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HMW Campaign for Cybertron: Shard of Resilience

Transformers News: HMW Campaign for Cybertron: Shard of Resilience
Date: Wednesday, June 27th 2018 6:20pm CDT
Category: Heavy Metal War
Posted by: Burn

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INTERLUDE!

For 15 years, Heavy Metal War has been a part of Seibertron.com, through both good and bad, this little game has brought together transformers fans on both sides of the war and given pleasure and pain in equal measure.

To celebrate this amazing achievement, during this tourney we will be looking back over the 4 main ‘eras’ of the game and exploring how a game invented over a lunchbreak became of the longest running transformers games on the internet, starting with its 'humble' beginnings...

Transformers News: Re: HMW Campaign for Cybertron, Special Event: The Battle of the Legends. Starts mission #36130!
Like you could ever get sick of seeing little old me...


Ladles and jellyspoons, the war is in full swing and it appears that the Autobots may even have the upper hand. Cooperation and coordination is starting to seep in and those plucky little reds are really starting to stand on their own feet/treads/paws/wheels/whatever.

To this end I bring you some good news... and some bad.

The bad news is that as of mission #38500 the Shard of Courage is no more, and from this mission the Autobots wont get its advantage.

The GOOD news is that we have found the second shard! Hang on, it appears to have a message attached, lets see what this says...
The Shard of Resillience wrote:
The Vir430 Era - HMW Genesis.


Transformers News: Re: HMW Campaign for Cybertron, Special Event: The Battle of the Legends. Starts mission #36130!
“It was the year 2003, and Cybertron was a dark and desolate planet. The great shutdown millennia before had put her on stand-by, allowing her to heal from centuries of war, but she knew that without some kind of order her time was short. Scanning her glimmering metal-strewn surface she found her first champion, named Vir430, and charged him with the greatest of challenges - bring order to the chaos. To help her create structure and certainty, even if that certainty was more war, and guide her into a new era.

The Era of Genesis.”


Very little is known of this great historical era of Cybertrons rebirth but under a shroud of secrecy, it is known that Vir accepted the Matrix and began his work. On the date the Earthlings record as June 24th 2003, Cybertron was reactivated; the Heavy Metal Wars began, but they were very different to the war we fight today…

Transformers News: Re: HMW Campaign for Cybertron, Special Event: The Battle of the Legends. Starts mission #36130!
Vir. (Probably.)


The Cybertronians were slow to come back online and the technology wasn’t as advanced as we are used to. The central mission computer was yet to be activated so the war was held exclusively in the arena to begin with, allowing scores to only be settled one on one. Squad size was also smaller, whilst a team was still comprised of 12 only 4 warriors could fight for a team at any one time, and arms and armaments were limited until the more advanced weapons could be rediscovered.
It is also believed that there was only a few altmodes available to the first commanders, but that initial list is lost to the ages now.

Transformers News: Re: HMW Campaign for Cybertron, Special Event: The Battle of the Legends. Starts mission #36130!
HMW: 15 years and we STILL have Prime clones.


This new awakening of Cybertron soon brought the more warlike Transformers-in-exile back to their old home, and with those came the knowledge of tactics and advanced Transformations. The newly-awakened combatants, reset to level 0 after the great shutdown, had fought their way through many challenges and using their battle experience had learned how to use their altmodes to Avoid their enemies attacks, Ram their opponent into submission, or Strafe whole battlelines of enemies, and with the Central Mission Computer coming back online a few megacycles after the war began anew, these tactics began to make the difference in the missions, but it was many cycles later, with the discovery of Repair in its most simple form, that truly began to turn the tide of the battles, but the results of a loss remained devastating for many, with the stasis-locked losers often left behind until their commanders could return to recover them to place them in Cryogenic regeneration, or CR, Chambers.

Transformers News: Re: HMW Campaign for Cybertron, Special Event: The Battle of the Legends. Starts mission #36130!
Wheeljack! Stay back whilst I science!


What was never expected when the war began though, was the meeting of minds that it facilitated. Cybertron was not entirely about war and conflict, many of the planets more peaceful natives had been meeting for mega cycles beforehand, hoping for a chance at peace, but the two factions began to talk. Much of the discussion was to taunt their opponents, but a united spirit also prevailed. Dubbing themselves the HMWarriors, the commanders began to group together in clans and units to share tactical information and coordinate. Among the first topics known to be discussed was Courage, widely considered to be the strongest upgrade stat of its time, and a third faction that had also joined the war - a secret and shadowy force that would interrupt a mission, destroying both sides, The Unknowns.

Transformers News: Re: HMW Campaign for Cybertron, Special Event: The Battle of the Legends. Starts mission #36130!
'Unknowns' still sounds better than NAILs.


And then, one day, it was time for Vir to pass the mantle of Praetorian and make his own way in the universe. The logs have no record of when this was, and many of his other great deeds in his bringing of order to the chaos of war are lost to the ages, but it is known that Vir’s work is still very much the framework of the war we fight today - Cybertrons first guardian after she was reborn laid a foundation for transformers civilisation that was destined to endure.

Transformers News: Re: HMW Campaign for Cybertron, Special Event: The Battle of the Legends. Starts mission #36130!
And now my watch has ended...


And so Cybertron entered a period of renewal as her people continued to return from the stars. The number of activated warriors was increased from four to six, and with the advent of newer technology and advancement of her commanders, more missions became available, but as the era known as Gensis drew to a close, Cybertron soon realised that a new guardian would be needed and she reached out to a small, talented young Autobot to step forward and realise his destiny…

Transformers News: Re: HMW Campaign for Cybertron, Special Event: The Battle of the Legends. Starts mission #36130!
Wait, what?

To be continued...

