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Sunday, April 3, 2011

Short travel update

This week I am on the road, so this will be a very short post. The team continues toward Open Beta at a blistering pace, and we will be meeting to take some important decisions about the direction of the game in the middle of this week.

I will post an EU equipment update in the next few days, and also some exciting news about the progress of the next version of the game (aka APB 1.5), since it features big changes from the current version (including spawning and progression, and later also the new skill-rating methods)

PS - and watch out for post commentary by "fake Bjorn" - someone who has made an OpenID profile identical to my own.

Cheers,

109 comments:

  1. Will version 1.5 be tested in closed beta? or will it be introduced as we enter Open Beta?

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  2. Can't wait to hear the news about v1.5

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  3. @Michael
    theres still the EU, US-east and maybe brazil waves to get through before open beta
    (as for the 1.5 i guess they just wanted to avoid a release called 69 :P)

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  4. if they are talking about open betan and they they are going towards it real fast ... well to me it sounds like 1-2 weeks after the eu servers is up... but thats me ...

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  5. Seems like the wait will never end. I bought Xsyon to play something better than this neverstarting game ^^

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  6. They can't do a Oben beta until they open the EU closed beta and the east closed beta...

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  7. Keep on the good work :)When you gonna activate more accounts?I am wainting and listen the song "Still waiting!" :D
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qO-mSLxih-c

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  9. @sinco
    it is confusing indeed
    but i think what they mean what they keep saying that they are working on open beta and moving closer to it

    is that they are working on all the new stuff they'll be tossing in the open beta and are in the final stages of that

    after which is should just be a matter of more stress testing and fixing all the bugs and balance issues that have been reported in CB so far

    but dunno maybe they'll go ninjastyle and just gank us with the open beta out of nowhere in a few weeks time *takes cover from potential open beta ambush*

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  10. @marcel
    oh so your on the tech team i guess....

    just sens they dont have a server down there dosent mean they can open up the beta as soon as the Eu is up sens then they have the biggest servers running .
    just saying i dont know crap how the plan i given up on getting a key eny time soon so gona put my cash in to crime craft

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  11. Can u activate my account? Please! I received the beta key weeks ago! =(

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  12. I really want APB back, i was in the first wave of APB beta testers when the original APB came out, check the records! lol.

    Gimmie beta! :D

    Balsca

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  13. care to comment on the 2 forum mods that got Punkbuster banned for cheating?

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  14. Sorry but i'm really starting to call bullshit on the whole "stuck in customs" argument now. It's been weeks, if you were really concerned about the EU servers you would've send a man over to sort it out on the spot. No way they would've kept that in customs for so long if you had been on top of things.

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  15. @Raul
    It's so obvious is not that.

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  16. @Raul
    have you ever actually dealt with customs in europe?
    once i made the mistake of ordering a cellphone from outside the EU and it got picked up in customs

    ended up taking 2 months before i got it despite me calling them constantly and even driving 2 hours to their office which ended up not helping squad because of their stupidly slow processing systems

    to top it all off i ended up having to pay a pretty steep customs fee because the place i bougth the phone from mislabeled the price ><

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  17. I've dealt with customs representing a company that imported shoes from the US. As the general public it can take ages but if you contact them representing a company and put pressure on them you can get things done a lot quicker.

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  18. Only problem ive had with customs is you pay the import duty and you get your goods... thats it :/

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  19. that looks like the EU servers will never startet -.- ...the game is going to die for me...

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  20. from computer parts being held by customs, to having hackers 'put behind bars'.

    i think they speak poo poo

    lol

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  21. sucks that eu is having such shitty progress due to customs, but this company has proven already that they are willing to listen to the community and make this game great. Keep up the good work G1

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  22. well its diffrent to each contry .when you take to much beer cigarets for exampel you can go and pay it ut in like 2 weeks but now this is something that got stuck for some lame reason .. that G1 still havent told us. so realy worth putting eny energi at all into when or if the Eu server will be up in the next few mouths ???
    only reason im still reading the blog and responing is that i have nuffing better to do at the first hour of my work day...

