History VideoGame / Firefall

19th Sep '17 10:51:10 PM CaptainChaos
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* DummiedOut: A startling amount of content has been outright removed rather then retooled, especially by the 1.6 update in January of 2016. A least some of it is said to be making a return, such as item crafting. Several abilities, the secondary fire modes of the signature frame weapons, several story quests and related {{Non Player Character}}s such as the Devilhawks team, entire areas of play and even an advanced dreadnought battleframe, the Arsenal, were removed. Those who owned an Arsenal frame were provided with a compensation package that included an array of goodies, including a reusable item to summon a 5-seat truck. Devil's Tusk, an endgame area set in a volcanic region of Hawaii, was set to return in Update 1.7., which failed to materialize before the shutdown.

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* DummiedOut: A startling amount of content has been outright removed rather then retooled, especially by the 1.6 update in January of 2016. A least some of it is said to be making a return, such as item crafting. Several abilities, the secondary fire modes of the signature frame weapons, several story quests and related {{Non Player Character}}s such as the Devilhawks team, entire areas of play and even an advanced dreadnought battleframe, the Arsenal, were removed. Those who owned an Arsenal frame were provided with a compensation package that included an array of goodies, including a reusable item to summon a 5-seat truck. Devil's Tusk, an endgame area set in a volcanic region of Hawaii, was set to return in Update 1.7., which failed to materialize before the shutdown.



* ItemCrafting: A heavy part of the game is gathering resources from thumping and from dead enemies, and then using them to craft your gear.
** This has been temporarily DummiedOut as of 1.6, to be re-enabled in a future update. Presently you can upgrade existing [[RandomlyDrops random drops]] by speaking with "Tinker" {{Non Player Character}}s.

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* ItemCrafting: A heavy part of the game is was gathering resources from thumping and from dead enemies, and then using them to craft your gear.
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gear. This has been temporarily was DummiedOut as of 1.6, to be re-enabled in a future update. Presently and never re-enabled. In the end, you can upgrade existing [[RandomlyDrops could upgrade[[RandomlyDrops random drops]] by speaking with "Tinker" {{Non Player Character}}s.



** To wit, there has been no official news or updates since May of 2016.

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** To wit, there has been were no official news or updates since from May of 2016.2016 until the announcement of its shutdown.



* SpiritualSuccessor: An odd case. An in-development game, EM-8ER ([[Letters2Numbers Prounounced "Ember"]]), is promised by [[WordOfGod former Red 5 head Mark Kern]] to be the game he originally envisioned Firefall becoming before he was removed.



* UselessItem: Alarmingly prevalent. Crafting resources are presently useless as of 1.6 until crafting is renabled, and abilties and weapons that were removed from the game were replaced in players' inventories by "broken" versions, which have no use other then to be salvaged for parts that can be used to upgrade surviving items.

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* UselessItem: Alarmingly prevalent. Crafting was were removed in 1.6 and never re-implemented, rendering the resources are presently useless as of 1.6 until crafting is renabled, useless, and abilties abilities and weapons that were removed from the game were replaced in players' inventories by "broken" versions, which have no use other then to be salvaged for parts that can be used to upgrade surviving items.
19th Sep '17 9:45:58 PM CaptainChaos
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* DummiedOut: A startling amount of content has been outright removed rather then retooled, especially by the 1.6 update in January of 2016. A least some of it is said to be making a return, such as item crafting. Several abilities, the secondary fire modes of the signature frame weapons, several story quests and related {{Non Player Character}}s such as the Devilhawks team, entire areas of play and even an advanced dreadnought battleframe, the Arsenal, were removed. Those who owned an Arsenal frame were provided with a compensation package that included an array of goodies, including a reusable item to summon a 5-seat truck.
** A recent news post notes that Devil's Tusk, an endgame area set in a volcanic region of Hawaii, will be returning in Update 1.7.

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* DummiedOut: A startling amount of content has been outright removed rather then retooled, especially by the 1.6 update in January of 2016. A least some of it is said to be making a return, such as item crafting. Several abilities, the secondary fire modes of the signature frame weapons, several story quests and related {{Non Player Character}}s such as the Devilhawks team, entire areas of play and even an advanced dreadnought battleframe, the Arsenal, were removed. Those who owned an Arsenal frame were provided with a compensation package that included an array of goodies, including a reusable item to summon a 5-seat truck.
** A recent news post notes that
truck. Devil's Tusk, an endgame area set in a volcanic region of Hawaii, will be returning was set to return in Update 1.7., which failed to materialize before the shutdown.
19th Sep '17 9:43:51 PM CaptainChaos
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''Firefall'' was an MMO ThirdPersonShooter made by Red 5 Studios. Features [[JetPack jetpacks]], TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt, [[RubberForeheadAliens aliens that came from a sentient radiation storm]], and cartoony CelShading.

