Unreal Tournament 2004 v1.97
Assault/Onslaught Tips and Hints
by Nuruljihad Nasruddin (Irenic Apollyon) - irenicapollyon@hotmail.com


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                         [Assault/Onslaught FAQ]

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If you find this FAQ published at a website that isn't on the list above, I
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    Table of Contents                     Most Recent Revisions
   .---------------------------------.   .----------------------------------.
   |  1.0   Information              |   |   v1.97 - Completely revamped    |
   |   1.1  Introduction             |   |           the FAQ.               |
   |   1.2  Series History           |   |                                  |
   |   1.3  Credits                  |   |                                  |
   |                                 |   |   v0.97 - More info submitted to |
   |  2.0   Gametype Descriptions    |   |           me has been added.     |
   |   2.1  Weapons                  |   |           Added to Credits.      |
   |   2.2  Vehicles                 |   |                                  |
   |                                 |   |   v0.95 - Info submitted to me   | 
   |  3.0   The AS Guide             |   |____.      has been...       .____|
   |   3.1  Gametype Basics          |        |\______________________/|
   |   3.2  ATTACKERS Strategy       |        |       ROBOTHRASH       |
   |     a. Weapons Usage            |        |   "Kill all babies!"   |
   |   3.3  DEFENDERS Strategy       |        .------------------------.
   |     a. Weapons Usage            |
   |     b. Guard Placement          |
   |                                 |
   |  4.0   The ONS Guide            |
   |   4.1  Gametype Basics          |
   |   4.2  Offense Strategy         |
   |     a. Vehicle Usage            |
   |     b. Weapons Usage            |
   |   4.3  Defense Strategy         |
   |     a. Vehicle Usage            |
   |     b. Weapons Usage            |
   |     c. Anti-Vehicle Tactics     |
   |     d. Anti-Personnel Tactics   |
   |                                 |
   |  5.0 Conclusion                 |
   |   5.1 Complete Revision History |
   .---------------------------------.

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> (1.0) INFORMATION
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The following FAQ was written to aid anybody looking for hints and tips with
the most team-oriented gameplay modes found in Epic's Unreal Tournament 2004.
I didn't find it necessary to include tips for the other two team-based game
modes -- Bombing Run and Double Domination -- since they aren't as popular
amongst gamers. However, most of the strategies here are applicable to both
modes though they may require some individual tweaking on the part of the
player. With that said, here we go!

**NOTE**                                                              **NOTE**

  This is my first full FAQ so tips and hints are greatly appreciated! I'm
  also very willing to accept FAQ contributions as a result of my newbiedom
  but I don't accept bullshit.

**NOTE**                                                              **NOTE**

My full review of this title can be found at:

                    http://www.gamefaqs.com/computer/doswin/review/R72347.html


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HOW to NAVIGATE THROUGH THIS FAQ:

The FAQ is split into several sections and subsections. 
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When you see this:"~~"
                   It is merely a separator to split two different subjects
                   that fall under a single section.


If you wish to skip some sections, press CTRL+F to bring up the Find bar.
Write the section number you want to skip to and press ENTER.

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>> (1.1) INTRODUCTION

One day, I was browsing GAMEFAQs.com on the internet in the computer in my
room at my house when I decided: "Hey, let's look for UT2K4 Onslaught tips!"

Needless to say, I was amply excited by the prospect of becoming the most
butt-kicking ninja gamer in the history of ninja gamers. However, once I
clicked the link to find the FAQs, lo and behold there were none! Well I
wasn't just gonna sit on my ass like you and let this atrocity pass. I was
like: "I'm gonna kick somebody's ass."

Then I randomly pummeled a man on the street outside my window. I went so far
with the beating (that's how passionate I am about this game) that I am now a
registered sex offender.

After that I came looking for you, but your Mom was at the door and said that
you were at your Dad's house for the weekend. Damn.

I returned to my computer to find the problem hadn't been solved. What was I
doing wrong? One person was in the hospital and you were a victim pending and
yet there were still no FAQs to satisfy the ninja gamer within.

Then it hit me: "I'll make the ass-kickiest, most 133t R0xX0rZ Onslaught FAQ
                 in the history of UT2K4!"

And just as I said, it became so. Because I'm like God, only without the power
to do stuff. Except I can touch my nose with my tongue.

                               Now THAT's power.

