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Offline General Battuta

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Re: New MechWarrior Game?
I read it. It was pretty good. Still doesn't make up for that odd decision to abandon Coruscant.

 

Offline Scotty

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Re: New MechWarrior Game?
Fomenting dissent on Coruscant because the Krytos virus only killed aliens.  She contaminated the ice cap reservoirs with Krytos and waited for it to all come together.  'Course, the thing with the mirrors didn't help matters any, from her perspective.

 

Offline General Battuta

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I understood all that.

It was just a really, really dumb plan. Worse, from a dramatic standpoint, it was a 'soft' plan with consequences that by necessity mostly occur off-screen. It fizzled out without ever really having a shot at working.

Not to mention she went crazy. Villains shouldn't do that, it ruins their credibility.

She should've been given as grand a death as Thrawn.

 
Re: New MechWarrior Game?
But Ysanne Isard isn't Thrawn.  The only person who should have as grand a death as Thrawn is Thrawn.  No other villain matches his level of strategic and tactical genius, plus his ability to divine winning tactics from random pieces of art is also pure win.  Plus he was one of the few Imperial leaders who wasn't completely bat**** mad.
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Offline General Battuta

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Isard had her own strengths. What I mean by 'as grand a death' is one as fitting to her stature as a villain - which was really pretty decent.

Timothy Zahn and Mike Stackpole are good friends, and Zahn (the only one I've spent a lot of time with) is really friendly. I could ask him his opinion of his friend's creation Isard if you want.

 

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Yeah, proton torpedo to the face does seem to be letting her off pretty easily.

I hear that gutshots are really painful though.

 

Offline NGTM-1R

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Re: New MechWarrior Game?
Damnation and hellfire.

I've realized I no longer have my MW4 soundtracks, and since BattleTech Mod Productions went down, there's nowhere offering them for download. :(
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Offline Liberator

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Hmf, I had never really been a BT fan because I don't use Joysticks and MW is impossible to play without one, but having read up on that wiki that got posted earlier I learned I proceeded from a false assumption based on my MechCommander experience.  I always assumed that the Inner Sphere forces were the de facto "good guys" in the BT universe, with the Clans being some "faceless" oppressor force killing to kill or sommat.  Now I find out that from a perspective of the survival and improvement of Humanity, the gods damned Clan is the good guys.
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Offline NGTM-1R

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Re: New MechWarrior Game?
Which is crazy talk, mind you.

So's the thing about joysticks, too, of course...
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Offline redsniper

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Offline Starman01

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Re: New MechWarrior Game?
Hmf, I had never really been a BT fan because I don't use Joysticks and MW is impossible to play without one, but having read up on that wiki that got posted earlier I learned I proceeded from a false assumption based on my MechCommander experience.  I always assumed that the Inner Sphere forces were the de facto "good guys" in the BT universe, with the Clans being some "faceless" oppressor force killing to kill or sommat.  Now I find out that from a perspective of the survival and improvement of Humanity, the gods damned Clan is the good guys.

Not really :)  Technically all the inner sphere goverments are not that good, especially Liao and later on Steiner after seperation, but the clans are a little more bad. Though their intention is to stop the wars and reunite the inner sphere, they have a perveted sociality with all the cloning and class system and even the sort of slavery when taking prisoners.

As for me, I always sympathize with Victor :)
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Offline mxlm

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Re: New MechWarrior Game?
No, no, that's a myth produced by the videogames (and oddly, I believe, some of the novels.) Fusion reactors really shouldn't go critical like that, and in the board game there's absolutely no way to get a 'mech to do that. If the fusion reactor takes a lot of direct damage, it simply doesn't work any more.

My copy of the original Maximum Tech claims otherwise. You lying liar who lies. I mean, yes, it says 'this is physically impossible,' but then it says, 'Here are the rules for it anyway'

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It's a matter of real life logic or ingame coolness. So rather give the player a look on the great explosion than make a logical ejection system that refuse you the view

I suspect that was their view, but in fact that's a false binary choice. They might, for example, have had the sequence go awry.
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Offline NGTM-1R

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My copy of the original Maximum Tech claims otherwise. You lying liar who lies. I mean, yes, it says 'this is physically impossible,' but then it says, 'Here are the rules for it anyway'

Maximum Tech is explicitly "this is bat**** crazy and we're not having any of that crap in our canonicity or games, but you idiots insisted", otherwise referred to as "Level 3 rules".

