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Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014 8:07PM CDT

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The Transformers Universe Facebook page has teaser a second new character for the week, this time it's Decepticon Shellschock! Earlier this week they teased the new Autobot Catapult. Full bios and tech specs are likely on the way for this new pair of warriors.

#Decepticons! A new soldier is preparing to join the war this week! #TestYourMetal


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Re: Transformers: Universe Shellshock Teaser (1562154)
Posted by Mindmaster on April 2nd, 2014 @ 8:45pm CDT
I admit, I giggled with glee. "Shellshock" is one kickass name. :michaelbay:
Re: Transformers: Universe Shellshock Teaser (1562201)
Posted by SKYWARPED_128 on April 2nd, 2014 @ 11:32pm CDT
I've got a feeling that Hasbro or TT might re-purpose/retool TFP Bulkhead into this guy. There are many similarities between the two, aesthetically.

Or maybe a fan-made custom?
Re: Transformers: Universe Shellshock Teaser (1562217)
Posted by MINDVVIPE on April 3rd, 2014 @ 12:35am CDT
Looking badass, and a fitting robot to match my old band's name :twisted:
Re: Transformers: Universe Shellshock Teaser (1562509)
Posted by El Duque on April 3rd, 2014 @ 10:32pm CDT
The Transformers Universe YouTube channel has uploaded extended bio videos for the previously teased warriors Catapult and Shellshock. Additional images and technical data for each can be found by visiting the Transformers Universe website. We've embedded the videos below:

Catapult moves in the shadows with the strut of a notorious gunslinger and reads cross-winds like a circling hawk.

Place Catapult at long range with her Phase Chamber primed, sniper rifle cocked and license-to-terminate activated; she'll drop her mark grill-down in the dirt for keeps. A mysterious loner, the only trace this Autobot exists is a tag scratched into every 'Con she dispatches to the scrapyard.



Retirement was never one of Shellshock's plans: he's been holed up in his armory feverishly waiting for the call.

Faceplate-deep in munitions and customizing his beloved miniguns, he ensured burst rates, muzzle velocities, calibers and cartridges all got a little love. A career killer, you won't have to ask him twice to rejoin the fight. Put this slayer in mid-range with a directive for destruction and Shellshock will have a blast every time.

Re: Transformers: Universe Shellshock Teaser (1562563)
Posted by NiteStar on April 4th, 2014 @ 1:11am CDT
craggy wrote:
NiteStar wrote:
craggy wrote:Because you don't have a web browser?


PrymeStriker wrote:Small-audience?!
All you really need is an internet browser. You clearly have one.


A PC browser??? No I don't have that.
I tried to sign up for the beta testing and was denied because I use a Mac like the rest of half the world.
Its only PC users.
Ive played other MMO's that cater to both PC users and Playstation users and Im always reading in other forums that the PC community is barren compared to the Playstation community.
So yes….. a limited audience.

PrymeStriker wrote:Jagex produced RuneScape, one of the largest MMO games in the world with over 200 million accounts. You call that a small audience?


Well this isn't Runescape, this is Transformers.
And even though the film franchise has been a global success, people who sit down and actually play Transformer games is a completely different story.
People who play TF video games are a very particular crowd. As it is right now no one hardly plays WFC, FOC or any of the film games anymore except the same damn 20 people. Trust me I know. I see the same names all the time when I log on to play any of those games.
Because once the game is completed there is nothing else left to do.
But now they finally made an MMO where you have the chance to progress through endless levels (I assume) so you would think they would make a game like this open to all so as to get the most out of the TF fan base.

did you buy your fancy mac to play games on? because the "rest of half the world" didn't because they realised that only a tiny fraction of games get released on macs.

oh and whilst there are a lot of people who use playstations to play playstation games, there are also a lot of people who play xbox games on xboxes and pc games on pcs. If you're correct, and I can't see why you wouldn't be given your obvious depth of knowledge on the subject and no doubt years of research into it, there are only 20 people who play Transformers games online, then it's quite possible that Hasbro and Jagex are seeking to attract a different audience to the game than those who already play TF games online.


