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Defiance: First Beta Event Dated

SBFordSBFord Associate Editor - News ManagerThe Land of AZPosts: 16,581MMORPG.COM Staff Uncommon

Trion, Syfy and the Defiance team have announced that the first beta event for the upcoming MMO is slated for January 18-20th. Called “Advanced Mission Beta 1”, players will have access to several zones including the tutorial, massive co-op boss battles and a 'competitive multiplayer map'.

Participants in “Advanced Mission Beta 1” will be transported to a futuristic San Francisco bay area, and will take on the role of an ark hunter.  Part treasure hunter, part mercenary, ark hunters are genetically enhanced operatives who are fearless and lethal, dedicated in their mission to recover valuable alien technology and sell it to the highest bidder.

Sign up for beta testing on the Defiance VonBach Industries site.







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  • adam_noxadam_nox hays, KSPosts: 2,073Member Uncommon
    Something about that tidbit concerns me.  Like is this just an all instanced game, with story modules, etc?
  • zevni78zevni78 grimsbyPosts: 1,133Member Uncommon
    The makeup on that pale alien guy needs work...
  • Rthuth434Rthuth434 uniondale, NYPosts: 346Member
    Originally posted by BTrayaL
    Originally posted by adam_nox
    Something about that tidbit concerns me.  Like is this just an all instanced game, with story modules, etc?

    [mod edit]

    sigh. i remember this same type of post word for word with SWTOR. anyway, defiance just looks like Firefall with a different visual style.

  • AlyvianAlyvian NoesPosts: 342Member
    Originally posted by Rthuth434
    Originally posted by BTrayaL
    Originally posted by adam_nox
    Something about that tidbit concerns me.  Like is this just an all instanced game, with story modules, etc?

    [mod edit]

    sigh. i remember this same type of post word for word with SWTOR. anyway, defiance just looks like Firefall with a different visual style.

    with the exception that it plays much better (atleast did on gamescon last year).

  • FusionFusion VaasaPosts: 1,391Member Uncommon

    Signed.

    Fingers crossed.

    Currently playing: -

    Waiting for: Class4.

    Dead and Buried: ESO, NWO, GW2, SWTOR, Darkfall, AO, AC2, Vanguard, CoH/V, EnB, EVE, Neocron, FE, EQ, EQ2, DAoC, FFXI, FFXIV, SWG, WoW, and billions of eastern junks!

  • corpusccorpusc Chattanooga, TNPosts: 1,330Member
    Originally posted by adam_nox
    Something about that tidbit concerns me.  Like is this just an all instanced game, with story modules, etc?

     

    no.  lots of open world overland from the looks of their videos.  even with opt-in OWPVP.

    The End
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    i don't expect to like Darkfall, altho i may like it MORE than other MMOs. i know it is gonna have a very frustrating level of grind to it, even if its significantly less than most. waiting for a pure FAST action virtual world. dice rolling & character levels (even "skills") IN COMBAT should have never carried over from pencil & paper to a computer that can reasonably model 3D spaces and objects

  • WonderweissMWonderweissM gvile, FLPosts: 127Member
    Btw guys, you can sign up for the Beta now on the Defiance website.
  • WolfClawsWolfClaws Arlington, VAPosts: 553Member Uncommon
    I can only just hope it is decent, and not another Tabula Rasa....
  • DeeterDeeter SO. SF, CAPosts: 135Member
    So is RIFT just an afterthought for Trion now? I don't like it when a small company works on two MMOs at the same time. See: Cryptic.
  • DeaconXDeaconX Toronto, ONPosts: 3,067Member

    Signed up for it - hope to get in for sure. This game has some great potential especially if they elaborate on the features, world and gameplay even further in the future.  Nice to see a great looking action MMORPG shaping up well - Trion has my respect as developers.

     

    I hope they'll make it more than 'BORDERLANDS ONLINE' and eventually have some sandbox features that allow the players to really move into this world they're crafting and make it their own.

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    Why do I write, create, fantasize, dream and daydream about other worlds? Because I hate what humanity does with this one.

    BOYCOTTING EA / ORIGIN going forward.

  • OzmodanOzmodan Hilliard, OHPosts: 7,181Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Rthuth434
    Originally posted by BTrayaL
    Originally posted by adam_nox
    Something about that tidbit concerns me.  Like is this just an all instanced game, with story modules, etc?

