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Matilda as Nautica Added to Angry Birds Transformers in New Update

Transformers News: Matilda as Nautica Added to Angry Birds Transformers in New Update
Date: Saturday, November 4th 2017 10:07pm CDT
Category: Game News
Posted by: william-james88 | Credit(s): google play store

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Believe it or not, the Angry Birds Transformers mobile game is now in its third year. To celebrate, we got a new update on November 2nd, which featured a new character addition: Matilda. Matilda sports Nautica's robot body, making this Nautica's first appearance in a video game. It is great to see this character branching out of the comics onto other Transformers platforms, like the toy she got earlier this year. Speaking of the toy, the character model in the game seems to be in a colour scheme and design closer to that toy than Nautica's comic book appearance. You can see some screenshots below along with a Spanish language youtube video where the character can be seen in action. You can get the game on the Google Play store for free.

Here are the contents of the latest update:

WHAT'S NEW

**INCOMING TRANSMISSION FROM TELETRAAN 1***
/NEW CHARACTERS! Matilda has finally joined the flock!
/NEW GAMEPLAY! Boss Batpig and his minions are waiting!
/NEW MAP AREA TO EXPLORE! Deep, deep down you'll find the…
/NEW ACCESSORIES! Even more items to collect and upgrade!
/OPTIMISED EXPERIENCE! Maintenance servicing complete.


Transformers News: Matilda as Nautica Added to Angry Birds Transformers in New Update

Transformers News: Matilda as Nautica Added to Angry Birds Transformers in New Update


Transformers: Earth Wars Update - Fright Night (plus Triple Changers Coming)

Transformers News: Transformers: Earth Wars Update - Fright Night (plus Triple Changers Coming)
Date: Saturday, November 4th 2017 4:09am CDT
Category: Game News
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): Transformers: Earth Wars

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Bah-weep-graaaaagnah wheep nini bong!

For the first time, Triple Changers join the Earth Wars! Introducing Springer and Astrotrain!


Transformers News: Transformers: Earth Wars Update - Fright Night (plus Triple Changers Coming)

Transformers News: Transformers: Earth Wars Update - Fright Night (plus Triple Changers Coming)

Fright Night


Springer and Astrotrain have landed on Quintessa to investigate a strange affliction that is spreading between Autobots and Decepticons

Naturally immune to this disease, the Triple Changers must discover its origin before fear engulfs all living bots!

Join them to discover the origins of this new threat in the next Quintessa chapter and earn Energon, Alloy, EMP Blast boosters and Crystal Shards!

Event type: Alliance Totaliser
Start Date: 03/11/17 11:00 UTC
End Date: 06/11/17 11:00 UTC
Prestige Allowed: None
Bonus Experience: 200%

How to Participate?
  • Reach HQ Level 4!
  • Join an Alliance!
  • Tap the Event button!
  • Select an Event Battle Zone to fight in!
  • Win your battle and gather Battle Points!
  • Collect prizes!

Event Battle Zones

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Transformers News: Transformers: Earth Wars Update - Fright Night (plus Triple Changers Coming)



Transformers News: Transformers: Earth Wars Update - Fright Night (plus Triple Changers Coming)

Transformers News: Transformers: Earth Wars Update - Fright Night (plus Triple Changers Coming)

Under Investigation

Transformers News: Transformers: Earth Wars Update - Fright Night (plus Triple Changers Coming)

Here are some of the issues reported that we've been investigating:
  • Troops not following Inspiring Charge in certain scenarios: There are rare occasions when bots will not follow Optimus Primes/Megatron's Inspiring Charge.
      This is currently under investigation.
  • Medics continuously healing each other: After deploying two healers, it is possible for them to start healing each other and not target other bots.
      This will be fixed in this week's content release.
    Issues related to the Shock Tower:
    In certain scenarios, bots outside the buildings range can be damaged by its attack.
    When hacked by a bot on offense, the Shock Tower will not always deal damage to all the surrounding buildings in its range.
    • Both of these issues will be fixed in the next client release.

These are just a few examples of the reports that we've received from you, and we continue to work hard to improve your experience with the game every day.

