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[Preview] Defiance: Detailing the Arkbreaker DLC

BillMurphyBillMurphy Managing EditorBerea, OHPosts: 2,362MMORPG.COM Staff Uncommon

Yesterday, we had the chance to catch up with Defiance’s Creative Lead Trick Dempsey to get the lowdown on everything the upcoming Arkbreaker DLC will be bringing to the game when it launches on December 10th. Trick let loose on a ton of details about the new weapons, missions, zones, and UI improvements, so read on!

The goal of Arkbreaker is to deliver on that fantasy of calling down these Arkships to earth, breaking into them, and looting them like any good arkhunter would want to do. The precursor to being able to do so is a brand new six-mission storyline that will lead up to giving players the ability to call down an Arkship left in Earth’s atmosphere after the war ended.  You’ll crack inside, which will be a process that takes a few minutes and a bit of fighting outside the fallen ship. Once you open the doors to the ship, you’ve created a public instance that allows up to 12 people to enter at once.  Once that limit is reached, the next person to go in will open another version of that same ship. 

Read the rest of Bill Murphy's Defiance - Detailing the Arkbreaker DLC.

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The Warmaster Volge is PISSED.

Comments

  • orbitxoorbitxo fort lauderdale, FLPosts: 1,407Member Uncommon

    i hope after these DLC- and tv show, they focus back on the Nim story. 

    just feels that was all Trion(Nim story)  and everythign else in the game (data recorders etc)  is the tv studio holding them back.

    shame. when  i see a story abt this game it dissapoints me,  -really wanted to like it.
     
  • TekaelonTekaelon Brookhaven, MSPosts: 531Member Uncommon
    Never played Defiance but the DLC additions sound great. I might pick up Defiance over the Thanksgiving holiday and give it a shot. Can anyone tell me if Defiance has a solid progression system?
  • orbitxoorbitxo fort lauderdale, FLPosts: 1,407Member Uncommon
    If you liked Borderlands2 , and follow the main story with the instances and bosses.  and throw in arkfalls to play with other players= you will have fun.
  • SidQFTSidQFT Kent, WAPosts: 80Member Uncommon
    im half tempted to give this a try as its only $10 on steam.  Firefall isnt doing it for me anymore :(
  • iJustWantiJustWant Somewhere, WAPosts: 81Member

    It's a $10 digital download directly from Trion as well.

    Cheap price for a decent MMOFPS, just has a fairly bad reputation for bugs.

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  • PyukPyuk Eugene, ORPosts: 691Member Uncommon
    Nice! Finally get to go inside arks. Sounds like a good DLC. Now if they can just make the game world bigger and more interesting.

    I make spreadsheets at work - I don't want to make them for the games I play.

  • WicoaWicoa LondonPosts: 1,602Member Uncommon
    hmm tempting need something to tide me over for a bit
  • DeathWolf2uDeathWolf2u Maryville, ILPosts: 291Member
    Can't believe this game is still running
  • TorvalTorval Oregon CountryPosts: 7,209Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by SidQFT
    im half tempted to give this a try as its only $10 on steam.  Firefall isnt doing it for me anymore :(

    This game is definitely worth $10, but don't expect what Firefall has to offer in this. The action is fun though and some of the weapons are blast. It's a good change of pace.

  • DMKanoDMKano Gamercentral, AKPosts: 8,530Member Uncommon

    On today's Twitch stream - they showed off the new DLC.

    Warmaster is beastly, he keeps track of multiple players and targets multiple top players on the aggro list simultaneously. Trick said this is the first Defiance boss with multi-aim and shoot abilities that keeps track of multiple players.

    Looked pretty sweet - and the fact that you can join this figh even if you didn't buy the DLC is pure win.

     

  • WraithoneWraithone Salt Lake City, UTPosts: 3,592Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by SidQFT
    im half tempted to give this a try as its only $10 on steam.  Firefall isnt doing it for me anymore :(

    Firefall is to my mind, a better game (potentially), but Defiance is a lot of fun, right now.   Only time will tell what happens with both games.  Lets hope this next DLC is better than the last one.

