History VideoGame / Allegiance

25th Mar '18 2:18:40 AM SeptimusHeap
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* AfterTheEnd: According to the back-story, the world will end in 2140 AD when an asteroid launched towards Lunar orbit for mining misses and hits the Earth. Oops! Humanity survives as by this point, a number of groups live on space stations and other planets, where (along with a couple alien races and a malevolent AI) they can now spend their time blowing each other up.

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* AfterTheEnd: AfterTheEnd:
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According to the back-story, the world will end in 2140 AD when an asteroid launched towards Lunar orbit for mining misses and hits the Earth. Oops! Humanity survives as by this point, a number of groups live on space stations and other planets, where (along with a couple alien races and a malevolent AI) they can now spend their time blowing each other up.



* ArbitraryMaximumRange: Applies to all weapons. The longest-range guns can damage objects several kilometres away, but these are rare. Bullets that can only reach 400 meters in the vacuum of space? [[AcceptableBreaksFromReality Ah well]].
** A somewhat interesting aspect of this is that projectiles in the game actually have ''lifespan'' limits, rather than ''range'' limits per se. Because projectiles inherit the speed of the ship firing them in addition to their inherent speed, the faster you go when firing, the further the projectile will reach before it expires. Veteran players know that when their ship is travelling at full speed, their missiles may reach noticeably further than they otherwise would, for example.

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* ArbitraryMaximumRange: Applies to all weapons. The longest-range guns can damage objects several kilometres away, but these are rare. Bullets that can only reach 400 meters in the vacuum of space? [[AcceptableBreaksFromReality Ah well]].
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well]]. A somewhat interesting aspect of this is that projectiles in the game actually have ''lifespan'' limits, rather than ''range'' limits per se. Because projectiles inherit the speed of the ship firing them in addition to their inherent speed, the faster you go when firing, the further the projectile will reach before it expires. Veteran players know that when their ship is travelling at full speed, their missiles may reach noticeably further than they otherwise would, for example.



* AwesomeButImpractical: One of the factions can build a capital ship equipped with a missile that destroys ''everything'' in the target sector -- and ''[[ActionBomb the sector the ship itself is in]]''. Incredibly powerful, but very rarely used in actual gameplay: By the time you can afford it, you should easily be able to defeat the enemy through more conventional means.

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* AwesomeButImpractical: AwesomeButImpractical:
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One of the factions can build a capital ship equipped with a missile that destroys ''everything'' in the target sector -- and ''[[ActionBomb the sector the ship itself is in]]''. Incredibly powerful, but very rarely used in actual gameplay: By the time you can afford it, you should easily be able to defeat the enemy through more conventional means.



* RammingAlwaysWorks: Heavy and fast ships can ram enemy ships off-course, often inflicting massive damage in the process. This tactic does not ''always'' work, however -- it requires some skill to use it, and the ramming ship will often be destroyed or heavily damaged in the process.

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* RammingAlwaysWorks: RammingAlwaysWorks:
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Heavy and fast ships can ram enemy ships off-course, often inflicting massive damage in the process. This tactic does not ''always'' work, however -- it requires some skill to use it, and the ramming ship will often be destroyed or heavily damaged in the process.



* SinkTheLifeBoats: This is discouraged, because if an enemy EscapePod is killed, that pilot is instantly re-spawned back at base, and can re-join the battle. It is better to let their slow pod float back to base, because this gives you a period of time in which the enemy team has one fewer players doing anything useful. The best time to attack is when most of the enemy team is in pods -- you ''don't want to destroy these.''

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* SinkTheLifeBoats: SinkTheLifeBoats:
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This is discouraged, because if an enemy EscapePod is killed, that pilot is instantly re-spawned back at base, and can re-join the battle. It is better to let their slow pod float back to base, because this gives you a period of time in which the enemy team has one fewer players doing anything useful. The best time to attack is when most of the enemy team is in pods -- you ''don't want to destroy these.''



* YouRequireMoreVespeneGas: The game has one resource, Helium-3, which is equivalent to ''"gold."'' Building stations, conducting research, and purchasing certain advanced ships requires He-3, which is harvested by [[AsteroidMiners [=AI=] mining ships]] from special asteroids. Arguably, the game also has a second resource, equivalent to ''"lumber"'' -- the asteroids themselves. Every new base needs to be built on an asteroid, which is consumed in the process. Some advanced bases require specific kinds of asteroid, which will get increasingly hard to find and secure as the battle goes on.

