Our new Indie Games subforum is now open for business in G&T. Go and check it out, you might land a code for a free game. If you're developing an indie game and want to post about it, follow these directions. If you don't, he'll break your legs! Hahaha! Seriously though.
Our rules have been updated and given their own forum. Go and look at them! They are nice, and there may be new ones that you didn't know about! Hooray for rules! Hooray for The System! Hooray for Conforming!

Ace of Spades: Shoot some Dudes - Wreck some shit (Let's play this video game together)

Meta T. DustMeta T. Dust Registered User
edited January 2012 in Social Entropy++
Banner.png
click banner for site

Do you remember this shit? Well it has gotten a few improvements that some would call vital to it being considered a "game".

For those not in the know, AoS is a team-based shooter that revolves around playing C.T.F on a completely destructible map, where strategy revolves around building defenses block by block.

! Some servers have modded game types, such as Team Death Match; which is playing a map until a team reaches 1000 kills, while captures would be worth 100 kills.

! While other servers have modded in "/" commands, the most commonly seen are:

*Medkits: Recover 40HP by typing /medkit, limit of 1 per life.
*Airstrike: After getting 6 kills without dying, type /airstrike to bombard a sector with carpet bombs. (doesn't carry through death)

VoteKicking: Now you can votekick (followed with a 15 minute ban) griefers or aimbotters to improve your playing experience.

To begin a votekick type in "/votekick <name> <reason>"

? for example: "/votekick Lameass For being a dick" would start the vote
{You have started a vote to kick "Lameass", Reason: Being a dick. (X needed to pass)}


Minimap: There is a MINIMAP now, so you don't have to constantly press M to know where the fuck you are going.
Minimap.png

Maps: There isn't the same "Blue gets River, Green gets Hills" generated maps, the map generation code has gotten much better, and there is a cornucopia of good maps that can be played on. (Island,Normandie,Ice Cap,Firestorm)

Lack of Motion Blur: Looking at the floor or turning the camera faster than not moving won't make you throw up anymore, so all you who actually vomited the first time you tried AoS can play without fear of motion sickness.

Squads: You can now form Squads with fellow players, making playing with friends a more cohesive experience. Squads make you spawn on top of each other, allowing you to venture further into enemy territory without facing complete annihilation unless your squad is wiped out.

To start/join a squad just type in "/squad X" where X= the number of your squad.

! Be warned when spawning on a squad mate, you can spawn into a wall and get stuck, crouch jump rapidly or ask your squaddie to dig you out of the block. If all else fails nade yourself, and reappear right next to your mates.


Capture Point Mode: There is a new CP mode called "Tug of war", where you capture points and hold them to run out the clock and win, same ole CP but on AoS. It really focuses the action from being possibly map wide, to heavy skirmishing between points.

Capturepoint.png
In Tug of war, Resupply points go from being bases to points that need to be captured before they allow resupplies. Allowing the action to shift back and forth across the map, and having the action occur at a much quicker pace as there is no real reason to ambush enemies outside of the area between the 2 contested points.

New Weapons:
Weapons.png

The Rifle: Long range Extraordinaire, has great accuracy which is ideal for getting headshots at most ranges. Hindered by a slow re-fire rate.

^ Has near pinpoint accuracy when used with iron sights, point and shoot.

The SubMachineGun: Mid range Specialist, has alright accuracy which can manage quick-shots at mid to close ranges, allowing for greater killing power within ideal ranges as more shots can be put on target. Hindered by it's high recoil and lack of complete accuracy on shots.

^ Shoots in a cone, which means all shots fired have the chance to be inaccurate, regardless of shooting single shots.

The Shotgun: Close range Regulator, unmatched at close range, as a close range burst will kill anyone outright. Hindered by it's shots being clustered in inaccurate groupings, as that can cause ranged shooting to have shots veer wildly off course and never reach your target even for minimal damage.

^ Shots fired spread in a grouped pattern, but the patterns also fire in a cone, making ranged shooting difficult as entire groups of shot can veer off target making it almost impossible for even a few shots to make their mark.

! Iron sights are near useless for the shotgun, they may make you feel better when shooting someone out of range, but otherwise don't bother.

Strategies: Just to get things moving here are a few things to consider when playing AoS, food for thought.

