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Fallen Earth

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Online Multiplayer
Publisher: Icarus Studios (EU), GamersFirst (US)
Developer: Icarus Studios

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'Fallen Earth' To Ring In Free2Play Edition With World Events

by Rainier on Oct. 10, 2011 @ 4:25 p.m. PDT

Fallen Earth is a post-apocalyptic massively multiplayer online game that mixes FPS style with traditional RPG mechanics, where six factions are struggling to emerge from the collapse of civilization brought on by viruses and environmental disaster.

Fallen Earth is a post-apocalyptic massively multiplayer online game that mixes first person shooter and role playing game style mechanics. The game is set in 2156, one hundred years after the world is brought low by a plague known as Shiva that killed 99% of the population. The game takes place in and around the Grand Canyon, one of the few habitable places left on Earth, which makes it a place many are willing to kill to control. Our world is one where mankind teeters on the edge of extinction, clinging to the bones of the old world while trying to recover their lost secrets. It's a world of scavengers and desperation. The players are those who choose to rise above the hardships of this new world and work towards a better world, or decide the old world was corrupt and all signs of it must be erased completely.

The core functionality players expect from an MMO, such as raids, clans, auction house, and a mail system, are now up and running in Fallen Earth. Players can combine their efforts in raids of up to four groups or thirty-two players, allowing them to tackle larger threats and compete more effectively in PvP activities. Clans allow players to form large social groups with a number of different ranks, each with its own configurable name and permission list. The auction house system allows players to sell goods to each other with ease, and to search the auction house for items needed for a specific recipe. The mail system enables players to easily stay in contact and trade goods among themselves through the vigilant efforts the Franklin's Riders, the postal service within Fallen Earth.

Starting October 12, players will be able to login and experience the entire game without needing to purchase a retail copy or activate a subscription. Along with the change in business model comes a brand new World Event system, expanding the game’s sandbox offerings with dynamically generated events that can happen anywhere in the game world.

For the first time since the launch of this fan-favorite MMO, Fallen Earth players can now choose how much to invest in their chosen pastime. As is true for all of GamersFirst’s Free2Play games, there are no level caps or content limits for free players, making the same rich sandbox gameplay available to everyone.

Players with active subscriptions prior to the October 12 Free2Play transition will automatically convert to the top-tier Commander Premium Subscription, and qualify for all of the Fallen Earth Veteran reward packages, including monthly gifts, wardrobe slots, and a permanent discount on the Commander Premium subscription.

“It’s always a gamble when a company takes an existing MMO from subscription to Free2Play, but the Fallen Earth community and its veteran players have been overwhelmingly supportive,” said Joseph Willmon, associate game director for GamersFirst. “We wanted to find a way to extend a thank you to subscribers for their continued support and feedback.”

World Events

The wasteland can be an unpredictable place, and with that comes the need for towns and settlements to adapt to the changing needs of their community. This day-to-day struggle is now represented in Fallen Earth in the form of World Events. The optional quests will pop up randomly across the world, offering players the chance to experience new mission objectives and earn hard-to-find special rewards and experience. Be it crafting medical supplies for a town or fending off an assault from the mutated beasts of the area, World Events adds additional layers of immersive gameplay to the rich world of Fallen Earth.

Premium Subscriptions Detailed

Players who elect to purchase one of the three Premium Subscriptions available gain increased resource gathering and crafting speeds, experience gain, multiple character slots, and more. The top-tier Commander Premium Subscription also includes an industry-first stackable group buff that extends some of the Commander benefits to every member of the group, including free players.

Spiked Chopper Veteran Reward

Active and returning players will find a special reward waiting for them in the form of the brand new, exclusive Spiked Chopper, designed especially to honor their support. Designed for the harsh landscape of the post-apocalypse, the Spiked Chopper allows players to travel from encampment to settlement in style while still fending off the occasional mutated beast or hostile clone.

Features

  • First Person Shooter/Role Playing Game Hybrid: Engage in intense FPS combat with the depth and customization of RPG character advancement
  • Classless Advancement: Utilize the robust skill-based system to build characters with multiple stats, skills, mutation paths, tradeskills and factions
  • Massive Real-Time Crafting System: 95 percent of the in-game items—vehicles, consumables, weapons, armor and more—can be made by the players as they scavenge and harvest
  • Unique Faction Systems: Ally with or rally against six factions to determine how the post-apocalyptic world is rebuilt
  • Multiple Game Play Modes: Experience multiple types of game play including crafting, exploration, vehicle combat and scavenging in both solo and group play
  • Tactical Player vs. Player: Battle in one of the open PvP zones or wage war with the factions to claim control of a town
  • Vast Explorable World: Put survival instincts to the test while experiencing 70 towns with more than 5,500 missions spread over 1,000 square kilometers of zoneless territory

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