Firefall preview

Shacknews explores the world of Firefall, the upcoming free-to-play shooter from developer Red 5.

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At PAX Prime 2011 it was difficult to ignore Firefall's presence. From the hulking statue in one of the hall's main foyers, to the huge floor space reserved to showcase the game in hands-on demos, developer Red 5's shooter was everywhere. For the uninitiated, Firefall is an upcoming free-to-play, MMO shooter (playable in first- and third-person) from a developer helmed by a former team leader at a little outfit called Blizzard Entertainment. Sporting Player Versus Environment (PvE) and Player Versus Player (PvP), Firefall has a wealth of options for gamers to lose themselves in. Though it is based on the MMORPG concept of persistent world, quests, and available PvP battles, Firefall isn't a dice roll game. There is no mechanic calculating the possible damage dealt by your weapons. Firefall is a shooter; a genre based on skill. There is something for everyone here: class-based shooting combat, customizable loadouts and characters, co-operative missions, solo quests, loot, strategy, and more. I can't say for certain, but I assume somewhere in the world is an entire battlefield that takes place within the confines of a kitchen sink, just to make sure Red 5 has covered all of its bases. Players can select (and swap between) four solider builds: a heavy-weapon Assault class, a sniper-toting Recon class, a support-focused Medic, and an Engineer able to drop goodies like turrets and shields. Each class sports a jetpack for short burst sky-travel. Weapons can be customized as players see fit with collectable modules that add new Alt-Fire effects to weapons. During my demo the invading army known as "The Chosen" assaulted three capture points in dynamic, terrifying waves. These beasts attack with impunity, assaulting from the sky and dropping into the once safe zone below. For one of my first quests I was tasked with recovering an item from one of three locations, which I could explore in any order I decided. Of course, the item I needed to grab was found at the third site--something Red 5 founder Mark Kern said would always be the case for players to explore more of the surrounding areas. At PAX, Red 5 had the invasion world event on a timer to ensure it was experienced by as many players as were waiting in line to play the game. In the final version things will work differently, I'm told. Rewards are based on progress, for example. In the invasion quest, players involved in halting the progress of enemy pods during the dynamic event were rewarded with a random Battleframe (an item that determines your class and primary skills), but if the entire Mothership of the invasion was taken out the reward would have been much greater.

The Chosen are the invaders that players will wrestle with in PvE combat.

There are a lot of intricate elements I was able to employ during combat. You can jetpack into the air and stomp the ground hoping to crush enemies below, you can activate a sniper bullet that sticks to an enemy and explodes after a few seconds, you can dash forward into danger or away from death. There's a lot here, but it's surprisingly easy to get a hang of it all. Characters felt balanced throughout my time with the game. The geometry of the battle areas offered multiple routes to attack. Defending those areas gave off the right level of stress and reward for successfully covering each sector properly. Firefall does sport a cartoonish look but it isn't venturing into the Team Fortress 2 realm, it gives off a more subtle Borderlands look with fewer hard black lines. In short, I really dug the way it looks. If the overall experience features enough dynamic content and has a strong enough community to support its Player Versus Player options, Firefall could be a PC gamer's surprise time sink. I'm excited to play it again, personally, and I anticipate Firefall will steal many hours away from my life when it launches later this year. For more on Firefall, make sure to check out the game's official website.
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    September 9, 2011 4:15 PM

    Xav de Matos posted a new article, Firefall preview.

    Shacknews explores the world of Firefall, the upcoming free-to-play shooter from developer Red 5.

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      September 9, 2011 4:47 PM

      looks good

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      September 9, 2011 5:46 PM

      thank you for the article.

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      September 9, 2011 6:11 PM

      Thanks for the great article about Firefall . It's not only informative, but it also thrilled the readers with lots of videos. Xav , you have vividly brought out Firefall on the screen.

      Firefall definitely will, or already did, steal many hours away from my life and many others'.

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        September 11, 2011 11:50 AM

        In my situation Firefall has already stolen many hours from me by checking the forums and the gameplay and it will definately continue to do that since the release of the game will be only the beginning. They're planning on releasing lots of new stuff on the game and to support it for quite a long time.

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      September 9, 2011 9:08 PM

      "...from a developer helmed by a former team leader at a little outfit called Blizzard Entertainment."

      I thought the main attraction was that they had developers from Dynamix who made Tribes 2... Blizzard has went through so many developers they're like a dime a dozen and equally as skilled now days.

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        September 9, 2011 10:41 PM

        What I don't get is just because he worked at Blizzard, why is he allowed to ripoff the Starcraft logo?

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          September 10, 2011 7:40 AM

          Only facts, not "ripoff."

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          September 11, 2011 10:36 AM

          If you compare the two side by side they actually look quite different. The blue glow just makes them seem similar.

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          September 11, 2011 10:40 AM

          Look at them side by side and you'll see they are completely different. We never intended it to be the same, and were surprised by all the comments afterwards.

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            September 12, 2011 1:23 AM

            I blame people's lack of imagination. Like, they're both sci-fi and therefore both must be along the same lines. They can't fathom anything that would be different, if nothing more than the color scheme, and backround periferal's are anything similar. It's the same reason so many people complain that JRR Tolkien = WoW, when it's not even close to true. They just see Elves, and Dwarves, and Orcs, and it must be the same. It is not.

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          September 11, 2011 12:46 PM

          Ripoff the Starcraft logo? I think you need to clarify your statement.
          Maybe something like: "The Starcraft logo is silver and the Firefall logo is blue, therefore they look the same" or something else that actually has a provable claim in it.

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          September 11, 2011 3:21 PM

          They look nothing alike. The only two things that are similar is that it's metal and blue. And even then, Heart of the Swarm is going to have a purple light to it instead of blue. Yes they are vaguely reminiscent of one another, but only if you looked at it from really far away.

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          September 12, 2011 11:34 AM

          I guess I will concede defeat that it's not a rip after closer comparison, but I know I'm not the first one to have said/thought that.

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        September 10, 2011 7:49 AM

        Blizzard's turnover rate is pretty low; they hire carefully and for the long-term. Talented developers who've worked at elite studios are far from a dime a dozen.

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          September 10, 2011 5:10 PM

          You have to actually put out a game to have any sort of 'elite' status. Putting out another crappy expansion pack for a game that is dying out doesn't put you into a category all of it's own.

          If you're talking about an employee from the 90s or maybe one that quit before 05, then sure... but I'm guessing this isn't. Blizzard now isn't what it used to be.

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            September 10, 2011 8:07 PM

            Actually, I left in 2005, six months after vanilla WoW shipped.

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              September 10, 2011 9:10 PM

              as someone who hates WoW, what games did you work on other then WoW and obviously Firefall?

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                September 10, 2011 9:30 PM

                Starcraft
                Starcraft 64
                Diablo II
                Warcraft Adventures

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                  September 10, 2011 9:40 PM

                  ah ok, i may have heard of one or two of those...

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                  September 10, 2011 10:04 PM

                  I want to work for you one day Grummz.... o.o

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                    September 10, 2011 10:16 PM

                    Well, we're hiring...so send resumes. Web designers and developers (esp Ruby) needed badly. www.red5studios.com to apply.

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                      September 11, 2011 11:38 AM

                      What about 3D Animation interns *twinkling eyes*

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                        September 11, 2011 11:52 AM

                        Yes. Send a reel link to jlawniczak@red5studios.com

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                          September 11, 2011 1:31 PM

                          :O I will when I have one! (school system is getting in the way of progress and internships, but you will hear from me later this year! :D)
                          Btw, Grummz, do you know how it works with international internships? I mean, are there special rules/laws/circumstances that would apply? (I'm from the Netherlands)

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                      September 11, 2011 4:36 PM

                      Are you willing to hire people from outside of the US (say Canadians)?
                      I know I was talking to one of your developers last year at PAX Prime, and he suggested I apply for work, but once I mentioned Canada, said probably not.

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                        September 11, 2011 4:40 PM

                        You need to qualify for an H1B visa. So you need a college degree, advanced degree is better, or equivalent work experience.

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                          September 11, 2011 5:59 PM

                          Ah, so in a couple of years then when I'm finally done.
                          Consider opening a Canadian office? ;)

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                    September 11, 2011 3:23 PM

                    I want to have his babies. Beat that.

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                  September 11, 2011 3:00 AM

                  Wow, what a great game producer! Look forward to FF

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              September 11, 2011 3:42 AM

              Right after WoW, before the lethargy took hold. That's good...

              Still more interested in Tribes 2 developers. I don't believe there have been any games put out, Blizzard or otherwise, that could live up to what they did. That may change, but the last 6 years or so of consolization has proven otherwise.

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                September 11, 2011 10:07 AM

                Yes, Scott Youngblood is our lead designer, and he was lead on Tribes 1 & 2...I recruited him because I wanted to make sure our shooting combat was awesome.

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                  September 11, 2011 10:42 AM

                  And from the footage that has been shown so far, the shooting combat is beyond awesome! :D

                  Awesome choice for recruitment on your part. ;)

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                    September 11, 2011 10:29 PM

                    Yeah, it does look good... then again I've been looking forward to a lot of games that looked really good, then you actually play them and realize they aren't even close. Dead Island is the most recent addition to that lot as well as Space Marine.

                    But Space Marine at least has a fairly enjoyable gibbing element to it. It's like a combination of Gears of War and Prince of Persia.

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                      September 11, 2011 10:46 PM

                      Meh I fairly enjoy my time playing Dead Island. On topic, playing FireFall at PAX East met my expectations almost flawlessly.

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        September 10, 2011 9:17 AM

        Someone should point out to Xav that Blizzard Entertainment is hardly a "little outfit".

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          September 10, 2011 10:16 AM

          Poor Xav! He has no idea!

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            September 12, 2011 7:29 AM

            Honestly I would expect someone who's job it is to write for the industry to be better informed about it.

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              September 12, 2011 7:31 AM

              I believe he knew fully well that Blizzard was not a little outfit.

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          September 10, 2011 3:37 PM

          That poor fool.

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          September 11, 2011 9:01 PM

          Potentially he was being facetious.

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          September 12, 2011 8:33 AM

          Sarcasm - hard to parlay over the interwebs

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          September 12, 2011 2:34 PM

          Wait. Blizzard isn't a little outfit? DAMN MY RESEARCH ASSISTANTS!

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            September 13, 2011 12:59 AM

            Yeah, people don't consider them small anymore after they released that one game a while back that got kinda popular or whatever. Can't remember what it was called though...

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              September 13, 2011 7:22 AM

              I barely remember it myself...it was all kind of a blur...:)

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        September 10, 2011 4:11 PM

        I seem to remember an action/shooter based MMOG helmed by former Blizz employees that didn't do so well....

        ok....it was a fucking disaster.

        I'm more enthused about the devs who were former Dynamix employees having a hand in this.

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          September 10, 2011 5:12 PM

          Yes! I am too... people don't seem to realize how amazing the Tribes series was or how far it was ahead of it's time. Blizzard games now all adhere to a basic formula that doesn't change at all and it's getting quite stale, just like consolization.

          Tribes was in a league all it's own and even Planetside tried copying it, but failed.

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            September 11, 2011 12:04 PM

            Blizzard is trying to make a firefall like game well atleast is rumored to release project titan in the next 3 years but then again that is in blizzard time so most likely it will be released in like 5 years as they re do another boring expansion for WoW

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              September 11, 2011 10:27 PM

              No one knows anything about Titan. Blizzard leaked a production timeline to draw attention to themselves, similar to what Apple does. People are only buying up the hype and building up for a game they know nothing about except for a few scraps of information.

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        September 10, 2011 9:30 PM

        Well said. I used to love Blizzard, but they really went down the tubes after Diablo II.
        Tribes, on the other hand, was balls-to-the-wall awesome, all the way.

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        September 12, 2011 2:33 PM

        Mark Kern founded Red 5 and worked at Blizzard on a number of titles.

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      September 9, 2011 9:44 PM

      I played this at PAX and was pretty happy to find out that it's as good as it looks. Awesome intro to the game. The lore and world are HUGE and I can't wait to stomp all over it >:)

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        September 10, 2011 8:59 PM

        I'm so jealous you got to play at PAX :p I haven't been able to attend any of the conferences... I'm the most excited about the universe that red 5 has created! Looking forward to fending off those dynamic city attacks by the chosen :D

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          September 10, 2011 9:07 PM

          yeah, i know how you feel, why they gotta have all the show's on the coasts? Show the midwesterners some love! should get a gaming show in like Chicago or something!

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            September 10, 2011 9:13 PM

            Haha so true, as far as most tech stuff goes the Midwest is a barren wasteland :)

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              September 10, 2011 9:20 PM

              i mean, i'm a big videogame fan and have driven 10 hours for LAN parties, but like Detroit to Seattle is just too far...

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                September 11, 2011 11:53 AM

                We have some AWESOME plans for LAN parties.

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                  September 11, 2011 1:24 PM

                  Care to elaborate on this? Plan on actively supporting small LAN parties as well? Even going as far as letting a LAN server for Ff be set up? (without active red5 members at the LAN)

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                    September 11, 2011 4:41 PM

                    No, there will be Red 5 members there for the bigger ones. Smaller ones can probably still use our planned automated tourna,net system.

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                      September 11, 2011 11:04 PM

                      Any PvE LAN plans? I've really enjoyed playing PvE Guild Wars in the past with seven other friends in the same room. I can just imagine playing PvE with everyone in the same channel also in the same room as me (and having like 100+ people there).

                      Okay, we need an official Firefall LAN.

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                      September 12, 2011 3:38 AM

                      Planned tournament system, now that's something I want to hear more about! :D

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                        September 12, 2011 9:21 AM

                        Sometime next year we will release our automated tournament system, which will allow armies to set up their own ladder style tournaments with each other and schedule matches.

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            September 12, 2011 1:25 AM

            I've been to Chicago, and it's not great. If you want to go mid-western, Indianapolis is a nice town. Note: I'm happy they stay in the coastal regions, because Im in cali. I will LoL the way to the bank.

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        September 11, 2011 6:53 PM

        Hell yeah! Can't wait to play this with you my brutha! What you thinking of having as your main battleframe?

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      September 10, 2011 12:34 AM

      Isn't it interesting how we seem to go through phases of similar games being released? MW3/BF3, Planetside 2/Firefall, Diablo 3/Torchlight 2....

      Looking forward to this one.

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        September 11, 2011 5:56 PM

        It's good ol' Christmas season, looking to bite into your wallets before everyone else.

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      September 10, 2011 2:02 AM

      I spent some time talking with one of the devs for awhile during PAX East. Got some videos up:

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jghm9JHV2uI
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5DB1aws7pfY
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qv586OIz2Po
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQkFfE7h8kQ

      I cannot wait to get a beta invite and for this game to come out.

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        September 11, 2011 11:33 AM

        Watched those when you posted them, nice videos! I was happy to see some hd footage.

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      September 10, 2011 8:25 PM

      Firefall is a very good game that has been in productionf or quite soem time, witht he use of the morphene engine for natural motion and the heavily modified Offset engine, and with great potential it makes wonder how far Red 5 will take the game to in form of gameplay and expansions, this could the "IT" when ti comes to reborn F2P as they mention in the trailer from pax.

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        September 10, 2011 9:38 PM

        What other games run on those systems? So that we know what to reference those with.

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          September 11, 2011 12:44 PM

          The (Project) Offset engine? Intel cancelled the only other game I know about that was going to use it.

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            September 11, 2011 12:53 PM

            We changed it so much. Custom terrain engine, deferred rendering, custom character rendering, post processing, sun shafts, virtual texturing...its pretty much a new engine now by Red 5.

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              September 11, 2011 2:30 PM

              Like Source versus the Quake engine Goldsrc was originally based off of? There may be some code in there if you look hard enough for it?

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              September 11, 2011 3:20 PM

              Can we start calling it the Firefall engine then? Or is it still too wrapped up with it's roots for that to be legitimate?

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                September 11, 2011 10:50 PM

                Excellent question, it NEEDS a good answer ;D

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      September 10, 2011 8:26 PM

      Had the pleasure of playing the game at PAX East and PAX Prime this year and it was an awesome experience for both pvp and pve. I believe that what will strengthen the game further than its already solid gameplay is the connection the development team has with the community. Great stuff, Red 5, keep rocking!

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      September 10, 2011 8:28 PM

      Wow, looks like an amazing game, I will play it for sure once it will be out! :D

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      September 10, 2011 8:31 PM

      Great Article Been looking forward to this game for well over a year.

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      September 10, 2011 8:35 PM

      Firefall certainly does seem to be shaping up to be a decent game. Although the PVE seems a bit small for my MMO tastes, this is one of the few shooters where I'm legitimately interested in the PVP. I hate to admit it, but I can be a bit of an angry beaver when I lose. Fortunately, the actual gameplay seems to be fun enough for me to get over my petty kindergarten RAGE. I WAS looking forward to Diablo 3 PVP, but the Real Money Auction House sealed the deal for me not buying that game. I'm guessing all the non-greedy Blizzard employees ended up in Red 5.

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      September 10, 2011 8:37 PM

      Thanks for the very informative article!

      The Firefall community really is great, and no I'm not trying to brag. :p So if you want to join the community, stop on by the forums at firefallthegame.com!

      Not only do you get a chance to get in the BETA, but you can also meet other community members.

      And the game really is shaping up to be something great. It's amazing how much of an improvement there was from what they showed at PAX 2010 to what they showed at 2011.

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        September 11, 2011 2:13 PM

        Great news!

        The community grows bigger each week as we approach that December launch and people learn that this is more than a simple F2P shooter!

        Hope to see you all at launch, now check us out at the Community website LightKiosk linked ;)

        catch ya on the flippside!

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          September 11, 2011 10:51 PM

          Join us......joooooooooooin ussssssss!

          No, but seriously, Join Us! This game, this community. It is all good.

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      September 10, 2011 8:38 PM

      Been looking forward to firefall ever since it was revealed. Looking really forward to it, so far it looks amazing. The huge suits look a little clunky and overdone but still, theres alot more to it then that.

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      September 10, 2011 8:38 PM

      great article! I'm closely monitoring my email for a beta invite.

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      September 10, 2011 8:38 PM

      I spent 60% of my PAX East time at the FireFall booth. These guys are not only the coolest game design company around, they also have a team that has some amazing credentials, most notably; tribes 2! I really hope anyone that reads this article becomes as interested in FireFall as the rest of its community. Don't forget to signup on their forums and leave some feedback!

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        September 10, 2011 8:54 PM

        I spent a lot of my time at PAX Prime the year playing Firefall and hanging out with the devs. Also doing their swag challenge.
        Suffice to say, I'm quite pumped for the game. What'd you like about it best when you played it? I only ever did PvE.

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          September 10, 2011 9:14 PM

          We definitely spent about 75% of our time at PAX at the Firefall booth. We tried the PvE and the PvP, then from then on we couldn't convince ourselves to actually go to any panels or wait in any other lines; we just wanted more Firefall. We're very impressed.

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            September 10, 2011 11:36 PM

            Just curious, do you normally PvP? I am really looking forward to the PvE but I have never been good at PvP so I am a bit nervous about that. Though I am a kick a** medic in the Battlefield series and most games with a medics class so maybe that will help

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              September 11, 2011 12:43 PM

              Me? I don't PvP at all in other games. I've tried and I suck too much. I'm excited for the co-op PvE aspect of it, and if I end up in a army/clan/guild/whatever that does PvP as well, I'll do my best to support them via PvE.

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      September 10, 2011 8:43 PM

      looks amazing! cant wait till December!

      thanks for the article

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        September 10, 2011 9:42 PM

        Only about 3 months to go!!!! I cant wait!

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          September 12, 2011 2:08 AM

          not necessarily 3 months, there is a chance to get beta access ^^

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            September 12, 2011 7:44 AM

            Correct! And making friends on the main forums will increase your chances of getting in a bit sooner ;-), so head over there and show the people some love there!

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      September 10, 2011 8:43 PM

      In my opinion, this game should win free to play game of the year, whether it be this year or next. If Red 5 can deliver on their promises and the game lives up to the hype, it really will change how people look at free 2 play games. Here's hoping that Red 5 sets the bar high for the future of free 2 play.

      I'm so excited for this game, and can't wait to log in for the first time.

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        September 11, 2011 11:34 AM

        This shouldn't just win free to play game of the year, this should win game of the year! No games coming up, free or not, seem to be beating Firefall. I'll be sticking with this title for a loooong time.

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      September 10, 2011 8:43 PM

      The best part about this game is that they will be adding more battleframes (classes) and new content as we push back the evil and wicked MELDING! I'm also hoping eventually we will be able to play as the Chosen temporarily, or even as some of the bigger monsters out in the world they created.

      I can't wait to see what the High end tournament style gameplay will look like. I followed League of Legends quite a bit, and would really like to see how a shooter does things. I think Red5 Studios are the guys to do it.

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      September 10, 2011 8:43 PM

      As it stands I'm somewhat iffy on Firefall. Tribes: Ascend took a lot of my interest back in March, and I pretty much let Firefal slip off the radar. However, the more I hear about Tribes the more appealing Firefall looks. While the competitive multiplayer doesn't look too attractive, the open-world aspect could be amazing. Definitely looking forward to giving it a shot.

      And hey, can't beat the price (free). I just hope they balance the game around actual gameplay and not maximum profits.

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        September 10, 2011 9:14 PM

        yeah, i don't know why more companies don't release free to play games.... i as a consumer feel so much more appreciated when i don't have to fork over $50 or $60 to try out a game right when it comes out.

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      September 10, 2011 8:44 PM

      Such an amazing game. Beta invites already sent, I can't wait to start playing. Firefall is really something new for the gaming world, I truly hope they manage to make it as big as its potential to be. Frankly, with Red5 in charge, I don't even have the slightest doubt it will thrive soon after its release. What the developers there are doing regarding the community's role in building the game is really outstanding, I didn't even know it could exist. I can already see it becoming game of the year.

      - X-Tor

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      September 10, 2011 8:49 PM

      I have been following Firefall ever since a friend on a forum posted about it right after PAX Prime last year and I have to say this is the only game I have really been looking forward ever since. There aren't many games that I get excited about as much as I am excited about Firefall. One of the best things is that the devs seem to want to make this the best game for us as they can unlike a lot of online games out there that are just care the money. Sure Red 5 wants to make money but they want us to be spending money on a great game that we want to spend money on. A lot of F2P games are making it so you HAVE to buy things or you wont be able to keep up with the people that are buying stuff. Red 5 is making this skill based not "I pay this amount of money and get a I win button". This is one of the things I think a lot of people will like and it will bring more people to it.

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      September 10, 2011 8:50 PM

      If you liked Borderlands but felt like it missed the mark in so many development opportunities then this is definitely the upcoming game to have. Imagine if borderlands had an open world with hundreds of players instead of small 4 player servers... then imagine if it had a world with dynamic events and not reskinned areas with different "story quests"... then imagine true PvP and a Clan type system and you would probably have 40% of the awesome that is Firefall.

      Firefall is truly trying to break through all the complacency in the gaming industry; want proof? Firefall will be completely free to play, no paying for characters, weapons, areas, content, nothing. They want you to enjoy the game so much that you will support it through their cosmetic/convenience cash shop. There is no pay to win. They are trying to EARN your money instead of just blindly saying "Gimme" like the rest of the industry. It is truly Free2Play Reborn.

      I know I'm not the only person that has been looking for an awesome Online Shooter with an open world, so I say to my fellow gamers who have waited for such a game... the wait is almost over.

