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

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Nov 19, 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.
My guess is that it's a revenue recognition issue. Once they price it, they have to account for it in the books. I think they would prefer not to do that until the day the items can be purchased.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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In case people missed it, apparently they made the Hard difficulty harder since the demo.
Is the hard difficulty harder on full game? I didnt even try easy or normal and hard wasnt really what i expected.

Since the demo? Yes
 
Oct 25, 2017
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As a thumb rule, just don't take anything ballance related you experienced in the demo for granted for the final game. That version will have to be judged completely new, then the fine tuning may begin.
 
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.
Ranger, storm, inty, thic boi
 
Oct 25, 2017
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In case people missed it, apparently they made the Hard difficulty harder since the demo.
Is the hard difficulty harder on full game? I didnt even try easy or normal and hard wasnt really what i expected.

Since the demo? Yes
Harder as in enemies have more health and deal more damage?

I have a hard time believing that user. Playing the game on hard from the start doesn't make sense as you start out pretty weak with normal gears.
 

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Harder as in enemies have more health and deal more damage?

I have a hard time believing that user. Playing the game on hard from the start doesn't make sense as you start out pretty weak with normal gears.
I saw a few lvl 12 running around on hard in Strongholds. Kind of annoyed me, as they died a lot.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Harder as in enemies have more health and deal more damage?

I have a hard time believing that user. Playing the game on hard from the start doesn't make sense as you start out pretty weak with normal gears.
Never played any difficulty except hard, neither in alpha nor in the demo.
Especially not when you are in a group
 

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The hate on this forum for this game is next level......sheesh. Surely its easier just to ignore games you don't like?

Anyway - I was only thinking at the weekend how cool a short would be outlining some lore before the launch. Wasn't expecting it to actually happen.
 
Dec 14, 2017
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This is a videogame though, not the real world. Bioware really could have come up with something less ridiculous. It makes it seem like late in development some panicked marketing guy convinced everyone that they absolutely HAD to have an answer to Destiny's Guardians or at least some equivalent to whatever Special Order the player character belongs to in most bioware games so they shoehorned some extra lore into their sci-fi mercenary game.
Does that significantly damage the experience for you? Is there some way they could have made the mismatch seem less artificial?

Genuinely curious, as I write stories set in games.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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how would that mean a lack of story in the game?
Not seeing the connection either, but I don't really expect what's in the game to be meaty anyway, especially after the comments from Bioware about how it's primarily just there as an introduction to "the world of Anthem". I'll be happy to eat a steaming pile of crow, but I am getting the feeling that what's there was simply done to try to placate the typical Bioware fan, or at least draw them in with the idea that it will be some top tier story that they are usually known for. I'm not playing it for the story aspect though, so whatever.

Anyway...

 
Oct 30, 2017
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Harder as in enemies have more health and deal more damage?

I have a hard time believing that user. Playing the game on hard from the start doesn't make sense as you start out pretty weak with normal gears.
They're referring to the demo. I only played hard to and it wasn't that hard, unless the team was completely useless. But yeah in the main game you start at the very beginning so it's probably not as easy.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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how would that mean a lack of story in the game?
This generation we've seen plenty of games with big budget and very long dev time using others medias to tell a story supposed to be in the game (and failed to do so, because reasons).

I'm not only talking about Destiny here, but also FFXV for example. I hope Anthem is not one of them.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Following up on my previous post about Conviction:



Badass poster for the short. The teaser is also available in high quality on YouTube now:
This looks awesome actually lol.

Im really looking forward to this game. I just hope that EA is willing to give this game the time it needs to actually thrive. Everything the devs have been saying regarding the future of Anthem sounds great, im just concerned that if it doesnt sell well enough right away EA will just move on.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Cancelled my preorder.

And ordered the Legion of Dawn version instead. :P

Anyone know how they will deliver the OST on Xbox? Only other time I got an OST with a digital console game was The Order: 1886 on PS4, and that came with an app you install that just copied the OST files onto a USB drive.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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So about that person in the middle of the poster. And the ending of the teaser.

  • There is a folk tale of the first cypher. It was a daughter of an Engineer, who "developed strange new abilities" not long after the Cataclysm. She could "see faraway things" or "talk directly into another's mind". Soon, Arcanists arrived and presented her with an experiment to help them test device that would amplify her gift. However, girl's mind "ventured too far from her body and became lost to the music of the Anthem of Creation". It is believed that "cyphers glimpse the engineer's daughter while in their amplifier".
 
Oct 28, 2017
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What did the major announcement turn out to be?
There's a live action short film in the Anthem world, set decades before the story in the game. Available 44 hours from now.

BTW, nobody said it was a major announcement. The PR company said it was BIG in a message they sent out to their subscribers.
 

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Do people think the interceptor is going to be useless in endgame stuff? I really want to go interceptor first but not if I end up hampered endgame and my friends all shun me for storms and colossi.....

I just probably will only have time initially to rank one up properly.
 
Oct 30, 2017
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Where is everyone getting this Anthem lore? Is there a singular video that would be easy to watch to catch up on this? I feel behind, and the game hasn't even come out yet lol
 

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Do people think the interceptor is going to be useless in endgame stuff? I really want to go interceptor first but not if I end up hampered endgame and my friends all shun me for storms and colossi.....

I just probably will only have time initially to rank one up properly.
Every javelin has its use ... And there is no way of telling anyway.
 
Oct 28, 2017
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Do people think the interceptor is going to be useless in endgame stuff? I really want to go interceptor first but not if I end up hampered endgame and my friends all shun me for storms and colossi.....

I just probably will only have time initially to rank one up properly.
I don't think so. Interceptor has a debuff which will reduce enemy defense. I think that will really come in handy in a game like this.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Anyone know how they will deliver the OST on Xbox? Only other time I got an OST with a digital console game was The Order: 1886 on PS4, and that came with an app you install that just copied the OST files onto a USB drive.
Since you link your account to Origin you should be able to download it from the Anthem Origin site. They already know what version you ordered (and if physical they know when you input the code to the console storefront) so it'll be a matter of directing to the proper page where (and when) the download is available.
That's how it worked for ME3 and ME:A, amongst other pubs games.
(Which reminds me... I don't think I ever dl'd the ME:A soundtrack heh)
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Plus Interceptor's ultimate makes them invincible for not an insignificant amount of time while only taking away the ability to fly. If nothing else, that would make them useful as a clutch rezzing machine.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Since you link your account to Origin you should be able to download it from the Anthem Origin site. They already know what version you ordered (and if physical they know when you input the code to the console storefront) so it'll be a matter of directing to the proper page where (and when) the download is available.
That's how it worked for ME3 and ME:A, amongst other pubs games.
(Which reminds me... I don't think I ever dl'd the ME:A soundtrack heh)
Nice - thanks!
 
Oct 26, 2017
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Have the devs made any comments on level progression and adjustments to it? In the demo I hit the demo level cap very quickly. Whenever I play a game with a character gaining levels, I don't like leveling too quickly, I like working towards new levelrs/unlocks etc. Just seems in the demo when you start at 10 you hit the cap really fast.
 
Oct 27, 2017
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Rezzing cancels its ult, afaik.
Nope. I was rezzing left, right and centre, and still had my ult.

Interceptor was/will be my main, and I don't have any concerns regarding its viability in endgame.

Right, so how are people with EA Access/ Origin Access (not premiere), planning to use their 10 hours; spread out over the 15th - 21st, or all at once?

Also, anyone else 95% convinced that they'll preorder, but still going to try the 10 hours first?
 
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