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Posted: Apr 7th 2011 9:17AM paterah said

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In all honesty, it doesn't seem as restricting as I thought. When a game shifts from B2P or P2P to F2P they usually cut down a lot of content for the free users but this doesn't seem to be the case. We'll see very soon tho.

Posted: Apr 7th 2011 9:24AM Scott Ossington said

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Maybe if they had made the game interesting in the first place they would not have had to make it free to play. But on the bright side, does this mean i can get the money back that I paid for this drek?

Posted: Apr 7th 2011 10:14AM Snichy said

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@Tempes Magus. What makes your opinion more important than his? Considering your comment history its a bit hypocritical to berate someone for giving an opinion just because it is detrimental about a game you like.
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Posted: Apr 7th 2011 11:47AM Scott Ossington said

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@Tempes Magus

Posted: Apr 7th 2011 11:41AM
Tempes Magus said

@Snichy

1) He's saying the game isn't interesting at all like a thousand other people on every game before him, which is subjective.

As I said a couple of times it was my opinion, but please continue to state the obvious. I understand you are a fan of the game and there is nothing wrong with that in the same way as commenting on forum posts.

2) He's doing the standard "I want my money back" statement that has been overdone.
Also, it never had a subscription and people who already bought the game are grandfathered into the slightly new plan so he lost nothing.

Except for my money that I bought the game with.


It's an overdone "I don't care what the article said, I'll just spout the standard trolling response" post.

Dont understand how I am trolling, except if you count that I said I dont like the game, my opinion again, just so you dont get confused there Magi.


Maybe I'm in a rather "fed up" mood lately, but I'm not wrogn in my assessment.

Perhaps you could learn to spell and I might reconsider your ass-essment.
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Posted: Apr 7th 2011 11:58AM Nickbg said

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@Tempes Magus

people dont have to pay to download now
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Posted: Apr 7th 2011 1:05PM paterah said

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@Scott Ossington Hmm...by your idiotic logic, everyone who ever buys a game upfront loses 40$ cause the game will be available for 10$ max, 2 years after the release. I have to say I don't agree with your logic one bit.
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Posted: Apr 7th 2011 9:35AM Lobotomist said

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True. Will there be any benefits for people that bought the game ?

Posted: Apr 7th 2011 9:37AM Lobotomist said

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Got it.

Actually even as F2P it is one time purchase to unlock all. And people that allready own the game get this for free.

Cooliyo

Posted: Apr 7th 2011 9:40AM Scott Ossington said

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That's why its my opinion and if it was free to play why did I have to pay for the client my fanboi friend?

Posted: Apr 7th 2011 9:53AM Enikuo said

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Their booster packs must be selling well for them for them to feel comfortable making this move. I think it's a pretty fun game and HiRez appears to have a really good attitude towards consumers - free trials, waiting to charge subs, and now a pretty liberal free to play offering. Good for them.

Posted: Apr 7th 2011 10:00AM Jesse A said

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Is this game fun? Can anybody give me a few "if you enjoy this, try Global Agenda" games?

Posted: Apr 7th 2011 10:16AM Scott Ossington said

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@Jesse A I never really found it fun, but that is my opinion. Maybe it would have been more fun had I got into some groups more. Ask Tempus Magus he seems to be a fan.
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Posted: Apr 7th 2011 10:24AM InventionExchange said

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@Jesse A I would *almost* compare it to Guild Wars or maybe even Phantasy Star Online in the sense that you meet up in a central hub and join parties to go out on instanced PVE or PVP missions. The missions are timed so they won't take you all day to complete.

There is a "dungeon finder" tool to find groups that actually works pretty well. I've never had to wait more than a few minutes in a queue to find a PVE party and I suspect that'll take even less time when it goes free to play. The basic classes are there - Tank, Healer, DPS etc.

Your character levels up and remains persistent.. there's also an overworld you can solo through with quests.

Oh.. and jet packs for everyone!
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Posted: Apr 7th 2011 11:22AM (Unverified) said

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@InventionExchange
I completely agree with this post. I bought the game several months ago and have been playing since then. One of the first things that attracted me was how similar it works to Guild Wars. It is especially fun when you join an active Agency (this games term for Guild) and go into PvP missions with peeps you know.
I mainly use Medic, and believe me, compared to Team Fortress 2, the Medic has a lot more to consider when healing team members in both PvP and PvE, so it is more fun, also, you can equip weapons that cause debuffs on enemy players.
There's also a very competitive side to the game in the form of AvA (Alliance VS Alliance) that is very reminiscent of WoE in RO, but here it is taken to a whole new level.
So yeah, I would say I enjoy this game.
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Posted: Apr 7th 2011 1:34PM Tom in VA said

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@InventionExchange

You mentioned that there is a soloable overworld/quest area.

I thought GA was pretty much all PvP/group content.

So, how soloable is this game (i.e., what % of it) ? I'm curious, since -- although I do group up occasionally -- my more usual playstyle is solo.
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Posted: Apr 7th 2011 4:36PM Jef Reahard said

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@Tom in VA

It's completely soloable. I've gone from 1 - 50 (the current level cap) on three characters and only one of them was ever in an agency/guild (and that was for a couple of weeks and mainly to grab some of the flair rewards).

The PvE and PvP matchmakers allow you to PUG pretty much whenever you want, and though you're not technically playing "solo," GA is the most commitment-free, friends-are-optional MMO that I've ever played.
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Posted: Apr 7th 2011 10:24AM Dumac said

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Doesn't sound very restrictive. I guess their reasoning is that those who planned on buying it already did so, with many discounts being offered, so whats the harm in opening it up a bit more.

I hope it works out for them. I gave it a shot with a demo, i had some fun but im not a big shooter fan so it wasn't something i wanted to commit to. I was also bad at it. Maybe ill get some real practice this time.

Posted: Apr 7th 2011 10:34AM Yellowdancer said

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Made me chuckle...I'm sure they have had content updates since release but it seems like the only time a site does an article on this game is to announce that the game is more free than the last time they ran an article.

Posted: Apr 7th 2011 10:53AM Alboreo said

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The updates for Global Agenda seem to be few and far between, but I've loved the game since I first bought it a good while back. I haven't played in a month and a half or so, but with some fresh content I'd say the game would be able to draw me back in.

Hopefully the F2P model will increase the population, although it never seemed to be that bad to begin with to me.

Posted: Apr 7th 2011 11:12AM TxRedcoat said

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@Alboreo

The queues can get pretty rough at times, but it's more to do with classes people select to play rather than population. There are plenty of people online to play with.
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