I just recently began playing Combat Arms
It is a free FPS. The only costs to the game are optional micro-transactions that allow you to purchase new skins and aesthetic upgrades. The weapons upgrades are purchased using points that are earned through game play so no one can gain an advantage through the opening of their wallet. Weapons upgrades are purchased for a limited time. Time amounts are based on how many points you spend for the upgrade. They range from 24 hours to 1 week. Hint: Get a scope for the pistols and rifles. If you get nothing else, the scope helps for more precise aim.
I have been enjoying the fast-paced game play. I have not had this much fun since the old Rogue Spear days. I do very well w/ pistols but not as well w/ the rifles. There are plenty of people hosting games and the players I have run into thus far have been polite and mostly courteous.
The maps are well designed with both small and large maps for those of you who have a preference.
There is a leveling system similar to other games. The more you play the more you gain XP and the higher rank you earn. Earning ranks gets you better weapons and upgrades. However I have found so far that the weapons that you start out with are very capable. The XP and ranks are persistent.
Apparently there are a number of hacks for the game. (I don't use any of them) Due to this if you do well you will be accused of using the hacks. This is pretty damn annoying. As noted above, I am pretty good with a pistol and enjoy playing the Pistol only games. However, I am noticing a trend. If you own somebody you are accused of using hacks. You go from feeling good about your accomplishments to having to convince the accuser that you do not use hacks. Annoying.
If there are any people here who play Send me a message. I go by the name Depco