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Primus Palus
02-06-2013, 04:56 AM
In collaboration with forum user Rokkrwolf (http://forums.defiance.com/member.php?4355140-Rokkrwolf) he and I will be posting up a compiled list of frequently asked questions we've found on the forums, in the streams, etc and list them here with the best answers we've found. This is information publicly available and not a result of having direct access to the game.

Please note that this is not official by any means and most if not all answers are subject to change. If you should find something inaccurate please let us know and we will change it. If you find a question that pops up and is deserving of being added, also let us know and we'll get it on here.

This is intended to hopefully cut down on the forum clutter as the game gains more recognition and popularity. So without further ado, Rokkrwolf and I bring you the FAQ's.



Game Overview:

Q. What is Defiance exactly?
A. Defiance™ is the first multi-platform open world third-person shooter, that in a ground-breaking entertainment experience, interconnects with a global television program on Syfy. The game combines the intense action of a console third-person shooter, with the persistence, scale, and customization of an MMO, while its TV counterpart exudes the scope, story, and drama of a classic sci-fi epic.

Being developed for the PC, Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, Defiance unites the MMORPG and Shooter game genres across the most popular platforms.

The game is being developed by Trion Worlds.


Q: How does the game link to the show?
A: There will be a lot of element and key moment's that will crossover between the game and the show. As to the details they don't wish to spoil any for us so they are kept secret.

The characters will for example will have tie in's to the game because they will be travel between the two locations of San Fransico and St. Louis aka "Defiance".


Q. When is the game going to be made available?
A. The game is scheduled for launch on April 2nd, 2013


Q. Is there going to be a subscription fee like your average MMORPG?
A. No. The game is "buy to play". In other words, you purchase the retail copy of the game, and then enjoy the game without having to pay additional fees per month.


Q. How will the consoles and PC's work together? Is this a cross platform game?
A. Right now the game is not looking to be able to support all systems in the same environment at the same time (for release). Though the developers have stated that they currently in a closed environment, have the capability of all systems playing together. It is not expected to be cross platform in that regard for release.


Q. How about players from across the globe? Can I in the U.S. play with someone in the UK?
A. The developers have stated that they are currently evaluating the game and how it will function globally. There is no definitive answer on whether you will or will not be able to play with those across the globe directly.


Q. How many players can play at a single time?
A. You can have hundreds to thousands playing in the same world at a time.


Q. What are the system requirements for the PC?
A. The following is what is described as the beta minimum specs:

Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8
At least 2 GB System RAM
Intel Core 2 Duo 2.0 GHz CPU or better
512MB video card (NVIDIA GeForce 8600 class or better)
ATI Radeon HD 2900
Intel HD 4000 integrated graphics
DirectX 9.0c
DirectX 8.1 compatible sound card
Broadband internet connection or better
At least 15 GB free hard drive space


Q. What is the background for the map of the game?
A. The map is centered around much of the bay area of San Francisco, California. While the exact dimensions are not yet known, it is EXTREMELY large. So much so that all new players will receive an ATV at the start of the game.


Q: Is there any real difference between what platform you choose to play on?
A: Short answer, no. The only real difference will be the controls. But the experience of the game/missions/side missons ect will all be the same.



Pre-Ordering:


Q. Where can you pre-order the game from?
A. You can currently pre-order the game directly from Trion Worlds, most retailers to include but not limited to: Amazon, Amazon UK, GameStop, GAME, MMORPG.com, Origin, etc.


Q. What are the different types of packages available:
A. There is a full list of digital and retail editions listed here: http://defiance.com/en/pre-order/digital-editions/ Understand that not all retailers will offer each of these packages.


Q. What are "bits" and how much are they worth? What are other explanation of items included in the pre-order packages?
A. For most pre-order answers, view the pre-order FAQ here: http://forums.defiance.com/showthread.php?1402-Preorder-FAQ



Account Specific:

Q. What are Arkhunter codes?
A. In total there will be (at this time) 120 codes for players to locate. These codes are hidden on websites, in advertisements for the game, and given during live streams from the developers.
These codes when applied to your "Ego" can grant you special bonuses in the game at launch. To apply those codes, visit the following link: http://defiance.com/en/my-ego/


Q. Is there a list somewhere of these codes?
A. A forum user Uberninja has compiled the working codes into a Google Spreadsheet: http://forums.defiance.com/showthread.php?1517-ArkFall-Code-Spreadsheet You can get those codes from there. You can also discuss with other forum members in the following thread to keep up to date on new codes found or where people have been searching here: http://forums.defiance.com/showthread.php?934-quot-Hidden-quot-Code-list-discussion


Q. How does someone get involved in the testing of the game?
A. There are two different ways to get access. The first is through what is being called, "Alpha Testing". This is accomplished by getting a direct invite from the development team through community contributions, stream interactions, etc. This grants you continuous access to the testing of the game in a more private environment.

The second way to gain access is through public "Beta Testing" where codes are given out from the development team on the official site, through streams, or found on various fan websites. These are timed events consisting of a weekend of testing. Thus far there have been three planned events.


Q. How can I increase my chances in becoming an Alpha tester rather than a Beta tester?
A. You'll want to show the development team through the forums, streams, etc that you deserve it. There are no set conditions for obtaining Alpha status.



Character Specific:

Q. When I create a character, can I have different species, sex, etc?
A. Yes. You can have both male and female characters. You can also have alien and human characters. The exact species are not yet released yet.


Q. What is the character background?
A. Each player is an Arkhunter. Which means you hunt down Arkfalls and ArkTech. You are employed by a company called, Von Bach Industries. Your goal is to gather as much of the alien technology as possible.


Q. Is there a level cap or character leveling system?
A. There is, sort of. Characters level, but in the sense that they become more experienced in certain weaponry or actions. You don't traditionally level up to gain access to skills, but are constantly evolving your character how you see fit.

