG: Improved.
  • SHAW: Reduced Damage significantly. Increased accuracy, reduced horizontal spread, increased vertical spread.
  • NTEC: Increased Recoil. Reduced Recoil recovery.
  • OCA: Reduced Accuracy increase when crouching.
  • OPGL : Reduced Kill Radius.
  • Joker SR15 Carbine: Improved Fire Rate.
  • HVR 'Scout': Improved Damage (now a 2 shot kill, 'just'), reduced fire rate to be a fraction slower than the HVR.

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Cheers,

90 comments:

  1. Aww no wave?

    Thanks for the update Bjorn! :)

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  2. You nerf all guns but the Colby PMG the one that really needs it.

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  3. fuck.. i hope its not the shitty upgrade downsides. dont want my toon nerfed cause im at endgame :(

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  4. Bug Fixed: “Just like Momma used to make” mission.

    it keeps mission bugged.

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  5. Why make the upgrades useless before actually changing them? Wouldn't it make more sense to leave them alone until you have actually made the changes?

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  6. fucking customs :(

    can't you atleast invite some more europeans already?

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  7. ...and the invitations for the europeans... :(

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  8. omg.... we from eu will never play this game again-.-

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  9. why does this remind me of the movie "Cast Away"? where our pretty fine eu servers now are swimmin with wilson somewhere in the ocean around the globe..

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  10. @Bjorn

    I was wondering if you read the messages at all, but never mind that. As the parts are stuck in customs, and you obviously like to delay a few things there at gamersfirst (that was a joke), then I was wondering on how many waves, approximately, you are sending after the EU servers finally goes live. I'm eagerly waiting for this and I'm dying for some actual information people care about, rather then that you're shutting down upgrades for maintence. I know it's important to highlight what you're actually doing, rather then saying "2 weeks now", but after all the requests of closed beta dates, open beta dates, etc. Please contribute with some information on how many are being invited to the next wave, how many waves and the date you believe can be opened for whatever beta or test you're doing.

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  11. @Bjorn

    Thanks for the update man.. shitty FedEx.. who are you shipping with (the second firm) and when do you expect those parts to be in "the country" if you dont run into customs? (:

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  12. fuck fuck fuck ,can they just give your things back so we Eu peapol can get in this year !!!
    cant you atleast send out a wave to eu peapol for the us servers so we atleast can play the game :(

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  13. you guys should slightly decrease the damage of the ntec because it beats the pmg and the oca every time at close range

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  14. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE!!!!! send out another wave even if its just 1000 us EU players want to get in at some point but aside from that THANK YOU G1!!! for reopening this game and for being good thanks :)

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  15. USA players happy TESTing,
    most of them or even all who got keys us eu poor ppl need wait more and more ....
    gogo g1 get eu servers up!

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  16. I'd like to support the other Europeans who are suggesting to be allowed to play on the US servers. Also, I hope the next time GamersFirst incorporates redundancy measures in it's plan (ie send two shipments of equipment with different companies from the getgo, or as soon as you hear that customs has taken possession of the shipment, which we all know can take weeks or months to release). Europeans are always the ones that get the shitty end of the deal, or no deal at all. G1 is in a position to fix this!

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  17. Hello, I'm from the UK, me and many many other Europeans are currently in closed beta. Please STFU about Europeans not getting in. We're in, We're playing on the US Servers.

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  18. David, even more are NOT playing, so please keep comments like that to yourself. Not only is it insulting, it's plain arrogant and self-centered.

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  19. FUCK THE GAME AND I'M TIRED OF WAITING FOR THE EUROPEAN SERVER FORGET STEP WAIT. :(((((((((

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  20. Solange hält FedEX keine Sachen bei sich... die Lüge stinkt bis hier...

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  21. Really disappointing... The delay will make us forget the game.

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  22. I'm really bored of waiting! Can u send some invites to us europeans please? We don't want to wait anymore!

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  23. "David, even more are NOT playing, so please keep comments like that to yourself. Not only is it insulting, it's plain arrogant and self-centered. "

    Even more what? Most of Europe isn't playing, most of America isn't playing either.
    People are complaining that there are NO EU players playing. There are. Lots of us.
    All I said was that. Nothing Arrogant or self-centred intended. I can't wait for the EU servers either, lag is a bitch. You really don't want to be playing at the moment. It's more than frustrating.

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  24. Tbh when you acually take a look at the in game servers tmost of players are europpeans... the easiest way to check it is fact fighting about US players is SHIT FUCK SHIT difificult(8 obeya bullets to kill coz you shot additional 3 to make sure he IS dead) due to the lag, and fighting EU vs EU is much more balanced.

