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16:52
Mar 27th 2013


Simon Stevens

John o'Groats

Ep 64: Hippo's Yawn

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Post edited 13:57 – Mar 31st 2013 by Simon Stevens


Is anyone else picking this up next week? I'm hearing very little murmurings within the community on this one

 

Digi did a great preview a little while ok here

http://www.midlifegamer.net/ne…..ntial.html

 

I know what some people will be thinking:

tv/movie tie ins normally suck – normally yes but there has been a huge buck to this trend in recent times

huge always on world games tend to fizzle out in the main – indeed you are right, but online aspects of most games fizzle out eventually.

 

Personally, for me, it seems to be doing the build up right with the ARK Fall codes being scattered around the internet.

I also love 3rd person shooters over 1st person

anything that gives me a reason to watch a show with Julie Benz AND Jaime Murray in it is a winner for me

15:51
Apr 4th 2013


Baron Von Pleb

Sheffield Sex City

Community Manager

posts 971

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On my rental list. Will hopefully have it on my door matt this Saturday.

Gamertags: Xbox 'Baron Von Pleb' and PSN 'BaronVonPleb'

Twitch: baron_von_pleb

Twitter: BaronVonPleb

 

Gimme a shout if you need a hand with owt. 

16:19
Apr 4th 2013


Simon Stevens

John o'Groats

Ep 64: Hippo's Yawn

posts 248

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its a nice game. managed to convince lethal g man to pick it up

 

possibly ancientgamer and drunk rogue.

painjunkie booted it up today according to my raptr spam.

munki is fannying around umming and arring about it even though we all know he will end up picking it up.

 

i'm enjoying it. graphically its not as crisp as some of todays games but that may be more to do with my connection speed (Downloading the good ladies tv programmes as well my game collection on my ps3 resurrection)

all the missions are instanced off once you arrive at the mission location so you could be doing a mission with 5 other people but you could be going it alone, it all depends how many people are in the area when you go past the instance "switch"

this occasionally bugs out though (we're only on day 2) and i was put in an instance where the group were just finishing up (easy mission completion as the spoils are shared within the instance).

there are big co-op missions as well (Arkfalls) which the enemies are to great and strong for a single player which should actively encourage group play as the rewards are apparently great and rare items (think purples).

The story of the game finishes just before the first episode of the tv show starts but there are also TV Missions which will effect the tv show when it starts next week and events in the tv show will be reflected in the game world as well.

there is a whole crafting and modification matrix which i haven't scratched yet

there is an opportunity to create clans (takes a fair bit of in game currency to create one – power grinding as we speak)

 

The one thing i will say is I'm not sure if this is a rental game due to the tv show and mmo aspect. it would be a bit like renting world of warcraft or mag

02:47
Apr 5th 2013


Horse

Wrexham, Wales

Ep 90: Pant Mustache

posts 46

4

I've been looking forward to this game for months and had some good fun in the beta. I pre-ordered the Ultimate Edition on Xbox from Amazon and got screwed as they put it back to the 12th due to "supply issues". Now I'm waiting impatiently as everyone else has fun! Only plus point of this that I can see is that hopefully some of the major launch problems they are having, should be cleared up by the time I jump in.

 

The beta got me really excited for this game, even with all the bugs and glitches in that build. It was fun to be racing between arkfalls with sometimes 20+ random players on a quadbike or even stopping off on a roadside instance to help out another player before carrying on with my own business.

 

I will be putting an obscene amount of time into this game!

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16:26
Apr 7th 2013


LETHAL_Gman

London

Ep 63: Fighter pilot's thumbs

posts 269

5

@ Horse. Yep, Si groomed me into getting this game. Send me a FR and we'll do some co-op. hopefully, we can get a MLG clan going.

23:00
Apr 7th 2013


Simon Stevens

John o'Groats

Ep 64: Hippo's Yawn

posts 248

6

It took me 3 missions, 2 major arkfalls, a TV Mission and to sell all of my non standard weapons but the Midlife Gamer clan has now been created.

