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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.

Q: RIPOFF!

A: Get out.

Q: What’s the xp/name/symbol of (insert rank here).

A: Refer to Glock243’s guide to ranks. 2

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

A: Refresh.

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.
Credits to:
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.

1 Ranks Guide

2 Classes Guide

3 FreeFall Tournament

 
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Bump.

 
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Bravo! Thank you so much for putting this together Antimattkiller. You’ve helped me and everyone playing. I’d like to add:

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.

 
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Originally posted by freerangegames:


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.

I know someone who has asked you those questions. ;D

 
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Q: What do I do when things don’t work?

A: If you are having problems loading or connecting, please try these options one at a time.

1. Refresh your browser

2. Restart your browser

3. Reboot your computer

4. Delete Unity Web Player cache and redownload. http://unity3d.com/webplayer_setup/setup-3.x/

5. Private Message freerangegames with all the details of your setup: computer, browser, internet.

Note: option 4 may take a long time since you have to download everything again. This should be used as a last resort. And please when you ask me for help, give me as much detail as possible. It is hard to pinpoint the problem if you just say “it won’t work”.

Q: I’ve installed the Unity Web Player, but it’s telling to install it again. What do I do?
A:
1. First check to see if the Unity Web Player is actually installed. Go to http://unity3d.com/webplayer/. If it’s installed, it should show the version number over on the right.
2. Follow these guidelines to reinstall: http://answers.unity3d.com/questions/11311/how-i-do-re-install-the-webplayer-when-it-fails-to.html
3. If other games work, like this one http://unity3d.com/gallery/live-demos/tropical-paradise then the problem is probably on FreeFall Tournaments side, so please private message freerangegames with your web player version number.

 
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Q: Why can’t I get the moonbase map?
A: You must be rank MSg (Master Sergeant) or above to access the moonbase map. This comes after Sgt.

Q: I just got MSg this game, why isn’t moonbase showing up?
A: You must refresh your game after you rank up for the map to show up.

Q: WTF?! How is moonbase played?
In a somewhat different approach, you have to capture different CPs at different times. For a more detailed guide, take a look at this guide – http://www.kongregate.com/forums/144-freefall-tournament/topics/275859-moon-base-guide?page=1

 
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Q: Why can’t I switch weapons with the scroller anymore?
A: You can, you just have to go up/down, you cannot just scroll in 1 direction to switch.

Q: Why can’t i hurt a tank when he doesn’t have either of his/her shields up?
A: There is a bug that sometimes the Neutron Shell will disappear after activating, but still provide protection. Either that, or they are hacking.

Q: Why can’t i shoot?
A: It’s a bug, this happens sometimes after getting shot in the head by a rail gun, the “Bell Rung” debuff only allows for 1 bullet to be shot at a time. Other times, you can’t shoot at all. just switch your class or refresh your browser and continue to have fun =D

 
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Originally posted by M_Sixteen:

Q: Why can’t I switch weapons with the scroller anymore?
A: You can, you just have to go up/down, you cannot just scroll in 1 direction to switch.

Q: Why can’t i hurt a tank when he doesn’t have either of his/her shields up?
A: There is a bug that sometimes the Neutron Shell will disappear after activating, but still provide protection. Either that, or they are hacking.

Q: Why can’t i shoot?
A: It’s a bug, this happens sometimes after getting shot in the head by a rail gun, the “Bell Rung” debuff only allows for 1 bullet to be shot at a time. Other times, you can’t shoot at all. just switch your class or refresh your browser and continue to have fun =D

As for the question 2 the glitch is usually happens when the server or people lag, it’ll be activated and then dissapear, to know when it has dissipated it may show when red or just spam it and wait till you land a few hits.

Q. Why is there a _____ ranked player in the moonbase lobby?

A: Most of the time they joined a friend who is the appropriate rank from the main menu.

 
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Originally posted by abraaz:
Originally posted by basicbasic:

Q. Why is there a _____ ranked player in the moonbase lobby?

A: Most of the time they joined a friend who is the appropriate rank from the main menu.

