Transformers: Earth Wars Dragstrip and Hound First Look Videos

Transformers: Earth Wars Dragstrip and Hound First Look Videos

Tuesday, January 10th, 2017 8:29pm CST

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Posted by: D-Maximal_Primal   Views: 27,159

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Thanks to Seibertronian gamer CtrlFrequency we have our first look at the upcoming Decepticon character Dragstrip! Dragstrip reuses the Mirage body with a new Combiner Wars styled head, painted in his classic yellow and weird maroon/purple color. Dragstrip is a gunner much like Brawl and Swindle, and he comes with a cool new ability. His ability is to transform into car mode and launch 5 holomatter racecars at enemies, dealing heavy damage to most structures and double damage to storage units. His ability also has pretty good range. Check out the video below, and let us know what you think of this new character in the comments section!

*Update: Seibertronian Kurthy has let us know that the other new character to join Earth Wars: Autobot Hound has had his video released! Hound is a recolor of Swindle with a new head and a new ability. He is a gunner just like Swindle, and has the same 5 holomatter carsjeeps that attack targets like Dragstrip. Check them out below!


Credit(s): Dark Justice, Bearded Ghost on Youtube


This article was last modified on Tuesday, January 10th, 2017 9:00pm CST

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Re: Transformers: Earth Wars Dragstrip and Hound First Look Videos (1851763)
Posted by dragons on January 11th, 2017 @ 6:57am CST
Nice strong characters but I almost feel bad for people dropping money on this game transformers games have that curse they stay around long enough it may be same with this one over time I like to see this game defeat transformers game curse
Re: Transformers: Earth Wars Dragstrip and Hound First Look Videos (1851764)
Posted by ctrlFrequency on January 11th, 2017 @ 7:11am CST
dragons wrote:Nice strong characters but I almost feel bad for people dropping money on this game transformers games have that curse they stay around long enough it may be same with this one over time I like to see this game defeat transformers game curse


I wouldn't feel bad for those that spend money on the game.

I have it in my entertainment budget. It's no different than going to dinner or the movies, going to bars or whatever. A movie ends and your left with nothing but entertainment for an hour and half, a night out drinking leaves you with memories (hopefully) of having fun, spending money on a game is the same thing. When it ends you had fun. That money would cause the same effect set there as it would elsewhere.

Even the big spenders (i'm talking hundreds a week)... if they can afford it and it's fun for them.. so be it.
Re: Transformers: Earth Wars Dragstrip and Hound First Look Videos (1851801)
Posted by mooncake623 on January 11th, 2017 @ 10:00am CST
King Kuuga wrote:The game glitched out and treated a new character like a dupe? Or you already have a 4 star Rampage and you're being mean against him because you saved for a 4 star crystal and just got a dupe of him?


Lol it was a dupe
Re: Transformers: Earth Wars Dragstrip and Hound First Look Videos (1851853)
Posted by Burn on January 11th, 2017 @ 2:51pm CST
Anyone seen the VIP newsletter yet?
Re: Transformers: Earth Wars Dragstrip and Hound First Look Videos (1851854)
Posted by Kurona on January 11th, 2017 @ 2:52pm CST
Burn wrote:Anyone seen the VIP newsletter yet?

Was just wondering where it was myself, it usually comes a few hours earlier than now, right?
Re: Transformers: Earth Wars Dragstrip and Hound First Look Videos (1851857)
Posted by Burn on January 11th, 2017 @ 2:58pm CST
Kurona wrote:
Burn wrote:Anyone seen the VIP newsletter yet?

Was just wondering where it was myself, it usually comes a few hours earlier than now, right?

Yeah, I normally wake up to it.

Good job Stephanie. This never happened when Jack was in charge.
Re: Transformers: Earth Wars Dragstrip and Hound First Look Videos (1851935)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on January 11th, 2017 @ 6:41pm CST
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Bah-weep-graaaaagnah wheep nini bong!

Hound's out exploring and stumbles upon a race track, though it seems that something’s afoot as one of the cars bears a Decepticon badge… Drag Strip!

