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Wassup .. The Revival

Submitted by: Calliope @ 10:40 AM | Wednesday, June 28, 2000 | (url: )

I got an email from [UCN]StoMp2o0o about a Wassup add-on he has created. This one can either begin your collection of sound packs or be snugly fit atop any you already have. To download the zipped .cs file, visit UCN's page at www.ucn-clan.com or click here.

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BWTL Goes Global

Submitted by: Calliope @ 10:34 AM | Wednesday, June 28, 2000 | (url: )

The BarrysWorld Tribes League, formerly the United Kingdom Tribes League, is ready to get started on its fifth season, and this time there are no restrictions on the locations of tribes or players involved. All are welcome, but applications close on Monday, July 3 and the league is scheduled to start on Monday, July 10. I'll give you the rest as I got it, from Crunchy:

The applications we have had so far are:

SCH, ea, TD, TH, TEK, KT, W, E.M.S, EmOmD, HH, TCB, IS, SF, F, TMC, cF, CL, I^F, BaD, TSK, GIR

If your tribe is not in that list then please send in an application using the form: http://www.tribes-central.co.uk/uktl/season5.htm

Please note that the form on the new webby wasn't working so your application may have been lost. The link above is to the old form.

The BWTL no longer has any restrictions on the location of the tribes. Tribes must abide by the rules and accept that matches will be played on Mondays and Tuesdays on the BarrysWorld servers. Match starts will be 8pm, 9pm or 10pm UK time.

Our new web page is now up, where you can find out more about the league: http://leagues.barrysworld.com/bwtl/

Get your apps in now so that your tribe doesn't miss out!

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Dave Meddish .plan Update

Submitted by: Imposter @ 07:53 AM | Wednesday, June 28, 2000 | (url: )

Dave Meddish has updated his .plan, and it looks like the long hours are finally getting to the Tribes 2 Dev Team (any sane person would obviously have gone for France instead). Here it is in it's entirety:

Ah, summer in Eugene. The birds are singing, the grass is growing, and the unwashed hippies are getting *really* ripe...

Mission Building Guru Dave has been a house a' fire lately using the new-and-vastly-improved editor to publish mucho beautiful missions for Tribes 2. Between me and my humble disciple, the inestimable Eric Lanz, we are pushing the envelope to produce many, many missions that are both pleasing to the eye and pleasing to the itchy trigger finger. The screenshots you have seen are only the proverbial tip of the iceberg. We're kicking the "smacks of Meddish" up to a whole new level. Fear not, true believer, we'll have plenty of love for y'all.

Our esteemed art crew has been going all-out to make us all manner of beautiful and functional structures to place in the game.
Props to the art crew!

Speaking of which, there's a new important word that has entered the Tribes lexicon. When trying to pry some cheapo in a heavy who's just sitting in his base like a big wuss holding the flag, it's not "turtling," it's now "Rizzo-ing" or "Jade-ing." If you've played against Jade, you know why--he oughta come equipped with a tent pack...

And a big shout out (lookit me, I'm using trendy hipster lingo!) to our legions of fans who are still playing this game over 18 months since it came out. Great googly moogly, that's staying power. To the too-many-to-name-here to have sent us beer and other fine fine alcoholic beverages to the millions (and millions!) of our fans who bombard every poll to vote for T2 and crash forums to spread the gospel of Tribes far and wide across the web.

With this legion of rabid wolverines backing us up, Tribes will soon conquer all who would oppose us! Today the squad-based FPS genre, then Poland, then the world!

Or maybe just Poland. I'd be happy with Poland.

Designer/Writer/All-Around Swell Guy

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Tribal War Background

Submitted by: Triston @ 11:18 PM | Tuesday, June 27, 2000 | (url: )

And now, yet another way to turn your windows into tribes... this time: Windows Background: Thumbnail (27KB) | Full Screen (440KB)

Featuring a collage of 5 different scenes from Dynamix's Tribes 2... what do you have to do to get this? Just click on your screen resolution:

  • 800 X 600 (1.00MB)
  • 1024 X 768 (1.56MB)
  • 1280 X 1024 (2.30MB)

    If there is a demand for an 640 X 480 resolution, I will gladly put it together. Enjoy!

