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HMW: Firestormers

Postby Burn » Sun Jul 25, 2010 3:12 am

Ever since Ryan flicked the switch on Heavy Metal War game, the HMW forums have been graced with many creative players. Some kitbashed, some photoshopped, some simply wrote fics while others drew renditions of their characters. But they all brought their HMW characters to life in some form.

Jason Tyler is a relatively new player to the game but he's kept on with the HMW creative tradition.

Drawing inspiration from the hugely popular Mosaics and HMW mission logs, Jason has created a short three part series entitled "Firestormers".

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Re: HMW: Firestormers

Postby Tristar » Sun Jul 25, 2010 4:04 am

Wow I mean wow! I could rag on the artwork but, who am I kidding best I could draw is stickfigures. I will gladly be waiting for more. finally someone is breathing the creativity back into HMW.
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Re: HMW: Firestormers

Postby SolCross » Sun Jul 25, 2010 4:05 am

I love this idea! Good job. :APPLAUSE:
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Re: HMW: Firestormers

Postby Jason_Tyler » Sun Jul 25, 2010 4:28 am

Thanks everyone! Any while I would appreciate if no one would "rag" on the art work - I'm completely open to constructive criticism. I'm no expert here - as you guys can even see the styles are changing a little bit each time as I test and try to see what works and what doesn't!
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Re: HMW: Firestormers

Postby Omega Charge » Sun Jul 25, 2010 5:53 am

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Not bad, thought it looks ripped straight out of Iron Man. :P
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Re: HMW: Firestormers

Postby Aerialbot Commander » Sun Jul 25, 2010 7:00 am

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Tristar wrote:Wow I mean wow! I could rag on the artwork but, who am I kidding best I could draw is stickfigures. I will gladly be waiting for more. finally someone is breathing the creativity back into HMW.

The art work was meant to be that way as to keep the characters portrayed in it somewhat vague in appearance. I for one love his art and the way it is laid out. Sure, I may be a little bias on this first story tho :P
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Re: HMW: Firestormers

Postby Mindmaster » Sun Jul 25, 2010 8:48 am

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Simply amazing. I play Heavy Metal War at least once a day, but this is pretty amazing! Any chance this could become a mission for either the Autobots or the Decepticons? :lol: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: And any chance you could do another, featuring the East Cybertron Trading Co.? :lol: ;)
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Re: HMW: Firestormers

Postby WarzoneBeta » Sun Jul 25, 2010 9:35 am

Motto: ""Freedom is the right....ah who the slag am I kidding, WHO WANTS TO BLOW SHIT UP!!!""
Weapon: Sonic Umbrella
Only issue I have is that I also have an HMW character and OC named Warzone (who I made back when I was like 4 after watching Transformers on tv in 1994).

That said...I guess there can be an Autobot and Decepticon with the same name.
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Re: HMW: Firestormers

Postby Flashwave » Sun Jul 25, 2010 11:43 am

Motto: "Our society's downfall will not be this war. The war IS our society. That which will get us will be the little things. Some humanoid race, some tossed cannon, the little things that no one looks out for. THAT is for what we must be vigilant."
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WarzoneBeta wrote:Only issue I have is that I also have an HMW character and OC named Warzone (who I made back when I was like 4 after watching Transformers on tv in 1994).

That said...I guess there can be an Autobot and Decepticon with the same name.


While having your name "sullied" by the other guy could be a problem on Cybertron, I sincerely doubt there wasn't overlap somewhere. There are just only so many combinations of letters in any gizen alphabet. Plus, we know at least 2 canon Megatrons.

I fell out of HMW, mostly due to life, though I suspect the repetition of actions wore me down, I went to hands-on things. Mosytly, I blame life. However, my HMW chars are still kicking around in my head and occasionally I draft them out in a story. Maybe when one's good enough I'll toss it in. But I'm glad to see the creativity still/back in HMW.
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Re: HMW: Firestormers

Postby Jason_Tyler » Sun Jul 25, 2010 12:53 pm

Well this Warzone is based off Aerialbot Commander's Warzone, I won't depict anyones character without their permission.

