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Transformers: Universe MOTA Twelve New Characters Revealed

Transformers News: Transformers: Universe MOTA Twelve New Characters Revealed

Saturday, June 7th, 2014 4:51PM CDT

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Time for some more character updates from the Transformers Universe MOTA game! Their official website has been updated with a grand total of eleven characters, six Autobots and six Decepticons, 6 of which are exclusive to the Founder packs and 6 are new starter bots. The starter bots you get for free when the game launches Starter bots are Monsoon, Triage and Overclock for Autobots and Drive-By, Hotwire and Rampart. We reported on the Founder packs a while ago. But check out below some very nice art for the newcomers: Decepticons Drive-By, Hotwire, Rampart, Astraea Deadheat, Derail, and Autobots Overclock, Triage, Monsoon, Ripraw, Doubletake and Anomaly.

Transformers News: Transformers: Universe MOTA Twelve New Characters Revealed


Dripping oil and shedding his peeling paint job due to cosmic rust, Drive-By is the silent Decepticon stalker who rolls up in the dead of night, kills his lights, and waits for the witching hour.

His quarry will know they've stumbled into a nightmare when their circuits spontaneously corrode, and Drive-By's laser rifle turns their shambling corpse into iron filings.


Transformers News: Transformers: Universe MOTA Twelve New Characters Revealed


Strap in and get ready for a fast getaway - Hotwire won't stop until he's spun maximum profit out of this galactic arms race.

With a catalog of black-market contacts that even Megatron doesn't know, there are no depths he won't plunder to secure a bargain. He values his Decepticon family as much as his bottom-line - when they come under fire he's got the weapons to heal or close the deal.


Transformers News: Transformers: Universe MOTA Twelve New Characters Revealed


Rampart is Megatron's mobile Fort Knox: reinforced by layers of armor bolted onto his superstructure, he has a cast-iron disposition welded for war.

No one's gonna get past this fortified Decepticon, let alone past his grenade launcher, minigun and axe. The word from the trenches is intruders that cross Rampart meet only painful endings.


Transformers News: Transformers: Universe MOTA Twelve New Characters Revealed


Take cover! Astraea rains down mines, grenades and rockets as though it was Unicron's second coming.

Infamously lustful for spilled Energon, this Decepticon can call on aerial backup to bury her enemies in crater-sized tombs. When Astraea emerges from the debris wearing a satisfied smile, you know the next salvo will be one shell closer to the apocalypse.


Transformers News: Transformers: Universe MOTA Twelve New Characters Revealed


Deadheat is all sleek, servo-seizing lasers and flurrying blades.

Blink and you'll miss him - but your sonic receptors will lock onto his screaming engine, and the motorcade of enemies failing to match this Decepticon's blistering pace. Pushing the red line, he floors it back into battle, slicing circuits and dicing diodes, before boosting off over the horizon.


Transformers News: Transformers: Universe MOTA Twelve New Characters Revealed


Derail is a Decepticon who's guaranteed to knock your enemies off track.

A fearless explosives expert, he leaves a trail of Autobot wreckage in his wake. Recognizing that his allies are sometimes as vulnerable as his enemies, he'll happily fix them up - after all, nuking Autobots doesn't count for much if you lose the war.


Transformers News: Transformers: Universe MOTA Twelve New Characters Revealed


Bodywork can be deceiving: Overclock's sleek, aerodynamic curves might stop traffic, but what his enemies should really worry about is the advanced technology packed under his hood.

With rockets retrofitted from a starship, a time-bending laser rifle, and a self-destruct system with a twist, Overclock is an Autobot spy who is a master of destruction as well as disguise.


Transformers News: Transformers: Universe MOTA Twelve New Characters Revealed


At the center of any Autobot attack is Triage, the short-fused medic.

With a psyche that can switch as quickly as the tide of battle, he's as likely to shock enemies with his defibrillators as he is to patch up his waning pals. When the sirens are wailing and the red lights are flashing, you can't be certain whether Triage will deliver surgical aid, or a surgical strike.


Transformers News: Transformers: Universe MOTA Twelve New Characters Revealed


A bringer of unhinged power, Monsoon delivers more destruction than a category 5 storm.