The level cap is not exact, but estimated to be somewhere near 5,000. This equates to a person having played for hundreds if not thousands of hours (an example given by developers was someone who ranked around 300 with an extensive amount of gameplay).


Q. Are there classes?
A. There is an "origin" system. You will pick something that you're comfortable with that starts off with certain perks towards specific weapons (a backstory archetype). But beyond that point, you can venture off into any area of weapons you so desire.

For example, you can start off geared towards Snipers, but then evolve your character around light machineguns without penalty.

There are also things called Ego abilities. There are 4 main abilities/EGO Powers you choose from at the beginning.

Blur - Increases the hosts speed for a limited time allowing the host to more effectively dodge enemy attacks. This also increase melee to full damage against shields.
Cloak - Renders the host invisible to the enemy. This will also recharge your shields once you cloak. Any damage given or sustained will deactivate it.
Decoy - Creates a holographic duplicate of the host, momentarily distracting the enemy. Additionally if you use the power again you will swap places with the decoy.
Overcharge - Applies a bionetic bonus to the host's weapons allowing for greater damage to enemies(10%) and reduces recoil. Additionally it will also instantly reload your current weapon.

There are 48 total abilities/ego powers (possibly more in the future) afterwards to choose from it really depends on your play-style as to what you choose. Essentially in the long run you could possibly obtain all abilities/ego powers.

A good description of how EGO works in the game can be found in the starter video found here: http://youtu.be/LTtup_5yk-Y


Q. What exactly is EGO?
A. EGO stands for Environmental Guardian Online. It is the latest innovation from Von Bach Industries. A symbiotic neuro-muscular bionetic implant, EGO alters its host at the genetic level*, providing encyclopedic heads-up intelligence, while simultaneously unlocking and managing corporeal-maximization, or EGO Powers.

Head to: http://vonbachindustries.com/en/?CAS_REDIR=true for additional information.


Q. How does healing work if there is no medic class?
A. There are medical guns in the game that aid in healing other teammates. These can be used by all players and not restricted to certain types of players.


Q: What's the best winning combo in a game like this?
A: The best winning combo is "Don't die, shoot first."


Q: Will the shields have different abilities?
A: Short answer, Yes. The shields be be very varied and contain different attributes just like the weapons.


Q: What is the penalties in dying?
A: Dying will cost scrip to revive. However there is a "Second wind" feature where if you do get down you can self revive which is on a cooldown after use.

Q: How much will gear impact your stats?
A: The way your stats are impacted is a lot in shield and weapons will do the most impact to your stats. It's still a lot about a players skill. Just because a player has say the best gear in the game doesn't mean he will destroy all the new players. If you are a better player you will win.



Development/Mechanics Specific:

Q. Aliens? What's the deal?
A. The game is set in a period following what is called the "Pale Wars". This was a human and alien war that occurred which changed and shaped the world as we know it. Aliens brought to Earth Arks, which were ultimately destroyed in the wars, and are now fought over by humans and aliens alike.


Q. What are Arkfalls?
A. Arkfalls are events within the game that periodically appear as falling alien technology (Arks) plummets to Earth and become fought over by humans and aliens. The technology (Arktech) gained from these Arkfalls are used in improving human technology.

Basically, think Rift and the events that appeared throughout the game at random times. These are treated in the same way and become co-op battles as you fight alien creatures.


Q. So there are co-op battles, are there missions as well?
A. Yes. The game features an extensive mission questing system as well as group based instances (raids). You can group up with 4 other players in the general questing and complete objectives for NPC's that will yield rewards for you to use throughout the game.


Q. Ok, is there PvP involved too?
A. Yes. There are a number of modes and means of gaining access to PvP that allows you to combat other players. You can level up through PvP gaining access to advanced armor that you can show other players how involved you are.


Q. Is there a PvP lobby? How does joining a match work?
A. You can queue up for PvP and a countdown timer will appear in the top left corner of the UI that will give you updates on when you'll be entering the match. Meanwhile, you can run amok on the main map while you wait.


Q. Does player ranking or Ego rating come into play for PvP?
A. For deathmatch and similar modes, you will be joining matches with similar ranking members to even players out. In open world PvP (Shadow War) ranking does not come much into play.


Q. Is there a separate PvP ranking system?
A. There is a "rep" system and means of gaining notoriety that will allow you access to exclusive PvP outfits, and PvP gear vendors.


Q. Are there PvP rewards, are they greater than PvE rewards?
A. There are rewards, but you do not advance any faster through PvP vs PvE.


Q. So there's PvE and PvP, what specifically can I do in the game?
A. Well there are among several different things you can do in the world.

Main story missions - Self-explanatory. (Can be done cooperatively)
Side missions - Self-explanatory. (Can be done cooperatively)
Hotshot - No info as of yet.
Time Trial - No info as of yet.
Rampage - No info as of yet.
Emergency - No info as of yet.
Raids - Join up and attack enemy strongholds.
Random missions - Such as saving farmers, repairing objectives, these will show up randomly while traveling. (Automatically cooperatively for anyone in the area)
Competitive Multiplayer - TDM, Cap and Hold, Gather resources and bring them back (16vs16, 32 players)
Shadow War - A major pvp objective-based event held in the overworld. It is completely a opt-in event. You will see this happening around the world and even able to spectate watching the other players battle it out. Or jump in yourself and cause mass mayhem. (Up to 96 players max)
Co-op/Dungeons Instances - Self explanatory, enemies will scale depending on the amount of players. (Currently only up to 4 players)
Arkfalls - Random server event that happens in random locations around the world. There are several types of Arkfalls.
Minor - Small amounts of arktech, random enemies.
Raider Decimation - Small amounts of arktech, this involves Raider enemies.
Scrapper Disruption Small amounts of arktech, this involves Scapper enemies.
Major - Enormous amounts of arktech rain into the planet, with dark blackening skies, this will attract Hellbugs and the infamous Hellbug Hellion.
Hellbug Extermination - Major arkfall, this involves several waves of Hellbug enemies followed by a Hellbug Hellion at the most major crash site.
Misc. Challenges - Additionally to a few of these there will be additional challenges to complete.