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        September 10, 2011 9:46 PM

        Im really hoping the PvE doesnt get lame throughout the duration. I just want them to keep coming up with new ideas to keep it fresh, while using the same engine.

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          September 11, 2011 11:57 AM

          For those who don't know on this thread yet, I am the founder of Red 5 and CEO. You can ask me stuff here.

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            September 11, 2011 3:19 PM

            I meant no disrespect with my last post, this is just what I expect from you guys. I have faith that you will do it. Good work so far, and I hope things continue to look good in the future... for all of us.

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          September 11, 2011 12:32 PM

          The devs love the game just as much as us players most likely more then us so they will make sure the game doesnt stagnate. Their enthusiasm about the game is what hooked me into it in the first place

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      September 10, 2011 8:51 PM

      Love the Article. Very informative but not only that it Hyped me even more then i was for this Great game. you showcased the Games features Very well. i look forward to mo0re articles such as this.

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      September 10, 2011 8:51 PM

      this game is amazing. Having the open world and the choice of PvE or PvP is a plus. BulletTooth on forums

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      September 10, 2011 8:53 PM

      To be honest Firefall has a couple of thing that will attract a lot of players

      1. MMOFPS : not many of this kind ATM ( or not a good one at the moment)
      2. E-sport : they are planing to make Firefall and E-sport
      3. New graphic engine : not unreal engine
      4 ITS FREEEEEEEE!!!

      You can play with all your friends and dont have to pay a cent. NO monthly bill. No more headaches , just install it and kick your friends 4$$!

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        September 11, 2011 10:45 AM

        Can't forget about the dynamic world, with important dynamic events.

        A very cool variety of enemies you will encounter that seem to have VERY good AI mechanics.

        You can also start up an 'Army' and choose your designated symbol and colors for the group.

        And the fact that content will be distributed as long as the players continue to push back the enemies in the game world. Which in my opinion, is fantastic.

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      September 10, 2011 8:56 PM

      FireFall looks like it will be an amazing game, and loads of fun to play. Whats stands out for me though is the people at Red 5 who are behind the magic. Everything I have experienced as a member of the community paints a picture of a company that has fresh idea's and a willingness to listen to their community as well. Everyone from the CEO all the down take the time to interact with us and seem to have as much passion for the game as its community.

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      September 10, 2011 8:57 PM

      Can't wait to play this game. As a shooter fan, this gameplay looks better then every shooter i've watched over the last couple years, and its free to play, and i might be able to lure mmo addicts into it!

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      September 10, 2011 9:02 PM

      This game is going to be awesome the simple fact that it's a AAA game that will be free for all to enjoy is just amazing i'm thankful to red5 for doing this game right down with cookie cutters!

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        September 11, 2011 2:15 PM

        Seamless MMO-esq world with dynamic world content, the Chosen constantly assaulting key points on the map and keeping you on your toes! Yes Epic on a new scale Firefall will be.

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      September 10, 2011 9:02 PM

      Firefall is definitely my number one game this year. With a large open world to explore and explode, there's plenty of action when I'm looking for PvE [Got to love a good bug hunt]. And if I want some competitive PvP gaming, I can have that, too. The gameplay looks solid and fun, and I can't wait for December.

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        September 10, 2011 9:12 PM

        I agree i have been following this game since 2010 this is the one game that's caught my eye i'm going to play the heck out of this game!


        Also if they have mustaches in the item mall i will totally buy one!

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          September 10, 2011 9:14 PM

          Ah the old mustache meme. That is one perfectly logical reason to join the Firefall community now! We have mustaches and waffles!

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      September 10, 2011 9:04 PM

      I played Firefall at PAX Prime 2011 and had a blast. Easily my favorite game of the show. Now if only I had a beta key...

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      September 10, 2011 9:04 PM

      FYI Red5 has said there will be more then 4 "battleframes", they have only currently announced 4 of them. Article made it sound like there is going to be 4 total, so thought i'd clarify.

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        September 10, 2011 9:13 PM

        yes this is vary true was gonna be at least 5 last i heard.

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        September 10, 2011 9:24 PM

        There is a 5th frame....

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          September 10, 2011 9:25 PM

          When do we get to find out about it?

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            September 10, 2011 9:26 PM

            Yea I want to know the same thing :D

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            September 10, 2011 9:26 PM

            Soon enough....:)

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              September 10, 2011 9:31 PM

              Soon isn't soon enough D:

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                September 10, 2011 9:32 PM

                Indeed, can't wait for the tiniest bit of information about this game >.

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                  September 10, 2011 9:39 PM

                  Your tellin me, my iPhone just became my new best friend. Checkin forums for ANY update almost every 5 mins! Obsessive, I know....

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                    September 10, 2011 9:43 PM

                    Aha I refresh the forums every couple minutes just to see if any alerts pop up!

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              September 10, 2011 9:32 PM

              Such a Teaser. :P

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              September 10, 2011 9:36 PM

              Thou art an evil man Grummz to drop this tidbit of info :)

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              September 10, 2011 9:56 PM

              No stealth, melee, or poison please!

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          September 11, 2011 3:01 AM

          When we can know?

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          September 11, 2011 11:38 AM

          Owwww a 5th ^^ awesome

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        September 11, 2011 12:35 PM

        Yes 4 is a silly number of frames or so says Dave Williams (systorm)

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      September 10, 2011 9:05 PM

      This game looks amazing for a free to play game. I hope Red5 will support this game for some time because it seems like something I could get into. I cannot wait until I get a beta invite or for the game to be released.

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        September 10, 2011 10:15 PM

        One of the main things they've been saying is that they already have years of content planned. :)

        So don't worry about the support from Red5 to continue the game. All we, the players need to do is support them funding wise. :p

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        September 10, 2011 10:34 PM

        This looks amazing if it was a paid game. The fact that it is free makes it 10x better :D

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          September 11, 2011 10:46 AM

          And they aren't selling power like most game cash shops do! Yay for Red5! :D

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        September 11, 2011 11:52 AM

        They will be supporting this for along time because its a game they themselves want to play. Which to me is the best sign for longevity of the game is when the devs are as excited about the game as the fans :D

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        September 12, 2011 9:24 AM

        We plan on supporting it for years. We have a multi-year content rollout planned, and we've already built some of it...which we won't show until later.

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      September 10, 2011 9:09 PM

      Nice, Looking forward to exploring the open world they've setup.
      Hope you guys get more coverage i cant get enough of firefall at the moment.

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      September 10, 2011 9:09 PM

      I'm curious how well PvP and PvE will mesh for experience and character advancement. Pricing for microtransactions is another thing I wonder about. Still it looks interesting and I think will fill a niche in the MMO crowd, even as an admitted squad-based FPS by the devs. Guess we will find out in the next few months.

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      September 10, 2011 9:09 PM

      this game puts all other f2p games to shame!

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        September 10, 2011 9:16 PM

        Im with you on that one. this game is shaping up to be one of the Best Free MMOs out there.

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          September 10, 2011 9:22 PM

          This is shaping the way games are going to become.
          Expect a great many of great FTP titles after Firefall lands.

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        September 11, 2011 10:47 AM

        No doubt about that, they wouldn't put "Free2Play Reborn" as their motto for no reason. :p

        This will truly put some healthy competition in the F2P market, which is good over all. But it still baffles me how such a high quality game will be 100% free, even the content that will be pushed out won't need to be paid for.

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      September 10, 2011 9:09 PM

      Firefall is currently my most wanted game. I think it's the blend of story-driven, cooperative, open-world PvE and competitive, skill-based, team-based PvP all in one free game that appeals to me the most. Glad to see more websites posting information about this amazing-looking game. I just wish I could have gone to PAX and gotten to play it early.

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        September 10, 2011 9:14 PM

        I 100% agree with you this game makes me Salivate at the thought of playing it watching the numerous videos of it give me goose bumps!

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        September 11, 2011 6:54 PM

        Mine as well. I stopped paying for my WoW account back in April after playing since release day. There's been a number of games I've been excited about releasing this year, but Firefall has stolen my heart. I am smitten. I am in deep smit. ;)

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      September 10, 2011 9:17 PM

      I love that trailer. I love this article. I *really* want to get in and just fly around with the glider. I haven't been this excited for a game since...I dunno when.

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      September 10, 2011 9:18 PM

      I wonder how much customization there will be. I am not too much of a stickler for customization, but it would nice to have several beard options for male models...

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        September 10, 2011 9:22 PM

        that would be awesome would help make it even just a bit more diverse in the game.

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          September 10, 2011 9:24 PM

          They have stated that their will be many beard and mustaches available.

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        September 10, 2011 9:28 PM

        Beard! Yes! We must have beards. Big beards. I suppose small beards would be alright, too. But only in addition to the big ones. I'm talkin' ZZ Top Beards. Also, it would be funny as hell to have a frame that shows off a big fat gut. Y'know, since there are always armors that show plenty of midriff-region skin for the girls.

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          September 10, 2011 9:31 PM

          The real question is does the beard/big fat gut way you down and make you not able to use your jump pack to jump as far?

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            September 10, 2011 9:33 PM

            Hell no! It's all cosmetic. I'll be playing a recon, and jumping and flying and jiggling all over the place.

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              September 10, 2011 9:37 PM

              ya, and sniping people, without them even noticing they have been spoted :D

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        September 10, 2011 10:28 PM

        We sell aesthetics as a primary store item...so we will always be adding more styles.

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      September 10, 2011 9:22 PM

      This game looks amazing. I've been looking for a game to scratch my mmo & fps itch for a while. The graphics, gameplay and story all look fantastic. On top of all that, it's free! It's almost too good to be true. I can't wait for it to come out.

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        September 10, 2011 9:25 PM

        I hear ya when i heard it was Free to play i had to pick my jaw up from the ground, Truly awesome quality game with an amazing team behind it i see nothing but a bright future for this game!

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      September 10, 2011 9:23 PM

      I have only seen one preview video for this game so far, and I already cannot wait to get my hands on it. Granted, that one preview was from Angry Joe, and I'll buy any game he recommends, but I digress.

      Firefall is a refreshing change from any MMO I've seen to date. Futuristic, skill-based, no auto attack (thank you god!!!! -cries tears of happiness), and it's a shooter. I'm also thrilled to see dynamic world events like invasions of actual in game towns by an alien race known as the Chosen, with actual lasting consequences should you fail to repulse them. I am praying on my knees for more dynamic events like this, and I fully expect Red 5 to deliver. Firefall will turn me into a sleep-deprived soulless zombie. And I will embrace it.

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      September 10, 2011 9:23 PM

      Played at Pax 2011 and totally lived up to what I was hoping for after early announcements. I'm looking for something that rewards any skill I might have with FPS games, keeps me coming back for more with persistent world elements and has all kinds of tweaks and spec choices with the battleframes and loadouts. On top of that there appears to be kick ass 'alien threat' encounters that bring the whole server together to fight off threats. They look far more real than the crap they threw together for WoW. PvP has everything you hope for out of the classic FPS with the benefits of other game elements added in. PvE is sure to be kickass with large encounters.

      And free to play? C'mon. They saw my whole checklist and ticked it all off.
      now they just need to release this!

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      September 10, 2011 9:24 PM

      "Eagerly awaiting this game" I say the words but they even come close to how excited I am to play this game. The art looks amazing! I think Red 5 has got a real winner with Firefall

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      September 10, 2011 9:24 PM

      I literally can't contain my excitement for this game. I've been waiting upwards of a year for it. Firefall has everything you would ever want in a game. Jet packs are a nice touch too :).

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      September 10, 2011 9:24 PM

      Really love what i've seen so far, i've been looking for something like this and now i finally found it!
      The pve and pvp seems to be exactly what i've hoped for in a game
      Of course the F2P makes it even better, will probably even use the microtransaction if I get into the game.
      Really like the sound of being able to dynamically change " classes" as you go, ensuring you don't simply get in a rut of doing the same thing over and over again.
      Can't wait till December now!

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      September 10, 2011 9:28 PM

      Firefall, its the start of a new genre: MMORPGFPS. It brings the best of all those individual genres together to create an amazing world of fun. Best of all, its free! I cant wait for a beta invite

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        September 10, 2011 9:30 PM

        i know what you mean my heads about to explode.

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          September 10, 2011 9:57 PM

          Has some RTS elements too with the resource gathering .....MMOFPSTPSRTS...

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            September 10, 2011 9:59 PM

            It has a certain ring to it...I like it!

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            September 10, 2011 9:59 PM

            Stop adding more our brains will implode from the name length of this new genre.

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            September 10, 2011 10:07 PM

            I like to think of it as a MMORBSG - Massively Multiplayer Online Role Based Shooting Game

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              September 11, 2011 12:20 AM

              We call it a Team Based Action Shooter (TBAS)

              We originally called it a Team Based Action Game...but decided against it.

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                September 11, 2011 12:24 AM

                Haha I see why.

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                September 11, 2011 10:33 AM

                Why would you decide against TBAG? I see nothing wrong with TBAG. You guys should have gone with TBAG.

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                  September 11, 2011 10:38 AM

                  :) That's what I said...but they held me down until I relented.

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                September 11, 2011 3:30 PM

                Marketing/PR shot that one down, did they?

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        September 11, 2011 3:24 PM

        Hellgate London already beat Firefall there. Though HGL was bad.

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      September 10, 2011 9:29 PM

      One of the many things i like about this game and believe me my list is huge, Is the fact that i can be any "class" i want at any time i want, If i feel like healing or recon any time i get the urge i can switch it up!

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        September 10, 2011 9:47 PM

        Having the battle frames as the "classes" is awesome! That is a huge plus for me as well

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          September 10, 2011 10:06 PM

          You can level each frame independently, and each frame has loadouts so you can customize them further. Also, weapons are customizable for different al-fires as well as perks. Everything in Firefall is designed to be customized.

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      September 10, 2011 9:29 PM

      truly free to play no velvet ropes, can change battleframes(classes) so one character can do it all. Will have no pay to win items only convenience and cosmetic , will do for shooter esports what dota did for lol

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        September 11, 2011 10:50 AM

        Yes, you don't have to pay for additional content or access areas of the game. We just provide all that for free.

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      September 10, 2011 9:31 PM

      This game looks amazing! I love the open world aspect with a shooter! My friend introduced me to this game a while ago, and i asked how much it would be. He said free. I am amazing by how this game looks and even more because it is free!

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        September 10, 2011 9:35 PM

        i found this game the same way. i also asked the same question and almost fell over when he said it was going to be FREE. also Open world is a + in my book.

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          September 10, 2011 9:58 PM

          We asked ourselves...why not make a AAA game and give it away for free?

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            September 10, 2011 10:12 PM

            It's a brilliant move really:
            Instead of asking for use to pay at only one point of the supply curve, you allow the user to define it themselves. Way more profit that way if done right.

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            September 10, 2011 10:20 PM

            WILL THERE BE HATS?!?!?!? :D

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              September 10, 2011 10:26 PM

              No...but there will be mustaches. Hats are soooo 2010

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                September 10, 2011 10:34 PM

                You have got to be kidding me.......... mustaches? That is amazing. What about beards? That would be so cool!

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                September 10, 2011 11:10 PM

                Mustaches are the way of the future. ^^

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                September 11, 2011 10:39 AM

                Can I have a hat if it has a mustache on it?

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                  September 12, 2011 1:19 AM

                  Hat's and moustaches sold separately. Warning: Choking Hazard for children under 5.

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                  September 18, 2011 7:17 PM

                  What about a handle bar mustache with two little hats on each end?

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                September 11, 2011 3:48 PM

                I'd love to see some concept art on this :D

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            September 11, 2011 3:02 AM

            Risk stuff but i like this idea

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      September 10, 2011 9:32 PM

      I hate this game and yet I love it. I hate it because no other game seems fun to me now, and of course I love it for its pure awesomeness! I'm gettin splashed with haterade hourly because I can't stop watching the same vids over and over and patrolling the forums lookin for updates to feed my hunger for more of this game!!

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        September 10, 2011 9:35 PM

        I have the same problem! ever since i saw a video of this game i cant seem to get into any other game they just look so bad compared to FireFall!

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        September 10, 2011 9:37 PM

        i know what you mean its almost as if just watching Video of this game has carved a Void in to my heart that can only be filled with FIREFALL.

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        September 10, 2011 10:02 PM

        I feel you pain and I share it! Is it just me or is time actually slowing down the closer we get to a launch date?

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        September 11, 2011 11:03 AM

        Same here. There aren't many games that I find fun right now but this one seems like it will give me a lot of fun. I can't wait for it to be out.

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      September 10, 2011 9:36 PM

      I can't wait to get my hands on this game, everything about it speaks to me. I love the cell shaded style, the third/first person shooter / action game play, all mixed with a massive persistent world. This is my most anticipated game for 2011!

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      September 10, 2011 9:38 PM

      FireFall is such an amazing anticipation.. just wanting to play it so badly, you get an instant "fix" just by watching the trailers alone.

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      September 10, 2011 9:40 PM

      Looks amazing! I am a very competitive gamer and this really hits the spot when it comes to E-sports from what Ive seen so far in the videos. This is a real team/skill based shooter! FIREFALL FTW! ~ SOUPERIOR

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        September 10, 2011 10:07 PM

        We're going to have some more news about e-Sports in the next couple weeks. Should be interesting!

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      September 10, 2011 9:42 PM

      Never before have I encountered a studio that listens so intently, loves its own game so dearly, and knows the development/launching/designing steps so darn well all together. What's more, your team truly gets the idea that a game like this is not a product, it is also a service that demands heaps and heaps of polish even after its launch (perhaps even more).

      On another note, I would like to quote a paragraph from Jeff Strain, one of the co-founders of ArenaNet. I believe the idea behind this message is crucial, and perhaps more so given Red5's pristine willingness to listen:

      "Finally, you can make everyone happy, but you can't make everyone happy all the time. It is risky to try to make decisions that appeal to all players equally. Don't fall into the trap of making decisions based on what causes the least amount of pain, because this can lead to a game that is just kind of "okay" and doesn't really excite anybody. When you have a large, active, and passionate player base, every decision you make, every change to the game, no matter how convinced you are that it makes the game strictly better, will piss someone off, and they'll post about it, blog about it, rant to the press about it, loudly and publicly predict that this is the "beginning of the end" of your game, and send hate mail to your community and support teams. MMO developers have to have thick skins, but always remember that if one of your players is angry with you, it is because he really cares about the game, and that's much healthier for you than apathy. Go with your instincts and make the right decision for your game."

      A lot of things are going right in my eyes, and I wish you the very best in both commercial and gameplay success.

      For folks in the forum, here's the original link. Love his message.
      http://www.guildwars.com/events/tradeshows/gc2007/gcspeech.php

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        September 10, 2011 9:57 PM

        Red5 really does care about this game and it's community it's refreshing to see!

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          September 10, 2011 9:59 PM

          yeah, it really seems like red5 goes the extra step to show they care about their product and their fans.

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      September 10, 2011 9:43 PM

      If you have been following this game every day since you heard about it reply with a +1


      +11111111111111111111111111111111

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      September 10, 2011 9:46 PM

      Thanks for the great articale. the game looks assume i cant wat to have a beta key to have fun helping inprove what already extradenairy

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        September 10, 2011 10:13 PM

        Yep. I really liked the writeup as well. So many other articles had inaccuracies...but this one was great.

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          September 11, 2011 2:17 PM

          Having a hands on perspective helps to keep you in the mindset of what the game is and not what you would like it to be. Gamers coming into this news will benefit from the experience provided and be welcomed to an active and helpful community.

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      September 10, 2011 9:50 PM

      I only heard about Firefall a month ago, but it has already become one of my most anticipated titles of the year. It clearly has a lot of talent and love put into it. Can't wait for more info leading to its launch.

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      September 10, 2011 9:52 PM

      Agreed with the posts before me, having people not locked into a single "class" and allowing for customizable loadouts and characters will help people feel more unique. d(^.^)
      Also the gameplay looks great. :3

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        September 10, 2011 10:11 PM

        It's a shooter first, then an MMO-ish game second...we wanted to get the combat to feel as good as Tribes, TF2 or Halo, then add gear and then add epic open-world co-op with hundreds of players.

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          September 11, 2011 11:17 AM

          cool!

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          September 11, 2011 7:31 PM

          Good choice! I hate having toi choose between a good core gameplay experiance and a world worth exploring. With Firefall we have both!

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      September 10, 2011 9:52 PM

      I'm all too excited about FireFall, They already released Closed Beta and will, Soon, Be accepting more participants into the Beta Program!
      So if you feel up for the challenge of defeating the Chosen, Ready for the task of pushing the Melding back. Then head over to FireFall's Site. All you have to do to sign up for the beta is make a forum Account.
      http://www.firefallthegame.com/home
      Good luck out there soldiers, I look forward to killing you all!

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      September 10, 2011 9:52 PM

      There is going to be a 5th battleframe by release! Can't wait to see what it is!

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        September 10, 2011 9:54 PM

        Im guessing itll be a scout type class

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        September 10, 2011 9:59 PM

        Something with a flamethrower would be pretty cool.. I wonder if the 5th will be more of a close range type?

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          September 11, 2011 10:40 AM

          I'm hoping it would be some kind of explosive expert because explosions are always awesome.

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          September 11, 2011 6:40 PM

          A lot of peopel are requesting a high speed in your face class. Could be...
          A flamethrower would be awesome. Or perhaps an indirect fire specialist.

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      September 10, 2011 9:53 PM

      Firefall will be awesome

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      September 10, 2011 9:55 PM

      Oh Firefall, you've slain me beyond repair....

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        September 11, 2011 6:19 PM

        No worries friend. Once the game goes live I'll get my medic frame to revive you! :)

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      September 10, 2011 10:00 PM

      cant wait to play assam game

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      September 10, 2011 10:01 PM

      Just thought this out, but who would buy a Firefall drink?
      Sounds like a pretty bad as drink to get you ready for some gaming.

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        September 10, 2011 10:11 PM

        they could even have different flavors with cool names like something to do with chosen and thumpers and whatnot!

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        September 10, 2011 10:12 PM

        i will!! and i will proble get drunk on them. mmmmm.....tiki drink

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          September 10, 2011 10:40 PM

          We call them "Crystite Coolers"

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            September 10, 2011 10:42 PM

            Hahahahhaha...it's probably a stupid question, but will these (hypothetically) be hard or soft drinks?

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              September 10, 2011 10:44 PM

              Very, very...very stiff drinks. I overdosed on them one night....errrmmm....

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                September 11, 2011 2:31 PM

                And now there are incriminating pictures floating around on the corporate intranet?

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            September 10, 2011 11:37 PM

            How much do these cost in-game? :D

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              September 10, 2011 11:59 PM

              I want to know how to mix one myself. Or maybe visit the Tiki bar at Red 5 and get one there. That'd be bad ass.

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                September 11, 2011 12:01 AM

                In fact, I think that's the best part about Red 5. They have a Tiki bar. In their workplace.

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            September 11, 2011 6:21 PM

            Anyway to slip us that recipe or is it a Tiki bar secret?

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      September 10, 2011 10:03 PM

      Don't forget you can sign up to the forums to apply for beta at www.firefallthegame.com!

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        September 10, 2011 10:12 PM

        And by signing up you can join IMO one of the best communities that I have ever lurked...er participated in.

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        September 10, 2011 10:21 PM

        Also they hold contests to win free stuff. Who doesn't love free stuff?

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          September 11, 2011 10:33 AM

          I can personally say this is true as I have box full of free stuff heading towards me.

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        September 11, 2011 3:04 AM

        Hope the second wave will come soon

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        September 12, 2011 1:13 AM

        Possibly the best game ever? Nah.... it is the best game ever :)

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      September 10, 2011 10:06 PM

      I love this game it looks amazing and the Developers really care and listen about the people their members.

