Bunt May 8 @ 11:23pm
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I have been playing on the steam version of FA for about 3 weeks now. Knowing that a larger FAF community existed but i had not been bothered to downloading the launcher thinking i would have another huge download on the list.

But i tell you now the steam version is S%$t compared to FAF. Yesterday i downloaded the launcher for FAF and it turns out you dont need to redownload the whole game, only about 200 mbs of patches and you can use the steam base model. It has a much larger community(always atleast 2-3 lobbys at any one time), which on steam you would be lucky to get one at a time. Also the game has a whole range of new and exciting maps and many other features like Co-op camp missions, a variety of game modes/mods, it is free for thoes who are strapped for cash and most importantly ALOT of bug fixes.

I am glad that i have changed from the steam version(which is dead) to the alive and prospurous Forged Alliance Forever community. I felt the need to make this article as in my opinion it will enhance and enrich everyones gaming experience for such a classic game.

Check it out at
www.faforever.com

I hope to see some of you in game.

Bunt out!
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[₪Rndlfr₪] Gorton May 9 @ 2:21am 
We need to tone down the number of threads. It's great what you're doing, but there are like 20+ threads about this. We've decided just to bump a single topic up every week, instead.
Sheppard May 9 @ 12:16pm 
well 21 better than 20 haters can hate idc
T-Bone Biggins May 9 @ 3:49pm 
Originally posted by Sheppard:
well 21 better than 20 haters can hate idc
If 'idc' means 'I don't care' then that shows the general attitude of the FAF populace and why plenty of people stay away from it. Honestly even if it's the greatest thing ever, why do we need non-stop repeat posts about it? I know no one is willing to sticky it and we had 1 thread that's been chosen to be bumped un-molested but this is annoying at this point and will start to drive people away once they realize every post about FAF is fu--ing spam.
Ze PilOt May 10 @ 2:06am 
We can't really stop people opening threads about how they like FAF, we don't have any control over the population :)

One other thing, all the threads here are either about how steam version doesn't work or how FAF is better.

It's really up to you to open a thread/make the steam community alive if you want a better ratio of threads.

The (sad?) reality is that there is no "FA steam community" left.
You can scream and cry about how every thread is about PC games and not Amiga, that won't change the fact that Amiga is long gone.
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Sheppard May 10 @ 2:18pm 
Originally posted by T-Bone Biggins:
If 'idc' means 'I don't care' then that shows the general attitude of the FAF populace and why plenty of people stay away from it. Honestly even if it's the greatest thing ever, why do we need non-stop repeat posts about it? I know no one is willing to sticky it and we had 1 thread that's been chosen to be bumped un-molested but this is annoying at this point and will start to drive people away once they realize every post about FAF is fu--ing spam.
oh the conspiracy theories, did you still not get over your reuninion with the changelog?
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T-Bone Biggins May 10 @ 9:10pm 
Originally posted by ;540741131606895061:
Originally posted by T-Bone Biggins:
If 'idc' means 'I don't care' then that shows the general attitude of the FAF populace and why plenty of people stay away from it. Honestly even if it's the greatest thing ever, why do we need non-stop repeat posts about it? I know no one is willing to sticky it and we had 1 thread that's been chosen to be bumped un-molested but this is annoying at this point and will start to drive people away once they realize every post about FAF is fu--ing spam.
oh the conspiracy theories, did you still not get over your reuninion with the changelog?
Not a single damned thing I typed has anything to do with the changelog. I said, even if FAF is the best thing ever we don't need non-stop spam posts about it. They get annoying, clutters up the forum.
Sheppard May 11 @ 12:33am 
xD
read ZePs post :)
Softly May 11 @ 3:19pm 
Of course you'll find Steam FA dead if you never play here...

I play semi regularly and Steam is plenty good enough. People should be less confrontational in this forum, we're all interested in the same thing after all (FA btw).
[K.N.G] Zigg May 11 @ 3:51pm 
the one problem i've found is that i cannot find any lobby's that wont let any noobs in. they kick noobs and im a noob with 200 rating everything is 500+ D:
Ze PilOt May 11 @ 10:53pm 
It depends when you are going online, but there is a lot of new players on peak time when I connect.
Also, the upcoming matchmaker will fix this "issue" :)
Sheppard May 11 @ 11:38pm 
Originally posted by Қ.И.Ǥ Zigg:
the one problem i've found is that i cannot find any lobby's that wont let any noobs in. they kick noobs and im a noob with 200 rating everything is 500+ D:
host your own game? if the game says 500+ then its 500+ and not U300
belatedcube1021 May 12 @ 8:27pm 
if FAF is so great then you should be trying to get it as a steam mod for the game like the Just Cause 2 MP mod. then you could probably get more steam players to play on it.
Ze PilOt May 12 @ 10:57pm 
FAF is not a mod :)
Sheppard May 13 @ 2:06am 
Originally posted by belatedcube1021:
if FAF is so great then you should be trying to get it as a steam mod for the game like the Just Cause 2 MP mod. then you could probably get more steam players to play on it.
FAF is not a mod
Nutter May 13 @ 9:16am 
Originally posted by Sheppard:
FAF is not a mod

To quote the site "We are constantly adding features, graphics and sounds enhancements, bug fixes and balance patches to the game.". These things they have named are mods. If the FaF lobby and matchmaking system is not a mod (which it is under some definitions) then a lot of the reasons for getting it are mods. Thats the stuff they advertise. The stuff that supposidly makes FAF worth playing over FA (the version of FA that is in fact, not a mod).

The "FAF is not a mod" phrase is more of a marketing tagline to try and seperate FAF from the negative connotations mods get and to deal with the fact that compettitive play usually takes place on unmodded versions of games. Whats the point in compettitive play if a mod has been added without being properly balanced after all? This becomes less significant when the game itself is not being supported, so modders can take on the role of the development team. Especially if those modders care about the compettitive validity of the game. However saying that this practice is not modding is disingenuous.

Its like how some companies may say "our product is not a game, it is an experience". Nothing but a nice little marketing phrase that is designed to tailor peoples expectations.
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