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SO I have been playing this game a little bit. How limited is the free account, and should I waste my time? Is it like LoL where only the paid stuff is quick acquisition of items or vanity stuff? This game is a lot of fun so far, just dont want to waste my time on a pay to win type game down the road.

I haven't paid a cent for it and have never played a better tactical FPS.
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I haven't paid a cent for it and have never played a better tactical FPS.

The is the feeling I am getting too, but I have bad experiences with f2p games. Recently always a catch to make you end up paying.
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The is the feeling I am getting too, but I have bad experiences with f2p games. Recently always a catch to make you end up paying.

There's an OCN task force on the waterson server, should link up with us tomorrow.
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The is the feeling I am getting too, but I have bad experiences with f2p games. Recently always a catch to make you end up paying.

No catch. You can pay for extra exp, res, and passive cert gain. You can still earn certs and experience fine without paying a cent.
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No catch. You can pay for extra exp, res, and passive cert gain. You can still earn certs and experience fine without paying a cent.

sweet thanks for the info biggrin.gif
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SO I have been playing this game a little bit. How limited is the free account, and should I waste my time? Is it like LoL where only the paid stuff is quick acquisition of items or vanity stuff? This game is a lot of fun so far, just dont want to waste my time on a pay to win type game down the road.

The free account is not limited in anyway. Premium sub adds some nice extras like increased xp and resources. You can also spend money without subbing for extras like new camos, new helmets, new decals. You can also buy weapon unlocks which saves so much time. The most expensive weapons are 1000 certs and that's about what I've gained in about 17 or so hours. So, it does take a while.
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Cert is earned at about 1 per hour, even when offline. You gain an additional cert for every 250 exp you get. There is a cert pool limit for free players I believe, though.

The +50% cert and exp bonus right off the bat from the membership is easily wroth it, though. I don't know if the tiered cert bonus is on top of that or if that's what I'm already experiencing, but I don't think it is since it says you're only supposed to get the full 50% after 6 mos. So, assuming that's correct, you'll be up to earning double cert after 6 months. That's no small amount.

I honestly don't $100 as being a lot to pay for something you spend 10s or 100s of hours doing. I know some people are on strict budgets though.
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Cert is earned at about 1 per hour, even when offline. You gain an additional cert for every 250 exp you get. There is a cert pool limit for free players I believe, though.
The +50% cert and exp bonus right off the bat from the membership is easily wroth it, though. I don't know if the tiered cert bonus is on top of that or if that's what I'm already experiencing, but I don't think it is since it says you're only supposed to get the full 50% after 6 mos. So, assuming that's correct, you'll be up to earning double cert after 6 months. That's no small amount.
I honestly don't $100 as being a lot to pay for something you spend 10s or 100s of hours doing. I know some people are on strict budgets though.
I too put money into the game, I am even more impressed with the game now than I was in beta and they thoroughly deserve it.

However, you were wrong. If you subscribe for multiple months, you immediately go to the tier for the number of months you're subscribed. If you've got a 6 month sub, that's 6 months at 50% increased gains. Similarly, if you subbed one month and then bought a 3 month sub, you'd instantly jump to the 4-month level.
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I too put money into the game, I am even more impressed with the game now than I was in beta and they thoroughly deserve it.
However, you were wrong. If you subscribe for multiple months, you immediately go to the tier for the number of months you're subscribed. If you've got a 6 month sub, that's 6 months at 50% increased gains. Similarly, if you subbed one month and then bought a 3 month sub, you'd instantly jump to the 4-month level.

Ah, ok. Thanks for clearing that up. Well that's nice then. I get to the full bonus instantly. biggrin.gif
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I too put money into the game, I am even more impressed with the game now than I was in beta and they thoroughly deserve it.
However, you were wrong. If you subscribe for multiple months, you immediately go to the tier for the number of months you're subscribed. If you've got a 6 month sub, that's 6 months at 50% increased gains. Similarly, if you subbed one month and then bought a 3 month sub, you'd instantly jump to the 4-month level.

This is correct. Same if you just sub monthly, after 6 months without breaks you'd get 50%. Also, if you add the 50% from the sub + 50% from the boost, you can get 100% bonus. Also add if your squad leader is using a squad boost you can get over 100%. I'm currently lv 27, and Ranked in the top 20 on briggs AU. Bought my schyth weapons, and my light assault his, and that's it.
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