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#1 InnerSphereNews

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 01:07 PM

Greetings MechWarriors!

In addition to the patch coming tomorrow, we're also performing some server maintenance and firewall changes. All this means on your end is that the servers will be down slightly longer than usual (between 45 minutes to 1.5 hours total, depending.)

So we hope you enjoy the patch, and we'll see you on the battlefield!

Cheers,
The MechWarrior Online Team

Patchnotes:

UPDATE

Greetings MechWarriors!

We are excited to be adding our ninth map to the game - Crimson Strait! We can't wait to see what kind of interesting new tactics players develop on this map.

Finally the Hero Atlas rears its head; The Boar's Head. All I can say is: 3 energy hard points on each arm? Yikes! This guy is going to pack a punch!

Also, a Spider Champion is born! Love em or Hate 'em, a Spiders presence in the battle can really turn the tide. This little champion is sure to be a thorn in my side.

The new pre-match organization screen lets you take command of your lance or your whole team, because teamwork is OP. Read on for more Tuning Fixes and Improvements.

And remember! Project Phoenix Talon, Storm, Guardian, and Overlord Packages are dropping next patch! Now is the time to get in on the action with these awesome packages.

See you on the Battlefield!

-Matt Newman.

Content

New Map:
Crimson Strait divides two major land masses and is an exclusive economic zone that has been in on-going dispute for many decades. At its mid-point, lies a major metropolis skirted by an airport and shipping terminal, which also serves as the city’s main entry point.

The port is surrounded on two sides by a high cape and a steep mountain ridge. The strait gets its name from the reddish pigment in the water which is due to the the metabolizing of naphthalenes from endophytes living in marine plants; this also has a side effect of producing a slightly sweet aroma.

Although this large capacity transshipment port has limited storage capabilities, most goods are cross-docked and therefore a high risk hub for contraband and derivative contraband such as battletech parts, technology and chassis'.

Along with having commercial shipping airport facilities, dignitaries and business people usually arrive here as it is deemed the securest point of entry on the northern continent.

Gameplay

New Hero Mech

"The Boar's Head" AS7-BH

  • Tonnage: 100
  • Engine: 400 XL

    • Top Speed: 64.8 kph
    • Max Engine Rating: 400
  • Torso Movement:

    • 75 degrees to each side.
    • 16 degrees up and down.
  • Arm Movement:

    • 35 degrees to each side.
    • 30 degrees up and down.
  • Armor: 592 (Standard)
  • Internal Structure: Endo-Steel
  • Weapons & Equipment:

    • Left Arm: Medium Pulse Laser x3
    • Left Torso: LRM 10
    • Right Torso: AC/10
    • Right Arm: Medium Pulse Laser x3
  • Hardpoints:

    • Left Arm: 3 Energy, 1 AMS
    • Left Torso: 1 Missile
    • Right Torso: 1 Ballistic
    • Right Arm: 3 Energy
  • Heat Sinks: 20 Single
  • Jump Jets: 0 (0 Max)
  • ECM Capable?: No
  • Module Slots: 2
  • Movement Archetype: Huge
  • 30% C-Bill Bonus

New Trial Champion Mech

Spider SDR-5K(C)

  • Tonnage: 30
  • Engine: 255 XL

    • Top Speed: 137.7 kph
    • Max Engine Rating: 255
  • Torso Movement:

    • 110 degrees to each side.
    • 20 degrees up and down.
  • Arm Movement:

    • 40 degrees to each side.
    • 30 degrees up and down.
  • Armor: 210 (Ferro-Fibrous)
  • Internal Structure: Endo-Steel
  • Weapons & Equipment:

    • Left Arm: Machine Gun x2
    • Center Torso: ER Large Laser
    • Right Arm: Machine Gun x2
  • Hardpoints:

    • Left Arm: 2 Ballistic
    • Left Torso: 1 AMS
    • Center Torso: 1 Energy
    • Right Arm: 2 Ballistic
  • Heat Sinks: 10 Double
  • Jump Jets: 2 (6 Max)
  • ECM Capable?: No
  • Module Slots: 2
  • Movement Archetype: Tiny

New Trial 'Mechs.

  • Spider SDR-5K(C)
  • Centurion CN9-A(C)
  • Dragon DRG-5N(C)
  • Atlas AS7-RS(C)

Front End

Pre-round screen:

  • Players can take command of company or lance.
  • Company commanders can re-organize players in the company.
  • Ready button - when all players have clicked ready, the game will start, overriding the timer.

