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on: December 12, 2012, 04:37:43 AM

« Last Edit: December 12, 2012, 07:00:55 AM by Falconeer »

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Reply #1 on: December 12, 2012, 05:00:58 AM

Interesting.  I just hope they don't make it quite as restrictive as SWTOR's FTP is.

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Reply #2 on: December 12, 2012, 05:03:11 AM

Looks like there are no restrictions, instead all the new content will be DLC.

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Reply #3 on: December 12, 2012, 05:15:35 AM

Here is a link to the FAQ

It seems like a good plan, everything is free guild wars style (you still have to buy the box) with regular DLC to replace the monthly updates from the looks of it.
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Reply #4 on: December 12, 2012, 05:55:07 AM


That's a good f2p plan. New content, cosmetics and a convenience boost for the subs (assuming your free points is enough to buy the DLC) and a good game experience for free players. In a game that has a lot of space for new cosmetic items and content.

I hope that funding model is sufficient to keep them going and fund quality content.

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Reply #5 on: December 12, 2012, 06:02:54 AM

And yes, it's already live. I kept getting postings from them referencing the end of the world on 12/12/12. Very well played by them.

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Reply #6 on: December 12, 2012, 06:04:15 AM

I think I'll check it out. I hope they do well.

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Reply #7 on: December 12, 2012, 06:27:08 AM

Finally.  Really a shame that they didn't see the writing on the wall after SWTOR (like everyone else) that the sub only model is dead. 

Everyone check out the game!  It rocks.

I'm really pleased with this, since I didn't have enough free time to justify subbing despite really liking the game.
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Reply #8 on: December 12, 2012, 07:00:20 AM

I might be wrong here, but it still requires purchasing the box. So, unless a trial program starts soon, they won't have that many people trying it anyway since it's 30 goddamn dollars/euros/pounds/x.

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Reply #9 on: December 12, 2012, 08:23:19 AM

There should be a trial that limits the number of ability/skill points you can acquire and allows you to only play in Kingsmouth.  Once people have a feel for the game, then let them choose whether or not they want to drop $30 to buy the rest of the game.  Its still a great deal at $30 and most people would more than get their moneys worth.
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Reply #10 on: December 12, 2012, 08:53:51 AM

I have a lifetime sub, though i havent played in these past months, but still somehow can't get myself to regret it.
Should really check the game out again some time tbh, it was amazing :)
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Reply #11 on: December 12, 2012, 08:57:54 AM

Interesting, this plan relies entirely on still putting out regular content packs.  I did not think they had the resources for that anymore.

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Reply #12 on: December 12, 2012, 09:17:30 AM

Eeeexcellent!

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Reply #13 on: December 12, 2012, 09:48:24 AM

This is great news. I may get the urge to play this again.  Likely just replay the entire story line at some point.  Further purchases will be dependent on the type and quality of content put out. 

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Reply #14 on: December 12, 2012, 10:26:41 AM

This sounds like a good F2P plan.

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Reply #15 on: December 12, 2012, 11:13:33 AM

That totally works for me. I just need to find the time to play it in addition to all the other stuff I want to play.

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Reply #16 on: December 12, 2012, 01:07:18 PM

Really glad they went this route.  I wanted to play, and I don't mind buying a couple of cosmetic items, but I didn't have the time to justify a sub.

And they chose the f2p model I favor.  Hope it works out well for them.

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Reply #17 on: December 12, 2012, 05:52:50 PM

I have a lifetime sub, though i havent played in these past months, but still somehow can't get myself to regret it.
Should really check the game out again some time tbh, it was amazing :)

Slight regret here because the lifetime sub was a present but ah well.

Still an amazing gaming experience and much more memorable then WoW even though I spent more time in Ironforge then in all of TSW
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Reply #18 on: December 12, 2012, 05:56:24 PM

At first I was slightly annoyed that this happened a couple days after I finally got around to uninstalling this, but upon reflection I just don't see myself ever coming back to this one.

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Reply #19 on: December 12, 2012, 06:48:01 PM

Everyone please come back.  I didn't start playing until December and it's lonely in F13 chat.  cry
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Reply #20 on: December 12, 2012, 09:39:37 PM

Still have to buy box :( ehhh, maybe after steam sales.

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Reply #21 on: December 12, 2012, 10:05:15 PM

Awesome news, downloading now.
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Reply #22 on: December 13, 2012, 07:30:36 AM

I might give this a go for a week or two around Christmas.  The office is closed and I'll have free time.  Hmm..

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Reply #23 on: December 13, 2012, 07:37:47 AM

I will definitely take a look at this in the new year.

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Reply #24 on: December 13, 2012, 11:56:14 AM

I will definitely take a look at this in the new year.

That's my plan. I already spent some money on GW2 this month so this goes into January's gaming budget.
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Reply #25 on: December 13, 2012, 12:50:21 PM

This is excellent. Just picked up the box during Microsoft store Black Friday sales for $10, haven't installed yet.
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Reply #26 on: December 13, 2012, 04:31:16 PM

Wow, just got to the point where I pick a weapon skill and wowzers that's a lot of shit to think about. There a lazy-shit cliffnotes explanation of the skill system?

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Reply #27 on: December 13, 2012, 04:51:45 PM

From what I remember, you don't have to stress too much about your choices because it's not hard to change your mind and just start up a new weapon.  All the inner circle stuff is relatively cheap.

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Reply #28 on: December 13, 2012, 05:13:17 PM

And there isn't a limit to skill points, and they become easier to get as you get further along so it becomes easier and easier to branch out.

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Reply #29 on: December 13, 2012, 05:27:28 PM

Well some of my models weren't loading so I tried to have the patcher fix the game and now I can't get into the game because it says it has to download 160 mb and I'm getting 300 bytes a second. That's pretty cool.

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Reply #30 on: December 13, 2012, 05:27:54 PM

Will i get at least 30 hours or more for my 30 bucks?

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Reply #31 on: December 13, 2012, 05:48:49 PM

Will i get at least 30 hours or more for my 30 bucks?


I should think so.  I'm fairly sick of MMOs these days, and I still made it a month, or two, before cancelling.  The PvP is tacked on as an afterthought, but the PvE was pretty good, especially the investigation missions.

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Reply #32 on: December 13, 2012, 05:53:19 PM

I'm not sure I got quite to 30 hours, but most of the other f13 people who played it seem to have liked it more than I did, so that's probably a good sign for you.

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Reply #33 on: December 13, 2012, 07:27:48 PM

Wow, just got to the point where I pick a weapon skill and wowzers that's a lot of shit to think about. There a lazy-shit cliffnotes explanation of the skill system?
Main thing is to pick two weapons that go well together.  Hammer shotgun is nice but a lot of people go blade and... chaos I think.  Claws, rifles and blood are all heal centric so don't combine two of those (one is fine).
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Reply #34 on: December 13, 2012, 09:05:37 PM

Actually it doesn't matter if you combine them, all weapons are almost equally good at dps if you ignore their other role.  Fist, pistol and rifle are healing, blade hammer and chaos are tanking.

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