OK so I have to admit that I am looking forward to the upcoming Anniversary Event. On a whim I figured I’d send an e-mail to Darek Connole (Gamers First Public Relations Manager) to yack about it and maybe get a little info.
Here’s a few questions I asked and what he was able to tell me.
Me: Is it something that’s gonna be open to all levels?
Darek: “Yes, it will be available to all levels!”
ME: Is it gonna be in all zones or just one or two? Since it’s going to be a faction deal it’d seem like it’d kinda start in S2, but that would leave out a bunch of the new players starting up in prep for the F2P change over.
Darek: “The event will take place across all zones, so players shouldn’t have to travel far to experience it.”
ME: It sounds like folks will be getting goodies for being part of the event, is there anything I can say about this to get folks pumped to log in?
Darek: “you’ll have to log in to see.”
ME: Will it be available for folks on both Euro and US schedules?
Darek: “Yes, we’ll be doing the event for multiple time zones, so everyone can enjoy the fun.”
ME: The Dev blog said there’s going to be RP elements to the event, how can the RP community work with you guys to be a part of that planning or is it just a show up and enjoy kinda thing? (That kinda thing is always easier for PvP’rs just show up and we kick butt end of story heh).
Darek: “I’m going to go with it’s a “run whatchna brung” event”
ME: On the PvE side, will they have to worry about dealing with PvP folks coming after them or will they be able to enjoy the event without flagging up if they choose not to?
Darek: “The official word is, and I quote, “It’ll be PvEVERYTHING.””
ME: On the PvP side, will there be a reason to flag up and get in some fights? Darek: “See last answer.”
OK so there ya go folks. Now I’ll just have to get my butt logged in to the game when this event goes live. I’m actually looking forward to this.
What parts will I participate in? I have no freakin’ clue. I am just looking forward to having a nice goof off day.
A big thanks goes out to Darek and the FE crew for answering some questions for me off the cuff. I so owe those guys a beer next time I see them.
Until next time I’ll be getting lost in the wastelands. If you see me on just say hi, or harass me, or well whatever.
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Well it’s been pretty quiet in game lately. Most of they guys have stockpiled everything they need to be ready for the new patch. I’ve got my gathering skills pushed up more or less enough for now. I don’t have a bunch of stuff collected, mostly because I’ve been spending ALL of my time fighting. Nothing wrong with that really but once in a while a gal needs some time off.
While I’m taking some time AFK I’ve been contemplating the upcoming changes. I’ve also been thinking about how many of the people have quit the game over the last few months. Either they’re off into new games, they’re burnt out and are taking a break, they’re just frustrated as hell over the new combat system, or maybe they’re just tired of server lag.
Thing is I think I’ve made some pretty strong friendships just through playing Fallen Earth. Not exactly a new experience for me since I tend to be the lone wolf type off doing my own thing 99% of the time.
Ok so I get distracted by shinies… so sue me.
It’s lame that I don’t get to hang out with the folks who aren’t playing anymore. A lot of folks I’ve been able to keep in touch with out of game like I do with my blog buddies via G+, Twitter, Facebook, etc. It’s not the same, but it’s better than losing a friend.
It seems like right now there’s kind of a changing of the guard taking place. A lot of the folks that started the game, made it what it was, are stepping aside. Now I guess it’s up to the new folks to find their place in the wastelands and cope with the new combat system.
I’ve been trying, but my melee crafter was so much more fun under the old system. Geisty as a pistol healer under the new system just doesn’t do it for me. I’ve been trying to keep up and keep the guys going. Honestly though I’m getting burnt out. That and it’s not like we’re fighting against people who just enjoy PvP, we’re fighting against a bunch of whiny gankers. It’s not even fun stomping them into the ground.
I figure I’ll get back to the game once the patch lands and check out the changes. I might even get some more scavving in before then, but not promising.
Until next time I’ll be AFK more than likely, but if you see Geistig or Sonja Blackheart on line, feel free to say hi, WTF or just harass me for a while. I’m getting used to it.
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Ok so, taking a break from my pretty damn busy PvP schedule here to say:
1) Happy Freaking Birthday Fallen Earth!! Yes the game has made it through 2 years. In this day and age of fly by night MMO’s the guys are doing pretty damn good. 2 years ago I logged into the beta and couldn’t get the hang of it. One year ago I logged into FE, scavenged my heart out and got distracted by a shiny. Then all of a sudden the people of Fallen Earth grabbed my attention and now I couldn’t leave if I wanted to.
