Getting ready for Tribes: Ascend TNT

#1 Posted by perilator666 (472 posts) -

So I just bought this game the other day to get ready for the action on thursday. I didn't actually think it'd be my kind of thing, but I am thoroughly enjoying it. Anyone else thinking of getting in on some of that TNT action?

#2 Posted by Marz (5672 posts) -

they are doing another tribes TNT?

#3 Posted by perilator666 (472 posts) -

Thats what it says on the front page.

#4 Posted by buft (3320 posts) -

@perilator666 said:

Thats what it says on the front page.

I also downloaded the game so i could take part, i wonder if its actually whats happening

#5 Posted by AlexW00d (6449 posts) -

Hopefully it won't be a huge let down like last time. Even if it did make for a great TNT.

#6 Posted by chilibean_3 (1698 posts) -

I gave it a try a while back. After playing for a few hours I realized that was as much of that game I needed. I had seen everything that game had to show me and it didn't have a hook to keep me playing.

#7 Posted by perilator666 (472 posts) -

I didn't even know they'd done Tribes before. Guess I could have researched beforehand.

I really hope it goes down and goes well. Not really sure how matchmaking works, hopefully there's a way to create a party or something.

Also really hope they play CTF, that's really where it's at imo. We'll see. even if they change it to some other game I'm not gonna feel like i wasted my money, 'cause I'm actrually really enjoying it.

#8 Posted by ervonymous (1297 posts) -

I played it a lot earlier this year and got it out of my system. The newer patches haven't done anything to lure me back, quite the opposite, but I'll try to jump in.

#9 Posted by Jrinswand (1711 posts) -

They were supposed to have done a Tribes TNT but what actually ended up happening is that for some reason Vinny was in control of the whole thing, which meant that they played Tribes for like 30 minutes before Vinny's attention span waned and then they played a bunch of other games.

#10 Posted by Dezztroy (864 posts) -

Hopefully it's going to be Jeff at the helm this time, seeing as he's the best FPSer at GB. Also, hopefully they have their own server.

#11 Posted by adoggz (2070 posts) -

i also downloaded tribes for the tnt but everytime i start it the game just crashes. ah well.

#12 Posted by MooseyMcMan (11415 posts) -

I hope this one also results in them playing other, not related games like the last Tribes Ascend TNT.

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#13 Posted by SuperUltra (46 posts) -

Have they said who we should be adding to our friends list for TNT?

#14 Posted by Videodragon (5 posts) -

my tribes game always crashes on start up any help plz

#15 Posted by legendlexicon (97 posts) -

As a guy who just got into it and put 40 some hours in it, seeing that TNT this week was tribes made me happy.

#16 Posted by ez123 (1997 posts) -

I do not remember the other Tribes TNT. Anybody got a link?

#17 Posted by ajamafalous (12165 posts) -
@perilator666: Wait, what do you mean you 'bought' it? Tribes is free.
#18 Posted by perilator666 (472 posts) -

@ajamafalous: a vip account isn't free.

#19 Posted by ajamafalous (12165 posts) -
@perilator666 said:

@ajamafalous: a vip account isn't free.

All a VIP account does is get you 50% bonus XP though.
#20 Posted by MarkJW (117 posts) -

This is gonna be so much fun if it works out and there's not a ton of shrike trolling.

Look for MarkJW to be cappin' flags if llamas don't get in the way. :)

#21 Posted by Redsox44 (487 posts) -

You bought a free game? Awesome.

Yea I'm excited for this too, easily one of my favorite multiplayer games of the year. The feeling of killing someone midair with a spinfusor shot is amazing.

#22 Posted by perilator666 (472 posts) -

@ajamafalous said:

@perilator666 said:

@ajamafalous: a vip account isn't free.

All a VIP account does is get you 50% bonus XP though.

sure, if you don't count the weapon unlocks, class unlocks, cash shop currency, skins and perks.

#23 Posted by ajamafalous (12165 posts) -
@perilator666 said:

@ajamafalous said:

@perilator666 said:

@ajamafalous: a vip account isn't free.

All a VIP account does is get you 50% bonus XP though.

sure, if you don't count the weapon unlocks, class unlocks, cash shop currency, skins and perks.

All that stuff was from whatever bundle you bought, not VIP status. I've been VIP since closed beta and all VIP gets you is the XP bonus. 
 
 
But anyway, at least you're happy with it.
#24 Posted by CycloneDE (46 posts) -

I'm still torn if I want to play or watch the stream - don't think my connection here can handle both.

I'll probably end up playing though, just because it would be the first time I actually participate in a TNT and becuase I've actually gotten decent at Tribes.

#25 Posted by MarkJW (117 posts) -

Stream is recorded so you can watch it later. Getting into the server will be the hard part.

#26 Posted by CycloneDE (46 posts) -

@MarkJW: Yeah, that's what I was thinking too.

#27 Posted by Marz (5672 posts) -

whoever is running the TNT should just set their region to Japan, it's always dead there and you potentially get almost all giantbomb folks joining the game if they know to set their region to japan for the TNT.

#28 Posted by MikkaQ (10344 posts) -

I'm too into Persona 4 Arena to play Tribes, that probably should have been the TNT.

#29 Posted by XMARC18 (19 posts) -

@CycloneDE: Same hear. Do we know if we need to send frend requests or something?

#30 Posted by MarkJW (117 posts) -

@Marz said:

whoever is running the TNT should just set their region to Japan, it's always dead there and you potentially get almost all giantbomb folks joining the game if they know to set their region to japan for the TNT.

Then the server would be generated on the Japan node. :(

#31 Posted by CycloneDE (46 posts) -

@XMARC18: According to Ryan's twitter they have a server called "THURSDAY NIGHT THROWDOWN" set up.

#32 Posted by XMARC18 (19 posts) -

@CycloneDE: cheers

#33 Posted by adoggz (2070 posts) -

@Videodragon said:

my tribes game always crashes on start up any help plz

if you have a nvidia card try updating to the latest drivers, apparently there is a problem with a specific version of physix

#34 Posted by Uranium (33 posts) -

@CycloneDE said:

@XMARC18: According to Ryan's twitter they have a server called "THURSDAY NIGHT THROWDOWN" set up.

Because Ryan didn't say this and you kind of need this info to find the server, it's on the USWEST region.

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#35 Posted by Qwell (20 posts) -

Ok I'm new to the TNT's and I know I'm late, but how do they usually handle the passwords? I checked Ryan's twitter and he talked about they passworded the server, but do they usually reveal those in tweets or at the beginning of the chat or something?

#36 Posted by Skunkboy72 (133 posts) -

@Uranium: I'm still not finding the server... is it still called THURSDAY NIGHT THROWDOWN?

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