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Old 09-25-2010, 06:24 PM   #1
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I'd meant to make a thread for this game weeks ago, but forgot.

Firefall is a high quality action MMO, developed by Red 5, that is free to play and is being described as "a late 2011 PC online shooter that would blend 'hundreds of player co-op' in an open sandbox world with strong clan support (leaderboards, clan stats) and an optional co-operative-enabled campaign threaded through Firefall's mysteriously alien version of planet Earth. The game's a shooter, meant to be played in first or third-person views."

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Video game designer Dave Perry predicted a few years ago that a day would come when a company released a high quality game you'd expect to pay full price for but will play for free. It would change everything.

When the polished free games come out, Perry speculated, it will be hard to pay $60 for a game again.

The last thing I learned about Firefall when I saw it last weekend at the Penny Arcade Expo in Seattle was that the game would be free: free to download; free to play. That didn't compute. The game looked too slick, too complex, too advanced to be free. There will be microtransactions. Players will be able to buy items for the game, but Mark Kern, CEO for Firefall development studio Red 5 and an ex-Blizzard guy, says that even the purchasable items that may involve gameplay — the ones that aren't just cosmetic — won't imbalance the game.

The implication of all this is hard to believe and send off the too-good-to-be-true alarm bells, the kind of pitch we've seen only rarely with games like Combat Arms or Need For Speed World: A game that looks this good for which we wouldn't have to pay a dime?



Beta signup starts here.
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Old 09-25-2010, 06:42 PM   #2
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This should be pretty fun.
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Old 09-25-2010, 07:02 PM   #3
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I look forward to it.
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Old 09-25-2010, 07:05 PM   #4
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PAX Play through.
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Old 09-25-2010, 07:07 PM   #5
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I know I can't be the only one thinking it. That logo totally looks a lot like the one to StarCraft: Ghost.
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Old 09-25-2010, 07:07 PM   #6
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Here's what it looks like in action
EDIT: Oh wow, I'm slow
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Old 09-25-2010, 07:11 PM   #7
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It's like Borderlands made love with StarCraft and spewed awesome sauce all over the walls.
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Old 09-25-2010, 07:12 PM   #8
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I was about to say Borderlands meets Alien Swarm.
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Old 09-25-2010, 08:02 PM   #9
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Old 09-25-2010, 09:53 PM   #10
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I wanna play it.
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Old 09-25-2010, 10:25 PM   #11
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Same. I think I'ma sign up for the beta.
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Old 09-25-2010, 10:28 PM   #12
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I already did!
Would be pretty saucesome if we could get a group going in the beta...

Assuming any of us gets accepted.
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Old 09-25-2010, 10:40 PM   #13
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Signed up!
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Old 09-26-2010, 09:41 AM   #14
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You gotta do anything besides sign up for the forum?
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Old 09-26-2010, 11:37 AM   #15
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I am not a fan of the way the armor looks.

Still looks better then most free MMO games.
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You gotta do anything besides sign up for the forum?
Doesn't seem to be.
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Old 09-06-2012, 05:27 PM   #17
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Two years later and it seems the beta has finally begun. I just received an email with a beta code to try this.
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Old 09-06-2012, 06:38 PM   #18
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100% jelly.
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Two years later and it seems the beta has finally begun. I just received an email with a beta code to try this.
I just did as well. Wooh!
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Old 09-20-2013, 11:21 PM   #20
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So, I just discovered this today and have been playing a little bit as it's in open beta right now.

I really wish my healing was better than it is. One heal pulse every like 30 seconds feels so insufficient to me right now.
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Old 09-21-2013, 03:38 AM   #21
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I was in the closed beta and still have not played it. I keep meaning to. Maybe I'll do that this weekend.
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Old 09-24-2013, 01:55 PM   #22
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Oh right, I have beta access to this. Even have it installed.
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