Yeah the game is still a little buggy and laggy, but welcome to the wild world of MMO’s. Now quit whining and get back to playing.
2) The Fallen Earth Dev Blog has posted some tantalizing tidbits about what we can expect when things go Free To Play and about some cool events coming up.
It looks like the PvP side of the game is going to get a shot in the arm by setting rare resource nodes in PvP zones. You know what that means? Yep we’re gonna have something to fight over. Looks like I need to spend the next few days getting my ducks in a row and ready for this change. Bandages… I will need so many bandages… GAH!
Those who don’t want to participate in PvP will still be able to scavenge these rare components for crafting, so nobody get you’re PvE pants in a bunch.
What this means in Crafting: Well base recipes will still use basic components, improved recipes will require rare components, and advanced recipes they’re gonna require some uncommon components. The rare and uncommon components you can bet those will be sparsely found around the maps with some concentrations found in PvP zones. At least until people whine enough.
Thing is though that crafters will be able to hire some PvP folks to escort them through these zones and or just purchase the crap from the PvP’rs. So it won’t be that big of a deal. Really though there’s more consumables used in PvP than in PvE anyway (LOADS) so really I this just means that the PvP’rs will be fighting over what they need to continue to PvP.
This also means I need to get my scavenging up on my PvP gal. She’s slacking… ug.
On the note of economy, that also means that those folks who can make these kinds of things will also be able to sell them on the AH for a decent price. I’m also thinking that the F2P folks will be looking at buying more than crafting since they won’t be able to spend as much time crafting (free folks will have a limit on their crafting queue of 8 hours out of every 24 hours, it will automatically start again once the next 24 hour period begins).
That means crafters will be in demand once F2P hits. Makes me happy that I’ve been working on Geistig’s crafting like a madwoman. Mostly because I like being self sufficient.
WORLD EVENT: “Faction War” Ooooooo now this sounds fun! It looks like it’s going to be a PvP, PvE, and RP elements. What does that mean? I have no freaking clue but I’ll be there to party regardless. Participants are set to walk away with a goodie that displays their pride in their faction of choice.
I’m stoked, I love the concept of MMO world events. They always make games feel more immersive and bring the game community together.
After all one of the best parts of Fallen Earth is the community. You can go anywhere else, but you’re not going to find the same awesome people anywhere else. Even if you can find the same quality of ass hattery, but hey you deal with it and move on.
They’re hoping to get world events pushed out by the end of September, beginning of October at the latest. I’m hoping to see some solid dates and soon as I do I’ll get those posted.
If you haven’t subbed up already all I have to ask is, why not? Just kidding. Seriously though if you want to sub up you’ll get at least the first month after the F2P change subscribers will get boosted to the Commander sub level free of charge. After that we’ll go back to Wastelander sub level. It’s the same price as the current sub.
G1 is however going to be really cool and will let those of us who’ve been subbed up get to pay for the Commander level at $19.99. Which is a nice discount. Chances are if I like it, I’ll keep it. After all I play FE enough I might as well.
Until next time I’m gonna be scavenging up a storm to get Geistig’s scavenging up. Hit me up if you want to chat I’ll be around.
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I just had to post this screenshot. Last night I was hanging out in Terminal Woods with some friends. We ended up finding a gap in the seam that keeps you from falling through the world and into the bottom of a dead lake.
Talk about a new perspective.
I won’t say exactly how we found out about it, but safe to say it was awesome. Oh and a big thank you to Chunga who ported me out when I got stuck on the dock.
As for my progress? Well I’m slowing down a little because I’m pushing myself pretty hard and working toward burn out. Never good.
I have however boosted my cooking and Medicine like crazy and I’m getting closer to being able to craft my own buff foods. At least that’s the hope.
I finally hit tier 3 in Death Toll and I’m creeping ever closer to 600K faction. I haven’t hit the Death Toll vendor yet, but I’m still not positive if I want to pick up Death Toll gear yet. I’ll have to bug the guys and see what they suggest.
I’ve also set up Sonja Blackheart as a social crafter. Kinda borks her for any form of pvp combat, but she’s able to buy stuff a LOT cheaper than Geisty. A “Social” toon by the way is someone who’s put full points in the Charisma Stat and then full points in the Social Skill. Doing this gives that character better prices from vendors. The more you dump into those stats the better the prices.
