To help new players make sense of it all, I humbly submit the following post (I will update as info becomes available).
Good Luck and better Hula!
Game - Status
Code of Conduct, Posting Etiquette and FAQ
(we take this stuff kinda seriously...no...really!)
*NEW* Rules and Guidlines - If you don't know, you can't complain about it!
CoC/Netiquette (aka 'Pink Thunder Bane') I think the LRM spoon goes on the left.
*NEW* Minimum specs to run MWO (or this for max spec)
*** Current Promotions ***
I'll try to post any new MC deals, mechs or promotions here...
- Penny Arcade Guild for new Space Ostriches **BONUS 1 Day PREMIUM TIME!!**
- Current Hero Mech Promos - Your Wang, needs more Fang...
ISN NEWS FEEDS
http://mwomercs.com/...-announcements/ - Your daily feed for information on the InnerSphere, game annoucements and tons of good info!
New Player/Game Info
*NEW* Updated Content Tracker - Content Roadmap (unofficial)
New Player Area - Come and say hi, also a great place to ask questions!
Mechwarrior Academy - Learn the ins and outs of group warfare.
How to (do everything) - C3, Groups, Mechs, everything you need to know (offsite link)
Battlemechs - Cause you need to know what's trying to kill you.
Guides - Everything you ever wanted to know about how not to suck.
Mechbuilder 2.0 - A wondrous site that lets you tweak your configs, protip: MGs are not OP....(offsite link)
Training Grounds - Watch vids on what not to do in MW:O (they really should have an Urbie featured on these).
MW:O Repair Tool - if you're having issues with the game, give it a shot.
Patch Notes - Know what changed and when.
Heavy vs. The World #1 (official) - Winners announced!
Run Hot or DIE - Season updates
*NEW* Inner Sphere Wars - Planetary league for MW:O (unofficial)
*NEW* Last Mech Standing - LMS Is starting anew 5/1! get your squad in and check it out! (unofficial)
*NEW* Hot Topic Heatsinik (Official Feedback Threads) - Official Feedback Threads for Announcements, Dev bulletins, and other news, a good place to dump excess forum rage heat ;).
House Factions - Faction info. (for community warfare that's coming in Soon™)
Media section - artwork, vids, and assorted
Weekly Screenshots - look good in your mech (before you die)....
Command Chair - official announcements from PGI on stuff.
Content/Feature Roadmap - The current ETA for new stuff (so you can stop having a cow about missing stuff).
Social Media links
Facebook Page - News, Polls, and the occasional pic are posted here!
Twitter - TweetChat with the Devs, check here for date/times.TwitChat #1 (off-site transcript of chat)
Ask the Devs
Ask away! Question answered each week. (link to sub forum)...
Monthly Creative Direct Update
Weekly Progress Review (retired)
previous dev chats.
Click spoiler to see all the info!
Podcasts of Verbiage par excellence
No Guts, No Galaxy Podcast- Our resident Podcast covering all things Battletech, give it a try (now with front page billing, boy!).
Violent Combat Robot Show - now with 3.2% more robotic anger (I call it robanger) Really Simple Squawk (RSS) feed.
Run Hot Or Die - Competitive tourney info, tips, stats, gossip, sync-drop nerd rage, everything you need to know about competitive MW:O.
Popular Forum Threads/Resources
Some examples of player created resources...
*NEW*Sentinel's 3D printed Mech toys...not for sale...yet...but still awesome!
Community HyperPulse Generator - Sub-forum of community created podcasts/RP/repaints, a ton of killer stuff (check it out!).
A Treatise on Heatise (and Double Heat Sinks) - or why you can't continually shoot your 6 ERPPC Stalker *tear*
How to (find out why you cannot...yet) start a Merc Corp - because someone asked, and I was like 'daarr, I have no idea...'
A useful introduction to MechWarrior: Online! (Created by a "simple" user for new users!) - Properity Park (our resident conspiracy theorist) has created a [REDACTED] thread to help new players...a must read!
Developer Tracker - Since following them around would be creepy, here's the next best thing!
MechSpecs.com - MinMaxers Unidos!
Mechwarrior Vocab - Cause yer Mad Kat needs more Gass and LRE's!
Repainted Concept Art - Awesome stuff going on here, bring your photoshop skills!
Signature Request Thread - Get your sig on!
HyperPulse Radio - Our Internet radio station.
MechWarrior Wiki - I did it all for the wiki...
MechWarrior Online Wiki - So nice we needed our own wiki's, ask Seth about contributing!
Sarna.net - THE definitive source for Battletech info
MW:O IRC Channel (official)
Because we are putting out awesome (and hilarious) vids, it needs it's own section.
Mack1's JM6-DD DAKKA Vid - FUEGO! HOWIZTER HOWIZTER! (make it to 3:37, it's fantastic)
Remnant MW:O Vids (aka killer MW:O vids, watch, like, rinse, repeat...Youtube link)
Stuff Announced that does not fall into any specific category...
*NEW*Sentinel's 3D printed mech toys - pretty awesome....
MechWarrior in the News - News Articles/Interviews about MW:O
Artemis - Now we know, and knowing is half the battle (the other half is using this controller to slag everyone)!
CryENGINE3 Announcement (suck it Hero Engine!)
Why you want MW:O to be F2P- Yes you do and this is why
International Forum - Mechwarrior en ligne est le bébé de la planète!
*Under constant construction, more to come... also whee!
**spoiler tags used to shorten wall of text, click on them to see additional info**
Edited by Kaemon, 09 May 2013 - 03:44 PM.