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#1 Alistair Winter

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Posted 31 August 2013 - 09:05 AM

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Well, Beta is almost over and we've been through a lot. Now, all the Founders got a shiny medal for participating in Operation Inception, so I've gone and made some medals for all you "Beta testers" out there who have survived weeks, perhaps months, or even a year, of different challenges.


Operation S.Q.U.A.W.K.
Swarms of Raven 3Ls with Streaks, each of them capable of ripping assault mechs to shreds.
Awarded to anyone who's lost 0-8 against a 4-man group of Goons spamming 'Squawk' in public chat.


Operation LRMapocalypse
No matter how much armour you had, no matter how much cover you had. LRMapocalypse was upon you.
Awarded to anyone who's faced an enemy team with a total of 300 loaded LRM tubes, capable of ascending and descending 90 degrees.


Operation Can't See ****, Captain
HUD bugs. No IFF, no minimap, no paperdoll, no navigation system... and your mech is WWWWWWWWWWWW.
Awarded to anyone who's scored a kill without a HUD. (Teamkills don't count, but then again, how can you tell?)


Yellow Screen Star
You wish you had a normal HUD bug. The good news is, if you switch to heat vision, the blue and yellow makes bright green.
Awarded to anyone who's scored a kill with Yellow Screen of Doom.


Purple Centertorso
You could torso twist all you wanted. Those missiles were going to hit your center torso regardless. (Still in effect for the Awesome and Kintaro, mind you)
Awarded to anyone who's been killed by guided missiles to Front Center Torso, despite the fact that the missiles were coming from behind.


Distinguished Flying Poptart Cross
Like playing Duck Hunt on your Nintendo. Except every duck had a gauss rifle and two ER PPCs.
Awarded to anyone who has killed a poptart in flight.


Order of the Splatcat
Thanks to splash damage, each missile did over 9000 damage.
Awarded to anyone who has been killed by a CPLT-A1 with 6 SRM6's in 3 salvos.


Order of the Jagerbomb
Finally saved from the Splatcats. Get smashed by packs of Jagerbombs.
Awarded to anyone who has been killed by a JM6-DD with 2 AC20s in 3 salvos.


Order of Dakkaspider
For every bullet they fired, the chance of a critical hit would increase by 90%.
Awarded to anyone who has died from ammo explosions at the hands of a SDR-K

I think that covers most of the fun we've had. Did I forget anything?


EDIT #1

Lots of good suggestions here, will try to do all the major ones, as time permits :)



Operation Working As Intended
Awarded to everyone who has faith in the game. You will be stripped of this medal when you lose faith.


Dragon Bowl Campaign
Awarded to everyone who knocked down an Atlas in their Dragon, like it was the NFL Super Bowl.


Medal of Feedback With Static
Awarded to everyone who's spent several hours writing detailed, constructive, concise feedback on the forum, asking questions in the AtD threads or created polls with thousands of votes, in the vain hope of a reply from a PGI dev.

EDIT #2

Great Fractal Star
Awarded to anyone who reached a higher consciousness / developed epilepsy due to the fractal bug.

Order of the Trollmando
Awarded to anyone who's seen a lance of assault mechs stumble around in confusion as a Commando with LRM5's wreaks havoc from afar, like some kind of fireball-throwing wizard.

Order of the Swayback
Awarded to anyone who's been melted down by a medium-sized small laser rave party going 150+ kph.

Order of the White Knights
Awarded to those precious individuals who have defended PGI's honour against forum critics during Beta-testing. If you've used the phrase "It's just Beta", you're well on your way to qualify for this medal.

Cataclysmic Earthquake Campaign
Awarded to anyone who survived 60 seconds of screen shaking and impenetrable black smoke from Dakkaphracts with quad AC2s.

White Star of the Secret Commander (My favourite)
Awarded to anyone who has played more than 10 matches with the Command Console, deciding that it was worth keeping it in your mech because it would be functional soon.

Golden Lagshield of Terra
Awarded to Australians with a 500+ ping, running their invulnerable Jenners at 150 kph through enemy formations and scoring a kill, despite rubberbanding and teleporting like they're bloody Nightcrawler from X-men.

