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And is it the saving grace for this dead game? Is everything fine and dandy now? Is there something to do yet aside from grinding deathmatches over and over?

There it is! That's what I was thinking to ask but couldn't find the words.
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Offline StarSlayer

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I dunno, I only play it casually and don't really bother to keep up with the community.  It does well enough when I occasionally want to make a few drops and blow stuff up.
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Offline NGTM-1R

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Still having fun with my giant robot, suckers.

We'll see about Hawken though when it comes to steam.
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I've had more fun with Hawken then MWO. Its a better (but different) game overal. Not that that is a hard acomplishment. Considering how ARSE mwo is.
Hawken has a bunch of flaws though and it only kept me interested for a short while... because there are so <many> free online games to play nowadays holy crap. What mostly bugged me a lot about Hawken is the leveling system. It doesnt feel good to level, it more feels like your handicap is slowly getting removed instead.
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That's basically the same thing with MWO.  Your battlemech can't do jack **** until you've installed DHS, and you can't install DHS unless you played 80 successful matches (before they implemented Cadet Bonus, now it's 25 matches and then 80 until the next thing).  Trying to play the game is excruciatingly slow if you don't want to pay, and in that I must congratulate PGI.  They managed to make a game that's not pay to win by making it pay to enjoy.
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<Nuclear>   and jesus didnt actually give the 5000 their fish...he gave it to the romans and let it trickle down
<Axem>and he was totally pro tax breaks
<Axem>he threw out all those tax collectors at the temple
<Nuclear>   he drove a V8 camel too
<Nuclear>   with a sword rack for his fully-automatic daggers

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RangerKarl|AtWork: stick your penis in the warp core
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This is the most recent BattleTech topic on the forums, and I didn't want to bump all of them.

That said, I think several of you guys would be interested in BattleTech if it took place in 1988.

 

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.....yeah, I'd play that.
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That said, I think several of you guys would be interested in BattleTech if it took place in 1988.

Soooo.... Wargame: World of Walking Tanks? I'd play that as well.

 

Offline Dragon

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So would I. Maybe as an ArmA III mod? :) AII had some mechs made for it, so it can be done, and there's pretty much everything that we'd need (including most of the weapons) in AIII, including the way to make this an RTS.
It's times like that when I regret AIII-quality modelling and scripting is still beyond me.

 

Offline NGTM-1R

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Still having fun with my giant robot, suckers.

We'll see about Hawken though when it comes to steam.

I must report with great irony that Hawken's efforts to deliver rapid anime-esque combat are a joke. I get more of that sensation driving a COM-2D than I can in Hawken. Hawken bots are surprisingly slow and short on non-scripted agility for something that promised a high-intensity high-agility combat.

It has its charms, but overall it is and remains a much inferior game for either the stompy or the speedy concept of Giant Robot Combat.
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Offline zookeeper

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Oh, there's a thread like this?

After caving in and installing Steam a while ago, I decided to give Hawken a try because it had always seemed like a cool game. Huge disappointment! I can't even customize my mech (without paying, or playing a lot), not to mention use different mechs. And it's nothing more than a basic arena shooter? With small, close-quarters, limited environments (forcefield walls everywhere)? :sigh:

Because of that disappointment, I figured I'd give MWO a try. I've only really played it once so far, and it was miles more satisfying than Hawken, even though I still don't know if I have any better chances of customizing my mech or if the interface will start making sense eventually. At least it feels like I'm piloting a mech, as opposed Hawken in which I'm a generic arena shooter dude with a jetpack that just happens to look like a mech.

 

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Because of that disappointment, I figured I'd give MWO a try. I've only really played it once so far, and it was miles more satisfying than Hawken, even though I still don't know if I have any better chances of customizing my mech or if the interface will start making sense eventually. At least it feels like I'm piloting a mech, as opposed Hawken in which I'm a generic arena shooter dude with a jetpack that just happens to look like a mech.

as long as you have the newbie c-bill boost, you're golden for modifying stuff... after that? forget about it.

the game just slows down to the good old "wanna drive something else? PAY UP *****!"


at least it did for me, as i was unwilling to invest more than an hour or two at a time in it.
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Yeah... I never got into Hawken primarily because I could tell from the trailers it was Quake-style FPS with mech-style skins (That make no sense and look horrendously impractical, I might add.  At least gundams and battlemechs... y'know, look like they won't fall apart if someone so much as breathes on them.)
<Nuclear>   truth: the good samaritan actually checked for proof of citizenship and health insurance
<Axem>   did anyone catch jesus' birth certificate?
<Nuclear>   and jesus didnt actually give the 5000 their fish...he gave it to the romans and let it trickle down
<Axem>and he was totally pro tax breaks
<Axem>he threw out all those tax collectors at the temple
<Nuclear>   he drove a V8 camel too
<Nuclear>   with a sword rack for his fully-automatic daggers

Esarai: hey gaiz, what's a good improvised, final attack for a ship fighting to buy others time to escape to use?
RangerKarl|AtWork: stick your penis in the warp core
DarthGeek: no don't do that
amki: don't EVER do that

  

Offline bigchunk1

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Anyone still play mwo? I haven't played it in nearly a year. I am immensely disappointed by the fact that they did not complete community warfare as they promised and don't seem to have plans to complete it.

Yeah... I never got into Hawken primarily because I could tell from the trailers it was Quake-style FPS with mech-style skins (That make no sense and look horrendously impractical, I might add.  At least gundams and battlemechs... y'know, look like they won't fall apart if someone so much as breathes on them.)

That's much of the same reason why I haven't tried hawken. I might end up trying it anyways because it looks well done.
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I've uninstalled a while ago and not regretted it yet.

 

Offline SypheDMar

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I'd choose lightning-fast junk mech combat over MWO any day.

 

Offline NGTM-1R

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I'd choose lightning-fast junk mech combat over MWO any day.

You must be aware of a third game in existence then.
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I'd choose lightning-fast junk mech combat over MWO any day.

You must be aware of a third game in existence then.

Titanfall!

OH WAIT THE DEVS DON'T CONSIDER THOSE ROBOTS TO BE MECHS, I'M SORRY.
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Offline Scotty

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Alright.  So in the time between this most recent post and now, Clan 'Mechs actually happened.

And they weren't all that different.  Yay.

Now, we have an announcement for real, honest-to-god almost community warfare, combined with PGI un-pausing the Clan Invasion.

I don't actually play anymore, and part of me still hates how PGI has totally bungled this whole thing repeatedly, but there's something to be said about actually getting to this point, I think.

 

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Nope, still sucks.
PGI go die already.
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[02:42] <@Axem> spoon somethings wrong
[02:42] <@Axem> critically wrong
[02:42] <@Axem> im happy with these missions now
[02:44] <@Axem> well
[02:44] <@Axem> with 2 of them