Saturday, March 10, 2012

"Horde mode-like battles" reported, and more


The video game news site GameInformer.com reports in this article that Dust 514 will have a "horde mode-like battles against AI-controlled enemies" for players to "hone their skills". This could be a form of training mode that we all would welcome, though this does not sound like the sufficient tutorial we have been hoping for to help players unfamiliar to the complexities of Dust 514 understand so they won't quit out of overwhelming confusion. The races, the corporations, the alliances, manufacturing, the economy, the planets, the persistence, the contracts, the EVE connections/interactions, all of this information about how the game works needs to be available within the game to those who wish to learn. If this article is true I am grateful, but more than this is required for the maximization of success for this game, and possibly the survival of this game.

Certain parts of the article makes me raise questions about the validity of the writer's understanding of Dust 514. First, he desn't seem to know that Dust 514 players will be able to join the same corporations and alliance as EVE players, and secondly he claims "While your stats and customized Drop Suit persist from death to death, your weapons, items, and vehicles don’t." Nothing previously revealed has suggested that dropsuits that that are worn during a death remain, in fact various sources mentioned that everything one carries, including the armor/dropsuit, becomes lost upon death. Perhaps this guy actually is correct, and CCP did change this about Dust 514; if so, then this is quite disappointing.

7 comments:

  1. Totally agree with you. that kind of training helps with controls but is lacking when it comes to the deeper more important aspects of Dust.

    Hopefully we'll see a great tutorial with background on all the stuff you mentioned.

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  2. I think he was shown a rookie dropsuit, the basic one you spawn with when you have nothing else. If there is such a thing

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  3. ." Nothing previously revealed has suggested that dropsuits that that are worn during a death remain, in fact various sources mentioned that everything one carries, including the armor/dropsuit, becomes lost upon death. Perhaps this guy actually is correct, and CCP did change this about Dust 514; if so, then this is quite disappointing.

    I really hope this guy was just wrong, i agree i will be dissapointed if the suit survived that would be stupid when everything else gets destroyed on death.

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