How Did You Come To Know Battletech?
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What made us look at it was an old amiga game called Battleforce which was basically the Btech game on a top down, very basic hex display, the mechs were just black outlines and we cut our teeth playing that. We learned about overheating after my friend's Banshee exploded after it fired EVERYTHING at some poor unsuspecting mech and thats what got us started.
It was of course the start of the addiction. We got the Tech manuals, the when we had PCs out came the Mechwarrior games (and I still say the original Mechwarrior Mercs was the best), the metal models, the shabang, i've still got them somewhere at home, sadly i've not played in a long, long time But I still get the TROs
Posted 02 June 2012 - 01:48 AM
There was also a book store at the mall. Whenever my mom took me I'd go in there to read the tech readouts for battletech and battlespace. I had to only be like 6 or 7 at the time.
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For mechwarior, it was the videogames, the first one on SNES where I didn't understand anything, I would just put every big weapons on my mech and everytime I fired, the mech overheated and couldn't move or died, I don't remember really well...
A few years later I found out about the books and read a couple, then bought the TT rules and started creating whole lances of mechs with special names and all to give it a little "rpg" side ; but in the end, my friends didn't really liked it so I haven't played it for a veeeeery long time...And now here I am ! Hoping to pretty much get sort a WoT with battlemechs and better F2P model
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Posted 02 June 2012 - 01:50 PM
I lost track of BattleTech when my FLGS closed but I rediscovered it in college. Now I play BattleTech every week or so and just finished painting a reinforced battalion (36 mechs, 24 vehicles, 12 infantry stands) for our next campaign.
The addiction never ends.
Posted 02 June 2012 - 08:50 PM
MW3 was the first PC Game I owned. Few years ago it wasnt easy to find PC Games in Costa Rica. I can say in all honesty that the Intro cinematic of MW3 changed my perspective on the kind of Simulator games I would play from then on.
To my surprise, after I brought MW3 to my house, my DAD (which never video games at all) got interested and started playing it. That game gave us something to talk about. I know it may sound "silly" or "lame" to some people, but it really meant a lot to me!
As of today, he still has a P4 computer running Windows98 just to play this game!!!!
BTW... I almost have him convinced to join MWO
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Posted 05 June 2012 - 09:44 AM
I too had a great appreciation for Robotech, but first found Battletech in '86 at Boy Scout summer camp. Ever since, I've tried to find friends to play table-top with, though most either aren't interested, or lose interest 'cause I might take it a bit too seriously... hehe
I built my first walking 18" tall Marauder out of legos in '87, using Expert Builder kits and electric motors; Began fabricating a 36" tall robot modeled after a Warhammer in '97, and have now increased that to 60" due to heavier-torque servos for quicker mobility, increased strength, etc. We'll see the real things (scaled, of course) walking around by the end of next year... and I'm not referring to BD's frail designs.
Posted 05 June 2012 - 10:00 AM
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