Players of Global Agenda have been waiting for Patch v1.3 for some time. The first massive patch for the squad-based shooter MMOG is to introduce a myriad of new features across every facet of the game. AvA, PvP, and PvE are all receiving tweaks and new content. The User Interface is being retooled, trial accounts reworked, vendors and shops added, weapon acquisition and upgrading retuned. PvPvE will enter as a new mode (not included in v1.3(a)). The list just goes on, for eight pages.
Currently in its third month, there hasn’t been a single charge to a player’s account. Hi-Rez Studios continues to abide by its earlier statement that subscription fees will not begin until the company has earned our money. The scope of the upcoming patch and the issues it addresses make me think Hi-Rez is well on its way.
Patch v1.3 was supposed to be released in April. Here we are in the first week of May, and we’re just receiving the patch on the Player Test Server (PTS). Furthermore, the update has become so large, that Hi-Rez has decided to break it up into multiple parts, less we testers gorge ourselves all at once. Hi-Rez will push out the iterations as the previous one is tested to completion. It’s unknown how many sub-patches we’ll encounter and no final date has been set.
Hi-Rez Studios is in the midst of pushing the first iteration of the massive v1.3 patch to the test servers of Global Agenda right now. The company was kinda enough to make the patch notes available to the general public here.
Eight pages is easily a TL:DR. After the jump is a synopsis of what to expect for v1.3(A). Read more…