Sadly though the Social skill is a non combat skill, so yeah, doesn’t help too much when you’re trying to beat the crap out of someone.
I hate doing that to Blackheart, but hey, maybe I’ll level up a different toon one of these days and put her back on the PvP list.
In the mean time I really need to get some scavenging in. Regardless of how much cheaper it is to get stuff from vendors, it’s still way cheaper to go out and pick up the goods. That and I need to raise my skills so I can get some scav in out in Alpha County. It looks like it might be time to haul out the Blightwolf and go for a scavenge ride.
Sure it sounds boring compared to PvP, but for me it’s really relaxing to just roam around digging through trash. I’m pretty sure that I picked up at least two or three levels on Geisty just via scavenging. That was back in the early days though heh.
I have been hanging out with my friends in the RP community again. But just because they make me laugh. Can’t say that’s what I want to do all the time, but it does make for an interesting change of pace sometimes. That and it’s something to do when I’ve got bags full of crafting and have no room for ammo or consumables.
Food is freaking heavy in Fallen Earth apparently.
Well until next time I’m gonna be getting lost in the wastelands while digging in the trash. Hit me up if you see me online.
Yesterday there was a very interesting event held in New Flagstaff. An enforcer Alex Delazorra wanted to hold a motivational event to unite the Enforcers against their factional enemies and end infighting within the Enforcer factions.
See thing is there are gankers in game that are willing to shoot anyone flagged up no matter what faction they’re in. That was the motivation for Alex’s speech.
Before his speech, in New Flag, the guy advertised all over the place to bring together all Enforcers. Sadly he also made a post on the Fallen Earth Roleplayer’s Haven website where he made some comments against an enforcer clan called Fall of the Legends. Yep that was a clan I’d been in for a short time, and I can tell you they didn’t take it well.
This guy, Alex Delazorra has also made a few enemies. I don’t know all the details, but thing is that on a small server if you make an ass of yourself everyone hears about it. Also everyone takes sides.
Fallen Earth is one of the few games I’ve ever been in where you can actually make a name for yourself in game. Both in positive light or in a negative one, the choice is yours.
Safe to say that a lot of people showed up just to heckle Alex Delazorra, especially after he’d engaged in forum PvP with folks from all factions leading up to the event.
Honestly I feel kind of bad for the Enforcers that showed up. Chances are they were feeling kind of embarrased for being there and trying to listen to the guy when a bunch of folks, even Enforcers, were heckling him. I was there as one of the riff raff helping chide the guy. At the time I thought it was ok, now I’m not so sure.
Regardless, the CHOTA and Travelers that showed up ended up having a pretty good time, even continuing the party after the speech ended. We were having so much fun that both GM’s Radash and Shento showed up to party with us for a while.
That’s another thing I love about this game, the GM involvement is unparalleled.
The CHOTA and Travs even partied a bit with the Enforcers that were chided by Alex Delazorra. Yeah that wasn’t true factional realism, but sometimes you just have to cut loose. That and they weren’t PvP flagged so I there wasn’t much else to do.
I didn’t hang out too long since I’ve got a lot of grinding to do to get up to my 720K faction gear as well as getting some grinding in on getting my consumable crafting up to par.
Later I heard from a friend that Alex Delazorra was gonna quit the game if the speech didn’t go the way he wanted it to. It did NOT go the way he wanted it to.
Sadly that actually conflicts with one of my in game goals which is actually helping others to enjoy Fallen Earth, continue playing the game, and get their friends to join them.
I want to see Fallen Earth grow, not bleed out players because of petty differences.
In then end though I know that one person can’t make others see things the same way. I can’t make all this guy’s enemies stop dancing in delight at seeing the guy go. I also probably can’t show the guy that he could have handled the event differently and maybe seen better results if he had.
While I did enjoy seeing a lot of my friends getting together for the first time in a long time. Especially seeing a lot of new people getting into the scene, that makes me real happy too.
Moral of the story though is this, in a game with one server, word travels. You can’t be nice to everyone and you do have to pick sides. Thing is though you can’t piss on your friends and expect them to have your back.
In Fallen Earth, life is PvP. You’re gonna make enemies and that means you’re gonna need friends.
Until next time I’ll be with my friends out grinding in the wastes.
