1. Post #2961
    Ogopogo's Avatar
    March 2011
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    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.
    Sometimes you get lucky. I got into blacklance (no longer exists) as a level 40 assault. Having a 5 star combat rating can help in this situation too. We managed to place 4th place about 5 times in a row in AvA, and only ten players in our agency had a level 50 character.

  2. Post #2962
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    Jack Trades's Avatar
    April 2010
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    Sometimes you get lucky. I got into blacklance (no longer exists) as a level 40 assault. Having a 5 star combat rating can help in this situation too. We managed to place 4th place about 5 times in a row in AvA, and only ten players in our agency had a level 50 character.
    Interesting, you certainly was lucky. Was it EU, PAC or NA?
    I never actually planned on playing AvA. Leader of "Energy" agency (Top 10 in Season 2, real veterans) noticed my...decent :)...performance in one of his Merc matches, my lvl 50, my 5 Star Rating (after AvA I started playing AvA it dropped to 4.5 and I never managed to get it up *tears**tears**tears*) and the fact that I didn't have any agency (I just left a Facepunch agency I created to learn newbies how to play).
    We had a chat and he decided that I was good enough to be in their A-Team (and eventually be an SF leader, second only to the guy who recruited me).
    That how my golden times of GA started.
    ...
    Now get off my lawn kids.
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  3. Post #2963
    Ogopogo's Avatar
    March 2011
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    It was the NA server. I didn't actually play for a bit, but I was on at the times they needed people so I eventually got put in (this is what really got me more involved). After they saw how good I was, I became a more regular member. I was in several matches where we beat out Desirables.

    The largest thing that helped our agency was a few VERY good medics, and our very high level of communication. I would later join up to another relatively high agency, but they simply were not as good, partly due to the fact there was little communication.

    Also we were not allied with any of the top teams, or any member of their alliance which cost us third place more than once.

  4. Post #2964
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    April 2010
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    The largest thing that helped our agency was a few VERY good medics, and our very high level of communication. I would later join up to another relatively high agency, but they simply were not as good, partly due to the fact there was little communication.

    Also we were not allied with any of the top teams, or any member of their alliance which cost us third place more than once.
    Communication and good medics (and assaults for that matter) are essential, indeed.

    Hehe, AvA is like that, at least half the battles are won in the chat. My agency was allied with Mercenaries, Red Alliance and MESA. Hopefully I don't have to explain who they are.
    That has very nice benefits of being able to trade hexes that we didn't need for the ones that we did need and not being the primary target of all Top 3 agencies is a nice perk as well.

    I never participated in diplomatic battles though (only with Red Alliance, they talk crappy english and no one but me in my agency talked Russian), every time our leader made a peace treaty with some scrub agency, like iCUGaming (lol) I would get disappointed because there were one less team to smash this season.

  5. Post #2965
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    May 2009
    1,086 Posts
    Played this game a little, and the jetpacks are nice. However, the game is... barren. It feels like a ghost town, even if there are NPCs and players around. Some buildings are just spawning points for junk mobs, there's no attention to detail. And the UI looks like from another century. Should I mention their site? It's like 1999 all over again.

  6. Post #2966
    Kaelazun's Avatar
    November 2008
    1,804 Posts
    Played this game a little, and the jetpacks are nice. However, the game is... barren. It feels like a ghost town, even if there are NPCs and players around. Some buildings are just spawning points for junk mobs, there's no attention to detail. And the UI looks like from another century. Should I mention their site? It's like 1999 all over again.
    Have you participated in a PvP match?

  7. Post #2967
    Ogopogo's Avatar
    March 2011
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    Played this game a little, and the jetpacks are nice. However, the game is... barren. It feels like a ghost town, even if there are NPCs and players around. Some buildings are just spawning points for junk mobs, there's no attention to detail. And the UI looks like from another century. Should I mention their site? It's like 1999 all over again.
    PvE is the extra element to the game. Contrary to many MMO's, Global Agenda is focused around PvP.

  8. Post #2968
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    April 2010
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    Played this game a little, and the jetpacks are nice. However, the game is... barren. It feels like a ghost town, even if there are NPCs and players around. Some buildings are just spawning points for junk mobs, there's no attention to detail. And the UI looks like from another century. Should I mention their site? It's like 1999 all over again.
    Poor guy, thinks that Desert is the game.
    I'll let you on a little secret, Desert is only there to trick WoWf...players into thinking it's another grindfest.
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  9. Post #2969
    Hit level 28; Stop playing.