Disclaimer: Much of this happened a very long time ago, and most of this was pieced together from old forums and the using internet archive. If you have a memory of when the game first started or correction to what the shard above says, please post it below!

Woah, there ya go! A little history lesson for you all there...

Our smart-arse analysts have inspected the shard and reported an engraving on it, which they have managed to translate from its ancient Cybertronian machine code. It reads
Code: Select all
Cybertron supports those who never give up so *any* valid (0 or 5) mission where the defeated side has 3 or more combatants still counts as a war victory


There ya go, Shard 2: Resilience is in the game, and benefits both sides. Remember: the bonus only counts if you are the outnumbered team and you win the mission.

Good luck out there!

HMW Campaign for Cybertron, Special Event: The Battle of the Legends! Starts TODAY!

Transformers News: HMW Campaign for Cybertron, Special Event: The Battle of the Legends! Starts TODAY!
Date: Sunday, June 24th 2018 6:24am CDT
Category: Heavy Metal War
Posted by: Burn

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WarPorn Industries and the RDD proudly present
HMW: The Campaign for Cybertron
A new way to fight the Heavy Metal War

Special Event: The Battle of the Legends!
15 years and going strong!


Well, here it is, the moment you have all been waiting for...

Transformers News: HMW Campaign for Cybertron, Special Event: The Battle of the Legends! Starts TODAY!
I can make gin disappear. What’s your superpower?


Happy Birthday Heavy Metal War!!
Welcome HMWarriors, to another huge battle here on Seibertron.com!
Zombi Cheerleader here again and it's time to tell you what the hell is going on...

For fifteen years HMW has raged across Cybertron (and its host, Seibertron.com)
This war has had its ups and downs, it’s highs and its lows, its champions and its losers, and has had a whole load of programmers come and go along the way, but it is still raging on and our profits are still rolling in.

Here at WarPorn Industries, we have gone to great lengths over much of this time to bring you entertainment and adventure wherever we can. This began back when organised the first ever alt hunt, and now our partnership with Sustain and her Amalgamated Pretence has led all us the way to fighting a Campaign across Cybertron, where we have fought sharkticons, battled Darth Vader, captured enemy commanders and scavenged for new weapons.
Unfortunately though, this campaign has not been going so well for the Autobots, with the Decepticons now controlling half of Cybertron.

Wait, this is NOT good! WarPorn are in the war profiteering industry, it’s bad for us if the Autobots are actually defeated!

So to balance things, here is the deal:
We are going to WAR.
None of this hunting nonsense.
No targets to achieve or stats for you to have to track.

Just an all out out battle in selected missions.

The rules of this war are so simple, even a Sharkticon could understand them...
    The War Starts TODAY! 6PM (GMT+1) and runs for a week.

  • All levels count.
  • ONLY missions ending with the number FIVE or ZERO will count.
  • These missions must have at least 3 warriors from BOTH factions to count towards the war (tag teams wont be counted).
  • The winning team is the one that wins the most 5 or 0 missions.
  • There will be awards and prizes for various things throughout, including highest kills, sportsmanship, and a special 'Senators award' for those encouraging forum participation, decided by the Senate once we are done. Keep watching the forum for details.
  • (To qualify for the awards/prizes, you must post at least once in this thread so we know you are active on the forums.)
See?

There is, as always, a twist however... We intercepted this transmission into Iacon from a *ahem* unknown source this morning.

Autobots, listen up. We need to balance the books here.
This is your chance to win a massive victory. The con’s heavily outnumber you and are better organised, but you have one thing in your favour - Cybertron above all else desires peace, therefore she will directly aid you. She has left 5 shards of the Matrix out there for you to find, each one will give your faction an advantage as the defenders of Cybertron, so fight to defend your home and she will lead you to them....

To begin with we give you this, the first of the 5, the shard of Courage.
Transformers News: HMW Campaign for Cybertron, Special Event: The Battle of the Legends! Starts TODAY!


This will lead you to the other shards, and grant you your first advantage: If a legal (5 or 0) mission does not have enough Decepticons in it, but does have the 3 required Autobots present, that mission (if a victory) will still count for the bots.
The Decepticons will gain no such advantage.

This advantage may not last long, so make the best of it whilst you can or just hope you can find the next one quickly... :BOT:


This war will be organised by a team of commanders including my boss, Psychout, and our fellow Senate members; Burn, Wingz and Sustain, and Redimus, who is here on work experience ;)

I'll be bringing you updates as the tourney rolls on, but until then, I'll leave you in the capable hands of Sustain...

Goodnight!!!


There ya go. Follow this post for details, scores and updates.

Heavy Metal War turns 15 this month! Special tourney announcement!

Transformers News: Heavy Metal War turns 15 this month! Special tourney announcement!
Date: Friday, June 8th 2018 11:26pm CDT
Category: Heavy Metal War
Posted by: Burn

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In just over 2 week’s time, the Heavy Metal War will celebrate it's fifteenth anniversary! Has it really been that long?

The Staff and Senate of HMW would like to invite all former players, from both sides, to rejoin the battle and help us celebrate everything that has happened during this game! New players, veterans, retired, everyone is welcome to return to help us celebrate this huge milestone!

How do we plan to celebrate??
With a giant, all in, old school War!
Who can kill their enemies the hardest in a specific set of missions?

But there is one smaaaall problem with that...
Autobots, old and new! Consider this a call to arms!
Transformers News: Heavy Metal War turns 15 this month! Special tourney announcement!

The Decepticons have conquered half of Cybertron, and all but the most valiant of the Autobot heroes have been driven back! The number of our planet’s defenders standing against the tyranny of Megatron's army is slowly fading...

Can the Autobots rally their old troops and take back their planet?


