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Official WarHawk Discussion: **Patch 1.5/"Falling Star" OUT!**


#751 InuFaye   Banned Banned   7069 Posts   Joined 13.4 Years Ago  

Posted 28 September 2007 - 06:52 PM

I just its just preference. I prefer the more precise controls and not the arcadey stuff. To each his own.

#752 Mana Knight   Chrom CAGiversary!   14401 Posts   Joined 14.4 Years Ago  

Mana Knight

Posted 28 September 2007 - 07:01 PM

I just its just preference. I prefer the more precise controls and not the arcadey stuff. To each his own.

Ah, I see. I'm not a very serious action gamer, so making it a tad more arcadey makes it easier for me to get into.

I currently have your name listed to be removed from the clan.

#753 shnizzle66   New Orleans Cheap Ass CAGiversary!   1019 Posts   Joined 12.4 Years Ago  

shnizzle66

Posted 30 September 2007 - 12:59 AM

I need to start playing Warhawk again.

#754 crunchb3rry   HODOR! CAGiversary!   5524 Posts   Joined 12.6 Years Ago  

crunchb3rry

Posted 30 September 2007 - 03:37 AM

What???? Warhawk is superior to Battlefield in every single way, it's ridiculous. Warhawk plays just so much better.


I disagree. Battlefield was so much more fun, even with the nuisances factored in....and the stats worked out of the box. Warhawk is a prime example of rushed developement, incompetent bug test and/or prediction of player load, and DICE only had the misfortune of working for EA, not a staff exodus like Incogito had, equivlent to the Rare bailout.

#755 Mana Knight   Chrom CAGiversary!   14401 Posts   Joined 14.4 Years Ago  

Mana Knight

Posted 30 September 2007 - 03:48 AM

I disagree. Battlefield was so much more fun, even with the nuisances factored in....and the stats worked out of the box. Warhawk is a prime example of rushed developement, incompetent bug test and/or prediction of player load, and DICE only had the misfortune of working for EA, not a staff exodus like Incogito had, equivlent to the Rare bailout.

Warhawk wasn't rushed at all. Did you hear the entire story??? Almost all the staff LEFT Icognito during development and they only have 5 people left to work on that game. SCEA poured several millions into the game for several years, but due to the game having two producers (or was it directors) who could never agree, lots of money was wasted on unused resources and people eventually left. The multi-player was near complete while the single player was left unfinished. Now if you were SCEA and had a perfectly good multiplayer game, you wouldn't want to let that go to waste (especially if it cost you several millions). How can you do an efficient bug test when you only have one network engineer remaining on the staff?? Incognito isn't just letting this game slide and they are doing whatever they can to fix the issues, but they are very short staffed though (and it's not like you can just hand code over to another developer so easily). And so far, Warhawk is turning out to be a hit.

Those who say Warhawk has sever issues haven't played in a while, because I've experienced next to no issues since near release. The only time the game froze, was when my internet just got too slow. I'm on a NAT Type 3 in my apartment (that usually has issues) and it works just fine (and usually NAT Type 3 has issues online).

Oh well, the game still gets 8's from reviewers, meaning it's definitely a good game.

#756 SteveMcQ   I love Panda! CAGiversary!   7943 Posts   Joined 15.3 Years Ago  

Posted 30 September 2007 - 04:23 AM

Warhawk wasn't rushed at all. Did you hear the entire story??? Almost all the staff LEFT Icognito during development and they only have 5 people left to work on that game. SCEA poured several millions into the game for several years, but due to the game having two producers (or was it directors) who could never agree, lots of money was wasted on unused resources and people eventually left. The multi-player was near complete while the single player was left unfinished. Now if you were SCEA and had a perfectly good multiplayer game, you wouldn't want to let that go to waste (especially if it cost you several millions). How can you do an efficient bug test when you only have one network engineer remaining on the staff?? Incognito isn't just letting this game slide and they are doing whatever they can to fix the issues, but they are very short staffed though (and it's not like you can just hand code over to another developer so easily). And so far, Warhawk is turning out to be a hit.