Little by little, my ideas and the most sought after FAQ ever came together.
You panted in anticipation as you peeked over my shoulder at the computer
screen. And then Mom told me to take you for a walk. So I did.

                     But first I kicked you in your pee pee.

As time passed by (it's been like two weeks now) I added bits and pieces to
this FAQ and it's only now that I can look at it from your eyes and go:

"Now I know what I was put on this planet for. And it isn't to screw Paris
 Hilton. Not anymore."

                      That's me in the video by the way.

Kablam! Now I'm a celebrity and everyone wants a piece of me. Since you'll
never ever meet me or have the opportunity to kiss my feet in person, you can
do it by sending me fan mail (contact info at the end of FAQ) or reading this
FAQ. Now go fetch my some grapes, wench.

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>> (1.2) SERIES HISTORY

Unreal Tournament -- which was first released in November, 1999 though it
would spawn a re-releases of itself (GOTY Edition) in 2000 -- created a buzz
in the industry when it released around the same time as the hyped up Quake 3.
At the time Quake, id Software's premier title, which was a necessary staple
in any gamer's diet, was the unstoppable giant of the genre.  The controversy
naturally spurred debates and gamers chose sides (I actually bought both
games, though I eventually sided with the UT crowd), thus creating two
parties of hardcore fans.  When numerous gaming magazines, as well as online
game reviewers, made the decision to publicly compare the two titles the
astounding differences between the two titles became public.  Needless to say,
there are more than a handful of UT converts.




>> (1.3) CREDITS

Big thanks to Epic and the fantastic team of developers behind Unreal
Tournament and the Unreal series in general.

Huge thanks to In Flames' "Reroute to Remain" CD. I probably would've been
too distracted by stuff going on around me and not getting this FAQ done
without them crushing my ear drums every moment I was writing this and
drowning out real life.

Also, big thanks to Jonathan Matthews for his fantastic software ASCGEN,
without which I wouldn't have the nifty logo above.

Thank You, Contributors:

o   Ayatollah - 
    
    Responsible for a lot of the contributions found here.

o   DarkCodester -

    Contacted me with a basic Onslaught strategy I overlooked. Also added some
    great Anti-Leviathan tactics.

Thanks to you, the reader, I guess. Even though you didn't do anything. Or
give me any money. Paypal donations accepted at:

                                                 false_bravado_101@hotmail.com



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> (2.0) GAMETYPE DESCRIPTIONS
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Onslaught is the new gametype on the block that everybody wants to play with.
He's the kinda gametype that comes to a brand new school and starts a whole
new posse, apart from the rest. Let's just say it, Onslaught is cool.

Onslaught's gameplay is pretty simple to grasp though paradoxically difficult
to explain. Which sucks because I wanna tell you all about it. So I will.

I've heard the Onslaught gametype compared to Battlefield 1942 (BF1942) and
even TRIBES. Having played BOTH of those games, I can only discern a few
differences between them and Onslaught:

1. Onslaught doesn't have jetpacks like in TRIBES.
2. Onslaught doesn't have real weapons like in BF1942.
3. Vehicles don't just appear out of nowhere like in BF1942. They TELEPORT.
4. Onslaught is good.

Now I know I'm gonna get a lotta flak for that last one, because I'm sure some
TRIBES fanboys are gonna stumble upon this FAQ and find the truth staring them
in the face. But you know what they're gonna do? They're gonna go like:

                        "Naw man! TRIBES is da bomb!"

Which is false. Except for the original TRIBES because that was cool.

                             As for the TRUTH?

They will DENY it. Because they're fanboys. If you don't know jack-shit about
fanboys, I've compiled a list describing them:

1. Fanboys are a species of dumbass.
2. Fanboys are cold-blooded.
3. "Fanboy" is a separate species. They cannot reproduce with humans.
4. Sharks love fanboys.
5. I hate fanboys.
6. Hippos don't really care either way.
7. Fanboys are pedophiles.

Now that I've written all of that without ONCE explaining how the gametype
works, I'll move on to Assault. Onslaught has an entire section of this FAQ
dedicated to it.

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Assault is the veteran coming out of retirement. He's like the Solid Snake of
the block, except not as cool and without a cool mullet. Regardless, he was
available in the original UT but then disappeared mysteriously. When asked why
he ever left he explained that he "just wanted some time alone". What a
dumbass.

