Tribes: Ascend - CTF Blitz or just CTFBy: Pelagato posted at Aug 24, 2012 7:32 pm
Hey peeps, a few days ago I reinstalled my Tribes: Ascend client and decided to give the game another go, the first thing I notice is that now the game have another gameplay mode, 'CTF Blitz'. Needlessly to say it, I played it like no tomorrow for a whole day.
What exactly is the big deal between CTF Blitz and just CTF???? The only big difference is that in CTF Blitz the flag moves around to a different place if you or one of your team mates capture it... The same goes if the enemy 'cap' your flag.
That kinda looks insignificant because you are playing in the same maps with the same classes and the same equipment but if you consider that in CTF the strategy is the same all the time and from all the sudden you need to adapt and move your defenses around and take a different approach if you want to capture the flag like a lightning bolt. You will notice that the whole mechanic of moving the flag around turns into a big deal!
'CTF Blitz' is kinda cool if you are tire of the same old school CTF and at the same time you enjoy having a small extra surprise factor in each match. I have to be honest, I dont really like every friggin place the flag takes because some of them are in a very lousy place if you are playing as a 'Brute'... Example: The top of a high place!!!!!
I have to be honest, the 'Brute' is powerful but it doesn't budge well, the last thing you need is climb all the way up into a the roof a hangar or the top of something because as a 'Brute' its hard and you usually die in the hands of the enemy... One the other hand, I love when the flag spawns in close quarters!!!!!! In other words, inside a building or something because I can pull my Fractal Grenades and get a bunch of kills and a big laugh out of it.
The best thing you can do is play every class in the game in every map and figure out what exactly works for you, I know that some people change their class around in the middle of the match when they see that the new flag position is not very helpful for their current class. Improvising goes a long way in 'CTF Blitz'.
In conclusion, I dont have any harsh feelings against 'CTF Blitz'. Its a good game play mode and is fun as hell because I really like some of the flag spawning places, if everything else fails, then I can do what I do best... Destroy the Reactor... It is a pitty that the reactor doesn't move around, but who knows if one day Hi-Rez also add a movable reactor in every map lol!
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