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Global Agenda: Hands-Free Jetpacks At Last!
When I first started playing this game, earlier in the year, I was dismayed to find they had placed jetpacks in a weapon slot, preventing you from being able to fly and shoot at the same time. Well, you still can't fly and shoot at the same time, but they've given everyone hands-free jetpacks now so that they are moved out of a weapon slot and assigned to the spacebar. Flying in this game just went from manual to automatic transmission!
In October, Hi-Rez Studios, who created Global Agenda, also purchased the rights to Tribes itself, with plans for recreating it as another FPS MMO. Personally, I am quite looking forward to having more than one ranged weapon and being able to fire while flying, but it should also spell the return of Tribes classic terrain surfing maneuver that keeps you from "sticking" to the terrain you land on if you hold down your jump button and jets, allowing you to essentially "surf" the landscape as if it was one enormous standing wave. Another difference between Tribes and Global Agenda is apparent in GA's slim list of deployable equipment and it's relegation exclusively to Robotics and Medics classes. I miss Engineer armor!