Q. Can you turn on/off the weapon hit damage numbers?
A. Absolutely.


Q: Is the a cover system?
A: There isn't a sticky cover mechanic system like you might see in Ghost Recon Online. But of course you can crouch behind things. There is also no proning in the game. Consider this to be more of a fast paced action game.


Q: Is there a night and day cycle to the world?
A: Short answer, Yes.



Vehicles:

Q. What types of vehicles are there? Can I have an air vehicle?
A. There are a number of ground vehicles to include but not limited to:
A-Tex Growler Pro / Extreme
Ceberus
Challenger
Hannibal 800TR Quad
Hauler
Rollers
Titan combat utility vehicle
Transport

They can be geared for different purposes such as mobile spawn locations, transports, weapon platforms, etc. There are currently no air vehicles in the game due to Arkfalls and the dangers of the sky.


Q. Do vehicles respawn, are they instant, etc?
A. In short no, there is a cooldown associated with how the vehicle mechanics work.

For instance if a vehicle is destroyed the cooldown may take longer, if you just get off the cooldown will be much shorter.


Q. Can vehicles be customized?
A. Yes, you'll be able to change skins/colors, weaponry, and more as its associated to the vehicle.


Q. Is there a racing element to the game?
A. Yes. You can access region races where the top time is displayed on a leaderboard for those involved.



Social Elements:

Q. Can we have clans and friends in-game?
A. Yes, there is a clan system that is being implemented into the game. It is unknown if it will be ready for the release. You can currently send invites to other players and group with them in-game (up to 4 in a group).


Q. Will there be crafting system?
A. The Salvage Matrix will essentially be the tool you use to modify/customize your weapons and outfit. So short answer yes in it's own form. But in the form of actual crafting such as finding parts and making a weapon then no, maybe possibly after launch.


Q. How does looting work in the game?
A. The game used a system of shared loot. What you kill becomes shared among your group. If you are solo and you kill something, you do not need to be worried about someone else coming along and taking your rare items. Some common loot is shared among all involved based upon your involvement in the kill.


Q. What kind of loot can you expect?
A: Kills will drop such things as "scrips", ammo, shields and weapons. Some of them like the bits and ammo will auto pickup. Where as the shields and weapons you will need to press a button to pick them up.


Q. Is there a hub city or safe zone?
A. There are NPC owned properties aka "Hot Spots" and areas where you can visit and interact with one another and NCP's. Each region has areas like this that players can interact with each other and socialize.


Q. Does the game feature VOIP (Voice over IP)?
A. Yes it does. In one of the dev streams, you can clearly hear members of a team talking during a PvP match.


Q. How many Factions are in the game?
A. There will be many different factions throughout the game. These are the following factions that we currently know of (more TBD):

Top-Notch Toolworks
Soleptor Enterprises
Von Bach Industries
Echelon
Paradise Territory

Hostile factions include:

Dark Matter
Hellbugs (scientific name Scylla Formicida)
Earth Military Coalition or Mutants
Ninety-Niners
Raiders
Scrappers

Each faction will have their own reputation system, like WoW, the more reputation the better unlocks/rewards you can get from them.


Q. Are there going to be achievements?
A. Yes there are standard achievements for both XBOX 360 and PS3. But additionally Defiance has it's own achievements to keep the players always progressing towards something. They are called "Pursuits" as you complete more pursuits it will unlock more content.


Q:Are there emotes and what emotes can we expect to see?
A: Short answer, Yes. There are several emotes players can use (subject to change as they may add more):
Greet
Cheer
Taunt
Dance


Additionally there are commands you can use to talk to other players or call them to help. Here is a list:
Help
Follow
Get In
Get Out
Go
Stay



Weaponry Specific:

Q. What different types of weapons can we use? And will they have different types of ammo/abilities?
A. These are the follow types of weapons listed that we know of:

Assault Rifles
Bio-Magnetic Guns
Bolt-Action Sniper Rifles
Combat Shotguns
Detonators (Grenade Launchers)
Grenades
Infectors
Light Machine Guns
Pistols
Pump Shotguns
Rocket Launchers (Guided)
Sawed-Off Shotguns
Semi-Auto Sniper Rifles
Sub Machine Guns

Different type's of ammo/variations will depend on the weapon type and the modifications you add to it or pickup on the weapons. For example you can pickup/find a weapon with incendiary on it but you want corrosive you can use the "Salvage Matrix" to modify the weapon and change the effect.

*Additionally to the character leveling system there will be a weapon type leveling system as well. The more you use a certain type of weapon eventually you will level and it will raise the stats for that weapon type.

**There are a number of damage types to include but not limited to:
Syphon
Corrosive
Incidnary
Radiation
Eletricity

***There will be 5 additional load outs, which you will be able to swap out on the fly after you unlock them.


Q. Will there be certain points on enemies that will do more damage, will hitboxes be effected?
A. In short yes, but there are different aspects to weapons depending on the damage. For example a sniper rifle will do a lot more damage with a headshot opposed to a body shot. And a shotgun will do more damage to a body shot than a headshot.
There will be weak points on boss etc to aim for to do extra damage.

This is a true pixel perfect shooter "Where you aim is where you shoot", so using the shotgun as a example it's true pellet simulation. When fired it has a certain amount of pellets, the amount of damage done to a player, depends on how many of those pellets actually hit.

Hitboxes for male and female characters is balanced to be the same to not give advantage over using different types of characters.


Q. Is there a melee attack?
A. Absolutely. You can use both a striking attack (similar to a buttstroke) but also equip certain weapons with melee enhancements like bayonets that will increase melee damage. Certain EGO skills also have melee increases.



Expansions:

Q. Will there be expansions for the game?
A. Yes. The exact details of when they will be released, their content, and more has not yet been explained.