As good close-up as he is at range, when this Autobot rains over the battlefield there's nowhere to hide - enemies will be uprooted by his axe or washed away by his grenade launcher. When the sky clears, like a cleansing tropical sun shower he'll bring life back to his wilting allies.


Transformers News: Transformers: Universe MOTA Twelve New Characters Revealed


Steaming down the highway like a meteor on wheels, Ripraw hates to be late for the main event.

But time spent pumping iron pays off once he arrives on the battlefield - he hunkers down with heavy weapons and lobs Decepticons around like dumb-bells. When it's all over this hard-hitting Autobot bypasses the debriefing and rolls straight into the posedown.


Transformers News: Transformers: Universe MOTA Twelve New Characters Revealed


A sleek, sophisticated and seldom seen police enforcer, Doubletake is a master of reconnaissance.

With long-range scanning systems and pinpoint spatial awareness, he always picks the perfect moment to strike. By the time his targets realize their systems are shutting down, this Autobot is long gone, scanning for his next mission.


Transformers News: Transformers: Universe MOTA Twelve New Characters Revealed


The young and feisty Anomaly is spoiling for a fight and ready to take on the entire Decepticon armada solo.

An unusual hybrid of scientist and soldier, his toxic tendencies tend to leave the enemy infected and quarantined. But reverse him back towards your allies and you'll find this Autobot can clean up even the toughest battlefield fallout.
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Re: Transformers: Universe MOTA Twelve New Characters Revealed (1580170)
Posted by OptimalOptimus2 on June 7th, 2014 @ 5:34pm CDT
What about Diabla and Sparkscape and those five videos?
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Posted by Autobot tap out on June 7th, 2014 @ 9:52pm CDT
Hm 10 to 15 dollars at my local Walmart is what I see in the not so distant future :D :-B :MARIO: :G2BOT:
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Posted by Wasp-shot23 on June 8th, 2014 @ 1:59pm CDT
Whoa, hold up... Rampart?? Oh no you didn't, Jagex...

I got the proof right here that last summer I came up with my own bot called Rampart. A name which has never before been used. http://www.seibertron.com/energonpub/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=96165#p1512574

In my description of him and little concept sketch, I described him as a) a Decepticon, b) a heavy hitter and c) a land vehicle with a pointed plough blade front end.

Coinkydink?
I dunno, people have sued for less is all I'm saying.
Just give us a figure of this guy so I can pretend I have had an effect on the canon TF world at large.
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Posted by Mindmaster on June 8th, 2014 @ 6:45pm CDT
The folks developing the soon-to-be-released Transformers: Universe massively online tactical action game, Jagex, uploaded five videos on the game's official YouTube channel! Each video is more or less an hour long, and are heavily detailed in the game's details, such as gameplay, game modes, the heads-up display (HUD), etc. If you got the time, we got the videos mirrored below for you!









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Posted by Rex Prime on June 29th, 2014 @ 3:36pm CDT
Wasp-shot23 wrote:Whoa, hold up... Rampart?? Oh no you didn't, Jagex...

I got the proof right here that last summer I came up with my own bot called Rampart. A name which has never before been used. http://www.seibertron.com/energonpub/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=96165#p1512574

In my description of him and little concept sketch, I described him as a) a Decepticon, b) a heavy hitter and c) a land vehicle with a pointed plough blade front end.

Coinkydink?
I dunno, people have sued for less is all I'm saying.
Just give us a figure of this guy so I can pretend I have had an effect on the canon TF world at large.


Holy Sh*t! Someone at Jagex could be a big fan of you.

A big number of Beta Invites were sent today, and the game is actually a decent game. A good MOBA style game, though I don't like MOBAs. I managed to like this somehow, it's a pretty fun game, and not as Pay2Win as I thought it would be. Relics are rather easy to get, and I could easily get a new hero after a few hours of gameplay.