Those who say Warhawk has sever issues haven't played in a while, because I've experienced next to no issues since near release. The only time the game froze, was when my internet just got too slow. I'm on a NAT Type 3 in my apartment (that usually has issues) and it works just fine (and usually NAT Type 3 has issues online).

Oh well, the game still gets 8's from reviewers, meaning it's definitely a good game.

On his trusty steed he rides, to save Sony's day. Hehe. I'm honestly amazed how you're able to brighten up any and all news/talk concerning Sony.

Now I'm gonna play devil's advocate just to razz you a bit (this is all in good fun, I hope you realize). I bolded those two statements since they seem to contradict each other. Isn't bug testing an integral part of any game's development cycle? Let alone one focused solely on multiplayer gaming where there are tons and tons of player variables that they have to plan for? You're basically implying that they weren't able to do the necessary bug testing prior to release due to being shorthanded on staff.

I think it's only within reason that people are allowed to speak their displeasure with the game considering that the stat-tracking was piss-poor and downright broken out of the gate.

As for server issues, there's far too many variables for you or anyone to be simply tossing anyone's claims of problems aside. Just because you haven't had any problems doesn't mean their claims to server issues are unsubstantiated. Granted, those who are having problems also need to realize the complexity of the games and be more understanding. But as we should all know when gamers pay $40/$60 for a game, we all expect a flawless experience and that certainly hasn't been the case thus far.

#757 NamPaehc   !Anihc Ni Hsan CAGiversary!   4965 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

Posted 01 October 2007 - 03:44 PM

$39.99 Retail Warhawk (no headset) on the way (?)

#758 metaly   In the world, only this island is. CAGiversary!   4677 Posts   Joined 13.2 Years Ago  

Posted 02 October 2007 - 03:06 AM

Playing this for a bit if anyone's around. Hopefully ranked, but who knows.

Edit: Uhghgbhgbghblgbhl got disconnected and it's too frustrating right now to find a new server because I'm locked out of so many thanks to the promotion bug. I hope they fix that soon.

#759 Tyvan   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   285 Posts   Joined 13.3 Years Ago  

Posted 02 October 2007 - 05:37 AM

Well I have about to give up. The servers i play on always go down and I can't ever get into any Blue Server game. =\

#760 FriskyTanuki   I have a piano CAGiversary!   67812 Posts   Joined 15.3 Years Ago  

FriskyTanuki

Posted 22 October 2007 - 09:22 PM

http://blog.us.plays...h-and-arbiters/

Some good news about patches that are on the way:

The first update, the v1.1 patch, addresses the critical issues with stats and connectivity. Those two points were the focus of this patch and while they may seem small, they had a huge impact on our player base.

The v1.1 patch is in the last stages of testing right now and should be deployed worldwide by the end of October. Here’s a change list for the server-side updates that we’ve already made as well as what’s upcoming in v1.1:

Server-side updates
* Stat database stability improvements
* Improved server stability
* Max Clan limit changed from 32 to 64
* Viral Rank-up bug fixed and correct for players that were accidentally ranked up.
* “Time-in-Vehicle” Stats fixed so certain awards can now be granted properly.

Client-side updates for Patch v1.1
* Stat connection, fetch/post fixes
* Significantly improved client connection stability
* Quad “????” Ping display bug fixed.
* Added support for Player-Ranked Servers.
* Game synchronization fixes due to fluctuating network conditions (packet-drop).
* Crash fixes for end of game and split screen.

These updates make a huge improvement to the stats and connection issues that some players were experiencing. The team and I know how much of a pisser it is to not get the award your worked for or how frustrating it can be to try and get on to some of the busy, popular servers.

The v1.1 patch makes the world a much happier place … ok, maybe not the world, but at least the Warhawk universe Posted Image

We are also responding to complaints about wankers that are stat-padding, griefing or just messing with the Warhawk community in general. This is incredibly frustrating for players and we are not taking it lightly!!

