Looking for Europeans in the Tribes: Ascend Beta.

#1 Posted by Gargantuan (1882 posts) -

Anyone wanna play with me? :)
 
My ID is Durtoth

#2 Posted by LordXavierBritish (6320 posts) -

Here Europeans, go play Tribes Ascend. 

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#3 Edited by Driam (163 posts) -

Alright, snapped up one of those codes and am installing the beta right now. Probably won't have time to play right now, but FUCK YEAH TRIBES LET'S DO THIS BLOOD EAGLES FOREVER!

Also, my name is KFFFSSSSSCHCHCCH. That's a K, three F's, five S' and then CHCHCCH, all in caps.

Either that or just 'Driam', I'm a bit confused as to which one you're supposed to enter, so try both I guess!

#4 Posted by Gargantuan (1882 posts) -
@Driam said:

Alright, snapped up one of those codes and am installing the beta right now. Probably won't have time to play right now, but FUCK YEAH TRIBES LET'S DO THIS BLOOD EAGLES FOREVER!

Also, my name is KFFFSSSSSCHCHCCH. That's a K, three F's, five S' and then CHCHCCH, all in caps.

I've added you but you're not on my list. I think both players have to add each other to their friend lists. 
 
@LordXavierBritish said:
Here Europeans, go play Tribes Ascend.  V2FC8-881BF-57FB4-239AD-C02AD V262B-74BAF-B58F4-0B8B0-86304
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#5 Posted by DeF (4921 posts) -

@Gargantuan said:

I've added you but you're not on my list. I think both players have to add each other to their friend lists.

whaa? that sounds like Nintendo is making that game :D :D

#6 Posted by Gargantuan (1882 posts) -
@DeF said:

@Gargantuan said:

I've added you but you're not on my list. I think both players have to add each other to their friend lists.

whaa? that sounds like Nintendo is making that game :D :D

It's still a beta so I hope they improve the friends stuff and matchmaking. Those things are a bit primitive right now but the game is very good.
#7 Posted by DeF (4921 posts) -

@Gargantuan said:

@DeF said:

@Gargantuan said:

I've added you but you're not on my list. I think both players have to add each other to their friend lists.

whaa? that sounds like Nintendo is making that game :D :D

It's still a beta so I hope they improve the friends stuff and matchmaking. Those things are a bit primitive right now but the game is very good.

I played about 30-40 minutes of the beta after it launched but as a Tribes newbie I was totally lost. didn't hit anyone, had trouble adjusting to the "skiing" and felt like an ant in the desert for most of my two matches^^

would you recommend I check back in?

#8 Posted by ShiftyMagician (2130 posts) -

@DeF said:

@Gargantuan said:

@DeF said:

@Gargantuan said:

I've added you but you're not on my list. I think both players have to add each other to their friend lists.

whaa? that sounds like Nintendo is making that game :D :D

It's still a beta so I hope they improve the friends stuff and matchmaking. Those things are a bit primitive right now but the game is very good.

I played about 30-40 minutes of the beta after it launched but as a Tribes newbie I was totally lost. didn't hit anyone, had trouble adjusting to the "skiing" and felt like an ant in the desert for most of my two matches^^

would you recommend I check back in?

I would recommend it (sorry I'm not the guy you quoted). I never played a Tribes game at all and picked up the controls in 10 minutes or so. To skii basically either go down a hill and hold space, or jetpack up a bit then hold space. Just keep holding space to ski and the basic mechanics are:

  • When going down a hill while holding space you gain speed
  • When going up a hill you lose it. Use jetpacks to go up hills faster
  • Learn to aim for downhill slopes when you land to keep your speed up. Shouldn't take too long.
  • When skiing and just on a flat surface, you can look around without worrying about accidentally turning. this lets you shoot guys behind and on the side without a problem

As for shooting, learn to shoot ahead of where you think your opponents are going when on high speed. Start with the soldier and use his main gun that shoots explosive discs to get a few kills. If a dude is nearly dead, just switch to the pistol and fire away, but know the bullets from the pistol also have travel time but are way faster than your main weapon. Lastly always expect you will hit something that will stop your skiing when you first start out and get a feel of the maps. The feeling of hitting a guy correctly whilst on high speed when you have the flag simply doesn't exist on any other game in this day and age.

#9 Posted by Gargantuan (1882 posts) -
@DeF said:

@Gargantuan said:

@DeF said:

@Gargantuan said:

I've added you but you're not on my list. I think both players have to add each other to their friend lists.

whaa? that sounds like Nintendo is making that game :D :D

It's still a beta so I hope they improve the friends stuff and matchmaking. Those things are a bit primitive right now but the game is very good.