    So please guys STOP whining pls for not being in... and anyway, its not a FINAL release yet

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  25. Tbh when you acually take a look at the in game servers tmost of players are europpeans... the easiest way to check it is fact fighting about US players is SHIT FUCK SHIT difificult(8 obeya bullets to kill coz you shot additional 3 to make sure he IS dead) due to the lag, and fighting EU vs EU is much more balanced.

    So please guys STOP whining pls for not being in... and anyway, its not a FINAL release yet

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  26. The ntec wasnt op, the star was. big mistake ; )

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  27. http://www.OhRly.net is giving away Crimecraft Bleedout premium accounts for those that need to wait on G1...
    have fun while waiting

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  28. Seriously guys? This is called CLOSED BETA for a reason. Things like this are supposed to happen to they don't happen when the game is actually released. If you would like I'm sure G1 would be more than happy to not say ANYTHING at all like some companies and keep you all in the dark. At least they are trying and keeping you all updated to some degree. I know you all want to play but it is closed beta. Would you rather have this happen now or when the game is officially released?

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  29. lol funny to see how many are complaining about G1´s tweaks for Weapons, the upgrades (setting back) and not getting into beta. Would it better for no weakly update from Bjorn and just the "Client Update history". It´s just a fuckin CLOSED beta and 25k or more is much for a closed beta. And it makes no sense how many are complaining about "their main weapon is nerfed etc blablabla" Cause on Release everything is resetet and everyone starts from 0.

    Iam also not in Beta ;) but i played the game before and I say they should keep it longer before release to clean the bugs and get something against the cheaters. These are the real Problems in a game.

    Its no fun to play a game were 60% are cheating and when you start the mission and see the Guys names and the TL you recognize its a loss at the beginning.

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  31. Nerf colby pmg, buff jg more, nerf nfas and gief me HVR Scout NAOW !

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  32. Is anyone else still having trouble using the in-game Bug Reporter function thingy?
    So far I haven't been able to use it one single time, lol.

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  33. I love it. "JG: Improved." That made me laugh pretty hard. I also heard that the SHAW's damage makes it an actual suppression weapon, not a "lol I shoot trillions of high powered rounds into you faster than you can blink" weapon. Too bad though, I'd have figured such a large weapon would have large bullets. Guess not. Great work though G1, looking forward to the release. The Dummkopf wants to drive the streets of San Paro in his G20 and Bishada.

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  34. Bjorn I work for a shipping company based in the UK

    Im sure we could sort it out for you at a reasonable cost and we can promise delivery on time

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  35. Thanks for the update! Not part of the CB but everything sounds great. Good luck with your equipment being shipped, sounds like an über hassle. Cheers and good luck!

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  36. I realize you are trying to get this game running right but you can't wait too long. right now there is a dead space in releases. However, here in a little bit, you will be competing with brink and gears 3 among others. If you wait too long, the hype will die down and people will engage in other releases.

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  37. JG: Improved ... Can we specify?

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  38. Wow - I feel like we are at a boiling point both inside the office and outside in the community. You guys should see the inside of our studios. People here are working with their hair on fire to get this game improved yesterday(!). And yes - it IS a CLOSED BETA still. But probably no point in pointing this out (since people keep treating it like it's a live game - which it is not yet).

    We are just days away from having some of the critical new functions in the internal builds, so patience my friends, patience (and try to be a little nicer to each other - kill each other in game, but do be civil outside - it makes things so much more pleasant!).

    As a Swede living in the US, I think I speak for both sides when I say that there are good people in each place. I know. I have spent half my life in each location.

    For the EU shipping stuff, it totally blows, and has made us lose well over 2 weeks. But it finally has been sorted (supposedly). We will know Monday if it all arrives as it's supposed to, and I will continue to update everyone when it does.

    Cheers,

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  39. will us banned players ever get a second chance to play again, AND I MEAN FOR ANY BAN, not just cheating, i mean like , swearing, obscene, and offensive content, like swastikas. will there be a redemption point, or am i banned for the rest of my life?

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  40. Thanks mech appreciate the work you guys are doing.

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  41. @Joel

    It depends. You can always appeal to Neume and see if you can get his sympathy. We do believe in redemption (occasionally), but if you did something REALLY heinous and stupid they may not be quite as forgiving. Depends on your particular case and what you did. In short - don't do stupid shit. It might be a virtual world, but you still need to behave.

