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Postby trueshot » Tue Aug 27, 2013 9:44 am

Hello fellow autobots! I am new to the game a could use some advice and spare energon if anyone has some. Thank you
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Re: New to game

Postby alldarker » Mon Sep 02, 2013 3:20 am

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Hey! best tip is to enter battle as often as possible. It's the only way you'll get XP, which you need to upgrade your stats.

Your first upgrades should be Speed and Courage. Strength too is important at the lower levels. Intelligence has very little use in the game, except to gain access to special tactics for a couple of alt modes. Rank too is of very slight importance at the lower levels: don't invest your hard earned XP until you are at about level 3-4.
As far as alt modes are concerned: at the lower levels Avoid is pretty good, and I've always prefered alt's with Strafe.

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Re: New to game

Postby Zordon » Tue Sep 03, 2013 4:29 pm

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alldarker wrote:Hey! best tip is to enter battle as often as possible. It's the only way you'll get XP, which you need to upgrade your stats.

Your first upgrades should be Speed and Courage. Strength too is important at the lower levels. Intelligence has very little use in the game, except to gain access to special tactics for a couple of alt modes. Rank too is of very slight importance at the lower levels: don't invest your hard earned XP until you are at about level 3-4.
As far as alt modes are concerned: at the lower levels Avoid is pretty good, and I've always prefered alt's with Strafe.

P.s. I sent you a little gift of some energon.


What he said, and welcome to the HMW, CAUTION CONTAINS NUTS !!!
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Re: New to game

Postby trueshot » Tue Sep 03, 2013 4:32 pm

Thank you guys
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Re: New to game

Postby Otimaskasu » Sun Nov 03, 2013 12:25 pm

were do i go to download the game?
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Re: New to game

Postby Burn » Tue Nov 05, 2013 2:11 pm

There's nothing to download, it's browser based.
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Re: New to game

Postby Gekas » Tue Oct 21, 2014 5:17 pm

alldarker wrote:Hey! best tip is to enter battle as often as possible. It's the only way you'll get XP, which you need to upgrade your stats.

Your first upgrades should be Speed and Courage. Strength too is important at the lower levels. Intelligence has very little use in the game, except to gain access to special tactics for a couple of alt modes. Rank too is of very slight importance at the lower levels: don't invest your hard earned XP until you are at about level 3-4.
As far as alt modes are concerned: at the lower levels Avoid is pretty good, and I've always prefered alt's with Strafe.

P.s. I sent you a little gift of some energon.


Sorry to bump this dead thread, but had a quick question about your explanation. Do I not spend any of my XP until I have enough to get to level 3, or do you mean don't spend any until I have enough XP for 3 skill points?
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Re: New to game

Postby sprockitz » Tue Oct 21, 2014 6:22 pm

Hi John,

What he is saying is don't spend your xp on rank until at least level 3 or 4. Early on it seems the best 2 upgrades are speed and strength. As for tactics, avoid, ram, and repair tend to be better early. I don't know if many people play at level 0, but once you reach level 1 you should find some competition. Of course, that will take about a week if you check every few hours to throw bots in missions...maybe 4-5 days if you are playing constantly!

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Re: New to game

Postby Gekas » Tue Oct 21, 2014 6:48 pm

sprockitz wrote:Hi John,

What he is saying is don't spend your xp on rank until at least level 3 or 4. Early on it seems the best 2 upgrades are speed and strength. As for tactics, avoid, ram, and repair tend to be better early. I don't know if many people play at level 0, but once you reach level 1 you should find some competition. Of course, that will take about a week if you check every few hours to throw bots in missions...maybe 4-5 days if you are playing constantly!

Welcome to HMW!!


Thanks a lot for the explanation man! I played HMW back in 2004, but I was 14 back then, so basically I was rubbish at the game hahaha.

Is there anyway to read the mission log? I want to know how much damage my guy is doing and how often he misses and attacks. I click on details for my mission/arena history but keep receiving a message stating that HMW is down, even though I can join missions....
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Re: New to game

Postby sprockitz » Tue Oct 21, 2014 9:05 pm

On the bottom left of your character page are the 5 most recent missions. I don't think the history was ever implemented.
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Re: New to game

Postby Gekas » Tue Oct 21, 2014 9:17 pm

sprockitz wrote:On the bottom left of your character page are the 5 most recent missions. I don't think the history was ever implemented.


Hahaha yeah I noticed after posting my question -_-

Thank you again for the advice!
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Re: New to game

Postby alldarker » Wed Oct 22, 2014 2:30 am

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sprockitz wrote:Hi John,

What he is saying is don't spend your xp on rank until at least level 3 or 4. Early on it seems the best 2 upgrades are speed and strength. As for tactics, avoid, ram, and repair tend to be better early. I don't know if many people play at level 0, but once you reach level 1 you should find some competition. Of course, that will take about a week if you check every few hours to throw bots in missions...maybe 4-5 days if you are playing constantly!

