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Old 9th July 2014, 12:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi Guys,

Piggybacking onto Daed's Launch #4 link I saw the RedStudio announcment of the game going retail. Now practically to the date of open beta starting July 2013 about a year ago.

Here's the Announcement Link.

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On July 14th, we will be bringing our game servers down for a full-day maintenance session. When the servers come back up on July 15th, they will be running the launch patch of Firefall complete with all of the new things we’ve talked about so far, and more.

However, July 15th will not be the launch date for Firefall. As of the time of this post, we have disabled the ability for newly created accounts to log in and play Firefall (as in any account that was created after the time of this post will not be able to create a character, but any account created before will remain able to play as normal). When the patch goes live on the 15th, it will only be accessible to existing players, or new players who have early access – more info on that below. That will continue until, at long last, Firefall officially releases on Steam on July 29th. That’s right, as of July 29th, 2014, Firefall will be officially launched and available to everyone for free on the Steam platform. (Post made July 8th)
They're offering voluntary purchases of 2 game packs. Not unlike the Founders pack in closed beta about 2 years ago or so. Here one is with all the bells and whistles at $99.99 the other is $29.99.



I'm curious as to what they done to the game. Since I haven't played since last February or January of this year.
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Old 9th July 2014, 12:46 PM   #2 (permalink)
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new features page too:

Firefall Features


and Path to Launch Blog #5

http://www.firefallthegame.com/news/...d-devil-s-tusk

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Old 10th July 2014, 11:33 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I played Firefall when it was out in beta If you like the Borderlands graphics and ok? game play its for you. But it was a borefest for me
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Old 10th July 2014, 12:11 PM   #4 (permalink)
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@Atrayu,

Gameplay is identical.
Few new missions.
Gear mechanics have been borked for a while and one of the main reasons I stopped playing. This is supposed to be revised for launch and I understand the durability issue (having to replace gear all the time) and complex crafting got canned.

The other reason is no end game content. Now it looks like there might be something for us to check out as the world size has effectively tripled.
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Old 11th July 2014, 02:23 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Hi Guys,

Thanks for the responses.

A question I have is what will happen to our progress with the battle frames, achievements, and resources collected?

Are they doing some sort of redemption beta vendor like in the old closed beta period?
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Hi Guys,

Thanks for the responses.

A question I have is what will happen to our progress with the battle frames, achievements, and resources collected?

Are they doing some sort of redemption beta vendor like in the old closed beta period?
All old resources can be traded for a handful of pretty crappy "oh look, I ground tonnes of mats for this piece of junk" rewards.

Grandfathering of all access research before specialisation is out, to be paid back in crystite and banked research time.

Any frames you've tiered up will be converted to their appropriate "level" (new progression is 40 levels on each frame, more like it was before they started monkeying with tiers).

Plenty of other changes, but if you want to try and get rid of your soon to be junk, log in and do it shortly or you'll miss out.
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beat me to it.

Alternatively you can refine the resources into crysite. Still think it needs to be completed pre launch though.
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Hi Guys,

Thanks for the responses.

A question I have is what will happen to our progress with the battle frames, achievements, and resources collected?

Are they doing some sort of redemption beta vendor like in the old closed beta period?
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Old 12th July 2014, 01:53 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Thanks for the responses.

I logged in last night and converted my resources to those beta war bonds. I made it as far as tier 3 and somewhat into tier 4. I converted too many of my resources I needed to grind for new junk resources to skill up my Nighthawk in power. Now I have 28 pilot tokens with nothing to spend them on, except battle frames I have yet to experience.
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Old 15th July 2014, 12:34 PM   #10 (permalink)
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While it's good they are reverting back to a more expected system, their attitude at the moment is "oh look, we've made something new and shiny" rather than "sorry for 2+ years of f#cking you around while we used you as a lab rat".

I wouldn't be nearly as cheesed if I hadn't already ground out mats/xp/crystite a number of times only to be knocked down and told to start over multiple times. The excuse "beta" has worn a bit thin, that game has been in "we'll take your money" beta for a very long time...

Call me old fashioned, but I thought beta tests were for bug hunting and polish, not fundamental changes to progression and game systems...
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