No I did not buy a Mac to play games on but the fact that this game is ONLY EXCLUSIVELY for PC's is bothering to me being that a majority of people use Macs.
I love Transformers but I dont play the Transformers games that much anymore cuz Im maxed out. Ive completed everything. Theres nothing left to do anymore.
But if they made this game for the Playstation as well then finally more than just those 20 people would have a reason to keep playing for along time to come as oppose to other TF video games.
People didn't stop playing TF games on the Playstation cuz we didn't like it. We stopped cuz theres nothing more to do.
Give us more to do…...ENDGAME content…etc.
Hasbro is missing the logic in this.
Re: Transformers: Universe Shellshock Teaser (1562586)
Posted by RevenantCrow on April 4th, 2014 @ 3:29am CDT
NiteStar wrote:No I did not buy a Mac to play games on but the fact that this game is ONLY EXCLUSIVELY for PC's is bothering to me being that a majority of people use Macs.


Hey there! PC Gamers are a massive audience so there's definitely a huge amount of room for a Transformers PC browser game. We're aiming to bring Transformers Universe to as many different browsers as possible, as well as look to offer Mac support in future as we do with RuneScape.

NiteStar wrote:I love Transformers but I dont play the Transformers games that much anymore cuz Im maxed out. Ive completed everything. Theres nothing left to do anymore.


Then Transformers Universe should be right up you street! We're aiming for the game to be like a hobby, something you will be able to enjoy and play for years to come. Unlike boxed games, being an online browser game means we can continue to offer more and more content on a regular basis. Take a look at our other game RuneScape, we've been offering fresh new content on an almost weekly basis for over 10 years! That's a lot of stuff to do!

NiteStar wrote:But if they made this game for the Playstation as well then finally more than just those 20 people would have a reason to keep playing for along time to come as oppose to other TF video games.


Jagex are experts in browser based online gaming, our MMORPG RuneScape has been one of the top online games for over 10 years and continues to do really well. We want the same to be true for Transformers Universe and so we've focused on developing it on a platform we know we can support well. Most gamers have access to a PC browser so there should be no shortage of gamers who can join in and play Transformers Universe.
Re: Transformers: Universe Shellshock Teaser (1562685)
Posted by PrymeStriker on April 4th, 2014 @ 12:34pm CDT
NiteStar wrote:No I did not buy a Mac to play games on but the fact that this game is ONLY EXCLUSIVELY for PC's is bothering to me being that a majority of people use Macs.


Where are you getting your information from? Is there a reliable source that states more people use Macs than PCs, or are you just assuming so and/or using your own personal bias to win an argument?
Re: Transformers: Universe Shellshock Teaser (1562716)
Posted by kirbenvost on April 4th, 2014 @ 2:49pm CDT
OMG Catapult turns into a desert buggy! AND she's a fembot! That's so cool... almost makes me wish the Prime/BH toyline wasn't ending.
Re: Transformers: Universe Shellshock Teaser (1563371)
Posted by craggy on April 7th, 2014 @ 4:11pm CDT
There are some nice designs, I wouldn't mind toys of them.

PrymeStriker wrote:
NiteStar wrote:No I did not buy a Mac to play games on but the fact that this game is ONLY EXCLUSIVELY for PC's is bothering to me being that a majority of people use Macs.


Where are you getting your information from? Is there a reliable source that states more people use Macs than PCs, or are you just assuming so and/or using your own personal bias to win an argument?


considering every reliable source will show that the majority of people with desktops run a windows based OS, crying about something and using false info isn't going to win any arguments though.
Re: Transformers: Universe Shellshock Teaser (1564664)
Posted by NiteStar on April 12th, 2014 @ 4:37am CDT
PrymeStriker wrote:
NiteStar wrote:No I did not buy a Mac to play games on but the fact that this game is ONLY EXCLUSIVELY for PC's is bothering to me being that a majority of people use Macs.


Where are you getting your information from? Is there a reliable source that states more people use Macs than PCs, or are you just assuming so and/or using your own personal bias to win an argument?


craggy wrote:There are some nice designs, I wouldn't mind toys of them.

PrymeStriker wrote:
NiteStar wrote:No I did not buy a Mac to play games on but the fact that this game is ONLY EXCLUSIVELY for PC's is bothering to me being that a majority of people use Macs.


Where are you getting your information from? Is there a reliable source that states more people use Macs than PCs, or are you just assuming so and/or using your own personal bias to win an argument?


considering every reliable source will show that the majority of people with desktops run a windows based OS, crying about something and using false info isn't going to win any arguments though.


