Note: Damn footnotes don’t work. Scroll down for the links.
Alrighty. Considering I hear a lot of people asking the same question question over and over again I thought “Hey. Why not do a FAQ?” So here I am. Any contributions are appreciated and in time hopefully this becomes a sticky.
Q: Why is the load so long?
A: Freerangegames(FRG) said that the 3d graphics of the game make the download size large.
Q: Is this game good/worth my time..etc
A: See for yourself. People in the chat will tell you yes, that includes me.
Q:Is this game FPS/Strategy/Whatever?
A:Third person shooter.
Q: Armory is bugged/Why can’t I access it?
A: You must be Rank Corporal to access the Armory.
Q: How do I get sword/sniper/hammer/whatever?
A: Refer to probandit10’s guide to classes. 1
Q: Damnit I’m lazy. How?
A: Scout has the sword, you find it by scrolling your mousewheel in either direction or pressing 2.
Tank has the maul/hammer. Gunner has the sniper. Tech has the healing weapon.
Q: How do I upgrade my turret? What does it do?
A: First, press Q to create a turret. When the cooldown ends, point at your turret till it glows in your team colour(It’s been said right clicking at it with the repair(healing) beam and pressing Q does so, but It repositions my turrets. I’m not sure though) and press Q again. The turret is maxed at level 3.
As for the “Suppressed” effect, with my brief experainces with it I can tell it reduces your rate of fire and movement speed. I’m not sure about damage though. Remember the turret has to have sustained fire on a target for a while(3-5 seconds, although unconfirmed) to get the suppressed effect.
Q: How do I play?
A: Self explanatory. If you are too lazy to figure out, the instructions just above the comments/threads is for you.
Q: Is there only one map/four classes?
A: New maps and classes are being developed. What’s been confirmed is the new map will be lunar base and the class will be blazer.
A: Get out.
Q: What’s the xp/name/symbol of (insert rank here).
Q: What’s the best class?
A: You aren’t a herd of sheep. Try them all and see for yourself. Mostly it’s personal preference.
(Sorry if this is mean)
Q: I’m stubborn/too lazy to try! Which one!?
A: Scout is for taking out snipers and protecting teammates in peril. You get massacred if you go in rambo against an entire team that is focused on you. Diffrent story if they are distracted.
Tank is a defender(I’ll have to ask someone who plays it regularly for this).
Tech places turrets and heals others. His pulsar can pack a punch though.
Gunner(my personal favorite) is shock gasp, a sniper! Protects others from other snipers, takes out turrets and people that are a serious pain to your team. In other words, your target should be MAX PAYNE! Ha-Ha. Get it? Get it? Ah whatever.
Q: Can I suggest something/report a bug/WHATEVER!?
A: FRG is usually in the chat room. If not, try one of the stickies on the forums.
Q: Respawn time is too long/varies!
A: Read this.
Q: This guy has an ability I don’t have!
A: Most weapons(exculding gunner’s rail rifle) have an ablity with R. SMG/HMG/Pulsar: Reload. Doped saber: Saber chop. Lunges at your enemy and hits for about 100-120. Blitzkreiger mauler: Smash. Hits for an unclear amount of damage with a small area of effect radius. Repair beam:(Once 100%) Heals for 100-150 with an area of effect radius. Mauler and saber have cooldowns(the % bar) so don’t expect to spam it.
Q: I keep dying a lot!
A: The robot in-between-respawn voice has a point. “Don’t be ashamed, it happens to everyone.” You are probably having a bad game, not every single game you have you are at your best. Try a diffrent combo with your scout or an aiming tactic with your gunner. Tanks aren’t invunerable with their neutron shell. Make sure you have backup, place turrets in good spots and are healing everyone with your tech. If that doesn’t work, take a break and try again.
Q: I can’t connect/lagging/having trouble with some server
Q: Freerange, can I ask you a question?
A: Yes. Just ask the question, no need to ask “Can I ask you a question?” I know you are trying to be polite, but there are so many questions, it’s easiest for me to answer if you are direct. I will always try to answer, if I don’t, I’m either busy working with our team to try to make FreeFall Tournament better or you are being mean.
Q: Freerange, how old are you, what’s your name, etc.?
A: Sorry, I’m all for us becoming in game friends, but I also value my privacy. I’m not asking for your personal information, please be courteous and not ask for mine. Feel free to ask anything about the game. It helps if you have read the above FAQ, and if you have read this far, you most likely have. So thank you very much.
Q: Freerange, how many people use your account?
A: One. Just me. I use an account named Freerangegames so people can easily identify me in chat. Other devs from our team are also in chat from time to time, but they usually use their own usernames.
Q: When is XYZ coming out?
A: I will always tell you as much as I know. But honestly, we are working on fixing a lot of bugs at any given time, so we know updates will be released usually the day before we are releasing. Then sometimes we have a hick-up getting the update out and it is delayed a day. We will always list major features Coming Soon on the landing page for the game. The dates are not precise because we just don’t know. As this becomes more routine for us, we will probably become more precise in our dates. For now, please enjoy the sense of anticipation that comes with seeing a new game grow.
Q: How do I reconfigure my controls / keys?
A: Read this
Q: What if I have a question that wasn’t answered here?
*A: Try the wiki. Or contact Free Range Games. Thanks for reading this far.
So that’s it.
FreeRangeGames for making the awesome game(And the upcoming weapons me and glock found. :D).3
Glock243 for the ranks guide. He helped a lot with the FAQ too, so this is technically both our FAQ.1
Probandit10 for the classes guide.2
ValentyneSmith, ISkyDriveI, Zephilinox and Brohaha for the fun rival games we had. I’m glad I lost once in a while because it’s not about winning, it’s about having fun. Also they gave me the information to make this.
You for reading this.
The formatting guide for helping me edit the forum a bit.
Hope this helps, good day/noon/afternoon/evening/midnight/dawn to you.