• Tribes: Ascend v3: Would the real shazbot please stand up
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[QUOTE=Catdaemon;35798590]Your problem is you're using the thrust pack. With your nitrons and the fuckton of energy you get by not using the thrust pack you can easily build up speed and tackle hills. There's also a bunch of quirks in the jetpack logic, like holding the opposite direction's movement key will make you go faster, and these apply even more to the heavy classes.[/QUOTE] I don't use my thrust pack when chasing unless I hit a tree or something and came to a dead stop.
[QUOTE=The golden;35798603]I don't use my thrust pack when chasing unless I hit a tree or something and came to a dead stop.[/QUOTE] That's nice. I mean you have it equipped instead of the far more useful energy pack.
[QUOTE=Catdaemon;35798590]Your problem is you're using the thrust pack. With your nitrons and the fuckton of energy you get by not using the thrust pack you can easily build up speed and tackle hills. Doubly so with the potential energy perk. There's also a bunch of quirks in the jetpack logic, like holding the opposite direction's movement key will make you go faster, and these apply even more to the heavy classes.[/QUOTE] The Jetpack has a speed cap of 74 sanic. If you either, spin or alternate wa or sd, you jet faster. I think it has to do with some quirks in the math they use to limit its speed. [QUOTE=Catdaemon;35798624]That's nice. I mean you have it equipped instead of the far more useful energy pack.[/QUOTE] Energy pack makes you regen 20% faster, you get 14 energy/sec as a light. 16.8 energy/sec with energy pack. There aren't many routes that need the extra energy. The versatility of the jump pack is just awesome when dueling.
I think thrust packs are more useful for chasing since you can go from 0 to 130 with a click of a button
[QUOTE=The golden;35798480]So I'm playing as a 3/4 upgraded pathfinder with fully upgraded thrust pack. Even the biggest of hills aren't even a problem for me any more. I can sail around the map 150+ easily. Even more if I use various boosting techniques. Encounter a heavy and start to duel with him. He gets close to dieing and flees. He starts skiing backwards (so he can fire at me) down a small hill and backward skii/jet's up one of the biggest hills in raindance. Not only is he not slowed down at alll, he actually manages to completely escape me (while going backwards). I have nitrons, my spinfuser, and my thrust pack at my disposal and yet a juggernaut with his limited jetpack and weight (and no energy pack) can outpace me. What the fuck. I assumed that the biggest downside to playing as a heavy was the lack of speed and jetpack. Clearly I assumed incorrectly.[/QUOTE] Ultra Capacitor I and II, good skii skills and self spinfusor shots for boost. I can reach 290 sanics as Brute and I see Doombringers at 300 sanics with heavy crossbows and Ultra capacitor.
[QUOTE=The golden;35798576]He went down a small hill and up a big hill. It doesn't work that way.[/QUOTE] Makes about as much sense as 50% projectile inhertance. The laws of physics only [I]kind of[/I] apply in Tribes Ascend.
[QUOTE=Catdaemon;35798624]That's nice. I mean you have it equipped instead of the far more useful energy pack.[/QUOTE] I don't play CTF, I play CaH. The ability to change direction instantly and at high speed is a huge bonus when in a duel. Slight energy regen bonus? Not so much.
Oh my god I just got this IT'S AWESOME!
I have a question, do skins count towards the percentage of a class because I want to get the new raider smg but if I need the skins to have a class mastered then i'll just wait for another update and spend my xp on that.
[QUOTE=TehLeetPenguin;35799968]I have a question, do skins count towards the percentage of a class because I want to get the new raider smg but if I need the skins to have a class mastered then i'll just wait for another update and spend my xp on that.[/QUOTE] who cares about % unlocked???
hey guys the vod for my teams match against puppykisses is up. p.s. this was our very first scrim and we scrimmed against a moderately well-made up team as well as on tribescast main channel. [url]http://blip.tv/tribescast/emporium-vs-puppy-kisses-match-1-6122504[/url]
So I'm away from my gaming PC for a few months...I come back ready to play some tribes...NOPE TIME TO DOWNLOAD 100 UPDATES fuck you hirez learn to cumulative patch [editline]2nd May 2012[/editline] why aren't I a gold member yet
[QUOTE=krail9;35800183]who cares about % unlocked???[/QUOTE] Its an OCD thing, why does it matter to you.
