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Firefall: Richard Pearsey Tasked with Game's Story

SBFordSBFord Associate Editor - News ManagerThe Land of AZPosts: 16,585MMORPG.COM Staff Uncommon

Red 5 has announced that the writer of Spec Ops: The Line has joined the Firefall team and will be heading up the development of the story line. 

Yet in spite of this wealth of resources, the task he is faced with is not a small one. His job: take the hundreds of pages of backstory and history that have been created for this game over the span of several years, by a variety of developers, and weave those details into a narrative that can support hundreds of hours of play and survive being cut into dozens of shreds compatible with being digested in short, MMO-style missions, playable in any order, at any time.

Source: Polygon

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  • RazeeksterRazeekster Solon, MEPosts: 2,201Member Uncommon
    Good god, are they trying to go for the "longest game to make" and "longest game in beta" awards?

    Smile

  • EtherignisEtherignis philadelphia, PAPosts: 246Member
    Do this game really need a detail story sense the gameplay focus more on pvp?
  • KarahandrasKarahandras Sible HedinghamPosts: 1,673Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Etherignis
    Do this game really need a detail story sense the gameplay focus more on pvp?

    Tbh I don't think they know what they want.

  • KarahandrasKarahandras Sible HedinghamPosts: 1,673Member Uncommon
    It is way beyond time that they started adding some content to firefall, but unless they change things(again) and make it viable to progress(or do what passes for progress) with this content it may end up being a waste of money(again).
  • Mtibbs1989Mtibbs1989 Fredericksburg, VAPosts: 2,920Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Razeekster
    Good god, are they trying to go for the "longest game to make" and "longest game in beta" awards?

    I think that title belongs to Duke Nukem.

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    Somebody, somewhere has better skills as you have, more experience as you have, is smarter than you, has more friends as you do and can stay online longer. Just pray he's not out to get you.
  • DigironoDigirono Charlotte, NCPosts: 86Member
    Originally posted by Karahandras
    It is way beyond time that they started adding some content to firefall, but unless they change things(again) and make it viable to progress(or do what passes for progress) with this content it may end up being a waste of money(again).

    In the last Firefall live they said that they're adding new areas(4 I think), and a lot of other "Content". The next update, which is later this week I think, is probably going to be as big or bigger than the .6 update. It's good that they are having a guy re-work and flesh-out the backstory so they can put it into the game(At least a bit more).

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  • DigironoDigirono Charlotte, NCPosts: 86Member
    Originally posted by Etherignis
    Do this game really need a detail story sense the gameplay focus more on pvp?
     

    They focus heavily on PvP, but they do focus on PvE. They have a ton of lore set already, good PvE components(Some of the best at the moment), ect..so why not expand upon that? You PvPers will get your Open-world PvP and stuff soon, probably post-open beta. Let them focus on PvE a bit more before then.

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  • orbitxoorbitxo fort lauderdale, FLPosts: 1,405Member Uncommon

    obviously the people commenting here about the game dont play it-or dont care about  Red5 bench mark timeline to know where they are at with the game= which they are on schedule btw!. so as a firefall player i will comment.

     

    this is great news and cant wait to see what Richard comes up with. its been long over due and i hope they add some good storyline like Borderlands2!

    iam looking forward to see what the Chosen's goal is to take over new eden!!

     

    also very happy they didnt go with Orson Scott (political reasons)

    :)

     
     
  • NephaeriusNephaerius Baltimore, MDPosts: 1,539Member Uncommon
    And they wonder why people said this game has no content once open beta was announced.  They just hired the guy to start doing the quests and story?  This game is a train wreck.

