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[BRINK] Hang on, the Boat-Bus is in for some chop! (OUT NOW!)

CarbonFireCarbonFire See youin the countryRegistered User regular
edited May 2011 in Games and Technology
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Welcome to the Ark
Brink info in Post #2

Known Issues / Fixes
Poor performance on computers with ATI graphics cards
  • There is a driver hotfix (11.5a) available, but it doesn't seem to help the issue much.

Grid lines on some textures
  • Known issue on some ATI cards (4xxx series), waiting on AMD for a fix

All textures are solid blue
  • disable motion blur
Courtesy of Raiden333 (YMMV)

More fixes to come....

PC Server Info
For now, use: Free Play > Direct Connect

Sladvan's Server "Angry Dome?"
IP: 68.232.177.82
Port: 27015
Password: I]the usual[/I

Bear is Driving's Server "Parkour Parkour Parkour"
IP: 68.232.168.121
Port: 27015
PW: I]the usual[/I

Talk*c's Server "..."
IP: 68.232.162.72
Port: 27015
Password: I]the usual[/I


LIST of PA FREEDOM FIGHTERS / PEACE KEEPERS
(PA Name - In-Game Name)

PC
SMARTWANG Steam Group - 128 Members Strong!
Feel free to drop into chat to look for / organize games. The dedicated servers are having a few day 1 launch issues, but those should hopefully get worked out shortly.


360
Metatag - PABrink
hatedinamerica - Captain Dino
Skull2185 - Skull 2185
Entaru - Phenyhelm
ObiFett - Obifett
warder808 - Rezin8r
Dashui - Vacorsis
Shadowfire - Windrunner
Moridin889 - Moridin889
Kadoken - JamaiconBacn
mynameisguido - VonVogler
Missing a Legg - Missing a Legg
skibo8826 - mashbaugh67
Trevor - TheMegaTrevor
Heffling - Alpha_Night
Ninjabear - DinoTeen
Tridus1x - Tridus1x
Continental_Op - TeenageHead
Merton Blask - Merton Blask
Steel-Lion - Groltag
Custom Special - customRUB
Musicool - StumbledTuba
Domhnall - Minty D Vision
Lt. Fragg - Ltfragg
Vee - Dr Girlfriend
TheRoadVirus - TheVashtaNerada
Dr Dinosaur- Dr Dinosaur PhD
Angel177 - Angel177
Skull2185 - Skull2185
Chadzilla1983 - Chadzilla1983
BritishDavid - BritishDavid
NeuralFizz - NeuralFizz
Emerlmaster999 - MrBeeb
Jedi_Boi - Gavin A259
Ashdrake - ashdrake
Darkewolfe - Digitalwolfe
mere_immortal - lego pencil
AngryPuppy - AngryPuppy
Karrde1842 - Karrde1842
acidlacedpenguin - acidboogie
Caedere - AgentTamerlane
Disco11 - Canadianllama
damagemanual - damagemanual
Iolo - MobiusBacon

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Courtesy of Domhnall


PS3
DouglasDanger - DouglasDanger
Louie - Loupa
twotimesadingo - twotimesadingo
Adda - ?

....and many mooooore! (hopefully)

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  • CarbonFireCarbonFire See you in the countryRegistered User regular
    edited April 2011
    BRINK INFO

    Brink is a Class-Based Shooter that features a parkour-like movement system called SMART, tons of Customization options, lots of guns, leveling, perks, a unique art style, and possibly a kitchen sink. Playable by up to 16 players on 8 different maps, BRINK comes out on May 10th (May 13th in Europe) for the PC, 360 and PS3. Brink is being developed by Splash Damage, whose previous work includes Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory and Enemy Territory: Quake Wars.


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    Brink takes place on the Ark. Built in the near-future as part of a contemporary green vision, the Ark was a model for sustainable living. The massive man-made floating city became a home to the scientists and thinkers focused on making the vision a reality, while its wealthy patrons built a recreational paradise. But soon the threat of a global environmental crisis became real: glaciers melted, sea levels rose, and the very survival of humanity was threatened. Thousands from around the globe fled to the Ark as a last hope. Refugees clung to survival however they could, while the original founders and their descendants struggled to maintain the island.

