April 25, 2017, 04:21:13 PM

Author Topic: BlackWake  (Read 6657 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Croaker

  • *
  • AKA Rambo
    • View Profile
  • Primary Game: Other
  • Secondary Game: Star Citizen
BlackWake
« on: March 10, 2017, 09:42:54 PM »
I haven't played this yet but I bought it anyway. This looks like some great PVP fun. If any of you guys get the game lets all take a ship out and let the comedy begin!

We will have to be in TS or whatever we are using these days. Looks like a lot of fun!

http://store.steampowered.com/app/420290/
You might know me as......Rambo


Offline Glagnar

  • *
  • Memeber since 2005
    • View Profile
  • Primary Game: Star Citizen
  • Secondary Game: Diablo 3
Re: BlackWake
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2017, 04:15:34 AM »
The game looks good since saw Twitch streamer Burke Black play it a lot before switch to another then back to it.

+


BF2--BF3--BF4- Wesleysnipez
AOC- Glagnar Aquilonian Guardian,EX  AOC officer (Ret)
WoW --Glagnar, Drawf Paladin (Ret)
SWG -- Isshraccor, Master Teräs Käsi/Master Pistoler & Master Smuggler (Ret)
SWTOR-retired

Offline Falx

  • *
  • (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻
    • View Profile
  • Primary Game: WoW
  • Secondary Game: Star Citizen
Re: BlackWake
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2017, 10:01:03 AM »
OH MAN! I've always wanted a game like this! I'm down!

Where's Booms?!?!
Vedrix Sorio - Spectre Squadron




Offline Booms

  • *
  • Sleepy
    • View Profile
  • Primary Game: Other
  • Secondary Game: Star Citizen
Re: BlackWake
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2017, 10:42:32 PM »
hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

Offline Falx

  • *
  • (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻
    • View Profile
  • Primary Game: WoW
  • Secondary Game: Star Citizen
Re: BlackWake
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2017, 10:58:19 AM »
Watched a few videos. Some things need fixing but it looks like a ton of fun. You can actually grab a cannonball in your hands, board a ship and smash people with it.

« Last Edit: March 12, 2017, 11:02:40 AM by Falx »
Vedrix Sorio - Spectre Squadron




Offline Booms

  • *
  • Sleepy
    • View Profile
  • Primary Game: Other
  • Secondary Game: Star Citizen
Re: BlackWake
« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2017, 02:11:23 PM »
I may have to grab this tonight if you guys are around

Offline Falx

  • *
  • (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻
    • View Profile
  • Primary Game: WoW
  • Secondary Game: Star Citizen
Re: BlackWake
« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2017, 03:33:42 PM »
I'm buying it too. All the videos I watch are epic!

Sure the melee combat isn't that great but everything else makes me want to hop in game! I assume to be serious in this game we'd have to wait until a later release, but right now at $20 for what looks like an evening of fun and full of laughs, I'm down.
Vedrix Sorio - Spectre Squadron




Offline Falx

  • *
  • (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻
    • View Profile
  • Primary Game: WoW
  • Secondary Game: Star Citizen
Re: BlackWake
« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2017, 08:39:49 PM »
I played for an hour tonight. It's a really fun game and the score system rewards teamwork more than anything else. One round I placed third by just repairing damage and loading cannons. The melee combat needs a lot of work, there's some missing animations so it looks lame and feels ridiculous but it's like original CS with knives. The gun game is alright. I failed with the grenade launcher hard but the musket is pretty decent. There doesn't seem to be any bullet drop yet but that's alright. I had a lot of fun. I just wish I had a captain that called the sides better for the cannons.
Vedrix Sorio - Spectre Squadron




Offline Falx

  • *
  • (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻
    • View Profile
  • Primary Game: WoW
  • Secondary Game: Star Citizen
Re: BlackWake
« Reply #8 on: March 16, 2017, 05:58:17 PM »
Did anyone else grab this? I'm having a ton of fun playing it. Would love to give a coordinated effort a shot and see how that goes. I've just been pugging other people's ships, it's be crazy. Some are serious and we do intense battles, others goof around and we beach our ships and have land battles on carribean beaches, which is also epic.

Though I saw a lot of bugs at first I've gotten over them. You get used to them and learn to play around them. So far I've specialized in repair. I still haven't figured out how to put out fires, especially when I'm on fire. The captain role is of the highest importance and makes or breaks a game. One crappy captain and your whole team can lose. There's a lot of potential with this one.

It does get repetitive but luckily the sides change players frequently and there's always new captains and new strategies. I have only played one game where all the ships are coordinated, and it was amazing.

