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Dust "FACTS"

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SVER True Blood
General Tso's Alliance
#1 Posted: 2013.02.04 12:55  |  Edited by: ChromeBreaker
[THIS THREAD IS MADE TO BE LINKED] - http://bit.ly/DUST514facts


This is DUST 514.
There are some rumors, falsities, and complete trolls out there, that may have you confused, and/or disillusioned with this game. They have likely given you bad, or simply wrong information. This thread is to set things straight Big smile
So from someone who has ACTUALLY played the game, listens and reads official posts and generally isn't a troll...

HERE ARE THE FACTS:

- This game is FREE to play.
No one is/should be making you pay to play this game.

- It is NOT pay to win.
There is nothing in this game, that you can buy, that makes you better than anyone else. CCP is very aware of player views on this and are careful with what they offer for real world money.

- NO more Re-sets.
This is IT people. No more character resets. Your characters and skills are saved.

- Updates are FREE.
CCP will be updating this game for free. Multiple times. This game will constantly be developed.

- Not just for Christmas.
DUST 514 has a development plan measured in years. It is also written into, and going to be an integral part of, CCP's other successful game EVE Online.

- This is a BETA.
This game works! but it is still in development. It is a "true" beta. If you played it a month ago and played it now you would see a marked improvement. No game play feature is set in stone. So if you think something is "Unbalanced" report it.

- This is a BETA (again).
Needs to be said again. This is not a "finished" game! Game play, textures, balance, content. All are improving/getting added to. Game stability (lag) is being improved almost weekly.


Hope this helped clear things up a bit. Below are some very useful links that might also help.

Links:
Dust FAQ
GamePlay Help
Fanfest 2013

*I will be updating this post, adding links and generally looking at this thread. If anyone can think of anything to add, post and i will see it*

The answer is "ForgeGun"... doesnt matter what the question is...

SyNergy Gaming
EoN.
#2 Posted: 2013.02.04 12:58
Preaching to the choir... for the most part anyways
On The Brink
CRONOS.
#3 Posted: 2013.02.04 13:01
This is truth. I support this post.

You should also mention a part of the reasoning behind the SP cap that people moan about. Free to play game relies on marketplace sales to fund development etc.

If everyone hit max SP and skilled everything, there would be no need for them to buy AURUM, so development slows. This game is designed to take forever to completely skill into everything. Without an SP cap, it would die fairly quickly.
Much Crying Old Experts
#4 Posted: 2013.02.04 13:02
Is this "DUST Facts" in the same way we got "Climate Change Facts" websites?
L.O.T.I.S.
D.E.F.I.A.N.C.E
#5 Posted: 2013.02.04 13:15
Rasatsu wrote:
Is this "DUST Facts" in the same way we got "Climate Change Facts" websites?

what, stating the obvious and having everyone ignore them?

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#6 Posted: 2013.02.04 13:18
ChromeBreaker wrote:

- It is NOT play to win.
There is nothing in this game, that you can buy, that makes you better than anyone else.

PAY TO WIN, not PLAY.Smile
SVER True Blood
General Tso's Alliance
#7 Posted: 2013.02.04 13:21
D'Finn Rhedlyne wrote:
ChromeBreaker wrote:

- It is NOT play to win.
There is nothing in this game, that you can buy, that makes you better than anyone else.

PAY TO WIN, not PLAY.Smile


Woops LOL

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D.E.F.I.A.N.C.E
#8 Posted: 2013.02.04 13:29
D'Finn Rhedlyne wrote:
ChromeBreaker wrote:

- It is NOT play to win.
There is nothing in this game, that you can buy, that makes you better than anyone else.

PAY TO WIN, not PLAY.Smile

Rollplay to win, whoever would have guessed?

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Codex Troopers
#9 Posted: 2013.02.04 13:31
D'Finn Rhedlyne wrote:
ChromeBreaker wrote:

- It is NOT play to win.
There is nothing in this game, that you can buy, that makes you better than anyone else.

PAY TO WIN, not PLAY.Smile

It's not PLAY to win either.

You can create a character and activate passive SP, then just walk away for 6 months, come back and have enough SP for a competent build in whatever area you want to focus on.
SVER True Blood
General Tso's Alliance
#10 Posted: 2013.02.04 13:31
I'm looking for a link with CCP stating updates are free... cant actually find one lol

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TeamPlayers
Dirt Nap Squad.
#11 Posted: 2013.02.04 14:05
its called EvE-online. ... CCP has never charged for new content and i doubt they are going to start anytime soon that would be a huge policy shift that would cause a riot if it ever happened

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SVER True Blood
General Tso's Alliance
#12 Posted: 2013.02.04 14:18
steadyhand amarr wrote:
its called EvE-online. ... CCP has never charged for new content and i doubt they are going to start anytime soon that would be a huge policy shift that would cause a riot if it ever happened


Yeah i KNOW updates are free... i just cant find a quote lol

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Game Masters
C C P Alliance
#13 Posted: 2013.02.04 14:47  |  Edited by: GM Unicorn
ChromeBreaker wrote:
I'm looking for a link with CCP stating updates are free... cant actually find one lol


Updates are and will be free, like we do in EVE Online.
+1 for this thread!
Tal-Romon Legion
Amarr Empire
#14 Posted: 2013.02.04 15:06
ChromeBreaker wrote:

- It is NOT pay to win.
There is nothing in this game, that you can buy, that makes you better than anyone else.