Also, here is something not surprising. There is a HUGE number of autobots but a few cons. The autobot base is like FULL! But the Con base is rather empty. However, the Cons are winning the war, %62 precent win-rate right now. Decepticons however are not OP, since the classes/heroes that each faction uses are the same except with different models and names, the guns/weapons have the exact same look/function/s-tech/damage value as it's autobot counterpart.
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Posted by VirusCarnage on June 30th, 2014 @ 3:00am CDT
I got in the Beta Saturday, it was pretty fun, Hopefully when the full game comes out it'll have more performance options.
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Posted by 1PrimeProductions on July 10th, 2014 @ 10:49am CDT
I think flying characters would be a great addition to the game.
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Posted by VirusCarnage on July 10th, 2014 @ 11:01am CDT
1PrimeProductions wrote:I think flying characters would be a great addition to the game.


Yeah so do I, they might be a bit overpowered though.
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Posted by 1PrimeProductions on July 10th, 2014 @ 3:59pm CDT
VirusCarnage wrote:
1PrimeProductions wrote:I think flying characters would be a great addition to the game.


Yeah so do I, they might be a bit overpowered though.


If done like the WFC/FOC counterparts, (after all they are in the same universe :roll: ), for instance lower health, then I think it could be done.
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Posted by LOST Cybertronian on July 10th, 2014 @ 11:07pm CDT
Transformers Universe continues its open BETA weekend competitions and offers double XP this weekend with $75,000 in prizes up for grabs. Check below for details.

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Re: Transformers: Universe MOTA Twelve New Characters Revealed (1591150)
Posted by NOOBMEATSHIELD on July 16th, 2014 @ 11:12am CDT
Would be great if we could get some more people involved in the TU community. Posting bugs, views etc at https://www.transformersuniverse.com/home
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Posted by Va'al on July 25th, 2014 @ 11:35am CDT
In amidst all the SDCC news, here's a video game piece for those following the developments of the Transformers Universe MOBA - the addition of two new characters, one per faction, and both zooming in on motorbike altmodes: check out Swagger and Diabla here, and take a look at the info and clips below.

The faction war intensifies between the Autobots and Decepticons with the reveal of the latest two warriors, available to recruit in the next game update.

When his mentor left him, Autobot Swagger had to fend for himself and learn how to fight the hard way. This led to an unorthodox style, combining dazzling swordsmanship with high-tech gadgetry. Over-confidence is now this Autobot's weakness, and his biggest challenge is keeping his mouthplate shut. Only under the right command can he stealth like a shinobi, and strike like a samurai! Find out more about him on the video below and his full bio page.



Decepticon Diabla is notoriously corrupt and devious, and an archenemy to the entire Autobot army. Small and unassuming at first glance, enemies that get too close will find their systems failing, their Energon depolarized, and an arm blade planted in their mainframe. Find out more about her on the video below and her full bio page.



Both of these warriors come with a new vehicle form – motorbikes! Feel the increased agility and ease of making a getaway. Keep an eye on Transformers Universe for more warrior intel – and be sure to discuss these two warriors on our forum.
Re: Transformers: Universe MOTA Twelve New Characters Revealed (1593606)
Posted by griftimus prime on July 25th, 2014 @ 11:40am CDT
they couldn't call him drift so...

they need to make figures based off the designs in this game
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Posted by griftimus prime on July 25th, 2014 @ 12:04pm CDT
i would at least like a art of the game book
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Posted by welcometothedarksyde on July 25th, 2014 @ 12:49pm CDT
"Swag" for short :lol:
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Posted by PrymeStriker on July 25th, 2014 @ 9:45pm CDT
Swagger: What a terrible name.
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Posted by mirageandjazz1197 on July 26th, 2014 @ 1:54am CDT
Although you wont find the posts here

i discovered Swagger a few months ago on the TFU fourms


my name there is Deadput and i discovered many names besides Swagger including


Autobots

Cameo

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Outsider


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Bombast (is the autobot in alt mode in Daiabla's vid)


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This autobot (no name right now)


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and finally the Decepticon Rollcage

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Posted by Va'al on August 13th, 2014 @ 5:23am CDT
The folks at Jagex, the company behind the MOBA Transformers: Universe, have sent us a link to a new video episode of Under the Hood. This time round they focus on some of the people involved behind the scenes, including voice actors Frank Welker and Peter Cullen - check it out below!

Join us as we go behind the scenes of Transformers Universe, bring you closer to the guys that are making the game.

