HMW Campaign for Cybertron: Shard of Resilience

Transformers News: HMW Campaign for Cybertron: Shard of Resilience

Wednesday, June 27th, 2018 6:20PM CDT

Category: Heavy Metal War
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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!
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Re: HMW Campaign for Cybertron: Shard of Resilience (1967259)
Posted by sumowrestler on June 27th, 2018 @ 6:30pm CDT
Did that cover the Great Board Wipe? I want to say it happened around 2004 or 2005. You also forgot to mention an attempted hostile take over of the site by one of the members around 2003 of not 2002. I do remember the time of four active members and at least one reset in the early days. Insidious might be able to fill in on the overall site history.
Re: HMW Campaign for Cybertron: Shard of Resilience (1967260)
Posted by Burn on June 27th, 2018 @ 6:33pm CDT
sumowrestler wrote:Did that cover the Great Board Wipe? I want to say it happened around 2004 or 2005. You also forgot to mention an attempted hostile take over of the site by one of the members around 2003 of not 2002. I do remember the time of four active members and at least one reset in the early days. Insidious might be able to fill in on the overall site history.

There's more history to come. :wink:
Re: HMW Campaign for Cybertron: Shard of Resilience (1967317)
Posted by Psychout on June 28th, 2018 @ 12:10am CDT
sumowrestler wrote:You also forgot to mention an attempted hostile take over of the site by one of the members around 2003 of not 2002.

Think that was before my time, but I'm keeping this strictly HMW related.

As Burn says though, there is more to come yet. Vir didn't stay around for very long...
Re: HMW Campaign for Cybertron: Shard of Resilience (1967326)
Posted by ZeroWolf on June 28th, 2018 @ 1:19am CDT
sumowrestler wrote:Did that cover the Great Board Wipe? I want to say it happened around 2004 or 2005. You also forgot to mention an attempted hostile take over of the site by one of the members around 2003 of not 2002. I do remember the time of four active members and at least one reset in the early days. Insidious might be able to fill in on the overall site history.

A hostile take over? What was all that about?
Re: HMW Campaign for Cybertron: Shard of Resilience (1967339)
Posted by Redimus on June 28th, 2018 @ 2:05am CDT
:BOT: Bots: 51
:CON: Cons: 47
NAILs: 388

Last update: 28/06/18 08:00 (GMT+1)

Things are heating up, even before the changing ofthe shards, the bots seem to have started losing ground!
Re: HMW Campaign for Cybertron: Shard of Resilience (1967376)
Posted by Optimus_Prime007 on June 28th, 2018 @ 10:09am CDT
Sustain wrote:Couldn't say about the repairs, but your on half. Meaning 8 kills 4 valid.



Great... :BANG_HEAD:
Re: HMW Campaign for Cybertron: Shard of Resilience (1967392)
Posted by sumowrestler on June 28th, 2018 @ 11:22am CDT
Psychout wrote:
sumowrestler wrote:You also forgot to mention an attempted hostile take over of the site by one of the members around 2003 of not 2002.

Think that was before my time, but I'm keeping this strictly HMW related.

As Burn says though, there is more to come yet. Vir didn't stay around for very long...


Main reason I mention the take over because it was a big deal for the entire site. It happened right as I started on the RPG side. As for the rest of the upcoming history, I remember some of it but I also had times of retirement so won't know it all.
Re: HMW Campaign for Cybertron: Shard of Resilience (1967411)
Posted by Redimus on June 28th, 2018 @ 2:02pm CDT
:BOT: Bots: 56
:CON: Cons: 50
NAILs: 438

Last update: 28/06/18 20:00 (GMT+1)
Re: HMW Campaign for Cybertron: Shard of Resilience (1967413)
Posted by DISCHARGE on June 28th, 2018 @ 2:21pm CDT
https://www.seibertron.com/heavymetalwar/view_mission.php?mission_id=38865
Level 0 Brawl Pit..just under an hour to fill it up..I'm looking at everyone reading this without a HMW team to sign up and make a difference in this war.