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        September 10, 2011 10:20 PM

        that is very true. even thou they have tone of work they still take the time to reply to awere question that we have

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        September 11, 2011 6:36 PM

        They do. They even respond to us and explain things when needed.

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      September 10, 2011 10:15 PM

      I have been following the progress of this game since last September and not once have I been disappointed. This is one of my most anticipated releases of this year. I think the MMOs now have an original and worthy sci-fi game that will make its mark. Everything about it, from the core idea to the art style just rocks. I can't wait to get my hands on this game!

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        September 11, 2011 1:29 PM

        I'm with you, I've been waiting for over a year now as well and have never lost faith or interest in Firefall, I love what they are trying to do and honestly believe they are going to pull it off with flying colors if I may say so myself!!!

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      September 10, 2011 10:15 PM

      I don't think many people realize the Free2Play momentum that is building. Hopefully Firefall's "Free2Play Reborn" campaign will change some minds out there about how good a F2P game can be...

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        September 10, 2011 10:17 PM

        i think it will, FireFall will be the highest quality free to play game ever made! cant wait

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        September 10, 2011 10:22 PM

        I've been noticing lots of games have been going to F2P, or are starting to launch as F2P.

        Not only does it increase revenue in the end (cash shop/microtransactions), it also attracts players to the game cause they have nothing to lose on a F2P game.

        Definitely smart business move from Red5. (:

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          September 10, 2011 10:30 PM

          Its great for consumers, so much to gain nothing to lose.
          If you love the game you can be confident that every cent spent has gone directly to the developers.

          Also FTP games always have support for a very long time so you can be assured its going to be around for a long time.

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            September 10, 2011 10:34 PM

            We like to think of it as a car you bought. If you love it, you maybe upgrade the stereo, rim, buy some speakers....etc....really supports what you love, and forces us to compete on FUN.

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        September 11, 2011 4:36 PM

        Free2Play is the Future

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      September 10, 2011 10:20 PM

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x23fkDB9rW8 check out this sweet gameplay video!

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      September 10, 2011 10:24 PM

      If you're wondering where you can find hours of gameplay footage, including some dev vs dev matches, you might want to try http://www.justin.tv/r5studios/videos

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        September 10, 2011 10:29 PM

        There is also a lot of music on those. Its AWESOME I should add.

        Also check out the dev diaries on the site, I've never been into behind the scenes stuff much...But those were pretty interesting :)

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      September 10, 2011 10:26 PM

      "The spiritual successor to tribes" I am looking forward to this game more than I have ever looked forward to a game before. I cannot wait to play. Best of luck to R5S, and guys if you have not checked Firefall out yet, DO IT.

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        September 11, 2011 3:58 AM

        "The spiritual successor to tribes"

        Legions: Overdrive is the true spiritual successor to Tribes, actually. Funny to see Red5 use the exact same terminology though :p

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          September 11, 2011 11:00 AM

          Well...we do have Scott Youngblood as our lead designer.

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        September 11, 2011 11:08 AM

        It doesn't have skiing. Its cool...but I think Tribes Ascend looks to be more Tribes like than this.

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          September 11, 2011 1:08 PM

          Yes you are right. Firefall combat is not Tribes. But the resource model and the load out customization and the "reason to PvP" are all things Scott wanted to do for Tribes but never go the chance to do.

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      September 10, 2011 10:28 PM

      Firefall is a new breath of air in the fps scene
      It's created by diehard fans of this genre and it's going to be played by much more then diehards becouse of it's incredible look and promissing playstyle
      If you want to play a NEW game... Not just a copy of an allready existing game
      Then definitely check this out
      It involves stunning and breathtaking PVE combat AND skill based adreneline pumping PVP combat
      What more do you ask of a game ?
      I have played many kinds of games and i have never seen a game that could make PVE and PVP fit so weel together in 1 game
      In short.... Don't lose your eye on this one
      It's a clamp with a huge pearl and it's about to open for the crowd
      Ready to knock everyone of it's feet with amazement

      If you got any questions about the game
      The community on the forum will be more then happy to answer all your questions
      If you want some answers whisper a dev ont he forum or you could even whisper me..... Brainzzzz
      Although the devs deffinitely know more then me ofcourse hehe :D

      Greets Maarten aka Brainzzzz aka Devillian

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        September 12, 2011 1:15 AM

        100% true, if there is anything I love about this game then it is the new aproach to game mechanics and social aspect of the game.

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      September 10, 2011 10:29 PM

      Firefall is goign to be awesome but do not take my word for it i suggest you check it out first.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Pi-NxUU2TQ

      If you like what you are seeing hop down tot he firefall site, www.firefallthegame.com

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      September 10, 2011 10:31 PM

      a relly good guide it has every thing u need to now(of allmost ;P)
      http://www.firefallthegame.com/community/threads/comprehensive-firefall-guide.4611/

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      September 10, 2011 10:34 PM

      I saw a lot of videos from the current PAX event. I was most impressed with Firefall. It was the only game that brought something new and refreshing that I had not seen before. Can't believe how great the graphics look and how fun it looks to play and it is going to be free 2 play!

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        September 10, 2011 11:31 PM

        I was lucky enough to play it at PAX, seeing it is one thing but getting to play it is a whole different thing (obviously). A lot of games are just pretty to look at, but FireFall is actually fun to play.

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          September 11, 2011 7:28 PM

          Well said! its obviously a world changing game.

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      September 10, 2011 10:40 PM

      Great Review! Can't Wait to play it!

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      September 10, 2011 10:41 PM

      omgomgomg cant wait this game looks outstanding... i know what im doing over xmas break :D

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      September 10, 2011 10:49 PM

      This game is going to be wonderful for a number of reasons! To begin with it takes the elements that one experiences from a real time, user skill based shooter game with full freedom of momvent. ( backwards, forwards, left, right , up, down). It then adds in a persistent world that you can grow your character in while changing the face of the world. (which can be likened to MMOs in some ways). However they did not just stop there.

      Nope... they then had to go wrap it up in a very nifty scifi story with help from authors including Orson Scott Card.

      Now to wait for it to come out >.

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        September 10, 2011 10:59 PM

        Why does everyone seen to hate him? I loved his books. I'm not criticizing you I'm just asking for an explanation

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          September 10, 2011 11:02 PM

          Maybe i am misreading your post. I have read in other places that adding Orson Scott Card was a bad idea

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            September 10, 2011 11:23 PM

            Well he himself did not write it, rather he is acting as a "reference" to the fiction of the world. His daughter is actually the one dealing with most of the fiction/backstory.

            The reason why some people were upset is because apparently he is anti-homosexual? So some people where going about making a bit stink about that. As a result people just tore into his books, skills as a writer.

            In other cases it just seems that people did not like him as a writer. In my opinion, I've personally enjoyed his books. So I suppose it's all a matter of opinion. However, if you want to get a "taste" of the story so far you can go look at the back history for the game on the web page and see what you think of it.

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              September 10, 2011 11:29 PM

              When I first read about the backstory of firefall, about how aliens were invading earth from rocks that fell from the sky and civilization being destroyed, the article mentioned Orson Scott Card as having a part in writing it.

              I actually had a brainfart and thought it said "Orson Wells," assuming it was a joke on the similarity of the plot to war of the worlds.

              I eventually figured out that the hilarious article wasn't actually trying to make a joke at all. D:

              Oh well, I did take the effort to poke around and the backstory is pretty complex, and fairly interesting, it will leave lots of room for interesting plots in the future.

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            September 10, 2011 11:35 PM

            He is against gay marriage because of his religious beliefs (he's a Mormon), and some people dislike him for that.

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              September 10, 2011 11:47 PM

              Yes but it has been stated numerous times that OSC beliefs no way represent firefall or Red5 another big note to add in is that this is a free to play game so just trying the game wont be putting money in OSC pocket unless you decide that the story/game is worth it. So there is no risk in trying it

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                September 10, 2011 11:50 PM

                I realize this. Sadly it's just another instance of people trying to make mountains out of molehills though. And while it is the small minority that complained... they where a very vocal small minority. :|

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      September 10, 2011 10:52 PM

      Currently in beta Firefall's massive world and many aspects of both PVP and PVE elements seem to cater to all players. Offering both 3rd and 1st person shooting views both old school shooter fans and those new to the game will find themselves quickly at home in this game. I know I for one am looking forward to it.

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        September 10, 2011 11:00 PM

        Yah really love the 1st and 3rd person choices.. Ive been showing videos to my nephew and he hates 3rd person shooters with a passion then told him about 1st person and he got very interested.

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      September 10, 2011 10:52 PM

      Can't wait to try this out personally, been waiting for a new fps with a twist. Heres hoping the beta goes well. Also very very stiff drinks.... grummz? hmmm I believe the recipe is in order?! please ;)

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      September 10, 2011 10:52 PM

      Easily the most anticipated game on my roster :)

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      September 10, 2011 10:53 PM

      I built a new PC for this game. Really been looking forward to it for almost a year now and just can't wait to play.

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        September 11, 2011 6:56 PM

        Yeah, I did too. i7 2600K quad core, 8GB of Gskill DDR3 1600, eVGA GTX 560 Ti, 128GB Vertex 3 MaxIOPS edition SSD, 32" 1080p Sharp Aquos, Razer Deathadder, Bose Companion 5 speaker system... I am ready to rock this game!

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        September 12, 2011 3:28 AM

        Same thing here

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      September 10, 2011 10:53 PM

      is it decembre yet

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        September 11, 2011 12:42 PM

        Unfortunately no :( Where is a time machine when you need one eh?

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          September 11, 2011 5:40 PM

          Winter of 2011.
          (I guess that means December 21st to the 31st.)

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      September 10, 2011 10:55 PM

      The anticipation is just making things better!

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      September 10, 2011 10:55 PM

      There are actually five battleframes planned for release! But only four are out so far. Eventually they plan to release more, which will give people something to do, as you can level every class on a single character by switching battleframes.

      This is something that is really missing from Global Agenda, which I tried to play recently, but I'm not willing to go through the tedious tutorial, much less leveling to see if I like another class.

      I have been following the game intently since pax, and am eagerly awaiting the increase in beta size. I imagine it should come shortly, as their initial wave was small and unlikely to really stress the game all that much, given how many times it's been shown off. Thats my opinion, at least.

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      September 10, 2011 10:58 PM

      It's hard to find a good online game nowadays. Not just the game itself, but the community and developers are included within that critique. FireFall has an amazing concept, and a similarly amazing team to back the game up.

      Can't wait to play this game, and I hope anyone reading this will give it a try as well.

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      September 10, 2011 11:04 PM

      Had some hands-on time with the PvP at Gamescom and came away impressed. With a really interesting setting and open world pve to mess around with, I already know that I'll be spending way too many hours playing Firefall. I can't wait to see more, keep those previews comin'! :3

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        September 11, 2011 1:31 PM

        You are really lucky to have been able to touch a computer blessed with a firefall demo on it, I can wait to play as well, I will be spending all my time killing bugs and chosen like I was born and breed to do so!

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      September 10, 2011 11:08 PM

      I've always wanted to play a true shooter in an open persistent world. Like TF2 or Battlefield mixed with WoW or EQ. There really haven't been many games to grab my attention in this genre, but I'm happy to say that Firefall has finally done that. PvP, PvE, Dynamic Quests, Vehicles it really has it all. From watching the videos, you can tell that combat is the main feature and not just some tacked on gimmick thrown into a traditional MMO engine. It has substance and as a stand alone FPS would be solid. Throw in the extra MMO elements and you have so much potential. Throw on top of that F2P with no pay to win microstransaction shop, there is no reason not to give this game a go.

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      September 10, 2011 11:08 PM

      I've been waiting for a game like this my entire life. I've always loved the action of first (and third) person shooters, but also the questing and persistent world that comes with an MMO. I hope Firefall becomes very successful, and that Red5 can keep this going for many years.

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      September 10, 2011 11:12 PM

      This game is amazing! Great story line with great art style! oh and the game play aint to shabby either from the looks.

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      September 10, 2011 11:13 PM

      Hello this is "King" and i would like to share with you the joys of Firefall.
      1. Its Free
      2. With something as amazing as Freedom, that gives you the money to buy your Wife or Husband something nice and tell them "Baby, i love you... now lets play some Firefall"
      3. The calibur of this game is that of a $60 + $15/mo Game, except, its Free.
      4. Also great class based Action Shooter MMO qualities in an awsome world created by Red5.
      Wtth somethign this amazing, this Fun, This Free, you have NOTHING to loose so try it.

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        September 10, 2011 11:18 PM

        Why not buy your Wife or Husband a PC and tell them I love you now play some FireFall with me!

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        September 10, 2011 11:18 PM

        Amen to that.

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          September 11, 2011 1:00 AM

          Recommend a Geforce 460 for smooth play. 9800 will work too at low settings.

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            September 11, 2011 1:15 AM

            good thing i just recently upgraded my pc :D

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            September 11, 2011 1:20 AM

            Picking up the PNY 560 Ti OC. Everything should run pretty smooth

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            September 11, 2011 1:47 AM

            any ball parks for AMD cards.
            i was looking at a 6870 for a new computer build, wondering if i should get a better one.

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            September 11, 2011 3:06 AM

            Guess i need a new pc just for FF anyway. Can u please suggest spec to play FF with improved experience?

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              September 11, 2011 10:26 AM

              A dream machine would be (60fps on MAX):

              Dual Core i7
              8gb of RAM
              Geforce 580

              A nice machine would be (50-60fps on medium to high settings):

              Dual Core
              4gb RAM
              Geforce 470


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                September 11, 2011 11:11 AM

                will try to get a dream machine once get a beta key. hope it will be soon!

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                September 11, 2011 9:09 PM

                The only dual core i7s are mobile processors (codename Arrandale, i7 600 series.). All the rest are quad or hex cores (mobile 700, 800 and 900 series as well as desktop 800 and 900 series).

                Definitely dual core i5s and i3s though.

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      September 10, 2011 11:24 PM

      I had a fantastic time at Pax, played this game all weekend! If your looking for some shaky but HD footage of some random guy in front of me playing while I pester him, look thisa way! http://youtu.be/2g2y5XsnKXk

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        September 10, 2011 11:32 PM

        Just curious, what was your favorite class?

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          September 12, 2011 7:17 PM

          Personally i loved the assault because of the weapon i found during pax.. My secondary fire changed to "multi-shot" that was 3 rapid fire plasma blasts instead of the shotgun like alt fire you started with. Also it was blessed with 20% reload speed, and had an empty slot (required rank 6 to use, which took a bit to get to over the weekend at pax) so i put another 20% reload in the slot and was bombarding huge areas with explosive blasts all over the place.. and oh yeah, the shots bounced off walls! :P

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            September 12, 2011 10:51 PM

            That's so awesome that you found so many cool modules during PAX. You did that in one play? Or did you come back to lvl your char?

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      September 10, 2011 11:24 PM

      Firefall Is awesome, cant wait for it to get rolling, has looked awesome and this is just another great article on it. GO FIREFALL!!!

      If only I had a solid weeks to work on my fan art for it without other things taking my time up... sigh.....

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      September 10, 2011 11:28 PM

      This game is going to be awesome! Can't wait to see it be released

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      September 10, 2011 11:30 PM

      This looks like a legitimate game with both a balance between openworld adventure, FPS combat, and RPG style elements...all in a MMO enviroment. It'll be interesting to see how this game progresses.

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      September 10, 2011 11:34 PM

      I've been watching this game since the reveal, and its just been getting better and better as time goes on. I highly recommend anyone who can go sign up on their website, www.firefallthegame.com

      The forums are quite nice and you can chat with the devs if you need questions answered, they are quite helpful and nice. As it is, Firefall already has the first and most important part of a massed multiplayer game, the community. And by all means the gameplay looks like it will/is great.

      The downside is, im spending so much time focusing on it when I cant even play it yet, that I might as well be playing it for the time its taking, oh well, such is the nature of me and things that I really cant wait for :)

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      September 10, 2011 11:38 PM

      It's funny, I've been waiting for an open world shooter since for a few years now, since planetside went downhill, and now all of a sudden a bunch of games are coming along, but Firefall seems to be the only one with decent PVE.

      Can't wait!

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        September 12, 2011 9:38 AM

        Agreed, crimecraft aint all bad, but unless you continuously pay for small chunks of the story, its just short. AT first the servers had massive queues, but already i can get in without a wait, its dying fast.

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      September 10, 2011 11:41 PM

      Another great community member logging in here to post hey and come check out our forums and our irc channel all the information to get on the irc is in the forums. Hopefully we will see you soon

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      September 10, 2011 11:44 PM

      I just can't wait for this game. I think one of the coolest things about it is how they plan to expand the game world; Instead of having "expansion packs" that suddenly give you access to a bunch of new areas, players in Firefall will have to work together in PvE to push back the Melding storm and allow travel to new places.

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        September 10, 2011 11:50 PM

        Yes, by planting repulsers, you push back the storm and reveal new unlocked content.

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          September 11, 2011 12:10 AM

          This game has so many new and brilliant ideas! PLAYERS are in control of revealing new content instead of buying new expansion packs. BADASS.

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            September 11, 2011 1:06 AM

            Agreed this is going to bring in a new era of online games!

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          September 11, 2011 1:33 AM

          Does this mean we wont be able to repeat these pushing-back-the-melding events? Will they be massive and include the entire channel's population?

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            September 11, 2011 1:35 AM

            They are cross-channel events. You don't repeat them. Once the Melding is pushed back, it reveals new content...

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              September 11, 2011 2:03 AM

              So are the Melding pushes each one big event that takes place over a fairly long period of time, or is it a bunch of small, shorter events that happen pretty often?

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              September 11, 2011 4:49 AM

              Can the Melding reclaim areas if we fail to defend them properly?

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                September 11, 2011 6:02 AM

                That would be freaking sweet.

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                September 11, 2011 10:27 AM

                The Melding can ebb and flow...and yes, we are hoping to have areas that get reclaimed and only open up from time to time. But that's next year's goal.

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                September 11, 2011 10:32 AM

                I don't believe so pushing back the melding is more like building giant crystite powered generators that make a shield of sorts that push back the melding. However, I'm not a developer I have no clue if the Chosen can attack these generators causing the melding to reclaim an area. Although I see some issues from the game play aspect like having players who were in the area when they logged off only to come back to be insta killed by the melding.

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                  September 12, 2011 1:20 AM

                  That would make sense, that the Chosen would attack these locations. Since they worship the Melding or something along those lines. They may be carrying out the will of thier god by doing so.

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          September 11, 2011 1:46 AM

          This is a great idea to get the players involved in the unlocking of new content. Good idea Mark, this gets me even more excited about this game.

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          September 11, 2011 11:11 AM

          Wow!I didn't think i could be more excited about this game. Guess i was wrong. This is going to be epic.

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        September 11, 2011 12:44 AM

        beside that, my other cool thing are those Dynamic events, and feel you experience when fighting for your city with hundreds of companions, and event looks so epic :)

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        September 11, 2011 7:19 AM

        Apparently, not only will it e onlockable as we play, but they will also add new content as time goes essentially expanding the area over time. Can't wait to see what enviroments and vistas there will be ^^.

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      September 11, 2011 12:06 AM

      Definitely looking forward to this game. Definitely some great people with great talent coming together with some great ideals to put together a great game. I played it at PAX East months ago and I've had the itch to play it again ever since. December can't come soon enough.

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      September 11, 2011 12:23 AM

      i cant wait to play this game, i love the fact that you can switch classes whenever you want

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        September 11, 2011 12:28 AM

        We call em Battleframes...powered suits that you can tech up and customize with modules and warpaint.

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          September 11, 2011 3:11 AM

          I will try all of them for sure

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            September 11, 2011 10:41 AM

            The great thing about battleframes is that you can change them on-the-fly in the cities, and in PvP spawn areas.

            All you do is go to the designated area, and a interface pops up that lets you swap between the 4 current announced battleframes which are Assault, Recon, Medic, and Engineer.

            The good thing about this is that you are NOT bound to one class/battleframe throughout the game, you can gear up each battleframe to your specifications and still switch them out if you want to play as something different.

            So this creates a very dynamic play style, aside from the fact it's 100% a team based shooter.

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              September 11, 2011 11:59 AM

              I think this is possibly the best part of the game. Not having to "redo" everything just to play a different way will make it so much more like a non-MMO get-in-and-go game while still being a massive open-world MMO.

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          September 11, 2011 1:34 PM

          Looking forward to how the medic class plays ^^

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          September 11, 2011 6:04 PM

          Now if only we can get our hands on a real version of these

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          September 11, 2011 6:42 PM

          Battleframe is a great name. Much better and more evocative than "class"

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      September 11, 2011 12:29 AM

      I'm in love with this game, it's awesome! I wanna test it and play it, lets make it number 1!!!

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      September 11, 2011 12:32 AM

      Everything I've read/seen about this game makes it look like it's going to be a blast to play. I can't wait for december.

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      September 11, 2011 12:38 AM

      Nice preview about a great game. I love how the devs are so active on the forums and on the irc, play LoL with us etc, it makes me feel even more that this game will be pure awesome. It's quite unbelievable to see this kind of game to be released for absolutely free without being pay 2 win! After reading about this game and watching footage about this since january I can say that this game doesn't just seem like the best free to play, this seems to beat all the 60 dollar games easily.

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      September 11, 2011 12:40 AM

      yea. firefall might be the game a lot of people are waiting for. it combines my favorite genre, the shooter, with my favorite game mechanics, like the persistent open world.

      i think the persistence is a very important factor of that game.

      looking forward playing it. and, wtf, it is free 2 play! what else do you need to know? :)

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        September 11, 2011 1:21 AM

        The dynamic events will keep it fresh with chosen attempting to take over cities. Also, players are interactive with the world map because they have to build repulsors to push back melding and open new areas.

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      September 11, 2011 12:43 AM

      This game is going to absolutely rock my world. The Red 5 team is far from the money-driven corporations that I, as a gamer, am now used to dealing with. These guys are passionate about what they're creating, and I can't wait to see all of their hard work pay off. Help support this game by following it, and telling your friends! Many of us have been waiting for something like this.

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        September 11, 2011 6:58 PM

        I really, desperately hope it stays in Red5's control. As long as it does and it stays Free 2 Play without Pay 2 Win or velvet ropes, this game is literally going to springboard into major stardom over the coming two years. Call of Duty fanboys, disillusioned Tribes Ascend fans, and bored WoW players will be flocking to Firefall in droves.

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          September 11, 2011 8:10 PM

          I think it's a package deal for me. Without Red 5 it would not be Firefall.

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      September 11, 2011 12:46 AM

      Firefall appears to be something I can get into. It's got PvP for when I feel like blasting friends but with a PvE world to explore on the off-time complete with raids to defend against and lands to reveal. On top of it all it's free to play which is awesome on a Uni student budget! Can't wait to get into it and apparently neither can the Devs, who stick their noses into the forums as often as the players.

      It will probably steal a lot of my own hours too.

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      September 11, 2011 12:59 AM

      massive PvE, this is what is missing a lot of online FPS.
      and balanced PvP gives a chance to win any player.

      FIrefall it's just a great game, I can not wait Release

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      September 11, 2011 1:19 AM

      Why is this not on the top 10 most anticipated list this is an outrage! but really O.o

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        September 11, 2011 10:51 AM

        I know! Leave a tip to Shacknews (sidebar link on this article ) and let them know we want in on the top 10 list!

