So in what must be record time, All Points Bulletin (APB) has bitten the proverbial MMO dust like many before it. There are conflicting reports about compensation for the game – with some saying they’ve received discounts or vouchers, and some saying you can’t get anything. But all accounts agree that it’s by no means easy. So our question to you is this: has Australia’s logistical isolation, for once, done us a favour?
APB players were given just a few days to make peace with their characters. They had only a few months to invest – but in some MMOs, that’s enough to get to the highest level and start experiencing endgame.
Kotaku AU had its fair share of comments lamenting the announcement that we wouldn’t be able to play the game. But now that you’ve seen what’s happened – would you want to?
[imgclear] I’m sure it comes down to what kind of gamer you are. If you’re perfectly happy whittling away at low level trash mobs while chatting on Ventrilo, it doesn’t really matter. Or perhaps you’re the masochistic type that ritually tries other MMOs just to remind yourself of how bad they are on launch, heading back to WoW just in time for them to assimilate all the new MMOs ideas.
But if you’re that achiever gamer – the kind that likes to be able to open up a web page and say “Look, THAT’S how powerful I am,” then we imagine you’d be angry enough right now to wish the whole thing had never happened, and you had invested those three months into a different RPG, or a Starcraft 2 ladder rating, or even a recreation of Enterprise D in Minecraft.
Or if we’re willing to get even crazier, try this on for size – could APB have failed because it neglected Oceania? Not to be insensitive, but the last game we can remember that did that was Fury, and looked what happened to Auran. Keep that in mind, suits, when you dare to consider us financially insignificant.