GamersFirst has been on a real mission to elevate their profile as an online publisher and they’ve been doing so marvelously ever since they acquired the once dead All Points Bulletin from the bankrupt Realtime Worlds. With APB: Reloaded now ranking in thousands and thousands of players each week, the company is aiming to turn a new stone for themselves by amping up their portfolio with another high profile MMO: Fallen Earth. That’s right, Icarus Studios’ post-apocalyptic, craft-heavy, survival MMO will be getting the free-to-play treatment soon enough and with it comes a host of new opportunities and gameplay prospects. You can find out a few tricks of the trade before everyone else hops into the game with this Fallen Earth guide that will help you get through the wasteland like a pro post-apocalyptic survivor.
Creating A Character And Character Options
When creating a character in Fallen Earth you won’t have the standard-fare archetype restrictions attached to your character as it is in most other MMORPGs. If you’re not keen on archetypes like the ones found in popular games like World of Warcraft or Allods Online, then you’ll probably be glad to know that the character classes in Fallen Earth are entirely dependent on how you level up and add points to your character. In other words, creating your character is entirely free-form.
From here, you’ll be introduced into the beginner’s tutorial, which is a lengthy walkthrough for new players to get introduced to the gameplay mechanics and the play-style of Fallen Earth. There’s a complete beginner’s tutorial here at Bright Hub to walk you through the basics of the early goings of the game; it’s worth checking out if you have no idea what the combat or the play style is like.
Crafting And Learning To Craft Everything
In Fallen Earth the game uses a crafting mechanic unlike any other game out there. Just about every usable item in the game can be crafted, which is monumental when you think about how many items are available in the game.
You can craft everything from guns to ammo, clothes, vehicles and even pen and paper to write everything down. The game has a vast array of different crafting classes that players can freely designate their character to, including choosing to be a mechanic, a gunsmith, or sword maker, a bow maker, a ATV builder or even a horse breeder. The game’s options are almost limitless.
In fact, there’s so much you can do in Fallen Earth when it comes to crafting we have a completely separate crafting guide here at Bright Hub to help you with the crafting basics. Be sure to check it out to learn more about all the different crafting options in the game.
Learning How To Fight And Fight Well
Combat in Fallen Earth is a nice mixture of the new and the old. In some regards, hit/miss roll dice still play a factor in the combat while twitch-skills and fast reactions are still required to get the most out of the combat.
Much like Hellgate: London, Fallen Earth allows gamers to use just about every item that is visibly attached to their character, including (but not limited to) knives, grenades, bats, axes, hockey sticks, pikes, spears, dual pistols or dual handheld weapons. One very interesting feature is being able to equip a single-handed melee weapon and a single-handed projectile weapon in each hand. To do this, simply open your inventory and place your desired weapon in each hand. Using the left and right mouse buttons will enable your character to attack with their respective weapons in their left and right hand.
A complete combat guide is also available right here at Bright Hub to help players get the most out of each battle in the game.
Factions, Trials And Beyond
Fallen Earth has a ton to offer, from newbie and hardcore guilds to various gameplay specific factions, such as the cross-country traveling faction known as the Franklin Riders or the justice bringers known as the Enforcers. In fact, there’s a complete list of the various factions that players can join in order to get the most out of the mission structures and play styles that best suit the kind of experience the player is looking for out of Fallen Earth. You can check out the Fallen Earth Faction Guide right here.
Now, if you’re interested in giving Fallen Earth a playthrough before actually putting any money into it you can actually do so with a free trial. That’s right, you can give the post-apocalyptic lifestyle a test run before you dive headfirst into surviving out in the wastelands. Like every other aspect of the game, you can learn all there is to know about the free trial of Fallen Earth right here at Bright Hub.
If you don’t want to risk downloading the trial but still want a final verdict on the game, feel free to check out our official Fallen Earth Review.
This post is part of the series: Fallen Earth Starter Guides
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