I wanted to take a moment to reference some great training videos that are available for viewing on youtube from Brad Willis. Brad has some fantastic insight on the nuances of playing MSO and I've personally found these videos very educational. Hope that you do too:
Well it has been a week or so now since this posting - source of the rumor was comments and posts from readers of this blog. I was hoping to flush out if it was valid or not (hoping it was not). As of this time, it sounds like just heresay, so lets hope that there is nothing to it and that MSO will be around for a long time.
Starting to hear some chatter that Metalstorm Online is going to be phased out and REPLACED by Metalstorm Aces. Rumor is that there is a letter out there from Z2 stating this position. Has anyone seen this letter?
It might make sense - Aces is SOOOO friggin similar to MSO that I've often wondered why would Z2 make 2 games that are almost identical (although Aces is not as good in my opinion). I am guessing that Aces requires less server costs and is easier to maintain & update than MSO.
Anyway - I am hoping that this is a false rumor as I really do not like Aces enough to play it regularly and I definitely do not like it enough to invest the time to create a blog for it.
About a month or so ago, Sky Gamblers released its 4th dogfighting game: Sky Gamblers: Cold War. See review links below. From what I can see, this is pretty similar to the other Sky Gambler games but lets here from you - anyone tried this? How do you like it?
First of all - apologies for the lack of blog entries - its been a busy summer. I've been intending to do a review of the updated Metalstorm Aces but have not had a chance. Thought that I would at least open up a post on the topic.
From what I can see - Metalstorm Aces has been significantly improved from its initial international release back in December 2012. So do you like it better than Metalstorm Online? Lets hear your thoughts on the topic.
Not to taint the discussions, but I still prefer Metalstorm Online and think it is still hands-down the better game.
Energy: Upper end of the agility class
Damage: Tied as best in class for damage
Agility: 2nd in fleet for agility
Lock Speed: Best in class by far for missile lock speed
This is a very intriguing new agility plane - good boosts - should be a strong contender in the class.
To get this plane you need to complete campaign 4 of Metalstorm Aces. From what I have seen, this will be a fair investment of time playing Aces to earn this.
Overall I don't really see the strategy from Z2 - pull players away from one of their games to play the other. Both MSO & Aces are so similar, they may be cannibalizing users from MSO to populate Aces.
Missile Reload: Best in class - but still quite a bit below weapons class
Damage: Best in class - but again still quite a bit below weapons class damage Missile Tracking: Best in class Armor Regeneration: Whoa - at a total of 6+4=10% this is now 2nd in class - 2nd only to the green turtle. Also looks like it will be a good missile shooter with good tracking/damage & reload speed. This will probably be a new favorite for you defense class aficionados!
Critical Strike: Best in class - although not the most important of boosts in my opinion
Damage: Middle of the pack Agility: Near the top of the pack - very good agility although no speed boost hurts.
Damage Resistance: Excellent numbers, especially for agility class. Best in fleet for cannon and best in class for missile resistance.
A very nice addition to the agility class but 1000 medals is pricey.