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          September 12, 2011 9:46 AM

          Update: We made Number 10 on the top games list and Number 6 on Anticipated

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      September 11, 2011 1:21 AM

      This game is going to be amazing. No other game out there has this much support from the Dev's and such an enthusiastic fanbase on the forums. Go Firefall!

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      September 11, 2011 1:24 AM

      I was talking to one of my friends about firefall today and one thing that really stuck out is that while firefall seems to have only a moderate amount of PVE content compared to most other mmos it really shines in having the absolute highest quality and most replayable dynamic events that beat out anything else around. Combo that up with the solid PVP team battles and this game will keep you playing until the wee hours of the night wanting more.

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        September 11, 2011 2:20 PM

        The goal for launch is Fun over content. I think that they are on the right track as most game companies try to push out as much mid to low level content as they can to overwhelm the player with sheer mass of information.
        If Red5 delivers on their goals and aspirations not only will this game shape up to be one of the biggest open world games to date, yet that content will be dynamically under assault by the Chosen and their allies as we struggle to liberate earth from the clutches of the melding.... In the beginning there was Firefall, and we looked upon it and knew it was good.

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      September 11, 2011 1:29 AM

      This game is gonna rock, the stuff at PAX was awesome, loads of potential and a awesome Dev team behind it, there always interacting with the community and everything.

      Come join us cause this is gonna rock... AND IT'S FREE!!!!!!

      Regards Goretog

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      September 11, 2011 1:35 AM

      Firefall lookis really amazing. I really like the fact that players can push back the melding to open more playable areas, and I also like the fact that the devs are really involved in the community. In most other games you can never speak to the devs on the forums. I also got some of my other irl friends excited about this game when I showed them some videos :p
      The dynamic events look nice too, can't wait to kill some chosen :p

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      September 11, 2011 1:37 AM

      Firefall is MY most anticipated game! I cannot wait to get my hands on it. ^_^ Who agrees with me? ^.^

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        September 11, 2011 1:43 AM

        I also cannot wait to play this game, I've been looking forward to this game since I first saw a video of it in March. I'm really excited about the fact that you get an awesome game like this for free :p

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      September 11, 2011 1:39 AM

      Firefall looks amazing! Clearly one of the most polished games out there, and I'm not talking about F2P games exclusively. I've been following it for a year now, and I can't wait to get my hands on it!
      I think it's the first F2P game that will make me want to pay for an in-game item.
      That's how they get you, man. They guilt-trip you into buying stuff from the in-game store because this game is too good to be played for free. Their plan worked.

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      September 11, 2011 1:40 AM

      Well there is a bar, so I'm pretty sure it has a Kitchen Sink.

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      September 11, 2011 1:48 AM

      Firefall is looking fantastic. Awesome artwork and gameplay; certainly not your average fps. Plus it will be free2play, I'm very excited for this title and can't wait for release.

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        September 11, 2011 12:09 PM

        I agree Firefall really sets itself out there on being original, can't wait to see it's beauty in all its glory when the game launches!!!

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        September 11, 2011 7:26 PM

        It is very much its own thing isnt it.

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        September 12, 2011 3:26 AM

        Average is not exactly a common word on Firefall.

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      September 11, 2011 1:49 AM

      FireFall is going to be a really amazing game. It's going to be a extremely good contender in the years to come, for both my time, and that of my friends. I will be looking forward to it in the months to come.
      I would also suggest joining the FireFall community, its one of the best around.

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      September 11, 2011 1:54 AM

      After seeing more and more of this game, I can officially announce I have a man-boner for this game...

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      September 11, 2011 1:58 AM

      This is currently the game I'm most excited for, the combination of open world PvE and ranked PvP has me keen for a great free addition for the shooter genre

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        September 11, 2011 1:34 PM

        THis is my most looked forward to game this year as well, there are many games out there but none with as many unique features as this one, I mean think about it: free to play, open world PVE and PVP, unique look, really awesome developers who stay down here on our level and ACTUALLY LISTEN TO US!- do you know how rare that is? All in all firefall looks like it has the whole package!

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      September 11, 2011 2:02 AM

      I am a gamer who is incredibly disenfranchised with the state of the industry. Firefall seems to be the last chance for a unique game to breathe fresh air into a industry as staid as the movie industry. Sequels after sequels and reboots and expansions, we need something new. Firefall will succeed in the MMOFPS where several other games have failed. We need it. So give this game a chance, it's free ffs.

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      September 11, 2011 2:09 AM

      I played this game at PAX. It was by far the most amazing gameplay I've experienced since probably the original Half Life. This game is going to get big, and by big I mean huge, and by huge I mean massive.

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      September 11, 2011 2:13 AM

      Will be the game of 2012 :)

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        September 11, 2011 6:03 AM

        it will already be released at the end of 2011. and after that it will be THE game for many years to come. :) hopefully...

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        September 11, 2011 10:46 AM

        Some time in December so not to long now!

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      September 11, 2011 2:13 AM

      Cant wait for firefall to go live.... gogo red5 :-)

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      September 11, 2011 2:18 AM

      Guys what do you think about a future open world PvP? That's actually one of the features I'm most hyped about, and it has already been confirmed by the devs (we don't know when, but we know it's going to happen). Firefall will have an open size of about 2.5 square miles at game release, but it will grow significantly over time (4 times that size is already designed and ready to be reconquered by the players, but there is much more to come in the future). We don't have any details about it yet, but I'm sure the devs will find a great excuse to include that open world PvP in Firefall's story at some stage.

      Also... dungeons/instances have been confirmed as well. We don't know when, but keep in mind WHO is the lead designer here (remember WoW? those vanilla instances?), so I'm also very excited to know how are they going to deal and implement dungeons in Firefall. It's probably much more difficult in a shooter than in a pure MMO, but I'm sure they'll do an excellent job!

      So, what do you guys think about those two "partly unannounced" features? How do you imagine the game could feel with them?

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        September 11, 2011 10:29 AM

        Open world PVP is something you have to be very careful about especially since this game has no factions. Basically if you make it that anyone can just shoot anyone at any time it would be kind of crazy no one would be able to quest everyone would be recons hiding in some obscure location in the mountains sniping every poor person who happened to walk in their field of vision.

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          September 11, 2011 10:46 AM

          Open world PvP is not a question of "IF" so much as "WHEN"

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            September 11, 2011 10:47 AM

            This made me very happy grummz

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            September 11, 2011 1:02 PM

            Looking forward to it, but just be careful on how you implement it. It would be great if it was like an army thing where you could declare war on an opposing army and you could just shoot on sight the members of that army.

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            September 11, 2011 6:22 PM

            That is music to my ears!

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            September 12, 2011 1:29 AM

            That's what I will be waiting for with baited breath.

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            September 13, 2011 3:43 AM

            that what we want to hear. can't wait!!!

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        September 11, 2011 12:25 PM

        Instanced lair runs is one thing I am really excited for. I am just picturing cave runs from starship troopers to kill giant brain bugs and other things :D

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          September 11, 2011 12:31 PM

          We have prototype for coop shooter instances levels, but these won't be ready until next year.

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            September 11, 2011 3:15 PM

            And you know as soon as they're put in, we'll devour them =D

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      September 11, 2011 2:27 AM

      Beta key'd Firefall fan here. I'd really like to try this, but not meeting beta hardware requirements probably means I'll have to wait until December. So now you'll know why my productivity - and possibly yours too - will plummet around the end of the year.

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        September 11, 2011 10:51 AM

        I best on full release there is going to be a lot of people calling in sick from work! i know i will haha

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      September 11, 2011 2:28 AM

      Ugh, i really gotta get into this game :3 The idea of esports, PvE, City invasion and open world makes me have a jizzface.

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      September 11, 2011 2:32 AM

      Really pumped for this game, it and BF3 are definitely my most anticipated for the year. The latter will be for instant action type stuff but the former will definitely be for the persistent world and social/army functionality. Oh also jetpacks, you won't see those in your typical FPS.

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      September 11, 2011 2:36 AM

      This game is going to rock the WWW, the sounds looks good, the graphics are awesome and the community is great, only nice people. This game rocks my fanatsy, I can't sleep, because I think all the time to FIREFALL.

      PS: I love the RED5 Members http://www.firefallthegame.com/community

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      September 11, 2011 2:49 AM

      I'm pretty dang excited about this game. Everything that I have seen and played of this game is being done exactly the way I would do it (if I were much more wise and experienced in the ways of game development and production, that is).

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        September 11, 2011 2:23 PM

        This is an exciting idea! I have also seen that the developers are taking game ideas from the community, letting the community guide and shape elements of the game to a degree, and in some instances allowing community ideas to become game changing with the addition of their Community Voice forums where community members and Devs can toss around ideas and everyone in the community can vote on those ideas. In all Red 5 studios is taking the development process right to the players. Most of the content is in house yet they are not blind or def to the community at large.

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      September 11, 2011 2:59 AM

      I have followed this game for 1 year, unfortunately i did not get beta key for test this time. Hope i can get it soon. Really like the styLe of this game, my must play list top 1.

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      September 11, 2011 4:00 AM

      Been playing games since I was a little kid (started with atari then the NES) and I've never been more excited for a game. I've logged over 1000 hours on team fortress 2 and love that game, but I have the feeling as soon as this comes out, I won't be looking back.
      Also a giant fan of rpg's, got to love it'll be free to play, skill-based... so many things I'm looking forward to in this game.

      This will be my go to game for years to come.

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        September 12, 2011 1:28 AM

        Yeah, i feel like I wasted my life away on Team Fortress with the amount of hours I have. I figured it out, to how many days I lost just playing that game, and it depresses me. HOWEVER! I'm totally looking foreward to throwing my life away with Firefall.

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      September 11, 2011 4:11 AM

      AWESOME!!! I've been following FireFall for a little over a year now, and I am so pumped for this December!!! Kudos to Red5!!!

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      September 11, 2011 4:13 AM

      I can't wait to try my hand at taking down a chosen ship... I love how it looks bombarding the town tho

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        September 11, 2011 11:16 AM

        Agreed! I can't wait to have the chance to jump into a turret and wreak havoc on a drop ship or a titan

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      September 11, 2011 4:18 AM

      It looks like FireFall will have something for everyone. I know several people who don't even like FPS games and they are even looking forward to this title!

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      September 11, 2011 4:25 AM

      Firefall looks as if It's going to be the biggest, baddest and most fun Free to play game of the Decade!

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      September 11, 2011 4:29 AM

      This game will be a GREAT game to play!

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      September 11, 2011 4:51 AM

      The game looks amazing make sure you sigh up in the forums to have a chans to get in beta. its going to have an Esport PVP side of it so for those who like competing this is the game for you and for those who love PVE there is a large open world to level in and explore.

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      September 11, 2011 4:54 AM

      Firefall, the game everybody are waiting for! Should be ont the top 10!

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        September 11, 2011 5:20 AM

        its in the top 1 :P lol

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        September 11, 2011 5:41 AM

        great article, nice preview good job. cant wait for this, reading about it makes me want to play it even more. good job red 5 :)

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      September 11, 2011 5:47 AM

      This game is going to be awesome, it will take up a good chunk of my time! ^ ^

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      September 11, 2011 6:01 AM

      For me, the most awaited game of this season. But that's not all, despite being the one I want to play the most and being disposed to pay for it, the game is completely free to play. Well, what are you waiting for?

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      September 11, 2011 6:01 AM

      Played it at PAX. The game play was unbelievable. It was fast, but not too fast that all the new guys got wrecked. Everything felt smooth and fluid. It felt VERY polished. Unfortunately, I couldn't stay long at PAX so I never got a chance to actually talk to a Dev, but I hear they talked to almost everyone.

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        September 11, 2011 6:24 PM

        They really did. They were all over teh place spending time with us fans. They acheived a new coolness level at PAX. Not just by showing the next big thing but also by being nice people.

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      September 11, 2011 6:07 AM

      The game looks awesome!

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      September 11, 2011 6:09 AM

      You think you already saw the potential of free to play games with Battlefield and Team Fortress 2? Think again. This game is going to sweep the floor with all the other free to play games! Goodbye EA and Valve! Hello Red5 and Trion!

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      September 11, 2011 6:27 AM

      great game with so mutch potential....red 5 do it for the player not only for money...enjoy it

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        September 11, 2011 7:11 AM

        Well it wouldn't have been free2play if the were doing it for the money, I mean, it's not gonna be p2p with item shop like the secret *cough cough* world

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          September 11, 2011 10:21 AM

          We don't sell power. Aesthetics and convenience and time items are what we sell, not guns.

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            September 11, 2011 10:52 AM

            I think people end up spending more in f2p games on a monthly basis than on a subscription model. It's the nature of the value of a dollar, everyone values a dollar differently.

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            September 11, 2011 11:03 AM

            It's nice to hear that, even for the hundredth time. Every now and then I see an article misquoting someone saying that red5 will be selling guns in their shop, even though you've said hundreds of times that it will not be the case.

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            September 11, 2011 11:07 AM

            Not having "Pay To Win" is going to be a great feature. I expect that will help the longevity of the game by evening out the playing field and keeping people on a budget from getting frustrated.
            Though I am afraid that all the best facial hair will only be available from the cash shop.

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            September 11, 2011 11:16 AM

            hope that will cover the expense so you guys can continue to develop FF. definitely will support it!

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      September 11, 2011 6:37 AM

      I really think this game is the one all shooter fans have been waiting for, not just this year, but for their whole gaming lives, open world and skill based... so glad that its red5 developing it aswell, check out their forums: www.firefallthegame.com/community and you can see how active the dev team are, and that they respond to their 'soon-to-be' customers. i just cant wait for its release.

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        September 11, 2011 11:35 AM

        I know i have bin and many others like me :)

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      September 11, 2011 6:38 AM

      This Game is going to be outstanding , been following it for a long time and the art-style is just beyond amazing. This game is going to be the game of the year for sure!

      Good Job Red 5 studios!

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        September 11, 2011 6:44 PM

        I love teh art style too. Been a fan of Udon for a long time so its good to see that style comming through in this incredible game.

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      September 11, 2011 6:44 AM

      Can't wait for this game! I'm exciting about it. I currently check their forums everyday for updates.

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      September 11, 2011 6:48 AM

      WOOT.... Firefall is amazing guys a must play game!!!!

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      September 11, 2011 6:57 AM

      amazing game, just to die for. December cant get here soon enough!!

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        September 11, 2011 7:15 AM

        May I suggest you hibernation?

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          September 11, 2011 12:33 PM

          I dunno...that didn't work out too well for Cartman...

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      September 11, 2011 7:21 AM

      I can't wait for the PvE. Exploring and expanding the world will be so much fun. Also there are 5 battleframes (classes.) The fifth one just hasn't been fully announced.

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      September 11, 2011 7:29 AM

      Quite an interesting game, looking forward to see how it turns out. Meow.

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      September 11, 2011 7:37 AM

      I'm definitely pretty excited for FireFall. Had my eye on it since they first started releasing info, and by this point I kinda can't wait to play it. Will not be at all surprised to lose many, many hours to this game.

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      September 11, 2011 7:39 AM

      I'm really hyped, let's hope they can keep it up.

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      September 11, 2011 7:40 AM

      *News Flash* There's still a good chance to get into beta for Firefall. There's two chances in fact. First and foremost you gotta sign up at the game's site and you can get in by just doing that. Also, Red5 is giving testers already in invites to give out. So, if you're cool with people you get a second chance to get in. Firefall is multi-facetted in the sense that if you like to compete to be the best of the best in pvp you'll get your chance. If you want to pve in an open world it has that. Regardless of what you participate in Firefall is a skill based shooter. Meaning, however good your aim is will determine how good your character is. No luck of the dice or random number generator. Shack News gave a good article here and it only gives a broad description. You gotta see it in action. Hope to see you on the forums!

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        September 11, 2011 10:24 AM

        Being a helpful and awesome contributor to the Firefall community also increases your chances of being selected for the Beta. But you have to signup first at www.firefallthegame.com

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          September 11, 2011 10:43 AM

          I had a feeling when your helpful you get in, i saw some people who were helpful get in i got to say it is quite fair actually.

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      September 11, 2011 8:10 AM

      GaryWolf here :) (For some reason, I got some strange hash as a username?)

      Played the PvP of this game at Gamescom, was very, very fun! Finally a support class that feels rewarding!
      Also, can't wait to see all the PvE content :O Crashing down a thumper, holding off enemies and seeing it take off with a belly full of crystite... It's satisfying to just think about it!
      Join us at firefallthegame.com! :)

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        September 12, 2011 4:02 AM

        PvE is what I'm most excited about! Can't wait to see some more action videos!

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      September 11, 2011 8:11 AM

      Epic Game. The PVP looks incredible, and the shooting mechanics are amazing.

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        September 12, 2011 4:06 AM

        This game will set new standards for this genre, we as a community are a integral part of it, we have to be proud that we have a chance to be part of this "(Я)Evolution" :D

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      September 11, 2011 8:26 AM

      As a huge MMO and FPS fan I was hooked to this game the minute I first saw it. I really like the choice in art style, and the bright colors make this game stand out over others. I definitely can't wait to get into FireFall and experience it all for myself. Great review.

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        September 11, 2011 8:42 AM

        I'm going to have to agree with you, the art style is AMAZING. :D

        Here's an image showcasing a rather beautiful area in the game: http://www.firefallthegame.com//assets/images/media/screenshots/1314227885-4e5586ad8483f.png

        Looks superb..

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        September 11, 2011 8:50 AM

        get out of my head!

        I am ready to see how this game develops over time, with the pedigree of people working at Red5 I have no doubt that this game will be the game that sneaks up and takes the "big names" by storm this year and goes roaring into 2012. The f2p model is also interesting with the quality, most f2p games i just ignore because they just are not worth it but, Firefall is a diamond in the rough.

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      September 11, 2011 8:57 AM

      I think the most awesome part about Firefall is that they're making something somewhat new, instead of World of Warcraft in space. And they're putting in jet packs. And hats. I only hope that their is some sort of system in place to stop cheating people from making a million accounts and ruining it for everyone. WoW had the pay-barrier, we'll see what Firefall comes up with.

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      September 11, 2011 9:08 AM

      I've been following this game since around this time last year, and if Firefall is anything like I've seen in the PAX videos and the trailers, it's going to really set the bar for all future F2P games.

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      September 11, 2011 9:15 AM

      Been waiting for this game for a long time, and still trying to get into the beta testing phase.
      A free to play mmofps with co-op sounds like somthing me and my friends will be enjoying for a long time, specially with the competitive pvp aspect to the game aswell, definitly one to watch.

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      September 11, 2011 9:17 AM

      My name is leonleo1 in firefall forums. I believe firefall could be more successsful than world of warcraft simply because it offers a new dynamic that hasn't really been seen before. First of all is a open world online shooter, that in itself makes it a unique game. It offers major world events as described above and this is all that has been said before release! think of what we will get to do once it releases! I have been watching this game for over a year now and must say it is mounting up to be one of the best games this year and hopefully will continue to grow to be the most popular games on the internet. Long Live Firefall!!!!!!

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        September 11, 2011 10:27 AM

        Whats stopping it from being World of Warcraft is space is that its not a hotkey based rpg its a fully functional twitch based shooter with some MMO sprinkles on top.

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          September 11, 2011 10:49 AM

          It will also be free to play, and thus there will always be more players to play and interact with, whom are not segregated by level or tier. This is what I have always hated about MMO's in general.

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            September 11, 2011 3:19 PM

            Agreed, i hated being separated from others because of levels of classes. Firefall brings us all together to kick the chosen in their nuggets and take bakc earth! FIREFALL!!!!!!!

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              September 12, 2011 9:27 AM

              Yes, that's a huge part of it...always being able to play with your friends. In fact, the entire open world is available to you. You aren't railroaded through level based zones. You can explore at will.

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      September 11, 2011 9:23 AM

      This game is going to be amazing. PvP, PvE, Open world, Skill Based Shooter, character progression, free to play. A game like firefall has been awaited for a long time, and it's finally here.

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      September 11, 2011 9:27 AM

      This is gonna be awesome.

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      September 11, 2011 9:41 AM

      Finally> Firefall doesn't insult your intelligence or waste your time!

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        September 11, 2011 11:19 AM

        Nor waste your money monthly :)

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        September 11, 2011 2:37 PM

        Great point. I like the fact that quests are pushed to you so you do not waist time wondering around the area hunting down ? marks and ! marks all the time. There are many things about this game that are never before seen and run of the mill, yet the proper blend is what amazes me the most. It makes playing Firefall fun and entertaining.
        This type of seamless world experience helps to immerse you in the world and never leave you hanging as action rolls your way as you explore, fight major wars or just sit back and hang out with your friends playing e-sports for a while.

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        September 11, 2011 7:15 PM

        good point

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      September 11, 2011 9:44 AM

      This game is going to be AWESOME

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      September 11, 2011 9:59 AM

      Wow, long time reader and fan of news blogs and such and it has been a long time since I have seen so much enthusiasm over a game! I took a few hours to brows the Firefall website and even joined the community forums and discovered that Firefall is shaping up to be more than just another game you play. I feel that this will be something you can invest your time in and not only be rewarded with fun and entertainment yet also hook into a solid and friendly community.

      Firefall is also not just a FPS and you are not forced to play e-sports 24 hours a day to get gear and such. Firefall offers a lateral and vertical progression in PVE open world content much like traditional MMO's. You will not see any ? marks or ! marking out missions as each dynamic world event and local missions are pushed to you via the SIN network (Shared Intelligence Netork). So the pace of the game can be as fast or as slow as you want it to be.

      Another amazing fact Xav de Matos may not have known with his hands on play is that Orson Scott Card is writing with the Firefall team to generate back story and future game content overall. The game world is under constant conflict between us and the Chosen. Covered in the Melding are new areas of play that await courageous players and armies who manage to push back the melding and recover the lost land in the war... yet war looms on the horizon.

      The Chosen are constantly attempting to take back the land that was uncovered and they will if the players fail to repel Chosen invasions in each town or key point on the map... Epic... this game scraped Epic off it's boot along the long climb to where it is going now... there are few words to describe what this game is and will become. A true work of art.

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      September 11, 2011 10:14 AM

      Interesting!

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      September 11, 2011 10:14 AM

      This is definitely the game I am looking forward to most this year. I can't wait to get my hands on the engineer. It's also the first AAA shooter that I know about that is totally free! It's really worth taking a shot when it comes out.

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      September 11, 2011 10:24 AM

      Firefall blew me away at PAX I'm super excited to see the beta!

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      September 11, 2011 10:26 AM

      This game looks to be the game that breaks open the potential in the shooter/MMO genre. I cant wait to see what is in store.

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      September 11, 2011 10:26 AM

      FireFall will be an awesome game, I have been following it since September of 2010. I have said this numerous times before (one more couldn;t hurt) that FireFall will be the League of Legends of the PC FPS realm. Not BF3 not MW3, those will be forgotten as the next game of the franchise comes out.

      Being Free 2 Play and having a presistent world, it forces the developers to release new content, as well as maintain the most interesting gameplay, otherwise they will not survive. After playing this game at PAX East I can tell you that the developer, Red 5 is in this game for the long haul. This to me is more valuable than any B2P AAA franchise title that will just be replaced 12 months later.

      Anyone reading this, I assure you that FireFall will impress, and not disappoint.

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      September 11, 2011 10:39 AM

      The moment I saw Firefall in action, I could tell that it would be full of adrenaline pumping eye candy. Dynamic content in major hubs, the ability to swap out roles at will, harvesting that does not seem boring in the least, and good ol' PvP action: Firefall seems to promise a good time, with little downtime between events.

