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Watched Youtube vids, no sandbox, just fetch quests 90% of the time?

JeroamJeroam sydneyPosts: 4Member
am i missing something, or is that mostly it? i cant be bothered being interested, if theres no sandbox elements, and just boring fetch quests.  mybe the occasional pvp, but doesnt actually have any real meaninful rewards for it.
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  • JustAHermitJustAHermit Sacramento, CAPosts: 24Member

    I haven't been in the beta but from the forums, it appears you were not supposed to record or talk about any elements within the beta so the game remains kind of a blurry picture.

    On top of that, I think the finished product will surely be even more polished. Why not try it out on the beta (starting Friday Mar 22) and get an opinion from that?

  • breadm1xbreadm1x AlkmaarPosts: 237Member Uncommon

    Yeah they better remove the 18 video's u can see in the other "Video's" tab to..

    Zzz...


  • charlizdcharlizd sydneyPosts: 922Member
    was it even penned as Sandbox?? i know the Repopulation is but i dont think Defiance is as it is hand in hand with the upcoming tv series, Sandbox would not progress quckly enough to keep up with the tv series.

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  • EzhaeEzhae LondonPosts: 737Member

    I don't think it was ever advertised as sandbox. It's open world third person shooter MMO with story line, events (Ark falls) that are similar to rifts from Rift, consensual objective based PvP, battleground PvP, group instances and normal quests. 

     

  • LobotomistLobotomist ZagrebPosts: 5,053Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Jeroam
    am i missing something, or is that mostly it? i cant be bothered being interested, if theres no sandbox elements, and just boring fetch quests.  mybe the occasional pvp, but doesnt actually have any real meaninful rewards for it.

    The game Defiance most reminded me of is Far Cry 3 , and Tabula Rasa

    Did you play them ?

     

    What you have is really huge map , and things are going on.

    • You can pick quests and do them ,
    • You can just drive around and random quests will pop up (including all kinds of defence , driving , collect , rescue )
    • You can help NPCs fighting in a zone and get rewarded
    • And every now and then invasion will happen ending with huge monster - Not unlike Rift or GW2
    The skills are all on open tree - so you can pick whatever and make your own class.
    And weapons are much like Borderlands.
     
    So basically its not Sandbox if you are looking for that - but not WOW like Themepark either.
     
    Its very modern GW2 like desgn. And Gameplay is action based.
     
    There you go...
     
     
     

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  • oreal52oreal52 KøbenhavnPosts: 76Member Uncommon

    The game still plays good ,the pvp isn't the best in my opinnion but the pve stuff is cool , you can feel the action.

    I'm telling you people give it a try. image

  • VolkonVolkon Sterling, VAPosts: 3,788Member
    Originally posted by Lobotomist
    Originally posted by Jeroam
    am i missing something, or is that mostly it? i cant be bothered being interested, if theres no sandbox elements, and just boring fetch quests.  mybe the occasional pvp, but doesnt actually have any real meaninful rewards for it.

    The game Defiance most reminded me of is Far Cry 3 , and Tabula Rasa

    Did you play them ?

     

    What you have is really huge map , and things are going on.

    • You can pick quests and do them ,
    • You can just drive around and random quests will pop up (including all kinds of defence , driving , collect , rescue )
    • You can help NPCs fighting in a zone and get rewarded
    • And every now and then invasion will happen ending with huge monster - Not unlike Rift or GW2
    The skills are all on open tree - so you can pick whatever and make your own class.
    And weapons are much like Borderlands.
     
    So basically its not Sandbox if you are looking for that - but not WOW like Themepark either.
     
    Its very modern GW2 like desgn. And Gameplay is action based.
     
    There you go...
     
     
     

    It looks like there's enough "GW2" in this one that I went ahead and purchased it today. It seems to be a perfect change of pace to compliment GW2 (which I'm still a huge fan of). Looking forwards to the Beta!

    Oderint, dum metuant.
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  • DoogiehowserDoogiehowser ParisPosts: 1,873Member
    Jesus..what is with people complaining about every new MMO for not being sandbox? did Trion ever said anything about Defiance having sandbox elements? or it is just a new cool thing to do now? to complain about every new MMO for not being sandboxy enough even though devs never claimed it to be in first place?

