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Message started by DARKFORCE on 07/16/14 at 14:39:14

Title: The Twisted Metal Black: Online Bible
Post by DARKFORCE on 07/16/14 at 14:39:14

A video that's over a decade in the making, because it literally contains over a decade worth of information from TMBO veterans past and present.

A big thank you to everyone involved in the project.

Use this video to brush up on your skills or you improve your already excessive ownage skills.

[media width=854]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_CEOz1WXOlo&hd=1[/media]


Screen captures of important information. This will save you the trouble of pausing every few seconds in the video
(I had to make it short or the video would of easily been an hour long).


























































































Added bonus information (TMA Exclusive):

Title: Re: The Twisted Metal Black: Online Bible
Post by RoaDiE on 07/16/14 at 15:46:44
Just want to say im very proud of this project lol. We had discussed doing this forever, and actually making the 30 minute video took many hours and about 1.5 years worth of time.

DarkForce did a great job in creative elements and piecing it all together cohesively to make a vision a reality. Also love the music choices (KG) and the credits and artwork (Orion).

There are some maneuvers and things not covered in this video obviously we can't have it all... one big omission namely being LAG and how to cope/understand/overcome/exploit that. That would've been a whole nother can of worms. And maybe sometime in the future that can be done but for now this is what we have.

This video is also intended to show tactics for the higher/highest level of play, there is definitely more combos to be had but this was the basis. Some of these tactics will take a lot of practice, timing of gas can/sat + freeze for example is crucial. RK tricks as well, very tough.

Thanks for watching guys.

Title: Re: The Twisted Metal Black: Online Bible
Post by Magnum on 07/18/14 at 05:23:13
Wow. That is a butt load of work! That's amazing how much stuff is in there, and then just saying it's the basics. (cause it is)

Nice job guys and hope that all of that work bears fruit for ya.

Title: Re: The Twisted Metal Black: Online Bible
Post by The Truth on 07/19/14 at 02:50:53
Wow, good job guys! I tried to do some of these "dodging" techniques in TMX but I kind of just explode before I can even turn.

Title: Re: The Twisted Metal Black: Online Bible
Post by Magnum on 07/19/14 at 08:48:39
Though it is mentioned in the overall stats for Darkside, the T-Bone slide should be explained too.

I know it's sorta self explanatory but, it is difficult to land as well because you have to line your door up square (90 degree) to the opponent. In the days before people realized how to really counter Darkside, it was a devastating maneuver.

I always loved seeing that "T Bone Slide Bonus" appear at the top of my screen. Very satisfying.

It's also really strange at the end of the video, there is actual voice chat going on. Last I played it was

GG!  ::)

Fucking ancient indeed....

Title: Re: The Twisted Metal Black: Online Bible
Post by DARKFORCE on 07/19/14 at 09:59:19

Magnum wrote on 07/19/14 at 08:48:39:
Though it is mentioned in the overall stats for Darkside, the T-Bone slide should be explained too.

I know it's sorta self explanatory but, it is difficult to land as well because you have to line your door up square (90 degree) to the opponent. In the days before people realized how to really counter Darkside, it was a devastating maneuver.

I always loved seeing that "T Bone Slide Bonus" appear at the top of my screen. Very satisfying.

It's also really strange at the end of the video, there is actual voice chat going on. Last I played it was

GG!  ::)

Fucking ancient indeed....


Hey! Not everyone knows how to use DS properly, so any tips you or anyone else adds in here are for sure appreciated.

Anyway, that T-Slide is a scary SP to get hit by indeed. It also doesn't help matters that you can randomly lose 90 points of health. Extra scary if you're using an average/low armored vehicle like RK or Mr. Grimm and you get hit by the T-Slide... yep, can ruin some matches and even someones entire night, lol.

Voice? We've been doing it for maybe 2 and a half years?
Still some stragglers that don't want to or can't Skype :(

Title: Re: The Twisted Metal Black: Online Bible
Post by Luis on 07/19/14 at 18:12:32
This is too awesome. Must share. The amount of depth is huge. The dodging is so good. I hate these undodgable specials in TMX, which is Meta Wagon and Vermin. Meat Wagon's special can be dodged offline but not online. They must had buffed it. I never knew the ghost missile can be dodged, I always try to outrun it. Axel shockwave is broken.

Title: Re: The Twisted Metal Black: Online Bible
Post by RoaDiE on 07/19/14 at 20:50:22
Spec missile is not a good idea to dodge no lol. Unless feel like badass and know you dont have enough turbo to outrun. It is possible!

Axel shockwave is indeed OP. Huge blast radius and 22 damage...  ::)


The Truth wrote on 07/19/14 at 02:50:53:
Wow, good job guys! I tried to do some of these "dodging" techniques in TMX but I kind of just explode before I can even turn.


Try shielding!

Title: Re: The Twisted Metal Black: Online Bible
Post by Magnum on 07/20/14 at 09:06:42
Heh. I thought you guys knew about that. Like I said in the early days, if I froze you playing Darkside you'd get T-Boned pretty much every time. It got harder to land as more people learned how to dodge freezes and break out quickly. It really had to be at 90 degree angle from her doors to opponent. It was also very cool to land any DS SP when someone was up against a wall. Ouch.

I knew you guys could chat over Skype and stuff playing TMBO for awhile. It's just that the last time I played it was chat only. Just strange to hear voices while gameplay is going on.

