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Kail
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Reply #4550 on: February 02, 2016, 08:22:26 PM

Dammit that looks so good.  It's going to be really hard to avoid spending whatever unreasonable amount of money they want for that.

Last few packs have been pretty decent value, IMO.  If they give you the three base chassis for $20 again, that's a definite buy from me.  Especially given how stupidly expensive this thing is going to be with C-Bills, given the tabletop loadouts.
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Reply #4551 on: February 03, 2016, 05:35:20 AM

Sadly, Clan 'mechs cost more, so it's probably gonna be at least 30 for the three variants, and 40 or 45 if you want the Hero variant on top.

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Reply #4552 on: February 03, 2016, 06:27:01 AM

Damn that's sexy.

Not sure if it will break the purity of my totally IS stable, but it sure is purdy.

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Reply #4553 on: February 03, 2016, 08:36:28 PM

Buyable now, but the 'mech itself isn't coming out until May (April is going to be a quiet month, looks like).  Pricing is the same as the previous packs, but with an additional $15 option for two more standard variants, bringing the total chassis count up to seven.

https://mwomercs.com/kodiak

This thing is going to be hilarious.  400XL engine with MASC on the spirit bear.  Nine energy hardpoints plus an AC20 on the default.

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Reply #4554 on: February 04, 2016, 01:43:39 AM

Here is the purchase page

https://mwomercs.com/kodiak

20 dollars for a standard 3 pack, 40 for a "collectors" pack with a +30% cbill version hero version of the KDK-1 with special camo, add another 15 bucks for a hero mech, and another 15 for 2 other variants.

The standard plus a hero pack for $35 is reasonable enough for me, plus the Premium time included.
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Reply #4555 on: February 04, 2016, 08:09:12 AM

God that paint is awesome.

This thing will be a massive target. Pity no melee in game.

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Reply #4556 on: February 04, 2016, 08:27:43 AM

It's surprisingly cheap! Great stuff.

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Reply #4557 on: February 06, 2016, 03:49:39 AM

Current double XP event seems kind of lame.  You hit the XP cap in any one mech super fast since you can't buy anything but basic tier abilities unless you're grinding three of the same 'mech, for some reason.  And their "convert mech XP to global XP" thing requires real money.  Unless my math is wrong, to get the 1,000,000 point reward, you'll need to spend over $100 in real money even assuming you had 1,000,000 skill points to convert.

edit:  Also, anyone know what the current meta is for lights?  I'm just sticking machine guns in the ballistic slots and small pulse in the energy, right now... but it looks like medium lasers are way more damage per ton and with better range, and it's hard to notice my machine guns having much impact on anything ever.
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Reply #4558 on: February 06, 2016, 07:38:44 AM

Machine guns were worthless when I played are they worthwhile now?  They can't pen most armor, you are meant to use them on expos d vitals(red spots) to blow shit to bits faster because they had 4x crit chance against internals.  Lasers or SRMs were what you put on lights.

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Reply #4559 on: February 23, 2016, 05:31:05 PM

For anyone who hasn't been paying attention, the agility quirks were fixed yesterday.  Apparently ALL agility quirks (acceleration / deceleration and turn rate bonuses) on all chassis haven't been working since November but nobody noticed it, they just assumed it was part of the skill tree revamp.  Until the Rifleman 5D came out with a 70% bonus to acceleration but which handled the exact same as the Rifleman LK which has no bonus.  Kind of a big deal given how many mechs have these quirks.

So, if your mechs were feeling clunky for the last three months, maybe this is the reason.

http://mwomercs.com/news/2016/02/1485-hotfix-scheduled-for-february-22nd-at-2pm-pst10pm-utc
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Reply #4560 on: February 24, 2016, 03:17:47 AM

Yes I assumed the same thing. They nerfed the agility skills so bad that I simply assumed that was the result of it. Pffff, PGI.

