|Commander StocDred lies and cheats his way to the top of the ranks.|
10.16.07 / 12:27AM / Joe / comments: 0
Now, I figure that Warhawk is pretty much the rich man's Halo, but I've been digging it. I tend to float into Team Deathmatch games because I don't necessarily want to think about organized tactics, just be assured that not everybody on the map isn't out to kill me. I've been using the Bluetooth headset although I have experienced mercifully few other players who actually talk during Warhawk games. I'm not even sure if the damn thing works, because they don't put useful buttons on it, like say "On" or "Off."
But it's been fun. Spawn into map -> run for weapons -> hop into a vehicle -> attempt to kill somebody before dying. The game's central focus - the little jet thingies - are really cool.
No, I haven't bothered using the motion controls for the planes. That sucks.
Anyway, after a couple matches, I noticed my profile page had started tracking stats and I had achieved a rank upgrade.
And a hellacious one at that. You start at Recruit and as you earn points (which I guess boils down to how many people you killed) you get promoted. There's, like, ten levels between Recruit and Commander, and I had somehow moved up the ziggurat in one evening's play.
You need 70,000 points - and a bunch of Achievement style awards - to get the Commander rank. I had 33 points. And the only award I had earned was the Bandit Flamethrower award for killing two guys with the flamethrower. Go me.
Then I remembered some warnings when the game booted up...
The only interesting result of moving up the ranks means that you get more clothing options for your soldier character. So I'll be moderately annoyed to lose my custom-built avatar once Sony gets their arse together and cuts me back down to Recruit status.
This was almost a week ago... I checked tonight and I'm still Commander StocDred. So salute, bitch!