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Geez, A Guy Comes Back After A Half-Decade...

Postby turbomagnus » Thu Feb 08, 2018 10:38 pm

Motto: "'In yon straight path a thousand may well be stopped by three,
Now who will stand on either hand and keep the bridge with me?'"
Weapon: Shotgun
...and NOTHING'S changed, really. :-D

I was half-afraid I'd be returning to "HMW 2.0" with a conquest map, resource battles, E-sports sponsorships and whatnot. Instead it's like I never left. Well, on the plus side, I guess this also means I haven't missed anything too important.

Though I'm a little surprised there hasn't at least been any new mission texts added... :???:
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Re: Geez, A Guy Comes Back After A Half-Decade...

Postby Wingz » Thu Feb 08, 2018 10:53 pm

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Welcome back! ;)^

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Re: Geez, A Guy Comes Back After A Half-Decade...

Postby turbomagnus » Thu Feb 08, 2018 10:56 pm

Motto: "'In yon straight path a thousand may well be stopped by three,
Now who will stand on either hand and keep the bridge with me?'"
Weapon: Shotgun
Yeah, gave that a quick glance; no helicopter or sea creature alts and no desire to reformat any of my team at the moment. Wake me when the round for Medium Vehicles and Battle Stations gets here, I'll be glad to end up providing the other side with points...

*Shrugs*
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Re: Geez, A Guy Comes Back After A Half-Decade...

Postby Sunstar » Thu Feb 08, 2018 10:59 pm

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Re: Geez, A Guy Comes Back After A Half-Decade...

Postby sprockitz » Thu Feb 08, 2018 11:00 pm

Word is hmw 2.0 will be here by spring.

Still waiting to find out which spring.

Welcome back...it was dead for years...no forum posts for months at a time. nice resurgence we've had the last couple months.
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Re: Geez, A Guy Comes Back After A Half-Decade...

Postby turbomagnus » Thu Feb 08, 2018 11:04 pm

Motto: "'In yon straight path a thousand may well be stopped by three,
Now who will stand on either hand and keep the bridge with me?'"
Weapon: Shotgun
Ah, spring, when a young mech's fancy turns to thoughts of oilshed.

Heh. Seriously, though. I probably wouldn't have come back if Jack hadn't sent me a PM that actually reminded me about the game - something that I could play through my tablet's browser while sitting in waiting rooms as long as there was a net connection. I've spent most of the last few years caught up in other games, moving, jobs, you know the litany, we've all recited it at some point...

On a game-wise note; anything noteworthy change? Iron still king of armors, Battle Blades still best weapon, etc?
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Re: Geez, A Guy Comes Back After A Half-Decade...

Postby Sunstar » Thu Feb 08, 2018 11:18 pm

Motto: "All hail Lord Starscream"
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its like old times again, all the familar faces. I nearly want to get back to skype or whatever it was we yacked in with teh RDD... memories...
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Re: Geez, A Guy Comes Back After A Half-Decade...

Postby Burn » Thu Feb 08, 2018 11:19 pm

turbomagnus wrote:I'm a little surprised there hasn't at least been any new mission texts added... :???:

*mutters*
*grumbles*
*other words between asterisks*
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Re: Geez, A Guy Comes Back After A Half-Decade...

Postby turbomagnus » Thu Feb 08, 2018 11:32 pm

Motto: "'In yon straight path a thousand may well be stopped by three,
Now who will stand on either hand and keep the bridge with me?'"
Weapon: Shotgun
'Hi' to you too, Burn. It's okay, we all know that's just your way of showing you missed me. :-D
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Re: Geez, A Guy Comes Back After A Half-Decade...

Postby Burn » Thu Feb 08, 2018 11:47 pm

That's like saying I miss Dynamax as well.

We all know both statements are false.

No ... you have no idea how often I wish for the ability to alter the mission texts. It's the one thing I really want fixed on the Admin Panel.
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Re: Geez, A Guy Comes Back After A Half-Decade...

Postby Sustain » Fri Feb 09, 2018 12:41 am

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Oh there are other games and tournaments coming. Trust me on that one. One thing at a time though.
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Re: Geez, A Guy Comes Back After A Half-Decade...

Postby Sunstar » Fri Feb 09, 2018 2:37 am

Motto: "All hail Lord Starscream"
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If Burn was a storm trooper, he might miss you, but he isn't.
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Re: Geez, A Guy Comes Back After A Half-Decade...

Postby Naval Strike » Fri Feb 09, 2018 2:39 am

Motto: ""Conquest is made of the ashes of one's enemies.""
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Burn wrote:That's like saying I miss Dynamax as well.

We all know both statements are false.

No ... you have no idea how often I wish for the ability to alter the mission texts. It's the one thing I really want fixed on the Admin Panel.


Did you miss me Burn? :x
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Re: Geez, A Guy Comes Back After A Half-Decade...

Postby Burn » Fri Feb 09, 2018 5:09 am

Naval Strike wrote:Did you miss me Burn? :x

No.
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Re: Geez, A Guy Comes Back After A Half-Decade...