      Honestly, I may have a hard time deciding between playing this game and Guild Wars 2 in the upcoming months. So much video game goodness, so little time...

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        September 11, 2011 2:26 PM

        I can feel you with the GW2 split, yet add SW:TOR as I am defiantly playing each in the coming months. I feel that the best element FF has to offer is that it is F2P and they do not sell "Pay to win" items in the store.
        Once I get a solid fix of my anticipated P2P games I can relax and take in Firefall as much or as little time as I like as I do not feel compelled to play the game as I am not paying for it. Noting like feeling you enjoying a game and not showing up for work ;)

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        September 11, 2011 3:18 PM

        there is no comparison for me. Firefall being free is like... what makes me focus on it so much. I am all for this sort of spending, because you don't have to drop 60 on it all at once, and test to see if the game is good. I can see if the game is good, then give my money to it, at my own pace. I spent 200 bucks on League of Legends because it was good.

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        September 12, 2011 6:27 AM

        It really cannot hurt to get both. That's the beauty of Firefall being F2P, you don't need to slap down $60 to just try it.

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      September 11, 2011 10:45 AM

      This is probably the one game that will make me start using my youtube account. I can barely wait to produce some content for the awesome Firefall community.

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        September 11, 2011 10:47 AM

        More info on our spectator and replay modes soon!

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          September 11, 2011 11:11 AM

          Nice, and please try to make sure that TotalBiscuit gets a key when the NDA allows game footage to be posted. He is very interested in the game and would most likely give the community a good boost.

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            September 11, 2011 3:25 PM

            Yeah, that was a really fun interview - it's always nice when there's genuine excitement going on. I think we surprised him a bit with the game even though he already had significant expectations.

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        September 11, 2011 10:47 AM

        More info on our spectator and replay modes soon!

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          September 11, 2011 10:52 AM

          this is what i want to hear about....firefall + mlg = awesome

          this game is gonna blow up guys

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          September 11, 2011 10:53 AM

          Sounds good i cant wait for any news about this game :D

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          September 11, 2011 11:32 AM

          Cool man!

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          September 11, 2011 11:48 AM

          Sweet! Can't wait to hear about it!

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          September 11, 2011 12:18 PM

          :o double post!!!

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      September 11, 2011 10:46 AM

      I feel bad for any games that try to top FireFall in the future it will be a near impossible task!

      FireFall Will be is gonna rock!

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        September 11, 2011 10:51 AM

        Healthy competition. :p

        This is a massive push in F2P gaming, and I'm glad Red5 will be the ones to make the leap of faith.

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          September 11, 2011 3:26 PM

          Absolutely. Hopefully people understand that making the game free to play is an indication of how strongly we believe in the game. A 50 or 60$ box is just a sign that you need people's money before they ever play the game.

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      September 11, 2011 10:58 AM

      I have played Firefall at Gamescom (in fact I played it 5 times even though there was an +-1 hour waiting line).
      Only pvp was available and I have to say I loved it! Have always been waiting for an awesome online shooter that combines pve and pvp and Firefall fills the spot perfectly :D

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        September 11, 2011 11:04 AM

        now that is dedication good sir! i did the same thing haha!

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        September 11, 2011 12:20 PM

        lol damn you spent 5 hours waitng in lines to play firefall that is impressive sir

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          September 11, 2011 12:32 PM

          We have 42 stations at PAX prime. Each one had an hour wait. That's like a 42 hour wait if we just did a single line like swotor did.

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            September 11, 2011 12:41 PM

            I don't remember waiting in line that long to play it either time. Maybe I just was there at good times that didn't have huge lines.
            Also, comfortable carpet++.

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              September 11, 2011 12:54 PM

              PvE had about a five deep 1 hour wait. PvP was faster. Even if it was 30 minutes, that's still 20 hours. :)

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                September 11, 2011 2:34 PM

                Maybe playing it at 5:30 helped me not have to wait as much.
                Also, do you remember talking to a girl about Linux support for Firefall?

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            September 11, 2011 12:51 PM

            Seriously? For the most preordered game of EA's history? How the hell could they do that to their fans?

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              September 11, 2011 2:34 PM

              Lots of booths at PAX were pretty bad that way. Borderlands 2's wait was over 6 hours! Last year Portal2 and Duek Nukem Forever also had 4+ hour waits. Personally, I hate waiting in line, so the much shorter line at Firefall was nice (and may have contributed to it being the only big title that I really spent much time playing).

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                September 12, 2011 8:51 AM

                At gamescom me and my friends waited in line 3 hours for, what we thought was Skyrim, turned out to be a 10 minutes video of Prey 2 >.

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      September 11, 2011 10:59 AM

      Since it has been so quiet lately on the FPS scene, this gaming was a welcome fresh wind. Got linked to the game via a blog on LoL, but this game blew my mind. Astonishing graphics, skill based shooter (very important for me atm, so tired of press button a, hope for good damage) and best of all, free to play with no power for money.
      So got pretty interested into the game, got to be a pretty involved into the community, helped out some threads, wrote a guide, but still love reading about the game, talking about it with other community members etc. It's another big perk of this game, the community is pretty awesome and making friends is easy in it and gives you big advantages (waaaay bigger chance of beta for one :D).
      Got some hands-on time at GamesCom on the game, loved every second of it, can't wait to get my hands on more of the game and see the final release!

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        September 12, 2011 1:16 AM

        The community is so good over there. I want to invite all well-intended, good natured people over there. though... for you trolls... you know who you are... well... No Troll's allowed. And don't think because I put an apostrophe there on Troll's, that it means that there is room for one. That position is filled... by me... so no you can't join!

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      September 11, 2011 11:00 AM

      Free to play + persistent world + great shooter = firefall on top 10 anticipated games list!

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        September 11, 2011 11:18 AM

        You accidentally typed a 0 there.
        Firefall on top 1 anticipated games list! :P

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        September 11, 2011 12:07 PM

        I agree when I first heard it was free to play I was hooked, and that was a long time ago, the persistant world will offer alot to players, everytime we log in something awesome will be going on some where, I also heard we can jump servers freely which def. out does WoW, I mean comeone paying $20 to play with your friends one another server is outrageous when you already $

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      September 11, 2011 11:00 AM

      Really looking forward to this game. Especially the PVE. PVP looks really good too, but PVE is more my thing. Can't wait to try it out :).

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        September 11, 2011 11:17 AM

        pvP is quite good the way they have presented it but the PvE is something i just look forward to, there is so much i just want to do.

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          September 11, 2011 11:29 AM

          I feel the same, when it comes to a game like this I'm way more interested in PvE.

          I will still enjoy PvP, no doubt. But the true innovation is within the PvE they have. Looks like insane fun.

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            September 11, 2011 11:52 AM

            Same here. But it might be that they have some pretty big tricks on their sleeves concerning PvP too. You never know. :)

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              September 11, 2011 11:55 AM

              I'm hoping this game takes off big in the competitive community it would be great to see giant Firefall tournaments like they have for League of Legends.

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                September 11, 2011 12:18 PM

                They said they have their own ideas for tournament options but they always say they are looking at community suggestions so come on the forums to suggest what you would like to see in the game for PvE or tournaments :D

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          September 11, 2011 12:45 PM

          yea, PvE has so innovative elements that look so epic, way before other MMO-s, those Thumper misions are great, and Dynamic event are something new and welcome!

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      September 11, 2011 11:03 AM

      Firefall seems to be the greatest up and coming FPS game Ive seen thus far. I hope to play it soon and See all the great gameplay that comes from it.

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        September 11, 2011 11:09 AM

        Dont forget it's going to be TPS aswell :)

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          September 11, 2011 11:17 AM

          You can also switch between first and third person instantly depending on what you're doing by simply pressing the scrolling button on your mouse. :)

          It creates a much more unique experience, and gives the players an option on their personal preference.

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      September 11, 2011 11:10 AM

      Between this and Tribes Ascend its a pretty good year for F2P FPS games.

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        September 11, 2011 11:50 AM

        I was really looking forward to playing Tribes:Ascend at PAX but was disappointed to find that you can buy wins through your load-outs (which you can earn through play too, which is why they call it "free-to-play"). Not cool. Still, it has speed of movement that FF lacks, since FF is more of a tactical shooter.

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          September 11, 2011 11:54 AM

          That is one of the main things about firefall there is no pay for power :D so it wont turn into spending 10 bucks to get a super awesome load out of death

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            September 11, 2011 12:02 PM

            Actually the way thing have been lately its 10 bucks for a super weapon you can use for a week 50+ dollars if you want to have it longer.

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              September 11, 2011 12:09 PM

              In Tribes: Ascend?

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                September 11, 2011 1:00 PM

                No I just meant lately in general games like APB and some other free to play shooters the weapons cost ridiculous amounts especially if you want to keep it for an extended amount of time. There will be nothing of this sort in Firefall, but I have no clue how tribes is going to do it.

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                  September 11, 2011 1:07 PM

                  That sucks. HiRez studios did Global Agenda as well as Tribes Ascend, so the pay model is the same, they said. Firefall is the only game on my list now, and that certainly isn't a bad thing =)

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                    September 11, 2011 1:12 PM

                    Oh no, tribes ascend is being made by the same people who did Global Agenda? I feel like I should have known that, but... that's terrible news to hear.

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              September 11, 2011 12:10 PM

              You mean tribes, not Firefall.

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          September 11, 2011 6:53 PM

          Tribes ascend was very good. But many of the abilities were pretty standard fare for the genre. The class structure lacked customization. You basicly had to hope they had a class that fit your preferences....but usually it was just mostly to your liking.
          Id rather move a little slower than loose all of the other stuff that Firefall provides.
          Not to mention the open world aspect....no comparison.

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      September 11, 2011 11:31 AM

      I'm so pumpt for this game to come out its really gonne be great from what i have seen of the gameplay footage

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      September 11, 2011 11:50 AM

      I love how you can do BOTH first and third person!

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        September 11, 2011 12:25 PM

        Yea, that's definitely going to be interesting to switch view modes under different scenarios.

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        September 11, 2011 1:40 PM

        Yes and how smooth it switches from first to third person :D

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        September 11, 2011 3:28 PM

        We actually debated first versus third for a LONG time in the office. In the end we decided if we couldn't come to a consensus, it was worth all the extra work to try to deliver both.

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          September 11, 2011 3:31 PM

          Makes sense.
          I remember a similar discussion at work. Although, in our case, we cut the feature. I guess that's not an option for first versus third.

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            September 11, 2011 3:39 PM

            It is a lot of work to support both, but we feel it was worth it.

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              September 11, 2011 5:43 PM

              Especially so we can admire the carefully modeled armour?

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                September 11, 2011 5:46 PM

                3rd is for appreciating your armor, use, but also to position your more athletic abilities.

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              September 11, 2011 5:50 PM

              Even though I haven't gotten my hands on it yet, the gameplay footage alone gives me the impression that the extra work is going to pay off. Switching freely like that is an option rarely seen in the shooter genre, and it's just one more reason why FireFall looks like it's worth the attention of every PC shooter fan out there.

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              September 11, 2011 6:31 PM

              We are thankful for the extra work!

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          September 11, 2011 6:30 PM

          Both options was the definitely the right choice.

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      September 11, 2011 11:51 AM

      I have high hopes for this game! it looks awesome, cant wait

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      September 11, 2011 12:08 PM

      Just kind of pointing this out so people wont be expecting something else even tho firefall will have a massive open world it is small compared to traditional mmos when first released it will be 2.5 square miles and will eventually span 10 square miles http://www.firefallthegame.com/community/threads/a-true-massive-open-world.9146/page-3#post-312645 (for reference)

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        September 11, 2011 12:19 PM

        Yep. Thanks for that. We are more like an open world shooter in size.

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          September 11, 2011 12:41 PM

          still for a open world shooter the size seems ok. alot of people will play more in the pvp then in pve

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            September 11, 2011 1:12 PM

            I hope we get to see how many people are playing what in Firefall. I'll be focusing on PvE but after playing PvP at PAX, I think it'll be pretty fun too, as long as they get more gametypes in like CTF and Bounty Hunter (fallen players drop a skull, other players collect them and turn them in at the enemy's base). I REALLY want to see a Dreadnaught-style gametype too, where teams try to take down the others' capital ship.

            With as many players that Firefall supports, I'm hoping multi-team gametypes will finally hit the mainstream.

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            September 11, 2011 1:14 PM

            I think it will be a mixed bag because this game looks appealing to both. Me personally am more of a PvE player so the dynamic events and scenic vistas are amazing to me. But there is also things like competitive style class based PvP to appeal to the other side of the market. The devs are designing this with both in mind so neither will be lacking in content :D

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          September 11, 2011 1:34 PM

          This fact is made even more amazing by the fact that its approximately 10 square miles *with no loading screens*. It leaves tons and tons of room for expansion over the next few years.

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            September 11, 2011 1:36 PM

            Actually, 10 square miles is just the first fragment we built.

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              September 11, 2011 1:40 PM

              Spectacular!

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              September 11, 2011 1:41 PM

              This makes me believe that we could one day be looking at a world larger than world of warcraft! I am always excited to hear how much space I will have to murder and plunder! Thanks grummz!

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                September 11, 2011 2:17 PM

                I doubt it will beat WoW in time anytime soon so dont get your hopes up too far yet

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              September 11, 2011 4:38 PM

              I like the idea of melding it leaves tones of content options so much could be hidden under it even new life forms or chosen tech that can be used against them!

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              September 11, 2011 6:50 PM

              DUDE!

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            September 11, 2011 1:42 PM

            Yes Maybe even other planets u can go so far with this game

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      September 11, 2011 12:19 PM

      So looking forward to this coming out. Persistant open world multiplayer shooter with seamless switching between 1st and 3rd person, huge customisability, and it's free. Seriously how can it get any better?

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      September 11, 2011 12:50 PM

      this is the first game in my life that it's worth of every minute spent on official forum, and watching gameplay videos, reading news and hanging out with far best game community I ever experienced, thank you Red 5

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        September 11, 2011 12:53 PM

        just wondering but how many of you are doing to buy a moustach to suport the awsome game they made.

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        September 11, 2011 1:15 PM

        I say come check out the irc too we have a great bunch of people in there talking about randomness and ofcourse firefall

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      September 11, 2011 12:53 PM

      GREAT GAME!!! LOVED the graphics soooooo amazinnggg!! CHECK out the firewall website!!

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      September 11, 2011 12:56 PM

      While Firefall's first released version is going to limit PvP to instanced 15vs15 matches, the developer is looking at including an open world PvP game mode down the line. Considering their engine supports hundreds of players on their PvE zone, I'm actually quite excited.

      If any Spanish users are reading this, remember there's a fansite at www.firefall.es .

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        September 11, 2011 1:03 PM

        The open world PvP sounds like it will be a TON of fun.

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        September 11, 2011 1:09 PM

        Same, I am ready for the game, but ready for a the day we have open world pvp....im drooling for this game as it is but seeing the passion that the devs have i know what this can become and it is awesome.

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        September 11, 2011 1:17 PM

        I dont remember them saying the limit was 15 v 15 matches I do know they do not want to force extremely large game types in there just for the sake of having them but I understood that to be 50 v 50 then again there could be a post which I am forgetting about

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        September 11, 2011 1:25 PM

        I must say I am excited about the idea of the open world PVP matches, it screams large scale battles. I am also excited about building my own army and ranking up the tech tree to get better gear for my team and me. Happy Hunting in Firefall!!!

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          September 11, 2011 2:26 PM

          I think it's going to be large scale PvE (100 players+), but for competitive PvP, it's going to be smaller maps and a limit to 24-32 players on the map (like a normal FPS). Either way, being free, I finally have a game to look forward to playing besides TF2.

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        September 11, 2011 3:48 PM

        To quote my boss: "Open world PvP in Firefall is a matter of *when*, not if."

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      September 11, 2011 12:56 PM

      Firefall, looks real impressive. I like the look of the game style, animations and characters.
      Doing a team warfare with an MMO and FPS combo, just can't be beat.

      This is the game that I have been waiting for. I have a group of friends that are going to get wild when Firefall comes out. And I think that they are going make the free to play thing work with out messing up the mechanics and fairness to the players.

      Cheers


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        September 11, 2011 2:30 PM

        I don't know 15 vs 15 is nice but 50 v 50? omg ppl would die in like 1 sec...
        I think in general small groups are preferred as it is easier to control and set up. But still a massive 100 person battling up would be pure awsumness xD

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          September 11, 2011 4:24 PM

          The size of the player battles always depends on the size of the battlefield. A 50 v 50 in a small battlefield would probably be pretty boring actually: a few smart players would figure out how to shoot fish in a barrel.

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            September 11, 2011 4:26 PM

            We can handle planet side size battles, but they are not as fun. Until we find a way to make it really fun, we will carefully grow our numbers.

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              September 11, 2011 6:45 PM

              Oh wow. you guys can do anything! Glad you dont put features in just because you can. Instead you choose what is fun. right on.

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      September 11, 2011 1:11 PM

      This game looks awesome and the idea is amazing. free to play online rpg shooter. im really looking forward to play this game and i thank all the people who have help on making this awesome game. thanks allot all red5studio developers

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        September 12, 2011 1:19 AM

        Second this! Red5 has the best development team in the industry right now, and as far as I can tell.... they will kick some a$$!

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      September 11, 2011 1:16 PM

      Really looking forward to this game's release. A sci-fi F2P with a story written by Orson Scott Card, who did red5 sleep with to pull that one off?

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      September 11, 2011 1:16 PM

      I wanted to share one of the things that really hooked me on this game (other than the awesome game-play, graphics etc.) Red 5 has spent some serious time developing a real story with a interesting an immersive history that, as an avid sci-fi reader, really drew me in and helped "flesh out" the wolrd I will be playing in. Check out the 12 days of Firefall here: http://www.firefallthegame.com/home#story

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        September 11, 2011 1:28 PM

        I agree, what little we know about the Firefall story is anough to get me hooked, the idea of Orson Scott Card (writer of Ender's Game) helping write the games background and story makes me giggle with excitement. I believe the sotry will captivate and entertain all who run across it. All Hail FireFall!!!!!!

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      September 11, 2011 1:18 PM

      Can't wait for this game to come out!!! I've been waiting for almost a year for this game!!! This groundbreaking Free2Play game is definitely going to be the next big thing!!!

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        September 11, 2011 1:40 PM

        No doubt out it, what they've shown so far is beyond anyone's expectations for a F2P game.

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      September 11, 2011 1:20 PM

      If the dynamic encounters are truly dynamic, then Firefall is guaranteed to provide an exciting experience for any FPS fan. Couple this with Red5's exceptional community interaction and extraordinary development team, and Firefall will easily entertain for years to come. Sign me up!

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        September 11, 2011 1:41 PM

        I'm hoping they go more in-depth to how dynamic events work, but what they've shown so far looks like it'll be hectic when the events do occur. :)

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          September 11, 2011 1:51 PM

          Well, several games try to boast "dynamic content", like RIFT, but their dynamic content quickly becomes very repetitive because its not actually dynamic, and the only thing random about the content was when it happened. The locations of rifts and invasions was nearly identical each time. I wouldn't really call that "dynamic".
          Dynamic means anytime, anywhere. Not "anytime after X time has passed since the last event, anywhere we program as a possible location."

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            September 11, 2011 4:18 PM

            Their dynamic content will probably have a pattern to it, but I don't think thats an issue. It should be enjoyable as long as it doesn't implement dynamic content like it was done with Warhammer Online, where the events happened in far corners of the world, devoid of other players.

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            September 11, 2011 6:49 PM

            I dont know. I think the term dynamic has a wider definition then that. besides, the rifts opening up at "random" times is still worlds beyond the static quest systems in most games.

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      September 11, 2011 1:21 PM

      hello everyone so everyone that love this game should go to
      http://www.facebook.com/firefall
      and press the like button and spam it to your friend so they can aprichiat this very very awsome game XD

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      September 11, 2011 1:28 PM

      Looking forward to play this, hopefully it lives up to what its been hyped up to be :3.

      a game like this cant really fail to meet my expectations :D.

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      September 11, 2011 1:32 PM

      If you read all of this and you're still not on the Firefall Website..you won't regret playing it with your friends.

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        September 11, 2011 1:42 PM

        I agree ther is so much to learn about Firefall...and it's not even out yet! I must say that this game will be a hit with anyone who likes shooting it up with others, or heck even going solo!

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      September 11, 2011 1:42 PM

      Firefall is definitely my most anticipated game of the year. The way Red 5 is developing the game by listening to its fanbase promises to make it a great game. I have faith that Red 5's Firefall will quickly become a gamer favorite, combining the PVE of MMO's with the shooter aspect of many favorite other games. It will not dissapoint!

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        September 11, 2011 1:43 PM

        I also love how involved Red5 is with the community.

        Even the CEO hops in threads and whatnot to answer questions and add to the topic. :p

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          September 11, 2011 2:10 PM

          Plenty of years in gaming and this is actually the first seeing the Red 5 devs/ceo and what not joining up or taking their time to post in the community, i am quite amazed at that.

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            September 11, 2011 6:29 PM

            RED 5 is a unique group of people. We need more development houses to learn from their example.

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      September 11, 2011 1:43 PM

      Great graphics, smooth gameplay and a great online community. Firefall is definitely one of the games I'm looking forward to playing this year.

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      September 11, 2011 1:48 PM

      I cant wait for this game, I think its going to be great fun, the graphics look amazing. Im hoping it is what Borderlands should have been and a lot more!

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      September 11, 2011 1:49 PM

      I played this game at Pax Prime a few weeks ago and its amazing! The PvP is very enjoyable and I love how easy it is to swap between classes. The PvE was surprisingly very fun too. I come from the WoW (and other MMO's) experience and this to me was something different. The fact its skill based and not just a right click auto attack was really engaging for me and I loved it. I've been looking for a new MMO or something of the sort to play and I have found it, that is once its available in December. Till then I wait eagerly and hope that I may be one of the lucky ones to get into the beta.
      Also the enthusiasm for this game was very apparent on all of the employees at Pax and is also demonstrated on their forums. They seem to really be community based and I love that.

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      September 11, 2011 1:49 PM

      After seeing the ship the chosen have I'm all geared up to see it blown out of the sky! Anybody up for some fireworks?

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        September 11, 2011 1:50 PM

        I call first dibs on the turrets in town!

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          September 11, 2011 1:51 PM

          And I will take over when he dies!

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            September 11, 2011 2:07 PM

            And I still want to know 1) If its possible to land a thumper on top of the ship, and 2) What would happen if you did land a thumper on top of the ship?
            I mean, seriously, how hilarious would it be if the ships coming in cloaked, and a thumper comes flying in on a ballistic trajectory and just slams into the top of this ship, sending it crashing to the ground?
            Make it happen!

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              September 11, 2011 2:26 PM

              Hahah...that would be cool. But no, it doesn't do that. Still, great suggestion

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            September 11, 2011 2:10 PM

            I still want to see someone try to land a thumper on top of the chosen ship. Be hilarious if it hit, and even more hilarious if it actually hurt or even destroyed the ship.

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              September 11, 2011 2:14 PM

              Lol, I have a new goal to achieve when the game comes out!

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              September 11, 2011 4:46 PM

              Damn you that is all I am going to be trying now. That and trying to board the ship and blow it up from the inside!

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        September 11, 2011 3:37 PM

        I have to admit that the players were able to destroy the Chosen ship at PAX far more often than we were expecting them too. It was still rare, but it did happen almost a dozen times over the weekend. Guess we'll have to make it even nastier...

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          September 11, 2011 3:46 PM

          Lol. He's. I was shocked.

