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Tribes: Ascend is the perfect FPS for gamers who want to go fast

UPSLynxUPSLynx The Dean of Computer GraphicsRedwood City, CA Icrontian
edited Mar 2012 in Gaming
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  • ThraxThrax Professional Shill, Pokémaster, Watch Slut Austin, TX Icrontian
    edited Mar 2012
    This isn't the sequel Tribes fans need. It's the sequel they deserve.

    GOTTA GO FAST!
  • primesuspectprimesuspect HumanGarbageDisposal Detroit, MI Icrontian
    This looks amazing. Expo Icrontic?
  • UPSKingpinUPSKingpin Sir Elkhart, IN Icrontian
  • UPSLynxUPSLynx The Dean of Computer Graphics Redwood City, CA Icrontian
  • UPSLynxUPSLynx The Dean of Computer Graphics Redwood City, CA Icrontian
    This absolutely should be an expo piece.
  • PirateNinjaPirateNinja Mountains Icrontian
    Good grief, I was absolutely addicted to tribes and tribes 2 years ago. I remember playing the mods and carefully and constantly watching the online rankings. At one point I was ranked 43 in the world. I was never addicted to any game more than Tribes.

    I can't believe this is the first time I've heard of this. Thank you Icrontic; thank you tall ass cracker riding a scooter with a pony.
  • TheAlertHuskyTheAlertHusky Victoria BC Member
  • PirateNinjaPirateNinja Mountains Icrontian
    Shazbot
    nice
  • Joe LloydJoe Lloyd Winter Springs, FL Icrontian
    Starsiege: Tribes is the game that introduced me to my next door neighbor in the dorms in college. He in turn introduced me to his sister years later and a few years after that she became my wife. True Story!
  • Ryan WilseyRyan Wilsey Elkhart, IN Icrontian
  • CannonFodderCannonFodder Detroit, MI Icrontian
    edited Mar 2012
    Downloading.

    I've been looking for a new skill to learn... :D
  • primesuspectprimesuspect HumanGarbageDisposal Detroit, MI Icrontian
    Nabbed "primesuspect". I'm in.
  • PirateNinjaPirateNinja Mountains Icrontian
    "gravite2090"
  • RahnalH102RahnalH102 the Green Devout New Mexico Icrontian
    So. Extremely. Tempting.

    Great review Bobby. Now I'm gonna go try and not download this cause I really can't afford another great game at the moment. Once the semester ends though ... oh boy.
  • UPSLynxUPSLynx The Dean of Computer Graphics Redwood City, CA Icrontian
    I KNEW Icrontic rolled deep with classic Tribes! So glad to see more interest, that's why I wanted to get this review up.

    List of current players:

    UPSLynx
    UPSKingpin
    Bandrik
    Thracks
    UPS27Hitman
    midga
    Canti58
    tiberiuslazarus
    gravite2090
    primesuspect

    Add all of us. Kingpin, Bandrik, Thracks and I have been playing just about every night. If you guys wanna play, just ping one of us on Steam or something and we'll kick it up. Love this game to death.
  • CannonFodderCannonFodder Detroit, MI Icrontian
    ICannonfodder
  • CantiCanti =/= smalltime http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y9K18CGEeiI&feature=related Icrontian
    I am the greatest!
  • colacola part legend, part devil... all man Right behind you Icrontian
    As much as I love going fast, I still haven't figured out how I Tribes.
  • UPSLynxUPSLynx The Dean of Computer Graphics Redwood City, CA Icrontian
  • UPSLynxUPSLynx The Dean of Computer Graphics Redwood City, CA Icrontian
    I am the greatest!
  • UPSLynxUPSLynx The Dean of Computer Graphics Redwood City, CA Icrontian
    As much as I love going fast, I still haven't figured out how I Tribes.
    You're too slow.

