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Atomski
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(06-05-2012, 10:02 PM)
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If it has a screen on it i imagine it will be expensive as hell. I hope they make a version without.
TangoAlphaLima
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(06-05-2012, 10:22 PM)
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Originally Posted by faulty_fork

Haha I don't know, with that inbuilt screen I guess it could get quite pricey. Perhaps they are going to require a certain number of pre-orders before going ahead with production, it seems pretty crazy to make a peripheral like this for a free-to-play game.

Yeah, it definitely seems strange. I love Mechwarrior/Battletech, but it's not exactly the biggest property out there. I just can't imagine that demand would be that high for this.
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(06-05-2012, 10:26 PM)
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Originally Posted by faulty_fork

Have you seen this? IGP/Piranha has teamed up with Razer to produce a unique controller for the game, with LCD-screen and everything.



I think it almost beats the Steel Battalion controller, but I can't see an ejection button :).

http://www.razerzone.com/artemis


Mother of God.
Arucardo
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(06-06-2012, 03:42 PM)
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Needs pedals though. Also, they should make a version where you could use an ipad or other tablets as the screen (or a phone as a smaller screen).
Paracelsus
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(06-06-2012, 03:43 PM)
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It does not look as immersive as the SB controller but it sure kicks ass.
Orayn
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(06-06-2012, 08:42 PM)
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BattleMech 12: Stalker

Divvy
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(06-06-2012, 08:51 PM)
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Yup that's a Stalker alright.
Woorloog
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(06-06-2012, 10:21 PM)
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Urgh, what an ugly mech.

Oh, well. That was the last one, right?
Tamanon
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(06-06-2012, 10:25 PM)
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Maybe they'll let you put PPC arms on it and yearn for the Marauder/Mad Cat days.
Woorloog
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(06-06-2012, 10:33 PM)
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Originally Posted by Tamanon

Maybe they'll let you put PPC arms on it and yearn for the Marauder/Mad Cat days.

Ugly mech is ugly, no matter what you equip on it.

I'll be pilot Jenner, Commando, Raven, Centurion or Dragon... Those are decent looking mechs. Don't like the Catapult anymore for some reason. Also, like missile weapons but not many of the mechs i listed carries such...
And yeah, it really matters to me how something looks. What's the point of piloting a massive war machine if it doesn't look cool?

EDIT tweaked my list.
Currently, despite liking being a light mech pilot and a scout, i'm leaning towards Dragon. With some tweaking, it could be turned into a HEAVY scout.
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kennah
(06-06-2012, 10:37 PM)
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Originally Posted by Woorloog

What's the point of piloting a massive war machine if it doesn't look cool?

The pew pew and the kaboom kaboom :)
Woorloog
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(06-06-2012, 10:40 PM)
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Originally Posted by kennah

The pew pew and the kaboom kaboom :)

But the last thing the enemy sees must be something cool! Cool in the victor's mind that is.
Orayn
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(06-07-2012, 12:45 AM)
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The Stalker's slow, huge, and has a face only a mother could love, but I really like its loadout and the fact that it's basically the Catapult's fat older brother. I may just wind up using it as one of my primary 'Mechs until the Mad Cat / Timber Wolf is introduced.
Woorloog
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(06-07-2012, 12:49 AM)
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Originally Posted by Orayn

The Stalker's slow, huge, and has a face only a mother could love, but I really like its loadout and the fact that it's basically the Catapult's fat older brother. I may just wind up using it as one of my primary 'Mechs until the Mad Cat / Timber Wolf is introduced.

Screw Timber Wolf, i want my Summoner. That default configuration is so good (indeed, the last time i played MW4 with Thor, i stuck closely to the Prime config, with the leftover tonnage going for extra armor and electronics (MW4 isn't very faithful to the tabletop rules)).

EDIT or Hellbringer/Loki. That immense firepower is fun at times. Also, looks good. Though i think i prefer Timber Wolf to Hellbringer.
Uchip
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(06-07-2012, 12:49 AM)
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If it lets me do the all Gauss Cannon joke build ill give it a shot
1 alpha strike killing light mechs was pretty funny
Woorloog
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(06-07-2012, 12:52 AM)
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Originally Posted by Uchip

If it lets me do the all Gauss Cannon joke build ill give it a shot
1 alpha strike killing light mechs was pretty funny

Mmm, how many Gauss Rifles one could put on Daishi in MW4... 4 or even 5 if you sacrifice a lot of armor and speed, IIRC. That can one-shot nearly anything, including heavily armored 100tonner.

