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[H1Z1] Where the Best Game Mode is Without Zombies

DirtyboyDirtyboy Registered User regular
edited September 2015 in MMO Extravaganza
Steam Page: http://store.steampowered.com/app/295110/

Official Website: https://www.h1z1.com/home
Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/h1z1


H1Z1 is an apocalyptic survival game in a world where the H1Z1 virus has caused zombies to rise from the dead! We’re excited to launch the game into its Early Access Alpha. As much as we are excited for you to join us on this adventure, we think it’s important to make sure you have a good idea of what we’re actually delivering and what the experience is going to be like in a very clear manner so there is no doubt you have your expectations set before you buy.

First off – H1Z1 is going to be a Free to Play game, but you are paying for entry into the Early Access Alpha. During this phase we are charging money to get in. If this bothers you, you may want to wait until the game launches as a free to play game down the line. Early access isn’t for everyone and it’s fair to say you’re paying for something that isn’t finished, is buggy and rough around the edges. Our desire to be transparent and involve players in this process is just as important as the game we’re making. We’ve evolved this world with core gameplay elements one would expect in a persistent MMO, and are excited to perfect them even more with players during Early Access.

Here are some key things to consider prior to your purchase

1) It’s very early – there are lots of bugs. There are likely to be some bad ones. You should fully expect that there will be bugs that persist for a while. Even potentially game breaking ones.

2) The Artwork should all be considered placeholder – The terrain is an 8k x 8k area that is still being worked on. It’s probably 10% of where we expect the quality level to be at launch. There are tons of placeholder textures in and everything hasn’t been updated to the fidelity it needs to be at and will be at given time.

3) The character model is not done. We’re not satisfied with what we’ve got in there now, but it’s good enough for Early Access so we can focus on gameplay. It’s probably 30% of the quality level we’re shooting for and it’s being worked on right now.

4) We don’t have climbing in yet – we have lots of ways to get to high ground, but no ladders yet.

5) Water is only knee deep right now.

6) We don’t have much in the way of military gear in the game yet. It’s coming, but isn’t in there yet. We can’t promise when it will be in there but it is a priority.

7) We don’t have attachment points in yet, so you can’t see that awesome rifle you or someone else is carrying hanging off their backpack or over their shoulder. This leads to situations where you’re fighting a guy with a knife and all of a sudden he brings a gun into it and you didn’t know he had it. This is something we intend to correct quickly but that’s how it is day 1.

8) We have made the decision to allow paid for airdrops into the game with things like guns and other things being randomly selected as part of the airdrop. We’re making them highly contested and building a whole set of rules around this, but you should be aware that our goal is to make this a way to keep things interesting on the servers but still be contested. If these offend your sensibilities just know that they are going to be there. We have gone out of our way to make sure the airdrops are contested in-game and that you can’t simply expect to easily walk about to the airdrop and grab it. Even if you paid for it.

9) Expect the servers to be offline sometimes… even unexpectedly. We plan on making frequent changes to the game, and this means sometimes the servers need to come down. This will happen more frequently during Early Access.

10) Balance problems – expect that early on the game won’t be balanced properly.

11) We have building in the game, but it’s what we would consider phase 1. We have a lot more to add to it and it’s going to be a focus… but we have the basics only at this point.

12) We don’t have female characters yet. We will, but can’t promise when they will be in.

13) Keybindings via our interface – we don’t have this done yet. It’s high on our priority list though.

14) Crates – one of our primary monetization methods is crates. You are given crates over time simply for playing. The keys will cost 250 Station Cash ($2.50) and can be purchased in bundles for less per key. Inside the crate are skins that can make your character or equipment even cooler. However you have to actually find items in-game to reskin. So if you get a military backpack camo pattern.. you still have to find a military backpack in game (which has the same # of slots btw). The crates have one item each in them and there is a random rarity, so you might get a common item or you might get a rare item (obviously less chance for the rare). Crates are not necessary for gameplay. You never have to buy one if you don’t want to.

15) Event Tickets / Event Servers – We have many different types of servers that you can play on. One type (Event Servers) requires an Event Ticket which can be purchased for roughly 100SC ($1). At the start we have Player Unknown’s Battle Royale servers that you can play on. This is an awesome Last Man Standing kind of game that we think you’ll really enjoy. You don’t need to buy the tickets.. you will earn them simply by playing H1Z1. If you like it and want to play that more, you can buy them. If you get good at it, we give you additional tickets for being near the top of the leaderboard after the end of a match.

