To be honest, the PVE is terrible. There is no strategy involved whatsoever other than having designated healers.
Well, I have it a shot. Played for a few hours and was underwhelmed. It's unique and interesting, but decidedly not worth forty bucks, and especially not worth a monthly subscription.
I can see how the game may have charm for some, but it really doesn't do much for me.
Add me to the player list? Robosmores is my name in-game
Is the new patch out yet?
Not yet. The patch has been split into 4 parts, so they don't mess up the whole thing. But new weapons are expected sometime by the end of this week.
Is there like a dye calculator kind of thing where I can check what the dyes look like on armor before I buy them? Other than right clicking the icons in-game, because I want to mix and match my dyes.
Oh, you can? I didn't know that...
Ah! Derp. Check me bad reading. D: *Without buying them* >.< Lmao. Good idea on the calculator though. I guess itd just be hard putting all the colors together for each tier.
Sorry for not being around much guys, I'll have to sort through this thread and update it a bit. But, we're getting Phase I (of IV) of Sandstorm by the end of this weekend (if all goes well over at HiRez). I'd expect it anywhere from Friday to Sunday. Phase I (for those of you that don't know) includes the new set of weapons, as well as armor and weapon stats. Sounds good to me. I'll update the list of players soon, and hopefully we pick more up with the Sandstorm release!
Also, FP agency will formally open when Sandstorm goes live on public.
Oh, and what level are most of you guys, because if we're around the same, we could do some fun questing or Warzones.
I'm 15-17 range with my Medic, Recon, and Robo.
Is Conquest really going to be 10 bucks? I don't think it really seems worth that much...?
I guess I can hop on when 1.3 goes live add me to the list, same name for GA
Is this game worth it? I'm Thinking into buying it.
Also guys, I'll be on PTS this weekend with 1.3, so feel free to join up with me and kick some ass and try out the new features.
How hardware intense is this?
I've got a shitty rig, but I have to say this sounds interesting
Patch 1.3(A) has been released to the PTS (Public Test Server) today. I haven't played it yet, and won't be able to until later tomorrow night, but from the pictures I've seen, it looks fantastic. Revamped UI and new weapons look pretty sweet, and the shops are all opened. You guys will enjoy this patch.
Warzones/Openzone (whichever that is, I can't tell) looks pretty sweet, too.
Holy crap that looks amazing.
New UI interface looks really polished. I didn't see any in-game pics of any war zones or such. Though there was some PvE screenshots in there.
Warzones aren't supposed to be released until Phase III.
I am downloading the trial at the moment, the Alliance VS Alliance video convinced me in the OP. Is there anything i should know/do when i start playing?
Looked impressive at first, but after the demo I realized it isn't really.
It's pretty much an expensive MMO that should be free.
Well, the game can only get better from here on out, because what the trial is right now is barebones combat, I'll record some 1.3 PTS footage later tonight for a brief preview of what's to come to for those on the fence.
Please do, i am currently reccomending it to a friend, hopefully he will join me to make it twice the fun.
As a forewarning, however, the tool package is huge.
Could it be that i can't download the tool because i have the trial version? i can't find it in the Tools section.
Also guys, trying out 1.3(A) now, I'll rate/review it.
Well, with barely anyone on PTS it's hard to see some of the changed features (especially so when PTS doesn't have saved characters added over from Live.) I've seen that they polished up the UI A LOT. It looks really fancy and well done now. As for combat, it still feels the same, but I only got into one PvE match, which will hopefully be better with the release of the Zones. I haven't gotten to play with any of the new weapons, due to PTS not having my level 33 Robotics saved over. (I don't know why this is, but I'll cope for now.) But, I did get a chance to look at the new drop system, where bosses drop weapons/devices, and it's fancy. I got a Force Wall drop from the boss I fought. Aside from that, XP is given based on single enemies, so you don't need to complete the full mission to get XP. It balances out quite nicely. As for Dome City, they've redone the transport area, it's just a bit larger with a corridor. Then they have shops specific to each class with basic, advanced, and mercenary weaponry. It's pretty cool. I'd list off the new weapons with stats and stuff, but I'm too tired to do so right now.
Correct me If I'm wrong, but they've always given out XP based on how many enemies you kill, regardless of whether or not you won. Lol It's in your mission stats at the end of the mission.
Oh god, i want that patch to come out. And i think you get experience per enemy, but before 1.3 you still had to complete the mission, with 1.3 you can quit and still get the experience. Correct me if i wrong, or misread it.
WTF New model for inferno cannon for level 30.
Screenshots I've got of some of the new stuff. As Agenda and I have noticed, the weapons seem to get fucking huge when you get them from the "Mercenary" stand. I'm not sure what effects these new weapon forms have, as no one is at level 30 yet. They're just so huge. I've gathered up screens of all the Robotic variant (Merc) Generation I weapons, as well as the new weapons (that have models, as opposed to a view of an in-hand device.)
Apparently media doesn't work for images, so I hope you don't mind these taking up part of the page. I'll post some video once I find a recorder that actually works. xFire doesn't detect the PTS client .exe (lol) and I can't be arsed to buy FRAPS full, so I get stuck with 30 seconds per recording. I think WeGame will work nicely.
can't you [img_thumb] them? just to make sure you don't get banned.
And could you post the weapons for Recon?
Lol @ oversized weapons. Maybe it's for boosted stats or something? I know the dropped versions of our original ones are supposed to have increased stats.
Nice avatar, OP.
You just both found the same avatar on google images or something. No big deal. People stole my avatar too.
On-topic: how does the drop system work? And distributing the items?