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Heavy Metal War: The Minicons are Here!

Transformers News: Heavy Metal War: The Minicons are Here!

Monday, July 16th, 2007 10:51PM CDT

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The Minicons are here!
Be sure to visit the new Minicon section of HMW here to acquire some new companions for your Transformers. You can select your Minicons based on the abilities you want and even name each one of them.

Get them while they last because they won't be this easy to get forever!
Credit(s): Omega Sentinel
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Re: Heavy Metal War: The Minicons are Here! (225879)
Posted by Silver Wind on July 16th, 2007 @ 11:07pm CDT
HMW news typically doesn't make it out of its own forum, so thanks for helping to spread the word. ;)^
Re: Heavy Metal War: The Minicons are Here! (225901)
Posted by Hoistimus on July 16th, 2007 @ 11:18pm CDT
yeah.. and I'm currently hosting a tournament over there.. just to make the final days of the current version interesting :) But these Minicons are fun to see squish..
Re: Heavy Metal War: The Minicons are Here! (225908)
Posted by Seibertron on July 16th, 2007 @ 11:24pm CDT
HMW news should always make it outside of the forum when it's big enough. You guys can help by submitting news at http://seibertron.com/contact/index.php?subject=news

I would also like to promote this on the homepage. Anyone got a spotlight and feature image for the image and maybe a quick write up that fits the standard spotlight / feature text? One of the admins will put it up on the homepage to help promote this.
Re: Heavy Metal War: The Minicons are Here! (225925)
Posted by Autobobby1 on July 16th, 2007 @ 11:38pm CDT
Sweet, I was wondering when the Minicons would be here! I already bought twelve!
Re: Heavy Metal War: The Minicons are Here! (225935)
Posted by Windracer on July 16th, 2007 @ 11:40pm CDT
Wow, looks like the Minicons got a restock.

Well, I guess that's a good thing, considering I just lost five of them in missions. Seriously, these things die wayyyyyyyy too easily! :lol:
Re: Heavy Metal War: The Minicons are Here! (225951)
Posted by Anonymous on July 16th, 2007 @ 11:50pm CDT
Windracer wrote:Wow, looks like the Minicons got a restock.

Well, I guess that's a good thing, considering I just lost five of them in missions. Seriously, these things die wayyyyyyyy too easily! :lol:


First Steelhide, then Shatterblast. If your Minicons didn't die so easily I might have a sense of satisfaction now. :lol:
Re: Heavy Metal War: The Minicons are Here! (225960)
Posted by Windracer on July 16th, 2007 @ 11:54pm CDT
Hey, it ain't my fault that the Deflectors and the Hoppers suck! :lol:

Seriously, of the four types I tend to loose those two the most. I still find Electrum useless against Battle Blades and my 'Bots accuracy is just as bad as it always was: Can't hit the broad side of Unicron for the life of 'em. :P

I think I'll just stick with the Sparklers and Lifters. My air and land animals actually seem to benefit from the FRP and STR boosts. XD


EDIT: *finally* my namesake does something! Sparklers FTW!
http://seibertron.com/heavymetalwar/vie ... _id=166688
Re: Heavy Metal War: The Minicons are Here! (226085)
Posted by Ultra Magnus on July 17th, 2007 @ 1:07am CDT
Haven't played in a LONG while, but I'm back now! I forgot how cool HMW is. Alpha Team is right back like we left sumthin!
Re: Heavy Metal War: The Minicons are Here! (226145)
Posted by Thunderwarp on July 17th, 2007 @ 1:59am CDT
when i woke up and getting ready for work i saw this link to get the minicons not many but its a start
gee back to armada generation :grin:
Re: Heavy Metal War: The Minicons are Here! (226152)
Posted by nightwave on July 17th, 2007 @ 2:05am CDT
i got my minicons here just 4 but hey its a start fear the power of the decepticons autobots.
:grin:
Re: Heavy Metal War: The Minicons are Here! (226171)
Posted by jonmryan on July 17th, 2007 @ 2:34am CDT
Whst's the point of having them customizable if they're just going to die? Seriously a huge waste of my 160k that took a year to save
Re: Heavy Metal War: The Minicons are Here! (226177)
Posted by steve2275 on July 17th, 2007 @ 2:39am CDT
all sold out
Re: Heavy Metal War: The Minicons are Here! (226178)
Posted by Hotrod on July 17th, 2007 @ 2:42am CDT
Seibertron wrote:HMW news should always make it outside of the forum when it's big enough. You guys can help by submitting news at http://seibertron.com/contact/index.php?subject=news

I would also like to promote this on the homepage. Anyone got a spotlight and feature image for the image and maybe a quick write up that fits the standard spotlight / feature text? One of the admins will put it up on the homepage to help promote this.


