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On of the biggest complaints we had when we reviewed Triad Wars on a recent Free to Play Cast was a common complaint you can see on United Front Games’ forums or social media; the free to play game just felt like a single player game.




Once you get above the rank of Blue Lantern, yes the game does open up and let you raid other real life players to steal from their rackets, but the asynchronous gameplay means you aren’t actually raiding directly against a player controlled character or defending yourself against one.

United Front Games has heard this feedback loud and clear and has provided players with a bit of a peek at what is coming in the future of the free to play title.

Matchmaking is on the list of additions to make in the short term. This means instead of AI opponents populating your map, after you achieve 49er rank, you’ll see real life players of similar skill and ranking. After that addition, United Front Games plans to give priority matchmaking to players on your friends list when online.

This still doesn’t quite get past the hurdle of Triad Wars feeling like a single player game though. That’s where a more long term idea, and one United Front Games says they have been working on since the beginning, comes in: Co-Op raiding. Raiding with your friends and sharing rewards is the basic idea, but Triad Wars may be far from actually implementing this. According to their recent dev blog, regarding Co-Op raiding “…we’re focused on making the core game fun and rewarding, because we need a solid game foundation to underpin the whole experience. We’re not ready to commit to a specific timeline or date because we want to do it right, and we don’t want to release anything that isn’t ready. It’s definitely on the horizon!”

Guess we have a while before we’ll actually be seeing our friends on our screens in Triad Wars, but at least it’s in the long term plan!

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Mike "Magicman" Byrne has been a part of the MMOBomb family for years and serves as the site's current Editor-in-Chief. His love for MMOs and gaming in general has led him to covering games for numerous websites including Gamebreaker TV and XIV Nation where he proudly displays his fanboy flag for FFXIV:ARR.

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  1. Cryght on April 4, 2015

    idiots calling this P2W.. also there is RPG in it. its like Sleeping dogs, and Shooting is at sidelines at most. sleeping dogs is a martial Arts based game with guns as a added extra. u get Gold the cash shop type stuff from just doing qquests. nothing in game is a pay for advantage. u cant even speed up ur money productions. its a solid game. and fun i love the police chases, and chaos u can do.

  2. cacalicker on April 4, 2015

    P2w cash grab copying GTA to get suckers to play. Boring. Stale. Repetitive. Bleh

    • japansfreak on April 5, 2015

      P2W? have you actualy played the game? i got gold only via cash luandary and got evrything i wanted free

  3. zero on April 3, 2015

    i have it installed but not played yet because i not saw any rpg elements in this game, not interested if there nothing more then brainless shooting over and over without anything else.

    • Mamson on April 3, 2015

      yeah. boring game. hope its cause of beta and they will add multiplayer. but i was only player in city and running like idiot

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