Thank you all for your attentiveness towards this issue and timely response.
For those from other houses commenting here in House Steiner, I am lead to believe your interest in this topic is superficial to your deeper intentions to become a Steiner member, to which I welcome you. I will address your concerns in two posts (as forums wont accept it in one):
Karl Streiger, on 14 March 2012 - 04:26 AM, said:
Burn all CBT Novells - because it is nothing more as pro Davion propaganda
declare that Victor Steiner Davion is only a agent of ComStar settled after the real VSD died at a birthday party because somebody though he is a piniata.
At least Steiner is about 30% of all players because we have the money to hire Mercs and LoneWolfs
Davion propaganda is strong and would be difficult to irradiate, therefor we may need to fight fire with fire and produce our own. I agree our wealth does enable greater ability to employ others however nothing is more valuable than loyalty which we cannot buy from mercs\lonewolves.
SnowDragon, on 14 March 2012 - 04:36 AM, said:
Pay me file:///C:/Users/Brendan/AppData/Local/Temp/msohtmlclip1/01/clip_image001.png
Done! I have a few million C-Bills left from last night’s entertainment that I can spare.
Adridos, on 14 March 2012 - 04:46 AM, said:
Almost all novels are pro Davion propaganda. file:///C:/Users/Brendan/AppData/Local/Temp/msohtmlclip1/01/clip_image002.png
Take it from the bright side. I have 5 Daviots to kill for myself, because we are outnumbered 5:1.
P.S According to your rounded chart (only the number of players, not the percentages), there are exactly 1911 Capellans. file:///C:/Users/Brendan/AppData/Local/Temp/msohtmlclip1/01/clip_image003.png
You may be outnumber 5:1 compared to Davions but overall House Liao is (statistically) insignificant, as each of you are outnumbered ~250:1 to non-House Liao members. You are more than 3x better off if you were Steiner.
Lina Thoren, on 14 March 2012 - 04:47 AM, said:
Much of this is thanks to the MW4 single-player campaign, I suspect: it's the only introduction the the faction that a lot of people've had, and it reinforced Steiner as the villain in the FedCom Civil war. (Never mind the fact that just as many Lyrans fought against Katherine Steiner-Davion as Davions did, and just as many Davions backed her. Hell, their own Marshal of the Armies backed Katherine until almost the very end.)
Short on time, so my answer'll be brief: only way to counter that is to se the example ourselves. Not enough to tell everyone how awesome we are; we'll have to show 'em.
I'll expand on this later.
I eagerly anticipate hearing your solution(s)
100mile, on 14 March 2012 - 04:52 AM, said:
It ain't propaganda when it's the truth...
Although we regard Davions well, do not test our tolerance of such empty mindedness. I suspect the balance of houses will soon be upset with impinging invasion from periphery forces.
Karel Spaten, on 14 March 2012 - 05:24 AM, said:
See, I'm just a little concerned that the FWL is smaller than Rasalhague...
Minor concern to us, however this can be resolved by alliance with Steiner.
MadLetter, on 14 March 2012 - 05:33 AM, said:
That is, until the Maskirovka takes an interest in your liberal tactics and decides to have a... talk, of sorts, with you. And your family. And friends. Just to ensure 'loyalty'. Ahem.
I'll just join Steiner via contract, if you can pay me and leave me Command Rights while on the mission.
If you simply join Steiner you will always have command rights and not need to worry about money and contracts, just how you will spend your C-Bills! Maskirovka threats and demands will not be negotiated with.
Adridos, on 14 March 2012 - 05:43 AM, said:
"All Liao-designed 'Mechs (especially early designs) have proven over and over again to be thoroughly well-designed and capable, as well as cheap and easy to build. As proof that quality over quantity is preferred the average Liao Troops tend to be more skilled than their counterparts from other Houses, and the CCAF in general learns more practical skills to make the best of their situation; this is thank to an emphasis on providing excellent training and equipment to the military, making the CCAF one of the best trained militaries in the Inner Sphere. Even though most Liao units were general smaller than most other House units following large military campaigns Liao units are usually forced into smaller sizes to accommodate loss of supplies while maintaining the same number of units."
See above – it does not matter how strong your mechs are you cannot take down 250 mechs alone! However Steiner industry can better support your mech number requirements.
Victor Rykers, on 14 March 2012 - 07:23 AM, said:
My thoughs exactly file:///C:/Users/Brendan/AppData/Local/Temp/msohtmlclip1/01/clip_image004.png
Money makes the galaxy go round.
Not if the money is in the other guys’ hands!
Petroff Northrup, on 14 March 2012 - 08:37 AM, said:
Oh dear, perhaps you Steiners would like to join in this little aliance between the Mariks, Dracs, and CC so far? With Davions gone then we can get back to our usual disputes.
See below - forums won’t let me put any more into one message as quotes get stuffed up. Also someone else has to comment after me because if I post now the server joins the messages and stuffs up again.
Edited by nubnub, 14 March 2012 - 06:51 PM.