Firefall Catch-All

Any highlights?

*snoooore* *snort!* Zwuh? We're doing what now?

Okay.

Cool.

I just had it on in the background, but it sounds like the world will change as players work to push back the melding (toxic areas) and they have about 12 square miles currently worked on and plan to keep adding as they can / melding gets pushed back. There is one battleframe yet unannounced with hints at what it is in a cosplay video they put out. Battelframes will not be allowed to equip every ability for that class at once, so as to keep it from being button mash-y. Open world stuff should be going live "soon" for those in the beta.

Phobos, a dev on the Firefall forums[/url]]This Saturday, technical designer and faceblaster extraordinaire Xenogenic, and myself will be live on Twitch.tv broadcasting the latest beta build, answering viewer questions, and getting teabagged by current beta testers. Be there or be forever alone.

When: Saturday, January 28th starting at 11am Pacific
Where: http://twitch.tv/r5studios
Who: Technical Designer, Xenogenic. Community Manager, Phobos.
Why: Because we feel like it.

Hope you guys will join us.

I'll probably miss it, but I'd like to see it running in it's current state. Scratch that, I just wanna play the stinking game.

I'm in the beta. If I get invites to send out, I'll be sure to come here first.

Finally! One of us gets in!

LiquidMantis wrote:

Finally! One of us gets in!

Well I've been lurking a lot and posting a little over on their forums. Supposedly that helps. The funny thing is, I was actually just thinking to myself yesterday of giving up on browsing their forums. This is mostly because, reading other forums hurts my brain. I couldn't help myself eventually and had to go and make an entire post pointing out the poor grammar and typos of someone who made a topic about a grammar mistake and labeled it as a typo. Coincidentally, that was the only post that earned me 'likes' from other people.

Do want to hear more!

Fedaykin98 wrote:

Do want to hear more!

More about my experiences in the forum? Because that's all I can talk about. The Beta is under NDA. I can only tell you that I'm in it.

And I just realized I'm not gonna be able to play this weekend!

EDIT: I actually did get some time in the beta.

Also, news from their forums that was also tweeted:

Last week we sent out our largest wave of invites ever. A total of 10,000 invites were sent by Red 5 and over 8000 invites were given to our beta testers to give out just the week before. This more than doubled our existing beta users.

So, they say the pace is picking up, but the post also says no new invites this week since they found some issues with scalability they need to fix due to the increase in players.

Keith goes on to explain how Firefall integrates its PvP maps into the rest of the open-world design, primarily by giving non-combatants the option to stop over and watch arena matches and various conflicts in certain designated cities. Check out this and more via the full video after the break.

Now that's some info I didn't know.

MZ - Are you signed up for the beta yet?

Boooo I wasn't in that wave of invites

Signed up but not in yet. Bah.

Michael Zenke wrote:

Signed up but not in yet. Bah.

You and 200,000+ other people according to the number of forum members on their site.

Anyone else get an invite? I got two to hand out and promptly gave them out to other goodjers.

mrtomaytohead wrote:

Anyone else get an invite? I got two to hand out and promptly gave them out to other goodjers.

Good man! Though a great man would have given one to me!

Spoiler:

Just kidding...I don't have any time for anything but iOS games with this 7 week-old I'm hanging with right now. Hopefully core gaming will be back on the menu by the time this game goes live. :)

I sure would like an invite one of these days. Oh yes I would.

I know a lot of you all would, Lobster. Just so everyone's clear, I skipped sending my 2 invites to some friends so I could put them in the hands of goodjers. I did this because I knew with GWJ, it would help grow our numbers / chances of getting in the game and my friends would likely just sit on any future invites and do nothing with them. Plus my friends have been obsessed with Dungeon Defenders lately, and I haven't really, so I decided to let them keep going with that.

I wasn't making any accusations. Just making a general statement.

LobsterMobster wrote:

I wasn't making any accusations. Just making a general statement.

No backpedaling on this one! Grow a spine and stand by your slanderous accusations!

If you're gonna be at PAX East, make sure you visit the Firefall booth so you can be guaranteed access to the beta.

mrtomaytohead wrote:

If you're gonna be at PAX East, make sure you visit the Firefall booth so you can be guaranteed access to the beta.

Anyone want to cosplay as me at PAX East?

In 9th grade, a girl came to the drama club Halloween party as me. It can be done!

NDA drops at PAX East.

Among a few other things. I hope everyone at PAX from around here goes to check this out, since we've already got 74 people (I may have counted in a spreadsheet while bored at work) who have posted in this thread, and most still don't have access to the game.

mrtomaytohead wrote:

If you're gonna be at PAX East, make sure you visit the Firefall booth so you can be guaranteed access to the beta.

I only hope that this will be released to the general public before PAX Prime so that I don't regret not PAXing this year as much...

I'd love to check this out but have never been able to get to either of the PAX's (which I'd love more to be honest).

NDA is dropped. But I can't talk about past experiences, but I'm loving the game so far. Here's a trailer they just released:

Also available on gametrailers if that one disappears.

The GT one is in HD, so watch that one.

Lesson 1) Never trust a man named Nostromo.
Lesson 2) Especially if he refers to a lady named Bathsheba.

This is the first decent gameplay footage I've seen. It looks kind of delectable. Plus, you know. Yogs.

Can't wait to give this a try - really impressed by everything I've seen so far.