This has got to be one of my favorite releases this year.

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#1 Posted by Demoskinos (14828 posts) -

I've been obsessively playing all day today. One of the best multiplayer experiences I've seen in awhile. I hope the community stays strong. And its just insane that this is free. I'm already pondering sinking money into it though so.. I guess they did their job and got me eh?

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#2 Posted by Tan (425 posts) -

I played it a lot early in Beta and thought it was really cool, I've been meaning to get back to it. Also loved the amount of "gl;hb" early in Beta. Definetaly put a smile on my face.

#3 Posted by Demoskinos (14828 posts) -

Yeah, turn it back on man. Its SO much better since the beta. They've added new pros and all the tweaks they made are great.

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#4 Edited by Christoffer (1818 posts) -

I guess you play on the american server (sadly, I'm not)? I'm no good but I'm getting more into it by every match. I admit I have a love/hate relationship to smnc since I'm so heavy into shooters (being experienced at shooters doesn't necessarily mean anything in this game). But I think I will play a whole lot more before I give up. It's just so addictive.

#5 Posted by BabyChooChoo (4504 posts) -

I'm with you. I haven't put a ton of time into this, but I can already see this being in my top 5 of the year. I already dumped like $10 into this game. It isn't much and I would've dumped more into the game, but for reasons unknown to me, sometime during the beta, Uber gave me a shit ton of credits to spend in the shop so i got the stuff I immediately wanted right away.

In any case, this game is so much fucking fun. It's hard to quantify really, but, in my opinion, it just feels like so much heart and soul was poured into this game. It's more than likely my wild imagination, but I'm convinced it's easy to tell when a developer had fun making a game. It just shows. Even when I'm losing, I'm still having a blast and I don't think I can say that about many games.

My only 'problem' with this game is it's missing something and that is (I stole this from a user on the Uber forums so I can't take credit for it lol) Megabeth needs a quote that goes, "my hips are moving on their own." If you don't know what that means, congratulations on staying pure. If you do know what that means, you can't tell me a joke like that doesn't fit Uber's style of humor lol. I mean, it's fucking perfect haha. Seriously though, I don't care if they add that to the game or not. I'll still love it either way.

#6 Posted by Phatmac (5726 posts) -

From what I played of it it seems alright. I don't think I'll be playing it anytime soon, but at least I didn't hate it.

#7 Posted by joeq1159 (111 posts) -

Im so hooked on this game. I think SMNC is one of the most interesting free to play games out there. I'm already level 100 after getting a head start in the beta and Ive enjoyed every minute of it.

#8 Edited by Demoskinos (14828 posts) -

Just played a few more matches. Went 19-0 and then 12-0 and won both matches. I am ALL about Megabeth. She is so good at destroying groups of bots quickly. harassing other pros and generally just being bad ass. I really wanna buy the one costume she has without the helmet. I really wanna give Cheston and Veteran a go hopefully they rotate them in this week.

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#9 Posted by joeq1159 (111 posts) -

Beth is amazing at destroying bots. If Beth doesn't have one of the highest bot kills by the end of the match then you aren't playing her right. Plus she can track pros with her rockets with the homing laser.

I really love Vet. He is one of the most interesting Pros in a match. His claw can pull higher level pros right to the team, allowing them the gang up on the pro and take them out. A level advantage wont mean much if the team is chain grappling an enemy pro. Plus Freight Train is absolutely amazing. At level 4 it can one shot a bot lane. At first it seems like Vet is lacking in the Bot killing department, but by the end of the match the Vet has the easiest time taking out Bots. I love Vet. Him and Spark are my favorite pros to play.

#10 Posted by yoshisaur (2723 posts) -

@Demoskinos: The experience I've had has been great and lead me to purchasing MegaBeth because I can't get used to the other characters like I have with her

Add ck1nd and we can play together :D

#11 Edited by MonetaryDread (2030 posts) -

This is my favorite of the three f2p shooters released in the past month.

Edit: Blacklight, Monday Night Combat, Tribes are the three I was talking about.

#12 Posted by AlisterCat (5565 posts) -

Some people seem to take it so seriously but I enjoy it as a fun, quirky shooter. A better Monday Night Combat. I don't see that lasting with so many people whining about 'noobz'. I just want to have fun.

