Dust 514 comes out today!

#1 Edited by Totori (559 posts) -

If you want to pay for it. When the PSN Store updates today, there will be something called the Merc Pack for 20 dollars. If you buy it you'll get to play Dust 514 today with 20 bucks of in-game currency. Dust 514 officially comes out for free in the end of July.

#2 Posted by KelpPlankton (51 posts) -

This is a pretty good deal for anyone expecting to spend money on the game anyway, since you're basically getting early access for free with a $20 in-game currency purchase.

#3 Posted by Totori (559 posts) -
@KelpPlankton said:

This is a pretty good deal for anyone expecting to spend money on the game anyway, since you're basically getting early access for free with a $20 in-game currency purchase.

Yeah I'm probably going to buy it.
#4 Posted by andriv (254 posts) -

@KelpPlankton: @Totori: are you two eve players?

does this game have any relevance to anyone not playing Eve?

#5 Posted by KelpPlankton (51 posts) -

I've never touched EVE. This still looks like it could be a fun shooter though, and the potential for interacting with players in another game seems really cool to me. Plus, free to play. Not planning on dropping the $20 on it for early access though, myself.

#6 Posted by Totori (559 posts) -
@andriv said:

@KelpPlankton: @Totori: are you two eve players?

does this game have any relevance to anyone not playing Eve?

Nope I've never played eve. I'm interested just because they say there is a lot more to it then a standard FPS.
#7 Posted by Soffish (139 posts) -

Doesn't the beta start on Thursday?

#8 Posted by alternate (2679 posts) -

Supposed to be the same universe but the games are not linked and very different gameplay.

#9 Posted by AngelN7 (2970 posts) -

Will they open the Beta at some point? I would like to try that.

#10 Posted by Totori (559 posts) -
@AngelN7 said:

Will they open the Beta at some point? I would like to try that.

yeah it's going to be a free game at the end of july.
#11 Posted by andriv (254 posts) -

@Totori: ok, same here. Will probably give dust a try, since isk is my actual currency.

#12 Posted by Nentisys (885 posts) -

as an eve player I have to say you don't need to know anything about eve to enjoy dust514.

#13 Posted by AngelN7 (2970 posts) -

@Totori said:

@AngelN7 said:

Will they open the Beta at some point? I would like to try that.

yeah it's going to be a free game at the end of july.

Oh nice is fairly close , I don't mind not getting into the beta then.

#14 Posted by Ravenlight (8040 posts) -

Okay, but how much are monocles?

#15 Posted by Redbullet685 (6021 posts) -

I haven't seen anything on this game but it sounds cool from what I've heard. I'll give it a try when it comes out for free.

#16 Posted by Bollard (5208 posts) -

Wow I didn't know it was coming out so soon! I'll be interested to see how it turns out. Still want to buy EVE damnit.

#17 Posted by SomeJerk (3130 posts) -

EVE to me is like building my own modular synthesizer. I can get into it, I can learn it, but once I'm there hovering the pointer over the Purchase button..
..I come to my senses and realize time's better spent doing something else.
 
Dust 514 on the other hand, will be a good alternative to the quickly dying poorly managed Tribes Ascend that's fallen into the (bad) F2P trap.

#18 Posted by Jams (2959 posts) -

@SomeJerk said:

EVE to me is like building my own modular synthesizer. I can get into it, I can learn it, but once I'm there hovering the pointer over the Purchase button.. ..I come to my senses and realize time's better spent doing something else. Dust 514 on the other hand, will be a good alternative to the quickly dying poorly managed Tribes Ascend that's fallen into the (bad) F2P trap.

Tribes really did turn into a crap F2P pretty fast. I think I'll give this game a go. As long as people who pay the most aren't one shot murder machines then it should be a cool game that links to EvE.

#19 Posted by Barrock (3525 posts) -

@SomeJerk said:

EVE to me is like building my own modular synthesizer. I can get into it, I can learn it, but once I'm there hovering the pointer over the Purchase button.. ..I come to my senses and realize time's better spent doing something else. Dust 514 on the other hand, will be a good alternative to the quickly dying poorly managed Tribes Ascend that's fallen into the (bad) F2P trap.

Ouch what happened? I thought people were raving about Tribes?

#20 Posted by AjayRaz (12416 posts) -

@alternate said:

Supposed to be the same universe but the games are not linked and very different gameplay.

really? i thought the changes in EVE's world and economy would take effect in Dust as well.

also, 514 is totally my phone number's area code. aww yea.

#21 Posted by SomeJerk (3130 posts) -
@Barrock said:

@SomeJerk said:

EVE to me is like building my own modular synthesizer. I can get into it, I can learn it, but once I'm there hovering the pointer over the Purchase button.. ..I come to my senses and realize time's better spent doing something else. Dust 514 on the other hand, will be a good alternative to the quickly dying poorly managed Tribes Ascend that's fallen into the (bad) F2P trap.

Ouch what happened? I thought people were raving about Tribes?

