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

Friday, March 30th, 2018 4:52PM CDT

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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!
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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!
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Re: HMW: Campaign for Cybertron, round 3: Capture the Technology! (1949427)
Posted by Bumblevivisector on March 30th, 2018 @ 9:26pm CDT
Wow, thanks to my work schedule, I had no idea I'd missed round 2. And it somehow never occurred to me I'm not authorized to view Darkmount, plus I'd forget to put my medics in every 48 hours, plus my migraine...so I guess I'm out. I knew I'd failed RDD long ago.
Re: HMW: Campaign for Cybertron, round 3: Capture the Technology! (1949436)
Posted by steve2275 on March 30th, 2018 @ 10:19pm CDT
Bumblevivisector wrote:Wow, thanks to my work schedule, I had no idea I'd missed round 2. And it somehow never occurred to me I'm not authorized to view Darkmount, plus I'd forget to put my medics in every 48 hours, plus my migraine...so I guess I'm out. I knew I'd failed RDD long ago.

still playing tho right?
Re: HMW: Campaign for Cybertron, round 3: Capture the Technology! (1949449)
Posted by Nexus Knight on March 30th, 2018 @ 11:35pm CDT
Wow, didn't catch the last event. Sorry, my fellow commanders. :(

Burn wrote:The two sides must pick a single team (of 12 members


Team meaning one controlled by a single commander? And we need to capture (read: kill) every member of said team at least once?
Re: HMW: Campaign for Cybertron, round 3: Capture the Technology! (1949462)
Posted by steve2275 on March 31st, 2018 @ 12:37am CDT
Nexus Knight wrote:Wow, didn't catch the last event. Sorry, my fellow commanders. :(

Burn wrote:The two sides must pick a single team (of 12 members


Team meaning one controlled by a single commander? And we need to capture (read: kill) every member of said team at least once?

like johnny cash sang one piece at a time
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ws-_syszg84
Re: HMW: Campaign for Cybertron, round 3: Capture the Technology! (1949465)
Posted by Deadput on March 31st, 2018 @ 12:44am CDT
Wow turns out I had an "account" that I made back when I was like 12 and I had a cringy team name and edgy bio.

tyranacons (No capital letters)

One thing that I have noticed that the Commander name is set to my old user name, is it possible to change the name to my current user name?
Re: HMW: Campaign for Cybertron, round 3: Capture the Technology! (1949469)
Posted by Psychout on March 31st, 2018 @ 1:17am CDT
Bumblevivisector wrote:Wow, thanks to my work schedule, I had no idea I'd missed round 2. And it somehow never occurred to me I'm not authorized to view Darkmount, plus I'd forget to put my medics in every 48 hours, plus my migraine...so I guess I'm out. I knew I'd failed RDD long ago.
Eh, we're a chilled out bunch so it's all cool Bumble. ;)

Feel free to join in late this time around if you're feeling better, and Burn can add you to Darkmount, just drop him a PM.
Nexus Knight wrote:Wow, didn't catch the last event. Sorry, my fellow commanders. :(

Burn wrote:The two sides must pick a single team (of 12 members


Team meaning one controlled by a single commander? And we need to capture (read: kill) every member of said team at least once?
Yep. Go check Iacon, one of them will he able to explain :D
Re: HMW: Campaign for Cybertron, round 3: Capture the Technology! (1949473)
Posted by Psychout on March 31st, 2018 @ 1:54am CDT
Deadput wrote:Wow turns out I had an "account" that I made back when I was like 12 and I had a cringy team name and edgy bio.

tyranacons (No capital letters)

One thing that I have noticed that the Commander name is set to my old user name, is it possible to change the name to my current user name?

Not currently, but that doesn't matter. We've got a few commanders with mis-matching names.

Welcome back!
Re: HMW: Campaign for Cybertron, round 3: Capture the Technology! (1949488)
Posted by Deadput on March 31st, 2018 @ 5:10am CDT
Psychout wrote:Not currently, but that doesn't matter. We've got a few commanders with mis-matching names.

Welcome back!


Thank you for the answer as well as the welcome.

Anyways that would be fine and good if I didn't dislike my previous user name.

I'll settle with naming my squad leader after my user name.
Re: HMW: Campaign for Cybertron, round 3: Capture the Technology! (1949489)
Posted by Deadput on March 31st, 2018 @ 5:27am CDT
Ah I was trying to find it in the main post but I was just curious if were allowed to name characters after characters in the franchise?

My creativity is not infinite when it comes to good names and I want to field a squad of 11 (my fave number)

Specifically the names I want are Canopy and Trench (Both are minor characters in the Last Knight...Trench only appearing for all of 10 seconds with no voice or name mentioned in the movie)
Re: HMW: Campaign for Cybertron, round 3: Capture the Technology! (1949491)
Posted by steve2275 on March 31st, 2018 @ 5:34am CDT
Deadput wrote:Ah I was trying to find it in the main post but I was just curious if were allowed to name characters after characters in the franchise?

