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#1 InnerSphereNews

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 10:00 AM

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You know, here on Solaris VII we often forget our roots. Specifically, where those awesome machines of death and destruction we love started. Now I know all you guys are familiar with the CN9-A Centurion, but hey, maybe you were born recently, live under a rock, and have no idea what that is. So let’s do a little discussion on that beauty of medium ‘Mechs.

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 The CN9-A Centurion isn’t about any one thing, it’s about every thing. AC/10? Check. LRM-10? Check. Two Medium Lasers? Check. There’s no area of weapons this baby is bad at – you’ve got the LRM-10 to chew ‘em up at range - and believe me, ten long range missiles can ruin your day fast, am I right guys? – then your AC/10 reaches out and slugs ‘em upside the head, then if they make it through that they get two medium lasers in the face at close range, with that AC/10 still kickin’. In short, there’s pretty much no-where you can be that this baby can’t – and won’t – hit you. And just look at it. It’s tall, but lean. It’s like an ancient, armoured warrior. Sure it’s a little slow, but wouldn’t you be slow if you had that kinda weaponry? And it’s got that awesome helmet, am I right here guys? That alone makes you want to strap in and kick some Jenner’s around. There’s a reason this thing – even though it’s a medium ‘Mech – has always been a force in Solaris matches.

 It’s got heart guys, and that’s not easy to see right away, is it? ‘It’s just a machine, how could it have heart?’ I hear you saying. But look at it. And look at its history. Yen-lo-wang, that famous of famous ‘Mechs, absolutely wrecked the circuit when Justin Xiang-Allard was at the helm. Good guy, great pilot! The Centurion though, it’s just so… it’s regal guys, it’s a knight in gleaming armour waitin’ to charge a dragon. Or a Mercenary, whatever. To sum up, the Centurion has a long and storied history not just here on Solaris VII, but all across the inner sphere. It’s ancient, it’s cool, and guys, I love it. And I think you will too.

-"Bulldog" Cherry, Solaris VII Sports Network



#2 Caballo

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 10:01 AM

Centurion? GREAT. now bring solaris on :)

Edited by Caballo, 25 January 2012 - 10:02 AM.


#3 Steadfast

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 10:01 AM

Ouh, he looks nice!" keep em rollin =D

#4 Hanyit Greyhame

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 10:03 AM

That is so stupily beautiful, I kind of want one.

No, I really want one. Also, third.

Edited by Hanyit Greyhame, 25 January 2012 - 10:03 AM.


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Posted 25 January 2012 - 10:03 AM

That thing looks WICKED! Man FD turned a solid mech into an intimidating monster.

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 10:03 AM

I really hope we get more than just one reverse-joint mech...

although I will say that the concept art make this the most appealing version of the centurion i've ever seen.

Edited by Fatty Limes, 25 January 2012 - 10:04 AM.


#7 Sean Zylos

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 10:04 AM

I like the new look for it. I always felt a lot of the TRO artwork was very poorly done.

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 10:04 AM

Nice... took me totally by surprise because, for Info Warfare month, I was actually expecting the Raven. However, this is a VERY nice surprise, and one I think a LOT of people here will love. Nicely done, PGI-guys!

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 10:04 AM



#10 Mchawkeye

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 10:05 AM

Ohhhhh...MWO done made a pretty thing....again...

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 10:05 AM

Nice, a real battler. :) Mean and moody!

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 10:05 AM

VERY VERY NICE

Looks like one bad *** BattleMech. Turn a corner and see this staring at you, unless you are in a heavy mech... you going to be going 'oh noes!'

Love the look FD, really brings the bad *** to this mech

Oh and I called it, check the Wrong Wednesday thread, i knew Russ's fav mech would get in here sooner than later.

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 10:06 AM

One of my all time favorite mechs likely due in large part to the Warrior Trilogy. I really like the re-imagining and we can see how it brings out the key features. I will drive this mech!

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 10:08 AM

It's lookin mean :) Nice one

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 10:08 AM

Looking good guys, well done once again.

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 10:08 AM

Why was the ability to turn its head taken away? In fact none of the mechs shown so far have heads anymore.

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 10:08 AM

View PostRuss Bullock, on 25 January 2012 - 10:06 AM, said:

One of my all time favorite mechs likely due in large part to the Warrior Trilogy. I really like the re-imagining and we can see how it brings out the key features. I will drive this mech!

You and me both

I always loved the Centurion. MW2 Mercs it always tends to be my first purchased mech.

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 10:08 AM

Well it's not welding a hatchet...

Looking good for a Centurion though, doesn't seem as tall but the mask works. Though is that really a shield? Interesting look either way.

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 10:09 AM

I can hardly stand the short amount of time I'll have to wait before Hayden 'shops a Yen-lo-wang...

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 10:10 AM

Nice Mech !!! I wonder ... will that left hand actually be able to grab, pound, and poke something?

Now that would be something !!!

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