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[Global Agenda] Thar be elves in my launch day!

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  • Bobkins FlymoBobkins Flymo Perpetually Tired Registered User, Moderator mod
    edited January 2010
    I will likely be playing a character using my forum. Torn between Medic and Robotic, so gonna take advantage of beta to see which I prefer.

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  • DarkewolfeDarkewolfe Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    eatmosushi wrote: »
    hey is this game good whats up is wolfe playing it

    Obviously, sushi. I'm bringing at least 4 people with me, too. I would suggest we set up a guild, but my personal experience suggests that isn't worth doing. :P

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  • AeonfellAeonfell Registered User
    edited January 2010
    I need to stop staring at the login screen.

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  • zilozilo Registered User
    edited January 2010
    Darkewolfe wrote: »
    Also, do we want to start trying to coordinate a group among us? Based on my experience with PA groups, it's not worth trying to organize and lead a formal guild/corp/whatever you call them in this given game, but we could at least start out playing with each other.

    I'd be down for this. But not starting one or leading or whatever. I'm a follower.

    PA MMO groups tend to be rather successful; the Eve corp and many WoW guilds are still cranking along.

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  • ZzuluZzulu Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    for every successful PA guild there are at least twice as many dead uns'

    Also, when is the open beta again? I can't decide to buy this game without trying it first

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  • BlueDestinyBlueDestiny Registered User
    edited January 2010
    Rorus Raz wrote: »
    I will likely be playing a character using my forum. Torn between Medic and Robotic, so gonna take advantage of beta to see which I prefer.

    Please please play robotic. I wanna know how well his pet(s?) function.

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  • Bobkins FlymoBobkins Flymo Perpetually Tired Registered User, Moderator mod
    edited January 2010
    Yeah, I can spend tomorrow as a Robo.

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  • DarkewolfeDarkewolfe Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    zilo wrote: »
    Darkewolfe wrote: »
    Also, do we want to start trying to coordinate a group among us? Based on my experience with PA groups, it's not worth trying to organize and lead a formal guild/corp/whatever you call them in this given game, but we could at least start out playing with each other.

    I'd be down for this. But not starting one or leading or whatever. I'm a follower.

    PA MMO groups tend to be rather successful; the Eve corp and many WoW guilds are still cranking along.

    I wonder if I'm still guildmaster of The Candymancers?

    Eve and WoW are the only two MMO's that have sustained PA populations, and both of those have had shake-ups where specific guilds come and go.

    I recommend that those of us who play together just find some other group and zerg into it.

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  • zilozilo Registered User
    edited January 2010
    Compared to the general population I think we do rather well. I doubt we could sustain the population required to run a proper agency on our own though. Zerg it is!

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  • Bobkins FlymoBobkins Flymo Perpetually Tired Registered User, Moderator mod
    edited January 2010
    I dunno, the game is kinda like EVE only on the ground. We could eventually do something like Merch.

    EDIT: And my friend GAVE AWAY the extra copy of GA to my brother, so...I guess we don't need a fourth. Sorry, I didn't expect him to suddenly become altruistic.

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  • Bobkins FlymoBobkins Flymo Perpetually Tired Registered User, Moderator mod
    edited January 2010
    So I got the game on Steam and can't install the beta. The site says I should be able to install the beta, but Steam says "Oh no, you need to link your account." But the FAQ says I need to install the tiny beta client first so I can get a code or such.

    This fills me with optimism.

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  • dachishdachish Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    The account linking worked well, it was just terribly explained. As I recall what I had to do was find the actual GA- Beta listed in steam (which wasn't at the top of my uninstalled games like plain ole Global Agency was) and when I installed it, it said to link it and then launched a page which auto filled in my beta key and such (since I was already logged into the GA site).

    If that's not working, I imagine you can make an account on the GA site and then go in and manually fill in everything to link it. The beta key you can get, as you likely know, but right-clicking the GA Beta and selecting View Game CD Key.
    Then sign up at the GA site.
    Then go to the main page > manage account > beta registration.

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  • Bobkins FlymoBobkins Flymo Perpetually Tired Registered User, Moderator mod
    edited January 2010
    I found the beta. I can't install it. It demands I link it to my account. View Game CD Key? Hahahaha, nope, not there. That goes for Manage Game as well.

    Can't do shit with it, so I'm gonna post on the forums. They reply often, at least.

