Get your Tribes on! With no planned character wipes from now until launch, you're going to want to get a head start on this!
Tribes: Ascend, the non-MMO iteration of Tribes being developed by Hi-Rez Studios, has just confirmed that they will be entering closed beta tomorrow! Available in this round of closed beta testing will be two classes: the Soldier and the Ranger, along with 10 additional classes to be unlocked.
In more surprising news, Hi-Rez is also not planning to do a character wipe from closed beta to open beta and launch, so players who get into the Tribes: Ascend Closed Beta will certainly have a nice progression advantage over all the chumps who didn't make it in. But all is not lost! You can still purchase a Tribes: Ascend VIP Starter Bundle priced at a very fair $29.99 USD (that's already 33% off apparently). The bundle guarantees you a Closed Beta spot access, in addition to a lifetime VIP status, a 30-day booster, and 3,000 Tribes Gold (the latter two bonuses are apparently valued at about $45 total).