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Thursday, March 3, 2011

First wave - next group!

In the next few hours we will send out invites to the next 2,500 people. In the last 24 hours we have been working on various server side performance items (turning off "power-saving mode" on some machines for example), various minor bug fixes and updates, and some new items we were able to slip in to the patch, as well as addressed a server side bug that would crash out the server when a friend left your list.

As soon as the patch is live, we will send out the next invite group. This time we picked the first 2,000 people who completed the application (and who are not yet in the game), and who HAD played the game before (first come first serve among previous players). Because that group was mostly US based (given the time of day the application was sent out), we added on 500 random non-US people across the planet to make it more even of a test.

We will update on the forums and the blog as soon as the "congratulations your G1 Account has been enabled" message goes out.

Here are the patch notes for the patch that is being released:


Patch Notes 1.4.3.65

·         Updated Financial to remove vehicle blocking volumes from the ‘Kunst Museum’ stairs.
·         Lowered contact level requirements for T1 contacts (The second set you unlock).
·         Removed floating sign in Waterfront Block 36.
·         Updated location names to be more specific in all districts.
·         Fixed typo in marketplace. Name being listed as Namef.
·         Fixing rating requirements so most new players get most tooltips.
·         Added new loading screen tooltips.

Vehicles

·         Greatly reduced the amount of time it takes to make a vehicle dirty (so a drive through the park will cake your vehicle in dirt), and also fairly reducing the time it takes for a car to get dusty (5 mins rather than 15)
·         Updated the customisations on the starter vehicles. Note that this will only affect new characters. Existing characters will still have the old starter vehicle customisation.

Weapons

·         Marksmanship mode now defaults to hold rather than toggle.
·         Fixed PMG-28 doing too much hard damage (it was annihilating vehicles).
·         Weapon prices adjusted, a couple of higher tier weapons were wrong.
·         Increased recoil reduction for marksmanship mode on 50 Cal Sniper.

78 comments:

  1. Hope Europe players are in the next wave :-) Greetings from
    www.apbr.de
    the german apb reloaded fan site!

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  2. Hell ya! I can't believe how quick you guys are patching stuff, and yet it's only day 2 of closed beta..
    Here's to praying for an invite!

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  3. i m waitning to play since the game is dead. you just kill me, when i see a lot of guys with the access...... open your european server! :p

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  4. read the posts guys they are inviting some EU players in this wave just watch your email and hope you get one

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  5. Is it ONLY those that played APB before?

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  6. Don't forget to follow me on #AllAboutAPB!

    Heh, I didn't get in. Oh well :) I was quite quick on the email but Europeans received them on a horrible time, heh.

    -Valdun

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  8. About time. I have over 800 hours on APB. I was in Closed and Open beta. Even the Public Test World. This game is immense. I only know 1 person who feels the same way I do about this game.

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  9. love apb, cant wait to get an invite,

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  10. "first come first serve among previous players" sounds fair, except that Application Keys were sent at US Time ... so no one should be astonished to see that the first ... 30.000?? applications were mostly from US Players ...

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  11. its not fair that people who played it befor get it first
    hope i get one soon :3 i never played it and i heard of this game only when it closed so im excited :P and hope u guys give everyone a chance fast and get open beta with no problims and release the game cuse its epic game

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  12. That sucks for me i haven't played the game before and i have a big change i was in the first 2000
    we shall see im gonna push f5 the whole time XD

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  13. OMG I hope they invite me. I already loved the old APB lets see this new!

    Moura
    Brazil

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  14. btw its 08:20pm wich is not fair cuse there its 10:20 am :/ lolz

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  15. waitin is such pain and saddness hope i cnt wait for invite

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  16. Friends this is like a lottery.
    Very difficult to touch me.
    Any invitation to Spain please.

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  17. Hey G1 its my birthday today, im really hoping I get an invite as it would be one hell of a birthday present!

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  18. I like the first 2,000 that filled in app, But then the played before part killed me... But hopefully all 2,000 people fin the app didnt played because I was like the 100th person to complete the app... But didnt play before.

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  19. Please me i was playing in the beta and then on apb apb officer with my 3 brothers, the question is that we are Spanish and 500 invitations for the rest of the world are very few ... could send a few more for Europe even at apb former players! want to get into the beta thank you very much in advance! marcosvsrossi carefully!

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  20. How do you know what position you finished the app?

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  21. hmm i wonder if i didn't get an invite because i used a beta key from my other email onto my G1 account? i filled all criteria and i even played OG APB AND i'm from US lol just my luck

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  22. We need more invitations especially to Spain ... 500 for the rest of the world but the U.S. is very low. Open European server i send invitations please ... We really want to play ..

