Firefall 'Dreadnaught' battleframe revealed

Firefall has finally had its fifth battleframe revealed. The 'Dreadnaught' is an extension of the 'assault' class, but focuses on heavy weaponry and damage absorption.

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Firefall--a game you may have seen us write about recently--has finally had its fifth battleframe revealed.

In a new trailer released today, Red 5 Studios has uncovered the secrets behind the 'Dreadnaught,' an extension of the 'assault' class with a focuses on heavy weaponry and damage absorption.

Players utilizing the new frame will have access to a powerful machine-gun that boasts an alt-fire energy shield, which we imagine will be useful when battling for dominance against The Chosen and/or other players around the globe.

From The Chatty
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    October 18, 2011 5:45 PM

    Xav de Matos posted a new article, Firefall 'Dreadnaught' battleframe revealed.

    Firefall has finally had its fifth battleframe revealed. The 'Dreadnaught' is an extension of the 'assault' class, but focuses on heavy weaponry and damage absorption.

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      October 18, 2011 5:47 PM

      venguard has picked his class!!!!

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      October 18, 2011 7:31 PM

      I am really excited to play this game!

      I hope that there is open world PvP along with the instanced PvP matches. It'll make the game that much more exciting to play!

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        October 18, 2011 9:13 PM

        Yes, there is a large open world area for co-op play. You can play with several hundred players at the same time.

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        October 18, 2011 10:10 PM

        I misread this. There isn't any open world pvp. The technology lets us do planetside scale battles....so it's more of a when rather than if.

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          October 18, 2011 10:55 PM

          That forge video is really cool. Thanks for sharing that!

          I watched the video posted of the employees playing their match and it kind of deflated the type of battles I'd like to see. I play a lot of quakelive (and have competed in fps games for years) and I'm not looking for a replacement for that type of experience, but rather a complete mmo experience and those "planetside scale battles".

          In all honesty, hearing the news about Planetside 2 was majorly enticing to me! However, the look/art and the features that FireFall is delivering (at least from what I can gather from videos) makes me anxious to play. The movement in the game looks really good and I'm interested to see that in a large scale battle as opposed to a 5v5.

          Don't get me wrong, I loved the videos you guys have shown so far of the co-op open world play, but when it comes to a first person shooter being melded with a mmo, you almost expect to see the large scale battles.

          Looking forward to what's next!

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            October 18, 2011 11:14 PM

            Thanks for the feedback. :) Maps currently go up to 20v20, etc. We need to release a new video on our Orbital Comm Tower map. The only vid there right now is the 5v5 Sunken Harbor.

            We've actually had battles in open world prototypes of 100-110 players. The real trick is making it fun and have everyone feel they are contributing. This is the part we are still solving. Once we can make it fun, that's when we'll make real plans for Open World PvP. I think we're getting closer.



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              October 19, 2011 5:25 AM

              Please do release a new video of that map. =)

              Also, yes, I absolutely can understand this. This is where Planetside failed. The large battles were amazing, but they were pointless. It has been a long time since I've played Planetside, but I just remember there not really being a point to what you were accomplishing. In my lightest armor I could take out a heavy no problem, so there was not a need for gear or items (was there even items in Ps?) and I don't remember there being any bonuses or perks.

              How you guys have described the dynamic events of mobs taking over a town that prevent you from accessing the special features related to that town is how I would imagine open world pvp battles really being crucial. Also, if I can draw a WoW reference, areas where both factions have quests or rewards like WoW's Hillsbrad (Southshore/Tarren Mill). Not that both factions have the same quests, but just areas where they could easily happen upon each other. Some of my favorite moments of PvP in WoW were ones that just randomly happened as I explored the open world.

              I understand that type of open world pvp could lead to some tremendous griefing, but maybe this is why you limit it to very specific areas. I can imagine whole clans wanting to take over the other faction's town to prevent them access to such quests. And, while my brain is rattling things off, it may be important to give bonuses to those fighting back over time. Such as, a buff that would give them 10% more armor as they fought to take back their home base. This would help those who really aren't as skilled in the fps department. Of course, I am not sure how this game plays, but like Team Fortress 2, I can imagine one really good team being able to shut down the other team with ease.

              However, if you just incorporated those large scale open world pvp battles like Planetside where you had specific bases to attack/defend, then I would be just as satisfied.

              By the way, I would not normally rattle off my thoughts like this, but since you kept responding and it made me feel like you were listening or genuinely interested in what I had to say, I wanted to post more. Thanks! =)

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      October 18, 2011 7:47 PM

      Have they announced contents of the King of MMO package yet?

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      October 18, 2011 7:57 PM

      Send in the clowns!!!

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      October 18, 2011 8:07 PM

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        October 18, 2011 8:29 PM

        ^^^^^

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        October 18, 2011 8:32 PM

        ^ This damnit. GIVE US THOSE INVITES YOU PROMIIIIIISED!!!

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          October 18, 2011 9:14 PM

          More invites are coming. Best way is to signup on our site www.firefallthegame.com

          People who get into the beta will also get additional invites over time that they can give to friends. Just like Gmail when it was in beta.

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            October 18, 2011 9:30 PM

            That's great and all, but when you organize a site invasion you might think of prioritizing beta invites to the people from that site... I'm sure you could arrange something with Garnett and co...

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              October 18, 2011 9:44 PM

              The beta is paused right now for the next two weeks, because we are building in more logging tools and automated testing. The last test had stable servers, but matchmaking was only matching about half the people into maps.