We would like to thank you for your time and patience, and if you have any issues to report, please get in touch in game via Menu > Community > Contact Support.

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LIVE Thursday: Times they are a changin’

We think a change would do you good. That’swhy, this week you’ll get your first look at TRIPLE CHANGERS.

PLUS! Results of the last Ability Vote!

Catch Adam,Jairo and newbie Josh LIVE Thursday, November 2nd @4pm UTC.

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Beast Wars Dinobot Available in Transformers: Forged to Fight

Transformers News: Beast Wars Dinobot Available in Transformers: Forged to Fight
Date: Friday, November 3rd 2017 4:45am CDT
Categories: Game News, Digital Media News
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): Forged to Fight

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We knew that this was going to happen, but we now have the full reveal of the Beast Wars favourite for many joining Kabam's mobile game Transformers Forged to Fight: Dinobot! The character has been available as of Thursday November 2nd, and you can read the full tech specs below to decide whether or not the Predacon turned Maximal has received what he deserves. Are you still playing the game? Do you like the 4.0 update? Let us know in the discussion thread in the Energon Pub!

Transformers News: Beast Wars Dinobot Available in Transformers: Forged to Fight

Transformers News: Beast Wars Dinobot Available in Transformers: Forged to Fight

Transformers News: Beast Wars Dinobot Available in Transformers: Forged to Fight


About Dinobot:

Faction: Autobot

Class: Tactician

Honor and Glory are the only two things worth dying for, a belief truly befitting this fierce Predacon turned Maximal warrior. But don’t be fooled by the harsh exterior, the spark of a hero lies within the mighty Dinobot.
Stats and Abilities:

2-Star:

Health: 1,732
Attack: 158
Max Rating: 579

3-Star:

Health: 4,253
Attack: 334
Max Rating: 1,344

4-Star:

Health: 11,053
Attack: 868
Max Rating: 3,528

Basic Abilities: Armor Piercing, Armor Break, Crit Chance

Sword Attacks

20~40% Armor Piercing.
75~100% Armor Piercing with Critical Hits.

Struck While Blocking

60% chance to deal damage to the opponent equal to 10% of their Attack Rating, if the opponent Dashes into the Block the chance increases to 100% and Dinobot inflicts double the damage.
100% chance to inflict 20~40% Armor Break for 5~7 seconds when opponent’s Dash into Dinobot’s Block.
Well timed Blocks gain +20% Block Proficiency.

Critical Heavy Attacks

100% Chance to inflict Bleed for 50% of attack as damage over 5 seconds.

Signature Ability – Survival of the Fittest

Dinobot despises weakness and will pierce the blocks of enemies with broken armor.

Blocking Opponents

If a Blocking opponents is Armor Broken, Dinobot deals 20% more damage through their Block and has a 10~30% chance to deliver an Unblockable Attack.

Special Attacks:

Special 1 – Triassic Turbulence

Dinobot and his opponent are sent skyward.

50~70% to inflict a 10~30% Armor Break for 5~7 seconds.

Special 2 – Jurassic Justice

Dinobot gives his opponent no quarter.

20~40% Armor Piercing, that chance increases to 100% with Critical Hits.
80% Chance to gain Critical Rating Up, enhancing Critical Chance by 20-30% for 7 seconds.

Special 3 – Cretaceous Carnage

Dinobot finishes his opponent off in a fit of primal rage.

50% chance per hit to Repair 3% of Health over 4 seconds.
100% Chance to gain Critical Rating Up, enhancing Critical Chance by 20-30% for 14 seconds.

Synergy Bonuses:

Allies – Rhinox

+2~8% Armor

Enemies – Waspinator

+2~8% Attack Rating

Swordmasters – Windblade, Drift, Bludgeon

+2~10% Critical Damage for each Sword Attack that isn’t a Critical Hit until the next Critical Hit. +4~12% more Critical Hits in Solo Missions.

Shieldmasters – Mixmaster

Well timed Blocks against Melee Attacks gain +5~20% Block Proficiency.