I can do the spotlight now for ya.
Re: Heavy Metal War: The Minicons are Here! (226190)
Posted by Hotrod on July 17th, 2007 @ 3:11am CDT
Hotrod wrote:
Seibertron wrote:HMW news should always make it outside of the forum when it's big enough. You guys can help by submitting news at http://seibertron.com/contact/index.php?subject=news

I would also like to promote this on the homepage. Anyone got a spotlight and feature image for the image and maybe a quick write up that fits the standard spotlight / feature text? One of the admins will put it up on the homepage to help promote this.


I can do the spotlight now for ya.


I took care of both. I hope everyone thinks they are ok. Now I am off to bed :grin:
Re: Heavy Metal War: The Minicons are Here! (226198)
Posted by leokearon on July 17th, 2007 @ 3:30am CDT
I think the Minicons would work better if they didn't die when your bot goes into statis lock. It is a nice idea but what is the point of paying large sums of energon for something that could only be used maybe once. I think the Minicons should disconnect when the bot's health drops below a certain point (like in the Atari game).
Re: Heavy Metal War: The Minicons are Here! (226230)
Posted by The Mysterious on July 17th, 2007 @ 4:19am CDT
Already out of stock!! :-?
Re: Heavy Metal War: The Minicons are Here! (226261)
Posted by Mec on July 17th, 2007 @ 4:57am CDT
And I lost one minicon during the battle! :sad:
Re: Heavy Metal War: The Minicons are Here! (226314)
Posted by Chaoslock on July 17th, 2007 @ 6:17am CDT
Ithink it could be better, if destroyed mini-cons would go into a "mini-con CR chamber", that needs to be set manually, and costs more than normal CR (about 1/5 of the mini-cons original cost)

Well, I have two more minis to waste (plus one Electrum-creator equipped)
Re: Heavy Metal War: The Minicons are Here! (226329)
Posted by nightwave on July 17th, 2007 @ 6:42am CDT
Chaoslock wrote:Ithink it could be better, if destroyed mini-cons would go into a "mini-con CR chamber", that needs to be set manually, and costs more than normal CR (about 1/5 of the mini-cons original cost)

Well, I have two more minis to waste (plus one Electrum-creator equipped)


what is electrum??
Re: Heavy Metal War: The Minicons are Here! (226332)
Posted by Chaoslock on July 17th, 2007 @ 6:46am CDT
nightwave wrote:
Chaoslock wrote:Ithink it could be better, if destroyed mini-cons would go into a "mini-con CR chamber", that needs to be set manually, and costs more than normal CR (about 1/5 of the mini-cons original cost)

Well, I have two more minis to waste (plus one Electrum-creator equipped)


what is electrum??


The best armor in the game, it bascally would need 8 rank to equip, the mini gives you 10 packs of it.
Re: Heavy Metal War: The Minicons are Here! (226341)
Posted by crazyfists on July 17th, 2007 @ 6:57am CDT
when will minicons, if ever, be restocked?
Re: Heavy Metal War: The Minicons are Here! (226342)
Posted by WarHorse on July 17th, 2007 @ 7:00am CDT
Chaoslock wrote:Ithink it could be better, if destroyed mini-cons would go into a "mini-con CR chamber", that needs to be set manually, and costs more than normal CR (about 1/5 of the mini-cons original cost)

Well, I have two more minis to waste (plus one Electrum-creator equipped)


This is a good idea. I have to admit that my bots are going into stasis lock in almost every other mission. This could get very expensive if you could even find any to buy. Besides, why would I take the time to name something that I could potentially have for less than an hour
? It's like naming a bottle of water.
Re: Heavy Metal War: The Minicons are Here! (226355)
Posted by Burn on July 17th, 2007 @ 7:12am CDT
crazyfists wrote:when will minicons, if ever, be restocked?