Ugh Say it aint so! Say it aint so! Everyone else thinks it is pay to win. Me too! Cry! The pain! The anguish! The Heartbreak! Roll
SVER True Blood
General Tso's Alliance
#15 Posted: 2013.02.04 15:09
GM Unicorn wrote:
ChromeBreaker wrote:
I'm looking for a link with CCP stating updates are free... cant actually find one lol


Updates are and will be free, like we do in EVE Online.
+1 for this post!


Big smile all the stuff for you my good Unicorn!!
Now to link the tread in the thread Roll

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Imperfects
Negative-Feedback
#16 Posted: 2013.02.04 15:16
Good post!, not up to troll standards though.... Sad
SVER True Blood
General Tso's Alliance
#17 Posted: 2013.02.04 15:22
Re-FLeX wrote:
Good post!, not up to troll standards though.... Sad


Ahh im an old eve player, my trollings fine. I just turned it off for this.

Once i have everything linked, and allowed time for people to suggest additions. Il go forth and finalize some threads lol Twisted

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The Rainbow Effect
#18 Posted: 2013.02.04 15:53
Not pay to win? Hmm let me tell you what i got from merc packs:
-all 3 mag variant suits (special offer together with the merc pack)
-30 day booster
-50 fused locus grenades (still have a nice stack of them and wait for the playermarket)
-50 HKM4 prototype shotgun that does not require any SP
- dragonfly scout suit
- toxin SMG
- 50 hacked uplinks
40.000 AUR
(of course i got more then that but thats just the regular stuff)

now im aswell aible to buy passive boosters to increase my SP gain even more. Another thing is you can buy weapons which are sooner unlocked then their prototype variants. Like the Killswitch or CBR-7 darkside swarm launcher and other stuff that gives you a advantage.

So with investing money into this game you will have much faster access to better gear and better gear can be purchased even sooner due to the lowered SP requirement.

Head of public relations from The Rainbow Effect.

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CRONOS.
#19 Posted: 2013.02.04 15:58
The dark cloud wrote:
Not pay to win? Hmm let me tell you what i got from merc packs:
-all 3 mag variant suits (special offer together with the merc pack)
-30 day booster
-50 fused locus grenades (still have a nice stack of them and wait for the playermarket)
-50 HKM4 prototype shotgun that does not require any SP
- dragonfly scout suit
- toxin SMG
- 50 hacked uplinks
40.000 AUR
(of course i got more then that but thats just the regular stuff)

now im aswell aible to buy passive boosters to increase my SP gain even more. Another thing is you can buy weapons which are sooner unlocked then their prototype variants. Like the Killswitch or CBR-7 darkside swarm launcher and other stuff that gives you a advantage.

So with investing money into this game you will have much faster access to better gear and better gear can be purchased even sooner due to the lowered SP requirement.


Then instead of pay to win, seeing as though all the items are available to everyone, with or without AUR, you could call it 'pay to use items a week before everyone else'. Kind of like how a premium subscription works.

Actually, we should just deactivate the marketplace all together. No more AURUM, let CCP have none of our money, and let the game die because of lack of funds for development.

Shut up.
Red Rock Outriders
#20 Posted: 2013.02.04 16:00
The dark cloud wrote:
Not pay to win? Hmm let me tell you what i got from merc packs:
-all 3 mag variant suits (special offer together with the merc pack)
-30 day booster
-50 fused locus grenades (still have a nice stack of them and wait for the playermarket)
-50 HKM4 prototype shotgun that does not require any SP
- dragonfly scout suit
- toxin SMG
- 50 hacked uplinks
40.000 AUR
(of course i got more then that but thats just the regular stuff)

now im aswell aible to buy passive boosters to increase my SP gain even more. Another thing is you can buy weapons which are sooner unlocked then their prototype variants. Like the Killswitch or CBR-7 darkside swarm launcher and other stuff that gives you a advantage.

So with investing money into this game you will have much faster access to better gear and better gear can be purchased even sooner due to the lowered SP requirement.


If by winning you mean earning SP faster and getting earlier access to stuff, then yeah, pay to win against militia. That equipment doesn't give an advantage over standard fit players. People complain about new players not having a chance. This just helps give them a bit of a boost.

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