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* YouRequireMoreVespeneGas: YouRequireMoreVespeneGas:
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The game has one resource, Helium-3, which is equivalent to ''"gold."'' Building stations, conducting research, and purchasing certain advanced ships requires He-3, which is harvested by [[AsteroidMiners [=AI=] mining ships]] from special asteroids. Arguably, the game also has a second resource, equivalent to ''"lumber"'' -- the asteroids themselves. Every new base needs to be built on an asteroid, which is consumed in the process. Some advanced bases require specific kinds of asteroid, which will get increasingly hard to find and secure as the battle goes on.
4th Mar '18 3:53:17 PM nombretomado
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In September 2017, [[http://store.steampowered.com/app/700480/Microsoft_Allegiance/ the game was released (still free)]] on the {{Steam}} platform.

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In September 2017, [[http://store.steampowered.com/app/700480/Microsoft_Allegiance/ the game was released (still free)]] on the {{Steam}} UsefulNotes/{{Steam}} platform.
1st Oct '17 7:35:51 AM girlyboy
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In September 2017, [[http://store.steampowered.com/app/700480/Microsoft_Allegiance/ the game was released (still free)]] on the {{Steam}} platform.
6th Feb '17 10:15:08 PM Xtifr
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'''''Allegiance''''' is an innovative computer game that was first released by Microsoft in [[TurnOfTheMillennium 2000]]. It [[AcclaimedFlop failed to sell despite good reviews]], and its source code has since been made available under a shared license. This allowed the die-hard fans the game quickly acquired to keep ''Allegiance'' alive. Today they still run the game's multi-player servers, operate a technical support forum, and continuously release new and updated content and code to keep the game running smoothly on modern computers. ''Allegiance'' [[http://www.freeallegiance.org can be downloaded for free from their site]], where you will also find a detailed [[TheWikiRule Wiki-fied]] gameplay guide. Which you ''will need.''

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'''''Allegiance''''' ''Allegiance'' is an innovative computer game that was first released by Microsoft in [[TurnOfTheMillennium 2000]]. It [[AcclaimedFlop failed to sell despite good reviews]], and its source code has since been made available under a shared license. This allowed the die-hard fans the game quickly acquired to keep ''Allegiance'' alive. Today they still run the game's multi-player servers, operate a technical support forum, and continuously release new and updated content and code to keep the game running smoothly on modern computers. ''Allegiance'' [[http://www.freeallegiance.org can be downloaded for free from their site]], where you will also find a detailed [[TheWikiRule Wiki-fied]] gameplay guide. Which you ''will need.''
3rd Apr '14 10:10:24 PM StarSword
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'''''Allegiance''''' is an innovative computer game that was first released by Microsoft in [[TurnOfTheMillennium 2000]]. It [[ScrewedByTheNetwork failed to sell despite good reviews]], and its source code has since been made available under a shared license. This allowed the die-hard fans the game quickly acquired to keep ''Allegiance'' alive. Today they still run the game's multi-player servers, operate a technical support forum, and continuously release new and updated content and code to keep the game running smoothly on modern computers. ''Allegiance'' [[http://www.freeallegiance.org can be downloaded for free from their site]], where you will also find a detailed [[TheWikiRule Wiki-fied]] gameplay guide. Which you ''will need.''

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'''''Allegiance''''' is an innovative computer game that was first released by Microsoft in [[TurnOfTheMillennium 2000]]. It [[ScrewedByTheNetwork [[AcclaimedFlop failed to sell despite good reviews]], and its source code has since been made available under a shared license. This allowed the die-hard fans the game quickly acquired to keep ''Allegiance'' alive. Today they still run the game's multi-player servers, operate a technical support forum, and continuously release new and updated content and code to keep the game running smoothly on modern computers. ''Allegiance'' [[http://www.freeallegiance.org can be downloaded for free from their site]], where you will also find a detailed [[TheWikiRule Wiki-fied]] gameplay guide. Which you ''will need.''



* AscendedFanon: Because the game is now being constantly developed by fans, fan-made factions, items, and elements of the back-story become a part of the "official" game on a regular basis.

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* AscendedFanon: [[invoked]] Because the game is now being constantly developed by fans, fan-made factions, items, and elements of the back-story become a part of the "official" game on a regular basis.
27th Jan '14 12:22:28 PM StFan
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''Allegiance'' is an innovative computer game that was first released by Microsoft in [[TurnOfTheMillennium 2000]]. It [[ScrewedByTheNetwork failed to sell despite good reviews]], and its source code has since been made available under a shared license. This allowed the die-hard fans the game quickly acquired to keep ''Allegiance'' alive. Today they still run the game's multi-player servers, operate a technical support forum, and continuously release new and updated content and code to keep the game running smoothly on modern computers. ''Allegiance'' [[http://www.freeallegiance.org can be downloaded for free from their site]], where you will also find a detailed [[TheWikiRule Wiki-fied]] gameplay guide. Which you ''will need.''

