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Thursday, March 3, 2011

CCU climbing, systems holding steady

This afternoon we permitted another 2500 people into the game. The CCU is now climbing steadily and approaching 1000 simultaneous users.

We performed more server configs throughout the day, which required a few restarts, but now we think we have nailed down a configuration which will in fact sustain the CCU without any noticeable server side lag (other than distance lag for those who play from a long distance to the game or on crappy connections from home).

Therefore - if this holds up overnight - tomorrow we plan to be bold, and are thinking we should DOUBLE the invites!

Right now we have 5,000 enabled accounts. Depending on the overnight performance indicators, we plan to enable ANOTHER 5,000 accounts by midday PST tomorrow. At this point we are just going by order of application and meetings certain minimum requirements, so wherever you are, you will have a chance of getting in.

Next week the goal is to work on the European data center (though it MAY not yet be able to handle the traffic for another 10 days or so, but we will update mid next week on the status).

Presuming the EU build-out goes according to plan, we would start the process of shifting people over to EU that "belong" in EU (since we are now permitting people to play in the US even from a long distance) once that datacenter is live sometime around March 15.

Next update will be in the morning!

Cheers,

73 comments:

  1. any way you could post the minimum requirements?
    much appreciated

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  2. Well shit, I guess this means I didn't get in...been waiting for months :'( Totally ruined my day...I'm going to get very drunk now.

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  3. If we do not meet the requirements, will you atleast notify us? It would be really frustrating to wait all this time only to find out we had no chance.

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  4. *IF* you guys wouldn't mind, it'd be nice to be sent some sort of "Denial" letter. <_< I refresh my inbox every 5m. I'm rocking an i950 and 12gb of ram. I'm also pretty sure I signed up fairly early in the beta registration, and I'm a player from Beta APB (and I played until it died). A part of me dies every time I see a new post regarding upcoming invites only to not see *anything*. To the people who got in: Have some fun for those of us patiently waiting for the bouncer to let us in ;) And THANK YOU GUYS FOR BRINGING APB BACK!!!!

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  5. Minimum requirements are as follow:

    Intel Core 2 Duo E6420 (2.13GHz) / AMD Athlon X2 5800+ (3.0GHz)
    2GB RAM
    GeForce 7800 w/256MB or ATI Equivalent
    Windows XP

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  6. yay!!! great!, soon to be the long-distance thank you! waiting for my invitation with great joy, greetings from Venezuela!

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  7. @Vortech
    Min. Reqs may have changed, I believe that was for the old APB.

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  8. my computer get

    Intel Core 2 Duo E7500 2.93Ghz-2.94Ghz
    4GB RAM
    Ati radeon hd 4350 1024mb
    Windows 7

    :P crazy to play apb

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  9. My computer passed all the regs but not the processor. Which I looked up.. its stock but from what I read it performs pretty well. So Idk.
    AMD Athlon(tm) II P340 Dual-Core Processor (2 CPUs), ~2.20GHz

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  10. No worries... I far exceed all the requirements for APB and I'm not in yet, even though I have a 60mbit connection and I live in North-Central California... :D

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  12. Nice.... again no Keys for Eu :(

    Now i know that you guys only working for US people and shitting on EU users n1 :(

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  15. Me also from EU (Hungary)what to do??? Dont worry!! relax :)

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  16. still waiting i met the reuirements
    atleast i know that why is eu always that latexD

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  18. Thanks for the update, Bjorn. I'm from www.apbr.de (Germany) but nobody here got access, yet. My G1 username is peppermints.

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  19. STILL WAIIIIIIIITIIIIIIIIIINGGGGGGGG

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  20. Please enabled my key, I can'T wait more. I got very good PC.

    Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
    Processor: AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 945 Processor (4 CPUs), ~3.0GHz
    Memory: 3072MB RAM
    Card name: ATI Radeon HD 4800 Series
    (ATI Sapphire Radeon 4830 HD 1GB)
    Grand Theft Auto IV goes on maximum detail!

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  21. Why is it so hard to be patient? For me it was a very good Game before RTW closed and Servers went off. I´m happy it will relaunch. Also signed up for closed beta and i know that my system is powerfull enough to play on full Details. But hey, i arrange with things given as they are. All the posts here won´t speed things up. So, pls stop Whining and begging. Take it as it is. A Chance to be part of closed beta of a great Game. A Chance, nothing more and nothing less.

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  22. EU Closed beta delayed way to much. 2 weeks is way too much.

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  23. US,Server, West USA, old player and played 400+ , have a good Computer! nothing :( sad really sad

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  24. My Love Letter To Gamers First..

    oh you guys made my day. Ive been a huge supporter of APB since the word go during the e3 announcements and even watched most of the dev blog vids. Played the game and much to the contrary of what others say was not disappointed.

    Now sure improvements to how often and well people are matched so it's not run here, hold button, run there hold button and actually go through an entire mission with no opposition. That does suck but it's not the game sucking it's just not working as intended or just people not wanting to oppose... and sometimes just a lack of players during certain times of the day. So I just want to thank the staff of gamersfirst for believing in the game and picking it up.

    Now it's not an entirely selfless action but you guys will definitely benefit and to show support, Within first week on my payday I will go premium, no matter what. Even if it's just to say thanks for trying but I have faith you guys will make it work. Kind Regards,
    T.L. / Retroactive

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  25. you can go to "can you run it.com to find about the requirments unless they made them higher "google can you run it?" :P i hope i get a invite !!

