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#1 Megazell

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 05:03 PM

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Open beta, yo.

What the hell is a Tribes?
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Alright, how do I play?
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Okay, I've tried it. And I sucked.
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Any other CAGs playing?
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#2 The Crotch

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 08:55 PM



Do it, you pussies. All you have to do to play is go here and hit the like button to get a key, then go here to download it. Not much of a "closed" beta.

You only start with three of the nine classes - I've unlocked the technician and a couple of his upgrades - and getting the classes and weapons can be a bit of a grind. But even with the default classes, the game is god damn good. It's like... when you're playing well, it feels like you're in the matrix. You're jetpacking backwards at 150 kph using your grenade launcher create an improvised obstacle course for your chasers. Or you're banking off a hill, launching yourself through the window of one side of the enemy base, grabbing the flag in the middle, dropping a grenade, and flying out the other side in seconds without losing any speed.

Anyway, my Xfire name is lglalonde and my Tribes name is Jubilant, because Fuck any sort of consistent theme or recognizable pattern. Shit's for pussies, yo. Skypes also available.

EDIT: Also, I'm dtf much earlier than Megazell there is.

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#3 j-cart

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 09:16 PM

Tribes name: jcart


I play late nights yo, meaning past midnight PST time.

#4 Draekon

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Posted 08 February 2012 - 11:33 PM

Do it, you pussies. All you have to do to play is go here and hit the like button to get a key, then go here to download it. Not much of a "closed" beta.


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#5 The Crotch

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 12:29 AM

You, sir, are a gentleman and a whore.

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#6 Megazell

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 02:08 AM

Tribes name: jcart


I play late nights yo, meaning past midnight PST time.


You on Xfire?

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#7 j-cart

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 10:21 AM

Sorry no xfire.

Already have vent, teamspeak, and skype. I guess if it is an easier program to use I'll pick it up.

Good games The Crotch, or shall I say Jubilant?

Need to practice that skiing and such, but the game is a great change of pace to all of these small ADHD map type FPS games. More people need to get in on this free game (F2P), it's mad fun.

#8 The Crotch

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 10:57 AM

Next time we play on Katabatic (the ice map) or Arx Novena (the Roman city map), you should follow me on my flag routes. I've got some really lovely paths worked out on those guys. Arx is hard; the flag is fairly well sheltered, but you feel slick as Fuck when you pull it off.

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#9 Megazell

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 01:36 PM

I have a VENT server so we can use that. I played 3 rounds last night must have just missed ya J.

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#10 Megazell

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 05:05 PM

I have 26 Beta Keys. Going to be PM'ing people from CAG that have send me retail codes in the past. If you want a key PM - No new CAG accounts made this day will be given keys.

Edit - 3 Left.

Edited by Megazell, 09 February 2012 - 09:07 PM.

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#11 Waughoo

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 09:38 PM

I've been playing this on and off for awhile. Can't say that I'm any good at it but it's really fun running like a crazy ass with the flag while 6 people chase you :)
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#12 Megazell

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 09:41 PM

I've been playing this on and off for awhile. Can't say that I'm any good at it but it's really fun running like a crazy ass with the flag while 6 people chase you :)


I'm probably not going to ever get good in this game but it's fun as hell to run these maps and be apart of the mayhem.

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#13 Waughoo

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 09:48 PM

Waughoo as per usual. Cant seem to log in right now though :(
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#14 j-cart

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 10:45 PM

Possible that we can wiki this Megazell?

It would a nice setup if we can get everyone's Tribes name and vent info on first post.

And holy crap on people getting swiping those keys, you should say they MUST post in here if they want them :)

#15 Draekon

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 10:57 PM

It would a nice setup if we can get everyone's Tribes name and vent info on first post.


And maybe get rid of the yellow/centered text. \*cough*\

And holy crap on people getting swiping those keys, you should say they MUST post in here if they want them :)


If you count randomly hearing my phone ding while on-site at a client working on shit and then seeing "Megazell has sent you a private message on cheapassgamer.com" as swiping a key, then yes, I swiped a key. :-#

#16 Megazell

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 10:58 PM

Possible that we can wiki this Megazell?

It would a nice setup if we can get everyone's Tribes name and vent info on first post.

And holy crap on people getting swiping those keys, you should say they MUST post in here if they want them :)


Wiki? Done!

Agreed. Though I change the Vent password weekly because it's most used for family and friends but from time to time I let my guard down and invite strangers to see how it is.

YOU MUST NOW POST IN HERE FOR THE KEYS - 3 REMAINING! SO SAY WE ALL!

And maybe get rid of the yellow/centered text. \*cough*\

If you count randomly hearing my phone ding while on-site at a client working on shit and then seeing "Megazell has sent you a private message on cheapassgamer.com" as swiping a key, then yes, I swiped a key. :-#


Done!

One of your CAG forum friends vouched for your character and suggested I PM, so I did.

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#17 Draekon

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Posted 09 February 2012 - 11:08 PM

One of your CAG forum friends vouched for your character and suggested I PM, so I did.


You don't remember playing Lord of the Rings Online with me when it went free to play? I am saddened. I was that guy playing a chick in the new F2P CAG guild (one of the higher levels, possibly highest level) while you mucked around from level 1-30'ish. We shared a whole 50 lines of dialogue together!


And who the hell in their right mind would vouch for me? :cold:

#18 Megazell

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 12:44 AM

You don't remember playing Lord of the Rings Online with me when it went free to play? I am saddened. I was that guy playing a chick in the new F2P CAG guild (one of the higher levels, possibly highest level) while you mucked around from level 1-30'ish. We shared a whole 50 lines of dialogue together!


0.0 I forgot and stuff. Forgivez me. 0.0

And who the hell in their right mind would vouch for me? :cold:


Someone that had pelvic thrust constantly on their mind.