Strong Match-ups:

Grindor – Dinobot’s particular skillset make him adept at cutting through the armor of this thick-skinned helicopter.
Motormaster – Opponent’s that Dash into Dinobot’s Block are afflicted with Armor Break, but Motormaster loves to Dash into his enemies.

Weak Match-ups:

Waspinator – Dinobot is perfectly suited to fighting opponent’s that rely on Melee Attacks while Waspinator is adept at fighting from range.
Mirage – Mirage’s Power Burn can drain Power through an opponent’s Block, bypassing Dinobot’s punishing Block abilities.

Recommended Modules for Dinobot:

Strange Refractor – Granting Dinobot greater Block Proficiency and the ability to Stun when Blocking is a potent way to add to his already formidable abilities.
Nightbird’s Mark – This mod will drastically increase Dinobot’s Critical Rating, improving his Armor Piercing and Bleeding attacks.


Transformers: Earth Wars Event - A Grave Problem

Transformers News: Transformers: Earth Wars Event - A Grave Problem
Date: Wednesday, October 25th 2017 9:48am CDT
Category: Game News
Posted by: D-Maximus_Prime | Credit(s): Transformers - Earth Wars

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Bah-weep-graaaaagnah wheep nini bong!

An infection is spreading through the Autobot and Decepticon ranks, filling even the mightiest bots with terrors and fear!

Join Springer and Astrotrain to investigate this new thread in the next Quintessa chapter to earn a NEW Avatar, Spark, and Crystal Shards!

Transformers News: Transformers: Earth Wars Event - A Grave Problem

Transformers News: Transformers: Earth Wars Event - A Grave Problem

Visions from Beyond

Autobots and Decepticons have become infected by a new threat from Quintessa: a strange affliction which paralyzes brave bots with fear.

An expedition has been sent back to Quintessa to discover the origins of the affliction but what they find may be worse than the affliction they're suffering…



Event type: Individual
Start Date: 27/10/17 11:00 UTC​
End Date: 30/10/17 11:00 UTC​
Prestige Allowed: None

How to Participate?
  • Reach HQ Level 4!
  • Tap the Event button!
  • Select an Event Battle Zone to fight in!
  • Win your battle and gather Battle Points!
  • Collect prizes!

Event Battle Zones

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Totaliser Prizes

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Transformers News: Transformers: Earth Wars Event - A Grave Problem

Under Investigation

Transformers News: Transformers: Earth Wars Event - A Grave Problem

Here are some of the issues reported that we've been investigating:
  • Attack core show an increase of healing dps stats in Healer profiles.
      This issue will be fixed in the next client release.
  • Wallbuster core showed an increased of dps stats in troop’s profiles.
      This was a display issue and Wallbuster just affects damage done on walls. This will be fixed in the next client release.
  • Screen touch becomes unresponsive on android devices.
      The majority of users have indicated that the issue was resolved by disabling third party programs which caused a dimming of the device or the blocking of blue light after certain times. We are still investigating this issue. In the meantime make sure that you have disabled Samsung game tools and any other 3rd party software that may be interacting with your devices controls.

These are just a few examples of the reports that we've received from you, and we continue to work hard to improve your experience with the game every day.

We would like to thank you for your time and patience, and if you have any issues to report, please get in touch. Alternatively, you can reach out to us in game via Menu > Community > Contact Support.

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Happy Halloween!

Transformers News: Transformers: Earth Wars Event - A Grave Problem

To celebrate this spooky time of the year, we will run a trick or treat event on Facebook. 6 bags of Power Cores are up for grabs on October 31st so be sure to LIKE the Facebook page and check out our page on Halloween for your chance at one of these 6 goodie bags.

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Transformers: Earth Wars - 'What Are Power Cores' Video Series

Transformers News: Transformers: Earth Wars - 'What Are Power Cores' Video Series
Date: Thursday, October 19th 2017 8:35am CDT
Categories: Game News, Digital Media News
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): Transformers: Earth Wars

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Hey there!

I hope this email finds you in great shape.

