Tribes: Ascend

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Tribes: Ascend

Post by Red Spot » Sun Jul 08, 2012 2:47 pm

Just wondering if its worth it. Its free to play on Steam, which generally dictates for me it isnt worth the effort to even download the game, but as a fan of Section 8 Prejudice which seems to play pretty much in a same style I am wondering how Tribes plays ... without paying for any extra's :D

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Re: Tribes: Ascend

Post by Ded10c » Sun Jul 08, 2012 2:55 pm

I've been playing it since closed beta, and it's definitely worth it. Much faster than Section 8 is.

Of course you don't have to pay for anything - people complain that things unlock too slowly, but they really don't seem too bad. In half a week I've maxed one of the classes (that said, it was a double xp half-week).
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Post by Red Spot » Sun Jul 08, 2012 3:04 pm

Gaining XP isnt a problem for me, I'm still -only- a lvl69 in S8P (with its small fanbase that means I am often one of the few who isnt yet a lvl85 general ..).

Thanks for the info, guess I'll probably download it during the night ;)

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Post by Ded10c » Sun Jul 08, 2012 3:54 pm

If you're gonna register for Tribes, let me send you a referral link :P
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Re: Tribes: Ascend

Post by Red Spot » Sun Jul 08, 2012 7:11 pm

Feel free to send me anything helpfull ;)
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Re: Tribes: Ascend

Post by Zax » Sun Jul 08, 2012 7:22 pm

Played it a bit, still prefer T1.
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Post by Nielk1 » Sun Jul 08, 2012 10:10 pm

I like it, I posted about it earlier with my referral link but like no one used it.
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It's at the bloody top of page 2 of this section:
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And this is my link I gave seeing as I was the first to refer people.
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Only referral I actually got seems to be Cyber from BZ2Maps.

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Post by Ded10c » Sun Jul 08, 2012 11:07 pm

My Referral Link

Nielk, we are now in direct competition.
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Post by Nielk1 » Mon Jul 09, 2012 12:11 am

AHadley wrote:My Referral Link

Nielk, we are now in direct competition.
Son of a bitch.

Do we not have any respect for the fact I brought this to the community first or are we all just grubby assholes?

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Re: Tribes: Ascend

Post by Dianoga » Mon Jul 09, 2012 12:47 pm

I was thinking of trying this out again. I played for only a day or two in beta. I've been looking for a decent shooter to play lately although I'm not a pro at these games and fear I will get my ass royally kicked in this one lol. I'll probably try it anyways.

I have S8P on Xbox 360 and found it pretty fun although I only made it to level 20 something. I just always end up coming back to my PC to play games :).

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Re: Tribes: Ascend

Post by Red Spot » Mon Jul 09, 2012 12:52 pm

I'm not what you'd call a very good FPS'er either, still I am a top-ranker in the ones I play. That is however cause most of these games also have a support/teamplay/etc value that counts as much towards any score as kills do. It just depends on how you want to play such games and if they actually allow for it, which is something I am interested in finding out in regard to this game :)

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Post by Nielk1 » Mon Jul 09, 2012 3:13 pm

In TDM you can get away with loan wolfing a bit if you are good enough, but not playing the objective can kill your team. CTF is very complex, every class has a roll, like "Heavy on Flag". I can't say much about the other modes.

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Post by Ded10c » Mon Jul 09, 2012 9:00 pm

capture and hold plays like a cross between TDM and CTF, arena plays like TDM with much more emphasis on the Team.

I generally find CTF quite fun, especially when you find the right role. The heavy classes seem to work better there than in TDM, where they either play well and own the field, or get torn apart by the faster classes.

Playing scout is especially fun once you learn to nitron jump.
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Re: Tribes: Ascend

Post by Dianoga » Wed Jul 11, 2012 12:07 am

Well I've got a few lucky kills in so far lol. Still trying to get used to the skiing. Entertaining enough so far to at least get me to try it a few more times to see if I can get any more lucky shots. :D

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Re: Tribes: Ascend

Post by Red Spot » Fri Jul 13, 2012 3:07 pm

So I have the game, I have the launcher, I have the updates, I have an account (no confirmation needed?), however I apparently cant get anything out of the referral links. It just shows me the mainpage, me being logged in, but thats it. Using the referral button in your account-settings only tells you there are currently no more keys to give away (not sure if either of you guys get anything out of it?)

So now I'm ready to try out the game ... but for some reason I pretty much feel like booting up S8P :D

(I do apreciate how they work at Hi Rez: 'we need to install some programs, are you ok with that' .. ehhmm ..
Or the no confirmation needed, as soon as you press register and there is no going back we'll just display it defaults to you agreeing to our licenses :D)

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