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  23. @sinco
    nothing better to do ??!
    my god man you could be making paperclip dragons and rubberband machineguns!

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  24. on other news the artificial aiming forum mods got ahold of twolow m(also known as apbintel) and called his mom at 3am on a threating manner. please avoid supporting this guys :(

    also users remember that once you install their cheat program they will have access to everything you type

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  25. @Sinco: EU servers are already up and running, but they cant bring them LIVE for everyone becaus they need those pieces that are stuck in customs

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  26. When you run full version of the APB-Reloaded?
    I've had enough beta. I would like to start a career in APB.

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  27. only twolow i know is twolow24 on youtube and icant be him, he aint a cheater .....
    so what dose the "contract" say when you install it ???
    and that is only when the game is running right ? if not they will get acces to every bank cc card passwords ect ...

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  28. @ kalle .dahhh who dosent know that by now.........

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  29. @Sinco: he joined artificial aimings forums to research his video about aimbots... so whilst he might not cheat, he did join them (and they know it and hate it)

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  30. ahh now im on the right page ,it awsome that he did get in there and just tea baged them

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  31. Cant wait for Open Beta.. or granted access in the closed one xD

    Good job G1 team! :D

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  32. @ Sinco

    Why are you worried about AIsoftware? Guess we'll never see in you in APB then, stupid cheater.

    @ Raul

    Importing technology and importing shoes are two completely different leagues. It's comparing an apple with the Death Star.

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  33. @robert you sick?
    the european servers didn'T even nearly run once Online and you await OB already???????????!!

    and @real björn
    Yes this might annoy you but really the waiting feels endlessly.....

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  34. im still gona be playing dick face ,but haveing a program like that can be a problem when it comes to passwords ect as i did say . for the game part i dont care sens im not a cheater .

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  35. @#: CyberpunX :#

    Not really. It's just about money. If you're willing to pay you'll get it fast. It's not like they're afraid it's a bomb.

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  36. And a day more without EU server....
    And no, open beta don't start without eu and east servers!

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  37. anyways there are a lot of problem :
    - obeya is cheated, oca has no recoil, star shoot too fast, jg shoot too long etc
    - Players kick other player from theirs scquad for him, ncie fairplay
    - an enemy always spawn behind you
    - when you clik for shoot, sometimes, nothing happen (maybe becasue i ahve 250 ping)
    - 3vs5 or 3vs4 when you must transport a bag for exemple. as the unloock are down, it's just unfair and impossible to win. people take their car on the point. times for kill guys and destroys car, they have times to come back :)
    ......... i love this game, but not like this!

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  38. Yeah Team balance is very unfair...
    When you begin with the STAR gun and the other get rocket or AK47 is just unfair !

    Very very hard for noob players...

    A friend of me was playing 30 mns and when I see the team balance and the difficulty of the game he just stopped APB Reloaded...

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  39. lol you wanna know whats worst? deciding to disable upgrades and keep matchmaking? matchmaking assumes you using higher level gear when it matches you 2v3 or 2v4 lol

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  40. Oh come on, it's been a 'few' days already...

    This is getting ridiculous waiting, just for some news on the EU Server.

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  41. Yeah get a move on! I'm still waiting for the activation that never comes! Tell us some news about the EU servers and the open beta, we're tired of waiting so much!

    Cheers.

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  42. it obvious the Bjorn above is the fake one he only joined on april 2011 check this guys!! The Real bjorn joined march 2010!

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  43. You are a idiot faker Bjorn!
    So stfu plz.

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  44. @Rene

    I'm in CB, and I don't have to wait for OB... But it bored me already. If I had even sure that the account of the Beta will be forever.
    I just hope that in the holiday I could play normally ..

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  45. Sigh I love it how 'faker Bjorn' risks messing things up for everyone, since basically the next step would be to turn on more formal identification for the blog (but then everyone would have to use an authenticated Gmail account to post, which could be a bigger PIA).