These are really just some of the things we want to make sure you’re aware of. Early Access is a wonderful thing in our opinion. It gives us the opportunity to craft the game with real users being a part of the experience and helping us to deliver a game with a lot more player input then we would get by waiting to release it. However, Early Access isn’t for people that are expecting a super polished experience. If that’s your expectation, don’t buy it… just wait till it’s free. We are being very transparent in our development. We would encourage you to visit the /r/h1z1 subreddit and interact with the wonderful community that’s formed there. Our developers will be interacting with players on that subreddit and you can expect that we’ll be taking the pulse of the community very closely.

We’re very excited to let you all in to play H1Z1. See you in the game!





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  • DirtyboyDirtyboy Registered User regular
    RESERVED

  • TheKoolEagleTheKoolEagle Registered User regular
    if this is the mmo that john smedley promised for SWG vets I am sorely disappointed.

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  • drunkenpandarendrunkenpandaren Slapping all the goblin ham In the top laneRegistered User regular
    Well, he did mean that the crafting system and player city building will be the thing for SWG vets.

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  • LindLind Registered User regular
    And that does like fun!

  • ButtcleftButtcleft Registered User regular
    letting the unwashed masses into their offices?

    I smell the makings of another HL2 Stolen code thing in the making

    that's it, I'm shutting this entire forum down, everyone thank buttcleft
  • CapsaicinCapsaicin I asked my 2 y/o son to draw a pic of my German mom, and thats what we got. Registered User regular
    Keeping my eye on this one.

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  • EshEsh Tending bar. FFXIV. Motorcycles. Portland, ORRegistered User regular
    I can see a lot of the G&T and S/E DayZ guys checking this out. I'll for sure be buying into early access.

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  • BradicusMaximusBradicusMaximus Pssssssssyyyyyyyy duckRegistered User regular
    If this really has a crafting/housing system similar to SWG then I'm all over this.

    For now, my expectations are set extremely low.

  • darkmayodarkmayo Registered User regular


    Only found out about this since I bought an all access pass for SOE

  • RoeRoe Registered User regular
    edited January 2015
    Early access starts tomorrow on steam. I just read up about this game, could be a sleeper hit, could sink.

    There are definitely some interesting ideas. The game itself is a f2p, Sandbox, pvp, survival game; that alone gives it some points for being unique.

    Roe on
  • ButtcleftButtcleft Registered User regular
    I'll be getting in on early access tomorrow.

    however, the fact that the packages come with more crates than keys has made me incredibly, incredibly suspicious and leery of the monetization.

    that's it, I'm shutting this entire forum down, everyone thank buttcleft
  • AstaleAstale Registered User regular
    All the videos I've seen look like a mod for a different game.

    Not having played DayZ, I can't weigh in on it, but pretty much everything I'm hearing about it compares the two by the second sentence.


    Hopeful, but setting expectations as far down as my brain will let me.

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  • EchoEcho Where da waaagh at? Moderator mod
    I just remembered that this existed. Four hours until early access on Steam.

    I played a bit of DayZ, but I quickly lost interest because you very quickly reach a point where the zombies turn into a mere annoyance and there's nothing left to do but hunt other players.

    H1Z1 will still have PVP, but it sounds like it's way more focused on the survival against zombies part.

    Echo wrote: »
    Let they who have not posted about their balls in the wrong thread cast the first stone.
  • darkmayodarkmayo Registered User regular
    Forgot about this one.. not sure if I will download but I still have the all access SOE pass...

  • AxenAxen My avatar is Excalibur. Yes, the sword.Registered User regular
    edited January 2015
    John Smedley and the folks at SOE have earned a fair amount of goodwill from me for their handling of PS2 and (so far) EQN/Landmark.

    The game runs on the PS2 engine, which is purty.

    The fact that I too had forgotten about this kind of a good sign. I was afraid they were going to try to rush it out the door to try to cash in on the the DayZ fever. Seems they do plan to take their time.

    Axen on
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  • AxenAxen My avatar is Excalibur. Yes, the sword.Registered User regular
    Though to me there is one thing, one big thing, that made the game for me. It was the weapon physics.

    It wasn't like CoD or BF4 or whatever. ArmA is a mil-sim, the ballistics are about as close as you can get to accurate without being full autistic. This, to me, helped add so much to the experience and immersion. IMHO, it is something that is always lacking in DayZ clones.

    For the record, Bohemia is the company that makes the actual mil-sims for the U.S. Army. Or at least they used to when I was in.

    uean
  • ArthilArthil Registered User regular
    Might break my big rule of avoiding Early Access games for this.

    Maybe.

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    Echo
  • darkmayodarkmayo Registered User regular
    I never really got into the permadeathy, lose all your shit kinda games. Watching a recent livestream of this http://www.pcgamer.com/h1z1-livestream-survive-the-apocalypse-with-us-at-2pm-pst/

    I probably will fire it up.

