just a little story i wanted to share, has no bearing on MWO's development, but i thought it was interesting and related to the topic at hand.
last August's Indy gencon I was playing at one of the Catalyst Game Labs Battletech tables. We were playing by Grinder rules so, every mech for itself, and every death levels you up to a bigger mech until you die in an assault, whereby you are back to light mechs again.
at a certain point i got myself a shiny red Axman, and i was eager as a kid in a candy store to smack someone with it's axe.
I spent somewhere like an hour over the course of i don't know how many turns trying to maneuver close enough to a target on the humongous map. Made extra difficult because i often kept losing initiative just as i'd get near, or someone else would kill them just before i could get close.
So I finally am close enough to an blue and green painted Grand Dragon where i can probably get him next turn. We are both standing like 10 elevations up along a cliff.
He attacks, hits right arm, penetrates armor, confirmed critical hit, axe
I flat out gave the table a pound and dropped a few four letter words. considering i had gotten the axman only after spending like 2 hours with a hatchetman, unable to hit anything with that hatchet.
Grand Dragon was gonna pay
I then did the next best thing. DFA
sucessful, WAM massive damage
it knocks the Dragon off the cliff due to displacement, falls the 10 levels, CRASH more massive damage
he's fallen, hurt but miraculously still alive.
DFA him again from the top of the cliff, onto the downed grand dragon's back
MEGA WAM more massive damage
somehow the grand dragon is able to get up, surviving all of the abuse
somehow i miss with everything else
he manages to run off
i spend the next couple turns chasing after it trying to finish it off
someone else kills him
i get shot through my rear armor by a newcomer and my ac20 ammo cooks off
such is battletech
Edited by flyingdebris, 07 February 2012 - 09:06 PM.