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What is HMW, exactly?

Postby cotss2012 » Fri Dec 02, 2011 1:19 am

...aside from the name of the episode in which the Constructicons first appeared, I mean?
I do not blame Michael Bay for crapping all over a huge part of my childhood. He just directed the scripts that were given to him. I blame Orci, Kurtzman, and Krueger, who seem completely incapable of concocting a story that even halfway makes sense.

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Re: What is HMW, exactly?

Postby Zordon » Fri Dec 02, 2011 2:26 am

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cotss2012 wrote:...aside from the name of the episode in which the Constructicons first appeared, I mean?


hi, basically HMW is a server controlled, texted based D&D dice rolling fight between the forces for good the autobots :BOT: and the forces of evil :CON: there is no fancy flash element no controllable character ( unless you download the upgrade pack ;) ) all you can do is win fights earn XP use said XP to increase a stat and hopefully that stat will sway the next fight so you can earn even more

also it contains nuts
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Re: What is HMW, exactly?

Postby cotss2012 » Fri Dec 02, 2011 2:56 am

So... like... how do I play? What are the objectives? What's the setting? Does the Matrix of Leadership contain the Wisdom of the Ages, the Spark of Optimus Prime, Shia's mojo, or none/all of the above?
I do not blame Michael Bay for crapping all over a huge part of my childhood. He just directed the scripts that were given to him. I blame Orci, Kurtzman, and Krueger, who seem completely incapable of concocting a story that even halfway makes sense.

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Re: What is HMW, exactly?

Postby alldarker » Fri Dec 02, 2011 3:30 am

Motto: "Vi Veri Veniversum Vivus Vici"
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cotss2012 wrote:So... like... how do I play? What are the objectives? What's the setting? Does the Matrix of Leadership contain the Wisdom of the Ages, the Spark of Optimus Prime, Shia's mojo, or none/all of the above?

Mostly Shia's 'mojo'...

Anyhow... About playing the game.
RUN
10 Create a team with a team name.
Your team must contain at least 1 character, and can contain at most 12 characters. Secondly, for each character you create, you can assign him an alt mode, which gives you several different additional possibilities in fights. If you don't like what you see, you can always reset your character again.
20 All your characters start of with exactly 0 experience points (xp). They will need to earn xp by being activated from your registery page. You can activate at most 6 characters at a time.
30 Now you can make your characters join missions or throw them into the arena (see sidebar). Any mission can only contain one character of your team. The Arena is one-on-one fighting. By the way, Arena is currently faulty, so joining it is not forbidden, but discouraged (you can't see the results of the fight).
40 The mission (or Arena fight) is fought, without you being able to influence it in a way! Sounds fun, doesn't it?
50 After the timer has run down, the mission is done, and your character has either won or lost. If you lost, this usually means you got stasis locked, and you need to put your character into the CR chamber. At level 0 (where you start), this will cost nothing. If you won, you will probably be alive, but you might have gotten damage, so you might still need to go into the CR-chamber.
60 Results A! Every hit against an opponent gains you experience points, and winning a mission gains you a flat win bonus. XP is the most important part of the game. XP is the currency you need to upgrade your character with any of several available stats. Upgrading is done through the character page of each character.
70 Results B! With every hit on an opponent and with every win, you will also gain some Energon. This is the currency you can use to buy armor for your character, or buy him a weapon.
80 After a mission or Arena fight has finished, your character is automatically deactivated. This also means you have a new slot available to activate another character (or in fact the same character if he's fit enough).
90 GOTO 30!

And as for the objectives of the game:
1. Be as good as you can be! Upgrade your characters, become stronger and more agile! The beter stats you have, the less dependent you will be on the RNG and luck. Overtake other players! Which automatically leads to the second objective:
2. Join in on the HMW forum! Brag, complain, ask advice, give advice, be snarky, post drunk posts and generally interact with the other players of the HMW. To be honest, this is probably the most rewarding part of HMW!
2b. Make Burn's life as difficult as possible. Who is Burn, you ask? Don't worry, you'll find out...
I'm so meta, even this acronym...
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Re: What is HMW, exactly?

Postby Burn » Fri Dec 02, 2011 4:01 am

alldarker wrote:2b. Make Burn's life as difficult as possible. Who is Burn, you ask? Don't worry, you'll find out...


He's already tried.
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Re: What is HMW, exactly?

Postby Psychout » Fri Dec 02, 2011 4:06 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
The only important bit is joining the Decepticons so we can finally go back to our rightful place as conquerors of the universe in peace and quiet.

edit: Also gotta admit, after performing the obligatory background check, I totally agree with his opinion on the TFmovies too.
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Re: What is HMW, exactly?

Postby Burn » Fri Dec 02, 2011 4:11 am

Psychout wrote:The only important bit is joining the Decepticons so we can finally go back to our rightful place as conquerors of the universe in peace and quiet.


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Re: What is HMW, exactly?

Postby Psychout » Fri Dec 02, 2011 4:18 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:The only important bit is joining the Decepticons so we can finally go back to our rightful place as conquerors of the universe in peace and quiet.


... back? Image


The universe has always been ours, we just never got around to conquering it properly last time.
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Re: What is HMW, exactly?

Postby Burn » Fri Dec 02, 2011 4:44 am

Did too. You were just too short to see it!
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Re: What is HMW, exactly?

Postby Psychout » Fri Dec 02, 2011 4:53 am

Motto: "The Blackest Night Falls from the skies,
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We crave your hearts and your Demise
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Weapon: Sniper Rifle
That would explain a lot.
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Re: What is HMW, exactly?

