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Crowfall: Worth $50 to play the upcoming beta?

MightyUncleanMightyUnclean Member EpicPosts: 3,334
I know there probably isn't that much known yet about how much of leap forward the beta will be, but do you guys think that $50 is reasonable to get a taste of playing the game at this point?  I'm usually not willing to buy into early access, but this looks like it will probably release relatively soon.  Well, relative to all the other MMOs like it.
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  • ArteriusArterius Member EpicPosts: 2,832
    I think so. I jump in every month to check out the progress and they have come a long way in the last year. Also with the real first campaign on the way using both the US and the EU using the same server there should be more then enough people to fight
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  • Slapshot1188Slapshot1188 Member LegendaryPosts: 12,178
    I know there probably isn't that much known yet about how much of leap forward the beta will be, but do you guys think that $50 is reasonable to get a taste of playing the game at this point?  I'm usually not willing to buy into early access, but this looks like it will probably release relatively soon.  Well, relative to all the other MMOs like it.
    Beta will be free to all that sign up.  Invites will happen in phases based on your group number.  The game that you will see at beta is like 90-95% of what it will be at release.  My suspicion is that it will release this fall so within the next few months.

    Is it worth $50 to get in a few weeks early?  Only you can answer that?
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  • YashaXYashaX Member EpicPosts: 2,634
    I bought it a couple of months ago and it was worth it to me. Whether the game is actually worth playing or you like it is another matter.

    Its severely lacking in the polish department - for example I had to search the internet to find out how to leave a group, and when I found the /commands page it was obscured by the icons of the group I was in.

    However, it has just implemented a tutorial for new players which is awesome. It will quickly get you to level 18 and introduce you to some of the key parts of the game. There aren't really any good/comprehensive guides for the game out yet so this was a godsend.

    By the way, the game is currently packed with players so that is another plus for playing now I suppose. I haven't gotten to the pvp part yet, but it looks pretty good when I watch streamers. The crafting is quite indepth and interesting, but again I have only just touched the surface.

    It seems to be a very group focused game though, so if you don't like playing in groups/guilds it might not be the right game.
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  • RhoklawRhoklaw Member EpicPosts: 7,124
    I'm not sure I'll play it myself, but honestly, as long as the game is mostly complete and doesn't run like shit, yes, it will be worth the $50.

  • KyleranKyleran Member LegendaryPosts: 36,330
    edited August 11
    Rhoklaw said:
    I'm not sure I'll play it myself, but honestly, as long as the game is mostly complete and doesn't run like shit, yes, it will be worth the $50.
    Except that...they still haven't reached the final wipe meaning no retention of progression, which it makes it not worth playing even for free, at least to me.

    YMMV.


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  • MikehaMikeha Member EpicPosts: 9,130
    edited August 11
    If you plan on buying the game at release then its worth getting now. Now if you are undecided then get into the beta. If you want to buy you can get 10% off I think if you use a referral code.  I caught it on sale about a year ago for $35.   




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  • SkitzoXSkitzoX Member UncommonPosts: 180
    Pretty packed atm, fps rarely above 20 though.. my system is due for an upgrade but rarely have issues with any games. 
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  • NanfoodleNanfoodle Member EpicPosts: 8,535
    Mikeha said:
    If you plan on buying the game at release then its worth getting now. Now if you are undecided then get into the beta. If you want to buy you can get 10% off I think if you use a referral code.  I caught it on sale about a year ago for $35.   




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  • Slapshot1188Slapshot1188 Member LegendaryPosts: 12,178
    SkitzoX said:
    Pretty packed atm, fps rarely above 20 though.. my system is due for an upgrade but rarely have issues with any games. 
    Yeah it's very packed in the starter city right now.  I expect they will spin up some extra servers tonight.  They currently have 2 of the newbie/training campaigns and 1 campaign for the 3 faction PvP (The Infected) and another for the FFA/Guild Wars (The Dregs).

    I'm getting about 55 FPS out in the world with decent graphics settings.  To me the key is RAM.  I'm running 32GB now.  I think you need at least 16 to get a decent frame rate.  There is also a post someone made about how to tweak your client to get better FPS but I haven't done those steps yet.



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  • SkitzoXSkitzoX Member UncommonPosts: 180
    SkitzoX said:
    Pretty packed atm, fps rarely above 20 though.. my system is due for an upgrade but rarely have issues with any games. 
    Yeah it's very packed in the starter city right now.  I expect they will spin up some extra servers tonight.  They currently have 2 of the newbie/training campaigns and 1 campaign for the 3 faction PvP (The Infected) and another for the FFA/Guild Wars (The Dregs).

    I'm getting about 55 FPS out in the world with decent graphics settings.  To me the key is RAM.  I'm running 32GB now.  I think you need at least 16 to get a decent frame rate.  There is also a post someone made about how to tweak your client to get better FPS but I haven't done those steps yet.



    I have 16 atm, I’ve tweaked most of the in game settings but still hover around 20.. dipping lower in the outpost but the areas are definitely over crowded. No way I would be able to participate in large scale pvp though and my system should be more than enough. It’s beta though and having fun regardless. 
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  • Slapshot1188Slapshot1188 Member LegendaryPosts: 12,178
    SkitzoX said:
    SkitzoX said:
    Pretty packed atm, fps rarely above 20 though.. my system is due for an upgrade but rarely have issues with any games. 
    Yeah it's very packed in the starter city right now.  I expect they will spin up some extra servers tonight.  They currently have 2 of the newbie/training campaigns and 1 campaign for the 3 faction PvP (The Infected) and another for the FFA/Guild Wars (The Dregs).