  • EchoEcho Where da waaagh at? Moderator mod
    Steam release keeps getting delayed. Originally it was supposed to launch at the normal Steam release window, two hours ago. Now it says two hours left.

    Echo wrote: »
    Let they who have not posted about their balls in the wrong thread cast the first stone.
  • ButtcleftButtcleft Registered User regular
    every time the timer gets to below an hour, it resets to two hours.

    AND IT IS FILLING ME WITH AN IRRATIONAL ANGER.

    that's it, I'm shutting this entire forum down, everyone thank buttcleft
    Echo
  • EchoEcho Where da waaagh at? Moderator mod
    Echo wrote: »
    Let they who have not posted about their balls in the wrong thread cast the first stone.
  • ButtcleftButtcleft Registered User regular
    I imagine that 2pm is California hippy patchouli time.

    that's it, I'm shutting this entire forum down, everyone thank buttcleft
  • HewnHewn Registered User regular
    This game fixes a lot of the issues I had with DayZ. Official servers that don't allow hopping, being a big one.

    Long as it functions well as a shooter and there are more goals to accomplish than blowing up new players (crafting and such sounds interesting), this could really fill much of the potential the DayZ standalone has failed to achieve.

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  • ButtcleftButtcleft Registered User regular
    Hewn wrote: »
    This game fixes a lot of the issues I had with DayZ. Official servers that don't allow hopping, being a big one.

    Long as it functions well as a shooter and there are more goals to accomplish than blowing up new players (crafting and such sounds interesting), this could really fill much of the potential the DayZ standalone has failed to achieve.

    I like that some of the best stuff seems to come from random airdrops, as opposed to a specific area that's basically a deathtrap for anyone who wanders into it.

    that's it, I'm shutting this entire forum down, everyone thank buttcleft
    Hewn
  • RoeRoe Registered User regular
    Here's an enigma: How would they go about making an expansion for this game?

  • ButtcleftButtcleft Registered User regular
    Roe wrote: »
    Here's an enigma: How would they go about making an expansion for this game?

    I doubt it'll have expansion packs, it'll probably just be more along the lines of expanded map borders and new areas, maybe new game modes that cost tickets to play.

    that's it, I'm shutting this entire forum down, everyone thank buttcleft
  • EchoEcho Where da waaagh at? Moderator mod
    Echo wrote: »
    Let they who have not posted about their balls in the wrong thread cast the first stone.
  • ButtcleftButtcleft Registered User regular
    the timer just updated to 2 hours again and I think I just burst a vessel in my brain.

    that's it, I'm shutting this entire forum down, everyone thank buttcleft
  • EchoEcho Where da waaagh at? Moderator mod
    edited January 2015
    Smedley says it'll be up really soon, so I dunno what's up with the Steam timer yoyoing.

    Echo on
    Echo wrote: »
    Let they who have not posted about their balls in the wrong thread cast the first stone.
  • ButtcleftButtcleft Registered User regular
    Echo wrote: »
    Smedley says it'll be up really soon, so I dunno what's up with the Steam timer yoyoing.


    that's it, I'm shutting this entire forum down, everyone thank buttcleft
  • ArthilArthil Registered User regular
    GABEN! *Shakes fist*

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    Echo
  • EchoEcho Where da waaagh at? Moderator mod
    Echo wrote: »
    Let they who have not posted about their balls in the wrong thread cast the first stone.
  • EchoEcho Where da waaagh at? Moderator mod
    You can buy early access now on Steam, at least.

    Echo wrote: »
    Let they who have not posted about their balls in the wrong thread cast the first stone.
  • ButtcleftButtcleft Registered User regular
    too many people buying it!

    download running at less than a MB/s

    that's it, I'm shutting this entire forum down, everyone thank buttcleft
  • RoeRoe Registered User regular
    Eh, I thought this game's early access was free.

  • EchoEcho Where da waaagh at? Moderator mod
    Login servers melted. As expected.

    Echo wrote: »
    Let they who have not posted about their balls in the wrong thread cast the first stone.
  • ButtcleftButtcleft Registered User regular
    Echo wrote: »
    Login servers melted. As expected.

    how? How did enough people download it fast enough to overload the login servers?

    its been ou for 10 minutes!

    that's it, I'm shutting this entire forum down, everyone thank buttcleft
  • AiserouAiserou Registered User regular
    It's only like a 4gb download.

  • AxenAxen My avatar is Excalibur. Yes, the sword.Registered User regular
    Buttcleft wrote: »
    Echo wrote: »
    Login servers melted. As expected.

    how? How did enough people download it fast enough to overload the login servers?

    its been ou for 10 minutes!

    That is literally years in internet time.

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