Performance

  • FPS improvements when users look out at an empty horizon.

Gameplay

  • Jump Jets now provide a slight forward thrust on take off. Once in the air you cannot vector off your current trajectory.
  • UAC/5 ammunition per ton now matches the AC/5 at 30 rounds per ton.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue with CPU detection in CryEngine where AMD processors weren't being correctly identified while running Avast! virtualization.
  • Fixed an issue where the flamer particles were on an angle when firing from the weapon.

General

  • Greater visual weapon customization for the Atlas variants. They will better visually reflect the weapons that have been equipped on them.

    • Known issue: The Founders variant does not currently have the new level of customization.


Known Issues

  • Damage may not be dealt to `Mechs standing in Lava on Terra Therma. Heat is correctly applied.
  • The pre-round countdown may sometimes display incorrect numbers (including negative numbers) in some specific cases.
  • Audio warnings for airstrike and artillery strikes may be incorrectly heard during the pre-match countdown. MechWarriors using these modules should await the ingame audio notification before attempting to unleash these weapons.

We thank you for your patience and we look forward to seeing you on the battlefield!
- The MechWarrior® Online™ Team

#2 DocBach

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 01:08 PM

cool patch coming at all?

#3 Iqfish

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 01:13 PM

I totally forgot about the patch tommorrow!

Will we see something special? :)

#4 xCico

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 01:13 PM

Lets hope for something good...

#5 Destructicus

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 01:14 PM

I'm assuming all we can look forward to is the Boar's Head

#6 Butane9000

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 01:21 PM

View PostDestructicus, on 30 September 2013 - 01:14 PM, said:

I'm assuming all we can look forward to is the Boar's Head


Who knows, maybe we'll get an unexpected surprise as well.

#7 Sybreed

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 01:21 PM

hey hey, since you're already here, patch notes ??? :) :) B)

Edited by Sybreed, 30 September 2013 - 01:58 PM.


#8 luigi256

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 01:28 PM

Hope something good is in this patch but waiting for the next patch for the phoenix arrival!

#9 HJ Madmac

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 01:30 PM

Thnx for the info looking fwd to new map :)

#10 mailin

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 01:32 PM

The new map DOES look great. Can't wait to play on it.

#11 Deathlike

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 01:33 PM

I sincerely hope they clear up whatever server related mess that has occurred this past weekend with the mass disconnections and being unable to log in for whatever strange reason.

#12 C E Dwyer

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 01:45 PM

Hope its more than a map and bonehead atlas, but a new map will hopefully make the game feel alittle more diverse

#13 Belorion

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 02:02 PM

My prediction is a new map lol...

#14 LauLiao

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 02:06 PM

UI2.0? CW?

Yeah yeah, I know I know, crazy as my name's sake.

#15 Ryvucz

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 02:45 PM

Thanks for the heads up.

#16 Besterino

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 02:48 PM

theremightbesomtehingcoming theremightbesomethingcoming ohpleaselettherebesomethingcoming *steppingfromtoetotoe*

Oh by the way, someone I know will have his 5th birthday tomorrow and he sure would love if therewasomthingcoming tomorrow (quote: "can I see the robots again? Can I have the mouse again?)....not that I was being excited... no... not me, mind, no, not me. But him? Yes, yes, I think so. So if you could just accelerate some of those release plans for later this year and just, you know, shift something up for tomorrow's patch (c'mon... you COULD do it, right?) - I mean...not for me, noooooo... for him. Yeah. Just for him...

Unless you have something up your sleeve anyway. Not greedy here. No. Not a bit.

But if not...

...please? :P

Edited by Besterino, 30 September 2013 - 02:49 PM.


#17 Thunder Lips Express

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 02:55 PM

is that new map for sure comming out?

#18 Archtype

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 02:57 PM

Communication, Looks like PGI finally remembered/learned how to do it. Thanks for the heads up! Keep the info Rolling!

#19 Deathz Jester

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 03:00 PM

So the BF4 beta will be up and running?

#20 Draconis March

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Posted 30 September 2013 - 03:01 PM

View PostArchtype, on 30 September 2013 - 02:57 PM, said:

Communication, Looks like PGI finally remembered/learned how to do it. Thanks for the heads up! Keep the info Rolling!

This little bit is hardly enough to assume that they've changed in that regard.





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