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Friday, October 25th, 2013 4:54PM CDT

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Transformers: Universe................in the immortal words of Megatron from 1987's Transformers: The Movie, "I still function." Jagex's Transformers: Universe wesbsite has made a few recent updates to their website. They've added new downloadable wallpapers, which can be found by clicking here, and according to their Comms page a new round of Beta testing is underway. We've mirrored the wallpapers below, click here to visit the Transformers: Universe website. Hopefully they're getting closer to a full blown launch.


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Transformers News: Re: Transformers Universe MMO: Sign Up For Beta Now!

Transformers News: Re: Transformers Universe MMO: Sign Up For Beta Now!

Transformers News: Re: Transformers Universe MMO: Sign Up For Beta Now!

Transformers News: Re: Transformers Universe MMO: Sign Up For Beta Now!

Transformers News: Re: Transformers Universe MMO: Sign Up For Beta Now!

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Re: Transformers: Universe MMO Updates (1525976)
Posted by sdn1337 on October 25th, 2013 @ 5:15pm CDT
I cannot WAIT for this game. Any new updates get me excited. Looking forward to seeing the prime and megatron designs for this game!!!
Re: Transformers: Universe MMO Updates (1525979)
Posted by Twitchythe3rd on October 25th, 2013 @ 5:24pm CDT
Weren't they changing it from an MMO to a DotA-style game?
Re: Transformers: Universe MMO Updates (1525986)
Posted by Fires_Of_Inferno on October 25th, 2013 @ 5:51pm CDT
Twitchythe3rd wrote:Weren't they changing it from an MMO to a DotA-style game?


Yep. They did some kinda switcheroo where they said it was going to be open world and character customization, and everyone got excited, then they said it was going to be a dota clone.
Re: Transformers: Universe MMO Updates (1526001)
Posted by Twitchythe3rd on October 25th, 2013 @ 6:34pm CDT
Fires_Of_Inferno wrote:
Twitchythe3rd wrote:Weren't they changing it from an MMO to a DotA-style game?


Yep. They did some kinda switcheroo where they said it was going to be open world and character customization, and everyone got excited, then they said it was going to be a dota clone.


Thought so. Guess I'll be skipping this one then. We need another DotA-clone like we need the plague.
Re: Transformers: Universe MMO Updates (1526007)
Posted by Fires_Of_Inferno on October 25th, 2013 @ 7:02pm CDT
Twitchythe3rd wrote:
Fires_Of_Inferno wrote:
Twitchythe3rd wrote:Weren't they changing it from an MMO to a DotA-style game?


Yep. They did some kinda switcheroo where they said it was going to be open world and character customization, and everyone got excited, then they said it was going to be a dota clone.


Thought so. Guess I'll be skipping this one then. We need another DotA-clone like we need the plague.



To be fair, there are probably a fair number of people excited for it still. They have poor taste in games, but they're excited about it! ;)
Re: Transformers: Universe MMO Updates (1526010)
Posted by PrymeStriker on October 25th, 2013 @ 7:11pm CDT
Oh, yeah. This thing....exists. Huh.
Re: Transformers: Universe MMO Updates (1526013)
Posted by Bumblevivisector on October 25th, 2013 @ 7:25pm CDT
Does the yellow guy with the rocket launchers in the last pic look like Guiledart with a modern alt to anyone else? You know, with all his puppet-kibble-mass moved to his back?

Female Armada Sideways somehow looks...bland in execution. Maybe because he got so many body changes over time that switching genders just seems like jumping the shark.
Re: Transformers: Universe MMO Updates (1526019)
Posted by Mudwire on October 25th, 2013 @ 8:04pm CDT
Nice to see this thing is still kickin'.

...Even though I still know incredibly little about it.
Re: Transformers: Universe MMO Updates (1526031)
Posted by Nemesis Maximo on October 25th, 2013 @ 9:31pm CDT
PrymeStriker wrote:Oh, yeah. This thing....exists. Huh.

