1. Post #1
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    Tribes: Ascend is a free-to-play multiplayer-only first-person shooter part of the Tribes franchise. It is currently being developed by Hi-Rez Studios and was announced on March 11, 2011 at PAX East with an expected release in early 2012. It will be available as a digital download for Microsoft Windows, though Hi-Rez Studios haven't ruled out the possibility of an Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3 release in the future. Iconic aspects from previous Tribes games such as jetpacks and skiing will be featured in the game.

    The game is now RELEASED, anyone can sign up and play at the Official Website

    [h2]Gameplay[/h2]
    Skiing



    The ability to ski and jetpack make Tribes: Ascend and the Tribes series so distinct. The two mechanics introduce many intricacies to the game. Skiing can be activated/toggled with the Space Bar and jetpacking used by pressing the RMB. Skiing doesn't have any negative effects on its user, whereas using a jetpack will drain your energy. Energy regenerates over time to a class specified capacity.

    Loadouts

    The game uses a freemium payment system where players pay to unlock classes via in-game earned Experience or purchased Tribes Gold. Currently a player can swap classes at will during respawn or at an inventory station. A number of upgrades and new weapons can then be earned using experience. The rate at which experience is earned can be increased by purchasing Boosters or VIP status. Experience is shared between classes, but upgrades are specific to each class, even on devices that multiple classes have access to. There are also two perk slots, each with 9 perks players can unlock and upgrade.

    Classes
    Click an icon to learn more!




    Game modes and Maps

    Currently, Hi-Rez is working on Capture the Flag, Team Deathmatch, Capture and Hold, and 5v5 Arena game modes.

    Current maps are:
    -Drydock
    -Crossfire
    -Katabatic
    -Arx Novena
    -Temple Ruins
    -Sunstar
    -Raindance

    Many maps have CTF, TDM, and CAH variants, with a seperate cycle for Arena mode.

    Voice Game System

    One of the most popular way to communicate in the game is through the VGS, a system of voice commands accessible through shortcut keys as used by games like Planetside, Unreal Tournament and the other Tribes games.



    [h2]Latest Patch[/h2]
    -Three new weapons and two new skins have been added to the Raider class.
    -Players may now setup Custom Servers from inside the game menu system. Custom servers are private “rooms” for you to rent and play Tribes: Ascend in. Custom servers can be password protected. The sever administrator can choose from scores of custom rulesets to help tailor the play experience as desired.
    -A new Capture and Hold map has been added to the Quick Play rotation (Night Drydock).
    -Several improvements to player movement in networked games have been implemented. This eliminates some of the “jerkiness” while moving within the game, especially when playing at high ping.
    [h2]Links[/h2]
    Tribes: Ascend Community Wiki
    Unofficial Weapon Damage Stats
    Tribes: Ascend Facebook
    Hirez Official Forums

    [h2]Troubleshooting[/h2]
    IF YOU HAVE A BLACK SCREEN/NO CURSOR CLICK THE GEARS ON THE LAUNCHER AND VERIFY YOUR GODDAMN FILES
    that is all
    [h2]Facepunch servers[/h2]
    European server:
    "Facepunch EU"
    Pass: shazpunch

    [h2]Media[/h2]









    [h2]Featured Videos[/h2]
    Official Promo:

    When I'm going fast:
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  2. Post #2
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    BeardyDuck's Avatar
    September 2009
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    RAID AND PILLAGE UPDATE SUPER BALANCED THANKS HIREZ
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  3. Post #3
    Takuat's Avatar
    March 2010
    3,172 Posts
    I'm thinking about trying out one of the older Tribes games. Which is the best?
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  4. Post #4

    July 2011
    2,327 Posts
    did you steal krails sexy op :(
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  5. Post #5
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    leonthefox's Avatar
    March 2010
    17,021 Posts
    God damnit I was making the new thread
    I have failed sanic

