Patch Notes September 9th, 2014

PATCH #29

Upcoming Patch - Tuesday, September 9th @ 10AM – 1PM PDT

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Greetings Mechwarriors,

Today, we are introducing a major change to our UI.  Moving forward, the ALL chat channel in game will be filtered by default and only available once opted-in.

Lance and Team chat remain on by default, though the option to filter these under settings has also been included.

AMS and ECM are being provided with a toggle, a frequent request by members of our community. Also, Weapon Modules have been broken down into categories for more organization.

Weapon visual customization has been retro-fitted onto Raven variants, meaning that they will now be as adaptive as many others when changing their loadout.

We also have some new Mech content for players: Sparky, the Hero Griffin Mech, has arrived to the battlefield; along with the Champion Quickdraw QKD-4G(C).

You can find out more about these and the rest of the changes coming today in the notes below.

See you on the battlefield!

New Hero Mech

"Sparky" GRF-1E

    Tonnage: 55
    Engine: 275 Standard
        Top Speed: 81 kph
        Max Engine Rating: 360
    Torso Movement:
        130 degrees to each side.
        25 degrees up and down.
    Arm Movement:
        35 degrees to each side.
        30 degrees up and down.
    Armor: 336 (Standard)
    Internal Structure: Standard
    Weapons & Equipment:
        Left Arm: Medium Laser x2
        Left Torso: Medium Laser
        Right Torso: Medium Laser
        Right Arm: PPC, Medium Laser
    Hardpoints:
        Left Arm: 2 Energy
        Left Torso: 1 Energy, 1 AMS
        Right Torso: 1 Energy
        Right Arm: 2 Energy
    Heat Sinks: 13 Single
    Jump Jets: 5 (7 Max)
    ECM Capable?: No
    Module Slots:
        Mech: 1
        Consumable: 2
        Weapon: 2
     Movement Archetype: Medium
    Quirks:
        Torso Turn Rate (Yaw): +10%
    30% C-Bill Bonus



New Champion Mech (Also available as a Trial Mech.)

Quickdraw QKD-4G(C)

    Tonnage: 60
    Engine: 300 Standard
        Top Speed: 81 kph
        Max Engine Rating: 360
    Torso Movement:
        100 degrees to each side.
        25 degrees up and down.
    Arm Movement:
        35 degrees to each side.
        40 degrees up and down.
    Armor: 358 (Ferro-Fibrous)
    Internal Structure: Endo-Steel
    Weapons & Equipment:
        Left Arm: Medium Laser
        Right Torso: PPC x2
        Right Arm: Medium Laser
    Hardpoints:
        Left Arm: 1 Energy
        Left Torso: 1 Missile, 1 AMS
        Center Torso: 1 Missile
        Right Torso: 2 Energy
        Right Arm: 1 Energy
    Heat Sinks: 14 Double
    Jump Jets: 2 (7 Max)
    ECM Capable?: No
    Module Slots:
        Mech: 1
        Consumable: 2
        Weapon: 2
    Movement Archetype: Large
    Quirks:
        Arm Movement Rate (Yaw): +33.3%
        Arm Movement Rate (Pitch): +33.3%
    10% XP bonus when owned (No bonus as a trial Mech.)



Content Unlocked for purchase:

    Clan Adder available for MC
    Clan Summoner available for CB
    Envious EarDrum Warhorn available for MC


New Weapon Modules

    Weapon modules are now separated into different categories in the front end.
        Categories are: All, Range, Cooldown, and Miscellaneous.
    Weapons cooldown modules added (up to Rank 5)
        Reduces the cooldown effect of weapons before they are able to fire again

UI update

    In-game ALL chat is disabled by default.  ALL chat is now an opt-in option.

    ALL chat can be re-enabled in the Options screen.

    The Option to turn all in-game chats on/off on a per channel basis is now supported.

    By default, ALL chat is off, Team chat is on, Lance chat is on.

    AMS can now be toggled on the weapon group interface.

    ECM can now be toggled on the weapon group interface.

Gameplay

    Greater visual weapon customization for the Raven variants.  Their appearance will better reflect the weapons that have been equipped on them.

Bug Fixes

    ER Large Laser duration has been corrected.  It is now 1.25 seconds instead of 1.5 seconds.

We thank you for your patience and we look forward to seeing you on the battlefield!

- The MechWarrior® Online™ Team