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Tuesday, November 6th, 2012 2:18PM CST

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Our friends at Jagex wanted us to remind everyone that the beta application process is now in full swing for their Transformers Universe MMO. Click here visit the Transformers Universe website.

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Re: Transformers Universe MMO: Sign Up For Beta Now! (1437657)
Posted by Crosscheck on November 6th, 2012 @ 2:41pm CST
Didn't Beta applications go up a while ago?
Re: Transformers Universe MMO: Sign Up For Beta Now! (1437659)
Posted by PrymeStriker on November 6th, 2012 @ 2:48pm CST
Yeah...I remember them going up a while back. :???:
Re: Transformers Universe MMO: Sign Up For Beta Now! (1437663)
Posted by El Duque on November 6th, 2012 @ 3:13pm CST
Crosscheck wrote:Didn't Beta applications go up a while ago?

PrymeStriker wrote:Yeah...I remember them going up a while back.


Jagex just wanted us to post a reminder as they get closer to the closed beta testing.
Re: Transformers Universe MMO: Sign Up For Beta Now! (1437664)
Posted by Crosscheck on November 6th, 2012 @ 3:15pm CST
El Duque wrote:
Crosscheck wrote:Didn't Beta applications go up a while ago?

PrymeStriker wrote:Yeah...I remember them going up a while back.


Jagex just wanted us to post a reminder as they get closer to the closed beta testing.

Oh, I get it now. Hopefully I make the beta.
Re: Transformers Universe MMO: Sign Up For Beta Now! (1437673)
Posted by griftimus prime on November 6th, 2012 @ 3:46pm CST
all of these should be toys
Re: Transformers Universe MMO: Sign Up For Beta Now! (1437674)
Posted by RazorSlash92 on November 6th, 2012 @ 3:47pm CST
I wish the site had more to do after you've signed up, like a sign-in option or something. I also kinda wish you could register the name of your bot after signing up...but meh, guess I'll have to wait.
Re: Transformers Universe MMO: Sign Up For Beta Now! (1437681)
Posted by Atomatron on November 6th, 2012 @ 4:38pm CST
basically all i did was give them my email and thats it?

someone please confirm, i validated my email on my phone instead of comp and im afraid i missed something
Re: Transformers Universe MMO: Sign Up For Beta Now! (1437682)
Posted by RazorSlash92 on November 6th, 2012 @ 4:44pm CST
Atomatron wrote:basically all i did was give them my email and thats it?

someone please confirm, i validated my email on my phone instead of comp and im afraid i missed something

I signed up for the entire thing through my iPod, and as far as I can tell, Yeah, you just give them your e-mail. After the validation, you should get an e-mail thanking you for joining whichever side you chose(An e-mail from "Optimus" for Autobots, "Megatron" for Decepticons).
Re: Transformers Universe MMO: Sign Up For Beta Now! (1437684)
Posted by Atomatron on November 6th, 2012 @ 4:47pm CST
RazorSlash92 wrote:
Atomatron wrote:basically all i did was give them my email and thats it?

someone please confirm, i validated my email on my phone instead of comp and im afraid i missed something

I signed up for the entire thing through my iPod, and as far as I can tell, Yeah, you just give them your e-mail. After the validation, you should get an e-mail thanking you for joining whichever side you chose(An e-mail from "Optimus" for Autobots, "Megatron" for Decepticons).


great thanks! decepticon here!
my charger looks vehiconish already, hope to do something like that
Re: Transformers Universe MMO: Sign Up For Beta Now! (1437685)
Posted by RazorSlash92 on November 6th, 2012 @ 4:49pm CST
Atomatron wrote:
RazorSlash92 wrote:
Atomatron wrote:basically all i did was give them my email and thats it?

someone please confirm, i validated my email on my phone instead of comp and im afraid i missed something

I signed up for the entire thing through my iPod, and as far as I can tell, Yeah, you just give them your e-mail. After the validation, you should get an e-mail thanking you for joining whichever side you chose(An e-mail from "Optimus" for Autobots, "Megatron" for Decepticons).