My creativity is not infinite when it comes to good names and I want to field a squad of 11 (my fave number)

Specifically the names I want are Canopy and Trench (Both are minor characters in the Last Knight...Trench only appearing for all of 10 seconds with no voice or name mentioned in the movie)

you can take any name that isnt already taken
Re: HMW: Campaign for Cybertron, round 3: Capture the Technology! (1949492)
Posted by Deadput on March 31st, 2018 @ 5:51am CDT
steve2275 wrote:[
you can take any name that isnt already taken


I see thank you!
Re: HMW: Campaign for Cybertron, round 3: Capture the Technology! (1949493)
Posted by Burn on March 31st, 2018 @ 5:52am CDT
You can have whatever name you want (as long as it doesn't violate the forum rules).

Unfortunately the HMW user name is in it's own database disconnected from the forum name database.
Re: HMW: Campaign for Cybertron, round 3: Capture the Technology! (1949496)
Posted by adamsafran on March 31st, 2018 @ 6:54am CDT
Throwing my team in (The Incompentacons) for bowlderization
Re: HMW: Campaign for Cybertron, round 3: Capture the Technology! (1949538)
Posted by Psychout on March 31st, 2018 @ 11:10am CDT
adamsafran wrote:Throwing my team in (The Incompentacons) for bowlderization

Good man. Every level covered will help!
Re: HMW: Campaign for Cybertron, round 3: Capture the Technology! (1949550)
Posted by Psychout on March 31st, 2018 @ 12:11pm CDT
Starting mission is number 509050.

Lets get it on!
Re: HMW: Campaign for Cybertron, round 3: Capture the Technology! (1949895)
Posted by Burn on April 1st, 2018 @ 6:08pm CDT
24 hours into the campaign and neither side has completed a capture.

BUT ... just to give things a bit of a stir and light a fire.

Decepticons require just one more bot to be captured.
Autobots however, started off strong but have slipped behind and till require four more bots to be captured.

Will the Autobots come through with a four bot sweep? Will that one little Autobot manage to evade capture? Stay tuned ...
Re: HMW: Campaign for Cybertron, round 3: Capture the Technology! (1949907)
Posted by Psychout on April 1st, 2018 @ 6:49pm CDT
Damn this is going to be close.


Also remember; once the round is over you only have until 6AM GMT+1 the next day to decide your next target, then the next round starts.

Please be sure to make your target clear, but you can pick it in advance!

Good luck out there!
Re: HMW: Campaign for Cybertron, round 3: Capture the Technology! (1949920)
Posted by High Command on April 1st, 2018 @ 7:45pm CDT
Target 1 Picked: Turbomagnus
Mars Planetary Defence Force

Steelwall - Claimed - High Command (Sustain)
Stormmaster - Claimed - Wrath (Wrath)
Soundcaster - Claimed Valclaron (Sustain)
Ecto-1 - Claimed - Tweak (Wrath)
Uplink - Claimed - CATalyst (Burn)
Steamhook - Claimed - Facehugger (Xenos Prime)
Bodge-Job - Claimed - Chompy (Psychout)
Resolute - Claimed - Technion (Wrath)
Longarm - Claimed - Occult (Sustain)
Bumper - Claimed - Elita Nemesis (Redimus)
Anla'shok - Claimed - Twitch (Wrath)
Athena - Claimed - Opeth (Redimus)
Re: HMW: Campaign for Cybertron, round 3: Capture the Technology! (1949924)
Posted by Redimus on April 1st, 2018 @ 7:49pm CDT
Go team!
Re: HMW: Campaign for Cybertron, round 3: Capture the Technology! (1949927)
Posted by Burn on April 1st, 2018 @ 7:53pm CDT
In a close contest which saw the Autobots speed to a big lead, (because the Decepticons forgot that Turbomagnus wasn't going to be around much) before the Decepticons made a come back to sneak past for the victory!

So who were the Autobots hunting? Well, some could say he brought this on himself as he was one of the organisers of this little contest, yes, the Autobots were hunting Psychout!

Available Captures
Psychout
Parasite
Mal Practice
Chompy
Zombi Cheerleader
Nemesis Wheelie
Evil the Car
Darth Burnius
Primal Fear
Hard Wired
Tetrahydrocannabinol
Hazard

Current Round Kill Count
Jack Hollows - 3
Wingz - 2
Dragonslayer - 1
steve2275 - 2


So I'll leave it up to the hunted one himself to remind you of the next phase in this round.

Great work all!

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