Transformers Universe Updates

Transformers Universe Updates

Thursday, April 17th, 2014 9:09am CDT

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We have several updates on Jagex's free to play browser based MOTA game Transformers Universe.

CVG has uploaded an interview with Transformers Universe creative directors Alex Horton and Alex De Rakoff.



We Got Game has uploaded footage from the UK Gadget Show, which features game play footage.



The official Transformers Universe Facebook page has posted images from the aforementioned Gadget Show and concept art for their in game character Catapult. Check 'em out mirrored below.

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Re: Transformers Universe Updates (1566008)
Posted by Doubledealer93 on April 17th, 2014 @ 11:57am CDT
I want toys of these in the worst way
Re: Transformers Universe Updates (1566100)
Posted by Peridot on April 17th, 2014 @ 5:55pm CDT
Hey, it's Mario and Luigi!
Shellshock reminds me of the Heavy from TF2.
BTW, does anybody know what's going on with Bumblebee's head? It looks like his Prime head, but with his G1/WFC horns.
In fact, it seems that all of the Prime-original characters (Ratchet, Arcee, etc.) had some modifications made to their designs.
Re: Transformers Universe Updates (1566136)
Posted by T-Macksimus on April 17th, 2014 @ 9:25pm CDT
Metro Prime wrote:...BTW, does anybody know what's going on with Bumblebee's head? It looks like his Prime head, but with his G1/WFC horns.
In fact, it seems that all of the Prime-original characters (Ratchet, Arcee, etc.) had some modifications made to their designs.


It's probably so that they can actually get away with calling it "Universe" instead of calling it the "TF:Prime" video game. Honestly, I'm glad they've done this. If this were a game with nothing but straight up Prime designs, I wouldn't touch it. This is just enough different that it has me intrigued and very much excited about the designs of these characters. I'm hoping we see some of these in the Generations line by the start of 2015.

I gave serious thought to modding one of my Scout class Landmine/Dune Runner/Sandstorm figures to make a Catapult but they just aren't similar enough to turn out decent looking and I like those figures too much to sacrifice one of them for the attempt. fingers crossed that Hasbro, money grubbers that they are, will be pumping out figures for this game soon and I won't have to worry about making my own. Some of the trucks they have in the game trailer would make kick-ass figures. better than a lot of the stuff they are giving us now out of any of their lines and better than anything I've seen from the upcoming movie line by an infinite order of magnitude.
Re: Transformers Universe Updates (1570216)
Posted by Va'al on April 30th, 2014 @ 4:27pm CDT
We have some more information for all the Transformers fans interested in the upcoming Universe MMO game. We've received news that a new campaign, called Founder initiative, has been launched to allow users to pre-load in-game packs and extras, from warriors to limited edition bodykits to item bundles. The packs are priced in different ranges according to different bands (Bronze, Silver, Gold, Cybernite), and can all be found here. Read on below for some more information and artwork, and an exclusive 10inch collectable figurine included in the more expensive Cybernite pack too!

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Join the Program
Commander, the time has come.

The Founder's initiative has now launched. This is a chance for commanders like you to gain early access to valuable resources and bonuses.

Become a Founder today and be immortalized in Founders Honor Roll, secure early access to Transformers warriors, limited edition bodykits and a collection of in-game items.


Packs include
• Transformers warriors
• Limited edition bodykits
• In-game item bundles
• And much, much more


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Re: Transformers Universe Updates (1570230)
Posted by Bumblevivisector on April 30th, 2014 @ 5:54pm CDT
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So the founders get to be Iron Man and Wolverine? Tempting...ish.
Re: Transformers Universe Updates (1570231)
Posted by Deadput on April 30th, 2014 @ 6:04pm CDT
Bumblevivisector wrote:
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So the founders get to be Iron Man and Wolverine? Tempting...ish.



Whoa nice catch


but anyways the Red one is the Autobot Ripraw and the other guy is Decepticon Derail


there are other charctwers too


Autobots
Anomaly
Doubletake

Decepticons
Deadheat
Astraea
Re: Transformers Universe Updates (1570232)
Posted by craggy on April 30th, 2014 @ 6:04pm CDT
aaaand I'm back to disliking the game.

edit:although, if it means that the name "Derail" is now an official one for a 'Con, it makes me a little happy, since I've been calling Webdiver Gradion that.
Re: Transformers Universe Updates (1570233)
Posted by Deadput on April 30th, 2014 @ 6:16pm CDT
craggy wrote:aaaand I'm back to disliking the game.

edit:although, if it means that the name "Derail" is now an official one for a 'Con, it makes me a little happy, since I've been calling Webdiver Gradion that.



You know these founder packs don't actually give you advantages all it does is give you sweet stuff to use

besides as of now the exclusive Characters and Figurine you will be able to get the rest of these items through gameplay

in the end you win with tactics and wit and not with items.
Re: Transformers Universe Updates (1570240)
Posted by Mindmaster on April 30th, 2014 @ 8:10pm CDT
Jesus to the H. friggin' Christ, the prices for those things are ridiculous. :shock: I could get a Metroplex with that kind of money.

