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Wergild Jul 30, 2013 @ 4:11pm
Questions from someone who is thinking of buying
How are gameplay based unlocks handled (Gun Parts, grenades)? Are they unlockeable through normal gameplay and if so, how is ingame currency spent other than cosmetics?
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Jibbers Crabst Jul 30, 2013 @ 6:19pm 
From what I've seen (I'm only level 5) you get gun parts when you level up, and you also have a chance to unlock them from spinning the wheel after every match. Parts can also be bought with Spacebux which at the moment is not a reliable source of income, but the devs said they were working on that. The grenades and such are unlocked as you level up. No other way to get them except to level up.
Wergild Jul 30, 2013 @ 6:51pm 
Thanks for the information, it sounds like a very reasonable system.
Congrats to the devs on not screwing it up badly.
Timeraider Jul 31, 2013 @ 1:19pm 
-its.. uhmm.. pay to save a little time to get some small advantages restricted by level that free players can simply get to.
The system works like this. You have spacebux which you can buy with money or get by doing matches ... gun parts cost spacebux. The first gun (made out of tier 1 parts) you make i believe costs nothing so you can put that one aside
So.. you have a chassis of a gun (which is free) .. then you can put parts on it (aside from the first gun as that will give the tier 1 parts you want for free). Tier 1 parts cost like.. 1-2 matches if your lucky or 3-5 if unlucky. Tier 2 parts cost more spacebux.. BUT to get tier 2 parts you need to unlock tier 2 parts with special points.. you get these points for completing contracts (kinda like achievements.. they say like "you get 2 points if you get 30 kills", "kill the hammercarrier 4 times for 2 points" etc. (you can have max 3 active contracts) .. so you need to do contracts (thus do matches/level up) to get those points.
Now an example of how much "higher tiers matter" .. for example a rocketlauncher with 60 dmg ... if you upgrade for example the bullet-part (slugrocket in this case) from tier 1 to 2 or 2 to 3 ... you get like 0.50 dmg more. And tier 4 is the max...
so there you go, you judge if its fair :P in my opinion it is.

- Leveling exp goes quite fast and unless you really want a specific spell that has a very high lvl requirement.. you wont feel any pressure to level up for sure.
Spacebux goes a bit slower (devs have said they are looking for a better way to make sure people get enough spacebux) .. atm it works with a spinningwheel and thus is luckbased.
You can have like 5 matches and get a total of 1000 spacebux ... or you can do 5 matches and get a nice empty bag of nothing :D
You also have a chance to win items with the spinningwheel or by leveling up

- the basic pack gives some cosmetic belts .. the differences are very slight, but still.. its just an extra on addition to the gained spacebux. You also a standard grenadelauncher and healingthingy ... now.. as i already said the tiers etc. dont matter alot. So.. these starter weapons actually are quite good .. combine it with your first homemade gun and you have already quite some choice for gameplaystyles.
Now the most important thing .. 6000 spacebux.
If you first get some points by doing contracts etc. to open up later tiers .. 6000 spacebux is enough to buy about all/most max tier parts for 1 complete gun (but ofcourse if you start off with buying tier 1 parts upgrade them to 2 etc. etc. you wont have fully enough with just the starteramount ( ofcourse you will be gathering spacebux so i wouldnt worry to much).
OR 6000 spacebux gives you some cosmetic items.. things like small items as boots etc. vary from 200-100 while bigger thins like black suits, naked suits etc. range from 1000 to 6000 (ofcourse the most expensive ones are only for the real show-offs.. clothing adds NOTHING to the dmg/survivability/gameplay aside from the looks)"

'Also things like doublejump, grenades etc. get ulocked by levels.. and levels only.

Copied this comment from another thread.. i mde the comment though :P

GooF Jul 31, 2013 @ 1:34pm 
its better , much better than the wreck that is rise of the triad mate.
Wergild Jul 31, 2013 @ 1:45pm 
Thanks for the detailed responses, next time I have money I'll probably buy it.
UberNoob404 Jul 31, 2013 @ 10:39pm 
i do not have it, but how much longer till it is free
rob  [developer] Aug 1, 2013 @ 9:42am 
UberNoob, we haven't determined when Open Beta will be, yet. We are still making major changes.
Wergild Aug 1, 2013 @ 11:31am 
rob, can I be assured that Open Beta won't be too soon if I decide to buy in now? As in at least a few months?
rob  [developer] Aug 1, 2013 @ 4:44pm 
I don't know. It's certainly not going to happen within a few weeks, but within a few months is possible.
Wergild Aug 1, 2013 @ 4:45pm 
Thanks, that's a wide enough window for me to justify a purchase!
rob  [developer] Aug 2, 2013 @ 12:03pm 
Thanks, Wergild. We appreciate the support!
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