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WSBN Presents

Submitted by: Calliope @ 10:50 AM | Sunday, June 25, 2000 | (url: )

Today brings an exciting lineup to WSBN .. I won't tell you what it is, but it starts with sheep and ends with sex. Got it yet? If not, here's the news straight from Warwitch himself:

Slamchops and Coldshots (Radio Show): Dial in Today at 1pm PST (4pm EST), as the WSBN brings you a fun filled show featuring Coldshot on the mic, with co-host Queen, our lil WSBN lady, and Slamchops, the blow up Sheep!

The Battle of the Sexes: The moment you have been waiting for! Adam vs Eve, TONIGHT on the WSBN! Tune in at 7pm PST (10pm EST), as the Starseige ladies GO AT IT with the Men of Tribes! Strap yourselves down! This will prove to be a game that you will not want to miss!
Tell your friends. Tell your tribe. And join us in irc: #wsbn for all your connect info.

Or visit us at our website: WSBN.
Sounds like a good time will be had by all!

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Speed Script Released

Submitted by: Rayn @ 03:37 AM | Sunday, June 25, 2000 | (url: )

Some unknown scripter has released a new server side script called Speed-O-Meter. It does exactly what you think: It displays your current velocity, and also tracks your peak velocity. Since the velocity information is server-side, it only works while hosting your own server, but it could still be a useful tool while working on routes offline and such. Before you ask: no I can't develop a client-side version. If nothing else, its interesting. I was playing with it some while I tested it, I can't seem to get my speed past 60 m/s. Then again, I'm not the speediest fella out there. Anyways, those who are interested can get the details or download it on my scripting site: Rayn's Bucket O'Tribes. Post your top speeds on the forums too, I'm interested.

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Rayn Updates

Submitted by: figgs @ 02:14 AM | Sunday, June 25, 2000 | (url: )

I thought I'd post this so Rayn wouldn't have to embarass himself by posting his own news again...

Rayn has made 2 new scripts, BlasterLess and RepairKits. BlasterLess drops your blaster on various different events, and RepairKits buys and uses 6 repair kits at an inv, or if you're not at an inv, simply uses your kit.

Check them out at Rayn's site: www.tribalwar.com/rayn

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Got Milk? Wants You

Submitted by: Calliope @ 10:03 PM | Saturday, June 24, 2000 | (url: )

Mark "Got Milk?" Frohnemeyer posted on our forums tonight requesting player feedback. Straight from the man himself:

Well, had some problems with my servers crashing on mission change, so I've got them up with infintespawn going and a custom map rotation (no broadside/scarabrae, + some of the balanced / opencalls). I'd love to get some big games going and see some feedback to the changes that were put in (pre-game buys and flag stand caps).

Hypothesizing about what it is or isn't good or bad without playing it first, while welcome, is not as useful to us as actual gameplay feedback.

Thanks!
-Mark
What are you doing still reading this? Answer the man here.

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DBZ MOD Lands

Submitted by: Calliope @ 09:34 PM | Saturday, June 24, 2000 | (url: )

The Dragon Ball Z MOD DBZ 2K has set up shop over at jb_94040.tripod.com. Both the site and the MOD are incredible, definitely worth checking out. So what are you waiting for? You won't be disappointed.

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Europe Does Maps

Submitted by: Calliope @ 09:23 PM | Saturday, June 24, 2000 | (url: )

Euro-tribesplayers, which runs the European Tribes League, has released for download the entire candidate map pack for the upcoming ETL 3 season. Players can play the maps and then vote for their favorites to be included in tournament play. Sounds good to me. Download the maps from the Euro-Tribes files section, and if you're interested vote for your favorites.

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New From Boots

Submitted by: Calliope @ 09:18 PM | Saturday, June 24, 2000 | (url: )

A little note from Boots regarding some recent miscellaneous projects, from the good folks at Planet Starsiege:

For those of you who admired the compass shown in Bigbunnys POD on the 21st June, I've recreated it and posted it at the INVENTORY, simple_compass.zip. Also added were an alternative iconset for Crunchys ItemHUD, and the training map, Boot_Camp.
Want it? Here you go.

