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Rokkrwolf
02-28-2013, 11:20 PM
In collaboration with several forum users, I will be posting up a compiled list of frequently asked questions we've found across the internet, the forums here as well as others such as Defiance Wiki by Escyos (http://en.defiance-wiki.com/wiki/Defiance_Wiki), 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. (Originally Primus Palus (http://forums.defiance.com/member.php?581590-Primus-Palus) helped with this but has since been MIA)

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



Join us this Friday as we kick off an EXCLUSIVE Defiance Live Stream! This week we sit down actor Grant Bowler, star of Syfy’s upcoming Defiance TV series and go hands on within Grant’s character Nolan in our Defiance PC Beta. We will also host a live Q&A with Grant to answer both your Game and TV show questions.

Make sure to follow us at www.twitch.tv/trionworlds (http://www.twitch.tv/trionworlds) to get notified when we go Live!

When: Friday, March 22nd @ 3:00PM PT
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Join us this Wednesday's and Friday's as we kick off our Defiance Live Stream!

DEFIANCE LIVE STREAM
Wednesday, 1:30 PST
Friday, 4:30pm PST
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Advance Mission BETA 3:


We are proud to announce the third Defiance Beta weekend which will take place on PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3! Our Advanced Mission Beta 3 release will be NDA FREE! So feel free to talk about Defiance on our official forums here (http://forums.defiance.com/) once Advanced Mission Beta 3 is live!

Note: The Alpha NDA is still in place and content around Alpha will remain under NDA until further notice.

Advance Mission BETA 3 Dates:
PlayStation 3 North America: March 19th 8:00am PDT – March 25th 9:00p, PDT
PlayStation 3 Europe: March 20th 8:00am PDT – March 26th 9:00p, PDT
PC Global: March 22nd 9:00am PDT – March 24th 9:00pm PDT
Xbox 360 Global: March 22th 8:00am PDT – March 27th 8:00am PDT



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 Francisco and St. Louis aka "Defiance".


Q: Can you explain the lore behind the show and game?
A: For the most detail explanation of the game please read this article posted on GameInformer - Defiance interview - Rob Hill (http://www.gameinformer.com/b/features/archive/2013/02/25/defiance-interview-rob-hill.aspx)


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. According to recent sources/answers they will indeed have regional servers and have full access to play on any of the servers we wish.


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: Do you know if they have multi-screen support in this game? Or 3d?
A: Defiance will not support multi-screen setups nor will it support 3D tech at this time.


Q: How much hard-drive space is required for Defiance on the consoles?
A: It will be hard drive dependent so you do need to do a installation to a hard drive. It's will be several gigs as to the exact details they are unconfirmed, however note there will be a patch day one.


Q: Will you be able to use a keyboard/mouse support with the Xbox 360 version and PS3?
A: 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.


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 missions ect will all be the same.


Q: Will there be PC gamepad or console controller on the PC versions?
A: Absolutely, yes.


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, they will not support cross platform accounts or play. Your character, progression and stats will only be available for the platform your playing on.


Q: Well as we all know there are separate "Shards" on a server to help separate the players for server load etc. So exactly how many shards are there on a server or how do the mechanics work for it? Which brings up another question of is there a possible way to switch "shards" to join your friends/clans?
A: The servers will favor your groups and friends over random people. In all I don’t have a ton of detail to provide around this as the team is working on the many aspects this question covers as they speak.


Q: When the game comes out will the Alpha still be running to test DLC/Patches or does it end with the games release..?
A: I would assume it will go offline at launch, but there is a good chance they will kick it back on for new content testing etc… but most of that is unknown at this time.


Q: Can you explain what the authenticator will be all about?
A: The purpose of the Authenticator (Either as a Key Fob, iOS App, or Android App) is to add a second line of defense to your account. There have been allot of breaches as of late and many of those have leaked passwords. Many many many people do not have good passwords, combined with the use of e-mail as an account name, many mmo's see hackers using lists of e-mails with known, stolen, passwords with some variation to either get into the account.

An authenticator negates that as even if they have the right password...they will not have the right authentication key. And that in turn protects your account. (The detailed answer was provided by SyberSmoke)


Q: How would the Devs. be active among its fans game wise?.
A: The Devs will be playing the game under their own user handles. They have plans for 'play with developers' events etc. all in the works.


Q: How closely do the writers of the show and the writers for the game work together? Does one of the two group of writers get precedence in decision making or do both teams truly work together?
A: Defiance has been a hand in hand operation from day one, during development they've had their writers in our studio and they've sent some of their developers to theirs as well. They've both given up certain things in order to work with the other side, there are somethings that are very easy to do on film but difficult to do in games and of course it goes the other way.


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.


For a detailed list of the achievement for the Xbox 360 you can find it here - Xbox 360 Achievement (http://www.xbox360achievements.org/game/defiance/achievements/)


For a detailed list of the trophies for the PS3 you can find it here when they are available.



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: Pre-order Digital & Physical Editions (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: Pre-order FAQ (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: MY EGO (http://defiance.com/en/my-ego/)


Q. Is there a list somewhere of these codes?
A. A user by the name of "Superbike32" has compiled the working codes into a Google Spreadsheet: ArkFall Code Spreadsheet (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/lv?key=0ArsAFVgquNyVdGhXdTF0VVZLOEJYTVBSbWtzYTRmbn c&toomany=true#gid=0) you can get those codes from there.

Additionally Dead_Phoenix (http://forums.defiance.com/member.php?4326853-Dead_Phoenix) keeps his sig update and has also started a thread for them - Confirmed Ark Codes *Updated* (http://forums.defiance.com/showthread.php?2698-Confirmed-Ark-Codes-*Updated*)

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: "Hidden" Code list/discussion (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 Human or Irathient characters. There may be additional selections post launch.


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 game play).


Q: Is one bar of health equal to 250?
A: According to Sledgehammer the last time he check, a bar is equal to 250 health


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 back story 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 machine guns 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: Beginners Guide to Defiance (http://youtu.be/LTtup_5yk-Y)

*Additionally if you want a head-start Kalbuir (http://forums.defiance.com/member.php?33179-Kalbuir) has posted a thread found here Defiance-Central releases EGO Grid Application! (http://forums.defiance.com/showthread.php?2828-Defiance-Central-releases-EGO-Grid-Application!) which has a EGO Calculator to help figure out what perks you want to choose ahead of time. For a quick link click here - My EGO Calculator (http://defiance-central.com/ego-calculator/)

** A user by the name of loken (http://forums.defiance.com/member.php?4574485-loken) has also made out a detailed list of all the EGO perks so you can easily build your load-outs which can be found here Perks Break Down for Easy Load-out Building (http://forums.defiance.com/showthread.php?4482-Perks-Break-Down-for-Easy-Loadout-building)


Q: Why did you guys decide on such short amounts of duration for your abilities?
A: This decision was put into place because it allows us to have perks to increase the frequency of ability use. If you could have used them a ton from the get go, by the time you perk out you'd pretty much have them on 100% of the time.


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: Von Bach Industries - Advanced Solutions For An Ever-Changing World (http://vonbachindustries.com/en/?CAS_REDIR=true) for additional information.


Q: 'Failsafe' is only good for one shot, because if you get hit your shields stop recharging. Is this Correct?
A: Short answer, yes.


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 which will respawn you at the nearest extraction point. However there is a "Second wind" feature where if you do get down you can self revive which is on a cool down after use. If you cant afford it, you'll be re-spawned eventually back at your last extraction point. (it'll just take time)


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.


Q: Does Crouching count as standing still or do you have to be fully standing? (for abilities such as 'single minded' and 'fortified stance')
A: “Crouching still” (if that’s a real thing) counts as “standing still”. Our team is rewording the description as we can see how that’s confusing.


Q: Does 'rear guard' and 'combat medic' stack when you are healing someone? b. And if it does, does that mean that you can get down to 0 damage anytime you are hit from behind while healing? c. If that is the case then does that mean that you would never get interrupted in that situation?
A: Yes, they stack and you won’t take damage. If you take those perks you can be the designated reviver.