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  • Soap Box Updates

    Submitted by: Imposter @ 09:54 PM | Tuesday, June 27, 2000 | (url: )

    Two new editorials have been posted for your reading pleasure over on The Soap Box. The first, "Have You Ever Seen an Editorial on Sharks?" by ^i^Metatron is about the Tribes Community and it's distaste for things that are...different. The second is by Starscream =X= entitled "The Serious Gamer Cares" on just why people want fps counters.

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    Tribes 2 in Action

    Submitted by: Calliope @ 02:40 PM | Tuesday, June 27, 2000 | (url: )

    Thanks to Voodoo Extreme for pointing me towards a new Tribes 2 preview posted yesterday over at 3D Action Planet. Yanked from the source:

    Tribes 2 looks to capture that same gameplay and add to it, as well as provide one of the most visually impressive looking games we'll see this year. The game engine has been revamped to focus on OpenGL rather than GLide, and the graphics look phenominal! More atmospheric effects like fog, lightning, and water have been added, and the polycount has been beefed up to show off some highly detailed characters. The rolling terrain that looked so great before looks even better now.
    To read the whole thing, click here.

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    Tribal War Startup Theme

    Submitted by: Triston @ 09:56 AM | Tuesday, June 27, 2000 | (url: )

    Another new way to customize your computer, the TribalWar style! TribalWar Startup Theme replaces your current boring Windows 98 Splash screen with a Bioderm looming over a tribal background. Neat factor: a moving bar on the bottom!

    Get it here: TribalWar Startup Theme

    Preview
        Startup
        Wait
        Turn off

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    Focus On: Professional Gaming

    Submitted by: Calliope @ 12:52 AM | Tuesday, June 27, 2000 | (url: )

    I caught this one on the forums: Gamespot.com has published an article entitled Virtual Blood, Sweat and Tears: The Growing Sport of Professional Computer Gaming. The article focuses on .. well .. on the growing sport of professional computer gaming. It highlights the growth of gaming, examines various leagues, and takes a look into the future of computer gaming, these just to skim the surface. Here's a snippit from the main article:

    Computer gaming exists somewhere between gladiators and The Matrix. Though the arenas of the Roman Circus Maximus no longer host duels to the death, technology that lets people completely escape into an alternate cybernetic reality doesn't yet exist. And in spite of progress, society has not been able to escape from the problem of violence. In particular, game violence has become an important issue in recent years, because games typically portray extreme violence and reward aggressive behavior. However, many people forget that computer games are mainly about competition - beating the game and other players - and are not gratuitous carnage films. When gamers come together, either face-to-face or online, the competitive instinct emerges - and it's a powerful instinct. But getting good takes time, and serious practice requires dedication and discipline. The problem of time would be solved if you could just play every day, all day. But then how would you support yourself? You'd have to become a professional gamer.
    To check out the whole thing, click here.
    To continue the already-existing forum thread with your own comments and observations, click here.

    Thanks, [IE]-Kinetic Poet!

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    Tribal Trainers Needed

    Submitted by: Calliope @ 12:34 AM | Tuesday, June 27, 2000 | (url: )

    I received an email from Badboy, who is developing a project he calls TribesCom. The idea is a kind of Tribal help-for-hire, a community where individual players or tribes can request and get a trainer to help them tune their game and hone their skills. Right now, he is looking to recruit trainers, as well as players to fill the following positions:

    1) we need trainers
    2) we need supervisors ...
    3) webmasters
    4) Scripters for mods
    5) server hosters
    6) If u can get cheap domains or maybe free... tell us .... and u can be technical advisor.
    7) if u think u can help with something else ....... tell us too
    If you're interested in helping out with TribesCom, contact Badboy at badtouch.netfirms.com/TribesCom.