So when's this Facepunch game thingamajic?
Whenever, this Saturday?
[QUOTE=Zillamaster55;35799645]Oh my god I just got this IT'S AWESOME![/QUOTE] It's a extremely arcade-y FPS with painfully generic gamemodes, very loose class roles, very little base assets, and a increasingly disturbing free2play model which results in horrific imbalance. It has decent gunplay and movement system. I would say the game is average, but not AWESOME. It has a long way to go before I can ever consider it worthy of bearing the Tribes badge. Trust me. The novelty factor wears of fast.
I'll get us on the newbloods area. [editline]3rd May 2012[/editline] automerge cunt
[QUOTE=ZombieDawgs;35800900] fuck you the golden[/QUOTE] Someone shit in your morning coffee?
[QUOTE=BeardyDuck;35800246]hey guys the vod for my teams match against puppykisses is up. p.s. this was our very first scrim and we scrimmed against a moderately well-made up team as well as on tribescast main channel. [url]http://blip.tv/tribescast/emporium-vs-puppy-kisses-match-1-6122504[/url][/QUOTE] I hope you have Triskele working on routes :v
[QUOTE=RIPBILLYMAYS;35801310]I hope you have Triskele working on routes :v[/QUOTE] he's level 12. also he's gonna get coached by smallkiwi tonight.
So are we gonna do some practice this weekend or what is the deal here?
I think the problem is old tribes was heavily vehicle/base asset focused. I mean back in tribes 2 turrets would just rape you and you had to pick them off our use vehicles like the Havoc to get in quick and attack en masse. In TA you just ski past them and you're pretty much fine unless they're L4's. Problem I think with TA is that the generator in most maps means fuck all. Take Katabatic for example. The turrets mean fuck all because of their shitty positions and unless you have a doombringer for forcefields, and even then the gen is always down. It just becomes a case of "Who can cluster-fuck the flag stand" and "Which team has the best pathfinders."
Most of the most exciting and balanced CTF games I've had are when the gens are down and no one is fixing them. It just goes to show how unimportant they actually are to being successful.
[QUOTE=ViralHatred;35801584]I think the problem is old tribes was heavily vehicle/base asset focused. I mean back in tribes 2 turrets would just rape you and you had to pick them off our use vehicles like the Havoc to get in quick and attack en masse. In TA you just ski past them and you're pretty much fine unless they're L4's. Problem I think with TA is that the generator in most maps means fuck all. Take Katabatic for example. The turrets mean fuck all because of their shitty positions and unless you have a doombringer for forcefields, and even then the gen is always down. It just becomes a case of "Who can cluster-fuck the flag stand" and "Which team has the best pathfinders."[/QUOTE] The front base turrets on Arx Novena and Crossfire are pretty useful though.
[img]http://i.imgur.com/oSrIe.png[/img] hnnng
[QUOTE=dill6869;35801796][img]http://i.imgur.com/oSrIe.png[/img] hnnng[/QUOTE] What do you plan to buy?
[QUOTE=dill6869;35801796][img]http://i.imgur.com/oSrIe.png[/img] hnnng[/QUOTE] I had 173k when I logged in spent it all on raider i like explosions
[QUOTE=The golden;35801718]Most of the most exciting and balanced CTF games I've had are when the gens are down and no one is fixing them. It just goes to show how unimportant they actually are to being successful.[/QUOTE] Yes but after a while "Retrieve our flag!" "Capture the enemy flag!" gets incredibly tiresome and boring as fuck. Generators - and by extension deployables and turrets - going up and down adds variety.
[QUOTE=Fusnax;35801825]What do you plan to buy?[/QUOTE] I don't know I'll probably get 100k, feel accomplished and spend it on something I'll regret later
[QUOTE=Mellowbloom;35798529]So I got my tablet out again and got busy. [URL="http://i47.tinypic.com/2u5tdtg.png"]Warning, contains shazbot and pony. Not for the manly hearted.[/URL][/QUOTE] how the fuck do people draw so good when i try and draw with a tablet i end up looking like a retard drawing a pineapple
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