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[Game On] (free) In the grim darkness of the future there is only robots (Exteel)

SygnonSygnon Registered User regular
edited April 2009 in Social Entropy++
EXTEEL

Brought to you by the lovely people who made city of heroes and guild wars, comes Exteel. Korean at first now available in the US for about a year now, free to play with microtransactions, which are not game breakers. Its free.

main website
make my dude
put it on my computer

not amazing, but free, and solid fun.

customize your mech with different arms, smgs, cannons, swords, legs, whatever. its always pretty fun at the higher levels and nobody looks the same.

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now you should ask yourself the questions:

do i have a computer that meets these specs:
Minimum System Requirements
Windows 2000/XP
AMD Athlon 800 MHz or Intel Pentium III 800 MHz
256 MB RAM
1 GB available HDD space
GeForce Series 4 video card
16-bit sound card
Broadband Internet connection
Keyboard and mouse

Recommended System Requirements
Windows 2000/XP
AMD Athlon 64 2800+ or Intel Pentium 4 2.0 GHz
512 MB RAM
1 GB available HDD space
GeForce 5700 or ATI Radeon 9200 Series video card
16-bit sound card
Broadband Internet connection
Keyboard and mouse

that keyboard and mouse part is a bitch
do i like robots?

do i wish roombas had a "battle" mode

if you answered yes to any of these then, i might encourage you to endure a terrible tutorial with a buxom botched anime attempt at sexy to be able to pilot a robot swinging light sabers. light. sabers. i rest my case.

The devil is in here (details)

Game types:
Capture the flag, Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch, Last stand (cooperative), Territory control (king of the hill)

skills:
A hallmark of asain style robot ass kickery, you get skills that pause the game essentially for you and another player to do something cool. You start out with one that lets you jump up, spinning around firing smgs.

Do i need to spend money?
no. there are mechs that are unavailable to the people that spend cash. dropping 10 bucks will make you get off to a much faster start, by level 20, its not a really big deal.

How customizable are we talking?
good. large variety of combat / weapon styles, and 3 tiers of armor (light, standard, heavy) with a lot of unique differences within each branch.

known issues?
small problems with vista security, a 20 second fix. requires enabling uac.

does the opening cinematic suck?
yes.

If people dig this enough to start posting pilot names, ill keep track of them.

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  • scarlet st.scarlet st. Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    The fuck is a microtransaction

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  • DruhimDruhim Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited April 2009
    The fuck is a microtransaction
    how Stale bought his new car

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  • scarlet st.scarlet st. Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Druhim wrote: »
    The fuck is a microtransaction
    how Stale bought his new car
    I thought that was a tugjob

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  • DruhimDruhim Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited April 2009
    you really don't know what microtransactions are?

    basically they usually make the game itself free or very cheap, but then include a bunch of content that you have to buy to add, like paying a couple of dollars for a weapon that's better than anything you could get at that level, or for a unique pet, or a unique costume piece, etc

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  • scarlet st.scarlet st. Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    That sounds like the worst thing

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  • DruhimDruhim Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited April 2009
    what rock have you been hiding under?

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  • scarlet st.scarlet st. Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    I'd be naked. Constantly.

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  • scarlet st.scarlet st. Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Druhim wrote: »
    what rock have you been hiding under?

    Senior year. Thesis. Dying.

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  • OlivawOlivaw good name, isn't it? the foot of mt fujiRegistered User regular
    edited April 2009
    I remember playing this briefly when it first came out in America

    I think I will play it again when my computer gets here in a couple of days

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  • DruhimDruhim Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited April 2009
    heh, you have my sympathies Sam

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  • SygnonSygnon Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Druhim wrote: »
    you really don't know what microtransactions are?

    basically they usually make the game itself free or very cheap, but then include a bunch of content that you have to buy to add, like paying a couple of dollars for a weapon that's better than anything you could get at that level, or for a unique pet, or a unique costume piece, etc

    thankfully there is a pretty solid balance in this game, the microtransactions are more of a shortcut than i win buttons.

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  • DislexicDislexic Creepy Uncle Bad Touch Your local playgroundRegistered User regular
    edited April 2009
    I can't seem to get it to install.

    Oh well

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  • DruhimDruhim Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited April 2009
    I'll give this a try I guess

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  • scarlet st.scarlet st. Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Druhim wrote: »
    heh, you have my sympathies Sam

    At least I chose an interesting focus

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    +
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    or something

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  • SygnonSygnon Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    yakuza undergarment trends?

