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Posted: Aug 9th 2011 11:12AM eLdritchZ said

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I hate fast travel mechanics -.- I loved FE for not having any of that nonsense =(

Posted: Aug 9th 2011 12:49PM The Minn said

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@eLdritchZ I agree and disagree. Sometimes I really just wanted to get to point A to B, asap. Fallen Earth is meant to be seen, traveling that is, so it makes sense to not have fast-travel mechanics but again...sometimes it is needed.
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Posted: Aug 9th 2011 8:38PM ElfLove said

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@The Minn

I agree. It's not like we have to use it. We, as gamers, are not powerless to it's temptation.

Fallen Earth is so well made that skipping the scenery, is skipping 95% of the game.

It's there if we need it, but I don't see it becoming a crutch. ^_^
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Posted: Aug 9th 2011 11:27AM Cavadus said

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I played FE for about six months and awhile ago and it's sad to see the game losing certain charms like travel. The game already has vehicles and horses.and they gain a huge speed boost on roads... seems like a lowest-common-denominator addition IMO. Too bad.

Posted: Aug 9th 2011 12:56PM ApathyCurve said

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@Cavadus

Exactly. I shy away from games with fast travel, since the mechanic attracts and caters to the type of personality which I tend avoid, the sort of person who misses the point entirely -- like Neofit, for example.
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Posted: Aug 9th 2011 11:46AM Neofit said

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Actually now I may resubscribe. You don't have to use fast travel you know? You didn't even have to use horses and vehicles either, but you weren't THAT hardcore, were you?

If a game needed fast travel, it's FE. The map is HUGE and mostly empty. I clocked the time it took me to ride from Sector 2 to 3, 22 minutes. 22 minutes of a completely uneventful journey, nothing to harvest, nothing to discover, a couple dozen of easily avoidable crabs near the S3 border... It was only fun the first time, when I went to visit S3 at level 16, it was all new and every bush was scary. After that, it was just a big annoyance. Zero challenge, zero fun.

Posted: Aug 9th 2011 12:09PM Ryn said

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I was hoping FE would do fast travel a little differently, such as a train system that runs between certain towns, or even incorporate the monorail system that is currently in the game, but for looks only. I understand the way they are doing it gives them a quick way to implement travel, but in the long term I would like to see one of these others alternatives make their way in the game.

Posted: Aug 9th 2011 12:51PM Janitor said

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Once this game goes F2P I will be back on it. I would play now but I am currently playing a P2P one.

Posted: Aug 9th 2011 1:00PM arodriguezc said

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I have mix feelings with the fast travel. On one hand I love to travel the map and have the occasional "oh! resources!" and side track to them and some times I just want to get from point A to point B ASAP. I will not say that fast travel is wrong and they should have not implemented it. My solution is that if I want to take my time I will use my bike and do all of the resource farming I can and if I want to go somewhere fast I will do fast travel. For the people complaining all I can tell you is, you know it is optional, right?

I love this game, having tons of fun with it :) once it goes F2P I will keep my sub rolling as the best way to appreciate a good game by throw a couple of bucks their way. Guess you can do that with the store as well.

I just hope they don't implement a crappy bonus points like AOC did. I saw it and I got pissed off (I have the yearly sub), 60 points per month, you have to wait 4 months to get one item. No thank you! I feel like they are nickle and dimming me.

Posted: Aug 9th 2011 1:21PM (Unverified) said

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Fast travel in FE will be a welcome thing for many people, including myself. As much as I enjoy hopping on the bike, into the interceptor or even the relaxing gallop of Abacus. Sometimes I just want to get to point A immediately to get what I can done within the time I have available to play.

FE’s world is expansive and hides a lot of neat things if you explore. The game is simply going to cater to the folks who want to play but don’t have a lot of time to spend traveling upwards of 15 minutes to get to an objective, as well as those who want to explore the wastelands regardless of time.

Posted: Aug 9th 2011 1:39PM arodriguezc said

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If fast travel is causing people to complain, imagine what flying mounts would do?

Posted: Aug 9th 2011 3:09PM Kalec said

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I want to try this game out again once it goes f2p. If I still enjoy it I will re-sub but I can't bring myself to do it b4 it goes f2p.

Posted: Aug 9th 2011 3:19PM (Unverified) said

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Eveyone here is commenting that this is going FTP. Is that a confirmed fact or just rumor?

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