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  • Bobkins FlymoBobkins Flymo Perpetually Tired Registered User, Moderator mod
    edited January 2010
    Okay, I fucking VIEWED STORE PAGE, which takes it to steam store front page. Now I can install it.

    That makes not a lick of sense. It's like I fell into the twilight zone.

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  • zilozilo Registered User
    edited January 2010
    Yeah, if I hadn't gone through this mess when setting up my Eve trial I never would have figured it out. Once you know to go to the website from inside the Steam client it's reasonably painless though.

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  • Bobkins FlymoBobkins Flymo Perpetually Tired Registered User, Moderator mod
    edited January 2010
    The thing is, it wouldn't let me. It told me to do it, without having a link open. Then, at seemingly random, it doesn't given me an error but a link. After that it's fairly intuitive.

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  • dachishdachish Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Haha. After all the ridiculously unintuitive things it's intuitive =)

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  • dachishdachish Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    My beta client appears to be downloading a sizable update. Come oooon midnight beta start! =)

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  • MorkathMorkath Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Bit the bullet and bought it off steam.

    Going to probably play an assault with a chaingun, or if for some reason I hate the assault I will probably go with drone robotics.

    e:
    heh steam;

    Install Size: 51mb.
    ~20 minutes later at 1.5mb/s minimum it's finally done. Final size, 6gb.

    I think their math is slightly off.

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  • ForxForx Registered User
    edited January 2010
    Needed a new MMO to play after trying to enjoy Champions Online and failing, this looked right up my street so I caved in and bought it.

    Looking forward to the beta, gonna get a PA group going? Considering scout or robotics to begin with, though I enjoy playing healers, so who knows.

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  • DarkewolfeDarkewolfe Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    I'm downloaded and registered. I'm glad to see that no matter what character you use, you always have the same character name. I'll be on as Digitalwolfe.

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  • AddaAdda Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Darkewolfe wrote: »
    I'm downloaded and registered. I'm glad to see that no matter what character you use, you always have the same character name. I'll be on as Digitalwolfe.

    Is your username automatically transferred to your playername or do you get to chose it at a later point in the registration process?

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  • ForxForx Registered User
    edited January 2010
    Adda wrote: »
    Darkewolfe wrote: »
    I'm downloaded and registered. I'm glad to see that no matter what character you use, you always have the same character name. I'll be on as Digitalwolfe.

    Is your username automatically transferred to your playername or do you get to chose it at a later point in the registration process?

    You choose it when you register, 5 character minimum which is annoying. Had to get Forxx...

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  • AddaAdda Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Forx wrote: »
    Adda wrote: »
    Darkewolfe wrote: »
    I'm downloaded and registered. I'm glad to see that no matter what character you use, you always have the same character name. I'll be on as Digitalwolfe.

    Is your username automatically transferred to your playername or do you get to chose it at a later point in the registration process?

    You choose it when you register, 5 character minimum which is annoying. Had to get Forxx...

    Ah thought as much, that scuppers me as well usually :P

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  • JasconiusJasconius sword criminal Illinois???Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    How does it feel? What's the pacing like?

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  • DarkewolfeDarkewolfe Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Jasconius wrote: »
    How does it feel? What's the pacing like?

    This beta doesn't open up till one o'clock eastern. They're still running on semi-limited hours.

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  • DarkewolfeDarkewolfe Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    We need a more exciting OP, with class information, screenshots, names of players, the difference between subs and non-subs, etc. I want more players!

    Edit: Has anyone figured out how to make sure they get all the pre-order bonuses? I'm not sure I've hit that point yet.

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  • JasconiusJasconius sword criminal Illinois???Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    I don't know enough about the game. I only made the thread because there wasn't one.

    If you want to make an OP, post it and I'll copy it in

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  • ForxForx Registered User
    edited January 2010
    Am I the only who who can't start the game? I get the first time setup steam window, says installing DirectX, and nothing.

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  • DarkewolfeDarkewolfe Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Well, the forums have been brought to a complete halt. Looks like their servers are getting ultra-slammed. As is usual for this sort of thing. I think I might just wait till next week to try to log in.

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  • ForxForx Registered User
    edited January 2010
    I'll leave it til 7 or 8 (GMT) then. Hopefully there will be some news from the devs by then

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  • Bobkins FlymoBobkins Flymo Perpetually Tired Registered User, Moderator mod
    edited January 2010
    Oh look, unprepared devs. Let me act surprised.

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  • ForxForx Registered User
    edited January 2010
    Fixed my error. In case anyone else gets stuck with steam trying to install DirectX or .net, you need to change some registry keys. Change PR1-4 from 0 to 1.