    Now, existing in 2045, A whole generation has grown up on the Ark, and while it was originally supposed to house around 5,000 people, it now houses around 50,000. Now, the Ark has lost contact with what remained of the mainland and exists in total isolation. As the Ark's supposedly renewable resources dwindle, the balance of power threatens to unravel and throw competing social factions into a horrific conflict.


    THE FACTIONS

    SECURITY: PROTECT THE ARK
    Back when the Ark was a floating five star eco-resort and R&D eco-science park, it only needed a small corporate Security team to perform risk management and VIP protection duties. But as the seas rose, and the trickle of refugees to the Ark became a flood, the Ark needed a police force and then an armed gendarmerie.

    Ark Security has now expanded into a heavily armed counter-terrorism force. Most Security personnel have volunteered because they're convinced that for the Ark to survive it must have peaceful order and conserve its remaining resources. And the extra water ration comes in useful too. Resistance provocations have forced Security to clamp down on Guest unrest, which has lead to the Ark teetering on the brink of outright revolt.

    RESISTANCE: FIGHT FOR THE ARK
    When the seas rose and coastal nations fell into panic, boatloads of refugees fought to find the Ark's secret location mid-ocean - only the lucky ones survived the trek. Initially, they were happy to have survived and gratefully accepted the cramped temporary housing, water rationing and dangerous maintenance jobs. But as the years passed, and conditions worsened, the Ark's new "Guests" came to question the status quo.

    Are the Ark's Founders really doing all they can to re-establish contact with the outside world? Why are only the Guests on rationed water? If their work keeps the Ark afloat, why are they second class citizens? The Resistance formed from those sick and tired of being the Founders' captive workforce; they want equal water rations for all, and to use the Ark's dwindling resources to reach whatever's left of the World. Growing Guest unrest has led to Security crackdowns, which have brought the Ark to the brink of civil war.

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    At its heart, Brink is a spiritual successor to Splash Damage's previous two games, Wolfenstein:Enemy Territory And Enemy Territory:Quake Wars. Two teams battle over a series of linked objectives, one team attacking, the other defending. Objective types include destruction, capture-the-flag/item, escort and many more. Sub objectives like opening up side routes or capturing command posts can also be completed to give either side a tactical advantage.

    SMART
    The SMART system, or Smooth Movement Across Random Terrain, is arguably Brink's biggest and most unique feature. This video details the basics of SMART.

    SMART Movement Video
    Classes
    The Basics:
    Soldier: Distributes ammo, plant charges, throw molotovs
    Engineer: Deploy turrets, repair gun emplacements, plant and defuse mines, buff friendly weapon damage
    Medic: Heal, revive and buff teammates
    Operative: Disguise, hack turrets / doors, spot mines

    Class Gameplay Video
    Body Types
    Body type can be changed between matches in the Customization menu, but cannot be changed while in-game. Medium is the starting type, Heavy is unlocked at Level 5 and Light at Level 8 (supposedly).

    Medium: The starting body type. Can perform basic parkour and some advanced parkour like wall climbing. Medium amount of health. Can use Assault Rifles and SMGs.

    Heavy: Big, fat, and hard to kill, heavies are the tanks on the battlefields of the Ark. Extra health, but at the cost of only being able to perform the most basic parkour moves and slower movement speed. Able to wield heavy weapons like miniguns, autoshotties and grenade launchers, as well as assault rifles.

    Light: Running here there and everywhere, the Light class are the darlings of the SMART system. Able to climb anywhere, jump off walls and get to places other classes couldn't dream of, the light trades lower health for increased mobility. SMGs and Pistols are the Light's tools of the trade, along with a handy knife for close up melee kills.

    Game Modes
    Brink can be played in Single Player, Co-op or Multiplayer. The story and gameplay are the same in each mode, and the missions can be played in any order (though there is a story progression through both of the 8-mission campaigns). There is no traditional on-rails single player story against waves of enemies.

    There are also challenge maps that can be completed to unlock weapons and weapon attachments. Challenge maps will reinforce basic gameplay mechanics as well as teach advanced gameplay techniques, and will feature multiple levels of difficulty.
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    Customization is Brink's other big touted feature. You can tweak your character's look, voice, clothes, weapon loadout/attachments and perks. Like an RPG or MMO, you can have up to 10 different characters, each with their own look and perk loadout.

    THERE ARE NO FEMALE PLAYER MODELS IN BRINK. SORRY, THAT'S JUST THE WAY IT IS.


