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Firefall Forum » General Discussion » Request To Mark Kern

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  FlyByKnight

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Joined: 12/31/12
Posts: 538

 
OP  7/20/13 4:49:43 PM#1

Mark,

 

This is not meant to be a slanderous call out post. I've read your articles on mmorpg.com they are well written and make good points. The problem I have with them is that as it pertains to Firefall sometime there is a discord between what you're saying and what is actually available in game at the moment. Those differences tend to not get addressed or lost in pages.

 

With that said, I would love to read an article written by you about what specifically constitutes challenge or difficulty in mmo game combat and directly explain what makes  Firefall combat challenging.

 

My personal standpoint is that Firefall combat is not challenging and all that is being done to create a false sense of challenge is raising enemy npc volume, health, damage, and cheap accuracy while also adding gear checks.

 

It would be interesting to see an explanation of how you feel Firefall combat presents engaging challenge considering how integral it is to the entire experience. I would also love to be able to compare what you feel constitutes a challenge and what is actually happening in Firefall.

 

Best Regards.

  gamekid2k

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Joined: 6/24/12
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7/21/13 8:07:10 AM#2
Is "beauty is on the eye of the beholder"?  It may not be challenging to you doesn't meant it is easy for everyone else.  MMORPG audience is huge. Somewhere near 30 million. 

Now Playing: DARKFALL Unholy Wars "Return to Open World, Full Loot PvP, Conquest in a Sandbox MMO with player driven economy! Just like classic MMOs!"

  FlyByKnight

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OP  7/21/13 3:11:06 PM#3
Originally posted by gamekid2k
Is "beauty is on the eye of the beholder"?  It may not be challenging to you doesn't meant it is easy for everyone else.  MMORPG audience is huge. Somewhere near 30 million. 

I suppose "My personal standpoint" is in the eye of the beholder as well. R.I.F.

  ellobo29

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7/21/13 3:14:07 PM#4
"raising enemy npc volume, health, damage, and cheap accuracy" that does not constitute challenge?

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  FlyByKnight

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OP  7/27/13 8:55:29 PM#5
Originally posted by ellobo29
"raising enemy npc volume, health, damage, and cheap accuracy" that does not constitute challenge?

To some degree, but in context of Firefall no.  The encounters don't change at all.  An enemy NPC at Tier I isn't any different than its iteration at Tier IV.  It's a contrived stat increase that can be quite simply circumvented by better gear and bigger group.

  sbfbeef

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Joined: 8/19/08
Posts: 48

8/07/13 12:05:21 PM#6
I happen to agree with the OP. I have been enjoying the game that's for sure. But this challenge and difficulty is not there. The AI is terrible for the most part. The only Challenge I find currently is trying to mow down 100s of arachni on group ARES missions solo.
  sbfbeef

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Posts: 48

8/07/13 12:10:08 PM#7
I'm not asking For the AI to be as smart as players such as when doing PvP. But I wouldn't mind them being at least smart enough to hide, dodge, use abilitys somewhat in a smart and reasonable manner. Right now I'm a mammoth and just Rambo my way into every cave and ARES missions. Don't get me started on tornados. This game has serious potential. And even with its current flaws ill be sticking around to see what they can come up with.
  Dornin34

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Joined: 8/13/13
Posts: 16

8/14/13 10:02:56 AM#8
This game has no challenge at all. You have to really try hard to die unless you basically just go afk or use the worst gear possible. To make things worse they have actually made things easier lately with some of the patches. Most everyone I know that tries this game quits in a couple days because there is simply nothing to do and no reason to do what little is there. All they ever talk about is all the great stuff they want to put in the game but for some reason 8 years wasn't long enough to actually do any of it....