Every level will be involved, from Zero to Eleven. We will also be giving out rewards, not just to the winners but also to those who step back out of the shadows, to those who grew weary of the war, and to those who lost their will to fight! All this as we explore the history of our unique game, from its initial spark right up to the new generation it stands at now!


Simply drop in to HMW:General Discussion and say hello, then watch the forum for updates.

HMW Campaign for Cybertron, Round 3: Vader's 503rd! Rules and Information, starts Friday!

Transformers News: HMW Campaign for Cybertron, Round 3: Vader's 503rd! Rules and Information, starts Friday!
Date: Wednesday, May 2nd 2018 3:56pm CDT
Category: Heavy Metal War
Posted by: Psychout

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WarPorn Industries and the RDD proudly present
HMW: The Campaign for Cybertron
A new way to fight the Heavy Metal War


Round 4: Rise of the Vader's 503rd!
May the 4th be with you!

Starting this Friday!


The Campaign for Cybertron has raged over Hydrax Plateau, we've scavenged across Tarn for components and captured teams over Vos to unlock new technologies in the fight for control of our planet.

In each battle so far the Decepticons have had the edge, but their dominance is slowly diminishing. They failed in the fight to break out their captured commanders, beaten back by the might of Jack Hallows' Howling Wreckers, whilst Sustain held the Autobots to a stalemate until something unknown happened and Cybertrons central battle computers were suddenly shut down...

Transformers News: HMW Campaign for Cybertron, Round 3: Vader's 503rd! Rules and Information, starts Friday!
WarPorn Industries News Network; wait... that's not Zombi! Whats going... arrrggghhh!! *chokes*
Citizens of Cybertron.
I am Darth Vader, Supreme Commander of the Imperial Fleet and Sith Lord, and I bring you a declaration of intent.

The Galactic Empire now controls this sector of the universe, and it is our wish to bring it peace and stability.

Your machine planet is unstable, torn apart by war, so you have been chosen as an example to the rest of your universe of how our governance is beneficial to all other civilisations in this sector. Set aside your war, lay down your arms and accept the rule of the Empire.

You may have noticed that your planet is experiencing mechanical and technological difficulties? We did this to you, as a demonstration of our power.
We have erased your insignificant battle data.
We have made your planet's power supply unstable.
We are moving our battle station within range of your planet, possessing enough firepower to destroy your 'Cybertron' forever and not even your lightsabers can stop us.

We have turned your own technology against you, and my machine army, the 503rd, will soon be heading to your planet. Every time we score a victory, we interrupt your data feed and take a little bit more of your world.

You have 2 of your Cybertronian days to comply before we attack. Our Death Star battlestation is almost in range. I suggest you use them wisely.

Surrender, or feel the true might of the Galactic Empire and the dark side of the force.


*BZZZZT* Please stand by....

...That's enough of that.

Citizens of Cybertron!

Judging by the presence of Vader’s 503rd, I guess it’s just a little late to pass this invasion off as a prank or static interference... What’s more, it looks as if his Death Star is hovering over Altihex. That is too close to Iacon! Scrap that slag, I’LL KILL A…*clears throat*...

Darth Vader, Supreme Commander of the Imperial Fleet and Sith Lord, and his 503rd...

...Seriously, could you possibly have a longer name? Nevermind, here’s a new one for you, affectionately written in our own cultural dialect:

Darth Vader, Supreme Pain-in-the-Tailpipe of the Soon-to-be-Slaughtered Peasantfleet and Scrub Lord, and his Taking the Piss! YOU have 2 days to GET OFF OUR LAWN!

Back to you, Zombi!

...and here we go!!
Transformers News: HMW Campaign for Cybertron, Round 3: Vader's 503rd! Rules and Information, starts Friday!
WarPorn Industries News Network; Guess who's back, bitches!!!
Thanks Wingz... No one steals MY show!

Well ya'll, I think we've got a bit of a problem on our hands here.

Vader's 503rd have arrived, and the boss says the senate has an urgent message for us all, but lets be honest... we don't want to read that boring garbage so here's the important details...

  • Darth Vader can use the force to seize control of any of our mechs that have an altmode originating in his universe, adding them to his 503 army.
  • The Death Star is making its way to Cybertron with the firepower to destroy us all.
  • We must shoot down any soldiers that Vader could be controlling.
  • These guys are vulnerable to lightsabers. That said, if a kill is made with one then it counts double
  • Whichever side does the best job of beating back Vader's 503rd will win the sector.

The boss has also created a list of all the altmodes Vader can control. These are to be considered your taregts.

:BOT:

289 - Transformers News: HMW Campaign for Cybertron, Round 3: Vader's 503rd! Rules and Information, starts Friday! - Rescue Ship - (Common)

765 - Transformers News: HMW Campaign for Cybertron, Round 3: Vader's 503rd! Rules and Information, starts Friday! - Alien Feline - (Common)

352 - Transformers News: HMW Campaign for Cybertron, Round 3: Vader's 503rd! Rules and Information, starts Friday! - Hovercar - (Common)

866 - Transformers News: HMW Campaign for Cybertron, Round 3: Vader's 503rd! Rules and Information, starts Friday! - Land Dragon - (Common)

267 - Transformers News: HMW Campaign for Cybertron, Round 3: Vader's 503rd! Rules and Information, starts Friday! - Cargo Vessel - (Core)

646 - Transformers News: HMW Campaign for Cybertron, Round 3: Vader's 503rd! Rules and Information, starts Friday! - Frigate - (Common)

916 - Transformers News: HMW Campaign for Cybertron, Round 3: Vader's 503rd! Rules and Information, starts Friday! - Enforcer Craft - (Common)