 

Clan Balls Deep was ruled out due to profanity – not amused about that in the slightest

 

so the Clan name is the highly original MiDLiFEGAMER GBD

 

If you are on defiance send me a message via the game (I'm sure you can do that) and I'll know to look out for you.  Apparently you can only add online players to the clan and only if they have got 5,000 scrip and an ego level of 25.

 

Ego level is easy as I'm at level 77 without even trying, scrip on the other hand is a little harder and was the reason for the missions and mass selling of equipment.

11:40
Apr 19th 2013


DarkMintyBadger

Chester, UK

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Ep 95: Red for Dead

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7

Well got Defianceand i love it hope you can add me to the clan, that is when i get enough scip

http://gamercards.exophase.com/201009.png

 

16:59
Apr 19th 2013


Horse

Wrexham, Wales

Ep 90: Pant Mustache

posts 46

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How do I join the clan? I have finished up the story and nearly all the co-op missions, but am now going balls deep with levelling everything up and loot hunting!

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17:12
Apr 20th 2013


Simon Stevens

John o'Groats

Ep 64: Hippo's Yawn

posts 248

9

HHorse said:

How do I join the clan? I have finished up the story and nearly all the co-op missions, but am now going balls deep with levelling everything up and loot hunting!

Thats simple enough(now).  All you need to do is be online and playing the game whenever you see me, Lethal G Man or HunterVP on, drop us a quick note and we'll add you to the clan.

 

Unfortunately this is the only way it can be done at the moment as there is no facilty to send messages to an offline person

21:33
Apr 20th 2013


Carver

Sidcup, Kent

Ep 73: Bukkake Gland

posts 158

10

Just bought this bad boy myself too and it's not too shabby at the moment.  Gonna send some friend requests out so I can see when you're online and can get a clan invite.  Don't be alarmed if you get a random request from Brit Jester, it's only me.

19:21
Apr 22nd 2013


Horse

Wrexham, Wales

Ep 90: Pant Mustache

posts 46

11

Excellent, I shall keep an eye out for when someone is on.

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11:31
May 5th 2013


TrevDxB

Dubai U.A.E.

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Ep 85: Oh Tiger!!!

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My wife got this for me at the weekend, slightly surprised. I’ll try and jump on it tonight; I did have a bit a go on Saturday quite surprised. Need to sort my head set out don’t have one for the Xbox (Late convert the wife bought me it for my birthday this year, don’t ask, perhaps I should be suspicious)

11:37
May 5th 2013


Simon Stevens

John o'Groats

Ep 64: Hippo's Yawn

posts 248

13

I shall be on tonight (minus speaking as I've still not got my voice back) pop me a friend request and I'll get you added as I see you come online.

Trev, that's a simple answer. She has just played the "but I already bought you a console this year do you not like my present" card. Say good bye to next gen in your house this year

11:41
May 5th 2013


TrevDxB

Dubai U.A.E.

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Ep 85: Oh Tiger!!!

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Post edited 18:47 – May 6th 2013 by GoddTodd


Simon Stevens said:

I shall be on tonight (minus speaking as I've still not got my voice back) pop me a friend request and I'll get you added as I see you come online.

Trev, that's a simple answer. She has just played the "but I already bought you a console this year do you not like my present" card. Say good bye to next gen in your house this year

Quote fixed by GoddTodd

 

I about to say she not that devious, but on reflection that could be "But you've already had a new console story"

I'll send a request later when I'm in though I will have been to the pub after work so don't expect much.

19:28
May 5th 2013


Tepic

Essex

Ep 54: To Me, To You!

posts 391

15

Picked it up today, I will try to be on again a bit later.

21:12
May 5th 2013


ilander66

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Ep 68: Han Solo Shot First

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Picked this up the other day from asda. Brand new only 25 quid. Word to the wise I installed the game as I always do but then when I booted up the game it installed it again 'in game' as it were which I have never experienced before and that wasted about 15 mins. Then it started patching like a mother funster and that took about 20 mins as well if you want to hop on for the first time make sure you give yourself a bit of lead time for it to sort itself out.