Well in my years of computer using (15 years) a majority of people I meet and have met are always on MacBooks and iMacs, and Power Macs and iPhones and iPods and iTunes and so on and so on…etc, etc.
Only time I ever see PC's are in libraries and schools and offices and places of business.
And Im not trying to win an argument. I didn't even know this was an argument. You guys getting' all stirred up….lol
Im not even trying to argue about computers either. All Im saying and my point is that by Hasbro making this new soon-to-be Transformers game NOT available on the PS4 and excluding a large demographic of the world is unfair to other millions of Transformers fans and not a wise move on Hasbro's part…is all.
Re: Transformers: Universe Shellshock Teaser (1564679)
Posted by Maerviska on April 12th, 2014 @ 6:34am CDT
Signed up for the beta. I'm kinda curious about this, it sure looks good.
Re: Transformers: Universe Shellshock Teaser (1565452)
Posted by El Duque on April 15th, 2014 @ 2:12pm CDT
We have several updates on Jagex's free to play browser based MOTA game Transformers Universe.

CVG has uploaded an interview with Transformers Universe creative directors Alex Horton and Alex De Rakoff.



We Got Game has uploaded footage from the UK Gadget Show, which features game play footage.



The official Transformers Universe Facebook page has posted images from the aforementioned Gadget Show and concept art for their in game character Catapult. Check 'em out mirrored below.

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Re: Transformers: Universe Shellshock Teaser (1566008)
Posted by Doubledealer93 on April 17th, 2014 @ 11:57am CDT
I want toys of these in the worst way
Re: Transformers: Universe Shellshock Teaser (1566100)
Posted by Metro Prime on April 17th, 2014 @ 5:55pm CDT
Hey, it's Mario and Luigi!
Shellshock reminds me of the Heavy from TF2.
BTW, does anybody know what's going on with Bumblebee's head? It looks like his Prime head, but with his G1/WFC horns.
In fact, it seems that all of the Prime-original characters (Ratchet, Arcee, etc.) had some modifications made to their designs.
Re: Transformers: Universe Shellshock Teaser (1566136)
Posted by T-Macksimus on April 17th, 2014 @ 9:25pm CDT
Metro Prime wrote:...BTW, does anybody know what's going on with Bumblebee's head? It looks like his Prime head, but with his G1/WFC horns.
In fact, it seems that all of the Prime-original characters (Ratchet, Arcee, etc.) had some modifications made to their designs.


It's probably so that they can actually get away with calling it "Universe" instead of calling it the "TF:Prime" video game. Honestly, I'm glad they've done this. If this were a game with nothing but straight up Prime designs, I wouldn't touch it. This is just enough different that it has me intrigued and very much excited about the designs of these characters. I'm hoping we see some of these in the Generations line by the start of 2015.

I gave serious thought to modding one of my Scout class Landmine/Dune Runner/Sandstorm figures to make a Catapult but they just aren't similar enough to turn out decent looking and I like those figures too much to sacrifice one of them for the attempt. fingers crossed that Hasbro, money grubbers that they are, will be pumping out figures for this game soon and I won't have to worry about making my own. Some of the trucks they have in the game trailer would make kick-ass figures. better than a lot of the stuff they are giving us now out of any of their lines and better than anything I've seen from the upcoming movie line by an infinite order of magnitude.
Re: Transformers: Universe Shellshock Teaser (1570216)
Posted by Va'al on April 30th, 2014 @ 4:27pm CDT
We have some more information for all the Transformers fans interested in the upcoming Universe MMO game. We've received news that a new campaign, called Founder initiative, has been launched to allow users to pre-load in-game packs and extras, from warriors to limited edition bodykits to item bundles. The packs are priced in different ranges according to different bands (Bronze, Silver, Gold, Cybernite), and can all be found here. Read on below for some more information and artwork, and an exclusive 10inch collectable figurine included in the more expensive Cybernite pack too!

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Join the Program
Commander, the time has come.

The Founder's initiative has now launched. This is a chance for commanders like you to gain early access to valuable resources and bonuses.

Become a Founder today and be immortalized in Founders Honor Roll, secure early access to Transformers warriors, limited edition bodykits and a collection of in-game items.