I've never ever seen Assault compared to anything. This is because Assault is
original and awesome and mad-cool like you've never seen before. If you put
Assault against The Hulk(tm) and Superman(tm), Assault would win with a
vengeance. Awesome.

Traits that make Assault unique from other gametypes:

1. Assault has no flags (woot!).
2. People play it.
3. Umm...

It's because of those three traits that Assault shall remain in my Hall of
Fame as the kick-assiest, most funk-tastic ... whatever.

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>> (2.1) WEAPONS

This is a table of the weapons, their Primary/Secondary weapons, their
usefulness against Vehicles/Infantry, and how big your balls have to be to
carry it:


(1-10: 10=Best)  PRIMARY       SECONDARY             VEHICLES      INFANTRY
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SHIELD GUN   |   Creates a     Pulsing energy        0             4
             |   shield.       that kills nearby
             |                 enemies.
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ASSAULT GUN  |   Shoots.       Lobs a grenade.       1             3
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BIO-RIFLE    |   Shoots blobs  Charges shot.         5             8
             |   of waste.     Shoots big blob of
             |                 waste.
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SHOCK RIFLE  |   Shoots a      Shoots a big purple   2             5
             |   purple laser. sphere.
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MINE LAYER   |   Launches      Direct mines to       9             8
- ONS only   |   proxy mines.  wherever you want
             |                 them to go.
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G. LAUNCHER  |   Shoots a      Detonates all of      7             9
             |   grenade that  the grenades.
             |   sticks.
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MINIGUN      |   Shoots a      Same as Primary       6             6
             |   flurry of     but slower/stronger.
             |   bullets.
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FLAK CANNON  |   Shoots a      Shoots a grenade      8             8
             |   spray of      that explodes into
             |   shards.       shards.
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LINK GUN     |   Shoots a      Fire a link of        6             7
             |   flurry of     energy/Repairs
             |   green energy. vehicles.
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R. LAUNCHER  |   Shoots a      Loads/Fires           8             10
             |   single        three rockets.
             |   rocket.
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AVRiL        |   Shoots a big  Zooms in/Locks        9             4
             |   ol' rocket.   Onto vehicles.
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ELEC. GUN    |   Shoots a      Zooms in.             9             9
             |   charge of
             |   lightning.
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**NOTE**                                                              **NOTE**

DarkCodester says:

"i noticed in your weapons section of your faq...
 you forgot the sniper rifle."

**NOTE**                                                              **NOTE**

And with that...

                 PRIMARY       SECONDARY             VEHICLES       INFANTRY
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SNIPER RIFLE |   Fires a       Zooms in.             6              9
             |   bullet.
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DA SUPA WEAPONS:

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REDEEMER     |   Shoots a big  Zooms in.             10            10
- Supa WPN.  |   ass rocket.
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ION CANNON   |   Laser Guide.  Zooms in.             10            10
- Supa WPN.  |   Aim, Hold and
             |   Wait.
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PHOENIX BMBR.|   Laser Guide.  Zooms in.             10            10
- Supa WPN.  |   Aim, Hold and 
             |   Wait.
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                 PRIMARY       SECONDARY             VEHICLES      INFANTRY



How big do your balls have to be to carry each weapon?

                              "Fookin' gigantic"

Except for the Shield Gun. You can't pull that out without an inverted woody
and THAT hurts, tough guy.

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>> (2.2) VEHICLES

You know how it goes. Your balls have to be pretty big to ride these beasts.
This info sheet will give you each vehicle's speed, attack, armor,
efficiency against vehicles and efficiency against enemy personnel. All
vehicles are ONS only unless it says otherwise.

(1-10: 10=Best)

MANTA
       Speed    : (10) ZOOOOOOOOM!!! 
       Attack   : ( 2) Who just touched my ass?
       Armor    : ( 2) A bee could kick the Manta's ass.
       Vehicles : ( 2) Effective against the Goliath.
       Infantry : ( 8) Run 'em over!
       Average  : (~5) Hurrah, only two points below-average.

RAPTOR
       Speed    : (10) ZOOOOOOOOM!!! (but in the air)
       Attack   : ( 2) Stop that tickles. What a fruit.
       Armor    : ( 6) 1-to-1 odds against a bee.
       Vehicles : ( 8) Effective against Goliath/Levi.
       Infantry : ( 2) Run away from AVRiLs and Elec. Gun!
       Average  : (~6) It's actually kinda better than the Manta.

