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#1 InnerSphereNews

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Posted 09 July 2013 - 08:06 AM

(EDIT: Servers are LIVE)

No that's not the name of a new breakfast meal, though it is good news! It means the Victor VTR-9K, VTR-9B, VTR-9S are available now for purchase!

NOTE: Until the 16th of July, these regular Victor variants are in the Hero Chassis list in Mechlab

That's right, starting today at 10am PST (after the servers come back up) you can buy the standard variants of the Victor for , with available beginning next week on the 16th. Since this is being released early, what does that mean?

You CAN:

  • Buy cockpit items for them
  • Level them with XP/GXP
  • Buy/equip modules
  • Customize the colours
  • Name them
  • Give them a good home

You CANNOT:

  • Change from the default pattern (yet)

(This will be available for you to do, however, on the 16th.)

So if you've been waiting on those standard Victors, here's your moment of Victory! Eh? Eh?

See you on the battlefield,
The MechWarrior Online Team

#2 ThermidorFallen

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Posted 09 July 2013 - 08:09 AM

That's cruel! Very cruel!!
...... I wish I had more money for this.....

#3 irony1999

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Posted 09 July 2013 - 08:10 AM

Very smart - this is the way that F2P's should make money. Early access and such for paying customers, freeloaders get the same thing if they wait a bit.

Much better than pay only mechs and the like - I hope this promotion is very successful.

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Posted 09 July 2013 - 08:12 AM

Woah ... ? Selling mechvariants witrh real money BEFORE they are released via the regular game? and with a Champion bonus to boot? thx Bilbo =D
P2Win Fellas even if it is just for one week. There, I called it.
~b~
Daniel

Edited by Steadfast, 09 July 2013 - 08:16 AM.


#5 V I L I R

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Posted 09 July 2013 - 08:12 AM

A week's not too bad. Where's our July creative director update though?

#6 StalaggtIKE

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Posted 09 July 2013 - 08:12 AM

Well played.

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Posted 09 July 2013 - 08:12 AM

Oh you sly, sly marketing guy/gal.

But I'll buy them, since I usually buy mechs with MC and the equipment with C-Bills anyway.

#8 Bilbo

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Posted 09 July 2013 - 08:13 AM

View PostSteadfast, on 09 July 2013 - 08:12 AM, said:

Woah ... ? Selling mechvariants witrh real money BEFORE they are released via the regular game? and with a Champion bonus to boot?
P2Win Fellas even if it is just for one week. There, I called it.
~b~
Daniel


Read it again. There is no champion bonus.

#9 SgtMagor

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Posted 09 July 2013 - 08:15 AM

Posted Image hmm. an xp or champ bonus for the sale would be sweet!

Edited by SgtMagor, 09 July 2013 - 08:19 AM.


#10 Tennex

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Posted 09 July 2013 - 08:15 AM

eh

#11 JudgeDeathCZ

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Posted 09 July 2013 - 08:17 AM

View PostV I L I R, on 09 July 2013 - 08:12 AM, said:

A week's not too bad. Where's our July creative director update though?


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Posted 09 July 2013 - 08:17 AM

yawn.
Nice to see some Victors on the field. I will wait for CBills. :D

#13 BigJim

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Posted 09 July 2013 - 08:18 AM

View PostSteadfast, on 09 July 2013 - 08:12 AM, said:


P2Win Fellas even if it is just for one week. There, I called it.
~b~
Daniel


Every time anything purchasable with MC is released I always predict that someone will call it P2W.
There, I called it. :D

#14 King Arthur IV

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Posted 09 July 2013 - 08:20 AM

that last joke was victorious!!

#15 JudgeDeathCZ

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Posted 09 July 2013 - 08:22 AM

View Postirony1999, on 09 July 2013 - 08:10 AM, said:

Very smart - this is the way that F2P's should make money. Early access and such for paying customers, freeloaders get the same thing if they wait a bit.

Much better than pay only mechs and the like - I hope this promotion is very successful.

I am paying(monthly at least for Premium acc) but I will wait for c-bills variant :D

#16 Butane9000

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Posted 09 July 2013 - 08:24 AM

I have to be honest. I'd be more interested if the Victor was the ballistic heavy assault it was supposed to be instead of being a watered down Highlander.

#17 Dawnstealer

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Posted 09 July 2013 - 08:25 AM

This is a good way to do this. If you have money burning a hole in your pocket and you have to have [insert new mech here] RIGHT. NOW. then you can pay for the privilege.

Sound marketing.

That said, I'll wait a week or so and keep leveling up my Highlander. Victor will be next month. :D

#18 Noonan

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Posted 09 July 2013 - 08:26 AM

This is called alienating your customers PGI. My reward for playing your game a lot and accumulating Cbills is to get to wait to drive a mech others are getting early? I guess the tons of money I have already spent are not enough?

This might just be the end for my giving PGI any more money. Ever.

#19 Thuzel

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Posted 09 July 2013 - 08:30 AM

This is really good, but step it up. Star citizen is already taking your money.

#20 Kraven Kor

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Posted 09 July 2013 - 08:30 AM

View PostV I L I R, on 09 July 2013 - 08:12 AM, said:

A week's not too bad. Where's our July creative director update though?


And where is our information on Community Warfare so we can determine if we wish to continue investing or if CW is going to be World of Tanks with Legs? :D





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