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fallen earth: A Goof Video


A Goof Video on Fallen Earth.

The song is “Poker Night” by Michael Gordon Shapiro (used with permission)

The song “What have I done” by Elmer Fudd (used without permission)

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December 22, 2009 Posted by | Fallen Earth | , , | Leave a comment

LifeNet: Fallen Earth Podcast



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Originally uploaded by aliksteel

Last week’s LifeNet: Fallen Earth Podcast #7 they told us of the “LIFENET’S DUNEBUGGY GIVEAWAY!” and all we had to do was “leave us a review on iTunes (positive, duh!) then email us at show@lagwar.com to let us know which review you left and your iTunes username so we can verify it.” Well that did not sound to hard to do, as I use iTunes for the show anyway. In LifeNet: Fallen Earth Podcast #8 they gave it away. I was floored to find out it was me. I won the Dunebuggy.
Look at the screenshot! On the left hand side you can see the stats. At the bottom side of it you can see a word writen in red “Dexterity“. Now look at the window on the right hand side, see what my dexterity is? Yep, you read it right. LOL I can’t even open it up yet. AND NO, I AM NOT SENDING IT BACK!!! LOL
So NO stat or skill will feel any love from the AP till I get my dexterity to 35, I’m not even sure what level I have to get to for me to have 35 dexterity. At level 10 my max is only 30.

But when I do get there

thanks to LifeNet: Fallen Earth Podcast and to the Lagwar Clan for this great ride.

I think I need to get me fraps are something, so when I do get to start driving the Dune Buggy I can show y’all how cool it is.

Happy hunting till next time.

Alik Steel

November 10, 2009 Posted by | Fallen Earth | , , , , | Leave a comment

Fallen Earth and Me


I thought it may be time for me to do a new post on my main MMO game FE.  Just to let you know what was happening ingame with me.

First I am back on my Laptop playing, and that means lag fest in towns for me. Even with the lag I am still liking the game. I have been hanging out with some friends from MMO Voices, and luckily As a group we started a Clan in the game, My friend Gulmuth came over to Fallen Earth from Everquest II. As a group we started a Clan in game called “Voices of the wasteland”. 

If you play or start playing Fallen Earth and wish to be apart of the Clan, You can look for me as Alik, Alik Steel, Nati, and Brohan and let me know you want in.

So far I have mad 5 toons in a game that only lets you have 4 characters at a time. The first was my starter toon. It’s a character I make in any new game. It’s the one that I test all the new things that I don’t understand yet. I got him up to level5 before I trashed him, and start what I thought would be my main toon. Took this one up to level 9 before I started to think I had F’ed up his AP bad. I have not dug into a lot of the info. in the game, So I have no idea how many AP we get. I do know I was way over 100 AP and had them all over the place. So I started yet another Main toon. That has turned into my crafter. As of now I really don’t have a main toon in the game and have not even made it to the mid-level of the game. The other toons I have made have not went past level 5 and one that has never made it into the game. The great thing is that the game is new and I have lot’s of time to make my way up to the end game. I am not one of those to race to the end game so I can bitch that there is nothing to do.

The game gets better week after week. They seem to be working very fast on all of the fix it up’s and make it better’s. I do run better in the towns now, but know that may come from so many people are moving on to S2 and S3 and that helps me in the towns of S1.

As in most MMO’s the big thng to Crafting is the Harvesting, and it’s the same in FE. Harvest, harvest, harvest. And with you being able to craft anything, and not stuck with only being able to make one or two types of stuff, This is open skill and it only takes time and building of skills to make every thing. So if you can see it, kill it, or take it, You need it for crafting. And as I am becoming more of a crafter in MMO’s than I am at any thing else. I have a lot to do in this game. The fun parts for me here of late is when I go on what I have been calling walk-abouts. I point my dude North, South, or where ever, and start riding. I come across alot of stuff I may not have if I stayed on the beaten path of the Missions. I have found many places to harvest from, with out ever see any othere person out there. The down side of this, is they are never near any place. And when I die, and I will die at some point, It takes a very long time to run back out to it. I could pay to get my mount towed back to me, but why spend the money? When I can just run back.

The waypoints help out a lot for when I find new places to hunt or harvest. There is many ways to set waypoints, But I do the alt+P to pull them up and hit creat to name the area I just found.