              Once we get it going again, I'd be happy to give out keys to Shackers.

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                October 18, 2011 9:51 PM

                Keep this Shacker right here in mind, grummz!

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                October 18, 2011 10:33 PM

                that's not enough. feed my entitlement over inconveniencing me over the internet RIGHT FUCKING NOW GOD DAMNIT

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                  October 18, 2011 10:35 PM

                  ROTFL!

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                  October 18, 2011 10:54 PM

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                  October 18, 2011 11:18 PM

                  more like I'm just picking up on the work that others like dahanese have been doing to try to get the Firefall devs to do right by our community

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                    October 19, 2011 9:00 AM

                    More like you want to get into the beta so you can play the game.

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                      October 19, 2011 9:15 AM

                      I mean clearly I'd be cool with being in the beta!

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                  October 19, 2011 10:23 AM

                  lol :D

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                October 19, 2011 10:33 AM

                tell mr. Youngblood, Soss says hello! hope he's not slacking or drinking beer

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                October 19, 2011 10:42 AM

                WOOOOOOOOOT

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            October 18, 2011 10:57 PM

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            October 18, 2011 10:58 PM

            I've been signed up for like a year or something. I was into firefall before the invasion of shacknews happened. I am a true fan. You wouldn't want your true fans not playing your game....riiiiight?

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              October 18, 2011 11:15 PM

              (sing song) Cause they'll find you!

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                October 18, 2011 11:26 PM

                And kill you in your sleep steal your beta codes.

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              October 18, 2011 11:27 PM

              Joined:
              Sep 4, 2010

              :(

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              October 19, 2011 5:50 AM

              Same here, been signed up for just over a year. My interest is waning :/

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                October 19, 2011 6:23 AM

                yeah I have nfc what their criteria is for picking people to get in, but age of application is not one of them

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      October 18, 2011 9:01 PM

      Turret mode looks pretty cool, but you're gonna be sniper bait.. When do we get to play this game?

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        October 18, 2011 9:16 PM

        When its ready. :) Actually, the beta started, and we're adding more people over time. In December we roll out the beta test of the Store, and sometime after that we will drop the "Beta" tag from the game.

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      October 18, 2011 9:05 PM

      lol. this must be a joke.

      Firefall gets a ridiculous amount of press here, whereas plenty of other small games do not. At least pretend to give even coverage.

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        October 18, 2011 9:25 PM

        Really, man?

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          October 18, 2011 9:37 PM

          This video isn't news.

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            October 18, 2011 9:39 PM

            what is? what are you expecting here at this video game webpage?

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              October 18, 2011 9:50 PM

              You determine whether something is newsworthy based on how many of you readers it affects and to what extent.

              How many Shackers care about Firefall? It seems like a small, but passionate group care. A lot of these people came from the Firefall forums.
              How important is this news in the world of Firefall? Not very, it's just a video about one character class. If it were a major game update, or perhaps an extended feature story... I would say that is newsworthy.

              The news about stats coming to Call of Duty: Black Ops probably isn't huge news in the world of Call of Duty, at least not compared to the impending release of Modern Warfare 3. But a ton of Shackers (not including me) play Call of Duty, so this is more important to the readership.

              Firefall is a small game that gets a disproportionate amount of coverage. A contrasting example would be the game Natural Selection 2, which also have a small, but loyal following on the Shack. The last bit of news regarding this game was eight months ago, despite there being major developments with the game since then.

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                October 18, 2011 9:53 PM

                There is obvious favoritism here but I think this is valid news. I think if you want to have qualms with something it would be that they don't give equal coverage to all games, but they can't do that because thy don't have enough staff, but how they choose what to cover and why might be out of whack. This is still interesting though.

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                  October 18, 2011 11:02 PM

                  I'm glad shacknews has decided to give favoritism to this game. I've been anxious to hear more and more. The front page + chatty is how I get 90% of my video game news.

                  I think the article is absolutely newsworthy and an exciting piece of info. It is a huge part of the game and a cool unveiling. I have seen many games get a full on article treatment with the tiniest bit of info released and sometimes I think that is due to the developers reaching out to the community and making that news accessible to the public through multiple streams.

                  A good example is the small bits of news that came out for Zelda: Skyward Sword. A full article came out detailing that you can remove the controller picture from the ui. Huge, ground breaking news for the game? Nope. Interesting to those interested in the game? Yup. So, it's all pure bias and I'm glad shacknews posted it!

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                    October 18, 2011 11:27 PM

                    I've never bothered to click any links or articles or drama threads about Firefall until just now. This game looks really cool! Please keep up the favoritism Shacknews! Bob's your uncle.

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                October 19, 2011 10:51 AM

                Judging by the amount of comments here, it's something Shackers care about. Also, why is Firefall considered a small game?

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        October 19, 2011 6:33 AM

        Here's a thought. Get. The. Fuck. Over. It. And ignore/collapse the thread and fucking move on. Good christ you people are worse than a bunch of jerks on vacation.

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      October 18, 2011 10:12 PM

      Ok. This game looks cool.

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      October 19, 2011 6:55 AM

      That invasion shit really did de-rail the comments to this game.
      Regardless, gimme dat beta. I will happily pay your admission price of free.

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        October 19, 2011 7:39 AM

        yeah it's bizarre for them to have done things that way, especially with all the coverage they get here anyway

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          October 19, 2011 8:42 AM

          Well, it's intentions we're noble, but the result was not good. Lesson learned. But we actually didnt get much coverage here at all before that.

          Hope we can just focus on the game. As a
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