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Re: Firefall
« Reply #15 on: September 20, 2010, 04:39:29 AM »
A couple of the groups that formed around Global Agenda have found their way over to Firefall. Noxxious and Cybernetic Punks. Bith are fairly large organized groups. One of the fellows with CP mad a thread for "What we know so far" information on the game.

http://www.firefallthegame.com/forums/showthread.php?1247-Firefall-What-we-know-so-far

Pretty good collection of info so far.

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Firefall: What we know so far.

This is a list I'm doing and will maintain for those who are new to the community and wish to read a list of what Firefall is, please post things that I have missed. Thanks. Stuff related to the technology of the game (i.e. will it run on this os, etc) or lore will not be posted. I want to stick to the meat of the game and keep it easy to read/accessible.

For questions answered by the devs, there is a sticky post for that.

Thanks to these folks for contributing:

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Firefall, what we know so far.

General:

[INDENT]-    Team based Action Shooter
-    Open world, persistent game
-       F2P game with micro-transactions/cash shop
-    Large, streaming world
-    The game is an action oriented shooter with some MMO and other genre elements mixed in.
-    Obvious Influence from Starship Troopers, Planetside, Tribes.
-    Game is physics and skill based, twitch based game
-    Game will be accessible to all, however, it won’t reduce the challenge
-       There will be PvE as well as PvP
-       The Wiki Wacker is the official drink of Firefall[/INDENT]

Combat:

[INDENT]-    Assault, Medic archetype are annonced, there will be other Battleframes later
-    No dice roll for attacks, it’s pure shooter mechanics
-    Primary weapon: Assault Rifle: Infinite Ammo, can be upgraded
-    Primary weapon: Plasma gun, AoE based attack, can be upgraded
-       Primary weapon: Sniper Rifle (what looks to be) in the video, unsure about ammo, probably can be upgraded
-    All guns have limited ammo excluding the Assault Rifle which is infinite ammo
-    Crater: AoE aerial-based attack
-    All weapons, armour can be upgraded with a module based system
-    Guns have recoil
-    Medics have a healing gun, which looks like a stream of healing, equivalent to Team Fortress 2 medic gun.
-       Medics have a healing grenades as alt-fire
-    Loot drops from monsters on death and can be picked up (not sure on the rolling system )
-    You can upgrade your backpack which controls your abilities and some guns.
-    Loot is currently FFA and only your team can see it, no rolling system in yet
-       There is no, and will be no cover system in Firefall, it's Run n' Gun
-       Jetpacks are energy based. much like in Global Agenda and Tribes
-       There are two separate hitboxes (i.e head, body), headshots do bonus damage
-       Bullets may be affected by gravity, they are still working on it to decide what is better
-       There is class armour and not specific types of armour, it can all be customized with modules to adjust stats
-       You can change your class in the player hub, however, your level applies to one battleframe
-       Thumpers attract enemies because they make a lot of noise
-       Equipment Screen shows (in Gameplay video): Assault Pack (w/3 slots; 250 energy), Assault Battleframe (w/3 slots; 1600 HP), Plasma Cannon (3 slots; 1044 damage rating), Assault Rifle (2 slots; 1020 damage rating)
-       Inventory Screen: Rate of Fire Module (Increase RoF +10%), Elite Assault Pack (334 Energy; 3 slots), Salvaged Regeneration Module 1 (Restores 5HP/sec), Assault Rifle III (2 slots; 1030 damage rating)
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Gameplay:

[INDENT]-       There is a party system, no confirmation on a raid system yet
-    Dynamic events, where things will happen with/without player intervention
-    Towns can be under siege by the Chosen, it happens during random times and may or may not happen if other events around the world occur.
-    Towns can be taken by the NPC faction if players don’t defend it, but can be retaken with missions.
-    Thumper mission: Mining resource called ‘Crystite’ which allows of updating of weapons, etc. It can be dropped anywhere in the world.
-    Dredge: One of the player hubs.
-    ‘Melding Titan’ is a large boss type mob who can attack cities, normal guns do not work in killing it, you must use turrets and so on to inflict damage.
-      There is collision detection
-      Equipment changes change character appearance.
-      Two dropdown types shown in the video: Request Support from Your Army, Calls down a Thumper for Mining Operations
-      There are player owned vehicles, one noted so far is the hover bike in the video.
-      There are passive NPC mobs[/INDENT]

 
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Re: Firefall
« Reply #16 on: September 26, 2010, 08:05:56 PM »
Just in case it hasn't been fully absorbed this game is going to be free to play and free to own.