* Block Physics demands that any block is connected to a block that is connected to the ground, if an enemy has constructed a mighty wall to impede advances, try removing all of the blocks that make up the base of the structure, as soon as the last block is gone the structure will crumble. This is also can be used to hilarious effect as you can cause giant mountain top bases to crash to the ground leaving your opponent's without significant cover, or advantageous firing positions. Beware as doing this, usually causes the other team to get pissed off and do the exact same thing to you, so build to last.

* Headshots are infinitely effective over taking someone's health down to 0 with multiple body shots, take the time to aim and get someone in one shot rather firing successive shots that become less accurate as recoil jostles your aim. (Reduce recoil by crouching)

* The Spade is an instant melee kill, when someone isn't pay attention save a bullet and give em a whack.
+ The Spade also has 2 modes of fire; Dig (Removes one block in 3 hits, adds 1 block to your block supply), and Shovel (Removes the blocks above and below target block, ideal for creating trenches but does not give you blocks to be used later)

* Hold down left mouse on grenades to throw them farther, clicking also "pulls the pin" sort of speak, so you can cook grenades but be careful not to get cooked
+ Grenades have a large blast radius, ducking behind blocks is your best bet to surviving a grenade landing at your feet.
! Grenades used to not effect targets that were below where they landed, this is no longer an issue so a grenade anywhere near you is bad.

* Each gun has their environment, there are maps with buildings and terrain that mix up the distances firefights occur. Don't go charging into a map filled with hills and valleys and no concrete cover with a shotgun.
+ With squads though, it is really useful to not all carry the same armaments, as you'll have better chances of success by having a variety of weapons that can each provide their expertise to a given situation.

Now get out there and play!




Servers
Have a server? post it in the thread with a link so people can connect from here, and I'll throw it up on the master list.

Meta T. Dust on
motherfuckingwar.png

Posts

  • KeithKeith Registered User regular
  • Meta T. DustMeta T. Dust Registered User
    Not dubstep so it's garbage, and so are your opinions keith.

    motherfuckingwar.png
  • Meta T. DustMeta T. Dust Registered User
    Honestly how the fuck do 29 people see this so early in the morning, damn people go to sleep or stop being foreigners.

    motherfuckingwar.png
  • LanglyLangly Registered User regular
    this seems neat, might have to check it out.

  • Meta T. DustMeta T. Dust Registered User
    It is pretty fun, and there are US and EU servers so anyone can get in on the action. VALVEJunkie and I were playing for 5 hours or something last night, squads are the biggest improvement so far as you can get a team together, get on some voice chat and go to town on planning raids, intel runs, and where to make defensive emplacements.

    motherfuckingwar.png
  • BeastehBeasteh THAT WOULD NOT KILL DRACULARegistered User regular
    looks cool i'll probably try it out at some point

  • BosskingBossking Registered User regular
    I played this at its earliest incarnation and I have loved it ever since. So many great stories. Taking down bridges, watchtowers, forts, MOUNTAINS. This is war in its purest form.

    Do we have an official server or anything?
    Spoiler:

    Like what you're reading, tiger? Come see me sometime here:
    http://blasternation.com

    THIS PORTION OF MY SIGNATURE DEDICATED TO VARGAS PRIME, A SUPER COOL GUY
  • Meta T. DustMeta T. Dust Registered User
    edited January 2012
    No servers up, something might be in the works but nothing solid so if anyone wants to get one going they have a spot for it in the OP.

    Meta T. Dust on
    motherfuckingwar.png
  • Meta T. DustMeta T. Dust Registered User
    Meta host a server god

    NO I DONT WANT TOO I CANT

    motherfuckingwar.png
  • Meta T. DustMeta T. Dust Registered User
    Where is that cranky bitch valve, we were hammering mad doogles out of the park like no ones fucking business.

    motherfuckingwar.png
  • AneurhythmiaAneurhythmia Registered User regular
    I like the idea, but the player models are cringe inducing. Might download it when I get home.

    1LRdqui.png
  • BahamutZEROBahamutZERO Seriously, why'd you summon me? Registered User regular
    meta that video does the opposite of making me want to play this

    BahamutZeroBanner.jpg
  • Meta T. DustMeta T. Dust Registered User
    If you need it, you can easily get some different player skins, you can't change the shape but they can not just be a single color with a face.