great thanks! decepticon here!
my charger looks vehiconish already, hope to do something like that

Your what? Am I missing something here? :-?
Re: Transformers Universe MMO: Sign Up For Beta Now! (1437687)
Posted by Atomatron on November 6th, 2012 @ 4:53pm CST
RazorSlash92 wrote:
Atomatron wrote:
RazorSlash92 wrote:
Atomatron wrote:basically all i did was give them my email and thats it?

someone please confirm, i validated my email on my phone instead of comp and im afraid i missed something

I signed up for the entire thing through my iPod, and as far as I can tell, Yeah, you just give them your e-mail. After the validation, you should get an e-mail thanking you for joining whichever side you chose(An e-mail from "Optimus" for Autobots, "Megatron" for Decepticons).


great thanks! decepticon here!
my charger looks vehiconish already, hope to do something like that

Your what? Am I missing something here? :-?


dodge charger, my actual car lol, not missing anything game related
Re: Transformers Universe MMO: Sign Up For Beta Now! (1437688)
Posted by RazorSlash92 on November 6th, 2012 @ 4:54pm CST
Atomatron wrote:
RazorSlash92 wrote:
Atomatron wrote:
RazorSlash92 wrote:
Atomatron wrote:basically all i did was give them my email and thats it?

someone please confirm, i validated my email on my phone instead of comp and im afraid i missed something

I signed up for the entire thing through my iPod, and as far as I can tell, Yeah, you just give them your e-mail. After the validation, you should get an e-mail thanking you for joining whichever side you chose(An e-mail from "Optimus" for Autobots, "Megatron" for Decepticons).


great thanks! decepticon here!
my charger looks vehiconish already, hope to do something like that

Your what? Am I missing something here? :-?


dodge charger, my actual car lol, not missing anything game related

Ah, I feel like an idiot now :lol:
Thought you meant Charger as in, like, a body type or something
Re: Transformers Universe MMO: Sign Up For Beta Now! (1437724)
Posted by Manterax Prime on November 6th, 2012 @ 7:25pm CST
I already signed up a while back. No need.
Hopefully I make it....
Re: Transformers Universe MMO: Sign Up For Beta Now! (1438178)
Posted by felinafullstop on November 8th, 2012 @ 9:48am CST
My husband :CON: and I :BOT: signed up...he got a vaidation email and so did I ...after we validated he got a THANK YOU email...I didn't ...I wonder why that is... 0.o odd

Felina
Re: Transformers Universe MMO: Sign Up For Beta Now! (1438191)
Posted by PrymeStriker on November 8th, 2012 @ 10:37am CST
felinafullstop wrote:My husband :CON: and I :BOT: signed up...he got a vaidation email and so did I ...after we validated he got a THANK YOU email...I didn't ...I wonder why that is... 0.o odd


:twisted:

Re: Transformers Universe MMO: Sign Up For Beta Now! (1438748)
Posted by craggy on November 9th, 2012 @ 8:38pm CST
yeah, signed up when it went live. Strange that they didn't ask anything about the system we'll be playing on. Usually beta sign-ups ask that. Granted, a browser game shouldn't need detailed info, but I'd have thought they'd at least ask something about how many hours we're likely to play and what browser we'll use primarily. Guess not. Oh well. Went for :CON: but would have ideally had more info before joining. I suppose, since it's set in the Prime universe, there's plenty of scope to be somewhat isolated from the core canon cast regardless...
Re: Transformers Universe MMO: Sign Up For Beta Now! (1438777)
Posted by tornadosmith on November 9th, 2012 @ 10:07pm CST
signed up as an Autobot!
Re: Transformers Universe MMO: Sign Up For Beta Now! (1438808)
Posted by Wigglez on November 10th, 2012 @ 1:43am CST
I already signed up a while as a Dcon. and then I signed up again a few days ago. I've been checking my e-mail everyday but still nothing on if I could be in the beta. Still waiting...
Re: Transformers Universe MMO: Sign Up For Beta Now! (1439063)
Posted by tornadosmith on November 10th, 2012 @ 11:19pm CST
I have no idea when they will send out the official beta invites or if it will be to all of us. I signed up for the first time a few weeks ago, and haven't gotten any other emails except the one from "Optimus Prime".
Re: Transformers Universe MMO: Sign Up For Beta Now! (1441104)
Posted by El Duque on November 20th, 2012 @ 12:06pm CST
Our friends at Jagex dropped by let us know their upcoming Transformers Universe MMO will be featured on the cover of this month's EDGE magazine and receive an eight page article detailing the process of building your own Transformer. Click here to visit the EDGE website, we've mirrored the covers below.