^^. ^^. ^^
Re: Transformers: Universe MMO Updates (1526036)
Posted by SlyTF1 on October 25th, 2013 @ 10:10pm CDT
Fires_Of_Inferno wrote:
Twitchythe3rd wrote:Weren't they changing it from an MMO to a DotA-style game?


Yep. They did some kinda switcheroo where they said it was going to be open world and character customization, and everyone got excited, then they said it was going to be a dota clone.


I just looked that game up and it looks like complete ass. I REALLY hope that's not what this game turns out to be.
Re: Transformers: Universe MMO Updates (1526044)
Posted by vegetacron on October 26th, 2013 @ 12:15am CDT
Yeah, i'm probably going to skip this one. Everything about it just screams "BAD!" to me. I love the Prime universe and the artwork is nice, but everything else just isn't doing it for me.
Re: Transformers: Universe MMO Updates (1526052)
Posted by MINDVVIPE on October 26th, 2013 @ 2:04am CDT
Visuals look good, but somehow I don't think I'm going to like the game either. That DotA shit is pretty boring for me.

As for the designs, a lot are sick, except for the faces... I miss them having noses, or at least something to interupt the flat face that makes them all look too similar.
Re: Transformers: Universe MMO Updates (1526080)
Posted by craggy on October 26th, 2013 @ 8:53am CDT
call the Ghostbusters because we've got a free-roaming vapour-ware apparition
Re: Transformers: Universe MMO Updates (1538439)
Posted by kaijuguy19 on December 30th, 2013 @ 7:08pm CST
I'm still ticked about the game removing what made people excited about the game to being with which was the character customization feature. :-x I hope somehow they can have the feature back in as an alternate option for those who don't want to do a DOTA styled game. I know that's unlikely at this point but a guy can dream all the same right?
Re: Transformers: Universe MMO Updates (1538903)
Posted by Va'al on January 2nd, 2014 @ 3:43am CST
Much time has passed since we last heard from the Transformers Universe MMO, and a couple of things being changed. Now, MrTvii from the game's forums has revealed some information about the game modes, plot, and other parts of the playability. Check out the original posts here, or read them below!

Transformers Universe

Plot - Choose your side, Autobot or Decepticons and battle it out in this free-to-play, browser based MOBA, as you command your garage of Transformers to turn the tide in hopes of winning the war between Autobots and Decepticons.

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[Global Warfare] - Every move you make, and choice you choose to do is reflected on the never ending war between the two factions. Using tactics, strategy, skill, and teamwork, you can dominate the battlefiled and turn the tide of the war in your favors.

[The Hangar] - The Garage is where all or you Transformers that you have purchased with Energon go into when they are not in the battle. This will help you prepare for the next battle. Here in the Hangar, you can buy new Transformers, or modify old ones by equipping them with a wide range of weapons and abilities. You also have to make make sure Transformers by keeping them prepared, by making sure they're fit, and healthy and well equipped with armor.

[Armies] - Each Commander has a wide array of Transformers choose from, and can buy, sell, and trade Transformers Warriors any time. Every Transformers is has different abilites, weapons, eqiupment to use any time to give them the advantage in the heat of the battle. It is up to up to you Commander to have courage and command your Warriors to lead them to victory.


Transformers Universe

Game Modes

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[Team Deathmatch] - Autobots and Decepticons battle it out until the time ends.

[Deathmatch] - Using your array of Warriors, battle it out with all Transformers until the time ends.

[Energon Control] - Autobots and Decepticons fight to control various hot-spots of Energon.

[Search and Destory] - One team is responsible for planting the bomb, and the other team is responsible for disarming it.

[Intel Capture] - Each team is responsible for capturing the enemies intel and returning it back to their base, but also defending their own intel as well.

