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Simond
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on: October 31, 2011, 02:21:03 PM

http://www.pcgamer.com/2011/10/31/meet-mechwarrior-online-piranhas-free-to-play-tactical-mech-sim/

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After two years of near-total silence about the fate of the MechWarrior reboot, Piranha Games has announced MechWarrior Online, a free-to-play, team-based multiplayer BattleMech sim that’ll go live in the second half of 2012. Starting from just before the Clan Invasion of 3050, MWO will tell the story of the Battletech universe in real-time. Each day, players will do battle on behalf of the universe’s major factions, and each day in the game will represent a single day’s action in the fictional Inner Sphere.

MechWarrior Online (MWO) might be free-to-play, but MWO Creative Director Bryan Ekman and Piranha President Russ Bullock insist this is going to be a proper MechWarrior game in the tradition of MechWarrior 2 through 4, not a successor to the Xbox action game Mech Assault. Ekman says joystick support is a strong probability, and both call this a Mech sim.

“I think it’s really the MechWarrior you know,” Bullock says. “It’s fully first-person. It’s not a new interpretation. We’re modernizing things a little bit, I think we’ll get to those questions, but certainly it’s MechWarrior.”
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Reply #1 on: October 31, 2011, 02:35:41 PM

Call me when there is an actual product to play or whatever.

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Reply #2 on: October 31, 2011, 02:36:54 PM

...and I jizzed in my pants.   awesome, for real


Then I realized that there's no way they could make a Mechwarrior MMO that would live up to what I think it should be.
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Reply #3 on: October 31, 2011, 02:40:36 PM

So it'll be like any other MMOG out there, only with fuckgiant mechs?  Oh ho ho ho. Reallllly?

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Reply #4 on: October 31, 2011, 02:41:14 PM

So it'll be like any other MMOG out there, only with fuckgiant mechs?  Oh ho ho ho. Reallllly?

Everything is better with fuckgiant mechs.

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Reply #5 on: October 31, 2011, 02:41:33 PM

Except Planetside.

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Reply #6 on: October 31, 2011, 02:42:09 PM


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Reply #7 on: October 31, 2011, 02:51:27 PM


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Reply #8 on: October 31, 2011, 05:51:23 PM

Here's the website:
http://mwomercs.com/

There better be some BattleSpace and CityTech elements or fail (as of now they're not planning combined arms).  As much as I love simple mech-fights, there needs to be other stuff to do.  Also, an Inner Sphere economy would be nice.

Wasnt the IP tied up somewhere for a while??  I remember there being some issues with it last year.

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Reply #9 on: October 31, 2011, 06:15:56 PM

So it'll be like any other MMOG out there, only with fuckgiant mechs?  Oh ho ho ho. Reallllly?

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Reply #10 on: October 31, 2011, 06:24:57 PM

They have plenty of time to f*ck it up
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Reply #11 on: October 31, 2011, 06:52:18 PM

« Last Edit: October 31, 2011, 06:59:09 PM by patience »

OP is assuming its somewhat of a design-goal of eve to make players happy.
this is however not the case.
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Reply #12 on: October 31, 2011, 07:33:14 PM

That opening was much  cooler back in 1995...

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Reply #13 on: October 31, 2011, 07:42:36 PM

SoundTracks hold up though.



I'm a huge BattleTech/Mechwarrior fan, but until there's something playable, I just can't give a shit. There have been so many 'oh were bringing mechwarrior back!' things over the years now, then it just seems to fizzle out again... meh

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Reply #14 on: October 31, 2011, 08:15:11 PM

All I ask for is MPBT3025 with updated graphics.  If I get that, I'll be happy.

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Reply #15 on: October 31, 2011, 08:38:49 PM


The only part I still like is the systems voice. "Startup sequence... initiated" still triggers good memories when I hear it used as a sample in geeky music.

Damn but the Mechwarrior vision of mecha is clunky. I'd rather have the robotech / shogo model where they're agile.

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Reply #16 on: October 31, 2011, 08:47:15 PM

Agile doesn't work unless you add the proper weight. Shogo was just a FPS with a fancy skin.


If I am walking around in dozens of tons of warmachine, I need to FEEL it.

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Reply #17 on: October 31, 2011, 09:06:09 PM

Just make it WoT with mechs, add a Solaris arena with brackets and watch the money hats float down a river of more money. Why no one has done it yet is insane. I blame wizkids or whoever the fuck picked the bones of FASA.

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Reply #18 on: October 31, 2011, 09:13:20 PM

And that is the problem. Who owns Battletech? You have the Whizkids abomination, but you also have Catalyst Game Labs now marketting "Classic Battletech" which anyone that steps into a battlemech would want to be the universe for. But thats under licence from Whizzkids too so...

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Reply #19 on: October 31, 2011, 10:15:20 PM

So it'll be like any other MMOG out there, only with fuckgiant mechs?  Oh ho ho ho. Reallllly?