Also a friendly reminder they are still accepting registrations for the beta, click here to register if you haven't already.

The enduring war between Autobots and Decepticons spills onto Edge’s cover this month, as the opposing sides occupy two different designs – Guardian and Oppressor, both of which you can see below – for issue 248 of Edge, out November 22. The reason, of course, is Jagex’s upcoming MMOG Transformers Universe, which we look at in detail in our lead feature.


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Re: Transformers Universe MMO: Sign Up For Beta Now! (1441737)
Posted by skript on November 22nd, 2012 @ 8:29pm CST
Just got sent the email from Jagex to view my computer specs for Beta =)
Re: Transformers Universe MMO: Sign Up For Beta Now! (1442057)
Posted by craggy on November 24th, 2012 @ 7:34pm CST
skript wrote:Just got sent the email from Jagex to view my computer specs for Beta =)

same.
Re: Transformers Universe MMO: Sign Up For Beta Now! (1442066)
Posted by Burn on November 24th, 2012 @ 9:04pm CST
Unfortunately we're expected to install Java.

I don't want to install Java.
Re: Transformers Universe MMO: Sign Up For Beta Now! (1442359)
Posted by Archanubis on November 26th, 2012 @ 5:59pm CST
Definately signed up for the game. :CON:

Re: Transformers Universe MMO: Sign Up For Beta Now! (1445267)
Posted by Jazz813 on December 9th, 2012 @ 8:55am CST
Ah finally, Jagex do something with their site now, they renew it again and you can also enter in their Forum, but no Beta Key yet... :-(
Re: Transformers Universe MMO: Sign Up For Beta Now! (1445602)
Posted by El Duque on December 10th, 2012 @ 3:11pm CST
Last month we reported that Jagex's Transformers: Universe MMO would be featured on the cover of EDGE magazine as well receive an 8 page article within. That article is now available to read online. Click here to visit the EDGE website and view the full article, we mirrored the screenshots below.

Rather than use a traditional MMOG-style tabbed-targeting control system, which involves the player manually selecting targets, Universe adopts a more action game approach, locking onto the nearest enemy in the middle third of the screen. The aim is to keep the game fluid, while affording control over what you’re hitting, with aiming reticles and subtle zoom-ins creating what Horton calls a “Top Gun-ny vibe”. Feedback on firing itself is satisfyingly meaty and powerful, while a weapon-specific power bar lends an active element to combat. Some ranged weapons require time to acquire a lock; some have cooldowns; others, like Vanquish’s hammer, charge up and only deal top damage when the bar’s maxed out.


We move on to a contested area, Cooper switching to a smaller bot, which transforms into a red sports car. Situated under a huge dam is an Energon field, ripe for the mining. The aim for both the Decepticons and Autobots is to drop Energon probes into the ground and then remain within 10 metres of them to absorb the Energon they extract. The closer you are to them, the faster they deal it out, so the game’s about keeping position as both teams race to collect 1,000 units first. Complicating matters is the fact that the process can wake Terrorcons, which attack both sides, and that greedy players can simply keep the Energon they earn for themselves.

