Anthem Prelaunch Discussion Thread (Origin Premier/EA Access: Feb 15th) - Time To Fly FreelancEra

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Oct 25, 2017
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If people missed it a couple of pages back, voting for the title of the Anthem OT began:
Time to open the flood gates.

Well.... this will please some people and annoy others. Making an OT in a vacuum has its positives and negatives, one of those negatives is choosing a title because so many people have different opinions about what the OT Title should be, it's also (more often than not) the first thing a member or lurker on Era will read before entering the thread. I've been vocally 'against' a particular title for a while but I am also aware that this title is the clear frontrunner in terms of popularity in this thread. I've also been told that as I'm the one posting the OT, it's my choice and I should go with what I want. However, I really love collaboration and even more so, choice. Choice is such an important thing so with that said.. I present to you the Poll to End all Polls:

(Direct link to poll if you don't see it above: https://www.strawpoll.me/17409862 )

I picked some of my favourties, some of the communities favourites and then added the 'one' in question back in... I'm already expecting it to be the frontrunner for this poll by a huge landslide... so why I am doing a poll? Choice. To let you all have your voices heard and involved in creating the OT in someway. My personal favourites are "Javelin a good time" and "Time to Grabbit and Fly" but you pick your favourite and which ever one has the highest votes by Wednesday (13th) will be the OT title when it's posted later that day. (Yes the OT is being posted at 10:30pm UTC on 13th because that's actually 24hrs before the Early Access opens on the 14th... weird that it's not the 15th, I know, but 10:30pm UTC on the 14th is the official unlock time on Origin).

I hope this is okay and a fair way for the Anthem community here to pick this as transparently as possible. Whatever happens I am excited to post the OT on Wednesday night, 24 hours ahead of the Early Access opening on Thursday night.
The poll will close sometime on Wednesday evening, around the time the pre-load goes live. The OT will be posted later that night with the winning title in place. (Direct link to the poll: https://www.strawpoll.me/17409862 )
 
Jan 4, 2018
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Signed up for Premiere and I've got an RTX 2060 coming in by this Friday. Ready to give this a shot this weekend if I can pry myself away from Apex for a couple of days!
 
Oct 27, 2017
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asking for clarification (what a sad state this industry has to be in), i have anthem pre ordered from best buy, i could sign up for origin premier and play on friday? once normie version releases on the 22nd, i can redeem my key and cancel premier?
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Miami
There is no cross save right. I can’t try it for 10 hours on PC and then buy it on Xbox and have my progress transfer right?

(My friends are on Xbox but I got that $1 origin trial so I want to test it on PC)
 
Oct 25, 2017
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asking for clarification (what a sad state this industry has to be in), i have anthem pre ordered from best buy, i could sign up for origin premier and play on friday? once normie version releases on the 22nd, i can redeem my key and cancel premier?
Premier lasts 30 days no matter what if you do month sub and cancel e.g. week from now. So yes, you can do that.

  1. Get Premier
  2. Play on Friday
  3. Activate normal edition when feeling like it during 30 day window
  4. Cancel Premier
  5. Once 30 days on Premier runs out normal edition stays in library and you can keep on playing
 
Oct 25, 2017
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New Jersey
So I know there was a thread a few weeks ago, but I don't wanna necrobump it -- if I decide I want to play Anthem this weekend, I can sub for Origin Access Premier on Friday / Saturday. I don't need to do it by Thursday, right?

The old thread said you did, but that never seemed correct to me.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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So I know there was a thread a few weeks ago, but I don't wanna necrobump it -- if I decide I want to play Anthem this weekend, I can sub for Origin Access Premier on Friday / Saturday. I don't need to do it by Thursday, right?

The old thread said you did, but that never seemed correct to me.
Thats right. Basic Origin Access gets you 10 hours on the 15th and 10% discount to buy the game.

Premier gets you the full game.
 
Jul 8, 2018
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If I've preordered a physical Legion of Dawn edition (XB1), but want to try out the game on EA Access on the 15th, would I:

1. Download Anthem client from Xbox Store and play 10 hours on the 15th
2. Delete client and play off the disc with LOD content on the 22nd

and my progress/character would carry over?
 
Oct 25, 2017
10,523
Indonesia
So I know there was a thread a few weeks ago, but I don't wanna necrobump it -- if I decide I want to play Anthem this weekend, I can sub for Origin Access Premier on Friday / Saturday. I don't need to do it by Thursday, right?