    [mod edit]

    sigh. i remember this same type of post word for word with SWTOR. anyway, defiance just looks like Firefall with a different visual style.

    Certainly have more confidence in Trion with their MMO experience than I do in the Firefall team.  Going to be interesting how this game works out.

  • sui2ksui2k berlinPosts: 14Member

    Defiance is not firefall .. believe me, it's not.  it has .. hmm .. let me say it is a mix of Metro, Stalker, Fallout, Borderlands and of course Tabula Rasa.

    this game have so much potential in it  and the adaption to the scifi show .. is something new.

  • pmreeb23pmreeb23 fairview hgts, ILPosts: 65Member Uncommon
    It's got a RIFT feel to it aswell with the Ark hunt's which fall out of the sky they are similar to rifts... 

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  • sui2ksui2k berlinPosts: 14Member
    they are just events .. nothing special
  • evemaster00evemaster00 LondonPosts: 171Member
    Originally posted by adam_nox
    Something about that tidbit concerns me.  Like is this just an all instanced game, with story modules, etc?

    They said it's largely an open world game with open world pve and pvp. It does have instanced stuff too, one of the E3 videos shows them doing a PVE instance.

  • evemaster00evemaster00 LondonPosts: 171Member
    A developer also said they added the quad mounts because it takes a long time to run on foot across the huge open world.
  • sui2ksui2k berlinPosts: 14Member
    you have a open world san fran. the only instanced areas are co-op missions and pvp.
  • iamStilboniamStilbon Pageland, SCPosts: 13Member Uncommon
    The whole concept sound really awesome, but I'll reserve my opinion till I have a chance to play it.
     

  • MadnessRealmMadnessRealm Montreal, QCPosts: 2,716Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Deeter
    So is RIFT just an afterthought for Trion now? I don't like it when a small company works on two MMOs at the same time. See: Cryptic.

    Nope. From what I've read, RIFT and Defiance are being developped by seperate teams located in a different state I believe. (Still made by Trion, but a different studio in a different state)

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  • AlyvianAlyvian NoesPosts: 342Member
    also note, trion is not a "small studio" it employs over 450 people still (even after the layoffs)
  • DeniZgDeniZg ZagrebPosts: 669Member Uncommon

    For anyone not familiar with the game, this game is a Cross platform post-apocalyptic MMO third person shooter in open world, paired with SyFy show starting 2 weeks after the game launches in april. image

    There are some nice videos here and here.

  • DMKanoDMKano Gamercentral, AKPosts: 8,499Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by MadnessRealm
    Originally posted by Deeter
    So is RIFT just an afterthought for Trion now? I don't like it when a small company works on two MMOs at the same time. See: Cryptic.

    Nope. From what I've read, RIFT and Defiance are being developped by seperate teams located in a different state I believe. (Still made by Trion, but a different studio in a different state)

    Trion has 2 Dev studios each with over 100 developers, Redwood City develops Rift, and San Diego develops Defiance. Two completely separated teams with their own artists etc..

    Last I heard that Defiance has over 500 folks working on it, I think that Trion has over 1000 employees, I wouldn't call them a small studio by any means.

  • ITPalgITPalg Why, CAPosts: 256Member

    I can't even register.

    I click Register after filling in the info and it just sits there spinning on the page while the browser doesn't show that it is doing anything.

    insert appropriate forum signature here for the terrible signature functions that can't be figured out.

  • ch0sen0nech0sen0ne Los Angeles, CAPosts: 87Member Common
    Anything with instanced PvP is automatically dead to me.
  • wgc01wgc01 Las Vegas, NVPosts: 209Member
    Originally posted by DeniZg

    For anyone not familiar with the game, this game is a Cross platform post-apocalyptic MMO third person shooter in open world, paired with SyFy show starting 2 weeks after the game launches in april. image

     

    There are some nice videos here and here.

    This ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    I noticed a few people calling it a MMO/RPG  it is not an MMORPG, it is a MMO/FPS it is a shooter game and will not have all the features a traditional mmo has.

    I am looking forward to seeing how they tie it into the  TV show, at least some one is trying to give us something a little different, I hope it works out, I like Trion and the SyFy chanel.

     

     
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