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A few weeks ago one of our mods made a post on the Warhawk forums letting people know that kind of behavior will not be tolerated. That was just a warning. Now, to protect the Warhawk community and preserve the legitimacy of our worldwide leader boards, I am announcing the existence of the Warhawk Arbiters. These are members of our online services groups in both the US and Europe that will be overseeing the leader boards, community stats and will also be “in the trenches” joining game servers for first-hand observation. Their PSN account names will remain a secret. They have the authority to warn players, call a player out to prove his or her skills, or render judgment … think Judge Dredd.

Judgment can take many forms, an email warning, forum post, a kick, temporary/permanent ban, or the Warhawk Arbiters can request your Warhawk stats be “cleansed.”

There are thousands and thousands of good, well-mannered players. We will not tolerate a small few messing with our global community. So be warned!!
That’s it for now; I’ll be posting again very soon to discuss the v1.2 patch…


http://blog.us.plays...hawk-v12-patch/

Ok … so last week I posted about our v1.1 patch which mainly dealt with core stats and connection issues. Today, I’d like to let all of you know what’s included in the v1.2 patch that is being tested right now.

Patch v1.2 addresses some main requests that our community has made as well as fixes the primary exploits and glitches … and adds some new layouts!

Patch v1.2 includes:

* 5 New layouts.
* Clan game server option.
* Buddy slot reservations.
* Integrated Warhawk Store.
* Updated CTF capture/return behavior.
* Internal stat padder protection.
* Booster Pack status display at join game list.
* DualShock3 integration.
* Separate SIXAXIS motion control on/off per mode (ground, hover, flight).
* Detailed Player Score display at end of game fixed.
* Added new server type filters (player, ranked, dedicated, clan, Official Warhawk, etc).
* Added new server full/open filter.
* Fall damage exploit fixed.
* Dismount into walls exploit fixed.
* Invisible Tank, Turret & Warhawk exploit fixed.
* Auto-kick of idle players.
* Add to Favorites button added to end game screen.
* Increased VOIP volume when not using headset.

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The new clan-game server option lets you set 2 clan names, one for the Eucadian team and one for the Chernovan team. Then, when you launch the game, the server will auto-sort the clans on the correct teams. The server will also only allow members of those 2 clans to connect. Clan games are also displayed in a different color at the join game list.

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Buddy slot reservations allow you to specify a number of player slots on the server that *only* players in your PSN buddy list can join. So go ahead and kick up a game and you can always make sure that you friends can jump in with you and get their Warhawk on!

We also fixed what a lot of players refer to as the “tank” glitch. This actually could happen to turrets and Warhawks too. It is an annoying exploit and we’re happy to have it fixed – I’m sure all of you will be too!

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We enabled DualShock3 functionality in the V1.2 patch too … maybe you all have heard something about this or read about it on the internet? Ha Ha Posted Image
The Warhawk Store is also going to be enabled in v1.2. This allows players to purchase Warhawk content, Booster Packs, etc from within Warhawk, rather than going through the XMB and then to the store – this is mainly for convenience.

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And of course some new layouts – as you’ve seen from the images scattered throughout this post!

We have found that while a lot of players like playing the really large games, there was a pretty big segment that was playing smaller games. With that trend, we wanted to rig some new layouts that are more geared for smaller games; 4 to 8 players. The new layouts are:
* Eucadia: High City
* Island Outpost: Standoff
* The Badlands: South City
* Destroyed Capitol: Garden Showdown
* Archipelago: Close Corridors

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So there you have it. The update list for patch v1.2 that is currently being tested right now and we are tracking an early to mid December global release.
And of course I can’t end this post without mentioning the Booster Pack. So there, I said it…”Booster Pack” Posted Image

LOLOLOL

No seriously … my next post in just a few days will give you all a glimpse of an internal gameplay session we had with the Booster Pack. It’s just a glimpse because as I’ve said before, our top priority has been on the v1.1 and v1.2 updates.



#761 NamPaehc   !Anihc Ni Hsan CAGiversary!   4965 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

Posted 02 November 2007 - 03:58 PM

New patch should be up today!