When you capture a new sector.
Re: Heavy Metal War: The Minicons are Here! (226376)
Posted by Liege Evilmus on July 17th, 2007 @ 7:38am CDT
I haven't entered the battle in a very long time. I should return to the front soon.
Re: Heavy Metal War: The Minicons are Here! (226384)
Posted by Delta Supreme on July 17th, 2007 @ 7:43am CDT
leokearon wrote:I think the Minicons would work better if they didn't die when your bot goes into statis lock. It is a nice idea but what is the point of paying large sums of energon for something that could only be used maybe once. I think the Minicons should disconnect when the bot's health drops below a certain point (like in the Atari game).


I like this idea...

Only I was thinking a deal where they went into CR "for free" but took like, a full day or 2, to "heal".
Re: Heavy Metal War: The Minicons are Here! (226385)
Posted by Me, Grimlock! on July 17th, 2007 @ 7:43am CDT
I have to agree: way too expensive. Mine lasted maybe three fights and then died. So much for 60k.
Re: Heavy Metal War: The Minicons are Here! (226389)
Posted by Redimus GTS on July 17th, 2007 @ 7:47am CDT
They have to last longer, as they're simply impossible for lower lvls to use at the moment (unless there are less effective/cheaper ones for them?).

Also, I dunno about anybody else, but I havnt really seen any actual improvments to performance brought about by the minicons when equiped.
Re: Heavy Metal War: The Minicons are Here! (226404)
Posted by Chaoslock on July 17th, 2007 @ 7:56am CDT
The price of them got lowered yesterday, when about half of the stock were already sold, the new prices were:
4Fp- 4000
4Spd- 6000
4Str- 6000
10Electrum- 10000

The new prices were better, but considering that it was the biggest carnage in Tf history (except the movies), more than 700 mini-cons have been killed till this point (under less than 20 hours!)

EDIT:
Not to mention:
They destroyed Steve!!!! Well, life goes on... :P
Re: Heavy Metal War: The Minicons are Here! (226414)
Posted by Burn on July 17th, 2007 @ 8:02am CDT
People people people! Stop and think about things.

If minicons aren't destroyed, everyone will eventually have one for each of their bots.

Now where's the fun in that?

Minicons are designed to give you a LITTLE advantage in a time of crisis.

The only reason they sold out so quickly is because there's plenty of energon to go around.

Come the reset, not many people will be able to afford them. When it comes to capturing a sector, you're going to need that extra boost. Energon is going to have to be shared around so that the best bots can get these minicons and have the punch needed at the right time to win the sector.

It adds strategy and it'll help break up the "clone bots" we have now. Look at it from a game perspective, if everyone can permanently attach mini-cons, then they'd just become another customisation, like upgrading different stats. Killing 'em off and making them hard to acquire gives uniqueness, strategy and variety to the new game.
Re: Heavy Metal War: The Minicons are Here! (226415)
Posted by nightwave on July 17th, 2007 @ 8:02am CDT
Chaoslock wrote:
nightwave wrote:
Chaoslock wrote:Ithink it could be better, if destroyed mini-cons would go into a "mini-con CR chamber", that needs to be set manually, and costs more than normal CR (about 1/5 of the mini-cons original cost)

Well, I have two more minis to waste (plus one Electrum-creator equipped)


what is electrum??


The best armor in the game, it bascally would need 8 rank to equip, the mini gives you 10 packs of it.


thats typical as usual
Re: Heavy Metal War: The Minicons are Here! (226427)
Posted by WarHorse on July 17th, 2007 @ 8:14am CDT
Burn wrote:People people people! Stop and think about things.

If minicons aren't destroyed, everyone will eventually have one for each of their bots.

Now where's the fun in that?


I understand what you're saying here but I think the same thing could be accomplished by simply extending the time it takes to repair/recharge/heal a minicon. I don't think they should die. The fun comes because not every one will have their minicons equipped for every battle because it would take twice or 3 times as long to repair a mincon than your regular bot. That way you can still save up your minicons for important battles. That's just my opinion though.
Re: Heavy Metal War: The Minicons are Here! (226441)
Posted by Redimus GTS on July 17th, 2007 @ 8:23am CDT
Burn wrote:It adds strategy and it'll help break up the "clone bots" we have now. Look at it from a game perspective, if everyone can permanently attach mini-cons, then they'd just become another customisation, like upgrading different stats. Killing 'em off and making them hard to acquire gives uniqueness, strategy and variety to the new game.