    Steam: Neph

  • BattlerockBattlerock Youngstown, OHPosts: 1,393Member
    Its ok Richard I got this for you. Once upon a time, no wait...... Once upon a dark and dreadful time ... doh.... ok I got it....... Once upon a long time ago.... yeah thats it. Ok...... Once upon a long time ago there was this fire and it fell down. War engulfed the nations and battle ensued. My father was killed and I shall seek my revenge in the year 2020 come join me in the epic alpha launch on November 8th 2020 in operation ( deep grumbling ) FireFaLL!!! (Aundelie Aundelie arriba arriba)
  • EtherignisEtherignis philadelphia, PAPosts: 246Member
    @Digirono the reason i said that because this game was more leaning towards pvp, then pve and now they decide too add i just have a bad feeling between pvp or pve one content will be sacrifice.
  • DamonVileDamonVile Vancouver, BCPosts: 4,818Member
    Originally posted by Etherignis
    @Digirono the reason i said that because this game was more leaning towards pvp, then pve and now they decide too add i just have a bad feeling between pvp or pve one content will be sacrifice.

    Just because PvP was added first doesn't mean PvE was never planed for the game. Some of the very first trailers for the game showed thumping and bug killing.

     

    We can joke about this game spinning it's wheel for far too long but the devs are very talented people when it comes to game making. I'm not going to waste my time in betas anymore while they mess about but if they ever do make a "finished" product I'll for sure play it. Till then it's just a game that you hear about once in a while.

  • WraithoneWraithone Salt Lake City, UTPosts: 3,592Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Razeekster
    Good god, are they trying to go for the "longest game to make" and "longest game in beta" awards?

    Doubtful. Duke Nukem has the Life Time Achievement award for that, and we saw how that turned out (double face palm).

    I'm hoping that things work out for Firefall. It has a great deal of potential, and Red5 has a lot of very creative and talented people.  Lets see how the next few months work out.

  • WraithoneWraithone Salt Lake City, UTPosts: 3,592Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by orbitxo

    obviously the people commenting here about the game dont play it-or dont care about  Red5 bench mark timeline to know where they are at with the game= which they are on schedule btw!. so as a firefall player i will comment.

     

    this is great news and cant wait to see what Richard comes up with. its been long over due and i hope they add some good storyline like Borderlands2!

    iam looking forward to see what the Chosen's goal is to take over new eden!!

     

    also very happy they didnt go with Orson Scott (political reasons)

    :)

     
     

    I've always enjoyed Cards books.  Unlike some people, I separate talent from personal agenda.  He is a very talented writer, and I really do not care how UN PC his personal opinions are.

  • orbitxoorbitxo fort lauderdale, FLPosts: 1,405Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Wraithone
    Originally posted by orbitxo

    obviously the people commenting here about the game dont play it-or dont care about  Red5 bench mark timeline to know where they are at with the game= which they are on schedule btw!. so as a firefall player i will comment.

     

    this is great news and cant wait to see what Richard comes up with. its been long over due and i hope they add some good storyline like Borderlands2!

    iam looking forward to see what the Chosen's goal is to take over new eden!!

     

    also very happy they didnt go with Orson Scott (political reasons)

    :)

     
     

    I've always enjoyed Cards books.  Unlike some people, I separate talent from personal agenda.  He is a very talented writer, and I really do not care how UN PC his personal opinions are.

    ive also have Un PC in the past .. 'an artist is an artist.'....- but lately ive felt the urge  not to praise their talents.

  • RazeeksterRazeekster Solon, MEPosts: 2,201Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by orbitxo

    obviously the people commenting here about the game dont play it-or dont care about  Red5 bench mark timeline to know where they are at with the game= which they are on schedule btw!. so as a firefall player i will comment.

     

    this is great news and cant wait to see what Richard comes up with. its been long over due and i hope they add some good storyline like Borderlands2!

    iam looking forward to see what the Chosen's goal is to take over new eden!!

     

    also very happy they didnt go with Orson Scott (political reasons)

    :)

     
     

    What schedule is that? I was playing Beta last year around this time.

    Smile

  • YuuiYuui KaunasPosts: 723Member

    This is VERY VERY VERY good.

