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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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15. Re: Tribes: Ascend Beta Opens Friday Feb 22, 2012, 20:04 shihonage
 
@Orogogus: actually, there was much hype about Tribes being the first engine to truly master indoor to outdoor transitions. I believe it wasn't just on renderer level (more detail indoors), but in how the game accomodates battles in environments both expansive and small.

The Plasma Rifle, even in base Tribes, was a powerful, slow weapon, great for indoor fights, yet I don't see it in Ascend (at my level of unlocks, at least), as I don't see generally much attention paid to the indoor combat. It's pretty much outdoors within small confines.

So yes, indoors were HONORED.

Finally, I was mostly talking Tribes+Shifter mods, not "base Tribes". Without the base Tribes, however, those mods wouldn't exist. And they wouldn't be able to save a shitty foundation.
 
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  1. Feb 22, 10:44 Re: Tribes: Ascend Beta Opens Friday MattyC
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  7. Feb 22, 16:11 Re: Tribes: Ascend Beta Opens Friday DangerDog
  9. Feb 22, 17:01 Re: Tribes: Ascend Beta Opens Friday shihonage
  10. Feb 22, 18:42  Re: Tribes: Ascend Beta Opens Friday PHJF
  13. Feb 22, 19:44   Re: Tribes: Ascend Beta Opens Friday shihonage
  14. Feb 22, 19:54    Re: Tribes: Ascend Beta Opens Friday Orogogus
>> 15. Feb 22, 20:04     Re: Tribes: Ascend Beta Opens Friday shihonage
  11. Feb 22, 18:57 Re: Tribes: Ascend Beta Opens Friday Mr. Anisotonic
  12. Feb 22, 19:37  Re: Tribes: Ascend Beta Opens Friday shihonage
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  18. Feb 22, 20:58  Re: Tribes: Ascend Beta Opens Friday shihonage
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