[Escalation] - Escalation is a survival mode similar to COD: Zombies where each team fends off against waves of enemies and bying weapons, doors, and eqiupment to help them complete each wave.
Re: Transformers: Universe MMO Updates (1538934)
Posted by welcometothedarksyde on January 2nd, 2014 @ 10:12am CST
Oh sweet! Escalation and Team Deathmatch!
Re: Transformers: Universe MMO Updates (1538957)
Posted by PrymeStriker on January 2nd, 2014 @ 12:10pm CST
I actually can't wait for this to come out, despite some features being removed. :D :KREMZEEK:
Re: Transformers: Universe MMO Updates (1538971)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on January 2nd, 2014 @ 12:55pm CST
so wait this is a pvp only game? no missions or exploration? yeah im out, im so tired of run and gun deathmatch crap with little kids screaming obscenities in your ear. If theres no story based missions or mission based coop i dont care.
Re: Transformers: Universe MMO Updates (1539017)
Posted by PowerEncarnate on January 2nd, 2014 @ 6:05pm CST
Megatron Wolf wrote:so wait this is a pvp only game? no missions or exploration? yeah im out, im so tired of run and gun deathmatch crap with little kids screaming obscenities in your ear. If theres no story based missions or mission based coop i dont care.


i agree fully and posted as much on the games forum...i was looking forward to developing a unique character...and with the hanger and troops you can "buy" with energon it sounds kinda like it has some RTS elements added...was so looking forward to transformers meets WoW
Re: Transformers: Universe MMO Updates (1539085)
Posted by Farmer Thompson on January 3rd, 2014 @ 5:09am CST
I'm a bit disappointed that it may not be an exploration type of game, but at the same time I still look forward to playing it. I wonder if it'll be released on Steam...
Re: Transformers: Universe MMO Updates (1539137)
Posted by DeadCaL on January 3rd, 2014 @ 12:33pm CST
A MOBA? Well that's me and all my buddies out. If I wanted to play a MOBA I'd be playing League Of Legends.
Re: Transformers: Universe MMO Updates (1549051)
Posted by DinobotSix on February 8th, 2014 @ 9:54pm CST
Mac/Safari user here.

I signed up last year. heard nothing.
Searching their site I could find nothing about system spec/requirement/browser requirement or anything like that.

After scouring their general forum searches, I'm getting the feeling that Mac browsers will be last in line, if at all.
So, sadly that puts me out of the BETA call-up. At this point, I'm just hoping they at least RELEASE it for Mac.

Flashy but rather un-interactive pages on their website, unreplied-to queries in their forums and these long, dark periods of no info, doesn't exactly boost confidence in your product guys. =\
Re: Transformers: Universe MMO Updates (1549151)
Posted by craggy on February 9th, 2014 @ 7:58am CST
DinobotSix wrote:Mac/Safari user here.

I signed up last year. heard nothing.
Searching their site I could find nothing about system spec/requirement/browser requirement or anything like that.

After scouring their general forum searches, I'm getting the feeling that Mac browsers will be last in line, if at all.
So, sadly that puts me out of the BETA call-up. At this point, I'm just hoping they at least RELEASE it for Mac.

Flashy but rather un-interactive pages on their website, unreplied-to queries in their forums and these long, dark periods of no info, doesn't exactly boost confidence in your product guys. =\

yeah, quiet, slow updates to a website are one thing, the lack of anything on the forums is telling though. at this point I'll be a little surprised if it ever actually releases, and gorram amazed if it isn't a pile of robo-poo.
Re: Transformers: Universe MMO Updates (1553721)
Posted by #Sideways# on February 26th, 2014 @ 1:07pm CST
Seen HERE, we have a look at a new Transformer character that is going to be in Universe! This is an interesting statement for "Character" is clearly a statement that he is a static, unchangeable character in the game, further removing the personalization factor. From the trailer, he appears to be called "Meltdown", and is a medic character that transforms into a golden-yellow Hummer-like truck, much akin to Ratchet!
Re: Transformers: Universe MMO Updates (1553726)
Posted by Va'al on February 26th, 2014 @ 1:36pm CST
Fellow Seibertron.com user #Sideways# just spotted a new update regarding the Transformers Universe MOBA. The people behind the game have revealed a new character for Universe, through a Vine (short looping video), Meltdown, who appears to have Transformers: Prime Ratchet's mold in a gold and blue deco, and features a Boraya Beam Gun, Starstream Beam Gun, Protex Rocket Launcher and is also a medic. Check out some screenshots below, and click here for the Vine!

