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Transformers Universe New Images of MOBA Style Game - What No MMO?

By Jack on Wednesday, December 19, 2012



Jagex have released some new images of their Transformers Universe MOBA style game.Yes, it is no longer an MMO game and its pretty unclear how they are going to pull of the Universe part of the game in a MOBA style game when everyone is in it for themselves. There are many comments from fans on facebook and the Jagex forums indicating that people have given up on this game. What are your thoughts on the change from MMO to MOBA? Leave a comment on this after you check out the images below. Here is a description of the two game styles from as defined by the Wikipedia to help familiarize people with the differences.
Multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA), also known as action real-time strategy (ARTS), is a sub-genre of the real-time strategy (RTS) genre[citation needed], in which often two teams of players compete with each other in discrete games, with each player controlling a single character through an RTS-style interface. It differs from traditional RTS games in that there is no unit construction and players control just one character. In this sense, it is a fusion of action games and real-time strategy games. The genre emphasizes cooperative team-play; players select and control one "hero", a powerful unit with various abilities and advantages to form a team's overall strategy. The objective is to destroy the opponents' main structure with the assistance of periodically spawned computer-controlled units that march towards the enemy's main structure via paths referred to as "lanes".
More: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Multiplayer_online_battle_arena

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A massively multiplayer online game (also called MMO and MMOG) is a multiplayer video game which is capable of supporting hundreds or thousands of players simultaneously. By necessity, they are played on the Internet. Many games have at least one persistent world, however others just have large numbers of players competing at once in one form or another without any lasting effect to the world at all. These games can be played on any platform it, be it the personal computer, a game console such as the internet capable PSP, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Nintendo DS, PS Vita or Wii, or mobile devices and smartphones based on such operating systems as Android, iOS and Windows Phone.
More: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Massively_multiplayer_online_game

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The official Transformers Universe facebook page has been updated with new images from the Gadget Show Live convention as well as with some previews for their recently announced characters Catapult and Shellshock. Read on to see the video promos, images and more updates for the full previews of the Transformers Universe MOTA Game.
New Transformers Universe Game Characters have been announced by Jagex. See the new character video promotions and bio summaries for Autobot Catapult and Decepticon Shellshock. The Autobots have got another fembot on their site with Catapault who's listed as a sharpshooter. Shellshock is said to be a willing warrior who's got a long kill list. See the video previews and more details in their bios below.
From the official Transformers: Universe Youtube channel we have a new trailer featuring actual gameplay footage, plus Gamespot has also put up a little bit longer preview video with additional footage and a summary of the gameplay mechanics. It looks like after the long and difficult road of development, Universe may finally be nearing its release! Check out both videos below!
Transformers Universe MOBA Game Front-Line and Conduit Characters Revealed. Former vigilante, Front-Line was always first to gate-crash and last to exit the most depraved crime scenes. Killer and healer in equal measure, crash into Conduit and you'll quickly get wise to the hand you're being dealt. Watch the clips below showing off these new characters along with short write-ups about their abilities.
Transformers Universe are rolling out more bots for their MOBA game. This week we are revealing two new warriors, a former vigilante and a gangsta healer. Judging from the Autobot Meltdown and Decepticon Duststrom character announcements, there will be some more images and so forth later this week with more details on these figures, Get a look at their robot faces along with a part 1 and 2 of Q&A that has been posted to their forums.









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