I've found the Rockwind SMG and quick fuse nades to be pretty much as good as the thumper to be honest, though it does rule out sensors.
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I found the TCN SMG still usefull for flag defence, much easier to damage the capper moving in and out with speed. Also, taking over the DMB spot if he is killed or needs to restock makes it a more usefull weapon. Although, I have to say the thumper is more usefull to clear the generator room and when I go on the offencife from time to time.
both my TCN loadouts feature the thumper, since I don't feel the automatics are much fun (unless I'm chasing, that's why my INF doesn't have the spinfusor). One has short fuse nades and the other the sensors.
CWalker00> SKYDANCER YOU UTTER BOLLOCKS
Nah, don't use super heavy with TCN, as you aren't durable enough to stand on the flag; cappers will just avoid you or shoot you out of the way. The advantage of having superheavy as a heavy is you don't get bounced around as much, and as an inf is they can't see where you are so they can't shoot you.
CWalker00> SKYDANCER YOU UTTER BOLLOCKS
Yeah, thats what i did as well.
A friend of mine apparently had problems using the Steam Vallet that way, i did not test that yet.
However, Tribes and Smite share a launcher what has caused him some troubles as well after he had uninstalled Tribes and downloaded the Steam version. Apparently that version sometimes, somehow used the HiRez Launcher, that now had no more Tribes to launch. Kinda wierd bug and probably only a problem as Smite is still closed beta (join us in our thread ^^).
Wow, double XP weekend is pretty awesome. Especially when boosted.
I am currently trying to do secondary HoF with a brute and energy shield which works very well. Only problem is that even pathfinder spinfusors toss you around, so you have to correct your position a lot.
Anyway, cheers, point taken.
Tribes: Ascend is having a double XP event through Sunday: http://www.hirezstudios.com/hirezwp/?p=2258
It only applies to base XP, but VIP and boosts do stack with it. With all 3 multipliers I think you'd get 6x the base rate. I'm not convinced it makes a boost is a better gold deal than an 88k xp weapon at 75% gold discount though, as you could still (patiently) buy 3 weapons for the 400 gold of a 3 day boost. At 60% off deals, that's 200 each, or 2 weapons, and the boost starts to look more attractive. I'm going to play a couple of days before deciding whether to boost for the remainder of the event.
Good to see new faces! Reminder - join the steam group and be sure to add us all. I am AuralViolations in game. There is a full(ish) list on the steam page.
This is the second double xp event. The last one was amazing and I'd say worth the boost, but getting a 3 day boost might not be worth it. That 6x XP is just so delicious.
clarification: if you play often enough, but a 30 or 90 day boost, it makes a big difference.
Last edited by AuralViolations; 04-07-2012 at 05:31 PM. Reason: clarify
Hum... while it may be slightly overkill I could put up a game for Sat as well as Friday to work for the XP weekend. Will be all CTF as Arena is not quite as liked as much (though arena nights may still be put up).
ON THAT SUBJECT: For the people who play them, how are you enjoying our arena nights? Good target practice? Fun with friends? A nice break from CTF? Utterly mindless drudgery? A waste of time? Missing the point of Tribes? Feedback is appreciated.
I've been playing almost only arena the last month or so(before that I hated it and never played). I had a blast today at the arena night.
How do the other modes compare to CTF for earning XP? The event doubling only applies to base-xp, which is purely play-time based, but I may sample the other modes for some variety.
Anyone having experience with the RDR cluster grenades and dust devil arx buster? Thinking about getting them.
Most of the cases I play defensively, taking care of infiltrators and midfield heavies and the occasiolnal flag stand clearing when needed. But mostly defensively and only offensive when bored
I've had a ridiculous day off of work. Ridiculous in a good way, assuming T:A progress can be called good. I maxed out pretty much everything that I had in-progress, unlocked PTH's Bolt Launcher & Thrust Pack, maxed both, and generally became a decent light offense/defense player.
All of that means two things:
1) My Heavy skills are going to suffer even more (hah)
2) The freelance work that I probably should've been doing instead has not received much attention
But, hey... I can actually hit stuff with the bolt launcher now. That's gotta be worth something. Still can't air mail very well tho, which I'm marginally worse at than blue plating.