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[Preview] Firefall: Red 5 Wants You to Reclaim Earth

SBFordSBFord Associate Editor - News ManagerThe Land of AZPosts: 16,580MMORPG.COM Staff Uncommon

At last week's Gamescom, Red 5 released a ton of new information about the next open beta patch. In it, players will be asked to literally reclaim the Earth. Find out more about what's in store before heading to the comments to leave your thoughts.

The initial release of Open Beta is where players were first introduced to Melding Repulsors. In the Melding Pockets of Diamondhead, Antarctica, and Sargasso Sea players had to mine Crystite to fuel these machines that can push back the Melding and make the areas hospitable for humans again. The next stages of the war on the Chosen will be similar, with players working together across the server to mine resources that power much larger Melding Repulsors. It’ll be a worldwide effort that takes several weeks at a time. Players’ contributions will be tracked on a player and army basis to divvy out rewards to all. But simply peeling back the melding is just the beginning of the process.

Read more of Bill Murphy's Firefall: Red 5 Wants You to Reclaim Earth.

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

    yes -this news came last week- and it seems promising, if Red 5 does what they do how they do it- itll be epic. - well constructed.

    time is their achillees heel but being a smaller company- one needs to be patient. lets just hope nothing holds them back (stability issues etc) for them to go forward with this milestone!

    =)

  • XarkoXarko Hradec KralovePosts: 394Member Uncommon
    Cover me,Porkins!
  • ariestearieste toronto, ONPosts: 3,308Member Common

    Firefall is somewhat limited in what it is, but it's awesome fun.  I tried it on a whim and have been playing it tons for over two weeks now.  It's completely free too, nothing you buy gets you extra power.  You can get XP boosts or cosmetic stuff, but I've been able to progress and upgrade my gear at a great pace even without.

     

    Plus, it has the closest thing i've ever seen to SWG's crafting system (it's VERY close, right down to every mined resources having a rating out of 1000 and multiple attributes that are used in crafting different components).

     

    It's fun, it's free and it's expanding.  If you want a fun shooter with very deep crafting, give it a go. 

    "I’d rather work on something with great potential than on fulfilling a promise of mediocrity."

    - Raph Koster

    Tried: AO,EQ,EQ2,DAoC,SWG,AA,SB,HZ,CoX,PS,GA,TR,IV,GnH,EVE, PP,DnL,WAR,MxO,SWG,FE,VG,AoC,DDO,LoTRO,Rift,TOR,Aion,Tera,TSW,GW2,DCUO,CO,STO
    Favourites: AO,SWG,EVE,TR,LoTRO,TSW,EQ2
    Currently Playing: EQ2, Firefall

  • TekaelonTekaelon Brookhaven, MSPosts: 531Member Uncommon
    Arieste is absolutely correct. Fun unique experience that keeps me coming back. The world needs to expand and some polish on the UI and game systems. That aside though it is a blast!
  • TyserieTyserie KosicePosts: 110Member Uncommon
    Great game, if they will do what they promised, it would be one of the best shooter/mmo I have ever played. Original, fun, challenging crafting. Hope they will make it bigger and challenging/hard. Like very much. The Defiance should learn here something.  
  • TorvalTorval Oregon CountryPosts: 7,187Member Uncommon
    Is it PvP optional like Defiance, Rift, EQ2, GW2, Tera, etc.  or is it PvP "optional" the way EVE or Aion is?  I've turned into a carebear over the years and don't really want to pvp right now.
  • TekaelonTekaelon Brookhaven, MSPosts: 531Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Torvaldr
    Is it PvP optional like Defiance, Rift, EQ2, GW2, Tera, etc.  or is it PvP "optional" the way EVE or Aion is?  I've turned into a carebear over the years and don't really want to pvp right now.

    PvP optional with the promise of open world PvP in the future.

  • TyserieTyserie KosicePosts: 110Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Torvaldr
    Is it PvP optional like Defiance, Rift, EQ2, GW2, Tera, etc.  or is it PvP "optional" the way EVE or Aion is?  I've turned into a carebear over the years and don't really want to pvp right now.

    There wasn't open world PvP since now. Some arenas etc. Never played, because I don't need PvP. Now with new patch there should be some bigger area near one city. Where player can fight without suffer from durability gear dmg. I think there will be some world pvp in future, we will see. I am for PvP if it's not Mortal Online style PvP.  Lets all enjoy what is fun for them, no problem with that. I will maybe kill someone from backup/bush and the cowardly run away :)

  • MumboJumboMumboJumbo LondonPosts: 3,221Member
    Like it. Good idea to "change the world".
  • fldashfldash Oklahoma City, OKPosts: 227Member
    Loved it, waiting for OW PVP thought...

    Former xFire user... I only wanted a game tracker and messenger, not a screenshot taker, video recording, broadcasting piece of bloatware.