    Also I guess I could link the gay ass trailer video they have on the site but, I think all the special effects and shit with gratuitous amounts of dubstep is a better showpiece.

    You asked for it though so here it is:

    motherfuckingwar.png
  • BahamutZEROBahamutZERO Seriously, why'd you summon me? Registered User regular
    that video is also pretty bad

    BahamutZeroBanner.jpg
  • Meta T. DustMeta T. Dust Registered User
    SICK KILLS and 360 NOSCOPE is well worth your time.

    Also I spent the time to make a brand new OP, with the new banner, and all of the fucking info laid out on a god damn silver platter.

    Least any of you fucks can do is download a 7mb game and fucking give it a shot, how fucking self entitled are you picking and choosing from quality free games you can easily play with whatever group of friends you have online because there is literally nothing that can't play this fucking game.

    Fuck you bahamut you don't like the sick dubstep quickscope vid, go eat a fat dick it's not like there is some kind of metaphysical door that you have to avoid being hit by on the way out, because this is a fucking internet forum asshole just go read some other stupid incessant bullshit like SKYRIMZ or GO FUCKYOURSELF: Steam edition.

    Prick.

    motherfuckingwar.png
  • BahamutZEROBahamutZERO Seriously, why'd you summon me? Registered User regular
  • MarshmallowMarshmallow Registered User regular
    This is why I really love Meta.

    He's the best at anger.

  • Meta T. DustMeta T. Dust Registered User
    edited January 2012
    Put that fucking emoticon away.

    I'm not going to some faggot thread to discuss my opinions, this shit isn't a fucking diary.

    Marsh are you a cool dude, and if I was armed with Japanese steel, you are the only opponent whom I'd stay my furious blade from, if only for a moment, as no one else in this shit hole deserves implicit mercy before death.

    Everyone else here gets tied up and poked with sharpened shit covered sticks.

    Meta T. Dust on
    motherfuckingwar.png
  • ArangArang Registered User regular
    okay I got this

    now where do I sign up

    thenews.jpg
  • VALVEjunkieVALVEjunkie Registered User regular
    edited January 2012
    well fuck you too meta!

    take it from me guys when you've got a solid group of buddies and you squad up it is just the bee's knees.

    so we gon play later or what? don't forget to hop in vent.

    VALVEjunkie on
  • VALVEjunkieVALVEjunkie Registered User regular
    arang you dont really sign up it's more of a "bitch in the thread when you want to play" type of deal

  • ArangArang Registered User regular
    edited January 2012
    well I'm bitching

    also where's the vent

    bitching about that too

    e: also I played about five minutes and I got accused of hacking so watch out

    Arang on
    thenews.jpg
  • VALVEjunkieVALVEjunkie Registered User regular
    hhahahaha yeah they like to do that

    uhh vent is
    IP: vtx14.defconservers.com
    PORT: 3860
    PASS: fortytwo

  • VALVEjunkieVALVEjunkie Registered User regular
    we like to use squad 4, just join that whenever you get in a server

  • Meta T. DustMeta T. Dust Registered User
    Don't forget to open the config file to set your name in game.

    uh we probably don't have a lot of snuff but I can get a steam group going for an express way to get some peeps into a game.

    Would consider that an option when we got around 5 people digging it.

    (heh cause there are shovels, digging)

    motherfuckingwar.png
  • PiptheFairPiptheFair Registered User regular
    so is this minecraft

    STEAM
    Spoiler:
  • Meta T. DustMeta T. Dust Registered User
    PiptheFair wrote:
    so is this minecraft

    sure

    motherfuckingwar.png
  • ArangArang Registered User regular
    well that was an entertaining hour!

    seems like it'd be even more fun if the other players and admins weren't all retarded but still

    thenews.jpg
  • Meta T. DustMeta T. Dust Registered User
    META DO YOU WANT TO PLAY ACE OF SPADES?

    motherfuckingwar.png
  • Meta T. DustMeta T. Dust Registered User
    Alright we are playing right now in vent just gonna put that out there.

    motherfuckingwar.png
Sign In or Register to comment.