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Finally Geistig has her 540K faction gear. I’ve been working on this like crazy since I got joined KAOS. Well yeah getting my CHOTA faction above my Traveler faction was priority one, but next yeah, this stuff.
Getting into fights is the quickest way to get faction and since you get Death Toll too it’s a win win. Flipping towers in faction towns is also a good way to build up faction. I was bad though and mostly scavenged chips in Office Park and hit up faction Vets, both in Deadfall. I did also complete some CHOTA quests out in Alpha County. Once I get a group together I’ll probably work on finishing those up.
Once you get the faction you’ll have to get the armor from the faction vendors in Sector 3. This is still technically level 45/50 stuff so I’ve got a ways to go before I get up to the good stuff.
I picked up the individual pieces which means that I’ll have to repair each piece after big battles. I’ll probably want to make sure I craft a crap load of armor kits, they’ll get used.
I picked up the individual pieces though so I could parts out the faction gear with some Death Toll gear. I do have some Death Toll banked up. Currently though I’m not sure if I want to part out the faction gear with some DT gear for a stats boost, or if I want to bank my DT in the hopes that new DT armor for level 55 is released.
So far no one’s seen it yet, but who knows.
In the mean time I’m just going to work up to the level 55 CHOTA faction gear. I think I have another 200,000 or so faction points to go. Not as big of a grind as getting up to the 540k from 0, but still a little bit of a wait.
I’ll have to post on the specifics on the Alpha County level 55 faction gear as I progress on picking it up. I’d pretty much just been focused on getting my 540k gear up to this point.
Until next time I’m gonna be trying out my new gear in the wastelands.
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Lately a lot of people are making their way back to Fallen Earth.
Hoofhearted (KAOS) logged in today! I hadn’t seen him for months so I’m totally glad to see him back in the game. The wastelands just aren’t the same without Hoofie’s own brand of chaotic violence.
My buddy Monthi is checking out Fallen Earth again, which reminds me that I’ve got to check in on him and make sure he’s getting on ok.
Oh and my best friend surprised the hell out of me by sending me a tell in game after he re-activated his Fallen Earth account.That was totally unexpected since he’d been living it up in Rift. I’m glad to see him back in Fallen Earth, especially since he’s the one that got me playing Fallen Earth last year.
Over the last year there’s been so many changes in Fallen Earth. If you think about it there’s even been a lot of changes since I got back in the game after my AFK July. We have Alpha County which I personally love (except for the lions, but we won’t go there). Fast travel totally rules now. There’s so many more locations you can travel to AND you don’t have to hang out for an hour until you can Fast Travel again. Who’d have thunk it? Consumables only last for half an hour, but they don’t die with you which saves you a little cash if you tend to die a lot (sadly I know that from experience, but we’re not talking about that either lol). We’ve also had to deal with the major combat revision as well as a few tweaks here and there to start dialing in the system. But then again now I can heal while running around like a mad woman, so hey, I can dig it.
I logged in chatting with my in game little brother Ardenn who I introduced to Los Alamos after I handed him a couple of Ballistics Repair Kits. I was surprised that in all of Ardenn’s wanderings he hadn’t made it out to Los Alamos yet. I know he’d been in Deadfall but somehow he’d avoided the “big city”. Considering the fact that the crazy guy has been running around pretty much perma PvP flagged since like level 13 or something it’s probably a good thing.
I kinda wanted to hang out with Ardenn and show him around a bit, but duty called. There were Enforcers trying to take Haietta. So I hit the Los Alamos cloner and dialed up Trader’s Flat. I still had a whole bunch of ammo for Hoofhearted in my bags that I finally got mailed off to him after the first couple of skirmishes in Haietta. Since Hoof is going rifles we had to make sure that he had plenty of ammo to get started with.
While I was getting thoroughly trounced by the guys after the Enforcers stopped flipping towers I got a tell from one of the oldest names on my friends list Sorrow Darkwatch. After hearing me go on and on about Fallen Earth PvP, my buddy whom I usually call Savvy, decided that he wanted to check it out for himself. I can’t complain especially since he was totally willing to go CHOTA.
It looked like the guys had things under control in Haietta I figured I’d hop on my 20 something alt Sonja Blackheart. I had her drink the sauce weeks ago and still hadn’t re-factioned her from Enforcer to CHOTA. I figured it’d be a great way to get Blackheart CHOTA’d as well as introduce Savvy to Fallen Earth factions. OK and I gave him a quick demonstration of 1v1 PvP. I mean if he’s coming back to get in some PvP I had to show him what he was getting into (hehehehe).