Race Day Mayhem

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Challenged by Hound, Drag Strip forces him and his fellow Autobots into a deadly race, threatening to endanger nearby humans if they don’t partake.   Race for glory and exploit your opponents distraction to earn Alloy, Energon, Spark, 3-Star Shards and Mayhem Crystals! Start Date: 13/01/2017 11:00 UTCEnd Date: 16/01/2017 11:00 UTC How do I 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!
  • Continue to earn Battle Points
 Prizes
  • Prestiges Allowed: 60
  • Bonus Experience: Earn Double XP in Event Battle Zones
 

Event Battle Zones

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Totaliser Prizes

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Mayhem Crystal Contents:
  • 4-Star Hound or Drag Strip
  • 3-Star Hound or Drag Strip
  • 2-Star Hound or Drag Strip
  • 2,000 Spark
  • 100,000 Energon
  • 100 3-Star Shards
  • 100 4-Star Shards
* This crystal won't contain smaller amounts of rewards.  If you land on that reward type, you will get only that quantity.

 

New Characters

Prepare to meet the first new bots of the new year! Hound and Drag Strip are making their way to the Space Bridge this weekend.


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Hound (Gunner)
Intrepid, fearless, unwavering, Hound is all these things and more - perfect qualities for an advance scout. But the truth is Hound just loves to explore. If it's new, uncharted or off-the-beaten-track, Hound's your 'bot.Using his topographical skills and 3D simulation circuitry, he'll have plotted every twist and turn of the terrain in nano-seconds, and his jeep mode is the perfect all-terrain, off-road form.

Release the Hounds! - Release 5 holo bombs that deal damage to each target. Deals double damage to resource buildings!
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Drag Strip (Gunner)For Drag Strip, winning is everything, and a more competitive soul you will never meet. Every tiny online moment is driven by his desire to come out on top, whether it's racing, fighting or just trading insults, and the only thing he craves more than victory is to know he humbled or humiliated his rival in the process.His fellow Stunticons can't abide him, especially as he's not above playing his underhand tricks on them.
Holo Assault! - Release 5 holo bombs that deal damage to each target. Deals double damage to resource buildings!
New Bot Abilities

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Our game designer Adam has been hard at work creating new abilities for upcoming bots in the game. Vote in our poll on BAND (Click Here to Join), selecting your top 3 favourite abilities that you’d like to see added to the game. We'll show off an exclusive preview of the #1 ability from the poll during a future Twitch Stream!
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Click here to Vote!

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Got your own idea for an ability? Submit your ideas in the comments section for the chance to have it considered for a future bot in the game!

The poll will close on Monday 16th January @ 10am UTC.

 

New Updates

We’re constantly working to improve the game, and during our next update we’ll be making some changes to ensure fair and balanced gameplay for all players. This includes raising some of your bot abilities which are too weak and rebalancing some which are overpowered. Let’s take a quick look at some of the changes that are coming to the game:
10-January-2017 - Release 1.35
  • Fixed the Free Crystal timer display issue.
  • Fixed a series of bugs related to resuming campaign battles.
  • Battle History: the share button was not shown in some cases.
  • Combiners: The battle clock no longer counts down when the combiner is forming.
  • Scouting: You can no longer tap and find the location of hidden stasis mines during a war.
  • Headquarters upgrade 11, 12 & 13 achievements are now shown correctly in Google Play.
12-January-2017 - Release 1.35.1
  • Fixed the bug with Nano-frost misfiring and not having any effect.
  • Blaster & Soundwave - Health and damage increased by 5%
  • Defense Hack (Bombshell) - Hacked defenses deal 50% more damage. Target still attacks at 2x attack speed but now with 75% damage (up from 50%).
  • Whirlwind (Seaspray/Octopunch) ability cost decreased by 1 from 6 to 5.
  • Increased ability cast range by 2 for - EMP Bomb (Bumblebee/Skrapnel), Glass Gas Rockets (Kickback/Cliffjumper), Artillery Support (Rust Dust/Scavenger)
  • To make things fair & competitive, we want to give both pairs of Rocket Barrage gunners equal stats. This encompasses the following changes:
      Long Haul is given the stats of Alpha Bravo (means more damage, less health).
    • Prowl & Brawl - stats equalized at a point close to Prowl. This means a bump in damage at cost of health for Brawl and a bump in health at a tiny fraction of damage for Prowl (4-Star level 60 bot power changed from 1147 to 1141).
    Walls Level 15 - Health decreased from 17k to 16k.
    Design Commentary: We think that the max level walls are a bit stronger than they should be considering the data and player sentiment around them. This is a small step-change and isn’t likely to affect the game by visible margin, but we are thinking about further balancing changes as well as new abilities/boosts that may help players fight with “time trap” base designs. Ideally there should be no ‘optimal’ base layout (which means more choice for players to decide on their flavour of defensive strategy).

