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Firefall: Fans Spoke, They Listened

SBFordSBFord Associate Editor - News ManagerThe CitadelPosts: 22,955MMORPG.COM Staff Epic

In the latest Firefall update, the development team chats about fan feedback about the game and how they have responded to what players have said. The discussion centers around how gameplay is set to evolve into a more skill-based system.


  • EcocesEcoces Chicago, ILPosts: 879Member Uncommon

    sounds pretty fricken cool if i do say so myself, I am so glad they are doing away with the level system.

  • TheLizardbonesTheLizardbones Arkham, VAPosts: 10,910Member Common

    The game seems to be fleshing out nicely. Also, LOL at the Princess Leia cardboard stand up against the wall in the background. :-)

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  • CaldicotCaldicot StockholmPosts: 449Member Uncommon

    Feels... genuine. Keep it up Red 5!

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  • Drac14Drac14 Acton, ONPosts: 47Member Uncommon

    I'm in the beta and the game just always gets better, and it's always fun every stage of beta. This is how games SHOULD be developed. So exciting.

  • CorthalaCorthala LagosPosts: 283Member Uncommon

    NO level wow!!! I Never was a pvper and start loving pvp with Firefall but I always felt that the level made a diference even with diferent level of skills. For me now they just need to change the Femengie Looks. I am male and like female avatar but i hate when game women look like a sex toy.

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  • JeroKaneJeroKane OsloPosts: 5,742Member Rare

    Every upcoming MMO from now on should get away from the level based system and switch to a skill based system.

    I think after so many years it has been proven how flawed and outdated the level system has become.

  • VaultarVaultar adelaidePosts: 339Member
    Wow I respect this studio more and more. Firefall is one of the few games I am really looking forward to play

    Looking forward to EQL and EQN.

  • McGamerMcGamer C.S.T., USAPosts: 1,024Member Uncommon

    Here's to hoping Red5 sticks to their guns about no character levels and doesn't cave in to whiners like CCP always does.

  • ~Roh~~Roh~ Baltimore, MDPosts: 16Member Uncommon

    Very good choice. I had pretty much given up on firefall. Not because it didnt seem like it was going to be good. It was going to be great from the start. But I did not like the level system and what I felt it did to the game. Well.. This video has gotten me excited over the game all over again!

  • TwwIXTwwIX Sacramento, CAPosts: 203Member

    In terms of gameplay, the game is a lot of fun. They just need everything else out.

    This revamping of the level progression system sounds like a good idea. We'll see how it turns out.

  • arcwestarcwest lubbock, TXPosts: 61Member

    this game just looks awesome, everything about it is intriging. and free to play at that, honestly this game looks like it has the most potential long term of all the MMOs coming out this year.

  • DeivosDeivos Posts: 3,692Member Epic

    What the hell, James grew facial hair?! o_O


    As for the topic. Cool!


    I still advocate non-linear progression (horizontal growth mostly) over stat progression, and this hopefully heps a bit with cutting away that feeling of steeping one's way through the gear and powers and instead picking out preferences.

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  • GeezerGaz82GeezerGaz82 EnglandPosts: 52Member Uncommon

    awesome! 10/10 for the theory, can't wait to test the practical

  • RemyVorenderRemyVorender Riverside, RIPosts: 3,479Member Uncommon
    Good call! I guess ill have to register my bets key now. :)

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  • dorugudorugu falkenbergPosts: 184Member Uncommon

    seems like an intrestin game pity i cant run it on mine :/

  • ThorkuneThorkune Eastern, KYPosts: 1,958Member Uncommon

    Very nice.


    Community interaction like this should be in all game development.

  • MannyManaMannyMana San Rafael, CAPosts: 121Member Uncommon
    This is awesome news. The ammount of effort they are putting in to making the perfect game for their players is unreal considering this will all be a f2p game. I'll be keeping my eye out for this one...
  • ChopsticksChopsticks chicago, ILPosts: 120Member

    Getting rid of levels ;) Sounds like another game I know ;) 

    Good for them. I don't think I could play another mmo that has levels. I'm not grinding from 1-X ever again.

  • uohaloranuohaloran ., GAPosts: 811Member

    Great move on their part.  Sooner they nipped this problem in the bud, the better.

  • ComanComan Hattem, AKPosts: 2,152Member Uncommon

    Lets just remove levels and rebuild the whole level progression in the middle of our beta testing. I love these guys. Doing this at this point of development is very risky and very very expensive. You have to redesign, rebalance and not just the progression part, but also other part of the game have to adjust to this change (production balances prolly? Maybe some balances to the MOBs?). 

    or they had already forseen this in the designing progress and always had a backup plan in place to easily switch and try this model. Would not make me love them less ;)

  • DeivosDeivos Posts: 3,692Member Epic

    To a degree they did Coman. Nothing ever implemented code-wise that I was aware of though.

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