History VideoGame / Firefall

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.
19th May '17 10:17:57 AM CaptainChaos
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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 [[{{Badass}} and she held her own.]] [[WhatHappenedToTheMouse What happened to her thereafter was never explored.]]
19th May '17 10:17:03 AM 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 NPCs, 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, 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.



* 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.]]



* SpyCatsuit: The Recon frames not so much armors as extremely form-fitting bodysuits with a few plates stuck on.

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* SpyCatsuit: The Recon frames are not so much armors as extremely form-fitting bodysuits with a few plates stuck on.
14th May '17 9:31:20 AM nombretomado
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** The game story, context and elements take a lot of elements from other works of fiction. [[Film/EventHorizon The Arclight warp drive opens a portal to somewhere evil]]. Out of the [[NegativeSpaceWedgie portal]] comes out an [[Tabletopgame/{{Warhammer40000}} evil cloud that spawns]] [[Tabletopgame/MutantChronicles or turn humans into evil soldiers]][[note]]Warp Storm[[/note]]. Humans that are killed but not "Chosen" are turned into [[Videogame/MassEffect zombie-like carcasses]]. Human soldiers wear PoweredArmor with a [[Franchise/StarCraft large reactor in their back]][[note]]Dreadnaughts are especially reminiscent of Marines, and recon look like the Ghosts[[/note]], [[GiantSpider Aranhas]] tend to attack in large swarms that reminds players of [[Film/StarshipTroopers Starship Troopers]]. [[{{Homage}} It's all done so seamlessly that]] [[TropesAreNotBad it doesn't look like anything was stolen]].

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** The game story, context and elements take a lot of elements from other works of fiction. [[Film/EventHorizon The Arclight warp drive opens a portal to somewhere evil]]. Out of the [[NegativeSpaceWedgie portal]] comes out an [[Tabletopgame/{{Warhammer40000}} evil cloud that spawns]] [[Tabletopgame/MutantChronicles or turn humans into evil soldiers]][[note]]Warp Storm[[/note]]. Humans that are killed but not "Chosen" are turned into [[Videogame/MassEffect zombie-like carcasses]]. Human soldiers wear PoweredArmor with a [[Franchise/StarCraft [[VideoGame/StarCraft large reactor in their back]][[note]]Dreadnaughts are especially reminiscent of Marines, and recon look like the Ghosts[[/note]], [[GiantSpider Aranhas]] tend to attack in large swarms that reminds players of [[Film/StarshipTroopers Starship Troopers]]. [[{{Homage}} It's all done so seamlessly that]] [[TropesAreNotBad it doesn't look like anything was stolen]].
29th Dec '16 3:12:14 PM ADrago
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* CoolBike: The Light Ground Vehicles. They come in several flavors, [[LostForever none of which are currently available for purchase]], such as the Founders Pack-only Locust, green-painted Ares Pack-only K-12 Cobra, the orange Vapor and the [[{{Tron}} Light-cycle-sounding]] Omnidyne bikes. Standard grey Cobras can be found in single use call-downs by renting them from specific consoles in the world.

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* CoolBike: The Light Ground Vehicles. They come in several flavors, [[LostForever [[PermanentlyMissableContent none of which are currently available for purchase]], such as the Founders Pack-only Locust, green-painted Ares Pack-only K-12 Cobra, the orange Vapor and the [[{{Tron}} Light-cycle-sounding]] Omnidyne bikes. Standard grey Cobras can be found in single use call-downs by renting them from specific consoles in the world.



* LostForever: Many limited-time store items are no longer available for purchase, such as the Founder's Pack items. Some of the items can be found on the player-run marketplace in limited quantities, at astronomical prices. Things like permanent vehicles and glider pads are also currently unavailable, but ''may'' return in periodic sales.


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* PermanentlyMissableContent: Many limited-time store items are no longer available for purchase, such as the Founder's Pack items. Some of the items can be found on the player-run marketplace in limited quantities, at astronomical prices. Things like permanent vehicles and glider pads are also currently unavailable, but ''may'' return in periodic sales.
11th Nov '16 4:28:26 AM DarthWalrus
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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 large, thick-skinned hooved mamals, 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 large, thick-skinned hooved mamals, 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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