    Clothes
    There are supposedly hundreds of pieces of clothing and character customization options, including tattoos, piercings and headgear. Clothing options are faction specific, and you can customize the look of each of your characters (up to 10) separately. Clothing items are unlocked by earning XP and Leveling up, which is accomplished by completing just about any action in the game.

    Weapons
    Weapon and attachment unlocks are only obtainable through completing challenges, which are short bits of gameplay used to teach both basic and advanced tactics in the game. Not a lot is known about what these challenges will be, but we do know there will be at least one parkour/SMART course. There are an unknown number of attachments and customization options, but there are 24 base weapons to choose from. It's also been rumored that weapons can be used by any of your characters, which if true means you only have to unlock a weapon or attachment once.

    Perks
    Not entirely dissimilar to COD's perk system, each player gets to choose from a set of perks at the start of each round. Perks can be generic, like increased health or damage, or they can be class specific, like faster healing or hacking. There are 58 perks available in the game, but only 20 unlock points per character (20 levels). You can have up to 10 characters, so making characters with different perk loadouts is strongly advisable. You can reset your perks in the customization menu, for the cost of one level.

    Perks/Abilities Video


    VIDEOS

    Get SMART Video Series



    Will there be a demo? No, sadly Splash Damage has said NO DEMO for now.



    Link to old thread - [Brink] and you'll miss the May 10th release date

    Steam: CarbonFire MWO, PSN, Origin: Carb0nFire
  • Fantastication2Fantastication2 Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    I am enjoying the thread title. The OP too.

    Nice work.

  • Continental_OpContinental_Op Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    Carbon, could you please add me to the 360 list?

    Continental_Op - TeenageHead

    Thanks!

    XBL - TeenageHead
  • Local H JayLocal H Jay Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    gonna have sex with this game
    2 weeks!

    XB1/360 - Local H Jay
    Watch me on TouYubes!
    And Tvvitch!
  • ChronocideChronocide Registered User
    edited April 2011
    Not long now! I am eagerly anticipating making a big arse Heavy Engineer with a minigun standing next to my turret which will hopefully be spitting death too. None shall pass!

  • MegaMekMegaMek Stars burn so bright; much better than neon lights.Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    Well hey there new thread.

    So... 2 weeks...

    Playing Fallout 4 on PC? Have I got the mods for you!
  • CarbonFireCarbonFire See you in the countryRegistered User regular
    edited April 2011
    Chronocide wrote: »
    Not long now! I am eagerly anticipating making a big arse Heavy Engineer with a minigun standing next to my turret which will hopefully be spitting death too. None shall pass!

    *CarbonFire sneaks up behind Chronocide disguised as a friendly Soldier, hacks his turret, then proceeds to shiv him in the back while his own turret riddles him with bullets*

    Steam: CarbonFire MWO, PSN, Origin: Carb0nFire
  • Merton BlaskMerton Blask Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    I've had this game on my radar for awhile, can't wait for it to finally drop. BLOPS just isn't doing the trick these days, y'know?

    If you could add me to the 360 tag, I'd be much obliged. "Merton Blask" is the GT.

    It would be like if the Queen woke you up every morning. Too special.
  • TurkeyTurkey Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    I checked out some videos. I'm cautiously optimistic now. I love playing combat roles objective based shooters, and judging from the last thread there's plenty of vacant spots for that here. :)

    Will rent, and buy depending on how the game feels.

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  • ChronocideChronocide Registered User
    edited April 2011
    CarbonFire wrote: »
    Chronocide wrote: »
    Not long now! I am eagerly anticipating making a big arse Heavy Engineer with a minigun standing next to my turret which will hopefully be spitting death too. None shall pass!

    *CarbonFire sneaks up behind Chronocide disguised as a friendly Soldier, hacks his turret, then proceeds to shiv him in the back while his own turret riddles him with bullets*

    TF2 spychecking will make it's way into Brink in some form. I mean, how much more viable is the operative over the spy?

  • SpoitSpoit *twitch twitch* Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    Chronocide wrote: »
    CarbonFire wrote: »
    Chronocide wrote: »
    Not long now! I am eagerly anticipating making a big arse Heavy Engineer with a minigun standing next to my turret which will hopefully be spitting death too. None shall pass!