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This mission has ended. The Autobots have claimed a victory, but not enough to win them claim of the battleground.
Re: HMW Campaign for Cybertron: Shard of Resilience (1967443)
Posted by ZeroWolf on June 28th, 2018 @ 4:02pm CDT
sumowrestler wrote:
Psychout wrote:
sumowrestler wrote:You also forgot to mention an attempted hostile take over of the site by one of the members around 2003 of not 2002.

Think that was before my time, but I'm keeping this strictly HMW related.

As Burn says though, there is more to come yet. Vir didn't stay around for very long...


Main reason I mention the take over because it was a big deal for the entire site. It happened right as I started on the RPG side. As for the rest of the upcoming history, I remember some of it but I also had times of retirement so won't know it all.

What happened with this take over then?
Re: HMW Campaign for Cybertron: Shard of Resilience (1967445)
Posted by Burn on June 28th, 2018 @ 4:03pm CDT
This "take over" isn't really relevant to HMW is it?
Re: HMW Campaign for Cybertron: Shard of Resilience (1967480)
Posted by Burn on June 28th, 2018 @ 9:27pm CDT
ahhh now this I like. A mission that counts, victory for the Deceptcions, and 4 kills for Gore including my good pals steve and Wings.

https://www.seibertron.com/heavymetalwa ... n_id=39080
Re: HMW Campaign for Cybertron: Shard of Resilience (1967482)
Posted by steve2275 on June 28th, 2018 @ 9:29pm CDT
Burn wrote:ahhh now this I like. A mission that counts, victory for the Deceptcions, and 4 kills for Gore including my good pals steve and Wings.

https://www.seibertron.com/heavymetalwa ... n_id=39080

thats was rough
one place i wanna fight burn the other is the 9-11(if i get my spark beat so be it)
Re: HMW Campaign for Cybertron: Shard of Resilience (1967483)
Posted by Burn on June 28th, 2018 @ 9:30pm CDT
steve2275 wrote:
Burn wrote:ahhh now this I like. A mission that counts, victory for the Deceptcions, and 4 kills for Gore including my good pals steve and Wings.

https://www.seibertron.com/heavymetalwa ... n_id=39080

thats was rough

Dunno what you're talking about, Gore came out of it like he was brand new!
Re: HMW Campaign for Cybertron: Shard of Resilience (1967485)
Posted by steve2275 on June 28th, 2018 @ 9:33pm CDT
Burn wrote:
steve2275 wrote:
Burn wrote:ahhh now this I like. A mission that counts, victory for the Deceptcions, and 4 kills for Gore including my good pals steve and Wings.

https://www.seibertron.com/heavymetalwa ... n_id=39080

thats was rough

Dunno what you're talking about, Gore came out of it like he was brand new!

so fresh and so clean
Re: HMW Campaign for Cybertron: Shard of Resilience (1967488)
Posted by Wingz on June 28th, 2018 @ 9:38pm CDT
steve2275 wrote:(if i get my spark beat so be it)


You get desensitized to it after a while :lol: Bring it, Boss! :KREMZEEK:
Re: HMW Campaign for Cybertron: Shard of Resilience (1967492)
Posted by DISCHARGE on June 28th, 2018 @ 10:22pm CDT
Re: HMW Campaign for Cybertron: Shard of Resilience (1967493)
Posted by steve2275 on June 28th, 2018 @ 10:25pm CDT
DISCHARGE wrote:https://www.seibertron.com/heavymetalwar/view_mission.php?mission_id=39140

I want Vitatech in this..scrounge him up.

I want him in it
Re: HMW Campaign for Cybertron: Shard of Resilience (1967512)
Posted by Redimus on June 29th, 2018 @ 2:50am CDT
The cons are back baby!

:BOT: Bots: 60
:CON: Cons: 65
NAILs: 495

Last update: 29/06/18 09:00 (GMT+1)
Re: HMW Campaign for Cybertron: Shard of Resilience (1967513)
Posted by ZeroWolf on June 29th, 2018 @ 2:58am CDT
There's everything still to play for, this is going to go down to the wire!

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