Packs include
• Transformers warriors
• Limited edition bodykits
• In-game item bundles
• And much, much more


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Re: Transformers: Universe Shellshock Teaser (1570230)
Posted by Bumblevivisector on April 30th, 2014 @ 5:54pm CDT
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So the founders get to be Iron Man and Wolverine? Tempting...ish.
Re: Transformers: Universe Shellshock Teaser (1570231)
Posted by mirageandjazz1197 on April 30th, 2014 @ 6:04pm CDT
Bumblevivisector wrote:
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So the founders get to be Iron Man and Wolverine? Tempting...ish.



Whoa nice catch


but anyways the Red one is the Autobot Ripraw and the other guy is Decepticon Derail


there are other charctwers too


Autobots
Anomaly
Doubletake

Decepticons
Deadheat
Astraea
Re: Transformers: Universe Shellshock Teaser (1570232)
Posted by craggy on April 30th, 2014 @ 6:04pm CDT
aaaand I'm back to disliking the game.

edit:although, if it means that the name "Derail" is now an official one for a 'Con, it makes me a little happy, since I've been calling Webdiver Gradion that.
Re: Transformers: Universe Shellshock Teaser (1570233)
Posted by mirageandjazz1197 on April 30th, 2014 @ 6:16pm CDT
craggy wrote:aaaand I'm back to disliking the game.

edit:although, if it means that the name "Derail" is now an official one for a 'Con, it makes me a little happy, since I've been calling Webdiver Gradion that.



You know these founder packs don't actually give you advantages all it does is give you sweet stuff to use

besides as of now the exclusive Characters and Figurine you will be able to get the rest of these items through gameplay

in the end you win with tactics and wit and not with items.
Re: Transformers: Universe Shellshock Teaser (1570240)
Posted by Mindmaster on April 30th, 2014 @ 8:10pm CDT
Jesus to the H. friggin' Christ, the prices for those things are ridiculous. :shock: I could get a Metroplex with that kind of money.

I had hoped Jagex was over its micro-transaction period when they did that whole "Squeal of Fortune" shenanigans on RuneScape (which is now RUINED FOREVER due to the "Evolution of Combat" update), but boy, did they blow hard on it. :BANG_HEAD:
Re: Transformers: Universe Shellshock Teaser (1570243)
Posted by mirageandjazz1197 on April 30th, 2014 @ 8:17pm CDT
Mindmaster wrote:Jesus to the H. friggin' Christ, the prices for those things are ridiculous. :shock: I could get a Metroplex with that kind of money.

I had hoped Jagex was over its micro-transaction period when they did that whole "Squeal of Fortune" shenanigans on RuneScape (which is now RUINED FOREVER due to the "Evolution of Combat" update), but boy, did they blow hard on it. :BANG_HEAD:



You can get the items in the pack (excluding the figurine) for free if you spend time and effort in the game.
Re: Transformers: Universe Shellshock Teaser (1570260)
Posted by BeastProwl on April 30th, 2014 @ 10:12pm CDT
mirageandjazz1197 wrote:You can get the items in the pack (excluding the figurine) for free if you spend time and effort in the game.


Dont defend it unless you've played it. You can get them in game sure, but just how hard are they going to make you work? Game industries are capitalising on this more and more each year. GTAV online or the recent Elder Scrolls online are good examples. You can put 60+ HOURS into a game like GTAV for that 1 car you want. OR you can make a microtransaction of $30+ For $1mil in game, all while Rockstar cuts your job earnings even thinner. Yeah, they actually do that. "free to play" games have been taking the fee to pay, pay to win, and pay for convenience thing through the roof, and Jagex is not exempt.

I doubt 1 game will make them change their tune.
Re: Transformers: Universe Shellshock Teaser (1570262)
Posted by mirageandjazz1197 on April 30th, 2014 @ 10:14pm CDT
BeastProwl wrote:
Mindmaster wrote:You can get the items in the pack (excluding the figurine) for free if you spend time and effort in the game.