171 - Transformers News: HMW Campaign for Cybertron, Round 3: Vader's 503rd! Rules and Information, starts Friday! - Heavy Starfighter - (Common)

48 - Transformers News: HMW Campaign for Cybertron, Round 3: Vader's 503rd! Rules and Information, starts Friday! - Starfighter - (Common)

836 - Transformers News: HMW Campaign for Cybertron, Round 3: Vader's 503rd! Rules and Information, starts Friday! - Strike Fighter - (Common)

751 - Transformers News: HMW Campaign for Cybertron, Round 3: Vader's 503rd! Rules and Information, starts Friday! - Assault Fighter - (Rare)

907 - Transformers News: HMW Campaign for Cybertron, Round 3: Vader's 503rd! Rules and Information, starts Friday! - Starfighter - (Rare)

279 - Transformers News: HMW Campaign for Cybertron, Round 3: Vader's 503rd! Rules and Information, starts Friday! - Twin-Pod Fighter - (Rare)

989 - Transformers News: HMW Campaign for Cybertron, Round 3: Vader's 503rd! Rules and Information, starts Friday! - Seige Tank - (Common)

304 - Transformers News: HMW Campaign for Cybertron, Round 3: Vader's 503rd! Rules and Information, starts Friday!- Alien Behemoth - (Common)

411 - Transformers News: HMW Campaign for Cybertron, Round 3: Vader's 503rd! Rules and Information, starts Friday! - Armored Walker - (Common)

644 - Transformers News: HMW Campaign for Cybertron, Round 3: Vader's 503rd! Rules and Information, starts Friday! - RPG Launcher - (Core)

584 - Transformers News: HMW Campaign for Cybertron, Round 3: Vader's 503rd! Rules and Information, starts Friday! - Spaceship - (Rare)

590 - Transformers News: HMW Campaign for Cybertron, Round 3: Vader's 503rd! Rules and Information, starts Friday!- Reptile - (Common)


:CON:

464 - Transformers News: HMW Campaign for Cybertron, Round 3: Vader's 503rd! Rules and Information, starts Friday! - Rapid Deployment Craft - (Rare)

680 - Transformers News: HMW Campaign for Cybertron, Round 3: Vader's 503rd! Rules and Information, starts Friday! - Hover Gunship - (Common)

161 - Transformers News: HMW Campaign for Cybertron, Round 3: Vader's 503rd! Rules and Information, starts Friday! - Sea Creature - (Common)

8 - Transformers News: HMW Campaign for Cybertron, Round 3: Vader's 503rd! Rules and Information, starts Friday! - Missile Buggy - (Common)

248 - Transformers News: HMW Campaign for Cybertron, Round 3: Vader's 503rd! Rules and Information, starts Friday! - Attack Skimmer - (Core)

349 - Transformers News: HMW Campaign for Cybertron, Round 3: Vader's 503rd! Rules and Information, starts Friday! - Defensive Tank - (Common)

965 - Transformers News: HMW Campaign for Cybertron, Round 3: Vader's 503rd! Rules and Information, starts Friday! - Cargo Ship - (Common)

923 - Transformers News: HMW Campaign for Cybertron, Round 3: Vader's 503rd! Rules and Information, starts Friday! - Starship - (Core)

3 - Transformers News: HMW Campaign for Cybertron, Round 3: Vader's 503rd! Rules and Information, starts Friday! - Starfighter - (Common)

136 - Transformers News: HMW Campaign for Cybertron, Round 3: Vader's 503rd! Rules and Information, starts Friday! - Starfighter - (Common)

530 - Transformers News: HMW Campaign for Cybertron, Round 3: Vader's 503rd! Rules and Information, starts Friday! - Starfighter - (Common)

431 - Transformers News: HMW Campaign for Cybertron, Round 3: Vader's 503rd! Rules and Information, starts Friday! - Assault Shuttle - (Rare)

919 - Transformers News: HMW Campaign for Cybertron, Round 3: Vader's 503rd! Rules and Information, starts Friday! - Starfighter - (Rare)

139 - Transformers News: HMW Campaign for Cybertron, Round 3: Vader's 503rd! Rules and Information, starts Friday! - Hovering Weapons Platform - (Rare)

989 - Transformers News: HMW Campaign for Cybertron, Round 3: Vader's 503rd! Rules and Information, starts Friday! - Seige Tank - (Rare)

542 - Transformers News: HMW Campaign for Cybertron, Round 3: Vader's 503rd! Rules and Information, starts Friday! - Assault Walker - (Rare)

77 - Transformers News: HMW Campaign for Cybertron, Round 3: Vader's 503rd! Rules and Information, starts Friday! - Walking Transport - (Common)

103 - Transformers News: HMW Campaign for Cybertron, Round 3: Vader's 503rd! Rules and Information, starts Friday! - Hovercopter - (Common)

310 - Transformers News: HMW Campaign for Cybertron, Round 3: Vader's 503rd! Rules and Information, starts Friday! - Monster - (Common)

844 - Transformers News: HMW Campaign for Cybertron, Round 3: Vader's 503rd! Rules and Information, starts Friday! - Starfighter - (Common)


So there ya go! All you need to do is blow away the 503rd and we can send ol' bucket head back to his galaxy far far away![/quote]


The Alt Hunt begins on Friday May 4th at 12:00 PM (GMT-4) and will run for 7 days.
The opening mission will be posted by the amazing Sustain and Wingz who will be running this tourney as I'm off on holiday until Monday and will have very little internet access.