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  42. i feel so much better now i think my core temp did go back under 90c...
    so grreat to see Björn him self reading and responing here :). dont belive it more then a few other games you get that kind of respons.
    and yes we all know its CB but we love the game so we realy dont care if it CB OB LIVE or just a test we whant to play NOW :P
    cant make us stop loveing APB

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  43. Cool. Bjorn, just out of curiosity, could you ask someone in development if there's any possibility of reducing the Dolton Broadwing's tendency to flip ridiculously when hitting curbs? That's one vehicle-related problem I can't say I've ever seen much discussion taking place over.

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  44. YEa nice but why i dont got a key to beta test ?? ;/

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  45. Lol.. i have never heard about getting banned for swearing... @joel

    what did you do? xD

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  46. Hey Gang;
    I would like to say how impressed I am with the Dev team and the hard work you are all doing to get this game back out of the fire. Just as I have mentioned in the past, I too am very bored, and have no current online games that are holding my attention at the moment. I just wanted to make a comment about the CB. When realtime worlds was developing this game it spent from october 19 2009, until june 4th 2010 in the closed beta,8 months, and I'm sure we will not be waiting anywhere near that time with G1. Even though the game spent only a week in open beta then was rushed to be released and because of the lack of patience and planning on the part of realtime worlds the game was released totally flawed, and then the flaws were not addressed and they lost their player base and the game went down. G1 is trying to learn from the mistakes made by realtime worlds and also working very hard in closed beta to FIX the problems. Lets all support what they are trying to do, and thus be rewarded with a game we will all enjoy and play for the long term.

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  47. @Bjorn

    If this is an 18+ game how come the bans for Swearing ? I mean this game contains all elements of GTA4 (the good ones) But the lack of swearing makes the world seem surreal if you get my meaning like you wouldnt have criminals saying stuff politely and not swearing. Any reason for this in particular ? (no im not in the CB cause im in EU)


    @Everyone else

    Do not cuss G1. They have tried their best to get the equipment to the EU servers so stop beating on them. PLUS they have brought in EVEN MORE equipment which costs quite a bit of money so guys SHUT UP PLEASE.

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  48. "In short - don't do stupid shit. It might be a virtual world, but you still need to behave."


    This...

    IMHO, If you get caught hacking and get banned it should be for life. Or as my gen said... "Don't do the crime if you can't do the time"

    You know when you are doing something you shouldn't if a few people get permabaned that would go a long way to fixing the problem.

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  49. @jordsthebest

    Not true, go on most servers and +-50% of the players are Rush/Eng/French and speaking some other lang I'v never seen.

    Ther is really only about <50% American players in the CB

    So U are not in the CB for the same reasion I am not in... Bad Luck. Seriously, I personally know 7 ppl that I told to apply for the CB and are in while I rolled a 1 and got passed over.

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  50. @Bjorn

    Will me reappling hurt or help as my Dxdiag will be the same as the first submittion when we (org APB players) got the invite?


    @everyone else

    go to http://www.alienwarearena.com/giveaway/apb-reloaded

    there are 640 keys left
    as of 12:42 mst today

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  51. i got mine and redeemed but any idea how long it will take to be reviewed and decided?

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  52. wait a minute, people are getting banned for swearing? the contacts in this game swear more then the players... that is ridiculous

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  53. They expect the shippment the begining of the next week (mon,tus,wed) i hope they get that fixed, cuz the EU release date have been moved a few times :/ But now im kinda sure that it will be given to us next week :) /JBK

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  54. @Lejhon
    how to download the game and how to insert the key . it keeps bitching about file already excicting .and i cant download apb . whit game first live .....
    do i need to make a new account sens i already did get a key thingy from G1 . :S :S :S ;S

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  55. @ Sinco

    Just delete G1 aplication and pando media buster , then reinstall them(G1 and pmb) start download and do not stop it or pause it ;)!

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  56. Can anyone explain why i crashed 2 times in a row while waiting for a group I joined in to finish a mission

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  58. Bjorn I love you! Thank you! Good luck in work!

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  59. Why in the last few days of the Waterfront District is so few players?

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  60. 1. Is it my idea or the matchmaking got screwed up in the last build?
    Lately i see lots of matches with lets say four TL 5-7 crims against four TL 8-10 enfs

    2. Also, I have more freqent crashes of the game (either "protection fault" or "out of memory") since the last patch.

    3. Also is it my idea or I see more and more cheaters or just impossible players?

    4. Finally since the latest build I have more often the rubber-banding effect than before (I call it choking. the oldskool way).

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  61. @ Tech Mech
    Nothing better to do than Messing Up with people here?
    Oh wait u and your Company are 2 Weeks behind...
    Nothing to say...

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  62. They can nothing do as wait.

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  63. The enforcer spotting button should be put back in, way to many crims not even playing the game. And to add onto that, criminals have extream amounts of cash compaired to a enforcer.

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  64. with comments like these you're just making a fool out of yourself Björn!