Q: Does 'sensor sweep' reveal them for good or just for the duration of your decoy? (or until they use the 'cloak' ability again)
A: At the moment you activate Decoy, it turns off the cloak of enemies in the area. They have to wait for the power to refresh to use it again.


Q: Does 'sensor sweep' reveal based on the distance from yourself or from your decoy?
A: You, but since it happens the moment the power is activated it‘s pretty much the same thing as if it was from the decoy


Q: Does 'Crash Test Dummy' reduce damage from vehicle turrets or just from collision damage?
A: Just collision.


Q: In a vehicle with multiple people, does 'hell on wheels' bonus stack?
A: Yes



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.(Arkfalls are capable to have up to 90 players at them)


Q: Can a Arkfall occur in a Shadow War zone?
A: Short answer, Yes. Each zone can have a Shadow war and potentially have multiple arkfall points as well as other random events.


Q: What happens if too many people quit right before Shadow War ends?
A: The system will scale up based on the amount of players currently participating within that Shadow War. If a bunch of people leave the amount of capture points will remain the same.


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 death match 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.
Emergencies - 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 over world. 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 128 players max)
Co-op/Dungeons Instances - Self explanatory, enemies will scale depending on the amount of players. (Currently only 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.

Mutants - Small amounts of arktech, this involves Mutant enemies.
Raider Decimation - Small amounts of arktech, this involves Raider enemies.
Raider Destruction - 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.
Revolting Hellbugs - Major arkfall where several small Hellbug groups arrive at crash sites followed by a Mature Hellbug Hellion rising at a major crash site.
Mother of all Hellbugs - Major arkfall where several smaller Hellbug groups arrive at crash sites followed by a Hellbug Matron rising at a major crash site.



Q. Can you turn on/off the weapon hit damage numbers? We will be able to see the dps?
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 day and night cycle? How long in-game time does it take to go from day to night?

A: Short answer, yes. It takes roughly about 2 hours to go through the cycle currently. If it will stay that way is still TBD.


Q: Will there be a storage, similar to "banks" of fantasy mmo's, where we can store things we want to keep but not carry around?
A: Currently as it stands no, they are looking at one possibly post launch but seeing as their is technically no upper limit to inventory size it may not be needed. TLDR; TBD.


Q: Is there any snow type areas on the map?
A: As much as this seems a silly question it is technically relevant due to the terraforming. But the short answer, No.


Q: Is there a new game+? Once you finish the main story can you restart it with the same character?
A: Short answer, No, There is no current new game+ ability, but the devs have been discussing possible options post launch to add in such a ability it restart the story with the same character.


Q: How many characters can you make or is there just the one?
A: You are allowed to make multiple characters, as to the max still TBD.


Q: Will there be a visual effect when the grenades are ready for those with hearing loss?
A: Short answer, Yes. If you notice in the live-streams once they throw a grenade the bar empty outs and starts to fill.


Q: Is there fall damage?
A: Short answer, No.


Q: Is there going to be an App for defiance kinda like halo waypoint, where you can see your guild mates?
A: They have discussed of such apps like this but as of right now they are not in development, they've been extremely pressed on resources and they've decided to focus on the game itself.



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
Cerberus
Challenger
Duni Shetarru K-Frame
Hannibal 800TR Quad
Hauler
RM Nomad M4
RM Nomad V6 Yellow/White
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 cool down associated with how the vehicle mechanics work.

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


Q. Can vehicles be customized?
A. You currently cannot customize the vehicles per-say. But you can however purchase several types of vehicles and different colors variations of the vehicles.


Q. Can you summon the Cerberus in the open world while questing or it only in shadow wars or instance?
A: Currently the Cerberus is only available in Shadow Wars and certain PVP maps. However there is still tons of vehicles we haven't seen yet.


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.


Q: What are lock-boxes?
A: They are caskets or small boxes typically found by vendor machines. They take scrip and keys to open. You can unlock keys in many different fashions. One of which is participating in Ark Falls.

Depending on the level of the lock-box you wish to use. You will get random items out of it. Starting from 2 random items up to 4.



Social Elements:

Q. Can we have guilds and friends in-game?
A. Yes, there is a guild system that is being implemented into the game. You can currently send invites to other players and group with them in-game (up to 4 in a group).


Q: What functions do guild have and what is there an update on the maximum number of members in a guild? What is necessary to start a guild?
A: You will be able to monitor when guild-mates are on, make a guild channel to communicate through voice or chat. Currently Alpha does not have a 'Guild' cap, but that doesn't mean the team will not cap it in the long run. To start a 'Guild' you need a EGO rating for 50 and 5,000 scrip.


Q: As a group leader will you have abilities to set primary targets so people can assist in focus fire. Or set primary and secondary targets for party members to focus on?
A: As it currently stands, no. But it is something they are looking into as a way for more and more ways to keep improving upon Defiance.


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.


Q: Will voice chat be proximity based?
A: Not exactly, in the over world you won't just hear random people talking which is a good thing. But essentially clan/groups will have voice and you will have a mute feature which will block not only the voice but the text based chat as well for that player.


Q: How early can players expect to be able to start grouping?
A: Essentially right after the tutorial you can group with other players.


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. What you kill/see on your screen is your loot. 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.


Q. What kind of loot can you expect?
A: Kills will drop such things as scrip, 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 or hold to equip.


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. 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

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

Hostile factions include:

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


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



Q: How does the matching of teams work in pvp? Is it based off your power ranking?
A: We use both power and ELO rating for match making. Shadow War only uses Power Rating. The instanced battlegrounds use both Power Rating and ELO rating in order to match the teams up.


Q: Will there be dynamic PVP events besides the shadow war?
A: We are working on additional Shadow War modes but as of right now any open world PvP will be an extension of the shadow war system.



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
Charged 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 quest rewards or random drops.
(You can view some of the weapons and detailed descriptions here - Weapon Descriptions (http://www.defiance.com/en/game/technology/weapons/))

*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:
Electrical – Stuns targeted enemy and nearby enemies for a short period. The burst of electrical activity will short out the Heads Up Display provided by the ego for this duration.
Incendiary – Lights targeted enemy aflame, harming him for a short period of time.
Biological – Attaches biological compounds to a target, slowing them down and causing them to do less damage for a short period of time.
Radiation – Irradiates the target, weakening their armor and causing them to take more damage from attacks for a short period of time.
Syphon – Steals health from the target and transfers it back to the shooter.


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


Q: Does each pellet of a shotgun create a chance to have the element go off? Could you in theory hit a bunch of people with an element in one shot?
A: Short answer, Yes. Each pellet has a chance.


Q: Do weapon proficiency carry over to a new weapon of the same type?
A: Short answer, yes.


Q. Will there be certain points on enemies that will do more damage, will hit-boxes 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.

Hit-boxes 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.


Q: Will the stats of weapons be fixed or randomized?
A: The weapons are going to be a hand-crafted set combinations of stats.


Q: Can you survive a infector shot?
A: Short answer, Yes.


Q: Will critical hits increase chance of elemental effects?
A: Short answer, No. Critical hits only adds the Critical multiplier for damage.



Expansions:

Q. Will there be expansions/new content for the game?
A. Yes. Definitely new areas, which players will definitely be able to take advantage of who haven't paid as far as playing them because they don't wish to separate the player base, however you will not be able to use the things you get/earn from the new content unless you have paid for the content. Not splitting up the player base was a goal they wanted to have not happen. What makes these games important is the social experience. TLDR; There will be both paid and free content in the future.