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    TsN Tonight

    Submitted by: Calliope @ 12:24 AM | Tuesday, June 27, 2000 | (url: )

    The Tribes Shoutcast Network has a double header scheduled for tonight. First off at 9:00pm EST we get Abusive Alliance vs. Evil Clownz for the #15 rung on the OGL ladder, and then an hour later at 10:00pm EST there's Pissed Off Ewoks vs. Elite Tribe Warriors for the #5 rung on the OGL ladder. It should be an interesting and exciting night, so be sure to tune in.

    For more information or to connect to the TsN stream, visit TsN or stop by #TsN in IRC.

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    Tribes 2 Gameplay

    Submitted by: Calliope @ 12:19 AM | Tuesday, June 27, 2000 | (url: )

    I noticed that Tribes 2 Players has posted an article written by Iceman speculating on what Dynamix both has done and will be doing to maintain good multiplayer balance in Tribes 2. While speculative, as I said, the article builds on much of what we know to be fact, both laying a solid foundation of much compiled information and using it to springboard to some interesting conclusions. Here's a tad:

    The statistics for the medium armored, in theory, should have been very useful with a combination of both speed and power but it turned out to be the opposite. When a medium came upon a light in armor, the light would have too much height and speed for the medium to withstand and the heavy's power just overwhelmed that of the medium. The medium is still useful but the light and heavy were the two main armors because of their special weapons and strength in either power or speed. To get the full results of the game, the medium must be included as much as the other two armors. To do this, tribes HAS to have a medium only weapon as well as maybe other abilities such as deploying AT mines because even though the speed and strength of the medium is altered, the speed of the light and the strength of the heavy should always surpass that of the medium making them easier to defeat.
    All in all, a very interesting read. Catch the whole thing here.

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    The B Sides

    Submitted by: Imposter @ 11:55 PM | Monday, June 26, 2000 | (url: )

    Songs with Tribes themes own, so:

    The 52nd who did that Anthem/punk rock song not so long ago have released two additional tribes themed songs. Set to race up the charts with such catchy titles like: (she goes) Heavy O and the top ten smash hit Jeanie (monkey Girl). The songs can be downloaded from their website here: http://homepages.paradise.net.nz/mucus/52nd/anthem.htm and the lyrics (pretty much a neccessity) can be found from their forum. A direct link to the thread is here:> http://pub8.ezboard.com/f52ndimperialbattallionforumpublicforum.showMessage?topicID=318.topic

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    WSBN Tonight

    Submitted by: figgs @ 03:55 PM | Monday, June 26, 2000 | (url: )

    Tonight on WSBN listen in, as the up and coming Drinkers take on JAMZ for the #10 spot on the OGL. Game starts at 10:15 PM EST, our pregame show will begin at 9:15 PM EST, with Warwitch shoutcasting what is sure to be an exciting match. Join us in #wsbn for connect info.

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    TsN vs 5150 Tonite!

    Submitted by: Beatstick @ 12:20 PM | Monday, June 26, 2000 | (url: )

    Tonite on TsN - TsN staffers will be taking it to team 5150! Gametime is 10 pm est, and will be called by a lanned Pubknight, Wonderdog and Beatstick - as well as the rest of the staffers. 5150 is so dead.

    http://tsn.tribalwar.com

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    New Tribes 2 Screenshot

    Submitted by: Calliope @ 10:18 AM | Monday, June 26, 2000 | (url: )

    The good people at Dynamix have updated their weekly screenshot on the official Tribes 2 page, Tribes2.com. This week the shot is of a just-fired disc launcher and the luminescent disk arcing its way gracefully through the air, zeroing in on a just barely visible opponent who will soon be martyred in the never-ending quest for tribe superiority. And it looks really cool, too. Check it out at the link above.

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