I let the guys know where I was and Hoofie sent an invite to Blackheart so now she’s rocking the KAOS tag too. I’m pretty stoked about that since I never thought I’d see that combo. I’m totally loving it though.
It was awesome meeting up with my buddy again in Fallen Earth, but before we could run out doing what we do best (which is pretty much killing anything and everything in sight) we spent an hour or so figuring out how to set him up for Melee. I mean I have a vague notion of what you want to put AP into if you’re going to be Melee but I’m no expert. For now we went for the basics going for Strength, Coordination, Armor Use, Dodge, Melee, as well as a little bit of Precision and a bunch of Power.
That build might have to be tweaked a little if he prefers using the one handers over a heavy hitting 2 hander. Power is designed to increase damage dealt with heavy hitting weapons like 2 handers and shotties. Hence why I picked it up for Blackheart’s build.
Precision increases the percentages of your critical hits as you dump AP into the skill. Precision, at least according to the Fallen Earth Dev Blog, is designed to work with faster weapons like single handed weapons and I’m thinking even light ammunition pistols and assault rifles. While Power and Precision have been tweaked since that was posted, the newer posts don’t go back on what was originally posted and from what I’ve seen in game it kind of works the same way.
So chances are while Power works great in my shot gun/sniper rifle build on Blackheart, I’m not sold that it’s going to be the best way to go for my buddy. Especially since he’ll want to put points into Dirty Tricks for some of the handy skills found there. I’ll have to pester the guys and see what they suggest.
Right now I really only know more about rifles and pistols since that’s what I’ve been using since the last patch. I’m really digging using the shotty on Blackheart and I think I’m going to enjoy leveling her up just to have a more PvP focused toon.
Geistig has really become crafting focused. I think that once I get Blackheart leveled up high enough I’ll probably set her up as my PvP focused toon. If I can revise Geistig’s build to pump points into the Social skill as well as dumping points in the crafting stats, she’ll be able to buy and build all the goodies I need. That pretty much means that she won’t be super handy for fighting, but that’s where I’m thinking Blackheart may shine.
Either way I’ve got a bit of a wait since I need to do a LOT of work on Geisty’s crafting and Blackheart is a whopping 23. Meh when don’t I have a lot of work to do in an MMO though right?
The point of all this though is that I’m looking forward to getting my buddy into the same kind of furball fights that I’ve been enjoying in Fallen Earth for months now. While it might mean that I take time away from level 55 PvP, I’m not too worried about it. For now I’m actually looking forward to leveling another toon. Although I will hop on Geistig whenever there’s action, I mean after all I’m not going to turn down a chance to get into a fight.
I’m just hoping that the lag cuts down a bit. Today it was nuts.That of course wasn’t great timing.I’m trying to talk up the game to my buddy meanwhile the server is acting up and making me look bad. Lag, how I loath thee.
Anyways until next time I’m going to be getting lost in the wastelands, hit me up if you see me around.
Geistig/Sonja Blackheart (KAOS)
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Picture this if you will, one crazy gal who less than a year ago was a total care bear in games. Now picture that same gal getting hooked on PvP. Not you’re tame MMO PvP, where you’re mouse clicking away, you can’t hurt friendlies, you can’t heal foes, and everyone’s fighting over an ‘effing flag. No I’m talking about the merciless PvP of a free for all first person shooter.
PvP in Fallen Earth can be brutal. If you’re not paying attention you can end up hitting your team mates ’cause friendly fire isn’t blocked in Fallen Earth. You can accidentally heal an enemy if you have them selected while you’re trying to fight. There’s no game mechanic that stops it. You really have to pay attention to what’s going on. It really makes battles a lot tougher. The crazy bit though is that to me it seems like it’s so much more rewarding than PvP in the other MMO’s I’ve played.
A good computer and good peripherals help, but if you don’t have presence of mind that $80 mouse isn’t going to do jack for ya. End of story. You still have to know what buttons to push even if your mouse is covered with them.
Also you’re build is everything. A good PvP build decides who’s getting or giving that t-bag. Right now…. my build sucks ass. Until I have the time and patience to get that worked out again I’m just running around as a healing bitch. But I’m good at what I do, and yes I am a bitch so I’m cool with it.