Additional Information:

Have Android, iOS, or Windows Mobile Phone?(Currently only available on Android) Want to read up on your latest Defiance news/info? Well our own forum user Dominion (http://forums.defiance.com/member.php?1375153-Dominion) has created a Defiance info app for us all to enjoy. You can find his thread regarding the app and updates here Defiance Info Mobile App (http://forums.defiance.com/showthread.php?3223-Mobile-App)

Wish to see more of Defiance? You can check out these streams/videos -
Trion Worlds Friday Livestream (www.twitch.tv/trionworlds) | IGN's Xbox Gameplay Walk Through (www.ign.com/videos/2013/02/20/defiance-one-hour-with-defiance) | The Beginners Guide to Defiance (www.youtube.com/watch?v=LTtup_5yk-Y)

If you have more questions please feel free to ask as well as post them in the Friday Live Stream Question Compilation thread run by Archangel - Friday Live Stream Question Compilation. (http://forums.defiance.com/showthread.php?2205-Friday-Live-Stream-Question-Compilation)



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Rokkrwolf
02-28-2013, 11:20 PM
Changelog

02-06-13
Added beta PC minimum requirements.
Reformatted the FAQ thread to better organize the questions into categories.
Added question regarding melee.
Added a changelog by community member request (thanks Dead_Phoenix).
Added additional questions from Dev streams (hubs, looting, damage numbers).
Added additional questions from Dev streams (death penalty, cover system, shields, and more).
Small edits to existing data and sentence structure.
Added weapon leveling, VOIP in the game, queuing of PvP, player ranking in PvP question.
New content from the tutorial/starter video has been added (EGO details, factions, additional vehicles, weapons, and so much more).
Added new content (day/night cycle, gear and stats, emotes, commands and a missed enemy faction).
02-27-13(Created new thread)
Added in the new vehicles and enemies. Modified the arkfall/vehicle information.
Added in a link to the xbox achievements and to Rob Hill interview, also added Authenticator info. Modified expansion information.
Added new social question like guilds/voice chat/grouping/rewards for groups.
Modified weapon info/questions. Added in several QA's answered by Sledgehammer70.
Added in several video links and a link to Archangel's Friday Questions Compilation. Also added link to Defiance Wiki and to Dead_Phoenix's Confirm Ark Codes Thread.

02-28-13(Created new thread)
Cleaned up/shortened the links.
Added in a Defiance Central Banner. Added in a link for some weapon details.

03-3-13
Removed the stream info will update with new info later.
Modified shadow war and arkfall/over-world player numbers.

03-4-13
Added in/changed some questions/answers with Sledge's reply in Archangel's Thread.
Added in an excerpt to Kalbuir's thread for the EGO Calculator.
Modified the element types. Thanks to Lance.

03-13-13
Added in the Advance Mission BETA 3 information
Added in Live-stream Info for each week.

03-14-13
Edited a bit of info the first paragraphs.
Modified/Added a Additional Info Section. Added in a excerpt for Dominion's Mobile App.

03-18-13
Added additional info thanks to Sledgehammer(Will note which sections)
Added info in Game Overview, Character, Development/Mechanics, Social Elements, and Weaponry.
Modified the Advance Mission Beta 3 info to reflect new Xbox 360 date.
Added EXCLUSIVE Defiance Live Stream info Starring: Grant Bowler, star of Syfy’s upcoming Defiance TV series you may all know him as Nolan.

03-19-13
Added in a excerpt to loken's thread for Easy Load-out Building(Character Section)

03-21-13
Modified the Advance Mission Beta 3 info to reflect new Xbox 360 date.

Rokkrwolf
02-28-2013, 11:20 PM
*Reserved*

Escyos
02-28-2013, 11:22 PM
Yay! I like being mentioned!....Does that make me vain?

Rokkrwolf
02-28-2013, 11:23 PM
Yay! I like being mentioned!....Does that make me vain?

Hehe nope I just figured you should get some spotlight seeing as some info is pulled from you occasionally.

Dead_Phoenix
03-01-2013, 01:37 AM
Yay! I like being mentioned!....Does that make me vain?

uh me too. yay me :)

cjohn157
03-01-2013, 08:37 AM
question about xbox 360 version: from launch can you play with just the disc or does it have to be installed or do you just need room for updates. also is it possible to own property in the game.
(sorry if I posted in the wrong place)

Archangel
03-01-2013, 09:54 AM
Great thread Rokkrwolf. I'll get my links updated as soon as I can to point to here. Very nicely written.

TriDeX
03-01-2013, 12:39 PM
would like to add a question if I may: I perfectly understand series being able to affect the game as soon as something happens, but will it really be possible the other way around? Because most series if not all of them shoot whole season at once, are we looking at 1 year time delay between events in game reflecting on events in series? or is it just one way "transmedial" series?

Archangel
03-01-2013, 01:39 PM
would like to add a question if I may: I perfectly understand series being able to affect the game as soon as something happens, but will it really be possible the other way around? Because most series if not all of them shoot whole season at once, are we looking at 1 year time delay between events in game reflecting on events in series? or is it just one way "transmedial" series?

they have planned events already for season 1 but season 2 is aiming to incorporate a player from the game to guest star in the tc show and much more.

A s0t
03-01-2013, 05:48 PM
what year does defiance take place in and can you walk in downtown San Francisco, today the live stream was in the country side. also the one hour with defiance ign video was also out side of a town

edit: and is anyone on the development team going to play on the xbox 360 or ps3 or just on pc?

Desidus
03-01-2013, 06:17 PM
Thanks for the constant updates Rokkr.

A s0t
03-02-2013, 07:50 PM
is is possible to play as the "bad" guys of the game

Enrg Bar
03-03-2013, 02:17 PM
My question is: If the show is gonna affect things that happen in the game and the game is gonna affect things that happen in the show how exactly is that goin to work if theyre already casting episodes of the show? or are they leaving certain spots in the script open so they can add in events from the game?

Rokkrwolf
03-03-2013, 11:08 PM
what year does defiance take place in and can you walk in downtown San Francisco, today the live stream was in the country side. also the one hour with defiance ign video was also out side of a town

edit: and is anyone on the development team going to play on the xbox 360 or ps3 or just on pc?

Well I guess that question is best answered by asking another question - Which Defiance are you referring too? The game or the show/city? All in all though I'm pretty sure it's 2046 seeing as that is the year that is on a ton of pictures.

As far as city type area's that's pretty much under NDA and if I recall the devs have said it's better left a secret till launch.

The last part is a decent question this might answer it -

Q: How would the Devs. be active among its fans game wise?.
A: The Devs will be playing the game under their own user handles. We have plans for 'play with developers' events etc. all in the works.


is is possible to play as the "bad" guys of the game

Well define what is bad and what is good? I'm sure some people would say Arkhunters are working for a bad guy so that makes you bad.



My question is: If the show is gonna affect things that happen in the game and the game is gonna affect things that happen in the show how exactly is that goin to work if theyre already casting episodes of the show? or are they leaving certain spots in the script open so they can add in events from the game?

I think that would be best to ask a dev, but we mostly get the "You will have to wait and find out."

Escyos
03-04-2013, 05:35 AM
what year does defiance take place in and can you walk in downtown San Francisco, today the live stream was in the country side. also the one hour with defiance ign video was also out side of a town


2046 is the year. You can apparently go to downtown San Francisco and see the TransAmerican building.

Kalbuir
03-04-2013, 06:48 AM
Thank you for adding the ego calculator!

Archangel
03-04-2013, 10:17 AM
Yeah i'm liking the calc. Helps me see what are the next levels of each skill which helps in planning ahead.

Rokkrwolf
03-04-2013, 12:36 PM
Thank you for adding the ego calculator!

No problem it's something that will help people so I felt it should be added in :)

Archangel
03-05-2013, 10:14 AM
Im happy people are using these threads to find their answers. Seems that as we get closer to release, more and more people are showing up on the forums.

DJBlaze
03-06-2013, 09:10 PM
does anyone know if there is any future plans for new character types like the big blue guy in the trailer for the show that the main character is fighting.

Rokkrwolf
03-06-2013, 11:20 PM
does anyone know if there is any future plans for new character types like the big blue guy in the trailer for the show that the main character is fighting.

Well if you saw the dlc packages coming out with the season pass it does include a new alien race to play as so it is possible in the future.