    PvP got boring fast for me.

  10. Post #2970
    Ogopogo's Avatar
    March 2011
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    Hit level 28; Stop playing.

    PvP got boring fast for me.
    YOU ARE SO CLOSE TO WHERE IT GETS FUN!


    Get to level 30, play some games. If it gets boring, then quit.
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  11. Post #2971
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    April 2010
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    Hit level 28; Stop playing.

    PvP got boring fast for me.
    PvP doesn't get fun (serious fun, not newb crushing fun) until you're lvl 30 and you can use interesting gear against other opponents using interesting gear against you.
    Just endure a few more levels. I suggest buying a Booster to break that threshold but it's up to you.

  12. Post #2972
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    January 2005
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    I forgot how fun the lowbie PVP can be, when people die easily! :D
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  13. Post #2973
    Iggy the mean Piggy
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    September 2007
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    I'm sorry Hi-Rez, not after that horrible "rebalance" patch. Now hurry up with Tribes: Ascent please.
    I haven't played for a couple months. What'd I miss? :raise:

  14. Post #2974
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    Jack Trades's Avatar
    April 2010
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    I haven't played for a couple months. What'd I miss? :raise:
    I was talking about when they just made GA F2P, they made a major "rabalance" across all classes then, completely ruining, what in my opinion is "proper GA".
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  15. Post #2975
    Iggy the mean Piggy
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    September 2007
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    I was talking about when they just made GA F2P, they made a major "rabalance" across all classes then, completely ruining, what in my opinion is "proper GA".
    Oh really? Any examples of the changes?

  16. Post #2976
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    April 2010
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    Oh really? Any examples of the changes?
    Well, how about a proper Medic not being able to outheal a simple Poison Aura? All bombs are complete bullshit now as well.
    They took all the most retarded builds and buffed them to make them "viable", thus turning a good old GA into yet another derpfest. :colbert:
    It might be only me but I can't stand the new gameplay.

  17. Post #2977
    Iggy the mean Piggy
    Legolas's Avatar
    September 2007
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    Well, how about a proper Medic not being able to outheal a simple Poison Aura? All bombs are complete bullshit now as well.
    They took all the most retarded builds and buffed them to make them "viable", thus turning a good old GA into yet another derpfest. :colbert:
    It might be only me but I can't stand the new gameplay.
    Oh. I guess I can't really complain or anything about that because I started playing when it became F2P.

  18. Post #2978
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    April 2010
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    Oh. I guess I can't really complain or anything about that because I started playing when it became F2P.
    In that case, everything I'm going to say will sound like "Get off my lawn, kids."
    GA haven't become worse than before, it just became something different to what I liked.
    Enjoy your play.
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  19. Post #2979
    Iggy the mean Piggy
    Legolas's Avatar
    September 2007
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    In that case, everything I'm going to say will sound like "Get off my lawn, kids."
    GA haven't become worse than before, it just became something different to what I liked.
    Enjoy your play.
    Well at least you didn't go elitist bullshit on my ass unlike some people I met in the game.
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  20. Post #2980
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    January 2005
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    Well at least you didn't go elitist bullshit on my ass unlike some people I met in the game.
    Basically sums up city chat :(

  21. Post #2981
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    Basically sums up city chat :(
    City chat was always like that, fortunately there's no reason to NOT to have it turned off.
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  22. Post #2982
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    March 2011
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    Well, how about a proper Medic not being able to outheal a simple Poison Aura?
    Poison aura is terrible. I posted a change up on the global agenda on the forums, but not too many people looked at it, despite its positive feedback.

    Ill post the link when the GA forums are back up.

  23. Post #2983
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    FUUUUCK YEAH! I've been in the queue for that for longer than a year.
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  24. Post #2984
    Iggy the mean Piggy
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    September 2007
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    FUUUUCK YEAH! I've been in the queue for that for longer than a year.
    Holy crap congrats! I hope I'll be picked as well!
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  25. Post #2985
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    November 2008
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    FUUUUCK YEAH! I've been in the queue for that for longer than a year.
    This is for completing the OCT26 survey?