I played about 30-40 minutes of the beta after it launched but as a Tribes newbie I was totally lost. didn't hit anyone, had trouble adjusting to the "skiing" and felt like an ant in the desert for most of my two matches^^

would you recommend I check back in?

Yeah, It isn't easy to hit people while also trying to find the best ski path but when you kill that flag carrier with a perfect shot you feel like a god. 
It's also fun to defend or attack a generator, that's more like Quake with jetpacks and weird weapons. 
#10 Posted by DeF (4921 posts) -

@ShiftyMagician said:

@DeF said:

@Gargantuan said:

@DeF said:

@Gargantuan said:

I've added you but you're not on my list. I think both players have to add each other to their friend lists.

whaa? that sounds like Nintendo is making that game :D :D

It's still a beta so I hope they improve the friends stuff and matchmaking. Those things are a bit primitive right now but the game is very good.

I played about 30-40 minutes of the beta after it launched but as a Tribes newbie I was totally lost. didn't hit anyone, had trouble adjusting to the "skiing" and felt like an ant in the desert for most of my two matches^^

would you recommend I check back in?

I would recommend it (sorry I'm not the guy you quoted). I never played a Tribes game at all and picked up the controls in 10 minutes or so. To skii basically either go down a hill and hold space, or jetpack up a bit then hold space. Just keep holding space to ski and the basic mechanics are:

  • When going down a hill while holding space you gain speed
  • When going up a hill you lose it. Use jetpacks to go up hills faster
  • Learn to aim for downhill slopes when you land to keep your speed up. Shouldn't take too long.
  • When skiing and just on a flat surface, you can look around without worrying about accidentally turning. this lets you shoot guys behind and on the side without a problem

As for shooting, learn to shoot ahead of where you think your opponents are going when on high speed. Start with the soldier and use his main gun that shoots explosive discs to get a few kills. If a dude is nearly dead, just switch to the pistol and fire away, but know the bullets from the pistol also have travel time but are way faster than your main weapon. Lastly always expect you will hit something that will stop your skiing when you first start out and get a feel of the maps. The feeling of hitting a guy correctly whilst on high speed when you have the flag simply doesn't exist on any other game in this day and age.

how dare you to respond! OFF WITH HIS HEAD! :D

yea the skiing itself was fun but combining it with a regular shooter setting just irritated me for some reason. I tried changing my class but didn't even manage to find how to do that, I clicked pretty much everywhere in the menu (remember, it was right around the beta launch I think). I don't recall which class I ended up with but the weapon felt weird and ineffective for me as a newcomer (even with the "aim where you think he guy'll be" tactic ...it's a lot easier with rocket launchers in UT/Quake :P)

@Gargantuan said:

It's also fun to defend or attack a generator, that's more like Quake with jetpacks and weird weapons.

that's how I managed to get my only 1-2 kills ... I stumbled onto the enemy's generator and managed to take it out along with a player because everyone else was just skiing around outside, probably not knowing how to play properly either :D

#11 Posted by emem (1968 posts) -
@Gargantuan@Driam@DeF@ShiftyMagician: Do you guys still play? I'd prefer to play with Europeans (on European servers), it's hard enough to hit something with a good ping. :P
#12 Posted by DeF (4921 posts) -

@emem said:

@Gargantuan: @Driam: @DeF: @ShiftyMagician: Do you guys still play? I'd prefer to play with Europeans (on European servers), it's hard enough to hit something with a good ping. :P

haven't played since the beta started but I'd not say not to a game to check out what they changed (maybe I finally find out how to change my class/weapon)

#13 Posted by ShiftyMagician (2130 posts) -

@emem said:

@Gargantuan: @Driam: @DeF: @ShiftyMagician: Do you guys still play? I'd prefer to play with Europeans (on European servers), it's hard enough to hit something with a good ping. :P

Haven't in a while sorry. Mainly due to studies, casual work and a whole 'lotta rayman and skyrim hehehe. Tribes did some massive changes when I came back in a few days after the Tribes TNT here and although I do like the changes I'm not feeling their prices for things thus far. It isn't impossible to get a few good guns for free and stick with them though granted you play enough.

#14 Posted by emem (1968 posts) -
@DeF: Yeah, the menu was not particularly good when the game first went into beta, but it's really easy to find things now. So when you press escape while you are playing you immediately see the "class select" and "modify class" options. 
 
@ShiftyMagician: I did not buy anything, hehe. And I guess when you don't have that much time to play the game you should probably just get the 250 free gold and get the spinfusor for the soldier... it's easily the most fun to play, imho. 
 
 
If you guys want to play a few rounds you can add me on Steam or in Tribes (emem for both). I feel like adding someone in Tribes is kinda pointless though, because when I'm already playing I barely follow the chat and would probably not even realise when someone is trying to say "hello". :)

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