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A newbie's guide:
Topic: A newbie's guide:
October 08, 2009, 02:18:05 AM »
I'm pretty sure a good idea would be to explain the basics of using the targeting laser.
The Targeting Laser:
(Default key "L")
The targeting laser is a standard equip. on any armor. Using it fires a green beam from you to the spot you are aiming and displays the distance to that location. (Or person/objects, etc.) Where this really shines though is that when you "paint" the location with the beam it will do two things.
1. It will give allied teammates a lock-on point for their missile launchers at the exact location the beam is touching.
2. It will show heavys the angle at which to fire their mortars in order for it to land on that precise location.
These are obviously very helpful as it will make long range mortar and missile bombardment extremely effective. Be sure and look to see if any heavy armors request a target painted.
The lock-on point created by a targeting laser causes missiles fired at it to ignore flares.
Last Edit: October 08, 2009, 02:49:12 AM by AtlasNR
December 21, 2009, 05:49:07 PM »
1/ Go offense.
When in doubt, go offense. Back in the days, both in T1 and T2, the most successful tribes in competition usually stacked the O, 60/40 or 70/30 should be the ratio of Offense vs Defense.
Tribes is a lot about attrition and pressure. It doesn't matter if you die a lot, destroy the enemy stuff, if you can't go for the generators or the HoF (heavy on flag) then disc spam their deployable turrets and inventories, distract their defense, keep up the pressure and keep attacking until they collapse and get disorganized.
2/ What to do when your base is being raped?
Don't panic and start running around like a bunch of headless chickens. The worst thing you can do is all run inside the base where you will only get mortared into oblivion. Use the remote inventory stations in priority and stay outside the base as much as possible.
A bunch of naked enemies all clustered inside the base, waiting for the gens or an inventory station to be repaired is an HO wet dream.
If you do that, then the enemy will just keep coming at you, wave after wave. And this leads us to the last point.
3/ Learn to scavenge and play naked.
Light defenses and cappers/light offense should pretty much never go inside the base to get their kit. Either use remote inventory stations or do the following :
-Find an epack on the ground.
-Drop your blaster and pick up another weapon on a dead body, either a grenade launcher, or a sniper rifle.
-Drop your grenades and try to scavenge some flares.
Then if you're on Offense, instead of waiting for the base to get repaired, do a naked run, it is all about keeping the pressure on the enemy.
I hope that helps.
December 21, 2009, 05:55:15 PM »
Oh yes a last one but it is a biggie.
When you have just repaired the inventory stations or the generators, DROP THE REPAIR PACK BEFORE STEPPING INTO THE STATION.
Bind the drop pack key and use it. Not sure how long it takes for the repair pack to respawn but I'd say around 20 seconds or so, maybe more.
If you get kitted while carrying the repair pack, it means you have destroyed it and it is wasted. Think of the repair pack as something precious. There should always be one laying around the base.
April 08, 2010, 12:16:43 PM »
Thanks for the tips, guys!
I recently got back into this after I discovered TribesNext, and haven't played it for a good few years. I remember that the learning curve is pretty steep, and have a habit of getting killed a lot, especially since I play on Goon Haven a lot - reminds me of the old Miami Vehicles server.
Hopefully I'll eventually be able to find a calmer server, but I do like large player amounts too, and getting used to the weapons is going to take some time.
That which does not kill you can give you a really bad headache.
December 06, 2011, 01:14:54 PM »
Wow, someone brought T2 back, haven't played in 4 years when the servers were shut down. I assume all the old accounts are gone. Too bad, played for 4-5 hours a day on the original account. Ran across T2N after throwing out some old CDROMs and ran across my T2 disk so I thought I would give it one more google, brought back a lot of memories and some good games.
It's like starting all over again
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