We were informed that when this post goes live, the Warhawk patch will be readied. The game's servers will be down for maintenance as the 1.1 patch gets delivered to thousands of eager fans. The downtime will end at 9AM PST, 12PM EST and will include the following features:

Server-side
* Stat database stability improvements
* Improved server stability
* Max Clan limit changed from 32 to 64
* Viral Rank-up bug fixed and correct for players that were accidentally ranked up.
* "Time-in-Vehicle" Stats fixed so certain awards can now be granted properly.

Client-side (this is the one that you will actually download to your PS3)
* Stat connection, fetch/post fixes
* Significantly improved client connection stability
* Quad "????" Ping display bug fixed.
* Added support for Player-Ranked Servers.
* Game synchronization fixes due to fluctuating network conditions (packet-drop).
* Crash fixes for end of game and split screen.



#762 NamPaehc   !Anihc Ni Hsan CAGiversary!   4965 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

Posted 03 February 2008 - 10:34 AM

3/22/08 **NEW** Trailer, new skins/insignias and RELEASE date for 1.3

Here is link to SMALL video of the new APC.

1.3 details.

’m excited to announce our new, and FREE, update for Warhawk – the v1.3 Patch! There are 5 key additions in this update that add a ton of value for our current and future Warhawk players. First, I’ll cover the 2 new troop items that we are adding to the game.
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So far, Warhawk players have logged over 7.3 million hours of gameplay and have scored over 206 million kills! And during this time, we’ve keenly observed the battles, looking for opportunities for us to further balance Warhawk’s gameplay and over-arching “combat economy”. The result of our observations comes in the form of two upgrades for ground troops – to help promote teamwork, lengthen troop lifespan, and expand Warhawk’s fast-paced, emergent gameplay that players around the world have come to love.
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This is gonna be a long post and I want to give you all a rundown of the new equipment but I can’t ramble on for pages about it so I’ll just write a quick summary here. I can always follow-up with you guys later in the comments….you know how I love to respond to comments Posted Image
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#1 Mechanic’s Field Wrench:

As you might expect, this piece of equipment is used to repair vehicles. Once you get the pickup, you swing it just like the combat blade. Then, just walk up to, or onto an allied vehicle and “whack” it with the wrench. It repairs wicked fast so it’s very effectively during combat. On the offensive side, not only is it still a one-hit-kill against troops, but it can be used to damage enemy vehicles as well!
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#2 Bio-Field Generator:

To use a Bio-Field, grab the pick up and throw it down like a proximity mine. It sticks to walls, ceilings, anything…including vehicles. Then, if any ally stands within its bio-reactive field, his health will quickly regen. Alternatively, and this is where some neat tactics emerge, if an enemy walks into the bio-field (yes, bio-fields are color coded), they’ll take damage – their lungs sizzling like bacon….mmmmm bacon.
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This new equipment makes life as a ground troop more balanced, and we’re really looking forward to seeing how the battlefield changes once the patch is released!
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#3 HOME Game Launching:

Yeah Baby…So our HOME integration is coming along nicely and this update includes a great, and much needed feature for Warhawk. With the release of v1.3 patch, players will be able to form groups, meet in their apartments, discuss tactics, and then launch a game of Warhawk…all together!
When you’re in your apartment, all you do is whip-out your virtual PSP, select ‘create game’ and pick Warhawk. From there, you get to start your own player server, pick a game rotation, set server options and then…BAM !! Launch Warhawk with all of your friends!! You can also pick to not make your game viewable to the other Warhawk players around the world, or you can make it a ‘public’ game that puts all of your friends into the server together, and leaves open slots for other global Warhawk players join.
Games launched from HOME show up in the global games list in an attactive gold color.
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Now this is just the beginning of what we’re gonna to be doing with HOME and there’s some really neat stuff on the horizon. I’d love to show you more of the cool HOME stuff that we’re working on but I suspect I’d get a PR-shank to the spine…or possibly a lung.
So I gotta say that I’m actually super relieved that we’re putting in *REAL* legit value for players and *NOT* making HOME a portal for SONY to jam branding and marketing schwag down player’s throats!
As a gamer, I’m excited *and* relieved to see the direction HOME is taking.
#4 New VOIP Options:

We have also received a lot of feedback about VOIP stuff. There were a couple of features that players really wanted, and hopefully this gives them a big chunk of their crazy, crazy VOIP desires. Posted Image
We now allow players to select between PTT and Open-Mic. Players can also tune the voice-activation level so they don’t accidentally broadcast their girlfriend or boyfriend blabbering-on in the background. Players also now get to more clearly see who’s talking. It’s displayed on the right side of the screen. And yes, the picture below is correct. We also now support an “all-talk” server option so that you can enable cross-team trash talk.
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What else…oh yeah, we now display which player is speaking at the score screen too. And…we let you pick players from the score screen to mute/un-mute their VOIP.
#5 New Paint Schemes & Insignias:

If you’re an avid Warhawk player and/or read this blog with any regularity, then you know that we are sponsoring a contest that allows players to submit their own, custom, paint schemes for the Nemesis and Warhawk. We’re also allowing players to submit custom insignias too. We’ll be picking the winners and including these new customizations with the v1.3 patch.
Now I’m not posting these because they have already won…but these are some neat designs and I wanted the blog readers to see some of the great paint schemes that have been coming in.
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And one last thing…we want insignias too. Send us your insignias…and please DO NOT just scan something out of a magazine. Seriously!
Well that’s it for now, there are some other features in the new patch too, like some new server options, but we’re not sure if we’re going to ship them or not. They need more play testing.
So this patch is a big update for Warhawk: New troop equipment, HOME Game Launching, VOIP updates and player-created customizations!
~guy in back of room yells “yeah, yeah….but when’s it coming out”~
We’re testing the Warhawk v1.3 patch right now and we’ll update you on timing in another post. Sorry I can’t be more specific…you know how it goes. As soon as I have the “official” release date, I’ll let everyone know.
As always…
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Do we have a Warhawk Thread? Everything has clan all over it.

Anyway, the "photoshop" referance as been revealed as a contest for users to create CUSTOM paint jobs and insignias on the PSBlog.

It’s 2008 and the team and I would love to kick-off the New Year by extending a really cool contest to our eligible U.S. players! This is your chance to make your mark on the battlefield by entering the Paint Scheme and Insignia Contest!!
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As many of you know, we’re always working on game updates to keep the stream of fixes and new features flowing to our players. As such, we’re currently working on the Warhawk 1.3 patch which will include a collection of new, Player-Created insignias and paint schemes for you all to use when you customize your troops and aircraft.
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The team and I will be judging all the submissions and selecting the winners — 50 new insignias and 20 new paint schemes. Winners will not only get their stuff in the game, but will also win a limited edition Warhawk statue from Gentle Giant Studios.
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Now of course there are some ground rules…there are always rules Posted Image
This is common sense but just in case…don’t use other logos or previously created content or imagery. That means you WILL NOT be able to fly around with a official sports logo on your Warhawk or have the face of some hamburger salesman on your soldier’s helmet!! – As cool as that may be. Well…it would be cool for me as I’m big fan of Chicken Nuggets.
Here are some examples:
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No questionable content either please. I’m not going to describe various examples of questionable content…you all know what I’m talking about Posted Image
So for insignias…Here’s what you need to know:

  • The new insignia must be black and white.
  • White is opaque, and Black is fully transparent.
  • The ideal insignia uses only white, black and 50% gray.
  • The new insignia must be 64×64 pixels.
  • No words or text. The insignia must be graphic.
  • The insignia must be submitted in BMP, TGA or PNG file formats.
  • Do NOT submit your insignia in JPEG file format!
That’s the set of guidelines for the creation of insignias and some examples.
Now let’s talk paint schemes. Here are the Warhawk paint templates that you’ll use for your submission.
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Once you’ve downloaded the template, you can apply your paint scheme much like using a coloring book. Although, if your submission has the quality of a 3-year-old’s rendering of Dora the Explorer…well, then you are immediately disqualified!!! Posted Image
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Here’s an example of what a good war paint submission looks like if you were the leader of…oh, let’s say the “Airborne Banana Clan” Posted Image
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Note that you don’t have to be a PhotoShop expert to submit a paint scheme, Keep in mind that not all paint programs may work.
Here are some other guidelines and steps that you should be aware of:
  • Go to the official site and make sure you read all the rules!!!
  • Use a paint program on your PC or MAC to fill in your design in like a paint-by-numbers … but without the numbers.
  • Avoid tiny details!
  • The best paint schemes feature clear and bold graphic lines and forms.
  • Again…DO NOT use logos or other previously created content.
  • The paint scheme template can be submitted in JPEG format.
Ok, now for the critical info…pay attention!!
Please send your submissions to playstation_community_support@playstation.sony.com
Make sure that the subject line reads “Warhawk Insignia” or “Warhawk Paint” depending on what you are submitting. And yes, you can make more than 1 submission. Please also include, in the body of your email, your full name, Telephone Number, and PSN handle.
Lastly, the deadline…
The submission deadline is February 15th, 2008 at 11:59pm PST!

If you have any questions please, please, please be sure to hit the official contest Web site for all the details…hypothetically speaking my blog entry *might* not cover everything so please check out the official site so our lawyers are happy Posted Image
We can’t wait to see all of the cool insignias and paint schemes that you come up with! Also, keep your eye’s posted to this BLOG and Warhawk.com for new info and an update on the upcoming Warhawk 1.3 patch!



#763 NamPaehc   !Anihc Ni Hsan CAGiversary!   4965 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

Posted 16 February 2008 - 07:43 AM

Contest should be over now (though they might extend from what I was read), but they recently posted some new info for the 1.3 update.

Added it above.

That wrench is going to kick butt! I really want to play a support role since I SUCK at ground combat. I've flown circles around a bunch of you though up in my Warhawk... ;)

#764 FriskyTanuki   I have a piano CAGiversary!   67812 Posts   Joined 15.3 Years Ago  

FriskyTanuki

Posted 16 February 2008 - 07:59 AM

Sounds like some sweet additions. I wonder if them talking about the Home plans means it's not long before it's released to the public.

#765 NamPaehc   !Anihc Ni Hsan CAGiversary!   4965 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

Posted 16 February 2008 - 04:45 PM

Sounds like some sweet additions. I wonder if them talking about the Home plans means it's not long before it's released to the public.


That is what everyone is thinking.

Also, all of the custom user created skins are going to be open for anyone to use regardless of their rank.

#766 Mana Knight   Chrom CAGiversary!   14401 Posts   Joined 14.4 Years Ago  

Mana Knight

Posted 16 February 2008 - 04:48 PM

Yeah, great news. Now everyone can meet up at my place before every Warhawk night.

#767 Blackout   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   5172 Posts   Joined 13.6 Years Ago  

Posted 17 February 2008 - 12:49 AM

Wow those sound like awsome additions. I'm really excited about the Home thing. Man, I can't wait for it to come out. I know a lot of people around here think it's going to be gay but I'm really looking forward to it.

#768 js1   Badassfully CAGiversary!   4263 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  

Posted 17 February 2008 - 05:55 PM

Wow those sound like awsome additions. I'm really excited about the Home thing. Man, I can't wait for it to come out. I know a lot of people around here think it's going to be gay but I'm really looking forward to it.


Same here! It's free so I feel like whatever sony gives us is cake.

#769 freakyzeeky   Trophy Ho CAGiversary!   3931 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

freakyzeeky

Posted 17 February 2008 - 07:41 PM

Same here! It's free so I feel like whatever sony gives us is cake.

Unless... the cake is a lie. :mrgreen:

#770 js1   Badassfully CAGiversary!   4263 Posts   Joined 14.8 Years Ago  

Posted 17 February 2008 - 07:51 PM

Unless... the cake is a lie. :mrgreen:


I was waiting for someone to do that.;)

#771 NamPaehc   !Anihc Ni Hsan CAGiversary!   4965 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

Posted 18 February 2008 - 12:40 AM

Reading some of the updates:

-Wrench has "ammo". It can only repair so much until it needs to be "recharged", which is done by damaging the other team's vehicles.