The Hunt Rules
  • Make an entry post in the 'signups' thread, following the instructions in 'the boring stuff' below.
  • Kill as many Star Wars alts as you can in 1 week. The list of legal alts is listed above.
  • To be able to enter you must format either a STAR WARS based or approved alt onto at least one member of your team.
  • This is the character that will be used to determine your level bracket for the game.
  • Players may enter more than one level bracket, but may only enter once at each level.
  • ALL of your teams kills on target alts count.
  • LIGHTSABER KILLS RULE: Lightsaber kills count double. These must be labeled to claim the extra point.

In addition, a fair play directive has been added, which will be referred to as 'Rule: Zero'.
All characters named in sign-up posts MUST be activated into a mission with opposition at once least every 12 hours.
This rule is likely to be ongoing for the rest of the campaign rounds.

The Hunt Instructions!

When you get a kill on a target alt, edit the mission link into your original sign-up post, making sure to list the victims name and time of kill (timestamp).
Whoever has the most kills at the end of 1 week in each level bracket wins. In the event of a tie the number of higher level kills will be examined (e.g. number of level 11's killed, then 10s, then 9s etc.).

As usual, hunt tactics and game discussions can be added below, or started in the faction-specific forums.

Level 0 special rules!

New to HMW?
Stuck down at level 0 still?
Want to be able to affect the game with the rest of the guzzlers?

The have we got the rules twist for you!!

If you have a level 0 character on your team that has less than the level cap of 40,000XP then you can still sign up and enjoy the hunt!!

Whilst the Transformers battle against Vaders 503rd forces, you will need to keep them supplied and restocked.

To do this:
Post in the sign-up thread with a link to your character.
It can be any one character, with any alt, as long as it has below the 40k XP level cap.
Post every kill your named character gets for the duration of the game. It does not have to be on a target alt, but it must be a kill, not a victory by retreat.
Hope you post more than the opposition.

The faction with the most combined wins(subject to player numbers and balancing) will score an extra point fr their side in the war against Darth Vader’s 503rd!



Boring Stuff:
- Sign ups are required, found here, listing the Name, Chosen altmode and Level of the lead character from your team
- Player numbers will be assessed before the game starts and weighting may be put into place to even the sides. This will be announced as the game begins.
- Players can have as many game-relevant alts as they want in their team, but only one can count per level, and this must be listed in advance.
- 'Lightsaber Kills' definition: The killing blow must be by a lightsaber to qualify for the double bonus. Any lightsaber in the game qualifies.
- Lightsaber Kills must be labeled to be counted.
- Target alts are determined by image alone, the alt class is irrelevant.
- Cheaters penalty: removal (without notification/permission) of a hunted alt from a listed (qualifying) team member is grounds for instant disqualification.
- The organisers decisions (made by discussions between Myself, Wingz and Sustain) are final.


Transformers Darth Vader Image Credit: mmatere of Deviantart.

HMW: Campaign for Cybertron, round 3: Capture the Technology!

Transformers News: HMW: Campaign for Cybertron, round 3: Capture the Technology!
Date: Friday, March 30th 2018 4:52pm CDT
Category: Heavy Metal War
Posted by: Burn

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WarPorn Industries and the RDD proudly present
HMW: The Campaign for Cybertron
A new way to fight the Heavy Metal War


Round 3: Capture the flag tech.
The Scalp Hunting game the whole faction can play!


We've fought over Hydrax Plateau looking for Sharkticon reinforcements and we've fought over Tarn searching for technology to further aid us in the war, but where (and what!) will be fighting next?

Let's hand you over to one of WarPorn Industries finest fembots, Zombi Cheerleader, for some important news on the next round of the HMW: Campaign for Cybertron!
Transformers News: HMW: Campaign for Cybertron, round 3: Capture the Technology!
WarPorn Industries News Network; Making a profit out of a crisis!


Good evening 'bots and 'cons! Tonight we bring you an update on the recent battle for Tarn. The Decepticons may have taken control of the region, but the Autobots' incredible efforts have enabled them come away with almost as much new technology as as their ancient enemies!

Yes, you heard right, and today we are set to reveal a breakthrough in that glorious tech. Our nerds in the labs way down in the basement of WarPorn towers have been hard at work analysing all the components recovered from Tarn and believe they are close to a breakthrough in a new weapon system, comparable to any of the arms already being sold right here in the WPI Weapons Store.


...and we interrupt this cheap attempt at product placement to bring you some actual news: It has been confirmed that the 'bots have mobilised their forces and are headed to... Zone 6: Vos.
Transformers News: HMW: Campaign for Cybertron, round 3: Capture the Technology!
Looks like this is where the battle will be held! Will the Autobots finally win themselves a well earned victory, or will the Decepticon forces drive their old enemies back even further? The fate of Tarn's twin city is in YOUR hands!

But before this technology can be released, we bring you all this exclusive edict from our glorious senate:
Senator Sustain wrote:What?! You want new weapons? Fine. If you want them, fight for them!

Unite your faction, chose a target between you and then work together to bring us the complete team of any enemy commander.

Whichever faction captures the most opposition teams in a week or the first to win three rounds (whichever takes longer) wins, and gets to name the weapon.

Get organised! There will be a limit on how many heads each factions commander can collect from each opposing team, and the opposition wont wait to begin the next round, so communication is key.
You have Iacon and Darkmount: use them!

If you're lucky and we're feeling generous, we may even let the winning faction vote for a champion to keep the prototype.

And no cheating!! Senator Burn can see which opponent you have picked, so no changing targets mid-round.

Now get off my lawn.

So there you have it, mechs!

Each faction has to pick and kill a full squad of opponents. Then, combining their weapons technology together the Senate will develop the newest weapon to be manufactured at the HMW Weapons plant.

The design, its requirements, and its payload will be up to the winning faction but there will still be limitations - more powerful weapons will need more powerful soldiers to wield them as equipping a minibot with a fusion cannon will just give you a dead minibot.

