“Because every soldier keeps a diary, right? Right?!”
Sure, Warhawk has been on the market for about 12 months, but its online community is thriving. The servers are full of veteran players, but the addition of trophies and the brand new expansion packs have kept the game fresh and interesting. I’m a new Warhawk player and these scribblings are my experiences of being a rookie (I play on the green servers) in the unfriendly skies. So grab a coffee, and read on, why don’t you?
You may (or may not, actually, if you’re a new reader) recall that I wrote some mixed thoughts called ‘Getting toasted in Warhawk‘. To gain some perspective, that was written within hours of my first proper go on Warhawk, and I was truly rubbish! But now, things have changed baby. Things have changed!
Tanks a lot
Playing my first few games, I quickly realised that I was not going to go anywhere fast in a Warhawk. My solution? Ground vehicles. I scanned the area around me, and quickly laid eyes on a tank. Perfect! Out I trundled in my luxurious 60 Ton (at a guess?!) personal safety vehicle, right into the middle of the warzone! I must have blasted about three Warhawks out of the sky within a minute. The power- it felt good. Real good. But… they all kind of ganged up on me and turned my tank into an elaborate metal coffin for me.
Man the turrets!
A good map for me has been the Ruined Capitol (correct me if I’ve got the name wrong). Rather than get caught up in the huge bloodbath in the centre of the map, I opted to protect our home base. I wasn’t hoping for peace and quiet though, as I knew an enemy player would fancy their chances at capturing our base. I didn’t have to wait long. From the top of our tower, I had a great vantage point in my rocket turret and could spot an enemy jet from quite a distance.
Sure, I took down my fair share of enemy aircraft, but they had a surprise in store. Unbeknown to me, an enemy aircraft had flown in low and had not crashed as I had assumed. We’d been boarded. After admittedly being killed by the intruders a couple of times, I eventually managed to gain the upper hand and defeat them. After doing this, I received a couple of trophies: ‘anti-camper’ and ‘revenge’. Not too bad for one night’s work.
Till next time
I hope you’ve enjoyed this account of a new Warhawk player fighting the good fight, but that’s all for now. Tune in next time to read my triumphs and mishaps in the various game modes, and find out which mode is my favourite!