SCORPION
       Speed    : ( 8) VROOM but not quite ZOOOOOOOOM!!!
       Attack   : ( 6) Good if you don't miss. Trust me you'll miss.
       Armor    : ( 6) Could take on three bees.
       Vehicles : ( 2) Run away!
       Infantry : ( 6) Run 'em over!
       Average  : (~6) About as balanced as you can get. Not a good thing.

HELLBENDER
       Speed    : ( 6) SHOOOM but not quite VROOM
       Attack   : ( 8) Best if you have friends to shoot for you.
       Armor    : ( 8) Even the hive couldn't hurt this baby.
       Vehicles : ( 7) Haha! Only a Goliath/Levi could beat Hellbender.
       Infantry : ( 9) Drive by shooting or a hit-and-run. It's up to you.
       Average  : (~8) Only deserves this if you have it completely loaded.
                       Otherwise it's more like a five.

GOLIATH
       Speed    : ( 5) You can almost run this fast.
       Attack   : (10) Cannon goes BOOM, people fly into the air.
       Armor    : ( 8) Yeah right. Bring it.
       Vehicles : (10)Could take out anything 1-on-1. Except the Levi.
       Infantry : (10) Skeet skeet skeet!...range.
       Average  : (~9) And it deserves it. Punk.

LEVIATHAN
       Speed    : ( 1) Uh...
       Attack   : (10) It's like: "Hey you, check this out!"
                       And then you do, but realize what he's gonna do to you.
                       So you run -- but it's too late...
       Armor    : (10) A Levi could take out an army. You'll crap your pants
                       when you a get ahold of this baby.
       Vehicles : (10) The Leviathan's balls dwarf the Goliath's in this
                       department.
       Infantry : (10) ...it got a ten, what'd'ya think?
       Average  : (~8) Only got lower than the Goliath because it's so
                       fookin' slow. Also your entire team has to be riding
                       this thing for it to actually be effective.

HUMAN FIGHTER (AS Only)
       Speed    : (..) Nothing to compare it to really.
       Attack   : ( 3) Except for the guided missiles, this thing is really
                       stupid.
       Armor    : (..) Nothing to compare THIS too either.
       Vehicles : (NA) Not-Applicable. Only available in AS.
       Infantry : (NA) Not-Applicable. Can only fight other fighters.
       Average  : (NA) Couldn't calculate it. My calculator doesn't think NA
                       is a number.

SKAARJ FIGHTER (AS Only)
       Speed    : (..) Exactly the same as the Human Fighter.
       Attack   : ( 3) "                                    "
       Armor    : (..) Exactly the same as the Human Fighter.
       Vehicles : (NA) "                                    "
       Infantry : (NA) Exactly the same as the Human Fighter.
       Average  : (NA) Turns out N and A are members of "Da Alphabets", an
                       elementary school gang with divisions all across the
                       country.



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> (3.0) THE ASSAULT GUIDE
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Finally, what you've all been waiting for and I've been fully excited to
reveal to you: the Assault guide! Luckily, I love ya, so this part isn't
complete bullshit. Or is it?

                                     Why do we hurt the ones we love the most?

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>> (3.1) GAMETYPE BASICS

Assault pits your team in a struggle to either capture or defend an objective.

As an ATTACKER, you must unlock a series of doors or destroy a series of areas
in order to move on and capture/destroy the final objective.

As a DEFENDER, you must defend the final objective and the numerous areas that
prevent the ATTACKERS from direct access.

                                               I know, I know -- it's awesome.

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>> (3.2) ATTACKERs STRATEGY

First of all, as an Attacker you're gonna want to get ahold of some serious
weaponry. Otherwise you'll be stuck with that stupid Assault Gun and your
pansy-ass Shield Gun and I'll hate you forever and ever. If this is your first
time playing and you find yourself being "mysteriously" murdered by unseen
turrets/snipers then here are a few things to keep yourself sane:


FOR NEWBIES:

1. I know you won't believe this, but there's an arrow right on your screen
   you noob. Follow it.

2. If you don't know what an arrow is. Follow your teammates, they probably
   know what they're doing.

3. You could ask someone but UT has a history of jerkwads in their gamer
   populace. Also everybody, and I mean EVERYBODY hates noobs.