It’s a fast-paced brawl with a clear objective, one that earns the winning team the opening of a new portal for a short period that leads to the next battleground, a broken, burning city. As such, as each faction wins battlegrounds, they get to move on to the next in a progression that’s managed by two storylines, one for the Decepticons and one for the Autobots. It’s another product of Horton’s background with GTA: “We can’t do this game without telling a story,” he says. But it’s not simply the result of a mandate from Hasbro’s legacy with expressing Transformers through narrative-driven cartoons and film, and nor is it Horton falling back to home comforts. “Obviously, all the stuff I did with Sam and Dan Houser was about that, but what we’re aspiring to make is a suite of different battlefields that we need to give context to. I’m not knocking a Quake level, but we don’t know why they’re there. I think story’s very important for that.”



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Re: Transformers Universe MMO: Sign Up For Beta Now! (1445604)
Posted by noctorro on December 10th, 2012 @ 3:27pm CST
Burn wrote:Unfortunately we're expected to install Java.

I don't want to install Java.


You can't expect a full 3d game to run on microsoft paint or flash (that will flood 'n crash your computer in seconds).

Be glad you don't have to install Unreal Tournament 3, or Crytech engine.

News, news and it has been news for about 10 years it seems.

WHENNNNNN!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?
Re: Transformers Universe MMO: Sign Up For Beta Now! (1445932)
Posted by El Duque on December 11th, 2012 @ 8:36pm CST
If you were lucky enough to be selected for the closed beta testing phase of Jagex's upcoming MMO Transformers Universe tomorrow is your big day! AngryChad of the TFW2005 boards has reported receiving an email from Jagex announcing the closed beta testing will begin tomorrow. See the email mirrored below:

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The time has come, friends and family. You have been selected from hundreds and thousands of applicants based on a combination upon your computer specifications and feedback, for access to the first wave of closed BETA sessions - prepare for war!

This first session will focus on an initial slice of combat features only. A core selection of 4 Transformer warriors per faction will be available to compete with on a team death-match map. More features and content will be added over successive BETAs.


The beta will open on:
12th December 2012 @ 18.00 - 20.00 EST


Log in to TransformersUniverse.com ahead of the session and accept the non-disclosure agreement (NDA), a required part of BETA entry. This is a simple legal document designed to ensure the game remains top-secret in this testing and research phase.


The second session is on:
16th December 2012 @ 14.00 - 16.00 EST




HOW TO ACCESS THE GAME?

To battle in the closed BETA log in to TransformersUniverse.com from 18:00 onwards on the 12th December. The first time you load the game it may take a little while. Ahead of the closed BETA launch you can check out the Game Guide to familiarize yourself with the controls and mechanics, and please make sure you have the latest copies of Java, DirectX and VSRuntime installed.

Thanks for your commitment commander - we await your report from the front lines.

JOIN THE WAR
Re: Transformers Universe MMO: Sign Up For Beta Now! (1445937)
Posted by Manterax Prime on December 11th, 2012 @ 9:09pm CST
Just 2 hour sessions? I find that underwhelming.
Re: Transformers Universe MMO: Sign Up For Beta Now! (1445941)
Posted by EagleBot13 on December 11th, 2012 @ 9:19pm CST
Anyone know if they have sent all the emails yet or if you could still get one?
Re: Transformers Universe MMO: Sign Up For Beta Now! (1445967)
Posted by First-Aid on December 11th, 2012 @ 10:39pm CST
Got mine. Who else is in?
Re: Transformers Universe MMO: Sign Up For Beta Now! (1446070)
Posted by Mindmaster on December 12th, 2012 @ 11:20am CST
Guess I didn't get in. -sigh-
Re: Transformers Universe MMO: Sign Up For Beta Now! (1446092)
Posted by El Duque on December 12th, 2012 @ 1:49pm CST

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Transformers Universe website launches


Leading independent games studio Jagex today announced the launch of its all new Transformers Universe website in preparation for the next stage of the free-to-play MMO’s release.

