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

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

Wednesday, February 7th, 2018 5:27PM CST

Category: Heavy Metal War
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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!
Credit(s): HWM Forums
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Re: HMW: Campaign for Cybertron, round 1: SHARKTICONADO!! (1936571)
Posted by sprockitz on February 7th, 2018 @ 5:30pm CST
"ALL of your teams kills on target alts count."

so there is a negative incentive to enter our shark/helicopter alts into the missions since we can get kills with any alt.
Re: HMW: Campaign for Cybertron, round 1: SHARKTICONADO!! (1936572)
Posted by Psychout on February 7th, 2018 @ 5:36pm CST
I guess there is that risk, but it at least ensures a few of them will be around. And not using it just costs it xp for a week - for many that is a big drop.

Good point well raised though.
Re: HMW: Campaign for Cybertron, round 1: SHARKTICONADO!! (1936574)
Posted by Bun-Bun on February 7th, 2018 @ 5:36pm CST
Only if you play like an ass and not fight fair.

I suggested a minimum deployment for entered alts but Psych quite rightly pointed out it'd be tough to enforce. So it'll have to be on the honor system unless it becomes a huge problem.
Re: HMW: Campaign for Cybertron, round 1: SHARKTICONADO!! (1936575)
Posted by Psychout on February 7th, 2018 @ 5:42pm CST
We'll have to watch and Burn or I will step in if people start taking the piss.

I very much believe it won't be necessary though.
Re: HMW: Campaign for Cybertron, round 1: SHARKTICONADO!! (1936576)
Posted by Burn on February 7th, 2018 @ 5:48pm CST
You gotta stop volunteering me for stuff man ...
Re: HMW: Campaign for Cybertron, round 1: SHARKTICONADO!! (1936578)
Posted by Psychout on February 7th, 2018 @ 5:55pm CST
It's your own fault for firing me.
Re: HMW: Campaign for Cybertron, round 1: SHARKTICONADO!! (1936579)
Posted by Burn on February 7th, 2018 @ 5:58pm CST
I don't even remember who did that!

Let's just blame Alpha Strike.
Re: HMW: Campaign for Cybertron, round 1: SHARKTICONADO!! (1936608)
Posted by Dragonslayer on February 7th, 2018 @ 8:51pm CST
sprockitz wrote:"ALL of your teams kills on target alts count."

so there is a negative incentive to enter our shark/helicopter alts into the missions since we can get kills with any alt.

Maybe make kills by our helicopters/sea creatures worth 2 points instead of one?
Re: HMW: Campaign for Cybertron, round 1: SHARKTICONADO!! (1936622)
Posted by sprockitz on February 7th, 2018 @ 10:02pm CST
Dragonslayer wrote:
sprockitz wrote:"ALL of your teams kills on target alts count."

so there is a negative incentive to enter our shark/helicopter alts into the missions since we can get kills with any alt.

Maybe make kills by our helicopters/sea creatures worth 2 points instead of one?


yeah that would do the trick
Re: HMW: Campaign for Cybertron, round 1: SHARKTICONADO!! (1936634)
Posted by Nexus Knight on February 7th, 2018 @ 11:25pm CST
Got a little question... How do you reformat a 'bot? :oops:
Re: HMW: Campaign for Cybertron, round 1: SHARKTICONADO!! (1936636)
Posted by Dragonslayer on February 7th, 2018 @ 11:33pm CST
Nexus Knight wrote:Got a little question... How do you reformat a 'bot? :oops:

Go to your Bot’s character page, go to the Upgrade tab, and hit Reset Transformer. You can then choose a new alt mode for your Bot.
Re: HMW: Campaign for Cybertron, round 1: SHARKTICONADO!! (1936642)
Posted by Nexus Knight on February 7th, 2018 @ 11:55pm CST
Dragonslayer wrote:
Nexus Knight wrote:Got a little question... How do you reformat a 'bot? :oops:

Go to your Bot’s character page, go to the Upgrade tab, and hit Reset Transformer. You can then choose a new alt mode for your Bot.


Thanks! ...should've looked at the list above BEFORE I reset one of my characters. #-o

Psychout wrote: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.


Only one can count per level?
Re: HMW: Campaign for Cybertron, round 1: SHARKTICONADO!! (1936648)
Posted by Psychout on February 8th, 2018 @ 12:38am CST
[quote]Only one can count per level?[/quote]
Yep, which you must chose in advance.
Re: HMW: Campaign for Cybertron, round 1: SHARKTICONADO!! (1936788)
Posted by Psychout on February 8th, 2018 @ 3:29pm CST
I've added a day for people to sign up, this will now start on FRIDAY 9th Feb. 9pm GMT.
Re: HMW: Campaign for Cybertron, round 1: SHARKTICONADO!! (1936853)
Posted by Jack Hallows on February 8th, 2018 @ 5:42pm CST
Let the record state that the Autobot warrior in question didn’t crave for the war to begin anew.

What they did was issue a call for Autobots to stand firm in the face of the Decepticon uprising that was silently but undeniably happening at the ground level.

The war was already on, the Autobots just needed a push to actually help fight it. :WRECKERS:
Re: HMW: Campaign for Cybertron, round 1: SHARKTICONADO!! (1936857)
Posted by Psychout on February 8th, 2018 @ 5:47pm CST
and by that, I assume you mean 'turn up'?
Re: HMW: Campaign for Cybertron, round 1: SHARKTICONADO!! (1936858)
Posted by Bun-Bun on February 8th, 2018 @ 5:50pm CST
I'm pretty sure we weren't silent about it.

When we invade you hear us coming... Usually hitting and swearing at each other.

In fact I can only think of one distinct area of silence in the epic conflict know as the One Week War.. that epic event the singlehandedly revived a dying forum/game where so many others had failed.
Re: HMW: Campaign for Cybertron, round 1: SHARKTICONADO!! (1936859)
Posted by Burn on February 8th, 2018 @ 5:52pm CST
Let the record state that the guy who wrote the intro did so whilst also entering Payroll and dealing with other site issues. He didn't exactly have much time to dedicate the other brain cell to being overly creative.

But then again, he apparently does nothing anyway so just fucking criticise away.
Re: HMW: Campaign for Cybertron, round 1: SHARKTICONADO!! (1936863)
Posted by Psychout on February 8th, 2018 @ 5:56pm CST
Burn wrote:But then again, he apparently does nothing anyway
Just like the rest of the HMW staff here. Lazy bastards.
Re: HMW: Campaign for Cybertron, round 1: SHARKTICONADO!! (1936870)
Posted by Burn on February 8th, 2018 @ 6:07pm CST
Psychout wrote:
Burn wrote:But then again, he apparently does nothing anyway
Just like the rest of the HMW and news staff here. Lazy bastards.

Fixed that for ya. :WHISTLE:
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