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          September 11, 2011 4:27 PM

          Can't wait to give it a shot! muahahaha

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          September 11, 2011 4:46 PM

          you could make them nastier or give them small defense frigates to block shots of the players :D

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            September 11, 2011 6:18 PM

            or make them way nastier and give players defense frigates to defend the cities...

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          September 11, 2011 6:02 PM

          There was one time that I was the only one in a turret and just laid down the law when the shields were down, and then manhandled the Chosen while the shields were up. Because of the Assaults firing up, we took the dropship down :D It was glorious

          The Chosen ARE hard though, and you guys already said the dropship will have MUCH higher HP in the "real" game, so I think we're good thanks! ;)

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          September 11, 2011 7:03 PM

          We managed to destroy it once when I was playing, and that was when the group really seemed to be working together.
          The other times were just people running around doing their own thing, and we only got it to about one third health. The time when it got destroyed was later in PAX. I wonder if people were getting better...

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          September 11, 2011 7:34 PM

          Never underestimate the power of dedicated gamers in large groups.

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            September 11, 2011 7:49 PM

            That brings up an interesting topic. What happens if it attacks at 5AM Eastern on a mostly North American channel and there's no one around? Does it get scaled down for the people there or do they just get boned?

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      September 11, 2011 2:09 PM

      can't wait for the game it will be a great game to play with friends. It free so everyone can do it. fps pve and pvp can't wait.

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      September 11, 2011 2:12 PM

      So what just happened to the site? couldn't handle so much Firefall?

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      September 11, 2011 2:14 PM

      So what happened to the site, couldn't handle so much Firefall?

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        September 11, 2011 2:14 PM

        It got Firefalled! :)

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          September 11, 2011 2:20 PM

          Congratulations! You have your very own Eye of Sauron to direct at other sites, and make them melt under the frenzy of interested users. Use your power only for good!

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          September 11, 2011 4:21 PM

          Let us know if they contact you about it :P

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        September 11, 2011 2:15 PM

        Looks like the Shack had a Firefall hickup!

        Burp!

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        September 11, 2011 2:16 PM

        Oops double post >.

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        September 11, 2011 2:18 PM

        Firefall was just too awesome for this website to handle

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      September 11, 2011 2:17 PM

      Can't wait for this one! I love the community and the devs are the best I've ever interacted with. Go Firefall!

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      September 11, 2011 2:18 PM

      This game caught my eyes when i was watching G4TV. After reading about it, i was totally in to the game!
      Great timeless graphics, great game play, nice community and two of my favorite game genres combined :) MMO+FPS=LOVE

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        September 11, 2011 2:27 PM

        MMO+Ability to switch between FPS and TPS seamlessly+Cool looking progression system+Hundreds of players in one world+Dynamic events+Something that hasn't been experience before=LOVE

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      September 11, 2011 2:28 PM

      Firefall is looking good, can't wait for beta to start.

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        September 11, 2011 2:32 PM

        The BETA is alredy here mate. It is limited but they are sending more keys any days now! Go sign up now ;)

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          September 11, 2011 2:48 PM

          Go sign up now to be able to have a chance of getting in the next wave of betas also make sure to make friends because with each wave the beta invitees get a invite them selves to give our to their friends

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            September 11, 2011 4:30 PM

            Seconded, just dont try to get in to play, get in with the goal of actually helping the game progress.

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              September 11, 2011 4:39 PM

              ALSO do not post a thread asking for a key or asking about beta there are about ten thousand of them already

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      September 11, 2011 2:31 PM

      Interesting news that is related to this great article is that Red 5 has announced that a 5th battle frame will be revealed near the launch of Firefall this November or December. Many of the community members have been battling over what this frame could be... there are secrets to it's identity hidden all over the man Firefall website and within the Tweets, and Dev posts! Come join the Community and help solve the crisis of the secret 5th Battle frame at Firefallthegame.com

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        September 11, 2011 3:17 PM

        I am really excited to learn what the last frame will be, my hopes is some sort of explosives frams that has a big cannon as the main, and some sort of pistol perhaps for secondary? anyways I guess we will just have to wait and see!!!!!!!

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        September 11, 2011 3:50 PM

        You have to ask yourself - would we be so sneaky as to release hints inside of interviews and/or in comments threads on other sites as well? Nah. Probably not. Right?

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          September 11, 2011 3:59 PM

          I'm going for yes. Good thing we have a large, bustling community over at www.firefallthegame.com! (Psst, you there. Haven't been there before? Go sign up for beta and participate in conversation on the forums!)

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          September 11, 2011 4:49 PM

          Hmm are you trolling in here or is this serious.... ah well TO THE INTERWEBZ

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          September 11, 2011 7:24 PM

          Carrot on a stick..... :P

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      September 11, 2011 2:39 PM

      I am SO excited for this game. I am a typical console gamer, but have set up boot camp on my iMac just to play this. It's the dynamic events that got me hooked. I want to play in a world that changes and develops.

      Can't wait!

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      September 11, 2011 2:48 PM

      So is this site any good? I mean are they up to date? Was thinking adding them to my bookmarks ;)

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        September 11, 2011 3:13 PM

        Really? Its a great site. :) You should bookmark it. I like it better than Kotaku.

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          September 11, 2011 3:16 PM

          I like this site also its up to date and has great articles!

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            September 11, 2011 3:33 PM

            Agreed. The Shack has been my #1 gaming news for a while.

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      September 11, 2011 3:14 PM

      Firefall brings new horizon in gaming. A shooter gamer, but with so much more than just deathmach or round based game play. I'm pretty sure this preview shows how dedicated Red5 and how much effort they are putting. I hope more people will recognize this game's potential.

      --JOIN FIREFAL--

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        September 11, 2011 3:17 PM

        Hear, hear!

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        September 11, 2011 3:23 PM

        This game has immense potential to be one of the greatest games to release this year, it will hopefully go on to be the beast that tops all other games and continues to grow into the beast we all want it to be, 100 expansion updates anyone? GO Firefall!!!!

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          September 11, 2011 4:31 PM

          100.... Frankly Firefall will be an awesome game, however it will never be better than all others, it aint beating an RTS in many ways, however I do hope it does great and that Red5 can expand the universe to a truly immense level.

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      September 11, 2011 3:20 PM

      When I first heard of FireFall I was sad because I didn't think I would be able to afford another game with school and holidays coming around, I was shocked when I heard that the game is 100% free to play and download. This is my number one most anticipated game and after spending some time with the community I can only see great things happening with this game. If you aren't keeping a close eye on FireFall you are doing it wrong.

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        September 11, 2011 7:29 PM

        I second that. The community for this game is awesome. And a lot of it is because the devs take such an active part in it. If you look on the Devtracker tab in the forums, you'll see pages and pages of (up-to-date) posts from the devs.

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          September 11, 2011 10:19 PM

          Thirded. The community is awesome, and so is the dev interaction with the community. I can only imagine how that is going to carry over into the actual game.

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            September 12, 2011 9:39 AM

            Fourthed, the community is awesome, the gameplay looks great, and the studio making it is full of some really fun people.

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      September 11, 2011 3:21 PM

      The fact that this game is a F2P, FPS, MMO, with a persistant world makes me very excited for it! I've been watching the videos and man, it looks great and fun. Can't wait to get my hands on the beta!!

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      September 11, 2011 3:21 PM

      As good as Firefall looks it plays even better. The game most of us have been waiting our whole lives is almost out! Get ready for some good times people!

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      September 11, 2011 3:23 PM

      Awesome preview, totally going to play this game at launch. Looks great.

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      September 11, 2011 3:25 PM

      This game is amazing. I've been following it over a year, and it looks better and better every time I see a new video. After seeing what other games are coming out this year, I know I'll be playing a wholleee lot of FireFall.

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      September 11, 2011 3:27 PM

      I must admit I'm terrible at aiming. Some years ago I used to play Halo with/against my friends, and i got destroyed every time. When we played CS, i could barely where my deaths were coming from. I think that's what kept me away from FPS. But RPGs are my thing. Sadly, now we're not as much in touch as we were (different cities, different degrees, etc), and i have decided that this game will help me bring me back into the FPS. And how better could it be, than to do it in company of my friends? I spreaded the word among them, and now we are all waiting for this awesome game to be launched. And i don't mind being bad at aiming. I'm sure that practicing will make me better, and my friends and i will surely enjoy the time, be it destroying those annoying Chosen or mutually exploding our heads.

      RPG, FPS, friends, jetpacks, and all that for free? What else could anyone ask for?

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        September 11, 2011 3:32 PM

        We've focused a lot on delivering a range of classes to provide an opportunity for lower "twitch" players (like yourself) opportunities to contribute really strongly to your team. While all of the classes provide bonuses for strong aiming skills, with the support classes like Medic and Engineer you can be effective without the crazy snap shooting skills with the right loadout of abilities and battleframe modules. If we've done it right, the aiming skills are rewarded, but everyone can have fun and contribute to the team's success.

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          September 11, 2011 4:01 PM

          This is what is so good with the game at its finest peak it has something for everyone, so no matter what type of player you are we got something hat will fit you, like pants for every size possible.

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            September 11, 2011 6:00 PM

            Lies what if your a RTS player... AHA

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              September 11, 2011 7:02 PM

              There is an army tech tree aspect and call downs that may hold more than we know at this time.

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          September 11, 2011 6:47 PM

          What about those of us that are experts as positioning and mobility but not always the best at fine aim? What class is ideal for that skill set.

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      September 11, 2011 3:31 PM

      I can't wait for Firefall it looks so amazing. Going to be the best F2P FPS game out there past, present, and future. Going to be fun to play with all my friends! SO excited! YAH!

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      September 11, 2011 3:58 PM

      Just seeing this here brings me joy can't wait to try out the engineer frame. Keep it up Red 5.

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        September 11, 2011 3:59 PM

        So true, I can't way to play with the Medic frame either :O and then there's the elusive 5th frame :O :O

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          September 11, 2011 4:03 PM

          It's kind of hard to image what that 5th class could be. I think they've covered all the well known ones by now.

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            September 12, 2011 2:40 AM

            The only thing we're missing right now is a melee-range (not saying melee-weapon!) high movement speed class, like a "Rogue"/"Scout"/etc.

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              September 12, 2011 2:47 AM

              Actually, when I think about it... The Medic 'frame has some abilities that allow him to do this, but he's still focussed on support more. I guess I should rephrase it to a high-mobility, melee-range, high-damage class (like a "rogue" or a "scout" or etc.)

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          September 11, 2011 5:34 PM

          Makes me wonder my self but usually the fifth frame is an subclass that excels in one thing more then the other class, example would be assault is offence while there is a tank defence class so one can go offence or defence.

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            September 11, 2011 5:45 PM

            I could see a tank type battle frame, a guy loaded up with far more armor than an assault class to the point that its absurd. The question is how to make such a guy intimidating and balanced at the same time. Maybe slap a monstrous cannon on him, that fire's aoe shells with effects in them, which also drains his energy reserves.

            Hmm, that would be kind of neat to see.

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              September 11, 2011 6:34 PM

              Ya! Like an M1 Abrams on legs. A huge armored frame with the operators little head poking out the top!

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      September 11, 2011 3:59 PM

      Firefall is what i have been waiting for for a long time. A shooter with the best aspects of team work along with the RPG elements that make for a long great experience. Best yet is several different types of PVP so you can try your skills against others in several different scenario's. Firefall looks to has the best of all shooters that i like to play today all rolled into one.

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      September 11, 2011 4:03 PM

      Firefall is gonna WIN (whatever is it that's worth winning!)!

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        September 11, 2011 4:12 PM

        FireFall is winning more then Charlie sheen, Oh that's right i went there.

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          September 11, 2011 4:37 PM

          BUT are the devs rockstars from mars .... maybe .... actually most definitely

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            September 11, 2011 5:35 PM

            lolol so true. FF's devs are beasts!

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              September 11, 2011 5:58 PM

              Yea, i really like the constant communication with the community alot. I really hope this keeps up in the future too. Great job so far red 5 ! :)

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      September 11, 2011 4:14 PM

      Really looking forward to this game. Been following the developement for a while now and i have not found single negative thing i can say about the game. Hopefully we can get some more beta invites soon to get to test it first hand :)

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      September 11, 2011 4:28 PM

      For all the doubters: Firefalls micro-transactions don't provide power! They are mostly of cosmetical nature, meaning, that you can buy a smashing mustache, but no better weapons or gear that would create an unfair advantage against other players.
      Skill is still the #1 requirement to win in this game

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        September 11, 2011 4:31 PM

        Don't forget they are gonna sell mustaches witch will be epic.

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          September 11, 2011 4:35 PM

          Just to reiterate MUSTACHES OF POWER!!!!

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            September 11, 2011 4:40 PM

            upon reading that i heard he-man shout "I HAVE THE POWER!!"
            while rubbing his stache!

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              September 11, 2011 4:44 PM

              That was an awesome image in my head!

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              September 11, 2011 4:44 PM

              or the evil heman screaming that in his full tux piloting his hot air balloon twirling his mustache!!!

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              September 11, 2011 7:09 PM

              lol
              he man with a stache.

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          September 11, 2011 7:22 PM

          I hope they'll have mustaches that you can design your character with from the start, and not just ones from the store. And they'd better have beards, too...or I'll cry.

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            September 11, 2011 10:32 PM

            I dunno. Epic mustaches seem too epic to just give away for free...

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        September 12, 2011 8:33 AM

        I wouldn't mind them selling progression gear though, as long as it is also attainable in game and the max lvl items are not for sale.

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      September 11, 2011 4:38 PM

      I am so excited that Firefall is coming in December!

      I got a chance to play it at PAX Prime 2011 in Seattle and still can't believe that it will be free to play. The quality of the game, the gorgeous environments, the well-thought-out battleframes, the smooth gameplay, the freedom of movement from jumpjets... it's just an amazing game!

      From what I've read on the game's forums, it's roughly 50% PvE and 50% PvP. You can form armies and do missions together with your real life friends or go into PvP combat in a variety of game modes. Firefall offers a persistent world with persistent characters that level up in a "horizontal progression" kind of way, but you only have to make one character because they level up each battleframe (aka class) independently. So, one day you can heal as a medic. The next day you could snipe or go assault if you want. All the while, you are leveling up each of those "classes", but you can change your battleframe at any battleframe station whenever you want.

      Another element I am really excited about is that it is not pay to win. The game will have a ton of micro transaction little doodads to buy for your character to make them look cooler, etc. but nothing that will affect gameplay or DPS or where your character can go in the game. There's no velvet ropes.

      I believe Firefall is going to cause a major shift in PC gaming over the next two years because pretty much all of the alternative shooters will look pretty pale in comparison to everything Firefall is bringing to the table.

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        September 11, 2011 5:17 PM

        There will be some items that will effect short term gameplay (like 2x XP potions) but the long term end game will not be touched. No buying top tier weapons, no buying the best armor, just cosmetics and easier access.

        I've never been this excited for a game, and neither have any of my friends.

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          September 11, 2011 5:33 PM

          We should sell your BLts...we would make bank, MoM!

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            September 11, 2011 5:36 PM

            Grummz I'm jealous I want a MoM BLT.

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            September 11, 2011 7:01 PM

            Sorry Grummz. They were a one time legendary world drop. Bind on pick up. ;)

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              September 11, 2011 7:28 PM

              Does that mean the five second rule doesn't apply?

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                September 11, 2011 7:41 PM

                Non-issue. It dropped directly into his hands.

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            September 13, 2011 3:46 PM

            I probably would. I'll make sure that when Agent takes the trip down in March to bring a bunch again. I hope to get my hat back that I gave to Hadati

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          September 11, 2011 5:45 PM

          I'm the same way Masterofm... so excited! way more than I have been for any other game. Red 5 has really done a good job of getting and keeping the community interested through different contests and info released

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      September 11, 2011 4:40 PM

      Since it's free to play, everyone should give it a chance! Micro transactions aren't going to give you power; but just convenience, aesthetics, and sweet mustaches.

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        September 11, 2011 4:43 PM

        But the microbrews might be giving you some power :D

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          September 11, 2011 6:23 PM

          Microbreweries are fantastic. anyone able to confirm rumours of an emerging red 5 brewery?
          "titan dark ale - beer of the chosen"?

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            September 11, 2011 7:02 PM

            What about a Thumper that is really a kegerator!? Holy shamoley I have a project to go build...

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          September 11, 2011 10:33 PM

          Microbrews... the gift that keeps on giving!

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      September 11, 2011 4:48 PM

      Going to be the best game ever

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      September 11, 2011 4:49 PM

      Can't get enough of FireFall. This game will redefine multiple genre's.

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        September 11, 2011 4:53 PM

        redefine multiple genre's? It may redefine what f2p means to NA and kick start the trend of f2p in America I dont see how it could redefine multiple genre's tho

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        September 11, 2011 7:36 PM

        I agree. There has been a huge hole in the game developement for a while now and firefall seems to be filling it perfectly.

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      September 11, 2011 4:52 PM

      After finding the trailer for this game a year ago, on some random MMO site, I silently followed the forums, blog posts, and twitter feeds. Now the game is in CBT and is very close to release, and the hype has only built. I can only hope that I get into one of the Beta phases, but I can wait the short period of time until December. This game takes many of the successful elements of other games, and then injects them with steroids, Sci-Fi, PvE, PvP, 'Armies', Dynamic events, you name it. This game is going to be great.

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        September 11, 2011 7:08 PM

        Indeed!
        I saw a trailer and then a game play video at PAX prime 2010. Since then I have been one of their biggest fans.

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      September 11, 2011 4:55 PM

      Most anticipated game of the year! /thread

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      September 11, 2011 4:56 PM

      Firefall is probably one of my most anticipated games. It has been a long time since I have seen an MMO that isn't biased towards people who pay money. This game just looks straight up amazing and I can't wait to play it!

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      September 11, 2011 5:22 PM

      Been watching this game for awhile now, hoping it'll be awesome, then got a chance to play at PAX and it was awesome! Each frame (class) feels unique, and it plays extremely smoothly. I got a chance to play a ton of Recon (sniper), did plenty of Assault, and tried a bit of the Engineer for base defense (the turrets are very helpful in those enclosed spaces). I played it all through PAX, so I'm scared to think what it'll do when it gets released and I can play it without waiting in line.

      With the price tag at 0, why wouldn't you try it? I, however, ill probably end up spending eight thousand dollars on mustaches, character skins, and exp boosts. I'm very glad Red 5 is adamantly against "paying to win" and I fully support this business model.

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      September 11, 2011 5:24 PM

      I have been following Firefall since Sep 4, 2010 and have been impressed with how the game has progressed since they first released a video on it. I have the rare honor of holding a Codebreaker title on their forums for a PAX event that they had. They handed out badges to people with QR Codes for people to crack and it them we found a website that we had to decode with the badges. It's little events showing the people at Firefall want to bring us a game where we can work together for the benefit of the players.

      The world events are looking cool and I am looking forward to hearing more about them in the future. I've played a few other games with world events and it really adds to the feel of the game when you can take part in helping defend ground that you hold.

      With it being F2P it's going to open the opportunity for a lot of people to try out Firefall and see if it's something they would have fun spending time in. Now with some F2P games it ends up being pay2win and Firefall has said from the start it's not going to be that way with them. It's going to be a skill based setup, so the people that don't have the option to get items in the shop don't get walked all over by the people that can.

      Overall I'm really excited with what I have seen so far and I'm looking forward to more info in the future.

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        September 11, 2011 5:42 PM

        Woah! Grats on achieving Codebreaker, well deserved for those who have it - hope your efforts are also rewarded in-game with a cosmetic item or some in-game-store credits.

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          September 11, 2011 7:20 PM

          Thanks Funk. I'm fine with a nifty forum title, didn't even expect something like that though. I had a lot of fun working with the community while we were all trying to figure it out. I think the Firefall team was a little taken back by how fast we were able to crack the code and get into the back side. Had to wait a few months or so for them to come out with the second stage of it and was well impressed. Was a very well put together mp3 with a military unit investigating The Melding when it first arrived.

          From what I've seen they haven't done anything half way, it's always done with the intent to impress and I haven't been disappointed yet.

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      September 11, 2011 5:39 PM

      Been watching this game ever since September last year! Stocked!
      It's free-to-play but I will definitely be buying a load of stuff on release to help out the Devs.
      Looking forward to launch!

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        September 11, 2011 7:26 PM

        Buying from the devs is def. on top of my list! We all need to pitch in and buy all the cool skinz we can!!!

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      September 11, 2011 5:40 PM

      I am excited for the emphasis on dynamic events.

      Azeroth started seeming incredibly static after a few months. Even the world events weren't enough to spice things up. Too little too late. And don't even get me started on the holiday events.

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        September 11, 2011 5:44 PM

        Yeah, the dynamic events are definitely something interesting, and it seems The Chosen in Firefall are much more apt to take over a full city than the elements in Rift.

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      September 11, 2011 5:40 PM

      Firefall! Everyone and their grandmother needs to check this game out, this December, and start killing bugs, the chosen, and rockin other players worlds in PvP! Godly lookin game!

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        September 11, 2011 7:33 PM

        and their grandmothers mothers mother

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      September 11, 2011 5:40 PM

      Ever since I stumbled onto Firefall from MMORPG a couple of days ago I've been stunned by what I have seen. It only took one video of gameplay footage to wow me (which is rare, so well done on that). I've been advocating and trying to spread the word to all my steam friend and gaming clan with an almost religious determination. Based on all the videos and information I've read from the main site I hold high expectations for the game. It even sparked a long discussion about whether or not it would turn out to be another disappointment like like Dead Island(opinion) or become one of the greats like TF2, Mass Effect series, etc. It's my personal hope that it does live up to my expectations and exceed it. If the Dev support turns out to be strong, for example continuous content updates and bug squashing fists of justice, I would probably triple my word of mouth endeavor to the four corners of the globe. That kind of support would mean that the game is a labor of love for Red 5 and that would mean I've found a game I could finally, comfortably, settle into playing exclusively and content that is genuinely supported by the Devs for a very long time(hopefully in terms of years to come).

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      September 11, 2011 5:44 PM

      Its really cool to see the firefall community so behind this game, and a majority of us havent even gotten to play it yet.

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        September 11, 2011 5:48 PM

        Damn straight thats how you know we are a strong community :D and the game will have a great release

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          September 11, 2011 5:49 PM

          Firefall, we are legion. :)

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            September 11, 2011 5:51 PM

            Can I place hold 'Legion' as an Army name?

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              September 11, 2011 5:57 PM

              Check in the army sub section in the forums (note: there is no guarantee that the army name will be saved for you but someone with integrity wont take it if it is there.)

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            September 11, 2011 5:51 PM

            lol, it would appear that we are becoming a hive mind.

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            September 11, 2011 6:44 PM

            You have created a monster :D

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            September 11, 2011 9:16 PM

            Its also awesome that the devs are so close with the community, dont get that with any other game company. Keep up the awesome work!

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            September 12, 2011 2:04 AM

            *cough* viral marketing v2 *cough*

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        September 11, 2011 5:53 PM

        Yeah, go figure. It's the atmosphere of the game, it seems just right for a sci-fi shooter. I wonder why The Shack doesn't link any game play demos for Firefall.

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          September 11, 2011 5:56 PM

          I hope they take notice now! I don't see any other article with as many comments!

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            September 11, 2011 5:58 PM

            We have 60 some more comments then all of the hot news threads put together!

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            September 11, 2011 5:58 PM

            this just proves this game is near and dear to loads of fans!