 

Twitch Stream

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Hope everyone had a fantastic New Year! We're back with New Bots!  Catch us LIVE Thursday, January 12th @ 5pm UTC to see Hound and Dragstrip in action!
 

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Re: Transformers: Earth Wars Dragstrip and Hound First Look Videos (1851936)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on January 11th, 2017 @ 6:45pm CST
This event excites me a good bit. I am ready for Dragstrip and some crystals. Maxy needs himself another 4 star and more 3 stars!
Re: Transformers: Earth Wars Dragstrip and Hound First Look Videos (1851937)
Posted by Kurona on January 11th, 2017 @ 7:06pm CST
Considering my 3* is coming out at Level 41 tomorrow morning, that Soundwave buff gets me real excited :D
Re: Transformers: Earth Wars Dragstrip and Hound First Look Videos (1851938)
Posted by ctrlFrequency on January 11th, 2017 @ 7:07pm CST
Maxy's getting serious!


Stun EVERYTHING!

(I'm still in stun mode)
Re: Transformers: Earth Wars Dragstrip and Hound First Look Videos (1851939)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on January 11th, 2017 @ 7:10pm CST
I've gotten to that point where I need more characters (I'm tired of dupes and getting different star levels of characters I already have) and I need more spark. I want and need to be more competitive, especially since I'm at hq 11 and Seibs II is gaining speed and strength
Re: Transformers: Earth Wars Dragstrip and Hound First Look Videos (1851945)
Posted by Burn on January 11th, 2017 @ 7:36pm CST
My two goals for this weekend with the double XP.

4* Mixmaster to level 30
4* Rampage to level 40

I'm keeping it simple.

Like CF. :twisted:
Re: Transformers: Earth Wars Dragstrip and Hound First Look Videos (1851946)
Posted by ctrlFrequency on January 11th, 2017 @ 7:39pm CST
*throws Autobotsat Burn

























Target practice
Re: Transformers: Earth Wars Dragstrip and Hound First Look Videos (1851947)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on January 11th, 2017 @ 7:44pm CST
2* Scourge is in the oven right now. 2* Scrapper, Deathsaurus, Slipstream, and I think 1 more should hit 30 this weekend for the upgrade. That and my missile launcher will be ready to go. I really want a 3 or 4* Dragstrip from the weekend
Re: Transformers: Earth Wars Dragstrip and Hound First Look Videos (1851949)
Posted by Burn on January 11th, 2017 @ 7:48pm CST
What we want and what we get ... well ... this is SpaceApe.
Re: Transformers: Earth Wars Dragstrip and Hound First Look Videos (1851950)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on January 11th, 2017 @ 7:51pm CST
Speaking of which: something that has been driving me crazy recently: Scourge and Thundercracker activating their abilities... and only transforming and landing. Scourge will make half a circle and stop. TC will transform but not attack. And they both show using the ability. It's irritating me to no end, and it is starting to become consistent
Re: Transformers: Earth Wars Dragstrip and Hound First Look Videos (1852006)
Posted by King Kuuga on January 11th, 2017 @ 11:51pm CST
I've had that happen with Scourge and I don't know why, but with Thundercracker (and any other bot that targets a specific building), if the building is destroyed before their attack starts, it's basically cancelled but you've still spent the battle points.

Yeah it's not great.
Re: Transformers: Earth Wars Dragstrip and Hound First Look Videos (1852009)
Posted by Burn on January 12th, 2017 @ 12:20am CST
I've seen Thundercracker sometimes get hit with a stun. Even stunned they can still transform but their attack won't trigger until the stun wears off so Thundercracker flies around the target.

Scourge ... I just put that down to him not seeing any viable targets. I swear Swoop has much better eyes.
Re: Transformers: Earth Wars Dragstrip and Hound First Look Videos (1852040)
Posted by ThunderThruster on January 12th, 2017 @ 7:27am CST
D-Maximus_Prime wrote:I've gotten to that point where I need more characters (I'm tired of dupes and getting different star levels of characters I already have) and I need more spark. I want and need to be more competitive, especially since I'm at hq 11 and Seibs II is gaining speed and strength


We're finally getting our act together in Seibs II.
Re: Transformers: Earth Wars Dragstrip and Hound First Look Videos (1852041)
Posted by ctrlFrequency on January 12th, 2017 @ 7:30am CST
ThunderThruster, you're in Seibs II?

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