The only incident that really played it up in the novels was Kai's Hatchetman. You see a couple of other catastrophic containment failures, but they're not nearly as impressive as this, or MechWarrior 4's (which was really the first game to do them). Mostly they just make a fried mess out of the upper body of the 'Mech that bought it and aren't good for any collateral damage.

Hell, you get more collateral damage mileage out of ammo explosions in most novels. :P
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Re: New MechWarrior Game?
Hmf, I had never really been a BT fan because I don't use Joysticks and MW is impossible to play without one, but having read up on that wiki that got posted earlier I learned I proceeded from a false assumption based on my MechCommander experience.  I always assumed that the Inner Sphere forces were the de facto "good guys" in the BT universe, with the Clans being some "faceless" oppressor force killing to kill or sommat.  Now I find out that from a perspective of the survival and improvement of Humanity, the gods damned Clan is the good guys.

Not really :)  Technically all the inner sphere goverments are not that good, especially Liao and later on Steiner after seperation, but the clans are a little more bad. Though their intention is to stop the wars and reunite the inner sphere, they have a perveted sociality with all the cloning and class system and even the sort of slavery when taking prisoners.

As for me, I always sympathize with Victor :)

Anything is better than ComStar and/or WoB.. though it seemed CS gained some measure of sanity after they broke... I mean organization devoted to prevent and hinder by any covert (and sometimes even overt) means possible the technological development and progress in Inner Sphere is kinda nasty... Though they needed funny story to complement the Jihad storylines.. Just wished they had stopped before the Dork Age thing.
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Offline General Battuta

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Re: New MechWarrior Game?
Hmf, I had never really been a BT fan because I don't use Joysticks and MW is impossible to play without one, but having read up on that wiki that got posted earlier I learned I proceeded from a false assumption based on my MechCommander experience.  I always assumed that the Inner Sphere forces were the de facto "good guys" in the BT universe, with the Clans being some "faceless" oppressor force killing to kill or sommat.  Now I find out that from a perspective of the survival and improvement of Humanity, the gods damned Clan is the good guys.

Huh? I played every single Mechwarrior with mouse and keyboard like any other shooter.

 

Offline Mad Bomber

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Damnation and hellfire.

I've realized I no longer have my MW4 soundtracks, and since BattleTech Mod Productions went down, there's nowhere offering them for download. :(

The BT Wiki at sarna.net has them somewhere or other.
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Offline Col. Fishguts

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There are no good guys in BT... that's why it's so great.
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Offline Polpolion

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Re: New MechWarrior Game?
Hmf, I had never really been a BT fan because I don't use Joysticks and MW is impossible to play without one, but having read up on that wiki that got posted earlier I learned I proceeded from a false assumption based on my MechCommander experience.  I always assumed that the Inner Sphere forces were the de facto "good guys" in the BT universe, with the Clans being some "faceless" oppressor force killing to kill or sommat.  Now I find out that from a perspective of the survival and improvement of Humanity, the gods damned Clan is the good guys.

Huh? I played every single Mechwarrior with mouse and keyboard like any other shooter.

Yup. It actually plays pretty well the way I have it set up: Mouse twists torso, W/S accelerates, A/D turns the mech. Up until then, I had never really laterally twisted at the torso; fighting had just consisted of me running up to the bad guys, then walking back, and so on and so forth until one of us were dead.

 

Offline Scotty

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Every comeptent commander in the history of war is rolling in his(her?) graves at that statement.

 

Offline Liberator

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So BT is the poorman's 40k without the dark gods and sadistic elves bringing the pain, only misguided and utterly selfish politicians and tyrants who will do and say anything to increase they're powerbase.  YAY!  Social commentary from a tabletop game.
So as through a glass, and darkly
The age long strife I see
Where I fought in many guises,
Many names, but always me.

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