#13 Posted by Tim_the_Corsair (3065 posts) -

I liked the first but felt in the end that it was a gimmicky TF2 clone.

I like what I have seen of Super though, might give it a shot if I can convince myself that I want to play another multiplayer shooter

#14 Posted by Demoskinos (14828 posts) -

@AlisterCat: In all fairness its extremely frustrating to lose a match when your having the match of your life yet you still lose the match because your team doesn't have it together. You can have fun but you also need to be learning how to play properly so you don't screw your team over.

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#15 Posted by 2HeadedNinja (1617 posts) -

I really enjoy it even though im only any good at support classes, I can't for the life of me play Assassin ... I feel like the community is taking a turn for the worse at the moment, It seems almost as bad as Dota communitys sometimes.

#16 Posted by AlexW00d (6275 posts) -

@Demoskinos said:

@AlisterCat: In all fairness its extremely frustrating to lose a match when your having the match of your life yet you still lose the match because your team doesn't have it together. You can have fun but you also need to be learning how to play properly so you don't screw your team over.

Play with friends. Think of it as a MOBA, which it is, the community always sucks. I played with some GB dudes last night, and before we started people on our team said GLHB ()as you do) and then the other team proceeded to call us fags, then we decimated them and THEN WHO WAS LAUGHING MOTHERFUCKERS.

Anyway, the game is really fun when you play with people that aren't pricks, and it helps when you do well :D

#17 Posted by AlisterCat (5565 posts) -

@Demoskinos said:

@AlisterCat: In all fairness its extremely frustrating to lose a match when your having the match of your life yet you still lose the match because your team doesn't have it together. You can have fun but you also need to be learning how to play properly so you don't screw your team over.

I understand, but I don't care. As long as your idea of fun isn't griefing then I don't care what you do. Otherwise the logical conclusion of that argument is that people who even after trying aren't good shouldn't be allowed to play. Which is wrong. Especially with free to play.

#18 Posted by Giefcookie (600 posts) -

If I played multiplayer games, SMNC would be the one. Did some matches but the constant feeling of not being useful to the team really takes it out of me.

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#19 Posted by Welding (144 posts) -

There's something you guys need to know...

In the SMNC community, GLHB stands for "Good Luck Have Bacon" and has no relation to the GB meme whatsoever.

I know, it broke my heart too.

But yeah, put 120 hours and about 25 bucks into the game and loving it to death. Maining Veteran and Wascot, but also really enjoy both Combat Girl and Megabeth.

#20 Posted by mpgeist (607 posts) -

I want to play but these MOBA style games scare the shit out of me. If people freak out during ME3 MP, I can only imagine how bad it gets on this game.

#21 Posted by Thoseposers (785 posts) -

@TripleBeat: when i was playing more during the beta people were saying it in regards to giant bomb

#22 Edited by Trilogy (2653 posts) -

Downloading it now! I've been having a itch for some MP action. I know there's probably a creme for that but SMNC might do the job as well.

#23 Posted by Mister_V (1285 posts) -

@mpgeist: I never played a MOBA game before this and haven't had a problem with it. If you watch the quick look ex of SMNC you will learn enough from that to not suck. you should give it a go as it's a really fun game.

#24 Edited by zaglis (910 posts) -

Really? Probably the most disappointing releases for me this year.
 
Instead of making it a better shooter , they made it more of a MOBA - which is just completely boring for me. MMC felt like a poor UE3 mod, but the potential was definitely there, too bad twith SMNC hey chose the be a full on MOBA instead of a 3rd person shooter with MOBA elements.

#25 Posted by owack6 (216 posts) -

This game is pretty amazing and i agree the best multiplayer i have played in a very long time mainly because it actually requires you to partner up and play with a team and i cant say that about any other action game out there.

But i have one major complaint after playing about 50 hours i reached the point where me and my friend get put up against teams that all 5 are playing together and or just way better than us, this may be because of the relatively small player base we are getting to play the best players in the game, it is really a drag to just get steamrolled over and over again and just knocks the wind out your sails.

Another major problem is i cant see myself switching Pros since i will just get destroyed playing a class i dont know and probably not learn too much in the process while also losing us the match.