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        September 11, 2011 7:00 PM

        When I played at PAX it was even better than I expected. The feel was right. You know how often that isnt so great in games..but Firefall nails it.

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          September 11, 2011 7:19 PM

          Thats awesome to hear. Been looking for something like this for a long time.

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          September 11, 2011 10:37 PM

          Well, hopefully that's a result of our trying to build a kick-ass shooter, *first*. Then we were happy with the feel of just running around jetting and shooting each other, we started adding all the cool "MMORPG" stuff (persistence, progression, etc) that will hopefully keep us all engaged and having fun for years...

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      September 11, 2011 6:00 PM

      I want Firefall!!!!!!!!

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        September 11, 2011 6:02 PM

        So does everyone else in the world ... well maybe not everybody but everybody who matters

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      September 11, 2011 6:04 PM

      Finally a game that's not about grinding the same monsters for hours on end! no other games have ever gotten me this excisted

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        September 11, 2011 7:24 PM

        I agree, what little we have seen of the monsters excites me for what we haven't!

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      September 11, 2011 6:04 PM

      Finally a game that's not about grinding the same monsters for hours on end! no other games have ever gotten me this excisted

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        September 11, 2011 6:04 PM

        Excuse the spelling mistakes, Very excited :D

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          September 11, 2011 6:08 PM

          And double posting :O omg you must be burnt at the stake!!! (mostly joking :P)

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            September 11, 2011 6:10 PM

            Mmmmm steak, Oh you said stake my mistake! O.O

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              September 11, 2011 7:01 PM

              mmmm Now I want to go out and buy some steak damn your sir!!

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        September 11, 2011 6:23 PM

        do we know there isn't going to be lots of grinding? they are going to make money off of cosmetic items and convenience items; i wouldn't be surprised if there was some grinding built in to make convenience items much more appealing...

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      September 11, 2011 6:20 PM

      looking at the different battleframes, i'm puzzled at how the assault is going to be effective in pve... the other battleframes seem to have fairly rapid firing weapons primaries that seem ideal for taking out the hordes, but the recon has a sniper rifle...

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        September 11, 2011 6:24 PM

        It seems to me, (and I'm sure I'll be corrected if I'm wrong) but the Assault frames secondary weapon looks like its so powerful that it would almost be a primary weapon and the plasma cannon is just "uber" primary

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          September 11, 2011 6:26 PM

          All frames share secondary weapons. You could give that machinegun to a Medic as well as an Assault.

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            September 11, 2011 7:30 PM

            This is exciting! I need to dig up the list on secondary weapons I saw somewhere now. I need to show my medic buddy what sort of havoc he can let loose when not healing.

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          September 11, 2011 6:26 PM

          i meant the recon, the assault's primary is fairly rapid firing... and all the battleframes share the same secondary, while the secondary may be alright, the impression i get are primaries are substantially more powerful.

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        September 11, 2011 6:24 PM

        type, i meant how the recon is going to be effective in pve...

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          September 11, 2011 6:27 PM

          Oh. I also played Recon in PvE at PAX (only Recon and Assault tho :( ) and it was pretty damn good at taking down the spiders and other creatures you find in PvE. VERY useful abilities besides, like SIN manipulation (SIN is Shared Intelligence Network, a crucial aspect in the game).

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          September 11, 2011 6:33 PM

          Recon may do well in Solo PvE. They have mines and explosive rounds that can deal a lot of damage if used well.

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            September 11, 2011 6:35 PM

            Don't forget the special bullets like freeze and.. that red one... think it was an attached mine. It blew bugs up nicely :)

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        September 11, 2011 6:25 PM

        I played with the Assault frame at PAX rather extensively. Trust me, it's effective.. everywhere. Most HP of all of them with some huge abilities. It's a heavy AoE weapon (with Crator, plasma rifle, and alt modes). The other frames are more specialized and precise. Assault flattens indiscriminately.

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          September 11, 2011 6:27 PM

          Good to hear, because I was also a bit standoffish of the Assault frame as of yet. I will still probably play more Engy than anything, but nice to know all the frames are viable!

          Also, Go Firefall! Woo!

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          September 11, 2011 6:29 PM

          yeah, i meant the recon.... seems like the slow firing nature of a sniper rifle would be less then ideal against a swarm of enemy ai...

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          September 11, 2011 7:15 PM

          I can't wait to play assault, more than likely this will be the first class I will role, but what makes me excited is the fact I can role all the class in the same char.! this is one of the smartest things I think Firefalll could do when it comes to the classes. FireFall!

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          September 11, 2011 7:59 PM

          I gotta admit, the Assault frame looks AWESOME. Time to kick butt!~

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          September 11, 2011 9:54 PM

          Assault looks beast with some high damage output.

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        September 11, 2011 6:25 PM

        From my experience at PAX: The assault has a big plasma launcher that does AoE damage, so they're great against hordes. Recon relies a little more on his secondary weapon (which could be a grenade launcher or SMG), but can cluster enemies up and then plant mines/explosive charges at their feet by using abilities. Sniper rifles are still good against the big lumbering targets.

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        September 11, 2011 7:19 PM

        Assault has AOE and its side when it comes to the Crater and cannon, the recon class has the benefit of getting the long range kills. In the end I think it will all even out.

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      September 11, 2011 6:26 PM

      Ok, Firefall is a shooter .... with an open world as an MMO, knowing that the game is not named as an mmo ... and the best .... IS FREE. Firefall is a game almost perfect ... but why almost perfect? ... simply because they do not consider how you will be the ping you have to play ... that could ruin the game of foreign players, a simple view of mine. All I can say ... for now ... but whenever possible try this game I'm sure there will be more to say.

      red5, thank you for creating this masterpiece. : P

      sorry for my english xd

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        September 11, 2011 7:03 PM

        Not to worry. There will be network operation centers in US West Coast, US East Coast, Europe, South Korea (I believe), Australia (I believe), and you only need around a 250ms ping to have a decent game. :)

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          September 11, 2011 7:24 PM

          FireFall world domination!

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          September 11, 2011 8:50 PM

          I am still worried about that, 250 ping is enough for me to under perform in WoW, let alone a twitch shooter. While there are lots of good systems out their for making shots hit like each person thinks they should, I am reserved till I actually play it myself from my home computer.

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            September 11, 2011 9:14 PM

            I'm also curious about the 250ms ping thing.

            On an aside, having run an ESWC qualifying event, I've had "pro" gamers complaining about 10ms ping on my network, claiming that it was effecting their game. After some troubleshooting, I determined that it wasn't my network that was causing them to ping so high.
            So even if their is some compensation, there might be something of a psychological effect to the perceived quality given a higher ping.

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              September 12, 2011 11:34 AM

              I wouldn't worry. There were people from Europe pinging US west coast servers under 250ms. With this in mind, I am confident that it will be a non-issue when there are servers much, much closer to where everyone lives.

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        September 11, 2011 7:07 PM

        "simply because they do not consider how you will be the ping you have to play "
        Who says they have not considered ping, there are a few things inplace to make sure the game is playable everywhere I cant remember the actual post which had the information in it tho

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      September 11, 2011 6:35 PM

      :D open world shooter sounds like an awesome time :D

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        September 11, 2011 7:28 PM

        Yes it does, this is one of the first kind of games like this so I am excited as to how it will turn out!

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      September 11, 2011 7:20 PM

      The art style lookes really good. Can we maybe get some wallpapers soon? :)

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        September 11, 2011 7:31 PM

        yeah i would love some Also

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          September 11, 2011 7:58 PM

          That's a good point...I wouldn't mind some wallpapers.

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        September 11, 2011 7:39 PM

        also some soundtrack of the game would be nice oouu and the recpi to the tiki brevrage

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        September 11, 2011 7:58 PM

        Check out http://firefallthegame.com/media, they have screenshots and concept art to look at, could easily be turned into some fresh wallpapers!

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        September 11, 2011 8:20 PM

        Some wallpapers would be nice but i am greedy. I am hoping that R5 opens an online shop so i can buy some real swag like shirts, posters and stickers. >hint hint

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      September 11, 2011 8:21 PM

      Looks like a great game! cant wait.

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      September 11, 2011 8:48 PM

      I stared at this game every time I saw it at PAX east. I would sell my soul to be playing it right now.

      I know its free to play but I want to tell them to "shut up and take my money!"

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        September 11, 2011 9:03 PM

        That doesnt work as well without the futurama jpeg

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      September 11, 2011 8:51 PM

      I am excited to see the more MMO aspects of the FPS/TRIBES concept play out.
      I can't wait to see the dynamic aspects of the world story and concept change over time.

      This game will be my next big time sink no doubt!

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        September 11, 2011 8:57 PM

        Yeah, I'm expecting this to be a big time sink for me too. It'll be nice to be able to switch between PvP and PvE depending on my mood, and the dynamic persistent world will make the PvE pretty exciting, I think.

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          September 11, 2011 9:54 PM

          I cant wait to see the dynamic missions they seem amazing

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            September 12, 2011 2:06 AM

            dynamic missions
            this is what most of the FPS is not enough

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      September 11, 2011 9:57 PM

      I'm going to ask FireFall to be my Valentine's next year.

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        September 11, 2011 10:40 PM

        That's so sweet! While most valentines like flowers and chocolate, I'm told that firefall prefers beer... and chocolate.

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          September 11, 2011 10:42 PM

          Do they serve chocolate treats in the Tiki bar?? O_O

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          September 12, 2011 12:47 AM

          And rum you cannot forget the rum!

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          September 12, 2011 4:13 AM

          hahaha.... so funny :')

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      September 11, 2011 10:14 PM

      The more I read about this game, the more excited I get. I loved Tribes for years, and I have been yearning to play a game that can deliver like it did. Between the story of Firefall, and the extremely promising gameplay, I'm expecting an incredibely fun game to play. Like check out www.firefallthegame.com to learn more about it.

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        September 11, 2011 11:31 PM

        Yea the vertical aspect has been missing from many of the new games and that really hurts. But in firefall there are jetpacks that bring back that nice vertical fighting that i really like. And im glad finally there is a good shooter coming out that isnt even trying to be realistic, thats a huge bonus, realism keeps ruining good gameplay so much lately.

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          September 12, 2011 12:47 AM

          I am all with you on the anti-realism front it has been annoying me alot lately with this new trend to push realism without care to how fun the gameplay actually is. The best case I can think of this for is GTA4 vs SR2.

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      September 11, 2011 10:38 PM

      The way the devs have the players in mind is quite refreshing for this game!

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        September 11, 2011 10:41 PM

        Thanks, Maquiz. I think that's mostly because for most of us, this is a game that *we* have wanted to play for years.

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      September 11, 2011 11:20 PM

      Looking forward to FireFall because it is a mix between RPG and competitive FPS PvP!

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        September 12, 2011 12:49 AM

        Its a shooter with RPG elements try not to put to much stock into the RPG part unless your talking about the grenades. It has been said many times that they want to make a solid team based shooter and then add in far parts from RPG's

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        September 12, 2011 2:03 AM

        plz dont call it rpg. is team fortress 2 a rpg because it has classes? imho it's not. firefall is more like a mmofps. there are as many rpg elements as in every other class based shooter. none.

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      September 11, 2011 11:49 PM

      I played this game at PAX Prime 2011, and it was definitely the highlight of the show.
      My impression of the game was that it was TF2 style gameplay, slowed down to be more like tribes, with tribes jetpacks, all thrown into a Guild Wars style MMO environment, with Invasions that beat out what Rift can deliver.

      Seeing as it's going to be free to play, EVERYONE should play this game, at least to try it out.

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      September 11, 2011 11:52 PM

      Can't wait to play this game. Graphics and gameplay look amazing!

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        September 12, 2011 4:12 AM

        Graphics are awesome!

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          September 12, 2011 4:53 AM

          Ye its the Manga shade its so cool makes the game look so good

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      September 11, 2011 11:53 PM

      "We shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air. We shall defend our island whatever the cost may be."

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        September 12, 2011 12:51 AM

        "Firefall, we are legion" - Grummz :D

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      September 11, 2011 11:59 PM

      Really, I can't wait to get my hands on this game.
      I've been keeping an eye out for it ever since last year, and now we are in the beta process.
      Just... a little.... longer =P.
      I'm gonna play a lot.

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      September 12, 2011 12:02 AM

      Can't wait to play this, looks so epic with armys vs armys and squashing those bugs :D, now wheres a hammer i got a roach to smash XD..!

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        September 12, 2011 3:23 AM

        I really liked of those, sadly I think they can't make more now because of the testing =/

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          September 12, 2011 6:35 PM

          I don't mind if it gets the game out faster.

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      September 12, 2011 1:02 AM

      вообще русское комьюнит присоединяется ко всему выше сказонаму, игра обещает быть интерсной, скорее бы локализация.

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      September 12, 2011 1:10 AM

      The most anticipated game of the year! Way ahead of D3,BF3,MW3 and whatnot...

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        September 12, 2011 3:21 AM

        Agreed those games look interesting but not so much as Firefall.

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      September 12, 2011 1:13 AM

      800+ Threads? WHAT HAS SCIENCE DONE!?!?!?!

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        September 12, 2011 1:22 AM

        Makes huge wars more ethical then small ones!! http://www.smbc-comics.com/index.php?db=comics&id=2275#comic

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          September 12, 2011 3:19 AM

          This makes perfect sense, I think I'm going to grab my shotgun now, I'm feeling very ethical today.

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        September 12, 2011 1:30 AM

        Nothing special, just a game should be very interesting and different from all that came before it.
        well, and our community a pretty sociable ^^

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          September 12, 2011 2:47 AM

          Different from all that came before it sounds pretty damn special to me. Maybe not as special as 15 double rainbows but compared to the next generic manshoot it's pretty special :P

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          September 12, 2011 3:17 AM

          Yeah, I can't believe there are ppl who don't go to the forum at least once every day.

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        September 12, 2011 3:16 AM

        The future, this is the future.

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        September 12, 2011 3:38 AM

        it's not science. ;)

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      September 12, 2011 2:01 AM

      aya, firefall on the frontpage. awsome. :D

      finally it gets the attention it deserves. come people, join us at the official forums and be one of the lucky to get a beta invetation. :D

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        September 12, 2011 3:14 AM

        Firefall will never receive the attention that deserves, unless half of the world populations is playing then it would be ok.

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        September 12, 2011 5:16 AM

        Firefall does deserve to get the spotlight, it is going to be a great game and we need to get the word out, this is the perfect way to do it!!!!!

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      September 12, 2011 2:17 AM

      This game looks amazing. It really is going to revolutionize the way free to play games are considered.
      I should also mention how great the community for this game is. I mean, really...just go check out the forums sometime, look at how awesome the people are! Not to mention, the devs are always active in the forums and answering questions whenever they can. Can't wait to play!

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        September 12, 2011 3:13 AM

        Exactly, I can't wait to play.

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      September 12, 2011 3:44 AM

      I think the most important thing that this game has to offer is the dev team. Why? Because they listen they talk with the community, and the most important part they intend to be players of their own game, until now I can't see why this game wouldn't be the one of the most popular games out there. just hope they will release a soundtrack or something like that =P

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        September 12, 2011 4:00 AM

        Developers are are communicating with their users, and that's what makes difference, that is the number one reason why I'm so excited about their game and the community that surrounds the game.

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          September 12, 2011 4:59 AM

          The amount of interaction the Devs have with the community I haven't seen before, normally used to the other companies having forum reps trickling info from what they hear but otherwise just keeping the peace. But, on that note I agree with Holdur, I want to hear some music, game looks good! but does it 'sound' good, even if I will probably lay some heavy metal stuff during missions :P

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        September 12, 2011 6:10 AM

        Agreed, I've been in a few pre-release forums for games, and the devs in this one are by far the most interactive with their future players. Definitely give off a really good friendly vibe too. Oh and a soundtrack release would be awesome. From what I've heard of it so far in the vids, I'd happilly pay for it.

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        September 12, 2011 6:22 AM

        Red 5 really grabbed some great people for their staff. Amazing credentials and great personalities.

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      September 12, 2011 4:14 AM

      Can I haz this game?!

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        September 12, 2011 4:44 AM

        you can haz beta.

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        September 12, 2011 4:57 AM

        Just join in with the community on the Firefall Forums for a shot of getting into Beta mate :D

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        September 12, 2011 6:15 AM

        Sign up for the Firefall Forums. The first wave of Beta invites have gone out already, but more will probably be released in the near future. Just be active and you'll have a shot.

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      September 12, 2011 5:08 AM

      Waiting for Firefall till '10
      So far, in my opinion going to be best game of 2011 and hope so, will bring revolution in online gaming becouse of MMO style with FPS gameplay, just can't wait!

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        September 12, 2011 5:12 AM

        +1 to that, this game is definitely gonna rock the online world.

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        September 12, 2011 5:17 AM

        I too hope this will change online gaming from simple button mashers (WoW) to hardcore open world shooters (Firefall)!

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        September 12, 2011 6:31 AM

        I do hope so. There are a lot of seemingly common sense ideas Firefall is implementing that a lot of other F2P games seem to ignore, like not selling power in the cash shop and a spectator mode for e-sports.

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      September 12, 2011 5:22 AM

      Really can't wait for this game and the ability to hop from PVP to PVE in a team based shooter depending on my mood.

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      September 12, 2011 5:33 AM

      FireFall has been looking and shaping up to be an amazing game, great community, great pre-release videos, this is going to be a game to wait for.

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      September 12, 2011 5:39 AM

      This is most definitely my most anticipated game this year! I can't wait for this, not only is this looking to be a great open world fps where so many others have fallen short but they're also wanting to focus on making it an esport which means its going to be a great shooter, one thing that I've always felt other open world fps's lacked. And the best part is it's free with a shop that doesn't completely control how good you are at the game! This game has something for every kind of player, and there's pretty much no reason why anyone shouldn't at least try it.

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      September 12, 2011 5:42 AM

      Red 5 has tried to max out all their ideas with this game, having developed it for years in total secrecy, and they're now thoroughly testing features to make sure they're tweaked for optimal fun. PvP, PvE, dynamic missions, open persistent world, original graphics, story, music, etc. in one coherent game. Grummz' original idea was to make 'yet another nazi-zombie' game - glad he didn't! :-)

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      September 12, 2011 5:46 AM

      Firefall is now on your # one, the most anticipated list , right!

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      September 12, 2011 6:00 AM

      Played the PvP demo at Pax East can't wait for to play the open world PVE.

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        September 12, 2011 6:10 AM

        I played a similar PvP demo at Gamescom :D BrokenPrincess reporting in xD

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      September 12, 2011 6:01 AM

      Looking forward to the deep customisation the game will provide through modules

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        September 12, 2011 6:04 AM

        It will be cool to see how far the customization is taken i am looking forward to it as well.

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      September 12, 2011 6:07 AM

      All your site belongs to us! muahahaha

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      September 12, 2011 6:19 AM

      Looking forward to it. It was fun at the GamesCom

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        September 12, 2011 6:29 AM

        Me2 al thou I managed to die way to much there :P

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          September 12, 2011 6:30 AM

          Man i h8 i cannot edit my posts to fix the spelling mistakes which i always see afterwards.

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      September 12, 2011 6:45 AM

      Firefall is shaping up to be a very impressive game, but what I love most about it is Red 5's attitude towards making the game, and communicating with its community.

      A fair number of the developers ranging from humble UI programmers to the CEO of the company itself regularly post on the forums and talk with their fans, showing how much they really care about their community and what it has to say, even going as far to say as adding new features to the game if that's what the community want, portraying to their fan base that they are some really friendly people.

      Hope for them to succeed in the future, so we can see more of their great sense of friendliness.

      Side Note:
      Two good videos demonstrating both the quality of the game and of the dev's attitude can be found here, showing of the PvP in a co-commentated video with TotalBiscuit and the lead class designer, David Williams.

      Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUF38bLzOf8
      Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bdqf44YsmU8

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      September 12, 2011 6:59 AM

      here's pretty much everything you need to know about firefall:
      http://www.firefallthegame.com/community/threads/firefall-wiki-media-interview-links-updated-9-3-11.3436/

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      September 12, 2011 7:04 AM

      So excited for firefall, my buddies and I have been anxiously awaiting for around 6 years now. I hope to get a beta key soon. The best F2P game out there!

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      September 12, 2011 7:10 AM

      BTW, I am answering questions here on Firefall, as well as on the main Firefall chatty thread.

      - Grummz, CEO/CCO Red 5

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      September 12, 2011 7:19 AM

      and for all the people..join the great community: http://www.firefallthegame.com/community/
      it´s TROLL-Free at the moment :-)

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      September 12, 2011 7:19 AM

      when can we expect the next wave?

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        September 12, 2011 7:23 AM

        Wave timing depends on the results of the current test. If things are stable, then right away, if not, we will work out the bugs first. So, we can't really predict it.

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          September 12, 2011 7:26 AM

          Sure, hope everything will be smooth :)). When the test of the first wave will start? This week?

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            September 12, 2011 7:29 AM

            On or shortly after the 15th.

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      September 12, 2011 7:25 AM

      Firefall is tied with TES 5: Skyrim for number 1 on my most anxious to have games list!! Can't wait!

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      September 12, 2011 7:30 AM

      Who has the right to publish Firefall in China? webzen or Red5? Can not wait to see a chinese version ...

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        September 12, 2011 7:32 AM

        Webzen has the right in Asia. Red 5 will self publish in US and Europe.

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      September 12, 2011 7:33 AM

      Oh and just another question, can we expect any information on international servers (eg. Oceania) in the near future? Due to residing in Australia, I and others Australia residents would love to the play the game lag free if possible.

      Thanks

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        September 12, 2011 7:37 AM

        Australia is up to Webzen as well. I can tell you that local servers are important to us, since Firefall, being a shooter, needs much better ping time than most MMOs.

        We are looking at ways to deploy servers as close to people as possible.

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          September 12, 2011 7:57 AM

          It's really great that you care about these things, many other companies don't. I know it wont happen soon, if at all, but servers in Israel would be amazing for many people. Again, I'm not looking for any promises, just the acknowledgement of the need. Keep up the awesome work!

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            September 12, 2011 7:58 AM

            We have a rather unique datacenter approach for these types of games that may make it easier to get closer to some people. We will try.

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          September 12, 2011 8:11 AM

          What amount of average latency are you striving for?

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            September 12, 2011 8:15 AM

            Below 250.

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              September 12, 2011 8:38 AM

              According to speedtest.net i have 160ms from The Netherlands to America's west coast, so staying under 250 when the servers are also in Europe should be doable :D

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      September 12, 2011 7:40 AM

      To make a fun game, the idea is very interesting! How do you justify the level of fun? any objective criteria? or this is just based on the feeling of players?

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        September 12, 2011 7:45 AM

        Fun is subjective by nature. We just ask one questions: How much fun did you have on a scale of 1-10. We strive for a 9 or 10. If we get a score below that, we ask why it wasn't higher and what would make it a 9 or 10 for them. Each iteration, we try to improve by one or two points until we get it right.

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          September 12, 2011 7:51 AM

          Thanks. What does a fun score 10 mean? Can you give a comparable example so people can really understand how fun a score "10" means?

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            September 12, 2011 7:52 AM

            Really, I can't, because its different for everyone. So we just go with the average score instead of trying to make each person's score a 10.

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          September 12, 2011 8:54 AM

          I just love the way Red 5 studios is so motivated , This is definitely going to be the best game ever made in nerdy game history!

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            September 12, 2011 9:15 AM

            We want to do a great job.

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      September 12, 2011 7:42 AM

      Really looking forward to this game. Its going to revolutionize MMO(asfar as you can call it that.) as a whole. Alot of developers should take a look at this one.

