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Just wanted to see if any OCers got into the closed beta and couldn't search down a thread.

I'm so incredibly pumped for this game and what it will do for persistant universe FPS I thought I'd make a thread.

None of this is new use to EvE players though...

http://www.dust514.com
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DUST 514 is a PS3-exclusive persistent shooter focused on intense infantry combat augmented by powerful vehicles. Uniquely, it is set in, and directly connected to, the thriving player driven universe of EVE Online.

Survive an evolving battlefield by customizing your character and vehicle fitting to fulfill the role of your choice – dominate the enemy as a specialized vehicle Pilot, support your squadmates as a Logistics officer, or storm the frontlines in your Assault armor. The battlefield has changed… will you?

A Galaxy of Battlefields

Engage in fierce firefights on the surface of planets spread throughout an interconnected universe populated by hundreds of thousands of EVE and DUST players. The outcome of battles in DUST 514 has repercussions for the world and other players; for better or worse, every minute you spend in New Eden means something.

An Immortal Soldier

Death is a learning experience. Fight, die, and develop your skills to become the character you want to be. Use skill points earned as you play (and even when you’re offline) to train skills that improve your battlefield effectiveness; make you proficient in the use of specialized gear; or enhance your ability to modify and upgrade existing gear.

Conflict as a Way of Life

Claim your rightful place in the galaxy! Form mercenary corporations with friends in DUST and EVE and work together to conquer planets and control entire star systems. Secure supply lines as you defend and attack locations on planets throughout New Eden.

An Economy Fueled by War

ISK earned in battle can be spent on the primary market to stock up on the latest items – weapons, turrets, equipment, armor, and modules – or search for bargains on the secondary player-driven market. Customize existing gear or purchase advanced and prototype weaponry and equipment for that extra edge on the battlefield.

Gameplay from Fanfest this year demoing a bit of the direct interaction with EvE Online. :leet: (Skip to 12:50 for the EvE bit.)

Like most EvE Online players, I am your typical anti-console, expensive hardware PC playing elitist prick.

I, like many lamented and *****ed about Dust514 being a PS3 exclusive title, but CCP did a pretty good job at expaining the reasoning at fanfest in their keynote.

(Long but worth watching if your interested in a bunch of the details...)

Anyway, the big turn off for a lot of us PC users is the thought of playing a FPS on a damn controller. With the confirmation from the devs that Dust514 will support standard USB mouse and KB out of the box, hopefully a number of the die hard EvE players will make the move over.

Other random points of interest;

- Its free to play.
- Betting on the outcome of matches will be supported in EvE
- Maps are dynamicly generated depending on the planet, terrain, region etc....
- There are planetary defences capable of destroying EvE players that are in orbit.
- Crafting and industry will be implimented once the market is settled and the core FPS is tweaked suffiently.
- Coop swarm (survival) mode against rogue drones will be one of the 'single player' type modes.
- Hisec (High Security) planets are 'easy' drop in and fight type battles that are contracted by NPC corps. Losec and Nulsec are high stakes contracts put out by eve players. Often no rules apply, so if one team fields 10 players and the other fields 1, too bad. The team where only 1 showed up is going to lose that territory.
- It will support a companion Vita app for comms, market etc.
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post #2 of 17
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Also, todays awesome dev blog on the dynamics of the game in regards to how player driven and customised it really is.

http://www.dust514.org/home/item/dev-blog-how-dynamic-battlefields-take-shape-in-dust-514
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post #3 of 17
How / where did you sign up for the closed beta? I usually get in on PS3 betas. Looking forward to it as my MAG replacement.
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post #4 of 17
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Tragicly I'm not in the beta :'(

The beta running now was from sonys batch of testers. It was very limited though.

THe next one to start soon are the EvE players that went to Fanfest this year. They all got given codes and are redeeming them now.

The next waves start up in a couple of weeks, and I understand they will be open to current EvE Online subscribers. Not sure if its a free-for-all beta or limited/lottery setup.
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I was able to get into the Starhawk beta long before it was open for PSN plus users via Sony's retail loyalty site, maybe they will offer me the same for this game.
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My understanding is that it was just the first wave of 5000 that were picked by sony. All the subsiquent waves are handled by CCP.
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Still gonna have mouse and keyboard support right?
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Originally Posted by MaxFTW View Post

Still gonna have mouse and keyboard support right?

Confirmed by a few devs now. And its standard USB gear too, not dodgy PS crap. thumb.gif
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Originally Posted by Droopz View Post

Confirmed by a few devs now. And its standard USB gear too, not dodgy PS crap. thumb.gif

I would expect so, I will buy any console game on release that has M&K Support just so i can prove a point to a few friends :3
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I didn't get into the beta either but its looking good!
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