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Firefall - Free to play FPS based MMO

Started by Mr. Analog, April 06, 2012, 12:21:06 PM

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Mr. Analog

So, while enjoying my morning coffee and watching YogsCast I saw them play a fun looking MMO called Firefall.

I kind of like the concept here, you pick your loadout in town (a la Team Fortress 2) and then you go out looking for either quest markers or spontaneous events. You get jumpy boots (I'm thinking Tribes) and you just go out and shoot stuff with friends, no fumbling with num keys and the like just good ol' fashioned shooting. There are hints of tower defense as well as it appears you can create turrets / defenses at certain points.

It's going to be free to play, there sounds like there will be things you can buy, but I don't know what the details are yet.

The YogsCast beta video:
http://youtu.be/A0-C_iEmWkM

The Firefall site:
http://firefallthegame.com/
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Darren Dirt

April 06, 2012, 02:02:40 PM #1 Last Edit: April 06, 2012, 02:10:24 PM by Darren Dirt
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Firefall_(video_game)#Development
"on April 2nd, and that the beta testing NDA would be dropped on April 6th" (today!)

realistic storyline: http://www.firefallthegame.com/game#/day_3


sums it up: free open-world teamplay skill-based shooter with superjump/spaceboots/flight scifi-military MMO  8)




looks intense, like Halo with variety.
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April 06, 2012, 02:35:01 PM #2 Last Edit: April 06, 2012, 02:49:30 PM by Darren Dirt
I registered, SimonJester is my name. Forum tells you about its current "closed beta" state:

http://www.firefallthegame.com/community/threads/guide-for-new-players-post-nda-reveal.26356/

http://www.firefallthegame.com/community/threads/hey-new-members-would-you-like-to-know-about-beta.20966/
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Can I download the game?

Currently we're in closed beta, and only those community members with beta keys are able to download the game and play.

Can I get a beta key?

There are two ways community members get invites. Our testers receive invites to give out and sometimes hold giveaways and contests for the keys in the Off Topic section of the forums. Also, we send out invites at random directly to people that have registered on the forums. We give a slight nod to members that are active.

How can I be considered active?

Logging in and reading the forums is the most basic thing you can do to register your activity (so lurkers, you don't need to worry as long as you are logged in). We definitely appreciate and promote positive discussions, debates and contributions to the community.



Firefall is currently still in closed beta. To download the game you need to receive a beta invite. By being signed up for the forums you're already in the running to get a key. Congratulations! You can increase your chances of getting a key by being active on the forums and making friends. I stress making friends because when Red5 decides it's necessary to increase the size of the beta they tend to give the current testers keys to give to friends.

Welcome to the forums!

P.S. The NDA was just lifted today so if you have any questions about the game feel free to ask. There's several people live streaming the beta on twitch.tv and there's a good amount of videos up on Youtube already.



All you do by registering an account is enable yourself to be selected to receive a key.

As mentioned elsewhere in these very forums, being active and logged in frequently are a plus that can help you to be considered, but ultimately the only requirement for a key is being a registered member.

Other than posting and hoping, not much you can do to expedite the process. Welcome to the forums, though!




Off-Topic section:
http://www.firefallthegame.com/community/forums/off-topic.9/



there seems to be a LOT of members of the community, I changed my avatar and clicked Save, then clicked "Recent Activity" ... and there were already about 15 actions that took place in the seconds that passed between clicks!




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Firefall System Requirements http://www.game-debate.com/games/index.php?g_id=1220&game=Firefall

but I guess gotta wait now...
https://beta.firefallthegame.com/referrals/accept
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Firefall is something Red 5 Studios has developed, largely in seclusion, for a long time now. Now, we're almost ready to reveal to the world what we feel is so great about the game we've made. However, the last piece of this stage of development relies heavily on you - the chosen beta tester.

Being a beta tester can be a very rewarding experience. You get insight into the development process, often get to chat directly with the game's development team, and your feedback will help make Firefall better!

However, note that being a beta tester can also be an exercise in patience. As the game is still very much in development, you must respect our non-disclosure agreement (NDA), and often deal with aspects of the game that are unpolished, imbalanced, or utterly broken.



Don't have a beta code?
If you don't have a beta code just yet, don't worry. We are constantly growing the beta to include additional testers. Our goal is to continue to grow beta until we reach the point where everyone that wants to play can play. Until then, keep an eye on your e-mail inbox, the Firefall website, or your favorite news site for more information on the Firefall beta.

If you do have a beta code, please enter it below to continue.

Invite Code:

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Well now I know why there are so many videos about today heh
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Darren Dirt

Quote from: Mr. Analog on April 06, 2012, 03:45:06 PM
Well now I know why there are so many videos about today heh


Actually, I only registered because it looks like it could be a fun "drop in, shoot a ton and play a few short missions, then quit" type of game. Like Halo meets City of Heroes.

I didn't read a bunch of the forum, and I only sought out a couple of trailers or gameplay videos to see if it looked fun without a huge time investment. I hope I'm right ... otherwise, if I'm getting time-sunk in a game it might as well be what you guys are all investing in ;)


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Yeah! That's the vibe I get from it too, CoH + TF2!

When it releases I think I'll get in on it :) looks fun!
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Mr. Analog

Quote from: Darren Dirt on April 06, 2012, 05:24:32 PMotherwise, if I'm getting time-sunk in a game it might as well be what you guys are all investing in ;)

Let me know if you are interested in diggy diggy hole, I can gift you a copy...
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Darren Dirt

In the unlikely event that I get a beta, it might be like gmail where you can 'tell 2 friends' (and then they tell 2 friends, and so on, and so on... ahhh gotta love 80s commercials flashbacks eh)
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Quote from: Darren Dirt on April 06, 2012, 10:45:07 PM
In the unlikely event that I get a beta, it might be like gmail where you can 'tell 2 friends' (and then they tell 2 friends, and so on, and so on... ahhh gotta love 80s commercials flashbacks eh)


Oh man... hahah yeah that'd be good

damn commercials in brain forever...
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Darren Dirt

April 07, 2012, 07:17:02 AM #10 Last Edit: April 07, 2012, 07:52:05 AM by Darren Dirt
Quote from: Mr. Analog on April 07, 2012, 05:15:20 AM
damn commercials in brain forever...


yup. (Nothing tastes like Hawaiian PUNCH!)

the Shampoo is around 5:09 in the above video, but you're gonna watch them ALL! (there's even a "Crazy Eddie's LP Christmas sale!" commercial that includes Prince "1999" (omg did that come out THAT LONG AGO!?) ) (also there is an Airplane 2 promo, with comic book panels!) (and that damn addictive jingle for "pure cane sugar" (that's the one...) ! )

moar @ http://www.youtube.com/user/Genius7277




...geez I hate the internet and all its links, just got myself to the trailer for "My Bodyguard", and you'll never guess who was the bodyguard?  :o
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Created account: Mr. Analog (surprise!)

Now hopefully I can get into the beta
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Mr. Analog

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Mr. Analog

I don't know if anyone else actually pre-registered by I got my invite in the mail today...

Perhaps between Diggy-Diggy I'll give it a shot! (haw)
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Mr. Analog

*dusts off topic*

Firefall is having their final beta free weekend, deetz here: http://www.firefallthegame.com/about
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