As you probably know by now, we launched the Power Cores feature this Tuesday! This new feature will add another layer to Transformers: Earth Wars gameplay, changing the metagame and offering new strategic options to every player.

To announce Power Cores, we created a new video series where Chris (Product Owner) and Adam (Game Designer) chat about how these items will impact the game. Three different videos were published on our YouTube channel and Facebook page:

'What are Power Cores?'



'Power Cores on Bots'



'Power Cores on Defenses'




On top of that, Deb, Adam and Dan answered a lot of questions about Power Cores and more on our weekly stream, called ‘Unknown Power’. You can watch the full session here:



The new Power Cores campaign, written by the legendary Simon Furman, will showcase of Autobots and Decepticon in their quest to discover a new technology from the distant planet of Nebulos. Once finished, you will get the Matrix of Leadership Power Core for Optimus Prime, or the Crown Power Core for Starscream!



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Transformers: Earth Wars Update: Countdown to Nebulos

Transformers News: Transformers: Earth Wars Update: Countdown to Nebulos
Date: Wednesday, October 18th 2017 4:03pm CDT
Category: Game News
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): Transformers: Earth Wars

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Bah-weep-graaaaagnah wheep nini bong!

Nebulan technology could be the key to the next stage of the Earth Wars.

Megatron and Optimus Prime make a decision but will curiosity in this technology be too much to ignore for some?



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Transformers News: Re: Transformers: Earth Wars Real Time Strategy Combat Mobile App Game

Countdown to Nebulos

The Taste of Power

Megatron rarely takes notes from Optimus Prime's school of leadership. But this time around, he's unknowingly preaching from the same handbook.

The order is simple - Nebulan technology is a distraction, too risky to pursue!

But Perceptor's scientific curiosity and Shockwave's ambition surely mean a quest to uncover the secrets of Nebulan technology will soon commence...



Event type: Alliance Totaliser
Start Date: 20/10/17 11:00 am UTC
End Date: 23/10/17 11:00 am UTC
Prestige Allowed: None
Bonus Experience: 200%

How to Participate?
  • Reach HQ Level 4!
  • Join an Alliance!
  • Tap the Event button!
  • Select an Event Battle Zone to fight in!
  • Win your battle and gather Battle Points!
  • Collect prizes!

Event Battle Zones

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Totaliser Prizes

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* Contains a guaranteed random Gold Power Core!

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Power Cores have launched!

Watch the video below to learn all about Power Cores from Chris and Adam.

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Want to know more? Visit our handy FAQ on Power Cores.

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Under Investigation

Transformers News: Re: Transformers: Earth Wars Real Time Strategy Combat Mobile App Game

Here are some of the issues reported that we've been investigating:
  • Screen touch becomes unresponsive on android devices
      We are still investigating this issue. In the meantime make sure that you have disabled Samsung game tools or any other 3rd party software.
  • Missile turrets have a reduced firing rate when a Guided Missile Power core is equipped and a bot is inside the minimum firing range
      This will be fixed in a future client release.
  • Scouts' backflips are not applying damage reduction
      This will be fixed in the next Client release

These are just a few examples of the reports that we've received from you, and we continue to work hard to improve your experience with the game every day.

We would like to thank you for your time and patience, and if you have any issues to report, please get in touch with us here: VIP@transformersearthwars.com. Alternatively, you can reach out to us in game via Menu > Community > Contact Support.

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Beast Wars' Dinobot Joining Kabam's Transformers: Forged to Fight

Transformers News: Beast Wars' Dinobot Joining Kabam's Transformers: Forged to Fight
Date: Tuesday, October 17th 2017 9:32pm CDT
Category: Game News
Posted by: william-james88 | Credit(s): forged to fight website

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You read that right, none other than Dinobot from Beast Wars will join the fight in the Transformers: Forged to Fight mobile game. This is happening tomorrow, as the website states. This is also acompanied by a big 4.0 update. All the info regarding this update can be found bellow.

