I got into Firefall closed beta since a few months ago. Tried the game and felt that it has potential but lacks content. Now after a few months I got back into Firefall again and check out whether they made sufficient improvements on the game.
Firefall is an MMO Shooter which offers a large open world and a Dynamic Event system reminiscent of Guild Wars 2. These events aren't fixed to certain positions like in Guild Wars 2 though so their locations are very varied. However, the types of events are very limited and pales in comparison to Guild Wars 2's events. There are currently 16 types of events including Chosen Drop Pods, Melding Storms, Crashed Thumpers, Crashed LGV and Chosen Controlled Watchtowers.
Although these events doesn't really have the same depth and lore of Guild Wars 2's events Firefall's events are effective at giving the player things to do around the world. And what's most important is that these events promotes cooperative behavior. Players near an event will work together to try and deal with the problem.
Other than events, players usually group up to do some resource gathering by using thumpers. There are three kinds of thumper(stock, improved and advanced thumper), each with differing levels of resource gathering capability. Better thumpers which gathers more resource also attracts more enemies which will attack the thumper so the players must defend it until the thumper is either sent back manually by the player or the resource collecting has reached 100 of the thumper's capacity.
Leveling up is quite fun with several tiers of battleframes available, each with various kinds of upgrades. These upgrades aren't actually UPgrades per-se, more of a quite large list of sidegrades available to the player for that particular Battleframes. This makes lower tier Battlerames and lower level players still able to fight as effective players with higher tier Battleframes, and this is definitely a good thing.
I haven't tried PvP as PvP is never my thing so I can't really comment on that. On the other hand, Firefall's PvE looks quite promising, however they really need to add more types of events and increase some of the event's spawn frequency as sometimes I see too few events going on in the world. The world currently is quite large and they do intend on expanding it later on.
As it is right now, Firefall is a fun game you can play in your spare time but I wouldn't suggest it being your main game as it is currently have too few content. However do check the game out when it's released later because the devs are definitely going to add many more content for the game. More story missions, more events, more tiers of battleframes and more fun to be had.
For those who want to try this game out, I have 4 Permanent Beta Keys to give away. Just post a comment to this article and share this article to any social media of your choice and I'll e-mail you the key. Don't forget to add your e-mail address to the comment. Oh and please don't just ask for the key in the comments, try to start some good discussion over there.
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