When it's good it's great. HiRez have one good thing going for them with Ascend and that is that their Pay-model works very well, what's working against them is that the incoming money isn't telling them about the problems the game has. Such as bullet weapons melting the heaviest tank player faster than any other weapon but a direct heavy mortar hit, CTF being all about pathfinders going fast and impossible to chase despite broken bullet weapons, lacking matchmaking, ratings, rankings, and teams gettng randomized before every round.
 
They also show signs of not being that experienced in the field, they put out nicely working products for sure but they clearly do not have anybody in the vincinity of a maths degree among them with how many simple things are broken and their source code has no comments and every other week people discover a client-side variable that can be modified for an illegal (in the game rules) advantage. When it's great it's great though.
 
Just like APB, which I swear is still great when it's great and nothing is unfair with or without broken weapons or broken mission locations and objectives. For both of these games, the great times happen less and less. If I'm lucky at any time the enemy team only has one chaingun using guy in Ascend, and that's often enough to make an approach or even close combat impossible for anybody.
 
/dusts off PS3!
#22 Posted by ValiantGrizzly (498 posts) -

@alternate said:

Supposed to be the same universe but the games are not linked and very different gameplay.

Everything I've read about it says that the games will have an impact on each other. Such as Dust 514 players completing 'contracts' for EVE players, etc..

It's tickling my interest.

#23 Posted by OneKillWonder_ (1691 posts) -

This doesn't actually seem to be out yet. I've already downloaded update 4.20 and it's not anywhere in the store. I am pretty interested in trying this game out though, and $20 isn't really asking too much for guaranteed early access plus some extras.

#24 Posted by Inkerman (1448 posts) -

@alternate said:

Supposed to be the same universe but the games are not linked and very different gameplay.

The games are linked (although I don't know about for the beta or early release). Dust players can be hired by EVE players to do missions for them, and battlefields in Dust will take place on planets that may have player built planetary infrastructure, therefore threatening the EVE player's money making capabilities. You can hypothetically go it alone in Dust, but that's not really the point.

#25 Edited by Renahzor (987 posts) -

@alternate: The 2 games are linked, and interactive with one another. I'm betting there will be "unranked" dust matches as well for jump in and shoot stuff gameplay, but the real dust experience should eventually be running contracts for EVE corporations to disable or destroy opponents planetary resources. EVE is even implementing special classes of ships to help with orbital bombardment (discussed in a recent devblog as a possibility for new destroyer class ships). Not all of this will be implemented on launch, it should take some time to deploy everything and interaction between the EVE and DUST players should increase as time goes on.

#26 Posted by MightyDuck (1492 posts) -

I really want to give this game a look. Part of me really hopes it's more of a futuristic MAG-style game with large maps and a variety of objectives.

#27 Posted by Totori (559 posts) -
@OneKillWonder_ said:
This doesn't actually seem to be out yet. I've already downloaded update 4.20 and it's not anywhere in the store. I am pretty interested in trying this game out though, and $20 isn't really asking too much for guaranteed early access plus some extras.
The store does not update till like 8 PM. Do we have to go through this every god damn time there is something on the PSN store?
#28 Posted by OneKillWonder_ (1691 posts) -
@Totori said:
@OneKillWonder_ said:
This doesn't actually seem to be out yet. I've already downloaded update 4.20 and it's not anywhere in the store. I am pretty interested in trying this game out though, and $20 isn't really asking too much for guaranteed early access plus some extras.
The store does not update till like 8 PM. Do we have to go through this every god damn time there is something on the PSN store?
I don't know, pal, do we? I've only owned a PS3 for a few weeks so I'm not overly familiar with how PSN updates.
#29 Posted by Totori (559 posts) -
@OneKillWonder_ said:
@Totori said:
@OneKillWonder_ said:
This doesn't actually seem to be out yet. I've already downloaded update 4.20 and it's not anywhere in the store. I am pretty interested in trying this game out though, and $20 isn't really asking too much for guaranteed early access plus some extras.
The store does not update till like 8 PM. Do we have to go through this every god damn time there is something on the PSN store?
I don't know, pal, do we? I've only owned a PS3 for a few weeks so I'm not overly familiar with how PSN updates.
It happens ever single fucking time people are expecting something on PSN. When Journey was coming out there was hours and hours of people bitching asking what was wrong with PSN because they could not find Journey. The problem was it was not 8 PM yet, and that's was like 20th that's happened.
#30 Posted by gkhan (413 posts) -

So, I bought it, and apparently the servers are only up between Friday and Monday. That was a pretty big bummer.

#31 Posted by LokiHavok (1 posts) -

Only reason this is good new is that maybe the World of Darkness MMO can get back on track...

#32 Posted by Devil240Z (3251 posts) -

I think I am going to wait for the free version. I'm interested but n

#33 Posted by Devil240Z (3251 posts) -
@Devil240Z
I think I am going to wait for the free version. I'm interested but n
Ot fully on board. Damn mobile site don't have an edit button.
#34 Posted by mitsuko_souma (135 posts) -

I know absolutely nothing about EVE but am very interested in this game. I will wait for the free version though.

#35 Posted by Marokai (2791 posts) -

@gkhan said:

So, I bought it, and apparently the servers are only up between Friday and Monday. That was a pretty big bummer.

Glad I managed to convince myself to just wait for the proper release.

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