In this episode we catch-up with Vice President David Nicholson for some updates that have been dropping into the game, get top game tips from the team and some of our top players, and we head on over to LA to check in with the two major stars – Optimus Prime & Megatron! Learn more about the VO work they've been doing in-game and get a sneak peak at an upcoming project.

Want to know more about TU? Head on over to our website and try the game right now @ http://www.transformersuniverse.com -- After you've watched the video of course.


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Posted by Bonfire on August 13th, 2014 @ 12:08pm CDT
A.) the game look freaking awesome, and B.) You can play it now right?
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Posted by mirageandjazz1197 on August 13th, 2014 @ 6:00pm CDT
Bonfire wrote:A.) the game look freaking awesome, and B.) You can play it now right?




Yes it has been playable for 2 or 3 months.
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Posted by Bonfire on August 14th, 2014 @ 11:37am CDT
mirageandjazz1197 wrote:
Bonfire wrote:A.) the game look freaking awesome, and B.) You can play it now right?




Yes it has been playable for 2 or 3 months.


I started playing it yesterday, and I must say, it is quite good, for a game in beta. I like how you can go into kinda free roam and do random missions with friends. Like just beating terrorcons with other bots. Just endless mission/waves is a good idea. Keep on going whoever made the game, It's pretty awesome!
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Posted by Tyrannacon on August 16th, 2014 @ 12:04pm CDT
Been playing this for some time and I enjoy it. Nice to see they got Peter Cullen and Frank Welker to do the voices. Quite pleased with it thus far.
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Posted by Va'al on August 20th, 2014 @ 6:28am CDT
Tech website Computing were able to have a chat with Jagex' head of IT Barry Zubel, in an interview that may interest the more technologically inclined players of the Transformers: Universe MOBA game. Check out a sample below, and head here for the full piece!

n Cambridge, the city where the studio is based, the tasks aren't quite as mystical, but as Jagex head of IT Barry Zubel told Computing, their completion will reap rewards for both developers and players as the studio prepares to launch its next blockbuster title: Transformers Universe.

"Our biggest project is virtualisation and that's going to be a big winner for us," he said, describing how "we've historically not virtualised anything operationally" due to the limits it would put on game performance – but that's changing.

[...]

"The closer we can push the game servers to our customers, the better the connectivity," said Zubel, who added that while RuneScape is able to function on high latency connections, the upcoming Transformers Universe isn't so tolerant, so Jagex has been attempting to install servers nearer to players.

"Transformers is a little less forgiving because of the game that it is, so we've been looking at placing servers in places where players will be," he said.
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Posted by Va'al on September 1st, 2014 @ 1:24pm CDT
A couple of Transformers: Universe MOBA updates, courtesy of their official Facebook page, and it's both for the purple corner of the arena. Check out below the first teaser for the Jagex design for Megatron, inspired by the War for Cybertron character design; also, an additional character teaser complete with potential name reveal: Pandemic. What do you think on these two? Let us know in the Energon Pub!

Decepticons of Transformers Universe! We thought we'd share a little advanced teaser with you of a new warrior that's on the horizon. Keep your crazy excitement to a minimum though, we don't want a Pandemic on our hands...


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"Peace through tyranny!" #Decepticons #AllHailMegatron


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Posted by Nemesis Maximo on September 1st, 2014 @ 4:28pm CDT
The title of this news post should have been "Jagex is still workong on this". Amiright? Lolololol
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Posted by mirageandjazz1197 on September 1st, 2014 @ 6:04pm CDT
Nemesis Maximo wrote:The title of this news post should have been "Jagex is still workong on this". Amiright? Lolololol



Maybe it would be funny if the game was not coming out soon and it was not in open beta.



But since thats not the case your joke is crap.


Not funny
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Posted by Autobot tap out on September 1st, 2014 @ 6:04pm CDT
trying to think of what Pandemic's alt mode is his. chest design says at least a chrysler sebring or a jaguar though his body design says triple changer and a possible toyline to go with the game :BOT: :roll: :-$ i don't know anymore
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Posted by TulioDude on September 1st, 2014 @ 6:06pm CDT
Megatron looks he has a form in between his Fall for Cybertron and Prime versions.
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Posted by megatronus on September 1st, 2014 @ 9:19pm CDT
Definitely want that Megatron as a figure. Or upgraded-FOC Megatron. Or really, ANY decent voyager Megatron.
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Posted by Nemesis Maximo on September 1st, 2014 @ 10:45pm CDT
mirageandjazz1197 wrote:
Nemesis Maximo wrote:The title of this news post should have been "Jagex is still workong on this". Amiright? Lolololol



Maybe it would be funny if the game was not coming out soon and it was not in open beta. But since thats not the case your joke is crap.