I created this out of an actual arena battle log between Aerialbot Commander's Warzone and a Decepticon. I made the Decepticon vague in design like because I did not seek the owners permission.

Right now I am working on the Inferno series based off of the Inferno Story Logs, then I have a two other requests.

I'm trying to keep it based in the HMW realm so I want to base all of these comics off of HMW Characters, Battles, or Missions.

And I'd love to see other people bring their artwork into it - even if it's just characters!
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Re: HMW: Firestormers

Postby Psychout » Sun Jul 25, 2010 3:17 pm

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I love this comic; taking a simple mission result and turning it into something everyone can enjoy ,even if they dont play the game.

I look forward to what else you can come up with...
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Re: HMW: Firestormers

Postby Editor » Sun Jul 25, 2010 6:45 pm

Motto: ""I'm not even supposed to be here today!""
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Jason:
Great work, it's awesome to see a newer player like yourself diving into the mythos and helping others to visualize the game.
(FYI, if any battles you want to work with involve my team, you are free to use them, just try to match the colors on their icons.)

Burn:
Good Idea using Jason's work for a news article, HMW needs every decent shot on the news ticker we get.
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Re: HMW: Firestormers

Postby WarzoneBeta » Sun Jul 25, 2010 6:54 pm

Motto: ""Freedom is the right....ah who the slag am I kidding, WHO WANTS TO BLOW SHIT UP!!!""
Weapon: Sonic Umbrella
Flashwave wrote:
WarzoneBeta wrote:Only issue I have is that I also have an HMW character and OC named Warzone (who I made back when I was like 4 after watching Transformers on tv in 1994).

That said...I guess there can be an Autobot and Decepticon with the same name.


While having your name "sullied" by the other guy could be a problem on Cybertron, I sincerely doubt there wasn't overlap somewhere. There are just only so many combinations of letters in any gizen alphabet. Plus, we know at least 2 canon Megatrons.

I fell out of HMW, mostly due to life, though I suspect the repetition of actions wore me down, I went to hands-on things. Mosytly, I blame life. However, my HMW chars are still kicking around in my head and occasionally I draft them out in a story. Maybe when one's good enough I'll toss it in. But I'm glad to see the creativity still/back in HMW.



I don't care as long as its not a Decepticon named Warzone, then it would be annoying.

Yeah I only play HMW every so often, but nowadays when I think up a character design I draw it or use Word to "build" one (check my posts and go to Dimension Wars Fanart to see what I mean), its more rewarding to see an idea "flesh out" rather then to let it marinate and expire over time if you don't make it a point to remember it.
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Re: HMW: Firestormers

Postby Editor » Sun Jul 25, 2010 7:31 pm

Motto: ""I'm not even supposed to be here today!""
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WarzoneBeta wrote:I don't care as long as its not a Decepticon named Warzone, then it would be annoying.

http://www.seibertron.com/heavymetalwar ... e=1&type=1
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Re: HMW: Firestormers

Postby WarzoneBeta » Mon Jul 26, 2010 12:38 am

Motto: ""Freedom is the right....ah who the slag am I kidding, WHO WANTS TO BLOW SHIT UP!!!""
Weapon: Sonic Umbrella
Editor wrote:
WarzoneBeta wrote:I don't care as long as its not a Decepticon named Warzone, then it would be annoying.

http://www.seibertron.com/heavymetalwar ... e=1&type=1



Oh bloody hell...*sigh* I'll just stick to the story that my Warzone is from the G1/Movie-verse.
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Re: HMW: Firestormers

Postby Psychout » Mon Jul 26, 2010 4:10 am

Motto: "The Blackest Night Falls from the skies,
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WarzoneBeta wrote:
Editor wrote:
WarzoneBeta wrote:I don't care as long as its not a Decepticon named Warzone, then it would be annoying.

http://www.seibertron.com/heavymetalwar ... e=1&type=1



Oh bloody hell...*sigh* I'll just stick to the story that my Warzone is from the G1/Movie-verse.