Primus Palus
02-06-2013, 04:57 AM
Changelog

02-06-13 - Added beta PC minimum requirements.
02-06-13 - Reformatted the FAQ thread to better organize the questions into categories.
02-06-13 - Added question regarding melee.
02-06-13 - Added a changelog by community member request (thanks Dead_Phoenix).
02-06-13 - Added additional questions from Dev streams (hubs, looting, damage numbers).
02-06-13 - Added additional questions from Dev streams (death penalty, cover system, shields, and more).
02-06-13 - Small edits to existing data and sentence structure.
02-06-13 - Added weapon leveling.
02-06-13 - Added VOIP in the game.
02-06-13 - Added queuing of PvP.
02-06-13 - Added player ranking in PvP question.
02-06-13 - New content from the tutorial/starter video has been added (EGO details, factions, additional vehicles, weapons, and so much more).
02-06-13 - Added new content (day/night cycle, gear and stats, emotes, commands and a missed enemy faction).

Rokkrwolf
02-06-2013, 05:03 AM
*Reserved*

Noted: All info given is directly from developers or other sources that are made publicly available.

Escyos
02-06-2013, 06:19 AM
Those lists do look familiar..... :D

Dead_Phoenix
02-06-2013, 07:44 AM
damn fine work guys, id say sticky it if a dev can proof read it to be accurate to public knowldged ofc.

Primus Palus
02-06-2013, 08:42 AM
damn fine work guys, id say sticky it if a dev can proof read it to be accurate to public knowldged ofc.

Thanks! Yeah I don't have any in-game access, so this is all what we both saw from streams and threads. We're still adding more to it.

Primus Palus
02-06-2013, 11:50 AM
Small change made at the request of Myll_Erik. He seemed to like the thread so far... so we'll continue updating it.

I've added a changelog so you guys can follow and track the additions. I want this to be a comprehensive list of questions we're seeing to the team in hopes that it'll be the definitive source for all new players to look at and become familiar with different aspects of the game.

Escyos
02-06-2013, 11:06 PM
You missed out on the enemy faction Dark Matter

Rokkrwolf
02-06-2013, 11:11 PM
You missed out on the enemy faction Dark Matter

Thanks I'll have him update it, he's currently adding a few things I just sent him.

That faction totally slipped my mind when I sent them to him earlier.

Primus Palus
02-06-2013, 11:55 PM
I've updated everything sent to me and the enemy faction missed. This is turning into quite the encyclopedia. :P But it's pretty close to being complete where should anyone have a question it'll likely be covered.

xScribble
02-07-2013, 11:21 AM
Not sure if I'm allowed to ask a question on here, but when he says "shared loot," does that mean a Sniper who kills from range will be at a disadvantage once the boss enemy drops loot?

Rokkrwolf
02-07-2013, 12:14 PM
Not sure if I'm allowed to ask a question on here, but when he says "shared loot," does that mean a Sniper who kills from range will be at a disadvantage once the boss enemy drops loot?
We are looking into that question, because the devs are still being a bit vague about it.

burnem
02-07-2013, 02:06 PM
Different type's of ammo/variations will depend on the weapon type and the modifications you add to it or pickup on the weapons. For example you can pickup/find a weapon with incendiary on it but you want corrosive you can use the "Salvage Matrix" to modify the weapon and change the effect.

do weapons require purchased or player made ammo, if so what are the expenses involved, eg small arms cheap, rockets hardly worth using due to cost ?

Digital
02-07-2013, 03:20 PM
What exactly are bits? Is it another type of currency along side scrips?

Primus Palus
02-07-2013, 03:40 PM
Not sure if I'm allowed to ask a question on here, but when he says "shared loot," does that mean a Sniper who kills from range will be at a disadvantage once the boss enemy drops loot?

What I gathered from the dev stream but it needs more clarification for sure... the loot system is still being tweaked. But, if you kill something another person shouldn't be able to run up and take your rare loot item. Some items are "shared" when you're in a group. If you're solo it appears to drop items and make them available to the people who put the effort into killing it.

At least that's my understanding but it needs to be explained better.


do weapons require purchased or player made ammo, if so what are the expenses involved, eg small arms cheap, rockets hardly worth using due to cost ?

You can grab ammo off of the ground throughout your missions and after getting kills. As far as I could tell, you don't need to buy say, standard ammo. Rare types of ammo may end up being bought through vendors. I'm not 100% on that until I get in-game.


What exactly are bits? Is it another type of currency along side scrips?

There are a number of "currencies". Bits I gathered were the standard dollar. Scrips I'm not entirely sure on, but it's definitely used throughout as well.

Archangel
02-07-2013, 04:45 PM
Well written Primus.

This is a great compilation of Q&A's.

Primus Palus
02-07-2013, 05:09 PM
Well written Primus.

This is a great compilation of Q&A's.

Thanks, but I don't take all of the credit, Rokkrwolf has been helping with finding specific content to add and sending it to me. We're working together on this project.

Archangel
02-07-2013, 05:12 PM
Thanks, but I don't take all of the credit, Rokkrwolf has been helping with finding specific content to add and sending it to me. We're working together on this project.

Monster Kudos to you both (^-^)b

Escyos
02-07-2013, 05:53 PM
Quite a read. Just letting those who want to know that you can find all this info, and more in depth looks at some of the weapons, tech, game locations, enemy factions etc on the Defiance Wiki (http://en.defiance-wiki.com/wiki/Defiance_Wiki).

Primus Palus
02-08-2013, 02:54 PM
Quite a read. Just letting those who want to know that you can find all this info, and more in depth looks at some of the weapons, tech, game locations, enemy factions etc on the Defiance Wiki (http://en.defiance-wiki.com/wiki/Defiance_Wiki).