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Renegades Classic Released

Submitted by: Calliope @ 09:09 PM | Saturday, June 24, 2000 | (url: )

I received the following in an email from Dweller, of Fire Team Alpha. Short and sweet:

Fire Team Alpha has released Renegades Classic! Classic is a throwback to 2.0, with all of the same weapon and armor settings, but with the bug fixes and admin features of the new versions. New coding makes servers much more stable which will keep them running longer without crashes. You can grab it at the Renegades site on PlanetStarsiege.
Interested? Check it out at the link above.

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1 day left....

Submitted by: Bacchus @ 02:46 AM | Saturday, June 24, 2000 | (url: )

Only one day left until UVALAN II's official announcement. As of this writing, 110 players have reserved their spots on the list. With a total cap of 160, and 82 remaining attendees who have yet to pay, well.....you do the math. Don't delay another moment; send your money in to reserve your spot. 'Cause according to old skul, after tomorrow's "official announcement", the remaining few spots are going to be gone faster than BlueNose's cap routes.

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Fixed Version of Domino Released

Submitted by: Rayn @ 01:52 AM | Saturday, June 24, 2000 | (url: )

TF_Baxter sent over a corrected version of the Domino map for us to make available for download. Please distribute this to all your favorite server admins so they can have it on tap. The problem lies in the placement of one of the forcefields. Apparently when the power goes down the forcefield retreats to a Z position below ground where a simple object on top of it can keep it from returning to its proper location. If that happens the whole point of the map is lost. Anyway, pick up the goods here and shoutouts to the TF guys for getting this to us:

DominoFixed (320k)

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The Latest Crazy News

Submitted by: Imposter @ 09:11 PM | Friday, June 23, 2000 | (url: )

Yoktuki sends word that his site, Crazy Goat's Tribes has gotten a major update. The site is an excellent resource for all things Tribes, and this update has made it even better. Stop by and check out all it has to offer.

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WSBN Tonight

Submitted by: figgs @ 05:46 PM | Friday, June 23, 2000 | (url: )

WSBN's [KoV]Eccy will be announcing the long awaited Adam roster. Men listen in to find out if you're courting paid off and the lady of your choice has picked you as her Adam. Show begins at 9:00 PM EST. Visit #wsbn for more details or to chat with out staff and the girls of Eve.

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More staff = more stuff...

Submitted by: Triston @ 12:39 PM | Friday, June 23, 2000 | (url: )

Triston, that's me, has been added to the Tribal War staff. Please welcome him, (me), and start seeing more stuff. Currently, I'll be working on The Insider. Start checking out the Picks more often as they will be updated daily. Glad to be here!

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Just To Clarify ..

Submitted by: Calliope @ 10:44 AM | Friday, June 23, 2000 | (url: )

..a question that was raised in our forums about the homing capabilities of various Tribes 2 weaponry, the Dev Team's Diamondback (perhaps in a moment of compelling sympathy after he so conclusively destroyed us last night), had this to say:

Mortars do not have homing capabilities. If you have a teammate using the Targeting Laser, what you do get is an aiming point for your mortar, making it far easier to hit a target.

The Missile Launcher, on the other hand, does have homing capabilities if a) a teammate paints a target with the Targeting Laser or b) you aim at a target long enough for auto-lock to engage, otherwise it's dumb-fire.
I know this is old stuff, but my mommy always says that if one person has a question, other people do too and are too afraid to ask it .. so now we all know.

Want to read the rest of the thread? It's here.

And Thanks, Diamondback!

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New T2 Screenshots

Submitted by: Calliope @ 10:26 AM | Friday, June 23, 2000 | (url: )

The guys at Sierra have decided to whet our appetites a little more by giving Planet Starsiege four exclusive Tribes 2 screenshots. Check them out here.

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