Originally Posted by Lifeshield
Forget Section 8. I believe this topic is about Tribes Ascend.
Downloading now, thanks. Wonder if I'll get anything nice for being a paying Global Agenda player?
The only thing you'll receive is the recognition that Hi-Rez will end up destroying this game (and franchise) much like how they turned Global Agenda from something actually fun and competitive with a LOT of potential during the first 8-12 months, to something they used to milk players with microtransactions for boosters/flair to invest in other games (like T:A)....whilst completely neglecting the imbalances that existed in its touted AvA mode (agency versus agency) and neglecting the game itself. That's why it never truly became competitive, despite the fact that, for the entire year that I played it, I knew I was playing something different, ridiculously fun and with a LOT of potential, yet they refused to actually refine the entire competitive nature of the game and I ended up quitting because the entirety of the multiplayer aspect turned into using the cheapest tactics/tech/imbalanced teams to win every match/round after the last major balance patch (which oddly enough made one of the 4 classes useless and OP'd 2 of the other 3).
I see the exact same scenario happening with Tribes: Ascend; it'll be a great honeymoon period, it'll appear like the devs are listening to the community and the players, and then Hi-Rez will eventually end up destroying the game due to abuse of microtransactions for meaningless items/imbalances/lack of decent anti-cheat (and of course this is all after they've sucked as much money from you as possible).
I guess i'm biased since I was rooting for Hi-Rez with Global Agenda but the way they treated that game in its prime left a totally bitter taste in my mouth, and I don't think i'll ever invest another dollar or heck, even download another F2P game from them ever again. It was fun while it lasted though....which reminds me...I still have ~40million in credits tied to my Global Agenda account...lol.