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Re: Transformers: Universe MMO Updates (1553735)
Posted by Mindmaster on February 26th, 2014 @ 2:12pm CST
Toy. NOW. =P~
Re: Transformers: Universe MMO Updates (1553744)
Posted by Razieon on February 26th, 2014 @ 2:47pm CST
^THIS!
Re: Transformers: Universe MMO Updates (1553746)
Posted by megatronus on February 26th, 2014 @ 3:02pm CST
Mindmaster wrote:Toy. NOW. =P~


I'll see your =P~ and raise you =P~ =P~ =P~
Re: Transformers: Universe MMO Updates (1553759)
Posted by PrymeStriker on February 26th, 2014 @ 4:14pm CST
Indeed. A toy. Now.

I'm not seeing how it's sharing Transformers: Prime Ratchet's mold, though. It's a similar vehicle and head, but he's far too bulky, he lacks doors on his chest, his arms are rounded, he's shaped like a V, and there are wheels in his shoulders and on his knees. These are all traits that Ratchet lacks.

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Re: Transformers: Universe MMO Updates (1553794)
Posted by Sabrblade on February 26th, 2014 @ 7:32pm CST
Yeah, this is more of an original design and I'm not holding out for toys of any these game-original characters.
Re: Transformers: Universe MMO Updates (1553807)
Posted by RAcast on February 26th, 2014 @ 9:00pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:Yeah, this is more of an original design and I'm not holding out for toys of any these game-original characters.

With any luck, he's based on an existing (or upcoming) mold, so I'm sure our customizers could have some fun with him.
Re: Transformers: Universe MMO Updates (1553812)
Posted by Sabrblade on February 26th, 2014 @ 9:22pm CST
RAcast wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:Yeah, this is more of an original design and I'm not holding out for toys of any these game-original characters.

With any luck, he's based on an existing (or upcoming) mold, so I'm sure our customizers could have some fun with him.
If upcoming, from which toyline? TF: Prime is almost dead, soon to be replaced by AOE Generations.
Re: Transformers: Universe MMO Updates (1553929)
Posted by El Duque on February 27th, 2014 @ 11:59am CST
Transformers Universe has released another short video clip featuring one of the original characters from the upcoming game. Meet Duststorm, a well armed Decepticon fembot who transformers into a dune buggy type vehicle. The video clip can be viewed by clicking here.
Re: Transformers: Universe MMO Updates (1553969)
Posted by #Sideways# on February 27th, 2014 @ 3:06pm CST
It appears I was not as swift as my previous entries! :P

I am actually looking forward to this. If what I'm picking up from them is true, then I wonder whether or not this is simply a template for a sort of scout class, like the scout class in Fall of Cybertron, hence the Sniper Rifle, seeming Carbine and perhaps even a Shotgun. I am really glad that there are fembots in this game, and I'm looking forward to the newest addition.
Re: Transformers: Universe MMO Updates (1553991)
Posted by durroth on February 27th, 2014 @ 4:18pm CST
... her color scheme makes me think of a female blitzwing
Re: Transformers: Universe MMO Updates (1553998)
Posted by Rated X on February 27th, 2014 @ 5:36pm CST
Why does she have to look so Primish ?
Re: Transformers: Universe MMO Updates (1553999)
Posted by Sabrblade on February 27th, 2014 @ 5:39pm CST
Rated X wrote:Why does she have to look so Primish ?
Cuz it's a Prime game?
Re: Transformers: Universe MMO Updates (1554003)
Posted by Rated X on February 27th, 2014 @ 5:59pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:
Rated X wrote:Why does she have to look so Primish ?
Cuz it's a Prime game?



I thought TF Prime was officially done after Rise of the Predacons ?
Re: Transformers: Universe MMO Updates (1554007)
Posted by Sabrblade on February 27th, 2014 @ 6:08pm CST
Rated X wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Rated X wrote:Why does she have to look so Primish ?
Cuz it's a Prime game?