    Really though, we figured out how to fix your vent problems. Lets talk and get you goin' fast.
  • CantiCanti =/= smalltime http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y9K18CGEeiI&feature=related Icrontian
    I am the greatest!
    Shazbot!
  • haven't been able to get it to run on my rig :/ i gave up a while ago
  • RexxarRexxar Maryland Icrontian
    I have seen alot of Totalbiscuit's videos of him playing the game. I will definitely give it a try over the weeken!
  • MiracleManSMiracleManS Chambersburg, PA Icrontian
    I've been playing a bit, just not lately. Love the game.
  • DogSoldierDogSoldier The heart of radical Amish country..
    I loved Unreal Tournament 2K4.. I think it's related. Yes?
  • ThraxThrax Professional Shill, Pokémaster, Watch Slut Austin, TX Icrontian
    A cousin. Gameplay is much faster and high scores come from being a team player vs. raw frags, the latter rarely exceeding mid-teens. Also, maps are huge vs. the arena format of UT.
  • Cliff_ForsterCliff_Forster Baltimore, MD Icrontian
    I had a real love/hate relationship with Tribes 2. For a while it was my change of pace shooter, but I did find it frustrating that I struggled so mightily to come off the learning curve. I'd find myself getting sniped in open space allot. That said, I'd give a new Tribes game a go, it's still kinda fun to float around, even if I'm terrible.
  • midgamidga "There's so much hot dog in Rome" ~digi (> ^.(> O_o)> Icrontian
    [VGTG]
    [VGN]
  • midgamidga "There's so much hot dog in Rome" ~digi (> ^.(> O_o)> Icrontian
    Srsly this game.

    I haven't had an FPS I felt like I could get this into since UT. Complete turnaround on pace (I played sniper/camper online [Gazebo got me into it, but {SUF} REPRESENT!], though offline I mostly played :OWO:TallyHo!), but I don't think I'd be interested if it wasn't. It's not that the pacing is fast so much as the movement has a whole new element to it. With the huge amounts of health you have time to react in most cases. It's like someone combined a good racer with a fps, took away the track, and it didn't turn out to be Twisted Metal. Or maybe it's more like SSX-meets-Quake. Or...well, just GO FAST.

    [VGCG]
  • ThraxThrax Professional Shill, Pokémaster, Watch Slut Austin, TX Icrontian
    This game desperately needs [VGF] = Gotta go fast!
  • midgamidga "There's so much hot dog in Rome" ~digi (> ^.(> O_o)> Icrontian
    This game desperately needs [VGF] = Gotta go fast!
    [VVY]
  • This review makes the game sound a lot better then it is, and these comments are a little over the top too. Go read the OFFICIAL message board forums, you'll see how much the vets HATE this game and how it's going to die faster then TV.
  • Jerad, Vets hate this game? News to me. I'm a veteran player, and I love this game. Oh, by "vets" you man jaded assholes that nothing will ever be good enough for. I understand. Fine. Guess what? The Ascend community is having a blast. We don't need your definition of "vets" anywhere near Tribes.

    u238|Smeghead S:T, T2, T:V
  • BlackHawkBlackHawk Bible music connoisseur There's no place like 127.0.0.1 Icrontian
    I'm in. blackhawkpr
  • ThraxThrax Professional Shill, Pokémaster, Watch Slut Austin, TX Icrontian
    All I know is that our queue hell is about to get 10x worse.
  • primesuspectprimesuspect HumanGarbageDisposal Detroit, MI Icrontian
    Jerad, Vets hate this game? News to me. I'm a veteran player, and I love this game. Oh, by "vets" you man jaded assholes that nothing will ever be good enough for. I understand. Fine. Guess what? The Ascend community is having a blast. We don't need your definition of "vets" anywhere near Tribes.

    u238|Smeghead S:T, T2, T:V
    I love this post.

  • Don't forget to add me!

    ToyotaPrius
  • T1 and T2 "vet" here. This doesn't seem quite as fast as the originals but still fun as hell to play. Not the best player out there. Still shaking off the rust but add me if you want. luvs2spooj
  • IlriyasIlriyas Magician, Sunbro, Grossly Incandescent Toronto, Ontario Icrontian
    edited Mar 2012
    Gah my brain so much fast...live it...love it.

