Seems both you and Asger are missing the point.
You're both tailoring your argument saying that FF bans consists of possibly many rerollers.
My point is exactly that being a problem of APB relying on FF alone and not having anything to prevent the 5minute reroll.
One cannot ignore the numbers (9600 total, 3300 citadel), while looking at the active population size and claim we don't need something drastic to happen soon unless APB is to die completely. APB dying would be a shame, since many can agree this game has great potential, if only G1 would do the steps to cure it's biggest problems and salvage the image of the game ---- so growth can actually become a "thing".
/pop =/= unique logins, cmon get it.
and biggest apb problems is trash servers and terrible optimization.
More and more online games are going F2P with optional micro-transactions, so saying "don't play f2p" is like saying stick to singleplayer.
There's a majority of online games out there using the same model (subscription based online games are slowly becoming extinct in favor of exactly optional transactions, encouraged by "wants"), yet those games are MANAGED in a way that makes it so cheating isn't a rampant problem.
this discussion is pretty much pointless since you can't really prove there's a "rampant cheating problem" here in apb
i actually really wanna know whos the team who handles investigating cheat reports. DO they play the Game???? or do they just look for obvious signs and put a ban on them for incorrect judgement or look at the player's info and check how much reports the player has etc etc
uhh no, there's no such thing as that, i don't know if you were legit or not but G1 doesn't ban randomly or based on reports as you claim, FF gather stats about players and yeah there's a good chance you were actually cheating.
tbh the way you spam this at pretty much every topic is disgusting, and nobody is gonna believe you by posting those pointless screenshots everywhere.
One of the biggest complaints that new players have about this game is the skill gap between new and experienced players. Guns like the ATAC and Medusa look to close that gap by giving new players a weapon that can help them hold their own against someone that is very experienced with the game and its mechanics.
i've said the same thing before back when C2 was so broken, newbies aren't supposed to play against experienced players, that's a matchmaking problem, sure it might work out well for a newbie to use it in our game which fresh players play against people with 5k+ hours, but in other cases this ruins the balance between equally skilled players and other matches, so yeah it's better to fix the pretty broken matchmaking than to ruin the whole game in order to cover up that issue.
and tbh if they were to help out newbies they would've atleast released a broken f2p gun which fresh newbies can acquire instantly, but an armas weapons... hmm not really, and it's likely for people with more experience to abuse it's power.
I said it once and I'll say it again. MOST players can deal with the lag, bad servers, bugs, and unbalanced guns. But CANNOT deal with cheaters. You can learn and adapt to all the previously mentioned except cheaters.