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#19 The Crotch

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 12:50 AM

I got a Juggernaut cap last night, by the way. Won the game for our team. Someone shot me in the back with a disk or something, launching me over j-cart's head and into the flag.

It was fucking glorious. I went flagstand to flagstand with one of the slowest classes in the game. If I'd been thinking, I'd have tried boosting myself with my own spinfuzor.

I was not thinking.

EDIT: New patch up. Nerf to Tech thumper, Brute fractal no longer wrecks generators, Infiltrator prism mine no longer worthless, weapons now cheaper (I'll see how much cheaper once the patch is downloaded)... looks good.

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#20 Draekon

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 02:51 AM

You guys are really going to make me use Xfire, eh?

Xfire: Draekon
Tribes: DraekonB (Some fucker stole my name. Wish I could have had global rights over it when I created it 12 years ago.)

I'll probably play here and there on Saturday, maybe some tomorrow too. I rarely play after 9 or 10PM CST any day of the week.

#21 The Crotch

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 03:02 AM

Honestly, I favour skype. Suppose that might change when we get more people involved.

And it looks like a lot of weapons have gone from "stupidly expensive" (170,000 EXP) to "stupidly expensive (100,000 EXP).

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#22 crystalklear64

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 03:40 AM

i played 1 round of this game with a buddy. killed some people, got a bunch of credits, killed a bunch of people with the orbital strike thing, and then we lost.

seems like a very throwaway arena type of game without any real order. you just kinda fly around the map and shoot at people that come near you. good for a match or two but a planned night for it?

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#23 Megazell

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 04:06 AM

You guys are really going to make me use Xfire, eh?

Xfire: Draekon
Tribes: DraekonB (Some fucker stole my name. Wish I could have had global rights over it when I created it 12 years ago.)

I'll probably play here and there on Saturday, maybe some tomorrow too. I rarely play after 9 or 10PM CST any day of the week.


I add you tomorrow. Crotch and I had a great match. 7 CTF wins in a row tonight. Upgraded my Solider a bit.

Honestly, I favour skype. Suppose that might change when we get more people involved.

And it looks like a lot of weapons have gone from "stupidly expensive" (170,000 EXP) to "stupidly expensive (100,000 EXP).


I can not remember if SKYPE has a group conference option. I also know of another HTML based voice chat for those that don't want to install anything new.

i played 1 round of this game with a buddy. killed some people, got a bunch of credits, killed a bunch of people with the orbital strike thing, and then we lost.

seems like a very throwaway arena type of game without any real order. you just kinda fly around the map and shoot at people that come near you. good for a match or two but a planned night for it?


What mode did you play? I found CTF to be very strategic and unpredictable. I have yet to try Death match or any other mode.

What's your name in the game?

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#24 The Crotch

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 04:24 AM

That game you ducked out of was fucking baller, Mega. Me an' my turrets picked up 20 kills, and I had the big guns and the radar maxed out.

At one point I was doing mass repairs on the gun below our base when this raider flies up and starts firing stickies at me. I blindly tossed my only grenade while skiing backwards, which hit him perfectly for 1000 damage. We dueled for a bit, and I was whittling him down, but a jug and a soldier showed up and started tossing me around. I got the raider with the very last bullet from my SMG, then the juggernaut disked my ass.

I didn't get a screenshot of the "launched into the skybox" bug, though. A shame.

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#25 crystalklear64

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 05:21 AM

What mode did you play? I found CTF to be very strategic and unpredictable. I have yet to try Death match or any other mode.

What's your name in the game?

i think it was deathmatch, though there was a flag.
i think its ck64

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#26 Megazell

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 02:43 PM

That game you ducked out of was fucking baller, Mega. Me an' my turrets picked up 20 kills, and I had the big guns and the radar maxed out.

At one point I was doing mass repairs on the gun below our base when this raider flies up and starts firing stickies at me. I blindly tossed my only grenade while skiing backwards, which hit him perfectly for 1000 damage. We dueled for a bit, and I was whittling him down, but a jug and a soldier showed up and started tossing me around. I got the raider with the very last bullet from my SMG, then the juggernaut disked my ass.

I didn't get a screenshot of the "launched into the skybox" bug, though. A shame.


That sounds great. I did A LOT better last night then the previous nights. My best moment was during the 1st and 2nd round where I was guarding the generator. We had 2 nmes in there and I was solo for a bit and I caught them both with one thump but I spammed my nade at the same time then another nme dropped down and landed on it and blew up in such epic fashion. That same thing happened 2x. It was awesome sauce. Oh and that flag cap - That was nice! It's rare that I cap flags.

Edited by Megazell, 10 February 2012 - 03:58 PM.

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#27 The Crotch

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 03:04 PM

Oh, Christ. I was playing a juggernaut on Drydock last night using that big hill in the middle to bombard the enemy base. Now, this is annoying as Fuck, and I inevitably piss someone off enough for them to deal with me. Sometimes it's snipers. Usually they'll send a soldier or a pathfinder to chase me away. Once I got hit by an orbital strike, which was totally fucking worth it.

Last night? A doombringer came up the hill to duel me. Three. Fucking. Times. First round he was wrecking me until he ran out of bullets and he came at me with his claw. After a bit of sword vs claw action I just started jumping over his head and disking him. Second round I killed him with my last disk. Third round I killed him with my last mortar.

Poor doombringer. But hell, it's his god damn fault for trying to duel.

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#28 humidore

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 10:37 AM

username is jengobengo


#29 Megazell

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 02:51 PM

Added everyone except for humidore - he does not show up at all on search or anything else.

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#30 The Crotch

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 02:53 PM

Indeed. He's likely mixing up the Hi-Rez username with the Tribes name.

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