    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Valve\Steam\Apps\17020]
    "PR1"=dword:00000001
    "PR2"=dword:00000001
    "PR3"=dword:00000001
    "PR4"=dword:00000001

    Servers are down now though.

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  • DarkewolfeDarkewolfe Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    OP writing spoilered.
    I made a quick OP. If something is missing, you know, add it or yell at me or something. I will delete this from page 3 once OP grabs it and sticks it up front.

    Global Agenda: No Elves.

    http://www.globalagendagame.com/

    http://www.agentsvselves.com/

    Release date:
    February 1, 2010


    Beta info:
    Limited access beta (currently 12 hours on most days) available to pre-purchasers.

    Where can I get it?
    Steam has it. Amazon also has some sort of limited box. It looks like they're mostly going for digital distribution.

    Steam currently offers a 4-pack deal, which brings the price from $45 per copy to $33.75 per copy, provided you know three other people. Yes, your mom can play.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=du6rYBqbKbU


    Story

    2155. From the ashes of the devastating Third Great War rose the Commonwealth, an oppressive world government determined to control the entire planet. The few remaining independent factions retaliate the only way they can, with elite teams of special operatives trained in advanced warfare tactics and equipped with high-tech weaponry. The future of humanity is their battleground, where knowledge is power, technology is a race, and everyone has a Global Agenda.

    Darkewolfe FAQ

    What in the who now?

    It's an MMOFPS. Think Modern Warfare crossed with Team Fortress 2 crossed with World of Warcraft crossed with Borderlands with some Eve Online thrown in.

    That's not helping.

    Players create a character (agent) from one of four classes. This character has persistent stats, skill points, equipment and levels which the player will improve as they play. However, like Modern Warfare, levels aren't everything. While being higher level will give you more options and some extra chances to min/max, a low level player with skill can easily defeat a max level player who is, at heart, a n00b. This is because the gameplay is based around classic first-person shooters. You will have to aim, you will jump around, you will use cover effectively. The gameplay actually looks pretty Tribes-like in some ways.

    You said Eve Online. What?

    This game is using the free-to-play, optional subscription model that Hellgate: London tried out. Hopefully it will suck less. When not subscribing you basically have a standard FPS that you can zoom through, with some Borderlands-style PvE content (based around squads of four) for good measure. This means most of your time you'll either be dropping into team-based matches like Team Fortress 2, or running around with your buds shooting PvE mobs looking for loot.

    Players who pay the optional subscription fee will have access to a ground-control war scenario, where "Agencies" (guilds, corporations, whatever) compete to control zones for in-game boosts. These boosts range from crafting stuff to prestige titles and such. These zones will be very, very sought after. Agencies choose which timezones they are most active in, and during those times they will be challenged for control of their zone, with the FPS match-ups resolving the challenges. The designers, Hi-Rez, tell us that there will be politics and espionage involved in the Agency wars. This may come through the need to hire independent mercenary players to support you, or in other, unknown ways.

    Tell me about levels.

    There are 30 of them. Skillpoints (probably like WoW talents or the Borderlands skill tree) are involved. There are also levels 31-100, which just involve titles and other prestigious things.


    Classes:

    Ok, someone mentioned classes. This is relevant to my interests.

    You have four base classes. Each player can have up to 8 characters without subscribing (10 if you do), so you will be able to have multiple characters, each with different skill and gear setups. The classes are:

    Assault

    "This heavy weapons specialist is clad in the thickest armor available, allowing for a sustained presence on the open battlefield while laying down a withering barrage of explosive firepower."

    The Assault class looks to be the most standard soldier type. They can set up their skills to increase their damage, tankiness and some specialty skills. It has been referenced that they will vary between roles such as the Heavy (able to sustain lots of fire while running down the field blasting at opponents) to Demolitions (equipped to use explosives to destroy enemy structures and robots).

    Recon

    "Stealth and speed are the main allies of the recon agent, who also uses subversion and misdirection to confound an enemy force while executing lightning fast ambushes against individual opponents."

    Expect this to be the most overplayed character type. They can cloak, they move faster, they seem to be able to use sniper rifles and some of them use katanas.

    Medic

    "The medic strikes an effective balance between distributing healing effects to keep companions alive and unleashing nightmarish toxins on unfortunate enemies."

