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Matthew Figueira
July 4, 2014 at 11:00 am

Uncle Prime needs YOU

Transformers Universe was first announced way back in 2011 as a MMORPG. The game has changed somewhat since then, and is now in open beta starting this weekend.

The game is now being referred to as a MOTA, a massively online tactical action game. I don’t know why the B was dropped, but I guess MOTBA just doesn’t sound have the same ring. They’re not fooling anybody though, as it is inherently a MOBA at the end of the day. The game is being developed by Jagex, and from what I’ve seen so far, its a third person action game that plays in a similar manner to Smite. There are a variety of Transformers to choose from, each with their own unique abilities and such.

This open beta weekend has some competitions running simultaneously too. Players that perform the best can win from $500 – $3000, while runners up will win goody bags. The prizes are applicable over three categories based on player level, meaning that veterans won’t claim everything. Newcomers have a chance of winning some prizes too.

The second competition is based around recruiting friends. The person who refers the most friends to the game over the weekend, while reaching level 5 themselves, can win up to $5000. So what I need for all of you to do is to check your emails and accept my friend referral. Interning has left me poorer than Portugal’s performance in the World Cup, so I could really use the cash.

Honestly, I had no knowledge of the game until today. What interests me the most is that the game is actually browser-based. I have applied for the beta myself, but it looks like the invites are going out in waves. I will definitely give it a go at some point and let you know my first impressions. If you are interested, you can sign up for the beta here.

Defence of the Ancients? More like Defence of the cabbages! Have you seen my head? I look like a Merino Sheep on pole. NO SHANGE only SHAPPIES! :D

  • Admiral Chief Fairburne

    Matty the MOBA slut?

    :P

    • hairyknees

      It still shocks me that every damn story that catches my attention happens to be MOBA related :P

  • Sir Rants A Lot Llew. Jelly!!!

    Matty Fig!!!!!!!!!

    (I wonder how long it will be before I can read a Matty Fig article without having to shout that out?)

    • Admiral Chief Fairburne

      MATTYFEEEEEEEG

  • Labey-Kun

    I played the beta it’s boring and Linear combat style is not interesting at all it’s just run and shoot, maybe because it’s a beta but as a transformer fan this is not my cup of tea.

    • Norm

      ‘boring and Linear combat style is not interesting at all it’s just run and shoot’

      So like COD then?

      • Labey-Kun

        Well you can’t really compare it to COD since it’s two different games, it does contain rpg elements where you can upgrade you’re transformer, perhaps I didn’t spend enough time in the game. give the game a try, the downloader is like 60mb and then you just start up the game and it will download as you play.

  • Anon A Mouse

    Ahhhhh Martha has a bio. Now we know who we’re interacting with.

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      lol @ bio. “Merino Sheep on pole”

      • http://www.twitter.com/WobblyOnion Exalted Overlord Geoffrey Tim

        Never seen that before. No idea how that got there. *whistle*

      • Anon A Mouse

        The true power of a MOBA slut.

        • hairyknees

          xD

  • oVg… what castle?

    This will without a doubt be better than an Activision movie licence game.