    "The problem is that the hardcore folks always want the same thing: 'We want exactly what you gave us before, but it has to be completely different.'
    -Jesse Schell

    "Online gamers are the most ludicrously entitled beings since Caligula made his horse a senator, and at least the horse never said anything stupid."
    -Luke McKinney

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  • D3Perfecto93D3Perfecto93 LondonPosts: 14Member
    Originally posted by Jeroam
    am i missing something, or is that mostly it? i cant be bothered being interested, if theres no sandbox elements, and just boring fetch quests.  mybe the occasional pvp, but doesnt actually have any real meaninful rewards for it.

    If you're abit fuzzy about questing then why bother signing up for the beta?

  • LoktofeitLoktofeit Stone Mountain, GAPosts: 13,666Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Doogiehowser
    Jesus..what is with people complaining about every new MMO for not being sandbox? did Trion ever said anything about Defiance having sandbox elements? or it is just a new cool thing to do now? to complain about every new MMO for not being sandboxy enough even though devs never claimed it to be in first place?

    These forums used to be a decent mix of mmo gamers but they've tipped really really heavily toward the MMO hipster the past two years.

     

    "Not a sandbox? Fail."

     

     

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  • ariestearieste toronto, ONPosts: 3,308Member Common

    /facepalm.

     

    OP, you do realize this isn't even a MMORPG, right?  It's a persistent shooter.

     

    That being said.. sure it's sandbox... i guess.  I mean, you don't have to log in and follow a set quest path to progress afaik.  You log in and go do whatever you want wherever you want.  Just, mainly "the whatever" is limited to shooting stuff.

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  • lordtwistedlordtwisted Redding, CAPosts: 577Member
    Originally posted by Jeroam
    am i missing something, or is that mostly it? i cant be bothered being interested, if theres no sandbox elements, and just boring fetch quests.  mybe the occasional pvp, but doesnt actually have any real meaninful rewards for it.

     Why are you wasting precious interweb space with your QQ concerns? If you have concerns, do not pre-order it. Go to the front page of this site and click on the "GET A DEFIANCE BETA KEY HERE" link and play it this weekend....

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    Not so nice guy!

  • Eir_SEir_S Argyle, NYPosts: 4,623Member
    Originally posted by D3Perfecto93
    Originally posted by Jeroam
    am i missing something, or is that mostly it? i cant be bothered being interested, if theres no sandbox elements, and just boring fetch quests.  mybe the occasional pvp, but doesnt actually have any real meaninful rewards for it.

    If you're abit fuzzy about questing then why bother signing up for the beta?

    So he can decide whether he wants to play the finished game and if his concerns are valid?  Gee!  You'd think people sign up for betas because of the free launch loot.

  • ScambugScambug TortugaPosts: 389Member
    Originally posted by Loktofeit
    Originally posted by Doogiehowser
    Jesus..what is with people complaining about every new MMO for not being sandbox? did Trion ever said anything about Defiance having sandbox elements? or it is just a new cool thing to do now? to complain about every new MMO for not being sandboxy enough even though devs never claimed it to be in first place?

    These forums used to be a decent mix of mmo gamers but they've tipped really really heavily toward the MMO hipster the past two years.

     

    "Not a sandbox? Fail."

     

     

    Bollocks. The reason people want sandbox is because they've been playing the same themepark clone for over 15 years.

    People are sick of quest grind themeparks, and rightly so...

  • DoogiehowserDoogiehowser ParisPosts: 1,873Member
    Originally posted by Pie_Rat
    Originally posted by Loktofeit
    Originally posted by Doogiehowser
    Jesus..what is with people complaining about every new MMO for not being sandbox? did Trion ever said anything about Defiance having sandbox elements? or it is just a new cool thing to do now? to complain about every new MMO for not being sandboxy enough even though devs never claimed it to be in first place?

    These forums used to be a decent mix of mmo gamers but they've tipped really really heavily toward the MMO hipster the past two years.

     

    "Not a sandbox? Fail."

     

     

    Bollocks. The reason people want sandbox is because they've been playing the same themepark clone for over 15 years.

    People are sick of quest grind themeparks, and rightly so...

    So complaining on forums of every new themepark helps your cause?

    "The problem is that the hardcore folks always want the same thing: 'We want exactly what you gave us before, but it has to be completely different.'
    -Jesse Schell

    "Online gamers are the most ludicrously entitled beings since Caligula made his horse a senator, and at least the horse never said anything stupid."
    -Luke McKinney

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  • BrownAleBrownAle fantasyland, MEPosts: 399Member

    Yeah its a themepark, with guns.  This was never a secret, the game never pretended to be a sandbox.  Also the community never erroneously claimed it to be a sandbox (or decitefully) as they are doing with arch age.

