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.

    As of 22/2/12 the game is now in OPEN BETA, anyone can sign up and play at the Official Site
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    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
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    Game modes and Maps


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

    Current maps are:
    -Arx Novena
    -Bella Omega
    -Crossfire
    -Drydock
    -Katabatic
    -Temple Ruins

    Each map has CTF and TDM 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.

       Don't let that menu fool you, the only important commands are VGS and VGTG   

    [h2]Latest Patch[/h2]
    Version 0.1.865.0 - TUESDAY, MARCH 27, 2012: Cloak and Dagger Update
    ● Three new weapons and two new skins have been added to the Infiltrator class. Watch the Cloak & Dagger Update Video for more:
    Jackal: The Jackal fires up to three rounds that stick to any surface, and are remote triggered for detonation.
    Throwing Knives: Throwing Knives deal impressive damage on a direct hit, and have a small splash damage radius.
    Smoke Grenade: Instantly vanish without waiting the normal reveal time from taking damage or firing a weapon.
    ● A new Arena map, Walled In, has been added to the Quick Play rotation.
    ● Several additional HUD features have been implemented, including:
    Flag status (who is carrying the flag and timer until flag reset).
    Friend Notifications when players come online/go offline.
    [h2]Links[/h2]Official Site and Registration
    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
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  2. Post #2
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    Raidyr's Avatar
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    This is a fun video game.
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  3. Post #3
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    I was wondering who was gonna make the next thread, thanks Krail.

    I don't think the mega patch is coming this week, maybe they'll drop some info though.
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    June 2008
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    I was wondering who was gonna make the next thread, thanks Krail.

    I don't think the mega patch is coming this week, maybe they'll drop some info though.
    I've started playing in the last 2 days or so, what mega patch is this you speak of?
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  5. Post #5
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    October 2008
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    I've started playing in the last 2 days or so, what mega patch is this you speak of?
    Normally, Hi-Rez updates the game every week. The last patch was about 3 weeks ago and Hi-Rez can add in some good stuff in 1 week. They've been dropping hints about more maps, more class customization, more things to spend tokens on, new/improved main menu gui, and maybe more that they're not telling us.
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  6. Post #6

    August 2011
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    I'm not in the beta, mind telling me what this is about?


    Why did they put that in the game?
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    Funny Hats's Avatar
    December 2007
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    Any chance you could make the OP less mega-wide?
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  8. Post #8
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    krail9's Avatar
    June 2008
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    Any chance you could make the OP less mega-wide?
    I'm working on it

    Anything else I should add?

    Edited:

    This is really hard to edit because advanced mode doesn't work for some reason.
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  9. Post #9
    Funny Hats's Avatar
    December 2007
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    I'm working on it

    Anything else I should add?

    Edited:

    This is really hard to edit because advanced mode doesn't work for some reason.
    Can't really think of anything besides community links and whatnot. AFAIK there's a Facepunch Tribes group but I'm not sure what name it goes by. Looking better though.
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    bobsynergy's Avatar
    August 2010
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    So I got a beta key and trying to install the Hi-Rez Studios client but everytime it fails to start up the authenticate and update service and trying to start the service manually doesn't help and I can't find anything on google.

    Can anyone help?
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  11. Post #11
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    December 2010
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    Do people even play Rabbit? I miss Team Hunters and the bountiful YARD SALES
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  12. Post #12
    Funny Hats's Avatar
    December 2007
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    Do people even play Rabbit? I miss Team Hunters and the bountiful YARD SALES
    Why would I play a game mode where I can't cap the flag?
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  13. Post #13
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    July 2010
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    Why did they put that in the game?

    Because it wouldn't be Tribes without it.


    Also, updating the game, haven't played in ages, I heard classes are cheaper and there are new maps. Fuck yes.
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  14. Post #14
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    FelixDragon's Avatar
    January 2009
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    Im so playing this. If this is anything like the bunnyhopping/surf mods in TF2, this will be fun as fuck.
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    I am no one's bitch now! AHAHA!
    robotman5's Avatar
    October 2008
    4,064 Posts
    i just got a beta key for this game and i got a question is this game fun and are the graphics awesome on high settings?
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    i just got a beta key for this game and i got a question is this game fun and are the graphics awesome on high settings?
    I don't like the graphics on High settings to be honest.

    They're too bright and shiny for my liking
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  17. Post #17
    I am no one's bitch now! AHAHA!
    robotman5's Avatar
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    I don't like the graphics on High settings to be honest.

    They're too bright and shiny for my liking
    i see and will this game work on Windows 7 64Bit?
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  18. Post #18
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    July 2010
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    Nope, won't update, downloaded a new launcher and game updates via the old launcher, but the new launcher won't work at all.
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  19. Post #19
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    July 2009
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    gotta


    go


    fast


    pathfinder is my favorite class ever because if im getting owned left and right i can just skate around the map for ten minutes and still have fun even though i die if i even look at someone else
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    i see and will this game work on Windows 7 64Bit?
    I have a key if you want one.

    If you don't then it's up for grabs I suppose
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    FelixDragon's Avatar
    January 2009
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    I have a key if you want one.

    If you don't then it's up for grabs I suppose
    Can I please have it?