Don't feel too bad, there are approximately a million versions of this guy.
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Re: HMW: Firestormers

Postby WarzoneBeta » Mon Jul 26, 2010 4:50 am

Motto: ""Freedom is the right....ah who the slag am I kidding, WHO WANTS TO BLOW SHIT UP!!!""
Weapon: Sonic Umbrella
Psychout wrote:
WarzoneBeta wrote:
Editor wrote:
WarzoneBeta wrote:I don't care as long as its not a Decepticon named Warzone, then it would be annoying.

http://www.seibertron.com/heavymetalwar ... e=1&type=1



Oh bloody hell...*sigh* I'll just stick to the story that my Warzone is from the G1/Movie-verse.


Don't feel too bad, there are approximately a million versions of this guy.


Can you imagine what would happen if they all died...
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Re: HMW: Firestormers

Postby Psychout » Mon Jul 26, 2010 5:02 am

Motto: "The Blackest Night Falls from the skies,
The darkness grows as all light dies,
We crave your hearts and your Demise
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Weapon: Sniper Rifle
WarzoneBeta wrote:Can you imagine what would happen if they all died...


We're working on it... :twisted:
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Re: HMW: Firestormers

Postby Burn » Mon Jul 26, 2010 5:06 am

Psychout wrote:
WarzoneBeta wrote:Can you imagine what would happen if they all died...


We're working on it... :twisted:


But you know, with our control panel, it takes like 5 mins to load the character editting screen.
Yes, we CAN edit characters. It's just slow.
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Re: HMW: Firestormers

Postby Psychout » Mon Jul 26, 2010 5:16 am

Motto: "The Blackest Night Falls from the skies,
The darkness grows as all light dies,
We crave your hearts and your Demise
by my Black Hand-- --The Dead shall rise!"
Weapon: Sniper Rifle
Burn wrote:
Psychout wrote:
WarzoneBeta wrote:Can you imagine what would happen if they all died...


We're working on it... :twisted:


But you know, with our control panel, it takes like 5 mins to load the character editting screen.
Yes, we CAN edit characters. It's just slow.
I would never condone that sort of thing
except for comedy purposes.
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Re: HMW: Firestormers

Postby WarzoneBeta » Mon Jul 26, 2010 6:47 am

Motto: ""Freedom is the right....ah who the slag am I kidding, WHO WANTS TO BLOW SHIT UP!!!""
Weapon: Sonic Umbrella
Psychout wrote:
Burn wrote:
Psychout wrote:
WarzoneBeta wrote:Can you imagine what would happen if they all died...


We're working on it... :twisted:


But you know, with our control panel, it takes like 5 mins to load the character editting screen.
Yes, we CAN edit characters. It's just slow.
I would never condone that sort of thing
except for comedy purposes.


Hey what if Megatron walked in on a Optimus Prime convention?
Bad Comedy
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Re: HMW: Firestormers

Postby Sustain » Wed Jul 28, 2010 11:03 am

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Re: HMW: Firestormers

Postby Jason_Tyler » Wed Jul 28, 2010 9:12 pm

Thanks for your support Sustain!
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Re: HMW: Firestormers

Postby steve2275 » Thu Jul 29, 2010 12:47 am

Motto: "it may not get better
but it wont get any worse"
WarzoneBeta wrote:
Editor wrote:
WarzoneBeta wrote:I don't care as long as its not a Decepticon named Warzone, then it would be annoying.

http://www.seibertron.com/heavymetalwar ... e=1&type=1



Oh bloody hell...*sigh* I'll just stick to the story that my Warzone is from the G1/Movie-verse.

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Re: HMW: Firestormers

Postby Duskish » Thu Aug 19, 2010 2:52 pm

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this is really cool, dude!
I've always thought that reading the mission results was kind of like reading the script for some choreographed fight scene in a movie.
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