-They are looking to add new and different types of awards.

-Home Beta users will be able to use the 1.3 features to go in and out of Warhawk from Home.

-BioGen can be destroyed by other team (basically like proxy mines).

-More point adjustments coming in 1.3.

#772 NamPaehc   !Anihc Ni Hsan CAGiversary!   4965 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

Posted 22 February 2008 - 05:33 AM

Some new details on the booster pack "Operation Broken Mirror".

Operation Broken Mirror is a booster pack that is confirmed for release in the future and will feature one new vehicle -- an APC that acts as a portable spawn point and equipment producer -- and a new battlefield.



#773 Thomas96   I am Thomaticus! CAGiversary!   6070 Posts   Joined 14.4 Years Ago  

Thomas96

Posted 22 February 2008 - 05:48 AM

Support for Warhawk has been phenomenial..

#774 Surferflames   Rebel, Sweetheart CAGiversary!   935 Posts   Joined 12.5 Years Ago  

Surferflames

Posted 22 February 2008 - 06:22 AM

This game is turning into tribes without jetpacks more and more every day.

#775 NamPaehc   !Anihc Ni Hsan CAGiversary!   4965 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

Posted 25 February 2008 - 09:57 AM

IGN has a better update on the new stuff.

There is a little more, but here is bit about the new APC:

While the new level for the pack wasn't being shown, Dylan did stress that the new vehicle puts a new spin and twist to the gameplay that could have a larger impact on the game than the inclusion of the dropship. In Broken Mirror, Eucadian and Chernovan players will gain access to an APC that can seat six soldiers. These six soldiers can pop out of port holes akin to that on the tank and protect the vehicle when necessary. However, like the dropship, the APC is useful for more than simple transport missions. It can ram through just about any vehicle or emplacement (with the exception of tanks), instantly killing or destroying its target. It can deploy a electromagnetic bubble shield, which your troops can fire out of, but will neutralize incoming fire. It will also short out enemy vehicles and make aircraft critically fail if they come into contact with this shield, protecting ground troops from dive bombing attacks.

What's more, the APC can be used as a mobile checkpoint, allowing players to spawn inside of an APC that's driving around the map. This means that you can potentially rejoin the fight on the battlefield without having to trek across some distance if a checkpoint is being fiercely fought over. But there's an additional plus to spawning inside the APC, which is that players will randomly receive one weapon that can be immediately used. So you could emerge from the vehicle you spawned into with binoculars, flame throwers or other items.



#776 NamPaehc   !Anihc Ni Hsan CAGiversary!   4965 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

Posted 02 March 2008 - 11:03 PM

Added a link to a video to see the new APC in the 1st post. It is a lot faster then I thought it would be.

#777 NamPaehc   !Anihc Ni Hsan CAGiversary!   4965 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

Posted 03 March 2008 - 06:26 PM

Wow no one else is excited about the new APC? The "charge up" speed boost is going to be great!

#778 zenprime   A cat is fine too CAGiversary!   1144 Posts   Joined 11.1 Years Ago  

Posted 03 March 2008 - 06:48 PM

Oh that APC is going to be so SWEET!

#779 metaly   In the world, only this island is. CAGiversary!   4677 Posts   Joined 13.2 Years Ago  

Posted 03 March 2008 - 07:14 PM

Wow, small video, indeed. Looks promising, though. It's another step towards the complete Battlefield-ization of Warhawk. I'd like to know how durable it's going to be, since I'm sure there will be rockets flying at it constantly because of the mobile spawn point ability. Also it looks like a pretty huge target for warhawks.

Did the guy misspeak when he said it drops the bio-field generator? I got the impression that the APC's bubble shield and the BFG were two separate things.

#780 fuss   Insert Custom User Title CAGiversary!   1254 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

Posted 03 March 2008 - 11:13 PM

I just wet myself a little....