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Author Topic: Starvoid, a new MOBA by Paradox  (Read 1967 times)

Mephisto

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Starvoid, a new MOBA by Paradox
« on: July 26, 2012, 11:09:28 am »

Watch the trailer.

I received a new Paradox newsletter today. It informed me about a new game I've never heard of. This is what they have to say about it:

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Our research tells us that you guys love two things:

#1: Mobas.
#2: Bossing robots around.

So we're thrilled to announce that we can satisfy both #1 and #2 in the form of a beta key for Starvoid! That's our upcoming Sci-Fi/Western RTS/moba, and this key is exclusively for newsletter subscribers.

Here's your beta key!: XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX

The key is a steam key, so all you need to do is activate it there. Also register your key under "my games" to gain access to the beta forums!

Now, MOBA-type games don't really interest me and they don't say I can't give away the key, so here we are. If you want the key, post an interesting, amusing, or funny event that happened to you when playing Dwarf Fortress. I'll send out the key 24 hours from the time of this post.

Feel free to discuss the game - I can sift through to find people who want it.
« Last Edit: July 27, 2012, 11:25:09 am by Mephisto »
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Re: Starvoid, a new MOBA by Paradox; Also, a giveaway
« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2012, 11:17:50 am »

Probably one of the most sad things that ever happened to me in DF is spending a season wondering why the hell merchants aren't coming then SUDDEN REALIZATION that wagons don't fit through a 1x1 choke point.

I haven't really played the game enough to have interesting stories.
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Re: Starvoid, a new MOBA by Paradox; Also, a giveaway
« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2012, 11:20:12 am »

A dragon visiting, flattening my well trained military only to be one-shotted by a random fortress guard with a crossbow.
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Re: Starvoid, a new MOBA by Paradox; Also, a giveaway
« Reply #3 on: July 26, 2012, 11:24:21 am »

I once had a dwarf which kept giving messages of being thirsty and hungry and unhappy. I kept looking at him but didn't know why he wasn't going for a drink.
After a while, he threw a tantrum and destroyed the workshop in the room he was in. Apparently, I had trapped him with the workshop.

I'm imagining a dwarf staring at a workbench, twitching and growling while slowly starving until finally, he snaps and smashes the bench, finally releasing him from his prison :P
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Re: Starvoid, a new MOBA by Paradox; Also, a giveaway
« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2012, 11:43:28 am »

I've heard of this game. Seems pretty cool.

I remember one of my towns (I like building above ground) got over run by goblins, when I ran out of military, and forced my civilians to mob the invaders. They all died. This was after managing to strike the second cavern, and spotting to fbs wandering around in it. I decided to reclaim, because it was the best fort I ever had on that world. Once my dwarfs showed up, I discovered that the goblins that murdered me were still there, chilling around the streets, not doing anything. Weird, I thought. I immediately set my dwarves to collect the previous loot.
     I was surprised when I discovered the giant, flying leech had made it through the wall by the caverns, and was sitting in a pond on the surface. The goblins nearby immediately sprang into action, attemtpting to kill the thing, but all eventually dying. During the battle, another dwarf stumbled upon the giant, one eyed toad was waiting in my mine, like a bad man in a swivel chair, facing a wall. He chased that dwarf around for a while, and more goblin allies arrived at the scene. In a matter of minutes, both beasts had ruined my attempt to reclaim, and most of the goblins, too. I was hilarious to watch them all running.
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Re: Starvoid, a new MOBA by Paradox; Also, a giveaway
« Reply #5 on: July 26, 2012, 04:32:13 pm »

Actually, take me out of the running. I just checked my email's trash to find the mentioned newsletter with a beta key.
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Re: Starvoid, a new MOBA by Paradox; Also, a giveaway
« Reply #6 on: July 26, 2012, 05:18:36 pm »

Vague as hell. I could swear half the footage was the same scene hacked up into multiple parts. :x


As far as DF goes, let's see now...

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Re: Starvoid, a new MOBA by Paradox; Also, a giveaway
« Reply #7 on: July 26, 2012, 07:32:41 pm »

I've also got a key for this to giveaway, though for lack of a better title (since MOBA counts for basically anything on the sodding internet that isn't open world, multiplayer game-wise.), I'd call it an ABRS like the rest of them.
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Re: Starvoid, a new MOBA by Paradox; Also, a giveaway
« Reply #8 on: July 26, 2012, 07:47:10 pm »

Let's have a pedantic argument that tends toward being dismissive of the term moba.  :P
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Re: Starvoid, a new MOBA by Paradox; Also, a giveaway
« Reply #9 on: July 26, 2012, 07:50:02 pm »

Eh, I needed something to say besides 'I also have a key to giveaway'. Seemed too short of a post. You can if you want though :P
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Re: Starvoid, a new MOBA by Paradox; Also, a giveaway
« Reply #10 on: July 26, 2012, 08:33:23 pm »

My cat that survived being stabbed by a goblin (it had it's pancreas torn, and was left permanently scarred) and then, later, killed a kobold in one shot.

that cat was awesome.

come to think of it, I'm not gonna join.
I don't particularly like this sort of game.

Yes, I DO have a mentality of 'submit first, check out later'
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Re: Starvoid, a new MOBA by Paradox; Also, a giveaway
« Reply #11 on: July 26, 2012, 08:44:35 pm »

Yay, free stuff.

A child got locked outside the fort. A angry horde of badgers descended upon him... Only for the resident kobolds to run out and pepper them with steel bolts. Then the child went werebadger and got shot to death. I now keep the kobolds in the basement of my castle.
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Re: Starvoid, a new MOBA by Paradox; Also, a giveaway
« Reply #12 on: July 26, 2012, 08:46:44 pm »

AoS is AoS... perhaps this one will be less crap qua AoS, so I'll give throwing in a shot.

As for stories, the only one I can vaguely remember as being humorous is
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Re: Starvoid, a new MOBA by Paradox; Also, a giveaway
« Reply #13 on: July 27, 2012, 05:05:13 am »

I got my key from the Newsletter, looks okayish I suppose? Haven't seen to much of it or actually even heard of it till the newsletter.  Doubt I'll play much of it because I just don't like MOBA for a variety of reasons.
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Re: Starvoid, a new MOBA by Paradox; Also, a giveaway
« Reply #14 on: July 27, 2012, 05:50:32 am »

Paradox... selling out to fucking Steam? This world has no hope.
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