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Fallen Earth Returns

April 25, 2010

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I went ahead and bought Fallen Earth. With the deal going on and how much I enjoyed the game during the trial it was bound to happen. I’m still subbed to STO until May 11th –ish so I’ll still be logging in every now and then.

It took me a while to remember what I was doing on Connor Toth when I last left him. I spent a good hour running from place to place trying to figure out where I left stuff and what I was doing until I just decided to go to a city and begin questing.

Seconds after I accepted all the quests in the town I remembered what I had been doing, but it’s not a bad thing since it could be done at the same time. I was building my All Terrain Vehicle. It’s going to take another couple of days, but I’ve got my chassis and control systems made already and I’m excited to try my first motor vehicle.

I’m looking for a clan right now. I’ve added my information to the forums and I’ve already been approached by a few different clans. I’ve got to decide what is more important to me, organized PVP or laidback fun? Maybe I can manage both. I’m not that lucky usually though.

I haven’t played it much this weekend, since I’ve been playing World of Warcraft with  my wife. The weekdays are my usual time for solo play so Tuesday will probably mark a large upswing in my Fallen Earth game time. I’m sad I no longer look like a cowboy, and I doubt I will ever again sadly, but I still think the armor is a nice change of pace from the typical fantasy stuff. Heck, I think the entire setting is a nice change of pace.

Fallout 3 Update:

I’ve installed a new mod and started a new game because of it. I am now running Fallout 3 Wanderer Edition, which turns the game into more of a First Person Shooter than a FPS/RPG. I wouldn’t recommend this change for anyway who hasn’t beaten the game regularly, since it DOES change the entirety of how it’s played. Still, it’s a refreshing change of pace and I’m enjoying it, in between aneurysm inducing crashes to the desktop.

WoW Update:

I’ve got my Tauren Hunter up to level 31, that’s the character I’m running in tandem with my wife’s level 31 Tauren Shaman. We’ve been doing mostly PVP, but questing in between the pops. It’s been a really fast and enjoyable ride so far, and we’ve started farming Orgrimmar rep to try and get exalted by level 40. We seriously hate Kodos.

My 80 Tauren Druid, on another server sadly, finally finished getting exalted with the Netherwing and I now have a Netherdrake! I know it’s old but I’ve wanted one since Burning Crusade came out and just never got around to doing it. It helped that I could que up for battlegrounds while running dailies. He’s now decked out in 4 pieces of the honor purchasable PVP gear, feral. It’s better than the PVE gear he had for tanking, which is what he is.

I finally started my Death Knight and got him out of the starting area, so I have a bank alt. It’s what I do on every server since WotLK launched. Death Knights start at level 55, 58 by the time you finish the starter area, and they have some gold and nice bag slots. It’s a win-win for me. He’s now parked in Orgrimmar to scan the Auction House, though I might make him a miner/herbalist and farm lowbie mats if I’m bored and need some gold for dual spec.

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Tips for Fallen Earth

March 22, 2010

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This is going to be an ongoing list of tips for new Fallen Earth players that will grow as I learn more. I’m taking questions from the in game help channel, questions I’ve had, and questions from any commenter on this site kind enough to leave one. Away we go!

1. Midway Armor Merchant – If you start in Midway this is a question you will eventually ask. How can you get to the roof of the building so you can buy armor?

Go down the street to the south and stop between ‘Midway Eats’ and ‘Grover’s Book and Roof Access’. Go into Grover’s, up the stairs twice, the second set it above the first, then make a left over a wooden plank bridge onto a building to the south. Follow another wooden plank bridge to a building to the east and then turn north. This is the tricky part. Unequip your weapons, even if you have to put then all in your bags. Without weapons equipped you will supposedly jump farther. Now just make the two jumps while heading east and you will finally be able to buy armor…

More after the jump.

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Fallen Earth: Freetime Killer

March 21, 2010

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If you haven’t been able to guess from the title I’ve been playing Fallen Earth lately. I picked it up to be another trial MMO to review for the blog and then move on, unfortunately I haven’t stopped playing it for two days.

First off I’ll say that the game is not for everyone. If you are the type of person who see’s a game and says “ugh, I could never play that game, those graphics are from three years ago” then you might not want to play FE. If you can’t stand MMO’s without classes, or two much information will make you frustrated and you just want to level, hit a trainer and buy skills prechosen for you, then this game might not be for you. That’s not to say that people like that are in any way wrong, just letting you know that it might not appeal to you.

Second there are some design decisions made by Icarus Studios, creators of Fallen Earth, that I absolutely do not like. These aren’t game breakers but they are annoying. For instance I received a quest from a poor old farmer lady to kill off some wolves that were attacking her sheep. Only after twenty minutes of frustration did I realize that the large pack of “Starving Wolves” right outside the gate was NOT the threat she was speaking of, but instead it was the non-aggroing well fed wolves about five miles out into the desert….

Another small complaint is that often times, if you are looking at a skill or stat, the actual benefit is buried inside a wall of text. Now I know it’s an RPG and I am not averse to reading massive amounts of text, but put the benefits down by themselves so I can, at quick glance, know what I am looking at.

The game is by no means noob friendly, though the community is great, especially in the in game help chat channel. Most people end up utilizing this channel more than anything else in the game, and the people in it were always friendly and helpful. You do only get 100 messages a play session on the trial though, to cut down on gold spammers, but a simple relog fixes that if you have more trouble.

Expect much more to come on Fallen Earth in the future.