"Try shielding!"

Drive around a corner!

Title: Re: The Twisted Metal Black: Online Bible
Post by Spagett on 07/20/14 at 20:10:34
(First post in forever!)

That was really really awesome.  :)


Title: Re: The Twisted Metal Black: Online Bible
Post by Muddy on 07/23/14 at 06:33:08
Phew, I'm very impressed by this video, and all of the info supplied. It definitely makes it appear less daunting to get back into TM:B online. I haven't tried playing it since the servers went down, and neither have I had the desire to get back into it since then, but I'll admit this does get me a little giddy. I might have to get around to reconfiguring X-Link so you guys can whip my ass. :o

Title: Re: The Twisted Metal Black: Online Bible
Post by DARKFORCE on 07/23/14 at 07:51:16

Muddeh wrote on 07/23/14 at 06:33:08:
Phew, I'm very impressed by this video, and all of the info supplied. It definitely makes it appear less daunting to get back into TM:B online. I haven't tried playing it since the servers went down, and neither have I had the desire to get back into it since then, but I'll admit this does get me a little giddy. I might have to get around to reconfiguring X-Link so you guys can whip my ass. :o


Thanks for watching the video.

X-Link? We no longer use that trash. It became too unreliable and it was a pain to ping everyone, or there was some other issue that randomly happened every game night.

Title: Re: The Twisted Metal Black: Online Bible
Post by badblood38 on 08/12/14 at 09:59:56
This is an awesome video ! i would'nt expect a 30mn video to explain many things about this game considering the number of peoples who still play it .... Thanks

Title: Re: The Twisted Metal Black: Online Bible
Post by †Adonael on 08/25/14 at 14:04:07
Looks like I have some good reading materials for the next few lunches at work.

Title: Re: The Twisted Metal Black: Online Bible
Post by Skywalker on 09/29/14 at 20:33:51
I started reading this thread back in July on some off-time and wanted to commend you guys for it. I must've scrolled too fast because I accidently missed that there was a video up top, but what a great video to watch. 5 stars. You guys were at times impossible to hit. I can clearly see why.

I'm also jealous of your HD quality

nice work

Title: Re: The Twisted Metal Black: Online Bible
Post by Ripzsaur on 10/05/14 at 20:56:09
You know, as I've been mentally hyping TM:BO's server revival, a thought came to mind.

What are the "rules" of matches? Like for example, in TMX 1v1's, healths were frowned upon and banned. Juggernaut was banned from all matches except specified clan battles, and Talon and Sweet Bot were both banned by the clan community. Are there similar rules put in place for TM:BO matches?

Title: Re: The Twisted Metal Black: Online Bible
Post by Luis on 10/05/14 at 23:51:04
There used to be a no health rule because you can't turn it off in TMBO.

Title: Re: The Twisted Metal Black: Online Bible
Post by Ripzsaur on 10/06/14 at 01:31:52
1v1 only or for all matches?

Also, since this is essentially a thread dedicated to information about TM:BO, the definition of tamed/untamed, the differences, and when they're accepted in online play? Because in the recollection of old posts, I vaguely remember untamed not being allowed for some time. I never had the chance to play TM:BO but want to go into it as prepared as possible.

Title: Re: The Twisted Metal Black: Online Bible
Post by Skywalker on 10/06/14 at 09:30:27
When I played with them the only rules were teams and no health/environment pick ups.

Since there will be an entire open server though surely there will be rooms with no rules and death matches, or whatever kind of games someone feels like hosting?

I've never really played with all of those crazy relics and upgrades. Not really thrilled about it but it is a tmbo aspect that I never explored. I only played tmbo like 2 times when it first came out. It might have only been once with people, then the next time I tried it was empty or maybe 1 person was in the room somewhere.

Title: Re: The Twisted Metal Black: Online Bible
Post by Kemmler on 10/07/14 at 10:03:56
Well Ripzsaur, healths and environment attacks aren't allowed. 1vs1 and team matches. These used to be the rules when the server was still online and I doubt that they will ever change. Since you are new to TMBo, I don't think anyone will have a problem with your vehicle choices.
So it's pretty simple actually.  :)

Title: Re: The Twisted Metal Black: Online Bible
Post by Ripzsaur on 10/07/14 at 16:24:29
Awesome. Sounds like those rules will be easy enough to remember. Im sure itll be situational like Skywalker said.

Title: Re: The Twisted Metal Black: Online Bible
Post by -SCoLD- on 10/28/14 at 19:01:24
Wow, this is the most impressive post I've seen at TMA in a long time.  My commish powers might be a bit lackluster these days, but award yourself the Post of the Year sir.

Title: Re: The Twisted Metal Black: Online Bible
Post by DARKFORCE on 10/28/14 at 19:29:16

-SCoLD- wrote on 10/28/14 at 19:01:24:
Wow, this is the most impressive post I've seen at TMA in a long time.  My commish powers might be a bit lackluster these days, but award yourself the Post of the Year sir.


All I can say is that the TMBO Bible project was a group effort, so everyone listed in the credits would also need to bask in the glory you've bestowed upon me :).



Also, I'm pretty late the to "rules" posts before this one, but like others have stated.... Pretty much everything is allowed these days with exception of the healths and enviros. Any vehicle and SP is allowed and we try to balance accordingly.

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