21:21
May 5th 2013


Carver

Sidcup, Kent

Ep 73: Bukkake Gland

posts 158

17

Yeah the double install thing is weird, same thing happened to me.

I'm gonna get back on when I can (tue at the earliest) and next time will have a shiny new headset so you can all hear my beautiful saaarf London tones.

08:37
May 6th 2013


LETHAL_Gman

London

Ep 63: Fighter pilot's thumbs

posts 269

18

Guys, I'm normally online weds and Fridays, so feel free to send me an FR. Already had a session with fellow MLG members and a fun time was had by all. I'd like to do a few co-op missions with people.

See you at the Arkfalls.

And don't forget to get your 120 Arkfalls codes that give you loads of goodies.

08:21
May 7th 2013


TrevDxB

Dubai U.A.E.

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Ep 85: Oh Tiger!!!

posts 73

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Hi Guys

 

I've downloaded the WEWANA:PLAY app I don't know how successful it going to be it hooks into Xbox live ok PSN is not ready and steam is a a bit of a fail but it might be good little app to coordinate get togethers.

15:45
May 8th 2013


mechamonkey

Wolverhampton

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Ep 96: Biddy Fiddler

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Also picked this up on 360 on the back of this weeks podcast.

Really great, bit rough around the edges but it has that *something* that has me in it's grip, although I've only played a few hours so far.

Would love to join in with the MLG clan and get some community action on. 

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20:38
May 10th 2013


NEILY84

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Ep 98: Wave 'em up

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Been loving this game, plus last friday night was cool playing with you guys, smile

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14:00
May 11th 2013


Vimesy74

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Ep 65: Boingy boingy

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Apparently the TV series has already been greenlit for a second series.  Hopefully that will benefit the game in some way.

PSN ID: Vimesy74

Steam: CmdrVimes

Battlenet: Vimesy74#2797

 

Current games of choice:  Battlefield 4 & Hearthstone.

09:33
May 13th 2013


Simon Stevens

John o'Groats

Ep 64: Hippo's Yawn

posts 248

23

I'm not surprised that the TV show has been greenlit. It was pretty much a given really.

I have seen countless twitterings about how the tv show is awful etc etc etc and I tend to agree it's nto the best but lets be honest here it is a SyFy channel original.

Yes they borught you Battlestar Galactica but they also brought you Caprica

Yes they made Haven and The Outer Limits but they also made Robot Combat League

And to be honest they have some major major hits but lets not forget:

Jersey Shore Shark Attack

Aztec Rex

Carny

Dinocroc vs Supergator

Sharktopus

and the legendary Pirahanconda

 

My expectations went into it pretty low and apart from it being a little slow to start (you have to establish the characters for the non gaming side) and a few little "urgh" moments (hellbugs being a little cartoony and that god awful cover version of Come As you Are in eps 2) I'm starting to get into the tv show. Don't get me wrong this isnt a Lost or Fringe re-placer (that honour is going to Revolution at the moment) but there is something that keeps me coming back each week (not just Jaime Murray) to watch. It's funny as that is the same thing both myself and a few others feel about the game. Its not the greatest, in fact some of it is downright frustrating, bu there is an invisible magic glue that keeps it all together and makes everything work. Yes it's buggy and it is being patched weekly (at a minimum) but it's a MMO-lite and I would be more concerned if Trion didn't do this amount of patching, it shows that they are committed to it.

 

The cross overs between the two are subtle at the moment.  The winner of the "most wanted" pursuit being integrated into the tv show (I would expect for a fleeting glimpse in a single episode, an arkfall hunters wall of fame for instance perhaps) is interesting. Furthermore every single player of the game has been affected by the fallout of the Hellbug episode (eps 3 i think) with 99% of the hellbugs in game now mutated and shooting fire, electric or poison at you.

