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Tribes Ascend Changes

Hi-Rez Studios announces significant changes for Tribes Ascend, based on feedback from closed beta testing of this upcoming continuation of the Tribes series of multiplayer first-person shooters. Word is they are shaking up their planned class structure, and will be adding more of the flexibility players have been requesting. Here's word on the next update to the game's ongoing closed beta test, which is available to those who preorder through the Tribes Ascend Website, along with some of those who have signed up for the beta:

The next update will include additional class customization and a much more polished user interface that really showcases the sci-fi, high resolution graphics of Tribes: Ascend. Hi-Rez will be collapsing the total number of playable classes from 12 to 9, but adding the ability for players to unlock new weapons for each class and further customize their loadout. Three of the nine classes will be available right away so a new player will have access to a Light, Medium, and Heavy class in his or her first match.

“We believe this system preserves class-based combat while also offering additional flexibility for players to customize classes around individual play style. It continues to provide a balanced and level playing field for all players.”

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45. Re: Tribes Ascend Changes Feb 2, 2012, 19:22 elefunk
 
It's so funny watching people accuse Tribes Ascend, and even Team Fortress 2, of being "pay to win".

I mean seriously, if you're going to complain about games you've never played, at least try to make your complaints believable!


Frags4Fun wrote on Feb 2, 2012, 19:13:
I got my beta key a few months ago and never bothered to try it due to all the negative feedback that I was reading (mostly on Bluesnews). I installed the game last night and was pleasantly surprised. It's actually a lot of fun. Even with the basic loadout that you start with, I was in 1st place at the end of my first game. Anyone who played the old tribes games will have an advantage over the masses of noobs. It's fun! They still need to do a lot to get it to the quality of T1 & T2, but the game is well on it's way. I recommend that anyone who enjoyed tribes in the past should try this. The limited loadouts were my only concern last night and to read this list of changes makes it all the better. Quit bitching and give it a try. You have nothing to lose. Go to their Facebook page and get your key.
If you ever based your purchasing and playing decision based on Blue's News impressions, you'd never play anything! Quite the misguided idea, considering that the most cynical people here never even play the games they complain about.

I've been saying for months now that Tribes Ascend is the best thing I played at PAX, and I played it across many sessions for hours at PAX. Since getting into the beta, I happily played another 10-20 hours, and purchased the VIP pack with 0 reservations.

Hi-Rez has wholly delivered, and this patch is only one of many incredible displays of support and listening to the community. It's really incredible how many ideas they've implemented that were directly requested by people playing it, and how quickly they've fixed major issues.
 
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