How Did You Come To Know Battletech?
Posted 15 August 2012 - 11:07 PM
Posted 15 August 2012 - 11:20 PM
Posted 16 August 2012 - 12:26 AM
So I was in a shop 8 hours aweek that sold the fore runners of D&D, Runequest, Games workshop had only four board game titles and hadn't yet taken over citadel,minatures, white dwarf magazine etc, and games day promoted other developers board games, roleplay games, and hadn't become this uncreative monoply, that crushes creativity.
There was this geeky guy with the social graces of a peanut, who took a shine to one of my friends, and tried to get her attention by boring the daylight out of us, taking about anime, and manga, and how robotech was just a rip off of the gundam, macros mecha.
So one day I just bought the retitled battletech box set to annoy him.
I was teased by my friends saying i'd have to play it now, and I did, and I read up on the lore and what finally really grabbed my intrest were the ral partha models as at the time I loved painting and figure painting.
I could taunt the guy, telling him Marauder was a much better name for mecha than command battle pod2 or whatever it is
Bought the first couple of novels Sword and dagger, grey death legion, The mechwarrior RPG, have the first tech manual in the house still, and they are not in the loft.
I really lost intrest in the genre when the clans arrived, working in marketing and retail as I did at the time I could see it was just away of extending the life of the title and added nothing I felt to make the game better, though nearly everyone from the old days disagrees with me.
I bought Mechwarrior 3 played it through but didn't like the mech designs there were alot of the ones introducted to fill the gaps of the unseen, and clan mech, though I did have one of the very few good pvp experiences while playing MW3, for the most part found the fps pvp crowd very imature, read C&C people, just talking about what goes on there, ensured I'd never touch that title,before the license to reuse the unseen was paid for, (WHICH IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN IN THE FIRST PLACE)
havn't touched the mech universe for years, but saw this on another forum read out of intrest, and as the mech were designs I like (for the most part) desided to support it, and see how it developes
Posted 16 August 2012 - 12:45 AM
Posted 16 August 2012 - 03:20 AM
Edited by Dymitry, 16 August 2012 - 03:21 AM.
Posted 16 August 2012 - 04:04 PM
Posted 16 August 2012 - 04:11 PM
Posted 17 August 2012 - 11:57 AM
Posted 17 August 2012 - 05:49 PM
Had four of every mech figure (just in case) and then we added varients and came up with a combination of a Battelmaster and Marauder and called it the Squatter. three guass rifles and a rear firing ac20 and anti missle system and smoke discharger just for fun.
A group of people taht were into heavy called me up and invited me over for a day of gaming and had a lot of fun until grown men acted like children then it was time to move on. But for 10 years it was a lot of fun especially when the battle scape showed up and the rules of line of sight.
Blah blah blah so I will stop there.
Posted 17 August 2012 - 05:58 PM
Posted 18 August 2012 - 05:59 AM
Posted 18 August 2012 - 07:49 AM
Edited by xRatas, 18 August 2012 - 07:50 AM.
Posted 18 August 2012 - 08:08 AM
I'm not familiar with the Houses or the wars that go on ( apart from Clan Invasion )
I got in as a Merc.
Posted 19 August 2012 - 01:20 AM
Computer Games since Crescent Hawks revenge...
So, i play BT since 1988 and i´m happy about it.
sorry for my english
Edited by Fischkopp, 19 August 2012 - 01:21 AM.
Posted 20 August 2012 - 06:32 AM
After that, i read and played everything, but i stopped after reading the 10th or 15th Book of Dark Age and never touched Battletech again.
Well, let´s see, if this game can start my interest anew...
Posted 21 August 2012 - 01:13 AM
Posted 22 August 2012 - 02:40 AM
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