Dont defend it unless you've played it. You can get them in game sure, but just how hard are they going to make you work? Game industries are capitalising on this more and more each year. GTAV online or the recent Elder Scrolls online are good examples. You can put 60+ HOURS into a game like GTAV for that 1 car you want. OR you can make a microtransaction of $30+ For $1mil in game, all while Rockstar cuts your job earnings even thinner. Yeah, they actually do that. "free to play" games have been taking the fee to pay, pay to win, and pay for convenience thing through the roof, and Jagex is not exempt.

I doubt 1 game will make them change their tune.



So your mister know it all?

and why am i not allowed to defend it?



Opinion alert.
Re: Transformers: Universe Shellshock Teaser (1570281)
Posted by BeastProwl on May 1st, 2014 @ 12:33am CDT
mirageandjazz1197 wrote: So your mister know it all?

No. Mr. Knowitall was my father.

mirageandjazz1197 wrote: and why am i not allowed to defend it?

Never said you couldn't. I said "don't defend it unless you've played it" Wich in hindsight was bad wording. What I meant by it was, "I wouldn't defend it unless i'd played it", It was caution, snide caution. Iv'e been up the creek with thes scams call games, GTAV being a pretty big contribution, wich no-one seems to talk about.

mirageandjazz1197 wrote:Opinion alert.

AWOOOGA!
Re: Transformers: Universe Shellshock Teaser (1570284)
Posted by MINDVVIPE on May 1st, 2014 @ 1:03am CDT
The whole free to play thing is what has kept me from even trying this game out yet. It ends up being a shitty game where you get killed by everyone else who decided to spend their money to equip stronger weapons and whatever else right off the bat, making you level and earn stuff through gameplay at an insanely slow rate. These games can go to hell. Slap a ridiculous price like $70 and I would still be more inclined to get/play this game than if it was based on this stupid "free-to-play" model.

All I want are action figures from the character designs. That is all.
Re: Transformers: Universe Shellshock Teaser (1570285)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on May 1st, 2014 @ 1:07am CDT
i swear these companies are losing their goddamn minds, Ive seen some pretty out there prices but these are some of the worse. $45 is bad enough but $500 is insane. Worst part is its for a bunch of down load crap that does nothing & a figure that we have no clue what it actually is, f2p games are suppose to make their money through cheap transactions or "micro transactions" after launch not large sums prior. If your so desperate for money just make it a full fledged game & charge $60 not try & con people into paying for a free game. For $500 you could get a brand new PS4 and a couple of games or around 30 brand new deluxe figures. At least its not a pay to win game, well at least not yet anyway.
Re: Transformers: Universe Shellshock Teaser (1570287)
Posted by mirageandjazz1197 on May 1st, 2014 @ 1:19am CDT
MINDVVIPE wrote:The whole free to play thing is what has kept me from even trying this game out yet. It ends up being a shitty game where you get killed by everyone else who decided to spend their money to equip stronger weapons and whatever else right off the bat, making you level and earn stuff through gameplay at an insanely slow rate. These games can go to hell. Slap a ridiculous price like $70 and I would still be more inclined to get/play this game than if it was based on this stupid "free-to-play" model.

All I want are action figures from the character designs. That is all.



There are no weapons in the game

all of the guns are unique to characters and they are balanced

there are no advantages with buying the Founders pack none you just get cool stuff you can earn by playing you moron.


and Jagex said in a video they were made for the game so no toys for undeserving brats like you.
Re: Transformers: Universe Shellshock Teaser (1570289)
Posted by mirageandjazz1197 on May 1st, 2014 @ 1:22am CDT
Megatron Wolf wrote:i swear these companies are losing their goddamn minds, Ive seen some pretty out there prices but these are some of the worse. $45 is bad enough but $500 is insane. Worst part is its for a bunch of down load crap that does nothing & a figure that we have no clue what it actually is, f2p games are suppose to make their money through cheap transactions or "micro transactions" after launch not large sums prior. If your so desperate for money just make it a full fledged game & charge $60 not try & con people into paying for a free game. For $500 you could get a brand new PS4 and a couple of games or around 30 brand new deluxe figures. At least its not a pay to win game, well at least not yet anyway.



There is a picture of the damn figure in the news post.


Founders Packs are not something exclusive to Transformers Universe. They are limited time offers for those eager to experience more of what a game has to offer and to gain some special content to show that they were there at the beginning.