As far as the fighting goes. I have started likeing the FPS way of fighting, and hunting. Just the fact that I can come from the back side and as long as I am not to loud. I can bash them in the head, and damn near one shot them is great. I also like that I can use a lawn mower blade or a frying pan as a weapon. Lots of cooll litle things that you can use a weapons in this game. Also the armor is crazy. I love to see things like some one running around in football shoulder pads as extra armor. Or a trash can led as a breastplate.

 

All and all I am having a blast in this game and meating a lot of cool people on the way. and if there is a few of you looking for a few places to go to find good info on Fallen Earth Globaltech ATLAS is one of the best website for FE, Also if you like podcast LifeNet: Fallen Earth Podcast is a great one to check out. They both give out a lot on info, that you may not be able to find at any other place.

Till next time

 

Alik Steel

November 5, 2009 Posted by | Fallen Earth | , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Fallen Earth “State of the Game”


Not that much here, or at lest not for me. He talks about “Fast Travel” way down the line, Also hit’s on “Respec” as a limited option.

They are adding to the tutorial, or just adding new ways to learn this new MMO and how you go about doing things.

Thats about it, You can read it all HERE or just scroll down to read it.

It’s been a month since early access launched, we’ve done patches, major optimizations and are finally able to catch our breath a bit. We’re seeing consistently strong sales and building a great community. We figured this would be a good time to address some questions and give everyone an update on where we are and where we’re going.

We’re currently testing our first big patch 1.1.0 which includes one of our patented wall of patch notes. For those of you who have been tirelessly helping in New Player Chat, your job is about to get easier! We’re adding an extended training area into each starter town so folks can learn more about basics like crafting, harvesting, buying and using mounts, how to use mail and other essential skills. We also reorganized town events like the Embry Monster Hunt to have a better flow, although you may be too busy fighting off zombies in our Halloween event to notice our many pages of bug fixes and tweaks. Stay tuned for more details on that soon!

Following patch 1.1.0, we will work to resolve issues related to accessing promotional items cross-character on user accounts in addition to a few quick bug fixes. We’re also working on more content in the levels 32–35. You’ll also see upgrades to the updater, significantly cutting down on the “Collating Data” phase and helping with some of our European download rates.

The following patch, 1.2.0, will include an increased focus on group-oriented and social content, such as camps, that we’ve heard players want. Obviously there’s a lot of info to unpack in this patch but you’ll see more on that in the coming weeks and months.

We keep a pretty consistent presence on the forums and general chat to see how the community is doing and want to let you know we hear you. We want to use this opportunity to weigh in on some topics that seem to come up a lot:

• Fast Travel: Long term, we will likely have some manner of fast travel between sectors (probably barter town to barter town). Once we get to areas such as Sector 5, traveling back to the beginning sectors will be a HUGE pain in the butt (imagine traveling about twice the length of the existing game). Although fast travel is further down the road, when it does get set up it will be limited, expensive, and between a very strict number of settlements.

• Respec: We will probably have some manner of very limited respec options in the future. What would like to help the people who spend a few points wrong and want to fix those mistakes, not folks who want to rebuild their whole character. The specifics are still up in the air, but it will be expensive, slow, and limited.

• Box Sales: We acknowledge the difficulty some folks have had trying to acquire a physical box copy from their local retailer. We are working hard with our distributor to remedy those situations and open up new channels for folks to buy including the ability to buy directly from www.fallenearth.com.

We are incredibly pleased with how our first month has gone. We’ve overcome a number of hurdles and seen a great response from the community. You make our game great. Keep evangelizing Fallen Earth and letting the world know about your new home. Bang down the doors of retailers and let them know they need Fallen Earth on their shelves. You are the lifeblood of this company and we need you to help spread the word. Thank you for making Fallen Earth great!

The Fallen Earth Team

Project Manager Fallen Earth

Well thats about it.

Alik Steel

October 11, 2009 Posted by | Fallen Earth | | Leave a comment

Fallen Earth (video) if for no other reason to play


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Nuff said

October 7, 2009 Posted by | Fallen Earth | , | 1 Comment

My first days in Fallen Earth


Model:  ASUS Notebook K40IJ Series

Processor: Pentium(R) Duel-Core CPU T4200 @ 2.00GHz  2.00GHz

Memory (RAM): 3.00GB

System type: 64-bit Operating System

NO VIDEO CARD

So that is what I am playing on. I do have a G15 and G5 keyboard and mouse. I am only playing on my K50 notebook till I can get my big rig back up and running.

