How Long Have You Been a Part of the Battletech Universe?
Posted 23 November 2011 - 08:24 AM
Wild Cards Merc Unit
Posted 23 November 2011 - 12:08 PM
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Posted 23 November 2011 - 12:52 PM
Interestingly enough I remember us being so besotted by role-playing and so bored by the enormous length of turns, adding and subtracting on convoluted charts, missing paper counters, vague 2D map sheets -- that we eventually dropped the physical elements altogether. What was left was basically D&D hack n' slash scenarios in 30 foot tall robots.
MWO a quarter century b4 its time!
(Here's hoping the game attracts some fresh blood....under thirty)
Posted 23 November 2011 - 12:53 PM
Even upped the scale and played CBT outdoors.
TRO's Toys and novels.
Love the genre always have, always will.
Edited by [CG]Anastasius Focht, 23 November 2011 - 12:59 PM.
Posted 23 November 2011 - 01:04 PM
Posted 23 November 2011 - 01:28 PM
I really liked the ships though when he got the 2750 tech readout. Ah, days and nights building ships without any rules to govern it, those were good times.
Oh yeah, so its been 23-24 years I guess.
Edited by Emilie Cameron, 23 November 2011 - 01:30 PM.
Posted 23 November 2011 - 01:32 PM
I remember watching the wolverines in the fire lance with fascination, thinking to myself - I need to pilot one of those - I think it was the 'swamp' camo on the folding cardstock (I would love to see this again if anyone has an image to share) that did it, that and the jump jets.
The game took a good portion of the night to conclude, but I was hooked. I began playing more frequently in the summer of 86/87 when my more affluent friend from the next 'burb insisted on purchasing everything that became available. Gradually we implemented the mechwerrior, aerotech, citytech, reinforcements and battletroops.
I was afk for ther microsoft MW games (but still managed to play the SP campaigns on mates machines) and turned a blind eye to MAssault.
I, for some time have been an ardent supporter of MWLL and its rendition of CBT's combined arms approach.
Posted 23 November 2011 - 03:29 PM
I'm 53, some guys in my unit have been playing almost as long.
We are so OPC, the clans would have put us in a Sholama unit years ago.
Wow, time it do fly.
Posted 24 November 2011 - 09:34 AM
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Posted 24 November 2011 - 12:25 PM
Hey y'all. Glad to see some old names on here. Hope everyone has a Happy Thanksgiving.
Edited by SilverSble, 24 November 2011 - 12:26 PM.
Posted 24 November 2011 - 12:40 PM
Posted 24 November 2011 - 12:55 PM
I was 8 years old for both. I am now 25, so a good 17 years or so.
I was collecting the CCG at 11 years (1997), and finally got into the tabletop at 19 years (2005).
Posted 24 November 2011 - 01:19 PM
From that day on we played the Boardgame regularly. I read most of the Novels (don't like Victor Milans' writing style) collected most of the Sourcebooks, even got one of theese Steiner-Patches (Yah, i know! But FedSuns and Clan Wolf were already sold out ), PlasTech, Cut-Away Posters....
I played MW2 on PS One and PC, GBL, MechWarrior2: Mercenaries (both the Regular and the 3DFX-Version), Activisions MechWarrior and the other 2 DOS-Games. MechWarrior 3 and Pirates Moon, MW4: Vengeance and Mercs (never ever let Microsoft get a Hand on a MechWarrior-Game again! ), MPBT 3025 (*** **** EA for buying out Kesmai and Microsoft for beeing greedy!). Led a german RP-Clan for several years in the old days of MW3 and MW4.
Now we're playing LotRO, WoT and other games, waited for the Reboot and now waiting to get back in the cockpit in MWO. If it does support Leagueplay in some way I'd really be happy. If they doing it right and they create that immersive MechWarrior-Game they promise...
It would be like getting home again after a long, long journey.
Many thanks to Russ Bullock and Bryan Ekman for not giving it up when things got complicated!
If we finally get another fresh MechWarrior-Game, it's just for their tenacity.
Edited by Arnold Carns, 24 November 2011 - 01:33 PM.
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