More maps and more casual modes would probably negate this problem but as this game just came out im willing to stick it out and see what Uber can produce.

Overall it still a fantastic game and everyone should check it out.

Ill leave my steam ID if anyone wants to make a group.

Steam ID: Owack6.

#26 Posted by Grillbar (1828 posts) -

i dont like it, i find it really boring. dont know why but im super glad that other people do like it

#27 Edited by Mister_V (1285 posts) -

@zaglis: That move was always going to alienate some people. I really like playing a shooter that's not all about head shots and rewards you for playing conservatively (not feeding the other team). Don't get me wrong I still love games like BF3 but this is a nice companion to those games.

#28 Posted by Welding (144 posts) -

@mpgeist: Seriously, SMNC is the easiest MOBA game to get into. You only have 3 abilities to upgrade per character and its pretty clear about what is going on.

Just watch the overview video, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Q0wujrO18U, download the game, play a low difficulity class and have some damn fun!

You'll get paired with low lvl players so you won't get completely destroyed.

#29 Posted by Demoskinos (14828 posts) -
@AlisterCat Not actively participating in advancing your team to victory is in itself griefing.
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#30 Posted by Jrinswand (1709 posts) -

I've only played a round or two and it seemed really cool, but until they implement some sort of better matchmaking system, I don't think I'll be coming back to it. It took me around 20 minutes to get into a match the other day. I don't have the kind of free time where I can just sit around in a lobby waiting to play a video game. Plus, I've been playing a whole lot of Tribes lately and I don't think I have the time for two F2P shooters. Plus, with Tribes it is easy to hop in for 20-30 minutes and then hop back out.

#31 Posted by Ravenlight (8040 posts) -

@AlexW00d said:

Play with friends. Think of it as a MOBA, which it is, the community always sucks. I played with some GB dudes last night, and before we started people on our team said GLHB ()as you do) and then the other team proceeded to call us fags, then we decimated them and THEN WHO WAS LAUGHING MOTHERFUCKERS.

Anyway, the game is really fun when you play with people that aren't pricks, and it helps when you do well :D

Man, we smoked every team we were matched up against last night but steamrolling the haters was definitely the icing on the victory cake.

#32 Posted by BabyChooChoo (4504 posts) -

Anyone else absolutely in love with Spark? I still suck with him, but damn, when you roll up on a distracted enemy, stun him and his teammate, toss one of em off the map, and disappear before they even have a chance to react - you feel like the most gangsta mofo on the planet lol. I think he could benefit from a minor buff in certain areas, but he's not too shabby right now. Hell, he might even replace Beth as my main.

#33 Posted by HelicopterSpy (144 posts) -

The people don't really yell at you too much, because a lot of people are just learning. I'm sure once the "I'm gonna play like an idiot because it's FREE!" crowd thins out, it'll get a little more intense. This game led me to download League Of Legends and play just a beginner practice match. The yelling even in that was insane.

That said, this game is pretty great. Cheston is not only a great character design, but a hell of a lot of fun to play.

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#34 Posted by Redsox44 (482 posts) -

I sucked when I played a couple times during the beta but i enjoyed it more than when I sucked in the DOTA 2 beta :) if that means anything. I just stink at MOBAs in general :(. But I might play this again now that it's officially out and I got that awesome giantbomb skin!

#35 Posted by owack6 (216 posts) -

@Redsox44 said:

I sucked when I played a couple times during the beta but i enjoyed it more than when I sucked in the DOTA 2 beta :) if that means anything. I just stink at MOBAs in general :(. But I might play this again now that it's officially out and I got that awesome giantbomb skin!

Thats the veteran and hes not that easy to play actually, i'd recommend a support class to start with if you wanna learn the ropes.

#36 Posted by returnofjake (231 posts) -

Glad this game is getting the attention it deserves. I've sunk over 200 hours into it since the end of last year and I'm still loving it.

#37 Posted by McBradders (150 posts) -

@mpgeist said:

I want to play but these MOBA style games scare the shit out of me. If people freak out during ME3 MP, I can only imagine how bad it gets on this game.

