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Tribes: Ascend Beta Opens Friday

Hi-Rez Studios announces that the closed beta testing of Tribes: Ascend will be opened to all comers on Friday, offering the chance for anyone who is interested to check out the upcoming multiplayer first-person shooter. Players will be able to create accounts on the Tribes Ascend Website on Friday at 17:00 GMT and download and play the game at that time with no beta key, and they are gearing up for new players with expanded capacity in North America, Europe, and Australia, and new local servers in Brazil and Asia. A new patch for the game is going live this week with the following changes:

  • New gametype, Arena Deathmatch, with two initial maps
  • New Capture The Flag map, Temple Ruins
  • New Team Deathmatch map, Inferno
  • Two new unlockable items for the Soldier class: Proximity Grenade and Utility Pack
  • New default suits for Doombringer and Brute
  • Ability to view either Blood Eagle or Diamond Sword skins from Class menu
  • Service supporting Name Change
  • Large number of bug-fixes and balance adjustments.

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9. Re: Tribes: Ascend Beta Opens Friday Feb 22, 2012, 17:01 shihonage
 
As a Tribes1+ShifterX vet, I have to say they did a lot of things right, and a lot of things wrong.

It shouldn't be even remotely possible for one light armor to snag the flag by themselves.

The indoor areas should have actual geometry, importance and presence. In Ascend they feel like holes punched through outdoor landscape and retextured.

Some weapons in Tribes specifically worked much better indoors (chainguns and plasma guns), in Ascend chainguns are inexplicably used outdoors.

People get too small at the distance way too fast, resembling gameplay of a space shooter, and there's something wrong with the angles/distances. In Tribes you could stand near a massive armor and know that it is massive. In this game they're all ... small, somehow.

That said... since almost no one is playing the far superior Quake Wars, and I don't want to feel like the old fart behind the times, I've managed to get myself addicted to this game instead.
 
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