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The thing I loved about the Renegades and Anni mods were the deployables, I loved rocking out engineer, building some of the best defenses possible then hauling over the enemy base to quite literally "pick" theirs apart (with a pitch fork in anni mod). The micro management of deployables added so much more gameplay for me, always was trying to reduce my setup times and get my defense setup as quick as possible. thumb.gif Fun times, you're likely right with the whole thing about being spoiled and nothing will ever live up to them redface.gif

Hah I remember screwing around in Renegade servers under the name "the tree man" since you could have a tree pack...lol. Me and my buddies would spend the whole round making tree forts out of blast walls and force fields. Good times.thumb.gif
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wtb renegades and annihilation mod
Not gonna happen though, as they will never allow modders to mod this game. That was the good thing about tribes, there was so many mods for everyones different playstyles and needs that everyone who played it found a reason to love it. I'm not sure how well they've managed to actually stay true to what tribes was about or if this is just another vain attempt to bring back and whore the tribes franchise name...last time I ran the game it was a bit choppy, it didn't initially impress me though. Could just because Starsiege: tribes is one of my favorite games of all time, perhaps it can get people who haven't played the first two REAL tribes games a way to explore the unique gameplay either way.

Tru' dat bro.

I'm a Starsiege Tribes nut myself, ran around under the monicker Hoazin. I was pretty good at it for a while back, quite playing about 4 years ago though. Got too busy with college.

Ah nice, I mainly played on -|DF|-,
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The thing I loved about the Renegades and Anni mods were the deployables, I loved rocking out engineer, building some of the best defenses possible then hauling over the enemy base to quite literally "pick" theirs apart (with a pitch fork in anni mod). The micro management of deployables added so much more gameplay for me, always was trying to reduce my setup times and get my defense setup as quick as possible. thumb.gif Fun times, you're likely right with the whole thing about being spoiled and nothing will ever live up to them redface.gif

Hah I remember screwing around in Renegade servers under the name "the tree man" since you could have a tree pack...lol. Me and my buddies would spend the whole round making tree forts out of blast walls and force fields. Good times.thumb.gif

Lol, I had almost forgot about the trees. Might've actually seen you doing that, name seems familiar
    
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Tribes: Ascend is without a doubt a great game. wink.gif

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Not sure about you guys, but a lot of noob tubing I saw while playing this game...
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Not sure about you guys, but a lot of noob tubing I saw while playing this game...

So many noobs, especially after it was out of beta. At least there aren't as many noobs yet as other free online games. Remember Tribes 2's 128-player servers? Is anything more than 30 coming any time soon in ascend?

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Kind of sad... the game is WAY better than alpha, but its still more of a sequel to "legions" than a proper tribes title.

Funny part is within 5 min of loading it up for the first time in a year, I'm already getting the top score by a hefty margin in every game I played. People are just plain bad at this.

Anyway, is there any way to get rid of the horrible input lag, pre-rendering of frames, and random 2 second lockups every 3 min or so? Really damned annoying.
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Kind of sad... the game is WAY better than alpha, but its still more of a sequel to "legions" than a proper tribes title.
Funny part is within 5 min of loading it up for the first time in a year, I'm already getting the top score by a hefty margin in every game I played. People are just plain bad at this.
Anyway, is there any way to get rid of the horrible input lag, pre-rendering of frames, and random 2 second lockups every 3 min or so? Really damned annoying.

I am not sure what issues you or others are experiencing, but I turn off Vsync, frame smoothing and motion blur.
   
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Kind of sad... the game is WAY better than alpha, but its still more of a sequel to "legions" than a proper tribes title.
Funny part is within 5 min of loading it up for the first time in a year, I'm already getting the top score by a hefty margin in every game I played. People are just plain bad at this.
Anyway, is there any way to get rid of the horrible input lag, pre-rendering of frames, and random 2 second lockups every 3 min or so? Really damned annoying.

I think the game uses a matchmaking system to match you against players of a similar level, so you may be going up against complete noobs. I remember feeling like I was awesome at the game when I first started, getting top 3 in every game, now I'm more towards the middle of the scoreboard, but I'm just an average skilled FPS player.
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I think the game uses a matchmaking system to match you against players of a similar level, so you may be going up against complete noobs. I remember feeling like I was awesome at the game when I first started, getting top 3 in every game, now I'm more towards the middle of the scoreboard, but I'm just an average skilled FPS player.
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I am not sure what issues you or others are experiencing, but I turn off Vsync, frame smoothing and motion blur.

I'll take a video for you guys if it'll play nice with the game engine.

I get these stutters (similar to having a full SSD with trim and GC disabled, if you know what thats like) where the game will just 100% lock up and nothing will move for maybe 1-2 seconds once every 2-3 min. Then it fast-forwards through like 10 frames within the span of 3 or 4 and then its back to normal.

I also get phantom polygons around my crosshairs a lot. They follow the crosshairs. almost like the crosshairs are trying to render triangular shadows on the terrain.

My screen seems to be displaying everything with a 2-3 frame delay. I fire, count a second, and it shoots. If i time things "correctly" ill always overshoot my targets/landings. I'm a veteran Tribal from all previous tribes games - I know how to lead for movement speed.

Thats about it for the technical issues. The game runs pretty darn well in all other respects. My only other problems are gameplay related.
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Interesting... I used to work with several of the guys from Dynamix/Sierra who made the original Tribes games.
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