Submitted by Michael Oliver on 2013-02-11 17:18:26
What You Can Probably Buy With Defiance Currency
Defiance is still in beta and under the cloak of non-disclosure agreement or NDA, which leaves us with nothing else better to do than speculate on
what the two Defiance currencies – “scrip” and “bit” – will get us in-game. Please note that this is pure speculation. But we have a gut
feeling that our list is more or less spot on.
Possible Scrip purchases
Scrip is the in-game gold in Defiance. and will be handed out as rewards for completing missions and can be looted from mobs. Players will probably
spend most of their Scrip on weapons and gear.
Defiance boasts of more than a dozen weapon types
rifles, bio-magnetic guns, grenades, infectors, pistols and shotguns to name a few. These weapons can be modified through crafting, and we think
players will have to spend Scrip for such crafting upgrades. Each Defiance weapon has varying number of modification slots – stock, barrel, magazine
and sight – and customization will depend on one’s combat build.
Players should also be able to acquire gear armor with Scrip. The same goes for mounts, which are known as vehicles instead in Defiance. Vehicles can
be conjured on demand and are designed to be the main mode of transportation across its vast open world. There have also been screenshots of group
vehicles, which if not exclusively sold at the cash shop should at least cost more Scrip than solo vehicles.
Scrip will also likely be used as the main trading currency in Defiance. Players will be allowed to trade items with each other like a barter system,
and it would not be too unreasonable to let players sell loot to others for Scrips. Developers though might be cautious about allowing a direct Scrip
trading feature since it can be used to facilitate real-money trading.
There has been no news yet of a marketplace or auction house-type feature, but if there is one, there is little doubt that auctioned items will be
bought and sold with Scrip.
Possible Bit purchases
Bit is the cash shop currency in Defiance. Among the pre-order boxes, only the Defiance Ultimate Edition offers 1200 Bits while the rest only come
with XP and Scrip boosts.
Developers have confirmed that some outfits – which are “purely cosmetic” and have no in-game effects – can be purchased with Bits. Other
outfits can also be bought with the in-game currency Scrip. We also believe that special vehicles will be sold on the cash shop, if only since mounts
are one of the most ubiquitous and popular cash shop wares in the MMO genre.
Another item that players should be able to buy with Bits are power boosts. The pre-order boxes already come with XP and Scrip boosts, and we think
this is a smart way to market the goods. Once these convenient boosts are used up, players will likely try to shell out cash to get more.
For those worried that it will cost Bits to purchase new content, it has been said in defiance news
that Defiance will have “numerous” free updates and that “you will not need to buy the DLC to enjoy these
free updates.” But this careful wording makes us believe that there will still be optional content that can be unlocked by spending Bits at the cash