EDIT the meme thread on MWO forums is awesome: http://mwomercs.com/forums/topic/486...d/page__st__20
http://i1186.photobucket.com/albums/...8298436845.jpg
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Lime
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(06-14-2012, 10:35 AM)
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lol I just saw these by FlyingDebris. Thought I might as well share them:



BigTnaples
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(06-16-2012, 12:26 AM)
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So, anyone else have a hunch that this game is going to be freaking amazing?


Because I sure as hell do.

;p
Divvy
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(06-16-2012, 12:42 AM)
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Originally Posted by BigTnaples

So, anyone else have a hunch that this game is going to be freaking amazing?


Because I sure as hell do.

;p

It's going to be awesome.

The sheer amount of fun is going to catapult this game to success.
michaelius
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(06-16-2012, 12:46 AM)
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Stalker doesn't have to look cool with the amount of weapons it carries ;)
Woorloog
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(06-16-2012, 01:58 AM)
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Gotta say i've somehow gotten used to Stalker's looks... still think mechs with actual arms look generally better but it's okay now. Well, at least MWO iteration of it.
Forkball
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(06-16-2012, 02:06 AM)
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Closed beta with 10,000 keys will hit June 19. More keys July 17th, and August 7th Founder's Program patrons get access.
BigTnaples
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(06-16-2012, 05:11 AM)
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I will be getting a founders pack for sure.
Divvy
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(06-19-2012, 06:14 PM)
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So the founder's thing is up now.

Lol $120 one. It's such an outrageously bad deal.
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Fireye
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(06-19-2012, 06:20 PM)
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Too bad they aren't doing "Premium status" like Hi-Rez did. Buy something once, and you get VIP status, earning you 50% more xp forever.

While I'd like to support them with moneys, I just can't see the real value of the founders packs.
Divvy
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(06-19-2012, 06:23 PM)
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Originally Posted by Fireye

Too bad they aren't doing "Premium status" like Hi-Rez did. Buy something once, and you get VIP status, earning you 50% more xp forever.

While I'd like to support them with moneys, I just can't see the real value of the founders packs.

You get a boost to your c-bill earnings with the 60 and 120 dollar packages.
Sinatar
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(06-19-2012, 06:25 PM)
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Originally Posted by Fireye

Too bad they aren't doing "Premium status" like Hi-Rez did. Buy something once, and you get VIP status, earning you 50% more xp forever.

While I'd like to support them with moneys, I just can't see the real value of the founders packs.

Originally Posted by MWO

One exclusive custom “Founder's BattleMech.” This Mech includes a lifetime, per-match C-Bill booster.

You do, too bad it seems tied to the mech and not account wide.
Orayn
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(06-19-2012, 06:25 PM)
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Originally Posted by Divvy

You get a boost to your c-bill earnings with the 60 and 120 dollar packages.

That's only on the Founder's 'Mechs, though.

There doesn't seem to be any sort of permanent, account-wide boost, but it would be really nice to have one.
Divvy
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(06-19-2012, 06:26 PM)
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Originally Posted by Sinatar

You do, too bad it seems tied to the mech and not account wide.

Oh it's tied to the mech? That's super lame.

I guess I mixed that up with the premium status boost.
kennah
(06-19-2012, 06:26 PM)
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OMG GUYS MY VACATION STARTS AUGUST 6th!!!
Sinatar
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(06-19-2012, 06:30 PM)
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I mean it could be just worded strangely and you get an account booster with the mech. Here's hoping.
BigTnaples
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(06-19-2012, 06:31 PM)
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Bought the 60 dollar Elite version.

Figured I would save the extra 60 for the Artemis controller when that releases.


I "hear" that the beta for this game is pretty freaking amazing. Especially for an early beta. Can't wait.
Divvy
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(06-19-2012, 06:37 PM)
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I can't decide which mech to pick for the founder's thing. Leaning towards the catapult...
BigTnaples
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(06-19-2012, 06:53 PM)
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Originally Posted by Divvy

I can't decide which mech to pick for the founder's thing. Leaning towards the catapult...

