Author Topic: An exciting new direction for Guns of Icarus Online!  (Read 14208 times)

Offline MetaFive

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An exciting new direction for Guns of Icarus Online!
« on: September 23, 2013, 03:12:42 pm »
Everyone knows we’re coming to a PS4 near you, but we’re excited to finally announce the second part of the deal.  They paired us up with a publisher to help make sure we’re successful enough to keep making more content for you.
We’ve been given the privilege to work with EA who has some bold and exciting ideas on how to improve Guns of Icarus and we’re really excited to implement them.
We will no longer be porting Guns of Icarus Online Skirmish mode onto the PS4. We’ll be releasing the new Guns of Icarus 2.0 in 2014 across all systems with a slight delay to the PC market.
Finally, we are pleased to announce the long-awaitied boarding has finally come to Guns of Icarus! The boarding minigame DLC will be included on disk for a small fee of $10! We can't give you too many deails yet, but here's a teaser: It comes with full Facebook and Twitter integration!

Guns of Icarus 2.0 Patch notes:

UI AND CORE:
-Guns of Icarus has gone FREE TO PLAY! That's right, you are now free to move about the airship! We feel this lets us take Guns of Icarus in an exciting new direction for players as well as to expand our playerbase. All players who had previously purchased the game will be compensated with a 50% off coupon for OriGold! (See below)
-Due to a lack of tangible reward for continuous gaming, players will now unlock new content based on player level!
-New in-game currency added! Players can purchase new ships, weapons, and character tools with the Anvalian Ruble! Players willreceive Anvalian Ruples after each match based on their ship's performance.
-New in-game cash shop added! Players can get a head start on their gameplay experience with the rare and mysterious mineral OriGold!
-Full Origin integration now available ingame!
-Due to compatibility issues, Guns of Icarus online no longer functions with the Steam distribution service.

SHIPS AND WEAPONS:
-Players will now receive Anvalian Ruples after each match based on their ship's performance in the match!
-All players begin the game with the Salvaged Goldfish airship. This ship cannot be upgraded or modified, but earns an extra 10% bonus Anvalian Ruples after each defeat!
-New ships will now have to be purchased with Anvalian Ruples or OriGold. Purchasing ships with Anvalian Ruples will also require the captain to have a certain minimum level (Up to the Pyramidion at level 25). New ships purchased will be equipped with the default weapons for the ship.
-In order to install new or different weapons on the turret mounts, each weapon must be purchased for each ship with Anvalian Ruples or Origold. Purchasing weapons with Anvalian Ruples will also require the captain to have a certain minimum level (Up to the Lumberjack Heavy Mortar at level 30).
-Mercury Field Gun now exclusive for Gamestop OriGold card purchasers! Go to http://www.gamestop.com for details!
-Ships will slowly regenerate hull health after not taking damage for five seconds.
 
PLAYERS AND CLASSES:
-All class levels reset to make way for the new, exciting, easy-to-understand experience system! All players with their classes level 13 and older in the new system will get the special Old Guard Goggles cosmetic item as a display of their devotion.
-Premium-level classes now available! For a monthly fee of 1200 OriGold ($15US), players will gain early access to new ships, weapons, tools, and cosmetics! And to those of you paying for your goods with the Anvalian Ruble, don't worry; we've made sure all these unlocks are strict sidegrades to what's available to our free-to-play community!
-Each account begins with two ship slots by default.
-Ship Slot Unlock item added to cash shop for 400 OriGold ($5US)
-Phoenix Claw piloting tool now available to Premium-level pilots only
-Heavy Clip gunner tool now available to Premium-level gunners only
-Shifting Spanner engineer tool now available to Premium-level engineers only
-Old Guard Goggles cosmetic item added to cash shop for 800 OriGold ($10US)

MAPS AND GAME MODES:
-Introducing new map bundles! Players can now unlock new maps, new game modes, and even bigger battles in the 3v3 and 4v4 map packs (1200 and 1600 OriGold respectively)- or those with the eye for mysteriousl locales and dangerous adventure may be interested in our new Stormy Skies pack, combining Duel at Dawn, Paritan Rumble, and exclusive 2v2 versions of Canyon Ambush and Northern Fjords, for the low price of 1200 OriGold!
-Clouds removed from most locations in maps due to interference with long-range playstyles which proved unpopular with EA's beta testers
-Sniper ledges added on Paritan rumble



[DISCLAIMER: this is all fake and has no basis in reality. Thank god.]

