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HMW: Firestormers

Transformers News: HMW: Firestormers

Sunday, July 25th, 2010 4:19AM CDT

Categories: Heavy Metal War, Transtopia
Posted by: Burn   Views: 76,998

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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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Anxious for more? Then stay tuned as Jason is working on the "Inferno" series based on the "Inferno" mission texts.
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Re: HMW: Firestormers (1102996)
Posted by Tristar on July 25th, 2010 @ 5:04am CDT
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.
Re: HMW: Firestormers (1102997)
Posted by SolCross on July 25th, 2010 @ 5:05am CDT
I love this idea! Good job. :APPLAUSE:
Re: HMW: Firestormers (1103003)
Posted by Jason_Tyler on July 25th, 2010 @ 5:28am CDT
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!
Re: HMW: Firestormers (1103018)
Posted by Omega Charge on July 25th, 2010 @ 6:53am CDT
Not bad, thought it looks ripped straight out of Iron Man. :P
Re: HMW: Firestormers (1103039)
Posted by Aerialbot Commander on July 25th, 2010 @ 8:00am CDT
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
Re: HMW: Firestormers (1103058)
Posted by Mindmaster on July 25th, 2010 @ 9:48am CDT
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: ;)
Re: HMW: Firestormers (1103065)
Posted by WarzoneBeta on July 25th, 2010 @ 10:35am CDT
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.
Re: HMW: Firestormers (1103107)
Posted by Flashwave on July 25th, 2010 @ 12:43pm CDT
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.
Re: HMW: Firestormers (1103123)
Posted by Jason_Tyler on July 25th, 2010 @ 1:53pm CDT
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!
Re: HMW: Firestormers (1103181)
Posted by Psychout on July 25th, 2010 @ 4:17pm CDT
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...
Re: HMW: Firestormers (1103258)
Posted by Editor on July 25th, 2010 @ 7:45pm CDT
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.
Re: HMW: Firestormers (1103260)
Posted by WarzoneBeta on July 25th, 2010 @ 7:54pm CDT
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.
Re: HMW: Firestormers (1103273)
Posted by Editor on July 25th, 2010 @ 8:31pm CDT
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
Re: HMW: Firestormers (1103406)
Posted by WarzoneBeta on July 26th, 2010 @ 1:38am CDT
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.
Re: HMW: Firestormers (1103441)
Posted by Psychout on July 26th, 2010 @ 5:10am CDT
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.
Re: HMW: Firestormers (1103442)
Posted by WarzoneBeta on July 26th, 2010 @ 5:50am CDT
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...
MechaReaper: lets see today I get to kil...*sees a list full of Optimus Primes* OH PRIMUS WHY MUST YOU TORTURE ME SO.
*2 seconds later*
Optimus (the real one): Ssssoooo...yeah Primus wants you to hand over the JesusComplex...like now.
Re: HMW: Firestormers (1103443)
Posted by Psychout on July 26th, 2010 @ 6:02am CDT
WarzoneBeta wrote:Can you imagine what would happen if they all died...


We're working on it... :twisted:
Re: HMW: Firestormers (1103445)
Posted by Burn on July 26th, 2010 @ 6:06am CDT
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.
Re: HMW: Firestormers (1103448)
Posted by Psychout on July 26th, 2010 @ 6:16am CDT
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.
Re: HMW: Firestormers (1103483)
Posted by WarzoneBeta on July 26th, 2010 @ 7:47am CDT
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
Re: HMW: Firestormers (1104864)
Posted by Sustain on July 28th, 2010 @ 12:03pm CDT
completely awesome.
Re: HMW: Firestormers (1105088)
Posted by Jason_Tyler on July 28th, 2010 @ 10:12pm CDT
Thanks for your support Sustain!
Re: HMW: Firestormers (1105147)
Posted by steve2275 on July 29th, 2010 @ 1:47am CDT
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.

that looks nice
Re: HMW: Firestormers (1115171)
Posted by Duskish on August 19th, 2010 @ 3:52pm CDT
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.
Re: HMW: Firestormers (1115289)
Posted by Jason_Tyler on August 19th, 2010 @ 9:29pm CDT
I appreciate it Dukish, that's how I got my inspiration for this!
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