1. Post #2921
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    Jack Trades's Avatar
    April 2010
    6,483 Posts
    If we bought GA back when you could buy it on steam, are you considered an elite agent?
    Doesn't matter when or where you bought it actually.
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  2. Post #2922
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    Meller Yeller's Avatar
    June 2010
    10,300 Posts
    How "pay to win" is this game? I'm thinking of trying it.

  3. Post #2923
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    Jack Trades's Avatar
    April 2010
    6,483 Posts
    How "pay to win" is this game? I'm thinking of trying it.
    It's not. Everything you buy for real money either gets you the same stuff but twice as fast or is just flair.

    That's provided you bought so called Elite Agent, which is a small one-time fee.
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  4. Post #2924
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    Raidyr's Avatar
    February 2007
    23,335 Posts
    On a purely free account you are pretty limited but if you make the one time purchase you are just as even as everyone else.

    Then it becomes time investment.

  5. Post #2925
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    June 2008
    7,404 Posts
    Nope. All my gear was bought with credits/tokens, or dropped. I do use boosters, but that's it.
    Oh, carry on then. I didn't know you could get those helmets other than with agenda points (except the 4 star mastery of course).
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  6. Post #2926
    Ogopogo's Avatar
    March 2011
    4,883 Posts
    New zone is interesting.

  7. Post #2927
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    HoliestCow's Avatar
    March 2009
    3,172 Posts
    Hey, im the leader of a PvP and AvA focused Agency, we have a ventrillo. We are looking for some new members that want to do PvP and AvA.

    Also i have a boatload of credits - would anyone be interested in buying them?

    Doing a raid.
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  8. Post #2928
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    Meller Yeller's Avatar
    June 2010
    10,300 Posts
    I decided to try this but it just crashes goddamn constantly at random parts and right now I can't get to the Sonoran desert without it crashing at the loading screen.

    So far the optimization with this game seems horrible. You'd think after being out this long, it wouldn't be this crappy.

  9. Post #2929
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    HoliestCow's Avatar
    March 2009
    3,172 Posts
    I decided to try this but it just crashes goddamn constantly at random parts and right now I can't get to the Sonoran desert without it crashing at the loading screen.

    So far the optimization with this game seems horrible. You'd think after being out this long, it wouldn't be this crappy.
    I think it is optimized well, i mean i can play it on high with no lag and i got a shitty pc. But it does crash randomly and a lot. It pisses me off.

  10. Post #2930
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    Bragdras's Avatar
    October 2007
    3,113 Posts
    I think it is optimized well, i mean i can play it on high with no lag and i got a shitty pc. But it does crash randomly and a lot. It pisses me off.
    No, Global Agenda is one of, if not the most unoptimized game in the current market.
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  11. Post #2931
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    Jack Trades's Avatar
    April 2010
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    I think it is optimized well, i mean i can play it on high with no lag and i got a shitty pc. But it does crash randomly and a lot. It pisses me off.
    PvE is well optimized, my mid-end rig can run it on max with DX10. PvP on the other hand (as in more than 4 players) is unoptimized piece of shit, every time I'm about to do some AvA I used to lower graphics to lowest just because it'll stutter otherwise.
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  12. Post #2932
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    January 2005
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    PvE is well optimized, my mid-end rig can run it on max with DX10. PvP on the other hand (as in more than 4 players) is unoptimized piece of shit, every time I'm about to do some AvA I used to lower graphics to lowest just because it'll stutter otherwise.
    This a thousand times, is a pain in the ass when your fps drops in the middle of a clusterfuck around the payload

  13. Post #2933

    July 2011
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    Someone give me curly sue

    please C:
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  14. Post #2934
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    April 2010
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    This a thousand times, is a pain in the ass when your fps drops in the middle of a clusterfuck around the payload
    That's why I've got a custom graphics config where I make GA look like Minecraft, not only it prevents lag spikes mid important AvA match but it also looks charmingly old-school.

