Fortnite

Discussion in 'PC Games' started by Philll, Jul 13, 2012.

  1. Rubberband

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    Word of warning:

    Do not get this game if you dislike micro-management. This game has layers and layers of complexity. Each layer adds another mini-buff to you or your defences.

    It's like they've taken elements from PoE (a multi-path skill tree), tower defense using a mine-craft element, mobile-like time based resource quests combined with manual resource hunting, upgradeable everything, multi-class with sub-classes.

    It feels overwhelming, but it's not if you don't let it. I have spent subjective days tuning builds with the right gear in D3 and this game has that too, but without the annoyance of waiting for that 1 drop as you can tweak or level dozens of things.

    They really need to give more incentives for people who can't appreciate the depth to keep playing as I think this could become a truly excellent game.

    Some very smart people have built this game.
     
  2. droopz

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    Upgraded to Ultimate Whale spec last night, so ended up with a couple more codes.

    Just PMed them to Samblurr and K1ll3r.

    Enjoy.
     
  3. Pinkeh

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    So are there local servers yet?
     
  4. droopz

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    I'm not sure how its hosted honestly, but when I invite randoms in to help defend my personal base, they mention there is more ping than they're used to in the US.

    I wonder if whoever launches the map is the host.
     
  5. leighr

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    What's it like for local co-op? Interested in playing with my wife, but might have to wait until the price drops a bit.
     
  6. Rubberband

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    Rock solid. Wife and I are playing and it's really good. No lag, easy to party up and join and it's mostly balanced (sometimes no-map task rewards don't get shared properly).
     
  7. Pinkeh

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    Next year it'll be free :lol:
     
  8. jET_M@X

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    If anyone else has a code I would like to request one please.
    Many thanks in advance..
     
  9. samblurr

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    What a champion! I'll let you know what i think of it.. might see you online!
     
  10. samblurr

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    So i've been playing now for a solid week. I'm very impressed. There's sometimes some very laggy periods whether or not the servers a struggling I don't know but there's a patch coming next week so we'll see if its fixed. Great rewards, easy to pickup. I like it a lot more than other survivals as it's not so serious and a lot more rewarding.
     
  11. G-PhresH

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    How long does a match take?
     
  12. samblurr

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    It depends on whether you play as a party or solo. If you're solo you can start the missions as soon as you find the requirements on the map. If you're in a party with others they might wish to farm resources first and setup better traps etc.

    ~10 mins solo with small amount of farming + setup
    ~20 mins with a party with a bit of farming and setup of traps/defences

    Have a look at some gameplay vids on youtube.
     
  13. G-PhresH

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    Nice.

    Thats pretty much the butter zone for me.

    An 8 month old doesnt leave you much gaming time :(
     
  14. samblurr

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    i have a 16 month old and manage to find time to get away and play so i think i'm going alright
    8 months old.. ahh the days of 2+ sleeps
     
  15. G-PhresH

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    Yup.

    I get a few hours a week if im lucky at the moment.
    In bed by 8pm :upset:
     
  16. Rubberband

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    We can take up to an hour if we farm to 999 mats.

    Plus we like to over-complicate things, given we have an 8 and 10-year-old playing too.
     
  17. RnR

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    This looks pretty neat... and linux folk like myself can apparently run it fine with wine :thumbup:
     
  18. samblurr

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    hey guys, i've convinced a friend to play Fortnite but he wants to see what its like first as $45AUD is a bit much to trial something that will eventually become free... any chance anyone has a key they can share please? Similar to what Droopz did for myself..
     
  19. jET_M@X

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    Still chasing a key to try this game out as well if anyone has one spare please.
     
  20. SpaceFrog

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    I was reading on reddit, that the spare copys usually go for $20-$25 USD on their trading section.

    Alternatively, If anyone here is thinking of upgrading their copy or making a purchase, it might be worth asking here to see if anyone here wants to subsidise their purchase.

    I'm still enjoying the game. But It's a little hard to find games at certain times. I'm halfway through plankerton right now.
    If anyone wants to add me my username is "SpaceFrogJuan"
     

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