Fragile Skull Memorial Star
Rewarded to brave Catapult or Cataphract pilots with oversized cockpit hit boxes, who made a kill with a red cockpit, instead of powering down in the cave.


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Edited by Alistair Winter, 27 January 2016 - 01:23 AM.


#2 Tezcatli

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Posted 31 August 2013 - 09:09 AM

I WILL GLADLY WEAR THOSE!

#3 Sean von Steinike

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Posted 31 August 2013 - 09:22 AM

Perhaps something with the Dragon knockdowns? Fast(Hunch)back swarms?

#4 tuffy963

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Posted 31 August 2013 - 09:24 AM

Love it!

#5 Taemien

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Posted 31 August 2013 - 09:24 AM

This has little to do with gameplay balance. There is a forum for this sort of thing:

http://mwomercs.com/.../193-forum-fun/

#6 Geist Null

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Posted 31 August 2013 - 09:28 AM

is that open beta or does it include closed beta, cause dragon bowling should get its own patch imo

#7 DocBach

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Posted 31 August 2013 - 09:31 AM

I need permanent orders for all of those but the yellow screen medal.

#8 ThatNumbGuy

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Posted 31 August 2013 - 09:35 AM

No matter what forum subsection this thread is placed, as a founder I Approve™! :)

#9 Skadi

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Posted 31 August 2013 - 09:35 AM

Well, this makes me one decorated ****.

Also some of us are nearing TWO years of service!

Edited by Skadi, 31 August 2013 - 09:36 AM.


#10 Lyoto Machida

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Posted 31 August 2013 - 09:40 AM

Amazing thread! In before it gets deleted or moved to an obscure location...

I'd gladly display these badges.

#11 Thorqemada

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Posted 31 August 2013 - 09:44 AM

Great Stuff! :)

#12 Franchi

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Posted 31 August 2013 - 09:58 AM

I need one for
"operation wheres the hit box?"

#13 Alistair Winter

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Posted 31 August 2013 - 10:04 AM

View PostGeist Null, on 31 August 2013 - 09:28 AM, said:

is that open beta or does it include closed beta, cause dragon bowling should get its own patch imo

View PostSean von Steinike, on 31 August 2013 - 09:22 AM, said:

Perhaps something with the Dragon knockdowns? Fast(Hunch)back swarms?

Will see if I can throw something together :)

#14 Lord Perversor

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Posted 31 August 2013 - 10:10 AM

View PostFranchi, on 31 August 2013 - 09:58 AM, said:

I need one for
"operation wheres the hit box?"


This i once died to a catapult after 3 mins of non stop figthing with not a single Laser hitting it..

I reached the point where i fired my 4x lasers in sequence trying to determine the right position.
Cross no luck
X neither
Draw the mech shape with my nonstop laser firing neither.
aiming in front or behind until a distance equivalent to 2-3 mechs .. no luck

#15 Sarah Dalrymple

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Posted 31 August 2013 - 10:10 AM

It wasn't just Dragons that had to deal with 'Operation Knockdown'! I clearly remember my Atlas falling over every time it tripped over a Jenner. Sometimes the Jenner would fall over, but more often than not, it just kept right on going. They were like the friggin' Energizer bunny of the Inner Sphere.... >.< LOL

Also... 'Operation Trollmando' needs to be added to the fruit salad up there. I still have flashbacks.... *shudder*

Edited by Sarah Dalrymple, 31 August 2013 - 10:15 AM.


#16 aniviron

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Posted 31 August 2013 - 11:03 AM

There's not enough room on my jacket for all of these, help!

#17 JudgeDeathCZ

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Posted 31 August 2013 - 11:10 AM

Give them all to me.And 4 for LRMpocalypse.I enjoyed it xD .

#18 Crazycajun

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Posted 31 August 2013 - 11:12 AM

You forgot the atlas death bug of lagfest

#19 Franchi

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Posted 31 August 2013 - 11:29 AM

View PostCrazycajun, on 31 August 2013 - 11:12 AM, said:

You forgot the atlas death bug of lagfest

"Win by cap for the love of god don't kill the atlas!"

#20 AussieGiant

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Posted 31 August 2013 - 11:29 AM

Great stuff!!

Funny and a good look back at the fun and games we have all been apart of!!





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