I had hoped Jagex was over its micro-transaction period when they did that whole "Squeal of Fortune" shenanigans on RuneScape (which is now RUINED FOREVER due to the "Evolution of Combat" update), but boy, did they blow hard on it. :BANG_HEAD:
Re: Transformers Universe Updates (1570243)
Posted by Deadput on April 30th, 2014 @ 8:17pm CDT
Mindmaster wrote:Jesus to the H. friggin' Christ, the prices for those things are ridiculous. :shock: I could get a Metroplex with that kind of money.

I had hoped Jagex was over its micro-transaction period when they did that whole "Squeal of Fortune" shenanigans on RuneScape (which is now RUINED FOREVER due to the "Evolution of Combat" update), but boy, did they blow hard on it. :BANG_HEAD:



You can get the items in the pack (excluding the figurine) for free if you spend time and effort in the game.
Re: Transformers Universe Updates (1570260)
Posted by BeastProwl on April 30th, 2014 @ 10:12pm CDT
mirageandjazz1197 wrote:You can get the items in the pack (excluding the figurine) for free if you spend time and effort in the game.


Dont defend it unless you've played it. You can get them in game sure, but just how hard are they going to make you work? Game industries are capitalising on this more and more each year. GTAV online or the recent Elder Scrolls online are good examples. You can put 60+ HOURS into a game like GTAV for that 1 car you want. OR you can make a microtransaction of $30+ For $1mil in game, all while Rockstar cuts your job earnings even thinner. Yeah, they actually do that. "free to play" games have been taking the fee to pay, pay to win, and pay for convenience thing through the roof, and Jagex is not exempt.

I doubt 1 game will make them change their tune.
Re: Transformers Universe Updates (1570262)
Posted by Deadput on April 30th, 2014 @ 10:14pm CDT
BeastProwl wrote:
Mindmaster wrote:You can get the items in the pack (excluding the figurine) for free if you spend time and effort in the game.


Dont defend it unless you've played it. You can get them in game sure, but just how hard are they going to make you work? Game industries are capitalising on this more and more each year. GTAV online or the recent Elder Scrolls online are good examples. You can put 60+ HOURS into a game like GTAV for that 1 car you want. OR you can make a microtransaction of $30+ For $1mil in game, all while Rockstar cuts your job earnings even thinner. Yeah, they actually do that. "free to play" games have been taking the fee to pay, pay to win, and pay for convenience thing through the roof, and Jagex is not exempt.

I doubt 1 game will make them change their tune.



So your mister know it all?

and why am i not allowed to defend it?



Opinion alert.
Re: Transformers Universe Updates (1570281)
Posted by BeastProwl on May 1st, 2014 @ 12:33am CDT
mirageandjazz1197 wrote: So your mister know it all?

No. Mr. Knowitall was my father.

mirageandjazz1197 wrote: and why am i not allowed to defend it?

Never said you couldn't. I said "don't defend it unless you've played it" Wich in hindsight was bad wording. What I meant by it was, "I wouldn't defend it unless i'd played it", It was caution, snide caution. Iv'e been up the creek with thes scams call games, GTAV being a pretty big contribution, wich no-one seems to talk about.

mirageandjazz1197 wrote:Opinion alert.

AWOOOGA!
Re: Transformers Universe Updates (1570284)
Posted by MINDVVIPE on May 1st, 2014 @ 1:03am CDT
The whole free to play thing is what has kept me from even trying this game out yet. It ends up being a shitty game where you get killed by everyone else who decided to spend their money to equip stronger weapons and whatever else right off the bat, making you level and earn stuff through gameplay at an insanely slow rate. These games can go to hell. Slap a ridiculous price like $70 and I would still be more inclined to get/play this game than if it was based on this stupid "free-to-play" model.

All I want are action figures from the character designs. That is all.
Re: Transformers Universe Updates (1570285)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on May 1st, 2014 @ 1:07am CDT
i swear these companies are losing their goddamn minds, Ive seen some pretty out there prices but these are some of the worse. $45 is bad enough but $500 is insane. Worst part is its for a bunch of down load crap that does nothing & a figure that we have no clue what it actually is, f2p games are suppose to make their money through cheap transactions or "micro transactions" after launch not large sums prior. If your so desperate for money just make it a full fledged game & charge $60 not try & con people into paying for a free game. For $500 you could get a brand new PS4 and a couple of games or around 30 brand new deluxe figures. At least its not a pay to win game, well at least not yet anyway.
Re: Transformers Universe Updates (1570287)
Posted by Deadput on May 1st, 2014 @ 1:19am CDT
MINDVVIPE wrote:The whole free to play thing is what has kept me from even trying this game out yet. It ends up being a shitty game where you get killed by everyone else who decided to spend their money to equip stronger weapons and whatever else right off the bat, making you level and earn stuff through gameplay at an insanely slow rate. These games can go to hell. Slap a ridiculous price like $70 and I would still be more inclined to get/play this game than if it was based on this stupid "free-to-play" model.

