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BattleMech 15: Spider


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#1 InnerSphereNews

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 09:00 AM

Soaring above the battlefield, the Spiders twin Medium Lasers dig into the back of an Atlas. As the Spider hits the ground, the pilot pivots it beneath a cliff edge, before running out again, and rocketing forward at 129 km/h, rockets over the enemy Lance and digs into the back of the Atlas once more.
“Can someone get that damn Light off me?”
“On it, Anvil lead.”
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The Cicada sprints along underneath the Spider, firing twin Mediums up into the underside of the ’Mech. The lasers barely touch it, but this is a familiar dance to the light pilot. She has seen entire Company’s thrown into disarray by a single well piloted 'Scout' ’Mech getting behind their lines.
The best solution is to counter with a better Scout pilot.
And so the dance continues. The Cicada twisting to track the enemy ’Mech – the red, spider-web-like pattern on the Spiders stomach flashing as it fired down at the lumbering Assault ’Mechs. The Spider has taken token hits all over, and though it is damaged, none of it is serious, and is entirely armour damage.
The Cicada pilot switches tactics, suddenly slamming into a tight turn and doubling back as the Spider touches down, and abruptly 180 degree turns before leaping again. Quick, jump-jet capable ’Mechs like the Spider play havoc with sensors and tracking, thus she must rely on her own abilities. The soaring ‘Mech flies right into the Cicadas crosshairs, her guess proving true. Twin green beams of Medium Lasers arc out with their smaller brother, a single Small laser, to punch the right arm of the Spider clean off.
As the debris falls, the enemy pilots aim falters and the twin Medium Lasers etch the ground. LRM’s begin to hit the Assault pilots as they scramble to find cover, and the Cicada pilot gives chase after the Spider.
She realises that neither side has won, yet feels as if the losing side is hers.

#2 Ens

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 09:01 AM

first...


no ZEUS again ;(

looks nice anyway

Edited by Ens, 18 July 2012 - 09:02 AM.


#3 BaneReIIiK

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 09:02 AM

Nice. First.

Damn you.

#4 bloodline

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 09:02 AM

Spider dance, anyone? :)

#5 Dagger6T6

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 09:02 AM

oh sweet Jesus in a wooden battlemech!

#6 Dhimmi

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 09:03 AM

didnt see the spider coming tbh, hoped for the mongoose

#7 DarkTreader

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 09:03 AM

... daaaaaaaaaaaayum.

Looking at Sarna, then looking at this... I would SO climb inside this updated one. The last one looked silly... this one is LETHAL.

FD, you are a god among 'Mechwarriors.

#8 Thorn Hallis

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 09:03 AM

No THAT is cool looking.

#9 Monky

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 09:03 AM

Interesting choice, I figured it would be something with a ballistic hardpoint. Maybe there's a variant.... Yep. there is - the 5k

Edited by Monky, 18 July 2012 - 03:16 PM.


#10 Endless Ike

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 09:04 AM

Cool. Definitely an improved visual over the original.

#11 Webber

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 09:04 AM

Awesome. I love seeing all these mechs being added. Can't wait!

#12 Hador

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 09:05 AM

Still waiting for the Panther... :rolleyes:

But you gotta love the speed and agility of a Spider B)

#13 Uziel Huntsig

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 09:06 AM

"the red, spider-web-like pattern on the Spider's stomach flashing as it fired down at the lumbering Assault 'Mechs"

I will pay good, good money for my mech to do that in game.

#14 Ballistic07

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 09:06 AM

Awesome! Sounds amazing!

#15 Feindfeuer

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 09:06 AM

Musst add it to my mechbay... it'll get rather crowded in there.... let's see how much space i can buy with my preorder money once i get ingame.

#16 ChargerIIC

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 09:07 AM

YES! YES! YES!

Edit:: Please include the light up stomach.

Edited by ChargerIIC, 18 July 2012 - 09:09 AM.


#17 Crescent Fresh

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 09:08 AM

What are the purpose of the arms? Soak up damage against the side torsos?

#18 SpectralVisage

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 09:08 AM

Sick! I was hoping for this one!

#19 Kire

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 09:09 AM

I love this mech. Speed kills and I love the idea of getting out of trouble as quickly as I get into it. :ph34r:

#20 xZaOx

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 09:09 AM

Looks amazing! Much better than the TRO, but why would I choose this (besides looks) over a Jenner which has way more weapons besides the minor speed bump.

I was really hoping for something more iconic like the Panther.





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