Anyway, that's enough from me - I've got a Sharkticon to go and feed a horse to.

Until next time, this is Zombi, signing off...


So, here we go!

The winning faction get to decide the new weapon to be available in the game.

Game rules:
0) Sign ups in the HMW GD forum are required to be able to count your kills in the hunt. Late sign ups are fine, but can only join the hunting from the following round onwards. Unsigned teams can be chosen as targets.
1) The two sides must pick a single team (of 12 members, so no hunting Jedi Kermit!) to target as a faction and name it in their private forum. How they choose the target is up to them but time is limited.
2) They must then, as a faction, capture that entire team in the missions. All kills count, even if the mission isn't a victory for the killing faction.
3) Once they have done this they announce the team they have captured in the game thread in GD and post the 12 kills. The round is declared over, a win is awarded, and a new team must be chosen.
4) Both factions then have from whenever the last round was declared until 6AM GMT+1 (British time) to declare their next target.
5) After a week, the faction with the most rounds won is the winner, unless the target of 3 wins isn't met, in which case the game will continue until a faction has 3 wins.
6) The hunted teams are to be kept SECRET until the relevant round has been completed.


Special notes:
  • No more than 4 members of the target team can be collected by any single commander.
  • Captured teams cannot be chosen a second time, but may still participate in the hunting.
  • You can not chose the same team twice in a row.
  • Once chosen, the targeted team cannot be changed.
  • To prevent any accusations of 'hiding', any participating teams who have a team member who remains un-activated for longer than 48 hours, that character will be considered 'captured' and will count towards the hunting teams total but NOT towards any commanders hunt limit.*
  • Each team will then have until 6AM GMT+1 to declare their next target in their forum and the next round will begin. The Target can be chosen in advance, but it must be made obvious to Burn what that target is when it is declared. Note: Burn has authorised Wingz to keep him updated on the Autobots selection if he is unable to check for any reason.
  • If a faction fails to declare a new target in time, the next round begins anyway giving their opposition a potential head start.
  • A round will last as long as it takes to collect all 12 members of the targeted team.
  • Lastly: Huge thanks to Turbomagnus for giving me the idea for this round. I'd hoped to make a bigger thing of his involvement, but RL prevented me. Sorry/thanks dude!

* This can be proven by taking a screenshot of the character page, like this.Transformers News: HMW: Campaign for Cybertron, round 3: Capture the Technology!

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In-game reward: The winning faction will be able to name and request the approximate stats they want a new HMW weapon to have. The damage output will be up to the game admin. Bonus Prize: At Admin's discretion, a single 'prototype' version of the weapon may also be offered to a commander selected by the winning faction.


Begin choosing your targets and the first round begins at 6PM (GMT+1) Saturday

Transformers News: HMW: Campaign for Cybertron, round 3: Capture the Technology!
So what is Heavy Metal War (HMW)?
HMW is Seibertron.com's very own on-site Transformers game which will be celebrating it's 15th (yes, 15th!) anniversary in June.
It's simple.

• Choose your faction
• Create your troops (you can create up to 12)
• Deploy your troops to missions (cool kids don't use the arena)
• Beat up your enemies to earn XP and Energon
• Upgrade your bots
• Deploy, beat up, earn, upgrade, repeat.

The best part is, unlike most other Transformer based games, there are no loot boxes, you won't be attacked while you're away, you don't need to log in daily to collect bonuses, you don't need to meet expectations of overbearing alliances. In fact, unless you want to engage in the banter on the HMW Forums, you can dump and run in five minutes and then come back in an hour or so!

So join up, crush, kill, destroy!

HMW: Campaign for Cybertron, round 1: SHARKTICONADO!!

Transformers News: HMW: Campaign for Cybertron, round 1: SHARKTICONADO!!
Date: Wednesday, February 7th 2018 5:27pm CST
Category: Heavy Metal War
Posted by: Psychout | Credit(s): HWM Forums

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For many cycles, the war that had raged across Seibertron had been quiet, small skirmishes broke out across the planet, but not enough to be noticed.

Then ... the noise began, a stirring, a call to arms, an Autobot warrior who craved for the war to begin anew. Some fellow Autobots stirred, while others were not heard from. The Decepticon forces heard the noises, they too put out a call to arms and many answered.

It began again with a small exchange, the troops of Bun-Bun took the war to the troops of Wingz. Aided by other teams both sides fought hard, with many Commanders proving themselves.

The spark had been lit, as machines came to life beneath Seibertron, the forces of war gathered above the surface, and now, the war, the Heavy Metal War, has begun anew!

WarPorn Industries and the RDD proudly present
HMW: The Campaign for Cybertron
Transformers News: HMW: Campaign for Cybertron, round 1: SHARKTICONADO!!
When a hurricane hits the Hydrax Plateau,
thousands of sea creatures are swept up into tornadoes and deposited all over the district where they terrorize its residents and cause a media frenzy!
Can the Autobots and Decepticons save Hydrax Plateau whilst fighting off their enemies?


The B-Movie Battle for Hydrax Plateau is Almost Here!!
Opening on a HMW forum near you this Friday Thursday Night!
(sorry it'll be later than expected)



It's an all out war between the seas and the skies as creatures from the depths rise to take the lands for themselves, whilst the news helicopters fill the sky above - but they must beware, as even the smallest sea monster still has giant teeth!


Autobots and Decepticons, you must mobilize and destroy the terror from a 10,000 leagues before there is no more land to fight over whilst the media-choppers jostle for space, and your enemies seek to take advantage.


