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Offline Scotty

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Re: New MechWarrior Game?
Not so sure.  Past games have always been in roughly the "present" in BattleTech terms.  If it follows in that vein, we'll have a Jihad/Dark Age-era game.  Jihad is so much more interesting anyway (I'm pretty sure Nuke would agree with me there :D).  War of 3039 only lasted less than a year, all total.

 

Offline NGTM-1R

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Re: New MechWarrior Game?
Yes, but on the other hand, the 3039 would be the perfect excuse to, y'know, show off all those formerly Unseen.
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Re: New MechWarrior Game?
4th SW would do that even better.  However, I find that setting even less likely than the War of 3039.

 

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Re: New MechWarrior Game?
I'd be stoked to get back into the cockpit of a mech.
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Re: New MechWarrior Game?
It's strange to see people getting crazy excited over ten-second clips that are utterly meaningless to me. :p I hope that it is a new MW title for you guys' sake, though.

 

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Re: New MechWarrior Game?
I would be happy if nothing else came of this than Battuta's reaction to the first video :P.

 

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Re: New MechWarrior Game?
I hope it's the 3039 SW, 'cause i like this era the best. Eversince MW3 i'm hoping for a a game that plays during
3025-3045.
Who's a Victor Davion in comparison to his father Hanse, or Katherine Steiner in comparison to Katerina, her grandmother? The only exception here is house Liao, Maximilian the choleric who has such a hate toward house Davion, his doughter Romano, that makes look Emperor Cartagia from B5 like a boyscout.
And last but not least Sun Tzu, who is a cold, cunning, guileful, smart badass.
Not that i think Victor and Co. aren't interessting, it's just that i like the "early" years better.

Also the mechs from this era are almost cooler then later designs, the Marauder for instance, one of my favorites since i've read the Grey Death Trilogy.

The Battletech universe has a lot to offer story wise, i hope that the DEVs of that game ( if it is a game... )
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Re: New MechWarrior Game?
Hmm well there were two things synonymous with pilot back in the day for the Tach community,
you either flew a fighter, or you hit the dirt in a clan's mech division. Much fiction integrated the two.

Hopefully they'll do it justice - blood and iron shall rise again.
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Re: New MechWarrior Game?
I want it to have the MW version of FRED. :nervous:
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Offline Scotty

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Re: New MechWarrior Game?
You know, technically, MW4 had a mission editor....

 

Offline asyikarea51

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Re: New MechWarrior Game?
Hard to find anything as "easy-for-the-n00bs-when-making-basic-things" as FRED... :nervous:

The only thing that put me off with one of the videos is that car... if these are really MW videos then what's a present-day Lexus (or was it?) concept doing in 3030 :wtf: :lol:

but being a quick teaser/demonstrator/whatever I wouldn't mind it that much...
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Re: New MechWarrior Game?
I didn't think MW4 was all that bad. Wasn't awesome but it was ok. I can remember refusing to get it untill it dropped beflow £20 lol

 

Offline Scotty

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Re: New MechWarrior Game?
First, I doubt very much that this takes place around 3030.  I'm still leaning towards 3130 or so.  Second, you never know what kind of cars.  Hell, it could be some collector's shiny antique that his family has kept around since the early 2000's.

Then again, it could just be an anacronistic slip.  Like the humvees in MW4 :ick:

 

Offline asyikarea51

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Re: New MechWarrior Game?
:lol:

Well for these kinds of things, my thinking leans more towards "out-of-universe" rather than "in-universe"...

I can just accept it as maybe they just needed some assets fast in order to make a presentable video to whoever the audience may be (i.e. plain-ol' corporates or the millions of internet surfers out there or whoever else)...
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Re: New MechWarrior Game?
"Waiting for rendevouz coordinates."

"Roger that, Lance Leader, transferring now."

"We have arrived and are ready to deploy."

I want that guy to come back.
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Offline Nyarly

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Re: New MechWarrior Game?
LONG HAVE WE WAITED FOR THIS GLORIOUS DAY!!!

Awesome news!  I can't wait for the trailer (to be released at midnight).

A released picture from the game has Devlin Stone's distinct Atlas fighting what appears to be a Reseen Warhammer. So yep, the setting is the Jihad. Though the War of 3039 was something I also guessed at, NGTM-1R. 

I wonder if the Unseen will make an appearance...
« Last Edit: July 09, 2009, 12:11:24 am by Nyarly »
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Offline Rick James

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Re: New MechWarrior Game?
Juuuust two more hours...

Boystrous 19 year old temp at work slapped me in the face with an envelope and laughed it off as playful. So I shoved him over a desk and laughed it off as playful. It's on camera so I can plead reasonable force.  Temp is now passive.

 

Offline Scotty

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Re: New MechWarrior Game?
T-90 minutes to drop.

 

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« Last Edit: July 09, 2009, 02:18:20 am by Rick James »

Boystrous 19 year old temp at work slapped me in the face with an envelope and laughed it off as playful. So I shoved him over a desk and laughed it off as playful. It's on camera so I can plead reasonable force.  Temp is now passive.

 

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