Hey guys! quicklite here. I’ll tell you guys a bit about Brick Force, how things work, and a few tips on how to be slightly more awesome at this game.
Q: So, what is Brick-Force?
A: Brick-Force is a Sandbox Multiplayer First-Person Shooter. In short: A FPS game where you are the level designer. Build your own maps Minecraft-style, and then shoot the brick out of your friends on them!
Q: And why is it in Season 2?
A: Brick Force has been going on long before it came to Kongregate! Season 2 was a milestone which marked the release of all the space gear, including the new bricks, which you can find in the shop and on other people’s maps! Their official game client can be found here, on their official website: http://www.brick-force.com/en
Q: Why aren’t there any user-created maps on beginner servers?
A: Beginner servers are rigged to only give you user-created maps simply to help protect you from exp maps. However, not every user-created map is an exp map, so if you wanna play on you or your friend’s map and think you can handle the pros, feel free to toggle onto the normal play server via the server list! Of course, once you reach a high-enough rank, the beginner server will be disabled.
Q: Exp maps? What are those?
A: Exp maps are infamous maps which come in 2 different kinds. Sometimes, they are just small boxes where everyone spawns on each other and kills each other, which helps everyone with gaining EXP and Force Points. However, the other kind of exp map, referred to by Infernum as ‘exploit maps’, are a certain kind of map where the room leader sets the teams to 1v8, and while 8 players spawn in a small box, completely vulnerable, the other guy mows them down with whatever weapon he has, or in some cases a turret. These get the host a lot of Force points, but usually aren’t too fun for the other guys for obvious reasons. Try to steer clear of these if you want a fair game.
Q: Force Points, Brick Points, and Tokens? What do they do? How do I get them?
A: Force Points are the standard, free, currency. You earn them through daily missions, or just by doing well in a match. You can use these to buy guns and equipment. Brick Points are a special kind of currency which you gain from rating other maps, and having your maps rated highly or downloaded, if you choose to set a download fee. You use Brick Points for publishing maps, buying the Season 2 Bricks, and downloading maps where the map creator has set a download fee. Tokens are premium currency, which you have to buy. Everything is available with Tokens in some way, and some things are only available by tokens.
Q: Daily Missions? What are those?
A: Daily Missions are a set of three objectives that you can complete if you want. Completing 1 gets you 100 force points, Completing 2 gets you 300 more, and completing all of them gets you a pick n win coin. If you don’t like your missions, you can always abort them. Also, don’t worry about running out of time; your daily missions will be constant until you abort or complete them. Once you do this, you must wait another 12-24 hours for a new set of daily missions.
Q: You mentioned a ‘Pick n Win’. How does this work?
A: The Pick n Win is a lottery! You can get one coin for the pick n win by completing the daily missions, or several via tokens. The pick n win works like this: For every ‘board’, there are hundreds of squares. Each square contains a different item, and although you could get a practically useless item (such as a 1 day gas mask bag, which does nothing), you will never actually get nothing. There are 5 rares in every pick n win. Rares are utterly awesome pieces of gear completely exclusive to the pick n win, and usually as powerful as a fully upgraded 5 star weapon.
A: Gem upgrades are very useful ways to obtain armor and drastically improve weapons. More can be read about these here:
Q: Can you upgrade rented gear without losing the upgrades when the gear expires?
A: You can! However, in order to do this, you must buy another rental of the same thing. For example, if you have upgraded a 30 day jetpack, you must buy another unupgraded 30 day jetpack. Then, merge the unupgraded jetpack with the upgraded one. You do this with the merge button at the bottom of the screen. Then, you will have 60 days of this upgraded jetpack. You can do this as many times as you want, effectively giving you as much upgraded jetpack as you want. Many people do this with all their clothing (not just the jetpack), as it is a relatively cheap, easy way to have armor. You can also do this if your upgraded jetpack has expired (when the day count reaches 0). However, you must not delete your expired jetpack. Deleting expired gear will delete all the upgrades with it.
Q: You mentioned ‘armor’. How do I get it? What does it do?