    So what should I get first, plasma cannon, cluster, NJ5 or the whole pack?
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  6. Post #6

    July 2011
    2,327 Posts
    Don't buy any of them until after the nerf
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  7. Post #7
    C4rnage's Avatar
    November 2009
    2,513 Posts
    Don't buy any of them until after the nerf
    its not like after the nerf its going to be useless

    also how much the bundles with new weapons and skins costs?
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    ktr
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    August 2005
    303 Posts
    God damnit I was making the new thread
    I have failed sanic

    So what should I get first, plasma cannon, cluster, NJ5 or the whole pack?
    If you're using XP, then get the Plasma Gun (100,000xp or 780gold). If you are using gold, get the whole weapon pack (800gold).
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  9. Post #9
    C4rnage's Avatar
    November 2009
    2,513 Posts
    If you're using XP, then get the Plasma Gun (100,000xp or 780gold). If you are using gold, get the whole weapon pack (800gold).
    and the weapon pack + skins?
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  10. Post #10
    Glod Menber
    TurbisV2's Avatar
    May 2008
    24,584 Posts
    Anything indoors is now Raiders thanks a lot HiRez

    Edited:

    Don't even need to aim that plasma gun just spray and hit random shit

    Edited:

    I wish I could use paypal to buy gold so I can be OP raider too
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    July 2011
    2,327 Posts
    I wish I could use paypal to buy gold so I can be OP raider too
    </3

    Edited:

    and the weapon pack + skins?
    I think each skin pack(1 skin+all weapons) is about 1400 or something. not sure
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  12. Post #12
    ktr
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    August 2005
    303 Posts
    and the weapon pack + skins?
    Weapon Pack = 800g
    Weapon Pack + Mercenary Skin = 1132g
    Weapon Pack + Griever Skin = 1282g
    Weapon Pack + Mercenary Skin + Griever Skin = 1620g
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    January 2012
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    In on first page for glorious diamond sword
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  14. Post #14
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    Foogooman's Avatar
    March 2005
    3,931 Posts
    did you steal krails sexy op :(
    He hasn't updated his Tribes: Ascend thread in 3 weeks so I guess he's not keeping up with it. I hope he doesn't mind me using his OP in his stead.

    I wish I could figure out how he aligned the images to the center and right though...
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  15. Post #15
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    Eltro102's Avatar
    February 2008
    11,155 Posts
    Don't buy any of them until after the nerf
    they refund all ur stuff after a big update anyway
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  16. Post #16
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    =DarkStar='s Avatar
    August 2010
    9,017 Posts
    Well, playing HoF is imposible until the next patch.

    5 plasma raiders in the enemy team and what I get? 5 infiltrators.
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  17. Post #17
    C4rnage's Avatar
    November 2009
    2,513 Posts
    Weapon Pack = 800g
    Weapon Pack + Mercenary Skin = 1132g
    Weapon Pack + Griever Skin = 1282g
    Weapon Pack + Mercenary Skin + Griever Skin = 1620g
    cool i can get mercenary skin and weapons
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  18. Post #18

    December 2011
    606 Posts
    Didn't get FWOTD today:(.

    Too bad those new raider guns are damn expensive, that plasmagun looks pretty neat. would be nice to get it inb4 nerf.
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  19. Post #19
    Aedus's Avatar
    January 2012
    532 Posts
    Didn't get FWOTD today:(.

    Too bad those new raider guns are damn expensive, that plasmagun looks pretty neat. would be nice to get it inb4 nerf.
    You'll need it by tomorrow then, Jackal got nerfed within a day and this is worse.
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  20. Post #20
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    September 2005
    556 Posts
    First raider game with the plasma gun.
    35:6
    16 midairs including one midair Triple Kill.
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  21. Post #21
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    August 2008
    6,971 Posts
    The plasma gun in t2 was basically an indoors instant win button. You either have room to move or die.