The Transformers Universe Founders Pack offers a collection of content at a lower cost than all the items would be together, as well as offering early access to some exclusive warriors and some special skins that are only available with the Founders pack. All this content will be helpful but is not pay to win, nor are they essential purchases if you want to have a fun time in Transformers Universe. They are however good value for the content included and feature some nifty exclusive content.

Transformers Universe is NOT pay to win and the Cybernite is only one of the packages on offer. New warriors in Transformers Universe offer new tactics and ways of playing but none are 'more powerful' than the others. The game is built around users teaming up and using tactics and strategy to win the match. A player who only has access to the initial characters will be able to take on a player who has unlocked everyone without being at a disadvantage. Case in point, I've been playing a few sessions of the Beta as a character other players hadn't had a chance to unlock yet and I still died a painful, humiliating defeat.

Items are there to help in a pinch but they won't ensure you dominate the battle field on your own. Anything that requires relics to purchase can be gained by everyone, whether they have bought a pack of relics or played long enough to earn them in game.

Your success in game is defined by your skill and ability to work with others, not how long you've been playing or how big your wallet is. Purchasing relics offer convenience, not success.
Re: Transformers: Universe Shellshock Teaser (1570294)
Posted by MINDVVIPE on May 1st, 2014 @ 1:54am CDT
mirageandjazz1197 wrote:
MINDVVIPE wrote:The whole free to play thing is what has kept me from even trying this game out yet. It ends up being a shitty game where you get killed by everyone else who decided to spend their money to equip stronger weapons and whatever else right off the bat, making you level and earn stuff through gameplay at an insanely slow rate. These games can go to hell. Slap a ridiculous price like $70 and I would still be more inclined to get/play this game than if it was based on this stupid "free-to-play" model.

All I want are action figures from the character designs. That is all.



There are no weapons in the game

all of the guns are unique to characters and they are balanced

there are no advantages with buying the Founders pack none you just get cool stuff you can earn by playing you moron.


and Jagex said in a video they were made for the game so no toys for undeserving brats like you.

There already are figures based on their character designs.
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Them saying they aren't planning any toys for the game is as baseless as TF: Prime claiming no figures would be made. They are already starting to break their own promise by releasing a figurine.

As for the game, I didn't know that the DLC didn't offer any advantages to gameplay, but the fact remains that its business model would have to be micro transactions if it wants to make any money (perhaps alongside sponsorships), and that makes for a crappy game that isn't really free.

Thanks for calling me names though. Now everyone here knows how immature mirageandjazz1197 really is. :lol:
Re: Transformers: Universe Shellshock Teaser (1570299)
Posted by Cyhwuhx on May 1st, 2014 @ 2:16am CDT
A set with a non-transformable figurine for twice the cost of an MP? That'll go down well/

I've got nothing against F2P (Warframe remains one of my favourite games at the moment), but the way this has been reformatted from an online RPG into a ultra-competitive LoL-clone is… depressing on a personal level. Seems I'll be replaying WFC/FOC instead (unless RotDS is something other than a quick movie tie-in).
Re: Transformers: Universe Shellshock Teaser (1570305)
Posted by craggy on May 1st, 2014 @ 3:36am CDT
Cyhwuhx wrote:A set with a non-transformable figurine for twice the cost of an MP? That'll go down well/

I've got nothing against F2P (Warframe remains one of my favourite games at the moment), but the way this has been reformatted from an online RPG into a ultra-competitive LoL-clone is… depressing on a personal level. Seems I'll be replaying WFC/FOC instead (unless RotDS is something other than a quick movie tie-in).

I've not played in a while, but Warframe is exactly the kind of model they should follow in regards Founders packs and interaction with their audience. Course, with Warframe there are regular, open and honest discussions about the game with lots of info.
Re: Transformers: Universe Shellshock Teaser (1570314)
Posted by RevenantCrow on May 1st, 2014 @ 5:22am CDT
Hi all,
Thought I'd drop in and try and clear up a little confusion. Transformers Universe is a free to play massively online tactical action game. We're not a LoL clone or anything like that, we're 3rd person with an emphasis on working closely with your team mates to tactically defeat your opponents.

We're free to play with optional microtransaction payments to purchase our in game currency 'Relics'. If you want to and you put in the effort you can unlock new content entirely for free by just playing the game. We're not pay to win so no amount of in game purchases will let someone dominate the battlefield. All warriors have their strengths and weaknesses and everyone can access items to give them a helping hand in a battle. Purchases are for convenience, not success.