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''Firefall'' was an MMO ThirdPersonShooter made by Red 5 Studios. Features It featured [[JetPack jetpacks]], TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt, [[RubberForeheadAliens aliens that came from a sentient radiation storm]], and cartoony CelShading.
7th Sep '17 11:38:57 AM CaptainChaos
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''Firefall'' is an MMO ThirdPersonShooter made by Red 5 Studios. Features [[JetPack jetpacks]], TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt, [[RubberForeheadAliens aliens that came from a sentient radiation storm]], and cartoony CelShading.

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''Firefall'' is was an MMO ThirdPersonShooter made by Red 5 Studios. Features [[JetPack jetpacks]], TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt, [[RubberForeheadAliens aliens that came from a sentient radiation storm]], and cartoony CelShading.


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Firefall shut down for good on July 7th, 2017. A mobile version is said to be in the works.
4th Sep '17 10:19:54 AM HalcyonDayz
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* DummiedOut: A startling amount of content has been outright removed rather then retooled, especially by the 1.6 update in January of 2016. A least some of it is said to be making a return, such as item crafting. Several abilities, the secondary fire modes of the signature frame weapons, several story quests and related NPCs such as the Devilhawks team, entire areas of play and even an advanced dreadnought battleframe, the Arsenal, were removed. Those who owned an Arsenal frame were provided with a compensation package that included an array of goodies, including a reusable item to summon a 5-seat truck.

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* DummiedOut: A startling amount of content has been outright removed rather then retooled, especially by the 1.6 update in January of 2016. A least some of it is said to be making a return, such as item crafting. Several abilities, the secondary fire modes of the signature frame weapons, several story quests and related NPCs {{Non Player Character}}s such as the Devilhawks team, entire areas of play and even an advanced dreadnought battleframe, the Arsenal, were removed. Those who owned an Arsenal frame were provided with a compensation package that included an array of goodies, including a reusable item to summon a 5-seat truck.



** This has been temporarily DummiedOut as of 1.6, to be re-enabled in a future update. Presently you can upgrade existing [[RandomlyDrops random drops]] by speaking with "Tinker" NPCs.

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** This has been temporarily DummiedOut as of 1.6, to be re-enabled in a future update. Presently you can upgrade existing [[RandomlyDrops random drops]] by speaking with "Tinker" NPCs.{{Non Player Character}}s.
26th May '17 9:28:05 PM Mdumas43073
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Has a [[Characters/{{Firefall}} characters]] page.

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Has a [[Characters/{{Firefall}} characters]] page.
page. Not to be confused with the soft rock band of the same name.

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19th May '17 6:51:16 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* SoleSurvivor: A DummiedOut plotline involved the player collaborating with an ARES team called the Devilhawks. This culminated in a disasterous joint raid on the Blackwater Anomaly, leaving only the team's female Recon, Fade, alive. Throughout this version of Blackwater you heard transmissions from Fade, [[ColdSniper the most quiet and distant member]] of the Devilhawks. She became NotSoStoic, suffering a quiet breakdown, and began to ramble. Nonetheless, she was your sole backup against Blackwater's FinalBoss- [[{{Badass}} and she held her own.]] [[WhatHappenedToTheMouse What happened to her thereafter was never explored.]]

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* SoleSurvivor: A DummiedOut plotline involved the player collaborating with an ARES team called the Devilhawks. This culminated in a disasterous joint raid on the Blackwater Anomaly, leaving only the team's female Recon, Fade, alive. Throughout this version of Blackwater you heard transmissions from Fade, [[ColdSniper the most quiet and distant member]] of the Devilhawks. She became NotSoStoic, suffering a quiet breakdown, and began to ramble. Nonetheless, she was your sole backup against Blackwater's FinalBoss- [[{{Badass}} and FinalBoss-and she held her own.]] own. [[WhatHappenedToTheMouse What happened to her thereafter was never explored.]]
19th May '17 11:59:37 AM CaptainChaos
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* GatlingGood: The vanilla Dreadnaught has a giant Minigun ("Heavy Machine Gun"). The offensive dreadnaught Rhino has a {{hHitscan}} Laser HMG. The defensive dreadnaught Mammoth has a Plasma HMG with projectiles falling-off after some distance.

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* GatlingGood: The vanilla Dreadnaught has a giant Minigun ("Heavy Machine Gun"). The offensive dreadnaught Rhino has a {{hHitscan}} {{Hitscan}} Laser HMG. The defensive dreadnaught Mammoth has a Plasma HMG with projectiles falling-off after some distance.



* {{Hitscan}}: A few of the weapons. Rhino battleframe signature weapon, the Laser HMG, combines this with GatlingGood. Other examples: Chosen Sniper charging rifle, Bastion battleframe signature Tesla Rifle.

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* {{Hitscan}}: A few of the weapons. The Rhino battleframe frame's signature weapon, the Laser HMG, combines this with GatlingGood. Other examples: Chosen Sniper charging rifle, Bastion battleframe frame's signature Tesla Rifle.Rifle.
* GreatOffScreenWar: The BackStory mentions that the Firefall event was followed up by NoBloodForPhlebotinum over the new Crystite resource, resulting in the aptly-named Crystite Wars. Consul Nostromo is a known veteran. It was the last time there was any conflict between major human powers.



