As you may know, MAG for the PlayStation 3 is an exclusive, mass shooter in which over 256 players can fight at one time. VGB takes a look at the classes and factions that you'll find in this Massive Action Game.
VALOR(USA) - More like vietnam war style RAVEN(EUROPE) - Super training, super weapons and best weapons aim S.V.E.R.(ARABIC) - Home made weapons,armor and other thing. Weapons are strong but bad aim.
I took VALOR. I liked how scrappy they were. I was right on the verge of going RAVEN though; I liked how slick they looked.
Uhh... what? These aren't the classes at all. Paratrooper? Off my head i can think of: Support (Medic, Repair, Assisting Skills) Sniper (Duh) Commando (Radar Abilities, Close Combat Weapons) Direct Action (Basically all Machine gun) Rapid Assault (Basically all Assault) PS: Anyone on the edge about the MAG Beta, give it a bit to grow on you. Especially when you hit level 10 and unlock Domination (The 256 Player battles) It really changes the flow of the game.
i dont have a ps3 but i was wondering about the 256 player game type...how does matchmaking work for that? do you wait for 256 players, or does it start after like 64 players are found or something?
^^^ Nope, You dont need too wait. You spawn in and others will follow.
u join a queue, and the cool thing is u can join a que but still access the menu's to look at stats, community, sort ur loadouts etc etc then once enough ppl have joined u all get put into the pre game screen where u can organise squads and apply for leadership etc. it actually works really well and playing a 64 player mode usually only takes around a minute or so but sometimes u join almost instantaniously. domination takes longer but then it is having to wait for 256 players 2 join lol
SVER is good also, not to mention their use of duct tape is superb, but Raven stink, even with all of their tech....................All they do is camp with snipers just to get charged back to their HQ's in less than 5 minutes while defending in Domination, and when they attack I usually spent all 30 minutes in the Bunker zone, since they can't seem to get passed us.
your an idiot if you cant see that. ''I usually spent all 30 minutes in the Bunker zone'' so who is the camper?
VALOR all the way!!!!
OMG Domination is crazy you see everything on the feiled your enemies are all over the place and it is hectic... It was a good decision to lock you out of domination from the get go so after getting to level 10 you'll be trained enough to handle the chaos of an all out War in Domination. It's really a Massive action game and getting to level ten changes up everything for you once you get on the domination and the suppression matches. I like it. Its the Shiz.
pretty much sums domination up. smaller battles are better.
domination is highly organized and way better than any crappy small battle At level 15 it all changes again when you an command :)
but I'm hearing once you give it some time, the game's fun as hell. So I'mma give it a go. If what is said is true. I'll get the game, no doubt. I'm thinking of joining VALOR.
Definitely! It really grows on you. I was extremely skeptical and not interested in this game from the beginning, but after trying the Beta for a while, I'm having a blast! And it really was smart of them to not drop you into the 256 player battlefield at the start. They start you off at the 64 player ones, and it really feels like real-time training. I actually feel pretty prepared for when I hit Level 10. So turns out I was wrong to doubt Zipper... pretty impressive =)
The controls have been bothering me a bit, and I still haven't found a sweet spot. I'll give it time though, after being massively disappointed by MW2 I'm on the hunt for a good online shooter.
huge battlefields, gunfire all around you, bombs dropping, people dying left and right. It's funny, because the smallest of the game types are as big as, if not bigger than, some of the largest online levels on other games. They all have their pluses: Raven is very clean-cut and snazzy looking Valor looks more traditional SVER has an outward appearance of looking like a bunch of homeless people, but their combat suits are actually based upon Serbian and Russian military gear. I've played all three groups since the private beta, so right now I have no preference, but go with the group that fits your personality the best; you'll feel better when you play instead of going with what you "think" you will like.
I didn't like MAG at first but it really grows on you once you play it more.I wasn't a big fan of the reward system at first but I really ended up liking it a lot.It feels very gratifying earning the skill points as your go up in levels and unlocking the tools that you need for your combat style.And its also pretty cool once you get to lead your first platoon. Oh yeah,RAVEN all the way
My favorite is sniper. SVER(ARABIC) = Home made weapons and armor. Very nice and big damge but bad AIM. RAVEN(NATO-EUROPE) = Super traning, EU NEW SUPER WEAPONS, Very strong anti guns and can block enemy radar. VERY GOOD WEAPON AIM BUT LOW DAMGE. VALOR(USA - LIKE VIETNAM STYL) = Normal soliders, normal weapons,balanced damge and guns. RAVEN OWNS :D IN real life Nato got better weapons than USA got. NATO OWNS
Doesn't the game not have a class to choose? You pretty much build you care to do what every. Fear Raven an are Virtual Training.