I thought TF Prime was officially done after Rise of the Predacons ?
"Predacons Rising".

And, well, yeah, this is technically something that was made before that. Long before that, to be frank. The game just kept getting delayed and delayed so much that it's only now getting off the ground, almost three whole years after its original announcement. So, better late than never, I guess. :roll:

Though, at least it actually is coming out, since there was another game like this one that they were making for China, but was ultimately abandoned just a few short months after its launch date. :BANG_HEAD:
Re: Transformers: Universe MMO Updates (1554051)
Posted by First-Aid on February 27th, 2014 @ 9:23pm CST
Does anyone know if this is strictly PvP like MechWarrior Online or will there be PvE content for those who enjoy the story aspect of games?
Re: Transformers: Universe MMO Updates (1554136)
Posted by #Sideways# on February 28th, 2014 @ 8:47am CST
We have, thanks to the Transformers Universe Facebook page, some new information for you all to enjoy!

First comes the cover photo on their page:

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Now, notice the insignia at the center, there? I do not recall that prior to this incident. If it has been revealed, what is it? And if not... What is it?

Secondly comes some non-iffy news on the regards to Meltdown and Duststorm teased the past couple of days. They have been officially revealed, with full bios! Oh, and totally epic trailers that show off actual gameplay and some of the musical soundtrack! The gameplay seems to be more of an MMO base, yet on the regards to how it's tactical, I would assume it's as tactical as Team Fortress 2 or perhaps the Fall of Cybertron multiplayer. Still requires tactics, but people don't have to use them to succeed sometimes. There seem to be rather large environments to travel in, and there seems to be quite the mass of players to accompany it! You can see the trailers below:

Meltdown:



Duststorm:



As always, you can check out the full article HERE!

EDIT: It seems as though the individual bios for each of the characters provides in-depth looks at their capabilities, as well as an actual three dimensional model you can manipulate to take a closer gander at the character! The links for both of their bios are below:

Meltdown

Duststorm
Re: Transformers: Universe MMO Updates (1554224)
Posted by El Duque on February 28th, 2014 @ 3:45pm CST
Jagex has released full bios and extended clips for Duststorm and Meltdown from the upcoming Transformers Universe online game. We've mirrored the bios and embedded the clips below. More details and stats for each can be found at the following: Meltdown - Duststorm

Meltdown:



MELTDOWN

HEALTH INSURANCE

Meltdown is an Autobot who hates war but will never leave a fellow warrior behind.
He specializes in blasting his beam weapons - welding injured allies back together and deconstructing Decepticons (if absolutely necessary). He's also handy with a rocket launcher, although it's rumored he shuts his optics at the moment of impact. Emo-chanical issues aside, Meltdown is your bot for all reasons.

"IF AN AUTOBOT IS IN TROUBLE, MELTDOWN PUTS IT ALL ON THE LINE." - IRONHIDE



Duststorm:



DUSTSTORM
GHOST-FACED GUERRILLA
Corrupted from the inside out, Duststorm simmers with a quiet, consuming rage.
With an arsenal optimized to keep even the most ironclad predator at bay, this Decepticon will fry servos with her electrifying pistols or pop hoods from distance with deadeye precision. The tainted glint in her augmented ocular prosthesis is the only thing her victims ever see of this ghost-faced guerrilla.

"RUTHLESSLY EFFICIENT, DUSTSTORM IS A DECEPTICON WARRIOR CLOSE TO MY DARK SPARK." - MEGATRON
Re: Transformers: Universe MMO Updates (1554240)
Posted by Jazz813 on February 28th, 2014 @ 5:02pm CST
Looks more and more promessing now all we need is the game.
Re: Transformers: Universe MMO Updates (1554251)
Posted by Madeus Prime on February 28th, 2014 @ 6:03pm CST
Huh, kinda reminds me of DCUO. But surprisingly less fun looking. I guess we'll have to choose a "base" body and customize the colors and with whatever weapons are made available.