Welcome to HMW!!

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Re: New to game

Postby Super Megatron » Wed Oct 22, 2014 9:47 am

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Re: New to game

Postby Gekas » Wed Oct 22, 2014 10:26 am

Super Megatron wrote:See you in the CR chambers!


Hahahahaha unfortunately it's going to take me awhile to get to your level :/
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Re: New to game

Postby sprockitz » Wed Oct 22, 2014 12:15 pm

There are some 1-11 missions, so it won't be long!! Ready to die in 1 hit with a fusion cannon? Of course if you can get a single hit in you can double your xp with it.
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Re: New to game

Postby Gekas » Wed Oct 22, 2014 12:38 pm

sprockitz wrote:There are some 1-11 missions, so it won't be long!! Ready to die in 1 hit with a fusion cannon? Of course if you can get a single hit in you can double your xp with it.


Yooooo thanks for the info, I'll definitely give it a shot. As long as I get 1-2 hits off I'd be satisfied. I wish we could challenge people to team battles, it would be hilarious for someone to plow through 6 lower levels with a fusion cannon.
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Re: New to game

Postby sprockitz » Wed Oct 22, 2014 1:11 pm

9/10 you'll end up with 0 or something close to it, but that 1/10 times when you hit a level 11 you'll get big points (20k or more). These big points come from either ramming a high level opponent or repairing a high level teammate, which generally makes having 1 of these 2 tactics key for these missions. Just hitting with a weapon won't do much damage because the top bots have awesome armor which protects against weapon damage.
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Re: New to game

Postby Gekas » Wed Oct 22, 2014 6:30 pm

sprockitz wrote:9/10 you'll end up with 0 or something close to it, but that 1/10 times when you hit a level 11 you'll get big points (20k or more). These big points come from either ramming a high level opponent or repairing a high level teammate, which generally makes having 1 of these 2 tactics key for these missions. Just hitting with a weapon won't do much damage because the top bots have awesome armor which protects against weapon damage.


Is there a thread to post on or someone to PM about joining the Autobot group?
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Re: New to game

Postby Super Megatron » Thu Oct 23, 2014 12:26 pm

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Unfortunately, not anymore. The Autobot group thing hasn't been active for years now.

Everything Sprockitz told you is right on. Don't get discouraged if you die or gain very little XP more than you get large XP payouts.
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Re: New to game

Postby Burn » Thu Oct 23, 2014 2:24 pm

I could give him an XP boost.

It's not like any others around is level would give a toss (and if they did, I could just boost them too)
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Re: New to game

Postby Gekas » Thu Oct 23, 2014 4:26 pm

Burn wrote:I could give him an XP boost.

It's not like any others around is level would give a toss (and if they did, I could just boost them too)



I'd greatly appreciate that if you did! So far it's either 3 Autobots v 1 Decepticon and 0 Decepticons for my missions. Not a lot of tough competition but gives me time to see how all the skills work.
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Re: New to game

Postby Anolon » Fri Oct 24, 2014 9:18 am

John Stamoist wrote:
Burn wrote:I could give him an XP boost.

It's not like any others around is level would give a toss (and if they did, I could just boost them too)



I'd greatly appreciate that if you did! So far it's either 3 Autobots v 1 Decepticon and 0 Decepticons for my missions. Not a lot of tough competition but gives me time to see how all the skills work.

I agree, it's really slow going, needing 18,000xp for 1 upgrade and getting 100 to 200 XP an mission makes it a long haul for just one upgrade let alone a a level
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Re: New to game

Postby Burn » Fri Oct 24, 2014 4:04 pm

Alright Stamoist, I've boosted your top 5. I would have done six, but you know ... I actually felt like deleting your sixth character.

In fact I still might if you don't change the name of it. Honestly, go and read the damn rules.
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Re: New to game

Postby Gekas » Fri Oct 24, 2014 4:20 pm

Burn wrote:Alright Stamoist, I've boosted your top 5. I would have done six, but you know ... I actually felt like deleting your sixth character.

In fact I still might if you don't change the name of it. Honestly, go and read the damn rules.


Thank you, much appreciated it! Yeah sorry about that, used the name as a placeholder until I could think of something clever yet appropriate. I'll change it right now, thanks again for XP boost!
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Re: New to game

Postby Starlock » Fri Oct 24, 2014 8:30 pm

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XP boosts by non Seibertron thats new(I think). Anything else was added in the last I guess 5 years haha.
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