As well as featuring an entire redesign, the addition of forums and a news feed for all things Transformers Universe, the website will be the new and improved hub for the game’s BETA when it goes live in early 2013.

Tim Hodges, Transformers Universe Brand Director commented “We are delighted to be entering the next phase of our launch plans for Transformers Universe and we hope that players enjoy using this new hub for all the latest Transformer Universe news and information. We’re getting closer to unleashing Transformers Universe into browsers so stay tuned for more information and be sure to visit the site and sign up for BETA today”

The new website and BETA registration can be found here:- http://www.TransformersUniverse.com


About Transformers Universe:
Transformers Universe is an action packed massively multiplayer war game that puts you at the heart of the biggest battle in-gaming Autobots vs. Decepticons. With dozens of Transformers’ warriors to choose from, only the smartest and most adept commander will be able to steer their team to victory.

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Re: Transformers Universe MMO: Sign Up For Beta Now! (1446096)
Posted by PrymeStriker on December 12th, 2012 @ 1:58pm CST
Can't wait to start playing. :twisted:
Re: Transformers Universe MMO: Sign Up For Beta Now! (1446105)
Posted by RAcast on December 12th, 2012 @ 2:41pm CST
No luck here, but I'm glad they have the site properly up and running.
Re: Transformers Universe MMO: Sign Up For Beta Now! (1446149)
Posted by Autobot Megatron on December 12th, 2012 @ 7:13pm CST
It's already happened?, right? My time zone conversion skills are a bit off at the moment.
Re: Transformers Universe MMO: Sign Up For Beta Now! (1446154)
Posted by PrymeStriker on December 12th, 2012 @ 7:39pm CST
Autobot Megatron wrote:It's already happened?, right? My time zone conversion skills are a bit off at the moment.


Yes. It already happened. Might still be going on, I don't know. I wasn't invited. :-x
Re: Transformers Universe MMO: Sign Up For Beta Now! (1446157)
Posted by Autobot Megatron on December 12th, 2012 @ 7:43pm CST
PrymeStriker wrote:
Autobot Megatron wrote:It's already happened?, right? My time zone conversion skills are a bit off at the moment.


Yes. It already happened. Might still be going on, I don't know. I wasn't invited. :-x

That's good, thought I was going a bit crazy. It's weird though, I know there's a disclosure agreement, but I thought we'd hear from someone!
Re: Transformers Universe MMO: Sign Up For Beta Now! (1446236)
Posted by El Duque on December 13th, 2012 @ 7:56am CST
The newly launched Transformers Universe website has posted a trio of new screenshots. Closed beta testing is now underway.

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Re: Transformers Universe MMO: Sign Up For Beta Now! (1446248)
Posted by Rated X on December 13th, 2012 @ 8:41am CST
What is "Transformers Universe" ???

A new video game ?

A new cartoon ?

Just a website to showcase Hasbro art ?
Re: Transformers Universe MMO: Sign Up For Beta Now! (1446256)
Posted by Slashercon on December 13th, 2012 @ 9:05am CST
Rated X wrote:What is "Transformers Universe" ???

A new video game ?

A new cartoon ?

Just a website to showcase Hasbro art ?

Transformers Universe is a MMO video game by Jagex set within the Prime Universe.
Re: Transformers Universe MMO: Sign Up For Beta Now! (1446284)
Posted by PrymeStriker on December 13th, 2012 @ 11:12am CST
Slashercon wrote:
Rated X wrote:What is "Transformers Universe" ???

A new video game ?

A new cartoon ?

Just a website to showcase Hasbro art ?

Transformers Universe is a MMO video game by Jagex set within the Prime Universe.


Yeah, we've known about this game under the name of Transformers: Unvierse since June of 2011, and about the game period since March '11. Where have you been, dude?
Re: Transformers Universe MMO: Sign Up For Beta Now! (1446289)
Posted by Mindmaster on December 13th, 2012 @ 12:04pm CST
PrymeStriker wrote:
Slashercon wrote:
Rated X wrote:What is "Transformers Universe" ???