    Edited:

    and when I say like Minecraft, I mean it. 64x64 textures, no texture filtering, low poly models.
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  15. Post #2935
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    November 2008
    1,770 Posts
    That's why I've got a custom graphics config where I make GA look like Minecraft, not only it prevents lag spikes mid important AvA match but it also looks charmingly old-school.

    Edited:

    and when I say like Minecraft, I mean it. 64x64 textures, no texture filtering, low poly models.
    Mind sharing it?

  16. Post #2936
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    Jack Trades's Avatar
    April 2010
    6,483 Posts
    Mind sharing it?
    I'm sorry, I've deleted GA when I stopped playing and with it the custom config.
    I remember there was a guide on the forums about graphic settings, that's where I learned about it.

  17. Post #2937
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    June 2010
    10,300 Posts
    PvE is well optimized, my mid-end rig can run it on max with DX10. PvP on the other hand (as in more than 4 players) is unoptimized piece of shit, every time I'm about to do some AvA I used to lower graphics to lowest just because it'll stutter otherwise.
    This game actually runs really smooth for me but it will just randomly crash every once in a while

  18. Post #2938
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    January 2005
    2,868 Posts
    Got my first level 50 today, and a crescent jetpack!
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  19. Post #2939
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    February 2010
    14,402 Posts
    Is it just me, or does this game have insanely long load times.
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  20. Post #2940
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    January 2005
    2,868 Posts
    Silly dome guard, you aren't spiderman. Get down from there!
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  21. Post #2941
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    January 2010
    2,717 Posts
    What is the quickest way of getting simple power cells, because the queue for the Security missions take forever to get a balanced group.
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  22. Post #2942
    Kaelazun's Avatar
    November 2008
    1,770 Posts
    What is the quickest way of getting simple power cells, because the queue for the Security missions take forever to get a balanced group.
    I know a spot in the begginer desert. The huge crator with small ruins around them, sand spiders spawn there, thay can drop those, but they can be a bit of a pain to kill.
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  23. Post #2943
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    November 2010
    207 Posts
    What is the quickest way of getting simple power cells, because the queue for the Security missions take forever to get a balanced group.
    Not sure how good this is for power cells (although they DO drop), but if I can't be bothered to wait for a spec ops group I do solo expert. It can get tricky, but it's pretty rewarding and fun, plus there's no need to rely on a team of pubs. The end rewards are (iirc, could be wrong) about the same as a max security run.

  24. Post #2944
    little.sparrow's Avatar
    June 2010
    4,860 Posts
    I need to get around to farming metal scraps and such.

  25. Post #2945
    bionic0n3's Avatar
    April 2010
    3,773 Posts
    Free 10 day booster for first person to PM me.

    Requirements:
    1 year old+ account
    100+ post
    ________________

    Code given to Krail9 enjoy!
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  26. Post #2946
    Trooper0315's Avatar
    January 2010
    2,717 Posts
    I need to get around to farming metal scraps and such.
    Farming? I have 500 of them just because I can't get enough power cells to keep up with the flow of scrap to craft mods and stuff.

  27. Post #2947
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    Jack Trades's Avatar
    April 2010
    6,483 Posts
    Code given to Krail9 enjoy!
    Good choice, he should be the Nr. 1 candidate for that anyway.
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  28. Post #2948
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    krail9's Avatar
    June 2008
    7,404 Posts
    Good choice, he should be the Nr. 1 candidate for that anyway.
    I gave it back.

    I downloaded the patch today and I don't enjoy GA anymore, the new update is really uninteresting and I get way too much lag :(
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  29. Post #2949
    bionic0n3's Avatar
    April 2010
    3,773 Posts
    Since Krail does not want the code I have decided to dump it here! first come first serve. This thread gets low traffic so hopefully someone that will use it gets it.

    Code
    IGNPRIME115559078
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  30. Post #2950
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    Jack Trades's Avatar
    April 2010
    6,483 Posts
    I'm surprised there's no Tribes: Ascend thread, specially since it's basically Global Agenda with 100+ players on the map and vehicles.
    I made Tribes Universe thread a year ago, when I first applied to the Beta/Alpha but they changed the name since then.