4. If you still can't pull your head out of your ass long enough to figure it
   out after this, consult an AssKickate (a Martial Art) Technician to
   show you what's what. (I am a Certified Asskickate Technician)



I ALREADY KNOW WHAT I'M DOING! GIVE ME TIPS TO MAKE ME BETTER!:

1. Don't yell.

2. Practice offline you dolt.

3. Become efficient in Deathmatch/Capture the Flag game modes. They'll do you
   a lot of good here.

4. Double-strafe a lot. You can double-strafe and jump in midair to do a...
   1080 Double-Mc-Aerial-Strafe-Jump. Well, except for the 1080 part it's
   pretty accurate. That wasn't even funny...

5. If you need to get to the next objective, bring a buttload of buddies with
   you. Have them go in first, then come in with the Shield Gun's Primary Fire
   and make a mad dash for the objective.

6. I kinda covered this in #5, but don't go alone. Because then you'll end up
   facing twelve guys and getting ass-paddled in front of your friends.

7. Be familiar with the map ahead of time if you can. This makes it assloads
   easier to play when you know what you're supposed to do.

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>>> (3.2a) ATTACKERs STRATEGY: WEAPONS USAGE

Shield Gun        :   I described what you can do with this under the
                      I ALREADY KNOW WHAT I'M DOING... section.

Assault Gun       :   Maybe if you're stupid. Or can't afford/don't have nuts
                      big enough for the other weapons.

Bio-Rifle         :   Plops a steaming pile of waste. Radioactive waste!
                      Surprised you there. It kills well enough and its quick
                      rate-of-fire makes it pretty damn effective.

Shock Rifle       :   When you shoot a guy he turns purple for a split second.
                      That's pretty much the extent of what it does. Whatever.

Link Gun          :   Primary fire is much more useful than Secondary. But you
                      know what's even MORE useful? Another weapon.

MiniGun           :   Everybody's favorite weapon ever. Since the beginning of
                      the series this gun has probably spent the most time
                      being pulled out of thin-air to kick ass.

Rocket Launcher   :   Hey-ho! What the dilly yo? Rockets are strong, I think
                      that's FPS standard. Good choice for killing your rival,
                      or just killing in general.

Lightning Gun     :   I assume you suck so don't choose this weapon. But hey,
                      if you think you can hit a moving target at point-blank
                      range with this baby more power to me (not a typo).

Sniper Rifle      :   Same thing as the Lightning Gun. Except it doesn't
                      shoot a massive charge of lightning that leads back to
                      you once the smoke clears. So... you can camp if you're
                      a buttface.



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>> (3.3) DEFENDERs STRATEGY

Being the Defenders is like being the Attackers, only you're defending and
they're attacking. And instead of freelancing your stupid, non-teamplayer ass
you'll have to pull your team together and do some serious tag-teaming.

                                                               You turdburger.



For Noobs:

1. The arrow makes a spectacular comeback. And it does it well.

2. You shouldn't even be reading this.

3. That's all I have.

4. Stick together.

I ALREADY KNOW WHAT I'M -- :

1. I thought I said shutup.

2. I can't believe how many people don't use the turrets. Break the cycle of
   stupidity and ride one.

3. Umm... stick together.

4. Yeah...

5. Where are my grapes?

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>>> (3.3a) DEFENDERs WEAPONS USAGE

Rocket Launcher   : Great weapon for asskicking. Use it again.

MiniGun           : Hide next to a door or some other similar opening. When
                    some idiot jumps through pump his ass full of lead. You're
                    on your way to Ninja Star-dom, grasshopper.

Flak Cannon       : Do the same thing as with the MiniGun. Just not with the
                    Secondary fire.

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>>> (3.3b) GUARD PLACEMENT

When placing patrols around an objective, be sure to see it through the eyes
of the ATTACKER. It's harder to hit a target that is vertically higher than
you so a height advantage will definitely work in your favor.

Place soldiers evenly about the map, not clustered in the first location
unless your roster is sparse. When you've got extra soldiers, place them at
the next objective (if you can) or have them take control of turrets. It never
hurts to be prepared.

Always have someone with a Flak Cannon standing beside the Capture Point (the
area where the ATTACKER must go to obtain the objective). In fact, have two or
more to be on the safe side. Just don't let them die.



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> (4.0) THE ONSLAUGHT GUIDE
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Onslaught is Assault's kid brother. Onslaught is rock-solid. Onslaught can
only be used for good. Onslaught was touched in a bad place by a TRIBES
fanboy because fanboys are pedophiles.

