Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Dust 514 official launch 5-14-2013

Its been one of the longest beta testing sessions I think PlayStation 3 users have ever been involved in, but after a year and a half since the testing servers went live, Dust 514 has now officially launched the full version of the game. If you don’t have it, head over to the PlayStation store and download Dust 514 for free. 

For those of us that have been actively beta testing the game for a while now, the improvements made on the recent patch Uprising really pulled the game play and visual experience up to a balanced level. We saw major improvements in weapons adjustment in the range of fire on the sniper riffles, laser riffles, and rail guns. Some classes lost such as the heavy class, lost a little bit of power in order to balance the game out as a whole. The skill assessment was completely reorganized to make it easier to understand how and what items to purchase for upgrading. For a full list of the improvements from the uprising patch check out the Dust 514 forum.

Dust 514 has definitely one of the largest communities of female gamers online. On that note, I'll give a big shout out to the developers at CCP for adding the ladies mercenary suit. Its really one of the best no nonsense charter skins I have seen. They have done an incredible job at allowing the ladies to blend in while in battle eliminating any opportunity for being singled out.
If you are new the game the best way to get started is to do a little reading on the forum to get a basic grasp of the game or head over the public chat channel and look for corporations that are recruiting. Finding the right corporation with skilled players willing to help get you oriented to the game will help you better understand your drop suit, how to fit it, and upgrade weapons. The launch of Dust 514 will open up planetary battles allowing faction warfare but before you can head out into raiding or defending planets it’s a good idea to have a decent leveled up suit with some fire power behind it. Your corporation SEO should be able to lend you a hand getting you set up if not you might want to join up with another group.

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