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Reply #4561 on: February 27, 2016, 12:34:02 AM

Summary of the town hall, for those who didn't want to sit through it:

  • New map, compared with Tourmaline in terms of size
  • New game mode coming in March, a king of the hill mode where both teams fight to control a single central point (apparently there are secondary objectives or something, not sure about this bit)
  • Changes to Domination, no more wins by elimination, now ALL rounds will go until the score hits 750 even if one of the teams is dead
  • Changes to Assault, giving the teams actual defendable bases and, like Domination, rounds will go until one team captures (though I suspect that's less of an issue unless they change cap mechanics)
  • New model for the pilot here (still looks pretty terrible IMO)
  • CW Phase 3 coming in April, this is where the solo CW queue will be implemented.  They're saying it has "roughly double the depth" of the current CW map whatever that means
  • Lot of BS regarding cheaters which I tuned out most of, the gist of it is that they aren't banning anyone yet because they're waiting to catch more cheaters, and that cheaters are a very small population
  • Universal 'mech resize coming in April, most 'mechs are being changed a bit, some are being shifted a lot (like the Nova is getting shrunk down 18%)
  • The pro tournament is happening later this year.  It's going to be 8v8 teams, and they're going to lock in the "tournament version" of the game on April 30 so that there aren't any major balance changes at the last minute (so no Kodiaks apparently), signups starting in late March or thereabouts, finals happening in autumn some time
  • Ghost heat is being phased out and replaced with something else, they were kind of vague about what.  It's supposed to prevent high damage alphas, but without focusing exclusively on high heat weapons
  • Small buffs to PPCs, LBX, and they're looking at some kind of reward for helping teammates out with AMS
  • New upcoming 'mech: the Phoenix Hawk, goes on sale March 2 and releases in June

« Last Edit: February 27, 2016, 12:49:39 AM by Kail »
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Reply #4562 on: February 27, 2016, 06:01:18 AM

Damn the PXH. Damn you PGI. DAMN YOU.

Small buffs to PPC? Sigh, such an iconic BT weapon, so utter crap in game (unless it's on a AWS-8Q)

Cautiously optimistic for a new game mode.

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Reply #4563 on: February 27, 2016, 02:42:23 PM

Damn the PXH. Damn you PGI. DAMN YOU.

Small buffs to PPC? Sigh, such an iconic BT weapon, so utter crap in game (unless it's on a AWS-8Q)

Cautiously optimistic for a new game mode.

Not just a new game mode, but revamped Assault and Conquest.  Plus another game mode on the way.

Also yes.  That Phoenix Hawk is too sweet.
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Reply #4564 on: March 02, 2016, 01:37:34 PM

The clan highlander comes out for cbills just after I've spent all mine on a timberwolf. Dammit.

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Reply #4565 on: March 02, 2016, 07:13:48 PM

Seriously sweet.


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Reply #4566 on: March 02, 2016, 10:24:19 PM

Seriously sweet.

Yeah, but you know that in game it's going be eternally doing the same derpy Frankenstein walk as every other humanoid 'mech.

Still looks cool enough for me to buy, but I really wish they had a better animation system in this game.

edit: seriously looking at the reinforcements add on for this one.  The PHX-2 has 6 energy hardpoints, while the only other ECM variant has 4 energy 2 ballistic, and the PHX-3S has MASC which I am loving the hell out of in my Shadowcat currently.
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Reply #4567 on: March 04, 2016, 11:47:13 AM

One day we'll have a Mechwarrior game that translates all the melee rules too.

and the gate is like I TOO AM CAPABLE OF SPEECH
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Reply #4568 on: March 12, 2016, 05:57:26 PM

Big ass new patch with the Archer and new map/game mode. Anyone tried?

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Reply #4569 on: March 12, 2016, 06:46:01 PM

Patch is Tues. 
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Reply #4570 on: March 15, 2016, 03:18:37 PM

I'm sure the Archer is going to be everywhere. After watching YouTube videos of it, I don't really like the way it looks... but I really wanted to.

