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    [Name: Tribes: Aerial Assault]
    [System: PS2]
    [FAQ/Walkthrough]
    [Author: Dark Shadow X]
    [dsxsuperfly@hotmail.com]
    [Date: 11/10/02]
    [Version: 1.0]
    
    (This FAQ is copyright of Dark Shadow X, and may not be used/stolen/"borrowed"
    in any way or form without my exact permission.)
    
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    - - INTRO
    - - ONLINE
     - Getting Started
     - Tips
    - - OFFLINE
     - Campaign
     - Botmatch
    - - WEAPONS GUIDE
     - Primary
     - Grenades
    - - INVENTORY GUIDE
     - Armor Packs
     - Deployable Packs
     - Base Turret Packs
    - - VEHICLE GUIDE
    - - HINTS & TIPS
    - - CONTACT ME
    
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    +++++INTRO+++++
    
    Tribes: Aerial Assault is everything you've ever wanted in an online game. 
    Featuring 4 vehicles, over 20 maps, tons of weapons, and more fun than a barrel
    of BioDerms, this game belongs in your PS2 library.
    
    Tribes.  Reach out and frag someone.
    
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    +++++ONLINE+++++
    
    _Getting Started_
    
    Online has the same features as the offline botmatch, so if you need help
    concerning the botmatch, scroll down to there.
    
    When you start up Tribes, you'll notice that the main screen is cleary split up
    between "online" and "offline".  Select "online" one or two player (Multiplayer
    fans..REJOICE!), and setup your internet connection.  Either select the default
    one (The one you saved from your startup disc), or go to manual settings.  If
    you select manual, it'll restart the system and bring up the manual setup for
    your Network Adaptor.  Set up the IP address and all that other fancy-smancy
    high-tech stuff.  Easy as pie, right?
    
    Once you all snazzly dazzly, I recommend selecting "Auto Connect" so Tribes
    will automatically connect you when you start up the game.  This way you don't
    have to waste time trying to connect.
    
    After connecting, you'll enter the lobby.  A list of all the servers available
    will appear, and below those you have some options.  Select the "No Sorting"
    button to scroll through all the various sortments, from Player # to Map Name
    to Targeting Enabled.  Select a server, and join in the fun!
    
    If you want, you can host a game.  You have plenty of options: Game Mode, Map,
    Vote Pass (How many positive votes it takes to pass the vote), Maximum Player
    #, AI Bots, and tons more.
    
    _Tips_
    
    *When choosing a server, keep some things in mind.  Try and get a server with
    few people in it already, and with a very good quality.  It sucks when you've
    got a great game going, then more people come in, and it screws up the server
    because it overloads.  So if you wanna play a game with tons of people, get a
    good quality server.  Or host your own, if you have a decent connection.
    
    *Remember, if you don't like a player, or if you don't like a map, you can
    vote.  Voting greatly helps in swaying things your way, and often you'll find
    many people will vote on your side.  To vote, go to the IN-GAME OPTIONS, select
    PLAYER, then select "Vote Map" or "Vote Player".  If a vote has already been
    proposed, select "Vote Yes" or "Vote No".  You can only vote once.
    
    *As host, you have many choices.  You can boot players, change the map, or move
    a player to the other team, without having to have people vote.  With great
    power comes great responsibility, though.  Don't piss everyone off, because no
    one will want to play in your servers anymore.
    
    *Most importantly: MAKE FRIENDS!  Make buddies and allies to help you in those
    big wars (32-player servers!  Woo!).  Add them to your buddy list at the
    WARRIOR SETUP screen.  You can then see if your buddies are in any of the
    servers, then join in with your friend.
    
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    +++++OFFLINE+++++
    
    ...Offline.  Bleh.  Well, Mr. "I'm-too-cheap-to-buy-a-Network-Adaptor", if
    you're stuck with offline play (Or if you need to practice before playing
    online), then use these tips and strategies.
    