I urge you to call the authorities if you find a fanboy, whether he be one
for TRIBES, X-BOX, GameCube, PS2, PC, Anime, etc. Even if he isn't a
pedophile -- which he is because he's a fanboy -- just do it. Keep your
neighborhood safe.

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>> (4.1) GAMETYPE BASICS

Each level is split into Nodes, or objectives which must be captured. Each
team has two main bases called Power Cores and must destroy the other team's
Core to win. In order to do damage to the opposing Core, you must capture the
Node which is linked to the Core. Confused? You shouldn't be because you've
already played it by now.



For Noobs:

1. Capture a node by stepping on it. Select the Link Gun (Default: 5) and use
   its Secondary fire to bring up a gauge above the Node. Hold Secondary fire
   until the gauge is full to construct the node.

2. Vehicles rock. Except the Scorpion, which is a suicide-trolly. Don't get in
   the Scorpion unless you're a big fan of Jackass. Then you should be outside
   imitating what you see on TV.

3. DarkCodester says:

   "u can get to a point faster by pressing e on a node and teleporting
    there. with this u can get vehicles like goliath and levi into battle
    much faster. ive seen players try to get there on foot."


4 gUyZ wH0 4lR34dY g0T5 d4 K/\/oW13Dg3:

1. Sausages are illegal in Sweden. Don't eat sausages while playing this game
   anytime you're in the Sweden area.

2. Use your headset, talk to teammates.
   Tell them what, you ask?
   Tell them when your Node is under attack, Einstein.

3. Use the Leviathan for defense. If you defend your Primary Core with it as
   well as the Node that it's linked to you'll build an invisible/solid wall
   of funk and pimp with your aura. If they break through that then you can
   shoot 'em or whatever. But before opening fire, just see if they just stand
   there, stare at you, and run or go for the gusto and try and take you on
   one-on-one.

4. Drugs enhance your FPS skills. I'm just kidding, but tell your friends.

5. You can't run away when you're in a Leviathan. It's too friggin' slow
   genius.

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>> (4.2) OFFENSE STRATEGY

Grab the Power Nodes whenever you get a freakin' chance and as quickly as
possible. Don't forget that the more people that construct a Node at a time,
the faster it finishes. Just don't leave any vital Node defenseless when it's
finished.

Grabbing the Redeemer/Ion Cannon will help end the game much faster. Just
shoot a rocket either at a Node connected to the Core or to the Core itself to
do some serious damage.

Vehicles are a lifesaver. As a secondary rider in a Goliath, you can shoot
down incoming AVRiLs and Redeemers. Just don't rely too much on vehicles for
offense because you'll have to get out to capture a node.

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>>> (4.2a) VEHICLE USAGE

Manta      : Fast and great for getting someplace quick. Even better for
             ramming fools in your way and annoying enemies at Nodes.

Scorpion   : Bitch! I thought I said not to touch this vehicle. Get out!

Hellbender : Unless you've got friends, you may not want to ride this one as
             the Primary Driver doesn't have control of any weapons.

Goliath    : Pow! This is like a kick-in-the-ass but in tank form. Great for
             clearing Nodes or getting people dead.

Raptor     : Grab this if you wanna fly. Extremely useful against lumbering
             giants like Leviathans and Goliaths. Also gets people dead though
             it's not nearly as effective on infantry as vehicles.

Leviathan  : Can you say 'Kapow Shpewm McAssKicka'? If I could name this
             vehicle that would be it. That or 'SlowLikeYourMom' for its
             obvious lack in speed.

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>>> (4.2b) WEAPONS USAGE

Weapons are your primary (and sole) tools of kaboom in Onslaught. Use them for
make things explosion.

Shield Gun  : If you get into a fight on a tower, and then the guy goes like:

              "Punk, who you think you are?"

              And pushes you with two fingers (like a pansy) and you fall off.
              Then you can pull this out and right before you land use the
              Primary Fire and not be dead.

              Kicked his ass.

Assault Gun : Grenades explode. If you hit him he'll get hurt. Otherwise
              you'll look like an idiot for not hitting him and he'll school
              you in the art of AssKickate.

Bio-Rifle   : Fires blobs of snot. Kills most things because it's actually
              radioactive waste and I was just kidding. Not useful in anything
              besides close-quarters battle. But you knew that.

Shock Rifle : It's like the lightning gun, only it doesn't hurt people. If you
              wanna pinch a guy in the ass from a distance (ooh!) then by all
              means pull this one out. Just remember that's sexual
              harassment.