Im not yet convince they actully work, I know for a fact that the speed one has been utterly usless to me, infact the three I had equiped with that one seem to have performed WORSE. And the strenght one didnt seem to impresive either (although I dont think it is as bad as the speed one).

As they currently stand, they dont offer a lot of improvment, they cost too much, and they die to easily. Im sure this isnt the finalised code for minicons, but it dosnt look good does it?
Re: Heavy Metal War: The Minicons are Here! (226450)
Posted by Chaoslock on July 17th, 2007 @ 8:30am CDT
The Electrum one is working, it adds armor as I noticed, my Dol blasts were reduced to a max. of 7-9 damage(Although this didn't help much for Gearbox):
http://www.seibertron.com/heavymetalwar ... _id=167035
Re: Heavy Metal War: The Minicons are Here! (226452)
Posted by crazyfists on July 17th, 2007 @ 8:31am CDT
Burn wrote:
crazyfists wrote:when will minicons, if ever, be restocked?


When you capture a new sector.


onward march!
Re: Heavy Metal War: The Minicons are Here! (226455)
Posted by Rolltide on July 17th, 2007 @ 8:37am CDT
They also tip off if you died in a mission that is currently running. I'm sure you've noticed the minicon symbol with your chars on the registry page which means they have one powerlinked for the mission they are in. If you refresh the page or leave come back, etc and see that the icon is gone then your bot/con has been stasis locked during the mission. It's come out like this for all of mine so far. Just something that I noticed.
Re: Heavy Metal War: The Minicons are Here! (226464)
Posted by Omega Sentinel on July 17th, 2007 @ 8:45am CDT
Redimus wrote:Im not yet convince they actully work, I know for a fact that the speed one has been utterly usless to me, infact the three I had equiped with that one seem to have performed WORSE. And the strenght one didnt seem to impresive either (although I dont think it is as bad as the speed one).
Without any shadow of a doubt they WORK. I tested them extensively before pushing this out and did even more tests last night after the rollout. They definitely do what it says they do.

Sorry the RNG has been unkind to you Redimus. :P
Re: Heavy Metal War: The Minicons are Here! (226483)
Posted by Bun-Bun on July 17th, 2007 @ 9:00am CDT
Rolltide wrote:They also tip off if you died in a mission that is currently running. I'm sure you've noticed the minicon symbol with your chars on the registry page which means they have one powerlinked for the mission they are in. If you refresh the page or leave come back, etc and see that the icon is gone then your bot/con has been stasis locked during the mission. It's come out like this for all of mine so far. Just something that I noticed.
noticed that as well
Re: Heavy Metal War: The Minicons are Here! (226484)
Posted by Omega Sentinel on July 17th, 2007 @ 9:01am CDT
Bun-Bun wrote:
Rolltide wrote:They also tip off if you died in a mission that is currently running. I'm sure you've noticed the minicon symbol with your chars on the registry page which means they have one powerlinked for the mission they are in. If you refresh the page or leave come back, etc and see that the icon is gone then your bot/con has been stasis locked during the mission. It's come out like this for all of mine so far. Just something that I noticed.
noticed that as well
The timing is off. It's just a glitch I need to work out. 8)
Re: Heavy Metal War: The Minicons are Here! (226492)
Posted by Bad Wolf on July 17th, 2007 @ 9:07am CDT
i knoticed the cost of these little buggers has gone down ^^
<_< dam * shouldve waited yesterday ... droped like 60k on two of them * o well ... got 2 more + now ^^

question ? will alternate minicons ever become avail ?? any cannon ones .. ie Optimus Prime's Over-run ;;)
Re: Heavy Metal War: The Minicons are Here! (226496)
Posted by Omega Sentinel on July 17th, 2007 @ 9:11am CDT
Nemesis Prime wrote:i knoticed the cost of these little buggers has gone down ^^
<_< dam * shouldve waited yesterday ... droped like 60k on two of them * o well ... got 2 more + now ^^
Ahhhh we all pay more for new technologies when we want them the second they come out. I made the same mistake with my first digital television.