Still, Meltdown doesn't look or sound too unique. I'm always happy to see another femme put into the series, Duststorm doesn't look to shabby. I think a different color scheme is in order though, she looks like a gender-swapped Swindle or Blitzwing with that purple-tan
Re: Transformers: Universe MMO Updates (1554984)
Posted by #Sideways# on March 4th, 2014 @ 4:05pm CST
Seen HERE, the Transformers Universe team is rehashing the Beta sign-up! Looks like they're trying to get as many people as possible, so we should probably sign up whilst we can!

Furthermore, it also seems as though they may have recently made graphical changes to the game and want to make sure it works well by signing up people with lower-quality machines, or at least, that's my take on it.
Re: Transformers: Universe MMO Updates (1556457)
Posted by #Sideways# on March 10th, 2014 @ 1:16pm CDT
Shown HERE we have the most recent update from our friends over at Transformers: Universe!

In this update, they reveal some awesome new data for your enjoyment, including revealing the fact that there will be open-world gameplay, multiple vehicle mode options for the warriors and on how it will be similar to RuneScape!

As always, I will update you all as information comes the best I can!
Re: Transformers: Universe MMO Updates (1556542)
Posted by El Duque on March 10th, 2014 @ 5:58pm CDT
We have a few Transformers Universe updates to pass along.

First, the Transformers Universe Facebook page has teased two new character reveals. We will probably get full reveals later this week, for now check out the teaser image and brief message below:

This week we’ll be revealing two new warriors, a former vigilante and a gangsta healer! Keep an eye on Facebook for the reveal!


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Next we have a Q&A session:

Will the game be similar to RuneScape?
RuneScape has been running for 13 years with a dedicated community, constant updates and it continues to go from strength to strength. We hope that Transformers Universe will experience similar success and become the social, fun community that RuneScape has become. In terms of gameplay though Transformers Universe is a very different game to our other flagship title RuneScape.

Transformers Universe is focused on action packed battles, recruiting and controlling your team of warriors and using their weapons and abilities out on the frontlines. Our focus is on session based content rather than a reliance on quests and performing specific tasks. We want to give you a game that you can master over time and, as you improve, you’ll be able to take on more skilled and powerful opponents on your enemy side.

Will the game feature a persistent world or areas we can roam around?
Transformers Universe will feature a variety of sessions on battlefields each with their own map. In addition to this players will be able to drop into a persistent map area where they can explore, take on PvE challenges and interact with other members of their faction. This means that you will always be able to find something to enjoy when playing Transformers Universe.

What type of vehicles will be available at launch?
The range of Warrior Bots change into a variety of vehicles, from dirt bikes to trucks to rally cars. Each character will have their own unique vehicle form to get around the battlefield in and take on the enemy. We’re going to be very keen to hear your favourites and get your ideas on vehicle states for the future!

What kind of specs are you looking for in candidate computers for beta testing?
Right now Transformers Universe is in its beta development stage and that means the game is still undergoing optimisation, however we have begun sending out emails to all our registered users looking to gather details on PC specifications. With this information we will be looking to invite players who meet our beta requirements to join us in our next beta session. If you have already registered but have not recently completed a technical specifications survey then we recommend visiting http://www.transformersuniverse.com/specs to ensure we have your most accurate details. Make sure you’re all signed up and verified!


And just in case you missed it, here's the Q&A session from last month:

Why was create a bot removed? Are there any plans to ever incorporate it as a feature?

We covered this previously last year with our interviews with GameInformer, PC Gamer and Edge Magazine. Making fully customisable varied characters that move, fight and change form seamlessly is a lot more challenging than say customising a human or dwarf. You have to ensure that all the customisations work with the animation skeletons of the characters and that everything looks great when the character turns into their vehicle mode. This unfortunately means locking characters into specific builds, which whilst not a problem for Orcs and Elves, doesn’t look all that great for giant Bots.

Just making a Transformers character in general is a major undertaking. We have to invent a vehicle form that looks real, then work out how to turn that vehicle into a robot that looks cool. You can only vary these elements so much before you lose functionality.