Postby cotss2012 » Fri Dec 02, 2011 5:40 am

Well, if it's any comfort, I'd like to join as a Decepticon. Specifically, I'd like to join the G1 Decepticons as Slipstream, a female Seeker who transforms into a MiG-27, built from the remains (including the laser core, AKA "spark") of Thundercracker, who was damaged beyond repair when the Ark crashed into Earth.

So... uh... is that within the realm of what I can do in this game?
I do not blame Michael Bay for crapping all over a huge part of my childhood. He just directed the scripts that were given to him. I blame Orci, Kurtzman, and Krueger, who seem completely incapable of concocting a story that even halfway makes sense.

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Re: What is HMW, exactly?

Postby Psychout » Fri Dec 02, 2011 5:52 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
The specifics of your character are entirely up to you, but you do get 12 of them to play with which can be edited/changed at your leisure. It's possible that Slipstream may already be taken though. It's not an individual RPG-style game, it's more team management.

Select the 'heavy metal war' link to your right, chose a faction and dive right in.
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Re: What is HMW, exactly?

Postby cotss2012 » Fri Dec 02, 2011 10:47 pm

Yep, the name's taken.

Oh well. Have fun without me.
I do not blame Michael Bay for crapping all over a huge part of my childhood. He just directed the scripts that were given to him. I blame Orci, Kurtzman, and Krueger, who seem completely incapable of concocting a story that even halfway makes sense.

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Re: What is HMW, exactly?

Postby Absolute Zero » Fri Dec 02, 2011 11:43 pm

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cotss2012 wrote:Yep, the name's taken.

Oh well. Have fun without me.


You could just make up your own characters, like a lot of people do, but, if you don't want to play, have fun, and we'll continue having fun with our text based management game. :D
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Re: What is HMW, exactly?

Postby alldarker » Sat Dec 03, 2011 3:16 am

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cotss2012 wrote:Yep, the name's taken.

Oh well. Have fun without me.

Oh well... Ask yorself : Our loss?... Or yours?
A hint: it's not our loss.
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Re: What is HMW, exactly?

Postby slip » Sat Dec 03, 2011 4:12 am

Motto: "Do you still believe in all the things that you stood by before?
Are you out there on the front lines or at home keeping score?"
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cotss2012 wrote:Yep, the name's taken.

Oh well. Have fun without me.

Oh well... Ask yorself : Our loss?... Or yours?
A hint: it's not our loss.


Yeah casue if said potential player would've wanted to be a bot. Well we would have to mark up another anomily. You know the small list of bot players who managed to post something. Otherwise well it would be buisness as usual over here.
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Re: What is HMW, exactly?

Postby Phaze » Sat Dec 03, 2011 4:57 am

Motto: ""All's Fair in Life and Death""
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cotss2012 wrote:Yep, the name's taken.

Oh well. Have fun without me.


You could just make up your own characters, like a lot of people do, but, if you don't want to play, have fun, and we'll continue having fun with our text based management game. :D

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Re: What is HMW, exactly?

Postby Absolute Zero » Sat Dec 03, 2011 5:05 am

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cotss2012 wrote:Yep, the name's taken.

Oh well. Have fun without me.


You could just make up your own characters, like a lot of people do, but, if you don't want to play, have fun, and we'll continue having fun with our text based management game. :D

And bashing fellow players on a regular basis ya turncoat Image

What? It was dirty. How else was I going to pass it off as clean? Wash it?
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Re: What is HMW, exactly?

Postby Phaze » Sat Dec 03, 2011 5:32 am

Motto: ""All's Fair in Life and Death""
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Phaze wrote:
Absolute Zero wrote:
cotss2012 wrote:Yep, the name's taken.

Oh well. Have fun without me.


You could just make up your own characters, like a lot of people do, but, if you don't want to play, have fun, and we'll continue having fun with our text based management game. :D

And bashing fellow players on a regular basis ya turncoat Image

What? It was dirty. How else was I going to pass it off as clean? Wash it?

Well it certainly accounts for the smell in here thats for sure :lol:
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Re: What is HMW, exactly?

Postby Psychout » Sat Dec 03, 2011 6:39 am

Motto: "The Blackest Night Falls from the skies,
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We crave your hearts and your Demise
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Weapon: Sniper Rifle
cotss2012 wrote:Yep, the name's taken.

Oh well. Have fun without me.


I'm sure we'll manage.
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Re: What is HMW, exactly?

Postby Burn » Sat Dec 03, 2011 6:47 am

My heart is already breaking. How will I ever go on?
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Re: What is HMW, exactly?

Postby slip » Sat Dec 03, 2011 6:53 am

Motto: "Do you still believe in all the things that you stood by before?
Are you out there on the front lines or at home keeping score?"
Burn wrote:My heart is already breaking. How will I ever go on?

I could see if Rage Bot and Wheelimus Prime are around
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Re: What is HMW, exactly?

Postby Burn » Sat Dec 03, 2011 6:54 am

slip wrote:
Burn wrote:My heart is already breaking. How will I ever go on?

I could see if Rage Bot and Wheelimus Prime are around

**** that, i'm going to bed.
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Re: What is HMW, exactly?

Postby Blurrz » Sat Dec 03, 2011 8:13 am

Motto: "The Wreckers. Weird brain bullets. Impossible odds... It doesn't get much better than this."
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Re: What is HMW, exactly?

Postby Sustain » Sat Dec 03, 2011 10:39 am

Motto: ""It is not enough to win, you must maintain control.""
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Can't say we didn't try. We were nice to start with. :P
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