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  65. thx i will look at that when i get home in like 1 hour IREALY HOPE IT WORKS !!!!!!

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  66. I would imagine Bjorn would not make such comments.

    It is either:

    1) April Fools Joke (a bad one)

    Or

    2) Someone hacked his account

    My money is on 2.

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  67. Someone made a new account with the same name/displaypic as him.

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  68. That account is fake, just click on his name and then take a look at user situation ... it says: In blogger since April 2011. That explains everything

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  69. Wow that's really sad. Anyway, I wish everybody would stop moaning about EU servers taking too long. It's hardly been a long wait at all. GamersFirst are not "behind" in schedule at all as this is nothing to do with them, and if you can't deal with a little hitch in development of the game, then you should probably just stop reading the blog, and give your account to somebody that is grateful for the closed beta, because this is what DEVELOPMENT is about - you hit a problem, and then you try to solve it. Some people need to be taught some manners and patience and to stop acting like 5 year olds.

    Then again, this is the internet. Continue.

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  70. as a real beta tester you should be willing to deal with the problems,so it just shows how many people only care about playing the game and not doing any real testing.

    you can see the real beta testers only ask for an update on the EU server hardware stuck in customs, why the people doing a lot of bitching only care about playing.

    if you can't deal with problems then beta testing is not for you.

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  71. just for thooes peapol that got the alien ware keys , they are just as the once we got from G1 ,useless untill g1 turns them on ... SUCKS ASS

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  72. Hi guys someone help?????

    http://noob.hu/2011/04/01/error.jpg

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  73. Bjorn -

    Although I didn't get accepted into the beta, which is totally cool i'll wait of course! I did have a question in regards to moderating.

    Back when I played RTW's APB, I usually ended up playing fairly late at night given I worked 2nd shift. During these later hours into the night/ early morning there were a CRAP load of hackers playing. I'm sure most people can attest that spotting hackers in APB wasn't all that difficult with situations like their shots going through walls and my personal favorite the homing grenades hah! Anyway, will there be some type of moderator watching things later at night? RTW's APB was atrocious at night with hackers. I just hope you folks at Gamersfirst give some of us late-nighters some love with a clean game!

    Cheers!

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  74. LEAVE THE UPGRADES DOWN!
    i sware the playing field is finialy even, and i am LOVING it!

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  75. @Daniel: no aimbot hacks let you shoot through walls and theyre fairly useless with grenades as you can see in the apb intel special on hacks
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N3Okg6VEqJI

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  76. Good! :P
    I'm still waiting to activate my account! Greetings from Venezuela!! (Y)

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  77. Bug Fixed: “Just like Momma used to make” mission.

    Lie !

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  78. [[You guys should see the inside of our studios. People here are working with their hair on fire to get this game improved yesterday(!).]]

    Would be awesome if you guys could make a vid of the studio's how u guys work etc.

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  79. Looks like there was a little wave of people for closed beta.

    Me and a Friend from germany got in :D

    So it´s not only US plaayers out there. Also i see many russians in the Game.

    Thanks G1 and keep up the good work

    Cheers

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  80. @ all those from EU screaming for an invite: I'm in Norway, and I received an invite yesterday, and believe me, until they get the EU servers up and running the games not playable(for people in EU that is).

    So really, your not missing anything. Yet.

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  81. Wow - that was a bit of a shocker. I have been traveling for the last two days (and right now I am in London), and it was a bit of a surprise to log in a see "Bjorn" (fake Bjorn) make posts on the blog with smart comments such as "poopy in my pants." Nice job. And a nice way to call yourself out to be 13 years old.

    One way to tell the difference; "real Bjorn" became a blogger back in March 2010. "Fake" became a blogger in April 2011.

    Since I have never encountered this issue before, not sure how Google support is going to handle it. It's also strange that the system lets you create conflicting user handles with no obvious way to tell them apart.

    So this will be a good way to test Google's customer service. I am curious to see how the will handle it (if at all).

    Real Bjorn
    http://www.blogger.com/profile/12777632945088020646

    Fake Bjorn
    http://www.blogger.com/profile/08149126800215567271

    So in the future - if I seem to say anything that sounds "crazy" - then yes - chances are it wasn't me :)

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  82. WB real Bjorn ^^
    don't forget that with great fame comes great trolls

    but don't worry it seems that most of the people around here are nerdy / techy engouth to figure out how to spot them

    as a side note do you yourself ever lurk the streets of san paro?

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  83. But how do we know thats the real you? HO THE HUMANITY!

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  84. yeee im in beta get acces 10mins ago ;d but game lagsss like hell soo..i wait for EU servers :/

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