Armor is only obtainable by upgrading equipment and accessories with any kind of gem. When someone has armor, the majority of all damage done to them will be absorbed by the armor, meaning that while their armor is still intact, they still take some damage, but very little. You can have up to 140 armor points if you upgrade enough things to the max. Unlike health, there are no armor potions, so when you lose your armor, you will not be able to get it back until you die. It is very useful to have at least 20 armor, as it will help a lot with keeping you alive for that much longer.
Q: How many ranks are there?
A: 65, each significantly harder to get than the last. Nobody has even gotten close to rank 65 (field marshal) yet. Could you be the first field marshal? A full list of ranks can be found here: http://www.brickforcewiki.com/Ranks
Q: I made a cool map. How do I publish it?
A: Publish it by going to your map, hitting ‘register’ by going to the game menu via the Escape key, and publishing it! Registering a map costs 4000 Brick Points, 6000 Force points, or 800 tokens. Sounds like a lot? Relax! You start off with 10,000 Brick Points, enough for 2 maps!
Q: How do clans work, and what are these clan logo things?
A: Clans work like most other games. They are player hubs which anyone can join. Clan members have their own private chat room, and are all united by an in-game clan title and clan logo. Clan logos are cool, customizable symbols that are made by clan leaders. All clans get one, but in order to change it after you first make it, you need a clan logo ticket, purchasable by tokens from the shop. It costs 12k Brick Points to make a clan.
Q: Why isn’t Brick-Force working?
A: Firstly, if you are using Google Chrome, you might want to try another browser, for Google Chrome can have unity issues sometimes. If this doesn’t work, try refreshing or updating your unity player. If this doesn’t work, you can always download Brick-Force from Infernum’s official website! Be warned: the downloadable Brick-Force isn’t compatible with Kongregate, you’ll have to make a new Infernum account.
Q: I have this cool idea that will help the game a lot! Can I show it to the devs?
A: Sure! Post your idea in the Constructive Feedback section of the official Brick Force forums, which can be found here: brick-force.com/forum/forum.php If a developer doesn’t respond directly to your idea, it doesn’t mean they haven’t seen it! These threads are looked at more regularly than you think! Fun fact: the idea to put Brick Force onto Kongregate didn’t come from the developers, it came from the Constructive Feedback board, from a thread which I made and GraveBear massively helped push forward! Thanks, GraveBear!
Q: What else is on these forums?
A: Many things! Places to discuss Build Mode, Play Mode, and Brick-Force in general! Places to discuss anything and anything! Places to discuss ESL! Places to discuss anything and everything! You should check it out, it’s a cool place, and many people, myself included, are very active there!
A: Electronic Sports League. This is a special place to compete with the best of the best in tournaments, versus matches, and events. A link to ESL can be found here: http://www.nationalesl.com/us/brick-force/
Q: Okay, but who are you?
A: I’m quicklite; a player of Brick-Force since it’s beta days, an active community member, and a Brick-Agent! I don’t have particularly good stuff on the US server, but I’m pretty active on both EU and US servers, as well as both these forums and Infernum’s! I’m also a long-time fan of Kongregate, with another, older account used for other flash games and whatnot. Feel free to say hi if you see me. I’ll be more than happy to talk.
Q: EU and US? What are you talking about?
A: On Infernum’s official client, there are two game servers, EU and US. Although you can only access the US server on Kongregate for the time being, there is a good chance that will change. Although the EU server and US server are exactly the same, expect for German being as heavily-spoken as English on the EU server. After all, Infernum is a German company! If you wanna try out the EU before it is put here, feel free to create an Infernum account and give it a spin.
Q: You said you were a ‘Brick-Agent’. What are they?
A: Brick-Agents are the eyes and ears of this community. Brick-Agents help spread events, listen to the feedback of others, and help Infernum improve the game and see what the community thinks, as well as helping the community see Infernum’s intentions. Unlike Community Moderators, which are a little like Brick-Agents, but with more, well, moderating, Brick Agents can be of any age.
Q: Sounds neat! Can I be one?
A: Unfortunately, Brick Agent recruitment is closed for the time being. If a Brick Agent, community moderator, or moderator notices that you are a strong community member and a good person, they can recommend you for the position of Brick Agent, so don’t despair, because there’s still room for you!