DJBlaze
03-07-2013, 08:58 AM
Well if you saw the dlc packages coming out with the season pass it does include a new alien race to play as so it is possible in the future.
great cause I've seen more races in the show trailer than they have shown on the game and i was a little disappointed.

A s0t
03-07-2013, 02:52 PM
Question: does your character stay on the left side of the screen, or can you move character to right, and will the game auto do it for you in cover? like LA Noir

the pre-order guns, are they going to obsolete after a week; like the level 0 borderlands 2 pre order guns, or can you upgrade them


Edit: yeah the left side over the shoulder, my bad

Rokkrwolf
03-08-2013, 01:13 PM
Question: does your character stay on the left side of the screen, or can you move character to right, and will the game auto do it for you in cover? like LA Noir

the pre-order guns, are they going to obsolete after a week; like the level 0 borderlands 2 pre order guns, or can you upgrade them
I'm going to assume by "stay on the left side" you mean the third person over the should view. Well judging from every video or live-stream it's always been the same so as far as changing it, possibly but if it we could I'm sure we would know.

As far as the guns who knows, we don't know the exact stats of the guns or if they can be upgraded so I guess only time will tell.

DJBlaze
03-08-2013, 04:08 PM
I'm going to assume by "stay on the left side" you mean the third person over the should view. Well judging from every video or live-stream it's always been the same so as far as changing it, possibly but if it we could I'm sure we would know.

As far as the guns who knows, we don't know the exact stats of the guns or if they can be upgraded so I guess only time will tell.
guns get better with use

Rokkrwolf
03-08-2013, 04:10 PM
guns get better with use

Well yes but he wants to know if you can mod it or will there be better stuff within the first few ego levels. Of course the more you use it eventually it will upgrade but that doesn't mean it will be worthy of use after a few ego levels.

A s0t
03-08-2013, 05:02 PM
will you be able to play defiance like a single player game on xbox/ps3 off line? some drunk driver snapped the internet line coming into town like a week ago it's fixed,

Rokkrwolf
03-08-2013, 05:43 PM
will you be able to play defiance like a single player game on xbox/ps3 off line? some drunk driver snapped the internet line coming into town like a week ago it's fixed,

I'm pretty sure no, you have to be connected to their servers.

A s0t
03-08-2013, 06:20 PM
can the medic guns hurt the enemies, or does it heal them, are there any weapons you must be at level X to use this gun like borderlands, or can i grab anything off the ground and shoot
and thanks for the answers to questions

Dragjae55
03-09-2013, 12:38 AM
Can you please explain to me the co-op on here maybe you did before but I didn't understand it and I want to know everything about co-op.

Ravenear
03-09-2013, 03:57 AM
Essentially in the long run you could possibly obtain all abilities/ego powers.
Realy there is no cap for EGO points and we can unlock evrything?

eLbiChaN
03-09-2013, 04:08 AM
I have a question, god forbid the tv show flops or get canceled for whatever reason but the game does really good, will the game continue and will you guys continue supporting it?

DJBlaze
03-09-2013, 10:53 AM
Well yes but he wants to know if you can mod it or will there be better stuff within the first few ego levels. Of course the more you use it eventually it will upgrade but that doesn't mean it will be worthy of use after a few ego levels.

well i asked during live stream and they said they will be able to e modded like all others in the game

Desidus
03-09-2013, 12:17 PM
I'm going to assume by "stay on the left side" you mean the third person over the should view. Well judging from every video or live-stream it's always been the same so as far as changing it, possibly but if it we could I'm sure we would know.

As far as the guns who knows, we don't know the exact stats of the guns or if they can be upgraded so I guess only time will tell.

I can't remember where I heard it but Im pretty sure they mentioned that the guns we recieve from are not meant to be able to carry us all the way through the game, they are a start up bonus. However that said it has been stated that a lvl 100 could take out a lvl 1000. So I can't imagine that weapon upgrades are seriously rediculous or that wouldn't be the case. Meaning that your gun should be good for a little while at least and definitely good for a jump start in the beginning.

A s0t
03-09-2013, 01:17 PM
I have a question, god forbid the tv show flops or get canceled for whatever reason but the game does really good, will the game continue and will you guys continue supporting it?
The game will continue i asked in the FAQ like 2 weeks ago, (and pulled out a firefly example)

Doz
03-09-2013, 07:37 PM
I will be making a male character with a Sniper Rifle

Question: I like to know if I will be able to customize my Sniper rifles crosshairs?

Here is an example of some Sniper crosshairs

424

I play Mass Effects 3 Multi Player online.
Here is my favorite Sniper Rifle Black Widow

425

A s0t
03-09-2013, 10:05 PM
will the playstation move work with Defiance? or NDA

also will there be a super boss where you need 100's of players to kill it, and that same boss be on xbox ps and pc, and stats for how many that super boss has been killed; like the Urdragon on dragons dogma or NDA

is there difficulty like Red Dead Redemption or GTA, or different difficulties like halo, mass effect

Archangel
03-11-2013, 08:08 AM
will the playstation move work with Defiance? or NDA

also will there be a super boss where you need 100's of players to kill it, and that same boss be on xbox ps and pc, and stats for how many that super boss has been killed; like the Urdragon on dragons dogma or NDA

is there difficulty like Red Dead Redemption or GTA, or different difficulties like halo, mass effect

A lot of these will have to be experienced for yourself. Difficulty is up to you to know how hard or easy the game feels to you. There are Ark Fall boss's that could have 100 people there.

Freygea
03-11-2013, 12:54 PM
I have searched and missed this info:

How many characters can you have per account?

A s0t
03-11-2013, 02:02 PM
Is there no love for the Wii or Wii u?

TriEdge
03-11-2013, 02:04 PM
Are there going to be customizable control settings on the consoles cuz I dont like the curent setup

xXxGabraelxXx
03-11-2013, 02:56 PM
Quick question.I was wondering if i own the game disc and someone makes an account can someone borrow my game disc and play the game or is it key coded where you enter the key code and you can play and you have to rebuy the game for the other person?

Cervid
03-11-2013, 05:35 PM
Looked everywhere and can't find this. I read it won't be in at launch, at least a marketplace.

Will there be support for trading items and bits? Also, will there be an auction house type function down the road? I realize no crafting at launch limits this, but what about the trade feature? Items BOE, BOP, BOA? Any of you on the streams hear anything?

DJBlaze
03-11-2013, 06:37 PM
Quick question.I was wondering if i own the game disc and someone makes an account can someone borrow my game disc and play the game or is it key coded where you enter the key code and you can play and you have to rebuy the game for the other person?
they will have to create a trion account to link to there console "gamer tag"

Rokkrwolf
03-12-2013, 01:26 PM
I will be making a male character with a Sniper Rifle

Question: I like to know if I will be able to customize my Sniper rifles crosshairs?

Here is an example of some Sniper crosshairs

424

I play Mass Effects 3 Multi Player online.
Here is my favorite Sniper Rifle Black Widow

425


Well looking over all the information we have seen or have been given never once have I see different cross-hairs. Even though it would be a nice addition if it does exists it would be under NDA and or we would have seen it by now.



I have searched and missed this info:

How many characters can you have per account?


Currently there is no set cap on how many characters you can make.



Is there no love for the Wii or Wii u?


People still play these platforms? Lol Joking aside I don't think their intentions would be to add it to the wii doesn't seem like a fitting platform for such a game imo.



Are there going to be customizable control settings on the consoles cuz I dont like the curent setup


Great question, simple answer no clue. I've seen this questions a few times I'm pretty sure we are still waiting for a answer as I haven't seen one.



Quick question.I was wondering if i own the game disc and someone makes an account can someone borrow my game disc and play the game or is it key coded where you enter the key code and you can play and you have to rebuy the game for the other person?


Well I guess to answer this I would have a question for you. Which platform are you referring too? I'm sure PC would bind the account to the key as far as console it might just be the game disc but seeing as the new "Online Play" keys come with most games I think it's safe to say it might have one as well/



Looked everywhere and can't find this. I read it won't be in at launch, at least a marketplace.

