Tribes: Ascend's 'Llama Island' Trailer Is Heartbreakingly Familiar

Tribes: Ascend officially launches on April 12, a day when llamas will rain from the sky, filling multiplayer maps with fresh corpses until they're nothing but islands of dead... oh! See what they did there?

For those of you confused about llamas (we've all been there?), that's what we call a Tribes player that rushes the enemy flag endlessly with no regard for tactics or strategy, keeping the flag from the hands of players that could actually do something with it like, oh, score a capture. It's pretty much the Tribes equivalent of newbie, used to celebrate many different stupid occasions.

I subscribe to an entirely different definition of the word myself.

Now everybody dubstep!


    That's not what llama grabbing means.

    A llama is someone who picks up the flag by walking over it. Like what happens in the video.

      Cheers. I assume it's derogatory? I'm guessing noobs like me would run over the flag and grab it instead of skiing to it?

      I feel like there is more to this trailer if you're familiar with Tribes. Which is awesome. It really seems like this game is going to be good.

      I played the beta briefly and really liked it.

        Yeah, it's derogatory. A massive faux pas, as it can seriously hurt your team. A llama grab is generally under 80 km/ph.

        GOTTA GO FAST refers to a grab over 180 km/ph.

          pretty funny video. You can see the llama grabber has taken it just before someone on his team was able to grab it at speed.

        A llama is a tribes noob (because he can't ski/jetpack)

        A LLAMA GRAB is a slow grab, a llama isn't a grab.

        Tribes Lecture finished.

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