Everything is better with fuckgiant mechs.
However, is it better than a MMOG with tanks? Ohhhhh, I see.
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Reply #20 on: October 31, 2011, 10:37:22 PM

And that is the problem. Who owns Battletech? You have the Whizkids abomination, but you also have Catalyst Game Labs now marketting "Classic Battletech" which anyone that steps into a battlemech would want to be the universe for. But thats under licence from Whizzkids too so...


Don't forget the forever battle about the mech designs.

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Reply #21 on: October 31, 2011, 10:45:26 PM

Seriously, no Archer, Warhammer, Phoenix Hawk, Wasp, Valkyrie, Marauder, Longbow, Battlemaster, Shadow Hawk, Wolverine, Thunderbolt, Crusader, Battlemaster, and their clan variants.  I'm sure I missed a few more. 

Warhammer and Archer were two of my personal faves when I was still playing back in the day.
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Reply #22 on: October 31, 2011, 10:51:48 PM

The Battletech mechs were removed from the game world a long time ago.
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Reply #23 on: October 31, 2011, 10:53:20 PM

The Battletech mechs were removed from the game world a long time ago.


Do you mean Robotech mechs?   awesome, for real
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Reply #24 on: October 31, 2011, 10:55:53 PM

swamp poop why so serious?
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Reply #25 on: October 31, 2011, 11:16:02 PM

If they fuck this up I will kill someone!

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Reply #26 on: November 01, 2011, 12:51:05 AM

The moment it was announced as Multiplayer F2P it's fucked for me.

Why? Three words: Pay to Win.

They can bullshit all they want about 'you gotta play, not pay to win' but the moment revenue takes a nosedive, they'll change their tune and start giving away Clan equipment at $4.99 a pop and Avatars at $9.99

It wouldn't be too far from the Mechwarrior lore either, since the House with the richest reserves can afford the best mechs and gear.

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Reply #27 on: November 01, 2011, 03:41:06 AM

The moment it was announced as Multiplayer F2P it's fucked for me.

Why? Three words: Pay to Win.

They can bullshit all they want about 'you gotta play, not pay to win' but the moment revenue takes a nosedive, they'll change their tune and start giving away Clan equipment at $4.99 a pop and Avatars at $9.99

It wouldn't be too far from the Mechwarrior lore either, since the House with the richest reserves can afford the best mechs and gear.

It will be too far from the lore if it's the Capellans who have the richest player base.  awesome, for real


The Battletech mechs were removed from the game world a long time ago.


The original models were removed but they have redesigned them with Project Pheonix. You will have your Warhammers and I will have my Marauders.

All I ask for is MPBT3025 with updated graphics.  If I get that, I'll be happy.

YOur prayers have been answered.

http://www.pcgamer.com/2011/10/31/mechwarrior-online-developers-share-details-explain-how-mwo-evolves-the-series/

OP is assuming its somewhat of a design-goal of eve to make players happy.
this is however not the case.
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Reply #28 on: November 01, 2011, 03:42:52 AM

If they fuck this up I will kill someone!

At least they won't fuck it up if it fizzles and dies before release like most things Mechwarrior of late!
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Reply #29 on: November 01, 2011, 06:19:08 AM

It's not much fun for players to have the first mech leg blown off, then be unable to turn as their opponent runs around the back to blow off the other leg.

... or at least that is how I played the Mechwarrior games.

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Reply #30 on: November 01, 2011, 06:47:02 AM

The moment it was announced as Multiplayer F2P it's fucked for me.

Why? Three words: Pay to Win.

They can bullshit all they want about 'you gotta play, not pay to win' but the moment revenue takes a nosedive, they'll change their tune and start giving away Clan equipment at $4.99 a pop and Avatars at $9.99

It wouldn't be too far from the Mechwarrior lore either, since the House with the richest reserves can afford the best mechs and gear.

I would have agreed before I played World of Tanks.

Now I can see that it's all about the implementation. Does paying give you an advantage in WoT? Yes, slightly. However that advantage is minor and easily dwarfed by player & team skill. Most of the advantage that paying gives you in WoT is that you get XP and credits faster, which just allows you to enter higher-tier battles faster, where you're pitted against higher-tier tanks at the same time as being in one yourself.

It's not pay to win, it's pay to exhaust the content faster. I'm not sure that's an advantage really.

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Reply #31 on: November 01, 2011, 08:16:28 AM

In what bizzarro universe would a dev. want their userbase to exhaust content faster?

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Reply #32 on: November 01, 2011, 09:10:59 AM

'Cause they are paying to do it? I like money, personally.

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Reply #33 on: November 01, 2011, 10:12:00 AM

In what bizzarro universe would a dev. want their userbase to exhaust content faster?


The ones selling pixels for 1$?

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Reply #34 on: November 01, 2011, 11:24:16 AM

The Battletech mechs were removed from the game world a long time ago.


Do you mean Robotech mechs?   awesome, for real
Do you mean Macross/Dougram/Crusher Joe mecha?  Ohhhhh, I see.

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