Firefall’s Razor’s Edge is finally mostly functional

    
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The Firefall migration drama is finally over.

The servers went down for their planned one-day outage on January 19th for the massive Razor’s Edge update, but a host of issues ranging from Steam errors to UI problems and character migration bugs kept the servers offline until the 22nd, at which point players could roll new characters but still not access existing toons.

Over the weekend, Red 5 completed the migration for everyone. Wrote Community Manager FadedPez,

“We have enabled the migration script for all players. You should now be able to see your characters and step through the battleframe migration process. Once complete you’ll get into the game and get back to playing your main! […] If you’re stuck at waiting for response or not seeing your old character give it a few minutes. We’ve expected this might happen due to latency.”

Players are Reddit are torn; one called it the “biggest patch failure of all time in the PC gaming industry,” while another argued the pain of the patch was “like ripping off band-aids (lots of them)” — that it’s been painful for players but is helping the game avoid its very own NGE. Still others are demanding a rollback.

The studio gave all players an Ace of Honor pack by way of apology for the downtime.

Source: Official forums, Reddit. With thanks to I-Spy.
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frzn CastagereShaikura I see ok because i never had any raid gear on me. I hope it works out. I can;t imagine them now getting something like that fixed.

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KorbenDallas mysecretid 
My senior-citizen father, plays Firefall even more than I do, believe it or not (he’s hardcore — loves the game), and he tells me that the events and the dungeons still look good at this early post-patch stage. He mentioned that the group finder queues appear to be working fine, as well.
So, yeah, I think there might be something there for you too, once the digital dust settles. :-)
Cheers,

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ZenDadaist mysecretid 
I would say that might be wise. Definitely give the game a look, if you’re interested, but you might want to wait until the digital dust has settled a bit more. 
It’s fairly obvious that there will be at least one post 1.6 patch, even as we sit here typing at one another. :-) 

Also, be prepared to do a little bit of web-referencing, if you need it. Red5 has been dedicated to getting the changes out there, so there’s not a lot in terms of in-game tutorials for the new stuff.

The community, however, seems to be stepping up in this regard, so be prepared to ask questions in chat right now, or to break out your Google-Fu, as you prefer.

But yeah, I’d say give Firefall a look, for sure, if it interests you — maybe just not today :-D

Cheers,

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CastagereShaikura frzn Raid weapons became salvage only, raid abilities didn’t get migrated, some weapons didn’t migrate properly (eg my necro sticky launcher doesn’t repair deployables), and many crafted abilities/weapons (eg rocket turret, burrowing sticky launcher) were turned into salvage only. If your frame was loaded up with that kind of stuff then after the migration none of it would be usable.

I believe they’re planning on sending out equipment crates to people so that everyone has at least a basic set of equipment to get them going, but it hasn’t been deployed yet afaik.

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frzn Yeah i feel bad for all you guys that had all epic gear. You farmed hard for that stuff. Please explain not having gear to use at all? I started off with all green gear but my weapon was changed and still rare. But just from playing the game i got some free chest to open from loot and now all my gear is rare with one epic.All from playing a couple of hours a day after new update.

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MetaDune Kern was removed in late 2013 so it’s safe to say that he was only part of the problem.

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I wouldn’t say the drama is over. Many people are missing equipment or their equipment didn’t migrate properly (didn’t scale to the increased enemy hp, gives nothing for salvaging, abilities which were supposed to have been removed from the game are still usable, etc), some people have ended up with no usable equipment at all and thus can’t play the game, there’s a huge list of major bugs scaling from minor to game breaking, balance is all over the place, etc.

The assumption is that they were pressured to release the patch before it was ready and had to cut corners to get it out on time. New players should experience fewer problems due to not having to go through the migration process though, so there’s that.

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Man i must have been one of the lucky ones. I went back to check out the update after i got an email from Red5 with a butt load of free stuff. Got both my Mammoth and Rhino frames to max level and sweet gear. I liked the changes and been having fun shooting stuff. The only glitches i’ve seen are the rare game crashes and invisible mobs which you can fix by turning down the view distance until they come up with a real fix. For some reason i always hope that these guys get their crap together because this game is a gem. Last night got into an event to protect a tower and their most have been 20 other players their. Dam that kind of thing in this game is so much fun.

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Sad to see a promising (  in this case hyped to oblivion) game turn into ashes.

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Greaterdivinity Wait, what? They’ve nerfed jet-packs? Jet packs were 99% of the reason I wanted to give this thing a whirl :( Guess I’ve really missed out then.