With the release of All Points Bulletin, there has been a buzz in the online gaming community. Lots of people have never heard of APB and with the open beta they were given a free trial to see if this is anything they would be interested in. The game can be fun but also unforgiving as it is centered on PVP. Your first trip into the world might be a harsh one if you are getting killed every mission without success.
To begin with, some people have had immediate fps troubles. One tip is to go into the options and then into capture. There is a function called quickcapture that APB is trying to implement. With this, your last 30 seconds of game play are constantly recorded. So if something “awesome” happens you have the ability to save your last 30 seconds. However, with the constant recording, it is creating extra work for your computer and HDD and this can contribute to lower FPS. Turning this off should help. 6-mapb
After you get out of the tutorial area, your missions will almost always involve PVP elements. Most missions consist of 1 or more points that you either need to assault or defend. In doing so you may be up against more than one player. Using the “Call For Backup” will add players to your team equal to whatever you are up against. Trying to go it alone can be rough, 2 bad guns shooting at you is still 2 vs 1 and may be more trouble than its worth.
Driving, you might notice that driving feels a bit slow in reaction time. This is because the developers have decided to make driving server side rather than client side. This means that when you turn your input is read by the server, and then it is put into action. The reason it was done this way is having it client side makes for the possibility of hackers exploiting a weakness in the programming. It is a price to pay to keep things legit.
This game uses its own VOIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol). In the current state of beta, it is a bit glitchy at best, but that’s something for them to work on. One thing to note is that when you get in game, the default setting is to have VOIP voice activated. That means you basically will have an open mic in game. So be sure to remember that and or go into audio and change the setting to “Push to Talk”, this way people wont hear your g/f yelling at you to stop playing, or your uncontrollable sneezing fit because your room is too dusty since you haven’t been cleaning it with all the gaming. Heed these warnings!