    _Campaign_
    
    Call it a story mode, call it a mission, well, it's NOT.  The only thing here
    worth playing are the Training Levels.  Sure, the first ones are horrible
    ("Press the left analog stick UP to move"...Dear God, someone shoot me), but
    the later ones are invaluable, teaching you of the Vehicles and deep Inventory
    system.  Newbies should spend time here.
    
    _Botmatch_
    
    Botmatch lets you fight alongside bots or a human friend, or just go completely
    bezerk in a deathmatch.  Whatever the case, it's still kinda fun if you need to
    take a break from the online world.  There are 5 Game Modes:
    
    DEATHMATCH - The most well known, it's either frag or be fragged here (That's
    "kill", for all you non-PC young'uns).
    TEAM DEATHMATCH - Frag or be fragged or frag alongside someone else.  Yeah.
    CAPTURE THE FLAG - The best mode of Tribes, fight alongside your teammates to
    steal the flag from the enemy's base and take it back to your own.
    CAPTURE AND HOLD - ...I still don't totally get this one.  You have to capture
    as many bunkers as  you can, and then protect them.  O.o  Stick with Capture
    the Flag, folks.
    HUNTERS - Like deathmatch, but with a CTF twist.  Killing people will make them
    drop a flag.  Grab the flag, head to the Nexus (That's the floatin' thing in
    the middle of the map), and get some points.
    
    You can have up to 16 people playing--1 or 2 human players, and 14 bots.  The
    bots will be evenly split between teams, so don't worry about that.  Also, if
    you want your friend to be on your team, go to the IN-GAME OPTIONS, then HOST,
    then select "TEAMCHANGE PAYER".  Select your friend's  name and he'll die and
    respawn at your base.
    
    Use Offline mostly to train before the big Online matches.  Good luck,
    Newblood.
    
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    +++++WEAPONS GUIDE+++++
    
    1 = Can equip with light armor
    2 = Can equip with medium armor
    3 = Can equip with heavy armor
    
    * = Poor ** = Okay *** = Good **** = Excellent
    
    _Primary_
    
    Blaster (1 2 3) - A very weak laser rifle that ricochets off walls.  Unlimited
    ammo.
    Rating = *
    
    Chaingun (1 2 3) - A very good short range weapon, capable of destroying the
    enemy quickly.
    Rating = ****
    
    Fusion Mortar (3) - Extremely powerful weapon, but can only be carried by heavy
    armor.
    Rating = ***
    
    Grenade Launcher (1 2 3) - Powerful impact.  Grenades bounce on walls, making
    it hard to use.
    Rating = **
    
    Laser Rifle (1) - Deadly sniper's weapon.  Perfect for those who hide up in the
    mountains with a Mongoose and snipe on people down below.
    Rating = ****
    
    Missile Launcher (2 3) - Powerful, guided missiles.  Requires lock-on, so very
    hard to use.  Good for taking out vehicles, though.
    Rating = ***
    
    Plasma Rifle (1 2 3) - Fires extremely powerful plasma.  Slow movement, but
    still very good.
    Rating = ****
    
    Spinfusor (1 2 3) - The infamous Tribes weapon.  Exploding discs, very
    powerful, and it's long-range.
    Rating = ****
    
    _Grenades_
    
    Basic Grenade (1 2 3) - Timed explosive charge, only direct damage grenade.
    Rating = ***
    
    Concussion Grenade (1 2 3) - No damage, pushes forces away and can cause
    warriors to drop weapons, pack, or the flag.
    Rating = ***
    
    Flare Grenade (1 2 3) - Used to decoy missiles from (mostly) vehicles.
    Rating = **
    
    Mine Grenade (1 2 3) - Explodes if a warrior or vehicle enters it detection
    radius.  Good for stopping Mongoose, and excellent for Deathmatch.
    Rating = ***
    
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    +++++INVENTORY GUIDE+++++
    
    _Armor Packs_
    
    Ammo Packs (1 2 3) - Gives more ammunition for all of your weapons.
    Rating = ***
    
