Tribes Aerial Assault - GamePlay Introduction
Tribes games are different from other first person shooters because they have a lot of elements besides just shooting. The Tribes franchise has a high learning curve, and for a new player, it can be somewhat overwhelming. This guide aims cover the elements of Tribes that a new player would find confusing if they jumped right into a game. If you read through this guide, play some practice sessions offline, and browse through the manual you should be well versed in how to play Tribes Aerial Assault. If you have any further questions, feel free to ask in our TribesAA forum.
|The Generator is the main source of Power for all base assets. They are the life-blood of your team's defense. Without generator power, your base stations and base turrets will not function. These are hidden within a team's base, and should be defended at all costs.|
There are a variety of stations available in TribesAA which give you access to equipment. Base Inventory Stations allow you to change armor, weapons, packs, and regain health. Deployable Remote inventory stations allow you to equip everything except an additional Remote Station or change Armor. Your Inventory for all equipment and vehicles can be configured in the options menu.
|There are a variety of packs you can deploy in TribesAA. You will gain personal points for setting up deployable equipment. Remote turrets can be setup to attack enemy warriors that come into range. You will receive kill points for each enemy your turret kills. Setting up Remote Sensors will increase the range of your turrets. There are also a variety of Turret Barrels you can use to deploy on Base Turrets. To use deploy a pack, aim at a surface or object you wish to deploy to, and press the use pack button.|
|One of the key elements of Tribes Aerial Assault is repairing. By equipping a Repair Pack you can repair anything in the game: Yourself, Teammates, Vehicles, Sensors, Turrets, Stations, and most importantly, the Generator. Personal points are rewarded for repairing. To repair something you must have a repair pack equipped, and then press the use pack button to switch to repair mode. Then aim at the target you wish to repair, and hit the fire weapon button. To get back to an attack weapon, simply hit the switch weapon button.|
Grenades have unique features that are critical to game play. Basic grenades can be thrown, and will explode. Flare grenades are very important, in that they are decoys for incoming missiles. When a user has target lock on you, and it goes to red, throw Flare Grenade and the missile will track the flare instead. Concussion grenades will cause users to drop weapons, and even packs. Mine grenades are usually used to mine the flag. Keep an eye out for them so you don't get killed by your own team's mines.