Nemesis Prime wrote:question ? will alternate minicons ever become avail ?? any cannon ones .. ie Optimus Prime's Over-run ;;)
Oh yes. There will be a TON of new Minicons. Just keep your eyes open because they will be added sporadically.
Re: Heavy Metal War: The Minicons are Here! (226512)
Posted by Rolltide on July 17th, 2007 @ 9:20am CDT
Omega Sentinel wrote:
Bun-Bun wrote:
Rolltide wrote:They also tip off if you died in a mission that is currently running. I'm sure you've noticed the minicon symbol with your chars on the registry page which means they have one powerlinked for the mission they are in. If you refresh the page or leave come back, etc and see that the icon is gone then your bot/con has been stasis locked during the mission. It's come out like this for all of mine so far. Just something that I noticed.
noticed that as well
The timing is off. It's just a glitch I need to work out. 8)


It's actually neat to see if your bot/con is still kicking. Although it does suck when you refresh 30 secs into the mission and the minicon icon is gone :sad: :-x
Re: Heavy Metal War: The Minicons are Here! (226543)
Posted by Bun-Bun on July 17th, 2007 @ 9:34am CDT
Rolltide wrote:
Omega Sentinel wrote:
Bun-Bun wrote:
Rolltide wrote:They also tip off if you died in a mission that is currently running. I'm sure you've noticed the minicon symbol with your chars on the registry page which means they have one powerlinked for the mission they are in. If you refresh the page or leave come back, etc and see that the icon is gone then your bot/con has been stasis locked during the mission. It's come out like this for all of mine so far. Just something that I noticed.
noticed that as well
The timing is off. It's just a glitch I need to work out. 8)


It's actually neat to see if your bot/con is still kicking. Although it does suck when you refresh 30 secs into the mission and the minicon icon is gone :sad: :-x


Tell me about it... I just watched 60,000E worth of minicons disappear almost as soon as the missions started :-x :oops:
Re: Heavy Metal War: The Minicons are Here! (226579)
Posted by Archanubis on July 17th, 2007 @ 10:04am CDT
Though I will admit to trying them out, I'm still not totally sold on the concept, especially since they're being used in the same manner as Cyberkeys.
Re: Heavy Metal War: The Minicons are Here! (226584)
Posted by Kryptikore on July 17th, 2007 @ 10:06am CDT
So let me get this right! Once your Minicon is destroyed in battle he is gone for good?
Re: Heavy Metal War: The Minicons are Here! (226585)
Posted by Galvatronus on July 17th, 2007 @ 10:06am CDT
Kryptikore wrote:So let me get this right! Once your Minicon is destroyed in battle he is gone for good?


That is correct.
Re: Heavy Metal War: The Minicons are Here! (226645)
Posted by Flashwave on July 17th, 2007 @ 10:51am CDT
But we can't seel them back. I changed my mind on one tactically, So I have to wait for him to die?
Re: Heavy Metal War: The Minicons are Here! (226647)
Posted by Symbiote Spiderman14 on July 17th, 2007 @ 10:52am CDT
Flashwave wrote:But we can't seel them back. I changed my mind on one tactically, So I have to wait for him to die?

Yes there isn't an option to sell them
Re: Heavy Metal War: The Minicons are Here! (226651)
Posted by Flashwave on July 17th, 2007 @ 10:53am CDT
Symbiote Spiderman14 wrote:
Flashwave wrote:But we can't seel them back. I changed my mind on one tactically, So I have to wait for him to die?

Yes there isn't an option to sell them


That seems cruel.
Re: Heavy Metal War: The Minicons are Here! (226652)
Posted by Bad Wolf on July 17th, 2007 @ 10:54am CDT
Symbiote Spiderman14 wrote:
Flashwave wrote:But we can't seel them back. I changed my mind on one tactically, So I have to wait for him to die?

Yes there isn't an option to sell them


or de-link and just wait to see if it's abilities can be added to another of ur characters ..
Re: Heavy Metal War: The Minicons are Here! (226656)
Posted by Flashwave on July 17th, 2007 @ 10:58am CDT
Nemesis Prime wrote:
Symbiote Spiderman14 wrote:
Flashwave wrote:But we can't seel them back. I changed my mind on one tactically, So I have to wait for him to die?

Yes there isn't an option to sell them


or de-link and just wait to see if it's abilities can be added to another of ur characters ..


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