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Offline Scotty

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Re: BattleTech Megathread - Because HLP Should Have One Too
$368k in two hours.  Damn.

This has also become the very first kickstarter I've ever backed.  Yay.  Up to $386k.
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I kind of wish I had more money to throw at the screen, still.
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We're well on track for hitting the $1 million goal by this evening.  Looking forward to that campaign.

 

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Double posting to announce the Classic Locust and Classic Shadow Hawk.





 

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Aaaand it's live.

And already funded. Because of course it is.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/webeharebrained/battletech/description

I'm gonna be honest here, it's not going to be a real game for me until it hits 1e6 (which it no doubt will), and not really what I wanted until 1.85e6 (probable, but no sure thing). They set the bar pretty low in terms of base funding and game scope. According to their Q&A yesterday modding is not a priority for them so we'll have to pray that it just happens to be workable. If it ever gets to the point where it could replace MegaMek* it'll take at least another game. Still, I backed it anyway. I have no doubt that it will be worth playing at the end of all this.

*Arguably it never could since it's not tabletop rules


 

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Re: BattleTech Megathread - Because HLP Should Have One Too
It's entirely possible that the total funding is already well over one million, since the paypal pledges aren't tracked by KS and the Vanguard pre-funding will be included for the purposes of stretch goals.

Quote from: The FAQ
Tell me about PayPal! Does PayPal Backer’s funding go towards your Funding Goals?
Yes! We’ll post PayPal totals at the top of our Kickstarter page periodically. The total will also include Vanguard Backers who supported the project at GenCon and PAX Prime.

Note that PayPal Backers will ONLY get a receipt from PayPal. They will not get a second receipt from Harebrained Schemes.

 

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The new Shadowhawk ironically more closely resembles the Dougram it's based on than the original Shadowhawk.
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Don't know anything about Battletech. Clicked the Kickstarter out of curiosity just as it hit a million. Thought you'd like to know. Wow, there's another $2,000 on there since I started the post.

 

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The HBS kickstarter has just about everything that can be unlocked unlocked. The only thing left to go is the developer battletech match, which I wouldn't mind seeing. Still got just over a day to go, as well.

 

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Re: BattleTech Megathread - Because HLP Should Have One Too
:bump:

Early gameplay from the HBS game!



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Re: BattleTech Megathread - Because HLP Should Have One Too
It looks awesome & great but.. umm.. the video was unlisted. soooo...
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Re: BattleTech Megathread - Because HLP Should Have One Too
It's on Reddit now anyway so the point is moot.

 

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Having been at GenCon and gotten to sit down and play it for 20 minutes or so....





... I had to excuse myself to clean up afterward.  Take notes, Star Citizen, this is how you do a goddamn pre-Alpha.  It's already fun, looks great, and everything already works.  They could literally have released this mission as a demo and nobody would know that it was pre-Alpha.

In other news!  GenCon was ****ing awesome and I had the fantastic privilege to devise, implement, and execute an on-the-spot campaign for the Alpha Strike tables during Saturday's games.  Three hours prep time is apparently enough. :P

 

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Waaaaaaaaant.

 
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