    However the slow shots made it laughable over any range greater than the distance a sandraker can cover in three seconds.

    Edited:

    by the sounds of things the T:A plasma gun has a higher projectile speed, possible nerf in that regard?
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  22. Post #22
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    March 2009
    9,994 Posts
    The plasma gun in t2 was basically an indoors instant win button. You either have room to move or die.

    However the slow shots made it laughable over any range greater than the distance a sandraker can cover in three seconds.
    So its effective range was 5ft? Wow that's pretty bad.
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  23. Post #23
    little.sparrow's Avatar
    June 2010
    4,918 Posts
    Hang on a minute
    Wasn't there a mention of a plasma cannon as well as the plasma gun in the game files?
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  24. Post #24
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    coverop's Avatar
    February 2010
    7,257 Posts
    New update is OP
    Guns are OP
    Skins are bad ( I mean seriously awful, lack of team ornament)

    This game is going to die soon.
    They should change the game name. From Tribes Ascend to Team Fortress 3 with Jetpacks.


    Seriously.

    Edit: Fuck your dumbs.
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  25. Post #25
    C4rnage's Avatar
    November 2009
    2,513 Posts
    havent played yet but looking on some videos. its seems the "hitbox" of the projectile is quite huge. a nerf on that and maybe the fire rate would balance it
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  26. Post #26
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    June 2008
    4,666 Posts
    New update is OP
    Guns are OP
    Skins are bad ( I mean seriously awful, lack of team ornament)

    This game is going to die soon.
    They should change the game name. From Tribes Ascend to Team Fortress 3 with Jetpacks.


    Seriously.

    Edit: Fuck your dumbs.
    I'm sorry Team Fortress fanboy, you can't just come into a thread dedicated to a certain game and then just say "this is shit", without even giving any good reasons why it sucks.

    And may I ask why do you care about ratings?
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  27. Post #27
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    October 2009
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    i liken the raider update to that part in the return of the king when the Rohirrim charge at the orcs on the field

    3:09 +

    Rohirrim = raiders
    Orcs = everyone else
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  28. Post #28
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    coverop's Avatar
    February 2010
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    I'm sorry Team Fortress fanboy, you can't just come into a thread dedicated to a certain game and then just say "this is shit", without even giving any good reasons why it sucks.

    And may I ask why do you care about ratings?
    Okay. Here's the reason why I hate this update.
    #1 The weapons are OP (mainly plasma gun)
    #2 Skins are a joke (If you look on default gear they have ornaments, every part of the gear says in which team you belongs)
    #3 10$ for 3 guns? Sounds strange
    #4 Explain me, why should I waste 100,000 for a single gun when I can get several other classes? Hell buying perks is better than a single gun.
    #5 Game is going to die soon. Why? Because new people have a bad opinion about Tribes Ascend (hi-rez forum etc)
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  29. Post #29

    December 2007
    48 Posts
    New update is OP
    Guns are OP
    Skins are bad ( I mean seriously awful, lack of team ornament)

    This game is going to die soon.
    They should change the game name. From Tribes Ascend to Team Fortress 3 with Jetpacks.


    Seriously.