So in the Beta you can get to Level 10 and open the 256 player games? I'm level 4-5 now, wasn't having fun the first time i played so quick for awhile, came back as a sniper and now I'm owning.. Not to bad of a Game, for what it is . Controls still fell alittle stiff if your coming from COD, KZ2 series
Yeah domination unlocks at lvl10, i hate spawn camp killing snipers and not directed at you but as far as owning, i'll take a solid team player either leader or member who has a decent-crappy k/d ratio regardless of class than a lonewolf with a high k/d ratio, give me team players not show offs. I have seen plenty of sabotage matches desolve into a stalemate because people, refuse to follow orders or take an objective when told to. To new mag players 90% of time when your leader is telling you to do something its for the squad's/platoon's benefit not his, and invest points into medic/reviving teammates fairly early on. Thank god people usually get with program after their first couple domination matches, i almost always have 1 or 2 retards knife their teammates at the start of a sabotage match, i don't know why though.
I've often played as a sniper but I advance with the team to provide cover and clear out other snipers so they can advance. I sure miss the sixaxis sniper aiming from KZ though. I know a lot of people hated it but it works really well for me.
Important: This game does NOT Start until Level 10. Until you are level 10, you can only do Sabotage, which is a mode with 2 objectives only and 64 Players only. The game starts at lvl 10, when you can do Domination, that is where this game starts. I admit I though the game sucks, until I got to try Domination, since then its one of the best FPS Ever. This game has what most FPS nowdays don't. TACTICAL Shooter, not one man army spray and pray feast pew pew everyone like COD. In MW2 I achive victory but playing alone and using Tactical Nuke. Tips and Tricks: - Unlock Medic Gun to Raise people. This will give your team higher success rate - Do NOT Bleed out if people are around you. Alot of people have basic Medic Raise. There are people like me who have full Medic unlocked, but people still press X Upon dieing in front of me. - Follow orders, if you do you get double Exp for each action (Frago Bonus) - Move from cover to cover with your team. In this game teamwork is the key. You run and gun you die. You Camp you get no points (No frago Bonus) - Follow Squadleader, You get bonuses like faster Reload and higher HP - A Squadleader makes or break the game Squadleaders Do and Don't: Do - Use Fragos on key objective for team to follow and strive for victory. This also benefit everyone in your squad with frago bonus. - Use your Assets. Mortar and Guided Missles can save your team from an onslaughter. Or using Transport Chopper when attacking for faster Respawn - Use Frago Map to see where is the action and which objectives need people on - Use Mic! -------- Don'ts - Move Frago for your own gain - Use Assets for your own gain - Use Assets on your own team. Mortar fire kills EVERYONE - Not caring for your team - Never change objectives needlessly Other Tips: - Never charge mindlessly - Do not play as one man army - Run around like headless chicken - Camp, you will not get anything at all by camping - Move from cover to cover always --------------------------- Tactics like which objectives are most important to attack/defense come from expierence, mostly the squad leader has to take care of that. If you have a good squad leader, example me (hehe), this game will be one of the most fun game. With a good team as me squad leader we got all over 1k Exp each by moving tactically as a team. PS. I am a Hardcore Battlefield 2 fan. This game is Battlefield 2 on steriods for me.
I have to disagree on one thing never change your objectives, there are times you have to change your objectives, ex charge on bunker/took out a bunker/ enemy a repaired bunker, enemy took out/repaired the triple a, they are have a apc next a bunker/triple a. I think what you really meant was never change your objectives needlessly.
paratrooper isn't a class, you're allowed to parachute in battle once you take out the enemy's AAA.
via the athleticism skill tree. but I agree with you.
oh yeah, i forgot about that skill. i never upgraded it though, seemed like a waste of a skill point.
This game doesn't have classes. It has load outs that you can create. If I want I could have a sniper, with good parachuting skills who carries an RPG and carries a repair kit. That's what the article should have focused on the fact that you can have custom load outs with custom abilities to fit all kinds of situations - which is exactly what you will encounter in Domination. You will be tasked with destroying enemy assets, fixing your teams assets, holding a position, sneaking through enemy lines to repair a downed bunker so your team can spawn behind the enemy - repair the AA battery to remove the enemy forward spawns (helicopters and paratrooper drops) etc. Either way - glad someone is talking about the game because it is fantastic.
its gonna be weird to not have squad leaders /platoon/OIC leaders when the game comes out. the only thing i dont like aabout mag is that most people are retards and dont listen to commands from the heirachy >.>
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