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“Fallen Earth: Recommended Resources” or “Steam’s Sultry Seduction”

August 13, 2012 2 comments

I gave in to my need for some MMO indulgence, and Steam’s incessant need to flash me with the free-to-play titles that they feature, a list that is expanding at a fairly respectable pace. So I installed Fallen Earth, I played the tutorial and I got into the first town. And then nothing made sense! There are so many buttons, so many menu items, interface windows and sub-systems that I felt thoroughly overwhelmed. I was even given like 10 new skills without warning or explanation, apparently they are temporary and will go away when I level up with my real abilities, but the whole thing is a little daunting.

So here is my question. For those of you who play Fallen Earth, what resource sites would you recommend? I am a big believer in doing background research and using third-party tools/information to help craft my player experience. Help a brother out?!

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“A Question About Fallen Earth” or “Image of the Day: Under-boobs”

October 4, 2011 18 comments

Any European players playing Fallen Earth (now or when it launched F2P?) What server will you be on? Let’s team up, because I am definitely playing it post October 12.

And enjoy the digital side and under-boobs. It’s a plague, I tell you!

Categories: F2P, Fallen Earth

“Why I am Glad Diablo 3 is Delayed” or “EA Won’t Let Me Play SW:TOR”

September 25, 2011 6 comments

Why I am Glad Diablo 3 is Delayed

There are a lot of high-profile titles coming in the next few months that will keep me quite occupied. Dead Island and Gears of War 3, two titles that I’d like to play, are already out. I just haven’t had the time to play anything else, so I have not bothered purchasing these titles yet. I am still working through my second run through Deus Ex: Human Revolution, still leveling my scantily clad made in WoW, and tinkering with the stupidly cute Shakes and Fidget browser game.

Game of Thrones: Genesis also comes out in four days. But I am not sure about that one. I am a hardcore fan of the excellent series by George R.R. Martin, and from what I have seen in the trailers, I have a bad feeling about this in my gut. Over the course of time, I have learned to trust my gut.

October will bring id Software’s latest foray into first person shooters in the form of Rage, the much-anticipated and pre-ordered Battlefield 3, and Batman: Arkham City. Rage is exciting because the studio is finally going for a new IP after so long. Battlefield 3 just looks sick, and Batman: Arkham Asylum was too good to pass up City.

In addition, one of the MMOs that I have always wanted to play extensively but the monthly subscription cost kept me away was Fallen Earth. The MMO is going free-to-play on October 12, so I will definitely be checking it out.

November will be hell month. We have Modern Warfare 3, Assassin’s Creed: Revelations and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim will release within the span of about a week. This, coupled with the releases in September and October (along with Champions Online, WoW and Fallen Earth) will keep me quite busy through the holiday season.

Hence, I am glad Diablo 3 has been delayed!

EA Won’t Let Me Play SW:TOR

“Hi EA, would you like my money?”

“No, we don’t like where you live.”

QQ, etc.

“Fallen Earth – Rising Fate” or “Altern8 Keys”

June 18, 2010 Leave a comment

As if fate itself read my post from yesterday, I came across a press release from Altern8 claiming they had 50 product keys with 50 days of playtime for 50 individuals. You register for their website here, answer a question here (hint: it’s a post-apocalyptic MMORPG), and you are entered in the contest.

Hopefully I will be one of the lucky few, and then join in with the rest of the blogging community in toughing out the post-nuclear American wastelands.

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“Failing At Fallen Earth” or “I Wish I Had A Bigger Post-Apocalyptic E-Peen”

June 17, 2010 4 comments

I am looking forward to Fallen Earth.

Yes I know this title is already out, and I have already given it a shot, swayed by Syp’s endless ranting of how incredibly the game world was. The post-apocalyptic setting is one that has always held a special place in my heart. This is why I have a natural interest in games like the iconic Fallout series, and movies like The Road or the Book of Eli (to name two recent examples).

The reason I stopped playing Fallen Earth after the initial 14-day trial period, in all honesty, was two-fold.

First, graphical glitches. My Fallen Earth game crashed all too often, especially in the tutorial part when you are learning the ropes and trying to get your beatings. There were texture issues, and polygons seemed to undergo nuclear fission and disperse across my screen in stringy patterns. I tried upgrading my video drivers, reading up on forums, but after a few days to trying to rectify the problem, I gave up.

Second, Fallen Earth was too tough for me. I used to be a very hardcore player back in the day, raiding 5-6 times a week, butting my head against C’Thun tentacles with 39 other comrades trying to overcome seemingly impossible odds. But I am no longer a college student with a bunch of free time on my hands. I work a job that I am truly passionate about, where I feel I make a real difference and that I actually enjoy. I am also in a serious relationship that has started its inevitable march towards matrimony. And I have a very active and involved social life.

Long story short, I don’t have nearly as much time as i did back in the day, which forces me to play casual. This is part of the reason why Fallen Earth didn’t appeal to me. The game does almost zero hand-holding. It is the wasteland, you are one of the few survivors, you either get with the program and learn the ropes as needed or you tumble over and wither away in the wind. I felt like Fallen Earth was too much of a time commitment to properly wrap my head around all the complex intricacies, and I simply did not feel like I could spare that time.

That being said, a lot of fellow bloggers have started writing about Fallen Earth recently. And the post-apocalyptic bug has reared its radiation-mutated head again. I am twitching to try out another trial and see if I can make some headway this time. Perhaps I will ask Werit or Syp or Fool’s Age for their help with it this time around.

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