Will there be support for trading items and bits? Also, will there be an auction house type function down the road? I realize no crafting at launch limits this, but what about the trade feature? Items BOE, BOP, BOA? Any of you on the streams hear anything?


Well a auction house they said really isn't a need/want for it at this time. I know there was a full reason in one of the streams but it slips my mind at the moment. As far as trading well all I can say is yes there is a trading system. I can't answer the question fully due to NDA but I can say there will be non-trade quest items that you can earn.

DJBlaze
03-12-2013, 03:36 PM
Quick question.I was wondering if i own the game disc and someone makes an account can someone borrow my game disc and play the game or is it key coded where you enter the key code and you can play and you have to rebuy the game for the other person?

if you go to trion ( http://trionworlds.com/en/ )site there is a section to link console (like Netflix account) under settings with account that was added after defiance was added to site.

DJBlaze
03-12-2013, 04:43 PM
why is there no sniper rifle for preorder. it seams that you will be able to snipe pretty well in the game with the ego perks provided.

Cervid
03-12-2013, 06:18 PM
sniper rifle is available on pre order through steam. I guess you have to be on the PC to get that. Lucky me.

DJBlaze
03-12-2013, 06:21 PM
sniper rifle is available on pre order through steam. I guess you have to be on the PC to get that. Lucky me.

damn that blows for me

Desidus
03-12-2013, 07:05 PM
curious cause I can't remember is there a BMG preorder bonus?

Onigummo
03-12-2013, 11:14 PM
Ive been hearing you get head starts or w/e from pre-orders i know how it would work on the pc, but like my self being on xbox 360, how is this going to play into effect? Will we pick it up early based on our pre-orders, or whats the full story on this, as im confused as a rat in a see-through maze.

DJBlaze
03-13-2013, 07:27 AM
Ive been hearing you get head starts or w/e from pre-orders i know how it would work on the pc, but like my self being on xbox 360, how is this going to play into effect? Will we pick it up early based on our pre-orders, or whats the full story on this, as im confused as a rat in a see-through maze.

character is wiped clean and you start from nothing when game comes out so no one has an advantage on game day

Archangel
03-14-2013, 12:24 PM
character is wiped clean and you start from nothing when game comes out so no one has an advantage on game day

This is something I have seen in every beta i have participated in and isn't anything new. All is fair in love and Defiance. :-)

Wildbill
03-14-2013, 01:51 PM
ego code question
Im planning on playing on both the xbox and pc. I was wondering if my account will link both together. so I only have to enter the codes once on one account or do I need 2 accounts. so they both can get the benefits

Rokkrwolf
03-14-2013, 02:34 PM
ego code question
Im planning on playing on both the xbox and pc. I was wondering if my account will link both together. so I only have to enter the codes once on one account or do I need 2 accounts. so they both can get the benefits
Well that's is a decent question we know you can link your accounts to them but I am unsure if you can link multiple accounts to get multiple rewards I will ask for you.

Archangel
03-14-2013, 03:11 PM
ego code question
Im planning on playing on both the xbox and pc. I was wondering if my account will link both together. so I only have to enter the codes once on one account or do I need 2 accounts. so they both can get the benefits

I believe it has been stated that you can link your Trion account to all 3 platforms. So when you get started and you register your copy of the xbox, ps3, or pc you assign it to your Trion account. Similar to how those in beta and alpha can see each copy tied to their Trion account.

So your account can be tied to the 3 platforms but your characters stay on the platform they were created on. You can't login on your pc and start playing as your xbox character.

Rokkrwolf
03-14-2013, 03:44 PM
I believe it has been stated that you can link your Trion account to all 3 platforms. So when you get started and you register your copy of the xbox, ps3, or pc you assign it to your Trion account. Similar to how those in beta and alpha can see each copy tied to their Trion account.

So your account can be tied to the 3 platforms but your characters stay on the platform they were created on. You can't login on your pc and start playing as your xbox character.

Well yeah but his questions is regarding the additional ego perks we get from the ego codes, he wants to know if they tie to all the linked accounts or 1 specific.

Lupis Volk
03-14-2013, 08:20 PM
i have a question about the pre-order beta code for the xbox. will we get it in Australia and if we do. how do we get it? emailed by the retailer?

Desidus
03-15-2013, 12:20 PM
Well yeah but his questions is regarding the additional ego perks we get from the ego codes, he wants to know if they tie to all the linked accounts or 1 specific.

The bonuses are attached to your account so whatever platform you have will get the bonus. It was stated by Sledge that all ark code bonuses will be usuable on all your platforms.

Rokkrwolf
03-15-2013, 01:53 PM
The bonuses are attached to your account so whatever platform you have will get the bonus. It was stated by Sledge that all ark code bonuses will be usuable on all your platforms.

Well I knew they were attached to the account, but wasn't sure that they could go towards all platforms if linked. Any chance you can find the source? I don't doubt it just want to confim.

Wildbill
03-15-2013, 02:20 PM
on twitter they said I only need one account. sooo im guessing I only need to enter the codes once.

A s0t
03-16-2013, 06:41 PM
is there going to be a way to check the "dps" for a weapon

6Strummer
03-16-2013, 10:09 PM
Great thread. Apologies if this has been answered somewhere else but I searched and didn't see it. My PS3 copy is preordered and the Product Registration Code has been entered at the website. I see there is an option to link your Trionworlds.com account to your console. When would this be done, when the game is in hand, or rather in the console, or can I do it now? Should I do it before getting into the beta or wait? I guess just some details on linking accounts would be good. Thanks.

Major Nelson
03-17-2013, 05:29 AM
Great thread. Apologies if this has been answered somewhere else but I searched and didn't see it. My PS3 copy is preordered and the Product Registration Code has been entered at the website. I see there is an option to link your Trionworlds.com account to your console. When would this be done, when the game is in hand, or rather in the console, or can I do it now? Should I do it before getting into the beta or wait? I guess just some details on linking accounts would be good. Thanks.

the actual game will come with a code inside that you will enter at http://defiance.trionworlds.com/start

xScribble
03-17-2013, 10:33 AM
Q: What are Nano effects?

I have to assume it's something similar to elemental weapons, but I can't find any info on them anywhere. It also seems like it will be Sniper specific, since all the Nano perks are near the Cloak EGO power.

A s0t
03-17-2013, 07:21 PM
skip cut scenes. like the 2nd time going through the coop 4 players, can you skip the cut scenes, if there are any

and closed captioning easy turn on before you start to play

darky89
03-18-2013, 08:54 AM
What actually are lock boxes??

Archangel
03-18-2013, 10:28 AM
What actually are lock boxes??

They are caskets or small boxes typically found by vendor machines. They take scrip and keys to open. You can unlock keys in many different fashions. One of which is participating in Ark Falls.

Depending on the level of lockbox you wish to use. You will get random items out of it. starting from 2 random items up to 4 i believe?

Rokkrwolf
03-18-2013, 02:14 PM
is there going to be a way to check the "dps" for a weapon

Short answer, Yes.


Great thread. Apologies if this has been answered somewhere else but I searched and didn't see it. My PS3 copy is preordered and the Product Registration Code has been entered at the website. I see there is an option to link your Trionworlds.com account to your console. When would this be done, when the game is in hand, or rather in the console, or can I do it now? Should I do it before getting into the beta or wait? I guess just some details on linking accounts would be good. Thanks.

As Major Nelson said there will probably be a code in game case at launch so we can link it to our account.


Q: What are Nano effects?

I have to assume it's something similar to elemental weapons, but I can't find any info on them anywhere. It also seems like it will be Sniper specific, since all the Nano perks are near the Cloak EGO power.

Very decent question, I for one have a been bit curious to this myself. I am assuming it has something to do with the weapons elemental effect, aka a nano effect is the trigger effect of said elemental effect. At least that's how I take it I'll try and get a more concrete answer for you.


skip cut scenes. like the 2nd time going through the coop 4 players, can you skip the cut scenes, if there are any

and closed captioning easy turn on before you start to play

Short answer, Yes and yes.