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  23. @Jbeltz Well I kinda am educated guessing LOL because Most people where posting on the FB about how that sent out the apps, that they fin and I commented that I did it after like 120 people said they did it.. so I dont really know for sure, and it was like 10 in cali when the sent it so it was 1 am where I was and I was up and filled in LOL. I did it pretty much right away. SO Im guessing Im in the 100's or so.

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  24. @joey thanks man i got to thinking, wtf are people coming up with these numbers. Was like damn why didnt i pay attention to what i was doing lol. But i think i should be good i was an original beta tester and proud owner of rtw apb. So fingers crossed, thanks again.0

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  25. @Jbeltz, They don't know they are just guessing. Nothing ever told me what number I was filling it out. Funny thing is the guy who says he was like the 100th one doesn't take into account for how many people received the e-mail at the same time and did it at the same time so he could very well be in the 3,000 or so. He doesn't know.

    And I find it fair for people who played the game before to be in this next wave. People who played it before are the biggest critics on whether it was good or bad. You want them to come back. Especially since a new company owns it, it's best they allow former players back in the next beta because those are the people you want to get back then new players. Old players know what to expect and what to do, they also have more input on the game than a new player.

    @Superbobbelsche Big deal! They said the first 2000 were going to be U.S. anyway and only 500 non U.S. Big deal.

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  26. BRAZIL IS WAITING FOR WAVE 4! Or... At least... Im waiting to get at whatever is the wave :P Can't wait to play this game.

    Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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  27. Damn myself for not waking up earlier
    "As soon as the patch is live, we will send out the next invite group. This time we picked the first 2,000 people who completed the application (and who are not yet in the game), and who HAD played the game before (first come first serve among previous players)"

    Can't wait for wave 2 :) Thanks for the daily updates

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  28. Waiting for my invite! I'm a old player of APB and I played in the closed beta of the old APB

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  29. It's going to really suck if I get a beta key and my boyfriend doesnt :(
    I'm a previous user and so is he but he forgot to put that in his application :x

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  30. @Renan Why you say Brazil is Waiting for Wave 4? The old players of RTW APB want play in americans servers, and see the real ping time against people around world.

    Thanks G1 for Wave 4.

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  31. i filled out the app within 30mins of sending out the invites. but i played the apb beta, i hope that counts as someone who played the game before.

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  32. How can anyone complain about people who played before getting in first? How does it not seem fair to reward the people that dumped $50 on a game that died a couple months later?

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  33. @Moura Er... I don't know if it's just me, but I'm happier than ever that they have a datacenter in Sao Paulo, Brazil, what seems to be a concern with the brazilians. And I am so glad with that. That's why I want to get in Wave 4, and (I can be wrong) most of people around here.

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  34. Testing so far for me has been okay, except for the lag, which is pretty bad.

    Nice to see marksman is finally hold by default... Any chance of ever getting a hold option for crouch? That's gotta be my biggest pet peeve with the controls right now.

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  35. Guys i know your all very excited and impatient about the game especially because most of you are not from USA so let me put this straight..Running servers,monitoring them, checking for bugs and errors at all times takes a lot of time, do not pester G1 about wanting an invitation when they are trying their best to keep everything smoothly running, They will release wave 2 when they feel like it so let them test in peace and do not nag for an invitation. Even i am from the UK and i have waited for this game a long time but please have the patience because all good things come to the people who wait. :)

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  36. To people saying it's unfair that us players from the original game get first dibs on testing... well I mean it makes sense. We have played the game before so when something jumps out at us that is different, we will know and be able to report it.

    The beta test isn't supposed to be about getting to play the game, it's supposed to be about testing it. Seems most people just want to get in to play and not test.

    For all the UK players not getting beta access yet... you can't complain either, because the US lagged behind you guys on everything when RTW was in charge. =P

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  37. all going very good. Can't wait to play.

    Only one thing,,.. -->please give some special Item to old players for compensation, we spent lots of money for this game I bought 10.000RTW Points and bought this game for 49,99$.

    I mean some Item, not powerful, just for remember that we are old players!!!

    Nickname Krrris, US server, LaRoche 289R played 400+ hours, gathered 18.000 RTW Points , and love APB very much :) :)

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  38. @ Angilboi How is it 'not fair' that people who played the game before get to be chosen first? We PAID for the game and then got to watch it die. Hell yeah we get chosen before you.