I have not played a game where we've used grapples or grapeshot effectively. Most ships avoid them and just pull up broadside and fire cannonballs which kills gunners. I think if anyone can load the cannons strategically and use them effectively, it's TG.
« Last Edit: March 16, 2017, 06:01:26 PM by Falx »
Vedrix Sorio - Spectre Squadron




Offline Booms

  • *
  • Sleepy
    • View Profile
  • Primary Game: Other
  • Secondary Game: Star Citizen
Re: BlackWake
« Reply #9 on: March 17, 2017, 03:41:35 AM »
Sounds fun, I am just waiting to see if anyone else grabs it, haha.

Offline Falx

  • *
  • (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻
    • View Profile
  • Primary Game: WoW
  • Secondary Game: Star Citizen
Re: BlackWake
« Reply #10 on: March 18, 2017, 04:07:43 PM »
New update!

http://steamcommunity.com/games/Blackwake/announcements/

They added spyglasses and spotting to make coordination that much better. Next update should feature a new game mode where you have land battles and boarding to capture or defend treasure. Also, boarding pikes.... I'd love to spear people.... and throw harpoons at them!
Vedrix Sorio - Spectre Squadron




Offline Falx

  • *
  • (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻
    • View Profile
  • Primary Game: WoW
  • Secondary Game: Star Citizen
Re: BlackWake
« Reply #11 on: March 24, 2017, 06:01:48 PM »
I got a quad kill the other day. One cannonball, 4 kills. Epic! It was against an enemy hoy as well, so super epic since they only have a 7 man crew!

Vedrix Sorio - Spectre Squadron




Offline Thranx

  • *
    • View Profile
  • Primary Game: Other
  • Secondary Game: Star Citizen
Re: BlackWake
« Reply #12 on: March 24, 2017, 08:43:52 PM »
You enjiying this much?  I can't decide... it looks cool... kinda

Offline Glagnar

  • *
  • Memeber since 2005
    • View Profile
  • Primary Game: Star Citizen
  • Secondary Game: Diablo 3
Re: BlackWake
« Reply #13 on: March 25, 2017, 05:21:15 AM »
Come on Thranx you are steam king in this guild so just break down and get it lol.

+


BF2--BF3--BF4- Wesleysnipez
AOC- Glagnar Aquilonian Guardian,EX  AOC officer (Ret)
WoW --Glagnar, Drawf Paladin (Ret)
SWG -- Isshraccor, Master Teräs Käsi/Master Pistoler & Master Smuggler (Ret)
SWTOR-retired

Offline Falx

  • *
  • (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻
    • View Profile
  • Primary Game: WoW
  • Secondary Game: Star Citizen
Re: BlackWake
« Reply #14 on: March 25, 2017, 11:15:52 AM »
You enjiying this much?  I can't decide... it looks cool... kinda

I'm loving it. From an FPS perspective it needs a lot of work, only two guns have ironsights. Though since I love CQC I'm enjoying it. The ship combat is really dependent on your captain. If you have a bad captain, you lose pretty hard. It requires a lot of team work, not just on your ship, but all the ships being coordinated.

With that said, for the price I paid for it, I've gotten more than my worth out of it. It's fun and hilarious. Knowing you have the most extensive steam library I'm surprised you haven't tried it yet :P Though I don't know that much about your play style to determine if you'd enjoy it. It's a fresh take on FPS. Probably one of the better naval strategy/FPS games I've seen. If you like immersion then this is the best FPS game I've seen for it. Scores aren't awarded only for kills. If you want to just run supplies for your team by carrying crates throughout the ship you can do that and still get a high score. I started out just focusing on ship repairs, but lately I've taken a liking to being a gunner on a cannon. There's no classes, you pick any loadout you want and go with it. Though I do recommend always having tea/ale. It heals you, you can hand it to others, and since most games are TDM it saves your team tickets by you not dying. You need to be careful with your shots though, the reload times on the rifles/blunderbuss and pistols are legit. If you have a multi-barrel weapon, you literally watch your avatar load every single shot. Melee needs work, but is decent if you can get around not having animations and effects. a Cutlass takes 3 slashes to kill someone, usually everyone just bunny hops in melee but if you timed block them they are stunned hard.

With that said though the development team is only 2 people. However, there are server patches regularly and they are pumping out content at a decent rate. The bugs present aren't game breaking, there's no hacking that I've seen. Decent community. I've been on the official servers mostly, they seem to have a better community of people willing to listen to their captain's orders.

If there's something specific you want to learn about the game let me know, I play it almost daily when I can.

I wont be in-game today as I'm going downtown, but I should be on tomorrow night if anyone wants to play.

If you want I can record a match for you and put it on YouTube. Most of the videos there are cut and edited to show only the epic battles and the hilarious moments. If you want to see a full match unedited I can get that for you.

Though with all this said, the game is only $20. I've put in enough hour to have made that a good purchase.
« Last Edit: March 25, 2017, 11:23:02 AM by Falx »
Vedrix Sorio - Spectre Squadron