Archangel
03-18-2013, 02:24 PM
Nano effect is the elemental effect. But instead of calling it elemental effects they went with Nano to be different. There are perks which increase the likely hood of your nano effects thus meaning your guns elemental effect will proc more often.

Nano = Elemental in a nut shell... :-)

I dont see what else it could mean but i can post this in the Friday Live Stream Thread so we can get an answer soon. (^-^)b

Rokkrwolf
03-18-2013, 02:49 PM
Nano effect is the elemental effect. But instead of calling it elemental effects they went with Nano to be different. There are perks which increase the likely hood of your nano effects thus meaning your guns elemental effect will proc more often.

Nano = Elemental in a nut shell... :-)

I dont see what else it could mean but i can post this in the Friday Live Stream Thread so we can get an answer soon. (^-^)b

I figured it may be something else seeing as they say elemental effects and other times nano, so who knows.

Also I update the thread to show Sledge's new answers, I left out a few because well they weren't the actual answer.

Archangel
03-18-2013, 03:17 PM
I figured it may be something else seeing as they say elemental effects and other times nano, so who knows.

Also I update the thread to show Sledge's new answers, I left out a few because well they weren't the actual answer.

Nice:-)

Hey Rokk we need to get you added to my wife's and my friends list. They did an Alpha wipe so its starting all over.

darky89
03-18-2013, 04:04 PM
They are caskets or small boxes typically found by vendor machines. They take scrip and keys to open. You can unlock keys in many different fashions. One of which is participating in Ark Falls.

Depending on the level of lockbox you wish to use. You will get random items out of it. starting from 2 random items up to 4 i believe?

Thank yous.

yhw
03-19-2013, 07:12 AM
Does my console need to stay connected to the internet if I want to play alone? I ask this because my internetconnection is quite unstable at times.

darky89
03-19-2013, 09:11 AM
Does my console need to stay connected to the internet if I want to play alone? I ask this because my internetconnection is quite unstable at times.

It does I'm afraid.

Archangel
03-19-2013, 07:45 PM
Thank yous.

No problem (^-^)b

Vexedbit
03-21-2013, 03:24 AM
Great job on this thread. Thanks!

Question: On some of my items, there is a number associated with them yet some do not. Why is this? The number seems to be the same as my EGO rating.

I suppose second question...what exactly is EGO rating?

Archangel
03-21-2013, 09:12 AM
Great job on this thread. Thanks!

Question: On some of my items, there is a number associated with them yet some do not. Why is this? The number seems to be the same as my EGO rating.

I suppose second question...what exactly is EGO rating?

The number on the item represents the minimum ego rating you need to use it.

Items that have no ego rating are items typically found from quest or mission rewards. Since the missions can be done at any level the rewards work for any level.

But they can not be traded and are character bound.

Your Ego score is the number which shows how far you have gone through the game and represents your level really.

The more content you complete, perks or achievements you complete, missions, co-op dungeons, time trials. All add to your score. As your score goes up so does the number of items you can use. Also better items.

Mr Venom
03-21-2013, 09:49 AM
Can you purchase ammo in game or is it only a drop? I ran around for 20 min empty usnig melee on mutants.

Freygea
03-21-2013, 10:32 AM
Should I NOT apply Ark-fall codes until after I preorder?

I have the beta client and am awaiting confirmation about the steam invites before I preorder. Should I hold off applying the arkfall codes until I actually have a purchased game code or will they link even if i apply a game code after the fact?

I want to make sure my arkfall codes actually connect to my purchased game client and not the beta ?

A s0t
03-21-2013, 10:41 AM
Should I NOT apply Ark-fall codes until after I preorder?

I have the beta client and am awaiting confirmation about the steam invites before I preorder. Should I hold off applying the arkfall codes until I actually have a purchased game code or will they link even if i apply a game code after the fact?

I want to make sure my arkfall codes actually connect to my purchased game client and not the beta ?
apply them now its all good, then you can link your game platform to the website and it will all be waiting for you

Freygea
03-21-2013, 10:44 AM
apply them now its all good, then you can link your game platform to the website and it will all be waiting for you

Thank you very much for taking the time to answer.

Seraphyx
03-23-2013, 08:33 PM
So I have 4000 bits, will these get deleted after closed beta? If I buy items with them how does that work? I'm assuming characters will get wiped, so are the things you buy with bits account-wide or locked to characters you buy them on?

Bidalap
03-24-2013, 04:36 AM
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, they will not support cross platform accounts or play. Your character, progression and stats will only be available for the platform your playing on.

Will this change? I have friends playing on both Xbox and PC and don't want to put in twice the time for the same results as 1/2 the time.

Nibbys
03-24-2013, 07:16 AM
Will our characters from beta carry over into the full game, or will everything be wiped for a clean launch?

Rokkrwolf
03-24-2013, 09:50 PM
So I have 4000 bits, will these get deleted after closed beta? If I buy items with them how does that work? I'm assuming characters will get wiped, so are the things you buy with bits account-wide or locked to characters you buy them on?

They already gave you your bits? I'd ask a community manager regarding this directly. I'm assuming they gave you them to test but the beta characters will be wiped. So I am unsure if you spent them now if you would get them back during launch. Best to send Sledge or Lance a pm.


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, they will not support cross platform accounts or play. Your character, progression and stats will only be available for the platform your playing on.

Will this change? I have friends playing on both Xbox and PC and don't want to put in twice the time for the same results as 1/2 the time.

Well honestly I am not sure. Yes, us the community would love for that to happen but that's really up to Trion if they want to support/add it.


Will our characters from beta carry over into the full game, or will everything be wiped for a clean launch?

Most likely everything wiped clean before launch. They do this because they are still changing stuff and if they let us keep them we may have buggy characters so it's best to wipe to ensure everything is working correctly.

Frixia
03-25-2013, 06:09 PM
Okay, I looked about, and I dunno if I missed this question completely or what. But does anyone know if there is a difference between purchasing from Steam and from the main site? I've seen different purchase perks from both, and I'm wondering if it is a "one or the other" type of thing, or Steam just gave additional perks.

Rokkrwolf
03-25-2013, 07:00 PM
Okay, I looked about, and I dunno if I missed this question completely or what. But does anyone know if there is a difference between purchasing from Steam and from the main site? I've seen different purchase perks from both, and I'm wondering if it is a "one or the other" type of thing, or Steam just gave additional perks.

From the looks of it, it seems like they have separate perks. It's probably best to ask a CM for confirmation.

Frixia
03-25-2013, 08:31 PM
Okay, thank you very much. :>

foxsyd
03-25-2013, 08:59 PM
I'd suggest someone compile a list of where and how options to legally watch the tv show.

IsoXVII
03-26-2013, 01:10 PM
I have a question! If it's able to be answered and not asked before hand. During this last beta weekend i noticed a lot of people running around with shotguns. I thought that odd at first and figured shotguns must be OP! Then i noticed i was hearing bolt action sounds coming from my wifes shotgun, turned around and noticed she was using a sniper rifle. Are the skins going to show exactly what gun someone is using? or are we the only ones going to know what we're using and to everyone else it simply looks like a shot gun?

RawrKitty
03-27-2013, 01:54 AM
i have a quesiton id like answered, and put on the list maybe?

Can somone explain to me exactly how the item stats work, i notice that when i get drops as i level up the required ego level increases, but the raw power of the item does not, ive had level 250 greens that have worse stats than the starting white gear, i dont understand how it works, is location and dropping mob the only determining factor in the power of drops?

playing to level 280 i only upgraded my LMG and sniper once.

Miss Kitty
03-27-2013, 02:06 AM
i have a quesiton id like answered, and put on the list maybe?

Can somone explain to me exactly how the item stats work, i notice that when i get drops as i level up the required ego level increases, but the raw power of the item does not, ive had level 250 greens that have worse stats than the starting white gear, i dont understand how it works, is location and dropping mob the only determining factor in the power of drops?

playing to level 280 i only upgraded my LMG and sniper once.