    LF1M Medic, Then GTG! The medic is the healer of the classes. However, they can also specialize in biological weapons, poisons and general nasty damage dealing. So, more DOT's.

    Robotic

    "By using the latest technology to gain the upper hand, the robotics agent is able to defend strategic points with turrets and forcefields, or press forward by using remote control combat robots."

    The Robotic class is a pet-class camper. They defend your strategic points and use drones to hit the enemy. Videos make them look to be a bit weaker in direct combat, but that's what you have a turret that fires bolts of plasma for, right?


    Subscription Model

    Summary of what free vs pay gets you:

    Global Agenda (one time purchase) includes:

    Creation of up to eight different agent characters (or up to 10 if you pay monthly)
    Character visual customization
    Access to all combat weapons and devices
    Cooperative Player vs. Environment missions against the Commonwealth NPC faction, AI-controlled enemies, and Boss Fights
    Matchmade Player vs. Player missions with five different game types and over 20 unique maps
    Character progression through 30 levels
    Achievement and unlocks system for individual characters
    Player Inventory for suits, flair, dyes, upgrades, and loot
    Virtual Reality practice fighting area
    Vendors and accumulation of in-game currency
    Text chat with multiple channels
    Built in voice chat during missions
    Ability to join an established player-created agency
    All play is on a single-shard, hosted server environment to ensure convenient and consistent gaming experience.
    Ability to sign up for one free month of subscription at registration (credit card required, can be cancelled at any time)

    Global Agenda: Conquest (paid monthly subscription) includes:

    Access to Alliance vs. Alliance (AvA) World Domination gameplay
    A massive scale campaign between player created agencies and alliances over scarce territory and resources on a persistent world map.
    Attack and Defend Territories in zones that match your agency’s schedule
    Agency and Alliance Management – Create and maintain persistent player groups and officer ranks
    Creation and Upgrading of Facilities - Control production and output
    Base Raids – involving up to 60 players per side; coordinated between 6 different strike teams within linked territory instances
    Agency Achievement System, Leveling, and Recognition
    Auction House with bidding and buyouts
    Mail System
    Upgrade Text and Voice chat to support multiple channels and strike teams
    Player Crafting with blueprints
    Additional character customization options including elite character suits, dye colors, and seasonal flair
    Ongoing Co-Op content at max character level
    Ongoing AvA content, multiplayer PvP content, and new social areas

    Current players
    (PM OP to get added here I guess?)
    In-game handle - Forum name

    Note: all of your characters share the same name, based on your account. (Thank god, I don't have to add 8 characters to my friends list for every person I friend.)

    Digitalwolfe - Darkewolfe
    Forxx - Forx

    Screens:
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  • ForxForx Registered User
    edited January 2010
    Servers are down until 4 EST. They have a twitter account for server status: gaserverstatus

    Add me onto the current player list, Forxx ingame.

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  • DarkewolfeDarkewolfe Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Forx wrote: »
    Servers are down until 4 EST. They have a twitter account for server status: gaserverstatus

    Add me onto the current player list, Forxx ingame.

    You'll be delighted to know they're changing the character list requirement for names from 5 to 4 by release.

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  • AumniAumni Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Color me interested.

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  • DarkewolfeDarkewolfe Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Aumni

    What color is interested, anyway?

    I'm fucking ecstatic. I'm trying to keep my giddy joy from making me play all beta, only to inevitably have my character wiped. I'd rather just try out the classes a bit and then hold out to really play when release happens.

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  • ForxForx Registered User
    edited January 2010
    Darkewolfe wrote: »
    You'll be delighted to know they're changing the character list requirement for names from 5 to 4 by release.

    Please be lying about that. I wonder how much they would charge me to shave the extra x from the end of my name?
    Servers **DOWN** while we investigate an issue. Estimated back up at 6PM EST. Read patch notes: http://tinyurl.com/ykjodwd

    Fail. Looks like I'll get a few hours in before I have to crawl off to bed. If I didn't have Beautiful Katamari waiting on my desk at work I'd pull an all nighter and exaggerate the amount of snow outside my door again.

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  • DarkewolfeDarkewolfe Registered User regular
    edited January 2010
    Forx wrote: »
    Darkewolfe wrote: »
    You'll be delighted to know they're changing the character list requirement for names from 5 to 4 by release.

    Please be lying about that. I wonder how much they would charge me to shave the extra x from the end of my name?

    You can do it for free anytime by going to account management on the website. Also, names are going to be reset again before launch anyway.

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