I was going to link directly to your wiki site there for the vehicles and noticed not all of them are shown. I'll link the ones that are pictured though (vehicles, weapons, etc).

hhkaal416
02-08-2013, 05:58 PM
I got a question, is there a limit of money like for in example DCUO?

KingMike
02-09-2013, 06:03 AM
I got a question, is there a limit of money like for in example DCUO?

No its not.


-M

hhkaal416
02-09-2013, 07:46 AM
No its not.


-M

Is there a confirmation?

And another question? this game will be in spanish?

KingMike
02-09-2013, 01:37 PM
Is there a confirmation?

And another question? this game will be in spanish?

You have to take my word for it realy ;) cant realy say more then that.

For the spanish question, i realy dont have a clue. I Doubt it.


-M

Primus Palus
02-09-2013, 03:36 PM
You have to take my word for it realy ;) cant realy say more then that.

For the spanish question, i realy dont have a clue. I Doubt it.


-M

I don't know... I'd bet the game will be eventually translated over into Spanish. Even if just the text.

Doz
02-09-2013, 06:27 PM
Good Thread

Thank you

Primus Palus
02-10-2013, 03:19 PM
Good Thread

Thank you

You're welcome... thanks! When we get the all clear, I'll edit some of this text to reflect the specifics found in the game. But with the NDA and all, I can't do that.

Midniteryu
02-10-2013, 08:07 PM
I didn't see this information on here so I thought I'd bring it up.

Scribs is the in-game currency

Bits is the virtual currency you purchase with actual money.

BTW great job on the posts guys I just joined up and it had alot of information I didn't know, keep up the good work :).

Escyos
02-10-2013, 11:08 PM
I didn't see this information on here so I thought I'd bring it up.

Scribs is the in-game currency

Bits is the virtual currency you purchase with actual money.

BTW great job on the posts guys I just joined up and it had alot of information I didn't know, keep up the good work :).

Its "scrip" not "scrib" and I'm fairly sure you can be rewarded bits in game (although it may be a small quantity that can't be used to buy anything)

Primus Palus
02-11-2013, 07:47 AM
Its "scrip" not "scrib" and I'm fairly sure you can be rewarded bits in game (although it may be a small quantity that can't be used to buy anything)

I thought there was something VERY brief said about this, so I'll have to go back and check through the streams. But yes, scrips is the correct term.

Scrips = In-game currency
Bits = "Real" currency

Archangel
02-11-2013, 03:41 PM
Real world money?

So there will be a buy in plan. Oh crap, i better start shoving those green $20 bills away before April. Must buy best gear! Must buy awesome vehicles! must own more bugs to their shtako faces!

Primus Palus
02-11-2013, 04:05 PM
Real world money?

So there will be a buy in plan. Oh crap, i better start shoving those green $20 bills away before April. Must buy best gear! Must buy awesome vehicles! must own more bugs to their shtako faces!

I have NO idea what that stuff will go towards. I imagine they'll have a ton of items in an in-game store for you to spend it on. Vanity items only I hope. But, we'll have to wait and see.

RoadKill
02-16-2013, 10:47 PM
Have any of the devs mentioned any thing bout a trade system or a auction house? Will rare items be bound to toon or be able to be traded after upgrades found?

Escyos
02-16-2013, 10:52 PM
Have any of the devs mentioned any thing bout a trade system or a auction house? Will rare items be bound to toon or be able to be traded after upgrades found?

You can trade (or give) people weapons if you want.

Dubious
02-17-2013, 01:36 AM
I have a question I have not been able to find, and i do not want to make a new thread over it.

Will the PS3 version of the game have a keyboard and mouse support? Again I have been unable to find a question related to this anywhere and if I missed over it I am sorry. Thank you in advance.

RoadKill
02-17-2013, 03:42 AM
Will we be able to purchase the season pass outside of getting the super duper pooper scooper edition?

Midniteryu
02-17-2013, 11:36 PM
Will we be able to purchase the season pass outside of getting the super duper pooper scooper edition?

I wouldn't see why not, the question is when would it be available.

RoadKill
02-18-2013, 05:28 AM
Any one know if there is going to be a mail system? I work second shift and most of my friends and family is on day. Would be nice to trade gear we find when the others sent there and be able to get it to them other then face to face

XeLSiS
02-18-2013, 06:39 AM
Well this will be a heartening move from Firefall... not a bad game just stagnant.

Lets roll this..

Archangel
02-18-2013, 04:48 PM
I will be posting updated questions answered during the Friday Live stream here soon. Keep watching.

Primus Palus
02-18-2013, 08:26 PM
Sorry guys... was REALLY sick the last couple days. Trying to get back into the swing now of all the stuff I've missed. I'll try and answer what questions I can.


I have a question I have not been able to find, and i do not want to make a new thread over it.

Will the PS3 version of the game have a keyboard and mouse support? Again I have been unable to find a question related to this anywhere and if I missed over it I am sorry. Thank you in advance.

Seeing that it is also made for the PC, I would imagine it's a safe bet. You might want to ask that question in one of the streams and see if they respond.


Will we be able to purchase the season pass outside of getting the super duper pooper scooper edition?

I would hope so. I'd get it for sure as long as it's reasonable. I loved the fact that they offered it with the super duper edition, but nothing else in there screamed at me. So I'd just prefer to get it separately.


Any one know if there is going to be a mail system? I work second shift and most of my friends and family is on day. Would be nice to trade gear we find when the others sent there and be able to get it to them other then face to face

I wanted to ask in the stream about a banking system or other means to leave gear for others. Maybe this Friday we can find that out.

Archangel
02-19-2013, 12:23 PM
Sorry guys... was REALLY sick the last couple days. Trying to get back into the swing now of all the stuff I've missed. I'll try and answer what questions I can.



Seeing that it is also made for the PC, I would imagine it's a safe bet. You might want to ask that question in one of the streams and see if they respond.



I would hope so. I'd get it for sure as long as it's reasonable. I loved the fact that they offered it with the super duper edition, but nothing else in there screamed at me. So I'd just prefer to get it separately.