Postby Naval Strike » Fri Feb 09, 2018 6:40 am

Motto: ""Conquest is made of the ashes of one's enemies.""
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Burn wrote:
Naval Strike wrote:Did you miss me Burn? :x

No.


:-( :-( :-( why not? :-( :-( :-(
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Re: Geez, A Guy Comes Back After A Half-Decade...

Postby sprockitz » Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:52 am

turbomagnus wrote:On a game-wise note; anything noteworthy change? Iron still king of armors, Battle Blades still best weapon, etc?


weapons and armor are both more balanced now...actually that happened 10-12 years ago...before the great reset. armor is pretty consistent w/ ran. weapons just check the damage range. low level light sabers are good. for higher levels fusion cannon once you can afford it.
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Re: Geez, A Guy Comes Back After A Half-Decade...

Postby Dragonslayer » Fri Feb 09, 2018 3:02 pm

Motto: "Howdy, dammit!"
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sprockitz wrote:
turbomagnus wrote:On a game-wise note; anything noteworthy change? Iron still king of armors, Battle Blades still best weapon, etc?


weapons and armor are both more balanced now...actually that happened 10-12 years ago...before the great reset. armor is pretty consistent w/ ran. weapons just check the damage range. low level light sabers are good. for higher levels fusion cannon once you can afford it.

And no, Battle Blades got nerfed a long while back. Dol-Lasers are no longer OP either but still decent weapons.

And welcome back! ;)^ :BOT:
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Re: Geez, A Guy Comes Back After A Half-Decade...

Postby turbomagnus » Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:38 am

Motto: "'In yon straight path a thousand may well be stopped by three,
Now who will stand on either hand and keep the bridge with me?'"
Weapon: Shotgun
*sighs*

Problem is...

Only a couple days and I'm already starting to remember why I quit; HMW is (unintentionally, I hope) really bad about keeping lower levels down - flooding the available missions with 1-11, forcing players to consistently fight other players half-again or even twice their level (frequently being outnumbered two-, three- or even all the way up to six- or seven-to-one), leaving them unable to do enough to gain much experience towards upgrading themselves or even making enough Energon to stay repaired half the time...
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Re: Geez, A Guy Comes Back After A Half-Decade...

Postby Bun-Bun » Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:52 am

Trust us it's not great on the other side when you hardly ever have competition or when you do there's so little xp to split it's hardly worth it.

At least your side can go strafing and maybe leave with a big payday.

Someday maybe we'll get the tools to rebalance things at will but for now the only solutions are to either draw back old bot players, build up the low levels and/or recruit new Bots & give them XP boosts outta level 1 so they can really compete.
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Re: Geez, A Guy Comes Back After A Half-Decade...

Postby turbomagnus » Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:57 am

Motto: "'In yon straight path a thousand may well be stopped by three,
Now who will stand on either hand and keep the bridge with me?'"
Weapon: Shotgun
Yeah...

Kind of makes me wish the old attempt at an 'NPC' faction with the ConVNPC, BotVNPC and Bot/ConVNPC battles, like the whole The Fallen thing, had worked out better, y'know?
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Re: Geez, A Guy Comes Back After A Half-Decade...

Postby JoeFish » Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:25 am

I really enjoyed that whole fallen thing, and the quintession one too. I look back at those as some the best times I had on HMW. Best time being when the old fight club threads were running, back when there were 2 bots for every con...
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Re: Geez, A Guy Comes Back After A Half-Decade...

Postby Bun-Bun » Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:59 am

turbomagnus wrote:Yeah...

Kind of makes me wish the old attempt at an 'NPC' faction with the ConVNPC, BotVNPC and Bot/ConVNPC battles, like the whole The Fallen thing, had worked out better, y'know?

I said the same thing when I first came back.

Unfortunately until we have a programmer again that's never going to happen :-(
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Re: Geez, A Guy Comes Back After A Half-Decade...

Postby Psychout » Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:59 pm

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Re: Geez, A Guy Comes Back After A Half-Decade...

Postby turbomagnus » Sat Feb 10, 2018 1:22 pm

Motto: "'In yon straight path a thousand may well be stopped by three,
Now who will stand on either hand and keep the bridge with me?'"
Weapon: Shotgun
Bun-Bun wrote:
turbomagnus wrote:Yeah...

Kind of makes me wish the old attempt at an 'NPC' faction with the ConVNPC, BotVNPC and Bot/ConVNPC battles, like the whole The Fallen thing, had worked out better, y'know?

I said the same thing when I first came back.

Unfortunately until we have a programmer again that's never going to happen :-(


Yeah, and while we're waiting on a programmer to rise from our ranks and bring new light to this 'Long Dark', I've got a very nice Decepticon Matrix I could sell you - only one owner, never used. 8-)

Let's face it, HMW is the forgotten 'red-headed stepchild' (no offense to red-heads or stepchildren, yo.) of Seibertron these days... If it's ever not been...
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Re: Geez, A Guy Comes Back After A Half-Decade...

Postby Servant of Light » Sat Feb 10, 2018 1:31 pm

Whatever happened to Maximal and Predicon faction? This was implemented because there were too many Autobots and it allowed Maximals and Autobots to fight each other occasionally.
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