Count me in :D

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Re: Firefall
« Reply #17 on: September 29, 2010, 01:47:41 AM »
Not a ton of new info since it is still a ways off yet. But here's another vid with dev description

http://g4tv.com/videos/48884/Firefall-Executive-Producer-Interview/?quality=hd

I especially like the idea that one of the main hub towns where you need to go to to do many aspects of the game can be randomly attacked. And if the players there don't defend the town, it can become unusable.

Here are some new screens that were relesed.
http://www.firefallthegame.com/2010/09/24/happy-friday-new-screenshots/

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Re: Firefall
« Reply #18 on: September 29, 2010, 03:56:41 AM »
Good find Mr.Smith  (Y)  ;)

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Re: Firefall
« Reply #19 on: October 01, 2010, 03:28:34 PM »
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Re: Firefall
« Reply #20 on: October 03, 2010, 06:40:05 AM »
Loved borderlands but its bad friend system/connecting was its downfall...this game is gonna be sweet.

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Re: Firefall
« Reply #21 on: October 03, 2010, 03:21:19 PM »
So true... still a bitch to try and connect. it's so frustrating, because I know it's a good game, and it would be even more fun to play with friends, but it's just so hard to get games going with people...

The worst part is that I got into a game with a few of you guys, and I couldn't play cus the latency was like over 1k :(
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Re: Firefall
« Reply #22 on: October 03, 2010, 04:28:03 PM »
Well thats another advantage this games has, as borderlands is client side hosted, this will have dedicated servers up 24/7 \o/

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Re: Firefall
« Reply #23 on: October 05, 2010, 08:26:19 AM »
One of the forumers dissected one of the game vids and created a thread with all their observations listed. Pretty good breakdown, but WARNING it's a bit of an eye bleed  :=(.

http://www.firefallthegame.com/forums/showthread.php?1260-Detailed-video-analysis


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Re: Firefall
« Reply #24 on: November 02, 2010, 06:59:00 AM »
Red 5 got back from the DigiChina show in Beijing recently, showing off the game to their biggest investor, The9 Limited. (They injected 20 mil (US) a few months ago)

this is the gameplay vid they used. It is similar to the PAX vid, but there is some new stuff added. I am really excited about defending the town/outposts from huge attacks along with the other players that are in town. If these guys can actually pull off all that they want to, this game could be pretty huge. Check it in HD.

LINK to the thread in the OF.


If not previously posted, HERE is the Red 5 site.

The9 article HERE.


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Re: Firefall
« Reply #25 on: November 03, 2010, 03:43:29 AM »
Cthulhu must... see blades...  in order to be intrigued.

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Re: Firefall
« Reply #26 on: November 03, 2010, 04:58:53 AM »
fwiw i hate the whole borderlands "outlined" look.
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Re: Firefall
« Reply #27 on: November 04, 2010, 03:21:12 AM »
Cthulhu must... see blades...  in order to be intrigued.

I'm working on it....

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Re: Firefall
« Reply #28 on: November 05, 2010, 03:38:37 AM »
fwiw i hate the whole borderlands "outlined" look.
Look up "Borderlands config editor"

You can do all kinds of cool shit to tweak the game and make it look better, but probably the best part is that you can turn off the outlines. Changing the Field of View also helps a LOT.

PC gaming ftw :D
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Re: Firefall
« Reply #29 on: November 06, 2010, 04:32:02 AM »
Look up "Borderlands config editor"

You can do all kinds of cool shit to tweak the game and make it look better, but probably the best part is that you can turn off the outlines. Changing the Field of View also helps a LOT.

PC gaming ftw :D

Oddly enough, the game looks almost like "clay animation" with the outlines turned off.

 


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