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Team Fortress 2 Gameplay Stats

A new Team Fortress 2 Stats Page offers statistics collected from Team Fortress 2 matches (thanks Shacknews). The page breaks down gameplay information by class, offering stats on things such as time played, hourly scoring, hourly kills, hourly assists, as well as weapon use and damage, time played per map, and more.

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89. Re: ... Dec 14, 2007, 06:59 Beaner
Its funny. I never stopped playing Tribes. More Tribes 2 now, and strangely enough Im noticing a small but sudden increase in new players. It seems a younger generation is finally discovering the greatness that is Tribes CTF. Its Bizzare but cool to see. Maybe all the mulitplay stuff on the consoles and all are opening more people up to mulitplayer gaming.

And comparing TF2 to Tribes. Totally different games with the similarities of classes and thats about it. TF2 is more like team based strategy in smaller more confined maps that lends itself more to deathmatch style of melee fighting. Like CSS. Its not far too different from most team based FPS shooters, but its definitely well executed and polished. A good game.

Tribes is still quite unique even today for a few reasons. The maps could be large or small with both outdoor and indoor environements, and a lot of Tribes was about the big immersion factor and the scale. No hard boundries, vehicles and tactics like many other team based FPS games, but the defining unique quality is the concept of Tribes jump skiing, jetting and and the total freedom of movment. The concept of good cappers running "routes" to cap the flag based on the "accidental" discovery and widespread adoption of jump skiing. Or defenders not just simply going melee on each other in small corridors, but able to chase over expansive terrain to take down an escaping capper. Its just so different from everything else and so awesome. Once you get it its like Team based tactics, a sport, and Matrix esque moves all in one. Plus it can play fast for a game known for such big maps. In fact once you do get it, you are ruined because everything else seems so constraining in movement, claustrophobic and slow. It was a darkhorse underground hit in 99, but overshadowed by Quake and the oncoming of Half Life.

For those trying to download it, Tribes 1 is probably easier to get up and running, but the graphics and all will seem really dated and a bit cheesy by todays standards.

Tribes 1 download

If you can manage it I recommend getting Tribes 2. I know tribes lovers will hate me for saying this, but Tribes 2 will offer more of the tactical warfare experience many of you like while offering the classic stuff from Tribes 1.

T2 download

This comment was edited on Dec 14, 07:42.
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