  31. Post #2951
    little.sparrow's Avatar
    June 2010
    4,860 Posts
    I'm surprised there's no Tribes: Ascend thread, specially since it's basically Global Agenda with 100+ players on the map and vehicles.
    I made Tribes Universe thread a year ago, when I first applied to the Beta/Alpha but they changed the name since then.
    When is Tribes Ascend coming out, anyway?

  32. Post #2952
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    Jack Trades's Avatar
    April 2010
    6,483 Posts
    When is Tribes Ascend coming out, anyway?
    Beta is out in November 4th (just got an email about that, I'm in, yay!), release date is unannounced, as far as I know.
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  33. Post #2953
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    February 2010
    14,402 Posts
    I'm not really feeling this game. The combat is a little dull by FPS standards, and the MMORPG elements seem threadbare.

  34. Post #2954
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    Jack Trades's Avatar
    April 2010
    6,483 Posts
    I'm not really feeling this game. The combat is a little dull by FPS standards, and the MMORPG elements seem threadbare.
    It's all about teamwork and class based combat.
    I've yet to see a more beautifully executed teamwork in any other game than I've seen in Global Agenda (might have something to do with GA being the only multiplayer game I ever played at "pro" level).

    Enemy warehouse, protected by several Assault/Medic couples and Robos with Gauss Platforms.
    As soon as the spawn shield disappears, our strike force splits into 4 predefined Assault/Medic pairs, each flying towards their own point of entry, juking enemy fire.
    Our Recon quickly puts a Scorpia debuff on every Assault, making their Medics waste their power and drops a bomb at their Robo nests.
    Our own Robo, sitting inside our freshly built Vindicator, smashes their platform nest to pieces, killing Robos or forcing them to retreat.
    Assaults, backed up my Medics and the Vindicator, easily decimate everything inside the warehouse.
    Half of the Strike Force starts to capture the point while other half scouts next 2 points for easier target.


    It's even more beautiful when you're the one giving orders to them.

    Edit: That's a real story by the way, I was the once in charge that match.
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  35. Post #2955
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    General Omega's Avatar
    January 2009
    2,400 Posts
    I'm not really feeling this game. The combat is a little dull by FPS standards, and the MMORPG elements seem threadbare.
    It gets better, especially with AvA. Merc is a supplement imo

  36. Post #2956
    Kaelazun's Avatar
    November 2008
    1,770 Posts
    It gets better, especially with AvA. Merc is a supplement imo
    Yeah, I just got to level 30, joined a merc game, and it was completely deffrent.

    Unlike pre 30lvl games, everything went much faster, it required you to be constaintly moving, so, for example a sentry would only last <10 seconds before it got destroyed (when placed in an effective position)

    Haven't tried AvA yet, just haven't found an agency.

  37. Post #2957
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    Jack Trades's Avatar
    April 2010
    6,483 Posts
    No proper AvA agency will let you in until you're lvl 50 with at least all Epic gear.
    Your best bet start looking for new inexperienced AvA agencies, that way you'll at least get some AvA action, or you could try impressing someone in Merc. Latter is how I got in a former Top 10 EU agency.

    Edit: If you see an agency looking for agents in Global Chat, that is your best bet, contact them at once.
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  38. Post #2958
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    January 2005
    2,868 Posts
    Yeah and try to play within your timezone, as over the holidays I used to play around 1am till about 3am and now I'm in some American AVA agency (which I can't really participate in )

  39. Post #2959
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    January 2009
    2,400 Posts
    NA AvA is a joke in some senses that it is dominated by Aimbot agencies.
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  40. Post #2960
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    Jack Trades's Avatar
    April 2010
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    I'm sorry Hi-Rez, not after that horrible "rebalance" patch. Now hurry up with Tribes: Ascent please.
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