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  26. I hope you'll also be doing a "Old APB player invite" for the EU-Wave ;)

    March 15... good to have a date, thanks. I think that means I'll have to wait on DA2 to keep me entertained till then :D

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  27. 15 march............. where is my gun.....

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  28. i want that email!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  29. our sadness that Brazil has always been the wrong side of Decho siempre eh
    but it is normal thing I'm waiting for the game and makes a lot so far not seen a Brazilian who won an invitation to participate in the problem that you cbt U.S.
    just think about you guys but even if by chance give hope to have an opportunity
    all games have always br between the tops to see if Brazil spends more in their games than their own country but that is it thanks

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  30. :( I had to wait 3 days to put in my app because of application bugs and "unexpected errors" please don't go first come first serve haha its not fair!!!

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  31. Dont worry, I trust that everyone succeeds!

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  32. got activation mail.
    client downloading at 1 BYTE/s speed, 4956 days left. Now I'm 20 years old, and seem like that about my 33rd birthday I will be able to play the beta, thank god ;)

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  33. The Europeans want key's:( Not only the us player, its sad

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  34. heey guys plz give me a account...
    i want this game but i don't have a account ;_;

    e-mail: lex_de_best@hotmail.com

    thx!!

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  35. I have account but what to do? Not active... Maybe march 15 maybe maybe maybe:(

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  38. How much hours left till next 5000 will be sent ?

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  39. Im dying here xD
    I thought i had a decent pc, it only cost me a months pay.

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  40. I would check the forums, however I'm posting from Afghanistan at the moment, and the forums are blocked for me so I can't search them.

    In regards to a US East and US West server, I'm stationed in Hawaii (West), and my brother lives in Massachusetts (East). Will it be possible for us to play together, or will we be forced into different servers due to our locations?

    We were able to in the old APB, however I don't remember reading about a west and east server before.

    Heavily looking forward to playing this game once I get out of this country - keep up the great work with APB!

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  42. I know that you guys are really busy with monitoring and repairing various thing on beta as it is already, however, is it possible to send out some kind of email notifying us of when we will recieve an invite or some sort of denial letter stating we will have to wait till open is out. the suspense is killing me andhalf my clan is already playing since they had the game before thank you

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  43. Sweet! Second Wave!! hope i catch it!! wanna surf that ride!!

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  44. @rollins2816 if you think they have nothing better to do than sift through tens of thousands of applications just to send out an individual email stating whether or not you will be accepted sometime in the unpredictable future of closed-beta, then you don't deserve an invite. This is about TESTING, not PLAYING

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  45. Hope the EU servers are up sooner rather than later, my account is activated and I've tried playing on the US server, but the lag (particularly at nighttime) makes it unplayable. I've spent most of my time designing different characters instead. :)

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  46. Bought the pre-order to APB and played until Realtime died. Signed up for the APB Reloaded beta first day, and I still remain without a closed beta invite...

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  47. I cannot wait to get in, you know that feeling you know a dog feels when its tied up outside the store and it sees someone walk by? Thats what I feel every time it goes "sending out another ----- invites"

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  48. Haha yeah, I get exactly what you mean ^^

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  49. @jordan first of all smart@ss i stated that i understand they have a lot to do in the first place and second of all i asked if it was possible to set somthing up for EVERYONE to get some kind of email stayin when or even if they would get an invite. and third of all who in here DOESNT want to play. yes i understand its about testing but i garuntee you that 90 percent of the people who are already in the game are "playing" right now and as things come up i am sure they let them know. so back off

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  50. I was invited but sadly I cannot join yet :c I'm waiting for my Gaming PC to be shipped in so I can handle it. Sorry Developers :c

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  51. Timtown94, contact me please on queens@ukr.net

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  52. Unbelievably happy, just got my invite :D

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  53. my congratulations!!!, where R U from?

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  54. Currently I live in Portland, OR but I have a house in Russia as well

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  55. I just got Beta access! :) I am very much looking forward to getting back into the game :) - Thanks so much G1!

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  56. I want a key so bad please give me one im getting crazy argh!!

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  57. I hope they do applications 1 at a time but i doubt it:( im afraid i messed up mine, cause i changed email since old apb went down so in the field to fill in old character name i wrote char name + old email in that field. hope it doesnt mess it up for me..

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  58. SWEEEEEEEEEEEET!!!!!!! I HAVE JUST BEEN GIVIN ACCESS THANK YOU GUYS N GALS THANK YOU A MILLION TIMES OVER

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  59. My cousin signed up for the beta a couple weeks after I did, and he also signed up from the same house that I'm in. Strange that I didn't get into the beta... have fun everyone.

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  60. That not Good For me i am have problome with my dxdiag infomotion that not work To me but i make all Someone call tell me what is my problome but i have my key on my Email

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  61. i love you guys for bringing APB back and getting more people in as fast as you can and i played way back in the beta so please do you think i can get an invite?

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  62. Fuck me sideways
    ;l
    my CPU is dual core 2GHz, that was a close 1 ! D:

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  63. Got the it installed and working, thanks for letting us take care of it early! now just got to wait for an invite

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  64. How sad that i was at the closed beta of apb at 2010 and i got the apb reloaded beta key i registered
    and still dint hear anything how sad is this?

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  65. any update on the blog soon? - jokke

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