The new patch adds in a new game mode called Domination, which is essentially king of the hill.

New Champ mechs, and trial mechs are all rotated.

Various mech and gameplay fixes, but the patch size comes from a graphical update.
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Reply #4571 on: March 15, 2016, 10:44:46 PM

Haven't played the Archer, so I can't comment too much on it.  From what little I've seen, it doesn't seem too impactful.  Aside from those gigantic rabbit ears every time the missile bays open they seem pretty interchangeable with any other missile boat.

Changes to conquest seem kind of pointless and don't fix most of the issues I have with that mode.  The gameplay is mostly identical but now capping points is more important to win (not a lot more important, usually it just means sitting around for a minute after you've killed everyone watching the score tick up) but you're still not incentivized to do so.  You still get more PSR and more XP and more C-Bills from losing a match where you brawled a lot than you do from winning a match where you capped a lot.  I don't know that the change was bad, but it doesn't seem to have changed the way the games go.

The new Domination mode seems fun from what little I've played.  Very scrappy and action heavy.  Right now teams are still learning it, though, which means a lot of stomps where one team gets to the point while the other team is moving up and if you can't get anyone in position to break the cap FAST you lose.  I was playing a round in Polar Highlands in an Urbie and was sitting there alone right on the edge of the cap zone as the enemy team was capping, watching the allied assault lance approaching slooooowly at like 40kph was the most painful thing ever.  If I hadn't stepped in literally at the last second we would have lost the entire match without anyone from either team firing a shot or doing any damage (we lost anyways, but at least I got to kill something).  Overall though it seems pretty fun so far, a good way of having a mode that's "skirmish but not skirmish" without having to worry about the scoring rules messing with people.

Graphics changes I'm kind of indifferent to.  The new pilot suit looks nicer, but otherwise everything looks pretty much the same to me.  I guess there was some change to flamers which I never use.

edit: also, the new map.  Seems OK.  I tend to prefer short ranged maps and this one looks more geared towards snipers.  But at least there's intermittent cover so LRM rain isn't as bad as Polar Highlands.  On the down side it also doesn't have those big trenches that Highlands does, so closing seems pretty tricky so far, unless that's just me not understanding the map layout yet.  Looks pretty, anyways.
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Reply #4572 on: April 01, 2016, 11:05:03 PM

April town hall was pretty slim.

  • CW Phase 3 coming April 19, they spent a lot of time talking about this without saying anything.  It's going to have the faction voting, scouting missions, leaderboards, etc.
  • Competitive tournament announcement on April 5 at https://mwomercs.com/mwowc2016/ Also, some other "big announcement" they're being coy about.
  • Adding a command wheel in May for quick chat (orders and things) along with some revamps to the minimap
  • Decals and the rescale patch are coming in June
  • New 'mech announced is the Viper, a 40 ton omnimech.  Looks visually kind of similar to the Nova to me, prime variant carries an SRM4, 2 x MPL, 2 x MG, AMS.  Preorders go up on wednesday if you're interested.
  • Another new 'mech being announced mid April, something from the Inner Sphere


Edit: suppose I'll just edit this so I don't end up with a triple post.
Looks like their Big Announcementtm was that they're hosting a convention in Vancouver this year.  "MechCon" apparently, where the finals for the tournament ("The highest skill tournament in eSports") will be held.
https://mwomercs.com/mwowc2016/mechcon-2016
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Reply #4573 on: November 11, 2016, 04:42:24 AM

Redeem your code for a free Centurion :

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Reply #4574 on: November 11, 2016, 10:38:42 AM

Thankye sir. Not that I've played in months but who doesn't love free stuff. Might have to fire it up over the weekend.

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Reply #4575 on: November 19, 2016, 02:15:04 AM

Event running for the next month.

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Reply #4576 on: April 03, 2017, 09:43:17 AM

Played a little over the weekend (barstards gave me a week of free premium). Pretty much the same game, just a fair bit of polish has been added.

