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janekk

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Firefall - new Tribes
« on: September 05, 2010, 05:25:17 am »

Click here for 11 minutes of gameplay.
Cinematic trailer.
Bonus hidden video
Dev commentary
Game looks sweet. Mix of Borderlands and Tribes. It is made by Blizzard ex-employees like Mark Kern (team lead on WoW) and William Petras (art director on WoW) and Scott Youngblood (lead designer on Tribes 1 and 2). Here is link to their site: http://www.firefallthegame.com/

Few points from FAQ on their forum:

Is Firefall an MMO?

No. Firefall is first and foremost an action shooter. We incorporated a lot of elements that you might find in various genres, including MMOs, but it is not an MMO in the traditional sense.

How much will Firefall cost to play?

We are so excited about Firefall that we want to make sure everyone can play it and join their friends in the game. When Firefall releases, it will be available online for download and play for absolutely free.

Will there be a subscription fee?

Absolutely not. We do not feel that a subscription fee best suits the style of game we are creating.

How do you plan to make money?

We plan to offer a marketplace for Firefall that will offer players items to enhance their gaming experience. We are adamantly against selling anything that might compromise the skill-based aspect of the game.


When Beta will start I'm sure to sign up.
« Last Edit: September 06, 2010, 11:38:34 am by janekk »
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« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2010, 05:46:31 am »

That? Free?

Damn. Is there something I can RSS or whatever for news on it, so I know when it comes out? When will the beta start? It looks like it'd melt my computer, but if the full thing is even remotely like that trailer, I'm not entirely sure I'd care. And free? Tribes inspired, modern game, for free?

There's a catch. I don't know what it is, but there's one in there, somewhere.

... and I'd probably hop in anyway, even if it turned my little free-play no-nothing into goo, just so I could watch stuff like that. That was almost cinematic. Though I've never played borderlands... or tribes 2 or beyond, ha. Spent some hours with th'first one getting kicked around, but that's about it...
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« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2010, 06:05:21 am »

There is no date on beta.
« Last Edit: September 05, 2010, 06:20:09 am by janekk »
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« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2010, 06:06:04 am »

i miss tribes
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« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2010, 06:22:22 am »

Yeah, a friend linked me to this vid yesterday. Looks bloody epic, and I really love their stylistic direction. Also, Beta applications are open now apparently.

The above vid, a small article, and a cinematic trailer are all here, as well as a link to the forums where you can apply for beta access.
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« Reply #5 on: September 05, 2010, 06:25:13 am »

That sign up for beta button (on their site) is registration at forum. I guess they will pick people from forum (or give access to all).
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« Reply #6 on: September 05, 2010, 06:26:42 am »

What about that other Tribes-like game? The browser one with the jetpacks? No one liked that?

Also,
William Petras (art director on WoW)
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« Reply #7 on: September 05, 2010, 06:29:34 am »

You were supposed to pay attention to guy after him  ;D. Well I wouldn't be pessimistic about it. I like what I see when it comes to art direction in this gameplay vid.
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« Reply #8 on: September 05, 2010, 06:34:19 am »

That sign up for beta button (on their site) is registration at forum. I guess they will pick people from forum (or give access to all).

That's what I guessed. I'm Osmosis Jones over there too, now :P
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« Reply #9 on: September 05, 2010, 07:25:16 am »

Added cinematic trailer to OP. Looks really cool and it seems there will be engineer sort of class with deployable turrets and mines.
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« Reply #10 on: September 05, 2010, 07:37:56 am »

Definitely not the next Tribes, because I don't see anyone in these videos skiing across the landscape at 100 mph.
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« Reply #11 on: September 05, 2010, 07:38:09 am »

That? Free?
Most likely free-2-play, probably with (unbalanced) benefits for payers.
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« Reply #12 on: September 05, 2010, 07:39:47 am »

So, this apparently isn't coming out until late 2011. Signed up for the beta, got to the forums, found that out, now to forget about this game until I get an email about it coming out, and/or the beta!
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« Reply #13 on: September 05, 2010, 07:42:43 am »

That? Free?
Most likely free-2-play, probably with (unbalanced) benefits for payers.

It's come up their forums quite a bit, and the general consensus it's the opposite case. Going by what the devs have stated, it looks like its going to be convenience and decorative sales rather than high end gear.
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« Reply #14 on: September 05, 2010, 07:57:02 am »

Convenience?
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