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  39. @Renan
    I know that G1 have one office in Brazil and I'm very glad that they are investing here in Brazil, but I have more than 40 friends in my msn all old players of RTW APB, they know that the wave 4 will be not a permanent server for brazilians, so what is the point? we want play in the server that will be permanent, in that case US- Servers. Like I said we want see the real ping time, we want play with world :)

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  40. @ash Shut the fuck up, I said it was a mother fucking guess, and I did take into count of all the odds.
    Ok yes there where proby quite a few people online at 10 in cali but G1 never said when they where sending out the apps... so how many people at 10 just checked their email for no apparent reason... a few but not 3,000 and yes they could of saw it on fb so that prbly a few at 10... But as you move closer to the east... from 10 its like 12,1 am... and yes not everyone went on fb and posted they filled the app but it was seeming like first bunch did.. So I think I did pretty good. and @Jbeltz Np, IM glad some of the comm are pretty good people.. But from what I have been seeing there are alot of A holes that played this game before and Im not saying everyone there is just quite a few out there.

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  41. @joey dude chill out, what are you getting so pissed over? you're making yourself look like a complete dick. he said nothing rude, just pointing out the truth: you have zero idea what number you were.

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  42. I love u gamersfirst.
    Thanks for the beta access <3

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  43. Still waiting, what hour is now in EE.UU? I'm impacient!!!!!!!

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  44. @Jordan Thank you. I didn't even same names and nothing rude. Thanks for letting him know.

    @Joey Chill out and shut up. Nothing I said was rude. No need to get all bent out of shape and use profanity. If you can not respond to a comment in a nice manner when it was not even insulting or offensive then maybe you need to lay off the Internet. So zip it!

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  45. @Krrris Just remember that it would be nice but this is a new company who took over the game, they owe you, me, and everyone else nothing! You should at least be happy that you're going to be able to get your old character restored in Open Beta. And I think that is very damn nice of them to that much, when they don't even have to.

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  46. Just wait.
    They will send the keys.

    I got my key right now

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  47. you get beta key or invite to wave 1?

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  48. The access key for the beta.
    I am downloading the game.

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  49. nice and good lucky for all i go sleep now its 22:50 EU time.

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  50. Hope i get too play i play'd apb enf played crim 1s i think enf/cops FTW

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  51. Even if I don't get a invite I'm glad this game is back. Used to be a old beta player and this game was ahead of it's time.

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  52. @Ash I didnt get bent out of shape... the only reason I said profanity is because when I try to respectful most people now really dont give a crap. The only reason I kinda went of was because I never said "I did know what Number I was" I said it was an educated Guess.

    Sorry that I went off.. I'm usually always the smart one. But enough people do dumb things makes me mad LOL

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  53. @Joey - It did seem like you were all bent out of shape. You can not assume that everyone is going to be an a-hole online. You can usually judge from the content posted in the comment. Like I said, I never said any names, nor was I rude, or being offensive, or insulting. I used an example from a post above. You were not the only one who stated a number. I was answering someone else question in which they had a right to ask.

    I accept your apology and glad you understand.

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  55. @Jordan Yeah this game did die prematurely. It only added insult to injury when they announce that chaos servers will be released soon. The day after they made that announcement they announce that APB will servers will close :(

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  56. Ok to make up for being mean, and to pass by time. Im giving everyone a free download to one of my songs "Running" (Remix). If you wanna hear more just post and Ill give ya the link to my reverbpage. http://hulkshare.com/obj9jp3zzqqp

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  57. Still waiting for access! Let more in!

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  58. On the forum it says they send out the invites. Didn't get any :(
    Didn't think I would considering I woke up pretty late euro time when I saw my beta app :P

    Oh well, here's hoping Wave 2 will be soon

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  59. So, if I should receive one of these beta keys for US servers, though I am European, am I bound to play the rest of the beta with high latency?

    .. Or?

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  60. Guys they will do what they need to do when they are ready to do it so wave 2 will come when wave 1 is finished and it may be next week or whenever they decide that the US servers are done with testing ! They wont let more in if you tell them they will let in how many they want. None of you are owed anything that because you were an ex player back when RTW were running the show, new company here ressurecting one of the coolest games ever ? Isnt that enough for you !? Yet again thank you G1

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  61. I can wait to get my account, hope Canada is in the next wave. I was on the original beta team and getting a Premium account for sure.hope graphics stay the same.

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  62. so is this out now, the second release of players or what. someone respond.

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  63. No I dont think so, becuase they said when they send out they will update the blog

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  66. when they said " in next few hours" they actually meant "after a VERY LONG TIME"

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  67. Thank you for using my steam APB install files to install the game... you saved my 8go of download this month! see ya online!

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  68. Great! Can't wait! Hope i get in :i

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  69. It would be nice if you can host the game somewhere in Europe too, i am downloading with 300 bytes, with this speed i will join the beta after 177 days ...

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  71. @Zake
    You just broke the NDA, you are not allowed to post that you are in the closed beta. Good luck getting banned.

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  72. Hi, can I please get a key to play in the closed beta?
    if thats not the right way to request a key.. please let me know how/where to get the key from.

    thnx

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