I picked the Atlas, just because it is fairly expensive in game, and it would be a nice mech to get a C-bill boost with..


That said, I will be using the Catapult as my primary mech at launch, and probably for a while until a more attractive Mech comes along.


The Catapult in MWO is just....too awesome.
Zareth
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(06-19-2012, 06:53 PM)
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It's to bad you aren't able to test the mechs out before you have to decide on which one you want to take.
Sub_Level
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(06-19-2012, 06:56 PM)
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I've been out of the loop on this game for months. What't the time frame for release looking like? From what I can tell a few people have played a closed beta but it's still set for a summer 2012 release?
BigTnaples
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(06-19-2012, 06:59 PM)
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Originally Posted by Sub_Level

I've been out of the loop on this game for months. What't the time frame for release looking like? From what I can tell a few people have played a closed beta but it's still set for a summer 2012 release?

All the info we have.


Be patient, the site is getting hammered with founders pack buyer among some other things they are launching today...
Vince McMahon
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(06-19-2012, 07:07 PM)
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Really wanting the legendary tier - but my computer meets minimum spec, and it might not be wise of me. Bleurrrghhhh. Hopefully media beta keys open up soon so I can give it a go and see how it performs. If it's good enough on my computer, I'm all up in that legendary ass. Balls deep.
dLMN8R
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(06-19-2012, 07:11 PM)
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Super-interested in joining the founders club. I still have ~1200 gold left in Tribes after spending $30 on it during the beta, but I want to hear more about if MW is actually turning out great. With Tribes, I could play it at PAX for a couple hours first. PAX isn't until after the MW beta launches.

Anyone want to PM me NDA's impressions? :-P
BattleMonkey
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(06-19-2012, 07:12 PM)
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Have they shown off any urban combat and destruction? One of the few things I liked about the Mech Assault games was the urban settings and the destruction you could do to the buildings.
Rommel
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(06-19-2012, 07:13 PM)
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I'm Legend...

Wait

For

IT

Dary!

:D
Orayn
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(06-19-2012, 07:16 PM)
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Originally Posted by BattleMonkey

Have they shown off any urban combat and destruction? One of the few things I liked about the Mech Assault games was the urban settings and the destruction you could do to the buildings.

There will definitely be urban maps since they're trying to make cover and line of sight more important than in previous installments, but we haven't heard much about destruction or lack thereof. If they do it, I'd like them to take their time and have it be detailed like Bad Company 2 instead of buildings just suddenly pancaking out of existence like other MechWarrior games.
BigTnaples
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(06-19-2012, 07:44 PM)
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No building/structure destruction in yet, but they're working on it.


Environmental destruction such as trees etc is in though.
Lavalamp1138
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(06-19-2012, 08:11 PM)
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Saw MechWarrior Online in my inbox and started freaking out only to find that it was the newsletter. Feels bad, man.
BigTnaples
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(06-19-2012, 08:36 PM)
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Servers are up so I hear for all you lucky pilots out there.
faulty_fork
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(06-19-2012, 08:40 PM)
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Hmm seems like I somehow got a free upgrade to the legendary package. Only payed for the elite package, but received two receipts and now it says I'm a legendary founder on my profile page.
Woorloog
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(06-19-2012, 08:53 PM)
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Originally Posted by Orayn

There will definitely be urban maps since they're trying to make cover and line of sight more important than in previous installments, but we haven't heard much about destruction or lack thereof. If they do it, I'd like them to take their time and have it be detailed like Bad Company 2 instead of buildings just suddenly pancaking out of existence like other MechWarrior games.

I understood that there will be cosmetic destruction at least.
IIRC, they talked about it a bit in an IGN video.
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(06-19-2012, 08:53 PM)
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Originally Posted by faulty_fork

Hmm seems like I somehow got a free upgrade to the legendary package. Only payed for the elite package, but received two receipts and now it says I'm a legendary founder on my profile page.



Lucky!
Woorloog
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(06-19-2012, 10:00 PM)
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*Sigh* I have no idea when i can get a new computer... but that doesn't stop me from wanting to buy one of the Founders packages. I probably shouldn't, however, as i'd very, very likely miss out the premium status.
Must resist...
Cisce
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(06-19-2012, 10:08 PM)
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I finally got around to signing up for the beta, I thought I had already.

Hopefully I'll get to play the game when it's in beta. :)

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