    Its a tough sell for a sandbox, all these indy companies with half baked games  really wreck it imo.  Who wants to put big money on a sandbox when most are failing, though failing due to being incomplete pieces of junk...still

     

    i feel you bro...world needs more sandboxes.

  • YizleYizle Atlanta, GAPosts: 517Member
    Originally posted by charlizd
    was it even penned as Sandbox?? i know the Repopulation is but i dont think Defiance is as it is hand in hand with the upcoming tv series, Sandbox would not progress quckly enough to keep up with the tv series.

    Yeah I do not remember them promoting it as a sandbox. Maybe the OP can post a link to where they did.

     

    Even though I would love a new sandbox with the elements I enjoy does not look like that will be coming out anytime soon.

  • SnakexSnakex Dana Point, CAPosts: 260Member
    NDA is heavy on this game. Its being lifted on March 22nd. so expect the flood gates of info on this game to open tomorrow.
  • ElRenmazuoElRenmazuo Alexandria, VAPosts: 4,551Member Uncommon
    I been playing the PS3 beta which started on the 19th and I have never had so much fun and addicted to an mmo like this before. Its almost exactly like a Borderlands mmo because the missions are a lot like borderlands and the weapons are kind of random like borderlands, there are even timed special sales in vendors for weapons just like in borderlands.  There are no mission where you have to kill x number of whatever.  There are missions like where you have to install bombs or diffuse them.  Protect NPCs from waves of mobs while the npc hacks computers n such. The combat is so damn fun.  I guess I realy like it because its fun like borderlands so if you like borderlands you will love this.
  • YamotaYamota LondonPosts: 6,620Member
    Originally posted by Yizle
    Originally posted by charlizd
    was it even penned as Sandbox?? i know the Repopulation is but i dont think Defiance is as it is hand in hand with the upcoming tv series, Sandbox would not progress quckly enough to keep up with the tv series.

    Yeah I do not remember them promoting it as a sandbox. Maybe the OP can post a link to where they did.

     

    Even though I would love a new sandbox with the elements I enjoy does not look like that will be coming out anytime soon.

    They haven't promoted it as ThemePark either have they? So I guess it was kind of an open question.

    However, coming from Trion, would indicate that it would be a ThemePark since Rift is as ThemePark as you can get.

  • ElRenmazuoElRenmazuo Alexandria, VAPosts: 4,551Member Uncommon
    Its pretty sandboxy to me since I havent zoned anywhere but one intance for a mission in the main quest line. I get to drive anywhere I want so far within the map I have been playing in. 
  • coretex666coretex666 PraguePosts: 1,934Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Loktofeit
    Originally posted by Doogiehowser
    Jesus..what is with people complaining about every new MMO for not being sandbox? did Trion ever said anything about Defiance having sandbox elements? or it is just a new cool thing to do now? to complain about every new MMO for not being sandboxy enough even though devs never claimed it to be in first place?

    These forums used to be a decent mix of mmo gamers but they've tipped really really heavily toward the MMO hipster the past two years.

     

    "Not a sandbox? Fail."

     

     

    Which is why GW 2 is the highest rated and most popular game on this forum apparently.

     

    Waiting for L2 EU Classic

  • DarkcrystalDarkcrystal st clair shores, MIPosts: 809Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Ezhae

    I don't think it was ever advertised as sandbox. It's open world third person shooter MMO with story line, events (Ark falls) that are similar to rifts from Rift, consensual objective based PvP, battleground PvP, group instances and normal quests. 

     

    They never said it was a sand box , this person is correct, and if you say DEFIANCE is bad, you will lose out, great game so far, Trion knows there stuff.

  • austriacusaustriacus limaPosts: 624Member
    Originally posted by tkreep
    Its pretty sandboxy to me since I havent zoned anywhere but one intance for a mission in the main quest line. I get to drive anywhere I want so far within the map I have been playing in. 

    I take it that WoW is a sandbox game now according to you, yes?

    Jesus fucking lord people.

  • ElRenmazuoElRenmazuo Alexandria, VAPosts: 4,551Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by austriacus
    Originally posted by tkreep
    Its pretty sandboxy to me since I havent zoned anywhere but one intance for a mission in the main quest line. I get to drive anywhere I want so far within the map I have been playing in. 

    I take it that WoW is a sandbox game now according to you, yes?

    Jesus fucking lord people.

    So is Grand theft auto and to a lot of gamer friends I have also

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