Transformers News: Beast Wars' Dinobot Joining Kabam's Transformers: Forged to Fight

V4.0 UPDATE NOTES

Version 4.0 will be available October 18th with brand new features, improvements and fixes!
ACT 3, CHAPTER 3 IS NOW UNLOCKED!
Megatron’s rise to power culminates in this chapter as the Scientist struggles to prove his value to his crazed leader. The Scientist offers his latest creations, further enhancing Megatron’s Sharkticons and legion of Transformers to carry out his maniacal ambitions. Can the Commander and his allies remove this terrible foe? Maybe with the help of some new allies…

10 NEW POWERFUL MASTERIES ARE NOW AVAILABLE!

Offensive Masteries:
Glass Cannon: Increases the Attack Rating of all your Bots, but lowers their maximum Health
Double Edge: Increases the Attack Rating of all your Bots, but they suffer a Bleed Debuff every fight
Despair: Enemies Repair less Health for each Debuff they’re suffering from
Suppression: Enemies suffering Stun trigger fewer abilities and Repair less Health
Stupefy: When your Bots inflict Stun, it lasts longer
Deep Wounds: When your Bots inflict Bleed Debuffs, they last longer and deal extra damage
Defensive Masteries:
Bleed Resistance: Any Bleed Damage your Bots would take is reduced
Shock Resistance: Any Shock Damage your Bots would take, such as Shock Debuffs, is reduced
Silica Plating: Any Heat Damage your Bots would take, such as Burn Debuffs, is reduced
Inhibitor: Enemies suffering from Shock or Stun generate less Power

NEW FEATURES!

Awakening Programs have been added, providing a way to activate a Bot signature ability without duplicating it
Signature Upgrades have been added, allowing the upgrading of a signature ability of an already awakened Bot

IMPROVEMENTS & FIXES

Bot statistics that increase from Upgrading and Forging are showcased more clearly
Alliance Missions will initially provide a recommended Map and Difficulty based on your Alliance
Editing the Alliance objective or description now supports changing the existing text
Tapping on a Relic during a raid will display additional information about it
Added a setting to refresh ‘don’t show again’ popups
The Fight menu has been updated to better showcase relevant Missions
The spark inventory now default sorts by class, and has new filter options for Mod and Alpha sparks
The Daily mission banner will update to showcase the relevant class each day
Tapping a player’s name on the Raid leaderboard will display their Commander profile
Clarification for what fight round of an Arena series you are in
Crashing during loading into Raids or Mission fights will no longer apply a health penalty
Fixed an issue that caused extra Bots from appearing in combat
Fixed a delay when Ramjet fires his Special 1 attack, along with other related delays
Crash fixes and optimizations

Exclusive Interview with Transformers Animators from Sequence Group

Transformers News: Exclusive Interview with Transformers Animators from Sequence Group
Date: Monday, October 16th 2017 9:49pm CDT
Categories: Site Articles, Game News, Interviews
Posted by: william-james88 | Credit(s): The Sequence Group

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Seibertron.com had the pleasure of conducting an exclusive interview with The Sequence Group, a design and animation firm in Vancouver, who recently animated our favorite franchise, Transformers. Teaming up with Kabam, Sequence helped create cinematic trailers for the TRANSFORMERS: Forged to Fight mobile game. Through speaking to Sequence, we were able to gain better insight into the design of these digital 3D characters, not unlike the live action Transformers films. Due to the interview being conducted in a conversational manner, what you will find below is a description of was discussed, followed by two videos showing the step by step process of creating the cinematics for game studio Kabam.


A Love for Transformers

I was glad to hear how overjoyed the entire team was at the opportunity to dabble in the Transformers franchise. These are all people that grew up with the G1 cartoon and the toys, much like the Forged to Fight team, and they poured their heart and souls into the few minutes we have in the trailers.

Speaking of time, this was their main constraint. Sequence and Kabam initially had longer scenes in mind, especially of the characters emerging from the crash landing, but that had to be cut to make the trailer fit within the tight run time. For those curious about other "deleted scenes", Sequence was eager to show a view from inside the Ark as it crashes, rather than seeing it plummet through the atmosphere.