So, the Founders packs! The top tier Cybernite pack does have a large number attached to it but it's a limited edition, so only a few will be able to own it and will give a huge amount of content for launch including all the starting warriors, a selection of exclusive skins, a figurine that you can see here and a selection of items, Relics and a season pass that will ensure you are sorted for a good long while. We plan on supporting and updating the game for years so you should definitely get your moneys worth.

Don't worry if you're not a fan of the Founders packs though, they're designed to offer great content to those who want them but not penalise those who don't. You won't be disadvantaged against a Founders owner in battle and you'll still be able to enjoy the warriors (Other than the Founders exclusives) and items when the game launches in the summer.

The Founders Packs will be available for a while longer so you've got plenty of time to decide if you want to get involved or not. We'll also be looking to invite more Beta players and showcase more of the game so now is a great time to register if you haven't already done so.
Re: Transformers: Universe Shellshock Teaser (1570355)
Posted by Cyhwuhx on May 1st, 2014 @ 8:16am CDT
http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2014/04 ... e-preview/

I'll just leave this preview here as it seems to provide a look into the actual mechanics of the game.
Re: Transformers: Universe Shellshock Teaser (1570664)
Posted by craggy on May 2nd, 2014 @ 12:57am CDT
I struggle to see how £300 for the top founder's pack is a good idea. I think this game has far less of a potential market than Marvel Heroes, yet it had a top tier package pre-launch that was (IIRC) just over a hundred dollars, and a far greater variety of cheaper packs. The lack of info regarding exactly what the Combo Season Pass and Relics are/do doesn't help either. It just seems really, really expensive for something I know very little about in general, and for a free to play game in particular.

With Warframe, there was an open beta by the time I got into it, but because of that, I had no problem throwing in for a Founder's pack, and even the cheapest of those seemed to offer far more than these do. I get that as a Sort Of Free To Play game the idea is to get people hooked, then gently encourage them to pay more money to progress quicker but I'm not seeing a lot of value in these packs, especially when I doubt the game has the depth to keep me playing for very long. The high price on the Cybernite pack makes me wonder just how expensive stuff will be in-game as well. There has to be a saving, so buying stuff bit by bit over the course of playing the game will likely be uber-expensive of ridiculously time-consuming. Of course, I might be wrong, or it might just be so damn fun that I do play it loads, but I don't right now see myself spending much, if anything, on it.
Re: Transformers: Universe Shellshock Teaser (1570677)
Posted by mirageandjazz1197 on May 2nd, 2014 @ 2:19am CDT
craggy wrote:I struggle to see how £300 for the top founder's pack is a good idea. I think this game has far less of a potential market than Marvel Heroes, yet it had a top tier package pre-launch that was (IIRC) just over a hundred dollars, and a far greater variety of cheaper packs. The lack of info regarding exactly what the Combo Season Pass and Relics are/do doesn't help either. It just seems really, really expensive for something I know very little about in general, and for a free to play game in particular.

With Warframe, there was an open beta by the time I got into it, but because of that, I had no problem throwing in for a Founder's pack, and even the cheapest of those seemed to offer far more than these do. I get that as a Sort Of Free To Play game the idea is to get people hooked, then gently encourage them to pay more money to progress quicker but I'm not seeing a lot of value in these packs, especially when I doubt the game has the depth to keep me playing for very long. The high price on the Cybernite pack makes me wonder just how expensive stuff will be in-game as well. There has to be a saving, so buying stuff bit by bit over the course of playing the game will likely be uber-expensive of ridiculously time-consuming. Of course, I might be wrong, or it might just be so damn fun that I do play it loads, but I don't right now see myself spending much, if anything, on it.