I wanted to ask in the stream about a banking system or other means to leave gear for others. Maybe this Friday we can find that out.

If you would like your questions to be seen and possible read during the live stream. I have started a thread here:
http://forums.defiance.com/showthread.php?2205-Friday-Live-Stream-Question-Compilation

That i have been keeping watch over an updating when people add a question to it. I also try to answer any questions that may have already been answered in previous streams.

fatmanspencer
02-20-2013, 12:05 PM
wanna say thanks for this.

Rokkrwolf
02-20-2013, 12:29 PM
I have a question I have not been able to find, and i do not want to make a new thread over it.

Will the PS3 version of the game have a keyboard and mouse support? Again I have been unable to find a question related to this anywhere and if I missed over it I am sorry. Thank you in advance.
Well to answer you question it is most likely yes. From what I just watched in the IGN video xbox will support a keyboard for the chat. As far as mouse probably not but here's a Q&A for it to be added.

Will you be able to use a keyboard/mouse support with the Xbox 360 version and PS3?
Short answer, Yes for keyboard, still not sure about mouse. If you are not in a clan/group currently or in a competitive match, you can still communicate with everybody in the world and communicate directly.



Additionally Primus, I got a bunch of new info ect I sent to you to add, I need to go through the live stream again but I will send you that stuff later.

Archangel
02-20-2013, 02:25 PM
Hey Rokk i noticed you had a high score in last weeks Friday live stream. lol

During the rocket launcher mini quest your name was 2nd place. I was like "I know that guy!"

<----- Jelly for your Alpha (^-^)b

Rokkrwolf
02-20-2013, 03:44 PM
Hey Rokk i noticed you had a high score in last weeks Friday live stream. lol

During the rocket launcher mini quest your name was 2nd place. I was like "I know that guy!"

<----- Jelly for your Alpha (^-^)b

I had first for awhile, then I noticed in the stream I got bumped down, :c made me sad lol

I was on the stream in several spots ;) I probably shouldn't say anymore.

Archangel
02-20-2013, 04:15 PM
I had first for awhile, then I noticed in the stream I got bumped down, :c made me sad lol

I was on the stream in several spots ;) I probably shouldn't say anymore.

Someday I may be lucky enough to get into the alpha and so when i rush home after work like last week, i will be able to login and join the stream.

Would be a lot of fun (^-^)

Calypso
02-20-2013, 11:50 PM
Is there any more info on what some of the other Ego abilities might be?

Dead_Phoenix
02-21-2013, 08:41 AM
Is there any more info on what some of the other Ego abilities might be?

try here http://www.defiance.com/en/game/technology/ego/

Dayrec
02-21-2013, 08:50 AM
Is there any information on how many servers the consoles will have or there setup?

Archangel
02-21-2013, 09:07 AM
Is there any information on how many servers the consoles will have or there setup?

Nothing yet.

But if you have a question for the Friday stream. In my sig i have a thread that i have been trying to keep up to date with questions asked and answered during the livestream.

Dayrec
02-21-2013, 09:20 AM
Nothing yet.

But if you have a question for the Friday stream. In my sig i have a thread that i have been trying to keep up to date with questions asked and answered during the livestream.

K thanks i'll do that. :-)

Rokkrwolf
02-21-2013, 09:29 AM
Is there any more info on what some of the other Ego abilities might be?

What exactly do you mean other EGO abilities? Do you mean the secondary ones? Because Cloak, Blur, Overcharge, and Decoy are the main 4. As for the rest well those are all pretty much under NDA.


Is there any information on how many servers the consoles will have or there setup?

Well actually we do have a bit of info Arch

Q: Will there be separate servers for separate regions and will other regions be able to access them?

A: There will be several servers for different regions, however you maybe able to play on other regions servers still TDB.

Dayrec
02-21-2013, 09:32 AM
K thanks for the info.:-)

Archangel
02-21-2013, 10:38 AM
Thanks Rokkr,

I added those question to the livestream thread. I think i marked the server one you just answered as answered. But i kept the other one you put in there Dayrec.

lighterdark
02-21-2013, 10:39 AM
Is there a reward from doing Arkfall events? Automatic loot or money? Weapons that drop? I cant seem to find out what happens after you complete these events.

Archangel
02-21-2013, 10:41 AM
Is there a reward from doing Arkfall events? Automatic loot or money? Weapons that drop? I cant seem to find out what happens after you complete these events.

Yes, after the end of an Ark Fall event your damage and healing is added up and compared to everyone else who participated.

Your ranking will dictate what type of rewards you will earn.

We dont know what they will be at this time but you can asume that the higher the rank you place the better the loot, script, xp etc etc.

lighterdark
02-21-2013, 10:47 AM
Yes, after the end of an Ark Fall event your damage and healing is added up and compared to everyone else who participated.

Your ranking will dictate what type of rewards you will earn.

We dont know what they will be at this time but you can asume that the higher the rank you place the better the loot, script, xp etc etc.

Thanks! Is this loot system implemented in alpha testing? Because i seem to get nothing but i do participate in the events for the ~10-15 times it takes maybe im missing it :? Also is there a way to have the auto equip turned off? When ever i get a new item regardless of quality it replaces my current equipment. Thanks again!

Rokkrwolf
02-21-2013, 11:16 AM
Thanks! Is this loot system implemented in alpha testing? Because i seem to get nothing but i do participate in the events for the ~10-15 times it takes maybe im missing it :? Also is there a way to have the auto equip turned off? When ever i get a new item regardless of quality it replaces my current equipment. Thanks again!

Those questions are better asked in the alpha section, NDA reasons.

lighterdark
02-21-2013, 11:27 AM
Oh my bad thanks!

Calypso
02-21-2013, 03:48 PM
What exactly do you mean other EGO abilities? Do you mean the secondary ones? Because Cloak, Blur, Overcharge, and Decoy are the main 4. As for the rest well those are all pretty much under NDA.


