Anthem - BioWare's take on Destiny


I’m Wessex, but I’ll be playing later today. Gotta work :(


Had very few issues. Had a hard time connecting once and one crash. Enjoying interceptor. Learning to be very mobile.


Yeah, when I played the early access demo, it looked great in 4k on the xBox One X.


Your alliance consists of everyone on your friend list and anyone you play with. You get extra alliance xp for playing with friends. Each week, you get a number of coins based on your alliance level and l think the top 5 xp earners in your alliance. So, it’s a social thing that pays you coins without you having to do anything active.

Actual guilds will be coming in the second update of Act 1, so probably Late March or April.


Ah., I see.

The XP bonus would be nice, but do not really want to jump into anyone elses game as I’m pretty sure their playstyle is more relaxed and less rushing through missions.


After doing one mission with 3 other people I set mine back to Private. I don’t want to sprint between waypoints and find the next steps started before I get there. This is a great looking world and a great way of getting round it - I wand to play around a little. Yes, even on missions :)


For the Alliance thing I could use some friends on Origin. Name there is ImaTarget_ARuSG would like some qt3 buddies.


Added you.

Ran into the freeroam bug… first time trying to go there, stuck at 95% loading. gg.
Moving game to a faster SSD now. Next step is ramdisk to see if it speeds up the minute-long loading.

Edit: not a good idea to use Origin to do that. It runs “touchup” process after moving the files, thereby reinstalling all the extras (again) (msvc++, dx… etc)… Then it says it faile… and now says I no longer have the game installed. Not only that, when you redownload the game, it apparently doesn’t even check the existing files in the folder but starter grabbing it all anew.

Really just amazing…

Edit: So, found out what the problem was. - shoddy workmanship.

During the move process, as the game runs touchup, it will trigger reinstallation of directx and 6 different VisualC++ redistributables :O…

If you had installed the game during that same windows session then the VisualC++ “repair” process
will trigger a ‘reboot required’ and cancel itself. This fails the installation of a component you already had installed and didn’t need to reinstall… which in turns fails the “Touchup” process required to go from “Download/Install” to “Play” in Origin…

And unfortunately, the touchup process runs in quiet mode and doesn’t collect error messages, so you will instead be told fuck all.

For bonus points, after the reboot – and if you had run into the errors above-- you will have to download the game for a 3rd time.


Did you give it a minute at 95%? I know @Oscuros got hung up a couple of times there long enough he thought it had stopped, but it did eventually finish.


According to this: I waited 5 minutes before alt-f4’ing.


Ok, just curious. Certainly shouldn’t take that long.


No worries. The game is playable again now, I think, so we’ll see shortly if it fixed the problems.

Now I get to try the streaming while playing feature as the game is downloaded for a 3rd or 4th time.

Edit: I like how I can ‘accept as solution’ my own post on the EA Forums.
Edit2: Guess I wont be streaming the download while playing after all…


Watching a stream and holy fuck is there too much talking to random NPCs.

They finish a mission and there are 15-20 NPCs to talk to. It’s kind of insane.


You don’t have to talk to all of them, if you don’t want to.


Some of them unlocked stuff, so you kind of do, unless you know which ones you need.


Well, despite what people might have thought, it is still a BioWare game. I like most of the characters so far, especially Owen and Sentinel Brin.


After 5 hours I’ve had game audio just suddenly disappear.

Agree with all the talking with people, it wouldn’t be so bad if I could just click the map and go on a mission from anywhere instead of having to slowly walk back to the forge spot…

Doing free roam I was told to go back to the base… but walking to the entrance did nothing. Turns out I had to open the map and select to leave free roaming mode from there.


anyone know how the hell i grab the plant to open a door on pc?


You can start an expedition from anywhere if you are the lead of a group.

@Kadath grab the what?


It’s so stupid. The game says grab the plants. You need to grab electric balls and bring em to the plant. I got it…