This also works in reverse for ShuttleBay.

what do you mean? everybody can still play shuttle bay

 
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Originally posted by basicbasic:
Originally posted by abraaz:
Originally posted by M_Sixteen:
Originally posted by abraaz:
Originally posted by basicbasic:

Q. Why is there a _____ ranked player in the moonbase lobby?

A: Most of the time they joined a friend who is the appropriate rank from the main menu.

This also works in reverse for ShuttleBay.

what do you mean? everybody can still play shuttle bay

You can join the recruit version.

Theres a recruit version?….. Mother of God (and no wonder its so much harder now).

recruit version???? what? and what do you mean “no wonder its so much harder now”?

 
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Originally posted by speakofsilence:
Originally posted by M_Sixteen:
Originally posted by basicbasic:
Originally posted by abraaz:
Originally posted by M_Sixteen:
Originally posted by abraaz:
Originally posted by basicbasic:

Q. Why is there a _____ ranked player in the moonbase lobby?

A: Most of the time they joined a friend who is the appropriate rank from the main menu.

This also works in reverse for ShuttleBay.

what do you mean? everybody can still play shuttle bay

You can join the recruit version.

Theres a recruit version?….. Mother of God (and no wonder its so much harder now).

recruit version???? what? and what do you mean “no wonder its so much harder now”?

There are some rooms that are only available to people under a certain rank (so new people can learn with less experienced people). For those of us over that rank, we have our own rooms (I think there are some rooms that are overlapped though).

This means there are less easy kills in our games though D:

you need practice with harder players. you’ve gotten better since the 1st time i played you, but you have a LONG ways to go, then again, everybody can always get better.

 
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Originally posted by freerangegames:

You guys hijacked the FAQ thread. No offense, but messages removed.

sorry?

 
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Abraaz suggested that you all delete your posts to tidy things up. I agree. But you didn’t, so they are hidden again.

 
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Originally posted by freerangegames:

Abraaz suggested that you all delete your posts to tidy things up. I agree. But you didn’t, so they are hidden again.

when did he suggest that? i haven’t been on this thread for more than a week. i’ll delete them if you unhide them.

 
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Q: I’m stubborn/too lazy to try every class! Which one should I play!?

A: Here’s the deal, It’ll certainly help you:

- Scout: 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, or attacking another opponent. also a very dangerous class to be against when there are lots of them. because they are FAST, and somewhat hard to sight when airborne.

- Tank: the tank is a… tank. The best class you’ll ever wish for if you’re one of those who love to be the guy who rushes against the entire opposing team. resistant like hell for nature, the tank’s the most advised one for scaring away opponents methodically and effectively. also good for quickly finishing a distracted enemy before he can do anything about it.

- Tech: The tech is the natural supporter. he places turrets to help defend key areas, and heals teammates. Also, be careful. even though he’s a passive class by nature, his pulsar can still pack quite a punch.

- 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 (like tanks). In other words, your target should be MAX PAYNE! Ha-Ha. Get it? Get it? Ah whatever.
Anyway, the gunner can also be classified as the “all around” class. so, with overall good speed, strenght, and defense and as an excellent long-range shooter, the gunner’s your pick if you usually enjoy just being the most “Standard” class.

 
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some reason it isn’t loading on my computer

 
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Can you put the link for the wikia in there?

http://freefalltournament.wikia.com/wiki/FreeFall_Tournament_Wiki

 
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Could have done without the attitude…

 
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i hate how in freefall u use lock on aim, and dont give me shit for that comment either cause if u look at halo u dont have pathetic lock on aim. u can have scope or something, but lock on really cheap

 
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Originally posted by chaoskid44:

i hate how in freefall u use lock on aim, and dont give me shit for that comment either cause if u look at halo u dont have pathetic lock on aim. u can have scope or something, but lock on really cheap

If u lock on it makes your shots slower,weaker, or makes u slower.

 
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Thanks for some of the links and stuff :) helped clear up about respawn times,god i love the guys who made this game!

 
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I just have alot of lag in my game. I put the graphics to fastest and the lags still there. Any tips on how to reduce lag?

 
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1. Only run this game, no other applications, processes, YouTube, etc. at the same time.
2. Don’t play on WiFi, use an ethernet cable directly instead.
3. Buy a better computer