  26. Post #2986
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    April 2010
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    This is for completing the OCT26 survey?
    This is for applying for Tribes Universe, 15 months ago while having at least 1 lvl 50 character in Global Agenda.
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  27. Post #2987

    July 2011
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    I hate the stupid timers in this game.

    *logs in* OR *completes mission*

    RAID BEGINS IN 79 MINUTES

    okay.. maybe some double agent, thats always nice.

    DOUBLE AGENT BEGINS IN 40 MINUTES

    I've only played like 2 raids and one double agent so far :S

  28. Post #2988
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    April 2010
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    If it wouldn't for the timers, everyone would just grind Raids all the time and devs would have to lowers the amount of REALLY good loot you get there.
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  29. Post #2989
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    January 2005
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    If it wouldn't for the timers, everyone would just grind Raids all the time and devs would have to lowers the amount of REALLY good loot you get there.
    That, and it would be a pain in the ass to get a team since everyone isn't being time restricted. Look at when the Beta maps had their timer removed temporarily, for example

  30. Post #2990
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    Jack Trades's Avatar
    April 2010
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    I remember when a Raid timer lasted 15 minutes instead of 10(?) as it does now.
    If you had a REALLY good team, you could finish a Raid before those 15 minutes pass and just have enough time to start a new one.
    Two Raids per hour. That's how I've got my first lvl 50 dye.
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  31. Post #2991
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    June 2008
    7,471 Posts
    Raid timers are great for getting everyone together, but I wish they were shorter


    FUUUUCK YEAH! I've been in the queue for that for longer than a year.
    :hifive: Me too!
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  32. Post #2992
    Ogopogo's Avatar
    March 2011
    4,909 Posts
    I have not got one....


    Mind you I have two level 35's a level 48 and a level 43.....

  33. Post #2993
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    Jack Trades's Avatar
    April 2010
    6,483 Posts
    :hifive: Me too!
    :hifive: I won't be able to play much unfortunately but I hope to see you on the battlefield.

    Edited:


    Someone really needs to make a thread for Tribes, I did the last one but it's still called Tribes Universe and I have no idea where it is right now.
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  34. Post #2994
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    January 2005
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    Aha oh wow I love this, 37 kills 2 deaths

    although we did lose in the end unfortunately, was a stalemate for most the game on the final point
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  35. Post #2995
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    April 2010
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    Aha oh wow I love this, 37 kills 2 deaths



    although we did lose in the end unfortunately, was a stalemate for most the game on the final point
    Considering that you've got an Inferno Cannon, it's <30 bracket and there was only a bunch of Medics and Recons on the opposite team, I'd say that I'm not surprised.
    It's nice seeing someone pre-30 have more than half a brain at least :)

    Edit: Sorry if that sounded rude, I ment it as a compliment.
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  36. Post #2996
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    January 2005
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    Considering that you've got an Inferno Cannon, it's <30 bracket and there was only a bunch of Medics and Recons on the opposite team, I'd say that I'm not surprised.
    It's nice seeing someone pre-30 have more than half a brain at least :)

    Edit: Sorry if that sounded rude, I ment it as a compliment.
    actually yeah thats a point, was wondering why I rarely saw an enemy assault

  37. Post #2997
    Ogopogo's Avatar
    March 2011
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    actually yeah thats a point, was wondering why I rarely saw an enemy assault
    There are way to many assaults in the pre-30 bracket that go only for the destroyer tree and do not have access to the high ones that make it worth while, not to mention the equipment.

  38. Post #2998
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    Jack Trades's Avatar
    April 2010
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    There are way to many assaults in the pre-30 bracket that go only for the destroyer tree and do not have access to the high ones that make it worth while, not to mention the equipment.
    They're a much lesser problem than Bombercons or DRobos.
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  39. Post #2999

    July 2011
    2,327 Posts
    Did my first dome defense raid yesterday

    The others seemed pretty good and i think most of them were "visored"
    We won with only 3 deaths and i found a datastream dye :D
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  40. Post #3000

    July 2011
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    also how does the stupid matchmaker work?

    every time i play double agent, its me and a level 30 recon vs 4 level 50s
    every time i play mercenary, it puts me in a late game(even though i turned off backfills) and we always lose within 1 minute

    Edited:

    umm.. no automerge?