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Submitted by: Imposter @ 11:21 PM | Wednesday, June 21, 2000 | (url: )
Machine Gun Joe pointed out that Sharky Extreme has posted a very nice interview with Dave Georgeson, (who needs no introduction, right?), which you need to check out. Obligitory snippet:
SharkyExtreme: In terms of the outdoors environments and terrain, Tribes 2 looks like it has a huge quality and jump on the competition. What features of the terrain engine allows you to have such gorgeous and realistic looking outdoor elements?Check out the rest by going here.
Submitted by: Bacchus @ 09:46 PM | Wednesday, June 21, 2000 | (url: )
You know you're a Tribes junkie if....when you read a map and see the cities of Boston, MA and Kent, WA -- the first thing you think of is the former OGL-dominating clan Western Alliance. Inside sources have learned that Western Alliance is setting-up shop once again. Can we expect to see them jump back on OGL soon? Or are they merely preparing early for Tribes2? Check in with The Insider for the scoop.
Submitted by: figgs @ 06:10 PM | Wednesday, June 21, 2000 | (url: )
WSBN will be broadcasting Artificial Intelligence vs RedStorm for Rung # 53 on the OGL. Match starts at 9:15 PM EST. Join #WSBN for more details.
Submitted by: Calliope @ 12:40 PM | Wednesday, June 21, 2000 | (url: )
Real quick .. Sierra Studios, the owners of Dynamix, have updated the weekly screenshot on the official Tribes 2 website. As with all the others, it looks incredible. This shot features a targeted player chillin'-for the moment- in a vehicle. Check it out here.
Submitted by: Calliope @ 12:35 PM | Wednesday, June 21, 2000 | (url: )
The Gaming News Network has include Tribes 2 in its most recent batch of game previews. Here's the obligitory clipping:
Now more than a year after the release of the original Tribes the servers are still pumping and the community is as alive as ever. Now Dynamix is trying to make Tribes 2 a breakthrough game for the FPS genre. It will be the first FPS to incorporate clans into the game. Instead of having a website, which will still be possible, for the only way to join a tribe or inform all the tribesmen of a new member Tribes 2 has an answer for it. You just go into a chat room and ask anyone if they want to join your clan. If you want to try them out you can do that. Then if they pass you can just hit escape and click on their name. Then you click “invite him to join my tribe”. That message will be sent via e-mail. So then if the person says yes to join he is in. It will be a lot simpler.Want the whole thing? Click here.
Oh, and BTW, the preview also includes a link inviting one to Buy Tribes 2...
Submitted by: Calliope @ 12:25 PM | Wednesday, June 21, 2000 | (url: )
Thor has set up shop over at Euro-Tribesplayers to display and make available for download an array of Tribes and Tribes 2-related logos, wallpaper and banners. If you aren't familiar with Thor's work, it's really worth checking out.
Submitted by: Calliope @ 12:18 PM | Wednesday, June 21, 2000 | (url: )
Dave Georgeson, our Dynamix-deity, has returned to his Hey! forum thread with many more answers to our Tribes 2 questions. These are selections, chosen to give a sweeping overview of the indepth responses provided by Dave:
We hate making certain things totally automated. Being able to hide with a flag is a good thing. We're adding things to make it harder to hide though...but those things require human involvement (a good thing) instead of automatic detection by waypoint (a bad thing).That's it for the front page, but trust me, you don't want to forget about the rest of this info. To check it all out, visit the forum thread here.
I'm looking for a new way to say .. Thanks Dave!!!
Submitted by: Calliope @ 12:07 PM | Wednesday, June 21, 2000 | (url: )
Fragzone has posted a short preview of the much anticipated Tribes 2, and has included in their posting what seem to be three all new bioderm screenshots. Here's the snippit .. check it out for yourself. Oh, and keep in mind that these guys use English as a second language, so be gentle on the writing :
Dynamix is currently busy developing Tribes 2, the sequel that will be distributed by Sierra. In Tribes 2 you will find an improved graphics engine with better models, fog, lightning and larger levels. The long awaited rocket launcher will be included, but will function as a slow firing Anti-air weapon .. Tribes 2 looks like a sure winner, and games like Halo and Team Fortress 2 will have a hard time climbing on top of it.To read the rest of the article and check out the very cool screenshots, click here.
Thanks, Machine Gun Joe!
Submitted by: figgs @ 11:42 AM | Wednesday, June 21, 2000 | (url: )
Crunchy sent this over, about a new HUD that displays various information about your FPS, as an update to VekTor's FPS hud.
Check it out here
Submitted by: figgs @ 01:29 AM | Wednesday, June 21, 2000 | (url: )
ath0panda pointed this out earlier to me...You can now preorder Tribes 2 from amazon.com. Note that its release date says September 30th. Check it out: here
Submitted by: Imposter @ 12:03 AM | Wednesday, June 21, 2000 | (url: )
Today Old_skul announced that UVA LAN 2 has set an attendance cap at 160 people. Sounds like a lot, but they already have 94 people who have payed and another 79 who have registered but haven't payed yet. That means, if you're planning on going, you better pay now, because spots are running out.
Submitted by: Imposter @ 12:51 AM | Tuesday, June 20, 2000 | (url: )
Colosus sent in word letting people know that despite hosting problems, TribesCon 2k is still up and running and getting closer. Here's what he had to say:
"First off to answer everyone's question, yes we are still here and yes we will still be having fun on June 30th. We had some trouble with the host of www.tribes2players.com so we have moved to http://www.teamwa.com/tribescon/ which the server is generously hosted by TribalWar. The signup form still works and we are still looking for more people. We have 59 souls that are ready to go, but are looking for 100+
Submitted by: Imposter @ 08:52 PM | Monday, June 19, 2000 | (url: )
Triston has released a script that will allow people to finally compare Frames Per Second in Tribes on a more even basis. Here's what he had to say:
"I wrote a script tonite called TimeDemo.cs. The basical functionality of it is this... watch a demo, it calculates from the start of a map to the end of a map the:For more information on installation and how it works and how to get it, check out this thread in our forums, and get it from the horse's mouth.
Submitted by: Ratorasniki @ 06:20 PM | Monday, June 19, 2000 | (url: )
Heres the scoop:
Alright, those 5150 punks have been #1 too long. It’s time to get busy, take out the trash, and layeth down the smack, shoutcaster-style!!!For more information, and to vote, head to the TsN website.
Submitted by: Imposter @ 02:27 PM | Monday, June 19, 2000 | (url: )
Warmonger, admin over at the Online Gaming League is currently looking into adding new maps to the Tribes CTF Ladder rotation. Currently he is reviewing the map pack recently released by Dox (which you can check out and review by going here), but he needs to see if there is more interest from the public before he makes a decision. If you'd like to have these maps added, head over to our forums (click on the Comments link at the bottom of this news post) and let your voice be heard.