The old thread said you did, but that never seemed correct to me.
I guess you're talking about my thread, which is locked now. There was a confirmation (based on EA's other games) that you can start subbing after the 15th to participate in early access.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Man it sucks i cant play it early on Ps4 but atleast i was able to change my pre order from standard edition to Legion of Dawn on psn. Cant believe i had to call sony to change that.
 
Oct 31, 2017
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The demo was fun but worried about launch content. I think the EA Access 10hr trial of the full game will convince me to either buy or wait on this title.
 
Oct 31, 2017
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If I've preordered a physical Legion of Dawn edition (XB1), but want to try out the game on EA Access on the 15th, would I:

1. Download Anthem client from Xbox Store and play 10 hours on the 15th
2. Delete client and play off the disc with LOD content on the 22nd

and my progress/character would carry over?
Yes, EA Access trials are the full game, Game progress, saves, achievements and all.

edit. Also don't delete the client, when you put in the disk it will just install/download the Legion of Dawn stuff and re-use the same client as the trial.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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Do we know if progress carries cross platform?

ie: if I start on PC, I can pick up the game on PS4 and my pilot/javelins/whatnot will still be there? Curious because I have a few friends who are getting this on consoles and I'd ideally like to play with them, but if it's not a thing then they can just kick rocks :p
 

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Oct 25, 2017
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Do we know if progress carries cross platform?

ie: if I start on PC, I can pick up the game on PS4 and my pilot/javelins/whatnot will still be there? Curious because I have a few friends who are getting this on consoles and I'd ideally like to play with them, but if it's not a thing then they can just kick rocks :p
It isn't, unfortunately.

You never know though, maybe in the future.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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It isn't, unfortunately.

You never know though, maybe in the future.
It's all good, our friend group is split between PC/PS4 rn (pretty evenly, I'd say) so its mostly on the few who jumped on PS4 right off the bat without waiting to ask the group where we'd all go :p
 
Oct 29, 2017
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Just had a horribble thought. The 10 hour ea access trial for mass effect andromeda didn't let you progress past the first vault in the campaign. Battlefields give only first few levels etc. I hope the 10 hours is totally unrestricted access to everything but i'm thinking it probably is like the other games in that we can't progress past a certain point. So I have cancelled plans for a month of ea access and will wait for the 22nd with the plebs.

Can anyone clarify? (I know premier gets the full game but i'm asking about xbox ea access)
 
Oct 25, 2017
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So how likely these are very time limited and all times will be US based?

They better take place over several days or have event times separate for EU and US.
Yeah, they've mentioned that they'll be around for a couple of days and that some may come back around - sensible, not everyone can be on every day (holidays etc. will throw a spanner in the works).
 
Oct 27, 2017
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If people missed it a couple of pages back, voting for the title of the Anthem OT began:

The poll will close sometime on Wednesday evening, around the time the pre-load goes live. The OT will be posted later that night with the winning title in place. (Direct link to the poll: https://www.strawpoll.me/17409862 )
The game's official slogan "Unleash Your Power" is the most unimaginative thing I've seen for a video game. Honestly, don't they have a marketing department? or they just have a summer intern came up with that AND some guy from BW actually OK'd it?
 
Oct 27, 2017
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Premier lasts 30 days no matter what if you do month sub and cancel e.g. week from now. So yes, you can do that.

  1. Get Premier
  2. Play on Friday
  3. Activate normal edition when feeling like it during 30 day window
  4. Cancel Premier
  5. Once 30 days on Premier runs out normal edition stays in library and you can keep on playing
Thanks!
 
Oct 25, 2017
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So what order are people looking at unlocking their javelins in? I'm going to go Storm, Ranger, Colossus then Interceptor. Mostly in terms of interest, I was considering switching Ranger and Colossus but the big guy seems to require more component slots to get the most use out of it.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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So what order are people looking at unlocking their javelins in? I'm going to go Storm, Ranger, Colossus then Interceptor. Mostly in terms of interest, I was considering switching Ranger and Colossus but the big guy seems to require more component slots to get the most use out of it.
Don't you start with Ranger? Or was that only for the demo?
 
Dec 3, 2018
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The game's official slogan "Unleash Your Power" is the most unimaginative thing I've seen for a video game. Honestly, don't they have a marketing department? or they just have a summer intern came up with that AND some guy from BW actually OK'd it?
I think “Strong alone, stronger together” is the better slogan.
 