I may not able to answer ur question but ive notice that too which bugs me why does my green/or blue weapon better then this purple ive picked up.. i dont understand it at all ether. hopeful u sent feedback on how they can fix that to make the stats better cause I did that.. but tbh they probly just did that for us to have toys to play with before launch hopeful they fix it

LordPuck
03-27-2013, 04:56 AM
From what Ive seen so far it seems the the color coded weapons have a higher percent chance to set off elemental damage. As for shields/mods they defintely do improve accordingly. I have EGO rating 376 atm and my equipment seems fine so far. You should consider investing in EGO perks/critical hits or use the boost system to increase your chances of better equipment drops. I average 99% critical damage due to headshots and power use. The ability to receive better loot is up to you partially. But having said all that...... I cant see whats on your screen to know if Im on the money or if it is glitched out somehow. lol

MagellanD
03-27-2013, 12:57 PM
Inquiring minds want to know.

Why is the story all solo? Will they (the story missions) be group co-op playable in the final release? It's very silly to be running around with a team mate to suddenly have to break off to complete a story mission.

Rob Hill cited in the IGN hour long video that this is to be a fully immersible co-op experience. It is very misleading when you have to break up the group to continue on.

Missions like the bunker base scream for ultimate co-op fun yet you're stuck with AI assistance which is nothing.
When you're in the cargo truck you don't even leave the map but you are forced to go solo.

What gives? this is an MMO right?

RawrKitty
03-27-2013, 10:10 PM
From what Ive seen so far it seems the the color coded weapons have a higher percent chance to set off elemental damage. As for shields/mods they defintely do improve accordingly. I have EGO rating 376 atm and my equipment seems fine so far. You should consider investing in EGO perks/critical hits or use the boost system to increase your chances of better equipment drops. I average 99% critical damage due to headshots and power use. The ability to receive better loot is up to you partially. But having said all that...... I cant see whats on your screen to know if Im on the money or if it is glitched out somehow. lol

i'd gladly post screenshots accordingly, but the beta is down :(

Anyway, ill give an example im sure you've ran across.

Grenades.

xx-22v w/e white grenade.

it has a set stats of delay, radius min and max damage, if you kill a low level mob you get it, and if you are say ego 40, its level req is ego 40.

lets say you get that same item at ego 250, its now ego 250 required, but with the SAME stats.

and if you kill mobs way later in the story, im talking like at the end of mount tam, the weapons are still the same if not worse, despite being new models, like the hv-12v or whatever itw as called, it was only dropped by high level mobs and its stats were far worse than the starting grenade... ive literally vendored 30 grenades because not ONE has been better than the starting one.

DTwO
03-28-2013, 01:38 AM
Its already been stated by devs that a player who has an EGO rating of lets say 10 stands a chance against someone who is say 4000.That already implies If they adjusted stats heavily on gear,then the low level wouldnt be able to fight the higher level.

From personal experience.I know that different rarity colored shields provide boosts and benefits such as lower cooldown time,bonus hp regen and so on.Stat wise though on items,they will always be relatively similar regardless of your ego.

RawrKitty
03-28-2013, 04:30 AM
Its already been stated by devs that a player who has an EGO rating of lets say 10 stands a chance against someone who is say 4000.That already implies If they adjusted stats heavily on gear,then the low level wouldnt be able to fight the higher level.

From personal experience.I know that different rarity colored shields provide boosts and benefits such as lower cooldown time,bonus hp regen and so on.Stat wise though on items,they will always be relatively similar regardless of your ego.

then why is there a level of player killed base ego requirement for item drops? that doesnt seem reasonable for tradable items at all.

and then why the hell do you have linearly scaling mobs in power, at a rate that far excdeeds that of players progression?

i had trouble soloing almost anything after i started getting to the eastern side of mount tam, i mean like not "im bad" type thing, i mean it would take several headshots with my sniper to bring down even a single mob, and i could be facing in excess of like 30-40 at a time, best example i can think of is the miner mission, my issue wasnt aim or numbers, it was the fact that the only way i could even complete it is by getting in a vehicle and running everything over, my weapons at this point do almost no damage.

im trying to get a better understanding on why this system would be this way? if what you said is true, then the first dungeon you do would yield equivalent gear to the ones intended higher ego players? this just doesnt make sense to me.

Archangel
03-28-2013, 08:00 AM
then why is there a level of player killed base ego requirement for item drops? that doesnt seem reasonable for tradable items at all.

and then why the hell do you have linearly scaling mobs in power, at a rate that far excdeeds that of players progression?

i had trouble soloing almost anything after i started getting to the eastern side of mount tam, i mean like not "im bad" type thing, i mean it would take several headshots with my sniper to bring down even a single mob, and i could be facing in excess of like 30-40 at a time, best example i can think of is the miner mission, my issue wasnt aim or numbers, it was the fact that the only way i could even complete it is by getting in a vehicle and running everything over, my weapons at this point do almost no damage.

im trying to get a better understanding on why this system would be this way? if what you said is true, then the first dungeon you do would yield equivalent gear to the ones intended higher ego players? this just doesnt make sense to me.

Reasons why this system is in place (and they are still working on balance with difficulty) is to not separate the player population. There are dungeons that will provide a more difficult challenge to those who are an Ego power of only 10 vs's someone who has 1,000.

The person with 1,000 has weapon upgrades, more ego perks, higher level ego perks or skills, greater weapon proficiencies etc etc..

Its not your typical "You have to be this level to run this dungeon or you can't enter it at all." In actuallity they do have some ego requirements you need to meet before a dungeon becomes available for you. But if your in a group and your group leader ques you up, you can still play with your friends. This is a good thing.

If you were struggling with a Sniper rifle and 30-40 people, imo you shouldn't have been sniping. Large numbers of enemies the best way to maximize DPS would be to use AOE based weapons. Detonator or grenade launchers, RPG's, grenade's that stun or slow your enemies.

Also with the enemies scaling with the # of players in the immediate area, even if your solo, if there are 3 or 4 other people with you the mobs will be increasingly more difficult for you to take on 1 v 1.

This pushes for co-operative play and to focus down enemy targets. This is a good thing.

If the game was to easy with large number of people in the area there would be 0 challenge.

If you have questions about the ego system or how they balance higher ego rating weapons. Feel free to hit me up anytime. I'll be happy to have a discussion about it (^-^)b

Archangel
03-28-2013, 08:04 AM
Also something we haven't seen yet are the mods for weapons. The guns are pretty balanced throughout the ego progression but the mods also increase as you increase.

You may have noticed some mobs would have a I or a II next to them. There are blue mods, purple mods, and even orange mods that when combined in a certain fashion can make a gun really REALLY OP.

This is what those higher ego plays have to look forward to. Customization to their play style and pimping out your gear the way you see fit (^-^)b

Demonsunder
03-29-2013, 05:36 PM
Not sure if this has been asked yet, couldn't find it on the list but here goes, Question, If i have a High ego rating and I group with a low ego friend and we go into a instance of his level, will it be super easy or will I be balanced to the instances Ego level?

chrismeyer34
03-29-2013, 06:56 PM
just a quick question, will we be able to keep our character that we created during the beta?...i worked my butt off to have a 388 ego on my veteran lmao...it would be a shame if they reset all everyone's characters...the games beautiful and a lot of fun

KelLiras
03-29-2013, 06:58 PM
Hi, I wish you'd consider adding a FAQ section for complete newbies (yes, like me), 'cause the whole WASD thing on the PC version is totally not intuitive to someone that's never played something like this before. (I kept trying to move with the arrow keys or the mouse. I actually had to quit the game to look on the Wiki [nothing] and forums to find the blasted key sequence [found the vehicle controls mentioned and lo and behold they work for walking! Thanks forum!].)