    I'm getting about 55 FPS out in the world with decent graphics settings.  To me the key is RAM.  I'm running 32GB now.  I think you need at least 16 to get a decent frame rate.  There is also a post someone made about how to tweak your client to get better FPS but I haven't done those steps yet.



    I have 16 atm, I’ve tweaked most of the in game settings but still hover around 20.. dipping lower in the outpost but the areas are definitely over crowded. No way I would be able to participate in large scale pvp though and my system should be more than enough. It’s beta though and having fun regardless. 
    Yeah.  Whats your video card and memory on it?  I'm running a pretty old 1060 but it has 6GB RAM.  Last piece of my PC I need to upgrade.


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  • Panther2103Panther2103 Member EpicPosts: 5,569
    I've always wanted to buy into the current test, but kept reading on their forums that it was "dead" or not worth playing at this point. I should have probably taken that with a grain of salt based on these replies here. Probably a Darkfall forum situation where all the angry people are posting there.
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  • Slapshot1188Slapshot1188 Member LegendaryPosts: 12,178
    I've always wanted to buy into the current test, but kept reading on their forums that it was "dead" or not worth playing at this point. I should have probably taken that with a grain of salt based on these replies here. Probably a Darkfall forum situation where all the angry people are posting there.
    I think the issue was that everyone who backed it had access to play for years. Once the newness wears off and knowing your progress will be wiped I think most just logged in when there was a big patch and then faded away again.   Then they also split the population by having a Test and a Live server.

    I know that I would just login every few months, level a bit to see what changed and then logout.  I played Rift Alpha intensively and by the time it released I was burned out.  No more of that for me!


    They claim to have about 500k signups.  Right now the newbie servers are full because they are setup for a few hundred and have a small landmass.   It will be interesting to see how many they spin up tonight.
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  • muthaxmuthax Member UncommonPosts: 682
    Kyleran said:
    Rhoklaw said:
    I'm not sure I'll play it myself, but honestly, as long as the game is mostly complete and doesn't run like shit, yes, it will be worth the $50.
    Except that...they still haven't reached the final wipe meaning no retention of progression, which it makes it not worth playing even for free, at least to me.

    YMMV.


    That and not wanting to burn out before release are the only reasons I am not playing it anymore till release

    They already wiped from alpha to this version and that was necessary but painful
  • AmatheAmathe Member LegendaryPosts: 7,332
    edited August 31
    $50 will buy you a space snow globe in Star Citizen. Just as an alternative.
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  • BabuinixBabuinix Member EpicPosts: 3,044
    Amathe said:
    $50 will buy you a space snow globe in Star Citizen. Just as an alternative.
    Dunno if just ignorant or troll but snow globes were given to all backers back in 2015 lol


    Keep it up! :D:smile:






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  • botrytisbotrytis Member RarePosts: 3,310
    edited September 1
    Babuinix said:
    Amathe said:
    $50 will buy you a space snow globe in Star Citizen. Just as an alternative.
    Dunno if just ignorant or troll but snow globes were given to all backers back in 2015 lol


    Keep it up! :D:smile:






    At least Crowfall is going into beta not a glorified tech demo.....


    Keep thinking it is a real game....


  • TheocritusTheocritus Member EpicPosts: 7,656
    As long as we keep paying these companies will keep doing this.
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  • BabuinixBabuinix Member EpicPosts: 3,044
    botrytis said:
    At least Crowfall is going into beta not a glorified tech demo.....
    Keep thinking it is a real game....
    And I hope you'll have as much fun playtesting it as I do in Star Citizen!
    Perhaps having some fun will tone down those salt levels :D
  • worldsbestdadworldsbestdad Member UncommonPosts: 48
    Depends on what you consider to be worth it. Considering this game has been in Alpha for 5 years and when I kill a wolf at lvl 2 it drops an item called "loot_displayname_wolf22," perhaps its not.
    On the other hand, considering it has only just entered Beta its definitely one of the top MMORPGs on the market and fresh changeup from whatever you've been playing for a decade. 
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  • RawizRawiz Member UncommonPosts: 580
    Looks like $50 definitely lost a lot of value lately.
  • NildenNilden Member EpicPosts: 3,104
    I'm not putting any money down until after a final release and some reviews and game play videos. I do have to say it does look like they have an actual game here which is way more than some other kickstarters have shown. They really need to optimize and polish this up hopefully that happens in the beta. I'll see how it does and might pick it up a month after release if it gets glowing reviews and smooths things out.

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  • ScotScot Member LegendaryPosts: 13,282
    50$ to play a beta, my how the gaming industry has changed.
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  • NildenNilden Member EpicPosts: 3,104
    Mikeha said:
    If you plan on buying the game at release then its worth getting now. Now if you are undecided then get into the beta. If you want to buy you can get 10% off I think if you use a referral code.  I caught it on sale about a year ago for $35.   




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  • LobotomistLobotomist Member EpicPosts: 5,872
    No. The game is still missing.
    It may be worth to play somewhere down the line, if the game seriously catches popularity. But not at the moment. You best wait.
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