    Now I have a reason to take a break from ANNO 2070 (This game holy crap I've been playing it nonstop for days.) and stop trying to find ways to turn the future into one massive cloud of smog and radiation.

    I'll add all of you once I've got the updates finished.

    EDIT: Typed Sanic, Gotta go Fast, and Shazbot into youtube.

    ...what the hell



    EDIT2: So many updates holy crap...
  • colacola part legend, part devil... all man Right behind you Icrontian
    Btw, since Lynx didn't feel the need to drop my name in Tribes, it's ninjakingcola.
  • UPSLynxUPSLynx The Dean of Computer Graphics Redwood City, CA Icrontian
    I love this thread so much. It's so [VGCA]
    This game desperately needs [VGF] = Gotta go fast!
    I wouldn't be surprised if they did that. Hi-Rez have said that more voice commands are in the works (the original tribes had even more than T:A does now).
    This review makes the game sound a lot better then it is, and these comments are a little over the top too. Go read the OFFICIAL message board forums, you'll see how much the vets HATE this game and how it's going to die faster then TV.
    Cry about it. I played both S:T and T2 extensively, with S:T populating more of my early PC gaming time than any other game with the exception of Half-Life. I love the classics, and I am completely happy with what Hi-Rez have done with T:A. There are a few imperfections, such as vehicles being too weak and feeling worthless, but the game brings a classic franchise to a modern world completely in tact. I've seen the complaints, and they're all babies. People need to get over it, including the 'veterans'.

    Besides, most the complaining is people whining that Hi-Rez needs to add 100% inheritance to the weapons, which is one of the dumbest fecking things they could ever do. Besides, the original games featured 50% inheritance - just like T:A. The physics are perefect. Deal with it.
  • IlriyasIlriyas Magician, Sunbro, Grossly Incandescent Toronto, Ontario Icrontian
    Added

    Mine's Ilriyas as always.
  • UPSLynxUPSLynx The Dean of Computer Graphics Redwood City, CA Icrontian
    UPDATED ROSTER
    Gotta add em all

    UPSLynx
    UPSKingpin
    Bandrik
    Thracks
    UPS27Hitman
    midga
    Canti58
    tiberiuslazarus
    gravite2090
    primesuspect
    ninjakingcola
    ICannonfodder
    blackhawkpr
    Ilriyas
    ToyotaPrius
    luvs2spooj (lol)

    Recommend all of you that are new to Tribes play the tutorial, or find some open space to just jetpack and ski around in. Takes a bit of getting used to.

    I should say before hand - A few of us have been playing nightly, and we discovered what we call 'queue hell'. For some reason, when more than 2 or 3 friends are trying to queue into the same game, some people get stuck endlessly in the queue. We don't know what causes this, it's extremely inconsistent, but it seems the more friends we have, the harder it is to get into the same server. We're looking for a way to fix this, but I have a feeling it's a bug in the beta. They've had many issues with friends in the game for some time now.
  • JBoogalooJBoogaloo This too shall pass... Alexandria, VA Icrontian
    luvs2spooj
    I laughed painfully hard when I read this, LOL!
  • TushonTushon I'm scared, Coach Dallas Icrontian
    I'm also here, same name, but I didn't play it much yet.
  • IlriyasIlriyas Magician, Sunbro, Grossly Incandescent Toronto, Ontario Icrontian
    How I can has the ski?
  • RyderRyder Kalamazoo, Mi Icrontian
    How I can has the ski?
    Did you read the article? You don't have a ski, you jump and rocket pack at same time, they call it skiing.

  • IlriyasIlriyas Magician, Sunbro, Grossly Incandescent Toronto, Ontario Icrontian
    edited Mar 2012
    How I can has the ski?
    Did you read the article? You don't have a ski, you jump and rocket pack at same time, they call it skiing.

    No I know that dude...I've been on the ski challenge tutorial for a half hour now...I can't get past the green lines on the final jump every-time I go to clear a hill I miss the slope and either hit the ground at terminal velocity or have to rocket to the next hill's slope.

    Either way this results in a loss of speed and the inability to clear the last mound.

    In short: Going too fast but fast is not fast enough
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