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''Allegiance'' '''''Allegiance''''' is an innovative computer game that was first released by Microsoft in [[TurnOfTheMillennium 2000]]. It [[ScrewedByTheNetwork failed to sell despite good reviews]], and its source code has since been made available under a shared license. This allowed the die-hard fans the game quickly acquired to keep ''Allegiance'' alive. Today they still run the game's multi-player servers, operate a technical support forum, and continuously release new and updated content and code to keep the game running smoothly on modern computers. ''Allegiance'' [[http://www.freeallegiance.org can be downloaded for free from their site]], where you will also find a detailed [[TheWikiRule Wiki-fied]] gameplay guide. Which you ''will need.''



''(Not to be confused with the Star Wars novel ''{{StarWars/Allegiance}}''.)''

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''(Not to be confused with the Star Wars novel ''{{StarWars/Allegiance}}''.)''''Literature/{{Allegiance}}''.)''



!!''Allegiance'' contains the following tropes:

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!!''Allegiance'' contains provides examples of the following tropes:
17th Jun '13 12:54:20 PM nombretomado
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A lot of the strategy comes from the fact that to win, players have to get organized and work together with their team. There are many non-combat roles that are absolutely essential, and the ability of each commander to get their team to co-operate and accomplish a range of complex goals will be infinitely more important to determining the victor than the [[AcePilot ability of the pilots]] to play "''{{Quake}}'' [[RecycledInSpace in space]]" (a phrase used by the game's community to describe what ''Allegiance'' is ''not''). ''Allegiance'' really is a strategy game merged with first-person action, rather than an action game with elements of strategy added in.

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A lot of the strategy comes from the fact that to win, players have to get organized and work together with their team. There are many non-combat roles that are absolutely essential, and the ability of each commander to get their team to co-operate and accomplish a range of complex goals will be infinitely more important to determining the victor than the [[AcePilot ability of the pilots]] to play "''{{Quake}}'' "''VideoGame/{{Quake|I}}'' [[RecycledInSpace in space]]" (a phrase used by the game's community to describe what ''Allegiance'' is ''not''). ''Allegiance'' really is a strategy game merged with first-person action, rather than an action game with elements of strategy added in.



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9th Jun '13 3:34:47 PM demonfiren
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* EnsignNewbie: Defied; if you haven't been playing for quite a while and become fairly good at the game, attempting to take command on the main game will throw the lobby into a frenzy until you step down. Alternatively, they may just decide to watch you [[TooDumbToLive try playing against a real commander and fail]] [[CrowningMomentOfFunny (or possibly succeed)]]. Playing with all newbie commanders is right out (unless it's late at night, [[ForTheLulz and nobody cares)]]. Also, good luck getting anyone with half a clue to join your team.

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* EnsignNewbie: Defied; if you haven't been playing for quite a while and become fairly good at the game, attempting to take command on the main game will throw the lobby into a frenzy until you step down. Alternatively, they may just decide to watch you [[TooDumbToLive try playing against a real commander and fail]] [[CrowningMomentOfFunny [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome (or possibly succeed)]]. Playing with all newbie commanders is right out (unless it's late at night, [[ForTheLulz and nobody cares)]]. Also, good luck getting anyone with half a clue to join your team.
12th May '13 9:42:56 PM girlyboy
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** Interesting trivia: [[http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/04/130410-asteroid-recovery-nasa-space-budget-science/ In 2013, NASA announced a plan to capture an asteroid and place it in Lunar orbit]] in order to make it easier to explore. Hopefully it will work out better in reality...

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** Interesting trivia: [[http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/04/130410-asteroid-recovery-nasa-space-budget-science/ In 2013, NASA announced a plan to capture an asteroid and place it in Lunar orbit]] in order to make it easier to explore. Hopefully it will work out better in reality...explore -- and possibly even mine.
12th May '13 9:42:06 PM girlyboy
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** Interesting trivia: [[http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/04/130410-asteroid-recovery-nasa-space-budget-science/ In 2013, NASA announced a plan to capture an asteroid and place it in Lunar orbit]] in order to make it easier to explore. Hopefully it will work out better in reality...
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