    *CarbonFire sneaks up behind Chronocide disguised as a friendly Soldier, hacks his turret, then proceeds to shiv him in the back while his own turret riddles him with bullets*

    TF2 spychecking will make it's way into Brink in some form. I mean, how much more viable is the operative over the spy?

    Considering how he does stuff with enemy corpses? Somewhere between a lot more and a lot less. I never had any sucess in W:ET with them, but then again, I suck at the spy too

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  • Captain KCaptain K Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    If all the information we've been getting from the developers is true, Brink maps should be chock full of objectives that Operatives can interact with. I don't think they'll simply be "the disguise class".

  • PaperLuigi44PaperLuigi44 Koo! Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    CarbonFire wrote: »
    Chronocide wrote: »
    Not long now! I am eagerly anticipating making a big arse Heavy Engineer with a minigun standing next to my turret which will hopefully be spitting death too. None shall pass!

    *CarbonFire sneaks up behind Chronocide disguised as a friendly Soldier, hacks his turret, then proceeds to shiv him in the back while his own turret riddles him with bullets*

    All while doing some form of parkour.

  • DashuiDashui Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    Edit: I answered my own question! I guess I'm sticking with Amazon.

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  • Page-Page- Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    Bet I can go 15 pages without complaining about the game or mentioning that game I used to play.

    Really, as we get closer I'm quite excited for the game. I want it to be good and fun, and I will do whatever I can to try it out so that I can see that it's good and fun and buy it asap.

  • CarbonFireCarbonFire See you in the countryRegistered User regular
    edited April 2011
    Dashui wrote: »
    Edit: I answered my own question! I guess I'm sticking with Amazon.

    Yeah, they haven't really done me wrong yet on release day delivery for games.

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  • Steel-LionSteel-Lion Registered User
    edited April 2011
    Add my gamertag to this awesome british glory!

    Groltag

  • PaperLuigi44PaperLuigi44 Koo! Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    Groltag what role do you plan to take day 1?

  • Steel-LionSteel-Lion Registered User
    edited April 2011
    Groltag what role do you plan to take day 1?

    One which involves high class and top hats.

    Edit: Seriously I am unsure. But medic seems to be the way I role when that's an option.

  • PaperLuigi44PaperLuigi44 Koo! Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    Oh, so Soldier then, cool.
    I may be telling blatant lies.

  • Steel-LionSteel-Lion Registered User
    edited April 2011
    Oh, so Soldier then, cool.
    I may be telling blatant lies.

    You? Lies? Never good sir! Never!

    Let's catch some scum! And whilst we're at it maybe I'll build an MG nest or heal you or something.

  • CatalaseCatalase Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    So excited. Gonna play light operative. Ftw!

    Reckon I can get a Steam group invite?

    "Life before death, strength before weakness, journey before destination."
  • EchoEcho staring is caring Moderator mod
    edited April 2011
    Catalase wrote: »
    Reckon I can get a Steam group invite?

    What he said

    Steam wishlist
    Casual wrote: »
    a man reaches a certain age when he can no longer be part of groups with "wang" in the title
  • LewiePLewieP Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    I'll hopefully be getting this, not sure if I'll be on PC or 360, but I am definitely up for some MP.

    Played a few rounds at Eurogamer Expo last year, and it was a tonne of fun. Splash Damage are good people, and I hope that the PSN troubles doesn't effect their sales on PS3. Or at least anyone not getting it because of the PSN stuff picks it up on one of the other platforms.

  • Skull2185Skull2185 Sorry! Sorry... I'm sorry... sorry Everybody ChillRegistered User regular
    edited April 2011
    Brink + Vacation from work = perky nips

    best totp is best

    It's like the N-word and the C-word had a baby, and it was raised by all the bad words for Jews.
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  • TychoCelchuuuTychoCelchuuu ___________PIGEON _________San Diego, CA Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    Is there a list of the accents anywhere? Can I make the Heavy from TF2?

  • Custom SpecialCustom Special Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    Dangit carbon, you still didn't at me to the 360 list. :(

    Custom Special - customRUB

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  • FencingsaxFencingsax Who lives Who dies Who Guacamoles? Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    so we're what? 3 weeks away now?

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  • Custom SpecialCustom Special Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    Fencingsax wrote: »
    so we're what? 3 weeks away now?

    TWO WEEEEEEKS.