    I am preparing the new update for tomorrow, so stay tuned. Cheers!

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  46. Its funny because i've dealt with customs many times in the past and they aren't allowed to keep your property for more than a week after that either they seize it or ask you to ship it back.
    Sounds like APBR is a fail :( ... I'm kind of surprised i lasted this long this game got old really quick.

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  47. next weekly blog is about Zombies attacked their EU datacenter or Aliens stole their equipements..

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  48. Quit complaining nobody cares about the EU.

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  49. scott, you mean nobody cares about you

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  50. Well @Fat Boy, I dont know what customs you have dealt with, but with my company, EU Customs and Excise, they have kept electronic equipment from my company that I imported from america, for atleast 3 months, and it took a long while for our company to receive the equipment in the end.

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  51. @Fat Bot

    your wrong, i shipped something from the US about 4 weeks ago and customs held the item for over 10 days, that's 2 work weeks, and it's not the first time i have seen this happen, but i guess shipping internationally for years don't count with some of you.

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  52. Ppl u can see whos the real Bjorn by watching the date when he joined the blog :)

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  53. is this beta opened to EU? i've downloaded the game but the only region there is available to select is North America. HELP

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  54. @Scott neither does anyone for you
    so quit trolling

    and @Jonathan I guess most know that now^^

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  55. there is no open beta yet and no EU server...just relax and wait for an update.

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  56. @Rene hehe ya i guess, im just the one who's slow ^^

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  57. @Max We relax to long for the EU server....

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  58. GReaT GaMe I'M iN BeTa No BuGs To DeCLaRe !
    No CHeaTeRs [To MaNy iN FiRsT APB]
    GaMeRs LeVeL iN MiSSioNs GooD MiX !
    sAeLA

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  59. eVeRyBoDy iN/ouT Da GaMe :
    JuST LiTTLe PoST !
    TaKe iT eaSy . . .

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  60. @sAeLA XiAH You think you are cool if you post like this "AbCdEfG"?
    NOOO you don't!

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  61. MaY Be MoRe PLaYeRs 4 TeST APB aFTeR . . .

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  62. http://soundcloud.com/tra-k-1er

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  64. Easy way to tell the Real from Fake Bjorn:

    Hover over the name in the comment and if you get: http://www.blogger.com/profile/12777632945088020646
    its real.
    (If you click on the link it will say on Blogger since March 2010 <-Real)

    The fake profile link looks like this:
    http://www.blogger.com/profile/08149126800215567271
    (If you click on the link it will say on Blogger since April 2011 <-Fake)

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  65. Easy way to tell the REAL from FAKE Bjorn:

    Hover your mouse over the name of the poster in question:

    REAL:

    http://www.blogger.com/profile/12777632945088020646
    (If you click on the name this link will bring up a profile which states "On Blogger since March 2010")

    FAKE:

    http://www.blogger.com/profile/08149126800215567271
    (If you click on the name this link will bring up a profile which states "On Blogger since April 2011")

    Also this should be filled out by Bjorn, if it hasn't been done already:

    http://www.google.com/support/blogger/bin/request.py?contact_type=impersonation

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  66. We don't care about fake Bjorn! We want to play the game, am I right? So please, can you give us any news about the EU servers or the OB status? Thanks.

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  67. Actually, theres an even easier way to tell REAL bjorn from FAKE bjorn:

    REAL Bjorn: *insert important update here*
    FAKE Bjorn: bla bla bla titties, bla bla bla poop joke.

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  68. lol fake bjorn.

    "THERE CAN BE ONLY ONE!"

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  69. Where's that update you promised us:(

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  70. wait for the deep night...they r living in US so they dont care about eu timezone.its 3:27 am in there.

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  71. I am from EU and I cant wait to play this game

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  72. EU Server this week ? whats going on ?

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  73. wow people you need to remember that it is only 7am on the US west coast.

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  74. oh yeah i wanted to post this... we know customs has your gear, so you should have opened the US east coast sever and invited some of the EU people to play there for now. happy customers are good customers, and after all that's what we are.