The hunt is simple;
  • Make an entry post in the 'signups' thread, following the instructions in 'the boring stuff' below.
  • Kill as many sea creatures and helicopter alts as you can in 1 week. The list of legal alts (around 50 of them on each side) is listed in the next post.
  • To be able to enter you must format either a sea creature- or helicopter-based alt onto at least one member of your team.
  • This is the character that will be used to determine your level bracket for the game.
  • Players may enter more than one level bracket, but may only enter once at each level.
  • ALL of your teams kills on target alts count.

To Enter, post below with a link to your team and the character(s) you have chosen to reformat, along with their level(s) you are entering at.
Then, watch your mission logs.
When you get a kill on a target alt, edit the link into your original post making sure to list the victims name and time of kill.
Whoever has the most kills at the end of 1 week in each level bracket wins. In the event of a tie the number of higher level kills will be examined (e.g. number of level 11's killed, then 10s, then 9s etc.).

As usual, hunt tactics and game discussions can be added below, or started in the faction-specific forums.
(If you cant get into your factions private forum, nag Burn.)



Your reward for protecting Hydrax.

Transformers News: HMW: Campaign for Cybertron, round 1: SHARKTICONADO!!
Pretty isn't it?


The Quintessons Finest warrior: For bringing the watery menace to heel, the top hunter of each level (from 0-11) will be given access to the powerful SHARKTICON altmode. This offer will be given once and will last until you chose to reset it.

Transformers News: HMW: Campaign for Cybertron, round 1: SHARKTICONADO!! <--- This dude!
PLEASE NOTE: There is no guarantee that it will come with any special tactics. That is the Admins call and his decision on this will be final. Awards will be discussed with the winners only.


And the Campaign for Cybertron continues!!
The winning FACTION will be the one that wins the most Sharkticons, and they will seize control of the Hydrax Plateau for their side - the first step in either defending or conquering our home planet!


Boring Stuff:
- Sign ups are required, found here, listing the Name, Chosen altmode and Level of the lead character from your team
- Player numbers will be assessed before the game starts and weighting may be put into place to even the sides. This will be announced as the game begins.
- Players can have as many game-relevant alts as they want in their team, but only one can count per level, which must be listed in advance.
- Cheaters penalty: removal (without notification/permission) of a hunted alt from a listed (qualifying) team member is grounds for instant disqualification.



tl;dr: Kill the alts listed below, record your kills, and win.

So what is Heavy Metal War (HMW)?
HMW is Seibertron.com's very own on-site Transformers game which will be celebrating it's 15th (yes, 15th!) anniversary in a few months.
It's simple.

• Choose your faction
• Create your troops (you can create up to 12)
• Deploy your troops to missions (or one-on-one arena battles)
• Beat up your enemies to earn XP and Energon
• Upgrade your bots
• Deploy, beat up, earn, upgrade, repeat.

The best part is, unlike most other Transformer based games, there are no loot boxes, you won't be attacked while you're away, you don't need to log in daily to collect bonuses, you don't need to meet expectations of overbearing alliances. In fact, unless you want to engage in the banter on the HMW Forums, you can dump and run in five minutes and then come back in an hour or so!

So join up, crush, kill, destroy!

HMW: New weapons for you kill your friends with!!

Transformers News: HMW: New weapons for you kill your friends with!!
Date: Sunday, February 19th 2012 6:14am CST
Categories: Site News, Site Articles, Game News, Heavy Metal War
Posted by: Psychout | Credit(s): Psychout, Burn, Sustain, Crazyfists

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We're back again!

After a minor update to the game by Seibertron, the staff asked you for your ideas and suggestions for new weapons for the game.

You gave us suggestions by the hundreds.

After a very busy few weeks picking our favorite ones, arguing about them a bit, abandoning the whole list and starting over and arguing some more, we are finally able to announce the staff top 10, here's Burn with the details...

Burn wrote: So after going through all your submissions, the staff have sat down and come up with a list of 10 potentially new weapons that we'll be introducing into the game.

But to do that, we're turning things back over to you guys to vote on which one you'd like to see first.

So get voting as you only have two weeks to vote!


The list is:
Cosmic Rust Cannon
Cyber Potato Cannon
Quad Beam Cannon
Hellfire Shotgun
Magnus Hammer
Distortion Field
Shark Launcher
Eldrich Energy
Laser Burst
Restraining Order


This is the best of the players suggestions that were not already pencilled in for the game. There will more updates, more weapons (a small percentage of which many will have already seen) and more toys to play with over the coming weeks and months, so stay tuned to the HMW general discussion forums for more information, if you have any questions about the game or just want to brag about killing your foes. :twisted:

The vote for the winner is here, be sure to have your say in which weapons are added into the Heavy Metal Wars!

HMW Tournament:The Silent Night - 22nd Dec to 2nd Jan

Transformers News: HMW Tournament:The Silent Night - 22nd Dec to 2nd Jan
Date: Thursday, December 22nd 2011 2:11am CST
Category: Heavy Metal War
Posted by: Burn | Credit(s): Burn

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:BOT: "Let me tell you a story kid, a story that happened so many cycles ago there's only a few of us left that even remember".

:CON: "There was a bar, even after the war broke out, it remained neutral. Both sides would set aside their differences just to knock back a few."

:BOT: "Met a few 'Cons there ... could have called them friends if we weren't at war"

:CON: "I remember one Autobot, he and I ... we would often drink together. We could have been best friends if it wasn't for the war".

:BOT: "But this isn't a story about old friends."

:CON: "It's a story about a bar ... a barkeep ... and how both sides of the war made a terrible mistake which lead to a break in the war to remember ..."


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And so begins the Silent Night.


Starting today begins the latest in the history of HMW Tournaments, The Silent Night.

The HMW Staff have put together, for you, the playing public, a tournament with a couple of different games, backed up by not one, but two stories.

