Yesterday was the official launch of Defiance which is a ground breaking new MMO from those guys over at Trion. Ground breaking because it merges a third person shooter with the strategy aspect of an MMO. In this post we will give you a few tips that will help you make fast progress assuming you have just started playing the game.
Tip 1: EGO Rating not points!
You will start getting an EGO rating as soon as you start the game and can increase the rate you “level” by exploring, completing missions and side missions as well. The key is to focus on getting your EGO rating up as quickly as possible.
If of course you want to make the fastest progress through the game.
An easy way to do this is just focus on the main missions when you start and the time trials or side missions that are on your path. For instance, early on in the game you will get a mission that involves going to a headquarters and you will need to turn off the Sentry guns and get inside the building. On the way to pick up this main mission you will get a time trial that you can complete quickly with your vehicle.
Most side missions will give you mods for weapons as well.
As a rule though try and stay on track and focus on the main story missions to begin with because they will give you the best rewards.
Tip 2: Use Cover And Movement
Defiance is an MMORG but it is also a shooter so you will need to build up the skills with weapons. A couple of tips though is to stay on the move by strafing while you are shooting left and right. Another thing you can do is use cover and make sure you use the “Alt” key on the PC or the equivalent on the Xbox 360 or PS3 to roll out of the way of danger. If you add movement, a jump and a roll you will be far harder to hit.
Tip 3: Make Sure You Pick The Right Weapon For The Job
Early on in the game you will get a shotgun that is very handy if you fight up close and to be honest it is better than the pistol you get. Use the pistol to shoot enemies above you and the shotgun when you need close range destruction. Also start to think about the way you want to play as if you use the same weapon you will level it faster.
Tip 4: Go Green Fast!
Another good reason to stick to the main story missions is that you will get green gear faster. It is not perfect by any means but greens are a lot better than standard issue. Within 30 minutes you can have a green pistol, green shotgun, shield and grenade. Also make sure you actually replace your gear in your loadout screen.
Tip 5: Go For Decoy If You Are New!
When you start out you will want to pick the best EGO powers and I suggest if you are new to go for Decoy. You can read about the EGO powers and perks but the main thing to remember is to pick one to match your playstyle.
Following the tips above you should be able to make much faster progress through the game.
If you REALLY want to make fast progression through the game check out the Defiance Guru guide and start dominating: http://www.defianceguru.com/blog/defiance-beginners-guide/defiance-quick-progress-tips-for-beginners/