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  75. Hier passiert nichts, und so wird es bleiben...

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  76. When open beta will start? And will it be in Europe too?

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  77. I just...wow...ever since January...4 months now...I loved this game since I was in beta in the 1st one... I can't believe it but I'm done. Its been long enough..peace.

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  78. its saturday already...where the heck is an update? :<

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  79. G1 is letting a lot of people down. I can't blame people for giving up on this game. G1 should of let everybody in that got the beta application key. Seeing as how long the wait has been that would of gave people hope. If the servers can't handle it, too bad. At least people would be in the game even if they were unable to move because of horrible ping.

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  80. @Max

    It's 2pm Friday afternoon in California bud. Simmer down.

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  81. who cares about Cali now?we r about EU servers wich means EU timezone

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  82. serius is the game worth holding back from buy others games ....
    yes the game is great .. was have tested it sens i did die the first time ...
    but starting to wounder if not to play something else and give up on this , not just all the time its takeing them just to get the eu server up.. ow is it gona be whit east and all that gona take the same amout of time ?? ...
    and whit no real ranking system ,, makes it kind of boring ...
    i give it a few more weeks then im putting Crimecraft on the pay cheack ....

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  83. @Max

    you asked about an update, that's why they told you what time it is in Cali. it's Friday here in the US and it's only 2:23pm in Cali.

    don't ask if you don't want an answe.

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  84. Now if the EU server come many ppl left the game because of senseless waiting i think.
    Its so sad what G1 do with the game and with his gamers.

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  85. This is ridiculous, it's been soon a month since EU-beta was supposed to come.

    They keep claiming it being stuck in customs and its probably BS, on top of that they keep being weeks late with their "news".

    I've lost all confidence in G1, its sad how they have handled this beta.

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  86. Yes, this is really ridiculous!

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  87. @bigweels: It's called a CLOSED beta for a reason. I guess it's down to luck if you get in. Can't hurt if you was a previous beta tester of APB I suppose, but that's just guesswork (I was in the first beta, so I suppose that was to my favour)

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  88. @paal k: no shit its a closed beta! like i was saying, they should let everybody in just for the sake of waiting. just because its a closed beta dosent mean that they cant let more people in! Pretty sure MOST people know its a CLOSED BETA! I didnt mean let everybody and there moms in, i said only people that got the application key! i didnt say let everyone in that has visited the site. ANYWAYS G1 did say that they would let everybody in that applied before feb. 24 or whatever date BEFORE Open beta, or so they hoped that would happen. SO Yeah Thanks for letting us all no for the 12456567564th time that this is a CLOSED BETA.

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  89. I love how people keep saying they gave up/wont play now but yet their still checking. All in all, most of you saying this will still play the game when they have the chance.

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  90. Bahhhh I wanna give up but I want to play >:I every godamn day I wake up and check my roblok26@yahoo.com email!!!Every godamn night,Every godamn week! I want a freakin' activation :( I want to create my own stuff,report bugs(so it's not a horrible product),roleplay,and most of all have fun

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  91. oK .Panic! WaNT SoMe NeWs ? Da GaMe [APB] iN CLoSeD 4 THe MoMeNT
    oPeN BeTa WiLL CoMe SoON [JuSt TiMe To FiNaLiSe
    LaST BuGS & TaKe MoRe SeRVeRs [I SuPPoSe].

    In No MucH TiMe I MeaN [HoPe] 2 WeEKs MaX . . .

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  92. oK .Panic! WaNT SoMe NeWs ? Da GaMe [APB] iN CLoSeD 4 THe MoMeNT
    oPeN BeTa WiLL CoMe SoON [JuSt TiMe To FiNaLiSe
    LaST BuGS & TaKe MoRe SeRVeRs [I SuPPoSe].

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  93. Just as an FYI .. the EU servers are showing in the server list now .. i beleive that they are just testing them and we will have access to them soon. So don't get your panties in a bunch.

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