Our first story will be tournament driven and involves both Autobots and Decepticons racing to obtain technology that could change the war.

Our second story will be told out over a number of days, it's a story told from the future about the past.

The HMW Staff encourage as many of you that are active HMW players to join in, and if you're not an active HMW player, then we hope you enjoy our stories we've put together for you. Everyone is of course welcome to join us for smack talk, feedback, or just a bit of insanity in the Silent Night banter thread

But for now, The Silent Night begins from Mission #122500!

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HMW Tournament:The Silent Night - Signups closing soon

Transformers News: HMW Tournament:The Silent Night - Signups closing soon
Date: Saturday, December 17th 2011 4:21pm CST
Category: Heavy Metal War
Posted by: Burn | Credit(s): Burn

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IT'S SATURDAY NIGHT, DO YOU KNOW WHERE YOUR CLONES ARE?

"I'm baaaaaaaaaaaaaaack!"
"Don't you mean we're back?"
"This is my show, you were always just a guest"

FREAK SHOW PRODUCTIONS
in association with
AMALGATED PRETENCE

PRESENT, THE RETURN OF SEIBERTRON.COM'S HOTTEST LATE NIGHT TALK SHOW
"Yeah so hot it got cancelled after two episodes"
"That'll teach me for having an uncharasmatic bore like you for a guest"


LATE NIGHT WITH MINI-MAXIMUS PRIME
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"Yes, that's right, we've sent the midget off to the farm and taken over!"
"Clones superior, midgets inferior"
"HAHA ... you're alright Sounders. But seriously, Psychout's away so we've hijacked the WarPornNewsNetwork©® to bring you this special offer."

"Is your neural scanner out of date? The answer is of course, yes. Like all good technology it was out of date the moment it was installed. But don't worry, we here at Late Night with Mini-Maximus Prime have received word from both Autobot and Decepticon camps"

"Both camps? You were stealing underwear again weren't you?"

"... shut up Sounders ... where was I? Oh yes, word from both Autobot and Decepticon camps"

"No i'm sorry but we really need to talk about this. Dynamax bought me g-string for our wedding anniversary!"

"... both camps that the latest upgrades are available, before deployment into Decahex, but will only be available up to Monday 19th December. No upgrade means no deployment. No deployment means you're going to miss out on a lot of carnage!"

"He said I looked sexy in it"

"If you want in on the carnage, then remember to sign up before the closing date!"
...
...
...
"What do you mean there's a really ticked off Zombie in the production booth? Sounders? Didn't you say this hack of yours couldn't be stopped or traced?"
"Shouldn't have stolen my underwe***********"
/END TRANSMISSION

HMW Tournament:The Silent Night - 22nd Dec to 2nd Jan

Transformers News: HMW Tournament:The Silent Night - 22nd Dec to 2nd Jan
Date: Thursday, December 15th 2011 8:31am CST
Categories: Site News, Site Articles, Game News, Heavy Metal War, Contests
Posted by: Psychout | Credit(s): Psychout

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This is
WARPORNNEWSNETWORK

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making a profit out of a crisis.

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- Good evening. I'm Zombie Cheerleader

- And I'm the other one. Tonight we bring you a special report on Decahex, and the increasing levels of violence in the region that may or may not be as a result of the collapse of Cybertrons last remaining energon mine. We now pass you over to Hazard, our expendable reporter who we only send to the really dangerous places:
did I do to deserve this? Last time I sign anything Psychout tells me t-*Gah! That was close!* What?? Oh, I'm here on the outskirts of Decahex mine 4 which, until last week, was the last remaining active mine on Cybertron. Accident investigators have now fled the scene, but their initial findings point to a deliberate act of sabota*AAARGH!!*. Phew. Despite the mines extensive security and the region being demilitarised many centuries ago it is certainly clear that whoever was able to get in here had high level clearance and good knowledge of explosives. Naturally, both factions want to ensure that whatever remains of the mines ore is taken for their purposes and so there has been fierce fighting all over the zone with many casualties, mostly accident investigators. Outposts from both factions have now called for reinforcements and the way tensions are escalating it would appear- *WOAH!! that was too close! Someone tell these idiots to stop shooting at u-* Ahem. Now, nowhere is safe in this region. Both factions have fortified various entrances to the mine and have dug in deep in preparation and are heavily armed. It is going to be a long battle, and *HEY! WATCH IT, JOURNALIST!!*
...I'm getting the hell out of here!
- Hazard there, reporting bravely from a long way way behind the front lines.

- With the destruction of Mine 4, most supply routes across Cybertron have been heavily disrupted so we decided to check in on Iacon's barracks, where various Autobot commanders have reported in after last weekends neural upgrade request. We now go live to Prowl as he gives his soldiers another briefing on the situation...
As you all know, the field test will in Decahex next week and these units will be fitted in the next few days. You will relieve the security and investigation teams, allowing them to establish exactly who is responsible for the mines destruction, hopefully by recovering the real security tapes and not the faked one those idiots at WarPorn News have been broadcasting. No one here thinks it's a coincidence that only a 'senator' would have access to the mine schemat
- Ah, we'll just leave that there.

- And finally, we have a statement from Starscream, who has taken time out from his usual deliveries to bring us this message:
Decepticons, you have 4 days left to to upgrade your Neural Scanners before we head out to take what's left of Decahex for the Decepticon empire. I don't need to tell you how important this mine is to our cause. So remember, Megatron does not tolerate failure and neither shall I!
- So there you have it - 4 days left to report in for the upgrade, and reinforcements will be deployed in a week. Hmmm. Does any one here think that not broadcasting all these details publicly might prevent a lot of the bloodshed and violence or could maybe help bring peace to our crippled planet?

- Nah.




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