Offline Dakorok

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Re: An exciting new direction for Guns of Icarus Online!
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2013, 03:22:25 pm »
This is the best thing to ever happen to gaming! I'm really excited to see this come true. However, don't you think GoIO 2.0 really needs a new server browser system? I think that once you start up the game, it should instead take you to a web page in your browser, where you can then launch games from.

Also, creation of custom lobbies should be limited to paying customers only.

Offline HamsterIV

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Re: An exciting new direction for Guns of Icarus Online!
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2013, 03:48:01 pm »
Is it April already?

Offline MetaFive

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Re: An exciting new direction for Guns of Icarus Online!
« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2013, 03:50:41 pm »
Is it April already?

Nonsense, it's always a good time for satire!

Offline N-Sunderland

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Re: An exciting new direction for Guns of Icarus Online!
« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2013, 03:59:55 pm »
wtf ea sux y they by goi i h8 bf3 its shit cod rulez lulz

Offline James T. Kirk

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Re: An exciting new direction for Guns of Icarus Online!
« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2013, 04:07:39 pm »
What, no preorder bonus?

I like these other changes, but really?


This is bullshit, I'm going back to CoD.

Offline Shukketsushi

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Re: An exciting new direction for Guns of Icarus Online!
« Reply #6 on: September 23, 2013, 05:52:38 pm »
Well, now that we're all being honest and mainstream: The male avatars need more muscles and the female avatars need less clothes.

#200BILLIONCOPIESSOLD(ornotsoldsinceitsfree)

Offline Letus

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Re: An exciting new direction for Guns of Icarus Online!
« Reply #7 on: September 23, 2013, 07:05:22 pm »
I died laughing

so I'm gonna sue.

Offline Piemanlives

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Re: An exciting new direction for Guns of Icarus Online!
« Reply #8 on: September 23, 2013, 07:17:31 pm »
At which point do I get to murder people?

Offline Letus

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Re: An exciting new direction for Guns of Icarus Online!
« Reply #9 on: September 23, 2013, 07:19:38 pm »
At which point do I get to murder people?

That's what Halloween is for.

or Leif Erikson Day.

...Leif Erikson day is on October 9th if you can't wait for Halloween...

Offline macmacnick

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Re: An exciting new direction for Guns of Icarus Online!
« Reply #10 on: September 24, 2013, 12:52:22 am »
the female player model needs a princess leia as a slave outfit for its default clothing, and the outfits should be replaced with lady gaga, miley cyrus, and other assorted outfits

Offline Squidslinger Gilder

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Re: An exciting new direction for Guns of Icarus Online!
« Reply #11 on: September 24, 2013, 02:10:33 am »
No P90 captains tool to slay trolls with?! What a ripoff!! I'm going back to Call of Airship 5!!

Offline Sgt. Spoon

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Re: An exciting new direction for Guns of Icarus Online!
« Reply #12 on: September 24, 2013, 02:17:33 am »
No P90 captains tool to slay trolls with?! What a ripoff!! I'm going back to Call of Airship 5!!

Remember, no Yeshan.

Offline Andika

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Re: An exciting new direction for Guns of Icarus Online!
« Reply #13 on: September 24, 2013, 04:57:30 am »
Having read through this, now I'm honestly worried about the Seeeeeeecret thread.  :P

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Re: An exciting new direction for Guns of Icarus Online!
« Reply #14 on: September 24, 2013, 11:24:46 am »
Now it's just a matter of time before Kotaku reads this and reports it as fact.