This was in the first post

There are 48 total abilities/ego powers (possibly more in the future) afterwards to choose from it really depends on your play-style as to what you choose. Essentially in the long run you could possibly obtain all abilities/ego powers.

Ah, I did not know that the rest were under NDA.

Rokkrwolf
02-21-2013, 04:19 PM
This was in the first post


Ah, I did not know that the rest were under NDA.
Yeah there is the 4 main abilities the rest are secondary but they are still under NDA. I'll have Primus reword it.

Archangel
02-21-2013, 05:16 PM
Ego perks are fun to study, i can't wait till they lift the NDA on those. I'm looking forward to a comprehensive list of their powers and upgrades.

A s0t
02-22-2013, 01:24 AM
Hi. i didnt see how you link your xbox live or psn to the defiance website for arkfall codes? is it going to be like how ubisoft and rockstar do it?

and another question. not to be mean or anything but what happens if syfy pulls a fox network and does a firefly and cancels defiance what happens to the game?

Archangel
02-22-2013, 08:49 AM
Hi. i didnt see how you link your xbox live or psn to the defiance website for arkfall codes? is it going to be like how ubisoft and rockstar do it?

and another question. not to be mean or anything but what happens if syfy pulls a fox network and does a firefly and cancels defiance what happens to the game?

Good morning A s0t, good questions.

I'm unsure about the arkfall codes and how they will link to your console GT.

As far as the Firefly scenario goes, i belive during one of the live streams or could even be during the IGN they talk about what if the show doesn't take off. The short answer is the game will continue to move forward.

Even though they both exist in the same universe, they are not dependent on each other. I would think we would just see all the TV show characters move to the bay area and live there instead of St. Louis.

JellyBean
02-22-2013, 12:12 PM
When you get your physical copy there will be a code in it that you enter on trionworlds.com and then it links your trion account to your live/psn account. There might be a way to do it right from the console, but on the trion worlds website there is already a link to do it.

Rokkrwolf
02-22-2013, 12:23 PM
When you get your physical copy there will be a code in it that you enter on trionworlds.com and then it links your trion account to your live/psn account. There might be a way to do it right from the console, but on the trion worlds website there is already a link to do it.

I'm not entirely sure about this, I'm going to say possibly seeing as most console games now use a system where you got to enter a key to play online, Im guessing the same key will be used to link your Trion/XBL/PSN account.

Vercilles
02-22-2013, 09:00 PM
Has there been any mention (without violating the NDA of course :) ) that mentions if there will be a "hero" version of raids like in WOW and if say two people went into a dungeon would they recieve the same drops as a full compliment of 5 or does loot scale too?

Rokkrwolf
02-23-2013, 01:24 PM
Has there been any mention (without violating the NDA of course :) ) that mentions if there will be a "hero" version of raids like in WOW and if say two people went into a dungeon would they recieve the same drops as a full compliment of 5 or does loot scale too?

Well this will answer your second question -

Q: Are there any rewards for being in a group? XP? Scrip? Loot?
A: Short answer, Yes. The more players in the group or more players in a area, the better the rewards you will earn.

As for a "hero" or "heroic" type of mode, that would probably be left under NDA but I will ask it for you.

Primus Palus
02-23-2013, 05:06 PM
I'll be making some edits to this over the next 24 hours. After returning back to work from being sick I've had to settle back into the swing of things. Let me get the fixes and changes in and I'll edit the changelog as well. ;)

Rokkrwolf
02-23-2013, 06:05 PM
I'll be making some edits to this over the next 24 hours. After returning back to work from being sick I've had to settle back into the swing of things. Let me get the fixes and changes in and I'll edit the changelog as well. ;)

Welcome back Primus, glad you are feeling better.

TR GunPlay
02-23-2013, 08:46 PM
Awesome job guys, thank you

A s0t
02-24-2013, 12:16 AM
Is there going to be an App for defiance kinda like halo waypoint, where you can see your guildmates? also can you use the chat pad for the xbox 360 controller? thanks for answering my previous questions

edit: clothing options? Is every one wearing the same clothes i watched the one hour with defiance ign video. is it a uniform for an ark hunter

Rokkrwolf
02-24-2013, 10:35 AM
Is there going to be an App for defiance kinda like halo waypoint, where you can see your guildmates? also can you use the chat pad for the xbox 360 controller? thanks for answering my previous questions

edit: clothing options? Is every one wearing the same clothes i watched the one hour with defiance ign video. is it a uniform for an ark hunter
As far as a app there hasn't been any such information on something like it, if there is it's most likely under NDA.

For the XBL chat pad, well I think it's safe to say yes. We are going to have additional keyboard support but I'm pretty sure if you have a chat pad then you are fine either way. I'll try and get it confirmed but I'm about 99% positive it's yes.

I'm not sure how much detail I can go about outfits, NDA again, but I pretty sure it's safe to assume there will be many types of outfits and choices. I'm sure they stated in a few streams you will be able to choose different outfits and colors.

DJBlaze
02-24-2013, 05:15 PM
could you explain what some of the Arkfall code rewards are? like what are they and what they do.

FIRESTORM
REDEEM 66 CODES TO UNLOCK

“SCAVENGER” EGO PERK
REDEEM 105 CODES TO UNLOCK

THUNDERSHOCK
REDEEM 91 CODES TO UNLOCK

A s0t
02-24-2013, 07:29 PM
hi guys, if you can participate in the xbox or playstation beta can you keep your level for the game, or keep a save file like gears of war 3 beta, or do you get reset day 1, if there is a beta for xbox or ps

Rokkrwolf
02-24-2013, 10:11 PM
could you explain what some of the Arkfall code rewards are? like what are they and what they do.