Label it well so the experienced can snicker and skip the section. Stuff like:


How do you move?
How do you jump?
How do you crouch?
How do you roll?
How do you run versus walk?
How do you control a vehicle?
How do you make the vehicle go faster (boost)?
How do you get into a vehicle?
How do you swap weapons?
What's a load-out?
What do you do if you spend so much time in tutorial 1 practicing shooting bushes that you run out of ammo and can't kill the bad guys for your EGO stuff in tutorial 2?
What if you accidentally shoot at a player? Are they gonna splatter your brains all over the country-side before you can say "Sorry!"? [Not that I could say Sorry! in a timely fashion.... where were those chat controls again?]
How do you know when you're about to die?
How do you call up the map? [M for Map; that made sense!]
How do you quit?
Is it okay to quit in the middle of a mission?
Can I agree to a side mission before I've completed my main mission and go back to the main mission later?
If I say No to a main mission 'cause I want to explore... can I say Yes to the mission later?
OMG, who's shooting at me?!?
Oh, so if that red bar under the Mutant doesn't move, that means I missed?
What's that Intel stuff that flashed by on the screen so fast I couldn't figure out what it was? [I found out about the Intel on the wiki... after the beta.]
Once I've created a character can I go back and change hair color? Race?

Fuzzykat
03-29-2013, 07:31 PM
Was it fully confirmed that PC players can select their region to play? EU can play on NA?

Jenbuu
03-30-2013, 02:03 PM
Was it fully confirmed that PC players can select their region to play? EU can play on NA?

Im pretty sure they did, The regions are EU and NA

PeaceMaker
03-30-2013, 03:52 PM
Nvm Was Corrected

WalkingDeath
03-30-2013, 07:00 PM
just a quick question, will we be able to keep our character that we created during the beta?...i worked my butt off to have a 388 ego on my veteran lmao...it would be a shame if they reset all everyone's characters...the games beautiful and a lot of fun

I am pretty sure they already stated that characters will not port over to the full version.

greenmonster714
03-30-2013, 07:44 PM
I put over 20 hours in the xbox beta and I must say WOW...(not world of war WOW)! My son and my wife loved it. My house has three xbox's. One for the king. One for the queen and one for the lil imp. All of us would like to play the game but the king just doesn't have a goose that lays golden eggs and can not afford 180 dollars for three keys to the Defiance kingdom.

My question is: I've read that there will be a code in the box. My guess would be that this code will attach to that particular gamer tag. Will Defiance have the ability to purchase additional keys so the rest of my family can build stats and play this fantastic game?

Catkicker
04-02-2013, 10:01 AM
Hi, I wish you'd consider adding a FAQ section for complete newbies (yes, like me), 'cause the whole WASD thing on the PC version is totally not intuitive to someone that's never played something like this before. (I kept trying to move with the arrow keys or the mouse. I actually had to quit the game to look on the Wiki [nothing] and forums to find the blasted key sequence [found the vehicle controls mentioned and lo and behold they work for walking! Thanks forum!].)

Label it well so the experienced can snicker and skip the section. Stuff like:


How do you move?
How do you jump?
How do you crouch?
How do you roll?
How do you run versus walk?
How do you control a vehicle?
How do you make the vehicle go faster (boost)?
How do you get into a vehicle?
How do you swap weapons?
What's a load-out?
What do you do if you spend so much time in tutorial 1 practicing shooting bushes that you run out of ammo and can't kill the bad guys for your EGO stuff in tutorial 2?
What if you accidentally shoot at a player? Are they gonna splatter your brains all over the country-side before you can say "Sorry!"? [Not that I could say Sorry! in a timely fashion.... where were those chat controls again?]
How do you know when you're about to die?
How do you call up the map? [M for Map; that made sense!]
How do you quit?
Is it okay to quit in the middle of a mission?
Can I agree to a side mission before I've completed my main mission and go back to the main mission later?
If I say No to a main mission 'cause I want to explore... can I say Yes to the mission later?
OMG, who's shooting at me?!?
Oh, so if that red bar under the Mutant doesn't move, that means I missed?
What's that Intel stuff that flashed by on the screen so fast I couldn't figure out what it was? [I found out about the Intel on the wiki... after the beta.]
Once I've created a character can I go back and change hair color? Race?


the fact that someone has to ask for this is absurd. in the 16 or so years ive been playing MMO's this isnt by far the worst launch ive suffered, but, i played rift and expected more out of trion. did no one get the job to make a manual or a newby guide?

fishboy11
04-02-2013, 03:36 PM
well the key bindings and menu system are really messed up and they reset themselves, and some functions are bound to bizarre keys, its really quite annoying

Rokkrwolf
04-02-2013, 10:30 PM
well the key bindings and menu system are really messed up and they reset themselves, and some functions are bound to bizarre keys, its really quite annoying

Would help if you specified what system and posted in that section.

filo death lord
04-02-2013, 11:08 PM
will the weapons ever get stronger or does a starter gun have the same stats as a max ego charters gun of the same rarity ???????

Catkicker
04-03-2013, 12:59 AM
Hi, I wish you'd consider adding a FAQ section for complete newbies (yes, like me), 'cause the whole WASD thing on the PC version is totally not intuitive to someone that's never played something like this before. (I kept trying to move with the arrow keys or the mouse. I actually had to quit the game to look on the Wiki [nothing] and forums to find the blasted key sequence [found the vehicle controls mentioned and lo and behold they work for walking! Thanks forum!].)

Label it well so the experienced can snicker and skip the section. Stuff like:


How do you move? wsad keys
How do you jump? space
How do you crouch? c key
How do you roll?
How do you run versus walk?
How do you control a vehicle? same as walking, f honks horn :)
How do you make the vehicle go faster (boost)?
How do you get into a vehicle? walk next to it and hit E, it'll show up in a ui bubble when you can
How do you swap weapons? mouse wheel, 2-3 key
What's a load-out? a basic set of gear. 2 weapons, helmet, suit, shield, grenade
What do you do if you spend so much time in tutorial 1 practicing shooting bushes that you run out of ammo and can't kill the bad guys for your EGO stuff in tutorial 2? there are boxes you can get more ammo from near almost all mission areas, look for a glowing crate and hold E till you get ammo
What if you accidentally shoot at a player? Are they gonna splatter your brains all over the country-side before you can say "Sorry!"? [Not that I could say Sorry! in a timely fashion.... where were those chat controls again?]
How do you know when you're about to die?
How do you call up the map? [M for Map; that made sense!]
How do you quit? /exit i believe works
Is it okay to quit in the middle of a mission?
Can I agree to a side mission before I've completed my main mission and go back to the main mission later?
If I say No to a main mission 'cause I want to explore... can I say Yes to the mission later?
OMG, who's shooting at me?!?
Oh, so if that red bar under the Mutant doesn't move, that means I missed?
What's that Intel stuff that flashed by on the screen so fast I couldn't figure out what it was? [I found out about the Intel on the wiki... after the beta.]
Once I've created a character can I go back and change hair color? Race?


some of the ones i think i can answer

Frisco Kid
04-04-2013, 01:16 PM
For those of us who are real noobies---cars like the challenger and Cassies Wagon when you get to that quest--must be entered on "left" side of vehicle to drive...spent like 30 mins trying to figure out why the movement keys would not work....umm from the USA passenger side...oops

Keithy21
04-05-2013, 06:34 PM
Sorry I feel like an idiot but I read over and over the description of the season pass on the website and steam but I'm still not understanding exactly.....Can somebody help me, please?

Does the pass mean I will just pay a one-time fee and get all of the DLC when they're released and don't have to spend more money? Or does it mean I pay for a discount off of all/each of the DLC that's to be released.....I've never bought a season pass for any game before so I'm new to this. Thanks for any help.

Pogue
04-06-2013, 11:35 AM
I'm apparently more of a moron than I'd thought. I can't figure out how to 'leave group' and I'm not having any luck finding an answer. I didn't see anything under the social tab and I've tried every combination of /quit, /leave, etc that I can think of. I haven't played an mmo in a long time :o