  • SlayblazeSlayblaze Ohio, OHPosts: 24Member
    Great additions to what is becoming a great game!
  • TorvalTorval Oregon CountryPosts: 7,187Member Uncommon
    Thanks for the answers. I'll wait to see if it changes to open world pvp before I try it.  I don't want to get into the game and then have the whole thing change on me.
  • FlyByKnightFlyByKnight Algo Star SystemPosts: 647Member Uncommon

    There's a problem with this article.

     

    None of those things are in the Open Beta currently.  The only thing added recently was the Arsenal battle frame and some red bean sinks.

     

    According to Mark Kern and their staff on the website the "warfront" updates are months down the line. I honestly don't even understand what this "announcement" is trying to accomplish they announced this already from day one. This is stuff Red5 has been promising for 2 years now.  They're just starting now?

     

     
  • HarikenHariken Brighton, MAPosts: 980Member Uncommon
    This game is really heavy on the crafting. And it ain't cheap. Game world is still a bit on the small side and you will quickly be doing the same things over and over. It was fun for me for about a month and now i hardly login. It has to be the smallest beta game world i've ever been in. Its fun for awhile and worth checking out. The only things i don't like about the game are the frame grinding and heavy crafting. If your not into crafting then you should skip this game. And the better the item drop or crafted means it will break and become useless. The lower stock items last the longest in this game or don't break. The frame grinding as i call it might not bother most but grind is grind to me. You may become master of one frame but try a different one is starting all over again. You bring zero xp or skill to another frame.You could have 100k xp pool but try another frame and you have zero. I understand that this may not be a problem for most but it is to me.
  • SirBalinSirBalin Joppa, MDPosts: 1,150Member Uncommon
    When they are smart enough to realize you need both pve and pvp servers...I'll play...for now...I've had enough pve since it started back with Nintendo...

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  • SalengerSalenger Pottageville, ONPosts: 521Member

    Played it, not a bad game but it gets boring pretty fast.  If they had open world pvp or rather...semi-open world pvp game would be a ton of fun to make up for its current lack of content.

    BTW MMORPG.com has the game as final, but this article talks about beta patch o.O

  • SirBalinSirBalin Joppa, MDPosts: 1,150Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Salenger

    Played it, not a bad game but it gets boring pretty fast.  If they had open world pvp or rather...semi-open world pvp game would be a ton of fun to make up for its current lack of content.

    BTW MMORPG.com has the game as final, but this article talks about beta patch o.O

    Yeap...still blows me away when these companies just make one server or the other...you need both a pvp and a pve server.

    Incognito
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  • BillMurphyBillMurphy Managing Editor Berea, OHPosts: 2,356MMORPG.COM Staff Uncommon
    Originally posted by Salenger

    Played it, not a bad game but it gets boring pretty fast.  If they had open world pvp or rather...semi-open world pvp game would be a ton of fun to make up for its current lack of content.

    BTW MMORPG.com has the game as final, but this article talks about beta patch o.O

    We list it as final, because it's taking money and there are no wipes coming. It's as good as live. Red 5 calls it Open Beta, similar to how Neverwinter or even Farmville did in the past.  But in our book: no wipes + taking money = released.

  • DeanGreyDeanGrey Fresno, CAPosts: 154Member
    Originally posted by BillMurphy
    Originally posted by Salenger

    Played it, not a bad game but it gets boring pretty fast.  If they had open world pvp or rather...semi-open world pvp game would be a ton of fun to make up for its current lack of content.

    BTW MMORPG.com has the game as final, but this article talks about beta patch o.O

    We list it as final, because it's taking money and there are no wipes coming. It's as good as live. Red 5 calls it Open Beta, similar to how Neverwinter or even Farmville did in the past.  But in our book: no wipes + taking money = released.

    I am glad you all have decided to take that course of action. This beta stuff is getting silly.

  • MaelzraelMaelzrael Las Cruces, NMPosts: 354Member Uncommon
    Amped about this content coming. I hope they do it well.

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  • BookahBookah Bar Harbor, MEPosts: 259Member
    Seems its time i tryed on a battleframe. Ive had my eye on this game for a while i can resist no longer

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  • mCalvertmCalvert Tallahassee, FLPosts: 1,283Member
    Repulsing the melding doesn't actually do anything though. Just gives you more empty space to thump and kill random creatures. No humans actually reclaim it. Its a story without a reality.
  • PsychoticHamsterPsychoticHamster Brooklyn, NYPosts: 97Member Common
    This model of choosing where to open the game world actually sounds really interesting. I thought the studios claim of "innovation" was just the usual pr catch phrase, but red 5 might actually be on to something here.

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  • ice-vortexice-vortex Xenia, OHPosts: 951Member
    I am still waiting for their promised open world PVP before I ever think about getting into Firefall.
  • whisperwyndwhisperwynd montreal, QCPosts: 1,479Member

     They should be more interested in me wanting to reclaim my lost time.

    lol j/k  Fun game though a little repetitive and slow crafting. In groups it's a blast, solo is meh. 

    All personal opinion here. It's free so...can't complain too much, can I?!  image

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