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The game is laggy as hell for me in the starter towns, As this game is played only on one server, There are a lot of people in any one of the starter towns. I think there is like 6 starter towns you can start from. As I move away from the towns my fps(frames per sec) goes up, and if I am by myself fighting, My fps can be as high as 24fps. Now for some of you that may sound bad, but remember, I don’t have a video card, and my laptop takes over some of my ram to make the video for me. So for me to have 24fps while I fight, Granted I am by myself, I think it’s do very well. Also I want you to remember that this is a new MMO and it’s does not matter how big or small the MMO co is, It is allways is going to have to be worked on at the first. FE is working hard to make the game play even better, and even on my laptop I can see how my fps is going up, Yes it’s going up only a little each day as they work on it, But it is going up.

OK let me get past that little part and start telling you how I started playing Fallen Earth (also goes by FE). I had seen very little about the game, and even in the two days I was looking hard at what I wanted to play next, I had past over FE without even thinking about. Then after I did my last posting about how I had no idea what I wanted to do next, I had a few people tell me about some games they thought I may like, and this(FE) was on the list. I was at work, and about all I could do was read a little about the game on there home site, and there just was not really any blogs about the game at all. I had no idea that the game had just went live a week before. It was the you-tube video’s that got me. There was only a few, but when I found that I was watching them over and over, and not really looking up any of the other games, I started thinking that this has a good hook to it. So that night I went home and spent a little money and started downloading it, I think the download only took about 2 hours and some change.

I was not looking foward to a FPS(First person shooter) game, and I didn’t find that when I got in game. Sure I do fight in first person, but that is the way I found it to work best for me. You can fight in 3rd person view if you wish, and you can turn the view any way you want, even if you are fighting, you may not hit a dang thing, but you can do that if you want. I come from games that you click on the mob, and it does not matter if you are facing them are not, So with FE I am having to learn that I wish to fight something I better be watching, or I am going to get my ass handed to me. The aiming is a new thing to me, and I think I am making my way around the learning curve OK.

Fallen Earth does have PvP in it, but it’s not like most games. There is no zone to log into, Or a sever to make a toon on. It’s in the one and only sever. The thing is that it’s only in a few area’s of the game. You will get a pop up msg telling you that you about to enter the pvp area. So if you are like me, you don’t have to go there. Also if you do keep going and get killed, you don’t have all your stuff looted from you. You loose your life and thats about it. You don’t even have to worry about them re-spawning back and getting killed again. You will respawn out of the PvP area, and have to go back to it, If you wish to PvP more. I have not did any PvP in this game, but I hear that there are towns that you can fight for. and when you have the town, the NPC’s that work there, start giving the quest and things for your people(faction). So that very cool, I may have to look for a faction guild, That is when I know who I want to be when I grow up, and maybe do a little PvP. If nothing more, I could be bait.

Crafting, Is nothing like what I have been doing for years now. I hear it’s a lot like EvE’s crafting, Where you set it up to start crafting then you can log on off, or go start doing what ever. I have did very little crafting in the game, I have did a little and it’s cool, It seems I can load it up with a lot of things to craft, and as long as I have what it needs to make it on me, then it comes out OK. No more hoping that with the last of your mat’s you make what you need. Are if you can fail, I have not done it yet. Oh I all most forgot to say that 95% of every thing in the game is player made. That’s right, If you want the best of the best, you got to buy it, make it yourself, or have a friend make it for you. I can see how when I get to the upper level’s of the game, and the times get longer and longer, It will start to be a pain in the ass. For now I like it, As soon as I have what I need, I can start crafting it. I don’t even have to run back to a crafting area if I don’t want to.

I was not looking for this game when I came across it, and even as I hit the buy button, I was not sure I would like it. That night when I had it all downloaded, I went to log in and, the damn game had crashed just a little before I tried to log in. As this was one of the reasons I left EQ2 I had to LOL. It was just to funny that I left a game for crashing, and started a new MMO that had just went live a week before. It’s going to crash a few times till they get it all worked out. By the way that was the last time it has crashed as far as I know. When I start any new MMO, I solo it, I like to find my own way around. I find if I group with people that know the game better than I do, I just follow them around and in the end, I will have learned nothing. I need to get lost, and find my way home to learn the land. That is one thing I have been doing, I have also learned more about fighting, harvesting, and crafting alone the way. I have been having a lot of fun in the world, and I would have never thought I would be playing a game like FE. But I am and having a blast as I am doing it.

I am sure you will be reading more from me, when it comes to Fallen Earth. Till then, Watch your back side.

Alik Steel

October 1, 2009 Posted by | Fallen Earth | , , | 1 Comment