Defiance Free-to-Play Arrives June 4!

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  1. Imfir

    Imfir Well-Known Member

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    don't understand why they're doing it, but they are.
    It was B2P, and now going F2P it appears
    looking at the Comparison page, what one gets from the free to play is not that great, really need at least 3 loadouts, having 2 is messed up. the Max Inventory for F2P .. your screwed again. 50 would had been a good number. The rest is all one needs, though not sure about the Ark key codes, for the tier4 lock boxes, you need 75, also need that much for purchasing epic faction mods lock boxes. other then that the 50 ark key codes is plenty. Unless they change what's needed for the tier 4 stuff (keycode wise)
     
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    Yeah, I just got the email as well.
    Hows the game been ?
    I'm looking forward to season 2, so might try & find some time to jump back in.
     
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    I have only been playing DEFI for 2 months.. So my thoughts and opinion are my own

    the Latest patch really messed how one plays , they added a scaling system, that failed, they're working on that. it's getting better each week, but not fast enough.

    you no longer need to reset the weapons mastery , you now can earn EXP with the weapons mastered, only reason to reset mastery is to change mastery that you received from mastering the weapon, that's if you don;t like it, and want to take a chance on a better one

    They added Armor, . . . not enough, . . the NPC's can have 5X more armor . . .and they seem to have a unlimted supply of armor repair stims where us, the players are only limited to 10, and they go fast. There are some help from perks and Protection spikes, but very little.

    you die a lot more due to the new scaling and Armor, and dieing lowers your score, towards the reward you would receive.
    The scoring system dose not reward those that do the most damage.

    there are more to list, but those are my only peeve's, (That I can recall at this moment) and I can live with them and still enjoy the game
    Other then what I listed I believe nothing much has changed, but some DLC's, in others words still the same, of what I know of the game, and my knowledge is limited :oops:
     
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    Ohh, free. I like that word. Did want to try this, but at the time wasn't interested in buying it.
     
  5. Imfir

    Imfir Well-Known Member

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    there is the free trial, only limits you to playing in the first 2 zones

    also you use this site , to get all the 120 arkfall codes needed to increase inventory, and getting some other goodies, even if you were just playing on the trial account
     
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    Hi Guys,

    I haven't played Defiance in about 6 months time or so. I have sorta kept up with the news on and off in the mean while. I am also looking forward to Season 2 of the SyFy television series coming this June.

    It seems the new Modus Operandi for game developers launching an MMO. Recoup costs with original client box sales and/or a game subscription. In "Trion Worlds" case with "Defiance" it wasn't a game subscription but quarterly game boosters as mini expansions. What many of us came to understand as the Season Pass coming in at $40 for 5 boosters or $10 a pop piece meal.

    I'm glad now I never purchased the season pass, but I did fork over 10 bucks for the first game booster. Which I barely explored before moving onto Firefall and now subsequently ESO.

    Now it seems game developers are running out the clock in order to ride the hype wave. To gather as much income in any business model configuration before being forced by reality to a F2P model. A single Mmorpg like "World of Warcraft" can support millions of players globally. However a dozen or more MMO game titles of exceeding or nominal quality to WoW can't each support those numbers. So the game developers / publishers hedge their bets until landing on their intended original business model. After the first year of retail after launching the game.

    Eventually this shell game of a pretzel business model(s) with a customer base is making consumers less trusting. Rather than more with the MMO games industry overall it appears. So far it seems SOE is the lone exception so far not playing such tricks on their customers. Unlike these independent game studios hashed by pros and new comers alike from major past games.

    This western global economy is getting better in certain sectors of each society. Entertainment spending is gradually going to return, but we're still in a lag period before that will occur, perhaps a couple years more? These shenanigans by game developers will piss off more than build confidence from gamers / consumers alike.
     
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  7. Imfir

    Imfir Well-Known Member

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    just a bump
    just a few more days from now

    settings are at the lowest, I'm playing on 10 year old tech, I can run at higher settings but the load times take even longer

    [​IMG]
     

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    Major Patch Update: 6/4/14 - 9 AM PDT / 4 PM GMT - All Platforms

    Major Patch Update: 6/4/14 - 9 AM PDT / 4 PM GMT - All Platforms

     
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    lol, I actually just did alot of that storyline tonight. Was fun. NFI what I was doin, but fun. Guess I should ask for some help here.....
    I saw Nolan & Irisa just hangin around on the road last week. So really hoping I can catch up with them sometime.
    Thought S2E01 was good. Looking forward to the season ahead.
     
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    the TOG clan just reached it's first global Bonus, YAY

    +5% rep :D

    just had to post that, been wanting to see that for the past 3 months

    did you get the season 2 EGO code
    if not here it is : Paradise . . just enter it here EGO Codes | Defiance
    it'll give you a 15day Patron pass
     
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    Imfir,
    you in a clan for Defiance? I have been in and out of the game for about 6 months and enjoy it as a MMFPS. TOG interest seemed to have dried up awhile ago but this is my go-to casual game when work gets heavy - like the setting and mechanics better than Firefall (which does seem to still be getting TOG action).

    If anyone else is around, look me up:
    Ruun Varg
     
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    Thorongil Getting Started

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    I just started playing Defiance last week, and so far it looks like a great casual MMO/shooter.

    Look me up in-game, especially if you have clan invite privileges.
    player: Deathwind
    primary character: Signy Mallory
     
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    Imfir Well-Known Member

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    when is a good time to look you up ?

    I'm in the TOG clan in PC-NA, but in some other clan in PC-EU

    if your looking for a active clan, then being in the TOG clan may not be for you, but if you want in the TOG clan and meet and hook up with friends in the game .. I can invite.

    main character: Xaat Xuun
    Game name is Achnaat

    there are a couple other TOGgers get on when they can
     
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    Was bored of all those Facebook games and accidentally saw Defiance as F2P and decided to give it a try...

    1st week in, at 2100 EGO
    and i could use a ToG invite ;)

    Main: Packrat
    Game: Antigus

    Online almost always at daytime of EU timezone... (yep i know... it's sad but been the worst summer weather in many decades, not much to do)
     
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    Invited,

    ,
    apologizes for the long moment to get your invite to you, just the easy way wasn't showing
     
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    Inv me as well to NA pls
    Character Terra9
    OC time.
     
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    I'm on n off a lot lately .. I'm still looking for you all to send TOG invite

    just letting ya know you're not forgotten , just missing each other

    Check in the TS channel Koreeth can be found there, when he's on .. chat can at times be missed
     
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    wanted something to take screenshots with so downloaded Bandicam, I had tried FRAPs but it would just crash the game, seems bandicam works

    I only have issues with load times, but running bandicam, lowered my FPS by a lot, and still the loading issue.

    this was my first ever use of bandicam, and you get to see what the game is like at 5-7 FPS :bigfrown:
    my FPS in Defiance is 10x that . . but with slow loading
    heh that low FPS screwed my driving I really don't drive that bd

    remember bad FPS it may hurt to watch
    oh and I need to check why no sound, will do some more trials with bandicam. but yeeah no sound
     

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