    Edit: Fuck your dumbs.
    I agree.
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  30. Post #30
    Aedus's Avatar
    January 2012
    532 Posts
    First raider game with the plasma gun.
    35:6
    16 midairs including one midair Triple Kill.
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  31. Post #31
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    July 2010
    3,932 Posts
    Holy shit the plasma gun is just as OP as i expected.
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  32. Post #32
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    October 2009
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    Okay. Here's the reason why I hate this update.
    #1 The weapons are OP (mainly plasma gun)
    #2 Skins are a joke (If you look on default gear they have ornaments, every part of the gear says in which team you belongs)
    #3 10$ for 3 guns? Sounds strange
    #4 Explain me, why should I waste 100,000 for a single gun when I can get several other classes?
    #5 Game is going to die soon. Why? Because new people have a bad opinion about Tribes Ascend (hi-rez forum etc)
    #1 true
    #2 true
    #3 Wow, $10 for 3 guns where have I seen this before??? http://www.tf2.com/
    #4 then go get the other classes idk what you're complaining about here
    #5 most new players are coming from call of duty and other shitfest FPS's and bitch about how the game doesn't just let them point and click and actually requires them to aim and lead their shots.
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  33. Post #33
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    February 2010
    7,257 Posts
    #1 true
    #2 true
    #3 Wow, $10 for 3 guns where have I seen this before??? http://www.tf2.com/
    #4 then go get the other classes idk what you're complaining about here
    #5 most new players are coming from call of duty and bitch about how the game doesn't just let them point and click and actually requires them to aim and lead their shots.
    #3. Weapons drops very often. You can trade. You have friends.
    #4. Having more classes is more fun than having a one gun for one class.
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  34. Post #34

    December 2007
    48 Posts
    #3. Weapons drops very often. You can trade. You have friends.
    #4. Having more classes is more fun than having a one gun for one class.
    I just feel that although some of the weapons add some value to the game, like TF2 it will all become too much after a certain point. The skins are the TF2 equivelant to hats in my opinion; it's just going to bloat the aesthetic of this game and make it confusing for anyone who doesn't play the game daily. You won't know what you're up against when every class has a dozen viable loadouts.

    It all just becomes too much, a bit careless after a while (in terms of weapon design), and you'd wish you could just play the game in the state it was in during release
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  35. Post #35
    C4rnage's Avatar
    November 2009
    2,513 Posts
    Okay. Here's the reason why I hate this update.
    #1 The weapons are OP (mainly plasma gun)
    #2 Skins are a joke (If you look on default gear they have ornaments, every part of the gear says in which team you belongs)
    #3 10$ for 3 guns? Sounds strange
    #4 Explain me, why should I waste 100,000 for a single gun when I can get several other classes? Hell buying perks is better than a single gun.
    #5 Game is going to die soon. Why? Because new people have a bad opinion about Tribes Ascend (hi-rez forum etc)
    #1, will be nerfed, took 1 day to nerf jackal and plasma seems to be more op than jackal at release
    #2, skins are mercenaries/tribeless dudes, but i agree they should put some team colors on those skins. and anyway its cosmetic.
    #3, people pay over 100$ for tf2 hats and tf2 is pretty dead right?
    #4, maybe you like to play raider, maybe u got all classes unlocked, maybe you already mastered everything. really stupid complain here
    #5, i give 100$ if u find a oficial forum of a game that there isnt someone whining.
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  36. Post #36

    November 2010
    140 Posts
    Guys, look at the plasma gun like this.
    You sacrifice grenade spam capabilities, which do lots of damage and in a gen room I can easily get kills with the grenade launcher, for more precision and control over where you fire.
    I won't be using the plasma gun because I like spamming grenades, what I'm interested in getting is the cluster grenade, because more grenades the better.
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  37. Post #37
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    May 2009
    1,545 Posts
    I was listening to the inFamous soundtrack and Jim Dooley's music really remind me of Tribes Ascend.


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  38. Post #38
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    Espio's Avatar
    November 2009
    6,552 Posts
    The skins are so bad how am I supposed to know who is on which team when the only way a big arrow can not be above their head is if they use a fizzing grey jammer that makes the colour unrecognisable anyway
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  39. Post #39
    Niklas's Avatar
    July 2010
    3,932 Posts
    If they don't nerf the plasma gun, raider will be the only class people will play.
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  40. Post #40
    ktr
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    August 2005
    303 Posts
    Problem I see with the Plasma Gun is the projectile is like a mine, where its trigger proximity is much larger than it appears. That's why it's sooo easy to get mid-air kills. Try it in training mode against flying bots. You will see that it does damage by proximity rather than direct hit.
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