    Energy Packs (1 2 3) - Increases the rate of energy regeneration.
    Rating = **
    
    Repair (1 2 3) - The most useful pack, this lets you repair your armor, your
    friends armor, vehicles, turrets, sensors, and generators.
    Rating = ****
    
    Shield (1 2 3) - Gives complete protection from all weapons except the Blaster
    rifle, with the cost of energy.
    Rating = ***
    
    _Deployable Packs_
    
    Remote Station (2 3) - Allows setup of an inventory station anywhere you place
    it.  Cannot change armor or get another inventory station, but all other
    features function.
    Rating = ****
    
    Remote Sensor (1 2 3) - Increases remote turrets' range.
    Rating = **
    
    Remote Turret (2 3) - Detect targets and shoot them down with balls of plasma
    energy.
    Rating = ****
    
    Satchel Charge (1 2 3) - Basically a remote mine.  Big explosion, useful for
    taking out turrets and the like.
    Rating = ***
    
    _Base Turret Packs_
    
    AA Barrel (2 3) - "Anti-Aircraft", shoots any vehicles or warriors in the air. 
    Cannot fire at ground vehicles/warriors.
    Rating = ***
    
    Mortar Barrel (2 3) - Like the fusion mortar, but more powerful.  Great for
    base defense.
    Rating = ****
    
    Missile Barrel (2 3) - Fires homing missiles at both air and ground targets.
    Rating = ***
    
    Plasma (2 3) - Fires ball of plasma, does good damage.
    Rating = ***
    
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    +++++VEHICLE GUIDE+++++
    
    Mongoose (1) - Ground vehicle, really fast, perfect for ground levels like
    Katabatic.
    Rating = ****
    
    Fighter (1 2) - Aircraft, lightly armored, but super fast.  Dual laser guns
    equipped.
    Rating = ****
    
    Bomber (1 2) - A slow moving, heavily armored vehicle that lets you bomb the
    base.  Useful when the enemy has sentries all over or for destroying an enemy's
    vehicle base.
    Rating = ***
    
    Transport (1 2) - A large, slow moving, heavily armored vehicle.  Allows one
    pilot (1 2) and 4 passengers (1 2 3).  Perfect for base invasions and for
    picking up flag runners.
    Rating = ***
    
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    +++++HINTS AND TIPS+++++
    
    *One of the most important tips...When flying an aircraft into an enemy base,
    if they have missile turrets (with lock-on!  AAAAH!), simply SHUT OFF YOUR
    JETS.  The missile turrets are apparently heat-seeking, and they can't lock-on
    if you're afterburners or jets aren't on.
    
    *When playing team based games like CTF online, make sure you have a team.  A
    team is not a bunch of guys in Fighters splitting up trying to get the flag to
    score the most points.  And while you're doing that, the other team (who's
    actually working like one) will come over, destroy your base, and take your
    flag.  Make sure you're a team player.
    
    *If you have a good team, hopefully you'll have someone who drives the
    vehicles.  I can't count the number of times my friend DeathWarrior would carry
    me and someone else into the enemy's base, then wait outside as we ran back to
    the transporter, and would carry us off.  Also, if someone else has the flag,
    most of the time their vehicle will be destroyed.  Bring a transport to your
    guy (He's the one with the red flag with the green around it), and carry him
    off.  You'll save time, and you won't risk losing him--and the flag--to the bad
    guys.
    
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    +++++CONTACT ME+++++
    
    I reside on the Final Fantasy IX Social Board.  You may also see me on the
    Tribes: Aerial Assault board.  You can reach me 3 ways:
    
    Through the message boards.
    AIM: Auron799
    E-mail: dsxsuperfly@hotmail.com
    
    Add me to your buddy list for Tribes, too!  My user name is DSX.  I play CTF
    mostly.  I'm not in any clans.  Watch out though--I'm very good and I usually
    get 1st place in most of the CTF games.
    
    Happy Hunting!
    
    
    
    
    

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