    The storyline of Spec Ops:The line has been one of the best and most disturbing stories told in games. 

    If someone still has not played it, they should.  its very good at getting an emotional response from you, as well as showcasing the things games like Call of Duty glorify, for what they truly are. 

    # A GRIM, ODD, ARCANE SKY
    # ANY GOD, I MARK SACRED
    # A MASKED CRY ADORING
    # A DREAMY, SICK DRAGON

  • WraithoneWraithone Salt Lake City, UTPosts: 3,592Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Yuui

    This is VERY VERY VERY good.

    The storyline of Spec Ops:The line has been one of the best and most disturbing stories told in games. 

    If someone still has not played it, they should.  its very good at getting an emotional response from you, as well as showcasing the things games like Call of Duty glorify, for what they truly are. 

    Soldiers kill people and break things. Thats just part of their job.   Anyone attempting to ignore or glorify that, is obviously pushing an agenda.  Bottom line, if you don't want people killed, and things broken, don't send in soldiers. 

    Game wise, its just part of the over all thoughtless application of violence, that we've seen for generations.

  • VlackeVlacke BelgradePosts: 155Member

    Good knews in my opinion.

    Spec Ops The Line had an amazing story, which caught me by surprise completely once i started playing that since i was expecting a decent brainless shooter, and that game proved to be much more.

  • DakirnDakirn Kansas City, MOPosts: 374Member Uncommon

    Since they changed a lot of the foundation in 0.6, they've been able to work on more content.  I'm glad to see even more is coming with the next patch.  ARES missions and other activities in the game keep me busy and with resources for everything I don't have to thump much anymore to get what I need.

     

    I see a lot of people complain that the game is taking too long, but people complain when companies rush things out, too.  At least they're actually fixing and changing the game to make it more fun rather than keep running with a poor design (like most companies do).

     
     
  • KarahandrasKarahandras Sible HedinghamPosts: 1,673Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Razeekster
    Originally posted by orbitxo

    obviously the people commenting here about the game dont play it-or dont care about  Red5 bench mark timeline to know where they are at with the game= which they are on schedule btw!. so as a firefall player i will comment.

     

    this is great news and cant wait to see what Richard comes up with. its been long over due and i hope they add some good storyline like Borderlands2!

    iam looking forward to see what the Chosen's goal is to take over new eden!!

     

    also very happy they didnt go with Orson Scott (political reasons)

    :)

     
     

    What schedule is that? I was playing Beta last year around this time.

    They had a timeline graph on the beta website somewhere and was also on some of the loading screens showing you what they should have been working on but weren't.

  • RemyVorenderRemyVorender Riverside, RIPosts: 3,265Member Uncommon
    The first time I played this game was at Pax East..... 3 years ago. It was in beta then. It's still in beta now. Talented De team? Maybe, but they'll never be able to shine with the horrific management they have in place.

    Played: AA, AC1, AC2, Aion, AO, AoC, CO, CoX, DAoC, DCUO, DN, EVE, EQ1, EQ2,
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  • OzmodanOzmodan Hilliard, OHPosts: 7,183Member Uncommon
    You have to wonder how they are staying funded.  Every time I read about this game it is going in a different direction.  The management teams needs a real kick in the ass to choose a design and then stay on task.  
  • YuuiYuui KaunasPosts: 723Member
    Originally posted by Ozmodan
    You have to wonder how they are staying funded.  Every time I read about this game it is going in a different direction.  The management teams needs a real kick in the ass to choose a design and then stay on task.  

    That's called LISTENING TO THE FANBASE.

    The devs throw out what does not work and refine what does. 

    it simply is not a marketing beta but a true beta and most of games develop this way. 

    # A GRIM, ODD, ARCANE SKY
    # ANY GOD, I MARK SACRED
    # A MASKED CRY ADORING
    # A DREAMY, SICK DRAGON

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