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Posted: Jun 27th 2011 6:06PM alphaman00 said

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Alpha Country has nothing to do with their F2P right? The date for that is unreleased so far, correct?

Posted: Jun 27th 2011 6:13PM Ghostspeaker said

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@alphaman00

Right, the F2P change is likely many months away. If they do an in-game cash shop like other F2P games, that's going to require some time to develop, not to mention all the decisions and development of what exactly is going into the cash shop. In the last devblog they said they're aiming for Q4, so late '11 or early '12.
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Posted: Jun 27th 2011 6:17PM alphaman00 said

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@Ghostspeaker Thanks for the info!
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Posted: Jun 27th 2011 6:36PM Plastic said

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Now that SWG is about to be out to pasture, and EVE is having...issues, I really look forward to seeing this game, along with Perpetuum, grow into something that will fill the sandbox void. I'm really happy about the inclusion of faction control, and while I'm usually skeptical of "dynamic" content, the new World Events sound like they will actually be a really good fit for this game. Add this to the fact that Perpetuum is adding the ability to tera-form, and it really helps to offset last week's depressing developments in the world of MMO sandboxes.

Posted: Jun 27th 2011 7:15PM Fakeassname said

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I'd like to point out that it -may- be a good time to start buying into this game. G1 has stated that players who owned the game prior to the F2P transition will get perks, and that players own the game AND have active memberships will get further perks on top of that.

with that said:

FE currently has got a promotion going on that if you buy the game from them (their online store) you will get a second copy free: both copies come with the 30 days of game time and some perk crap like a 4 wheeler and a hat. buy one and give the other to a friend, or just keep it for yourself for when the game goes F2P.

... hard to argue with having two accounts with the prior owner perks, if your the type who likes to hot-box multiple toons at the same time.

another option is to buy a physical copy on the cheap, that's what I did as soon as I heard about the F2P transition. $5 off of amazon for 30 days of game time and a disk pre-loaded with 90% of the game files (that could take a week to download on Icarus's snail ass download rate) was more than worth it to me.

apparently I wasn't the only one with this idea because the price for the Bloodsport box has risen dramatically to $8.99 since I got my copy (I paid something like $1.50 for the game and $4.00 for shipping), but the original release version is still out there and is a little bit cheaper.

Basic (original) box release: $2.88 + shipping.
( http://www.amazon.com/Fallen-Earth-Pc/dp/B002I7Q606/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1309214098&sr=8-1 )

Bloodsport version: $8.97 + a possible free shipping from a vendor with "fulfillment by amazon" tag (but you gotta spend over $25 on your total order to get it), or $4.99 + $3.99 from the next cheapest seller.
( http://www.amazon.com/Fallen-Earth-Bloodsports-Pc/dp/B003NS3K5S/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1309214121&sr=8-2 )

it's kinda slimy to do this, but if your really not interested in subbing till the game goes F2P you can always just float out your game time by signing up for the 30 day free trial before activating your box version, 60 days of game time for under $10 really aint that bad of a deal (you could even kinda milk it for longer if you take a break in between running out the trial and redeeming your serial number).

if you want to get really slimy you could also sign up for one trial account and focus on mastering the game while you play for the 30 days, then ditch that account after the time runs out and essentially respec a new character with a new 30 day trial account and burn through the early content with fewer fuck-ups now that you know how to play the game ... then redeem the serial number from the box version. if you take two weeks between each 30 day time sessions that's an easy 120 days of free game time and puts you right into the 4Q time slot for this F2P transition.

yes I realize that doing this is flashing a big old "fuck you" sign at the developers while they should be getting money to pay their bills, but I really don't like paying P2P fees and it's not like they wont being getting something tangible in return: the more experienced players they have when this game goes F2P, the more marketable it will be towards pulling in new players who are leery about signing up to a dead game.

*waits for someone from Icarus to slyly ask what my account name / IP address is*

Posted: Jun 28th 2011 12:48AM JuliusSeizure said

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@Fakeassname

Last I recall, FE doesn't allow multiple log-ins from the same computer. There are ways around it of course, but it still makes the two accounts thing less appetising.
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Posted: Jun 28th 2011 3:03AM Fakeassname said

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@JuliusSeizure

that kinda sucks ... my rig can chew this game apart even on the highest setting, I was sort of liking the idea of having a dedicated crafter feeding a dedicated fighter who in turn would be feeding materials to the crafter.

combat in this game is complicated enough with one, no way was I thinking about trying to juggle it with two.
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Posted: Jun 28th 2011 1:28PM (Unverified) said

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@Fakeassname

So...what's your account name?
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Posted: Jun 28th 2011 1:41PM Tezcatli said

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@Fakeassname If I buy it from their store. Is it a digital copy or will they send me a copy?
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Posted: Jun 28th 2011 6:36PM Fakeassname said

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@Tezcatli

pretty sure it's just digital ...
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Posted: Jun 27th 2011 7:41PM (Unverified) said

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Considering that you are putting forth time and effort into posting a coherent and persuasive statement as to why people should subscribe to their product, I can't imagine they'd be too upset at the last part.

I might look into it myself

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