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.