Today’s Tribes: Ascend patch addresses votekicking and vehicles

    
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The Tribes: Ascend servers are offline right now for the game’s impending 1.2 patch. Of note, Hi-Rez is implementing a new vehicle queueing system and reducing splash damage radius on most explosive weapons. Votekicking will also be much easier now; it’ll now require only 35%, not 70%, of players in a match to agree to boot someone from a game.

This is the second patch Hi-Rez has implemented since returning its attention to the shooter last fall. The company said that thanks to its good fortunes with SMITE and Paladins, it now has the resources to work on the Tribes game, though the studio has been clear that future development depends on player reception.

In other Tribes news, the community recently put together its very own tournament, led by Armored Penguin. Congrats to teams xxShadowkillerxx and Groundpound:Ascend, who split a player-donated prize including both in-game gold and real cash.

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flatline4400
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flatline4400

Roke Opposite reaction for me.  I actually started playing again once they got rid of the rigid (and far too numerous) classes.  It was nice to get back to the roots of what made Tribes so fun.
But yeah, I’ve been playing since Tribes 1, so it’s what I was used to.  Even so, it makes for an objectively better game, imho, and besides, there’s plenty of other more strict class based shooters available.

thegirlwiththehair
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thegirlwiththehair

“though the studio has been clear that future development depends on player reception.”

Isn’t that a bit like saying “now quiet down back there or I’m turning the car around and NO ONE is going to Disney Land!”?

dbresson
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dbresson

Love that they’re keeping this game alive (again), even if it is just on life support at the moment.  Great game.

Roke
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Roke

The thing with the last TA patch is that they removed all the “classes” and made them into a more customizable loadout thing, but this made me feel completely lost, having not played it in a long time. So I played a few matches but I didn’t know what I was doing and I didn’t fire it up since.

Sorenthaz
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Sorenthaz

I should add TA to my list of games I want to eventually check out again but don’t currently have the time for.