  • ChaulsinNLChaulsinNL Cold Lake, ABPosts: 182Member
    I bought it during the $5 sale on steam and was pleasantly surprised! You're able to jump in and play for a little bit (or longer bit), there is usually something going on in the nearby areas. Some creative gun types and exciting battles. With no fee you won't even have to feel bad if you don't play for a while. 
  • NetspookNetspook OsloPosts: 1,503Member Uncommon

    "Is it enough to bring you back? Let us know in the comments."

    No, it isn't. This isn't fixing the lack of variation, the almost non-existing progression, etc.

  • expressoexpresso mePosts: 2,183Member Uncommon
    I bought definance the other day off steam for £3, surprised how well it's put together, moving, shooting all feel solid, I don't like the Interface though still have no idea where my loot has gone when I get rewards and my inventory is full.  Ran across a segie event and that was a tonne of fun.  It shall be my "nothing else to do" MMO for now until the DLC for State of decay comes out.
  • DamonVileDamonVile Vancouver, BCPosts: 4,818Member

    Is the DLC free if you have the game ? ( I didn't read the whole thing :P )

    I see a lot of it's worth $10 so I'm interested but I don't really want anther bill to get the whole thing once buy the game.

  • DMKanoDMKano Gamercentral, AKPosts: 8,530Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by expresso
    I bought definance the other day off steam for £3, surprised how well it's put together, moving, shooting all feel solid, I don't like the Interface though still have no idea where my loot has gone when I get rewards and my inventory is full.  Ran across a segie event and that was a tonne of fun.  It shall be my "nothing else to do" MMO for now until the DLC for State of decay comes out.

    Yep they fixed a ton of issues - the Defiance engine is a IMO very smooth now, and the PC version is $5 - which is a steal.

    Recent patches introduced weapon progression and scaling  EGO rating gear, so at EGO rating 2000 you will get better stats on  purple gun than when  purple gun at ego rating 200.

    So now getting to EGO 5000 actually has a point.

     

     

  • DMKanoDMKano Gamercentral, AKPosts: 8,530Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by DamonVile

    Is the DLC free if you have the game ? ( I didn't read the whole thing :P )

    I see a lot of it's worth $10 so I'm interested but I don't really want anther bill to get the whole thing once buy the game.

    The DLC is not free but the new content and missions are free to participate in.

    For example in DLC2 you have new tech that can be used to call down minor or major arkfalls to crash down, and then you can enter inside of them (like on the TV show) - fight the bad guys and take the loot.

    So if you don't have DLC2 you can't call down the new arkfalls, but you CAN enter them and do the whole thing if someone else who bought the DLC calls them down.

    DLC2 also introduces stim packs and spikes which are new buffs that are single use or group based, those are DLC2 only, but again if somebody in the group uses plants a dmg spike, even non DLC2 players can use it.

    All the new DLC UI enhancements (like favorite weapons, and mass sell an mass breakdown are free for all players)

    They added new volge coldfire weapons too - those are DLC only, just like the swords from DLC1.

    So basically new gear and abilities are not free, but content is.

  • SmokeysongSmokeysong Lewisville, TXPosts: 236Member
    Leveling is such a freakin boring thing in WoW now, I think instant leveling is a benefit to everyone with more than one character. Heck, I don't even have a problem with new people joining and being able to make a L85 character, when the cap is L95.

    Have played: Everquest, Asheron's Call, Horizons, Everquest2, World of Warcraft, Lord of the Rings Online, Warhammer, Age of Conan, Darkfall

  • mr8linermr8liner lakeville, MNPosts: 2Member
     THIS IS TO DMKANO   i tried to replt to yours but it did a new one instead      the game interaction sucks when you get to ego 5000.  it doesnt show critial kills or power kills.  i hit 5000 about a week ago or so, and really haven't played it much since. if i were you i wouldn't rush to get to 5000.  the only thing you really have to do is go around and get keycodes, but when you keep getting 4 blue weapons , it gets dull very fasy
     
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