All I want are action figures from the character designs. That is all.



There are no weapons in the game

all of the guns are unique to characters and they are balanced

there are no advantages with buying the Founders pack none you just get cool stuff you can earn by playing you moron.


and Jagex said in a video they were made for the game so no toys for undeserving brats like you.
Re: Transformers Universe Updates (1570289)
Posted by Deadput on May 1st, 2014 @ 1:22am CDT
Megatron Wolf wrote:i swear these companies are losing their goddamn minds, Ive seen some pretty out there prices but these are some of the worse. $45 is bad enough but $500 is insane. Worst part is its for a bunch of down load crap that does nothing & a figure that we have no clue what it actually is, f2p games are suppose to make their money through cheap transactions or "micro transactions" after launch not large sums prior. If your so desperate for money just make it a full fledged game & charge $60 not try & con people into paying for a free game. For $500 you could get a brand new PS4 and a couple of games or around 30 brand new deluxe figures. At least its not a pay to win game, well at least not yet anyway.



There is a picture of the damn figure in the news post.


Founders Packs are not something exclusive to Transformers Universe. They are limited time offers for those eager to experience more of what a game has to offer and to gain some special content to show that they were there at the beginning.

The Transformers Universe Founders Pack offers a collection of content at a lower cost than all the items would be together, as well as offering early access to some exclusive warriors and some special skins that are only available with the Founders pack. All this content will be helpful but is not pay to win, nor are they essential purchases if you want to have a fun time in Transformers Universe. They are however good value for the content included and feature some nifty exclusive content.

Transformers Universe is NOT pay to win and the Cybernite is only one of the packages on offer. New warriors in Transformers Universe offer new tactics and ways of playing but none are 'more powerful' than the others. The game is built around users teaming up and using tactics and strategy to win the match. A player who only has access to the initial characters will be able to take on a player who has unlocked everyone without being at a disadvantage. Case in point, I've been playing a few sessions of the Beta as a character other players hadn't had a chance to unlock yet and I still died a painful, humiliating defeat.

Items are there to help in a pinch but they won't ensure you dominate the battle field on your own. Anything that requires relics to purchase can be gained by everyone, whether they have bought a pack of relics or played long enough to earn them in game.

Your success in game is defined by your skill and ability to work with others, not how long you've been playing or how big your wallet is. Purchasing relics offer convenience, not success.
Re: Transformers Universe Updates (1570294)
Posted by MINDVVIPE on May 1st, 2014 @ 1:54am CDT
mirageandjazz1197 wrote:
MINDVVIPE wrote:The whole free to play thing is what has kept me from even trying this game out yet. It ends up being a shitty game where you get killed by everyone else who decided to spend their money to equip stronger weapons and whatever else right off the bat, making you level and earn stuff through gameplay at an insanely slow rate. These games can go to hell. Slap a ridiculous price like $70 and I would still be more inclined to get/play this game than if it was based on this stupid "free-to-play" model.

All I want are action figures from the character designs. That is all.



There are no weapons in the game

all of the guns are unique to characters and they are balanced

there are no advantages with buying the Founders pack none you just get cool stuff you can earn by playing you moron.


and Jagex said in a video they were made for the game so no toys for undeserving brats like you.

There already are figures based on their character designs.
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Them saying they aren't planning any toys for the game is as baseless as TF: Prime claiming no figures would be made. They are already starting to break their own promise by releasing a figurine.

As for the game, I didn't know that the DLC didn't offer any advantages to gameplay, but the fact remains that its business model would have to be micro transactions if it wants to make any money (perhaps alongside sponsorships), and that makes for a crappy game that isn't really free.

Thanks for calling me names though. Now everyone here knows how immature mirageandjazz1197 really is. :lol:
Re: Transformers Universe Updates (1570299)
Posted by Cyhwuhx on May 1st, 2014 @ 2:16am CDT
A set with a non-transformable figurine for twice the cost of an MP? That'll go down well/

I've got nothing against F2P (Warframe remains one of my favourite games at the moment), but the way this has been reformatted from an online RPG into a ultra-competitive LoL-clone is… depressing on a personal level. Seems I'll be replaying WFC/FOC instead (unless RotDS is something other than a quick movie tie-in).
Re: Transformers Universe Updates (1570305)
Posted by craggy on May 1st, 2014 @ 3:36am CDT
Cyhwuhx wrote:A set with a non-transformable figurine for twice the cost of an MP? That'll go down well/

I've got nothing against F2P (Warframe remains one of my favourite games at the moment), but the way this has been reformatted from an online RPG into a ultra-competitive LoL-clone is… depressing on a personal level. Seems I'll be replaying WFC/FOC instead (unless RotDS is something other than a quick movie tie-in).

I've not played in a while, but Warframe is exactly the kind of model they should follow in regards Founders packs and interaction with their audience. Course, with Warframe there are regular, open and honest discussions about the game with lots of info.

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