    He already has one;
    i just got a beta key for this game
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  22. Post #22
    I am no one's bitch now! AHAHA!
    robotman5's Avatar
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    Seems to work great for me on Windows 7 64Bit.
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  23. Post #23

    August 2011
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    How much of a pay2win game is this? I see there is a store where you buy classes which puts me off a bit. But is it still fun without having to spend money that way?
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    How much of a pay2win game is this? I see there is a store where you buy classes which puts me off a bit. But is it still fun without having to spend money that way?
    This game is not pay to win at all, the classes are pretty balanced. (Althought they do take a long time to get later on)

    If you're going to buy VIP don't just do it for the classes that you'll be able to unlock (You might find you prefer the solider/ranger to any other) do it to support the developers

    Edited:

    If you've ever played a game like League of Legends, imagine that system but with less classes
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  25. Post #25

    August 2011
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    This game is not pay to win at all, the classes are pretty balanced. (Althought they do take a long time to get later on)

    If you're going to buy VIP don't just do it for the classes that you'll be able to unlock (You might find you prefer the solider/ranger to any other) do it to support the developers

    Edited:

    If you've ever played a game like League of Legends, imagine that system but with less classes
    Can you unlock the classes by doing stuff in game? Such as hitting a milestone, or an xp system kind of like Battlefield 3?
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    December 2007
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    How much of a pay2win game is this? I see there is a store where you buy classes which puts me off a bit. But is it still fun without having to spend money that way?
    It feels p2w until you earn enough tokens to buy Juggernaut (if you enjoy camping generators) or Pathfinder (if you enjoy going fast), then it's fun as fuck.

    Edited:

    Can you unlock the classes by doing stuff in game? Such as hitting a milestone, or an xp system kind of like Battlefield 3?
    Yes. There's nothing you can buy that you can't get for free, the free route just takes a while.
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    August 2011
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    It feels p2w until you earn enough tokens to buy Juggernaut (if you enjoy camping generators) or Pathfinder (if you enjoy going fast), then it's fun as fuck.

    Edited:



    Yes. There's nothing you can buy that you can't get for free, the free route just takes a while.
    That sounds great, will the game be free to play once it comes out, or is this only for the beta?

    Edited:

    Also, there is something about this that reminds me of the original Halo MP, only bigger maps and more Shazbots.
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  28. Post #28
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    He already has one;
    derp I misread that pretty badly sure thing
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  29. Post #29
    Funny Hats's Avatar
    December 2007
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    That sounds great, will the game be free to play once it comes out, or is this only for the beta?

    Edited:

    Also, there is something about this that reminds me of the original Halo MP, only bigger maps and more Shazbots.
    It'll be F2P forever AFAIK, and your beta stats and unlocks will even carry over to the full game.
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  30. Post #30

    August 2011
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    It'll be F2P forever AFAIK, and your beta stats and unlocks will even carry over to the full game.
    Cool, now I just need to wait for a beta code/full game to release so I can play!

    Which ever comes first.
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  31. Post #31
    Funny Hats's Avatar
    December 2007
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    Cool, now I just need to wait for a beta code/full game to release so I can play!

    Which ever comes first.
    If you "like" their page on Facebook you'll get a key.

    Edited:

    Hell, I've got one from Facebook right here, grab it while it's hot:

    FB33057F04F5D440318662A66
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    I am the great- shazbot
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  33. Post #33

    August 2011
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    If you "like" their page on Facebook you'll get a key.

    Edited:

    Hell, I've got one from Facebook right here, grab it while it's hot:

    FB33057F04F5D440318662A66
    Already gone, and I dont have a facebook account. Guess I better make one.

    Edited:

    Hmmm, it appears my email account has been banned, joy.
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    ^Ill get you key, hang on.
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  35. Post #35
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    August 2010
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    If you need a key just go to http://www.fileplay.net/keys and make an account and you will get a key after clicking "Request your Key!"

    But this stupid god damn service still wont start for that hi-rez studio installer and I have tried every fix on the forums and just opened a ticket but if anyone knows how I can fix this I would appreciate it.
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    Creeper's Avatar
    July 2010
    1,559 Posts
    Okay, sent your key, have fun man.


    Also "Tribes Ascend is waiting for server - 122mb remaining" No, fuck you. I WANT GO FAST.
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  37. Post #37

    August 2011
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    Okay, sent your key, have fun man.


    Also "Tribes Ascend is waiting for server - 122mb remaining" No, fuck you. I WANT GO FAST.
    You sir, are a god amongst Shazbots.

    Edited:

    Just had my first win, I had an explosives killing spree and upgraded the shield generator several times, this game kicks ass. I was going so fast.
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  38. Post #38
    like..dude..nevermind....fuck
    DarkZero135's Avatar
    July 2011
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    What is the story behind SHAZBOT
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  39. Post #39
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    If you need a key just go to http://www.fileplay.net/keys and make an account and you will get a key after clicking "Request your Key!"

    But this stupid god damn service still wont start for that hi-rez studio installer and I have tried every fix on the forums and just opened a ticket but if anyone knows how I can fix this I would appreciate it.
    Holy shit, i won't forget this site. It will be cool when betas come out and i can just go there and swipe a key.
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  40. Post #40

    July 2011
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    sexy op
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