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Posted: Jun 3rd 2011 5:03PM Apakal said

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Its more than just Free2Play. Its Buy2Win!

Posted: Jun 3rd 2011 6:35PM Feydakin said

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@Apakal If you mean that the shop will be or is selling player power items that will create or has created a "buy2win" scenario, then you are very incorrect... In it's current state it obviously does no such thing if you bother to look at it, and if you've read this article, listened to the chat or any time it has been brought up you would know, they have been adamant that the shop being "buy2win" would never be an issue...
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Posted: Jun 4th 2011 7:12PM (Unverified) said

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@Apakal Sadly with GamersFirst it's true. Especially after what they did with APB. I'm also expecting them to pull off the gear that operates on a time limit as well.
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Posted: Jun 3rd 2011 5:03PM Khai mann said

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If it goes F2P you can count me in.

Posted: Jun 3rd 2011 5:10PM Sorithal said

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I know I would definitely give Fallen Earth a try if it became F2P. Looks interesting/fun, but not something I'd want to think about spending a monthly fee on right now.

Posted: Jun 3rd 2011 5:11PM (Unverified) said

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Sorry to derail topic but how the heck do we get verified?

Posted: Jun 3rd 2011 5:28PM Space Cobra said

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@(Unverified)

It's actually some code on the website Mmassively has yet to address/correct.

But some folks say try clearing your cookies or changing your web-browser.
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Posted: Jun 3rd 2011 5:51PM Dril said

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@Space Cobra

Actually, I believe you have to go to the main Joystiq site to verify, I think that's what I had to do.
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Posted: Jun 3rd 2011 5:26PM (Unverified) said

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The reason it had low population is because FE a buggy and pretty lame mess. I betaed the game, then tried it after launch. Nothing was improved and the opening quest was bugged. I am amazed anyone still plays it and not shocked it went F2P

I would not hold out too much hope, I betaed GamersFirst AFP and its the same load of laggy buggy rubbish that was AFP.

Posted: Jun 3rd 2011 5:42PM Vagrant Zero said

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@(Unverified) It inspires so much confidence in your opinion when you can't even be bothered to learn the name of the game you claim to have betated.

AFP? What does that even stand for? Afro-Frakkin People? All your Females belong to Pope?
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Posted: Jun 3rd 2011 6:11PM DeadlyAccurate said

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@(Unverified) Fallen Earth has improved *significantly* since the first six months of play. I'd say overall it's a pretty complete and relatively bug-free game. Even the intro has been revamped.

APB: R is a lot of fun and the matchmaking has improved. It still needs to be tweaked, but I do play plenty of matches where the fight felt more fair than not, whether I win or lose the match.I haven't spent a dime on the game yet (I don't spend money on betas, even if they're supposed to be "soft launches.") But, the game still has the same two districts as back when RTW had it. They'll need to add new content on a regular basis to hold my interest.
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Posted: Jun 3rd 2011 6:50PM MtthwRddl said

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@(Unverified) You're not completely wrong. I feel Fallen Earth still has a lot of unprofessional problems to fix. One such problem is the client and downloading the game. It's a huge problem that every single new player encounters. Having to wait 3-5 days straight for a client to download the game is insane. Thank goodness they give you a 30-day trial, because you'll most likely spend the first quarter of it downloading the game. Installing using a CD cuts the wait time down by a day or two but the wait is still Massively long.

When people can't try the game out due to issues like these, the game suffers.
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Posted: Jun 4th 2011 9:11AM (Unverified) said

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@Vagrant Zero AFP= Another Failed Project and yes I know the name of the bloody game. The new version still has the rubbish driving, the dodgy gun play etc.

As far as FE goes. I remember getting a "free trial" for the game. The game kept crashing as I tried to get in. Once I finally did the first quest was broken. The solution from the devs "restart in a new area".

There are good F2P games out there. However merely turning failed MMOs into F2P is just way of ringing the last bits out of the IP.

Next game to go F2P I think is Earthrise. Its a buggy, laggy mess that will soon have few players.
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Posted: Jun 3rd 2011 5:28PM InkSix said

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I think APB:R is great. Seems well balanced now, to me at least.

Posted: Jun 3rd 2011 5:33PM Danteeeee said

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Well with APB they have indeed improved the game from its previous state, they have the financial prowess to market and advertise and hire industry people.

I just dislike the APB store. It's leaning towards Pay2Win more than I can accept in my games :( Why are no MMO's using the Guild Wars format any more?

Posted: Jun 3rd 2011 5:48PM Dunkare said

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f2p could really save this game, as long as they keep the subscription model aka premium accounts, that dont need the cash shop more than they do right now.
and PVEers always need more quests, thats right, increasing level caps on a regular basis and lots of 'dungeons' and camps with nice rare components to find - well at least i need that :P

Posted: Jun 3rd 2011 5:48PM stealthrider said

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None of the APB items are Pay2Win. The only two weapons not available in game are so niche-use as to be hardly worthwhile.

The CSG is a mid-range shotgun. That means that to use it effectively, the player needs pinpoint accuracy (as it has a very tight spread), plenty of cover (as a shotgun user needs to duck behind cover between shots), and a narrow firing range (see above) that extends for between 10 and 17 meters, something very rare in the game. It's not an easy weapon to use, and does not 2-shot like the JG-840 does if the target is using Kevlar.

The Scout has even more problems. It loses its 2-shot ability at ranges greater than 80 meters, making it a long range sniper that suffers at sniper range. It does not 2-shot against Kevlar 1+ or Clotting Agent 3, either. It can be fired out of a car window, though, and the player can sprint with it, making it an effective Assault sniper, though it's not good for much else. Defending with it is much less efficient than defending with a DMR or HVR.

We'll see how the Whisper, Golden ACT and other weapons perform, but my bet is they'll be in similar positions. All of the other weapons can be acquired in game through progression.

Posted: Jun 3rd 2011 5:54PM Potajito said

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I would prefer a reduced price on the subscription than f2p

Posted: Jun 3rd 2011 6:34PM Balraw said

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I would certainly go back and play Fallen Earth again if it went f2p as I really enjoyed my time in that game. Sadly this is another game that I just can't afford to subscribe to at the moment, though I really wish I could. All we need now is to change how many hours are in a day so I have more time to play all these great mmo's.

Can't comment on how APB:R runs under GamersFirst as sadly I was unable to get the beta client to run despite spending an evening trying. Only online game I have ever failed to get running to date. Oh well will give it another try when they go to full release.

Posted: Jun 3rd 2011 7:04PM Twisvel said

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Been trying to get in on the trial for a couple days and it won't work. Running the patcher just says it's down for maintenance over and over. Oh well.

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