    Actually, only 13 days now...

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  • MusicoolMusicool Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    I want in to the 360 cool kids club too!

    Musicool - StumbledTuba

    Burtletoy wrote: »
    I disagree completely.
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  • DouglasDangerDouglasDanger Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    CarbonFire wrote: »
    Dashui wrote: »
    Edit: I answered my own question! I guess I'm sticking with Amazon.

    Yeah, they haven't really done me wrong yet on release day delivery for games.

    Just an FYI, release date delivery is not available to post office boxes. I couldn't figure out why I wasn't seeing the option for release date delivery, and that was the reason I was given. So I am now having it delivered to my apartment.

    Nice OP. :)

    I play games on ps3 and ps4. My PSN is DouglasDanger.
  • DouglasDangerDouglasDanger Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    new video-- objectives
    http://bethblog.com/index.php/2011/04/27/get-smart-series-objectives/

    new bit of info-- team work works for objectives too-- if you and another engineer both do the same thing, say build an mg nest, it will get done quicker than if you did it yourself

    I play games on ps3 and ps4. My PSN is DouglasDanger.
  • TetraNitroCubaneTetraNitroCubane Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    I'm getting more and more interested in Brink the more I see about it. Just curious: The PC version that can be purchased through Steam - Do we know what kind of DRM it will be using? I've seen some rumblings of Steamworks, but I'm not sure if they'll be layering anything on top of that, or even if they will in fact be using it.

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  • A Flock of WalrusA Flock of Walrus Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    So, how does the multiplayer work exactly? I know there are a number of objectives across the various maps and you sort of choose which one you'd like to go for. Is the team that completes its objectives first the winner? Are the objectives linear? Like control points in TF2.

    Also, the game has 3 different things to play: The single player campaign, the challenge modes and multiplayer maps/objective gameplay.

    Is this info correct? Game looks like a lot of fun.

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  • FencingsaxFencingsax Who lives Who dies Who Guacamoles? Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    Actually, a question I have now is that do you need to have an objective selected to do it? For example, do you need to switch away from your main objective to build an MG nest or wall or whatever?

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  • AddaAdda Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    May 13th can't come soon enough, might stick my head in the freezer.

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  • iRevertiRevert Tactical Martha Stewart Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    Adda wrote: »
    May 13th can't come soon enough, might stick my head in the freezer.

    That is a flawed and outdated concept that does not work.

    Stick your penis in the stove instead.

  • EchoEcho staring is caring Moderator mod
    edited April 2011
    So, how does the multiplayer work exactly? I know there are a number of objectives across the various maps and you sort of choose which one you'd like to go for. Is the team that completes its objectives first the winner? Are the objectives linear? Like control points in TF2.

    Also, the game has 3 different things to play: The single player campaign, the challenge modes and multiplayer maps/objective gameplay.

    Is this info correct? Game looks like a lot of fun.

    If it's anything like ET, there will be several phases to a round, with the objectives changing as a main objective is completed and the round moves to the next phase.

    Steam wishlist
    Casual wrote: »
    a man reaches a certain age when he can no longer be part of groups with "wang" in the title
  • AddaAdda Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    iRevert wrote: »
    Adda wrote: »
    May 13th can't come soon enough, might stick my head in the freezer.

    That is a flawed and outdated concept that does not work.

    Stick your penis in the stove instead.

    You look like a trustworthy fellow (must be the tophat), I'll take your advice when I get home.

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    I want to know more PA people on Twitter.
  • DouglasDangerDouglasDanger Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    Echo wrote: »
    So, how does the multiplayer work exactly? I know there are a number of objectives across the various maps and you sort of choose which one you'd like to go for. Is the team that completes its objectives first the winner? Are the objectives linear? Like control points in TF2.

    Also, the game has 3 different things to play: The single player campaign, the challenge modes and multiplayer maps/objective gameplay.

    Is this info correct? Game looks like a lot of fun.

    If it's anything like ET, there will be several phases to a round, with the objectives changing as a main objective is completed and the round moves to the next phase.

    Yeah, it seems thee are several phases. The different sides have different, competing objectives. The newest Get Smart movie showed a little bit "transport this object" objective gameplay, which looks sort of like CTF. And there are escort objectives, destroy/build this objective while the other team tries to stop you.

    I play games on ps3 and ps4. My PSN is DouglasDanger.
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