Hint: Go into a game with your own tribe or subtribe ready to go--people you've
played with and trust. Tribes has a built-in IRC module that is helpful in
forming a team. To get everyone into a team game, one person needs to find a
game and join it; then you can simply click on the auto message sent back on
IRC to join the same game. That doesn't mean you'll all be on the same team,
but if the game isn't totally full, you can switch teams.
Hint: You'll find yourself most mobile in the light armor. Practice and learn
how to utilize your jump jets (they take a little practice to master), because
they are your best defense against enemy lasers and the like.
Hint: You get a few seconds prior to the start of a game before things start
cranking; use this time to communicate, set up the command hierarchy, and
quickly plan your actions.
Hint: If you can manage a fully communicating team in a capture-the-flag game,
break into three groups: a defensive team to watch your flag, an offensive
team to seize the opponent's flag, and a special ops team to place sensors and
generally cause havoc in the middle of the battlefield.
Hint: Get to know the battlefields! Understanding how to flank an opponent
requires a solid knowledge of a given map's terrain and objectives.
Hint: Never underestimate the value of having one teammate always man the
command console and operate the remote turrets. I was single-handedly able to
defend our flag base for ten minutes utilizing a hilltop rocket launcher.
Hint: If possible, have your offensive team outfitted in heavy or medium armor.
Because their movement is slow, bring them in to position (not head-on
though!) with the heavy transport. The team will need the extra armor to stand
the defensive fire of your foe. Have a few teammates hang back and cover them
with the disc launcher weapon, and you'll get the flag in no time. Finally, if
possible, have a medium transport (faster than the heavy) ready to ferry the
flag holder back to your base.
Hint: The best way to find a tribe to join is to hang out in Dynamix's #tribes
IRC channel. You'll be able to chat with a ton of folks who share your
particular strategies and approaches to the game. Just don't be afraid to
speak up and be heard.
Hint: Practice using a targeting laser and enlist several teammates armed with
heavy mortars to rain down terror on your opponent's base. The chaos will keep
the enemy disorganized.
Hint: Remember that taking out your opponents' generators is a great way to
throw a wrench in their gears (it will require a major infiltration of their
base, though). With generators down, sensors and turrets won't work, and the
opposing players can't rearm or nab any fresh ammunition from the remote