-snipped-

I'd love to answer these rewards for you but technically they are all under NDA, sorry :(


hi guys, if you can participate in the xbox or playstation beta can you keep your level for the game, or keep a save file like gears of war 3 beta, or do you get reset day 1, if there is a beta for xbox or ps

I think it's safe to assume they will all be wiped at launch, that way everyone is on a clean slate. As to a definite answer that's all the info I can give.

Vercilles
02-25-2013, 03:39 AM
Do you know if they have multi-screen support in this game? Or 3d?

DJBlaze
02-25-2013, 05:29 AM
thanks anyway

Archangel
02-25-2013, 08:51 AM
Good morning Defiance community!

New week! New exciting codes to hunt and more questions to post. I'll be getting the questions from last Friday's stream updated so we can see what we may have missed.

Hope everyone had a great weekend.

A s0t
02-26-2013, 04:06 PM
is there going to be a 24 hour day/night cycle? or like gta day/night cycle

Rokkrwolf
02-26-2013, 04:21 PM
is there going to be a 24 hour day/night cycle? or like gta day/night cycle

Short answer, yes.

Doz
02-26-2013, 06:04 PM
I have 2 question for the programer about Defiance install.

1. Please let the installer pick what Hard Drive to install the game on (example C or D) and so on.
I have a solid state HD for the OS Win 7 Pro 64 and a 2nd HD for Games (Defiance) ;)

2. For those that have Origin already installed. To please let installer have the option to install new Origin or keep current Origin.

If I can think of anymore I will post.

Thank you for all good info :D

A s0t
02-26-2013, 06:40 PM
on the 1 hour with defiance i did see something for kincet can you use that pulling apart guns like Ghost Recon: Future Solider or is it under NDA? thanks again for answering my questions

Grue
02-26-2013, 11:30 PM
I know it has been said that console & pc won't share worlds at this time, but I just wanted to confirm that that also means they won't share accounts.. ie if I wanted to play on both a pc world and and xbox world, I'd have to buy the game twice.

Anyone know?

Rokkrwolf
02-26-2013, 11:57 PM
I have 2 question for the programer about Defiance install.

1. Please let the installer pick what Hard Drive to install the game on (example C or D) and so on.
I have a solid state HD for the OS Win 7 Pro 64 and a 2nd HD for Games (Defiance) ;)

2. For those that have Origin already installed. To please let installer have the option to install new Origin or keep current Origin.

If I can think of anymore I will post.

Thank you for all good info :D

I think these are more so suggestions then question for them. But they are good suggestions :)


on the 1 hour with defiance i did see something for kincet can you use that pulling apart guns like Ghost Recon: Future Solider or is it under NDA? thanks again for answering my questions

If there is such a thing surely it is under NDA.


I know it has been said that console & pc won't share worlds at this time, but I just wanted to confirm that that also means they won't share accounts.. ie if I wanted to play on both a pc world and and xbox world, I'd have to buy the game twice.

Anyone know?

Q: If you played Defiance on the Xbox, can you switch over to PC or PS3 and still have your Stats, Characters, Weapons etc.?

A: No, we will not support cross platform accounts or play. Your character, progression and stats will only be available for the platform your playing on.

Desidus
02-27-2013, 07:06 AM
Here is my question.

If we have a artificial intelligence injected into our brain does that mean that we all have Multi Personality Disorder now?

Dead_Phoenix
02-27-2013, 08:45 AM
Here is my question.

If we have a artificial intelligence injected into our brain does that mean that we all have Multi Personality Disorder now?

i can answer that one. yes there doing by creating an ark code hunt through out the internet, as you go between pages it adds a little more to the coding until finally. you go mad

dont worry im on to them and im not there yet... nope...

Desidus
02-27-2013, 09:22 AM
i can answer that one. yes there doing by creating an ark code hunt through out the internet, as you go between pages it adds a little more to the coding until finally. you go mad

dont worry im on to them and im not there yet... nope...

Of course your not... we go mad once we hit 120 and then they send us out.

Archangel
02-27-2013, 10:27 AM
One we hit 120 I will flip out because it will be closer to April 2nd.....*drooools with excitement.

Duskguy
02-27-2013, 06:58 PM
Short answer, yes.

able to say whether the day/night cycle will be based on the actual day (real time), or if it cycles on a set timer, like a day cycle (day->night->day= 5 hours or something?

Rokkrwolf
02-27-2013, 07:05 PM
able to say whether the day/night cycle will be based on the actual day (real time), or if it cycles on a set timer, like a day cycle (day->night->day= 5 hours or something?

Not sure we've had the question answered in that detail I will try and get that answer for you.

Archangel
02-28-2013, 10:02 AM
able to say whether the day/night cycle will be based on the actual day (real time), or if it cycles on a set timer, like a day cycle (day->night->day= 5 hours or something?

I added that question to the Friday Live Stream so hopefully it will be address either then or maybe before or afterwards. They sometimes surprise us and just answer the questions right in the thread.

Tickturd
02-28-2013, 12:41 PM
May be an odd question to some, but i'm curious how robust the control options for the PC version are going to be? I know the keyboard & mouse control options will be insane but I'd love to see some options or support for using a PC gamepad or console controller, I grew up on PC and consoles equally. More options are always welcome.

Rokkrwolf
02-28-2013, 12:43 PM
May be an odd question to some, but i'm curious how robust the control options for the PC version are going to be? I know the keyboard & mouse control options will be insane but I'd love to see some options or support for using a PC gamepad or console controller, I grew up on PC and consoles equally. More options are always welcome.

Well you are in luck because there is support for PC gamepad's and console controllers. They use them all the time in the live streams.

Tickturd
02-28-2013, 12:51 PM
Well you are in luck because there is support for PC gamepad's and console controllers. They use them all the time in the live streams.

Awesome, thanks for the info.

Archangel
02-28-2013, 12:55 PM
Well you are in luck because there is support for PC gamepad's and console controllers. They use them all the time in the live streams.

Pretty much this^

Rokkrwolf for the save!