Free Bagel wrote:I played the hell outta Tribes 2 competitively for years. T:V goes into open beta next week, so we'll see how that goes, though from what I've seen it looks a bit too UT'y.
I played Team Fortress Classic competitively for a couple of years, but my computer decided I needed to stop playing it, so it stopped running it. Man I miss that game, though.
You're computer must be hurtin if it won't run T2
I'll let ya know how the T:V beta is when it comes out next week. Though the first impression that I'm getting is that they've tried to mainstream it too much. The tribes series has never been as popular as games like UT and HL because of the steep learning curve.
The popular shooters you can pretty much just pick up and play, and the weapons are powerful enough that you can start killing people right out of the box, but I think most people end up getting frustrated and dropping T2 before they ever really learn how to play it. I still remember it taking me like 3 days before I finally killed anyone. It's the only game where I still felt like I was actually getting better and learning new things more than a year after I started playing it. People that finally get past the learning curve generally see it for it's deep and brilliant gameplay, and end up playing it religiously. So, Sierra ends up with hardcore enthusiasts that play the game religiously, and people that don't play the game at all, with little to know middle ground, whereas the more popular shooters out there make their money on that middle ground of people that just want to pick up a game and have fun every once in a while without having to learn all its nuances.
It seems like Sierra has decided that it's worth giving in to more shallow gameplay to bring in the extra bucks.
For instance, I've heard that MA's, once a staple of great players in T1 and T2, are exceedingly easy in T:V.
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