A new video game ?

A new cartoon ?

Just a website to showcase Hasbro art ?

Transformers Universe is a MMO video game by Jagex set within the Prime Universe.


Yeah, we've known about this game under the name of Transformers: Unvierse since June of 2011, and about the game period since March '11. Where have you been, dude?


Hell, I think it was even earlier than June.
Re: Transformers Universe MMO: Sign Up For Beta Now! (1446291)
Posted by PrymeStriker on December 13th, 2012 @ 12:07pm CST
Mindmaster wrote:
PrymeStriker wrote:
Slashercon wrote:
Rated X wrote:What is "Transformers Universe" ???

A new video game ?

A new cartoon ?

Just a website to showcase Hasbro art ?

Transformers Universe is a MMO video game by Jagex set within the Prime Universe.


Yeah, we've known about this game under the name of Transformers: Unvierse since June of 2011, and about the game period since March '11. Where have you been, dude?


Hell, I think it was even earlier than June.


We first heard about an MMO game in March of 2011, maybe earlier. Thursday, June 2nd, 2011 was when it was revealed as "Transformers: Universe."
Re: Transformers Universe MMO: Sign Up For Beta Now! (1446402)
Posted by Rated X on December 13th, 2012 @ 7:15pm CST
PrymeStriker wrote:
Mindmaster wrote:
PrymeStriker wrote:
Slashercon wrote:
Rated X wrote:What is "Transformers Universe" ???

A new video game ?

A new cartoon ?

Just a website to showcase Hasbro art ?

Transformers Universe is a MMO video game by Jagex set within the Prime Universe.


Yeah, we've known about this game under the name of Transformers: Unvierse since June of 2011, and about the game period since March '11. Where have you been, dude?


Hell, I think it was even earlier than June.


We first heard about an MMO game in March of 2011, maybe earlier. Thursday, June 2nd, 2011 was when it was revealed as "Transformers: Universe."



The thing is, I dont play video games. So I probally passed any stories on this thinking it was related to WFC/FOC. There was a point where every day we were getting a new image of Bruticus or Metroplex and I stopped reading stories about games.
Re: Transformers Universe MMO: Sign Up For Beta Now! (1446407)
Posted by First-Aid on December 13th, 2012 @ 8:11pm CST
I am royally cheesed. THey scheduled both two hour sessions at times where I was unavailable. :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad: :sad:
Re: Transformers Universe MMO: Sign Up For Beta Now! (1449924)
Posted by El Duque on December 28th, 2012 @ 12:39pm CST
Seibertron member dedcat dropped by to let us know the Transformers: Universe MMO Beta testing is still moving along. Those who were lucky enough to be chosen for the Beta test are receiving emails with a link to a survey regarding computer specs and a few images. See the email and images below.


Commander, action is required of you. To take your next step towards the closed BETA program, we need some additional information. Please click on the link below to complete a brief survey and provide some information about your computers specifications.

This information is vital for BETA access; only those participating in the BETA survey will be able to participate in the closed BETA program. This data will only be used by the Transformers team and will not be shared with any third parties.


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Re: Transformers Universe MMO: Sign Up For Beta Now! (1449926)
Posted by Mindmaster on December 28th, 2012 @ 12:45pm CST
Got the email this time! :grin:
Re: Transformers Universe MMO: Sign Up For Beta Now! (1449928)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on December 28th, 2012 @ 12:51pm CST
i got that email about a week or so ago and finished it so does that mean i might get in the beta?
Re: Transformers Universe MMO: Sign Up For Beta Now! (1449934)
Posted by Fires_Of_Inferno on December 28th, 2012 @ 1:08pm CST
I'll still happily try out the beta, but the fact that it's a League of Legends clone and not an MMORPG irritates me. Maybe I'll feel less bitter about it once I've tried it, still, was looking forward to making my own character.

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