One other bitch of a thing to deal with though is the pre PvP grind. For those 5 minutes of adrenaline, I spend hours working my little CHOTA butt off. I’m either grinding for chips, leveling trade skills, or buying whatever I can’t make just to be prepared for a fight at any time. These days I don’t pass up a fight. Win or lose I always walk away with a little Death Toll and Faction so every fight is a good fight.
I can say I’ve recieved a LOT of help. I mean Mr Hateful (Exile) gave me my pistols. Reaven (Saints) helped me out a ton with builds. Misbee Haven (KAOS) has helped me practice and has given me a ton of pointers. And whenever I run out of something mid battle (which I try like hell not to do) someone always steps up to help me out, whether it’s with some buff foods or some bandages. I can’t thank these folks enough. Without that help there’s no way I’d continue to get my butt kicked on a regular basis and yet keep coming back for more.
Sometimes I wonder why I put myself through that grind. Why I put myself up in front of the firing squad. I mean there’s so many other things I could be doing. Gawd knows my ex would have liked to get me off the computer more often.
Thing is though right now there’s nothing else that compares to those five minutes when I’m healing the guys and gals of Fallen Earth through a brutal furball fight.
Sidestepping bullets, dodging knives, I’m doing everything in my power to keep myself alive. The longer I stay alive, the longer my gamma and stamina pool are reserved for nothing more than keeping my peeps off the ground.
When we win a battle, to me, it’s pretty freakin’ epic. Even if I don’t manage to get a single kill shot off during a fight, I’m working my ass off to keep people alive.
I really enjoyed being a hard hitter in the last patch. Geistig could put out some serious damage with her build. In this patch I’m still working on doing that as ranged DPS. I’m still getting the hang of swapping over from melee to pistols. That being said, for the time being I’m racing around healing for the most part and waiting for clear shots at enemy targets.
Why not just try to shoot everybody? You might ask. Well for one I don’t want to have to heal a clan mate because I just pumped lead into their ass. I’d much rather try to keep them healed up while they have clear shots at the enemy.
This means the enemy is forced on expending their energy on their abilities and keeping themselves healed. Meanwhile my guys and gals only have to work on beating the piss out of the other side. Something about that just makes me feel all warm and fuzzy on the inside.
Ok for being cute I have a teeny tiny mean streak. I promise I only let it out once in a while and I don’t feed it after midnight.
PS yeah that is another thing about Fallen Earth I should reserve for another post. There are a lot of gals who play Fallen Earth and I really like that. So two thumbs up to all the ladies of Fallen Earth. Keep kicking ass.
If someone told me I’d be this into PvP just 6 months ago, I’d have told them that they needed a check up from the neck up. Thing is though I got totally hooked that first day I threw up my PvP flag and ran around New Flagstaff giggling like a maniac. Yeah sometimes it’s frustrating, sometimes it’s maddening, but for the most part it’s just wicked fun to fight.
Until next time, I’m getting Geisty lost in the wastelands, probably chasing after more KAOS and hoping my gamma holds out.
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We finally have a date for when Fallen Earth goes Free to Play! Linus posted today on the Fallen Earth Developer blog about all the details including the prices.
The subscription packages start at a whopping $0 and go up to $29.99. It looks like only the folks who go in for the $29.99 package can share the “Commander Aura” which can boost stats for the players in the other subscription packages.
Keep in mind that these are still scheduled for balancing, but this is definitely looking closer to final.
They also announced that there will be Veteran rewards. It looks like we’ll get a free subscription upgrade once F2P goes live, some free marketplace items, and a Veteran Reward item that hasn’t been announced yet. I’m looking forward to seeing what that is.
It looks like there will also be some more world events which will be awesome for PvE folks. Linus mentioned that there will be more content for PvP players, but I didn’t really see anything specified in the article. Hopefully they don’t try to combine the PvE world events with PvP. That NEVER goes over well because a lot of the folks that really enjoy PvE don’t enjoy PvP.
I do look forward to seeing how these are implemented though. They sound pretty exciting. I mean being able to change the lore of a game based on player interaction? That’s huge!
It looks like there’s also going to be an event celebrating Fallen Earth’s 2 years in operation. It’s going to be a faction deal so that should be pretty huge. Hopefully it’ll help me grind enough faction to get at least my 540k gear set.
Oh yeah I need to get to work on that tonight too, hehehe.