* InsectoidAliens: The aranhas are alien to Earth, having stowed aboard transport ships from the Alpha Prime colony. The Hissers were deliberately brought here in an effort to contain the former, that [[GoneHorriblyWrong went horribly awry.]] [[AvertedTrope Averted by the Skivvers,]] which are noted to be a previously unknown deep-sea species.

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* InsectoidAliens: The aranhas are alien to Earth, having stowed aboard transport ships from the Alpha Prime colony. The Hissers hissers were deliberately brought here in an effort to contain the former, that [[GoneHorriblyWrong went horribly awry.]] [[AvertedTrope Averted by the Skivvers,]] which are noted to be a previously unknown deep-sea species.



* LimitBreak: HKM abilities. They can only be activated after dealing a consecutive amount of damage, and involve summoning a weapon/force of mass destruction onto the battlefield. Most of the limit breaks involve arkfolding, and some are just really powerful copies of other techniques.

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* LimitBreak: HKM abilities. They can only be activated after dealing a consecutive amount of damage, and involve summoning a weapon/force of mass destruction onto the battlefield. Most Many of the limit breaks involve arkfolding, arcfolding, and some are just really powerful copies of other techniques.



* MegaCorp: The massive Omnidyne Corporation, as well its competitors, Astrek and Kisuton.

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* MegaCorp: The massive Omnidyne Corporation, as well its competitors, Astrek and Kisuton. Omindyne and Astrek manufacture the advanced battleframes, as opposed to the basic ones manufactured by the Accord.



* NoArcInArchery: Mostly played straight by the bullet-firing weapons, [[AvertedTrope but averted]] in the case of the primary weapons of the stock Assault, Firecat, Mammoth, Dragonfly, and of course the Bastion's grenades, which all arc over a distance. This is deliberately played straight by the Tigercat's primary weapon, the Fusion Cannon, which has straight-flying projectiles to distinguish it from the general use Plasma Cannon.

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* NoArcInArchery: Mostly played straight by the bullet-firing weapons, [[AvertedTrope but averted]] in the case of the primary weapons of the stock Assault, Firecat, Mammoth, Dragonfly, and of course the Bastion's grenades, which all arc over a distance. This is deliberately played straight by the Tigercat's primary weapon, the Fusion Cannon, which has straight-flying projectiles to distinguish it from the general use basic Plasma Cannon.



* PoweredArmor: Battleframes, though some of them look more like powered exo-suits. They're all powered by Crystite reactors, capable [[JetPack of limited flight,]] and are commonplace enough that the Accord issues them to mercenary contractors, and people in dangerous professions, including some criminals, have them.

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* PoweredArmor: Battleframes, though some of them look more like powered exo-suits. They're all powered by Crystite reactors, capable [[JetPack of limited flight,]] and are commonplace enough that the Accord issues them to mercenary contractors, and people in various dangerous professions, including some criminals, have them.



* TeleportersAndTransporters: Arcfolding is a means of long-distance travel via a {{Wormhole}}. It's notorious in-universe for being unreliable, [[GamePlayAndStorySegregation except where convenient for the plot.]]



** There are also various Japanese signs around as well.

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** There are also various Japanese signs around as well. These''might'' be [[HandWave HandWaveable]] due to the Accord being a global government, but it's still incongruous.
19th May '17 11:13:43 AM CaptainChaos
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* GameBreakingBug: Arguably famous for this, see PerpetualBeta below. Each update seems to break more then it fixes, though post-update patches are regular and ongoing.

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* GameBreakingBug: Arguably famous for this, see PerpetualBeta below. Each update seems to break more then it fixes, though post-update patches are ''were'' regular and ongoing.ongoing...


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** To wit, there has been no official news or updates since May of 2016.
19th May '17 10:19:40 AM CaptainChaos
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* AnimalThemeNaming: The names of all the advanced battleframes save the engineer types have this. The Assaults (Firecat, Tigerclaw) have feline names, the Dreadnoughts (Mammoth, Rhino) are named after pachyderms, the Biotechs (Recluse, Dragonfly) after a arthropods, and the Recons (Raptor, Nighthawk) after [[NobleBirdOfPrey birds of prey.]] Also present in some LGVs, like the Locust and Cobra.

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* AnimalThemeNaming: The names of all the advanced battleframes save the engineer types have this. The Assaults (Firecat, Tigerclaw) have feline names, the Dreadnoughts (Mammoth, Rhino) are named after pachyderms, the Biotechs (Recluse, Dragonfly) after a arthropods, and the Recons (Raptor, Nighthawk) after [[NobleBirdOfPrey birds of prey.]] Also present in some LGVs, like the Locust and Cobra.
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