Jeez, rough crowd.

My point is: I almost feel as though this should have come out before TF: Prime had ended. And I know that decent video games aren't made overnight, but come on - this has been in the works since at 2012, and it changed genres several times. Forgive me if I have become disillusioned with Jagex's vision.
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Posted by Autobot tap out on September 2nd, 2014 @ 12:08am CDT
trying to think of what Pandemic's alt mode is his. chest design says at least a chrysler sebring or a jaguar though his body design says triple changer and a possible toyline to go with the game :BOT: :roll: :-$ the color scheme on Pandemic strongly looks like sideways/doubleface but that could be mt thought on it
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Posted by megatronus on September 2nd, 2014 @ 7:53am CDT
Nemesis Maximo wrote:
mirageandjazz1197 wrote:
Nemesis Maximo wrote:The title of this news post should have been "Jagex is still workong on this". Amiright? Lolololol



Maybe it would be funny if the game was not coming out soon and it was not in open beta. But since thats not the case your joke is crap.

Jeez, rough crowd.

My point is: I almost feel as though this should have come out before TF: Prime had ended. And I know that decent video games aren't made overnight, but come on - this has been in the works since at 2012, and it changed genres several times. Forgive me if I have become disillusioned with Jagex's vision.

I think the point was for it to come out around the time Prime ended... but, delays and such. I'm sure there are a few people at Hasbro who are none too pleased at Jagex's performance here.
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Posted by PrymeStriker on September 2nd, 2014 @ 3:31pm CDT
Nemesis Maximo wrote:My point is: I almost feel as though this should have come out before TF: Prime had ended.


Why? This game's backstory makes no sense continuity-wise anyway, so what's the point?

And I know that decent video games aren't made overnight, but come on - this has been in the works since at 2012,


Development hell is not unheard of, and it certainly isn't that valid a criticism of a game. If Transformers Universe was an awful piece of crap, you could effectively call them out on this. However, the game has been well-received and is currently being enjoyed by many.

and it changed genres several times.


And yet, the semi-final product has found a happy medium between all the genres they've considered. Imagine that.

Forgive me if I have become disillusioned with Jagex's vision.


Have you played the game at all yet? If so, I'm not sure what your problem is.
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Posted by Nemesis Maximo on September 2nd, 2014 @ 4:40pm CDT
PrymeStriker wrote:
Nemesis Maximo wrote:My point is: I almost feel as though this should have come out before TF: Prime had ended.


Why? This game's backstory makes no sense continuity-wise anyway, so what's the point?

Art direction; this game is pretty much the TF: Prime Online Game. And I know that the recently released artwork of Megatron is not his TFP body per se, but many of the design elements seem to be based on that continuity more than any others.

And I know that decent video games aren't made overnight, but come on - this has been in the works since at 2012,


PrymeStriker wrote:Development hell is not unheard of, and it certainly isn't that valid a criticism of a game. If Transformers Universe was an awful piece of crap, you could effectively call them out on this. However, the game has been well-received and is currently being enjoyed by many.

That is an excellent point, to which I will concede. It's my fault for not actually hearing what people have to say about the game; my immediate assumption with development hell is that the product rarely comes out pristine, if at all - Duke Nukem Forever, the Halo Motion Picture - I may be comparing apples to oranges, but that's just to illustrate my perspective.

and it changed genres several times.


PrymeStriker wrote:And yet, the semi-final product has found a happy medium between all the genres they've considered. Imagine that.

Also a good point. I stand enlightened.

Forgive me if I have become disillusioned with Jagex's vision.


PrymeStriker wrote:Have you played the game at all yet? If so, I'm not sure what your problem is.

I think problem is a too strong a word in this case. My interest in the game has simply waned over the course of the production. Perhaps disillusioned was also too strong a word on my part.
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