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Guilds will arrive after launch in Anthem, but Alliances will still offer plenty of rewards

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Love it or hate it, but Anthems bullet sponges are best tackled when with a gang of Freelancers as opposed to lone wolfing it. There’s nothing to stop you from turning off matchmaking and doing a solo hotdog run, but here’s the kicker: Stick to a squad and you won’t just have the satisfaction of digital socialising, you’ll also find some better incentives along the way.

One such added bonus? Alliance XP, Anthem’s reward system that tallies up the experience earned in a mission and gets fed into a weekly pool. Once the week is over, players will earn in-game coin currency based on just how much experience was contributed, allowing them to purchase fancy new cosmetics for their Javelin mech-suits.

It’s a nice idea to help sell the idea of personalising one’s own Anthem experience, and if it sounds similar to other games whose social interactions results in the formation of Clans and Guilds, then it should. Only catch is, is that Anthem won’t be offering any clan options on launch. “While we believe the Alliance system is a great way to encourage social interaction with Anthem,” lead producer Ben Irving  said in a reddit post, “we also understand guilds play a critical role in helping players form organized groups with people of similar interests and play styles.

Our goal is to release guilds as soon after launch as we can.

Sounds feasible. Join an Alliance that benefits you the single player, or join a clan in the future that includes plenty of your friends. I can just imagine a few of these right now, groups which are formed according to varying philosophies and motives. I’m thinking a Ranger Danger team made up of only the most versatile Javelin suits, a Heavy Machinery Javelin crew that sees the screen littered with trigger-happy Colossus suits or a “For f***-sakes EA why did you launch Apex Legends a week before we hit the wild” team of surly Freelancers.

Should be fun!

Last Updated: February 5, 2019

17 Comments

  1. Forced socializing. Piss off

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  2. Morne Nell

    February 5, 2019 at 13:40

    Will this game get a review score based on promises?

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  3. Kromas

    February 5, 2019 at 13:21

  4. GooseZA

    February 5, 2019 at 13:40

    “As soon as we can after launch” is becoming the tagline for this game. Hopefully they remembered to put enough stuff in before the launch as well.

    All of that won’t matter for me if it still runs like garbage on my standard Xbox. I know the Demo was an old build but holy moly. This game really feels like it could have used a few more months in the oven.

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  5. Raptor Rants

    February 5, 2019 at 14:11

    So here’s a conundrum.

    Should games that are admittedly not complete be reviewed or should the review wait till it’s complete? But then how will folk know if it has potential? But how can you give a good review if you have no idea what the impact of the missing features would be? What if the added features would increase the score? What if the added features would actually make it worse and drop the score?

    Can a review be done on a game that launches incomplete? I dunno

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    • Kromas

      February 5, 2019 at 14:11

      It can. You just call it an Early access review and update on actual release. Many people are doing it these days cause early access is the new in thing.

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      • Raptor Rants

        February 5, 2019 at 14:11

        I wasn’t being serious lol. I was trying to be all dramatic and stuff. Darnit Kromas! Y U DO DIS?

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        • Kromas

          February 5, 2019 at 14:16

          Cause GI Joe says “The more you know”

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          • Raptor Rants

            February 5, 2019 at 16:24

            *throws things at Kromas*

          • Kromas

            February 5, 2019 at 16:24

            Stick and stone (and things) can break my bones.

            Good thing I got a decent medical aid. 😛

          • Raptor Rants

            February 5, 2019 at 16:29

            looooool

    • The D

      February 5, 2019 at 14:31

      Well I’ll be handling the review for Anthem. And I’ll be reviewing it as it is, not on what it can be. I can’t offer a score on promises.

      That being said, this isn’t a newspaper or a magazine. Scores can change, opinions can refelct the progressive state of a game and what it adds to the experience.

      For games like Anthem, I usually like to re-review a month or so down the line and update the post to reflect the score. Does it deserve to be rated higher now? Lower? Remain at the same level? All good questions to ask and answer in a follow-up.

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      • Admiral Chief

        February 5, 2019 at 14:36

        Phase 1 – Initial assessment
        Phase 2 – “Golden enjoyment zone” assessment
        Phase 3 – Longevity assessment after a while

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      • Raptor Rants

        February 5, 2019 at 15:20

        This is why I love you guys <3

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  6. Matthew Holliday

    February 5, 2019 at 14:16

    Talks about the “Alliance” then puts a picture of the Emperor into the discussion.
    The Emperor makes no Alliances, he makes and takes what he wants.

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