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  • SygnonSygnon Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Dislexic wrote: »
    I can't seem to get it to install.

    Oh well

    you running vista?

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  • DruhimDruhim Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited April 2009
    I'm on vista, what do I need to do to run this?

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  • SygnonSygnon Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    depending on how locked down your security settings are there might be a problem with GameMon when you launch the game. its no biggie though.

    I do not know of issues regarding installing, i was asking if he was on vista out of curiosity

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  • DruhimDruhim Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited April 2009
    this download is slow as balls

    like, under 2 KB/sec

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  • MrMonroeMrMonroe passed out on the floor nowRegistered User regular
    edited April 2009
    battle robots, you say?

    interesting

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  • SygnonSygnon Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Druhim wrote: »
    this download is slow as balls

    like, under 2 KB/sec

    dear lord.

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  • scarlet st.scarlet st. Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Sygnon wrote: »
    yakuza undergarment trends?

    probably.

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  • DruhimDruhim Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited April 2009
    Sygnon wrote: »
    Druhim wrote: »
    this download is slow as balls

    like, under 2 KB/sec

    dear lord.
    yeah, 347 KB and it's been going for about 15 min now and is only up to 60%

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  • SygnonSygnon Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Druhim wrote: »
    Sygnon wrote: »
    Druhim wrote: »
    this download is slow as balls

    like, under 2 KB/sec

    dear lord.
    yeah, 347 KB and it's been going for about 15 min now and is only up to 60%

    updated main link to one that is not hosted by a 386

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  • DruhimDruhim Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited April 2009
    eh, it's at 80%
    I'll just wait it out rather than start over

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  • SygnonSygnon Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    sorry for the crap downloader link, found a much faster one. updated main link.

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  • DislexicDislexic Creepy Uncle Bad Touch Your local playgroundRegistered User regular
    edited April 2009
    I'm getting an

    Exception has been thrown by the target of an invocation.

    error message when I try to update the game in the NCsoft launcher, anybody?

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  • DruhimDruhim Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited April 2009
    man this game takes fucking forever to dl and update

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  • DislexicDislexic Creepy Uncle Bad Touch Your local playgroundRegistered User regular
    edited April 2009
    I can't get the game to download at all, I think I'm going to give up

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  • AntimatterAntimatter Devo Was Right Gates of SteelRegistered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Dislexic wrote: »
    I can't get the game to download at all, I think I'm going to give up

    I'm in the same boat.

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  • scarlet st.scarlet st. Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    $50 later and you, too, can look like this

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  • Meta T. DustMeta T. Dust Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Game was terrible when vent threw down in it a couple years back during beta.

    Are you telling me they got rid of everything terrible and made it fun.

    Cause S4League is this with little anime kids instead of robots, and its pretty damn fun.

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  • SygnonSygnon Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    scarlet: that is actually the starting set of armor. the microtransactions are not a huge part of the game.

    i find this game to be a lot better than s4, s4 had terrible lag issues and the gear decayed so amazingly fast you could never afford to upgrade.

    sorry you guys are having trouble with the downloader. im not sure what is different between our machines.

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  • Meta T. DustMeta T. Dust Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    I never had to fix shit what, that gear doesn't even decay.

    I am mad that it is not decaying faster.

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  • Meta T. DustMeta T. Dust Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    The real question is did they fix the Co-op gamemode.

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  • guruslothgurusloth Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    the gameplay of this game reminded me quite a bit of S4

    don't see much point in going back to it

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  • DruhimDruhim Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited April 2009
    ok, went through the training and got into a match
    and this seems pretty gay

    I can't tell what the fuck we're supposed to do and it's lagging like fuck after a few minutes into the match and I can't fucking go anywhere because it keeps resetting me back to where I was a few seconds ago

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  • RaneadosRaneados police apologist you shouldn't have been there, obviouslyRegistered User regular
    edited April 2009
    I played part of a match, killed like 50 dudes then quit the match

    and I don't get any money or exp because I left the match after being there for an HOUR

    just because I left before it was over?

    bull fucking shit

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  • DruhimDruhim Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited April 2009
    game ees balls

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  • Meta T. DustMeta T. Dust Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    SHOW ME YOUR ES FOUR


    Yeah they didn't do shit S4League still tha best

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