So we took the difficult step to redefine how characters work in Transformers Universe, determined instead to showcase varied and interesting characters and reflecting that in our game.

You will now have a selection of unique Warriors who all have their own look, weapons and play styles. We do want you to express yourselves though so there will be plenty of ways to tailor your army, including recruiting your ideal team and customising those warriors with augments, skins and tints to suit you.

Will creating a bot from scratch ever come back? It’s not in our plan. However! We’ll show you the ways you can alter your Bots in the game soon.


How story based will Transformers Universe be?

We have a detailed backstory that will reveal why the Autobots and Decepticons have made their way to Earth, highlighting key details in Optimus and Megatron’s struggle for supremacy and how all of this will pan out for your commander and your warriors.

We have a very strong creative direction team formed out of our Chief Creative Officer Alex Horton and Creative Director Alex de Rakoff. Alex Horton has a detailed history of working on the story materials for Rockstar games and the commercials industry and Alex de Rakoff comes from feature films and music videos.

Together our creative team are at pains to create a compelling backstory that gives the game context and meaning, not put too much story into the game itself. We want you to know what you’re doing and why you’re doing it. They're both responsible for bringing a style to our expression of transformers. A place where we want games, comics and toy collecting cultures to collide in an experience for gamers.


Can you tell us what the game will be like in terms of comparison to another game?

You won’t have seen another game like this in your browser. At Jagex we have a lot of experience with creating innovative browser games and Transformers Universe will be no different. It’s difficult to try and compare Transformers Universe to other existing games as that inevitably creates expectations of that games features appearing in Transformers Universe. Transformers is really its own game.

What we can tell you is that the game is 3rd person, controlled with the mouse and keyboard and that tactics and strategy will be key in defeating your enemies.


What actually is a MOTA?

MOTA stands for Massively Online Tactical Action Game. As the name suggests, it is a game about action and tactics, using your warriors, weapons and abilities to defeat your enemies and gain victory for your faction. We are an MMO but not an MMORPG or MOBA. Our game features a breadth of gameplay which will appeal to PvP and PvE gamers alike.


Lastly, the next phase of Beta testing is just around the corner:

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We’re gearing up for the next phase of our Beta and we need you to be ready. Make sure to keep an eye on your inbox in the coming days as we will be contacting all future commanders to provide us some vital info regarding their machines, computer specs and operating systems. This is an important stage of our Beta process – you don’t fill it in – you don’t play the beta! We collect these specs to help us track performance and to improve the game, and remember to run the test on the machine you’re going to be playing the game on.
The email will hold all the details. Alternatively, you can log into your account and head to transformersuniverse.com/specs to fill in your info now.
We know you’re itching to play and we can’t wait for you to get your hands on the game, but to be in with the best chance make sure you fill in the Spec Collect. Once we’ve got the information we’ll be in touch again to invite you in to the appropriate phase of the BETA – so ensure you keep an eye on your email.
If you’ve not already signed-up, now’s the time to do it in order to ensure you get a chance to play the Transformers Universe game before anyone else.
Re: Transformers: Universe MMO Updates (1556668)
Posted by Fires_Of_Inferno on March 11th, 2014 @ 12:56am CDT
"gangsta healer!"

This just made me hate this game more. That's it, I'm retracting my request for a beta invite.
Re: Transformers: Universe MMO Updates (1556832)
Posted by #Sideways# on March 11th, 2014 @ 3:05pm CDT
Transformers: Universe has posted yet another teaser for a new character, named Front-Line! You can check it out on Vine HERE for your immediate enjoyment.

As an observation, it seems to be heavily based upon Bulkhead's overall build, except that it has a white and red color scheme. Based off what they have stated prior, Front-Line may be a former vigilante!

As always, I will try to keep you updated when I can!
Re: Transformers: Universe MMO Updates (1556883)
Posted by PrymeStriker on March 11th, 2014 @ 7:49pm CDT
Let's just hope I get an invite this time. >:oP

Fires_Of_Inferno wrote:"gangsta healer!"

This just made me hate this game more.


You can't be serious.

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