Level of Creativity in Cinematics Based on a Video Game

I was very curious as to what Sequence’s leeway was in terms of creativity, especially since we are talking about an animated trailer sequence based on a game, based on pre-existing characters and designs.

Ultimately, Kabam had already developed a thorough script and a character roster line up (with design cues for the characters to match up with their looks in Forged to Fight), along with prerecorded voice clips of Peter Cullen. There wasn't any leeway in how Optimus Prime appeared, but the rest was up to Sequence, with a little guidance from Kabam’s talented art department.

Working closely with the Art Direction team at Kabam, a huge range of visual elements had to be strategized for maximum impact; including camera angles, lighting effects, particle effects, basically everything in the way a shot is composed and presented.

The example given to me was Megatron's reveal. The script says when Megatron is revealed and his design was provided by Kabam (using his Revenge of the Fallen body), but it was up to Sequence to make this moment stand out as much as possible. Sequence added extra smoke effects, worked with lighting and established the environment to add a sense of foreboding to his reveal, and that of his Decepticon army. By combining creative concepts between Sequence and Kabam, the two companies found a quick but efficient way to establish who Decepticons are (the bad guys), even to someone who may not know these characters.

While the trailer is very quick, a lot of thought went into making each character feel unique, which is important in a fighting game with different classes and different characters that suit different play styles. Sequence aimed to have each main character walk and move in a particular way, for instance, with supervision from Kabam’s game developers.




Lighting and Challenges with Scale

I wondered if Sequence was given any specific directions. It turns out Kabam wanted to use lighting like in a car commercial, highlighting bot shapes to make the models look as good as possible, since many of these models reflect toys we already have. And that is what Sequence was going for, because as I learnt, having 3D models be simpler and smoother makes them lose a sense of scale. Light needs to bounce off of the material in order to make it look realistic to the human eye, so you have to add as many light sources as possible.

This lighting approach ends up working fine if your goal is an awesome toy commercial, which was the goal in this case, but then I realized the big challenges Michael Bay and company may have had with bringing these characters to life. The importance of lighting and its connection to realism was very revealing to me. I will admit, I do prefer a smoother, simpler look to my Transformers over the extremely busy designs in the Michael Bay films, but this helped me understand the choice behind it.

In animation of any kind, it is the studio artists who can control infinite light sources in fictional 3D space but once you mix in live action, the light sources have to be consistent with whatever else is seen on screen in order to keep the realism that both the CG and live action components of a shot are sharing in the same space. So since the light source is limited by the practical environment (for example, take the shot in the 4th movie where Lockdown hunts down Ratchet), the realism of the scale within the shot has to be compensated by the light bouncing off of as many bot faces and facets as possible, hence the very busy character designs. And in a less technical way of seeing it, it is harder to get a sense of scale with a smooth surface so adding a lot of detail, rivets and plating to any design of a robot helps you see and understand how big it is, even in closeups where there is nothing to compare its size to.

Transformers News: Exclusive Interview with Transformers Animators from Sequence Group


Challenges with Posing and Positioning

Lighting and complexity of design isn't the only challenge when it comes to animating Transformers. The thing is, as explained by The Sequence Group, Transformers don't usually have the same proportions as humans. When keeping the more blocky character designs, which they do in this case, the action can be obscured by a bot's chunky features so it's all about positioning and layout. Since the characters are blocky, certain poses will result in the viewer having a hard time understanding the intended action.

Sequence pointed toward a shot of Bludgeon entering the scene. They wanted to capture the most dynamic angle possible as his sword dropped down. After much discussion, Kabam and Sequence decided on having the camera fall under him and off center, so the audience could see as much of his pose as possible. This is very different than having two humans fighting with swords, I was told, where several clean and readable angles are possible.

This also gives me another tip regarding recent choices in the Michael Bay films where the robots have gotten much closer to human proportions starting in Age of Extinction with Optimus Prime, Lockdown, Crosshairs and Drift (followed by all those knights in The Last Knight). Perhaps their solution to having clearer action scenes was to make the bot character models more humanoid than ever before in the franchise, instead of limiting possible camera angles.