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      September 12, 2011 7:42 AM

      I'm so Excited about this When I first heard about Global Agenda I Hawk Eyed that games Progress but was disappointed by it's shortcoming PVE world Although Now they have the Sandstorm DLC it still isen't for the higher level people Which is why Firefall's Open World Makes me Giggle in joy lol

      Props to Red 5 for a amazing job so far

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      September 12, 2011 7:48 AM

      @grummz, since you offered answers here, i have a tough question...

      will you ever consider selling power items with (slight) advantages over free items if people ask for it?

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        September 12, 2011 7:51 AM

        Oh my....I hope not. Maybe if the game was not making money and the community wanted to help support Firefall by agreeing to this. But I don't think this will happen.

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        September 12, 2011 8:29 AM

        I know Grummz answered your question but just to be specific, Red5 has said over and over again that they want their game to be skill based first and foremost and not sell power (pay2win) I could see justification for them to do this if the game goes into financial crisis but ultimately the most profitable cash shops (i.e. league of legends) doesn't sell power and is still a very enjoyable game. Also if they sold power they would remove the e-sports component of the game which would be foolish in my opinion.

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          September 12, 2011 10:16 AM

          yea, i am well informed about that. but i just saw a very interesting presentation about battlefield heroes. they sell power there and they are very successful.

          to make it clear... i am not a fan of that. but taking the competetive argument is a bit off. the comp scene is a very very small portion of the overall userbase. IF you dont have an income, you have to change your business model to apeal the masses. its sad but i rather have some power items in the game than no game at all.

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      September 12, 2011 8:03 AM

      Some things about Firefall:

      Online Shooter, totally free to play, no selling power
      Open world co-op with hundreds of players in PvE environment
      10 Square miles, 2.5 in December, players unlock content by "pushing back" the Melding storms
      Story background by Orson Scott Card
      Competitive e-Sports PvP maps with automated ranking, tournaments
      Build in clan support, Name your clan, give it a symbol, compete with each other
      Dynamic missions and strong resources model to create loot
      Customize everything: guns, backpack power plants, armor
      Warpaint system for custom colors

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        September 12, 2011 8:15 AM

        Story background by Orson Scott Card ....
        read the book "Ender" from O.S. Card...nice story

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      September 12, 2011 8:15 AM

      @Grummz I know the game itself is going to be free, but might you consider selling the soundtrack?? I hope you do because the bits I've heard through videos are sounding really good and it would be another way for people to help support you if they are not keen on using the in game store for items.

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      September 12, 2011 8:25 AM

      With all the FPS out there, Firefall looks like its going to be the one to leave them all behind!

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        September 12, 2011 8:27 AM

        Well...I don't see us outdoing COD or Battlefield in sales anytime soon, but I hope we offer something unique and fun...a nice break from those excellent games.

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          September 12, 2011 8:30 AM

          Mr. CEO man have more faith in your product, I demand it!

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            September 12, 2011 8:32 AM

            We will just do our best and see what happens. :)

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          September 12, 2011 8:36 AM

          Maybe not at first, but don't sell yourself short. I've played many FPS and the biggest problem I see is replayablilty. Main story is usally played once or twice, and multiplayer moves to the "newest release". I dont think anyone plays the original COD anymore for example. Maybe I just have high hopes.

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            September 12, 2011 8:46 AM

            Exactly that with all the Halo's. Played the campaigns a bunch of times and then addictivly played the (awesome) multilayer till the next one would release.

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              September 12, 2011 8:49 AM

              Ya, I guess what we are doing is giving you more an more content that ties PvE and PvP together over time. So we are betting that you'll stay.

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                September 12, 2011 9:43 AM

                I really hope that you guys can get the progressive storyline integrated well, within the game itself. The way that Eve Online (my last mmo) did it left them with some really big gaps, and the player really didn't feel like they had an affect on it. They've taken measures for that in the last couple years, but it still feels more or less like an afterthought.

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                  September 12, 2011 9:49 AM

                  We're going to be doing our campaign in quite an interesting way. Its a tough problem with so many players, but we have a few tricks...

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                September 12, 2011 9:44 AM

                The pvp in Firefall is what will keep me after I have finished the campaign multiple times :)

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          September 13, 2011 8:38 AM

          Cod and Battlefied series both are quite different from firefall. At the moment there is large gap in the fps game pool. There really aint really good game that offers character developement in a shooter. There are few ok games that fit in this genre but the breaktrough game has not arrived yet. And with recent marjor succes of games like LoL ppl have gotten used to the free to play model. Maybe firefall fills that gap. I certainly hope so :)

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      September 12, 2011 8:35 AM

      I've been watching this game for over a year now and I can't wait to sink my teeth into this baby. PvE, PvP, cutomization, gliders and jetpacks! What more could you want in a shooter? Oh wait...that's right. It's free! Kudos Red 5!

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      September 12, 2011 8:36 AM

      Great overview article of the game!

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      September 12, 2011 8:45 AM

      Must. Get. More. Info. I keep watching the same videos over and over again in anticipation

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        September 12, 2011 8:49 AM

        Move videos coming! Anything you'd like to see more of?

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          September 12, 2011 8:56 AM

          Mostly stuff you will reply to: can't show that yet :P

          How about some more monsters we can kill or a fly over of the environment (jungle would be cool)?

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          September 12, 2011 9:05 AM

          Voiceover while you or another dev is playing the actual beta with the people who were invited, talking about how the beta is going? :)

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            September 12, 2011 9:09 AM

            I'd like to do a PvE walkthrough at some point. Not many got a chance to see it.

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              September 12, 2011 9:22 AM

              Ye would love to see some more of the environment and monsters we can kill mayb a Ve... ?? :O

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              September 12, 2011 9:24 AM

              Sounds great, I just want more! lol, cant get enough of it

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          September 12, 2011 10:12 AM

          yea, something we havn't seen yet. :)

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          September 12, 2011 1:09 PM

          I know the question wasn't directed at me, but I'd really like to see how some of the Army stuff works in-game. Warpaint options, symbol design, tech tree, whatever... It's all very exciting.

          I think even a simple video of someone just playing around with some of the Army customization stuff would be really cool, and help people get an idea of how they want to start designing stuff for theirs once they get into the game.

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      September 12, 2011 8:50 AM

      Are you working on a 6th battleframe?

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        September 12, 2011 8:52 AM

        We will continue to develop battle frames as they make sense. While we are just working on the 5th right now, we plan more later.

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          September 12, 2011 9:33 AM

          Dont suppose you could inform us as to its general function in the game? buff support, glass canon, spec ops informative, close quarters shotgun/flamethrower dude, I could go on and on, any hints?

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            September 12, 2011 9:37 AM

            Nope...in due time...

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              September 12, 2011 9:41 AM

              Sigh, my speculations will run rampant till they block out the sun...

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                September 16, 2011 7:02 AM

                my guess is a spy type of character

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      September 12, 2011 8:56 AM

      Firefall looks amazing, Red5 did an great job at PAX and it seems Firefall is finally being noticed. I've been waiting for a game like this for a long time, blew me away to find out its all for free. Can't wait to explore the open world, jetpack travel seems very fluid. I love the borderlands...esk graphics, I think they nailed it by removing hard black lines and adding more colour, the optional third person view to see your surrounding is useful too.

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      September 12, 2011 8:59 AM

      TB's little preveiw at Gamescom

      Part 1
      http://youtu.be/aUF38bLzOf8

      Part 2
      http://youtu.be/bdqf44YsmU8

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        September 12, 2011 9:10 AM

        Thats a great video for the eSports maps. But don't forget Firefall has an open world too.

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      September 12, 2011 9:26 AM

      Just wanted to say thanks for the great support you guys give Firefall. This is an awesome spectacle on Shacknews. Props to Xav too for retweeting this event. We're almost at 1000 comments!

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      September 12, 2011 9:26 AM

      Any news on the manga? I just watched the dev diary about it. Orson Scott Card is an amazing writer, its gonna be great

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        September 12, 2011 9:35 AM

        Orson and Emily have completed the Manga outline and the first 8 pages are off to Udon for layout and pencils. We hope to have an issue soon!

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          September 12, 2011 9:48 AM

          Awesome news! Thanks for replying!

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          September 12, 2011 10:19 AM

          Oo it will be intresting to read those for sure!

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            September 12, 2011 10:23 AM

            Yes, the art by Joe Ng will be awesome too!

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          September 12, 2011 3:10 PM

          oooo that should be awesome

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      September 12, 2011 9:34 AM

      Grummz if you're reading this:

      What's the first big news section you have planned for us? Will it be something about e-sports, something about pve, something about game mechanics, ... Wondering what I'll need to look forward to.

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        September 12, 2011 9:37 AM

        We plan out stuff in 2 week increments. The next one is focused on e-Sports, but we want to make sure we balance it out with some open world.

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          September 12, 2011 9:54 AM

          Alright, looking forward to the esport part! I miss esport FPS kinda bad.

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      September 12, 2011 9:39 AM

      @Grummz When will you give us some kind of world map to look at? :)

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        September 12, 2011 9:41 AM

        Working on it. Would love to show everyone the map. Have a surprise for everyone on that front...

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          September 12, 2011 9:42 AM

          What about the customizer any plans to show us that or is it in due time?

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          September 12, 2011 9:45 AM

          On the note of the map, I was wondering, will future expansion literally be us expanding the area by pushing back the melding, or opening new areas by finding pockets in it. As I find the latter to be a good way for instancing things like raids on chosen or hive nests in the future. Firefall looks awesome but I have yet to know how it will perform in the longer term when your at end game pve. And raids out into the melding just seem like they would be awesome, you could through this get a great variety of areas, from old underground research labs to forests to crumbling skyscrapers, you can really go anywhere you want.

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            September 12, 2011 9:47 AM

            Yep. All I can say to that right now.

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          September 12, 2011 12:33 PM

          Is the map shaped like a giant mustache? Because that's a surprise I can get behind.

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            September 13, 2011 9:39 AM

            Wow...you got me there. ROTFL.

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      September 12, 2011 9:52 AM

      Grummz is there any plans to maybe sell FireFall T-shirts and other items on the website?

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        September 12, 2011 9:53 AM

        Yes, we plan to test our storefront this way. Starting with some Red 5 items! So...very, very soooooon!

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          September 12, 2011 9:55 AM

          sweet!

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          September 12, 2011 9:58 AM

          Great news, hope to get something when it opens, money is a fickle thing these days but I'm sure there is something I can get :)... I keep typing L) instead of :) today, have had to go back and redo over half of them....

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            September 12, 2011 10:01 AM

            We could use help though...need web designers and back end web programmers, stat! Send resumes to jlawniczak@red5studios.com

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          September 12, 2011 2:25 PM

          cool, I like it ^^

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      September 12, 2011 9:53 AM

      !00th XD

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      September 12, 2011 9:53 AM

      POST 1000!!! But it must be constructive... Firefall is awesome, and this is a nice milestone in getting it better known by the public, THANK YOU ALL!!! for participating here and helping Firefall become even better by expanding its potential community.

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        September 12, 2011 9:54 AM

        Awwwwww Yeahhhhhh!!!!! 1000!!!!! Congrats everyone!

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          September 12, 2011 10:51 AM

          Congratulations on reaching this milestone Grummz, the Firefall community is really good at accomplishing goals you give to us :p

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          September 12, 2011 12:27 PM

          *cough* someone's happy *cough*

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          September 12, 2011 1:24 PM

          Thx )))))
          Thank you all!!!!!!!!!
          our community the best!!!!!!

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          September 12, 2011 6:57 PM

          There is no other game I am more excited about than this one. And the best part is....it's free!!! :-) Going to buy a new 'puter to run this baby right!! (It's past time anyway)

          Been following this game since early last year....the RED 5 team is doing an awesome job creating the game and keeping in touch w/ the community!!

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            September 13, 2011 12:42 AM

            Same here cant wait can you?
            Hope the mini cash shop thing has some cool stuff cos i'd porbaly buy it =P

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        September 12, 2011 10:04 AM

        That's exactly what Firefall needs! Oh yeah..

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          September 12, 2011 10:06 AM

          I'd like to thank the academy...naw...I'd like to thank all of you kickass community members!!!!

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            September 12, 2011 10:32 AM

            Good job on the 1000+. Was happy to participate :D

            May we rest now? :P

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              September 12, 2011 10:32 AM

              I think we all need a break :)

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                September 12, 2011 2:53 PM

                Why we should strive to bring down the site again lol

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                September 16, 2011 7:38 AM

                no no no, why? continue to have fun))

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        September 12, 2011 10:36 PM

        There's no doubt. No matter what we put into the game itself, it can only ever be as great as the community around the game. So big thanks to everyone for showing the powah of the FF community!!

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          September 13, 2011 9:38 AM

          Thanks to Phobos too, for helping foster such a great bunch of gamers.

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      September 12, 2011 9:54 AM

      1000th XD

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      September 12, 2011 10:09 AM

      I'm SO looking forward to this! It's like that one game I was waiting for my entire life like "why doesn't anyone make a game like that" and now it's here

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      September 12, 2011 10:10 AM

      Yeewww Firefall gettin' over 1000 posts. The game has come a long way but the community is really getting strong, it's a BIG plus that the Red5 team are always popping into the forums, makes the wait for release all that more bearable.

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        September 12, 2011 10:25 AM

        I think I spammed the devtracker over the weekend. :P

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          September 12, 2011 10:29 AM

          Ye u really did lol not just a lil Dammm :O

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      September 12, 2011 10:45 AM

      BTW Shack News Rocks for allowing the Red 5 Devs do a Q&A here. Thanks guys!

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        September 12, 2011 2:32 PM

        They sort of hijacked this post for that, which we're totally cool with.

        They are doing something special over there, and we're all excited for it.

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      September 12, 2011 10:51 AM

      Game looks amazing. go Firefall!

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      September 12, 2011 12:03 PM

      Paralleling beauty and gameplay, Firefall is by far the most intriguing game I've been anticipating since I first came across the Spore announcement. Coupling highly fluid mobility and customizable weapon tactics this game is the epitome of skill based shooters. I have been dreaming of this game for so long and here it comes. Wrapped up in a pretty little toon shader'esk package, taunting us with its vibrant environments and actually engrossing and immersive story; which is rare for shooters these days. I can speak for myself when I say I am AMPED for this game to release!

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      September 12, 2011 12:11 PM

      irc.globalgamers.net #firefall Red 5 devs hang out there!

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        September 12, 2011 3:01 PM

        Hope we can get more people in there we have some great guys in there but could always have more people

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        September 13, 2011 3:33 AM

        thanks dint know about this :P

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      September 12, 2011 1:14 PM

      It just keeps getting better and better, I hope I get a key soon cause I can't wait to play it!

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        September 12, 2011 1:30 PM

        me too ^^
        will be hope and wait

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      September 12, 2011 1:39 PM

      My mind is still boggled that a game of this quality could possibly be free. looks like all the ritualistic human sacrifices for the video game god have finally paid off.

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      September 12, 2011 1:46 PM

      Looking forward to this, get me away from LoL!

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      September 12, 2011 2:58 PM

      :O we fell from the top news slot on the site! I'm sad

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      September 12, 2011 4:10 PM

      Hello everyone, just showing my support for the Firefall community and development team on Shack. :)

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      September 12, 2011 4:24 PM

      i fucken love firefall played it at PAX east really well polished really well done game

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      September 12, 2011 4:50 PM

      The graphics and mechanics of the F2P game are going to make it worth every penny I spend on it $0. I'm sure I'll find a way to give them my money.

      Played this at PAX and it was my second favourite game of the show.

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      September 12, 2011 6:31 PM

      So excited for this one as well. First time poster, but I definitely want to hear more news on this. Open world, third person action is what I've been waiting for ever since I first saw PlanetSide. Now I'm finally getting it, all Free 2 Play! Yeaaaaah FireFall!

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      September 12, 2011 7:59 PM

      FireFall Is going to Awesome. Its going to be Game of the year for sure!

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      September 12, 2011 11:34 PM

      эта игра должна быть классной,с нетерпением жду выхода.)

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        September 16, 2011 7:36 AM

        присодиняйся )) будем ждать вместе ))

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      September 13, 2011 12:31 AM

      The game really does look promising and the company looks like they have a real passion to evolve the game. From a QA testers stand point, this game is one to watch.

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      September 13, 2011 12:42 AM

      Nice to see posts still going after the community Firefall community raid ended.

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        September 13, 2011 2:02 AM

        Raid is an unfitting term I suggest swarm like a bunch of aranhas but I guess that is slightly odd too hmmm.

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        September 18, 2011 7:13 PM

        Wasn't a community raid, more of a community collaboration. We just worked together to help Red5.

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      September 13, 2011 1:04 AM

      This game was by far my favourite attraction at PAX, surpassing other great games like Skyrim.

      I CANNOT wail til it's released, or get into the beta so I can help out!

      This game is the future of F2P games, watch out :D

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        September 13, 2011 11:47 PM

        Wow...thanks for the high praise. I am looking forward to Skyrim myself.

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        September 14, 2011 1:26 PM

        I truly agree with you. And Firefall should be the # 1 game in all respects !!!

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      September 13, 2011 6:26 AM

      This is so awesome, I love this game already. The ideas of a dynamic world are simple but still incredible. It encourages everyone where to constantly be exploring the world and working together to protect cities for the betterment of all of the players. Well done there.

      Noble_Lance

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      September 13, 2011 7:37 AM

      I've been looking forward to Firefall since last years PAX Prime, and went to PAX East in Boston in March just so I could get a chance to play it (300 miles round trip? totally worth it, just to meet the awesome dev team) And the way that red5 handles themselves proves again and again that they really should be considered as more than just another f2p title. I know that they'll be completely redefining the gaming industry with Firefall, and I can't wait ^_^

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      September 13, 2011 7:46 AM

      Dam.. this game looks awesome, and knowing it's in beta and still having to wait is starting to be torcher

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      September 13, 2011 10:16 AM

      I played this at PAX and I thought it was easily one of the best shooters I've played in a very long time, I ended up playing the demo at least 7 times

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      September 13, 2011 11:25 AM

      Firefall starts with sparks of imagination and end's with an inferno of fun!

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      September 13, 2011 5:28 PM

      I had a chance to play at PAX in one of the PVP encounters. It's a little like TF2 and a little like MNC (Monday Night Combat). The invasion scenario I had a chance to watch on a very very very large screen and it looked just as enjoyable.

      Provided they keep the Free 2 Play balance good and follow valve's model it should be pretty awesome. I'm particularly interested in the potential Planetside like potential which they have said is completely achievable with the engine if the interest is there.

      Updates and content will also follow the rolling release model of TF2 so new features and content should be in continual push rather then one big DLC dump.

      Don't sign up for beta... I don't need the competition for the beta keys ;)

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        September 13, 2011 11:47 PM

        LOL. Don't worry. We will be expanding rapidly.

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      September 13, 2011 5:28 PM

      Did you guys know that this games story is being written by the writer of Enders Game? How much better can it get?!?

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        September 13, 2011 9:32 PM

        Orson and his daughter, Emily, are writing the Manga, which will be drawn by Joe Ng at Udon. We're releasing it soon for free on our website www.firefallthegame.com

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      September 13, 2011 11:10 PM

      I've been really excited for this game since PAX 2010. I got my hads on a bit of gameplay at this year's PAX, and it was AWESOME!

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      September 14, 2011 12:31 PM

      can't wait for the game to come out

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      September 14, 2011 4:30 PM

      Holy living fuck, this thread is huge, and it's 5 days old.

      I just saw a NON CHATTY thread with >1000 posts, and was like: "WTF is this?"

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        September 14, 2011 6:49 PM

        Welcome to the party! :)

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        September 15, 2011 2:53 AM

        It's cause of the cupcakes and cookies we give out. Makes people happy. ;)

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        September 16, 2011 7:34 AM

        5 days? 1000 messages were for 2 days))

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        September 16, 2011 3:46 PM

        And it's not even about girlfriends or gay porn or politics!

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      September 15, 2011 7:57 AM

      Urgh I haven't got anything 2 do. I wish I cud play The firefall Beta.

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      September 15, 2011 4:35 PM

      Can't say I've ever fallen for any game like I have for firefall :D truly wildfire, catching everything in its reading inferno of epic win. I'm building my own replica battlframes, and was sad to see no open positions for a3D game artist :( but I'll be having them keep my resume on file!

      Excellent article! The game deserves evey bit of exposure we, fighting the good fight for bored, poor gamers everywhere can lend it.

      Keep up the good work Red5 team....RED TEAM GO!

      -Blasto

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        September 15, 2011 5:31 PM

        Red 5 Team Go ! FireFall - # One !!!

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      September 16, 2011 2:18 AM

      wow. this is some major community feedback.

      the game got catapulted to the top 4 list of both top games and most anticipated games.

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        September 18, 2011 7:20 PM

        Top 4? My my, we are aiming for 1st place! We can't settle for JUST the Top 4!

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      September 16, 2011 4:32 AM

      I can't wait for this game. Its going to be amazing

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      September 16, 2011 2:16 PM

      I quit playing MMO's some time ago, this title has me excited about gaming again! Since I found out about it last April, I've been drooling over it and waiting. The Frame system seems exciting and I'm especially excited about the 24/7 continuous world. The free to play model has my attention, but the feel and scope of the game are the things I'm anxious for. Also, Orson Scott Card writing up the story specifics for the game, BIG WIN. I can't wait to see the manga that goes with this game !

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        September 16, 2011 8:23 PM

        Just got the second 8 page installment of the script today!

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          September 18, 2011 9:17 AM

          Any ETA on release of first part?

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      September 18, 2011 7:16 PM

      Ah making another post after my first. Just want to say...This is one amazing wall of text. And one amazing community that created it!

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      September 18, 2011 9:50 PM

      The most anticipated MMO from PAX 2011, gets it's due from ShackNews. Time to light the fires on this puppy. Join in Dredge for a round before we go back out on patrol!!!!

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      September 18, 2011 11:32 PM

      This game is inspiring a great deal of fan art and work from me... will take some time, but here's to hoping it comes out as good as it is in my mind.

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      September 18, 2011 11:51 PM

      Will army logos be completely customizable? Or will it be, like what it looked like from PAX videos, a combination of "clip-art" type images and color selections? Uploads? Doodles? :)

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        September 19, 2011 2:26 AM

        as far as i know there will be a logo editor in the game.

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      September 19, 2011 12:58 PM

      I cannot overstate how excited I am for this game. Definitely made by some of the best developers of all time! Go Red5 you guys are the dogs nuts!

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      September 21, 2011 1:17 PM

      can`t wait for firefall woot

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      September 23, 2011 9:56 PM

      I think FireFall has topped my list- dropping Guild Wars 2 down two a cold second.
      Thats saying alot O:

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      September 24, 2011 1:43 AM

      Absolutely a must-see for everyone, and a must-play for when the release date comes. On a list of games I am giddy with excitement for, it is in between Borderlands 2 and Skyrim for me.

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      September 30, 2011 10:59 AM

      Great to see this game is getting so much of the hype it deserves. See everyone at launch, and maybe in the beta if we can suck up enough. This is definitely a good start!

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      March 15, 2012 12:42 PM

      this game is for fgts, by fgts

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      March 25, 2012 12:07 PM

      i come with warnings from the future!! dont try to shill on shaqnews!!!

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        March 25, 2012 12:08 PM

        also buy a bunch of Apple stock in Dec 2011

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          March 25, 2012 12:10 PM

          also when a kid named jeremy lin starts heating up dont believe the hype