G. Launcher : Shoots 'Sticky' grenades that 'stick' onto things. Whatever
              they're 'stuck' on will get kaboomed when you use Secondary
              Fire.

Mine Layer  : Contains a school which teaches spiders AssKickate. Then when
              you shoot them out they hide in the ground and are all like:

              "Shh... be quiet. Don't tell anyone we're here."

              Then some idiot will walk by and he'll be like whistling and
              shit because he's retarded and he's wearing headphones and can't
              hear the spiders giggling. Then they jump out and kaboom him to
              pieces. What a dumbass.

Flak Cannon : It's like a candy launcher. But instead of candy it launches
              death. And instead of a launcher it's a cannon. So it's a Death
              Cannon. Also it shoots metal pieces in a wide spray and makes
              little girls scream. Kicked her ass.

R. Launcher : If you liked the Death Cannon. Then you'll love the Rocket
              Launcher. It's like Death's evil cousin, because Death isn't
              evil he's just doing his job. Use for explosioning big things
              and peoples.

Elec. Gun   : It's like the Shock Rifle, but instead of pinching a guy's ass
              you ram a can of ass-whoop up his bunghole. It doesn't make him
              kaboom however and he'll come back asking for more. You know
              what to do. Hint: Bzz.. Bzz... Kershpow McAssKicka!

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>> (4.3) DEFENSE STRATEGY

Defense is like offense, only less fun. Basically you stand still and grab a
turret or some similarly mack-tastic weaponry and take advantage of your time
spent NOT killing things to read a book or make a 'blog that nobody will ever
read. You idiot. Why do you keep updating it? NOBODY READS IT!

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>>> (4.3a) VEHICLE USAGE

Manta      : Don't use this. You know better than that.

Scorpion   : You bring this up again and I'll kick your ass.

Hellbender : If you want to lose a node go ahead and grab this one.

Raptor     : When a Goliath comes in, all imposing and fearless, grab a
             Raptor and show him whose boss. It ain't Tony Danza bi-atch!

Goliath    : Don't waste a Goliath on Defense. Its kaboom is best-suited
             for offense. Get smarted.

Leviathan  : Once my buddy was like:

                                    "Let's use a levi for defense!"

             And I was like:

                                    "You're a dumbass"

             But it turned out to be a good idea because we were right next
             to our Power Core and the enemy was gonna attack it.
             But we were like:

                                    "Yeah right punk-bitches. Bring it."

             And they brought it, but we built a wall of funk and kickass with
             our Levi's Ion Cannon and kicked their asses. Then we got banned
             for swearing.

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>>> (4.3b) WEAPONS USAGE

Shield Gun  : What're you stupid? You're supposed to be defending, not
              taking a shit in the corner. I hate you.

Assault Gun : If you're dumb than this is the safest bet for you. Just don't
              shoot yourself in the head. Dumbass.

Bio-Rifle   : I heard if you eat the sludge you'll die or something. Best to
              try it on incoming idiots first.

Shock Rifle : It's purple. Like the Vikings. It sucks. Like the Vikings. Need
              I say more?

MiniGun     : Kapow pow pow pow pow. That's what it sounds like. And then
              they die. Nice job, too bad you're a moron.

G. Launcher : Put it on things. Then press Secondary Fire to watch the things
              scream in joy and utter exuberance. And then watch them die.
              Good for you. Now you're a murderer.

Mine Layer  : Did I mention the Kickate spiders? Yeah - use them to defend
              Nodes and they'll blow them to kingdom cum (get it? "blow"?
              "cum"?) I hate you.

R. Launcher : When the gun is fully-loaded you better not miss. Because then
              you wasted three rockets and people will make fun of you. But
              not me, I was already making fun of you.

Lightn. Gun : Take out Node defenders, Raptors, and incoming Redeemers. Just
              don't get caught.

Sniper Rifle: A bit more useful since its shot doesn't leave a trail back to
              its point of origin. Just keep moving since the smoke that
              it releases after you take a shot blinds you for a moment.