Just about all the maps have been updated (I barely recognize Frozen City), the in-game UI has undergone some good polish (different icons for the 4 mech classes is a nice touch). There's a voiceover that gives you updates on how your team is doing mid-match which is pretty good too.

The combat itself still feels pretty much the same.

The Mechlab UI is still the same it was 6 months ago, decent but not great.

I didn't try out competitive or the academy.

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Reply #4577 on: April 03, 2017, 01:38:41 PM

It was Mechwarrior as I remember it, I just wasn't good enough to compete and the Meta switching every 2 or 3 months was enough for me to say fuckit.  I just want to Pew Pew, not relearn a game every few weeks and spend most of my matches dead.

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Reply #4578 on: April 03, 2017, 01:49:32 PM

There is metamech if you need to keep up.

I don't think you need to be uber-meta to have fun. Find the mechs that you have fun with and go from there. Some meta for sure but ya don't need to go the whole hog. I play my Ilya with 2xgauss, not three uac5s for instance. Even after they nerfed gauss a little. The HBK-4G with the ac20 is still one of my favourite mechs. I have an unhealthy fixations on meatcannons..:D I run a  WHM with dual meats too..It's kinda meta but can also get chewed up quick.


Also the big announcement I believe is the timeline update , aka 'give IS clanlite weapons'. It's the civil war update.
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Reply #4579 on: April 21, 2017, 08:30:57 AM

So after a week of diving back into MWO here's my report:

Gameplay is still pretty much the same. I think the balance of weapons is actually pretty good? Everyone's driving Kodiaks but they don't seem any more overpowered than anything else. (I'm not a big assault driver). LRM rain still works at times, laser vomit does, dakka dakka etc but again no clear over balanced winner imho.

PGI still shows a remarkable ability to create game modes that devolve into skirmish. Domination (still no idea how it really works, just kill the other team), Incursion (new, kinda crap, just kill the other team), Escort (kill the VIP mech, actually this one doesn't work like skirmish and everyone fucking hates it, the defending team loses 80-90% of the time). Bizarrely in my own personal stats I have a 1.47 win ratio on conquest vs near 1 on skirmish and assault. I'm some sort of conquest guru? No idea.

Faction play. Um, is this thing on? Not sure if anyone is playing this. However they have introduced 'Scouting' missions which is 4 lights running around a map gathering intel points before escaping to a dropship while being chased by 4 enemy mechs. This is actually a lot of fun. (Who fucking knew?!) The problem is that numbers are light so haven't played many of them. Joining an organised squad would probably help here.

I tried a few metamech builds, some are alright, some are meh. Play your own style and have some fun. Aka, you will pry my double ac20 Warhammer out of my cold dead hands!! Bizarrely though the ENF-4R is truly a tier 1 mech in PUGs. My personal reasoning is that no one can be bothered shooting you. 3xLL version. Early results are me having an 8:1 KDR.

As I mentioned they've tidied up the interfaces, some of the overlays and HUD/map stuff looks better. More people are using voicechat. Still basically the same game.

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Reply #4580 on: May 30, 2017, 02:03:49 PM

Logged on, saw there was a new skill system. Realized I would have to reskill my 20+ mechs. Logged off.

Convince me otherwise.

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Reply #4581 on: May 30, 2017, 02:26:22 PM

A new skill system is probably a good thing!

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Reply #4582 on: June 03, 2017, 04:07:41 AM

The skill system has actually improved the game, despite being an awful system.

It makes things much more configurable and fun, but it's complicated and utter bullshit in terms of respec.

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Reply #4583 on: June 03, 2017, 09:19:33 AM

Exactly why I cant be bothered loggin in. First I have to spec 30+ mechs, then if I screw up the spec its going to cost me cbills? Fuck you PGI

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Reply #4584 on: June 03, 2017, 10:46:08 AM

I want VR support for this game.

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