Oct 26, 2017
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So what order are people looking at unlocking their javelins in? I'm going to go Storm, Ranger, Colossus then Interceptor. Mostly in terms of interest, I was considering switching Ranger and Colossus but the big guy seems to require more component slots to get the most use out of it.
Storm, Colossus, Interceptor, then Ranger last.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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So what order are people looking at unlocking their javelins in? I'm going to go Storm, Ranger, Colossus then Interceptor. Mostly in terms of interest, I was considering switching Ranger and Colossus but the big guy seems to require more component slots to get the most use out of it.
Ranger, then Storm. Don’t care for Colossus and Interceptor - they bored me to tears during both demos. Had the most fun with Ranger, it’s speed, utility with grenades, missiles and melee are just great fun with fast cool downs.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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Same for me. I'm hoping they buffed the Colossus a bit because they felt too squishy in the demo, and I barely got to play the Interceptor.
Did you ever get any colossus components to drop? I never got any in the VIP demo, but in the open demo I got a couple that had huge health and armor bonuses, they made quite the difference.
 
Oct 26, 2017
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Same for me. I'm hoping they buffed the Colossus a bit because they felt too squishy in the demo, and I barely got to play the Interceptor.
Balancing should be a lot better in the full game.

Plus you get some SEXY loot. If I were a Colossus main I would drool at the Masterwork Component that grants 33% Health back when you hit an enemy with your launcher ability.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Same for me. I'm hoping they buffed the Colossus a bit because they felt too squishy in the demo, and I barely got to play the Interceptor.
From what I played of the Colossus in the demo it seems you will need components to give big hp boosts, that's the main reason I'm taking it at a higher level to have more slots open for use
 
Oct 27, 2017
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United States
Did you ever get any colossus components to drop? I never got any in the VIP demo, but in the open demo I got a couple that had huge health and armor bonuses, they made quite the difference.
From what I played of the Colossus in the demo it seems you will need components to give big hp boosts, that's the main reason I'm taking it at a higher level to have more slots open for use
That's good to hear I will definitely give the Colossus another go. I definitely liked the Storm the best out of the four but I have a feeling there is going to be a ton of folks playing Storm for launch (I ran the Tyrant Mines five times and 3/5 times our group had 3 Storms in it) and wanted a Javelin to fall back on. I'll wait and see what happens though. I am probably overthinking things but I am getting real antsy waiting on Thursday...
 
Oct 27, 2017
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That's good to hear I will definitely give the Colossus another go. I definitely liked the Storm the best out of the four but I have a feeling there is going to be a ton of folks playing Storm for launch (I ran the Tyrant Mines five times and 3/5 times our group had 3 Storms in it) and wanted a Javelin to fall back on. I'll wait and see what happens though. I am probably overthinking things but I am getting real antsy waiting on Thursday...
Colossus was looking rough for me untill I got a few abilities that I liked and the big super armour and health mod. Now he's definitely going to be my second Javelin. Storm will be my main though, I like to play 'Mages'.

I actually think a bunch of people will start with Storm, but move away from it when they realize that it can go down pretty quick.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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why dont they just come out and give people an idea of what the mtx economy will be like, seems to me they are treading on dangerous territory with avoiding answering it head on. They saw what happened to BF 2, a game like this which already has enough skepticism as is, could snowball into a pr disaster real quick.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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why dont they just come out and give people an idea of what the mtx economy will be like, seems to me they are treading on dangerous territory with avoiding answering it head on. They saw what happened to BF 2, a game like this which already has enough skepticism as is, could snowball into a pr disaster real quick.
They did say not to ignore the alliance system and that it would provide a good bit of coin.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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why dont they just come out and give people an idea of what the mtx economy will be like, seems to me they are treading on dangerous territory with avoiding answering it head on. They saw what happened to BF 2, a game like this which already has enough skepticism as is, could snowball into a pr disaster real quick.
It all will be public knowledge come 15th.

BioWare has been pushing hard that you can gain coins in multiple ways and get multipliers on gains.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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That's good to hear I will definitely give the Colossus another go. I definitely liked the Storm the best out of the four but I have a feeling there is going to be a ton of folks playing Storm for launch (I ran the Tyrant Mines five times and 3/5 times our group had 3 Storms in it) and wanted a Javelin to fall back on. I'll wait and see what happens though. I am probably overthinking things but I am getting real antsy waiting on Thursday...
I am in the same boat. I am not going to overthink it and will just enjoy Storm until I see a reason to switch.
 
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