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#1 Kaemon

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 05:28 AM

Synopsis: MW:O has a unique way of feeding information into the community, through various daily news feeds, Dev blogs, interviews and the occasional Facebook/Twitter slip (or Troll thread by Paul).

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!
~Kae

OPEN BETA Is Live




Game - Status

Code of Conduct, Posting Etiquette and FAQ
(we take this stuff kinda seriously...no...really!)
*NEW* Rules and Guidelines - 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.
FAQ
*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...
- Project: Phoenix - whoooo doggy, Reseens for sale...buy buy buy...
- 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.

Tournament Info/results
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)
Med vs. World Winners #1
Heavy vs. The World Winners #1

General Info
*NEW* MW:ORepair Tool BETA) - Helps with issues (mostly corrupted .pak files) but it's worth a run if you're having issues!!!
*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 dubstep visual goodness.
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
June -
Spoiler
May-
Spoiler
April -
Spoiler

March -
Spoiler

Weekly Progress Review (retired)
Spoiler

Dev Chats
previous dev chats.
Spoiler

Dev Blogs/Q&A's
Click spoiler to see all the info!
Spoiler


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!).
Beer, Women Mechs, and Devs - Our resident NGNG Podcasti talk to the devs about mechs, beer and ...you guessed it..mechs.
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* Community List of Stuff - PFB has a nice list of community stuff going on!
*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)

Community Vids
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)

Misc. Stuff
Stuff Announced that does not fall into any specific category...
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**
*** PM me if you have something you want listed here, since I'm out of work, updates should be pretty quick, :p ***

Edited by Kaemon, 28 June 2013 - 06:28 AM.


#2 Mezzanine

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 05:38 AM

Very handy, and a thumbs up for representing Minnesota.

#3 Cattra Kell

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 05:42 AM

This is a much needed post as far as subject goes, but not only was it good as far as the subject, but also very well done. Thank you for doing this (hopefully it will cut down on some the thread spam our mods deal with). though no mention of NGNG... tsk tsk I will have to deduct points from that. ;)

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 05:49 AM

A Big Thank you Kaemon for the time and effort to put this together.

Community members like yourself...just make it all the more gratifying to be a part.

+10 for you.

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 06:00 AM

Hey thanks for taking the time to bring it all together. A good primer for those new guys... with luck they read it!

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 06:05 AM

View PostKaemon, on 15 February 2012 - 05:28 AM, said:

Synopsis: MW:O has a unique way of feeding information into the community, through various daily news feeds, Dev blogs, interviews and the occasional Facebook/Twitter slip (or Troll thread by Paul).
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!
~Kae

Code of Conduct, Posting Etiquette and FAQ
(we take this stuff kinda seriously...no...really!)
CoC (aka 'Pink Thunder Bane')
Posting Etiquette
FAQ

ISN NEWS FEEDS
Your daily feed for information on the InnerSphere - http://mwomercs.com/...-announcements/

Dev Blogs
This is the dev blog list, this will give you a good overview of the game and will be updated when new blogs are added. Dev Q&A's correspond with the Dev Blogs.

Dev Blog 0 - Reboot info (start here!)

Dev Blog 1 - Community Warfare (Inner Sphere, Faction Warfare, Loyalty Points/Ranks)

Dev Blog 2 - Information Warfare - (BattleGrid, Modules,Targeting Tweaks, Detection/modes,Spoofing)

Dev Blog 3 - Role Warfare - (4 gameplay roles,Role Aggregation)

Dev Blog 4 - Role Warfare (Cont.) - (XP Actions, BattleMech Efficiencies,Pilot Skills, Module Costs,Scout Role Skills, Assualt/Defense Skills, Commander Skills).
*Skills Tree Diagram*

DEV Q&A's
Dev Q&A's answer questions to the Dev Blogs posted above, the numbers do match up (except for the Dev Blog 0, but that's included in Q&A 1...sorta).

Developer Q&A 1- General overview

Developer Q&A 2 - Community Warfare

Developer Q&A 3 - Information Warfare

Dev Interviews
A little background on our Developers.

Dev Interview 1 - Alex 'Flying Debris' Iglesias (mech artist)

Dev Interview 2 - Randall 'Deep Blue' Bills (Continuity Manager/Fictional Lore Manager)

Dev Interview 3 - Paul 'Pink Thunder' Inouye (Lead Dev/Troll), David Bradley (game designer), Bryan 'Mad Weasel' Ekman (Creative Director)

Dev Interview 4 - Omid Kiarostami, Thad Jantzi, Kevin Meek


Misc. Annoucements
Stuff Announced that does not fall into any specific category

CryENGINE3 Announcement (suck it Hero Engine!)

Why you want MW:O to be F2P

Is it Done Yet - Matt 'Hula Girl' Newman doing what he does best!

Russ 'Thumper' Bullock on Mektek's 'Solaris Assault Tek'

More to come...


Thanks a lot! I could have really used this back in December; rather than stumbling around the forums, trying to make heads or tales of anything. I'm going to do some reviewing.

A big thumbs-up for the great "Newbie Forum Guide!"

#7 Hador

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 06:20 AM

Good job and a great compilation. :)

#8 Kaemon

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 06:24 AM

Thanks, had some free time at work ;)

I just wanted to get this up before the post GDC crush, I am thinking of adding some of the more popular forum threads (Hayden's repaints, and the NGNG Podcast thread) to the bottom as well, but maybe that would work better as a seperate thread?

Still thinking about that, don't want this to get too long (to appease the TL:DR crowd).

Edited by Kaemon, 15 February 2012 - 06:24 AM.


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Posted 15 February 2012 - 06:26 AM

It will be quite usefull for new comers.
Thank for the efford

Edited by Bluey, 15 February 2012 - 06:27 AM.


#10 Kaemon

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 06:30 AM

Added international forum link in Misc. Announcements now with proper speeling, whee!

*edits*
man there's alot of stuff, lol.

Added the Social media links for FB and the Twit as well.

Edited by Kaemon, 15 February 2012 - 06:42 AM.


#11 AdamBaines

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 06:44 AM

Awesome directory for newbies Kaemon.

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 06:48 AM

View PostAdamBaines, on 15 February 2012 - 06:44 AM, said:

Awesome directory for newbies Kaemon.


....and as I think about it, its not just for newbies. Its a great place for the vets to go to help find info they are making a post on. Awesome stuff.

#13 Phelan Adam Davion

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 07:11 AM

you`re a good man!

this is not just interesting for newbees.
everybody here should ad this to his favorites to have a quick link to all necessary information.


If in future someone will ask me about MWO, I´ll just give him the link to this topic.

thank you.

#14 Hartsblade

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 08:29 AM

Weel done!! and no "newb's read this or die" attitude, nice work. :)

#15 Lorcan Lladd

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 08:37 AM

That's very nice.
I would like to bump this thread, if I may.

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 08:39 AM

Nicely done, and thank you for taking the time to put this together for our community.

#17 MilitantMonk

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 08:47 AM

A lot of important stuff all in one place! Great job!

#18 Durant Carlyle

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 10:01 AM

Great job Kaemon. You rock! Now I only need one link to copy and paste into newbie threads. Thanks a bunch!

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 12:13 PM

Good work Kaemon! This was sorely needed and we appreciate you doing this! :)

#20 Kaemon

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 12:16 PM

Thanks Boss!

Added Dev Q&A 4 to the list.
Added Popular Forum Threads to the list (only the good stuff).

Let me know if people object to the latter, I think they both deserve to be listed somewhere.

Edited by Kaemon, 15 February 2012 - 12:21 PM.






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