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>>> (4.3c) ANTI-VEHICLE TACTICS

These Anti-Vehicle Tactics are best used against vehicles. Also they are best
executed in a tactical fashion. You're a buttmunch.

o  Ayatollah says:

   "it's best to fire an AVRiL at about a 75-degree angle. then just when
    the rocket gets close to the vehicle, lock on to them. this will reduce
    the time they have to see the 'Lock On' warning."

o  DarkCodester says:

   "when the levi destroys a node and leaves just capture the node again and
    he'll have to backtrack. levis are slow. if there are multiple paths to
    a power core and a levi is taking one of them just use another one."

o  Use a Manta's speed to go *WHIR* around a Goliath. And it'll be like
   "h-wha-!?" And you can go: "1 4m 50 R0xX0rZ!" and piss everyone off. But
   too late. And then you can watch the idiot driver spin his stupid cannon
   around in circles while you laugh and rhyme words with roxxorz (soxxorz,
   boxxorz, chicken poxxorz, etc.) and he gets even madder. And then he gets
   dead. What an idiot.

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YOU (the fighter dude)...

      VS Manta - Not much can be done against a Manta since they're so fast.
                 Luckily, pilots can't do much without getting out so knock
                 'em out by doing some damage to the Manta. Use a Flak Cannon.

      VS Scorp.- Like the Manta. Just use the Flak Cannon to take this one
                 out. Just don't stand still or you'll get sliced in half.

      VS Hellb.- Only the Rocket Launcher/Mine Layer/Grenade Launcher will
                 do damage "da 'Benda". Luckily those are easy to find.

      VS Rapto.- It flies. So what can you do? Either use an AVRiL or a
                 Lightning Gun to swat this fly.

      VS Golia.- The best bet is to grab a Raptor and take it down from the
                 skies. However, Mantas are more readily available so
                 grabbing one and running circles around the Goliath is almost
                 as effective.

      VS Levia.- If you're hoping to take a Leviathan out, take note that
                 you're gonna need your entire team. Raptors are a great
                 weapon against it, especially when it switches to its Ion
                 Cannon, which is when it's most vulnerable. However, Goliaths
                 are good for a few hits (until the Levi catches you) and any
                 Supa Weapon is good. You should probably realize by now that
                 using your team to take out a single vehicle isn't very
                 efficient teamplay. Luckily, the Leviathan is slow so
                 avoiding it is no toughy. Just hit it whenever you run across
                 it, just don't make it the focus of your game when you could
                 be capturing a node elsewhere.

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>>> (4.3d) ANTI-PERSONNEL TACTICS

o  Just don't friggin' miss. Don't be a newbie and miss. Missing is for
   newbies and grandmas. Only stupid grandmas, not like my cool grandma who
   kicks peoples asses at UT2K4 and hates white people.

   Note: I do not condone the kicking of peoples asses in real life.
         Oh, also hate is bad. Just kidding because you're a Nazi and I hate
         you.

o  Spider mines know AssKickate so put them to good use. Just make sure not
   to put them in plain site or your friend will laugh at you and become your
   enemy. Then you'll have to cut yourself to appease your inner anguish.

o  Redeemer will kill stuff in one hit. Just don't miss, because not only is
   that hilarious but I just told you not to miss like fifty times now and I'm
   starting to get really pissed. Also don't get dead to yourself with the
   Redeemer's awesome kick-assiness. Because that's almost as bad as missing.


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> (5.0) CONCLUSION
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Well, that ends the FAQ! I hope you put some of those strategies to good
use.  I put all of this information and filtered out most of the crap that
has I've found to give you the best collection of Onslaught and Assault
strategy I could find.  I'm always open to suggestion, though I'm not always
online to accept it.  So if you've got tips and hints, here is my contact
info:

        AIM	:	GunnerOcelot
        E-MAIL	:	irenicapollyon@hotmail.com

E-Mail containing tips and constructive criticism must say so in the Subject.
Those without the proper subject (describing what it is you plan to tell me)
will be subject to some serious Junk Mail filtering.  I love you guys!

                                 Peace out!

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>> (5.1) COMPLETE REVISION HISTORY

(5/04/04)
v1.97 - Completely revamped the FAQ

(5/04/04)
v0.97 - More info submitted to me has been added. Added to Credits.

(4/30/04)
v0.95 - Info submitted to me has been posted.
        Added them to Credits.
(4/26/04)
v0.93 - Disclaimer added.
        Did a lot more cleaning up.
(4/26/04)
v0.92 - Removed TAB indents.
        Made the layout more modem friendly.
(4/24/04)
v0.91 - Added ASCII logo.
        Removed all spelling errors.
(4/23/04)
v0.90 - FAQ is published.

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