This hasn't been so bad. Ignore the post game chat and you should be fine. Just make sure you have a general idea of your preferred playstyle, how to play MOBA's and pick the right character and you should be golden :)

#38 Posted by McBradders (150 posts) -

lol

#39 Posted by MachoFantastico (4687 posts) -

I enjoyed Monday Night Combat a great deal, for my own personal experience I actually think the free to play model hurts the overall feel of Super Monday Night Combat. Still fun to pick up and play but the need to invest money into the game is a little to prominent when you play. Still it's a fun game, just kind of made me wish it was release as a full game instead of being free to play.  
 
I'm sure the developers are happy though, F2P seem to be making breathtaking amounts of money for developers. It's just I don't think I care as much about the experience to invest my own cash whereas I would have probably purchased a full game release. 

#40 Posted by Barrock (3533 posts) -

So I'm loving the game but some of the stuff seems way too expensive. :(

#41 Posted by MrCaptain (364 posts) -

@TrueEnglishGent: What makes its prominent to invest money? I'm just curious as I have never really understood why you would have to buy anything in the game with real money except for skins.

#42 Posted by Demoskinos (14828 posts) -

@Barrock: Have you ever played Team Fortress 2? Just asking cause the prices are about on par with that stuff. And I'll say... i did pay $14 for a TF2 hat a few times....

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#43 Posted by Barrock (3533 posts) -

@Demoskinos said:

@Barrock: Have you ever played Team Fortress 2? Just asking cause the prices are about on par with that stuff. And I'll say... i did pay $14 for a TF2 hat a few times....

Yup, and I couldn't see myself paying that much for that stuff either. I just wish I could give them $60 and get all the characters and a decent amount of costumes. The Bacon Bundle which isn't even everything is $150. Normally $339.

#44 Posted by Syndrom (361 posts) -

it's crazy fun if you have no early leavers in the game, you can still win with 4vs5 but most of the time you're screwed really.

#45 Posted by Veektarius (4829 posts) -

This game totally didn't do it for me. The weapons have no impact - even the throws feel loose and squirrely. The only time I really felt like I was having fun was when our team was dominating and I was able to rip right through enemy players, but that's not the outcome of a good game. Add to that the fairly unattractive character models and skins that are both overpriced and generally undesirable... just not for me.

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#46 Posted by 71Ranchero (2767 posts) -

Im up around lvl 38 and I am really starting to have issues with teams being not great. I love this game, I want to play it as much as I can but its such a downer when people completely ignore bots to try to kill the one support that keeps poking and end up letting the other team steamroll.

#47 Posted by Yagya (6 posts) -

@MrCaptain said:

@TrueEnglishGent: What makes its prominent to invest money? I'm just curious as I have never really understood why you would have to buy anything in the game with real money except for skins.

Well, apparently you HAVE to make a $$$ purchase if you want to trade items. Kinda screwy.

#48 Posted by Atary77 (502 posts) -

I'm liking the game myself but the only gripe I have against it are how the turrets are handled. In the original game your team had to invest in the turrets and defenses and you could choose what type of defenses like a tower defense game which added all kinds of possibilities for tactics and it made the single player mode a lot of fun too. Now that players can't do anything with the turrets it just feels like any other MOBA game out there which I'm not too big a fan of. And it especially sucks when you just get steam rolled and there's practically no real way of coming back from that.

#49 Posted by Demoskinos (14828 posts) -

@Yagya: Not really... TF2 is the same way. Its a premium feature and one that I think should only be open to people who have invested money.

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#50 Edited by MrCaptain (364 posts) -

@Atary77 said:

I'm liking the game myself but the only gripe I have against it are how the turrets are handled. In the original game your team had to invest in the turrets and defenses and you could choose what type of defenses like a tower defense game which added all kinds of possibilities for tactics and it made the single player mode a lot of fun too. Now that players can't do anything with the turrets it just feels like any other MOBA game out there which I'm not too big a fan of. And it especially sucks when you just get steam rolled and there's practically no real way of coming back from that.

I played alot of Monday night combat and a lot of matches ended up being a stalemate because everyone kept upgrading turrets and going defence. The patch that introduced sudden death made nearly all matches continue until suddendeath and it was just a race who would kill the moneyball first. In SMNC the action goes back and forth with a greater pace if the teams are somewhat even.

And I still cant see why its prominent to buy anything in the game, Uber gave 15$ because I was in the Beta and I still havent bought anything.

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