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Re: New MechWarrior Game?
Thor>Summoner.  I will grant you Hellbringer is better than Loki, however Stormcrow/Ryoken is debatable.
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[07:57:32] <Caiaphas> inspired by HerraTohtori i built a supermaneuverable plane in ksp
[07:57:43] <Caiaphas> i just killed my pilots with a high-g maneuver
[07:58:19] <Caiaphas> apparently people can't take 20 gees for 5 continuous seconds
[08:00:11] <Caiaphas> the plane however performed admirably, and only crashed because it no longer had any guidance systems

 

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Re: New MechWarrior Game?
With any other 'Mech, this would not matter that much, but Summoner>Thor.  This is law.

 

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Re: New MechWarrior Game?
The IS names are a hodgepodge of mismatched references and misaligned mythologies. The Clan names are totemic, coherent, and threatening.

Of course it all probably comes down to whether you started playing with the superb MW2, the beautiful MW3, or the somewhat plastic MW4.  :p

 

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The IS names are a hodgepodge of mismatched references and misaligned mythologies. The Clan names are totemic, coherent, and threatening.

Of course it all probably comes down to whether you started playing with the superb MW2, the beautiful MW3, or the somewhat plastic MW4.  :p

Spot on! I started with MW2, albeit watered down PS1 version, so it's Summoner, Hellbringer, Dire Wolf etc for me.  ;)

Incidentally, although it appears to be mostly political, I think the exodus of the Star League Defence Force would be a cool backdrop for a Mechwarrior game.

 

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Start a little before that, on the March to Terra.  Ending would be the exodus.


 

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I hope this game lets you punch things. In MW4, Atlases always had such massive fists, and they seemed at least one and a half times taller than any other mech. I'd always want to charge a whole bunch of light mechs and literally smack them around.

 

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Re: New MechWarrior Game?
Well, the boardgame allows you to pick up 20 ton Mechs when you're riding in a 100 ton machine...
It's fun to first disable an enemy Flea, then smack people around with it....  :D
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Some of the IS names have a certain...aura, that the Clan ones lack. The Daishi most obviously.
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You can only pick up 20 tonners that are completely out of play, and the 100 tonner must have TSM activated.  Then you get to use it as a club :D.

 

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You can only pick up 20 tonners that are completely out of play, and the 100 tonner must have TSM activated.  Then you get to use it as a club :D.

Tell it to the Atlas fluff which claims you can pick up a medium 'Mech and throw it down.
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Fluff, not rules.  Rules only allow for 20 tonners, and then only with TSM.  We had a discussion on this very subject just this last week.  Anyway, I am fairly sure that fluff is in the Technical Readouts: 3025 (or 3039, whichever).  Under the Atlas it says that there are horror stories of it being able to pick up and throw down Light 'Mechs.

EDIT:  Looked it up, and it does say Medium 'Mechs, but it uses it in the context of a horror story.

The exact passage:
Quote from: AS7-D Atlas
The four medium lasers and short-range missiles make the "Mech a good close-range fighter, while its internal structure gives the arms and hands enormous power. This has created many horror stories concerning Atlases and their ability to pick up medium-sized 'Mechs with one hand and fling them to the ground as though they were mere toys,

 

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Horrors stories...about something it can do. The context suggests this is something it is actually capable of, but doesn't really get the chance to, not that this is something it's not capable of but people credit it with anyways.
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Horrors stories...about something it can do. The context suggests this is something it is actually capable of, but doesn't really get the chance to, not that this is something it's not capable of but people credit it with anyways.

On the trailer, if the moment the Atlas appeared in front of the Warhammer, the Atlas had punched it the game would be automatically perfect. :D

 

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Re: New MechWarrior Game?
Bah.  Daishi>Direwolf, and Mad Cat>Timberwolf.  Inner Sphere all the way.

Freebirth scum.  :doubt:
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Aff.  That they are brother Clanner.

 

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Problem with the atlas is it's by far the easiest mech to nail with a "head" shot. Even I do it from time to time in MW4 (nailed one with two ERlaser shots and a twin'd Clan Gauss Rifle shot), despite being a crappy aim lol.  :D

edit: now I remember, is it ""correct" that MW4 allows the player to fully custom the loadout of a battlemech, as apposed to an Omnimech ? I thought the modular nature is what seperated the two ?

 

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That, friend, is one of the bigger complaints against MW4.  They tried to dress it by keeping some slots specific to energy, or ballistics or the like, but it didn't work so well.

 
Re: New MechWarrior Game?
I thought OmniMechs just had weapons pods that allowed weapons to be swapped in the field.  In MW4 you have a JumpShip and a DropShip at your disposal, so I assume you have a full 'Mechbay for weapon refits.
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[21:51] <@Droid803> I now realize
[21:51] <@Droid803> this will be SLIIIIIGHTLY awkward
[21:51] <@Droid803> as this rich psychic girl will now be tsundere for a loli.
[21:51] <@Droid803> OH WELLL.

See what you're missing in #WoD and #Fsquest?

[07:57:32] <Caiaphas> inspired by HerraTohtori i built a supermaneuverable plane in ksp
[07:57:43] <Caiaphas> i just killed my pilots with a high-g maneuver
[07:58:19] <Caiaphas> apparently people can't take 20 gees for 5 continuous seconds
[08:00:11] <Caiaphas> the plane however performed admirably, and only crashed because it no longer had any guidance systems

 

Offline Scotty

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Yes, but changing the engine on one of those things is supposed to take a full factory refit, not some dropship job.

EDIT:  You do not own the jumpship.  You hitch rides with scheduled jumpships.  If you had a jumpship, you would be more than just a simply mercenary.

 

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EDIT:  You do not own the jumpship.  You hitch rides with scheduled jumpships.  If you had a jumpship, you would be more than just a simply mercenary.

You'd be a very rich mercenary. :P
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