Difference between Trailer and Game Graphics and Trailer Breakdowns

From a technical aspect, I was curious as to how these trailers differed from cinematics in the game itself. For instance, why couldn't the game's engine be used for trailer cinematics? As it turns out, the difference lies in the amount of light-sources available and the overall quality. If graphics were all in engine (rather than pre-rendered), you wouldn't be able to run the game.

Now here are two videos showing the breakdown of two trailers. You will see how it starts with an illustrated 2D storyboard, then transforms into rough 3D models, and then rendered models, followed by all the environmental effects.





Special thanks to founder and Creative Director Ian Kirby and Executive producer Dan Sioui for the interview as well as Georgia at Grammatik PR for helping this interview happen and connecting us with The Sequence Group.

Transformers: Earth Wars Event - "Unknown Power"

Transformers News: Transformers: Earth Wars Event - "Unknown Power"
Date: Wednesday, October 11th 2017 9:52am CDT
Categories: Game News, Digital Media News
Posted by: Tyrannacon | Credit(s): Transformers Earth Wars Weekly Update

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Transformers News: Transformers: Earth Wars Event - "Unknown Power"

Bah-weep-graaaaagnah wheep nini bong!

Optimus Prime and Megatron believe the tides of battle can be turned with their Triple Changers, however, there is something else that will make the Earth Wars even more devastating.

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Unknown Power

Transformers News: Transformers: Earth Wars Event - "Unknown Power"

The tide of war is at bay...

After last week’s showdown of epic proportions, the battle for the Enigma of Combination has come to an inconclusive end.

With dozens of Autobots and Decepticons damaged and evacuated, it’s time to seek alternative solutions...

While Optimus Prime and Megatron make plans for a way to unleash their Triple Changers, a few bots on both sides believe the edge they seek comes from a different place altogether...

Event type: Alliance Totaliser
Start Date: 13/10/17 11:00 am UTC
End Date: 16/10/17 11:00 am UTC
Prestige Allowed: None
Bonus Experience: 200%

How to Participate?
  • Reach HQ Level 4!
  • Join an Alliance!
  • Tap the Event button!
  • Select an Event Battle Zone to fight in!
  • Win your battle and gather Battle Points!
  • Collect prizes!

Event Battle Zones

Transformers News: Transformers: Earth Wars Event - "Unknown Power"

Totaliser Prizes

Transformers News: Transformers: Earth Wars Event - "Unknown Power"

Transformers News: Transformers: Earth Wars Event - "Unknown Power"

Power Core Preview

As we draw closer to the release of Power Cores, we wanted to give you an exclusive look at 4 Power Cores (2 defensive & 2 for your bots) which you will be able to utilize for a strategic advantage in battle or increase the chances of a successful defense.

Transformers News: Transformers: Earth Wars Event - "Unknown Power"

Transformers News: Transformers: Earth Wars Event - "Unknown Power"
Defensive core for Laser Turrets (not beam lasers)

Anti-Air Laser

+36% attack range and +106% damage. This Power Core can only attack airborne targets.

Transformers News: Transformers: Earth Wars Event - "Unknown Power"

Transformers News: Transformers: Earth Wars Event - "Unknown Power"
This is a universal bot core

Rejuvenate

Restores 1.8% health every 10 seconds

Transformers News: Transformers: Earth Wars Event - "Unknown Power"

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This is a Warrior only core

Death Pulse

When a bot reaches 0 health: EMP explosion stunning targets in a large area for 2.8 seconds

Transformers News: Transformers: Earth Wars Event - "Unknown Power"


Transformers News: Transformers: Earth Wars Event - "Unknown Power"
This core can be Fused onto a Mortar

Target Protocol

Prioritizes Gunners and Medics. Attack range increased by 15%. Damage reduced to 64%


Transformers News: Transformers: Earth Wars Event - "Unknown Power"

Under Investigation

Transformers News: Transformers: Earth Wars Event - "Unknown Power"

Here are some of the issues reported that we've been investigating:
  • Enabling the Lock for the back and recent button on Samsung game tools disables touch in the game.
      We're currently investigating this, and for the time being, please update to the latest version of Game Tools. If you still experience issues after the update we advise you turn off that setting completely.
  • First aid bots sometimes target buildings instead of using their shield on bots.
      This will be fixed in this week’s content release.
  • Text is missing from various buttons when a player using the game with Asian languages loses connection.
      This will be fixed in this week’s content release

These are just a few examples of the reports that we've received from you, and we continue to work hard to improve your experience with the game every day.