Relics is the in game currency.
Re: Transformers: Universe Shellshock Teaser (1573013)
Posted by Mindmaster on May 11th, 2014 @ 8:08am CDT
More character updates! Jagex has revealed a pair of new combatants, both of which are armed to the teeth, to the Transformers: Universe fray: Autobot Showdown and Decepticon Mismatch! Check out the pair of bruisers below:



Re: Transformers: Universe Shellshock Teaser (1573015)
Posted by mirageandjazz1197 on May 11th, 2014 @ 8:28am CDT
Can't wait till the next two guys

Autobot Sparkscape and Decepticon Flatline.
Re: Transformers: Universe Shellshock Teaser (1573088)
Posted by dragons on May 11th, 2014 @ 3:36pm CDT
milooks from madmax/twisted metal character, definalty would like get figure showdown I wasn't impressed by enegeron monster truck
Re: Transformers: Universe Shellshock Teaser (1573517)
Posted by #Sideways# on May 13th, 2014 @ 8:46am CDT
According to Transformers: Universe's Facebook Page, they will have a livestream on Twitch where they say we will get to see Transformers: Universe in action! Of course, this is British Summer Time, and that means we only have a handful of hours to go until we get that exciting footage! As always, I will update you all when I can, but for the moment, you can give you a simple link so you can make it as well!

CLICK ME
Re: Transformers: Universe Shellshock Teaser (1574627)
Posted by El Duque on May 16th, 2014 @ 10:13am CDT
Transformers Universe has uploaded new videos showcases two new characters, Autobot Macro and Decepticon Flatline. The free to play browser based MOTA is scheduled for a full launch this summer. For now check out the spotlights embedded below:

Rendering himself invisible he'll bust out of a camo shield and launch a couple of grenades to get the party started right! Ask him nicely and he'll scramble rival signals, enabling his squad to get stuck in and cause some major mayhem.



Flatline has mastered the laws of physics, bending space-time to his whim - when his hammer falls expect lightning storms instead of earthquakes.

Re: Transformers: Universe Shellshock Teaser (1575853)
Posted by mooncake623 on May 20th, 2014 @ 5:04pm CDT
Looks like Transformers Universe game hosted a livestream of the game On their official Twitch channel this afternoon. They took a closer look at some of the in-game warriors, and the PvP + PvE modes and their community team were on hand to answer questions and concerns.


http://www.twitch.tv/transformersuniverse/b/530555436
Re: Transformers: Universe Shellshock Teaser (1576005)
Posted by mooncake623 on May 21st, 2014 @ 9:30am CDT
Josh Tarrant from Jagex Games Studio just dropped by with the latest behind the scenes show for Transformers Universe Game. In this episode of Under The Hood they took your questions directly to developers, check out the game at Gadget Show Live and they had a competition giving away an exclusive jacket!

Re: Transformers: Universe Shellshock Teaser (1576050)
Posted by STngAR on May 21st, 2014 @ 12:40pm CDT
Still up in the air about the game, but some new toys from the game would be great.

:MAXIMAL:
Re: Transformers: Universe Shellshock Teaser (1576096)
Posted by mirageandjazz1197 on May 21st, 2014 @ 3:44pm CDT
By the way guys i am Deadput that is the name of my oc and my commander name.
Re: Transformers: Universe Shellshock Teaser (1579751)
Posted by El Duque on June 5th, 2014 @ 6:04pm CDT
Transformers Universe, the free to play browser based MOTA, has revealed two new characters, Decepticon Diabla and Autobot Sparkscape.

Things are hotting up for the #Autobots as a new warrior joins Transformers Universe!


A deadly new warrior gets ready to join the #decepticons in Transformers Universe!


We also have a new piece of concept art via their Facebook page. It appears to be a large ship of some sort land or possibly crashing into a Cybertronian city. Check it out mirrored below:

Image
Re: Transformers: Universe Shellshock Teaser (1579769)
Posted by Bounti76 on June 5th, 2014 @ 6:50pm CDT
Excellent! Another Decepti-fembot! :APPLAUSE:
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Posted by Autobot tap out on June 5th, 2014 @ 7:06pm CDT
Hey look an arcee redeco coming soon to a Walmart near you! :BOT: :lol:
Re: Transformers: Universe Shellshock Teaser (1579884)
Posted by mirageandjazz1197 on June 6th, 2014 @ 7:21am CDT





Universe.com is updated too.


With not only these two but the starter bots as well.
Re: Transformers: Universe Shellshock Teaser (1579994)
Posted by OptimalOptimus2 on June 6th, 2014 @ 4:45pm CDT
The official Transformers Universe page has uploaded five videos that are an hour long. Each video describes the gameplay, game modes, and content. Check out the videos embedded below.





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