Trion also announced the first DLC for Defiance, entitled Enter The Castithan (those sneaky folks that need to get out int he sun a little more) remembering their commitment to not "Block off" non DLC purchasers, the DLC will be available in three flavours (Purchasers, non-purchasers and store items). Although not officially announced, the introduction of a Castithan blade and Duelling sounds like there will be more Melee combat included going forward

DLC Purchasers / Season Pass owners:
– Access to play the Castithan Species
– Access to a new Story Mission Line with new Battle Arena Game Mode
– Access to the new Castithan Battle Arenas
– Castithan Charge Blade & Ceremonial Mask as a reward from Story Mission Line
– A unique version of the Raptor, a new 4 player truck of doom
– A unique Castithan version of an outfit
– A Charge Weapons Starter Pack
– Access to New Pursuits
– New Xbox and PS3 Trophies and Achievements

Non Purchasers (Free DLC):
– Access to the new Charge Weapons Class and Castithan Blades
– Access to Sieges, a new Open World Game Mode
– Access to the new Monolith Major Arkfall
– Access to a new PvP Map – Military Academy
– Join a friend into the Battle Arenas Game Mode
– Duel your friends and neighbors in the Duels Game Mode
– Enemies, lockboxes, and events can drop Charge Weapons
– Select a new voice for you character
– Multitude of game improvements from UI to content

Store Items:
– New Mods that tint the color of your Castithan Blade
– Lockboxes have a chance to get Charge Weapons
– More versions of the Raptor, the new 4 player truck of doomed compensation
– Character Customization changes: Appearance change, name change, or everything change

No dates were given for the release of this pack and there hasn't been any end game announcement as yet but this is certainly a step in the right direction for me

13:47
May 13th 2013


TrevDxB

Dubai U.A.E.

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Ep 85: Oh Tiger!!!

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Dude don't forget Fire Fly outstanding series there is a Game if done right I did play the arse

13:47
May 13th 2013


TrevDxB

Dubai U.A.E.

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Ep 85: Oh Tiger!!!

posts 73

25

Dude don't forget Fire Fly outstanding series there is a Game if done right I did play the arse

11:24
May 14th 2013


LETHAL_Gman

London

Ep 63: Fighter pilot's thumbs

posts 269

26

Well, I'm enjoying the show. It's not brilliant, but the characters are quite engaging. There has been some limited cross-media work, but this has been mainly from the TV show to the game.

The game doesn't do a very good job at explaining things. I found this website which is quite a helpful reference tool:

http://www.arkfalls.com/

 

I am keen to do some co-op missions, so please feel free to invite me if you see me online.

09:55
May 16th 2013


WewanaPlay

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Ep 99: Wizards Sleeve

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TrevDxB said:

Hi Guys

 

I've downloaded the WEWANA:PLAY app I don't know how successful it going to be it hooks into Xbox live ok PSN is not ready and steam is a a bit of a fail but it might be good little app to coordinate get togethers.

We hope it's going to be very successful smile

 

We are early stage and there are a few issues…

Let me know via PM or via the 'feedback' link in the app (use the three green bars that take you to the options menu) and we will take a closer look into your issue and see if we can get it sorted.

 

Steam has worked for most people, so it may be you had a very early release of it without the updates fixes. 

 

Thanks for the feedback – it only helps us to help you!

22:11
May 23rd 2013


Rotten ICE

Peterborough

Ep 76: Bleaching Uranus

posts 125

28

Whats everyone playing this on? It is currently on offer on Steam for 24.99 and I have been thinking of picking it up

 

But I would like to be able to join a mlg clan if one exists on pc? otherwise I may have to try and barter some time with the other half to actually use my xbox for games.

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21:17
Jun 2nd 2013


Egg Daddy

Tunbridge Wells

Ep 59: Do the Bartman

posts 327

29

Thinking of jumping on this. Any of you play midweek late evenings 10:00pm onwards who could help a noob? I will be getting on 360.

XBOX GT: Egg Daddy   PSN ID: EggDaddy06

13:41
Jun 3rd 2013


huntervp

mysterious placed cardboard box

MLGX Completionist
MLGX Completionist

posts 916

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this Friday (june 7th) we will be playing this as a community  so yeah come join us i will be starting at 1930hrs 



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