We would like to thank you for your time and patience, and if you have any issues to report, please get in touch with us here: VIP@transformersearthwars.com. Alternatively, you can reach out to us in game via Menu > Community > Contact Support.

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Transformers News: Transformers: Earth Wars Event - "Unknown Power"

Do you have the POWER?

POWER CORES are making their way to the game. Find out how they can boost your Bots & Defenses!

Plus GIVEAWAYS and find out what's coming up next! Catch Deb, Adam, Chris and beardy Dan LIVE NOW!

Twitch: twitch.tv/transformersearthwars
YouTube: youtube.com/transformersearthwars

Sorry, guys no Mobcrush this week.

Transformers: Earth Wars Event - Volcanicus vs Predaking

Transformers News: Transformers: Earth Wars Event - Volcanicus vs Predaking
Date: Wednesday, October 4th 2017 9:27am CDT
Category: Game News
Posted by: D-Maximus_Prime | Credit(s): Transformers - Earth Wars

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Transformers News: Transformers: Earth Wars Event - Volcanicus vs Predaking

Bah-weep-graaaaagnah wheep nini bong!
 
Witness the end of the Volcanicus vs Predaking saga as the battle for the Enigma of Combination takes an unexpected turn…

Transformers News: Transformers: Earth Wars Event - Volcanicus vs Predaking

Volcanicus vs Predaking

Transformers News: Transformers: Earth Wars Event - Volcanicus vs Predaking

The battle for the Enigma of Combination is raging out of control! Bitten and slashed, thePredacons continue their battle!

Superion and Bruticus continue to exchange blows with no clear winner in sight. If this goes on, the only thing left will be a junkyard!

Optimus Prime needs to do something drastic, right now! And put an end to this madness...
 
Event type: Individual
Start Date: 06/10/17 11:00 am UTC
End Date: 09/10/17 11:00 am UTC
Prestige Allowed: 60
Bonus Experience: Please see the table below
 
How to Participate?
  • Reach HQ Level 4!
  • Tap the Event button!
  • Select an Event Battle Zone to fight in!
  • Win your battle and gather Battle Points!
  • Collect prizes! 
 
Event Battle Zones

Transformers News: Transformers: Earth Wars Event - Volcanicus vs Predaking

Totaliser Prizes

Transformers News: Transformers: Earth Wars Event - Volcanicus vs Predaking

Transformers News: Transformers: Earth Wars Event - Volcanicus vs Predaking
 
 

Under Investigation

Transformers News: Transformers: Earth Wars Event - Volcanicus vs Predaking

Here are some of the issues reported that we've been investigating:
  • Snarl sometimes gets stuck in technique mode
        This will be fixed in this week’s content release
  • Displayed defense attack radius is not consistent
        This will be fixed in this week’s content release
  • Pink textures appear when you lose connection
      This will be fixed in this week’s content release

These are just a few examples of the reports that we've received from you, and we continue to work hard to improve your experience with the game every day.

We would like to thank you for your time and patience, and if you have any issues to report, please get in touch with us here: [url=mailto:VIP@transformersearthwars.com]VIP@transformersearthwars.com[/url]. Alternatively, you can reach out to us in game via Menu > Community > Contact Support.

Transformers News: Transformers: Earth Wars Event - Volcanicus vs Predaking

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Transformers News: Transformers: Earth Wars Event - Volcanicus vs Predaking

It's time for the Finale! Join us for the conclusion of the new Combiner Saga featuringVolcanicus and Predaking !

Catch Deb and Adam LIVE Thursday, October 5th @4pm UTC. Plus GIVEAWAYS and find out what's coming up next! 
 

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